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The Adventures of Tintin Trailer

This summer is absolutely packed to the gills with blockbusters. We have comic book movies, tentpoles comedies, huge action flicks and many, many more that we have barely scene a frame from. Now we’re bringing you a trailer for a film that won’t be out until December.

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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Trailer

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The theatrical trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has landed online. We see some pretty fantastic looking footage on the moon, followed by some really impressive stuff back on Earth. We’re talking full-on invasion this time around. We get our first look at Frances McDormand as well. However, as we all know from the second flick Revenge of the Fallen, simply watching robots fight for 2+ hours does not a good movie make (understatement). This one has to be better thanRevenge of the Fallen, right? Hitting 3D theaters on July 1st, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, and voice work from Hugo Weaving, Peter Cullen, and Leonard Nimoy.

Here’s the first synopsis for Transformers: Dark of the Moon:

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

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New Trailer for THE HANGOVER PART II

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for The Hangover Part II. Overall, I’m pretty happy with this new trailer. It gives a solid sense of setting, does a good job of setting up the obstacles without giving too much away, and makes use of a track from the new Kanye album (always a plus, for me). Nevertheless, I can’t help but feel as if the trailer is a little too self-referential to the original (i.e. Alan’s love of terrible toasts and penis jokes, and Stu’s fear of once again breaking his teeth). Just my opinion, though.

 

Here’s the trailer [from Apple]:

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hangover: Part II:

THE HANGOVER PART II
In theaters on May 26

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong

Comedy. In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

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New Trailer and Images for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

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Disney has released a new trailer for Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  I want to be excited for this flick but I still have mixed feelings on it.  On the one hand, I can’t believe that the plot is yet again “Jack must get the Black Pearl back from another pirate.”  But on the other hand, once the Pirates‘ theme music kicked in near the end of the trailer, I suddenly became pumped to return to this crazy world and see more adventure on the high seas.  There are some good jokes in the trailer, some imaginative designs, and I hope that this movie delivers.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with two new images.  Pirates of the Caribbean stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Geoffrey Rush.  It opens in 3D on May 20th.

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.

 

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

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Here’s the official synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

 

Teaser Trailer for THE HANGOVER PART II

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Warner Bros. has released the teaser trailer for The Hangover Part II.  Rather than highlight a joke or two, the teaser makes the odd decision to highlight all of the critical acclaim for The Hangover.  It’s not necessarily a bad decision, but I would have liked to see at least one joke beyond “Hey, look!  A monkey wearing clothes!”  It’s probably just best to think of this as an announcement trailer and wait until the serious trailer hits in probably about six weeks or so.

Directed by Todd Phillips, The Hangover Part II stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, and Ken Jeong.  The film opens May 26th.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hangover: Part II:

THE HANGOVER PART II
In theaters on May 26

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong

Comedy. In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES Trailer

Check out the awesome online-only trailer for DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES. The sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, “Rodrick Rules” brings back all the characters, fun, and wimpiness! Greg and Rodrick must work together, despite their brotherly differences. Rowley, Fregley, Patty, Chirag, and Manny are all back, too. Based on the best-selling book series by Jeff Kinney. (ITS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS SERIES!)

Synopsis:

Welcome to the Next Grade!
In this sequel to 2010′s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. (Kinney’s Wimpy Kid” series has thus far sold 42 million books.) As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother — and chief tormentor — Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 2: RODRICK RULES will be in theaters on March 25, 2011. Like the film on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE.

 

 

Video Game Trailer for DEAD ISLAND Goes Viral

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In the last twenty-four hours, zombie horror game Dead Island has climbed into the top trending topics on Twitter and has merited coverage by numerous blogs and entertainment sites thanks to a provocative three-minute “announcement trailer.”  There are even rumors that the property is being considered for a movie option. The short commercial already has fans drooling over its gory and gorgeous premise.  @IGN tweets: “The Dead Island trailer is hands down the best trailer we’ve seen in 2011.”

Granted, it’s only February, but this has easily been the most chatter we’ve seen over a video game this year. Here’s where things get sticky: the trailer is very cinematic in the sense that it attempts to draw you into a story with beautiful (yet gory) imagery and expressive music. However, the trailer has drawn some criticism, as it shows next to nothing about actual game play.

So, is it a brilliant showing of viral marketing or a clever ploy to push a crappy game? Check it out yourself:

The trailer has almost 1 million hits as of this writing after being online for about 24 hours. But is it worth the hype? The praise is pouring in, calling it “beautiful, gripping, and amazing.” Attack of the Show’s Kevin Pereira tweets: “The Dead Island trailer is one of the most gripping things I’ve seen in a long while.”  G4TV’s The Feed calls it “the best trailer I have ever seen in my life. The best video game trailer. The best movie trailer. The best anything trailer.” The LA Times calls it “a marvelously ambitious work, essentially a short film in all but name.”

But there is a much less visible minority out there who thinks the hype is just a gut reaction and won’t stand the test of time. HitFix says the trailer is “a nifty little mood piece, and that’s about all the thought (they) gave it.” Devin Faraci at Badass Digest calls it a “massive failure, both as a commercial and as art.” As a counterpoint to IGN, Wired calls for “cautious optimism” when viewing the trailer. They point out that Techland, the game developer for Dead Island, didn’t actually produce the trailer. Rather, Axis Animation was in charge of production.

dead-island-video-game-imageAnd the naysayers may have a fair point, as not a lot of hype was generated overthis teaser trailer for Dead Island released over three years ago.  It still doesn’t have half the numbers of viewers generated by the new trailer. Perhaps the game mechanics were so underwhelming that the studio decided to take the marketing in a new direction and send out this short film.

Here’s my take on it: I love anything zombie-related and I’m a huge fan of the game, Heavy Rain. You will probably hear the comparisons being drawn, something along the lines of Heavy Rain meets The Walking Dead. I feel that this trailer is aiming for exactly that kind of sentiment, an emotionally engaging video game that happens to have an extremely high gore factor.

Was the trailer a tad on the schmaltzy side? Yes. Was it groundbreaking? Not really. Heavy Rainand L.A. Noire have the dramatic side covered. The Gears of War trailer years ago introduced some of us to the melancholy “Mad World” by Gary Jules. Was it virally successful just the same? Absolutely!

So is this trailer artistic genius or amateur schlock? Let us know in the comments!

As for the game itself, here’s what we know [via G4TV]:

Dead Island is in development at Techland (makers of excellent Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood) and will be published by Deep Silver. It is set on an island (duh) and is an open-world, survival-horror game with a first-person perspective, but the idea is to focus on melee combat and RPG elements and it will feature a clear focus on story-telling as well as four-player, drop-in, drop-out combat.

Dead Island scheduled for a 2011 release on the PS3, 360 and PC.

 

WE DON’T POST VIDEO GAMES NEWS ON THIS BLOG, BUT THIS TRAILER WAS KIND OF CREATING A HYPE AND THATS WHY WE POSTED IT HERE! AND THE TRAILER IS COOL TOO..!

 

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