J.J. Abrams

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Movie Blog: ‘Trek’ Goes Where Many Blockbusters Have Gone Before

J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” neo-franchise should have any fan of the classic Gene Roddenberry series feeling (or, if you’re a Vulcan, thinking) conflicted.


Assuming the trademark Spielbergian gawk position in "Super 8." (credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Blog: ‘Super 8’ Lacks The Spielberg Touch

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery when the “flatteree” is actually executive producing the imitation? That’s the question that kept popping into my head as I watched the Steven Spielberg-produced tribute to early Steven Spielberg movies, “Super 8.”