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It Took Five Days for the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer to Become the Most-Watched of 2014

If you make it, they will come.

By "it" I mean a softcore porn movie about BDSM. By "they" I mean soccer moms. And by "come" I mean come...to YouTube...to watch the trailer.

(See what I did there? I used a Field of Dreams quote to make a sex pun. Somebody give this guy a raise!)

Anyway, as you probably learned from the headline, the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey is already the most-watched trailer of 2014. Released just five days ago, it's got a whopping 36.4 million views on YouTube, according to THR. That easily beats the 31 million views racked up by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer since March, as well as the 26.3 million racked up by Godzilla and Transformers and the 23.5 million racked up by Dumb and Dumber Too.

Does this mean Fifty Shades of Grey will beat all those other films at the box office? Yeah right. Soccer mom jokes aside, you know at least half of this trailer's came from horny young men who were just hoping to see some partial nudity. But I'm sure it still be a box office success.

Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan and hits theaters February 14, 2015.

Tease Yourself with New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Teaser Trailer

Check out this angry war goblin, y'all...

It seems like only yesterday we were wondering if a Hobbit trilogy would ever get made. Initial development started as far back as 2006, and in 2008 Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens brought in Guillermo del Toro to help write the script and direct. However, only two years after that del Toro was out because he didn't want to put his entire career on hold while waiting for a financially hobbled MGM to officially greenlight the project, which was then supposed to be just two films.

Of course, not long after del Toro backed out, Jackson step in and agreed to direct. And what do you know? Warner Bros. signed on to distribute the picture and the project was greenlit. Now it's 2014, production is all wrapped up, the final instalment of the now-trilogy is in the can, and the first teaser trailer has been released to the masses (after premiering at Comic-Con, of course).

As far as teaser trailers go, this one is pretty good, too. The whole thing is set to "The Edge of Night," a.k.a. the song that one hobbit sings all eerie-like in The Return of the King, and basically the gist is that a big ass war is coming.

Oh, and there's a glimpse of the Eye of Sauron. But I'm not going to tell you where, because I want you to watch the whole thing and be surprised.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters December 17, 2014.

By the Way, In Case You Missed It, Here’s the New Wonder Woman

People were fairly excited to see what Ben Affleck's Batman would look like in Batman v Superman, so when director Zack Snyder made the big reveal a few months ago on the Twitters, it was a big deal.

However, a much bigger deal for a variety of reasons is the question, what will Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman would look like? After all, we've had lots of movie Batmans, but never a movie Wonder Woman. Moreover, while Snyder's Man of Steel wasn't as realistic as Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, it still established a fairly realistic, un-campy superhero world. And that left us all very eager to see how they explain the origin of an Amazonian warrior princess.

Also—and I can't stress this enough—Gal Gadot is very attractive.

Well, we figured Snyder and company would make the big Wonder Woman reveal at Comic-Con, and we were right. They dropped the bomb on Saturday. Here's a better look:

As you can see, save for the muted colors (which might end up being more vibrant in the film, which we presume won't be shot in Instagram sepia), it's a pretty traditional Wonder Woman getup. She's got the sword and everything.

And you thought you were excited to see the movie before!

Watch the Unrated Trailer for ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ Because It Is Awesome

It's just like 'Terminator'

The whole first minute of the new Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red band trailer does nothing but recap the first movie and make a bunch of jokes based its ending. And it's funny. Then it transitions to a setup of the sequel, and at that point you get a little disappointed, because it's then that you realize, wait, where's John Cusack? But then you see they're in the not-so-dystopian future, and you're like, okay, this is cool. And then you see boobs—honest to goodness boobs—and you're like, wow, this movie looks soooo good.

Of course, it may not be good. Like I just alluded to, there's no Cusack. He couldn't do the sequel because of a "scheduling conflict," which sounds like a phoney excuse since this movie probably took about a week and a half to film. But it still has Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Chevy Chase from the first movie, plus Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) as Cusack's future son.

And did I mention the boobs?

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hits theaters Christmas Day, 2014.

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey Won Day 1 of Comic-Con with New Footage from ‘Interstellar’

If you've been dying to for more insight into Interstellar, the latest Christopher Nolan epic, I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that Nolan and Interstellar star Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con yesterday, where they revealed some new footage that gives a slightly better idea of what the film is going to be like.

The bad news is that I can't actually show you the footage, because it won't be publicly available for several more weeks.

If you saw the first two trailers (and if you haven't, you can watch them below), then you know there was nothing "interstellar" about them. They take place mostly on a farm, and while talk of climate change and famine and overcoming suggest a grand voyage into space, we didn't get to see any of that.

Last night, however, the 6,000 lucky folks in Comic-Con's Hall H did. And one of them was Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, who was kind enough to give us a description:

The new footage—which won’t be released publicly until much later—certainly had its enigmatic moments, but it also offered a few more clues about the plot. It turns out that what these particular astronauts are looking for is another Earth, a habitable planet where human life can thrive again. “We used to look up at the sky and wonder about our place in the stars,” McConaughey’s character says. “Now, we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.”

We see some of his astronaut/engineer asking Caine when (or if) he’ll see his daughter again, followed by a promise to her that he will come back. And if he doesn’t, “I’ll love you forever.” Cue tears as the music swells, followed by stunning vistas of what can only be far-off worlds (or maybe Iceland.) Although beautiful, they seemed hostile to life, particularly the lives of the explorers. One sequence featured the pioneering scientists escaping a massive chasm with icy, rocky peaks on the top and bottom like a fearsome terrain of mountainous teeth.

Breathtaking vistas of distant planets that are hostile to human life? That's what I'm talking about.

I honestly cannot wait for this movie.

Interstellar hits theaters November 7.

Well, We Might as Well Watch the Trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Right?

I think she's doing that hot yoga everyone is talking about

Despite what Charlie Hunnam had to say earlier this week about Fifty Shades of Grey (which he's not even in) not being mommy porn, you know and I know that it most definitely is mommy porn. And that's okay, because—NEWSFLASH!—sex is awesome. Ergo, all books about sex—even books written exclusively for women that have characters named Anastasia Steele—are also awesome.

Now, does that mean the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will be awesome, too? Absolutely not. But the first trailer, which for some reason made its debut on the Today show this morning, doesn't look half bad. There's a little smooching, a little under-the-table fondling, a little blindfolding, a little horse cropping, a little stripping, a little handcuffing and, yes, even a little writhing.

In short, there are worse things you could do with the next two and a half minutes of your life. So have a look and then set an alarm on your phone to remind you to get tickets in advance. The movie hits theaters on Valentines Day 2015 (there's a shock), and whoever you're taking out that night is going to want to see it.

The New Batfleck Cowl from ‘Batman v Superman’ Is on Display at Comic-Con 2014

As you may know, 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the first ever appearance of Batman in Detercitve Comics #27. And given how the Caped Crusader is one of the most famous fictional characters of the 20th and 21st centuries, it makes complete sense that DC Comics would be making a big deal about it.

Of course, they could have celebrated Batman's 75th back in May, which was the actual month Batman made his debut. However, when you think about it, it makes much more sense to wait for the world's biggest celebration of comic books—Comic-Con—which started today in San Diego.

So how is DC Comics celebrating the Dark Knight's 75th birthday at Comic-Con? Well, there are numerous things planned, including something big having to do with Batman v Superman scheduled for Saturday night. But the Batman b-day tribute that caught everybody's attention right away today is a display of all the various crusader costumes, capes, and cowls from over the year. And the reason it's so notable is that it includes the newest cowl which we'll see on Batfleck in the aforementioned Zack Snyder flick.

Of course, we've already seen a photo of Ben Affleck wearing the cowl. But this gives us a much better look, and as the astute folks over at Screen Rant pointed out, there are a couple of interesting things about this.

First, though it's not blue and grey as some people had hoped, it's still much more comic-booky than the Christopher Nolan Batman. And second, it seems that Batman will once again be unable to turn his head. (Remember, how that was one of the modifications Christian Bale asked Morgan Freeman to make to his suit?)

Fascinating stuff, huh nerds?