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Movie Websites Launches for October 17 - October 23

October 23rd, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here’s a list of highlights, plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details.

21 Grams
Current Content: The redirect was replaced with a placeholder site. The only content on the placeholder site is the trailer.

Alien: The Director's Cut
Current Content: All six clips were added to the site, as was the interview. The only feature left to be added is the modern reviews.

Beyond Borders
Current Content: The movie opens this week, but there were no changes in the website from last week.

Brother Bear
Current Content: The movie opens in just two theatres tomorrow before opening in 2500+ next week. A couple more games have been added since the flash site first launched. I still think Rutt and Tuke are the best part of the site.

The Butterfly Effect
Current Content: Just a placeholder with the trailer, image gallery, wallpapers and poster.

Dawn of the Dead
Current Content: Just the placeholder site for now. The site has the synopsis, cast and crew (no bios) and the teaser trailer.

Current Content: There is a lot of information on the production and the crew, but very little for the cast, most of whom were acting in their first movie. While the production notes were interesting to read, the lack of sound or animation was a disappointment.

Current Content: Activity center was added to the games and toys section.

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Current Content: Just a placeholder site with no real content for now.

The Haunted Mansion
Current Content: There was a major update this week, including a mostly new format and some additional content. The synopsis, trailer and image galleries are still there. Added to the site was the cast and crew, (no bios yet, not even ones marked coming soon) a good sized behind the scenes movie and a virtual tour of the mansion. So far the tour only lasts up to the front door, but there should be weekly updates till the movie is released.

Current Content: A music clip was added to the site, and not only is it very long for a website (clocking in at almost 24 seconds) it also loops extremely well.

In the Cut
Current Content: In the Cut opened on Wednesday, but so far the only content on the site is the trailer.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Current Content: A couple of games were added.

Love Actually
Current Content: The flash site launched this week and it has a lot to offer. This isn't surprising given the number of characters and relationships in the movie. Not only does the site have all the usual features, but also has plenty of extras. The best of which is the Find Love section that details the nine stories of love featured in the movie where you can click on each character to read a one sentence description and hear a quote from the movie. Each story has an audio clip, a video clip and a question for the Love Quotient Quiz. Some also have additional features like the Soundboard from Love American Style. With all these features, and a couple TV Spots marked coming soon, this site wins the beloved Weekly Website Award.

The Matrix Revolutions
Current Content: This week's updates include three more 30 second TV spots and 2 15 second spots.

Polar Express
Current Content: The redirect was replaced by a placeholder site. The only content so far is the poster.

Current Content: The movie opens tomorrow, but no changes were made to the site. I guess we'll have to wait for the last two previews to be added.

Scary Movie 3
Current Content: Another movie that opens tomorrow that had no updated from last week. This site is particularly sparse with only the trailer. Not a good sign.

The Singing Detective
Current Content: Like the previous two sites, this movie opens this week but had no updates to talk about. Here is the original review of the site.

Current Content: Two IPix and an Internet exclusive trailer were added.

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Filed under: The Polar Express, Elf, The Matrix Revolutions, Scary Movie 3, Brother Bear, The Haunted Mansion, Love Actually, The Butterfly Effect, Radio, Honey, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Timeline, Girl with a Pearl Earring, In the Cut, Beyond Borders, The Singing Detective, 21 Grams