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"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.
Open Your World. This is for Bond fans, and just because it's awesome. Yes, it's shameless advertising being plugged for no other reason than it's cool. But it's such a cool video, and I'm a Bond nerd so I can't help but feature it. Heineken has debuted their latest TV commercial as a tie-in promotion for Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Craig stars in this short 90 second spot as 007 escaping by boat, and of course because it's Heineken, they make it fun and toss in a lovely lady who gets pulled in (literally). They made one of these for Skyfall too (also below), but this one is perhaps a bit better. Enjoy!
"I'll never stop fighting to make it home." This is easily one of my most anticipated movies coming up this fall, so I'm happy to keep posting some cool promos. This time it's another new TV spot (following the latest trailer) for Ridley Scott's sci-fi The Martian, starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney, and the spot comes in at 60 seconds. There's lots of new footage, lots of old footage, everything together making this look absolutely amazing. Of course, we should be cautiously optimistic since it is Ridley Scott, but at least there are some cool FX, and Watney's story seems worth exploring. Co-starring Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Enjoy.
"There has been an awakening… have you felt it?" We're getting closer and closer. As of today, there's officially 130 days left until J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out playing in theaters worldwide. The countdown is on! Tickets will be on sale in the next few months. This new TV spot features a few seconds of new footage, but not too much more. We've already seen behind-the-scenes footage and two teasers so far for the Force Awakens, so more is expected to be revealed soon (especially as Disney gets closer to their D23 convention). Daisy Ridley as Ren is featured prominently in this, along with a new shot of Supreme Leader Snoke's courtyard and some of the teaser shots. Only a few more months to go! Enjoy.
"What you make isn't supposed to be the best part of you! You're a father…" Universal has debuted an extended 60-second TV spot for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, starring Michael Fassbender as the late technology innovator Steve Jobs. We've already seen two trailers for this already, but this new TV spot throws in some extra footage, including that line quoted at the start about how he's supposed to be a father (maybe they're focusing on that part of the story in the marketing more?). The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, and Michael Stuhlbarg. This looks outstanding.
There is strength in numbers. Fox has debuted yet another new TV spot for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, to follow up the final trailer that hit earlier in the week. In this spot, we get a good glimpse of the Fantastic Four team - Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing. There's a shot of two of them locked up in some kind of plane, plus the line about "we're not the ones you should fear" and the angle that the US government is even afraid of these super-powered people. Not to mention the bad guy, Doom, played by Toby Kebbell. Enjoy.
"Bond, James Bond." A new TV spot has been uploaded online for James Bond's Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The teaser for Spectre didn't show much, and most of that footage is in here, but there's also a bit of some extra teases in this. And I really like what we're seeing. It starts with that interesting discussion with Naomie Harris, or Moneypenny, talking about how Bond has a secret he can't tell anyone. Then there's an appearance by Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, which is when he delivers that iconic line. Between Léa Seydoux and Bellucci, one of these two has to be working for the bad guy. Dave Bautista gets a quick appearance, though I'm sure more is coming soon in the next trailer.
"I own an island off the coast of Costa Rica…" With just a few more weeks left until Jurassic World hits theaters in June, Universal has started unloading TV spots left and right. One of the latest ones features a John Hammond (originally played by Richard Attenborough) voice-over, borrowing sound clips from the original Jurassic Park. They're really playing up that connection to the original, and pushing with "The Park Is Open" as the big tagline on every TV spot. Oddly, at one point they have Hammond to say "Welcome to Jurassic World!" So maybe they had someone else do his voice just for that part… Anyway, the rest of the footage is starting to look really good. Chris Pratt and those rapors! I am so ready for this. Bring on dinos.
Hold onto your butts!! This is getting wild! I have been hoping they would start showing some of the more jaw-dropping awesome footage from Jurassic World, and they finally are. Universal has debuted another new TV spot for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park follow-up Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and one nasty Indominus Rex. This genetically-created dino seems to be the star of the movie, and you really see that in this spot, with so much footage of her raging all over. Ohh if only they could let it keep rolling and you'd see the people actually being eaten. Oh my! The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, BD Wong and plenty of others. Fire this one up, it's actually starting to look much better. Seriously! Check it.
If you're into boxing, then you probably know that there's a big fight heading into the ring this weekend with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao finally making good on the fight fans have wanted for years. But for those of us who only care about boxing when there's a compelling character with a story to be told in a motion picture, we have a new TV spot for Antoine Fuqua's forthcoming boxing drama Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal. In fact, this TV spot will actually air during the big fight this weekend, to hit the boxing audience at the perfect time. It's basically a condensed version of the trailer we've seen. Watch it!
"Skynet has created a new Terminator to stop us." After the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys gave away a pretty big plot twist for the franchise sequel, some international TV spots bring that twist to the forefront of the marketing in Asian markets. However, there's also some new bits of footage here, including shots of the aged Terminator (old Arnold Schwarzenegger) fighting with the Schwarzenegger from the 80s. In addition, we also get to see some more shots of the advanced Terminator coming to blows with Schwarzenegger. And they're still milking that "I'll be back," line for everything it's worth. Watch below!
"You go to high school in Inglewood. Think you're going to get into Harvard? Who do you think you are, huh?" Open Road has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming release of one of our Sundance favorites, a little film called Dope, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa starring up-and-comer Shameik Moore as __! Like the TV spot, we can't reveal that until you see it. I love the way they're marketing this, it's fresh and interesting and stands out, and I hope it's grabbing your attention. This TV spot first aired during the MTV Movie Awards last night, and it's a good sell, but I hope we see a bit more as they build up to the release in June. And yep, that's Lobby Boy from Grand Budapest, actor Tony Revolori, in the image above. Enjoy!
With just a few weeks left until Marvel Studios unleashes The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, we're starting to run out of new footage from the comic book sequel. That's just fine with us, because we'd rather save the good stuff for the theater anyway. But for those looking to see as much as possible from the milestone assembly of superheroes, a new TV spot has just showed up. While the first minute is pretty much all footage we've seen before, including the roll call of all the heroes, the last 30 seconds is all new footage with Captain America (Chris Evans) & Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) fighting Ultron together.
"We're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow." We're just under a month away from the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters next month, and to keep the hype train rolling, two more TV spots have arrived with some new footage. In one of the spots, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gets into some trouble with Ultron (James Spader), who is calling out the assembly of superheroes. And in the second spot, we get another roll call of our heroes, and a great line from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) finally addressing how inadequately prepared he is to join Earth's mightiest heroes with his weapon of choice.