This summer is getting a big dose of turtle power with the forthcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Embracing the more cartoonish elements of the comic book favorite characters who were launched into massive popularity in the 1990s, this sequel is bringing a lot of characters from TMNT mythology to the big screen that we’ve never seen before. In addition to the return of Shredder, there’s Rocksteady, Bebop, Baxter Stockman and even Krang (voiced by Fred Armisen) and his Technodrome.
Some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 TV spots have just arrived online this week, and one quick one offers a new glimpse at Krang outside of his cybernetic suit that was shown off in the Super Bowl spot earlier this year. The rest of them have a bunch of footage from the previous trailers with some snippets of unseen action featuring our heroes in a half-shell. Read More »
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For many months, the worst kept secret in Hollywood was that Captain America: Civil War featured the new Spider-Man. He was never mentioned in press releases. He didn’t show up in the first trailer. Heck, the production somehow managed to keep the paparazzi at bay and not even one single blurry set photo made its way online. So when Tom Holland‘s Spidey popped up for quick hello in the latest preview, it was a genuine (and pleasant) surprise. Sure, everyone knew he was coming, but the grand reveal managed to arrive intact. Marvel and Disney played the long game with this one, distracting us with the dozen other heroes in the movie, and they came out on top.
But now that the cat is out of the bag, the marketing can play a little fast and loose with the Spider-Man material, which is why a brand new TV spot is apparently allowed to showcase additional footage of the webslinger in action.
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The Nice Guys should make for a nice breath of fresh air this summer. While there are plenty of huge tentpole movies coming out over the next few months, writer-director Shane Black is offering up something a little different, and hopefully that’ll be enough to convince audiences to see Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe unite in this buddy detective picture.
Below, watch the latest The Nice Guys TV spot, which tries to sell you on the Nice Guys Detective Agency.
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With spring here and summer on the way, we’re starting to see some of the movies that hit the 2016 Sundance Film Festival make their way to theaters. If the suspense and blood in Jeremy Saulnier’s thriller Green Room isn’t your kind of thing, then you’ll probably want to take in something a little more lighthearted and fun. That would be Sing Street, a wonderful coming-of-age comedy set in Ireland back in the 1980s. And since it’s a movie from Once and Begin Again director John Carney, it’s full of some amazing original music.
The Weinstein Company doesn’t seem to be doing a great job of making audiences aware of its limited release next week. But we’re trying to change that by calling your attention to a new Sing Street TV spot, complete with a quote from our Sundance review. Plus, there’s a new music video highlighting an original song from Begin Again star and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Check out both of the videos below. Read More »
The hot new trend in studio filmmaking these days is sequels that also act as first acts for a new franchise, taking your love of a past property and using it to launch another series (usually a trilogy) of movies. Some of these, like Jurassic World, are enormous financial successes, tickling old school nostalgia while giving new fans something to embrace. Others, like Terminator: Genisys, die on the vine and make everyone who talked about a sequel months before the original came out look very silly.
As I watched the new Independence Day: Resurgence TV spot, I couldn’t quite begin to guess which direction Roland Emmerich‘s belated sequel will go. I can easily imagine this thing being an enormous hit or a gigantic flop. Are regular folks excited for an Independence Day sequel? I have no clue. But I do know that this TV spot features some nifty visuals and the return of Brent Spiner‘s Dr. Brackish Okun, who supposedly perished during the events of the first movie.
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Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we inch toward summer blockbuster season, one of the biggest question marks on the calendar is the video game adaptation Warcraft. The source material is one millions of fans around the globe are deeply familiar with, but how will it play as a movie? Will Warcraft be the one to break the so-called “video game curse”? Can it draw in the non-gamer audience? And what about that director, Duncan Jones? There’s no doubt he’s a talented and creative director — just check out his earlier films, Moon and Source Code — but Warcraft is a far bigger, more fantastical movie than anything we’ve seen from him before. Can he still deliver the goods on such a gigantic scale?
We’ve got our fingers crossed for the best, and the earlier trailer and TV spot have suggested that this movie won’t lack in scope or painstaking detail. Now a new Warcraft TV spot has arrived with still more footage for you to ooh and ahh over and eagerly (or perhaps anxiously) pick apart. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
This weekend marked the start of Daylight Savings Time in the U.S., and that means the past 36 or so hours have been rough for a lot of folks. At some point in the wee hours of Sunday morning, an hour simply vanished into thin air, leaving us with one less hour to sleep, or work, or spend time with our families, or binge-watch House of Cards, or whatever else we’d normally do with that time.
Now a new Alice Through the Looking Glass spot wonders where that time went, and suggests Sacha Baron Cohen, as the embodiment of Time itself, might have had something to do with its disappearance. Check out the newest footage from the James Bobin-directed fantasy adventure below. Read More »
It’s safe to say that we’re very much looking forward to Jeff Nichols‘ upcoming science fiction film Midnight Special. It made my personal most anticipated movies of 2016 list and it topped the list of our own Jack Giroux. After all, what kind of self-respecting film fan isn’t interested in seeing the director of Mud and Take Shelter channel the likes of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter? Heck, what kind of self-respecting film fan doesn’t want to watch any movie Michael Shannon stars in by default?
Three new Midnight Special TV spots have arrived online, showcasing a few snippets of new footage from this film, which has done a fine job of keeping plot details scarce in its previous trailers. These follow suit, teasing a tone and a great cast while sidestepping potential spoilers.
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The marketing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been a real rollercoaster ride. For every trailer or clip that promises something truly special and unique, there’s been another that’s downright embarrassing. For every killer moment and tremendous shot, there’s the reminder that there’s a scene where Batman asks Superman if he bleeds. I continue to have faith that Batman v Superman will be an interesting movie and hopefully a great one. As card-carrying member of the Man of Steel fan club – There are dozens of us! Dozens! – I cannot wait to see what director Zack Snyder does when he’s allowed to fully run wild with the DC universe.
Will this new batch of Batman v Superman TV spots change any minds? Probably not. Like so many of the previews so far, these things have a split personality, showing off the movie I want to see (Fun! Big! Weird! Energetic!) and the movie I’m dreading. You know, the movie where Batman has to teach Superman “what it means to be a man.” Ugh.
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