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Movie Websites Launches for April 3 - April 9

April 9th, 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.

Alex and Emma
Current Content: Just the synopsis, trailer and a single photo. This design has been used on many Warner Bros. sites, but usually just till the full site is up a running.

American Wedding
Current Content: Just the synopsis, but it’s early and there should be plenty more added in the nearly four months till the release date.

Anger Management
Current Content: A lot of things to watch and, hear and play. Behind the scene clips, relaxing nature mp3s, some screensavers / wallpapers, and even a couple of games based on some SNES games. You can even evaluate a friend to see if they need therapy.

L'Auberge Espagnole
Current Content: Just the synopsis and the cast and crew list. But Fox Searchlight isn’t known for skimping on their sites, so look for more later on.

Better Luck Tomorrow
Current Content: Lots of information on this site, not only for the movie, but for the behind the scenes documentary, BLT Genesis. Synopsis, Trailer and Cast and Crew Bios, Images, and a lot of press. And I mean a lot of press. There are dozens of articles, several reviews and even more news and awards.

Daddy Day Care
Current Content: Flash site containing a few features beyond the usual synopsis, trailer and cast and crew bios. Wallpaper, images and instant messenger icons as well as character bios for the children. There are also two games to play, and several features marked coming soon.

Ghosts of the Abyss
Current Content: Not much new since I last reviewed it. However, there is a new ‘Bot Challenge Game to play.

House of 1000 Corpses
Current Content: This site is quite gruesome, but not as much as you’d expect given the nature of the movie. Besides the trailer, synopsis and cast bios, there are lots of images.

Current Content: It is so hard to tell if there’s new content on this site, cause it is so non-linear. (Which is what makes it stand out so much.) However, this week I’m sure there’s something new since I last reviewed it. Not quite enough for it to win the weekly award, but almost.

The Italian Job
Current Content: Just the trailer and characters (no bios, yet.) I like how the Mini Cooper is in the character list. Hopefully there will be more as the release date nears.

Current Content: For most sites sound feels like an afterthought, if it’s there at all. For this site, it’s the main focus. Which makes perfect sense with the subject matter. Along with the usual synopsis and trailer, are extensive performer bios, two minute long slips from the soundtrack and three interactive sound sections in the Sound Lab. Including Beat Chaser, which is sort of like the old Simon game, but you have to match the sound and the tempo. Teacher’s have a section for lesson plans, educational links, etc. The impressive use of sound alone would be enough to win the Indescribable Weekly Website Award, but the overall package is excellent.

Current Content: Like the other Fox Searchlight sites released this week, this one has just the synopsis and the cast and crew, no bios.

Uptown Girls
Current Content: Just the synopsis and the trailer but this film isn’t scheduled to be released till late summer, so there’s plenty of time for updates.

Current Content: The only new additions are some images from the movie and the premiere.

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