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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Win Big with Unique Imagery

In case you haven’t noticed, The Avengers is coming. For the past few weeks we’ve gotten featurette after featurette and TV spot after TV spot, and now we land on two new clips and 20 minutes of B-roll footage, too. Of the clips, I much prefer the one featuring Loki and Iron Man, as it shows off solid performances and some serious non-action-related tension as compared to seeing Nick Fury and Maria Hill discuss the mechanics of the mission. As for the B-roll, sure it may be a little dull, but I actually much prefer it to the featurettes, which all seem to make the same exact points over and over again.

Speaking of featurettes, Battleship adds two to its pile,“Creating Destruction” and “Enemies From Another World,”both of which fail to solidify Battleship as anything other than a Transformers knockoff. We’ve also got some on-set interviews from Skyfall and while hardcore Bond fans may dig it, if you aren’t into the series, it’s just not all that interesting.

Also on the dull side is the teaser poster for The Host. The only selling power this has is Stephenie Meyer’s name and even though the Twilight films bring in truckloads of cash, it’s still a very specific audience and not a proper tool for reeling in newcomers.

Maybe this isn’t the most uplifting opening, but the best is yet to come, so here we go!

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: Meryl Streep is Cool But the Briefcases Are Better

Hope you’ve got some time on your hands because we have got a slew of clips to sort through. Funny thing is, even with there being far more clips than trailers and posters this past week, not a single one manages to crack the top three.

However, Haywire certainly put up quite the fight thanks to Gina Carano. The first five minutes of the film popped up on the web showing the former American Gladiator’s got some acting chops, and can put up a fight, too, of course. Surprisingly, the material from Joyful Noise doesn’t look half bad either. Perhaps the Sister Act fan in me is just craving some gospel packed cheesiness.

Man on a Ledge, on the other hand, looses its clips to its seemingly confusing plot. This one was more intriguing when it was just about a man on a ledge; all this backstory is jumbling up what could have been a simple yet profound scenario. But still, Man on a Ledge is in better shape than The Divide this week. Not only does this clip from the film hint at some bad acting, but there’s a line that might have been meant to be darkly humorous that’s a little too twisted for my liking.

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