Viral Video: How ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Should Have Ended

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So The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t everyone’s favorite film of the year. Cluttered with character flaws, bad dialogue, and living up to “style over substance,” the film was a disappointment with critics and didn’t earn as much at the box office as Sony would have hoped. But numbers don’t matter. As it will be a film remembered for all the wrong reasons.

We’ve seen videos pointing out that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is chock full of plot holes, bad writing, and product placement, and as the How It Should Have Ended team will point out, a lot of those plot holes could have been prevented if the characters had made better decisions. Hit the jump to check out the HISHE video for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. [Read more...]

Extended ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ “Rogue Cut” To Be Released Summer 2015

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One of the problems of having a huge roster in an ensemble superhero film is trying to find enough screentime for characters. Though Rogue (Anna Paquin) had a subplot in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, that was eventually cut from the theatrical cut, due to time constraints and being plot-heavy. However, we will be able to see that subplot in the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of the film.

The studio will be releasing an extended version of X-Men: Days of Future Past called the “Rogue Cut.” It will feature 10 minutes of extra footage, and will hit store sheleves in an unannounced summer 2015 date. Hit the jump to see what Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg had to say about the new extended release. [Read more...]

Viral Video: Kate Mara and Ellen Page Are ‘Tiny Detectives’ In Funny Or Die’s Parody Of ‘True Detective’

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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell may have been cast as the lead characters in HBO’s True Detective, but the drama series is still searching for it’s female lead(s). Who it will come down to is still unknown, and there are still many rumors as to who it may be. But as we wait for HBO’s answer, we can get a good laugh at what could have been with a parody from the folks over at Funny or Die.

Their latest video takes sees Kate Mara and Ellen Page as detectives who are just as tough as Rust Cole and Marty Hart. Although, they can’t seem to do their job because the two are short. Hit the jump to see the hilarity ensue. [Read more...]

New ‘Gone Girl’ Clip Released; Stream The Full Soundtrack Online

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20th Century Fox launching a full scale marketing blitz for David Fincher‘s Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosemund Pike. Just days after Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor released a tease of the Gone Girl soundtrack online, NPR has released the full soundtrack for your streaming pleasure. Also Fox has released the first clip from the high anticipated film featuring Affleck and Pike having a friendly conversation. But we all know it will lead to something much more than that. Hit the jump to check out the clip and to stream the full soundtrack.

First the clip, in it we see Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) meeting each other for the first time at what looks like a party. The clip seems sweet at first, but based on the previous trailers, we will be venturing into a dark murder mystery. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

‘Blackhat’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Is The Techological Guardian Of The Free WOrld

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Michael Mann direct a feature film, in fact, the last one was 2009’s Public Enemies. Two years later he would act as producer for the Texas Killing Fields. But now he is back with a technological crime thriller, Blackhat.

Mann’s artistic mix of music and style with intense action and plot twists is something that has been missing for quite some time. In Blackhat, Chris Hemsworth plays an American hacking extrodinare, who is taken out of prison to help the government stop a hacking terrorist. Sounds some what interesting considering how much we rely on our smartphones and how we feel that big brother is always watch us. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. [Read more...]

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Has A Speedy Social Media Marketing Campaign

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Following the launch of the latest viral marketing campaign from the X-Men film franchise, comes the latest social media campaign to promote the Blu-ray/DVD release of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.

To capitalize on the popularity of Quicksilver, which was probably one of the most surprising characters considering how the character was originally introduced, the 20th Century Fox marketing team has decided to use the character as the face of their latest social media marketing campaign. Using Vine and Instagram, we see, what we assume is an older Quicksilver try to make a speedy recovery after forgetting his girlfriend’s birthday. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Disney Releases Third ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Plus New Images

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Disney has released their third trailer for Big Hero 6. The film is a loose adaptation of the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It will use the same characters, but the film’s setting and story are entirely original.

The film centers on Hiro, a young prodigy who builds a bond with Baymax, a healthcare robot created by his older brother Tadashi. When a nefarious masked man named Yokai takes Hiro’s Mircobot invention for villainous purposes, it’s up to Hiro, Bayman, and their friends to suit up and stop him.

We’ve shown you some fascinating things about Big Hero 6, and even got to talk to the directors about the film. The third trailer, which has even more new footage, and scenes not shown to the press during the early screening. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Launches Early Viral Marketing Campaign

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It is never too early to start a marketing campaign for a film like X-Men: Apocalypse. And 20th Century Fox is starting some very early marketing promotion for the upcoming film, which will be directed by Byran Singer, by launching two new viral marketing websites. The film is actually no where near the start of production, in fact it is still be written, and the cast is still being assembled, but if its any indication, these two new viral marketing campaigns could set the tone for the film.

One is for unite the mutants for good, the other seeks to expose the mutants as a threat to the human population. Which side are you on? Hit the jump to check out the site. [Read more...]

Watch Steven Soderbergh’s Silent ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ In Black And White

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It’s interesting to see what kinds of videos go viral. There’s the fan based content. Then there’s the viral marketing. But what retired director Steven Soderbergh does for Raiders of the Lost Ark is actually quite interesting.

Soderberg says transformed the colorful and spectacular Raiders of the Lost Ark into a silent black and white movie. According to him, this was an exercise to have a better understanding of staging and the logistics of editing. In other words, this is an informative piece, and meant for educational purposes, but it is still fun to watch nonetheless.

While the video is not embeddable, it can be watched on his website. Although the video does use some sound, but only for soundtrack purposes. It’s not the original soundtrack, but it is one that oddly fits into what Soderbergh is saying about staging, etc. Hit the jump to see what he had to say about the process of turning Raiders of the Lost Ark into a silent black and white film. Hit the jump to see what he had to say about the process. [Read more...]

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Trailer: Colin Firth Let’s Off A Little Steam

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Though Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, Batman, and Superman have all been major successful comic book movie adaptations, lesser known titles have proven to find similar box office gold. But not for Mark Millar comics. Wanted and Kick-Ass have all proven to be the kind of adaptations that audiences have been waiting for if they are already tired of the same old Marvel and DC ones.

And now we are getting, the Matthew Vaughn-directed Kingsman: The Secret Service starring Colin Firth as an ultra-competent spy who recruits a talented kid with a streak for causing trouble. Think of the film has a witty, sleeker, and more comic book version of James Bond. Which is pretty cool I think, if it weren’t for the strange February release. Hit the jump to check the new trailer out. [Read more...]