'Wish'! 'The Flash'! 'Transformers'! CinemaCon unveils a bunch of new movie trailers
Let's get excited about these commercials for movies! PLUS: How the 'Guardians' cast saved James Gunn, a new look at 'Dune: Part Two,' and the 'Ghosted' chemistry mystery deepens ...
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Lots of movie and TV trailers in this edition, so you hopefully have your headphones in — or you’re ready to bombard your family with a weird mix of Disney musicals, Transformers and Seth Rogen.
Before we jump into the rest of the newsletter, here’s a weird one. Remember a few editions ago when I mentioned that my childhood movie theater closed? Turns out it’s still open despite announcing its closure. Not sure what’s going on over at Regal …
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Feature Presentation: Wish leads a wave of CinemaCon trailers
Bonus Feature: A theory about Chris Evans and Ana de Armas’ Ghosted chemistry
The News: How the Guardians saved James Gunn, James Corden signs off, new look at Dune: Part Two
Trailer Watch: Black Mirror, Platonic
Playlist: Ted Lasso, Mulaney: Baby J, Bob’s Burgers
What to Watch: John Mulaney returns with Baby J
Odds and Ends: Rocket’s past revealed, Mark Hamill offers Jedi coaching, upcoming MCU book gets a cover
Wish leads a wave of CinemaCon movie trailers
I love pop culture. I love movie trailers. I love writing about these things. Going to a conference or convention that focuses only on these things? No, thanks.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO, but not that NATO) held its annual CinemaCon gathering this week. The yearly movie-theater industry trade show gives theater owners and the press a look at what’s on the horizon. News is broken. Movies are announced. Trailers are unveiled. Some reporters go full fanboy and lose any perspective …
Just like with Comic Con or Star Wars Celebration, I really don’t have any interest in being packed in with people just to watch a few trailers and pretend that I’m interested in a new Trolls movie.
Did I mention that they show new movie trailers at CinemaCon?
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