NY Mag: Joel has "big limpid eyes"

From New York Magazine:

Joel Courtney, the lead actor, with his big limpid eyes, even looks remarkably like E.T.'s Henry Thomas. Like the Spielberg movies, Super 8 seems as concerned with feelings as it does with aliens — it's as much a coming of age tale as a monster movie.



Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Joel is heading to Saturday's "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards".

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs and/or Nick Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel, which airs live and is usually held and telecast live (though with a three-hour time delay for those watching in the Pacific Time Zone or on the Nick 2 feed on digital cable that simulcasts the Pacific time zone feed) on a Saturday night in late March or early April, that honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network's 1984-2011 era, which also functions as a kaleidoscope.

Be watching!


Joel Courtney Fansite

A Joel Courtney fansite is online. Check it out!

Classy and well designed.

Many thanks to whoever built it!


EW: "J.J. Abrams' secretive 'Super 8' comes into focus at CinemaCon"

From Entertainment Weekly: "J.J. Abrams' secretive 'Super 8' comes into focus at CinemaCon".


EW: " 'Super 8' footage reminds me there are live-action movies starring kids that I can relate to"

Entertainment Weekly has a great article out titled " 'Super 8' footage reminds me there are live-action movies starring kids that I can relate to."

Even if you didn’t know Steven Spielberg was a producer on the ’70s-set picture, you would have felt it watching the scene of the kids. There’s such… affection for them. That’s really the best way I can describe it. They’re smart, funny, passionate, and real. They’re at the age when they still care about things other than girls, but, of course, there’s that longing for one. It also makes sense for Abrams, too, who married two of his ideas for the movie — one he had about kids making Super 8 movies like he and Spielberg did when they were young, and one he had already pitched to Paramount about some “thing” escaping its cross-country train transport from Area 51 to Ohio.