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The Maze Runner: Trailer Reaction

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The first trailer for The Maze Runner was finally released yesterday – and you guys it did NOT disappoint! Intense, epic, nerve-wrecking – these are some of the words used to describe the trailer that we saw! Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself below.

Check out our mini guide to The Maze Runner that we put together for you yesterday, and without further ado, below are our recorded fan reactions – if it was a video reaction – you would have just seen our faces with our eyes wide open and our jaws dropped – so, let’s be glad it’s not that! [Spoilers ahead for non-book readers – go read the book]

Some book quotes to start us off with!

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“With another jolt, the room jerked upwards like an old lift in a mine shaft.”

The opening few seconds of the trailer are straight up intense – the sounds, the lighting, Thomas in anguish!

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“A heavy grating sound revealed double sliding doors being forced open.”

Look … there is the Glade’s number 1 jerk looking down at the new greenie!

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“After so long in darkness, the light stabbed his eyes; he looked away, covering his face with both hands.”

Okay, so Thomas may not be using both his hands here, but damn, he makes the whole “adjusting-back-to-the-light” look so damn sexy! Bonus points if you spotted that crate with the W.C.K.D. initials on them.

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“Where am I? Thomas asked, surprised at hearing his voice for the first time in his salvageable memory.”

The only thing Thomas remembers upon arrival at the Glade, is his name … side note … Dylan you are HOT!

So …  lets talk a bit about the Glade

“They stood in a vast courtyard several times the size of a football field, surrounded by four enormous walls made of grey stone and covered in spots with thick ivy. The walls had to be hundreds of feet high and formed a perfect square around them … “

There isn’t much denying it … the Glade looks EXACTLY like what we pictured it in our heads. If you want to just grasp the idea of how big the glade is … just check out the gif below, where Thomas looks around only to find himself surrounded by walls …

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And lets talk about the titular Maze!!!

The maze is just SHUCKING AMAZING! It’s HUGE, SCARY and ENDLESS … just the way it’s supposed to be.

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And to put it all in perspective – check out the complete 3D model of the maze that Minho is studying in the Map Room – oh these boys and their puzzles!

And where there is a maze – there will always be …

… the Grievers!!!

Oh boy … the grievers – these slimy, metallic, clicking little pests are dreaded beings for the grievers and even though we saw just a little of them … they sure seem scary!!!

So up until now … it’s pretty much a testosterone show going on in the Glade, the standard ‘who has the bigger – uhm – nerves of steel, to go running in the maze’ kind of stuff …

until …

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“It’s a girl.”

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Yes folks, a girl (Teresa) comes to Gladeville and very seductively says “Thomas” in front of all the boys …

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… And all the other gladers look up at him … probably to say “Yo bro, she wants you!”

But humour aside, here is when all the klunk starts to go down, but lets put that thought aside for a bit.

Lets focus on the running!

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Seriously … all the running in the trailer, especially with that music in the background, just makes things so intense and ups the ante …

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Run  … Thomas … Run … Minho … Run … Everyone … Run!

Seriously though, running not only builds physique but also anticipation and where there is running …

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… there is also … cliff hanging?

But seriously, the still of the runners passing the walls (left), looks so similar to the runner passing the walls on the book cover (right). Great job creative team – it’s not easy bringing a book to life, especially with such precision.

Apart from being dystopian, The Maze Runner also has a science fiction element to it and this is well illustrated in the trailer – the weird cannister covered in goo, the scanner in the maze, Gally inside a water tank – perhaps a memory from when he went through The Changing!

So we’ve seen some intense running and mystery sci-fi stuff – but nothing gets more thrilling than the following –

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We all know what the boys are looking out at … but no one … no one is prepared for what happens next

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OH MY GAWDDDDDD!! SERIOUSLY THOMAS? SERIOUSLY?

Although, you must admit … that was wicked … and wicked is good!

Check out some of the familiar faces we saw in the trailer …

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Aww little Chuckie … you’ll have to wait until the next trailer to make us go “awwwwww”!

So yeah .. that wraps up our reactions to the trailer … tell you a secret … we are still not over it and are watching it again and again! Also, I just cannot get enough of that the ending … lets take a look again at impulsive and adventurous Thomas …

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Seriously though … claustrophobic attack coming on …

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Looks like its going to be a while until another trailer hits the web … in the meantime, go watch this one again and again and reread the books as we wait until the September 19th release date! Only six more months to go guys … yikes – hang in there Gladers … wicked is going to come and we all know wicked is always GOOD!

What did you think of the trailer?

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March Movie Preview: Trailers

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The third month of the year is upon us, we are out of the winter slump and headed for a spring of BIG and EXCITING movies. Check out the films in theatres this month.

1. Non-Stop

While technically released on the last day of February, this film still makes the cut because it’s playing in theatres during the first week of March. Plus, action-thriller-mystery mid-flight on an airplane, I’m all up for it. The film stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and the synopsis reads as follows –

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Check out the trailer below, which also reminds us of a certain Jodie Foster film, Flightplan, but nonetheless looks exciting and full of action.

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2. 300: Rise of An Empire

The much awaited sequel to 2006’s blockbuster 300 releases on March 7, 2014, with Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro reprising their roles as Queen Gorgo and Xerxes respectively while adding Eva Green, Jack O’Connell and Sullivan Stapleton to the rosters. The film’s synopsis reads –

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Check out the trailer below, which is reminiscent of the action and cinematography that made it’s predecessor a hit.

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3. Need for Speed

Remember when we posted about the first trailer for this film back in Septembe – yes, we are THAT excited for this film adaptation of the popular video game series. The film releases on March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton. The film’s synopsis reads as follows –

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Check out the trailer below, filled with high speed car chases and action sequences and the film will hopefully go on to become a successful franchise.

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4. Divergent

We’ve been covering the upcoming film adaptation for the last few months and the release is finally upon us! Out on March 21, 2014, the film stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James in leading roles as well as Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz in supporting roles. The film’s synopsis reads as follows –

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Check out the trailer below, which mirrors the book VERY closely, a recipe for any book-to-film adaptation’s success. In fact, the studio is so sure about the success of the film, that they’ve set release dates for the sequels Insurgent (March 20, 2015) and Allegiant (March 18, 2016) and has hired Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman to work on a previously drafted version of the script for the sequel.

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5. Noah

This take on the Biblical prophet, Noah, releases on March 28, 2014 and stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins along with young and rising stars (and certain to attract younger audiences) Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth. The synopsis for the film reads –

The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

The film has faced some controversy due to religious groups resulting in the producers adding an “explanatory note” stating that artistic license was taken in the making of the film. The trailer, however, promises a mixture of epic, period film with disaster movie thrown together and at the very least, offers a few hours of entertainment. Check out the trailer below –

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6. The Raid 2

The sequel to the hit 2011 Indonesian action movie The Raid: Redemption, the film has Iko Uwais returning as Rama on March 28, 2014 in a limited release in North America. Originally titled “The Raid 2: Berandal”, the synopsis of the film reads as –

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force

Check out the action packed trailer below that promises more punches, gunshots and blood spilling, and if you haven’t watched the first film yet, watch it NOW – you won’t be disappointed.

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Which films are you excited to watch in March?

New Trailer: “The Fault In Our Stars”

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ERMAGAD! The trailer for The Fault in our Stars, after being leaked earlier this week, is finally here in all its HD glory, though still a little earlier than previously anticipated. Watch it below and keep a tissue box handy. Also, spoilers ahead [seriously, read the book].

After a long wait, as the fans grew increasingly impatient and John Green became quite vocal about his situation …

… the trailer finally made it’s debut and became a worldwide trending topic!

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Some screencaps from the trailer, which was a full 2 minutes and 30 seconds heart warming and heart breaking at the same time!

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So many of these scenes are just like what we imagined. The best part is that we can really recognise these scenes from the book and as book fans, what more do we want? John Green’s book was full of awesome quotes and the trailer was no different.

3Hazel’s Mom: “Hey, make some friends.”

Hazel [after bumping into Augustus]: “Sorry.”
Augustus/Gus [cheekily smiling]: “My bad.”
Hazel: [smiles like a fangirl].

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Gus: “My fears? Oblivion.”

Gus: “What’s your name?”
Hazel: “Hazel.”
Gus: “What’s your full name?”
Hazel: “Hazel Grace Lancaster. Why are you staring at me?”
Gus: “Cos you’re beautiful.”
Hazel: [blushes like a fangirl].

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Gus: “I hope you realise, that you trying to keep your distance from me, in no way lessens my affection for you.”

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Hazel: “Gus I’m a grenade …

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“… One day I’m going to blow up … and I’m going to obliterate everything in my wake … “

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” … And i don’t want to hurt you.”

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 Gus: “I reject that.”

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Gus: “You don’t get to choose who you hurt in this world but you do have a say in who hurts you.”

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Gus: “I’m in love with you Hazel Grace, and I know that love is just a shout into the void
and that oblivion is inevitable … and I’m in love with you.”

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[It’s impossible not to get teary after that]

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Hazel: “We are a hot mess.”

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Isaac: “Are you angry?”
Hazel: “So angry.”
[You guys … their dresses, it looks like THAT scene].

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[Also … Nat Wolf is killing it as Isaac]

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Hazel: “He gave me a forever within the numbered days
and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.”

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If we are crying … you should be crying too.

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Okay.

NO I AM NOT OKAY!

Here is the song used in the trailer, OneRepublic’s “What You Wanted”. Listen to it while I gather my thoughts and feels.

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We love the look of the film and especially LOVE that they’ve kept so many lines from the book. Shailene Woodley nails Hazel’s inner turmoil and attitude but the only thing I’m still wondering about her performance is if she made Hazel into an extrovert. At least in my head, Hazel was an introvert and a little shy and introverts don’t sit like this –

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Ansel Elgort certainly captures the charm and cuteness that is Augustus Waters and does pull off the teenage look in most scenes. But in some scenes, the two leads do look a little older than your average teenagers. Don’t mind me, guys … I’m pretty sure I will love the film and their performances. However, someone who has stolen the show is Nat Wolf as Isaac especially in the egg throwing scene. Laura Dern and Sam Trammell as Hazel’s parents, play the part of her heartbroken parents well. Notably missing in the trailer are references to Peter van Houten (played by William Dafoe) and Gus’ cigarette metaphor, which we are dying to see. All in all, I’d be lying if I said that the trailer didn’t tug at my heart strings and water my nose. I’d be lying a lot! The film releases on June 6, 2014 and as a parting gift, we’ll give you one for the road –

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Gus: “It’s a good life, Hazel Grace.”

… and another one for tumblr … we made it especially for you!

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What did you think of the trailer?

Did you cry? Be honest.

New “Vampire Academy” Trailers

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New Vampire Academy trailers have hit the web featuring new scenes, an introduction by leading ladies, Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, and an interview with author Richelle Mead. Check out these awesome new trailers for the film, out in North America on February 7, right below –

Vampire Academy Trailer from Regal Cinemas

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The girls talk about high school life

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How there are nerds …

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and sexy jocks – but idk … Dimitri isn’t a jock … he’s a kickass guardian!

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The depressed emo kid …. ❤ hi Christian!

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The death threats? … wait that’s not normal high school stuff?!

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Oooooooh Spiridion and Dimitri fight!

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Whoa … Dimitri picks up Rose in a scene from the start of the film!

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Richelle talks about the adaptation.

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Remember this scene girls? And … do you see something you like? 😉

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The trailer shows a scene with the two best friends playfully laughing (thinking this scene might be before the crash?)

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There is also this touching scene with Rose helping Lissa, who is clearly in pain.

Then there is this sequence, which feels so much like a scene out of Shadow Kiss … that is getting me worried!

TV Spot – “Forbidden Love”

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St. Vlad’s seen from an angle with the lighting changing from light to dark!

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Out in the dark woods … something be lurking …

Seriously though – the Dimitri love this TV spot has gotten is just right in the FEELS!

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Look at this you guys, Danila is basically just OWNING his scenes …

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Rose talks about how special Lissa is …

8But Christian isn’t convinced yet! “You want my help?”

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He only wants to watch the world burn! 😉

TV Spot – “Undead”

Lissa sees ChristianChristian sees LissaIs this… the first time they lock eyes? DRAGOZERA FEELS.

The JocksThe well-known clichés… First up: The Jocks!

Rose in trainingRose whooping ass in class. Classic.

Dhampirs trainingDhampirs can fly? I thought it was only the Moroi who had the special powers…

Dhampirs trainingIf the jocks at my school were hot dhampirs like these, I might actually be interested in joining a sport!

The OutcastsAnd of course we have The Outcasts… Even in schools for vampires.

ChristianAnd apparently they’re HAWT outcasts. Hi, Christian!

The HatersNext up: The Haters!

MiaAnd of course little Mia qualifies.

Rose and LissaAnd we just love Rose’s reaction to Mia’s mean-girl act.

Lissa and RoseLissa: You can’t beat up everyone we have a problem with!
Rose: I can TRY!

The UndeadAnd finally… The undead. It IS a school for vampires, after-all!

Lady Gaga’s “Teeth” is playing in my head right now… Show me your teeth!

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TV Spot – “Secrets”

This TV spot was released on January 24 and features some new scenes.

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Rose introduces this new TV spot

2Hellooooo Christian ❤ … always good to see you!

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Amping up the mystery!

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And book fans know what they are talking about! *wink wink*

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Hey there! It’s Crazy KARP!

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There it is … this strigoi scene again! What’s going on? But look at Rose using those nan-chucks … you go girl!

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Nan chucks are to Rose what a stake is to Dimitri!

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This one was pretty funny … Lissa: “Did you have to hurt them?” Rose: “You’re welcome.”

TV Spot – “Last Stand”

This TV spot, released January 28, named “Last Stand” has some scenes previously seen, and some new ones!

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Karp – “The darkness beckons.”

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Rose – “And my good mood is over.”

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Lissa – “It’s my turn to kick a little arse.”

These six new trailers give us a better look at the upcoming film and if anything … are making us even more excited, such that we can hardly wait! Check out the release dates for Vampire Academy in your country here and don’t forget to catch it in theatres worldwide, over the course of the next few months!

Did you like the new trailers?

Official Trailer: “That Awkward Moment”

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We all know the popular meme “That Awkward Moment When …” and now we are getting a comedy starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan as three best friends Jason, Daniel and Mikey, respectively, who find themselves at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”. Check out the International trailer below!

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These three best friends are going to navigate some murky relationship waters!

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Girl: “So I’m breaking up with you … I need somebody who doesn’t drink coffee out of a cereal bowl.”

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Because Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream is the cure for all relationship problems!

Mikey (Michael): “I need it … my girl broke up with me.”

Jason (Zac): “What are you, Bridget Jones?”

Daniel (Miles): “No one gets ice cream … we are going out!”

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Jason assures Mikey: “If you are single, we’ll stay single with you man!”

Uh Oh … be careful about promises you make boys!

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Daniel: “We have four hours to drink like Keith Richards and still get funky!”

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Mikey: “So … is this the part where we go home? Cos I’m .. not really …”

Girl: “You’re sitting on my coat!”

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But of course … they all find love somewhere!

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Even if some of them aren’t ready to admit it!

Daniel: “It doesn’t mean what you think it means!”

Jason: “It doesn’t?”

Chelsea: “Oh what does our relationship mean to you?”

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Mikey: “I’ve been trying to pretend that things haven’t changed!”

Daniel: “Hey come here man …”

Mikey: “Do not hug me with no pants on!”

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Hang in there Mikey … something tells me, you’ll find love too!

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Daniel to Jason about Chelsea: “I love the way she laughs. I love the way we fit together in bed because we are the same height, our crotches line up.”

Umm … okay … whatever floats your boat Daniel! 😉

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Hopefully, the film won’t be one big awkward moment!

Check out this featurette with the cast –

While the film seems to be one of those formulaic comedies where the boys promise they won’t get into relationships and then … BAM they fall in love, it stars some really BIG up and comers like Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, the upcoming Divergent) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station and rumoured to be Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four reboot) along with old favourite Zac Efron who is now reinventing himself with R-rated comedies such as this film and the upcoming “Neighbors” with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne.

The film has been written and directed by new comer Tom Gormican and is out in theatres on January 29 (UK), January 31 (USA) and February 31 in Australia where it is known as “Are We Officially Dating?” … strange! The film co-stars Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Need For Speed), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) and Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, the upcoming Pompeii) and is rated R!

You can follow them on Twitter @SoVeryAwkward and on Facebook!

Will you be watching “That Awkward Moment?”

New Trailer: Disney’s Maleficent

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Disney’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie is set to hit theatres this Summer on May 30. The film is a retelling of the classic 1959 tale, Sleeping Beauty and also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip. A teaser trailer was released a few months ago and featured astonishing sets reminiscent of magical kingdoms and epic medieval tales. Check out the teaser below –


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Some great visuals building the medieval and enchanted world.

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And some great make up and costuming brings alive the villain from our childhood nightmares!

A sneak peek trailer was also shown on the Disney channel recently and features more scenes, including comparative scenes from the 1959 animated version. Check the new trailer below –


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The trailer starts off with a comparison of the animated version and the live version.

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Yay! Flora, Fauna and Merryweather … our favourite faires!

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They definitely look cute, but the special effect also kind of looks unfinished …

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Look who decided to crash the party …

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In a scene reminiscent with the animated version … Maleficent puts a curse on the young princess.

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Leaving King Stefan worried for the safety of his daughter!

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We all know what happens next … the Princess grows up …

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She dances in the forest with the woodland creatures …

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Meets and falls in love with the Prince …

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Pricks her finger on the needle …

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and falls into a deep slumber …

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Awakening only after Phillip defeats Maleficent and kisses her.

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However, as always, there seems to be a twist, judging from these scenes where Maleficent and Aurora seem to cross paths.

9And Maleficent takes the time to warn (or perhaps scare) Aurora about the dangers lurking in the forest.

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And there will be epic battles (although I don’t remember any in the animated version – at least not on this scale)

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But this time, we will see her back story and try to understand the reasons behind Maleficent’s nature.

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The film stars Angelina Jolie and her cheekbones!

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And is out on May 30, 2014.

Indeed, the film is a different take on the fairy tale. The synopsis of the film reads as below –

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

The film is directed by Robert Stromberg, who is known for his visual effects, but this is his first time in the director’s chair.

Are you excited for Maleficent?

Two New Vampire Academy Trailers Add Serious Tone!

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Not every fan was pleased when the Vampire Academy trailers released to general audiences these past few months, as the marketing for the film showcased a comic angle. Tonight, however, all those naysayers will have to bow down to the two new TV spots released for Vampire Academy which highlight the dark, serious and action packed tones that convey the true sense of the book to the fans.

Here are the trailers …

“Last Stand”

“Trust”

And as always …. we bring you our reactions!!

The first trailer “Last Stand” starts off with the ominous trailer voice explaining the scenario, the lighting is so much darker in tone with these shots of the school and the surrounding woods.

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And the dhampir classes! Guardian Alberta, who has actually been renamed as Guardian Gabriela for the film, is shown conducting classes and what a badass. Meanwhile, elsewhere, Guardian Belikov is tutoring his favourite student … tsk tsk! All these classes taking place against the backdrop of St. Vladimir’s Academy provide some beautiful shots.

Lets take a moment to look at Guardian Belikov. The first still, when Guardian Gabriela (Alberta) asks if they should call for backup, he coolly shrugs her off with a ‘no’ and proceeds to take down the bad guys!

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And then he has time to go romance off, looking all muscular and chiseled and OHMYGAAAADDDD I can’t breathe!!!

In all the stills and clips that I have seen, I can tell that Zoey Deutch embodies Rose so perfectly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the two. And you guys, that moment with the music and trailer voice in the background, she turns around and her ponytail does this swivel, and its so EPIC!!!

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Psychic bond time, but it’s not something pleasant that Rose is seeing this time! Lissa is in trouble!!

Lets talk about these two best friends, throughout the trailer, Rose is being told that she has to protect Lissa, and she does, throwing herself in front of her best friend to protect her from the Guardians, in a scene that mirrors the book!

Talking about the beginning of the book, lets take a moment to discuss this scene. Methinks a strigoi attack takes place on the convoy that is bringing the girls back to the Academy. Not from the book, but it definitely ups the ante for the film!

2Now this is a beautiful shot of Lissa in the Church attic and we’ve seen some other images from this scene as shown below …

All in all … this will be an amazing scene for the fans! Hello Christian ❤

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Speaking of Christian, look what our favourite magic user does!

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Speaking of school hotties … Hello Jesse!

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Oh look … it’s crazy Karp giving the girls a warning!

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Viktor seems to be doing the same thing … all this talk of boogeyman lurking by!

Except that in this story … the boogeymen are the Strigoi … and I seriously hope these scenes are at the end of the film, as the camera pans out to show the threat of Strigoi lurking by!

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However, if those scenes of Strigoi have anything to do with a school attack … which DOES NOT take place in the first book … there are some fans who will actually want blood …
(seriously guys … what is this? a flashback?)

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And we are going to take blood … just like Lissa does here … I think!

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All in all, I’d say these trailers definitely show us much more about the film, including it’s dark tone, the abundance of action, thrill and seriousness and definitely should give the harsher critics – the loyal book fans – something to look forward to in the film, which now releases a week earlier in United States of America, on February 7.

What did you think of these two trailers?