Skip to main content

Super 8 teaser by J.J. Abrams debuts at Super Bowl

super-8-jj-abrams-super-bowl-trailer
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Dubbed as a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, Super 8 is an alien (creature) movie that looks like it may stand apart from the crowd. The name of the film refers to the camera (seen above) this kid uses to film whatever it is that breaks out of that train. The film is a debut for Joel Courtney, but also stars Elle Fanning, younger sister of Dakota Fanning.

While details are still scant, the film has a feel that harkens back to many of Spielberg’s classic films like E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Aside from the quick cancellation of Undercovers, J.J. Abrams has been on a hot streak in the last few years with huge TV hits Lost and Fringe as well as movies like Cloverfield and Star Trek. Super 8 hits theaters June 10.

Are you excited for Super 8?

Jeffrey Van Camp
Former Digital Trends Contributor
As DT's Deputy Editor, Jeff helps oversee editorial operations at Digital Trends. Previously, he ran the site's…
Best Prime Day streaming deals: Disney+, Prime Video, Fubo
streaming built in apps

Disney+, Hulu, and Max will be available as a streaming bundle in Summer 2024. Phil Nickinson / Digital Trends

If you've been shopping the best Prime Day TV deals and need to ensure yourself access to some great content the current Prime Day deals also include some great discounts on streaming services. Many of the best live TV streaming services have Prime Day streaming deals taking place, including favorites such as Sling, Disney+, and Paramount Plus. We've rounded up all of the best Prime Day steaming deals below, and if you still need a great way to watch be sure to check out all of the TCL Prime Day deals, Sony Prime Day deals, Vizio Prime Day deals, Samsung Prime Day deals, and LG Prime Day deals as well.
The best Prime Day streaming deal
Sling Blue or Sling Orange -- $20, was $40

Read more
The best comedies on Netflix right now
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eddie Murphy look at each other in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

Comedy fans have been served well by Netflix in July. The comedy section has one of the widest selections of movies that you can find on Netflix, including classic films like Uncle Buck and Serial Mom, and a more recent flick like Emma Stone's Easy A. But the biggest addition of the month is Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest action-comedy franchises of all-time.

Netflix already added a great original comedy earlier this summer with Hit Man starring Glen Powell. That helps keep the best comedies on Netflix from being over reliant on movies from the past. And it also means that you've got a lot of great comedy options waiting for you below.

Read more
The best free TV shows on YouTube (July 2024)
Two cops stand on a beach and stare.

YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing platforms on the internet. YouTube's inception started as a place where users could upload their videos or watch content from their favorite music artists, comedians, and content creators. Because of its popularity, YouTube has now become a place where users can watch TV shows for free.

YouTube's TV shows range from dramas and comedies to reality competitions and food programs. All the shows below can be streamed for free with ads, a fair tradeoff for television programs that don't cost any money to watch. However, some shows are from creators' YouTube channels, meaning they're also free. Here are some of the best free TV shows to watch on YouTube.

Read more