Watch This: The History of the Movie Trailer

Posted by Matthew on March 29, 2014
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Every wonder how the movie trailer came to be? Ever wonder why they’re called trailers? Ever wonder how they and their purpose have changed over the decades? Wonder no more!

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Trailer: Under the Dome Teaser

Posted by Matthew on February 04, 2013
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So apparently CBS is making a series out of Stephen Kings “Under the Dome”. Here’s the Super Bowl teaser which shows exactly nothing. Well, it shows a link to a website but other than that if you’ve seen the book cover before then you’ve seen this trailer. Pretty much literally.

Not really sure what to say here other than “Simpson’s Already Did It“.

Read more about it on Wikipedia.

[source: deadline]

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Trailer: Fast and Furious 6 Super Bowl Spot

Posted by Matthew on February 03, 2013
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Fast and Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6, yes it’s the 6th film in the franchise, gets a Super Bowl spot.

Well, it’s certainly a Fast and Furious trailer isn’t it? Lots of ridiculous car driving action, explosions, women wearing not a whole lot, this is all but guaranteed to make a boat load of cash. And you know what? If it’s anything like Fast Five then it’ll be deserving.

Seriously, Fast Five was all kinds of fun.

Plus, based on shots in this trailer it looks like they might be tying up loose ends from Fast and Furious and Fast Five, forming a loose trilogy. I’m not opposed to that.

Also, Han Seoul-Oh is still in this one. Since he died in Tokyo Drift (that’s the third one) that makes all the films since prequels to that one, which begs the question: what the hell year does Tokyo Drift take place in.

Also, yes, “Han Seoul-Oh” is the characters actual name.

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Trailer: The Lone Ranger Super Bowl Spot

Posted by Matthew on February 03, 2013
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The 90 second spot for The Lone Ranger that aired during the Superbowl is now online. Hurray!

I’m going to go with my first instinct on this and say that despite the fact that it looks like it might be fairly predictable (do you think Armie Hammer might have been betrayed and left for dead and found and nursed back to health by Tonto who had previously been betrayed and then together they ride out to exact justice on the bad guys together and in the process much action and badass hilarity ensues?) I think that it might still be a whole lotta fun.

This about Pirates of the Caribbean here. The first one, not the rest of them. It’s that level that I’m talking about. If they hit that same mark this movie could be one of the top earners of the year.

And hopefully, just maybe, Johnny Depp will get to say “your argument is invalid“.

Official Synopsis from the YouTube video embedded above:

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

See what I mean about “probably predictable but likely still fun”?

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