I’m only a casual Transformers fan, (and also a sucker for big budget sfx) and I think I liked the first two movies a little more than most, so I’ve been pretty encouraged by the cautiously optimistic buzz about Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And interestingly enough, even though Michael Moran‘s review is decidedly mixed, it still makes me want to see the film. Worth a glance.
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I don’t care if the hipster meme is worn out, I love what CallMePo has done with it, and his version of the DC Universe.
For the retailers, they are doing a 75% co-op for advertising (although, to me, if they are already doing advertising, why do they need us?). They are also doing mid-night launch parties, and they are having retailers give out free “sampler” comics on 7/20, the same day as preview night at San Diego Comic Con. Retailers will receive these in quantities of five times their Flashpoint #1 orders.
I think it’s very likely, Lots of money usually changes hands in this kind of deal with both the studio and the product contributing to a joint advertising campaign that plugs the both of them. The problem is when you have such disparate products that the combined ad is usually awful, some cheesy combination of movie shots and products shots with the most tenuous link. KFC and Transformers 3, I’m looking at you.
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Bay, better than any director in Hollywood history, understands the poetry of flying metal. If something on the screen can explode, it’s reasonable to assume that it presently will.
At an party after the Green Lantern Premiere in Los Angeles the other week, an awful lot of people took advantage of some props, a background and some rather good lighting to pose at the titular character.
And Bleeding Cool has a whole batch to browse through.
Mission Impossible is back, and this trailer definitely has my attention. Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and coming out December 16 this year. Here’s the blurb: The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organizations name. No help, no contact, off the grid.