Peter Travers' Dozen Must-See Summer MoviesPlus: Five unheralded gems – and five more to skip
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Summer's Golden Dozen, #2: 'Super 8'
In Theaters: June 10th
Another original, this one from J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Mission Impossible 3, TV's landmark Lost), a director who's nearly as secretive as Terrence Malick. No matter. Abrams carved this blend of humor and horror out of two boys growing up in Ohio, circa 1979. There's a train wreck, a Super 8 film of it, and then. . . . Why spoil the surprise. There are precious few of those around in summer.