Tuesday, May 21 2013
Who will defend the future from J.J. Abrams... and his fans?
Monday, April 29 2013
Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.
Sunday, January 22 2012
2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.
Monday, January 16 2012
It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.
Monday, May 2 2011
The return of everyone's favorite mutants, the arrival of an intergalactic peacekeeper, and some guy with a bunch of birds marks June's idea of sunny Summer fun.
Thursday, May 16 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.
Tuesday, November 22 2011
Paradoxically, given all of the borrowing and recycling that went into its making, in the present moment, the most novel aspect of Super 8 may be its originality.
Wednesday, June 8 2011
It's filmmaking 101, and like Charles' zombie movie, Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams, is rather wonderfully basic. At first, anyway.
Wednesday, January 20 2010
Stylish, action-packed, and a helluva lot of fun. What was the last Star Trek film you could truly say that about?
Thursday, May 4 2006
A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.
Friday, May 17 2013
In this spoiler heavy overview of the new Star Trek film, we discuss how the fanboy nation is gnashing its teeth over what J.J. Abrams and company have wrought.
Thursday, June 9 2011
Super 8 is a movie of many marvelous surprises. It mixes period authenticity... with postmodern techniques to thrill, enthrall, and engage.
Wednesday, May 12 2010
The newest film from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg may not be hitting theaters until Summer 2011, but the film's viral marketing campaign is in full swing with the online release of the teaser trailer.
Thursday, May 7 2009
While director Abrams' handling of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's propulsive screenplay is sleek and spiffy, to say the least, it ultimately hews far closer to his television work than might have been wise for a big-screen reboot.
Monday, June 20 2011
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),
Friday, June 10 2011
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — There are plenty of stories with Hollywood endings — this is one with a Hollywood beginning. A new J.J. Abrams film called
Tuesday, June 7 2011
LOS ANGELES — J.J. Abrams has embraced the most advanced technology to make TV shows like "Lost" and "Fringe" and movies like "Star Trek." He's
Monday, September 8 2008
BEVERLY HILLS - Ever wonder what inspires the creators of some of TV's top thrillers? Old TV thrillers, it turns out. Take the case of