The dedication J.J. Abrams‘ exudes in his storytelling is, by now, so well-known and so well-documented that it’s officially turned into an unfunny joke. Which, of course, means it’d be a little tired to say, for instance, that this new project is so secret we won’t even know what it’s about after it hits. Because, you see…
Anyway, we’ve heard from Variety that Bad Robot and Paramount have made the move to acquire a spec script from Matt Stuecken and Josh Campbell, which is only summarized as “a [low-budget] contained thriller with sci-fi elements.” That could, in all reality, mean almost anything, so any interest on my part will have to stem directly from a simple trust of Abrams‘ taste and sensibilities — a few big missteps in his filmography obviously notwithstanding. Because, boy, that logline sure isn’t giving us anything, and I’m not going to bother reading a lot into it for the time being.
Could something special lie in this project, or can we not make any real judgement right now?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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