Second ‘Poltergeist’ Trailer Continues to Proves Superfluousness [50 Screenshots]

As the impeding threat of the latest horror remake, Poltergeist, draws ever near, the marketing continues to batten down the hatches to confirm that it will have all your favorite bits from the original. If you’ve never seen the 1982 horror film, I guess this film is shrouded in interesting mystery and full of some frights, but for true fans, this latest trailer is pretty much a slap in the face.

I’d like to understand the necessity of this Poltergeist remake other than the fact that they needed to update the television set for this generation. They might as well make a modern version of You’ve Got Mail because AOL is extinct and people use Tinder now. Sam Rockwell is amazing in most any role he touches, but I’m dumbfounded on the idea that someone saw this necessary to remake.

Most of this footage is rehashed from the first trailer, only this time voiced over by the typecasted Jared Haris, who lays down the foundation of plot for the uninitiated. While he delivers a most bland explanation of what’s happening to the Bowen family, scenes mirroring the original flash by to ensure that this Poltergeist reboot is as superfluous as someone texting in a movie theater. There’s no place for it and it makes me rather upset.

The practical effects of the original are more wonderful to behold when viewing the original Poltergeist. From the scene in the bathroom to the tree to the closet door to the house of cards, it’s all better to see that practically done than with over the top CGI. Please Hollywood, just stop.

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Here’s the, courtesy of 20th Century Fox, for those who have never seen the original Poltergeist before:

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Directed by Gil Kenan, Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon, Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, and Nicholas Braun. This film hits theaters on July 24, 2015.


Source: 20th Century Fox

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First ‘Poltergeist’ Trailer is Here Because Nostalgia [95 Screenshots]

Poltergeist Remake 2015 Screenshot Kennedi Clements Madinson Bowen TV Hand

20th Century Fox has unleashed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Leaving nothing up to chance to ensure that this is a remake that won’t tarnish the original, the teaser gives us the goods of iconic scenes involving TVs, clowns, closets, and trees. After the break, see the trailer for yourself as well as our hi-res screenshot gallery. Continue reading

SDFF 2014 Review: ‘Laggies’ is Uncomfortably Genuine, Funny, and Simple

Lagies SDFF 2014 Movie Review

It’s been said that your twenties are about self-discovery as well as finding your people and place in the world. That’s pretty overwhelming if you think about it: placing the fate of your existence on a single decade of your life. Embarking on an adventure to punch existentialism in the face, Laggies fails to push past conventional storytelling, but does so with a very delightful cast and off-the-wall attitude. Continue reading

Official Trailer for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

Yet another movie trailer that has come out this week, but this one is absolutely spectacular. I cannot wait until this movie comes out to theaters, based on this trailer anyways. Cowboys and Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf),  is a 100-page 2006 graphic novel adaptation created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foleyand. Favreau has always had a very keen eye for what’s right in a film and great sense of direction. Cowboys and Aliens features Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell.

Catch the trailer after the break or view it courtesy of Apple in 1080p

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Spanking New Iron Man 2 Trailer #2!

The second full length trailer for the epic superhero franchise, Iron Man 2, has been released tonight after the Oscars. It sure is pretty spiffy and has tons of flashy explosions, girls, and hot new armors. Does this film still hold up to the gusto of the franchise or will it fall flat like Spider-man 3 did with all it’s characters? You decide. This trailer has a ton of new footage that helps link things together. It may give away almost too much, but it might have to if it wants to regain its fans and grab more attention to the not fanboys and girls out there.

You can see Iron Man opening in conventional theaters and IMAX on May 7, the Jon Favreau-directed sequel stars Robert DowneyJr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.

Check out the second full length trailer in HD of Iron Man 2 after the jump! Also I’ll add some cool screen caps as a bonus!

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The First Official Iron Man 2 Trailer

Here it is in all it’s glory. The first trailer for Iron Man 2 has been released today with the last picture contribution of viral marketing that links to the site.  All the highlighted pictures added up to : SECRET STARK COFESSION REVEALED.

The final piece of the puzzle to this trailer can be seen after the jump:

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The 3rd Iron Man 2 Viral Photo

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?! SECRET?! STARK?! CONFESSION?! All highlighted areas, BUT DOES THAT MEAN ANYTHING? ARE THEY JUST MESSING WITH US? Check out my last two posts: 1here and 2here to see the other two photos to see if you can put anything together.

Iron Man 2 Viral Part 2

Iron Man 2 is getting hot, but at the same time leaving everyone in the cold. WHAT DO THESE CLUES MEAN?!?!?!?!? This second poster reveals very little with just another highlighted word and a possible Thor like connection?! Ugh. Revert back to this old post from a few days ago and see if you can make the connection!

Iron Man 2 Gets Some Marketing Done

Not only does Whiplash, played by Mickey Rourke, in Iron Man 2 get his own poster, but let the VIRAL MARKETING BEGIN!!! Hurray! I love viral marketing. It makes movies more interesting and fun sometimes if it allows a good build up of story and information leading to the end result which is the film. I can’t wait to see where this goes. Check out the beginning of the viral marketing at the bottom.

Opening in theaters on May 7, 2010, the Jon Favreau-directed sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.

Iron Man 2’s First Official Poster!

Ohhh ho man, this is awesomeness at its finest. They have revealed Mr. War Machine and boy does this look sexy. Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010. The film is still directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, and Gwyneth Paltrow. This poster is awesome!