Directors of Cinema Episode 11- J.J. Abrams


Welcome to episode 11 of Directors of Cinema. This week, Matt is joined by the Tosche Station crew of Jordan D. and Alexander S. You may recall that Matt appeared on an episode of Tosche Station discussing George Lucas. The boys decided to return the favor by appearing on this show to discuss J.J. Abrams. Once again, it’s a merge of directorial discussion mixed with the Star Wars universe. Here are some of the talking points discussed during the episode:

  • Does Star Wars: The Force Awakens feel more like an Abrams film than a Star Wars film?
  • Is Star Trek Into Darkness really the worst film in the series?
  • Does Star Trek get by on its cast alone?
  • Where does Mission Impossible 3 rank amongst the franchise?
  • How much of a Spielberg influence is really present in Super 8?
  • Would we like to see Abrams continue directing franchises or should he create one of his own?

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Directors of Cinema – Episode 11- J.J. Abrams

Matt is a 21 year old film buff and recent graduate from The University of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small town in the smallest state, Matt began developing a taste in film and general geekdom at a young age. After years of watching various DC and Marvel animated television shows as a boy, Matt has become quite the afficinado in the realm of comic books. Towards the end of middle school, Matt began delving into the world of film by watching anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, his tastes range from classic film noir and the mindbending works of David Cronenberg to the latest trends on the independent scene. Don't worry; he's still one for the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC animated adventure. Comics aren't the only source of literature Matt enjoys. He can sometimes be spotted reading the works of Stephen King or even the plays of William Shakespeare. As an aspiring film critic and screenwriter, Matt is always looking for inspiration and new ideas.