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Rogue One, Disney’s First Star Wars “Spin-Off,” Has a Kick Ass Trailer

When Disney said that they plan on releasing one Star Wars movie a year for the foreseeable future, I couldn’t help but write that off as a corporate cash in on a once-loved franchise that they purchased for $4 billion. Of course, that was before JJ Abrams came in to reinvigorate Star Wars with Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a movie that was loved by critics, Star Wars fans and movie goers to the tune of $2 billion.

Hot off the heels of The Force Awakens, LucasFilm and Disney bring us back thirty-some years from The Force Awakens to just before Episode IV – A New Hope. The first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, tells the tale of how the Rebels stole the Death Star plans.

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The New Batman v Superman Trailer Looks Like Anything but a Lawsuit

While I can question the thinking at Warner Bros over not doing a Man of Steel sequel before doing a Justice League movie, naming this movie in the same style as a legal proceeding and seemingly borrowing from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, the fact of the matter is that this is the hand that DC Comics and Superman fans are being dealt.

In the neverending quest to beat Marvel at the box office, DC Comics had their new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked early, just like Avengers: Age of Ultron. We have the officially released trailer and analysis after the jump.

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Marvel Releases a New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

The shawarma break is over. In two months, The Avengers return to the big screen for their second movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. This movie is effectively the last major film of Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe and will lead into the next Captain America movie that will kick off Phase Three. Not that you’re interested in that. We’re all more interested in a kick-ass blockbuster inspired by the recent Age of Ultron comic arc, even if Hank Pym doesn’t exist in the MCU yet.

Just one note before you watch the trailer: It says that the movie comes out in April but that’s the UK release date. In Canada and America, it opens on May 1st. It’ll probably be a good movie but I don’t think you should hop on a plane and go to London just to watch Age of Ultron.

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Luke Ritson is Back with an Epic GTA5 Trailer

When it comes to fan-made trailers, there is no one better than Luke Ritson. Back in August, we featured his take on a  BioShock Infinite trailer. This time out, he has a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V that focuses on all three of the game’s playable characters and The Boss added in for good measure. Seriously, someone get this guy a job.


Hotline Miami 2 Brings the Blood in its New Trailer

One of games on my list of the most anticipated games of 2014 has a new trailer. As you would expect, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is going to bring pain and blood and violence in copious amounts and the first gameplay trailer for HM2 is no different.

The most interesting thing from it is some of the special abilities that the characters seem to have. One can dodge. Another has a dodge move to keep you from being turned into Sonny Corleone. And the other is actually synchronized twins. Hopefully you can choose your character in each mission to help mix things up and add some replayability to the game.

Can We Talk About the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer?

Well, we’ve seen the trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot and… I’m willing to say that it’s not the TMNT that I grew up with. For all the talk about how it looks gritty like the 80s comics, all I see is another generic Michael Bay blockbuster movie. Buildings falling, explosions, excessive use of CGI, a lead actress there for her looks rather than acting. Those are all Bay trademarks and Bay movies tend to make a lot of money but also tend to be critical duds.

I’ve never really been a fan of the live action TMNT movies. They struck me as a mix of stoner movies and 90s teenage clichés. This, so far, looks to be less stoner and more generic blockbuster action. Maybe that’ll make it more tolerable. At least the turtles are mutants rather than aliens. Also, where are Splinter, Shredder and Krang?

So am I the only one that watches this trailer and goes “uh oh?”

Make Way for 2014’s Game of the Year: Goat Simulator

It’s only the start of February and we haven’t seen the likes of The Witcher 3, Titanfall or inFamous: Second Son but I think that the 2014 GOTY (or is that GOATY?) has just been announced.

Goat Simulator is a little indie game by Coffee Stain Studios that puts you in the hoofs of a goat. The developers describe the game thusly:

“Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game. It was made in a couple of weeks so don’t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, you’re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if you’d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real-life goat.”

Final Fantasy XIII Goes 16-Bit For Lightning Returns Story Trailer

I’ll make an admission up-front before I run this trailer:  I made it about an hour into Final Fantasy XIII before I was so bored to tears that I stopped. I saw my sister playing it too and that did nothing to pique my interest. Neither of us could be bothered to buy FFXIII-2 either. It’s a shame because I was a huge Final Fantasy fan in the PS1 and PS2 era (but who wasn’t).

So when I got the press release for the latest Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, I thought it was just another generic story trailer to fill you in on the last two games. Instead, Square Enix broke the mold and retold the first two Final Fantasy XIII games in 16-bit graphics and audio. It looks amazing and harkens back to the epic Final Fantasy VI (or FF3 in America).

I don’t like running trailers and doing everyone else’s PR work on the blog but the uniqueness of this trailer is worth a second look. By the way, the trailer contains many, many spoilers.

Electro Lights Up the Latest Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Early returns from our et geekera content survey says that people want more movie trailers so let’s start with one that debuted on New Year’s Eve.

This May, Peter Parker is back and once again, he has to save New York. This time, he has to deal with Electro. It’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As an added bonus, this trailer features an intro by your Generalissimo, the amazing Stan Lee.

Kirk Needs a Bigger Ship in the Latest Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer

The third Star Trek Into Darkness trailer brings us a little less Cumberbatch and a lot more Kirk as we finally get to see a bit more of what the crew of the Enterprise is up against.

In the last trailer, Cumberbatch came off as smarter and more charismatic than Kirk. Now, Cumberbatch comes off as a bit crazier and much scarier thanks to his massive ship with epic armaments. Kirk looks to be in over his head and has gotten his ship in and crew into some pretty deep shit.

Star Trek Into Darkness is hits theatres on May 17th.

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