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Movie Website Updates for November 25 - December 1, 2006

December 2nd, 2006

Good week with plenty of strong site, but there was not a whole lot of competition at the very top as The Good Shephard - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award.

3 Needles - Official Site
All of the regular features are here, but there's not enough to set it apart.

Black Christmas - Official Site
The flash site is up, but it just has the synopsis and trailer so far.

Black Snake Moan - Official Site
The entries in the DIY trailer are on the site.

Breaking and Entering - Official Site
Just the trailer so far.

Charlotte's Web - Official Site
The third trailer is on the site. I'm still not happy with the ad campaign, but it is better than the first one.

Christmas at Maxwells - Official Site
All of the usual features are here, but the site doesn't have a very polished feel to it.

The Curiosity of Chance - Official Site
Small site with all of the usual features and plenty of style.

Curse of the Golden Flower - Official Site
The flash site launched this week and it contains all of the usual features as well as a making of featurette. A little more sound and animation would have gone a long way to improving the site, on the other hand.

Eragon - Official Site
The first of three features were added, but it is not as exciting as I had hoped.

Ghost Rider - Official Site
No production blog this week, but you can submit a question and maybe it wil get answered.

The Good German - Official Site
All the usual feature are here, (although some do load a tad slowly). The only extra on the site so far is some extra on the Berlin in 1945, but there is also a section called Making Of marked coming soon.

The Good Shephard - Official Site
The flash site launched and it contains all of the usual information, some of it marked coming soon. (Synopsis, image gallery, and trailer are there, cast & crew bios, production notes are marked coming soon.) There are also several extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette, a look at the C.I.A. but it is the section on the life of Edward Wilson that makes the site stands out. This has a series of clips, both audio and video detailing the birth of the C.I.A., its involvement in the Bay of Pig, and more. Very interesting with just enough interactivity to draw the surfer in and more than enough to secure the site the covert Weekly Website Award.

Gray Matters - Official Site
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Official Site
The official site launched and it contains the teaser trailer, as well as the synopsis and the image gallery, which is almost enough for me to give it the Weekly Website Award. But I'll try to restrain my inner-geek and wait till there is more content on the site.

The Hitcher - Official Site
Just the trailer so far.

The Holiday - Official Site
The flash site launched, but it just has the basics so far. However, there are three sections marked coming soon, and this should totally change the site.

Maxed Out - Official Site
There's a lot of information here, includes more than a dozen clips. But the site doesn't have a lot of style to back up the content.

Music and Lyrics - Official Site
Just the synopsis and a slideshow / image gallery.

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj - Official Site
All the usual features are here and with plenty of sound and animation. However, the heart of the site is hidden behind a age verification that I can't use cause I'm not American. Can't review what I can't see.

The Nativity Story - Official Site
There's the synopsis, image gallery, and plenty of video clips. Clips range from the trailer, movie clips and even behind-the-scenes footage. However, the site comes across are too sedate to get anyone excited about seeing the movie.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Official Site
The Perfume Coffret was added to the site, but it is just information on a promotional fragrance set.

The Reaping - Official Site
The site has been updated, but now there's less content than before.

Rocky Balboa - Official Site
The full site is up, but I'm a little disappointed. The trailers have been so effective, I was expecting more from the site.

Smokin' Aces - Official Site
The full trailer is online, but it not much more enlightening than the teaser trailer. There are just so many characters in the movie that you can show any of them for more than a few seconds in the time available. Even so, I'm still very interested in the movie.

Stardust - Official Site
There's a Q&A feature on the site, but right now it is just asking for questions.

Unaccompanied Minors - Official Site
The rest of the features were added to the site including some of the regular ones, (production notes, cast & crew bios), and extras like a clip from the movie and two games. Unfortunately, the quality of the extras wasn't very high. For example, while playing the maze game I got stuck on a chair and couldn't move. Also, the clip didn't convince me that this movie would be any good, in fact, my opinion of the film fell considerably. Granted, I'm not in the target demographic, so take that into consideration.


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