Excerpt: The Summer of 1979. Joe Lamb and his friends are making a horror movie for a local film competition when the sneak out of the house in order to shoot a scene at night at a nearby railway station.
Excerpt: With each year there comes the anticipation that each and every movie released will be the “next big thing.” Such is the case with the J.J. Abrams movie “Super 8” which, with Steven Spielberg on board, it’s clear to say there was some pressure for Mr. Abrams.
Excerpt: Super 8 is J.J. Abrams at his best, taking a concept well worn and familiar, wrapping it up in a beautifully photographed dressing, and making it his own. He did it with Cloverfield , he did it against all odds with Star Trek , and he has done it again, although this time with heart, a great set of...
Excerpt: The Movie Lots of young wannabe filmmakers swiped their dads' cameras and made their own short, grainy masterpieces back in the day, perhaps inspired by the works of upstarts such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Few took that inspiration as far as J.J.
Conclusion: 'Super 8' still holds the top spot as my favorite movie of the year. It reminded me of movies like 'Goonies' and 'Stand By Me,' with strong kid characters who can drive a movie just as well as any adults out there.