July 2, 2014
10 Found Footage Films
It took a surprisingly long time for it to happen, but with this weekend's Earth to Echo, found footage comes home to roost in the family film genre -- and in honor of this adorably Amblinesque blend of 1980s all-ages fun and 21st-century technique, we decided to take a look at some of the more well-reviewed examples of a filmmaking style that's definitely taken its share of critical lumps over the years. Naturally, there's plenty of horror in here, but just like a group of kids heading off into the woods to debunk an urban legend, you might find a few surprises too. Power up that handheld camera, because it's time for Total Recall!
May 5, 2010
First Details on J.J. Abrams' Next Project
Hey, guess what? J.J. Abrams has a new movie coming out, and the first trailer will run before "Iron Man 2." It's top secret (of course), but HitFix managed to get a few details.
April 27, 2009
Five Favourite Films with J. J. Abrams
The blockbuster season is upon us and amongst the line-up is the highly anticipated reboot of Star Trek. RT spoke to the man in the captain's chair, J. J. Abrams, about his galactic re-imagining of the great Trek franchise as well as the films that have inspired him.
Abrams, made his name creating ratings gold on the small screen in the form of Felicty, Alias and the mind-bending Lost. His feature directorial debut came in 2006 with Mission: Impossible III and in 2008 he produced the film marketer's dream, Cloverfield.
Today, J.J. Abrams talks to Rotten Tomatoes about the light and dark in the Star Trek universe and the challenges and freedoms provided by the scale of shooting in space.
September 25, 2008
Matt Reeves Will Let the Right One In
Overture is prepping a remake of Tomas Alfredson's Swedish vampire movie "Lat Den Ratte Komma In," to be helmed by "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves.
April 21, 2008
RT on DVD: Cloverfield, Charlie Wilson and 2008's Worst-Reviewed Film
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Slusho, whatever that is! Cloverfield stomps its way onto DVD as not only the most exciting new release of the week, but the one most chock-full of special features. Charlie Wilson's War, The Savages, and The Orphanage are also new -- but be on the lookout as the year's worst flick to date, One Missed Call, also shuffles onto shelves.
January 31, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Montana Hopes to Win Super Bowl Trophy
While Brady and Manning duke it out in Phoenix, the $15 movie ticket aims to conquer the multiplexes over Super Bowl weekend. That's the admission price that theaters are charging moviegoers that line up for Disney's Hannah Montana concert film which opens Friday on a wave of fan frenzy that has given the hot pic event-film status with young girls everywhere.
January 31, 2008
Matt Reeves Prepares Cloverfield Sequel, The Invisible Woman
Cloverfield may have had a monster-sized box office drop-off its second week, but its strong reviews and huge opening are enough to convince Paramount that America's ready for more: director Matt Reeves is in early talks with the studio to begin on the Cloverfield sequel.
January 24, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Rambo Leads Army of New Films Into Battle
The resurrection of yesterday's movie heroes continues with Sylvester Stallone's new film Rambo which finds the vet in Southeast Asia where he is pulled into another battle with baddies. The R-rated film from Lionsgate follows the actor's Rocky Balboa which defied the odds last winter to become both a critical and commercial success.
January 22, 2008
Star Trek XI Teaser Online!
J.J. Abrams is no dummy. With the future of the Star Trek film franchise hinging on his fresh-faced reboot, the Cloverfield producer knew the best time to debut Star Trek XI's first teaser would be the date he'd been mercilessly drilling into moviegoers' brains for months: 1-18-08.
January 22, 2008
Cloverfield 2 on the Horizon?
It debuted at number one last weekend, broke the weekend record for a film opening in January, and earned a respectable 77 percent Tomatometer rating from the critics -- so should it surprise anyone that people are already talking about a Cloverfield sequel?
January 17, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: 01.18.08 Arrives
For the first time in four years, the Martin Luther King holiday weekend will not be ruled by a film led by an African American cast. Instead, studios are rolling out a monster movie, a wedding flick, and a bank robbery comedy.
January 10, 2008
New Cloverfield Stills, TV Spots, Production Notes Online
With a little over a week to go before Cloverfield reaches theaters, it's time for the hype machine to kick into high gear -- which is why you've got a whole bunch of new J.J. Abrams-produced monster-movie goodness to feast your eyes on this morning!
January 3, 2008
Michael Stahl-David Talks Cloverfield
It's been somewhat lost in all the excitement surrounding January releases such as One Missed Call and Mad Money, but there's a little monster flick called Cloverfield coming out this month -- and one of the movie's stars, Michael Stahl-David, is here with a new interview to help us remember where to spend our ticket money on the 18th!
December 6, 2007
Cloverfield Length, Slusho! Commercial Online
Months of pre-release buzz have told us pretty much everything we need to know about Cloverfield, the formerly-untitled, J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie hitting screens in a few short weeks. What's left to discuss?
November 21, 2007
A Heroes/Cloverfield Crossover?
So now we know that the J.J. Abrams-produced "untitled monster movie project" will be called Cloverfield when it hits theaters on January 18. We've even seen the trailer. But if you thought all the mysteries surrounding the project had been solved, guess again.
November 1, 2007
Abrams' Monster Movie Trailer Already Seen (and Spoiled)
Ah, it seems like just yesterday that we discussed the debut of the new trailer and title for J.J. Abrams' super-hyped monster movie -- you know, how it's debuting November 16, ahead of Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf? Oh, wait -- that was yesterday. And the spoilers are already spilling.
October 1, 2007
More Cloverfield/1-18-08 Viral Marketing Madness!
It's been a few weeks since we've heard about any new viral marketing shenanigans from the Cloverfield camp -- but if you think J.J. Abrams and crew are done priming the pump for the upcoming monster movie, think again.
September 27, 2007
New Kirk and Scotty Chosen for Star Trek XI?
It's been a while since we took a look at any of the casting rumors swirling around J.J. Abrams' Star Trek XI, but we're making up for lost time today -- here's a triple shot of Trek buzz from around the Web!
September 10, 2007
Garner Considers Alias Movie and Star Trek
No sooner did Alias air its series finale than rumors started flying about a feature film. Jennifer Garner has moved on to film projects and soon Broadway, but she would revive Sydney Bristow under the right circumstances.
August 9, 2007
J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / Overnight / 1-18-08 Ending Already Spoiled?
J.J. Abrams is definitely crafty when it comes to building buzz for his projects, as we've discussed here ad nauseam for the last few weeks while breathlessly reporting the tiniest ripple of activity. But is he crafty enough to leave a fake call sheet spoiling the film's ending in the hands of a dirty blogger?
August 3, 2007
J.J. Abrams Project Title Mystery Solved?
J.J. Abrams has established himself as something of a trailblazer for viral ads, littering the Web with various Lost-related content, and he's using the same tactics to create buzz for his next film production -- so much buzz, in fact, that the thing doesn't even have an official title yet, and that's news, as Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta recently learned firsthand.