Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
Just a couple days ago, a new rumor surfaced saying that tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would go on sale next Monday, October 19th, and the beginning of tickets sales may also be marked with a new trailer for the sci-fi saga sequel. Details were murky as to exactly how and when this was all going down, but some more solid information on the new Force Awakens trailer release has surfaced along with tickets sales buzz and word on the official poster. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Update: Additional details have arrived, confirming that tickets will go on sale on Monday. The details are after the jump.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer since the moment they finished watching the previous trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s face it – we’re a bunch of hopeless junkies, crawling around on our hands and knees, waiting for Lucasfilm to grant us our next fix.
And that next fix could be very soon, as a new report suggests that a new trailer may arrive on October 19 and will kick off ticket pre-sales. In other words, you’ll be asked to go ahead and buy your ticket while you’re still under the influence of new Star Wars footage. Classic drug dealer tactics, Lucasfilm.
For everything we know about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and the ticket pre-sales, hit the jump.
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Over the summer, a live streaming press conference introduced everyone to the cast of Independence Day 2, officially titled Independence Day: Resurgence (or IDR for those who were a fan of the ID4 shorthand for the original 1996 blockbuster). In that little event, we also learned some key details about the setting for the sequel, but with regards to the plot, we’re still largely in the dark.
But hopefully we’ll learn a little more about IDR this winter as director Roland Emmerich recently revealed in an interview that the Independence Day 2 trailer release will be right around Christmas. But that’s not all the director had to say about the sequel. Read More »
As you’ve surely noticed, Disney is obsessed with turning their animated classics into new live-action movies. Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies. And that’s not even all of them.
But the next one hitting theaters is The Jungle Book from Elf and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The footage that played at D23 last month blew people away, and now you can get a sneak peek of that footage in a quick tease from the movie before the full trailer arrives on Monday. Watch The Jungle Book teaser below! Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Ryan Reynolds promised shortly after Comic-Con that the first Deadpool footage would arrive in just a few weeks. Now he’s about to make good on his word. The first two Deadpool trailers are set to arrive next week — one red-band and one green-band. Get all the release details on the Deadpool trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
It goes without saying that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to crush the box office. It’s got Batman, it’s got Superman, it’s got the first-ever live-action movie appearance by Wonder Woman. The only question is whether it’s going to make a lot of money, or all the money.
But following its Comic-Con appearance, there’s also been a huge surge of interest in fellow DC-verse movie Suicide Squad. In fact, the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer has gotten views to date than the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice one has. More on the Suicide Squad trailer views after the jump. Read More »