INTERSTELLAR TV Spot Repurposes Old Trailer Footage to Remind You That This Movie Will Probably Be Good

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Warner Bros. has released a “new” Interstellar TV spot for writer/director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film.  The spot doesn’t actually contain any new footage, but instead just repurposes footage from the latest trailer in a new 60-second cut—and that’s fine by me.  Nolan usually does a fine job of keeping the major aspects of his films out of the trailers, but even The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t immune to WB’s need to show footage from the third act in the trailers leading up to its release.  Regardless, Interstellar certainly looks to be one hell of a moviegoing experience, and with this absolutely stacked cast onboard I can’t wait to see what Nolan has put together.

Hit the jump to watch the UK Interstellar TV spot for a reminder of just how good this movie looks.  The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne HathawayJessica ChastainCasey AffleckMichael Caine, David OyelowoWes BentleyJohn LithgowEllen BurstynTopher GraceDavid GyasiMackenzie FoyBill IrwinTimothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon.  Interstellar opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on November 7th.

New A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES TV Spots Has Neesons Threatening Your Worthless Lives

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Universal has released a couple of new TV spots for Scott Frank‘s upcoming crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.  The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  Judging by the TV spots, it looks like Taken meets Saw, a concept that’s amusing enough for me.  Bring on the Neesons.

Hit the jump to check out A Walk Among the Tombstones TV spots.  The film also stars David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook.  A Walk Among the Tombstones opens in theaters on September 19th.

First TV Spot for David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Hurls Accusations at Ben Affleck

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20th Century Fox has released the first Gone Girl TV spot.  Directed by David Fincher, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  This is one of my most-anticipated films of the year, and I hope the marketing stays on this level where they’re using Fincher’s moody vibe and sinister tone to sell the movie rather than giving away chunks of the plot.  I have the feeling this is going to be one mean movie, and I can’t wait to see it.

Hit the jump to check out the Gone Girl TV spot.  The film also stars Tyler PerryKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick HarrisGone Girl will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival, and will open nationwide on October 3rd.

THE EQUALIZER TV Spot: Denzel Washington Is a Gladys Knight & the Pips Fan

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Sony Pictures has released a new The Equalizer TV spot for director Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming thriller, and it showcases a new song from Eminem and SiaDenzel Washington leads the dramatic action-thriller as a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  Sony has been quite bullish on the film, putting a sequel into development well in advance of its release, but aside from hints at a more introspective piece, the first trailer didn’t really strike me as anything particularly noteworthy beyond a riff on Washington’s role in Man on Fire.  However, this new TV spot highlights a few bits of solid humor from Washington’s character, making the pic a bit more attractive from my perspective.

Hit the jump to watch the new The Equalizer TV spot.  The film also stars Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas, Haley BennettDavid Harbour, and Bill Pullman.  The Equalizer opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on September 26.

New GOTHAM TV Spot Has James Gordon as the Last Honest Cop

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Fox has released a new Gotham TV spot online.  The upcoming FOX series will function as a prequel featuring a young James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) trying to clean up the city that Batman will ultimately protect.  The series will also provide young versions of The Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and more.  I’m curious to see how the series handles being a police procedural (the bread-and-butter of any network television lineup) while also cashing in on its comic book origins.  This TV spot leans towards a regular police procedural since a show about an honest cop in a corrupt city could be for any TV series; being based on Batman has nothing to do with it.

Hit the jump to check out the Gotham TV spot, and click here for our coverage of the Comic-Con panel. The show also stars David MazouzDonal LogueBarbara Kean, Jada Pinkett SmithRobin Lord TaylorCamren BicondovaSean PertweeCory Michael Smith, and Zabryna GuevaraGotham premieres this fall on Fox.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Rap Song Unveiled in New TV Spot

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So there’s a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV spot out there.  It’s got new footage, more Michelangelo zingers – and a rap song.  Yup, this piece is basically cut like a music video because it’s got “Shell Shocked” by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise and Madsonik booming in the background. The video is actually cut really well and rocks a serious amount of momentum.  Hit the jump to check it out as well as that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap song in full.  The film arrives in theaters on August 8th and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Peter Ploszek.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TV Spots Provide Origin Stories for Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax

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Marvel really wants you to know all about the title characters in Guardians of the Galaxy before you ever set foot in the movie theater.  Two new TV spots for the James Gunn-directed action film were released today which shed light on the origins of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista).  While there are also quite a few tidbits of new footage, dialogue, and humor, it’s starting to feel like they’re trying too hard.  You’ve convinced me!  Now please let me enjoy some of the remaining footage during the actual movie.

Also starring Lee Pace, Karen GillanGlenn CloseBenicio Del ToroDjimon Hounsou, Michael RookerJohn C. ReillyPeter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the two new TV spots.

New GOTHAM TV Spot Introduces the Good, the Evil, and the Beginning, Plus Details Emerge about the Series’ Version of the Joker Character

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A new TV spot has emerged for Fox’s upcoming comic book series, Gotham, which hammers home the fact that it’s a prequel set in the title city well before Batman cleans up the streets.  It puts the focus squarely on James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), which is exactly where it should be since he’ll be the protagonist taking viewers along on his journey.  Now, while the show does include some unique versions of the comics’ villains, the greatest of them won’t be showing up right away.  Much like Batman himself will take some time to grow into his cape and cowl, Gotham’s version of the Joker will also be a slow burn.  And now we’ve got some details of how he might come about.

Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot and for more on Gotham’s handling of the Joker.

Extended HERCULES TV Spot: Dwayne Johnson Battles a Hydra

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Paramount Pictures has released a new, extended Hercules TV spot for director Brett Ratner’s upcoming actioner.  The “revisionist take” on the classic myth takes place after Hercules’ famous twelve labors, as we find him “traveling with a group of mercenaries and cashing in on his famous name until he’s hired to train an army for an epic battle.”  This new footage sells the film’s action angle quite hard, while also revealing that Johnson won’t be denied a few entertaining quips here and there.  I’m a big fan of Johnson, but I’m finding it hard to get excited about Hercules.  The phrases “Inspired” and “Directed by Brett Ratner” don’t exactly go together, but I was hoping for at least some sense of something new or interesting here.  Johnson’s charisma goes a long way, though, so hopefully his presence makes the pic worthwhile.

Hit the jump to watch the new Hercules TV spot.  The film also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph FiennesPeter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina ShaykHercules opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 25th.

New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TV Spot Teases Possible Origin of Title Heroes

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Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is sneaking up on us like the stealthy ninja that it is, but it hasn’t exactly hit us over the head with its marketing just yet.  That’s a good move, because they’ve shown just enough to get a sense of the movie’s tone and story without giving everything away.  Everything I’ve seen so far has actually been pretty impressive, so it’s no surprise that the film’s latest TV spot is more of the same, even if it does appear to share a little more on the plot side of things.  Dubbed “Created as Weapons,” the short commercial teases what is possibly a unique origin story for the title characters.

Starring Megan FoxWill ArnettWilliam FichtnerAlan RitchsonPete PloszekJeremy HowardNoel Fisher, and Danny Woodburn, with Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub voicing Leonardo and Splinter respectively, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.  Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Extended TV Spot Rocks out to “Cherry Bomb” and Has Plenty of New Footage

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The steady stream of Guardians of the Galaxy marketing continues as Marvel has released an extended TV spot for their upcoming sci-fi action film.  The story follows five intergalactic misfits—Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper)—as they set out to protect a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).  This extended TV spot features plenty of fresh footage for a film that looks better and better.  Also, kudos to Marvel for their song selections when it comes to these ads.  Most movies and TV spots just pull from whatever is topping the iTunes chart.  Guardians is playing classic tunes.  They’ve used “Hooked on a Feeling”, “Spirit in the Sky”, and now “Cherry Bomb”.  Well done.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy extended TV spot.  The film opens in 3D on August 1st, and also stars Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and Peter Serafinowicz.

Exclusive HAPPY CHRISTMAS TV Spot Featuring Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham, and Joe Swanberg

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It’s never too early to wish someone a Happy Christmas, especially when we have an exclusive look at a new TV spot from writer-director Joe Swanberg’s film to share with you.  In case you missed the dramedy’s trailer, the film centers on an immature, hard-partying twentysomething (Anna Kendrick) who moves in with her brother (Swanberg), his novelist wife (Melanie Lynskey), and their young baby, only to complicate their otherwise enjoyable lives.  For fans of Kendrick’s work in Swanberg’s 2013 film Drinking Buddies, this is an interesting role for her to take on since she gets to play the other side of the coin.

Also starring Lena Dunham and Mark Webber, Happy Christmas will be available VOD on June 26th and opens in theaters on July 25th.  Hit the jump to watch our exclusive TV spot for Happy Christmas.

THE LEFTOVERS: Christopher Eccleston Delivers a Sermon on The Sudden Departure in New TV Spot

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Since I don’t watch True Blood (and judging by Allison’s recent recap, I’m not missing anything), there’s a huge gap in my Sunday night viewings since Game of Thrones has wrapped for the year.  That gap might be filled with HBO’s new series, The Leftovers.  The story takes place after the 2% of the population mysterious disappears, and centers on the people in a small town that didn’t make the cut.  HBO has released a new TV spot, and like the others, it’s intense, mysterious, and it’s interesting enough to make me want to at least check out the pilot.

Hit the jump to check out The Leftovers TV spot.  The series premieres on June 29th at 10pm, and stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka.

GOTHAM: New TV Spot Lets Viewers See Eye to Eye with Infamous Villains of Batman’s Rogues Gallery

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The villains of Batman’s Rogues Gallery might be just as well known as the caped crusader himself, but Fox’s new series Gotham aims to introduce them in an all new manner.  A recently released TV spot does just that, as viewers get to see eye to eye with the infamous ne’er-do-wells long before Batman arrives on the scene.  In case you haven’t been following the development of this show, it takes place during a time of strife in the title city, when Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is recently orphaned and a young Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) attempts to bring order to the streets.

Also starring Donal LogueBarbara Kean, Jada Pinkett SmithRobin Lord TaylorCamren BicondovaSean PertweeCory Michael SmithRobin Lord Taylor, and Zabryna GuevaraGotham debuts on Fox this fall. Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.

New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Clip and TV Spot Feature Threats and Explosions

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Paramount has released a new Transformers: Age of Extinction clip and TV spot.  In the movie, Mark Wahlberg plays a burgeoning inventor/family man who runs into trouble when he accidentally discovers a beat-up Transformer.  In the clip, Kelsey Grammer‘s character levels a grave threat at Wahlberg saying that he has to either play ball or else his teenage daughter will be killed.  The TV spot shows Transformers beating up other Transformers and riding around on Dinobots, so you can see that the tone is perfectly balanced.  I don’t know how you make this franchise look phoned in, but I can’t believe a film with this many explosions can look so ho-hum.

Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction clip and TV spot.  The film opens in 3D on June 27th, and also stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver.

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