Super 8

When you’re watching Super 8 this weekend you’ll feel transported to when as a child going to the movies was the hit of your week. Summertime didn’t just bring a break from school but the best movies you and your friends would be talking about for weeks. If Super 8 feels achingly familiar it’s because it is. You’ve seen this movies before, and I mean that in the best of ways.

J.J. Abrams‘ love letter to monster movies, coming of age tales from the 70s and 80s and Spielbergian, adventure-dramas is pitch-perfect at being just that, an homage to movies we’ve loved before. It’s not a film without faults and because it tries so hard to be like classics, E.T., The Goonies, Close Encoutners, it might just miss being considered one itself. But it sure does recall the nostalgia we have for those movies and those periods in our lives.

Because so much of what makes this film work is the unknown I will do my best to keep this review mostly spoiler free. But to be safe, it continues below the cut.


Right now J.J. Abrams is out and about promoting Super 8, opening this Friday, but everybody’s asking him about something else, “When’s the next Star Trek being released? Will it be in 3D?” Oh, we predictable fans. Super 8 might end up being the sci-fi, smash hit of the summer but it doesn’t moisten every fanboys’ panties like the next voyage of the starship, Enterprise.

So what does J.J. have to say about a Star Trek sequel? The good, hard-working, (obsessive?) folks over at TrekMovie have compiled a handful of quotes from Abrams’ press tour. Regarding the previously announced release date, June 29, 2012, now only a year away,

I care much more that it be good than it be ready. I’m, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time. We want to make sure it’s done right. The guys I’ve been working with are obviously brilliant so I’m really excited to get back into it.

I hear ya, J.J. We all want another Star Trek, but we want another good Star Trek. Let’s not restart the pattern of good Trek movie, bad Trek movie which plagued the earlier films.

Will it be shot in 3D?

I’m not yet considering [3D], but you know, I haven’t gotten any phone call from people in suits. I know what’s good for me.

If they call, just — say — no. You can do it J.J., you can stand up to those suits. You’re J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and you’ve amassed them lots of money. They’ll listen. (Hopefully.)

Once Super 8 releases and we’ve all shit ourselves over it’s awesomeness I’m sure we’ll hear more about Star Trek, so stay tuned. In the meantime, did you ask if there’s any Trekkie bits in Super 8? Of course you did, why don’t you hit the jump.


YouTube user decided to update the trailer for E.T. by combining scenes of the movie with the music from the upcoming Super 8 movie trailer. After watching that trailer I tried to remember if I ever saw the original E.T. trailer. I remeber seeing the movie in the theater, but couldn’t remember the trailer. After finding the original and watching it, I now understand why I couldn’t remember it . . . it sucked balls. Compare the two and give NerdBastards your thoughts in the comments section below.

You know it’s summer movie season when your television is flooded with an insane amount of TV spots and trailers. Today we’ve collected the bunch that recently released for you viewing pleasure.

First is the newest spot for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. While I’m still on the fence about this film, I hold the originals very dear to my heart, I have to admit these apes look creepy real.

Synopsis: A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate. Opens August 5th.

More TV spots for Captain America, Super 8, and Cowboys & Aliens after the cut.


The J.J. Abrams love letter to all things Spielbergian, Super 8 doesn’t open until June 10th but everyone whose seen it is abuzz with positivity. It’s being hailed as the best movie of the summer and an ode to everything you loved about Amblin classics of the 80s and 90s. But don’t take my word for it, I haven’t seen the film but these lucky bastards have,

Slashfilm: Loved it, they don’t make these types of movies anymore. The best thing I can say about the film is that I loved the characters/setting/tone so much that I probably would have enjoyed it just as much as a Stand By Me-like coming of age drama without the sci-fi/train crash/action. Its one of those films that feels like it was made just for me. (someone asked if its more E.T. or Cloverfield, I responded: It’s Cloverfield with the characters and setting of E.T.

Jenna Busch: #Super8 is AMAZING!!!! Nostalgic, action-packed and just damn entertaining! Woot!

LA Times Hero Complex: Remember how the academy expanded the best picture race to include crowdpleasers and sublime spectacle films? Meet “Super 8″…

Nostalgia, action, spectacle; these are words I associate with classic Steven Spielberg films and I really want Super 8 to deliver on that promise. These first impressions give me a lot of hope, and definitely guarantee I’ll be out opening night to catch the flick, will you?

For more early impressions, all spoiler-free, click the jump. And if you’re still fuzzy on just what Super 8 is here’s the trailer as a refresher. Of course, being an Abrams project, don’t expect to understand much beyond basic premise. Oh, and be prepared to have your ocular senses assaulted by lens flare.

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‘Super 8’ Clips 1, 2, 3 AND 4

Super 8 has been slowly building up hype, and I have to say it’s working wonderfully.  Super 8 which is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by JJ Abrams official plot has it take place

“ In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.”

With the release of the original trailer, we get eye popping action and enough info to sink our teeth into, and have us at the edge of our seat in curiosity. But the PR Team for this movie isn’t done with us yet, for the past week 30 second clips have premiered on Fox at 8p.m. The first clip shows the kids preparing to shoot their zombie movie Super 8, the second clip shows what happens to the kids during the train crash,  the third shows the aftermath of the crash, and yesterday’s fourth and final clip shows what happens when the military shows up to the crash site.

I love how none of these clips give too much away, but just add to the mystery introduced to us with the trailer. This movie is sure to be one of the fighting contenders during this summer movie season.  Make sure to check out Super 8 when it hits theaters on June 10th 2011.

Watch clips 1, 2, 3 and 4 below. Leave your  thoughts and comments below ’cause you know the comment box is sexy….don’t deny it!


New Super 8 Clip Revealed!

Like all of J.J. Abrams productions, his upcoming movie Super 8 has a lot of mystery about it leading up to its release on June 10, 2011.

All we know about the plot is that it takes place in 1979, and follows six kids as they use a Super 8 camera to make their own home movie. But then, they witness a truck hitting a train, causing it to derail. Unknown to them, something emerges from within the wreckage, something inhuman and possibly dangerous. And, that’s about it!

So, if any of you are expecting a big spoilery reveal in the clip below, I am sorry to disappoint you. There’s not much there aside from a dash of dialogue from before the derailment occurs, and some shots of the crash. Honestly, the clip is a little disappointing, as I was initially excited for the movie! But, with seeing the trailer countless times and nothing really new since then, I’m beginning to get frustrated.

But, for you who are chomping at the bit for anything Super 8, click the video below.

Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section!

Super 8 Has Gone Viral

It seems that the advertising campaign for J. J. Abrams‘ latest movie, Super 8, has gone viral with a very unique spin.

Last week, a number of news outlets reported receiving a package from Paramount Pictures containing a short film strip, Alone these brief clips give us nothing, but edited together could provide some vital clues to the mystery surrounding the “creature” and technology in Super 8.

On the film’s website, you can access the online editing room, which will house the over 100 clips. Only eight are currently available to view, but already has some interesting tidbits to share.

Be sure to keep checking the website leading up to the films release this summer, as more and more clips become unlocked.

Now, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the movie that is produced by Stephen Spielberg, but what we do know according to the Internet Movie Database is this:

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Ultimate Summer 2011 Movie Trailer

It’s officially spring, and the sun is shining, birds are singing, and some kick-ass movies are coming out soon! Are you excited?

With a whole bunch of superhero movies (Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class) and plenty more blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cowboys and Aliens, it’s going to be one hell of a summer.

If you’re not excited, what’s wrong with you?This summer is going to be great.

Luckily for you, the website has put together a pump up trailer for you showcasing what are sure to be some of the best movies coming out.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to get excited!

Kyle Chandler Super 8

Wow does news travel fast!  Just the other day I shared with you guys the full plot synopsis for the upcoming JJ Abrams flick Super 8.  The film produced by Steven Spielberg has been receiving buzz for a while now and with the recent release of the plot now comes the full length trailer!  And I gotta say holy shit does it look fantastic!

I know that I mentioned my theory that the secrecy of the film’s plot was part of the magic and what was so intriguing about the film, well… right now I’m pulling that theory off the shelf!  Now that we have the whole scoop I want to know more!  The full length trailer is action packed and finally reveals that the film will mainly revolve around the group of kids from this small town who in the late 70’s spend their time making a movie on a Super 8 camera.  The film is reminscient of one of those buddy films from the 80’s like Stand By Me or The Goonies,where “rag-tag” group of friends have to band together to solve a problem.  Well now that you guys know that I think this looks GREAT, what are your thoughts??

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