spider man homecoming nba finals

Some of the most cringeworthy parts of summer blockbuster season are the weak marketing tie-ins. You know what I’m talking about: that Captain America: Civil War trailer that was actually a glorified Audi car commercial and that ill-advised Dunkirk TV spot that equated the horrors of war with basketball.

But when it comes to cross-marketing promotions, the Spider-Man: Homecoming NBA Finals TV spots actually aren’t that bad. In fact, they’re kinda’ delightful. And now, we can see the full extended spot that follows Peter Parker’s mini-adventures as he just tries to get to Mr. Stark’s game-watching party.

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valerian

The last trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was the best one yet. There was very little dialogue – it just shined the light solely on the huge world director Luc Besson ,and countless artists have carefully crafted, based on the comic books by Pierre Christin and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières. In a new TV spot, there are some quick glimpses of some of the exuberant settings they’ve all created.

Below, watch the new Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets TV spot.

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Spider-Man Homecoming NBA Finals Spot

Continuing the onslaught of marketing between now and the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming next month, a new promo for the film that aired during the NBA Finals has arrived online, continuing the narrative of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) being invited to Tony Stark’s party for the big games.

In the last Spider-Man Homecoming NBA Finals spot, Spidey was sent out by Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) to get snacks for the party, specifically for Tim Duncan for some reason, but ended up having to thwart a robbery. In the new spot, the wallcrawler has finally arrived at a generic bodega to get the snacks, and he runs into a familiar face, as well as some fans.

Watch the latest Spider-Man Homecoming NBA Finals spot below. Read More »

Transformers The Last Knight TV Spot

Just when we think we’ve seen enough from Transformers: The Last Knight, another piece of the marketing campaign comes along to unleash even more Bayhem.

From Japan, a new Transformers The Last Knight TV spot shows off a whole lot of new footage from the sequel, including a shot of Bumblebee (seen above) from when he apparently helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. This movie is going to be the most bonkers installment of the Transformers franchise yet.

Watch the new international Transformers The Last Knight trailer below. Read More »

The Dark Tower TV Spots

Sony Pictures is bringing the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King‘s book series The Dark Tower to theater at the beginning of August. The first trailer for the sci-fi western was more confusing than anything, especially for anyone who isn’t familiar with the book series, though our trailer breakdown may have helped a bit.

Now some TV spots for The Dark Tower have started hitting the small screen, presumably taking advantage of the audience watching the NBA Finals, and while they don’t really do much to explain the story more, they do show off more of Idris Elba slinging guns like a badass while Matthew McConaughey threatens to turn the world into hell.

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Spider-Man Homecoming NBA Finals TV Spot

We’re in the full swing of blockbuster summer and now that Wonder Woman is in theaters, it’s time for the next comic book movie on the docket to start making its big marketing push, and that’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is returning to the big screen with his own new franchise, this time with Tom Holland reprising the role of the webslinger that he first played in Captain America: Civil War as part of a special collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Both studios want to make sure you don’t forget about Spidey swinging into theaters this summer, especially if you’re watching some professional basketball.

A new Spider-Man Homecoming NBA Finals TV spot continues the narrative that began in the first promo with Peter Parker being invited to Tony Stark’s NBA Finals party. This time he’s being sent on an errand with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) asking him to get some snacks for the party. Plus, this one features a special cameo at the end. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming TV Spot

Hot on the heels of the two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming released earlier this week (along with our breakdown of the new footage in each of them), a new extended TV spot has arrived, showing off even more footage from the rebooted Spidey franchise that is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Taking a cue from the international trailer, we get to see a bit more of the flashback to Tom Holland‘s introduction as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War from Peter Parker’s personal video diaries that he took before and during the battle, including how he got his suit from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) beforehand. Plus, we get a glimpse of a couple new webs that Spidey can weave with his new high tech suit.

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Spider Man Homecoming TV Spot

Hot on the heels of this morning’s new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming (and our subsequent breakdown), Disney and Marvel Studios have released a new TV spot that ties the movie to the NBA Finals. And if there’s one takeaway so far from all of this film’s marketing, it’s that they really, really want everyone to know that Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is a big part of Homecoming.
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preacher season 2

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Preacher season two featurette.
  • The trailer for the final season of Orphan Black.
  • A new look at Fear the Walking Dead.
  • And a quick promo for the Hotel Transylvania series.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Clips

There hasn’t been enough inebriated action coming from Walt Disney Pictures, but that will change soon now that a new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel is arriving in theaters this summer.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales brings back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow for another round of high seas adventure and drunken antics. In a batch of new clips and TV spots from the sequel, Jack Sparrow gets in trouble with the law yet again, and he’s also being pursued by a cursed pirate hunter named Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). Plus, he finds himself accompanied by Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) the offspring of his previous partner in piracy, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom).

Watch the new Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales clips and TV spots below. Read More »