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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Captain_PhillipsWe’re still well over a month away from the start of the New York Film Festival, but it’s already shaping up to be a remarkable event, going three for three in the trailer department. Just last week The Secret Life of Walter Mitty cracked the top three and now we’ve got two more NYFF entries with superb promos solidifying even more of the lineup as must-see material.

The Best Stuff

1. Captain Phillips

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips is profound in and of itself, but based on Captain Phillips’ new trailer, the feature version could have the performances, tone and suspense to elevate it to unprecedented levels. The piece stitches together the basics of the situation in a highly comprehensible and effective fashion, but the standout in this latest promo is its ability to humanize the enemy.

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YA Movie Countdown: The Biggest Comic-Con News Surrounding ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ and More

SDCC_Logo_PhotoBig-screen superheroes stole much of the San Diego Comic-Con spotlight, but now more than ever, young adult book-to-film adaptations aren’t far behind. Sadly The Maze Runner only made it to Nerd HQ, but Ender’s GameDivergentThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesThe Seventh Sonand The Hunger Games: Catching Fire all enjoyed their own panels, interviews, press conferences, convention center floor giveaways and more.

Check out the highlights from each film’s Comic-Con run below.

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game might have made the most significant impact of all. It opened the event with the Ender’s Game Fan Experience, held a full morning of interviews the next day, rolled into Hall H later that afternoon, had a presence at the Summit party that night and then continued to spread the word via giveaways at the Summit and Lionsgate booth inside the convention center.

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SDCC 2013 Interview: Ender’s Game’s Gavin Hood

Enders_GameWhile the widespread success of young adult book-to-film adaptations like The Twilight SagaHarry Potter and The Hunger Games does facilitate some serious potential for a big-screen version of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, it also comes with the added pressure of ensuring that the Ender’s Game movie stands out.

Just ahead of the Ender’s Game San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H, writer-director Gavin Hood sat down to discuss making his mark in the YA-to-film realm and the challenge of doing the beloved book justice, but also noted one specific directorial decision that he hopes will help put the audience in Ender’s head.

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SDCC 2013 Interview: Ender’s Game’s Asa Butterfield & Hailee Steinfeld

Asa_Hailee_Enders_GameBefore fielding rapid-fire Q&A questions at the Ender’s Game panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld sat down and had some fun telling us how they might fare if they ever really had to compete in the Ender’s Game Battle Room.

At this year’s Comic-Con

Butterfield and Steinfeld sat down to talk about being suspended in a zero gravity environment, and something called a “hamster wheel” but for people. Said Steinfeld:

“We were training in terms of strengthening our core and all this intense stuff… and we got there and none of it came in handy because you’re literally out there on wires, like, feet up in the air.”

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the ‘Ender’s Game’ Fan Experience at Comic-Con

Enders_Game_DormBummed you didn’t get to check out Battle School on the Ender’s Game set first hand? We’ve got you covered. Disappointed you didn’t make it out to San Diego for Comic-Con this year? We’ve still got you covered because not only did Movies.com get a preview of theEnder’s Game Fan Experience, but we’ve also got a video walkthrough of the facility so you can check out some of the set pieces, props and costumes for yourself.

The setup consisted of various rooms all made up of actual items used in the film. First stop, the Wiggin home on Earth, which closely resembles your average living room, adorned with throw pillows, books and family photos. From there it’s into the spaceship that transports young Ender from Earth to Battle School in space, and then it’s off to the Battle School itself, first for a peek at the dormitory setup and then into a classroom setting, appropriately featuring some encouraging words from Harrison Ford’s Colonel Graff.

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YA Movie Countdown: Your Complete Guide to ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Divergent’ and More at Comic-Con

YA_at_SDCCThe Twilight Saga is long gone, but six new young-adult adaptations might take its place. The San Diego Comic-Con programming schedule has arrived and Ender’s GameDivergentThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesSeventh Son, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and possibly Maze Runner are due for appearances in Hall H.

As a sequel, The Hunger Games is likely to be the only one that’ll draw a massive crowd and fan rabidity à la Twilight, but this year could also mark an opportunity for the young-adult realm overall to plant some serious roots at the event. As far as film in Hall H goes, there are six comic book or graphic novel-to-film adaptations and also six YA-to-film ones, and of those six there’s a pretty good shot three or maybe even four could maintain an SDCC presence over the next few years.

We may have cut the Twihards loose, but Twilight’s impact on the industry and on Comic-Con has opened the door to not one, but six new dedicated fandoms. Better hit that Hall H line bright and early.

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Quiz: Test Your Young-Adult Movie Knowledge for a Chance to Win Prizes at San Diego Comic-Con

SDCC_Quiz_FandomIt’s always a thrill to see the stars from your favorite films and be the first to check out never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated releases, but half the fun of San Diego Comic-Con is enjoying the event alongside people who are just as passionate about film, TV, comics and books as you.

In an effort to bring the young adult-to-film community together, Movies.com is once again teaming up with TheFandom.net as well as Mockingjay.netEnderWiggin.netDivergent LexiconTMIFandom.net and MazeRunnerFandom.net to bring you a brand new Comic-Con-themed quiz. Even if you don’t make it out to San Diego yourself, you’ll still have the opportunity to test your DivergentEnder’s GameThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Maze Runner knowledge to see which YA status you earn. Are you at the top of the class like a Hunger Games victor or no better than a Shuckface from Maze Runner’s the Glade? Take the quiz to find out!

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