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SU­PER 8

IN SU­PER 8, JJ Abrams’s love let­ter to the Steven Spiel­berg films that in­spired him as a kid, a chubby would-be di­rec­tor, Charles (Ri­ley Grif­fiths), keeps run­ning around his small Ohio home town, fram­ing its cul-de­sacs and tract homes with his hands and call­ing for “more pro­duc­tion value”.

It’s 1979 and Charles is shoot­ing his own zom­bie movie, and he has re­cruited his friends as cast and crew. The movie- within-a-movie scenes are the best parts of Su­per 8. While Charles and his team are film­ing, they in­ad­ver­tently record a hor­rific ac­ci­dent that draws the at­ten­tion of the US mil­i­tary.

Make-up/sound/spe­cial­ef­fects guy Joe (Joel Court­ney) is con­vinced that some­thing is afoot. He finds sup­port in Alice (Elle Fan­ning).

DVD ex­tras: commentary by Abrams, pro­ducer Bryan Burk and cin­e­matog­ra­pher Larry Fong; be­hind-the-scenes fea­turettes. – Washington Post

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