Despite an embarrassing start to the season for the Boston Red Sox, they did win their first game of the season against the Yankees (though they went on to lose last night). As a lifelong Sox fan, and a huge John Krasinski fan, I fell in love with this video the moment I saw it!
What do you think of this as an advertising venture for New Era?
They just released the first full-length Captain America trailer. I, for one, think it looks awesome, and I will most definitely be seeing it in the theaters. For those of you who aren’t comic book aficionados (myself included), but like the films, keep and ear out for the names that you’ll recognize from other recent films–like Mr. Stark (from Iron Man). They’re all connected, which I think is pretty awesome.
Also, we need to point out what an incredible job they did of making Chris Evans look tiny at the beginning and then incredible after the transformation. I have no idea how that stuff works, but I’m very impressed. The rest of the effects look great, too, as it is sure to be an action-packed film. It has a great cast, as well, including Stanley Tucci, of whom I am a big fan.
Check out the trailer, and be sure to watch the related videos on IMDB, because they’ll only increase your excitement to see the film, if you’re anything like me.
Okay, let’s recap on the streaming video names we’ve talked about recently: YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Netflix. The latest development was Facebook starting movie rentals with “The Dark Knight” (discussed here).
Popcornflix.com is reminding me of the turn of the music industry towards the independent musician having much more power with the availability of the Internet and social media. The site is owned by Screen Media Ventures, and has hundreds of independent movies currently. The number is growing and the expectation is 1,500 by December. It is said that their goal is to create income from making the service ad-supported.
A heads-up for the consumer: these ads will run about every 10 minutes, so you’ll see about 9 ads per movie (depending on the length, of course).