Super 8

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

It’s a good time, this J.J. Abrams-directed, Steven Spielberg-produced movie—a critter picture conjoined with a coming-of-age picture. Joe (Joel Courtney), the young teenage son of a local police officer (Kyle Chandler), is making a zombie movie with his friends in their hilly Ohio steel town. One night while filming a scene on the train platform, an Air Force train derails before their very eyes, some strange boxcar cargo making its presence known. Then the strangeness starts happening.

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By Geoff Carter

FRACTURES AND CHARM. I’m reading some reviews on the Bruno Mars (pictured) and Janelle Monae show that’s coming to the Pearl on June 16 ($45 - $87), and I swear to you they’re like butter on the eyeballs. “[Mars] oozes confidence and charm … [Monae’s set had] energy and aplomb,” wrote The Oregonian’s Robert Ham of the duo’s June 4 show in Portland. Tickets to the Vegas show are sold out, but if you wish on Monae’s Grace Jones-like pompadour, you may get lucky.

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