A racy new TV spot for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon aired last night during MTV’s VMA’s, and it has now been released online for all to see. Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed, and stars in the film as a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. This new TV spot shows off a single clip from the film in which Gordon-Levitt’s character is trying to talk himself into Scarlett Johansson’s bedroom at the end of their date. It’s a nice showcase of the film’s humor, and having seen the full pic at Sundance, I can attest that Don Jon definitely doesn’t skirt around issues related to sex and relationships.
Hit the jump to watch the TV spot. The film also stars Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Jeremy Luke, Rob Brown, and Brie Larson. Don Jon opens in theaters on September 27th.
Warner Bros. has released the first two TV spots for Alfonso Cuaron’s space-thriller Gravity. The film tells the story of Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). When disaster strikes a seemingly routine spacewalk, they only have each other. Like the first trailer for the movie, it’s about selling the action, but doing so with quick cuts and pushing the tagline “Don’t Let Go”. I’m sure that Warner Bros. feels this is the best way to sell the movie when they only have 30 seconds, but the first trailer illicted snickers from the audience I saw it with while the single-shot trailer made them gasp. However, I don’t know if you can build that tension in 30 seconds.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spots. Gravity will play at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival before opening wide in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 4th.
ABC has released a new promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Cobie Smulders makes an appearance to bridge from The Avengers to the new show: “The Battle of New York was the end of the world. This is the new world.” That launches into new footage of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in action, scored by “Soldier’s Angel.” Guns and helicopters are nice, but since I was always going to check out S.H.I.E.L.D., I am ready to see how Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen arc out the series in the long form—not to mention episodes full of the pepper dialogue I expect from a Whedon show.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 8pm on ABC. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge star. Watch the new spot after the break.
Networks are preparing to unleash their fall shows, and ABC has one of the most-anticipated with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The network has released two new, vastly different promos. The first is Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) briefly and dryly describing the other main characters. You can almost hear Gregg groaning at the terrible copy. The other promo is a standard TV spot that does a much better job of quickly explaining the premise and showing off a bit of the action. It’s the one that makes September feel much further away.
Hit the jump to check out the promos. The series also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres on Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm (EST).
Today’s slow news flow brings us a new TV spot for David Twohy’s Riddick and a behind-the-scenes featurette for Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. This thirty-second spot for the third film in the anti-hero trilogy features a frantic look at stars Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista and Katee Sackhoff, along with a host of particularly nasty-looking alien creatures. On the more informative end of things, this featurette for R.I.P.D. has stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges walking audiences through everything they need to know about the upcoming action-comedy. Co-star Marisa Miller also stops by for a quick word and we get new looks at Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and James Hong.
Riddick opens September 6th and R.I.P.D. opens July 19th. Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot and featurette.
The marketing blitzkrieg for Pacific Rim continues with new posters and TV spots. Usually, this kind of onslaught eventually gets on my nerves because it’s for movies that basically sell themselves. At some point, there’s only so much awareness you can build around a property like Batman or Harry Potter, especially if it’s a sequel. But Pacific Rim needs all the help it can get because some people don’t seem to understand it past something that looks like Transformers even though one of the points of pride of the filmmakers is that they built a unique world for their picture. The trick is getting people to take a chance on a property that’s not a remake, adaptation, or sequel. If that means marketing the bejeezus out of the film, so be it.
Hit the jump to check out two new TV spots and two new posters. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 12th.
Check out a collection of featurettes and TV spots from the following films:
- The Lone Ranger – Gore Verbinski’s latest action film starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner and James Badge Dale opens July 3rd.
- World War Z – Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale opens June 21st.
- R.I.P.D. – Robert Schwentke’s action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges opens July 19th.
- Pacific Rim – Guillermo del Toro’s robots-vs-monsters movie starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day opens July 12th.
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We’ve got some new TV spots and featurettes for the following films:
- The Conjuring – James Wan’s horror thriller based on the real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). This first TV spot introduces audiences to the ghost hunters and the evil that lurks inside the Perron family home. The Conjuring opens July 19th.
- Pacific Rim - Guillermo del Toro’s robots-vs-monsters epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. A new TV spot gives an extended look at the film and a new featurette takes viewers behind the scenes of Jaeger design. Pacific Rim opens July 12th.
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On the heels of a brand new trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine comes the first TV spot for the film starring Hugh Jackman. It features a brief snippet of new footage in which Logan is asked if he’s a hunter. You’ll have to be the judge of whether or not Wolverine has put his prey-stalking days behind him.
The film also stars Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, and Tao Okamoto. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th. Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.
The first TV spot for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s new film Elysium has landed online. The movie is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life. The film’s recent theatrical trailer was fantastic, and this TV spot offers up quite a bit more new footage that reveals the sci-fi world that Blomkamp has created. I’m loving the dichotomy between the clean, expansive visuals of Elysium and the gritty, imperfect Earth, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the full story plays out.
Hit the jump to watch the TV spot. The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna and William Fichtner. Elysium opens on August 9th.
Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot for director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Pacific Rim. The pic still looks incredible, and this TV spot focuses a bit more on the human characters from the film rather than the fantastic-looking fight sequences between the kaiju (giant creatures that rose up out of the Pacific Ocean) and jaegers (giant robots built and piloted by humans). We see a couple of dialogue scenes between Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba’s characters, and I absolutely cannot wait to see the film in the theater on a giant screen.
Hit the jump to watch the TV spot, and if you missed Matt’s interview with screenwriter Travis Beacham about the film and its tie-in graphic novel, click here. Pacific Rim opens on July 12th.
A roundup is in order for a few items related to This Is the End, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s apocalyptic comedy led by Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson:
- A new red band TV spot to promote the June 12 release.
- Sony posted the video game “Hollywood Hellfire” to the official This Is the End site. The trailer indicates you can play as Rogen, jumping around a fiery wasteland, collecting mushrooms.
- Video and images of the This Is the End mural that Franco painted on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
More after the jump.
There’s more than one way to end a world. Here are two examples:
- World War Z – This new clip from director Marc Forster’s adaptation of the Max Brooks novel explains why Brad Pitt’s character is needed to help stop the epidemic, although it will require him leaving his family.
- This Is the End – A new red-band TV spot highlights the beginning, middle and end of the apocalyptic tale starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride. It’s a bit spoilery so steer clear if you’re not into that.
Hit the jump to watch them both.
When Superman (Henry Cavill) isn’t chowing down on Hardee’s burgers, he’s busy saving the world from the likes of General Zod (Michael Shannon). Three new TV spots for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel showcase the various relationships and powers of the title hero. We get more background on Zod’s motives, a wider look at the rampant destruction of, presumably, Metropolis and still more explanation of why an “S” is not always necessarily an “S.”
Also starring Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe, Man of Steel opens June 14th. Hit the jump for three new TV spots.
Pacific Rim feels so far away, and that’s because it kind of is. We’re a little under two months until the movie’s release, and there are plenty of blockbusters before Guillermo Del Toro‘s monsters-vs-robots picture hits the big screen. But Warner Bros. is already making sure that TV audiences are aware of the flick, and the first TV spot has been released. There’s some new footage in here, but every thing I’ve seen just leaves me with the same thought: I need to see this on a movie screen.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.