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As Spring settles in for its short stay, Summer films begin their PR rounds in movie theaters and on TV. The next three films have released detailed film plot’s and longer commercials set to air on Television nationwide. Dark Shadows, Snow White & The Huntsmen, and Prometheus are only a glimmer of what is to come in what will be one of the standout summers for films.

 

While some may have their doubts on the validity of a vampire movie, when its made by none other than Tim Burton, I am of the mind that there is a spark of quirky genius in there. In the past years we’ve seen vampires becoming a mere trifle of  mockery, thanks a lot Twilight. Tim Burton is putting an odd twist to the creature of the night. The film, Dark Shadows,follows the adventures of Barnabas Collins a vampire who awakens in the 1970’s only to find that life isn’t quite how he remembers it. The video below is the newest TV Spot for the film, which is about 60 sec. long, followed by a more detailed plot synopsis of the film.

Dark ShadowsIn the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Dark Shadows is set to hit theatres on May 11th. 

 

This new 60 sec. spot for Kirsten Stewart’s post-Twilight film is by far a testament to the girl’s acting chops. If you were able to watch the Hunger Games at the movie theater and missed the commercial for Snow White & The Huntsmen, then try to find it online. This commercial on the other hand just adds to what was shown in theaters. While we do not get a good look at Kirsten Stewart, you’ll see a ferocious Queen though beautiful she may appear is by far a scary role that makes you do a double take at Charlize Theron.

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. Snow White and the Huntsman is set to hit theatres on June 1st.

 

Finally the last TV spot is for the high anticipated and discussed film directed by Ridley Scott, the same man who brought about classic sci-fi films such as ‘Aliens’ and ‘Blade Runner’.  Prometheus sends us back into the mythos of  Scott’s 1979 science fiction horror film  Alien, and shows us where the events all stem from.

In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.  There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green,Prometheus is set to hit theatres on June 8th, 2012.

 

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