‘Super 8' Gets A ‘Goonies’-esque Clip

Kids do the darndest things. Like videotaping vast governmental cover-ups. This edited clip (but not really a trailer) from Super 8 set to The Cars' "Bye Bye Love" doesn't really offer much new insight into the story being told, but does slant it in a new fashion. Rather than roll with the standard J.J. Abrams "We're gonna confuse and tease the hell out of you so you are frustrated into the theater," this clip (and the odd song pairing) creates a more whimsical, coming-of-age ambiance. [post-video postid="211813"] I really don't think that this avenue is Abrams' strong suit, but with Spielberg on board, perhaps some nostalgia slipped into the film. This is a manipulated 30-second clip, compared to lots of footage that show's this as a more conventional supernatural thriller, so I'm not convinced this isn't just for marketing. Nonetheless, it still makes the movie look pretty awesome.

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Children are such scaredy cats when it comes to guys with bloody faces pointing guns at them. Children are such scaredy cats when it comes to guys with bloody faces pointing guns at them. That's what we learn from the newest clip from J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Super 8. The preview above takes place after the train crash. The kids are poking around the wreckage, hanging out, finding important maps 'n' stuff, when all of a sudden - bam - crazy guy with a bunch of guns. Man, Super 8 is reminding me of Goonies more and more. It's about kids on an adventure, one of them's a tubbo, it's produced by Steven Spielberg, and now there's an important map. I hope the monster turns out to be a giant Sloth. Next clip airs tomorrow on Fox during "American Idol." Super 8' Kids" src="http://www.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/super-8-kids.jpg" alt='' width="300" height="225" />


New ‘Super 8' TV Spot Will Take You Back

Will this be the one that finally gives the whole movie away? J.J. Abrams's Super 8 is a throwback to another era. More specifically, it's a throwback to the 70s and 80s - even more specifically, a throwback to the scifi movies of Steven Spielberg that came out in those decades. Movies like ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (OK, pretty much just those two) that combined slick excitement with a true sense of wonder and awe. So it is with this TV spot, which reminds me of those halcyon days when commercials didn't feature iPhone apps, computer-manipulated talking babies, or dumb-looking guys in glasses. Watch it, and remember what it was like to watch commercials for movies in a simpler time.


See A Super New Clip From 'Super 8'

Production value! Super 8 is in the midst of a big promotional push from Paramount. As part of that push, they've released yet another clip from the movie, this one showing that wacky gang of movie-making kids taking advantage of that train that explodes and runs off the tracks, setting the wheels of the mysterious plot in motion. Enjoy, and remember: Don't mess around with trains. They're dangerous even when they're not exploding. [post-video postid="212982"]


New ‘Super 8' Trailer: Still No Creature

Maybe the monster is actually invisible. Think about that. [post-album postid="214221" item="1"]Last night, Super 8 stars Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning appeared at the "MTV Movie Awards" alongside total oldsters JJ Abrams and Stephen Spielberg to present a new trailer. Once again, we don't see the monster or creature or alien or whatever it is that is tearing this small town to shreds. But we do get to see a small town get torn to shreds. So there's that!! This film just keeps looking better and better and I'm really looking forward to seeing it this weekend. It is such a tease though to not show the creature thingamabob. Is it done intentionally to build buzz? Or is there another reason. Perhaps it has boobs for a face. I guess we'll find out on Friday.


‘Super 8' Interactive Trailer Lets You Investigate The Crash…Virtually

If you like video games, you almost certainly like J.J. Abrams, so you played right into his trap. In a move that actually makes quite a bit of sense, the marketers of Super 8 have managed to weasel an interactive "trailer" into the video game Portal 2, a first-person action/puzzle solving game. Since "action/puzzle-solving" also very well describes virtually every J.J. Abrams project, it seems that this a pretty decent little match made here. The interactive clip allows the user to walk through and investigate the train from which an alien disappeared. There have been no shortage of clues and hints given in the released materials to date, so if you're inclined, check out the video and see if you can't figure out what the hell this movie is all about. If you're not inclined, but go absolutely bananas for voiceovers that mimic the NPR style but with adorable accents, well you might be on board with this as well.


Have A Quick Look At The ‘Super 8' Alien In This New Viral Video

OF COURSE there's a 'Super 8' viral Easter Egg video. [post-album postid="215508" item="1"]Those not fortunate enough to get an early look at Super 8 (and subsequently berate it) are likely curious about the film's secrets and what the alien looks like and if Kyle Chandler is nice or not and does JJ Abrams work out and if so how does he find the time. Well, this video should help with some of those questions. Over the last few months, clips from a 1960's secret military video were released to various websites. Now on the day of the film's early release, those clips have been pieced together and feature the early scientific research into the film's alien. Be advised that the video contains minor plot spoilers as well as a glimpse of the alien. If you want to see the film with fresh eyes, don't watch the video. But please pour over my words and tell me if you see us sealing the deal tonight. I mean, c'mon. Bus rides and extra value meals add up, you know. (Yahoo)


J.J. Abrams Getting The Help He Needs With His Lens Flare Addiction

Step one is admitting you have a problem. A new video has surfaced where J.J. Abrams has finally copped to using lens flare far too often in his films and agreeing to ease back on the technique. Just in time to make a movie where swords are made out of lasers. I think this is good though. Abrams was really hitting the lens flare pretty hard. He was like an Intro to Photoshop student with that stuff. Doing whatever it takes to chase the next flare and not caring who gets hurt in the process. At least now he can admit it. It's so rare to see a celebrity admitting they have a problem and taking positive steps to make a change.


An Alien Runs Amok In New ‘Super 8' Trailer

Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete. Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete. The new trailer for Super 8 wears Spielberg on its sleeve more than Spielberg and gives us more than we could have ever hoped for. The plot follows a group of kids who witness a train derailment and the escape of its strange cargo. Mysterious disappearances then plague their small town while the Army patrols the streets without providing any answers. Then things go insane. It looks like this summer's biggest hit without a doubt.