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Video: Disney isn't pretending it's telling an entirely different story with the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. We all loved the original animated version, so just give us more of the shame. But this side-by-side comparison of the new trailer versus the animated original reveals just how similar the two films will be.
Video: The critics have not been kind to David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which is unfortunate given what the cast and crew apparently had to deal with while filming. But even if the film itself is a mess, this LEGO version of its first trailer, created by Forrest Whaley and Sean Willets, is an absolute delight.
Video: We've been excited about fantasy fairy tale movie A Monster Calls for months. It's directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage), written by Patrick Ness (who wrote the source book), produced by Belen Atienza (Pan's Labyrinth) and it stars Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver — and the booming voice of Liam Neeson.
Video: These days, blockbuster movies print money with the same formula and it usually begins with a movie trailer that looks, sounds, and feels identical to the blockbuster movies that come before it. It's no accident. Studios are so careful in their marketing of big budget movies that they end up looking the exact same as previous hits. If you been fooled once, you can be fooled again. And again. And again. And again.
We know the origin story for most of all our superheroes: parents die, a kid gets bit by a spider, other people get sent to Earth, some are just rich-ass sociopaths. And we've seen superheroes before they get their powers when they're Just Like Us but what we rarely see is what life is like through the perspective of a parent of a superhero. If being a superhero is tough, raising one must be even harder.
Marvel is still pumping out some really good and really fun movies but there's definitely a little fatigue when it comes to juggling all these superheroes to set up all these storylines to connect all these worlds. A movie like Avengers: Age of Ultron was absolutely, totally good! But it tries to do too much without doing enough in some parts.
There comes a time when we should all just stop watching trailers for a movie. I'm letting that time come and go when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Star Wars people have released a new trailer on Instagram with new shots of BB-8 and fancy blue lightsabers.