1. Audio for Terry’s interview with JJ Abrams is now up. Enjoy!

  2. jj abrams

    terry gross

    fresh air

    super 8

  1. I would take anyone who was available — my sister, my mother, any friends — and I would kill them in crazy ways. We would do makeup effects. … I would make blood and ask my mom if I could borrow her makeup — which didn’t trouble her because she knew I was going to basically just kill someone with it. It was all ridiculous.

    — JJ Abrams, on his early teenage filmmaking efforts.

  2. jj abrams

    filmmaking

  1. JJ Abrams explains why he tries to keep the plot of his films under wraps: "The experience of going to a film and seeing the movie and not knowing  every plot twist is something that has been ruined and spoiled for  movie-goers. I don’t want to be coy or some type of jerk or be  withholding — it’s not a Machiavellian sort of thing — it’s literally  wanting people to have a good time and to have a little bit of a  surprising time. So whenever I’m trying to keep things quiet, it is 100  percent an effort to make the experience of actually seeing the movie or  TV show more enjoyable for the viewers." View in High-Res

    JJ Abrams explains why he tries to keep the plot of his films under wraps: "The experience of going to a film and seeing the movie and not knowing every plot twist is something that has been ruined and spoiled for movie-goers. I don’t want to be coy or some type of jerk or be withholding — it’s not a Machiavellian sort of thing — it’s literally wanting people to have a good time and to have a little bit of a surprising time. So whenever I’m trying to keep things quiet, it is 100 percent an effort to make the experience of actually seeing the movie or TV show more enjoyable for the viewers."

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    lost

    fringe

    super 8

    alias

  1. Live Long And Prosper: JJ Abrams is on the show on Monday.
Also, here’s Leonard Nimoy showing Carl Kasell how to Vulcan salute.

    Live Long And Prosper: JJ Abrams is on the show on Monday.

    Also, here’s Leonard Nimoy showing Carl Kasell how to Vulcan salute.

  2. jj abrams

    star trek

    carl kasell

    leonard nimoy

    vulcan

  1. David Edelstein reviews Super 8: "It would be easy to malign J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 as a shameless ripoff of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and Jurassic Park — that is, if Abrams didn’t rekindle at least some of the excitement of seeing those films way back when.” View in High-Res

    David Edelstein reviews Super 8: "It would be easy to malign J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 as a shameless ripoff of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and Jurassic Park — that is, if Abrams didn’t rekindle at least some of the excitement of seeing those films way back when.”

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    super 8

    david edelstein

    movie review

  1. Monday: JJ Abrams. (Yes, yes, he’s directing Super 8…but before that and Lost and Alias and Star Trek and Fringe….there was this.)

  2. jj abrams

    felicity

    team noel

    alias

    lost

    star trek

    super 8

    fringe