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Watch the controversial 84 Lumber Super Bowl commercial in its entirety

Feb 06 // Hubert Vigilla
Yeah, they went there. Donald Trump's border wall. Of course, this the doing of 84 Lumber, so the wall is open, albeit with a "big beautiful door"; still, it seems like a different one than the wall Trump intends to build with US funds. The ad ends on a high and hopeful note about welcoming those willing to work and sacrifice. You know, that good old fashioned American idea that seems so quaint these days--now it's a slogan for a building materials supply company. (Capitalism. Ain't that America? Yes, this is an ambivalent parenthetical.) As pointed out by numerous people online, there might have been something conciliatory about the stuff surrounding the Super Bowl this year. Just consider the commercials, the pre-game, and the halftime show. There was an emphasis on inclusiveness and unity throughout. Black NFL Hall of Famers were spotlighted and honored, The Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton added sisterhood to their rendition of "America the Beautiful", and Lady Gaga performed, which was like Prince playing the halftime show but 20 times queerer. Budweiser's ad celebrated the company's immigrant roots, KIA had Melissa McCarthy as a slapstick eco-champion, and Airbnb and Coca Cola took stances on diversity, immigration, and multiculturalism. None of it was subversive. In the end, these were just ways to sell more sports and sugar and corporate things. I mean, gosh, some jamooks in the oil/petroleum industry shelled out good money to make fossil fuels seem hip and edgy--what the hell was that? But it was nice to see a few gestures toward higher ideals and a better tomorrow as one nation indivisible rather than a nation divided. Consider it a brief but welcome respite. And the game was good, too. I suppose it says something when nods to good old American decency seem like radical action. We live in interesting times. [via 84 Lumber on YouTube]
84 Lumber Super Bowl ad photo
The second half of the ad
Last night during the Super Bowl, 84 Lumber aired part of a commercial about an immigrant mother and daughter on a journey to the border. It was somber and well-shot, and seemed more like a short film than an ad. The commerci...

Fate of the SB spot photo
Fate of the SB spot

Fate of the Furious gets a furious Super Bowl spot


Furiously bad
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
Furious 7 was such a huge disappointment to me, I can't bear the thought of the series continuing further. I know some folks enjoyed it, and some are excited for the next film in the series but I'm kind of over it.  This...
Logan SB spot photo
Logan SB spot

Logan gets a damn good Super Bowl spot


A victory lap already
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
Logan has basically been a master class as to how to generate hype from trailers. Although we've seen most of the same footage -- this Super Bowl spot does include a few seconds of new stuff -- I'm pretty sure each time we see it it's been effective.  I'm seeing Logan in a few weeks, and I can't wait to see how it turns out.  Logan opens March 3rd. 
Pirates 5 photo
Pirates 5

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Super Bowl spot tells some tales


Not a dead series though
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
I'm not sure who asked for another Pirates film, but I'm kind of glad they did? For some reason, it might be the Johnny Cash song in the trailer, but this Super Bowl spot really works for me.  I mean, until Orlando Bloom pops up anyway. No need to remind me he used to be in these movies.   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens May 26th. 

Galaxy Vol 2 SB Spot photo
Galaxy Vol 2 SB Spot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot promises more fun


Drax is the best though
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
If you needed any more convincing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2's awesomeness, this Super Bowl spot does the trick. I was a bit held off from it at first, but this is really all I needed to be happy with it. Bigger team, b...
Life photo
Life

Newest trailer and Super Bowl spot for Life looks pretty great


I don't want, your life
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
There haven't been enough sci-fi horror films lately, and this year's great because we're getting two! Along with Alien: Covenant (which will inevitably draw comparison to this) is Life, a film that's more likely going to be ...
Ghost in the Super Bowl photo
Ghost in the Super Bowl

Ghost in the Shell's Super Bowl spot serves good face


Super in the Bowl
Feb 05
// Nick Valdez
There's been a lot of back and forth over whether Ghost in the Shell, a film adapted from a famous manga and anime property, would work under Western direction. There's been even more of a fuss over the lack of a Japanese lea...
Trans-five-mers photo
Wahlburger with cheese
The first Transformers: The Last Knight trailer was a complete mess. Those hoping new footage would somehow make sense of it (me) are going to be gravely disappointed. The Super Bowl spot clears up one thing, Optimus is clear...

10 Cloverfield Lane TV photo
10 Cloverfield Lane TV

10 Cloverfield Lane teases a certain monster in this mysterious Super Bowl TV spot


Roooaaar
Feb 08
// Hubert Vigilla
The first trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane came from out of nowhere. (Sort of like an RKO.) Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced by J.J. Abrams, the film had a similarly mysterious Super Bowl TV spot that teased the poten...
Independeuce SB Spot photo
Independeuce SB Spot

Independence Day: Resurgence's Super Bowl spot fights for independence again


Feb 08
// Nick Valdez
All the Earthlings, independent, throw your hands up at me.  Independence Day: Resurgence opens June 24th. 
Deadpool Superb Owl photo
Deadpool Superb Owl

Deadpool talks about the football in this here Superb Owl TV spot


Chimichangas
Feb 08
// Hubert Vigilla
I think we all can agree: the Superb Owl is one of the best sporting events in all sport. To explain his love of sportball, here's Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) talking about his athletic aspirations. Remember, sports fans: there...
Turkish Batman v Superman photo
Turkish Batman v Superman

Watch the Batman v Superman v Turkish Airlines Super Bowl TV spots


Do you bleed... or offer bonus miles?
Feb 08
// Hubert Vigilla
Even though I've been generally down on the grim and gritty tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, these two Super Bowl TV spots were lots of kooky fun. It's a little bit of levity in a dour world of adolescent power fan...
Jason Bourne photo
Bond vs. Bourne again
The Bourne franchise was supposed to be going its own merry way without Matt Damon, but after The Bourne Legacy failed to be a mega hit the actor was lured back to the character to help the universe out again. The first ...

TMNT 2 SB Spot photo
TMNT 2 SB Spot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows gets a Krang-zy trailer


Krang!
Feb 08
// Nick Valdez
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Shadows is coming off very apologist. After the first film was knocked about by fans (I liked it enough and it got the turtles' personalities right), the sequel wants to do everything it c...
X-Men: Apocalypse SB Spot photo
X-Men: Apocalypse SB Spot

X-Men: Apocalypse's Super Bowl spot locks it down


Finally, some Psylocke action
Feb 08
// Nick Valdez
I was a bit worried after X-Men: Apocalypse's first trailer seemed like a mess, but the tighter editing on this 30 second Super Bowl spot cleaned it up. Rather than seem over packed, the little tidbits we're shown are cool lo...
Civil War SB Spot photo
United and divided through Twitter
It's really hard looking at Captain America: Civil War and reminding myself that it's not just another Avengers movie. Dropping all of the friend stuff from the first trailer, this Super Bowl spot definitely wants you to choo...

Fifty Super Spot photo
Fifty Super Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Fifty Shades of Grey


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Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
In preparation for the Fifty Shades film, which I have no idea which one of us is going to review yet, I started reading the book. Boy, is it far more fan fiction-y than I had realized. It's got some of the worst written sex...
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Super Bowl TV Spot for Minions


Feb 03
// Jonathan Wray
They're baaaaaaack! Or, rather, they're here, since Minions serves as a prequel. Arguably the best characters in the Despicable Me franchise finally have their own film, and I couldn't be more excited. In Minions, ...
Spongebob Super Spot photo
Spongebob Super Spot

Super Bowl TV Spot for Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water


Feb 02
// Nick Valdez
I haven't been very silent about this, but I am actually mad hyped for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The cartoon has been very good the past few years (and was even entertaining at inception, too), an...
Kingsman Super Spot photo
Kingsman Super Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Kingsman: The Secret Service


Feb 02
// Nick Valdez
I'm not sure what to think of Kingsman: The Secret Service. It looks interesting, but it's yet another adaptation based off another of Mark Millar's comic books. The guy doesn't have the best track record, and the films base...
Pitch Perfect 2 Spot photo
Pitch Perfect 2 Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Pitch Perfect 2


Feb 02
// Nick Valdez
I've been worried about Pitch Perfect 2 since it was announced a few years ago. I really liked the first one (enough to watch it several times), and a lot of the humor just kind of *clicked* with me. But the more I watched i...
Tomorrowland Super Spot photo
I love ya, Tomorrow
Through its trailers and how little story we've been given so far, Tomorrowland is shaping up to be one of the more interesting movies this year. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, it's a film adapted from Disney parks, but unli...

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Super Bowl TV spot for Ted 2


Tom Brady's golden penis
Feb 02
// Flixist Staff
While we got a more traditional trailer for Ted 2 this past Thursday it seems that was not what was in store for us during the amazing Super Bowl. Instead Ted 2 delivered almost a short clip starring none other tha...
Jurassic World Super Spot photo
Dinobonoids
Jurassic World's first trailer was underwhelming for a number of reasons. As cool as a raptor gang was, the CG wasn't quite there yet and the tone of the trailer couldn't decide if it was supposed to be intentionally goofy o...

Furious 7 Super Spot photo
You will believe a car can fly.
Pack it up, every other movie of 2015. You're done. I'm calling it now, there won't be a better scene this year than the final shot of Furious 7's Super Bowl spot. I've still got goosebumps! Furious 7 releases April 3rd.&nbs...

Insurgent Super Spot photo
Insurgent Super Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Jan 29
// Nick Valdez
With as interesting as the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, may be, I really hoped it would've fixed its CG issues by now. It's a shame too because the whole dreamscape aspects are putting out all sorts of crazy Matrix vibes (al...
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Here's all the trailers you'll get to see during the Super Bowl


Because we know you're not interested in the game
Jan 29
// Matthew Razak
While the Seahawks and Patriots might be one of the least interesting Super Bowl match ups we've seen in a while that doesn't mean you shouldn't be watching. There's going to be commercials and some of those commercials will ...
Terminator Super Spot photo
Don't live today for tomorrow like you were immortal
This Super Bowl spot for Terminator: Genisys may take a bit of footage from the first (hilariously convoluted) trailer, but there's a bit at the end that I'm most excited for. Also, it's really hard looking at this newest po...

Movie Monday for February 03, 2014

Feb 03 // Michael Jordan
Stories Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Media Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles sure look rebooted alright First 13 of 300: Rise of an Empire to be shown before 300 Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Marvel's Ant-Man gets a new release date...again Flixist's 2014 Movie Preview-palooza Reviews Review: That Awkward Moment Review: 12 O'Clock Boys Pre Superbowl Trailers  First look at A Million Ways to Die in the West Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser Trailer for 'Joe' features Nicolas Cage's glorious beard Newest Maleficent trailer is the dreamiest one yet First official trailer for Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem First trailer for The Fault in Our Stars Superbowl Trailers  Super Bowl TV spot for 3 Days to Kill Super Bowl TV spot for Pompeii Super Bowl TV spot for The Monuments Men Super Bowl TV spot for Noah Super Bowl TV spot for Muppets Most Wanted Super Bowl TV spot for Draft Day Super Bowl TV spots for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl TV spot for Need for Speed Super Bowl TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction Super Bowl TV Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL
Hey movie fans, Super Bowl has come and gone, and we got all the trailers and movie info that might have gotten buried while you were drinking the big game away.

3 Days to Kill SB Spot photo
3 Days to Kill SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for 3 Days to Kill


LOL REAL FOOTBAWWW
Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
In this Super Bowl spot for 3 Days to Kill, Kevin Costner somehow crams talking about football into another movie. As he puts on his best Liam Neeson face (although Neeson has proven he could still be a badass at his age), K...
Pompeii SB Spot photo
Pompeii SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Pompeii


Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
Thanks to that cool band, Bastille, I automatically think of that extremely good "Pompeii" single when I read the word. When I was suddenly reminded Pompeii is a movie that exists during the Super Bowl, I was sadde...
Monuments Men SB Spot photo
Monuments Men SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for The Monuments Men


Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
Releasing later this week (since it was delayed from its intended release last December) is George Clooney's The Monuments Men, and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's filled to the brim with an amazing cast, hearkens ...
Noah SB Spot photo
Noah SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Noah


Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah is going to look absolutely stunning. It may not be the best movie, or even the best representation of a biblical property, but it's going to look wonderful. This Super Bowl spot further ceme...
Muppets SB Spot photo
Muppets SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Muppets Most Wanted


Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
Muppets Most Wanted has so much to live up to as the first film helped revitalize The Muppets and the way we see them. Now that it's missing Jason Segel, does it have a chance? By the looks of this spot ran during the S...

Second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Feb 03 // Nick Valdez
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Captain America 2 SB Spot photo
"He's fast...strong...had a metal arm..."
Captain America: The First Avenger was my favorite pre-Avengers Marvel movie, and by the looks of this second trailer for its follow up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel is going to be as good or better than t...

Draft Day SB Spot photo
Draft Day SB Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Draft Day


Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, isn't a movie made for me, but I can see why it's going to be a big deal. Backed by the NFL as it morphs a sitting room into a stirring drama, Draft Day takes the most important day in a lo...
Need for Speed SB spot photo
Need for Speed SB spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Need for Speed


I got a need. A need for speed.
Feb 03
// Nick Valdez
This certainly looks like a movie based on a videogame based on cars driving really fast. The upcoming Need for Speed movie debuted a spot during the Super Bowl that completely lacks the fervor of last year's Fast & Furi...
Trans4mers SB Spot photo
You've got dinosaurs in my robots! You've got robots in my dinosaurs!
Folks, this might be the Transformers movie we've all been waiting for. While this official Super Bowl spot is short, it gives us more information than we can handle. In fact, this looks like a completely different series. G...

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UPDATE: Super Bowl TV spot for Star Trek Into Darkness


Tickets for early screenings on sale if you download the Star Trek App
Feb 05
// Hubert Vigilla
[UPDATE: In addition to getting tix to early screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness, downloading the Star Trek App will also give users an exclusive look at an extended cut of this Super Bowl spot. A little more information a...
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Super Bowl TV spot for Oz the Great and Powerful


More of the same from the land of Oz
Feb 04
// Matthew Razak
During the Super Bowl a new trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful landed. You might be forgiven for thinking it was actually not a new trailer since we've seen so many trailers for this film that we've probably seen the...

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