Starring: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Amanda Michalka, Noah Emmerich
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Plot: A group of kids making a monster movie catch a horrific train crash on film and something from the train escapes to wreak havoc on their small town.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 83%
Critic Consensus: “It may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare”
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
Starring: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller, Preston Bailey
Directed by: John Schultz
Plot: Judy Moody attempts to have the most thrilling summer ever.
RT Freshness: 16%
Critic Consensus: “Though it may entertain some very young viewers, Judy Moody is likely to be a garish sensory onslaught for anyone with a normal attention span”