Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
A well crafted trailer is a thing of beauty. It boils down the essence of a 100-minute movie into 120 action-packed seconds, leaving you both satisfied and eager for more. It makes a mediocre film look intriguing, and a great one look like the next The Godfather. Needless to say, putting these ads together isn’t easy, and the annual Golden Trailer Awards acknowledge the hard work that goes into them.
This year’s nominees include some of the familiar Oscar season favorites, but there’s also room for more offbeat contenders like Brick Mansions, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and 300: Rise of an Empire. Heck, there’s a whole category (called Golden Fleece) recognizing good trailers for not-so-good films, including After Earth and Homefront. Read the list of nominees after the jump.
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Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg won the “Generation Award” at Sunday’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and Paramount wisely used the occasion to push his latest film. Wahlberg is the star of Michael Bay‘s latest adventure about “robots in disguise,” and three new images and a TV spot have been revealed, all centering on the Oscar-nominee. Check out the new Mark Wahlberg Transformers 4 photos and TV spot below. Read More »
The final shot of a film is crucial. It’s the last image the viewer sees before leaving the theater, and the one with the most potential to stick in their minds about the film’s message. Some movies don’t really take it that seriously, lingering on something of little significance, or maybe just offering a simple wrap up. Other films approach the final shot with serious concern, knowing it can change the entire movie, or give the audience an opportunity to digest what’s gone before.
All of those different versions of the final shot, and many more, are on display in a new video from Devour. Starting with 12 Years A Slave, they’ve edited all the final shots from the 86 Oscar winners for Best Picture into one five-minute video. Check it out below. Read More »
The 2014 MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced, and the list could be the perfect medicine to anyone a little upset with how the Oscars turned out. Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave is among the nominees for Best Movie of the Year, but it’s joined by The Hobbit: The Desoluation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (along with fellow Oscar nominees American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street). Those last two led all nominees with eight apiece, followed closely by Hunger Games and…wait for it…We’re The Millers with six a piece.
As usual though, there are some fun categories and nominations for films Oscar ignored such as This Is The End, Anchorman 2, Spring Breakers, The Spectacular Now, Fruitvale Station and others. Below, check out the full list of 2014 MTV Movie Award Nominations. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you thought Ellen DeGeneres‘ star-studded, Twitter-breaking Oscars selfie couldn’t possibly get any more charming, think again. (Or, if you thought it couldn’t be any more deeply crafted as an ad, think again.) Simpsons creator Matt Groening and the Legoland Manchester have each offered their own takes on the meme-ready moment, and the results are exactly as amazing as you’d expect. Then there’s a more biting revision of it that would make John Carpenter happy.
Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony had no shortage of A-lister attendees, but the star who really stole the show wasn’t a celebrity at all. It was Edgar Martirosyan, a delivery guy from Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in Hollywood.
While a typical trip for him might yield a few bucks’ tip, Matirosyan’s extra-special delivery to Hollywood’s richest and hungriest yielded an extra-special payoff on The Ellen Show this week. Watch him tell his amazing story and collect his four-figure tip after the jump.
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If you watched last night’ Oscar ceremony telecast, you might have wondered the same thing many other people did. That is, who did all the great Oscar title cards seen throughout the show? In fact, the graphics package was put together by Mill+, which is the same company that has done work for the show in the past two years.
Creative directors Manija Emran and Henry Hobson oversaw a team which of artists to create the work. Emran explains that they “used the beam of light as our visual icon. The beam is significant in three ways: on a practical level it acts as the projector beam, it’s representative of the heroic aspect and finally it evokes the idea of a performer stepping out onto a grand stage.”
Below, see a gallery of the work produced to honor all the films nominated for Oscars. Read More »
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The Google Oscar commercial was one of the highlights of Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast. The one-minute clip featured young filmmakers learning about movies and storytelling, accompanied by audio from Oscar-winning director of Wall-E, Finding Nemo and John Carter Andrew Stanton speaking at the TED conference. It’s a beautiful, inspiring piece of work. Check it out below. Read More »