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Movie Website Updates for June 17th - June 23rd

June 23rd, 2006

Just an average week with You, Me and Dupree - Official Site taking the prize for the best of the week.

America: Freedom To Fascism - Official Site
All the necessary information is here, but it doesn't have a very polished feel.

Bring It On: All or Nothing - Official Site
Just a quick update, one of the grand prizes was announced and it's a HP Pavillion dv5000 Notebook PC. Very nice. So if you haven't signed up for the Squad site yet, do so now.

Casino Royale - Official Site
Another blog, this time answering where the next Bond story will come from: original story, remake, etc. Short answer: Either nobody knows, or they aren't talking.

Clerks 2 - Official Site
Just the one video journal entry, this time about the first screening in front of a large audience. There's also a new trailer online, but you have to surf over to I like this trailer better than the first since it sells the film to a wider audience, but I'm still afraid that this movie will appeal to the Fanboys, and that's it.

Click - Official Site
Not much has changed since the site won the award, but as an award winning site, not much needed to be changed.

Crossover - Official Site
There's a new look to the placeholder site, but no new content.

The Descent - Official Site
The flash site launched this week, but outside the intro, the only content on the site is the synopsis and the trailer.

The Devil Wears Prada - Official Site
Fashion 101 was added to the site and I scored a 35%, for which my shoes were insulted. On a side note, this was much higher than I had expected to score. If you've ever seen me in real life, you'd know why. Also of note, the studio is organizing a nationwide, "Coffee Break Day" for June 27, check the site for participating cafes near you.

Edmond - Official Site
All the usual features are here, (with the trailer and several bios marked coming soon), and while there's enough animation to not be boring, there's not enough to stand out.

Everyone's Hero - Official Site
The only real content so far is the synopsis and the trailer. And I know I'm too old to be part of the target demographic, but the trailer still left me cold.

The Great New Wonderful - Official Site
Hits all the key points in a clear and simple way, but there's not enough here to make it stand out.

Jackass 2 - Official Site
The trailer was added to the site. I'll admit, before I saw the trailer I had no interest in seeing this movie. After seeing the trailer, I still have no interest in seeing this movie. But at least it didn't make me hate humanity and more than I previously did, so that's something.

Lady in the Water - Official Site
The cast & crew bios were added leaving just the TV Spots marked coming soon.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man - Official Site
All the usual features are here, as well as enough style to not be boring. But there's not enough here to make stand out.

Mini's First Time - Official Site
Another site with all the usual information, (minus the trailer, which is marked coming soon). The only extra is a section called All About Mini, which is also marked coming soon. Add in just enough sound and animation not to feel dull, and you have a passable site, but not one that will stand out in a crowd.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Official Site
The first of the games was added to the site this week, but it is a reading comprehension test, not a game.

The Road to Guantanamo - Official Site
Light on content, the site is still effective, especially its trailer. However, I'm not sure it sells the movie well.

Say Uncle - Official Site
All the usual features are here, but there's not enough style to make it stand out.

Superman Returns - Official Site
The QVTR images were added, but they were much better than I was expected. Normally there are not much there, just a 360-degree image you can scan around. But with this site, there's a guided tour by production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas and that certainly adds to the experience. I'm still not fully satisfied with this site, but I think that's because my expectations were a little too much.

This Film is Not Yet Rated - Official Site
Typical IFC movie site with plenty of information and a great trailer. Also worth checking out are the MPAA horror stories, which illustrate perfectly why the system needs changing.

Waist Deep - Official Site
The image gallery was added, but there's still not much content here. There's a lot of style, including plenty of music, but it's not enough to be in contention for the award.

The Wicker Man - Official Site
After the short intro, there's just the trailer. It's not a bad trailer, but since the movie is a remake and I already know the surprise twist, (assuming it's the same), it was hard for me to be drawn into the trailer.

You, Me and Dupree - Official Site
The flash site launched this week and it very well done with all the usual features, (synopsis, production notes, cast & crew bios, image gallery and both trailers). It also has extras like the Dupree Tour as well as the Wisdom of Dupree, (marked coming soon). Add in plenty of animation and music, (including Tone Loc's Funky Cold Medina and Barry Manilow's Mandy, now there's a strange combination). On the one hand, I am no more interested in seeing the movie than I was before I checked out the site, and that's the most important job of a movie website. On the other hand, I don't think there could be a movie website that would make me want to watch this movie and it is the best new site on this week's list, at least comparing it to the sites that haven't already won. And with that glowing recommendation, it becomes the winner of the interloper Weekly Website Award.


Filed under: Movie Website Updates, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Superman Returns, Casino Royale, Click, The Devil Wears Prada, You, Me and Dupree, Jackass: Number Two, Lady in the Water, The Descent, The Wicker Man, Clerks II, Waist Deep, Everyone's Hero, Crossover, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, The Road to Guantanamo, Edmond