Archive for February 2, 2012
At $3.5 million per 30-second spot, companies willing to pay for Super Bowl XLVI commercials are looking for additional ways to make use of their most expensive promotional seconds by releasing their commercials early.
For non-football fans, this means you won’t have to sit around watching the big game on Sunday to join on in the Monday water cooler talk. For football fans, this means you’ll get to brag about knowing which commercials are the best – before they air on television.
If you’re looking for movie trailers, we’ll have a complete list of Superbowl Movie Trailers posted after the big game.
Check out our ever-expanding list of 2012 Super Bowl commercials below. While not everyone has released their ads early, the majority of companies have. From M&Ms’ Ms. ...
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We recently posted about a live tweeting event for The Avengers, in which fans could take to Twitter and tweet back in forth with Avengers director Joss Whedon and select members of the cast – followed by a sneak peek at The Avengers Super Bowl trailer, which will debut in full during Super Bowl XLVI.
The Twitter event is over, but we now have the transcript that details the Q&A session with Whedon and Avengers cast members Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). Check out what they had to say about the film and what fans can expect from it.
For your convenience we’ve gone ahead and converted the tweets into some standard English prose, because truthfully, reading a half-hour’s worth of tweets ...
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Lionsgate has been keen on not revealing too much in the trailers for its adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ ultra-popular novel, The Hunger Games. Promos for the film have focused on introducing its protagonist, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and building up anticipation for the titular event – rather than actually showing more than brief glimpses of the carnage and life-or-death battles that transpire thereafter.
That is also the case with the third theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games, which is now online – and which – even more so than the previous promos – highlights the nature of Katniss’ plight as she readies herself for (literally) a fight for her life and everything she holds dear.
Here is an official synopsis for The Hunger Games, followed by the latest trailer:
In a dystopian future America is now Panem, a nation made up of ...
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There’s been a whole lot in the way of Russell Crowe news reporting (Croweing?) of late. First, the actor was reported as being attached to Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale adaptation, then word got out that Darren Aronofsky wants him to headline Noah – and now, the news is in that the Oscar-winner could also be a serious contender to star in Elite Squad director José Padilha’s RoboCop franchise reboot.
Crowe’s plate for 2012 was already pretty full before these other stories started circulating, seeing how he’ll soon set to work on The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper’s big-screen treatment of the Les Misérables musical – and now, it seems that Winter’s Tale could begin production as early as September 2012.
Shortly after the report concerning Crowe being eyed for Noah broke, Variety‘s Jeff Sneider tweeted ...
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The comparatively threatening Martian creatures and provocative elements in author Edgar Rice Burrough’s original John Carter novels have been made somewhat “friendlier” in Walt Disney Picture’s upcoming film adaptation – be they the 12-foot tall native inhabitants of Mars, Carter’s “Martian dog” Woola, or even the thunderous White Apes which the hero battles in a death match.
Previously-released John Carter promos has been primarily focused on footage featuring lots of CGI spectacle and grand-scale sci-fi action. Today, we have a new featurette that offers an early taste of the film’s approach to humor (among other things).
Disney’s John Carter movie tells the story of its namesake (Taylor Kitsch), an ex-military captain who’s still in mourning over the loss of his family during the Civil War. After seeking refuge in a cave, Carter inadvertently finds himself transported to Mars, a civilized ...
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