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Most Disliked Movie Trailer on YouTube: Ghostbusters

It's No. 23 on the list

(Newser) - Upon the release of the first full trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, io9 wrote that "everything looks perfect." Apparently not everyone agreed. In YouTube's most recent update of its "Most Disliked Videos" list , the Ghostbusters trailer took the 23rd slot, making it the most disliked... More »

Month-Long Film Gets a 7-Hour Trailer

It shows a continuous shot of a beach in Sweden

(Newser) - Swedish artist Anders Weberg says he has made 300 films, but his final "moving image" project, experimental film Ambiancé, promises to be his longest. The running time: 720 hours, or 30 days. As befitting a movie of that length, Weberg has just released a second promotional video for the... More »

Star Wars Trailer Airs, Awakens Chaos on Ticket Sites

Everyone's vying for tickets for December opening of JJ Abrams' film

(Newser) - The new Star Wars trailer debuted at halftime during ESPN's Monday Night Football, and immediately became a force to be reckoned with both on social media and ticket sites that crashed during presales for its Dec. 18 opening. Fandango and Movie Tickets both had issues after offering tickets even... More »

Star Wars Trailer Is a 'Glorious' 88-Second Tease

The Internet is naturally going nuts over 'The Force Awakens' clip

(Newser) - "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?" That's the ominous-sounding question posed by the newly released trailer for the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens , the JJ Abrams-directed film set for release in December 2015, Wired reports. The clip—which blasts the familiar Star Wars theme... More »

Michelle Obama Stars in 'Funny or Die' Video

'Snackpocalypse' is fake horror movie trailer about junk food

(Newser) - No, “Snackpocalypse” is not a real movie—though it sure looks like one. The mock trailer features Chloe Grace Moretz in a world where junk food has turned people into zombies, Politico reports. It's the latest in Michelle Obama's campaign to get US schools to offer fruits... More »

It's Here: 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

Oh, and it's kinda NSFW

(Newser) - It's the moment we've all (OK, at least some of us) been waiting for—the premiere of the steamy trailer for 50 Shades of Grey, which will hit theaters just in time for Valentine's Day next year, Forbes reports. A slightly more family-friendly version of the trailer... More »

This 72-Minute 'Teaser' Is for a Month-Long Movie

The actual trailer, due in 2 years, is expected to run 7 hours and 20 minutes

(Newser) - Here's a dream come true for couch potatoes: You're not going to have to stop watching this movie for an entire month when it is ultimately released. Ambiancé, by Swedish director Anders Weberg, will be a full 720-hour film to be screened only once, starting on New Year'... More »

Voice You've Heard in Movie Trailers Is Gone

Hal Douglas, one of the 'in a world' guys, is dead at 89

(Newser) - You know the voice even if the name isn't familiar. Voice-over artist Hal Douglas, who added drama to countless movie trailers and TV promos, is dead at age 89 of pancreatic cancer, reports the Guardian . The New York Times notes that Douglas was one of three legends in the... More »

Trailer Arrives for Spielberg's Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis looks to be in usual form

(Newser) - One of the year's biggest movies is expected to be Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. The movie is out November 9, and it looks like a winner to Mashable based on the newly released trailer. "We could do without the overly stirring... More »

Hobbit Trailer Has Arrived

Long-awaited trailer reveals much about An Unexpected Journey

(Newser) - An early Christmas gift for Lord of the Rings fans: The first official trailer for the first part of Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit has been released, reports Wired . An Unexpected Journey, one of 2012's most hotly anticipated releases, stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and... More »

Incessant Hype Changes How We Watch Movies

We're more interested in next year's films than current ones: Darren Franich

(Newser) - Feeling a little underwhelmed by the summer movie season? Darren Franich at Entertainment Weekly has a theory. "It’s not that the movies are necessarily worse than they were 10 years ago," he writes. "It’s just that very few of the movies were even half as... More »

Epic Palin Documentary Trailer Debuts

Smoke rises, money burns in wild preview

(Newser) - The trailer is out for The Undefeated, the upcoming documentary on Sarah Palin—and it’s intense, to say the least. Shots of Palin interacting with supporters are interspersed with apocalyptic imagery and clips of burning cash, all while voiceovers describe Palin’s rise to power. “It’s certain... More »

Trailer for Harry Potter Finale Looks ‘Epic’

Part 2 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ in theaters July 15

(Newser) - The end of the Harry Potter series is that much closer with the release of the trailer for the grand finale. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is out July 15, and the tease looks promising. "The quiet, almost elegiac opening seconds, though, are what get me... More »

Twitter, YouTube Get Movie Trailers

Fake movies look better than 'The Social Network'

(Newser) - The debut of the melodramatic trailer for The Social Network—aka "the Facebook movie"—was basically guaranteed to be followed by parodies. Luckily, the spoofs are pretty darn hilarious. So far Twitter (sample line: "I need to create a way to blog that is as random and... More »

This Summer's Top Trailers

(Newser) - Summer may not always yield the best movies, but it never fails to deliver the year’s best trailers. Wired celebrates this sacred art by picking out the trailers that managed to throw the most hype onto the screen in 3 minutes or less. We’ve helpfully compiled them in... More »

UK Bans Jolie Movie Ad

Sexy scene with guns glamorizes violence: ad authority

(Newser) - The UK has banned a TV ad for a new Angeline Jolie flick, saying it glorifies violence. In a trailer for Wanted, Jolie kisses co-star James McAvoy as they fire guns in a car chase. It implies "that using guns is sexy and glamorous," complains the nation's ad... More »

'Voice of Hollywood' Has Been Silenced

LaFontaine, 'the King of Voiceovers,' worked on almost 5,000 films

(Newser) - In a world where movie trailer voiceovers are key to attracting audiences to theaters, Don LaFontaine was known as the “King of Voiceovers.” The 25-year industry veteran, who died today in LA at 68, worked for all of the major TV networks and on nearly 5,000 films,... More »

Potter Fans Like Sneak Peek of Young Voldemort

Trailer for Half-Blood Prince makes its online debut

(Newser) - Harry Potter fans seem captivated by the new movie trailer that focuses heavily on a young Voldemort, MTV reports. The trailer for Half-Blood Prince will be in theaters Friday, but it's already made its online debut to generally positive reviews along the lines of "dark and creepy." The... More »

Does One of Them Die?

Actress Cynthia Nixon says a character doesn't survive in upcoming flick

(Newser) - Is Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon spoiling her own movie? The actress, who plays hotshot attorney Miranda Hobbes in the famed HBO series, told the host of a New York City comedy show Tuesday night that "a character dies in the movie"—but refused to say... More »

Batman Marketing in Limbo

Ledger's death forces Warner Bros. to reconsider viral campaign

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s untimely death is a major problem for Batman—or, more accurately, his marketing people. Warner Bros. has built an entire advertising campaign for the upcoming Dark Knight installment around Ledger’s Joker performance, a tactic that’s now fairly awkward, the Wall Street Journal reports. Fans have... More »

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