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While entire families should be heading out to see Disney's spectacular new musical fairytale Frozen this weekend, hopefully they'll be treated to seeing the latest, hilarious theatrical trailer for The LEGO Movie coming next February. This new spot features mostly footage from the previous trailers, but there's some funny new moments with Emmet, especially when he's loading up some cats into a truck. In addition, this new spot touts 183 unique characters, which is pretty damn impressive. There have been rumblings that some Star Wars LEGO characters will pop up in the movie, but we're not sure who will appear. Watch now!
Well hello there, Smaug the Stupendous. Warner Bros has unveiled a new TV spot for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, now only a few more weeks away from hitting theaters. This new spot focuses mostly on Smaug the Dragon, showing a few scenes where Bilbo (played by Martin Freeman) encounters the fire-breathing beast deep inside the gold-filled halls of Mt. Erebor. As expected they're still saving the complete reveal of Smaug for the movie itself, but this is a rather exciting TV spot to keep fans excited these last few weeks. Orlando Bloom and Richard Armitage show up briefly in this footage, too.
"Hey listen, I quit - I'm going into stocks." This looks so damn good! Paramount has debuted two new TV spots online for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, getting a marketing push to build buzz for its December release coming up soon. Early buzz from Darren Aronofsky is glowing: "hilarious, gutwrenching. @LeoDiCaprio fearless, brave, brilliant @JonahHill revelation. quaalude mayhem!" With Jonah Hill on the rise, the actor gets just as much time in these new TV spots as Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on that kind of buzz, it's a smart move. And it's working - I cannot wait to see this, even if it's almost 3 hours long. Enjoy!
In the first TV spot for American Hustle, we saw Jennifer Lawrence getting a little sassy, and this new TV spot shows her being a little bit mouthy too. But this time, we also get a sense of how Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams are involved in the story that fictionally dramatizes the 70s FBI sting operation Abscam. This looks like it's going to be dramatic, but with a decent amount of humor as well. There will likely be plenty of acting nominations in the future for this film. Thankfully, it's just over two weeks away, arriving with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, making for a great weekend.
As we enter the last week of November, the theatrical releases of December are nearly upon us. From The Wolf of Wall Street to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more, it's going to be a good month for cinema. But there's also fun to be had with the highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. We've already had tons of hype for the film, including Will Ferrell's most recent musical appearance on "Conan," and now two more TV spots for the film have popped up with some funny new footage. The real question is how much of this stuff made it into the final cut? We'll have to wait and see.
"We are the guardians of justice... elite warriors with no master." This is looking better and better as it gets closer and closer to release, even though I still fear I'm one of the few who has any interest in this movie. Universal has debuted two new TV spots for Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin, the Japanese samurai fantasy-action movie starring Keanu Reeves as the Ronin warrior Kai. We have already posted a handful of international trailers over the last few months, but these 30-second TV spots somehow pack in more action and more kick ass footage than I've seen. I love that shot of the group riding with orangey smoke behind them - awesome.
This awards season it looks like we get two stellar performances from Christian Bale, and they're both coming next month, one weekend after the other. On December 13th we get American Hustle, but the week before that we get Out of the Furnace, the newest film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Bale goes blue collar in this film about an ex-con who has to get his younger military veteran brother (Casey Affleck) out of trouble when he gets in too deep as part of a bare-knuckle boxing ring. There he has to contend with shady guys like Willem Dafoe and Woody Harrelson. It looks like a strong performance driven piece, and now an extended TV spot gives us another look at what the film will deliver this winter. Watch below!
The teaser trailer and full theatrical trailer for David O. Russell's newest film American Hustle have made it one of the most anticipated films of the Oscar season (and it was one of 21 films we were excited about in the second half of 2013). Honestly, if there weren't any trailers at all, the cast of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale is enough to be excited. Now the first TV spot has arrived with more footage from the film, including more Lawrence getting a little sassy with Bale's fat and bald con-man and sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. I want to see it now. Watch!
Last month, a new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire popped up, using Coldplay's track "Atlas" from the film's soundtrack. Now another TV spot has appeared, this time with Christina Aguilera's track "We Remain" to paint a somber picture. While the previous trailers and TV spots have focused on the arena action and the vendetta President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has against Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), this one focuses more on the relationships, including the love triangle our protagonist has with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). This looks like one hell of a sequel. Watch it!
Following the announcement of a special fan event for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the journey to the second chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel continues with some special magazine covers from Empire. They give the spotlight to Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans as Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield and Bard the Bowman respectively, and put all four of them in one cover as well. In addition, there are two new TV spots packed with plenty of action, but only brief glimpses of the titular dragon. Look!
"We have never seen anything like this... and we will never see anything like it again." Gotta love Caesar. Lionsgate has debuted the first official TV spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire online through Walmart. The new spot features the song "Atlas" by Coldplay, written for the movie, and already released in full online. It also features quite a bit of new footage that we haven't seen in the two fantastic trailers so far. Plenty of shot of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) talking with Gale (Liam Hemsworth), as well as tense moments with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). I'm getting more and more excited to see this. "We're with you."
"There's greatness in you, Ender." It's almost time. Summit has released a brand new TV spot for Ender's Game that give us a much better look at the epic battles, sci-fi action and intensity of this adaptation. We've seen plenty of footage and TV spots before this, but with a few weeks left until release, Summit is ramping up the marketing and packing in the kind of energy and intensity needed to sell this. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender, along with Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld. This is exactly the kind of epic footage I've been waiting to see more of, proving that this might be as good as we're all hoping. Fire this up.
"Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, oh Smaug the Stupendous." With only 10 weeks left until "Part 2" of The Hobbit hits theaters, Tolkien mania is kicking in once again. Warner Bros recently unveiled two new TV spots for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in the trilogy based on Tolkien's novel, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Richard Armitage as Thorin (above). The first spot below is a condensed version of the first trailer, while the second spot is a condensed version of the recent second trailer with some extra bits (a love story!) thrown in. In related news, a new set of glow-in-the-dark Lord of the Rings prints have debuted.
"If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible." Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first 45-second TV spot for Steve McQueen's masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, the slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (read our interview with him here) in the true story of a free man enslaved for 12 years. In addition to Ejifor, co-stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano and Lupita Nyong'o make strong appearances in this. The film has been receiving raves and won TIFF's Audience Award. I called it "a profound cinematic achievement on every level" in my own review. I love the music in this new TV spot. This film is a must see.