news

Sunday
Mar272011

Another Image from the March trailer

Saturday
Mar262011

First Impressions

From FirstShowing.net :

"The focus really is on Joe [Joel] and his brooding romance for Elle Fanning's character, which was easy to pick up on simply because of the way Abrams shot the scenes and the way Joe looks at her. It's beautiful to watch. It's one of those romances that will hit you square in the heart." 

Saturday
Mar262011

Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability

 ‘Super 8′ Footage Lives Up to the Hype and the Abrams Mystery Legacy:

"Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability to bring a strong human touch to the scene. The star is instantly captivating, making his budding feelings for another character powerfully felt. When combined with a deep-rooted feel for the time and place, rounded out with characters that register and rife with a youthful sense of wonder and possibility, it’s a winning, grabbing way in." 

Friday
Mar252011

‘Super 8′ Footage Lives Up to the Hype and the Abrams Mystery Legacy

From Film School Rejects:

Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability to bring a strong human touch to the scene. The star is instantly captivating, making his budding feelings for another character powerfully felt. When combined with a deep-rooted feel for the time and place, rounded out with characters that register and rife with a youthful sense of wonder and possibility, it’s a winning, grabbing way in.

 

Thursday
Mar242011

J.J. Abrams Quote of the Day

From the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy:

Question: What’s the secret to casting good kid actors?

JJ Abrams: April Webster cast the movie with Alyssa Weisberg. They saw thousands of kids. There was something about Joel [Courtney] when he came in, there was just a sweetness to him. Sometimes when you use professional actors there’s a posed sweetness. And Elle Fanning is unbelievable.