What’s the point of showing up on a talk show if you don’t have a movie, tv show or music album to promote? It seems like almost everything these days is timed for the sole purpose of spiking the social shares and trying to create an explosion of buzz in the real world. Movie promotion usually comes in two waves, with the release of a film theatrically, and then later around the home video release. After that, we usually don’t see more material from a film because film studios believe there isn’t a point. But now in the world of cinematic universes and not just franchises but brands that stretch into the far reaches, maybe they see a reason?
I recently discovered that Universal Pictures has been updating the Jurassic Park youtube account with new content on almost a daily basis. The new content is anything from featurettes that originally appeared on the home video release, to behind the scenes b-roll footage, to rough-cut dailies, previs and more. Now I know you might not be as big of a fan of Jurassic World as I am, but I think you might be able to find some enjoyment in the wealth of content that has been released. I’ve always found it frustrating how much footage is captured during the making of a film, yet only a small percentage of it makes it to the home video release. I hope more movie studios can learn from this.
Hit the jump to check out some of the highlights from the Jurassic World behind the scenes footage.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
On paper, Passengers feels genetically modified to make all of the money in the world. It’s an action-packed science fiction spectacle that is also an intriguing mystery that is also romantic tale of (literally?) star-crossed lovers that also happens to star Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, two of the most instantly likable people being filmed by cameras today. Based purely on its concept (and on the fact that Jon Spaihts‘ screenplay was garnering acclaim for years before it was produced), the new film from director Morten Tyldum made our top 10 most anticipated movies of the fall.
Now that the first trailer has arrived, will I regret fighting for it to be ranked so high?
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We’ve seen trailers for most of the wide releases coming out this Christmas, including Assassin’s Creed, Gold, Collateral Beauty, Why Him?, and of course Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. One of the films we’ve yet to see a trailer for is director Morten Tyldum‘s (The Imitation Game) sci-fi romance Passengers, but that’ll change tomorrow.
Below, watch the Passengers trailer teaser.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with exciting possibilities. Part of the enormous fun in The Avengers films or Captain America: Civil War is seeing these heroes interact with each other, and seeing how their personalities clash in those interchanges. But if you ask Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt, the character he would be most interested in seeing Star-Lord meeting on the big screen would have to be The Punisher.
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The hype surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is already very high. Fans are so excited about the sequel that director James Gunn even had to ask people to stop asking him when the trailer was going to arrive. According to his recent barrage of answers to frequently asked questions, it will arrive sometime before Christmas, so just be patient.
Now Chris Pratt is adding to the hype machine in a recent interview where he claims that the movie will be the “biggest spectacle of all time.” And when you have a sequel building that much excitement, it should come as no surprise when a rock star like Steven Tyler says that he wants a role for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, whenever that happens. Read More »
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Assembling a cast that doesn’t pale in comparison to the original The Magnificent Seven‘s ensemble must not have been easy. We’re still waiting to see how Antoine Fuqua‘s remake of John Sturges‘ western compares to the original, but The Equalizer director certainly put together a cast that inspires promise. Whether they match the charm of the original cast doesn’t really matter, because even if they come halfway to capturing the magic the original cast had, then we’re in for a treat.
Below, watch The Magnificent Seven character vignettes.
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Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Any way you slice it, Kurt Russell appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is amazing news. He’s perfectly cast as the long-lost father of Star-Lord, and the fact that said long-lost dad is actually Ego the Living Planet goes beyond our wildest dreams. (Seriously: I don’t think any of us at /Film could’ve dreamed this up in a hundred years.) So who do we have to thank for this casting coup?
Apparently, Star-Lord himself. According to James Gunn, casting Russell was all Chris Pratt‘s idea. Because if you get the rare opportunity to choose your own dad, why not aim high and go for Kurt Russell? Read More »
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two of the most popular and good-looking stars working in Hollywood today. Both have major franchises to their name, the admiration of droves of fans, and now all those audiences are going to lose their mind when they see these two fall in love in deep space.
Passengers is an original sci-fi romance from Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum which follows a man (Pratt) who is just one passenger on a colony ship full of thousands in a cryogenic sleep. However, the man finds himself woken up due to a system malfunction, leaving him all alone on this big ship. Desperate for some company, he decides to wake another sleeping passenger, and of course he picks a character played by Jennifer Lawrence.
Now a couple Passengers photos have surfaced online with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence looking as respectively handsome and pretty as you’d expect. Even a big ole spacesuit doesn’t make Chris Pratt look goofy. Read More »
Even though the blockbuster summer will be over in just a few weeks, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of excitement yet to come this fall. In fact, the arrival of the forthcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven looks just as good if not better than some of the best releases this summer has seen.
Denzel Washington rounds up Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier to help save a small town from a ruthless industrialist. In the new Magnificent Seven trailer, the whole crew gets a roll call with plenty of new footage to be glimpsed from the western action remake. Plus, there’s also an international trailer with a completely different cut that you can check out as well. Read More »