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Post  Rus on 2011-06-23, 14:39

Why JJ Abrams (writer/director) decided to name his Sci-Fi/Thriller movie after a hotel chain I have no idea. The movie takes place in the late 70's and they did a great job with the look, feel and music of the era. The movie revolves around a group of young teenagers making their own B zombie movie for an upcoming film festival. They sneak out late one night to film more scenes for their movie and witness something they should not have seen. Super 8 is a very enjoyable movie. The writing, acting and directing are all very solid. I was impressed with the young leads Joel Courtney & Elle Fanning (Dakota Fanning's younger sister) and several others. Super 8 has plenty of action and grit for a PG-13 movie. It also has a great "Stand By Me" buddy coming of age feel to it. The film is funny, entertain, realistic and suspenseful enough to keep your attention which makes it a cut above your average your average summer blockbuster. It must be somewhat auto-biographical as Abrams was born in '66 and would have been a young teen in the late 70's. Well done Mr. Abrams!
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Post  Banjo on 2011-06-23, 15:31

Glad to hear your good review. I haven't seen it but may do so now. I think the name comes from the kids using a Super 8 mm camera to shoot their movie. That was the standard home/amateur camera before camcorders. Elle Fanning was on Leno a few weeks ago plugging it. She has that same "spark of genius" as her sister.

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Post  sandisea on 2011-06-23, 21:22

Rusty, you didn't really mean that did you?

Banjo, I think of all movies out this summer, this is the one to see.

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Post  Banjo on 2011-06-24, 14:11

Also Cowboys and Aliens..... :)

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Post  sandisea on 2011-06-25, 05:24

*sigh* That's later on, Mr. Difficult. :P (July 29th, counting the days here.)

I also would've added Midnight in Paris, but I'm not sure it's either your or Rusty's kind of thing. Cutie

What I do know from our blu/goof friends over at FB there's a consensus on Super 8...(why do I keep typing Super*) which is all in the oh! that was so so so so very very very good!

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Post  BoardMomma on 2011-06-25, 20:34

Thanks for the review Rus. clap Now if I can just talk Craig into taking me to see it. donno He does not want to get out in the heat...can't blame him but I can't stay at home ALL the time... pillowfight

I'm looking forward to Cowboy's and Aliens too. Sure wish we had a Star Trek movie to see this summer... popcorn

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Post  Banjo on 2011-06-26, 11:13

Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton were in town yesterday. I guess that's as close to a new Star Trek movie as we're likely to get. :lol:

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Post  BoardMomma on 2011-06-26, 17:39

Banjo wrote:Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton were in town yesterday. I guess that's as close to a new Star Trek movie as we're likely to get. :lol:

Wow, do you know why they were in town? clap

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Post  Banjo on 2011-06-27, 12:55

They had a big Comic-Con at the convention center. I didn't go but of course the news reporter sought out the most geekish looking attendees to interview. :lol: She interviewed Sirtis and Burton too and they were happy to be there and meet the fans. Their fee for attending probably contributed to their happiness. :P

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Post  Penny on 2011-06-28, 07:06

My daughter saw Super 8 and said it was very good! Will have to go by myself though. Larry won't go see a scifi movie with me! bonked on the head

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Post  Berry on 2011-12-28, 00:33

Finally saw it tonight. I liked it a lot. Jake had scared me off by saying "It's no E.T." but it was highly entertaining and not too scary for me. So it gets a big two thumbs up from me. I thought the teenage girl was especially good in this.

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Post  sandisea on 2011-12-28, 19:30

She's Dakota Fanning lil sis. I think her name is Emma? I thought she was great as well. I think we may see a lot of her in the future.
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Post  Banjo on 2011-12-28, 23:39

Elle, just turned 13. She's been making the rounds of the talk shows plugging "We Bought a Zoo"....she's in it.

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