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After seeing a couple character posters for Batman and Superman in The LEGO Movie, we finally get to hear the LEGO version of the Man of Steel, as voiced by Channing Tatum. A new TV spot has put a quick spotlight on The Big Blue Boy Scout leading up to the February release of the film. The inclusion of these characters makes for quite an expansive LEGO universe, combining characters in a single film that we might otherwise never see together. While this also sadly makes for more exploitative merchandising and toys, the clever work of Phil Lord & Chris Miller should make it worth it on the big screen. Watch the spot below!
Just last week, we highlighted an amusing Muppets Most Wanted spot using faux hype from Twitter (mocking Internet lingo and whatnot) to get people excited for the film. Last night during the Golden Globes (see the winners here, and the video highlights here), a new spot emerged with outrage that the unreleased Disney film was not nominated for 247 awards. Then the spot chronicles an ensuing Twitter argument, complete with spelling errors and taunts, all topped with a hilarious end that will be familiar to anyone who has seen spam in the comments section on any website. This is the kind of clever marketing we like. Watch!
"It's not a suit. It's you." We're still not sure if the remake of RoboCop is going to be anything but a blockbuster spectacle, but the most recent international trailer gave us some hope. Now a new international TV spot has arrived with some more footage from the film, including brief snippets of Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy before he becomes the cybernetic officer in question. We also get a glimpse into the vicious plans Michael Keaton and OmniCorp has to make sure Murphy stays under their control, as his human will seems to be overtaking their programming. Could this turn out to be a decent remake after all? Watch!
Yesterday, two new character posters for The LEGO Movie put the spotlight on Batman (Will Arnett) and Superman (Channing Tatum). Now the heroes are part of the first TV spot for the animated comedy from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller. The duo are part of Emmet's (Chris Pratt) excitement of all the awesome things in the world of LEGO. Taking the "everything is awesome" cue from the most recent, promising theatrical trailer, it's another glimpse into the cool animated world created for the film. Look out for The Flash in a quick shot, but we're not sure who's voicing him yet.
Though the action thriller should have arrived during the holidays, Paramount Pictures is releasing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in the middle of January because of the delay of The Wolf of Wall Street. It's a terrible release month, but at least the studio knows this film will be a big success as what will likely be the best movie released in theaters that month. Spreading the awareness, we have the first TV spot for the film starring Chris Pine as the recurring Tom Clancy character, and this one hints that Keira Knightley might have something to hide, but we think that could be misdirection towards something not that significant.
While entire families should be heading out to see Disney's spectacular new musical fairytale Frozen this weekend, hopefully they'll be treated to seeing the latest, hilarious theatrical trailer for The LEGO Movie coming next February. This new spot features mostly footage from the previous trailers, but there's some funny new moments with Emmet, especially when he's loading up some cats into a truck. In addition, this new spot touts 183 unique characters, which is pretty damn impressive. There have been rumblings that some Star Wars LEGO characters will pop up in the movie, but we're not sure who will appear. Watch now!
Well hello there, Smaug the Stupendous. Warner Bros has unveiled a new TV spot for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, now only a few more weeks away from hitting theaters. This new spot focuses mostly on Smaug the Dragon, showing a few scenes where Bilbo (played by Martin Freeman) encounters the fire-breathing beast deep inside the gold-filled halls of Mt. Erebor. As expected they're still saving the complete reveal of Smaug for the movie itself, but this is a rather exciting TV spot to keep fans excited these last few weeks. Orlando Bloom and Richard Armitage show up briefly in this footage, too.
"Hey listen, I quit - I'm going into stocks." This looks so damn good! Paramount has debuted two new TV spots online for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, getting a marketing push to build buzz for its December release coming up soon. Early buzz from Darren Aronofsky is glowing: "hilarious, gutwrenching. @LeoDiCaprio fearless, brave, brilliant @JonahHill revelation. quaalude mayhem!" With Jonah Hill on the rise, the actor gets just as much time in these new TV spots as Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on that kind of buzz, it's a smart move. And it's working - I cannot wait to see this, even if it's almost 3 hours long. Enjoy!
In the first TV spot for American Hustle, we saw Jennifer Lawrence getting a little sassy, and this new TV spot shows her being a little bit mouthy too. But this time, we also get a sense of how Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams are involved in the story that fictionally dramatizes the 70s FBI sting operation Abscam. This looks like it's going to be dramatic, but with a decent amount of humor as well. There will likely be plenty of acting nominations in the future for this film. Thankfully, it's just over two weeks away, arriving with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, making for a great weekend.
As we enter the last week of November, the theatrical releases of December are nearly upon us. From The Wolf of Wall Street to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more, it's going to be a good month for cinema. But there's also fun to be had with the highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. We've already had tons of hype for the film, including Will Ferrell's most recent musical appearance on "Conan," and now two more TV spots for the film have popped up with some funny new footage. The real question is how much of this stuff made it into the final cut? We'll have to wait and see.
"We are the guardians of justice... elite warriors with no master." This is looking better and better as it gets closer and closer to release, even though I still fear I'm one of the few who has any interest in this movie. Universal has debuted two new TV spots for Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin, the Japanese samurai fantasy-action movie starring Keanu Reeves as the Ronin warrior Kai. We have already posted a handful of international trailers over the last few months, but these 30-second TV spots somehow pack in more action and more kick ass footage than I've seen. I love that shot of the group riding with orangey smoke behind them - awesome.
This awards season it looks like we get two stellar performances from Christian Bale, and they're both coming next month, one weekend after the other. On December 13th we get American Hustle, but the week before that we get Out of the Furnace, the newest film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Bale goes blue collar in this film about an ex-con who has to get his younger military veteran brother (Casey Affleck) out of trouble when he gets in too deep as part of a bare-knuckle boxing ring. There he has to contend with shady guys like Willem Dafoe and Woody Harrelson. It looks like a strong performance driven piece, and now an extended TV spot gives us another look at what the film will deliver this winter. Watch below!
The teaser trailer and full theatrical trailer for David O. Russell's newest film American Hustle have made it one of the most anticipated films of the Oscar season (and it was one of 21 films we were excited about in the second half of 2013). Honestly, if there weren't any trailers at all, the cast of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale is enough to be excited. Now the first TV spot has arrived with more footage from the film, including more Lawrence getting a little sassy with Bale's fat and bald con-man and sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. I want to see it now. Watch!
Last month, a new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire popped up, using Coldplay's track "Atlas" from the film's soundtrack. Now another TV spot has appeared, this time with Christina Aguilera's track "We Remain" to paint a somber picture. While the previous trailers and TV spots have focused on the arena action and the vendetta President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has against Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), this one focuses more on the relationships, including the love triangle our protagonist has with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). This looks like one hell of a sequel. Watch it!