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Friday, June 3, 2011

Win tickets to an advance screening of 'Super 8'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM

The screening is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Rave.

Enter to win tickets here. We'll send winners a code on Monday to download two passes each. A fair warning to those who've never been to these: They're always over booked because people who get free passes often decide not to use them. But to be safe, it pays to show up early.

The film is produced by Steven Spielberg, and written/directed by J.J. Abrams. As with most Abrams productions, word on what the film is actually about has been kept kinda close to the vest, but we've been able to glean from the trailers that it apparently involves a bunch of small-town kids making a movie in 1979 with a Super 8 camera, who accidentally film the escape of some kind of monster (possibly an invisible monster) following the derailment of a top secret train carrying items from Area 51.

The trailers released so far( 12) look pretty bitchin' from an action and explodey standpoint. Meanwhile, the look, tone and casting bring to mind 1980s odes to childhood like "Goonies," "E.T." and "Stand By Me," augmented with a heaping dose of the signature Abrams flair (or should that be "lensflare"?). Probably no coincidence that Spielberg was connected to two of those three movies, and "Super 8." That said, we're definitely hoping the monster involved is much more "Cloverfield" than "E.T."

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