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"Stay down! If I wanted it, you'd be dead already." Warner Bros in Japan has released a new 30-second TV spot for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which the announcer just calls "Batman v Superman". It features mostly footage we've seen before, but no shots or mention of Wonder Woman at all, almost entirely footage of Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) fighting, and yelling at each other. This is definitely their marketing angle for Japan, whereas in the US it seems to be more about the "Dawn of Justice" side, and all the heroes we're going to meet. I'm still looking forward to seeing this.
"When the world's biggest star goes missing, only Hollywood's biggest names can solve the mystery…" Universal has debuted a new 60-second TV spot for Hail, Caesar!, the fun new comedy from the Coen Brothers hitting theaters in February. The first trailer for this hit a few months ago and won over pretty much everyone, as it looks like they went all out making fun of some of the best years of Hollywood. George Clooney stars with Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Emily Beecham, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin, Clancy Brown, Jonah Hill and Tilda Swinton. What a cast. There isn't much more revealed about the mystery, but everything about this still looks amazing. The "most dangerous comedy of the year."
"This has a chance to change all of our lives…" 20th Century Fox has debuted a few new TV spots this last month for the upcoming release of David O. Russell's new film Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, the young single mother who invents the Miracle Mop. David O. also reunites with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper (the same trio from both of Russell's Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle previously), plus the ensemble cast of Joy includes Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. The film started showing to critics this past weekend and seems to be getting some good buzz. Now they're reading to roll it out to the public coming up this Christmas. Still interested?
"Simply submit a video of your most life-like ape imitation." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a TV spot for the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes sequel, but it's actually more of an announcement for a contest they're hosting to win a walk-on role. The TV spot features only behind-the-scenes footage of the film currently shooting, since it's a major production and they just started a month ago (and it doesn't come out until 2017). Actor/filmmaker Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, joins director Matt Reeves in the video to introduce the contest and remind everyone that the next Apes movie is already in production. One winner will receive a chance to come to set, wear a suit and actually become an ape in the movie. That's awesome.
"What I've seen… we all need to run." This TV spot is all about Finn, and boy oh boy does this look amazing. We're past the point where I suggest not to watch if you want to go in as fresh as possible, because more and more footage is showing up online every day. Lucasfilm's latest 30-second TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens features Finn, played by John Boyega, preparing to battle a one of the new First Order stormtroopers. There's also another awesome shot of Han, played by Harrison Ford, talking with Finn about how he's not yet ready, plus some cool shots of Chewie and BB-8. One month to go if you can hold on.
"There are stories about what happened…" Get ready! It's almost here. If there was a time when I'd say we're starting to see too much from Star Wars, this is it. This is the TV spot where it starts to feel like, you know what, better to save the rest of it for the movie theater in just about a month. This fourth TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, includes even more new footage showing another temple and an awesome shot of John Boyega in the Falcon, along with Daisy Ridley piloting it. In addition, a photo was posted via Reddit of a display at Disneyland that describes the details behind the villain Kylo Ren's red lightsaber. This was a big argument for a while, and this kind of settles it. Have at it.
For the Horde! Take another look at this upcoming video game adaptation from director Duncan Jones. Legendary has released the first international TV spot for the epic Warcraft movie, which is promoting a full international trailer debut. There are a few bits and pieces of new footage in this compared to the full trailer which hit last week. This movie is finally being revealed to the public in a very big way after they've been quietly working on it for over a year, and reactions seem mixed so far. Warcraft stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. I actually like this more than the other trailer, it plays more dramatic, more epic. Check it.
"Nothing will stand in our way. I'll show them the Dark Side." One more TV spot with some fresh footage for those who are still watching. Lucasfilm debuted this TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, during primtetime last night featuring a few bits of footage. More than anything this focuses on the friendship that we'll see grow between Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Finn, played by John Boyega. There's also an awesome moment where Han hands Rey a lightsaber, and that's not revealing much beyond hinting where this story might be going. I also love the flute theme at the beginning of this spot, so lovely. I get chills the more we see! Only a few more weeks to go until The Force reawakens.
"Follow me." Wow! They're really letting the cat out of the bag now that we have less than six weeks to go until release. Disney has unveiled an exciting 30-sec TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and surprise, surprise - it has a lot of new footage that we haven't seen before. New footage not shown in any of the earlier trailers, the most recent official trailer, or even the new Japanese trailer. Some new shots of Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, kicking ass on Jakku. Some extra shots of the Falcon in flight. A new shot of Han, played by Harrison Ford, on a snow planet. Could that be Hoth? We'll know for sure soon enough. Enjoy.
"You've given them an opportunity - people want to fight!" With only a few more weeks left to go, Lionsgate has unleashed an "epic finale" TV spot for Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. This first aired during the World Series on TV and is now online for your viewing. Mockingjay - Part 2 is the all-out grand finale for this series, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the girl who lead the revolution to overthrow the Capitol. This really does look epic, with more action and even sci-fi elements popping up all over. I really, truly hope we see her bring down the Capitol in an all out war, because that's what this has all be leading towards, and that's what I want to see. It's time to finally put an end to Snow.
"Look around you, James… everything you ever stood for… a ruin!" Sony Pictures has unveiled two kick ass, action-packed new TV spots for the next Bond movie Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The most recent spot just debuted this weekend, and will likely be showing on TV in primetime spots starting this week. This looks so amazing and I really can't wait to see it, Bond at his best with lots of characters and twisted plots and a formidable villain. I'm still very curious to see whether Christoph Waltz is who we all think he is, and why Léa Seydoux is so important she's always with Bond, or if there is someone else hiding in the shadows running SPECTRE. Only a few weeks left until we find out.
"I don't like the tone of your voice!" We're happy to exclusively debut this new 30-second TV spot for Barry Levinson's comedy Rock the Kasbah, starring Bill Murray as a down-on-his-luck music manager lost on a wacky tour in Afghanistan. The actual story in this movie is about how he finds a local Afghani girl and brings her on the television show "Afghan Star", but before he finds her, he loses his original act - played by Zooey Deschanel. She appears in this TV spot in some new footage, as well as Bruce Willis in another bit role. Check out the full-length trailer here and enjoy the TV spot below. Arriving in theaters next week.
Witness the power… of the activity! Paramount has debuted the first short TV spot for Gregory Plotkin's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the latest sequel in the never-ending Paranormal Activity horror franchise. The hint is that this is supposed to be the end of it all, finale, and they're going all out by making it in 3D. Oh boy. The cast includes Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill and Chloe Csengery. This looks like they're really trying to go all out and scare the crap out of everyone with cheesy FX, and intense violence, but why not if it's truly the last one. Hide under the covers and watch.
"Your father was special. I don't know if you are." Warner Bros has unveiled a new TV spot, the first spot for this movie, as well as the official poster for Ryan Coogler's Creed. This boxing drama stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, Apollo's son, who decides to step back into the ring and live up to his father's legacy. Sylvester Stallone also stars, along with Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad. After two excellent trailers so far this is one of my most anticipated films left to see this year. The poster seems to be lacking, very basic and unexciting, but I'm not worried about the film living up to expectations. I've got high hopes for Ryan Coogler, with this film and beyond. In theaters in two months.