| Jul 23, 2013
J.J. Abrams is not dropping out of the next “Star Wars” film, contrary to certain online reports. “There is no […]...
| Aug 19, 2013
J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot has released a mysterious new teaser for a project labeled “Stranger.” It's a beautifully […]...
| Oct 24, 2013
J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over screenwriting duties on the newest “Star Wars” film from Oscar winner Michael […]...
| May 17, 2013
With 2009′s “Star Trek,” filmmaker J.J. Abrams breathed new life into one of science fiction's most venerable franchises. His sleek […]...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
The plot's been kept under major wraps, and you’ll be glad I left the cat in the bag. Know this: In summer 1979, 14-year-old Joe (Joel Courtney) and his friends witness a violent train crash that, hint-hint, may have sci-fi...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:14 PM
"Super 8" was written and directed by J.J. Abrams ("Lost") and produced by Steven Spielberg.
It's solid entertainment with a retro feel (yikes, 1979 is now retro!), pitting a cluster of adorably geeky kids against something strange and mysterious....
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Two of Hollywood's most inventive talents, producer Steven Spielberg and director J.J. Abrams ("Lost"), put their gifts together to yield this engrossing sci-fi tale highly reminiscent of Spielberg's early work. While making an amateur movie in the late...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...