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"You were a movie star, remember?" Are you ready for the return of the Birdman? Not much longer now. Fox Searchlight has debuted the first full TV spot (via ComingSoon) for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as actor Riggan Thomson, who once played Birdman the comic book superhero in a series of movies. To put it simply – this is the movie of the fall season, the one everyone will be talking about, the one everyone will be seeing, it's one of the best of the year hands down. Even Edgar Wright raved about it: "A dazzling tightrope walk of cinema". There is one great joke ruined in this TV spot already, but the screech and the rest of it is awesome. Can't wait to go back for another round of Birdman. Take a look!
With the release of Interstellar just over a month away, it's getting to the point that we don't want to see anymore footage from what will be Christopher Nolan's longest film to date. Now with a running time of 169 minutes, it will surely be hard to spoil the whole film with trailers and TV spots, but this feels like the kind of film that you want to know as little about as possible. Having said that, we know there are some people out there who are hungry for every last bit of footage they can find, so we're giving you five new TV spots that just arrived. We know there's new footage, but we're not watching. The choice is yours. Watch?
"Amy's the kind of girl who attracts admirers." We're just one week away from finding out if David Fincher's thriller adaptation Gone Girl will be another great film in the director's impressive filmography. There's a lot of buzz around this film, and there's plenty of praise to go around leading up to the film's release. Now four new TV spots have arrived, featuring Ben Affleck fighting to have his side of the story heard as authorities seem convinced that he killed his wife (Rosamund Pike). This looks so damn good, and it just might rival Se7en as one of Fincher's crowning achievements. We'll find out next week. Watch!
It's getting close to awards season, but it's safe to say that one film won't be worry about that much, and that's Dumb & Dumber To. It's been 20 years since we've seen Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) on the big screen, and this time they have another big road trip in store, as we've seen in the first trailer for the film. Now a TV spot has arrived, and while it's pretty much a condensed version of the trailer (with added laser light effects in one odd scene), we do get one more amusing joke showing how efficiently Harry and Lloyd take advantage of the public transportation system. Will we like this a lot? Maybe. Watch!
"I want the power to save my family." After a Japanese trailer just showed off more of the horror legend origin story that is Dracula Untold, an extended TV spot has arrived with some new footage as well. Luke Evans takes the title role which paints Dracula as a desperate man who wanted this dark power in order to save his family from tyranny, but ended up being persecuted as a monster when he was only trying to save his people. I'm still not completely sold on this, though I appreciate the efforts to make Dracula's powers more epic. We get to see Dracula's fist of bats attack an army from another angle in this spot too. Watch!
"Do not go gentle into that good night…" That beautiful quote you hear Michael Caine repeating in this latest TV spot and the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, is actually a beautiful poem by Dylan Thomas. Titled "Do not go gentle into that good night", Caine uses the lines about "rage, rage against the dying of the light" to inspire these astronauts to fight on and rage against the darkness of the universe, and to find another world for life to live on. This new spot, dubbed an "IMAX TV Spot", is just a rehash of the magnificent third trailer with no new footage at all. Which is good because we don't need to see any more footage any more, let's all walk in from this point and enjoy the experience.
"I'm the guy to save you from all this aweseomeness." Last night, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, David Fincher's murder mystery adaptation Gone Girl debuted an extended TV spot with some new footage from the film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It's mostly just a recut of the most recent trailer, but there's some snippets of new footage, including a brief conversation Affleck's character has with Scoot McNairy, another potential suspect in the murder in question. This is absolutely one of the titles we're excited to see this fall, and we're sure there will be Oscar nominations coming next year. Watch!
"There comes a point where you have to help people who can't help themselves." Denzel Washington is back protecting the good people again as The Equalizer, but it doesn't seem to be something he's excited about in this extended TV spot for the action thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. It looks like we're going to get a good threatening monologue from Washington at some point, and that's always great. Plus, if you look carefully, I'm pretty sure Washington smashes a shot glass into someone's eye socket in this TV spot. We also get our first glimpse at Bill Pullman in the movie, and I completely forgot he even had a role.
"It's another hot night; the kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things." The sexiness of Eva Green has already resulted in one poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For that didn't get approved by the Motion Picture Association of America, and now she's apparently too hot for NBC to handle. A new TV spot has emerged online which was deemed too sexy by the network, and it seems to be because of the same kind of nudity, or maybe the quick flash of sex, that made the poster so scandalous. What else would you expect from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, especially after the red band trailer from Comic-Con? Watch!
Last night, the adolescent drivel known as the Teen Choice Awards pandered the most coveted audience in entertainment, and that meant the studios were pushing some of the forthcoming films to the young crowd on the flickering box. Disney decided to push their family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with a new TV spot showing off some more ridiculous footage from the film. Unlike the book on which the film is based, it's not just Alexander having a bad day, but his whole family. This looks to be full of slapstick comedy, complete with Steve Carell fighting a kangaroo. Watch?
After we presented the rap battle between the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles single "Shell Shocked" and the classic hip-hop tune "Ninja Rap" by Vanilla Ice, the newer beat gets prime placement in a new TV spot for the August release. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael are back together and in full swing, and the more I see of this flick, the more excited I get. The characters seem to have been written perfectly with the right amount of comedy, and the new designs just don't bug me at all. And for good measure, we've got some new posters showing off the heroes in a half-shell too. Look and watch now!
Later this week, Dimension Films will show off some of the goods from Sin City: A Dame to Kill for at Comic-Con with a panel in Hall H on July 26th with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and actors Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson in attendance. But in the meantime, a new TV spot for the graphic novel follow-up has arrived, and it's basically a very condensed version of what we saw in the full theatrical trailer. The film looks gorgeous, and we can't wait to see what Miller and Rodriguez have done with their return to this seedy, grimy film noir tale. Eva Green really does seem like a dame to kill for.
Following yesterday's cool announcement that IDW Publishing has a crossover comic book featuring the Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we're back to focusing on the big screen with the release of the latter's latest motion picture arriving in just a few weeks. Now two new TV spots have popped up online (though the video quality isn't the best) showing off more of the heroes in a half-shell. Honestly, the dynamic between the turtles is great. They're joking around while fighting, Raphael gets pissed at Leonardo in one part, and Michelangelo is just perfect. And we also briefly see the turtles' van! Watch it!
"My time has not come yet. Not sure about yours." We're anxious to see if anything that Brett Ratner has done with the Greek epic Hercules can get us interested in the film, and if the latest extended TV spot for the film starring Dwayne Johnson is any indicator, we're going to be very disappointed. The film just looks like a dud, with dialogue that feels contrived, forced and phony. Johnson's charisma just isn't working this time, and it actually seems to be working against him here. Not even John Hurt or Ian McShane seem to be able to offer anything of value to the proceedings. It's like The Scorpion King all over again. Watch now!