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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

The_East_PosterThis new clip from Movie 43 featuring an entire segment from the star-studded comedy anthology suffers from having been overplayed in the film’s trailers and, overall, just isn’t that funny, but it also likely won’t stop the curious from catching the full movie. Movie 43 slips into theaters with one less Worst Stuff title to its name, but of course that means three other candidates get the opportunity to earn some promotional dishonor.

The Best Stuff

1. The East Trailer: A very smart play for the Sundance Film Festival entry The East. Rather than use its first trailer to convey the central narrative – Sarah Moss’ (Brit Marling) task of infiltrating a group of rebels on behalf of her corporate clientele – it takes a more viral approach, treating the viewer as though he or she is already part of that world and as though this truly disturbing message from the East is just for you.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

Oz-The-Great-And-Powerful-Japanese-PosterIt’s always nice when there’s a slew of promotional material to pick from, but with quite a few new entries setting a high bar, solid entries like the new motion poster for The Wolverine, the poster for Side Effects and this clip from Django Unchained get shafted. Check out what ousted the trio below.

The Best Stuff

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Clip: Having seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and not loving it all that much, it was a wonderful surprise when this clip cropped up from my favorite scene of the film. But even beyond the fact that this encounter between Bilbo and Gollum is one of the tightest, funniest and tensest moments of the 168-minute epic, it’s also a pitch-perfect marketing tool as it features our new hero with a franchise favorite.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

Oz_the_Great_and_Powerful_Poster (509 x 754)Caught a movie at a Regal theater recently? How about more than one? Then you’ll understand why the latest Les Misérables trailer didn’t make it into the top three. It’s good, and even after one too many viewings so is that Regal-sponsored extended first look, but sometimes enough is enough – except when it comes to this week’s Best Stuff.


The Best Stuff

1. World War Z Trailer: The movie didn’t stick close enough to the book? Who cares? I never read the book! The brand new World War Z trailer rocks wicked pacing, a booming soundtrack and hordes of terrifyingly fast zombies. Looks like this production actually might be worth all the money, reshoots and drama.

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

Thursday 12:45 – 1:45 in Hall H

The non-Twihards might resent this, but what bigger way to open San Diego Comic-Con 2012 than with a panel for the final Twilight movie? The very first film to grace comic-con’s legendary Hall H will be the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This will (probably) be the last time Team Edward and Team Jacob supporters will get the chance to camp outside the San Diego Convention Center for a Twilight movie, so expect the crowd to be bigger than ever. Once the crowd files in and the panel actually begins, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and newcomer Mackenzie Foywill all be on hand, answering questions and previewing footage.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: Before San Diego Comic Con Takes Over

Yes there are other things going on in the film industry besides San Diego Comic Con and upcoming releases like Ice Age: Continental DriftGangster Squad and Step Up Revolution are getting new promotional material, but being on the ground in San Diego myself, Comic Con has completely taken over my brain.

The Frankenweenie panel just went down today and out of it we got this brand new homage trailer as well as a similarly styled poster to go along with it. Total Recall offered up a more comprehensive look at Colin Farrell’s Doug Quaid taking enemies out inside Rekall as well as a featurette that puts the film’s story in the spotlight. There’s also a new poster for The Expendables 2 in the mix, but none manage to top a special few that delivered particularly impressive promotional material in honor of the event. Then again, on the bright side, they also didn’t manage to creep into the group of more disappointing Comic Con reveals.

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SDCC 2012: Perri And Melissa’s San Diego Comic Con Plans For Shockya.com!

We’re in the midst of yet another summer movie season and you know what that means; San Diego Comic Con is here to raise big screen anticipation even further, teasing fans with all the incredible action, stories and stars we’ve got to look forward to.

This time last year I was scrambling to put together a solo schedule for an event I’d never experience before, but this time around, not only am I heading to San Diego as a Comic Con veteran, but I won’t be going alone. Shockya.com will feature SDCC 2012 from both myself and Melissa Molina. Not only am I thrilled to have such a talented teammate, but we’re both very excited to bring you more coverage than ever!

What do you have to look forward to between the two of us? Here’s a brief breakdown of our plans …

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

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