Tag Archives: JJ Abrams

10 Cloverfield Lane review — Forget the original

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg | Written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle | 103 min | ▲▲▲△△ Back in 2008, Cloverfield scored box office gold with a canny marketing campaign and credible special effects, telling the story of a Godzilla-like attack on New York City through the eyes and camera of young, wealthy Manhattanites. It… Read More

Mission: Impossible series review

My mother loved the 1960s TV series, created by Bruce Gellar. I remember that much about it, and that it starred, at one time or another, Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliot, Greg Morris, Barbara Bain and Martin Landau—who I knew better as a kid from Space: 1999—and Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the guy calling the… Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness review

Directed by JJ Abrams, Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, based on the Gene Roddenberry TV series It's been reported that JJ Abrams didn't grow up having been a big fan of Star Trek. I've had trouble finding the direct quote online, but the impression I got from having read an interview with… Read More

Summer 2013 Movie Preview

The first thing I want to tell you is this is by no means a comprehensive list of all the movies coming out between the beginning of May and the end of August.What you'll find here are movies I have some measure of feeling about, based on what I've read and heard. There will be… Read More

Super 8 review

Written and Directed by JJ AbramsAs I was stretching my legs after the conclusion of Super 8, along with some of the end credits, the audience gets to see an edited version of the Super 8 film our young heroes are shooting through the duration of the movie we've been watching. It's really sweet and… Read More