Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and that means new movie trailers. Word is there will be six this year: our first look at Fast and Furious 6, new ones for Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z, and then three from Disney: Iron Man 3 directed by Shane Black, The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and Oz The Great And Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi.
If they follow the pattern as last year, the spots themselves will have longer versions online during the game so check back here Sunday for those. Until then, Disney has released very brief teases of their spots, which you can watch below. Read More »
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The gang behind Star Trek Into Darkness is going try something new on February 3. That’s Super Bowl Sunday and not only will the latest film from J.J. Abrams have a TV spot featuring new footage, it’ll have some special integration with a brand new app. The app, created by Gimbal, will have several unique features, the first major one being the ability to unlock exclusive content when opened during the commercial. Read all about it after the jump. Read More »
Each year some of the commercials from the biggest brands during the Super Bowl are directed by big name filmmakers (remember Ridley Scott‘s classic Apple “1984″ Super Bowl ad). The 2012 Super Bowl commercials feature spots directed by Todd Phillips, Bobby Farrelly, David Gordon Green, Miguel Arteta, Noam Murro, Craig Gillespie, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., Joe Pytka, Jake Scott, Fredick Bond, Peter Berg and others. After the jump I’ve collected 18 of the tv spots directed by big screen talent, breaking down who directed what.
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Disney aired a new commercial for Andrew Stanton‘s live action debut John Carter during the big game. After the jump you can watch the super bowl spot, and a 60 second extended spot.
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In October, Marvel Studios dropped the first trailer for Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, which stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. Since then we’ve seen quite a few stills and a bit of extra footage, all of which promises a union of characters from the Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man films, and a lot of destruction in New York City as the city is attacked by the army of Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
The extended Super Bowl spot really doesn’t reveal too much — there is some new footage of each of the heroes, especially of the Hulk, but for those who want to know just what sort of army Loki has assembled, the shot that hits about thirty seconds into the spot will be the key image. Read More »
Battleship is the film in which director Peter Berg worked in full-on Michael Bay mode, with Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Alexander Skarsgard as crew members on a US Navy ship stuck inside a force field erected by some force that has its eye on Earthly resources. We’ve seen a couple trailers for the film that introduced the film’s basic scenario, and showed some of the tech of the attacking force. (We’ve been calling them aliens, but we don’t actually know what the enemies in the movie really are.)
A new one-minute Battleship spot ran tonight during the Super Bowl, and while it recycles a lot of the footage from the first couple trailers, it does offer some new images of the enemy footsoldiers, including what seems to be a showdown between one of the Hal0-like characters and a cannon that should blow it to pieces. Why do I suspect that’s not how this encounter ends?
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Movie fans probably don’t remember much about last year’s Super Bowl (the Packers beat the Steelers 31-25) but they’d be hard-pressed to forget last year’s Volkswagen commercial. It featured a young boy dressed as Darth Vader, using the Force to command a Volkswagen Passat. For about 15 minutes, the kid was a national celebrity and the 49 million YouTube views and counting solidify the Star Wars-themed spot as the most talked about of 2011.
This year, the German auto manufacturer is back and while the bulk of their 2012 spot centers on dog getting into shape to chase down a VW Beetle, the self-referential climax can only be described as “The Dog Strikes Back.” After the jump, check out the extended version of the commercial that’ll appear this Sunday during the Super Bowl. Read More »
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February is almost upon us, which means we’re a few short weeks away from the early blockbuster season of 2012. Before you know it, films fit for Summer invade the Spring. The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans, and 21 Jump Street all open soon; the early blockbuster season kicks off on March 9 with Disney’s John Carter. Directed by Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton, this big budget adaptation of the influential sci-fi fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs brings incredibly lofty expectations. So what better way to begin fulfilling those expectations than with a Super Bowl commercial and some huge contests?
After the jump, check out a tease of John Carter‘s Super Bowl commercial, find out how Walt Disney World passholders can see the film early and learn about a contest for anyone actually named “John Carter.” Read More »