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"They're not that nice." This looks like so much crazy, wild, wicked fun! Shane Black doing what he does best - making R-rated comedies. Warner Bros has debuted another new TV spot for Shane Black's The Nice Guys, the 70's action comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. This is a cool TV spot because they set it up like an old TV commercial for the "Nice Guys Detective Agency", including a phone number you can actually call. We saw more footage from this at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and it seriously looks hilarious, I can't wait. Crowe said that Ryan Gosling channels Gene Wilder in this, and he laughed more on the set during filming than he has the rest of his entire career. I'm there opening night. Fire this up below.
"She has arrived." Fox has unveiled a new 30-second TV spot for Independence Day: Resurgence that features a bit more of Brent Spiner as Dr. Brakish Okun, and has a fun moment with Bill Pullman as President Whitmore getting his own time with one of the aliens. The full cast includes Jeff Goldblum back as David Levinson, Jessie Usher as Dylan Hiller, Liam Hemsworth, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vivica A. Fox and Sela Ward. While there isn't much more revealed in this spot, I am still kind of excited to see this. I know it doesn't look as good as the original, of course, but it still looks like it might be entertaining. I love sci-fi epics. I want to see what kind of firepower they have this time, and so on.
"There's never been a better time to visit our great city." Whoa! Now these are cool TV ads, not just your conventional TV spots. Turkish Airlines has debuted two different 60-second TV ads that are also promoting Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Each spot is a travel ad for visiting either Gotham City, hosted by Wayne Enterprise CEO Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck; or Metropolis, hosted by Lex Corp's CEO Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. There is mention of Metropolis' "heroes" and they show Superman flying around. I just love the way these TV spots are presented, like they're naturally a part of the world, and an airline deal is totally normal. They run back-to-back on TV and are very effective. I want to visit Gotham!
"I saved your life by bringing you here." Paramount has debuted a new 30-second TV spot during the Super Bowl for Bad Robot's sneaky little sci-fi film 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, of the short Portal: No Escape (follow him on Twitter at @DannyTRS). Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as a woman who wakes up in an underground bunker after a car accident, but doesn't know what's out there or why she's stuck there. She's joined by John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr., and most of the film takes place in the bunker with these three. The final shot in this TV spot is quite a doozy - either that's a huge reveal from the third act or just a big tease, but I'm not sure what they're showing. Don't miss this one.
"United we stand! United we stand! Divided we fall! Divided we fall!" Disney aired this new TV Spot during the Super Bowl for Captain America: Civil War, directed by the Russo Brothers. Chris Evans stars as Cap, friend of Bucky played by Sebastian Stan, and they end up squaring off against Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. This also features a cool face-to-face shot of the two different sides brewing in this Marvel "Civil War", including Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Bettany as Vision, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch. If this doesn't make you curious about how they're playing this split, I don't know what will.
"What goes up, must come… down." 20th Century Fox has released a very epic new TV spot for the Super Bowl for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, the return of the Independence Day story. With only 30 seconds to spare, this spot focuses mostly on epic destruction of various cities and the arrival of whatever massive back-up destroyer the aliens have sent this time. The main cast features: Jeff Goldblum back as David Levinson, Jessie Usher as Dylan Hiller, Liam Hemsworth as Jake Morrison; plus there's a glimpse of Bill Pullman as President Whitmore. In terms of the "holy sh*t" factor and grabbing our attention, this spot is one of the winners. This looks crazy fun, I'm definitely hooked I'll admit.
"Everything they've built will fall!" Nothing can stop the Apocalypse. 20th Century Fox has unveiled a new TV spot for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest epic sequel in the new iteration of the X-Men movie series. Oscar Isaac plays Apocalypse and he looks pretty crazy. The huge cast for this includes a young new generation: James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Rose Byrne as Moira, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Evan Peters as (fan favorite) Quicksilver, and Ben Hardy as Angel. Plus there's Lucas Till as Havok, Alexandra Shipp playing Storm & Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler. I'm kinda excited for this! What about you?
"No sleep till Brooklyn!" Paramount debuted this new TV spot during the Super Bowl for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the sequel to the live-action-CG-hybrid TMNT movie from 2014. This sequel seems to follow in line with the first, but introduces Bebop and Rocksteady as the villains, briefly appearing in this. The cast includes a few folks from the first and the Turtles: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Stephen Amell and others. This doesn't make me any more excited than the first trailer, but maybe I'm just not the right audience for this anymore. Take a look.
"Remembering everything doesn't mean you know everything. Universal has released the first TV spot for Jason Bourne, the new sequel/reboot starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, once again nine years after Ultimatum. It's directed by Paul Greengrass, returning again also nine years after Ultimatum. I've got to be honest - this is a badass re-introduction to Bourne to drop. There's some seriously kick ass action footage in this, though that's all there seems to be - action. Matt Damon is also credit on the screenplay, which means he's fully invested. Also starring Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed. Hope we get to see more soon. Watch below and let us know your initial thoughts.
"Soon, I will rule all the world…!" Lionsgate has unveiled their 60-scond Super Bowl TV spot for Gods of Egypt a bit early, for those who want a closer look before the Big Game starts. Gods of Egypt is the crazy epic action-adventure movie from Alex Proyas involving lots of white actors playing mythological Egyptian gods, and the first few trailers haven't been that great as the footage looks insane. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as Horus, the one with the eye patch, and he's joined by Gerard Butler as Set, Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Rufus Sewell as Urshu, Geoffrey Rush as Ra, Abbey Lee as Anat, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, Elodie Yung as Hathor and Chadwick Boseman as Thoth. Is this looking any better? Or much worse?
"It's truly a remarkable story. If you love movies like Hoosiers, Rudy and Remember the Titans, you should see Eddie the Eagle." That's the perfect quote from Drew Brees to help sell this sports movie to the masses. Fox has unveiled their official Super Bowl TV spot for Eddie the Eagle, which is hitting theaters at the end of the month. Kingsman star Taron Egerton stars as Eddie Edwards, the titular "Eddie the Eagle" - England's first ever ski jumping athlete. The full cast includes Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny and Jo Hartley. This Big Game-themed spot features actual football players such as Kurt Warner, Russell Wilson & Drew Brees. They're really pushing this film, and I'll still say it looks damn good.
"There is no limited to what desperate men will do when pushed." Today FirstShowing gets to exclusively debut a new TV spot for John Hillcoat's heist film Triple 9, starring an impressive cast including Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Clifton Collins Jr. and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This TV spot focuses primarily on Kate Winslet's character, who provides most of the dialogue heard in this, seemingly being one of the main coordinators behind the heist. Winslet is also nominated for an Oscar this year. There's quite a bit of intriguing footage in this, but I'm still excited to see the film. "It is about brothers betrayed by the secrets they keep for others." Watch it below.
"You've been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which cannot be neglected. Hurry…!" Disney has debuted their very vibrant TV spot for Alice Through the Looking Glass that will be airing during the Super Bowl this weekend. This sequel to Disney's live-action Alice in Wonderland is directed by "Flight of the Conchords" veteran James Bobin, and the entire cast from the original returns. They even use the voice of the late Alan Rickman, who plays the Blue Caterpillar, which is a bit manipulative considering he just passed away a few weeks ago. Mia Wasikowska is back as Alice, along with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Michael Sheen voicing the White Rabbit, and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat. I dig the shot of all the hanging clocks/watches. Fire this up.
"Enemies will unite. Worlds will collide." Legendary has debuted the first official TV spot for the upcoming Warcraft movie (even though we already posted an international TV spot previously) based on the World of Warcraft games. Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code) directs this massive fantasy epic, involving a giant battle between Orcs and Humans, starring Travis Fimmel, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Paula Patton & Dominic Cooper. The more we see of this as we get closer to release, the better it looks, the rendering of the Orcs is actually starting to get to the level of Avatar. Take a closer look at the footage in this. Don't give up hope yet! This is still a Duncan Jones movie, and I expect it to be entertaining at the very least. Enjoy!