I’ve got a bunch of official websites to review and trailers to watch but here’s some misc. news to get you through the holiday. Be back soon.
- Amazon will begin offering digitally downloadable versions of the movies that go through their CustomFlix niche service. The downloads will be sold through the controversial Unbox system.
- Chicago’s Field Museum is partnering with other area attractions to offer tickets to the IMAX version of A Night at the Museum as well as other movie-themed items.
- The DVD cash-cow could be running dry as sales begin to slow down at major retailers. I think this is a mix of general dissatisfaction with the movies, a growing list of alternatives, discontent with there always being a new “Special Edition” in the offing and a variety of other factors.
- Rolling Stone has a list of the top recut trailers of 2006.
- Notice any similarities on this list of good but under-seen movies from 2006? That’s right – Almost no marketing support.
- A new, very obvious poster and a handful of stills from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been released.
- Former MoviePoopShoot editor Chris Ryall is co-writing a comic prequel story to the big-screen Transformers flick that will be published beginning in February.
- Speaking of Transformers, the version of the new trailer on the official website ends with Optimus Prime speaking the line that won the “Make Prime Speak” contest.
- Special Ops Media, one of the brightest houses around, has been tapped by First Look Studios to be its lead interactive agency.
- Anne Thompson points to an archive of vintage film posters.
- Check out the online ads for The Good German and The Good Shepherd. I’m now studiously avoiding any jokes revolving around the phrase “The Good German Shepherd.” So much so I think I’m cramping up.
- There’s also this one for Dreamgirls.
- I’m honestly drooling over this picture of the Silver Surfer from Fantastic Four 2.
- Sometimes the personal lives of stars can de-rail even the most concerted marketing efforts.
And now a couple Christmas clips from YouTube: