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'Super 8' bonus scene

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In an opening weekend PopWatch poll, 31 percent of readers said Joe (Joel Courtney) was their favorite kid in Super 8 (Ryan Lee’s Cary came in second with 26 percent of the vote, and Elle Fanning’s Alice was third with 23 percent.) Prepare to like him even more after watching the deleted scene below. Joe, Cary, and Charles head into the 7-Eleven, where Joe tries to figure out why Alice has agreed to help them with their movie. I love that he asks what book she was reading when Charles spoke to her — it’s something a geek of any age would want to know about the person they’re crushing on. I also appreciate that this clip shows the hard work that went into stocking those 1979 shelves.

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