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'Rush' Star Daniel Bruhl Joins Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:48
Daniel Bruhl

Fans are already excited about Captain America: Civil War because they know it's taking a cue from the iconic Marvel comic book storyline that pits the title patriot (played by Chris Evans) against ally Tony Stark, and Robert Downey Jr. has already been confirmed to star in the sequel as well. Otherwise, the only other name slated to appear in the film is Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, one of Marvel's new superheroes for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. But now we have word straight from Marvel that Rush and Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Bruhl has landed a part in the film, and it's reportedly a villain role. ›››

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WK Interact Releases Another Cool 'Mockingjay' Propaganda Poster

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:22
 Mockingjay - Part I

In just one week, fans will finally be able to see the beginning of the end with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I hitting theaters. But you might remember that over the summer, before the first teaser trailer had even debuted at Comic-Con, there was a cool propaganda poster designed by artist WK Interact. Well, to round things out, Lionsgate had him create one last piece for the film, and this time the Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has been immortalized on the new guerilla graffiti style poster. We're not sure if they'll be handing this out at screenings or what, but check it out! ›››

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Watch: One Final Trailer for 'The Imitation Game' is Full of Accolades

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:07
The Imitation Game

"What did you really do during the war?" We're just one week out from another Oscar contender hitting theaters with the code-cracking war drama The Imitation Game. The film features "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as Alan Turing, real-life cryptologist, computer scientist and all around genius who worked his ass off to create a machine that could crack any code the Nazis used during World War II to pass secret messages to their troops. It's bound to be an Academy Award nominated performance, and one final trailer throws around plenty of accolades for the film and performances. Watch! ›››

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Jude Law is the Villain in Guy Ritchie's 'Knghts of the Round Table'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:47
Jude Law

It's been a little while since we heard anything new about Guy Ritchie's gestating new take on the classic tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Taking the lead role is Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey is playing Guinevere. There have been rumblings of Idris Elba taking a role, but that may not have panned out. However, Variety has word that one more cast member has entered the mix with Jude Law in talks to take the villain role in the film. However, at this point it's not clear who Law will play, because the plot and character roster beyond our two leads hasn't been revealed yet. Read on! ›››

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Universal Hoping for At Least Three More 'Fast & Furious' Movies

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:16
Fast & Furious

Just a few days ago, we learned that Universal was in talks with director Justin Lin to return to the Fast & Furious franchise to be at the helm of a multi-part conclusion to the action franchise that has only grown with popularity over the years. Now we have a little more information on what Universal is expecting out of the series. THR recently hosted a roundtable discussion with some of the executives at various studios, and that included Universal's chairman Donna Langley, who indicated that they think there's "at least three more" movies to add to the Fast & Furious franchise. So we're milking this cow until it's bone dry. Read on! ›››

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What If TARS from 'Interstellar' Had a Real Career on the Big Screen?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:40
TARS

Though there are plenty of people out there who have some discrepancies with Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama Interstellar, one of the more unanimous points of praise has been for the block robot TARS and his colleague CASE, both of which assist Matthew McConaughey on his mission to save the planet. The robots are fitted with incredible artificial intelligence which allows them to have a sense of humor and even a judge of how honest to be (though it's all regulated by the astronauts themselves). Well, Vulture liked the robots so much that they imagined what it might be like if TARS was a movie star, and it's great. Look now! ›››

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Watch: Jon Stewart's All 'Rosewater' Recap Episode of 'The Daily Show'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:27
Rosewater The Daily Show Recap

Jon Stewart's directorial debut, the feature film Rosewater, is now playing in theaters as of today. To celebrate the film's release, last night's "The Daily Show" hosted by Jon Stewart was an episode dedicated entirely to Rosewater everything. They started by recapping the segment recorded in Iran that first lead to journalist Maziar Bahari's imprisonment in 2009, featuring Jason Jones who made the segment. Then they bring out Maziar Bahari for a discussion, ending with actor Gael García Bernal, who plays Bahari in the film. Stewart, still awkward about hosting a show to promote a movie he made, let John Oliver host while he hid in the background. It's a refreshing, fun recap of the story behind this film and the people who made it. ›››

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Review: 'Dumb & Dumber To' is an Amusing But Bad Comedy Sequel

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:17
Dumb & Dumber To

It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since The Farrelly Brothers brought audiences the silly comedy Dumb & Dumber. It was the directorial debut of Peter & Bobby Farrelly, and they were lucky to land the rubber faced comedy star that was Jim Carrey just as his career skyrocketed following the release of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask earlier in the same year (yes, all three of these movies came out in 1994), and his pairing with Jeff Daniels was more than intriguing. Now here we are 20 years later, and the lovable idiots Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas are back for another road trip in Dumber & Dumber To, and while the energy is still there, the comedy just doesn't land the same after two decades. More below! ›››

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Path of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is Not Beholden to 'The Avengers'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:15
Guardians of the Galaxy

Now that Marvel has put all their cards on the table regarding their film slate for Phase Three of their cinematic universe, we have a good idea of what all the activity regarding the Infinity Stones is leading to, especially since the next chapter in The Avengers franchise is The Avengers: Infinity War, and it will arrive in two parts in the summer of 2018 and 2019. Many are already assuming that we'll see Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers team up to take down Thanos after he presumably gets his hands on the Infinity Stones and the Infinity Gauntlet, however, James Gunn has indicated that may not be the case. ›››

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Watch: Learn Science of 'Interstellar' in Discovery Channel's Special

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:41
The Science of Interstellar

If the science of Interstellar left you scratching your head and wanting to learn more about black holes, wormholes, relativity and more that was on display, then The Discovery Channel has just the remedy for you. They debuted an hour-long special (that's about 45 minutes without commercials) called "The Science of Interstellar," and it's easy for anyone to follow, even if you don't know anything about physics or space. It doesn't explain any of the plot holes people seem to have problems with, even though there are some out there that should just be forgiven based on the time travel material, but it's still a cool special, and it's all narrated by the film's leading man Matthew McConaughey. All right, all right, all right? Watch below! ›››

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Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson in Full 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 02:04
Fifty Shades of Grey

"Say I did stay - what would happen?" Oh boy, it's time to make things steamy. Universal has unleashed the full trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from E.L. James' bestselling novel of the same name. Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele, a literature student who ends up in the arms of billionaire Christian Grey, played by the hunky Jamie Dornan. Indeed, he's quite steamy, and he really puts on a show, especially in the bedroom. The trailer features the new song "Haunted" by Beyonce, along with gorgeous shots of Seattle, Johnson and Dornan, plus some tantalizing teases of the sexual side of this. ›››

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Kevin James Segways to Las Vegas in 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:28
 Mall Cop 2

"Every casino in Vegas is being hit." After guarding shopping malls, the overly clumsy Paul Blart is heading to Las Vegas. That's right, whether you like it or not, Kevin James is back in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the most necessary sequel of all time, and the first trailer has just arrived. If you like slapstick humor then this is going to be the disaster for you. Kevin James tries to fight an exotic bird, slams into a glass window, and crashes his segway. How hilarious and wacky is that? Apparently he's attending some kind of security guard conference in Sin City, and gets caught up trying to prevent a big heist, because of course he does. ›››

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Christoph Waltz Presumably Takes a Villain Role in James Bond 24

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:37
Christoph Waltz

Back in April, Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was being eyed for the villain role in James Bond 24, the as yet untitled next installment in the long-running secret agent franchise. However, it sounds like that may not be happening anymore as The Daily Mail's reliable James Bond scoop master Baz Bamigboye just revealed on Twitter that Christoph Waltz has signed on for a role in 007's next outing. Now we're presuming that he's playing the villain, though the source doesn't actually clarify, so there's a chance that maybe he's not playing a bad guy after all. But having Waltz as a Bond villain just makes sense. Read on! ›››

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Park Chan-wook Set to Direct Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller 'Second Born'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:58
Park Chan-wook

After making his English-language debut last year, director Park Chan-wook is ready to venture into new genre territory in the United States now. Variety reports the director of the South Korean Vengeance trilogy (which includes the original Oldboy) will be at the helm of Second Born, a sci-fi thriller from Rumble Films, the production banner fresh off producing the incredible indie hit Whiplash with Miles Teller and riveting thriller Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is set in the future where neural microchip implants are used to store the consciousness of people, leading to black market body-swapping. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Marion Cotillard in Official US Trailer for 'Two Days, One Night'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:54
Two Days, One Night Trailer

"Put yourself in my shoes." IFC/Sundance Selects has debuted the official US trailer for the Dardenne Brothers' Two Days, One Night, starring French actress Marion Cotillard (seen in The Immigrant, The Dark Knight Rises). The drama follows Cotillard as a humble worker as she tries to convince her colleagues to vote for her to keep her job, at their own expense. It premiered in Cannes, play at Telluride, TIFF and the New York Film Festival, and will arrive in theaters this December. Even if you're not a Dardennes Brothers fan (yet), this is one of the better films this year. It's only 90 minutes, moves swiftly, and comes loaded with an inspirational punch at the end. Plus it's just good to support the latest Dardenne Bros film while it's out. ›››

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Check Out Art from Hero Complex's 'Kung Fu Theater' Gallery Show

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 16:40
Kung Fu Theater

This weekend is when that cool art exhibition inspired by movie sequels that were never made opens up, but that's not the only place you can find awesome big screen artwork for your walls. Hero Complex Gallery is opening up their latest "Kung Fu Theater" show in Los Angeles, and while the title might indicate this will only focus on movies with martial arts, it's actually much more broad and includes a variety of Asian film tributes. From anime hits like Princess Mononoke and Akira to The Karate Kid, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and more. There's some impressive pieces here, and one is even on bamboo. Look! ›››

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Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll & More Join New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:48
Nick Kroll & Tim Heidecker

If you're not yet convinced that that the reboot of the comedy classic Vacation will be worth your time, some new additions to the cast just might change your mind. Production is already underway on the film that sees Ed Helms playing a grown up Rusty Griswold, son of Ellen and Clark (Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase are reprising their original franchise roles), who is now has his own wife (Christine Applegate) and kids, and sets out to take them on their own vacation. Now Variety reports the supporting cast has just added the quartet of Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Michael Pena & Kaitlin Olsen to the mix. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Film Noir Sci-Fi Short Film '300,000 km/s' by Stéphane Réthoré

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:12
300,000 km/s Short Film

"Your prototype time machine, Professor." Yet another unique sci-fi short, this one inspired by American and French classical cinema of the 50's. It's a sci-fi short film involving time travel, but with a French film noir feel, titled 300,000 km/s from director Stéphane Réthoré. It's considerably enjoyable even though it runs 17 minutes, but there's a polished feel to it that makes the scenes move fluidly while still keeping our attention focused on the mystery. It's a good film noir short and I like the sci-fi touch, the watch is beautiful and the practical work on that piece is fantastic. The end is where it really gets good, though I feel as if there should've been a bit more (another scene maybe?) before it cuts to black. Enjoy good short films? Jump in. ›››

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'Batman v. Superman' Shooting Some Sequences on IMAX Cameras?

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:00
 Dawn of Justice

We recently just got word that just one sequence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot using IMAX cameras, and it turns out another big blockbuster might be using the giant film stock under the radar as well. SlashFilm noticed a tweet from Mike Eisenberg, a Chicago man who owns and operates his own production company, saying, "I can confirm with my own eyes that Batman vs Superman is filming at least the Wayne murder scene with full IMAX film cameras." Now the internet is full of lies, but this seems to be a legitimate observation on the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as Before the Trailer corroborated the claim and Batman News also said the same. So just what were they shooting in Chicago? ›››

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Watch: Josh Hutcherson Finds Love & Drugs in 'Paradise Lost' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:33
Paradise Lost

We've already gotten a taste of the romantic thriller Paradise Lost with some trailers that surfaced while the film was making the rounds at various film festivals, but now it's poised for release in the United States, and we get an all-new trailer. Josh Hutcherson plays a young surfer who falls in love with a Colombian woman who just happens to be the niece of Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro), one of the most notorious drug kingpins of all-time. But being part of a family in this dangerous business just might prove to be too much for him to handle. This certainly looks interesting, but a January release feels sketchy. Watch below! ›››

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