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J.J. Abrams

Signifying Nothing

by Shawn Stone May 23, 2013

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  Perhaps the most intriguing parts of J.J. Abrams’ sequel to his Star Trek reboot of four years ago are the opening and closing scenes. At the beginning, we join the starship Enterprise at the start ...

The Kids Are Alright

by Shawn Stone June 15, 2011

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The big set piece of J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is a spectacular train wreck. It happens in the dead of night: A pickup truck stalls on the tracks, and the train’s locomotive explodes. Boxcars fly ...