Transformers, Captain America, Spider-Man return with new trailers
February 3rd, 2014
08:15 PM ET

Transformers, Captain America, Spider-Man return with new trailers

As we all know by now, the Super Bowl isn't just about a football game. And it's not just about splashy ads for products either.

Studios also use it to launch new trailers (or at least first looks at upcoming films). In some cases, the 30-second movie ad is just a teaser for the full trailer online.

In the case of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the ad was all we got but it was the first anyone had seen of Michael Bay's big fourquel, with new human star Mark Wahlberg.

The spot doesn't just feature the former Marky Mark running from the evil Decepticons' reign of terror, it also includes the already-much discussed sight of Optimus Prime riding a Dinobot.

Check out the first look at Dinobot Grimlock's big movie debut below ("Extinction" arrives June 27).

Meanwhile, the second full trailer for "Captain America: Winter Soldier" landed, and it just may have outdone the first.

This time, we learn more about the mysterious villain, the Winter Soldier and get a better look at Captain America's high-flying comic book sidekick, Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

The action spectacular, co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford arrives April 4.

But for a really good look at an upcoming sequel, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was the one to beat. A four-minute trailer was unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday, and one thing is clear: Spidey has a lot to contend with come May 2.

He's going up against a Rhino, a Goblin and most prominently, Jamie Foxx's Electro, who apparently starts out as a nerdy fan of Spidey's, but feels wronged by the web-slinger.

Take that, plus a heaping helping of Andrew Garfield bantering with Sally Field, and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in mortal danger and you have one epic trailer.

Which of these sequels are you most looking forward to?

There's another Jonas, and more news to note
February 3rd, 2014
07:00 PM ET

There's another Jonas, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

    • Kevin Jonas is one proud papa! He and his wife Danielle welcomed daughter Alena Rose Jonas on Feb. 2. And proving that you are never too young to strike a deal, the birth was announced via a tweet from Dreft laundry detergent which said "On this day, a little star was born. Meet Alena Rose Jonas. #BabyJonas." [Kevin Jonas' Twitter]
    • Hey you guys, Kim Kardashian got so annoyed that she dyed her hair dark and now she's annoyed with that. [Us Weekly]
    • Sorry Fashion Week, Rachel Zoe is canceling her show because she wants to spend more time with her newborn son. [People]
    • Get ready "NCIS" fans. There's reportedly a spin-off in the works set to star Scott Bakula. [EW]
    • Don't be surprised if "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson photobombs you because apparently that's his thing he told Ellen.

Filed under: Celebrities • While you were working
Prince killed it on 'New Girl'
February 3rd, 2014
03:38 PM ET

Prince killed it on 'New Girl'

The event was probably as highly anticipated as the Super Bowl.

The elusive artist formerly known and now still known as Prince made a guest appearance on Fox's "New Girl" and it was everything we had hoped for. The singer is reportedly a huge fan of the show and producers cashed in on the Super Bowl lead in to feature him. Do not read the following if you have not seen the episode yet as it contains spoilers.

Zooey Deschanel character Jess is heading off to a party at Prince's mansion, but before she goes, roomie Nick blurts out that he loves her – to which Jess responds with the dreaded "pow pow" finger guns (ugghhh, we hurt for him in that moment). That sets Nick scampering after her to Prince's house to take back the "I love you."

Of course comedy ensues, Jess faints, Prince shows up and Nick faints. Actually, when Prince appeared we almost fainted even though we knew it was coming. Anyway, we won't give you all the deets but there was a makeover, Prince proved he can pull off comedy, ate some pancakes, sang his newest song “Don’t You Wanna Fall in Love Tonight?” and helped strengthen a love connection.

In his review, critic Alan Sepinwall from HitFix notes that "Sitcom episodes designed to suck up to the visiting musician can be a dicey proposition, but "Prince" worked because the man is both a legend and an eccentric, and no story about him sounds too outlandish."

The show did well for Fox as one of their execs tweeted the good ratings news.

Did you catch the Purple One on "New Girl?" If so, what did you think?

Filed under: Celebrities • New Girl • television
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