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J.J. Abrams

Fall Film Preview

by Shawn Stone September 10, 2015


  I knew summer was over when I looked at the movie schedule and realized I was barely aware of the films opening this weekend. “Summer” at the movies starts in May and extends until Hollywood ...


Signifying Nothing

by Shawn Stone May 23, 2013


  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


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 ...