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New Pics: 'Super 8,' 'X-Men: First Class,' '30 Minutes Or Less,' 'Cowboys And Aliens' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 1:45 AM
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New Looks At 'Shark Night 3D,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' & 'Crazy Stupid Love'Summer movie season is a just a couple of weeks away, kicking off with "Thor" and in order to get you prepped, EW just released their massive summer preview issue with a boatload of new images (print edition; not yet online) from a number of films that will be gracing screens over the next new months. So here are some fresh looks at the films that will have us queuing up at the multiplex this summer.

First Official Photo From J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Lands; What's In The Camera Lens?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 11:15 AM
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While J.J. Abrams wants to keep a tight lid on the surprises he has in store for his Amblin Entertainment homage "Super 8," Paramount is bit more concerned about dropping a summer movie with no big stars that isn't a sequel and is not based on any pre-existing property. They've already presented twenty-odd minutes film to a handful of movie types and industry folks to positive buzz and as the film builds towards it's release in June, you can bet the marketing campaign will be built up to a fever pitch to at least get moviegoers curious while still (hopefully) holding back the secrets.
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Brief New Footage Of 'Super 8' In Latest TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 1:41 AM
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While this summer is going to be filled with comic movies and action franchises, nothing is giving us goosebumps of anticipation more than J.J. Abrams' "Super 8." The Amblin-inspired tale is having its details kept under lock and key but with a cast of mostly lesser-known thesps -- Elle Fanning is the biggest name among them -- the '70s Ohio-set film will center on the strange events that occur following a train crash with a pack of kids who investigate and find out more. At least that's what we can surmise from what we know so far. Paramount has been showing off chunks of footage to movie bloggers and industry folks in recent weeks to huge buzz, but a new television spot is here for the rest of us.
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'Super 8' Teaser Poster Arrives, Continues The Film's Excellent Marketing

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 12, 2011 6:26 AM
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Try Not Craning Your NeckYesterday we got a longer look at J.J. Abrams secretive "Super 8" with the first full trailer for the film that revealed a bit more of the story. And now, the film's teaser poster has arrived and you can check it out below.
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Watch: Full Trailer For J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Looks Flat-Out Terrific

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2011 1:25 AM
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Summer movie season, consider yourself saved. While a few of the summer movies are yet to show their wares, most of the big movies have debuted a trailer of some kind, and most have disappointed -- "Green Lantern," "Pirates 4," "Thor," "The Hangover 2," "Cars 2," all underwhelming to one degree or another. But, fresh from easily looking the strongest of the Super Bowl movie ads, J.J. Abrams' secretive "Super 8" has finally debuted a full clip, and it looks just as great.
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The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

Plot Details Emerge As J.J. Abrams Talks 'Super 8'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2011 2:46 AM
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Maybe it's just because virtually every other Super Bowl trailer felt like being headbutted by an exploding Playstation in a candy store, but the first proper look at J.J. Abrams' top-secret "Super 8" seemed to stand head and shoulders above the rest; sure, it's got its fair share of things blowing up too, but it teased an actual movie, not just a bloated CGI-fest. Word's been typically quiet from the secretive hyphenate's latest project since the surprise announcement teaser last summer, but Abrams broke cover as the TV spot was aired to talk to Hero Complex, and a few more concrete details have emerged, both about the plot, and what the writer-director is aiming for.

'Super 8' Super Bowl Trailer Is Redolent With The Smell Of Classic Spielberg

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 7, 2011 1:26 AM
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Ok, now we're talking. This is a teaser-trailer and hats off to director J.J. Abrams for soaking up the Steven Spielberg, '70s nostalgia and presenting it in a way that definitely feels like its straight from that halcyon day Amblin-era, including the Michael Giacchino score that sounds amazingly like a leftover John Williams track.
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'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' To Feature Sequences Shot In IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 5:53 AM
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Paramount Slate For Imax In 2011 Also Includes 'Super 8,' 'Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn' & ' Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'Tom Cruise is looking to bring back his bread and butter franchise with all the bells and whistles possible. The plot is being kept under lock and key and the film is in the midst of a worldwide shoot with "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird at the helm. But just to make sure audiences get as much bang for their hard earned buck as possible, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will feature scenes shot in IMAX. Yes, just like Christopher Nolan did for "The Dark Knight."

The Playlist's Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 4:15 AM
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Alright, continuing with our Most Anticipated Films of 2011 series which will roughly be in four parts (unfortunately, character/size limits prevent us from doing one massive feature). Here's part one which we published yesterday. If you're wondering where some of the tentpoles were yesterday -- "X-Men: First Class," "Cowboys And Aliens" and "Sherlock Holmes" -- well, they're here. If you were asking, whether indie-driven auteurs would be represented -- Lynne Ramsay's return with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," Mike Mills' "Beginners" or David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" -- well, they're all here too. The way these lists are lumped together is a bit arbitrary, so don't fret, lots and lots more Most Anticipated Films of 2011.

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