batman v superman plot

With the Captain America: Civil War trailer arriving just last week, comic book movie fans are now hungry for a look at the other big superhero battle coming in 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice delivered a full trailer this past summer at Comic-Con and online at the same time, but with the movie just a few months away, fans want to see more. And they’ll get their wish next week.

Some kind of exclusive preview for Batman v Superman will be airing during the midseason finale of Gotham on Monday, and a promo for it features the cast of the show weighing in on who they think would win in a fight between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel. Check it out! Read More »


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The Captain America: Civil War trailer was unleashed last night, and now that we’ve watched the teaser a few times we’re ready to assess the damages. Hit the jump to find out what we learned as we breakdown the details of the first trailer.

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first preacher footage

As with any adaptation, AMC’s Preacher has come under close scrutiny from devoted fans of the source material. The first trailer attracted a lot of attention, both from the Preacher faithful and from curious newbies, but as usual there was plenty of grumbling that it just didn’t look close enough to the comic book that inspired it.

One person who doesn’t really seem to mind, though, is Garth Ennis. The writer behind the original comics says he’s “delighted” with the new trailer, and claims the pilot, which he’s already seen, is “excellent.” Read the Garth Ennis Preacher trailer comments after the jump.  Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Trailer

At Comic-Con this past summer, fans were given an early first look at X-Men: Apocalypse. The reel showed Oscar Isaac as the titular villain for the first time, along with the young versions of some familiar X-Men such as Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. Since then, everyone (who didn’t watch a leaked version of the footage) has been patiently waiting for the trailer to arrive, and now we finally know when that will be.

The first X-Men Apocalypse trailer will arrive with Star Wars: The Force Awakens next month, and it will be a little more than just a teaser. Read More »

Warcraft poster

When you’ve invested upwards of $100 million into a game with 7 million subscribers around the world, you don’t half-ass the promotional campaign. So even though Warcraft is still seven months out, Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment are getting an early start on putting the word out. Following a handful of new stills this weekend, Warcraft has just revealed a splashy new poster, as well as details on the imminent trailer release.

Check out the first Warcraft poster, and get Warcraft trailer release details, after the jump.

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Stephen Colbert lightsaber

Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:

  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
  • No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
  • Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
  • Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
  • William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
  • Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
  • Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
  • Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends

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civil war trailer

Earlier today, a rumor circulated that the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War would be attached to Spectre, which is set to make its North American bow next week. On one hand, this makes sense – why wouldn’t Marvel Studios want to piggyback off one of the most successful movie franchises of all time to hype their own massively successful movie franchise? But on the other hand, you wonder why they just don’t wait a few weeks. After all, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in December and that seems like a nice way to keep everything under the Disney-owned umbrella.

Well, the other hand seems to be right. The counter-rumor says that a Civil War trailer is on the way, but we shouldn’t expect to see it in theaters until Star Wars makes its grand return. If nothing else, Disney is a master of synergy.

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Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak is a deliciously dark and twisted piece, set in the most gorgeous, most decrepit haunted house you’ve ever seen and anchored by three mesmerizing performances from Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and most especially Jessica Chastain. It’s also not the horror movie that’s being sold in the trailers, but a Gothic romance. Think Jane Eyre plus ghosts, not The Conjuring plus corsets.

That’s not such a bad thing if you happen to love costume dramas, but it can be an unpleasant surprise if you don’t. And that misleading marketing doesn’t seem to be doing it many favors. I’ve seen a lot of critics ding it for being ineffective as a horror movie — which of course it is, because it isn’t really one. The B- Cinemascore and limp box office might also reflect the discrepancy between what Crimson Peak seems to be, and what it actually is.

Admittedly, it’s not difficult to understand why Universal chose to market Crimson Peak as a horror movie. A Brontë-esque romance is a much harder sell outside the arthouse than a spooky, seasonally appropriate haunted house flick. And it’s hardly the first time a marketing team has chosen to sell a completely different movie. Sometimes it’s part of a savvy strategy and sometimes it’s a desperate ploy; sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Below, let’s look back at 15 movies with misleading trailers. Warning: Some spoilers ahead.  Read More »

The Force Awakens trailer footage

Right when the new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted, confirmation of ticket sales, marathon events and some movie theater exclusive collectibles were announced at the same time. You can find out all you need to know on that front over here.

Along with those announcements came official confirmation that the new trailer would arrive during Monday Night Football on ESPN tomorrow evening. And today Disney is teasing the arrival of the trailer around their various networks with some brief snippets from the trailer, and you can see some of The Force Awakens trailer footage below! Read More »