Archive for June, 2010

The Wait Is Over

June 30, 2010

Tonight’s the big night for Avatar fans lucky enough to live in the US, as The Last Airbender finally hits theaters nationwide at midnight in 2D & 3D! Reviews are already beginning to roll in from advance screenings, and suffice to say things aren’t looking pretty. I will be at the premiere in New York City tonight covering the event! Expect videos from the red carpet, and my in-depth review of the film to pop-up over the course of the 4th of July weekend. Thank you all so much for your support, and be sure to see the film this weekend to judge M. Night Shyamalan’s live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender for yourself.

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High Definition TV Spot #7

June 28, 2010

Paramount sent us a HD version of TV Spot #7 today. This spot has so far been my favorite, mainly because of the great Appa roar at the end.

Princess Azula Revealed At Last

June 27, 2010

Some of you may have seen a rogue screenshot floating around the tubes with some surprising news, well it’s true.  The folks over at Paramount have released The Last Airbender‘s final credit sheet, revealing everyone’s favorite lightning bending psychotic at last: 21-year-old Summer Bishil! Ms. Bishil’s credits include roles in Hannah Montana, Return to Halloweentown, Crossing Over, and the recently canceled CBS medical drama Three Rivers. In 2007, she was picked by Variety as one of their Top 10 actors to watch. Ms. Bishil was also nominated for the best actress Spirit Award for her role in the film Towelhead.

And The Winners Are…

June 25, 2010

The deadline has passed, and the winners have been chosen and notified by email! Yes our Simon & Schuster Airbender book tie-in giveaway has officially come to a close. Thank you all for your wonderful submissions, and congratulations to the winners. For those that weren’t so lucky this time, don’t despair. Wii will be conducting another giveaway contest very soon. Until then, feel free to read the winning entrees. It could be you!! (more…)

New Airbender Clips Released

June 25, 2010

TrailerAddict.com posted two new clips from The Last Airbender today. If you’re concerned about spoilers I would not recommend watching. Enjoy and remember The Last Airbender comes out July 1st.

Aang Battling Fire Nation Soldiers

Zuko and Katara Fighting

New “Fire Nation Siege” Clip!

June 25, 2010

Yahoo! Movies released this new clip featuring Sokka and Yue, which shows the arrival of the Fire Nation.

Paramount Gambles Big With Airbender

June 25, 2010

A recent LA Times Business article has revealed that not only has Paramount invested $150 million into the production of The Last Airbender, but also a gargantuan $130 million into the marketing campaign, making The Last Airbender more than twice as expensive as any of M. Night’s previous films! Paramount Chief Executive Brady Grey doesn’t seem worried.

“Like every filmmaker, Night has had his hits and misses, but I believed in his vision and that he could execute it,” Grey said, adding “It’s a bold step because he had to create a potential new family franchise.”

With an unprecedented cross-promotional marketing campaign between Viacom owned networks Nickelodeon,  MTV, Comedy Central, Spike TV, and CMT, one can hardly fault him for his optimism. However, Airbender does face stiff competition in the third entry in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, opening a day earlier.

“I’m hoping after they see ‘Eclipse,’ they’ll come see our movie,” Shyamalan said.

HD Television Spots #5 and #6

June 25, 2010

Paramount released two high-definition versions of television spots #5 and #6 today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and keep checking for the results of the novel contest!

Television Spot #5 “The One”

Television Spot #6 “Save Us”

UGO Avatar DVD & Graphic Novel Giveaway

June 24, 2010

Our good friends over at UGO are hosting a new giveaway contest featuring several extremely cool Avatar: The Last Airbender prizes, including:

  • The Complete Avatar: The Last Airbender Animated Series on DVD
  • The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Official Animated Series Graphic Novel Adaptation Vol. 1
  • M. Night Shymalan’s The Last Airbender Official Graphic Novel Adaptation
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Book One Collector’s Edition signed by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

Head on over to UGO for all the juicy details!

New Momo TV Spot!

June 21, 2010

At long last we get our first glimpse of live action Momo in motion in the newest TV spot!

And some classic Katara & Sokka bending shenanigans at the end too.