Posts Tagged ‘trailers’

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‘Pixels’ Posits Gamers Will Save the World (VIDEO)

Remember when time capsules were all the rage? The ’80s were weird! In “Pixels,” some geniuses decided to drop their favorite arcade games into a time capsule that was launched into space. Unfortunately, the aliens that encountered the capsule misinterpreted things and assumed this was just the beginning of an intergalactic war. So, they turned Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and other beloved characters into giant weapons that attack and pixelate whatever comes across their path.

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This ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Trailer is Creepy As Heck (VIDEO)

It’s never too early in the morning for a jump scare or five, which is great news because this trailer for “Insidious: Chapter 3″ is full of ‘em. The third movie in the series is a prequel that explains how psychic Elise Rainier ( Lin Shaye ) got involved in this whole mess to begin with. In this case, she gets involved with a teen (Stefanie Scott) who accidentally summons all sorts of gnarly dead folks when she’s just trying to communicate with her dead mom.

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Get Ready for Queen Latifah in HBO’s ‘Bessie’ (VIDEO)

Are you ready to see Queen Latifah as the Empress of the Blues? HBO released a tiny teaser for “Bessie,” and it looks excellent. Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this TV movie from “Pariah” director Dee Rees, about Smith’s beginnings in vaudeville, her extraordinary rise to fame in the Jazz Age, and her increasingly troubled personal life. “Bessie” has an incredible cast and crew behind it, Michael K

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Nightmares Are Real in This Trailer for ‘Before I Wake’ (VIDEO)

Two new foster parents find out the hard way why their new charge has insomnia – and it’s not exactly what they assumed. In Mike Flanagan’s “Before I Wake,” Jessie ( Kate Bosworth ) and Mark ( Thomas Jane ) are excited to foster Cody (newcomer Jacob Tremblay), who seems really sweet. They’re still mourning their dead son, but hey, now is as good a time as any to move on, right?

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New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer Takes Us Deeper into Riley’s Mind (VIDEO)

The latest trailer for Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes us further into the depths of main character Riley’s mind, and makes us even more excited for the flick’s summer debut. We’re re-introduced to the emotions inside the 11-year-old’s head — Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) — who are all readjusting to life in a new city after Riley’s family relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco. In a struggle to control how Riley views her memories, Joy and Sadness accidentally get lost in a different section of Riley’s mind, prompting a trip through Long-Term Memory, Imagination Land, and Dream Productions. It’s a fantastical examination of what’s really going on in a tween’s head, and hilarious when left to the devices of Poehler and co. Joy gushes over a rainbow unicorn she recognizes from one of Riley’s recurring dreams, while Anger spouts quips that both kids and parents are sure to enjoy (declaring, “Congratulations, San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!” when he spots broccoli on a slice; a racy one-liner about seeing a bear — or was that just a hairy dude?

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Watch a Close Encounter of the Feline Kind in This Scene From ‘Home’ (EXCLUSIVE)

DreamWorks Animation ‘s zippy new film ” Home ” focuses on what happens after a cuddly alien race (they look like gummy tree frogs) decides to invade Earth and uproot almost its entire population. That’s when a goofy alien outcast named Oh ( Jim Parsons ) teams up with a young human girl named Tip ( Rihanna ), in an international quest to reunite Tip with her abducted mother ( Jennifer Lopez ) and set things right with the rest of his alien brethren (led by Steve Martin ). In terms of mismatched comedy duos, it doesn’t get more gloriously mismatched than this, as you’ll see in our exclusive new clip.

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Daylight Saving Time Is Stupid, Says ‘Last Week Tonight’ (VIDEO)

You’re probably still complaining about the lack of sleep you received thanks to Daylight Saving Time, and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” also has a bone to pick with the tradition. The satirical HBO show took a swing at the out-of-date practice in a segment entitled “How Is This Still A Thing?,” lamenting that the twice-yearly changing of the clocks does nothing for humanity other than confuse them about how to adjust the time on their microwaves. And the conventional wisdom that it was a practice invented for farming is false, too, the segment claims. Check out the video below — which highlights the fact that it was the German military, not American farmers, who spearheaded the practice — and just try to argue with “Last Week Tonight”‘s logic. We may not think that cows are just stupid creatures (that one at the 1:03 mark is pretty adorable), but the rest of the segment’s sentiments seem sound.

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George Clooney Takes Flight in the New Trailer for Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ (VIDEO)

Disney’s ” Tomorrowland ,” directed by super genius filmmaker Brad Bird and starring undeniably handsome bloke George Clooney , has been one of the more tantalizing propositions of movies this year. This is a movie that, for years, has been cloaked in mystery , and even as the release date (May 22 nd ) rapidly approaches, the filmmakers and marketing gurus have been extremely shy about showing off anything from the potential blockbuster. We saw a nifty sequence at New York Comic Con last fall, with an enigmatic trailer premiering around the same time, and a Super Bowl spot that hinted at slightly more footage.

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Thor Parties After Avengers Beat Ultron in This ‘SNL’ Spoof (VIDEO)

In case you thought Thor was a little too self-serious in the first “Avengers” flick, Chris Hemsworth and the cast of “Saturday Night Live” are here to prove you wrong. In a skit from this weekend’s episode, which marked Hemsworth’s “SNL” debut, the actor gamely donned his Thor costume once more and imagined what the end of upcoming sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” might look like, after the heroes defeat the titular villain. Turns out, Thor is pretty pumped to beat the bad guy, and celebrates by taking over a local newscast — and triumphantly dumping a vat of Gatorade on unsuspecting team leader Nick Fury (Jay Pharoah, playing Samuel L. Jackson’s part from the first flick), among other excited shenanigans.

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‘Furious 7′ Teaser Shows Skydiving Cars, Because Why Not?

Never let it be said that the “Furious” franchise is content to rest on its laurels when it comes to insane action scenarios. Sure, there was a plane stunt in “Fast and Furious 6,” but somehow “Furious 7″ one-ups that airborne craziness with the sort of thing that makes a normal person’s palms sweat. In this extended clip, Dominic ( Vin Diesel ), Brian ( Paul Walker ), Tej ( Ludacris ), Letty ( Michelle Rodriguez ), and Roman ( Tyrese Gibson ) are gearing up for some skydiving, but as usual, there’s a twist. They’re planning to drive their cars backwards off of a plane, launch themselves (still in their cars!) into the air, and just pray that their parachutes don’t fail them

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Wedding in ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (EXCLUSIVE)

No one checks out of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” without a good cry! This exclusive clip gives you a taste of the beautiful wedding between Sonny ( Dev Patel ) and Sunaina ( Tina Desai ). Behind the scenes, Patel and Desai discuss the ritual of weddings in India, and Dame Judi Dench describes how moving it was to film. The crew of the film also had plenty to say about making the movie. Director John Madden, hair and makeup artist Daniel Phillips, production designer Martin Childs, and costume designer Louise Stjernsward divulge how they created the look of the ceremony, the costumes, the lavish set, and the crowds of extras.

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See What Happens When ‘When Wes Anderson Meets ‘X-Men’ (VIDEO)

Diehard Wes Anderson fans and “X-Men” acolytes might not have much in common at first glance, but this parody video reveals the twee side of our beloved superheroes. Patrick (H) Willems made “When Wes Anderson Meets ‘X-Men,” and it’s smarter and more well-made than your typical online video satire. Besides, aren’t most Wes Anderson heroes sort of mutants anyway? The video primarily riffs on “The Royal Tenenbaums,” but there’s a touch of “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Rushmore,” and even “Bottle Rocket” in there.

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