Super 8

The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

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.

Movies 2011: Out of the Past | 18 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.


'Super 8': Bringing Adolescent Dreams to Life | 22 Nov 2011 // 3:03 PM

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.

The Best Thing About 'Super 8' Is the Super 8 | 8 Jun 2011 // 9:30 PM

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.


Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011 | 29 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.

'Super 8' Is Superb Sci-Fi Nostalgia | 9 Jun 2011 // 8:30 PM

Super 8 is a movie of many marvelous surprises. It mixes period authenticity... with postmodern techniques to thrill, enthrall, and engage.


Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’ | 3 Feb 2012 // 12:35 AM

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.

Good old Super 8: Hit movie revives nostalgia for the quirky '70s film format | 6 Jul 2011 // 3:30 AM

PHILADELPHIA — It was the feeling of the film against your palm, and the cartridge spinning inside the camera, always running out too quickly, that made

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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