‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Teaser Trailer


On the eve of San Diego Comic-Con we already have our first big trailer release:  The Amazing Spider-Man.

My first thought after watching it: it looks…uninteresting.  Not to say it won’t be an improvement on the Sam Raimi version, but it just doesn’t different enough. I have a bad feeling I’ll walk out of the theater thinking we’ve been here before, and not even that long ago.

Of course, this is just a teaser trailer.  Who knows what this film will really be like when release day comes.  The Amazing Spider-Man comes to theaters July 3, 2012.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Podcast Ep #1: Deathly Hallows Part 2

This weekend the Harry Potter films came to a close with the second part of the Deathly Hallows.  The newest and last Potter film has already proven itself financially by stealing the opening weekend box office record from The Dark Knight, but is it worthy of those big numbers?

This week we discuss the end of the Harry Potter franchise along with news of an Evil Dead remake and the anger surrounding the most recent Netflix price hike.

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Ep #1: The Deathly Hallows Part 2

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The Podcast: Our Final Beta!

It looks like we’re about ready to wrap up this little podcast experiment.  This week we have recorded our final beta episode and plan to officially start our podcast next week!

For our 4th beta episode we talk Harry Potter anticipation, Bond 23 casting news, and Horrible Bosses.

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Beta Episode #4: Horrible Bosses

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The Podcast: Beta Episode #3

The testing phase of our podcast continues with episode #3!  This week we discuss the possibility of subscription movie going, Daniel Craig as Bond in the real world, Sucker Punch, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Beta Episode #3: Transformers 3

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The Podcast: Beta Episode #2

Beta Episode #2 of our podcast is available for download!

This week we talk Tree of Life, Bad Teacher, the week in film news, and take an in-depth look into Cars 2.

These beta episodes are serving as a rehearsal for an official start to the podcast which is coming soon.  We would love to hear what you think as we work out all the kinks.  Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Beta Episode #2: Cars 2

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Podcast Testing Begins!

The FlickerEffect Podcast is finally here!

Beta testing of our podcast has begun and the first episode is available for download.  We plan to release new episodes on a weekly basis with these first few serving as a rehearsal for an official start of the show to come in a few weeks.

While we try out different ideas and get a feel for the show during these first few episodes please let us know what you think.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Beta Episode #1: Green Lantern

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Fright Night Trailer

Not enough movie remakes in your life?  Fret not.  Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) hopes to make it all better with his version of the 1985 teen vampire horror/comedy Fright Night.  The trailer is out…and it actually looks promising.  Check it out after the jump…

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Home Premiere – Will anyone actually use this?

The movie theater experience is expensive.  Taking your partner and kids to the movies has become an event due to the high costs.  But worry not!  Some of the major studios have heard your cries and they are here to help.

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros, Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox are working together to create Home Premiere, an official industry branded on-demand service.  For $30 you’ll be able to sit in the comfort of home and enjoy a movie only 2 months after they hit theaters.

Sounds great right?  No, you’re right, it doesn’t…it sounds insane!!

WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS??

The first argument to this I get, and that argument is families.  It’s going to cost a lot more than $30 to take a family to a theater.  Now you’ll be able to spend less money, not be annoyed be fellow movie goers, the kids can be as loud as they want…all this I understand.

The problem with the argument is paying $30 after waiting two months!  The window between a movie’s theatrical release and home video release has been shrinking and shrinking.  Why would anyone who is willing to wait 2 months not just hold out 1 more month and rent or buy it on Blu-ray/DVD?  Yeah, if you pick the buy option it’ll probably still cost you $20 to $30, but at least you’ll own it for that price.

I just can’t see this working.  Most people either need to see a movie as soon as it’s released (or want to movie theater experience, and I’m right there with them), or they’re willing to wait a few months and use Netflix, Amazon or Redbox to watch it at a much cheaper price.  Paying $30 after waiting 2 months is just…crazy.

The Hangover Part II Trailer

The full-length Hangover 2 trailer is finally out.  You check it out in HD over at Apple, or embedded right here after the jump.

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Awful X-Men first class movie posters

These may be some of the worst movie posters ever.  Actually, no….there’s no maybe here.  These are officially the worst one-sheets of all time.  Just look at them!!  It looks like I Photoshopped them, and I don’t know the first thing about Photoshop.

I already have no faith that this movie will be at all worth seeing.  These one-sheets aren’t helping.

Both posters after the jump…

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