paramount cinemacon presentation

The second presentation of the second day of CinemaCon 2017 came from Paramount Pictures and the studio came to Las Vegas with trailers for and footage from their 2017 and 2018 slate of films. Specifically, we saw presentations on Michael Bay‘s Transformers: The Last Knight, Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing, Seth Gordon‘s Baywatch, and Alex Garland‘s Annihilation. Here’s what you need to know.
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baywatch trailer

It’s up to Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron to “restore the Baywatch brand.” And it seems like that brand is fast, furious and explosive in the new official trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Baywatch — with plenty of good old-fashioned slow-mo shots thrown in there as well.

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Baywatch Super Bowl spot

Can Baywatch the movie do to Baywatch the TV show what 21 Jump Street the movie did to 21 Jump Street the TV show? We don’t know yet, but it looks like Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will make it happen or die trying. They star as a couple of lifeguards tasked with restoring the Baywatch brand (how meta) and tracking down a sinister criminal plot threatening their beloved beach.

Also starring are Kelly Rohrbach as the new C.J. Parker (i.e., the new Pamela Anderson), plus Alexandra DaddarioIlfenesh HaderaJon Bass, and Priyanka Chopra. While this Baywatch clearly boasts a goofier tone and some splashier action, it retains the same obsession with ogling suntanned hardbodies. Check out the Baywatch Super Bowl spot below.

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2017 Super Bowl Trailers

In one week, Super Bowl LI will take over television ratings. Millions of Americans will be glued to the small screen, and while many are interested the big game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, plenty are just interested in the commercials that will take the coveted 30-second spots that cost an average of $5 million this year.

Most of the commercials will be for beer, chips, cars and whatnot, but  there will be some spots pushing some of the upcoming movies of 2017. A couple expected blockbuster spots will be hitting the air, but there may be some surprises as well. So which 2017 Super Bowl trailers can we expect to see? Read More »

Baywatch trailer

Paramount Pictures has dropped the first trailer for Baywatch, the big-screen adaptation of the 1990s TV series about scantily clad hotties running in slow motion. But this isn’t that Baywatch. Yes, there are still super attractive people hanging out on a beach in skimpy swimwear. But this one is much more in the vein of 21 Jump Street the movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as a pair of mismatched lifeguards who set out to “restore the Baywatch brand.” Ha ha, get it?

Alexandra DaddarioKelly RohrbachJon Bass, and Ilfenesh Hadera play some of the other lifeguards surrounding them, and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directs. Watch the first Baywatch trailer below.

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baywatch

Dwayne Johnson has announced that tomorrow Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first trailer for Baywatch, which he describes as an R-rated “highly dysfunctional” “Avengers of the Beach”. Hit the jump to see the Baywatch teaser.
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Suicide Squad Poster

There’s been an influx of new movie posters for some of the films coming in the second half of this year, including the later part of summer and up through this fall. The new one sheets include two Suicide Squad posters featuring tasty cereal and a mushroom cloud; a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sheet with a shimmering glimpse at Eddie Redmayne; a foreign teaser poster for Moana; a celebratory Father’s Day promo for Baywatch; an alternate Captain Fantastic poster designed by Shepard Fairey; and a colorful Korean poster for Ghostbusters.

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Baywatch Photos

Principal photography on Baywatch has completed, and with the movie exactly one year away today, Dwayne Johnson shared a postcard featuring the primary cast members hitting the beach. In addition, Paramount Pictures also released what is the first official photo from the movie. Even though we’ve seen a bunch of pictures from the set, thanks to The Rock and Zac Efron‘s Instagram posts, this is the first one released by the studio.

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Pamela Anderson Returns to ‘Baywatch’

Pamela Anderson as CJ Parker in Baywatch

Pamela Anderson is returning to her old stomping grounds — or rather, her jogging-down-the-beach-in-delicious-slow-motion grounds. The former C.J. Parker has officially boarded the cast of the new Baywatch reboot, joining her old co-star David Hasselhoff and new leads Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. See the photographic evidence after the jump.  Read More »

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CinemaCon

We’re back in Las Vegas at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater exhibitors. As you probably know by now, theater owners from around the nation gather to, among other things, watch presentations from all of the major movie studios previewing their film slates for the upcoming year and beyond. The opening night presentation was Paramount Pictures, which came to Vegas to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Ben-Hur, the first teaser trailer for the Ring franchise film Rings, the first footage from Tom Cruise’s sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Robert Zemeckis’ spy thriller Allied, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and a very early look at Baywatch starring The Rock and Zac Efron.

But the two biggest surprises involved Prisoners/Sicario/Blade Runner 2 filmmaker Denis Villeneuve adaptation of Story Of Your Life and the shocking lack of any Star Trek Beyond preview despite having Simon Pegg and JJ Abrams in town and on stage for an award celebration. The new Villeneuve film seems like a smart science fiction film, think Contact meets Close Encounters of a Third Kind. Hit the jump to watch a video blog reaction talking about all the clips shown at the presentation.
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