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Thursday
Jan132011

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 to be Shown on IMAX Screens

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 to be Shown on IMAX Screens

J.J. Abrams' latest alien monster film Super 8 will be given the IMAX experience according to DreadCentral. I think why not, I mean we have possible giant monsters running amok, so it makes sense to show that on a freaking huge screen. The only downside is the extra cash you will have to splash out to view the film on a bigger screen, so is it worth it?

Super 8 will be shown in IMAX on the same day as normal screens on June 10, 2011.

Super 8 is written & directed by J.J. Abrams  with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, and AJ Michalka.

The film is said to follow a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie on a super 8 camera in possibly the seventies or eighties, when they develop the film they notice they captured an alien on film.

I cannot wait for this, along with Battle: Los Angeles, I say, bring on the aliens!

Tuesday
Dec282010

Top 10 Most Anticipated Blockbuster Movies of 2011

ScreenCrave lists Super 8 as one of the "Top 10 Most Anticipated Blockbuster Movies of 2011".

Here's the quote:

Super 8 is to 2011 what Inception was to 2010. JJ Abrams has been extremely secretive about the project and thanks to an allusive trailer that showed us absolutely nothing we’re ready to see what all the hype’s about. Super 8 is supposed to center on the transportation of a “package” from Area 51 to another top secret location, but unfortunately it never makes it to its destination. Instead it arrives in a small town called Lillian, which puts the locals in a whole heap of danger. We have no idea what the package is or what it looks like. So in the words of Brad Pitt from David Fincher’s Seven we want to know, “What’s in the box?!”

Wednesday
Dec222010

Up and Twittering

I got my Twitter site up and running today.

You can follow me over at @Courtney_Joel on twitter.

http://twitter.com/#!/Courtney_Joel



Friday
Dec102010

J.J. Abrams Super 8 Cast Revealed 

Announcement from Clevver Movies.

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 Cast is revealed. Find out who made the cut right now.

Welcome back to Clevver Movies. I'm your host, Amanda Janner.

Paramount recently announced many of the cast members for J.J. Abrams' top-secret Super 8 project. Making the list are Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich and Gabriel Basso, as well as newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

The studio confirmed lead roles have gone to Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning. Chandler is best known for starring on the small screen in Early Edition and Friday Night Lights. Fanning has held parts in several films including Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and she's quickly following in the footsteps of big sister Dakota Fanning. Details for Chandler and Fanning's characters in Super 8 have not yet been released.

The film kicked off production earlier this week in West Virginia, and the set will reportedly be transformed into Lillian Heights, Ohio circa 1979. An official synopsis has not been announced, but it's believed to center around three siblings who spot an alien in the footage they shot on Super 8mm film.

In addition to writing and directing, J.J. Abrams is also producing Super 8 alongside Steven Spielberg and Bryan Burk. Super 8 opens in theaters in 2011.

Friday
Dec032010

"Super 8" Trailer

Here's the Super 8 trailer that's running in theaters currently.