#10: SUPER 8
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard
Release Date: June 10
Why we’re excited: Nobody in the entertainment world markets projects better than J.J. Abrams. Like he did with the pre-release setup of 2008’s Cloverfield, Abrams has clouded his latest creature feature, the Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8, in tons of mystery. Other than what little is shown in the blueball-inducing teaser trailer that appeared last May, virtually nothing is known about this supposed homage to Spielberg’s sci-fi films from the ’70s and ’80s (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T.). The fact that Abrams can still keep a project’s details under wraps in these info-spewing online times is reason alone to be excited. If only he could oversee our dating lives. Hiding side-chicks would be cake.