Watch: Super Bowl Trailers All In One Place

While I am a die hard football fan, the thing that I look forward to most every year during the Super Bowl is the trailers. Why you ask? Spectacle. As a result of the enormous asking price for a mere 30 second T.V. spot, Super Bowl trailers always tend to bring out the big guns of the upcoming summer. Despite the lack of a Batman v. Superman spot, this year’s line-up still proved to give a lot of hope for the summer movies of 2016.

Of course the highlight here is Captain America: Civil War, showing almost entirely new footage. There were a few surprises among the bunch, mainly Jason Bourne (formerly untitled, Bourne 5). This trailer gives me faith that director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon can return the franchise to form after the Abysmal Bourne Legacy. Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is also another standout, and considering how much I couldn’t stand Jonathan Liebsman’s atrocious 2014 reboot.

In case you didn’t have time to catch the big game, or in case may have missed one of these Super Bowl trailers, below are all of the trailers that premiered during Super Bowl 50:

 

Captain America: Civil War

 

Deadpool

 

10 Cloverfield Lane

 

Independence Day: Resurgance

 

X-Men Apocalypse

 

Jason Bourne –

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass – 

 

Gods of Egypt

 

Jungle Book

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows –

 

Eddie the Eagle –

 

What do you think of the trailers? Which was your favorite? Sound off in the comments below!

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The Story Behind Why George Miller’s Justice League was Cancelled

George Miller is an interesting filmmaker. Not only has he had his fair share of triumphs (Mad Max: Fury Road being chief among these) and disappointments. Between these valleys and peaks are the films that never got made. Now, every filmmaker has many films that almost got made, but few ever have one that would have been a masterpiece.

Mad Max: Fury Road certainly almost fell culprit to that when it literally got stuck in production hell for over two decades. But for George Miller, one of these never to be made films was his interpretation of Justice League. Hell, they’re even making a documentary about the Justice League movie that never was. But what happened, exactly?

In a recent interview with THR, Miller spoke about many aspects of his career. During said discussion, Miller’s failed Justice League film was mentioned. Here’s what miller had to say about the whole ordeal:

Justice League was the main one. That was, oh, seven years ago, I think. And there was a really great script. And Warners said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.’ I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make in the time. And that fell through and the whole film fell through. We almost got there. And it wasn’t to be. But that happens a lot, where films line up and the stars look like they’re aligning and they didn’t.

Miller’s film, titled Justice League Mortal, had a fleshed out pre-production process, as well as a fully formed cast. Here’s a photo that stuntman Greg Van Borssum revealed of almost all of the cast members back in 2007, when the film was scheduled for release sometime in 2009.

The film was set to star:

  •  Armie Hammer as Batman
  • Adam Brody as The Flash
  • DJ Cotrona as Superman
  • Megan Gale as Wonderwoman
  • Common as Green Lantern
  • Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman
  • Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul
  • Zoe Kazan as Iris Allen
  • Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter
  • Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.

The sad part about all of this is that the film ultimately seemed to fall apart based on the most mundane circumstances possible. I’m sure that the aforementioned documentary will dig into this a little deeper and surely find more of a concrete, dramatic reason why the film eventually did not happen. Regardless, George Miller’s Justice League Mortal will always be in one of those valleys in his career, a true question mark. How do you feel about a George Miller-helmed Justice League film? Let us know in the comments!

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Check out this Deadpool IMAX Featurette

Hot off of the heels of some interesting Deadpool PSA’s, Fox have released a small Deadpool IMAX featurette focusing on why the the film is so fitting for the format. What I love about Tim Miller is that me seems so real. He’s not doing this film for himself, he’s doing the film because he loves the character so much. That’s something that I’m willing to support.

With Deadpool less than two weeks away, It’s hard not to be excited. That is unless you’re a teenager. Then you’s just have to wait. But for those of us that don’t, this new IMAX featurette scratches the itch that we all have for this Deadpool movie. At this point, let’s just hope that the movie can live up to the insanely large expectations that we all have seem to put on it.

Here’s the Deadpool IMAX Featurette:

Here’s the official synopsis for Deadpool:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Deadpool opens on February 12, 2016.

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‘Gods of Egypt’ International Trailer

Alex Proyas is such an oddity as a filmmaker. Not only does he make a film about every 4-6 years (last directorial effort was 2009’s Knowing), but his style can’t be pinned down to one particular thing. There has been one seeming constant as his career went on, a steady decrease in the quality of his films with each entry in his filmography. His forthcoming film, Gods of Egypt, looks to continue this trend of decreasing
quality. It almost looks as bad as the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Exodus.

Granted, Gods of Egypt looks much better in the sense that it’s so bad that it’s good. I don’t know if the film will have a self aware mentality, as this trailer seems fairly serious, but I just hope that the films will embrace it’s destined cheesiness. If anything else, you’ll get to see Gerard Butler ham it up for two hours. Check out the trailer below, along with the official synopsis.

 

Here’s the synopsis for Gods of Egypt:

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

Gods of Egypt bursts into theaters on February 26, 2016.

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Oscar Facts By the Numbers

It’s that time of year folks — Oscar season. As with every awards season, the culmination always ends at one point, the Academy Awards. This year is no different, as all roads lead to the 88th annual ceremony, which is slated to take place on February 28, 2016. Just to address the elephant in the room, I’m not planning on using this article as a means of addressing the diversity controversy that has dominated the oscar news, you can hear me talk about that somewhere else. Along with this, I thought that it would be a nice change of pace to talk about something a little more lighthearted — some Oscar Facts that you actually may not know.

What’s amazing to me here is how much effort, actually goes into the making of this show that many people write off immediately after watching it. However you may feel about the Oscars, I think that there’s something to be said about this gargantuan production that from the outside seems so simple and easy. Here are some crazy Oscar Facts that you probably didn’t know about 2016’s ceremony.

 

General Info:

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307 — The number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (88th Oscars, 2015).

320 —  The number of features eligible for Best Picture last year (87th Oscars, 2014).

80 — The number of countries submitting foreign language films.

6,261 — The number of voting members in the Academy (as of 12/3/15).

60 — The number of ushers inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony.

745 — The number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats.

250 — The number of people who work in the Oscar telecast production office.

100 — The number of production vehicles / trailers (including press and catering).

270 — The number of crew members working during the actual telecast.

20.6 — The telecast rating for 87th Oscars.

37.3 — How many millions of Americans watched the 87th Oscars.

 

Press:

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Rapper/Actor Common and musician John Legend, with the award for best original song for 'Glory', pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

225 — The number of countries in which the 88th Oscar telecast will be seen.

51 — The number of Oscar statuettes given out at the 87th Oscars.

24 — The number of competitive award categories for the 88th Oscars.

787 — The number of press organizations requesting credentials for 88th Oscars.

288 — The number of outlets issued credentials for the 87th Oscars.

1415 — Total number press credentials issued for the 87th Oscars (including technical personnel).

63 — The number of still photographers on the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards.

1013 — The number of TV press for the 87th Oscars, including camera operators, audio technicians and other crew.

36 — The number of print reporters on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars.

 

The Oscar Statuette:

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3001 — The total number of Oscar statuettes presented since the first Oscars.

13 1/2 Inches — The height of an Oscar statuette.

5 1/4 Inches — The diameter of Oscar statuette base.

8 1/2 Pounds — The weight of Oscar statuette.

 

Oscar Telecast:

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34.9 — Best rating in the past 30 years for a single telecast.

March 29, 1999 — The latest telecast date in the past 20 years.

February 22 — Earliest telecast date in the past 20 years (81st Oscars held in 2009 and 87th Oscars held in 2015).

4 hour, 23 minutes — The longest Oscar telecast (74th Oscars show, held in 2002).

1 hour, 40 minutes — The shortest Oscar telecast (31st Academy Awards show, held in 1959).

March 19th, 1953 — Date of first televised show (25th Academy Awards).

March 29, 1976 — Date since which ABC has been the broadcaster of the Academy Awards (48th Academy Awards).

51 — The total number of years that ABC has broadcast the Academy Awards, including this year (ABC was the broadcaster for a 10- year stint from the 33rd to 42nd Academy Awards, in addition to its current run).

 

Oscar Venues:

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25 — The Venue that has hosted the most Oscar presentations, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with 25 Oscar shows.

15 — Number of Oscar shows hosted at the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre), including the 88th Academy Awards.

3,300 — Seating capacity of the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night.

500 feet — Length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.

33 feet — Width of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.

 

Miscellaneous Oscar Trvia:

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19 — The person who has hosted the most oscar shows, Bob Hope.

32nd Academy Awards — The oldest Oscars show poster in the collection of the Margaret Herrick Library (show on April 4, 1960 honoring films of 1959).

34 inch diameter (base), 7 feet tall, 65 pounds — Size of most common set-dressing Oscar during the ceremony.

2011 — The first year that balloting rules first allowed for the possibility of between five and ten nominees for Best Picture. For the first three years, there were nine nominees. For the past two years, there have been eight.

9 — The record for the most Best Picture nominations with for an individual producer, held by none other than Steven Spielberg.

8 — The number of first-time acting nominees in 2016 (Bryan Cranston, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams and Alicia Vikander).

5 — The number of acting nominees who have won previously (Eddie Redmayne, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet).

25 — The age of the youngest four-time acting nominee, Jennifer Lawrence.

6 — The number of actors nominated for the same role in two different films. [Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) and Creed (2015) Bing Crosby as Father O’Malley in Going My Way  (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary’s  (1945); Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler  (1961) and The Color of Money  (1986); Peter O’Toole as Henry II in Becket  (1964) and The Lion in Winter  (1968); Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather  (1972) and The Godfather Part II  (1974); and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth  (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Of these, only Bing Crosby and Paul Newman won Oscars (in 1944 and 1986, respectively).]

13 — The most nominations for Cinematography of any living person, Rodger Deakins. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.

12 — The most nominations for Costume Design of any living person, Sandy Powell. The overall record in the category belongs to Edith Head with 35 nominations.

50 — The total number of Academy Award nominations of any living person (including five for Original Song). The only person with more is Walt Disney with 59 total nominations.

89 — The total number of nominations shared between the Newman family (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy), more than any other showbiz family.

2 — The number of original song nominations this year that come from documentaries, a first for the ceremony. Those songs are “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction  and “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground

20 — The most individual nominations in a single category. Both sound mixers, Andy Nelson and Kevin O’Connell are tied for the record.

9 — The number of animated features to also receive writing nominations. Inside Out is vying to be the first animated feature to actually win the category.

4 — The most writing nominations for animated films, which is held by both Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton.

 

Governor’s Ball:

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March 26, 1958 — Date of the first Governors Ball, following the 30th Academy Awards presentation. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in the Grand Ballroom.

58 — Number of Governors Balls, including the 88th Oscars.

1 — The number of times there has not been a Governors Ball, since 1958 (40th Academy Awards). The ball was cancelled after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

25,090 — Size of the The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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Patrick Stewart is Ruthless in the New Red Band Trailer for ‘Green Room’

GreenRoom_Poster_long(PCM) What started out as an ordinary gig for the punk band in director Jeremy Saulnier’s horror-thriller Green Room soon dissolves into complete madness and brutal violence in the newly released Red Band (18+) trailer.

Did we mention that the trailer also contains a ruthless and sadistic Patrick Stewart? Watch for yourself below.

Down on their luck punk rockers, The Ain’t Rights, are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon.

What merely seems to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see.

Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise.

But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists.

The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcy—elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable. (A24)

The film has received high praises from critics after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May of 2015 and the Sundance Film Festival on January  22 and is currently sporting a high critics’ rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter gave Green Room a favorable review, writing: “As action, it’s niftily executed, the suspense neatly built, and the shocks expectedly surprising.”

Scott Weinburg also enjoyed Green Room, writing in his review for Nerdist: “A meticulously morbid and deviously entertaining piece of low-budget/high-quality action filmmaking.”

Green Room, starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Whip It), Macon Blair (Blue Ruin), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Callum Turner, and Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), opens in select theaters April 1 before expanding to a wide open on April 15.

Watch the new Red Band trailer below!

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