This year marks the thirty year anniversary of E.T. and the incredible genre summer of 1982 where so many great movies came out one after another.
Another year is already behind us, but the box office results were pretty clear by the end of December.
As we previously reported on TG Daily, Star Trek 2 has been a long time coming, mostly because Team JJ Abrams was busy with other projects, such as Super 8.
NBC will be running a new pilot from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and popular writer/producer JJ Abrams.
It's a given that the major studios are scared to death of piracy. Who can blame them? I mean, just look at what file sharing did to the music business.
Like Super 8, there was speculation and box office armchair quarterbacking about Cowboys and Aliens, which wasn’t based on a previous movie, TV show, or video game, and how it would potentially perform at the box office.
It’s been a hell of a summer for JJ Abrams and company with the success of Super 8 and Cowboys & Aliens, which was co-written by frequent Abrams collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Leading up to its release this Friday, there's been some antsy speculation about Cowboys and Aliens. What exactly is it?
Some box office pundits will tell you Super 8 made a mistake not revealing too much before the film's release, but lo and behold, now there's reports that other films could be well served from trying this bold marketing idea.
For those who follow the movie box office like many watch the finals, Super 8 did make it to #1 this weekend, generating $37 million on 5,500 screens, including $1 million raked in on Thursday night.
Super 8 is a new classic of filmmaking.
Super 8 comes out tomorrow, but in the interim, Paramount has released an interesting three minute video.
Robert Evans, the infamous former head of Paramount who wrote the classic Hollywood memoir "The Kid Stays in the Picture," used to say the first weekend for a film was like a parachute.
Super 8 has reportedly cost $50 million dollars, which shouldn't be hard to recoup, but you also get the sense there may be a slight panic that the mystery behind the film isn't working to its advantage.
A message board post from one of the Star Trek writers points to the progress of the sequel’s development.
The Abrams/Spielberg project showcased a new trailer yesterday, and it seems to be sparking a different audience.