Become A “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” By TMNT Yourself

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailers stresses that New York City needs heroes. The obvious rise in criminal activity carried out by The Foot Clan is a clear indication of that. So, now is your chance to prove just how heroic you are, by showing your turtle power to the world, or your friends on social media at least.

Paramount has unveiled their latest marketing gag, where you get to don the ninja mask. Blue, Purple, Red or Orange, which color do you think best suits you? To TMNT Yourself, you’ll have to hit the jump to see how you can be a hero. [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams Reveals New X-Wing In New ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Video

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Star Wars and Omaze’s Force For Change campaign is now in its last week, and the two are working hard to promote it. We’ve already seen J.J. Abrams promote the campaign in a video that revealed some of the practical effects that will be seen Star Wars Episode VII, which was a pretty exciting tease. Funding the Force For Change campaign meant that you would be donating to UNICEF and earn a chance for you and a friend to have a role in Star Wars Episode VII. Sounds exciting right, especially after Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert reminded us about it not too long ago with their hilarious bit. But it hasn’t stopped there, as there seems to be one last marketing push before the campaign comes to an end.

In the latest move to get you do donate, J.J. Abrams has released a new video of himself revealing the X-Wing that will be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII. Not only that, but he has added some new incentives, which include both winning a role in the film, as well as getting an advanced screening of the film in your hometown with 20 of your closest friends. Now that is really exciting. So to see the video, you’ll just have to hit the jump. [Read more...]

Trailers Weekly: “Horns,” “Paradise Lost,” “Laggies,” “Ouija,” 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 Horns, Paradise Lost, Laggies, Ouija, and Annabelle. There won’t be a trailers weekly next week as the MovieViral team will be off covering the San Diego Comic-Con. Hit the the jump to see this week’s edition of Trailers Weekly. [Read more...]

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” Trailer To Debut At Comic-Con On A Galaxy S Tablet And Best Buy Stores

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Okay, so Lionsgate may not be promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or Insurgent in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Yes it is disappointing to fans, especially since the former debuts in November, while the latter debuts early next year. While we have yet to see any footage from the film, Lionsgate has found a unique way to market the film’s highly anticipated first trailer. You won’t have to sit for hours waiting for it or in between panels you rather not sit through, instead you can just walk on over to the Samsung Galaxy Experience over at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Friday, July 25th, and experience seeing the trailer, with the cast (TBA) for yourself on Galaxy Tab S.

Yup the trailer premiere for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be on a tablet. Not a big screen or any other screen other than 8.5 inches, but on a tablet. And if you are worried about not being able to see it because your not going to Comic-Con this year, then don’t fret, because you will be able to see a preview at your local Best Buy. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

Jon Stewart Duels Stephen Colbert For “Star Wars” Geek Trivia Supremacy… And To Support UNICEF

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Omaze runs some pretty fantastic charity campaigns.  We’ve heard about the Breaking Bad riding in the RV campaign, the ride in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and rehearse a scene from House of Cards with eating BBQ with Kevin Spacey.  But the biggest and most geek driven campaign has to be the Star Wars Episode VII campaign.  J.J. introduced the Force For Change campaign back in May, but Omaze has been pushing for it non-stop.  So with only seven days left to donate, the charitable crowdfunding site has recruited two of the funniest late night comedians/political satirists, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and pitted them against each other to see who is the biggest Star Wars geek, and help raise awareness for the campaign to help UNICEF.  Hit the jump to see the full video. [Read more...]

“The Purge: Anarchy” Review – Gritter, Darker, And Better Than The Original

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Some sequels are superior than their predecessor, than there are those that aren’t. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is clearly not better than its predecessor, but that really isn’t saying much since the first film set the bar so low.  And considering how other sequels this year are better their predecessor, it should be interesting to see which sequel isn’t better than the first film.  So while The Purge wasn’t the best film last year, it’s concept did lend itself to have a franchise.  And thanks in part to The Purge‘s huge success, Universal went ahead and greenlit a sequel.

The Purge: Anarchy does what every sequel is suppose to do.  Be different, but also use the foundation that has already been set.  Introduce new character that will bring a new dynamic to the potential franchise.  Just be better than the first film.  And that is what The Purge: Anarchy does.  Not only is it darker than the first, but it is so much more engaging and thrilling as well.  It’s the kind of the grittty edge of your seat thriller that is fun, but could have you converse about the political issues that is brought up.  Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]

Frank Grillo Talks “The Purge: Anarchy,” Crossbones In “Captain America 3″, Wanting To Do A Comedy, And More

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In James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy, Frank Grillo plays Leo, a grieving father, who sets out on the night where all crime is legal for a 12-hour period. During this ordeal, Leo’s personal mission experiences a few bumps in the road when he is forced to rescue and protect victims of The Purge. The sequel takes place a year after the events of the first film, and reveals just how large the socio-economic gap is between those who can afford a security system during The Purge and those who cannot.

We had a chance to talk to film star Frank Grillo about his character Leo, what it was like to shoot during late nights, how the concept of the Purge came about, Captain America 3, and his response to those who are calling to him to play as The Punisher. Hit the jump to read the entire interview. [Read more...]

“Planes: Fire And Rescue” Review

Planes was one of the biggest surprise hits of last year. The film had a rough takeoff from the start. It was originally set to be a a direct to DVD film, Planes then took off to be a feature film, but lost its lead voice, Jon Cryer. Dane Cook was named as his replacement, but that name didn’t inspire confidence. And despite the shoddy animation, and familiar screenplay, Planes worked. It was actually a likeable film.

Since the first film was scheduled on the tail end of the summer blockbuster season, it was a perfect time to cleanse the cinematic pallet, which was burdened with an over saturation of superhero films. And because of that, it was one of Disney’s surprise box office hits. Of course since it was a hit, that would mean it would need a sequel. And now we have Planes: Fire And Rescue, which, again, looked like a tired and old animated film that deserves to be a direct to DVD, but is surprisingly good. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]

Star Wars Scribe Gary Whitta Pitches Mark Ruffalo To Star In Columbo Via Twitter

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Twitter is no stranger to fan casting campaigns. Many of them tweet out their dream castings in hopes that their favorite actor or actress gets cast for the perfect role. Let’s be honest, rarely do these campaigns work and most of the time they don’t. And even though it is not up to us, social media doesn’t stop us from voicing our dream castings 140 characters at a time.

But for Book of Eli and Star Wars scribe Gary Whitta, he isn’t tweeting his dream choice for his proposed Columbo, he is making a pitch to Avengers star Mark Ruffalo to star as the titular Columbo, who was originally played by the great Peter Falk, in a proposed film. Here’s the thing, Ruffalo is actually already in talks to appear in an adaptation. Hit the jump to read the full twitter conversation. [Read more...]

Omaze And NetFlix Team Up For A Tasty “House Of Cards” Contest

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Often times I wonder if any of the restaurants seen in shows exist or not. While some are built sets, others are actual locations with the names changed for legal purposes of course. And while you may be able to find some of the restaurants used in films or tv shows through fan or Hollywood websites, few of them offer something like what Omaze and Netflix are offering.

If you’ve ever wanted to eat the the Frank’s BBQ, the BBQ joint where Frank Underwood devises political strategies on House Of Cards, well, Omaze and Netflix is giving you a chance to do so. And just to sweeten the deal, they are offering you a chance to eat BBQ with Kevin Spacey and House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon. Hit the jump to find out more about the contest, and the details as to why it is being held. [Read more...]