17 items from 2015
With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...
It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.
This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th »
Here’s a movie oddity for this time of year. While we’re shoveling and shivering, a big-time space epic blasts into theatres. But, to borrow a phrase from the airlines, its arrival was delayed just over six months. Hmm, odd indeed. Oh, and this one isn’t completely set in one of those galaxies far, far away. A good chunk of this tale rests on that city of big shoulders. It purports that alien races are battling away, hidden from view, right under our noses. I flashed right back to one of those classic made-for-tv flicks from 1970, “The Love War” about aliens in human form fighting on Earth (Lloyd Bridges and Angie Dickinson are from opposing forces who, of course, fall hard for each other). And with this story we’ve got a downtrodden human unaware that they have special gifts that can save the planet. That theme goes »
- Jim Batts
Disney has done a pretty good job of keeping the sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland under wraps. We've seen a teaser trailer and a Super Bowl spot, but we still haven't seen much from Brad Bird's summer sci-fi film, and most of the footage of the titular future city goes by so fast that we can't get a great look at it. But thankfully, three new images of Tomorrowland have appeared at the film's official website, and you can take a closer look at the city that still seems to be under construction. There's some gorgeous architecture here, cool vehicles, and clearly some things which don't have a clear function yet. Anyway, check out the photos! Here's the three new images from Tomorrowland from TakeMeToTomorrowland.com: You can still watch the teaser trailer for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland right here. Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird (of The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol »
- Ethan Anderton
It.s time to enter the world of tomorrow. While we.ve only glimpsed the futuristic Emerald City in the brief Tomorrowland footage released thus far, a new interactive website has launched taking us further into this new cinematic space. If The Incredibles director Brad Bird and Lost.s Damon Lindelof weren.t enough to pique your interest in this film, check out these gorgeous new images. "What if there was a place where you could actually change the world? Would you wanna go?" asks George Clooney in the Tomorrowland trailer that aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. Heck yeah we.d want to go! As seen through three new images of the ultimate destination, this mystical haven looks fantastic. As with anything made from the hands of Disney animators, this new landscape will immediately suck you in, with help from the site itself. Web.TakeMeToTomorrowland.com is an interactive experience »
Of all the trailers aired during last night's Super Bowl, there was one that stood apart, emphasizing the alluring power of mystery over more overtly showy moments. It was a spot that cast a spell over you, inviting you into its strange new world instead of trying to blow you back in your La-z-Boy with its sheer force of will. It was a spot for "Tomorrowland," a movie that has been shrouded in secrecy up until this point but is now, finally, being teased legitimately. Just know that if you'd rather stay in the dark for what the movie is about, then you should probably skip this piece -- just know that the final product is going to be absolutely spellbinding. We're sure of it.
- Drew Taylor
Blockbusters were out in force at last night's (February 1) Super Bowl showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, with Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7 among the big movies vying for attention.
But who had the best trailer? Digital Spy rounds up the best of the movie promos below…
The curtain is slowly being pulled back on the Indominus Rex, the big bad dinosaur at the heart of sequel Jurassic World. Teeth and claws are all that's on show, but this beast already looks like it's going to be inhabiting our nightmares for some time.
Fast & Furious 7
A high-octane Fast & Furious Super Bowl trailer is becoming something of a tradition. This latest offering is essentially a compressed take on the trailer from last year, but there's still sufficient Statham and Ott action to get us pumped for the film this April.
The Terminator Genisys »
Disney has released the Super Bowl spot for its mysterious sci-fi Tomorrowland, which is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and features a cast that includes Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), George Clooney (Gravity), Hugh Laurie (House), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch). Check it out below…
See Also: Watch the Tomorrowland teaser trailer here
“Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.”
Tomorrowland is set to open on May 22nd.
- Gary Collinson
So far we have not been given a whole lot to go on with Disney's Tomorrowland. They are still holding back the goods. Tonight's big game spot is no exception. We get a bit more George Clooney and a quick look at Hugh Laurie. I would like to see a full trailer sooner than later. In Brad Bird we trust, right? We all know The Incredibles was... just that. I am not sure how mentioning Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is going to make your average folks say, 'Oh yeah. Now I am totally going to keep an eye out for this one'. Don't you wish they could drop The Iron Giant in there instead and it still have the desired effect?Sigh. How easily they forget. We'll be here,...
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Disney unveiled the Super Bowl TV spot for its upcoming "Tomorrowland" sci-fi film, which stars George Clooney and is directed by Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles) from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, "Lost"). Check it out below. Plot: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world - and them - forever. "Tomorrowland" is set to hit theaters on May 22nd. TV Spot: »
The first teaser for Tomorrowland that was released last year showed precious little of star George Clooney and what the movie is actually about, though we were intrigued by Britt Robertson's mysterious foray into the titular place. Disney just unveiled a new trailer during the Super Bowl, and we see more of Robertson's character in the futuristic land, with Clooney seeming like some sort of Tomorrowland guide. We still have a lot of questions, all of which we assume will be answered in due time. The film, which comes out on May 22, has Brad Bird (The Incredibles) directing, and Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, and Tim McGraw costarring. See the new spot, followed by the first teaser. Here's the first teaser: »
Damon Lindelof, co-writer of Tomorrowland, brings with him an association to Jj Abrams, and Abrams’ so-called Mystery Box. As such, Tomorrowland has been produced under as much secrecy as Disney could manage. This only makes every trailer and glimpse of footage more exciting. This Super Bowl pretty much had me on the edge of my seat.
There’s a lot I know about Tomorrowland that isn’t anywhere in that trailer at all. Did you see any trace of humanoid robots, for example? But at the same time, some of that trailer sideswiped me entirely. I had no idea that rocket ship at the end was going to come into play – the business with the pin badge makes it look Tomorrowland is accessed through a kind of teleportation, not space travel, so I’m really not sure what’s going on there.
And that was our first »
- Brendon Connelly
With Disney busy cranking out movies from the Marvel machine, doing live-action reboots of their animated classics, and preparing years and years worth of "Star Wars" movies, it's nice to know they still have room for original movies. Especially when it's a movie from someone like Brad Bird. The director behind "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," and "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol" has a futuristic new flick on the way, and details have been served out in small portions thus far. But today we get another peek with a big game day spot. George Clooney and Britt Robertson are the leads in this tale, co-written by Bird and Damon Lindelof, about the unlikely pairing of older scientist with a teenage girl, and the mysterious, titular place. Here's the official synopsis: From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"What if there was a place... where nothing was impossible?" After debuting during the Super Bowl today, Disney has posted the full TV spot for Brad Bird's sci-fi Tomorrowland online for our repeat viewing. This is the first time we've seen any new footage beyond the first teaser trailer and the action clip at New York Comic-Con last fall. Britt Robertson stars as Casey, and she meets George Clooney as inventor Frank Walker, and together they end up embarking on a fantastic adventure to another time and place known as "Tomorrowland". This looks really, really good - one of my most anticipated coming up this summer. Enjoy! Here's the brand new Super Bowl TV spot for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland straight from Disney: Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird (of The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) who co-wrote the script with Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, »
- Alex Billington
Every year, studios line up to throw tons of money to air ads during the Super Bowl. The football spectacle produces gigantic ratings, which means a ton of exposure for anything that airs during it. As of a couple of weeks ago, only Jurassic World had been announced as getting a spot on the telecast, but with the big game mere days away we now have a better idea of what films will be vying for your attention.
The most intriguing one at this point is Disney's Tomorrowland, since we've seen next to nothing from that production yet. It stars Academy Award winner George Clooney, in his first blockbuster tentpole since 2007's Ocean's Thirteen. It's also being directed by fan-favorite Brad Bird, who's films have all been well-received. We're talking about a resumé that includes The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol. So this will be »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Disney has released a ten-second clip of the advert, which shows Britt Robertson's character Casey coming across a special coin.
Tomorrowland opens on May 22, 2015 in the Us and the UK.
Watch a previous trailer below: »
In case you’re itching for another glimpse at Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” the studio has released a teaser for the Super Bowl spot airing on Sunday when the New England Patriots battle the Seattle Seahawks.
If you’re familiar with this marketing strategy, then you know the 10-second teaser doesn’t show much.
See photos: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’
It does, however, feature a flash of new imagery of the eponymous land existing between time and space, as well as George Clooney‘s voice promising “a place where nothing is impossible. »
- Greg Gilman
Especially when it comes to big-budget genre blockbusters, hype has become an inseparable part of movie culture. Trailers, teasers and teasers for trailers, along with a steady drip-feed of news, rumors and inside reports, all these are well-handled tools in Hollywood’s ever-increasing mastery of getting you primed and ready to slap down your money. Add the fact that more and more Hollywood blockbusters are based off beloved properties or tied to ongoing series and yearly top-ten lists of the most anticipated blockbusters or summer movies of the year can tend to look a bit samey. Oh really, you’re excited for Star Wars Episode 7? Well of course you are, it’s Star Wars Episode 7. Saying you’re excited to see it is like saying you enjoy oxygen or puppydog kisses.
Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don’t need any more hype than they already have. »
- Thomas O'Connor
17 items from 2015
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