‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer To Air On ‘Agents of SHIELD’

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If you want to attract more viewers to a show, you got to have some bait, and for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. they are putting out bait so big, you’d just be plain stupid to ignore. Or you could just wait for it to air on the internet, but that is besides the point.

The point is that the first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron will air on next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s a smart move considering the show’s declining ratings, but strange improved storytelling. Hopefully it’ll be enough to attract the viewers to see that the show has improved since last season. But in the age of the Internet, I think fans might be willing to wait it out.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris HemsworthMark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and new to the series James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The film opens in theaters on May 1, 2015. Hit the jump to read the official synopsis plus confirmation tweet. [Read more...]

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ Reveals Latest Viral Marketing Strategy District Voices

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What Lionsgate has done with the viral marketing for The Hunger Games franchise is brilliant. So far fans have been able to register as citizens of districts, take part in Capitol Couture, and they can become a part of a revolution. They’ve revealed some viral marketing hints for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I by revealing Panem’s strategy to keep their nation together, and now Lionsgate is revealing more of that by releasing viral videos to help promote their upcoming film.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone, Jeffery Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and more. Hit the jump to check out the latest videos. [Read more...]

Viral Video: SNL Parodies Dystopian YA Novels With ‘The Group Hopper’

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The third episode of Saturday Night Live marked the return of SNL alum Bill Hader. While the episode was definitely better than the season’s first two, I’m sure everyone was waiting for Stefan to give out his latest New York hot spot suggestion. But there were some other highlights seen during that episode, one that actually involved SNL freshman Pete Davidson in a skit parodying those dystopian YA novels. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Trailers Weekly: ‘Camp X-Ray,’ ‘Electric Boogaloo,’ ‘LFO,’ ‘Focus,’ And More

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Trailers Weekly is a feature in which we bring you the most popular and talked about trailers of the week. Sharing trailers is a classic viral practice, and trailers are still the most mainstream way for people to learn about movies. We’ve got trailers from Camp X-Ray, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films, LFO, Focus, and A Merry Friggin Christmas. Hit the jump to see them all. [Read more...]

Watch The ‘Big Hero 6′ Sizzle Reel Shown At NYCC

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Of the trailers we have seen promoting Big Hero 6, the most recent one has shown the most footage of the masked villain, Yokai. With Disney’s latest animated film making yet another press tour over at the New York Comic-Con, the studio was kind enough to show audiences brand new footage of the film in the form of a sizzle reel. We have already covered a few tidbits from the film and talked to directors Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt).

The new sizzle reel gives us a better look at the characters and their newly acquired abilities. But you have to admit, the marketing team is going to make a big push on selling Baymax, the robot is just too cute without the suit. Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 sizzle reel. [Read more...]

‘Dracula Untold’ Movie Review: Generic Fun That Wastes Its Full Potential

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Dracula is a pretty iconic character. Since 1931, the character has seen many revisions and alterations, and numerous origins stories, so to sell first time director Gary Shore‘s Dracula Untold, Universal is pitching this as the untold story of Vlad the Impaler, who would become Dracula, by mixing history (or lack thereof), fiction (there is a whole lot of it), visual effects, and by subtly telling us that he isn’t the only monster to walk the earth. In fact, the film is actually an extension of the larger monster universe that Universal is now building where the classic monsters of yesteryear are now walking amongst us in modern times.

Because everyone else’s films are serialized and building to have larger story arcs, why not use it on the classic monsters that we all know and love. Problem is, Dracula Untold kicks things off in the most generic way. While it is a seemingly fun twist on the iconic character, Dracula Untold wastes a whole lot of potential. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer: George Clooney Takes Us To A Miraculous Place

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Walt Disney Studios has just released the first trailer for Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, featuring a screenplay written co-written by Bird and Damon Lindelof. Much of the film has been kept a secret, but from what we’ve learned through early teases, viral marketing, and the D23 expo, the film was said to be be an early look at the sci-fi oddities that people were fascinated with in the early days of the sci-fi genre. The film was actually scheduled for a December 2014 release, until it was pushed back to its new summer 2015 release.

The film centers on a former boy genius (George Clooney) who teams up with a troubled but bright and optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) and set off on a quest to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” The film also stars Hugh Laurie,Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for Disney’s Tomorrowland. [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview: Gary Shore Talks ‘Dracula Untold,’ Monster Universe, What Dracula Means To Him, And More

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Dracula Untold tells the often unheard story of the character’s origins.  In the film Luke Evans plays Vlad The Impaler, a loyal prince to a small kingdom and family man , who will sacrifice his humanity to gain the dark powers he needs to save everything that he holds dear.  The film is said to be the launching pad of the rumored monsters universe that Universal Pictures is creating.  So it should be interesting to see if audiences respond well to the origins story.

We recently go the opportunity to speak to the director of Dracula Untold, Gary Shore.  In it, he talks about what the character means to him, the responsibility of maintaining Dracula’s iconic status as a cinematic character, future films, and where he sees this Dracula going from here.  The film also stars with Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Viral Video: Honest Trailers Tear Apart Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’

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There are those who love Michael Bay‘s Transformers film franchise, then there are those who just hate it. While all four films have been a box office smash, there is no doubt that people unanimously hate the film for being vapid headache inducing action films. That being said, we are still getting one more, because you know how lucrative this franchise is to Paramount.

So Transformers being the Michael Bay film that it is, begs to be ripped to shreds by films fans to love to tear them apart. Thankfully we don’t have to wait any longer as Screen Junkies have released the honest trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

‘Whiplash’ Review: Miles Teller & J.K. Simmons Beat A Bloody Inspiring Drum

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“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘Good Job,'” that’s a line that is used in Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash, and it couldn’t be more true. A film’s perfection defined by the the characters’ search of it is truly rare, and to watch it play out it is bloody strumming glory is both intense and a revelation.

But 2014 has been plagued by mediocrity, films that just settle for the “good job” and nothing more. Bad writing, an oversaturation of visual effects, and a strive to push 40 or so plots for sequels or potential ones into a two hour movie, that’s all we have been getting as of late. Sure there are a few good film’s that squeak by and go against the grain, but we haven’t seen anything as inspiring or as refreshing as Whiplash. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]