In this spoilerphobic culture, where simply knowing a disposable cameo in a comedy is treated akin to blurting out a plot twist, J. J. Abrams is the trendsetter. Coining the term "mystery box", Abrams has made secretive productions an art form by turning every single trivial detail a commodity worth protecting.
As its release draws nearer, Sony has delivered a mass of promotional images and posters for Hotel Transylvania: its upcoming family animated comedy.
Based upon Matthew Gregory Lewis's Gothic novel of the same name, The Monk is set in a Goya-esque ultra-Catholic 17th century Spain. Abandoned as an infant outside the doors of a Capuchin monastery, Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) grows up to take holy orders and to become Madrid's foremost celebrity preacher, his heady combination of rugged good looks and threats of hell-fire powerful enough to make impressionable young girls faint on the spot. His piety seems unshakeable, but he is tormented by crippling headaches and disturbing visions. Then the ranks of the monks are swelled by a novice called Valerio, who hides his face behind an eerie papier-maché mask because of a horrible disfigurement. Valerio eases Ambrosio's headaches and slowly gains influence over him. His sensual nature awakened, the preacher's interest turns to the nubile but pious Antonia (Josephine Japy,) the daughter of an impoverished noblewoman.
A new TV spot for the upcoming Len Wiseman Total Recall reboot makes for fittingly nostalgic viewing.
Confirming that the internet rumour mill can at least get things right some of the time, Philip Seymour Hoffman has been officially confirmed to be appearing in Catching Fire: the sequel to box office smash The Hunger Games.
It’s a couple of weeks to the release of – arguably – the year’s biggest film and the publicity material just keeps on coming. We’ve got a couple of new pieces for you today: Christopher Nolan talking about the literary influences that lie behind his trilogy and a thirteen-minute TV Special on the making of the film. Find out more about both after the jump.
I enjoy a good piece of viral marketing, I have no time or patience for the riddles and the puzzles and the easter egg hunts, but I love any supplemental material that helps enrich the movie world. Prometheus was a great recent example of this, even if the film that followed turned out to be unworthy.
The RoboCop remake is continuing this pleasing trend with a promotional website for OmniCorp, the massive conglomerate responsible for developing the RoboCop technology (known as OCP in the original).
"The Legend Ends" says the marketing for The Dark Knight Rises, so to celebrate the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's superb trilogy, we at LITM are bringing you a whole Batcave's worth of features on the caped crusader and his fight against Gotham's underworld...
Batman has faced a multitude of foes since his first appearance in Detective Comics. Many of those foes have made their way into the film adaptations of those comics, but there are plenty - and we do mean plenty - who have yet to grace the silver screen. Lost in the Multiplex's writers pick an enemy they think might make for an interesting opponent and who might be a good fit to play them.