all movie trailers are the same

Over a year ago, we featured a 15-minute video essay that dove into the history of the movie trailer. Where did it come from? Why are they called trailers? How have they changed over the years? Well, the answer to that last question might actually be, “They haven’t.” Below we have a video that uses a bunch of movie trailers to basically prove that all movie trailers are the same, and it’s hard to argue once you’ve seen the evidence. Watch the video after the jump! Read More »

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2015 Golden Trailer Awards Winners Revealed

Furious-7

The 16th Annual Golden Trailer Awards took place last night at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Universal Pictures/AV Squad’s Furious 7 “Family” campaign won the Best of Show Prize and the award for Best Action, just 2 of the 78 different awards given by the annual award show (only 20 of the top awards are handing out at the live awards ceremony).

Universal Pictures (alongside Focus Features) was the winner of the night taking home 15 Golden Trailer Awards, followed by Warner Bros. (with HBO) which earned 11 wins, while Disney and Lionsgate earned 9 statues each. Of all the films that took home golden statues, American Sniper and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tied for the most wins, each scoring 5 separate categories. Read a complete list of 2015 Golden Trailer Awards winners after the jump.
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Batman v Superman honest trailer

Three things are certain in life. Death, taxes, and Internet trailer parodies. The instant a big film trailer hits the web, you know hundreds of people start working on different parodies, memes, and whatever else they can come up with. In the past week, two of the year’s biggest trailers came online: Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, so too came the parodies.

For Batman v Superman, Screen Junkies did an Honest Trailer version of the trailer, and someone else re-edited the footage with shots of Christopher Reeve and Adam West to give it a retro feel. Check out the Batman v Superman trailer parodies below. Read More »

Batman v Superman batsuit

Monday night Warner Bros. held IMAX screenings all over the country of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. This was supposed to be the big reveal for the trailer, but the Internet changed that, and the footage was released early. To thank fans for coming to the event anyway, director Zack Snyder added in about six seconds of exclusive footage to the trailer, and took to Twitter to show a brand new image of Ben Affleck‘s Batsuit.

Below, read about the new footage and see the Batman v Superman Batsuit. Read More »

Jurassic World Trailer breakdown

Anyone who complained the first few Jurassic World trailers didn’t show enough will be pleasantly surprised by the latest one. The new trailer reveals several new action sequences as well the official full-screen reveal of the Indominus Rex, called the D-Rex. There are also many new shots of the Pteranodons, Velociraptors and a ton of homages to the original movie. Plus, one of the money shots seen in earlier trailers has been flipped on its head here in this final version.

Below, let’s do a Jurassic World trailer breakdown with over 70 screenshots. Read More »

Batman v Superman trailer images

After a low-quality bootleg did the rounds twenty-four hours ago, Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. released a legit version of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Having watched it a couple times a few ideas jump right out, so naturally it’s time for us to go frame-by-frame through the footage, grabbing dozens of Batman v Superman trailer images to pull what details we can out of the footage.  Read More »

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Peter Sciretta Star Wars

Yesterday, just after the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, our own Peter Sciretta was invited by StarWars.com to join a few other folks in a breakdown of the new teaser on the Star Wars Celebration livestream. Along with Peter were Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool News, Bryan Young of Big Shiny Robot, and Devin Faraci of Badass Digest. We ran a photo breakdown of the trailer, but to complement that, you can check out Peter’s video conversation below. Read More »

Jurassic World

History repeats itself this summer with Jurassic World. Both in the sense that we’re getting a new Jurassic Park sequel 22 years after the original opened, and in the sense that once again the story centers around a bunch of humans arrogant enough to believe that opening a park full of big, vicious predators is a great idea.

Not to get too spoiler-y about it, but we all know this is going to go terribly wrong for them. Otherwise, there’d be no movie. A new Jurassic World poster teases the very uneven battle to come, ahead of a new trailer due out next week. See the new Jurassic World poster after the jump.

Update: Another new Jurassic World poster has been revealed featuring the mighty Mosasaurus. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

Batman v Superman trailer news

The race between Marvel and DC is about to heat up, and the result is that you’re going to see some new Batman v Superman footage a lot sooner than expected. The first trailer from Zack Snyder‘s film has been reported to be attached to Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens on May 15. But in fact Snyder will reportedly drop a few seconds via Twitter this coming Thursday — just an hour before the new Star Wars trailer hits via Star Wars Celebration — and have the entire trailer in theaters on April 20.

Update #1: The latest info says that some IMAX theaters will have a “Batman vs Superman IMAX Trailer Event,” with a running time of 15 minutes, on Monday April 20.

Update #2: Tickets are now available. Go here to purchase.

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