Today /Film HQ received a small unmarked envelope containing an old box of for a Kodak Super 8 cartridge (Type A). Must be some creepy viral for the Steven Spielberg-produced JJ Abrams-directed film Super 8. Makes sense, right? So…. inside the box was, as expected, a reel of Super 8 film. And…
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Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Today Paramount Pictures released their summer movie preview images, which includes a couple new photos from JJ Abrams‘ Super 8 and Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Check them out for yourself after the jump.
Super 8, the J. J. Abrams film produced in conjunction with Steven Spielberg that very deliberately seeks to recapture the spirit of ’80s Amblin films, is looking like one of the best bets of the summer. Footage wowed audiences at CinemaCon last week, and at a media preview not long before that. A new TV spot for the film ran last night in the States, and it features a few very small bits of new footage. For those who can’t get enough, the clip is after the break. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
I’m in Las Vegas at Cinema Con, the movie exhibition convention formerly known as ShoWest. This is where movie theater owners, managers, industry merchants, the guys who design concession stand and projection equipment, and others gather to network with other professionals, learn about new equipment, trends and of course — get excited about upcoming movies. All the film studios come to town to present clips from their yearly slates, which is why I’m here.
Tonight Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation presented footage from JJ Abrams’ Super 8, Thor, Captain America, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Puss in Boots. The DreamWorks Animation footage was basically a shortened version of the presentation we saw in Los Angeles a couple weeks back (article here). After the jump you can read my thoughts and reactions to the other footage screened tonight, along with a video blog. We try to keep everything as spoiler free as possible, and don’t get into anything detail-wise that you wouldn’t have picked up from the movie trailers. So feel free to read/watch my/our reactions without being spoiled.
Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams presented 22 minutes of unfinished footage from Super 8 to the New York City press on Wednesday. I’ll be checking out the footage next week at CinemaCon (so expect my thoughts then), but I thought I’d give you a round-up of the reactions from around the web.. I think we can all agree that footage descriptions and spoilers are not of interest for this film. I’ve included excerpts of just the reactions/impressions, minus details. Hit the jump to find out what people thought of the footage.
Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Update: This story has been debunked. Despite MTV’s report, the Facebook page is not an official facebook account of Chris Pine.
Star Trek 2 is gearing up after JJ Abrams finishes on Super 8, and we’re beginning to actually learn some new details. Chris Pine has posted an update on his Facebook (found via MTV) page — in it, he reveals that his character as Captain James T Kirk will have a love interest in the sequel:
“After a thousand questions regarding the Star Trek sequel I can finally say I am holding the draft script in my hand. I can also now tell you I have a love interest and it’s all looking very exciting. Sorry but I cant give you a date for filming yet, but you guys are going to love it!”
The question is: will it be a new character, someone from the Enterprise crew, or a character from Trek canon? Blastr suggests Carol Marcus, the Federation leading molecular biologist who had a fling with Kirk, and fathered his son David.
Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by David Chen
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Now that we’ve had a few days to digest the first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, it’s time to break it down like the J.J. Abrams project it is. Meaning, it’s time to find the hidden messages. Abrams is well-known for embedding clues and viral marketing bits into his work and Super 8 is no different. In fact, it might trump anything he’s done so far. The first footage we saw from the movie was during its Super Bowl commercial and, in the final few seconds, some very intriguing photos flickered by like they were coming off a super 8 camera. This new trailer is no different as several images once again flicker across the lens of the super 8 camera. What do they reveal? A brand new viral site, for one, which is set up like an editing room, and some other creepy images. Check it out after the break. Read More »
The trailer for J.J. Abrams‘ Super 8 went up last night, and no matter what you think of the film’s evident and very overt aspirations to Amblin, you’ve got to admire the way that clip is cut. It gives a great idea of what the movie is without actually seeming to give anything away. Quite an achievement, especially in this current climate of trailers that give the impression that you’ve just seen the whole film, even if that’s not the case.
Anyway, there is also a new poster for the film, and we’ve got a high-res version after the break. Read More »