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4:17 PM on 04.02.2013

Monster University got in touch with me today

It's not everyday you get word from your old alma mater, but today I came home and found myself with a newsletter, decal and letter from the dean of The School of Scaring at Monster University. Ahhh, I remember my days fondly...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.29.2013

Ad company recuts movie trailers using Vine app

Earlier this week, director James Mangold tweeted a six second trailer for his upcoming The Wolverine using Twitter's new video loop creator, the iPhone app Vine. The post has caused a bit of a stir in the trailer-making comm...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.18.2013

Check out motion poster for Star Trek Into Darkness

Paramount has just released a new motion poster for Star Trek Into Darkness which basically combines the narration from the teaser trailer with the imagery in the teaser poster. While it isn't anything that we haven't seen or...

Logan Otremba

3:00 PM on 11.30.2012

Park Chan-wook's Stoker wants you to share some .gifs

I don't know anything about Park Chan-wook's American debut. I know it has a cool poster, Hubert liked the trailer, and the score is going to be awesome, but I really don't know anything about the story. Does it have to do wi...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

7:00 PM on 08.13.2012

Flix for Short: The LEGO Story

Ok, first thing's first: this is basically just a seventeen-minute ad for LEGO products. That's just a fact. That said, it's a very well-made little short film, featuring some pretty wonderful 3D animation. It's very Pixar-e...

Alex Katz

7:00 PM on 07.24.2012

Abandon all hope: Martin Scorcese hawks iPhone 4S, Siri

You ever just need to have a good, long cry? This is one of those moments.

Alex Katz

1:00 PM on 05.31.2012

Trailer: Branded

The trailer for Branded is all kinds of unsettling for me. Other than the fact it contains jovial fatties and Leelee Sobieski's weird face, it takes place in dystopian future in which aliens invisible to the ...

Andres Bolivar

6:00 PM on 02.15.2012

Real dogs act out iconic Lady and the Tramp scene

As if all of you romantics out there weren't already hungover from all things red and heart-shaped, Disney themselves have released this live-action reenactment of the iconic "first kiss" scene from Lady and the Tramp. Feedi...

Geoff Henao

6:00 PM on 01.30.2012

The "Ferris Bueller" Honda ad is Sloane-less, very sad

Rather than just adding in my comments to this, I'm going to share with you the comments the other Flixist editors had after viewing this. "Abe Froman, Sell-Out King of Chicago...I can't wait for Jon Cryer to reprise his rol...

Alex Katz

9:00 AM on 12.22.2011

Ad for Hunger Games nail polish seeks to make you evil

Hunger Games heroine Katniss may not be into getting her nails done, but that isn't about to stop Lionsgate and nail polish company China Glaze from pushing out a new line of nail polish based off of twelve Districts of Panem...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 12.16.2011

Hunger Games puzzle poster revealed

Yesterday morning, Lionsgate celebrated the fact that there's only 100 days left until the cinematic wonderment The Hunger Games is released to theaters by holding a competition. The game (get it?) was to see who could find h...

Liz Rugg

5:00 PM on 11.10.2011

New behind the scenes Muppets featurette

Over the past day or so -- since Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy resigned as producer and host of the 2012 Oscars, respectively -- the world (internet) has seen an explosion of the mostly grass-roots movement to get the Muppet...

Liz Rugg

8:00 PM on 09.14.2011

The Darkest Hour motion poster

So there's this thing now called a "motion poster". I hadn't heard of one before, but they're actually pretty cool! It plays like a video and you can start, stop, fast-forward and rewind it with your keyboard, but the way it'...

Liz Rugg

Mysterious Doc Brown commercial finally revealed photo
Mysterious Doc Brown commercial finally revealed
by Jamie R Stone

A wild Christopher Llyod appears, uh, again! You might remember the story we covered a few weeks back about a random Argentinian commercial featuring none other than Doc Brown and the time machine being produced in Argentina for reasons unknown. It was said to be for some electronics store, but the actual commercial clears things up quite a bit. Doc Brown is now the new face of Garbarino, an electronics store located in Argentina... But, knowing the United States like I do, we'll probably snatch up that store and all rights to its commercials, inserting Doc as the new Best Buy mascot in no time. Just like how we stole Mickey Mouse.

What a bitter sweet way of seeing Doc Brown and the time machine being revived. Being the religious Back to the Future nut that I am, I can't help but smile at this commercial. There's actually a fair bit of production value to it and I think it's about on par with the trilogy itself in terms of quality. It also perfectly highlights Doc's many scientific ambitions and how the time machine was the only thing that ever worked for him. It's nothing like the Back to the Future: The Game that came out, where he evidently invented everything from flying cars to response-detecting personality tests, all before the 1950's, totally sticking outside the canon of the series and not making one damn bit of sense. Didn't somebody write an arduously long two-part review of that game? Oh, wait, that was me.

[Via /Film]

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3:00 PM on 09.09.2011

Warner Bros makes live bacteria billboard for Contagion

I just think this is so cool. Warner Brothers Pictures Canada has teamed up with advertising agency Lowe Roche and production company CURB Media to create this amazing billboard in Toronto, Canada for their movie Contagion (i...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 08.26.2011

Weinstein disses ABC with trailer for Our Idiot Brother

For some reason, ABC is refusing to air a commercial trailer for Our Idiot Brother unless they make certain cuts. While Harvey Weinstein is totally fine with making cuts to The King's Speech to make it sell better, he is dra...

Bob Muir

11:00 AM on 08.26.2011

Fox makes Marcy Martha May Marlene monolith

It was cool when Fox Searchlight put out some stylish QR code posters for Martha Marcy May Marlene, an upcoming film about a young girl who joins a cult in the woods. Scanning the QR codes generates two new trailers, a neat m...

Bob Muir

10:00 AM on 07.23.2011

Whiskey Business

Although you may not have known it at the time, chances are you have seen some lesser-known works by famous directors. Not movies, or even tv shows, but other, everyday encounters that exposed you to some of Hollywood's busie...

Sam Membrino

10:00 AM on 06.02.2011

Watch the first (really) brief clips from Breaking Dawn

Did you hear that? That was the sound of my fiancee squealing with joy as she watched this ever-so-brief advertisement that features some even more ever-so-brief clips of Breaking Dawn, the impending conclusion to the Twilig...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 04.14.2011

How to make a movie: step one - read this flowcart

These awesome flowcharts by French advertising and design group Les Graphiquants show with tongue-in-cheek wit how to make five different types of movies; action, animation, horror, short film, and porn. The charts are pretty...

Liz Rugg