J.J. Abrams
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News // 5 Articles
Media // 2 Articles

New 'Star Wars' Film Is a Fascinating Insight into the Populist Artistry of Its Veteran Screenwriter
6 Jan 2016 // 3:54 AM

The rehabilitation of the Star Wars franchise is a triumphant return for Kasdan, whose output since the start of the millennium has been as underwhelming as that of, well, George Lucas.

The World Is Ready for 'Star Wars Episode VII'
19 Apr 2015 // 9:10 PM

All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory.


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is a Fun But Shamelessly Pandering Cash Grab
16 Dec 2015 // 5:30 AM

J.J. Abrams’s sleek, feverishly hyped Episode Seven injects the moribund series with humor and humanity, but relies too much on remixed bits from the original trilogy.

'Star Trek Into Darkness': Dick Cheney's Legacy
16 May 2013 // 2:45 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.


Harrison Ford Says Three Words in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Trailer, Internet Goes Nuts
7 May 2015 // 11:04 AM

Thus far, what glimpses we've had of Star Wars: Episode VII are brief, but the internet is buzzing about them nonetheless.

The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015
20 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM

Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.


Where Does 'Star Wars' Find Itself and Where Is It Going?
30 Dec 2015 // 5:51 AM

Josh Rottenberg and Steven Zeitchik talk about the series, sussing out the cultural legacy of and reactions to the new film, the larger context of franchise revivals and where Star Wars goes from here.

J.J. Abrams is stuck in a huge shadow
20 Jun 2011 // 7:47 AM

There's a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams' new film, "Super 8," starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths),

//Mixed media

Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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