Who Cares About Spoilers Anyway?

Do spoilers matter in our movie marketing? Jonathan doesn’t seem to think so, and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

Hey Internet people! I’ve got a problem that I’ve been mulling over for quite some time. Do spoilers in trailers matter? Does a trailer revealing a particular plot point or showing the last moment from the last scene “ruin the experience” for you? For me, the short answer is no. The longer answer? I don’t know. My arc as a moviegoer has gone from trying to avoid anything about a movie until I see it in theaters to being completely ambivalent. I have to be careful around my more spoiler-cautious pals these days because I forget that they might want to go into a movie completely fresh.

 

So, what changed? When did it change? Could this trailer for ATOMIC BLONDE (which I love) be the culprit?

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Co-host/Video Producer/Writer for After the Hype. Created an animated fantasy webseries called Flagon. Plays D&D on the reg, and goofs around on the internet more than is probably healthy.

Tip of My Brain: Guess The Movie For 5/30/17

Want to play a game? We here at After The Hype want you to guess the movie based on the still we picked.

We like movie games over here at ATH HQ, and want to play one with you. We’ve got a variety of movie stills that we’ve acquired over the years and we want you to guess which movie they’re from. We’ll start them out pretty easy, but then ramp up the difficulty throughout the week. Think of it like the crosswords in your local paper.

 

On this fine Tuesday, May 30th, we’ve got a fun still for you, and we’re curious how long it will take for you to guess.

 

Without any further delay, let’s play!

READY?

GUESS THAT MOVIE!

 

why are you looking here for the answers?

 

5/29/17 SOLUTION: Forrest Gump! | See the solution for 5/31/17!

 

Tip of My Brain: Guess The Movie For 5/29/17

Want to play a game? We here at After The Hype bet we can stump you with a random still from a movie.

We like movie games over here at ATH HQ, and want to play one with you. We’ve got a variety of movie stills that we’ve acquired over the years and we want you to guess which movie they’re from. We’ll start them out pretty easy, but then ramp up the difficulty throughout the week. Think of it like the crosswords in your local paper. Without any further delay, let’s play!

READY?

NAME THAT MOVIE!

 

guess that movie

 

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One Musicapalooza To Rule Them All

Can’t get enough of that Musicapalooza? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got another playlist ready for your weekend!

Welcome to Friday! You made it. You survived. Life may be pretty crazy out there, but you did you and that’s all that matters. Come, take a seat and listen to the latest Spotify playlist that we cooked up just for you. We’ve changed it up a little so that every week we’ll put the new music in this playlist and move out the old. That way you won’t have to worry about following a dozen other playlists to get your newest fix of our musical stylings. We’re pretty dope like that.

 

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Can’t Get Enough of That Musicapalooza 5/19/17

Can’t get enough of that Musicapalooza? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got another playlist ready for your weekend!

We’ve got quite the musical lineup for you guys this weekend, ranging from Billy Joel to BABYMETAL (with a little Muppets thrown in for good measure). So sit back, relax, and let the musical stylings of us weirdos get you through the weekend!

 

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Sounds Like Another Musicapalooza 5/12/17

Our music tastes here at After The Hype are a bit random, so here’s another Musicapalooza to kick off the weekend!

Better buckle up because we’ve got another weird and wild Spotify playlist for you to enjoy on your dreary commute! We’ve got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Parliament, morgxn, ELO, and more!

 

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Wonder Woman: Why She Matters

Go see this movie. Don’t make me have to hurt you.

As you must know by now, Wonder Woman is almost here. The big marketing push hasn’t begun yet, making some nervous that the studio isn’t going to support the film as much because it has a female lead. Others are dismissing the concerns, asserting that the marketing barrage will begin as soon as Guardians 2 hits theaters and stops sucking the air out of the room.

 

“Why does this even matter?” You may ask. “If the movie is good, it will make money. If it’s bad, it won’t! So stop worrying and go to the movies.”

 

If that is what you’re saying, you’re probably a dude.

 

I plan to see this movie about a dozen times, whether it’s good or not. Don’t get me wrong – I hope with all of my being that it’s amazing and blows every other superhero film right out of the water, but it’s getting my dollars even if it turns out to be worse than that one really terrible Batman movie (you pick which one).

 

I’ll explain. It starts at the beginning:

 

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Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.

The Weird And Wild Sounds Of Musicapalooza 5/5/17

Our music tastes here at After The Hype are a bit random, so we decided to share our weird and wild sounds with you!

We’ve got quite the odd musical treat for you to listen to either at work, or on your commute TO work. Some movie soundtracks to fit our theme this week as well as stuff from Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Justice, MC Lars, and The Beetles. Bet you can’t guess our theme this week! Just click on any one of these songs and your Spotify app will open right up to play the tracks, and you can continue reading all our wonderful articles.

 

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Co-host/Video Producer/Writer for After the Hype. Created an animated fantasy webseries called Flagon. Plays D&D on the reg, and goofs around on the internet more than is probably healthy.

A Hype To Remember: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All of us here at After The Hype love Star Wars, because… well… it’s STAR WARS!

In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! Chewie here with a look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

 

First thing’s first: I don’t watch Star Wars trailers before I see the films. I will run out of a theater, stick my fingers in my ears and yell incoherently to stop any information from reaching my brain. As far as I’m concerned every image is a spoiler, a lead to an expectation which will influence my first viewing experience. Everything Rogue One related other than casting I avoided.

 

I did see the one shot with Jyn in Black Trooper armor, backlit on a ship with the narration “This is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel.” It’s hard to avoid TV spots. The shot though, did give me a little tickle in my chest. I had not seen Felicity Jones in many movies but in that one sec I got excited to see her in a Star Wars film. The line was…kinda lame, like when Han said “Chewie, we’re home” in the teaser for The Force Awakens. Just lame and reeked of Wink Wink from the marketing dept. Boy was I happy that “I rebel” line wasn’t in the finished film.

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Chewie Darsow

I’m a Filmmaker, Set Decorator and Rat lover. So I like telling stories, making things pretty and small fuzzy animals. My life in a nutshell.

A Hype To Remember: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

All of us here at After The Hype love Star Wars, because… well… it’s STAR WARS!

In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! Ryan here, back again to bring us up to speed with the next generation of Star Wars.

 

After living through the prequels as a huge fan, I kept my excitement in check as Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced a slew of new movies, including episodes 7-9. Of course, I assumed it would be a film about passing torches, and we’d get new versions of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, Artoo, and Threepio.

 

The first teaser for Force Awakens cemented this, and we got introductions to Finn, BB-8, Rey, and Poe. Everything looked and felt like Star Wars – rolling droids, X-Wing cockpits, and the Millennium Falcon!

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Ryan James

Ryan is a sound engineer in Los Angeles, focusing on Production Sound for Film and TV. He’s an avid video game player, comic book reader, and all-around collector of nerd culture.