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The sudden announcement of 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s imminent release last month caught all observers by surprise, especially since it features three well-known and busy actors – Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman. The fact that producer J.J. Abrams could pull off another secret Cloverfield project, especially with top-drawer acting talent, is a magic trick the man behind the mystery box deserves a lot of credit for pulling off. Adding fuel to the speculative fire now is a new 30-second ad that premiered during the Super Bowl, and while the first trailer showed off the tension indoors, this TV commercial offers hints of what’s happening outdoors. (more…)

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Dads, am I right? Sometimes they are awkward or they don’t get the stuff you’re into. Other times, they crack awful puns or get you grounded on trumped up charges, but they always make it worth your while. Like for example when they go out of their way to get you that one thing you really, really want or when they stick by you even when you have come up with the awful idea of pursuing an acting (or worse yet, a writing) career.

In Harley Quinn Smith‘s case, her payout came when her dad (nerd-culture legend Kevin Smith) handed her one of the most important movie memorabilia of her life…

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Deadpool Movie Checklist: Tights…check,  Guns…check. Matching industrial set katanas…check Marvel superhero cameos…you bet your sweet hinny. If only we got a teensy bit more roundhouse kicking…oh wait. Now we do. Deadpool is kicking things up a notch in this new television spot that aired over the weekend. Go ahead and watch it, your boss isn’t looking and if he or she does catch you at it… blame us.

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The first nostalgia-filled teaser trailer for Netflix’s Fuller House series (a sequel to Full House) has been released! February 26, 2016 is the set debut date for the 13-episode spin-off series, airing wherever Netflix is available. If you were a Full House fan, prepare to feel all the feels as you watch the trailer below. With little details like using the same title screen font, and peppering in some famous phrases (“Cut- it- out!”, “Watch the hair, huh??”), this teaser gets us all sorts of excited to re-meet the Tanners. (more…)

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There has been an awaking, have you felt it? Okay, so while the wait between Star Wars movies has been substantively longer than the wait between Harry Potter universe films, it’s still been a long wait for Potter-heads (or whatever they’re called) for another sojourn into the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Well, it’s not the same as a whole movie, but below is your first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the anticipated return to Rowling’s magical universe, 70 years in the past and just slightly to the left. And unlike last week’s “tease,” there’s actual footage in this one. (more…)

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The tales of Roald Dahl have thrilled kids for decades. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach are all classics in their own right, but is the power of Dahl ready to meet the overwhelming influence of the combined efforts of Walt Disney Studios, and director Steven Spielberg? Are we? You better hope so because next summer, the Spielberg-directed, Disney-produced adaptation of The BFG will arrive in multiplexes everywhere. Since ’tis the season for teaser trailers for next year’s biggest movies, the very first look at The BFG has just been released online for your eyes to behold and wonder. (more…)

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Yesterday, as per recent tradition, we got a trailer for the trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The sorta-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman promises to be the same kind of effects-filled, Tolkein-esque gothic adventure as the original, but with the focus now on Chris Hemsworth‘s title character. But you know who stands out in this first full trailer? All the ladies. It is the tradition of fairy tales for the men to fight and the women to be saved, but is Winter’s War about to throw shade on that sexist folklore in a big way? If the trailer is to be believed, the answer is a definite maybe. (more…)

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Once upon a time, Disney announced that they would be taking over the sacred Star Wars franchise, and the announcement was met with a bit of trepidation.  Not a lot, mind you, after all, Disney has already shown the world what Marvel Studios can do with all of that Mouse Money backing them, but some.  Not necessarily because of the Mouse House, per se, but because the beloved franchise had already been tainted by three less-than-amazing prequels and any further tampering could compromise the integrity of the entire story, laying to waste the foundation of geekdom across the globe.  The announcement that the next film in the series would continue the story featuring the characters fans last saw in Return of the Jedi, on the other hand, was met with cheers.  As more footage surfaces, those cheers grow louder and thanks to a tv spot aired on ABC last night, this morning, Star Wars fans have plenty more to cheer. (more…)

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When you’re the movie expected to break box office records for opening weekend tickets sold, expect to get some extra attention. This is the case for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited, and hotly anticipated, continuation of the Star Wars saga. Of course, if you can’t be the one to make that Star Wars money, perhaps you can be the one to take advantage of all those eye balls on opening weekend. That’s what 20th Century Fox is thinking. A reliable source close to the production has revealed that the first trailer for the big, sixth movie in the X-Men series, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be one of the previews in front of The Force Awakens. (more…)

New ‘X-Files’ Promo Has Monsters in It

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It’s just a few short months now till we see The X-Files return to TV screens weekly, even if it’s just for five short weeks. (The first and second episode air one day after the other, so six episodes in five weeks. Don’t question my math!) A new promo has been posted online, and unlike the previous commercials, the emphasis here seems to be on the monster-of-the-week stories coming up on the miniseries continuation of the show debuting early next year. Apropos, this new trailer, in Scully’s words, “has a monster in it.” Or make that a brief look at a couple of different monsters. (more…)