Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Rocket

After years of anticipation, the first trailer for Marvel’s new cosmic superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, finally hit Tuesday night. And as expected, it’s pretty awesome. Two minutes-plus of sci-fi candy for your eyeballs, complete with a humor and tone totally unique to the Marvel universe. Along with the trailer, Marvel released 12 new stills. They give you a chance to get a closer look at several characters including Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and others.

Below, see all the new photos and read writer/director James Gunn‘s commentary on many of the trailer’s surprises. Read More »

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Last summer, the National Association of Theater Owners revealed they’d soon release a new set of guidelines to movie studios in regards to in theatrical marketing. The highlight of that tease was a push for all trailers to be under two minutes long. Well, the full list of guidelines has now been released and besides the shorter trailers, theaters also don’t want studios to be able to advertise movies more than 150 days away from release and they don’t want any kind of online cross promotion in the trailers. They would, however, allow two exemptions per studio per year. Read more below. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 pensive

The first trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been out for a few hours now which, in Internet time, means it’s old news. (If you haven’t seen it, click here.) By now, fans have tried to dissect the secrets it holds, and there are plenty. We clearly see Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) as the Green Goblin. We clearly see Peter has to deal with the actions of his deceased father (Campbell Scott). We see Peter fighting Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and we see why they cut out Mary Jane. There’s a lot of story here. So much, in fact, the trailer makes it look like Green Goblin and Rhino are the primary villains and Electro (Jamie Foxx) is second tier. Which is simply not the case.

Despite all that, the biggest surprise in the trailer comes at the 1:16 mark. It’s a quick shot that, one site reports, is the post-credits tease of the Sinister Six. Did you catch it? Check it out below. Read More »

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Briefly: Our first glimpse at Christopher Nolan‘s post-Batman film, Interstellar, is coming incredibly soon. Though the sci-fi exploration film doesn’t open until November 7, 2014, the first trailer will reportedly be attached to Warner Bros. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13. That trailer runs one minute and 43 seconds long.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and John Lithgow. [The Film Stage]

Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Briefly: The above image says it all. Marc Webb‘s highly anticipated sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will debut a trailer online December 5. There will also be a sneak on Good Morning America the same day. You’ll then be able to see it in theaters December 13 when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released.

Be sure to check back here on December 5 to see the trailer in full. [Facebook]

Captain America Winter Soldier elevator

Having seen and really enjoyed Thor: The Dark World, I can safely say I don’t remember one single 3D element. And I saw it in 3D. The glasses didn’t hurt or enhance the experience, and maybe Marvel knows that. So to get fans to pony up the extra few bucks for the 3D screenings of the film, out November 8, they’re attaching a five minute preview of next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to 3D screenings only. Read More »

X-Men DOFP trailer breakdown 7

There was a lot to absorb in that first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Original trilogy X-Men were bumping up against First Class X-Men, new characters were showing up left and right, and the emotional arc was cresting just as action and mayhem broke out in both timelines.

Fortunately, director Bryan Singer is happy to guide fans through that jam-packed promo. “It really is what we wanted from the first look at the movie,” he said. Hit the jump for his commentary on some key moments.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Peter Parker in his bedroom

Those of you who make the trip to Middle-Earth in December will be treated to a peek at another exotic fantasy locale: New York City. Specifically, Spider-Man’s New York City, which unlike our New York City is filled with teen superheroes, giant lizard-men, electrified electricians, and HAL 9000-esque AI officers.

Director Marc Webb revealed today that the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would play in front of 3D screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and he did so in the most delightfully geeky way possible. Check out his official announcement and get all the details after the jump.

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