publication date: Friday, January 25, 2008 (part of Round XXXIII)

category: Movies

clue: The felicitous timing of monsterous box-office hits is not lost on this filmmaker.

explanation: Abrams produced the movie Cloverfield and TV series Felicity and Lost. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, JB Brenner, Eric Wallhagen, and John Tate

trivia: Cloverfield was the record-breaking #1 hit at the box office when this goo was published. There were four guesses for Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and one guess for David Hinton.


Similar Goos

Heath Ledger

After playing a casanova, a comic-book villain, and a medieval knight jousting to rock anthems, it turns out that a gay cowboy was his least flamboyant role. Go »

Daniel Day-Lewis

This actor would give his left foot to win an Oscar this year as a man who likes other people's milkshakes. Go »

Ben Stiller

This gym-class (super)hero with a famous father must have cracked up his friends playing dodgeball. Go »

Clint Eastwood

In high school he was Clinton, but later he had no name. Go »

Matt Reeves

This filmmaker didn't get lost, or use an alias, or trek to the stars, or go on an impossible mission. But he did direct Cloverfield. Go »

Nicolas Cage

If you gathered up the international treasure this actor earned from movies like Ghost Rider, The Rock, and Leaving Las Vegas, you'd need a pretty big cage to protect it. Go »