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Super 8’s Joel Courtney is the new Tom Sawyer

The young lead of Super 8, Joel Courtney, is in talks to star as Mark Twain’s classic literary character Tom Sawyer. According to Variety, writer/director Jo Kastner’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn will be an indie production. Weirdly, the Missouri-based tale will be shot in Bulgaria (for tax reasons, obviously). Still, it’s a nice coup […]

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Interview: Joel Courtney (Super 8)

Interview: Joel Courtney (Super 8). By Simon Miraudo. When J.J. Abrams was 15-years-old, he and his childhood buddy and current-cohort Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) took a job cutting together Steven Spielberg’s 8mm home movies. That sounds like a dream job for a film-loving teenager, and it certainly left an impression on Abrams, whose new film Super […]

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Action! – Super 8 review

Super 8 – Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Super 8 is complete. That sounds more like a minimum requirement for a movie rather than grounds for a rave, but it’s astounding just how fulfilling J.J. Abrams’ latest film is. I left feeling content; […]

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