Tag Archives: J. J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams continues his mystery box storytelling with “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Up until he helped make Star Wars: The Force Awakens one of the biggest hits of all time, J.J. Abrams was perhaps best known for his secretive storytelling ways, both in movies and on television. Notably, the way that he and his company Bad Robot launched the trailer for Cloverfield.[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sets box office records with a $529,000,000 worldwide opening

Well, this won’t really surprise anybody, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens did really well this weekend. Yes, with a domestic opening at the box office of $247,000,000 (not to mention an A Cinemascore), audiences throughout the United States joined critics in worshipping this return to the Star Wars saga.[...]

J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015

Much like I’ve been saying, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were.[...]

Tom Cruise: Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Cast, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Director: Christopher McQuarrie Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (Screenplay) (Story) | Drew[...]

Could J.J. Abrams become the new godfather of the “Star Wars” universe?

After mentioning Star Wars yesterday when talking about the box office prospects for 2015 releases, I kind of had the franchise on the brain for the rest of the day. Go figure then that one of today’s bigger rumors out there is that the co-writer/director of Star Wars: The Force[...]

All 24 Oscar® Categories to be announced live

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, on Thursday, January 15, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn[...]

Disney confirms J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay. “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the[...]

Oscars: Michelle Williams, Melissa McCarthy honored at Irish event – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Irish know how to party (believe me, I’m one of them). And so it was a “wilde” evening last night in Hollywood as the U.S. – Ireland Alliance held its seventh annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film. Academy Award nominees John Logan (“Hugo,” “Rango”), Melissa[...]

“Star Trek” sequel begins principal photography

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For a little while there, it sounded like J.J. Abrams wouldn’t be able to return to the “Star Trek” realm for an anticipated follow-up to his massive franchise reboot. The man’s busy, and on his “Super 8” promo tour, he hedged bets on coming back for “Star[...]

“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” gets an IMAX poster

HollywoodNews.com: I’m not going to rehash everything I wrote about the film’s IMAX debut, so go HERE for my thoughts on the potentially groundbreaking early release. Oh, and go HERE for the trailer, which is pretty great save for the lack of the iconic Mission: Impossible music. For[...]
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