A company called YouGov recently conducted a survey discussing public reaction to movie trailers and the impact they have on movie going habits. The study’s major finding is that 49% of people polled felt that trailers gave away too many of a movie’s “best scenes.” In comparison, only 32% of people thought they gave away the movie’s plot.
However, out of those same people, only 19% said it made them not want to see the movie. In fact, 24% of the people said it made them want to see it more. The other 57%, said it didn’t matter or they didn’t know.
Read some more results from the survey, and see the whole thing for yourself, after the jump. Read More »
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Okay, so I know you’ve already seen the trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. Snyder was in Las Vegas at CinemaCon to premiere the trailer, which was exactly timed with when the video went online.
The Warner Bros presentation this year was kind of underwhelming, it may have something to do with all the bad buzz they got last year with their preview of early 48fps Hobbit footage. Whatever the reason, they kept most of their presentation safe, sticking mostly to trailers or previously cut footage (for instance the Pacific Rim reel already played at WonderCon). The Man of Steel trailer was very impressive, and they also screened the first trailer (or was it a teaser trailer?) for Alfanso Cuaron‘s Gravity, which was breathtaking. I’m not sure when Warner Bros will be officially releasing this trailer, maybe on Oblivion?
We recorded a video blog giving quick reactions to both of these trailer, and failed in our attempt to discuss them in less time than the source trailers themselves. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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Robert Schwentke‘s comic book adaptation R.I.P.D. feels like it’s been coming forever. Filming began in the Fall of 2011 and release is scheduled for July 19. Along the way we’ve seen a few set photos, heard rumblings of behind the scenes problems, and wondered when the marketing would kick in. The answer to that last question is “now” as Universal Pictures released the first poster for the film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The studio will release the trailer this week, attached to its sci-fi film, Oblivion. See the poster and read more about the film below. Read More »
As the summer movie season is about to begin, trailers for the year’s fall and winter releases will start pouring in. One of the most anticipated among that lot is Francis Lawrence‘s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the first trailer will premiere April 14 during the MTV Movie Awards. We’ll post it here at that time, so you don’t have to watch the show, but MTV provided a brief sneak peek. Check it out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who wants to see the first trailer from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Well, too bad, because it’s not coming for another few months. Also after the jump:
- Anchorman: The Legend Continues goes ice skating
- The sequel to Gareth Edwards‘ Monsters starts filming
- The Muppets… Again! adds two fine English actors
- See a new image from Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End
- And familiar-looking one for The Hangover Part III
- Scary Movie 5 has a relatively inoffensive TV spot
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Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve seen promotional stills, character portraits, inspiration photos, and behind-the-scenes peeks from The Wolverine. We’ve heard all about the plot, the cameos, the timeline, and the themes. And so far, it all looks and sounds great. But a film doesn’t work unless what’s actually moving around on the screen does, and so far, we’ve yet to see a lick of footage from the James Mangold-directed film.
Fortunately, that’s all about to change. Mangold revealed today that the very first sneak peek will hit next week, followed a day later by the trailer. The timing fits perfectly with earlier rumors that the promo would be attached to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Hit the jump for the details.
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Yes, that’s right, you now have an additional reason to see Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14. The film itself, Jackson’s first in a trilogy, was likely enough. But that release is also the first film ever in HFR 3D, and it will have the trailer (or prologue) to Star Trek Into Darkness attached. And now Zack Snyder has confirmed what we all expected: the second trailer for his Superman reboot, Man of Steel will be attached too. Here’s Snyder:
I can’t wait for ‘The Hobbit,’ so it will be fun to see our crazy ‘Man of Steel’ trailer and then enjoy ‘The Hobbit’ because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.
Read some more of Snyder’s thoughts on the status of the June 14 film after the jump. Read More »
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News that the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness would screen exclusively with IMAX 3D prints of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14th was either incredibly exciting or incredibly frustrating. If you’re one of those lucky few who has a real IMAX theater in your town, you were probably excited. If not, you were probably considering driving to one. Well, don’t fret just yet. Paramount will allow everyone to get a dose of Star Trek goodness on December 14.
Non-IMAX screenings of The Hobbit (including those in High Frame Rate) will have the first official trailer for the May 17th film attached. Read more after the jump, including Chris Pine’s reaction to the IMAX news. Read More »