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"We're here to stop the end of the world." If you've been waiting to see some more footage from Terminator: Genisys, our friends across the pond have you covered. A new extended TV spot from the United Kingdom has just surfaced with a whole bunch of new footage from the film, including our first look at J.K. Simmons in the film (sadly the scene in question doesn't look very good), and a glimpse at what appears to be a new Terminator model (perhaps that's who Matt Smith will be playing in the film). The Terminator films have never been deadly serious, but this one just feels far too campy and silly for my taste.
"The Avengers. How could you possibly stop me?" The whole team assembles in a new one-minute TV spot for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Each character gets a nice little one-liner in this new look that is pretty much all new footage, including some awesome action beats with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) turning Captain America's (Chris Evans) shield into an even stronger projectile by hitting it into some of Ultron's robots with Mjolnir. We also get a glimpse at the scene when Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) decides to fight for the good guys, and also Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) shows off a Russian accent. Watch!
Since 20th Century Fox just bumped up the release of their horror remake Poltergeist to a late May release, it's time for the onslaught of TV advertising to begin to get people interesting in this retread of a horror classic. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the heads of the haunted family this time with Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones) being their paranormal guide. Here in the first TV spot, we get some fancy new effects shots, and an ominous voiceover touting that this isn't just another ghost story. And using a little kid to whisper the title at the end is a nice touch. Could this actually be a decent remake? Watch!
I can't stop thinking about just how crazy everything looks whenever I see footage from Furious 7. And I know "crazy" can be derogatory when overused, but they actually use it in the trailer! "This takes crazy to a whole 'nother level!" Yes, indeed it does, Tyrese. And you know what, I'm down for it. Dwayne Johnson tweeted about this new "trailer", which is just another new TV spot for Furious 7 from this past weekend. There's not much new footage, but it is all about the action as one last reminder that this is coming up. Furious 7 stars the late Paul Walker, plus Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black, Tony Jaa and Michelle Rodriguez. I'm actually pretty excited to see this.
"Keep that girl out of sight, and you will get whatever you desire." So far the trailers for Disney's new live-action version of Cinderella have shown exactly what we expected from the Kenneth Branagh directed adaptation of the classic fairytale. However, with a new trailer poised to debut on Wednesday, a new TV spot has arrived that shows there might be more to the story than we anticipated. In this new tease, we are privy to a conspiracy between the vice regent (Stellan Skarsgård) and Cinderella's step-mother (Cate Blanchett) to keep the young girl (Lily James) away from the prince (Richard Madden). Watch!
Following the debut of the first trailer last week, Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel Ted 2 delivered a timely Super Bowl spot, and much like the Pitch Perfect 2 spot that debuted during the game, this one has a perfect link to football. While the trailer showed that Mark Wahlberg was more than willing to give a sperm sample in order for Ted to have a baby with his girlfriend, it looks like their first idea is to get a more perfect, but non-consensual donation from one of the Super Bowl's top players: Tom Brady. Somehow, Ted 2 looks like it's going to be even more outrageous and silly than the first film, and that's saying something.
"That's what I'm talking about!" While we've seen plenty of teasers for Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out, I've still been curious to see how the interaction between the emotions and the person work, and we finally have a glimpse at more of that experience in this new Super Bowl TV spot from Disney. The spot plays with the Puppy Bowl event that always takes place before the Super Bowl, and involves the main character of the film, Riley, watching and experiencing emotions. It's just a small tease nothing too big, but another fun spot to toss out there today. I also really like that line: "meet the little voices inside your head."
"Daddy's gotta go to work." Holy crap! Universal has launched another crazy cool 60 second TV spot for James Wan's Furious 7, starring the late Paul Walker, plus Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black, Tony Jaa, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Djimon Hounsou. It starts out with some of the same footage we've seen from the first kick ass trailer, but then launches into something spectacular - as Dom launches his car across two skyscrapers - damn! The rest of the footage speaks for itself, and honestly looks quite good, if not something entertaining to kick off the summer early at the beginning of April. This is a quick 60 seconds of your time, so have fun. Check it out!
Even though the Super Bowl is mostly big of debut TV spots for films that are still months away, movie studios also have to push the films that are hitting theaters sooner than later. That's why we're here with a Super Bowl spot for the comedy Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson. In addition to the tame TV spot, there's an extended red band trailer for the film. Can't say that I'm all that excited to see this, but I can appreciate the use of The Lonely Island's comedic track "Like a Boss" being used in the advertising. Though that video and song seem to be funnier than this movie. Watch!
This week, fans who have been waiting for more SpongeBob SquarePants on the big screen finally get their wish in the form of SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. The gang hits the real world again to get back the stolen secret recipe to the Krabby Patty, but this time they end up even bigger as they obtain super powers in order to fight the thief trying to pass Krabby Patties off as his own, played by Antonio Banderas. This look like a lot of silly fun, and the animation that brings SpongeBob and the gang to life in the real world just has a cool texture. For one last bit of hype, check out this quick Super Bowl spot. Watch!
"What if there was a place… where nothing was impossible?" After debuting during the Super Bowl today, Disney has posted the full TV spot for Brad Bird's sci-fi Tomorrowland online for our repeat viewing. This is the first time we've seen any new footage beyond the first teaser trailer and the action clip at New York Comic-Con last fall. Britt Robertson stars as Casey, and she meets George Clooney as inventor Frank Walker, and together they end up embarking on a fantastic adventure to another time and place known as "Tomorrowland". This looks really, really good - one of my most anticipated coming up this summer. Enjoy!
Just recently we highlighted an awesome theatrical experience that put some viewers heading to an early screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service in the United Kingdom right in the middle of the action with a cool little viral stunt. Now the film's release in the United States is nearly upon us, and 20th Century Fox is betting big on pulling in sports fans with a Super Bowl spot. This one puts forth some of the higher praise for the fun-looking flick while showing off more of the big action with Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton. The early buzz on this one pegs it as a fun action comedy romp, but we'll see. Watch it!
"Trouble always comes around." The Avengers: Age of Ultron is only three months away, and considering the fact that the Super Bowl is right around the corner, we might get a glimpse of some new footage during the big game. But in the meantime, the Marvel Studios production has released the first TV spot for the comic book sequel, but this isn't meant to play during the Super Bowl. It's mostly footage we've already seen from the teaser trailer and the more recent second trailer, but there are some snippets of new action footage in there. It's certainly going to be brutal to see Bruce Banner and Tony Stark forced to fight.
The Super Bowl is going to be chock full of new ads as usual, but not all movies can afford some time during the big game. In the case of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, it looks like Summit Entertainment wants eyes on the young adult sci-fi sequel, but they couldn't afford to get the ad during gametime. Instead, this is a Super Bowl pregame spot for the film starring Shailene Woodley. While the teaser trailer looked more impressive than the first film, it's starting to seem like it might be too much, especially when it comes to the simulations. This time we see tons of buildings and stuff breaking apart and exploding as Tris falls. Watch!