If nothing else, the marketing department at Fox is doing a great job with the “viral” ad campaign for X-Men: Days of Future Past. A new Days of Future Past video and slideshow website runs through 25 big moments in modern human history, showing along the way how mutants, and those who are concerned with them, have played into the evolving course of our times. Bolivar Trask works with Richard Nixon, and eventually has a hand in Guantanamo. Familiar mutants are present at important points in time, and one fan-favorite character has a significantly revised origin.
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Wally Pfister‘s debut directorial effort, Transcendence, opens in less than a month — on April 17 we’ll see what Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer has come up with for his heady sci-fi feature. But in the meantime, two Transcendence viral videos and a featurette give us a few more things to think about. Read More »
Taking a page out of the Bad Robot playbook, the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer includes viral marketing clues. Following those clues leads to a Transformers 4 viral poster which gives fans an idea of the public sentiment towards Autobots and Decepticons at the beginning of Michael Bay‘s latest. Check it out below. Read More »
As someone who grew up in the Nineties, it’s kind of hard to get my mind around Nineties nostalgia. It honestly feels like it was yesterday, even though we’re 15 plus years removed. That said, I still enjoy it and Cinefix has just created a prime example to stab me straight in the heart – a homemade Hook remake.
They got Dante Basco to reprise his role as Rufio in a short, “homemade” (basically sweded) scene from Steven Spielberg‘s Hook. It’s surreal and funny to see this exciting, emotional scene played out in a Los Angeles driveway. With Basco there to utter his classic lines, however, it’s very worth your time. Plus there’s a behind the scenes video and a side by side with Spielberg’s version. Check them out below. Read More »
Warning, if you are easily creeped out, this video will not be easy to watch. The team at ScreenJunkies went against rules of Shia LaBeouf‘s elaborate Los Angeles art installation #IAMSORRY and snuck in a camera. They took off his bag and, well, it’s just weird. Check out the video below. Read More »
Best director Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron did a Reddit AMA Thursday, promoting his film Gravity, which is still in theaters and hits Blu-ray February 25. As tends to be the case with these, topics were all over the map, and we’ve grabbed the most interesting bits.
Among them are an alternate ending to Gravity, how he felt about scientific criticism directed toward the film, his outlook on the future of cinema, his feelings on digital formats, if he’d do a superhero movie, why he only did one Harry Potter, Guillermo del Toro’s contributions to Gravity and much more. Read the quotes below. Read More »
Shia LaBeouf would be proud of Jerry O’Connell. LaBeouf got national press Tuesday for the opening of his contemporary art installation #IAMSORRY. The “show” features LaBeouf in the paper bag he wore to the world premiere of Nymphomaniac in Berlin, sitting quietly while fans talk to him. Wednesday, in the space right next door to LaBeouf’s in West Hollywood, actor Jerry O’Connell set up #IAMSORRYTOO, which featured the Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire and Sliders star in a bag that said “Super Famous,” and willing to talk about damn near anything. Read More »
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The next Disney/Pixar short film, Party Central, debuted at this summer‘s D23 Expo. Set in the Monsters University universe, it follows the Oozma Kappa clan as they throw a frat party. But no one shows up, and they remedy the situation by using some crazy tactics to steal a rival party.
Originally, the short was going to debut with The Good Dinosaur, but as that film has now been pushed back until 2015, Party Central (above) will now premiere with March’s Muppets Most Wanted.
Speaking of that film, you can watch a new viral video from it, jokingly showing how excited the Internet is for the next Muppet movie. Read More »