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"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.
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.