Newest GOOD DINOSAUR Trailer Presents Kindness and Adventure [64 Screenshots]

Following the success of last month’s Inside Out, Pixar is back for all the feels with The Good Dinosaur, the studio’s second animated feature of 2015. Showcasing the studio’s gorgeous signature animation, in a film that is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of children and adults alike, this latest trailer for The Good Dinosaur opens with its teaser and then expands on its question: what would happen if the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs missed Earth?

Pixar brings us the answer through the friendship off adorably clumsy Arlo (Raymond Ochoa), the green Apatosaurus and his equally sweet human friend Spot (Jack Bright). The two and a half minute spot largely consists of beautiful pre-historic visuals layered over “Crystals” by Monsters & Men, so we aren’t given a whole lot of characterization or clues through the one word of dialogue given.

After facing production issues and being pushed back from its original 2013 release date, The Good Dinosaur is finally getting its debut. Pixar replaced its original director Bob Peterson with Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) due to problems with the movie’s third act. The Good Dinosaur trailer still presents a fairly vague story, which could mean the marketing team actually doesn’t want to give away spoilers, they actually want to slowly build the story through these trailers, or they’re trying to hide the fact that The Good Dinosaur still has its problems.

Due to the open-ended nature of The Good Dinosaur trailer, we’re left with a lot of questions. Where is Arlo traveling to? How does a human and dinosaur become friends? What dangers will these two unlikely friends face? There’s still plenty of time between now and Thanksgiving for Pixar to unfold more of this story, and I look forward to it.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Good Dinosaur courtesy of Pixar:

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur stars the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Francis McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer. This film is set to play in theaters on November 25, 2015.


Source: Pixar

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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Teaser Trailer Asks “What If?” [25 Screenshots]

If you felt a little empty inside last year, that’s because Pixar did not have an animated release. It was a first for the animation studio – between The Incredibles and Cars – since 2005. Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19, but to make up for what was suppose to release last year, Pixar has another film opening this Thanksgiving. The first teaser for The Good Dinosaur appeared today asking audiences “what if?”

For how long they’ve had to work on The Good Dinosaur, Pixar doesn’t really provide us with much of anything in terms of what it’s about. The “what if” scenario is fun to think about for a second, but there is really nothing here to judge whether or not they’ll execute a good story based on that premise. I get some of that classic Pixar humor peeking its head out with the asteroid flying over the Earth, and the character designs are fine.

Last year, John Lithgow stated they completely reimagined the story, so I’m looking forward to what the studio can bring with a full-length trailer. The director, Peter Sohn made his big debut with the Pixar short “Partly Cloudy.” He has since been a part of Pixar within their art, story, and animation departments. He has also voiced the characters of Emile from Ratatouille and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from Monsters University.

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Here’s the plot synopsis for The Good Dinosaur courtesy of Pixar:

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

And here’s the teaser poster (click to enlarge):

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur Teaser Poster

Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur stars the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Francis McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer. This film is set to play in theaters on November 25, 2015.


Source: Pixar

Final ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Showcases a Clever Girl [125 Screenshots]

With the summer moving in hot, Universal Pictures has unleashed one final Jurassic World trailer that leaves nothing to chance. The last trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl earlier this year gave us a further taste of the spectacle of what’s to come, whereas the first trailer focused more on the nostalgia of the franchise. What I’m seeing in the final Jurassic World trailer is conventional summer blockbuster advertising.

It isn’t enough to prey on those who adore this beloved franchise, the marketing team needs to ensure folks that there will be action, guns, death, and sexual innuendo to appease popcorn audiences. The end result leaves little to the imagination, revealing the new Indominous Rex terrorizing our puny human character who deliver as much exposition as possible in the short two and a half minutes to sell the film.

I’m still hopeful that there is more to Jurassic World than meets the eye, but I wish they hadn’t chosen to include this much eye candy in this trailer. I see Chris Pratt’s character taking on the task and ideology of both Ian Malcolm and Alan Grant. While Bryce Dallas Howard takes on more of the business side of John Hammond’s character, with boobs, who will learn the precious meaning of life and humanity.

There are still a few secrets to the story that haven’t been hinted at, such as who is Vincent D’Onofrio’s character and what is is involvement in all of this and what’s the relationship between the kids and the rest of the story? As long as everything fits organically within the movie I’ll leave happier than when I go in to see it.

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Here’s the official production notes of Jurassic World courtesy of Universal Pictures:

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, and Omar Sy. The film is set to release in theaters on June 12, 2015.


Source: Universal Pictures

Marvel’s Full-Length ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer Boasts Sizable Fun (157 Screenshots)

For those naysayers who thought Ant-Man wouldn’t live up to an Avengers-caliber hero based on its first teaser trailer, Marvel has now released a full-length trailer to put those fears to rest. Premiering a slew of new footage featuring title star in action, this final film to bookend Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks to be a lot of fun.

I like it. And I wouldn’t be ashamed to say that the end of the trailer with Thomas the Tank Engine tickled my tummy. With all the Avengers running wild in Phase 2, this is only the second and final origin story fans will receive this round. There will be a whole batch of new characters to meet in Phase 3, but Hank Pym and Scott Lang are closing it out, taking a bow, and providing the encore to Avengers: Age of Ultron. But what a strange note to end it on?

The dynamic of comedy and action is a bit of step back in tone compared to Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It’s like Ant-Man is here to cleanse our pallet between Age of Ultron and Civil War. Based on this trailer, Ant-Man is a more intimate story on a literally smaller scale, and I kind of like that. After a high-stakes, action blockbuster like Age of Ultron, which I cannot wait to see, it will be interesting to gain Scott Lang’s perspective on the aftermath of it all.

The trailer shows a decent amount of the story and some of the fun action. Those who are unfamiliar with the character can get a good understanding of his capabilities – and they even play on the humor of those who agree his name is quite silly. With team Feige watching over Peyton Reed’s direction, I’m sure this film will fit adequately into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we’ll all give a warm welcome to Paul Rudd just like we did Chris Pratt.

One spoiler note (highlight the text to unveil my thoughts): I’m sure I’m not the only one who assumes this, but I believe Marvel is playing down Ant-Man’s powers because in the comics not only can he shrink down to the size of an ant, but he can also grow to the size of a tall building. And I’m guessing him growing to that large scale size will be the big finale they’re keeping out of the promotions. End Spoiler.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis from Marvel:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. This film is set to be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.


Source: Marvel Entertainment

Second ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer Makes the Impossible Possible [119 Screenshots]

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Despite George Clooney’s character, Frank Walker, being afraid of a clock ticking down to the imminent future, Disney fans have been eager for May 22 to come around so Tomorrowland can reveal its secrets. A second trailer has just been released, unveiling more of the story and giving us a better idea of who these characters are. It’s so much fun when you know little about a film because it’s an original property and not a sequel, isn’t it? You can watch the latest trailer and check out all of our screenshots after the break. Continue reading

Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Super Bowl Trailer Proves Nothing is Impossible [36 Screenshots]

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Since the first trailer made a spectacular debut back in October, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been on the top of my list of films to see this year. There wasn’t much to see from the futuristic world we will be privy to come May 22, but now Disney has given us an even better taste of what’s in store when that day arrives. Check out the big game Super Bowl spot after the break. Continue reading

‘Jurassic World’ Super Bowl Trailer May Scare the Kids [65 Screenshots]

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We knew this new Super Bowl spot for Jurassic World was coming, but we couldn’t have expected it would be filled with so many dinosaurs. And from what we can tell, the special effects team has been working really hard since the first trailer debuted back in November. Check out Chris Pratt taming velociraptors and the new big bad Rex after the break. Continue reading

First ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer Aims Big for Marvel Studios (65 Screenshots)

First 'Ant-Man' Trailer Aims Big for Marvel Studios

The first full-length trailer for the much awaited debut of Ant-Man made its presence known during the premiere episodes of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Not only did we get our first peek at what fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be privy to come July 17, but how about those Paul Rudd abs? Am I right? Look out Chris Pratt, you’ve got yourself some competition. Watch the trailer after the break. Continue reading

‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Arrives Early Sans Shirtless Jeff Goldblum (73 Screenshots)

Jurassic World First Teaser Movie Trailer

Hold on to your butts! Black Friday for Universal Pictures is gifting the world the first trailer for Jurassic World two days earlier than expected. Sparing no expense, the newest entry into the Jurassic Park series has put some folks into a tizzy based on the film’s heavy use of CGI dinosaurs. Are they right? Watch the trailer after the break to see for yourself. Continue reading

‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Teases Official Trailer for Thanksgiving Debut

Jurassic World Teaser Trailer

Universal Pictures gave audiences their first look at Jurassic World today, teasing the first official trailer which will debut on Thanksgiving. A simple tune of eight notes played on the piano in this teaser will be recognized by most cinephiles and may strike up a fit of nostalgia. You’ll also catch a glimpse of leading man Chris Pratt. Check out the short preview after the jump. Continue reading