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We've already seen the first Harry Potter inspired poster and wild first trailer for The Hangover Part III, and now another look at the conclusion to the alcohol and drug fueled trilogy is coming with a new trailer on Thursday. But in the meantime, the first TV spot and a couple new posters leading up to the film have been released. While we were hoping for more posters taking a cue from other epic trilogies, these are more like character posters highlighting various scenes on the film. These two posters show an intimidating John Goodman and a parachuting Ken Jeong (we'll add others as they show up). See the posters below!
We've already seen the cream of the crop when it comes to promoting the remake of Evil Dead from director Fede Alvarez in the form of this super gory red band trailer. But now, the original film's star is getting in on the action as Bruce Campbell introduces this extended spot that will premiere on TV with the season finale of "The Walking Dead" this weekend. It's got some new footage we haven't seen along with quotes that continue to make us believe that this remake stands on its own two feet from the original film from director Sam Raimi (who also produced this remake). We'll definitely be there opening day. Watch!
"You want too much!" Spring is here, April is just around the corner, and that means May isn't too far off to kick off another blockbuster summer. We've seen some TV spots for big releases like Iron Man 3 and Monsters University, and now another promising summer film is getting the TV treatment as well. The first two spots for The Great Gatsby, which will also be playing at the Cannes Film Festival after it opens in theaters, have arrived, and they showcase some great new footage, including what looks to be a powerful performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, and another stunning turn from Carey Mulligan. Can't wait!
Earlier this month, a cool new featurette keyed us into the plot and cast of Oblivion, the new film from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, based on a story that he developed as a comic book. Now the release is just around the corner, so it's time for promos to start invading television. Two TV spots have surfaced online and while the first has a collection of mostly footage from the previous trailer (with very small new bits), the second spot shows us plenty of new stuff, including the destruction of the moon and some other familiar abandoned landmarks. We're pretty excited to see how this one turns out. Watch below!
Over the weekend, the younger crowd was entertained by Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, and they even got their own glimpse at Iron Man 3. In addition, another new TV spot arrived for Monsters University, and this one just wants you to party hard. Honestly, I'm not sure what's going on with promos for movies aimed at kids lately, but the Despicable Me 2 trailer uses the Eminem song Without Me, and that's not very good for kids. And now this Monsters University spot makes use of Andrew W.K.'s Party Hard, which isn't nearly as inappropriate, but still doesn't feel right. At least there's the Monsters University school song too.
"I'm here on a mission, fighting bad guys." Anyone curious to see how Disney is marketing Shane Black's Iron Man 3 to the younger crowds? Take a look at the new 30-second TV spot for Marvel's sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Don Cheadle as Rhodey, that aired during the Kids' Choice Awards this past weekend - on Nickelodeon, aimed at kids age 6 to 12, which seems a bit young. It focuses on the "saving good guys, defeating bad guys" angle, and features some great shots of what will eventually be hot toys - like the hulkbuster armor and armory line-up. Best of all, it still looks awesome anyway. Enjoy!
"I'm so sorry I put you in harm's way..." You've gotta love cross-promotion, especially when it's between huge Chinese electronics manufacturers like TCL and, of course, Marvel's Iron Man 3. A short 'n sweet new 30-second promo spot for Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, has debuted online. It's essentially just another TV spot (to compliment the one we got during the Super Bowl) showing some footage from the movie, and lingering on shots of TCL devices, because why not pitch you some electronics you don't need when you're just trying to get excited for a movie. Have fun!
"It's mesmerizing." That's our quote, credited to FirstShowing.net, that is part of the new 30-second TV spot released by Focus Features for Derek Cianfrance's legacy epic The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper and Ben Mendelsohn. The first trailer for this film was outstanding, and it's a film I've grown to truly admire, having seen it multiple times already. It's a bit of a hard sell especially knowing the full story and triptych format, but this TV spot packs quite a bit of energy. They're quoting my TIFF review and also Kevin from The Playlist's review plus a few others. Give it a look.
"Millions are reacting." Screen Gems has released the first 15-second TV spot for the Evil Dead remake, directed by Fede Alvarez, arriving in theaters in April. We've already seen a few bloody trailers for this horror remake, produced by both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, so why not a new TV spot. It already has an impressive amount of buzz for a film that I thought most people would despise, but that's because the footage looks good. Though the first question I have when watching this - when did they get people to record their reactions? They're watching the red band trailer, but did they just borrow these from YouTube? Enjoy!
"You'll never see me coming." Damn! Marvel has unveiled a fun extended TV spot for Shane Black's Iron Man 3 along with the 30-seconds of footage that originally aired during the Super Bowl today. First things first, that airplane rescue scene is intense! That's something that belongs in a Chris Nolan movie, which is what makes it so awesome/impressive that Shane Black is doing this in Iron Man 3. There's also more shots of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Guy Pearce plus Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin. A slightly extended version of the spot on TV also debuted on Facebook, and is embedded below.
"We're talking vehicular warfare!" Hot on the heels of yesterday's poster for Fast & Furious 6, the first TV spot/trailer was unveiled during the Super Bowl today. Now we finally have some plot details involving the return of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) teased at the end of Fast Five, we see that Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) are on the run around the world, with no hope of returning home. But Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has a lucrative proposal for the crew if they agree to help him take down a British criminal mastermind who is employing a familiar face as his second-in-command. This looks so awesome!
The football field for Super Bowl XLVII wasn't the only shade of green seen for the big game today as Disney decided to unveil a new spot for a return to the Emerald City in Oz: The Great and Powerful. The studio is still playing the mystery game by saving the reveal of the real Wicked Witch of the West until the film hits theaters this March. All you need to know for now is that there's three witches played by Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz, and one of the latter two ladies will be getting mean and green. Honestly, I'm still not sold on Franco as the wizard, but maybe he'll change my mind. Watch below!
Just before a bunch of beefy men put on pads & helmets to tear each other apart in Super Bowl XLVII, the pre-show had good men put on masks in a new extended TV spot for The Lone Ranger. Disney decided to go all out for the big game by putting together a 90-second spot that mixes old footage from the first trailers with some great new stuff as well. Armie Hammer plays the titular hero, but Johnny Depp is getting a big push since he shares the lead as the Native American sidekick Tonto. We've got a long way until the film hits this summer just in time for Independence Day weekend, but this is a solid tease for audiences. Watch!
"I am better..." Boom! Paramount has launched their brand new 30-second Super Bowl TV spot for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, plus the rest of the crew. Now this is how you make a kick ass, short but, exciting 30-second teaser! Packs a punch for only 30 seconds, and I love the way it ends, not too much, just enough, setting up the epic summer that lies ahead. I think J.J. Abrams name carries a lot more weight now that he's attached to the new Star Wars, but this still looks awesome, I can't wait for summer 2013. "Shall we begin?"