All posts tagged "J.J. Abrams"

  • News
    Showtime has ordered the ‘Roadies’ pilot from Cameron Crowe

    A few days ago I wrote a bit about Cameron Crowe potentially partnering with J.J. Abrams for...

  • News
    Cameron Crowe is developing a Comedy Pilot for Showtime with J.J. Abrams

    As one of the few ardent defenders of Elizabethtown out there (and to a lesser extent, We...

  • News
    Josh Trank will direct one of the ‘Star Wars’ spinoffs

    Even if you aren’t big fans of the Star Wars series, you have to give the powers...

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    Lupita Nyong’o Joins the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast

    I know a lot of folks were bummed when the initial cast announcement for the upcoming Star...

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    Gareth Edwards will direct a ‘Star Wars’ spinoff

    I had a feeling that it would only be a matter of days between Godzilla opening as...

  • Article
    Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 17: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 2

    Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Sci-Fi Fridays episode continues where I last left off: going through the...

  • News
    More ‘Star Wars’ casting news still to come

    The buzz around yesterday’s casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII was about as positive as J.J....

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    New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Revealed – Includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and More

    Yes folks, after one of the longest stretches of just out and out speculation that we’ve seen...

  • Article
    Sci-Fi Fridays Episode 2: Casting Star Wars Episode VII, Part #1

    With the announcement of 2015’s Star Wars Episode VII and the subsequent Star Wars spinoff films — origin...

  • General
    Watch J.J. Abrams and Jon Stewart Discuss ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’

    It seems odd to me how many people feel the need to choose between Star Wars and Star Trek. Maybe it’s because I feel one is way better than the other (dodges those who’ve set their weapons to stun), but the main point is: why do we have to choose? Why not...

  • Film Reviews
    Star Trek into Darkness (***)

    With Star Trek into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams has not only made one of the most action packed Star Trek films to date, he’s also made the most compelling case yet for him to successfully cross over into the world of Star Wars. This is a space adventure, pure and simple, so...

  • News
    Listen to Michael Giacchino’s theme for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

    Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino and J.J. Abrams have worked together on all of his films and the collaboration has produced some great movie music and moments. They are working together again for Star Trek Into Darkness and this morning, the theme for that highly anticipated film has been revealed. The 21st...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/27)

    As the talk of 2012 slowly comes to an end, The Awards Circuit moves forward by embracing the new film year. Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson spent a full nine days in Park City, Utah getting to know the films and filmmakers that could make a huge impact in 2013. Check out...

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    2013 PGA Nominees for Best Documentary

    Ummm…first thing that comes to mind, where the hell is Amy Berg’s West of Memphis?  Don’t know what the standards are but that film and Searching for Sugar Man, stand as one of the year’s best period, in any category. Check out the full press release below: LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30,...

  • News
    ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ gets an official synopsis, trailer announcement

    One of 2009’s pleasant surprises was J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, a film that succeeded in being both a great crowd-pleaser and critical success. With a trailer for the sequel set to premiere in front of The Hobbit, Paramount has released an official synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness, available after the...

  • Article
    Who should direct ‘Star Wars Episode VII’?

    Something that many never thought would ever happen is going on in Hollywood right now. Yes, ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ is in pre-production, and it’s not even being fully brought to us by George Lucas. We’re all aware by now that Oscar winner Michael Arndt has been hired to pen the script,...

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    Producers Guild to Honor J.J. Abrams

    J.J. Abrams is set to receive the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America for his work producing and directing in the medium. The man brought us LOST, so you know I’m all for honoring him, but some of his other television accomplishments include Alias, Fringe,...

  • Television
    ‘Revolution’ Pilot Review (***)

    Ever since J.J. Abrams’ brainchild LOST came to its epic conclusion over three years ago, networks have been scrambling to find the next big thing in science fiction/existentialism television. We’ve seen a run of shows like FlashForward get canceled prematurely, while disasters like The Event and Terra Nova just crashed and burned...

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    J.J. Abrams has another mystery project in development

    So far, I’ve been a big fan of the “secret” projects that J.J. Abrams seems to come up with every few years. Both ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘Super 8′ challenged for Top Ten spots in their respective years, and now word comes that Abrams has another film of that ilk up his sleeve. Variety...

  • Article
    Trailer for NBC’s ‘Revolution’ – “It’s All Going to Turn Off…”

      I make no secret about my affinity for the J.J. Abrams television series, LOST. In fact, I still pretty much talk about it in one way or another on an almost-daily basis. It is singularly my favorite show of all time. For me, LOST was one of those magical combinations where...

  • Television
    TV Review: Alcatraz (***1/2)

    “On March 21st, 1963, Alcatraz officially closed. All the prisoners were transferred off the island…only that’s not what happened. Not at all.” Yes, this is the exciting premise to one of the new year’s best, most fascinating shows from the creative imagination of J. J. Abrams. Sci-Fi/Supernatural stories and J.J. Abrams go...

  • News
    Television Midseason Premiere Dates Announced!

    The new premiere dates for the midseason shows (Jan. thru May) have finally been announced to the public. I, for one, cannot wait to see what the new series’ have to offer. I am most looking forward to Alcatraz and Smash, two shows that are produced by two of the biggest names...

  • Film Reviews
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (****)

    When people used to tell me that action films are the reason they go to the movies, I tended to smirk in slight disapproval and questioned their taste. Yes, a film is meant to ultimately entertain in any way imaginable as long as the viewer’s emotional response is kicked into overdrive, but...

  • Film Reviews
    Super 8 (Multiple Reviews)

    Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) Super 8 is a real throwback of a summer movie.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought for sure that this was an undiscovered early film of Steven Spielberg’s (albeit one with far superior special effects).  Spielberg is merely the producer here, but his influence is...