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Super 8

Rated PG-13 (IMAX)

May 01, 2011

COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES
 

Directed by J.J. Abrams

Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler

Six teens stumble upon a monster-size mystery in Super 8, the newest film from Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. Set in a small Ohio town in the summer of 1979, the story follows a group of friends as they make a homemade movie on their super 8 camera. But during a shoot one night at a train station, the young filmmakers witness something they never expected: a terrible train crash from which some thing escapes. Soon, strange disappearances and events start taking place around town. Is the answer caught on camera?

Did You Know?

The movie was inspired in part by Abrams's own childhood love of making super 8 movies. In fact, when he was younger, Abrams and a friend repaired a few of directing legend Steven Spielberg's old super 8 films. Years later when Abrams and Spielberg met in person, Spielberg still remembered the name of his film repairman.

 

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