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Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

October 14th, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week.

The Air I Breathe - Official Site
Just the two blogs and none of the usual content so far.

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - Official Site
I think there's a new intro, but we are still waiting for more content.

August Rush - Official Site
Remix the Trailer was added to the site.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa - Official Site
All the usual features are here, as well as two games. On a side note, it's a lot harder to complete a puzzle when you don't have the finished picture to use as a guide.

Charlie Bartlett - Official Site
The site is still gone. Troubling.

Elizabeth - The Golden Age - Official Site
Building the Golden Age was finally added to the site this week and it looks that the costumes and the sets in the movie. A good addition to an award winning site.

The Final Season - Official Site
The batting practice game was added to the site this week. The game is fun, but the overall site is just average.

Fred Claus - Official Site
The flash site launched this week, but it was disappointing. So far it is just the basics, (with the bios marked coming soon). There is a section for games, and the fact that it's plural does give me some hope, however, I was expecting more in terms of animation and sound throughout the site.

Grace is Gone - Official Site
The site launched this week, but it's just the basics without even a hint of something special. (The closest there is to an extra are some quotes from some reviews.)

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass - Official Site
There's a new version of the trailer on the site, but I'm still not sold. I fear the movie will be more style than substance.

King Corn - Official Site
Like many site for advocacy documentaries, this one spent equal time discussing the movie and discussing the message. However, it also had a more cohesive sense of style.

Jumper - Official Site
The trailer is on the site, but it left me worried. It feels like they are taking a rather interesting book and turning it into a rather generic sci-fi action film. (This is a common problem.) I could be wrong; I hope I'm wrong, but I will need to see more before I'm convinced.

Juno - Official Site
First of all, wow, what a cast. Secondly, I seriously dislike the Fox Searchlight website. However, the trailer alone sold me on the movie.

Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site
The locations in town were added this week, and not only are there six main locations to explore, a couple of them have multiple sub-location with a total of 8 video clips. There are also other little things on many of the locations like you can try and play bowling, or check out the Real Doll website, look at the patients' reports at the doctor's office, etc. Little things, but they add to the site. In addition, the site has all of the usual features that were added last week including the synopsis, cast and crew bios, and trailer, but no image gallery. It has the right level of quirkiness to sell the movie without feeling disingenuous. Overall it keeps the surfer's attention while selling the movie very well and is the winner of the artificial Weekly Website Award.

Lions For Lambs - Official Site
Another site that launched since last time. Here we have just the basics in terms of content, (with a trailer that refused to load), but there are audio clips as intros to each section as well as an interactive section that allows people to type in what they are willing to fight for. Most of them only have a few comments, but mine, "Justice," was popular with 59 so far. I guess great minds do think about.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - Official Site
The site got a new, and more boring, look.

Naked Boys Singing - Official Site
A couple of warnings. Firstly, there is nudity on this site. Secondly, if you plug the name of this site into a search engine, Chris Hansen will show up at your house. Just thought you should now before you proceed. This site as a lot of information, mostly bios on the cast and crew.

Semi-Pro - Official Site
Just the teaser trailer, but it's going to take a lot more than that to sell me on the movie.

Shrooms - Official Site
All the usual features are here, including a game based on Pac-Man. This is the U.K. site, but hopefully the film will make it here and the site will be just as good.

Sleuth - Official Site
No updates for a while.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - Official Site
New look to the placeholder site and a new fan site. (I'm not sure if this is going to be the full site, but outside of the trailer, there's none of the regular features.)

We Own the Night - Official Site
New look to the placeholder site, nothing new on the full site.

Why Did I Get Married? - Official Site
Most of the usual features are here, but there's a lot of interactive features as well. However, it is mostly stuff like the decoder where you can see what a man or a woman really means, which is filled with tired clichés.


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Filed under: Movie Website Updates, Juno, Jumper, Fred Claus, The Golden Compass, Why Did I Get Married?, Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem, Semi-Pro, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, August Rush, We Own the Night, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Lions for Lambs, Lars and the Real Girl, Charlie Bartlett, The Final Season, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Sleuth, King Corn, Grace Is Gone, Naked Boys Singing, Shrooms, The Air I Breathe