Super 8 = Super Awesome

Great news iHGB readers! The fine folks over HERE at Flix66 have hired me to write for their website! Most of my duties will be generating Top 10 lists for a new category they are creating. And you know how I love a good list! I will post here a snippet of what I write over there probably about twice a month. This is very exciting for me, but I’m going to need your help! In the comment section, write down some fun Top 10 movie ideas you want me to write about and I’ll do my best to make it happen.

In the meantime, I thought you’d like to see what I wrote for my submission to Flix66. See my review below on Super 8 and let me know what you think.

Super 8 = Super Awesome
Contributed by: Lincee of www.iHateGreenBeans.com

I feel like I’ve been subconsciously bombarded by the random Super 8 trailers for months. Once the hard core publicity really kicked in and I paid attention enough to learn that one of my personal heroes JJ Abrams was at the helm both writing and directing with Spielberg billed as producer, the screening date was marked in my calendar with a big red circle around it. If I’m totally honest with you, I would also have to admit that I was a bit nervous that this was going to be an alien killing movie full of moments that make me scream like a little girl at a slumber party watching her first slasher flick, only to later feel a mixture of foolishness and embarrassment for choking on my gum in a particularly thrilling moment. Would this be a movie about a bunch of people racing against time to figure out the mystery behind an unknown monster as in the destructive tale of Abrams’ Cloverfield.

I’m here to say that this movie is indeed about a bunch of people racing against time to figure out the mystery behind an unknown monster as in the destructive tale of Cloverfield.

But way more entertaining.

Joe and Charles (newcomers Joel Courtney and Riley Griffiths) lead a quintet of best friends who are swept up in the magic of filming a zombie movie in the summer of 1979. After sneaking out to film a pivotal scene at the train station, the ensemble witnesses a massive train crash. With strange and mysterious disappearances occurring all around their small Ohio town, the group begins to realize that perhaps this tragedy was no accident.

Returning to the scene of the crime, the group locates the camera which had been left abandoned on the platform. After our dynamic duo develops the film and discovers that they have miraculously captured the true inexplicable force that is reeking havoc, a shift occurs. The boys ready for battle and will stop at nothing to save their loved ones, their town and the integrity of their movie.

Courtney and Griffiths show extreme poise, emotion and comedic timing for being such young artists. Elle Fanning is the sole lead actress in the both the actual film and the zombie flick. At the ripe old age of 13, she commands every moment when she is on the screen. Kyle Chandler is the local police officer and channels his inner Coach Taylor standing secure in his duty and commitment to protect the citizens under his watch.

It was as all of my favorite JJ-isms were packaged into a fun, yet suspense-filled adventure. Audiences will experience the menacing unknown of Lost while being wrapped up in the thrilling adventure of Star Trek. They’ll see clever exchanges and the suspense of Alias perfectly accentuated by the emotional heart and soul of Felicity. Throw in a bit of Goonies charm, the camaraderie of the boys in Stand By Me along with the superb decade nuances of Dazed and Confused and you’ve got yourself a film that movie-goers can’t help but relate.

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Leslie
Leslie

Go to one of those restaurant theaters and review it. The atmosphere, food etc. They are opening here in Houston but I can’t think of the name.

sarly
sarly

Lincee,—I don’t really understand what kind of ideas you want. Can one of my fellow “Lincee-fans” explain, if you know what she means? Thanks.

sarly
sarly

Oops! Forgot to say Congrats!!! Well deserved.

Nojo
Nojo

Quick! Fix it! It’s Kyle Chandler. LOVE HIM. He certainly did channel his inner Coach Taylor.

We just saw it today and LOVED it. As an added bonus, our local theatre has the awesome D-Box seats that rumble and move around with the movie. The intense scenes of the movie were made even more so with the movement of the chair (lurching forward and rumbling when the train crashed), and those jump-out-of-your-skin moments that you expect from Abrams were out of this world with the seat jolts. So awesome!

woohoo
woohoo

Congrats! You could review the top ten hotties playing super heroes and tie it in with the Green Lantern! I know Ryan Reynolds is a topic that is near and dear to your heart, lololol!!!!

Lincee

woohoo: yes! That’s the idea! And one of my first assignments is “Top 10 Hottest Super Heroes”

You know me so well.

Another assignment is “It’s not easy being green.”

Funny how Ryan Reynolds is going to be in BOTH of those lists. They may fire me for mentioning him so often. Sigh.

Nojo…thanks for the edit! I’m going to fix now.

Mimi
Mimi

Lincee, how about the top 10 Romance comedies where the ditzy actress plays a successful curator or an over the top professional. They would never survive in real jobs.

Twi

Call me crazy but was I the only one that wanted to walk out of Super 8?! I thought it was a snoozefest.

pwf
pwf

Lincee

Stumbled across this interview Bradley Cooper gave and thought you might want to watch. Did you know he speaks fluent French? Ooh la la!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsoFZxk7DU

rebeca

wahoo! so happy you’re on flix66! 🙂

Erin
Erin

My husband is a self proclaimed cine-philemon and drives me batty with top 10 movie lists hr makes up. A few off the top of my head
Top 10 jump out of your seat scary moments
Top 10 hero walks
Top 10 sassy best friends in chick flicks
Top 10 nail biters

If nothing else maybe those will pair some ideas. Can’t wait to read the new blog!

Nancy
Nancy

Congrats!!

Top 10 Movies We’re Embarrassed to Admit We Watch Every Time They Happen To Be On

Off topic, but this just in – Cape Cod Chris and Peyton are engaged! Cancel that trip to Dennis, MA, ladies…

woohoo
woohoo

haha Nancy, i like that idea for a list: One of mine would be “Monster In Law” with Jennifer Lopez, freakin’ horrible and hilarious!!!

Makarschuk
Makarschuk

I acutally liked the movie. I liked the setting and the thin story. It was just a fun movie.

Makarschuk

YoJenBabe
YoJenBabe

Top Ten Snarkastic Movie Lines!!!

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