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Explosive interactive trailer puts YOU in Super 8's train wreck
Jul 4, 2015

Portal 2 is one of gaming's most anticipated videogames, and its release today continues the adventures of Chell and her nemesis, the psychopathic AI, GLaDOS. But Portal 2 also includes an astonishing extra: an interactive trailer for the upcoming movie Super 8.

The 20 best sci-fi and fantasy movie posters of 2011
Dec 15, 2012

Occasionally, this most basic of film advertising can be more than just a picture of a famous person and the film's title. Sometimes, the movie poster can approach art. Here are some of the best to invade theaters and Internets over the past year, from genre mashups to Marvel heroes to Muppets.

Could the new Super 8 poster possibly look any more Spielbergian?
Dec 14, 2012

The Spielbergian vibe given off by Super 8 gets stronger with each new poster and every additional piece of footage—and the latest poster is no exception. Not that that's a bad thing.

Spoilery Super 8 video finally gives us a glimpse of that alien
Dec 14, 2012

The secret's almost out. Super 8 will open in theaters everywhere tonight and we'll finally see if it lives up to the hype. But before we can do that, Paramount has released a new viral video that gives us our first look at the supposed "villain" of the story.

Super 8 deleted scene reveals obsession that ain't about aliens
Dec 14, 2012

A deleted scene from Super 8 has surfaced on the interwebs, showing that aliens, zombies and movies were definitely not the only things on one little boy's mind.

Has J.J. Abrams changed the name of Super 8 to ... Darlings?
Dec 14, 2012

There are working titles—those secret code names filmmakers use to keep the REAL titles of their films under wraps—and then there are titles that don't really work. Does a Brazilian trailer for Super 8 show that J.J. Abrams has traded in one for the other?

Is J.J. Abrams about to become the planet's most powerful geek?
Dec 14, 2012

Not that the Star Trek and Super 8 director is doing too badly as it is: His Bad Robot production company has Lost, Fringe and Alias under its belt, with a couple more pilots shooting for the fall. But planets are aligning that could make him a captain of the universe.

1st full trailer for Super 8 is a tantalizing monster tease
Dec 14, 2012

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 is one of the few genre movies coming out this summer that isn't a prequel or a sequel or an adaptation or a brand extension. And the more we see of this "something freaky descends on a small town and its kid filmmakers" thriller, the more we desperately want to see it.

A dizzying Super 8 poster turns sci-fi on its end
Dec 14, 2012

After a pretty grand trailer, the masterminds behind J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's "something alien this way comes" thriller have dropped a new poster on us. Now, if you'll just cock your head 90 degrees ...

1-minute Super 8 TV trailer has new footage ... and old plot?
Dec 14, 2012

J.J. Abrams has had his hands on some serious geek hits in the last decade. Star Trek, Lost, Fringe, Cloverfield ... he's either written it, produced it, directed it or served beer to the crew. But the more we see of Abrams' upcoming Super 8, the more it starts to seem awfully familiar.

J.J. Abrams amps up the creep factor in new Super 8 TV spot
Dec 14, 2012

It's not a reboot, a remake, a sequel or based on a comic book, so how come we're so excited about Super 8? A new TV spot, which looks under the hood (and not just metaphorically) of J.J. Abrams' movie reminds us why.

1st Super 8 clip shows teens about to take on a mega-monster
Dec 14, 2012

We've seen a lot of trailers for Super 8, J.J. Abrams' tale of teens teaming up to take on a mysterious mega-monster. Now here comes the first clip from the film, showing where things begin to go off the rails. Literally.

New Super 8 clip reveals that the deadliest enemy isn't the alien
Dec 14, 2012

Even though we won't see Super 8 until June 10, we know there's a huge alien threat in store for us. At the beginning of the film, the characters don't yet know about it. But they do know a gun when it's pointed at them.

New Japanese Super 8 poster wants you to remember Close Encounters
Dec 14, 2012

Everything we've heard or seen about Super 8 gives the impression that J.J. Abrams wants the film to give off a definite Steven Spielberg vibe, and a new Japanese poster for the film makes that subtext explicit by glomming onto one of sci-fi's most memorable movie posters.