Tagged: J.J. Abrams

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens 0

‘The Force Awakens’ gives new hope to ‘Star Wars’ franchise

The Force Awakens is first and foremost a film for Star Wars fans. Even the heroes themselves are fans, well-versed in the legends of Luke Skywalker and General Leia. With great performances from the new stars and a director who understands how to deliver a film worthy of its source material, The Force Awakens gives me hope that the new era of Star Wars films will live up to the original trilogy.

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‘Chronicle’ takes two genres to new heights

Let me start off by saying that Chronicle is just cool. It takes two bankable, and perhaps overused genres (superhero and found-footage) and successfully combines them.  In the process, debut-director Josh Trank and writer...

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Abrams pays tribute to Spielberg in Super 8

Super 8 has been one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year. In true J.J. Abrams style, the trailer gave audiences just enough to drive them crazy with curiosity. What was in that...

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek comes to DVD and Blu-ray 0

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek comes to DVD and Blu-ray

There’s no doubt that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was one of the biggest movies of the summer. The epic prequel hits stores Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray, loaded with special features and extras that...

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Was ‘Cloverfield’ shot with Britney-cam?

CloverfieldIt seems like a great idea: a post-9/11 disaster flick with aliens. Unfortunately, Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield begins like an episode of The Hills and looks like the cinematography was done by Britney Spears a la her homemade reality show Chaotic. The hype surrounding this film and the spectacular trailer gave me very high hopes for Cloverfield. It’s too bad that the trailer contains nearly every watchable part.