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Johnny Depp is sinister in 'Black Mass' trailer

Posted April 23, 2015, 2:04 PM

When I opted to include Black Mass in my list of sleepers for this year, I was pretty sure that this film will be a huge hit based on its top-notch cast and popular subject matter. I made this prediction before seeing a single image or footage from the film, but now that I've seen the trailer below, I think it's safe to say that the inclusion was definitely worthy.

I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan and I think his best attribute as an actor is his chameleon-like ability to lose himself in his roles. Playing real-life mobster Whitey Bulger, it's pretty clear that Depp has another winning role on his hands here. The best word that I can use to describe it is sinister. If this is any indication of what we can expect from him in the rest of...

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Will Tomorrowland overcome terrible posters? Plus new trailer

Posted April 21, 2015, 11:04 AM

We have talked at great length on this site about the importance of trailers, posters and other marketing materials and how the quality of these marketing efforts have taken a nose dive lately. There is an art form in creating memorable movie posters that rival the greatness of Drew Struzan and Saul Bass.

Visually, these two artists couldn't be any more different and yet, they are both considered visionaries that have created some of film's most iconic poster images. Just by saying their names, most people can describe their unique style and name a film or ten for which they created posters.

Sadly, these days studios are more interested in quantity over quality. I haven't done any scientific analysis on this, but it feels like there are at least 10 posters released for the big Summer films and most of them are...

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First trailer for 'Batman v Superman' sets up the main event

Posted April 20, 2015, 4:04 PM

In the whole Marvel vs. DC fight, it's no secret that DC is losing the war when it comes to finding joy in our cinematic hearts. It goes beyond one's devotion to one comic book house over the other, Marvel simply took the concept of creating a cinematic universe and made it a reality.

Despite the highly successful Batman films created by Christopher Nolan, the rest of the DC films have had a hard time finding box office purchase. Well, if you can't beat them, then why not join them?

Next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will officially kick off the whole DC equivalent of the MCU by introducing new characters (Wonder Woman) that will have their own films in the next couple of years and will lead to 2017's Justice League of America Part One. If there's one thing...

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Dinos gone wild in new 'Jurassic World' trailer

Posted April 20, 2015, 4:04 PM

If you thought that the dinosaurs got the short stick in the first trailer for Jurassic World, then this latest trailer is for you. The dinos are back in a bad way and they are out for blood in today's offering.

This trailer does a good job of establishing Chris Pratt as the raptor whisperer who is brought in to help the park contain an escalating problem with one of their genetic experiments that has gone awry. Tim and I both thought that the trailer looks like Predator meets Jurassic Park.

One thing is certain, there's going to be plenty of action and actual blood! This trailer really made me think about the first film and I'm beyond hyped for this film that comes out on June 12. What do you think...

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Monday Mixer: More 'Star Wars' news than you can handle

Posted April 20, 2015, 2:04 PM

Was this weekend national trailer weekend? It sure felt like it.

With all of the news emanating from Anaheim from Celebration about Star Wars, it seems like all of the other studios wanted to ride the coattails of The Force Awakens. And do you blame them? We've already posted a story about The Force Awakens trailer and if you haven't seen it yet, go now!

If that trailer wasn't enough, the first official look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted as well as new trailers from Jurassic World and Fantastic Four. Yes, it was a busy weekend for trailers and we'll highlight some of them below while others will get their own news stories later.

But the biggest story of the weekend by a wide margin was all of the Star Wars news that filtered out of Celebration and even some...

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New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' teaser trailer is here! (Now with STILLS)

Posted April 16, 2015, 1:04 PM

Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars.

Star Wars.

The Force Awakens!

Star Wars.

Star Wars.

That's all you really need to know. Here is the new teaser trailer.

Update: New stills from the trailer...

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Star Wars Celebration is going to be streamed live

Posted April 14, 2015, 4:04 PM

We all had a pretty good idea that this week's Star Wars Celebration was going to be huge, but when information started to leak out last month that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy were going to kick off the event, the anticipation went through the roof. If that wasn't enough to make me jealous, it was soon announced that a new trailer and the first teaser poster would be making their debuts at this event.

If I lived on the west coast, I would be there. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I do not live on the left coast, so I will be here at work like many of you, dreaming of those lucky folks seeing footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, fear not, has your back. Starting this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PST, they stream over 30 hours of...

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