J.J. Abrams

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Mission: Impossible • Mission: Impossible III

Mission: Impossible III

June 1, 2023

We’re back with Ethan Hunt, but this time he’s trying to take a break from the spy business and get married. Doesn’t go well though! But it does go well for the franchise and we’re here for it. Join us as we return to the franchise with our conversation looking at JJ Abrams’ 2006 film.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

December 24, 2019

What a brilliant end to a decade! We’re wrapping it up with the ultimate film in the Skywalker Saga from that Star Wars galaxy far, far away. How do the filmmakers hold up to the weight of an entire world of expectations for this film? Be with us now. Feel the force of the The Film Board’s Year End episode.

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Bonus: Nerd Critic takes over with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 14, 2019

CJ and Jordan take over the feed to launch their cavalcade of Star Wars this week with their review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

October 19, 2017

Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we get near the end of our Star Trek series with JJ Abrams’ 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness. 

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Star Trek

October 12, 2017

Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Star Trek series with Abrams’ 2009 film Star Trek. 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 23, 2015

The Film Board Gathers! This month the gang of thugs takes on the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, this from reboot master, J. J. Abrams. Does he bring his magic rebootinator to set every day to apply just the right dose of mystery and lens flare?

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April 4, 2014

The J.J. Abrams team jumped into the found footage realm with a fun Godzilla-style monster movie that was kept under strict wraps while filming, to the point where excited audience members actually believed that it might have possibly been a live-action version of Voltron. “Cloverfield,” which, in the film, is the name the government gives to this top secret creature after-the-fact, is a unique creature feature that at once allowed for an intimate story set in a massive location. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we discuss Matt Reeves’ 2008 film “Cloverfield.”

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