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Watch: First Teaser for Disney's Newest Animated Movie 'Zootopia'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:15
Zootopia

Like nothing you’ve seen be-fur… Disney Animation has debuted the first teaser trailer for Zootopia, their newest movie. It's more of an introduction to the world and the main characters that we'll be following. Mainly a "fast-talking" fox and Zootopia's top-cop bunny, who cross paths and of course learn to become friends even though they start out as enemies. The fox, Nick Wilde, is voiced by Jason Bateman, who provides the narration in this teaser, and the rabbit, Judy Hopps, is voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin. This is a cute little teaser and unique intro for this film, but I wish we would actually see more of the world and the story. But I guess that will come in more trailers down the line. For now, take a look at this Zootopia intro. ›››

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Review: Typical Jolts Barely Make 'Jurassic World' a Worthy Revival

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 13:59
Jurassic World

Just as the dinosaurs dominated the planet until 66 million years ago, the Jurassic Park series is king when it comes to putting these extinct creatures on film. This has been the case ever since 1993 when Steven Spielberg's original film swept through that Summer's box office. It only took two sequels before the bloom was decidedly knocked off the rose, but don't think a few missteps will put a heavy-hitter such as this on the franchise endangered species list. With the latest, Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow, the park is back open, the dinosaurs are roaming once again, and the fodder park vacationers are getting lined up for lunch having the time of their lives. What could possibly go wrong that hasn't gone wrong already? ›››

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Watch: Bill Murray Heads to Afghanistan in 'Rock the Kasbah' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:58
Rock the Kasbah

"There's got to be a reason for this…!" Open Road Films has unveiled the trailer for Rock the Kasbah, starring Bill Murray as a music manager who gets lost in Afghanistan, and ends up finding a young Afghani girl to compete in their version of American Idol. This trailer looks and plays a lot like a smart Barry Levinson comedy, because it is a Barry Levinson comedy! In addition to Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and Scott Caan show up, too. This actually looks like quite a bit of fun, but not in a slapstick hit-each-other-in-the-nuts way, in a this-guy-is-nuts and he's fun to watch way. Give it a look. ›››

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Second Trailer for Guy Ritchie's 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:43
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Movie Trailer

"America teaming up with Russia - doesn't sound too friendly." Warner Bros has debuted a kick ass new trailer for Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., his updated new take on the classic TV show. Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo, Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin, as two spies who must work together to stop an organization from building a nuclear weapon. The huge cast in this includes Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Christian Berkel and a few others. It looks like sooo much fun, Guy Ritchie just letting loose on the spy genre. I think this is a much better, much tighter, much more awesomely entertaining trailer than the first one. And I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Enjoy! ›››

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Watch: Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in First 'The Program' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:40
The Program

"No longer confined to Earth, now we have learned to fly…" StudioCanal UK has debuted a trailer for The Program, the Lance Armstrong film from Stephen Frears. Originally it was going to be a biopic, but after all the fallout it seems to have shifted to a story of "how he pulled that off", coming from the angle of one of the other racers and the journalist who was trying to find out the truth - David Walsh, as played by Chris O'Dowd. Actor Ben Foster plays Lance Armstrong, and he looks solid, everything I was expecting and more. I'm really looking forward to this, I want to see what sides of this story they play with, and this trailer is a big tease. The cast includes Lee Pace, Jesse Plemons and Guillaume Canet. Give this a look. ›››

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Legendary English Actor Christopher Lee Has Passed Away at Age 93

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:19
Christopher Lee

"I have always tried to be unconventional." The great Christopher Lee has passed away. The legendary English actor was 93 years old, and had been appearing in movies & television for over 70 years, taking on iconic roles like Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, and eventually Scaramanga, Count Dooku, and Saruman. He was probably best known for his height, standing at 6' 5" tall, towering over most other actors on set. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force during World War II and took up trying to work in acting after the war. His big breakout was playing the monster in the Hammer film The Curse of Frankenstein from 1957. ›››

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Fox Bumps Up Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Release to Early October

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:43
The Martian

Briefly: 20th Century Fox has announced a release date shift in their fall schedule, moving up the release of one of our most anticipated movies coming up later this year. Ridley Scott's The Martian has been moved up from Thanksgiving to October 2nd, the same early October slot that Gravity opened in two years ago. The first official trailer just debuted and it looks fantastic, with Matt Damon starring as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, who gets stranded alone on a mission to Mars. The Martian is taking over the release spot for Fox's Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliff. That film will now be released at Thanksgiving instead. The Martian is the one I'm much more excited about, but both might be worth seeing.

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Chris Hemsworth Cast as Receptionist in Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:32
Chris Hemsworth

This is just perfect. Director Paul Feig has revealed on Twitter early casting news for the new all-female Ghostbusters movie he's currently working on. Feig has announced that Chris Hemsworth, the God of Thunder Thor himself!, will be playing the receptionist in Ghostbusters. Our presumption is this means he's taking on the same role that Annie Potts played as Janine in the original films, which is a perfect swap of the character. Mostly because Hemsworth is becoming funnier (did you see the Vacation trailer?), and yet he's still a talented actor who can take on challenging roles like Rush and In the Heart of the Sea. And because we know Feig is great breaking down usually badass actors, like Jason Statham in Spy. See the tweet below. ›››

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'Emotions of Pixar' Video Reminds Us They've Touched Our Hearts

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:15
Emotions of Pixar

"I don't want to survive, I want to live!" Need a smile today? Or maybe a quick cry? Fire up this wonderful video made in tribute to the upcoming release of Pixar's Inside Out, titled Emotions of Pixar, edited by Lindsay McCutcheon. It's a tribute to the various emotions seen in Pixar movies, and is essentially a tribute to the extraordinary work of the very talented animators and artists at Pixar. They are truly the ones who are responsible for creating these characters and making them so perfectly expressive, in subtle ways, and their work really shines when edited together like this. So many great movies, with so many sad, happy, exciting, worrisome moments throughout. From Monsters Inc to Monsters University, and their entire filmography. ›››

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Trippy Poster for Barry Levinson's 'Rock the Kasbah' with Bill Murray

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:33
Rock the Kasbah

Opportunity rocks where you least expect it. Open Road Films has debuted a trippy new poster for Rock the Kasbah, the latest film from Barry Levinson, starring Bill Murray as a "down-on-his-luck music manager" who discovers a talented singer in Afghanistan and takes her compete in the Afghani version of American Idol. The film has a big cast, including Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, but this poster is all about Murray who gets his smiling mug front and center. I'm not sure if all the wild colors are from the film, or just designed to make this eye-catching, but I'm curious to see some footage. View below. ›››

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Delayed 'Star Wars' Coming of Age Film '5-25-77' Will Be Out This Year

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 14:57
5-25-77

Finally. Hopefully. Maybe it will be out this year. Fingers crossed. We've been following this film since the very early days of FirstShowing - originally called just '77, then retitled to 5-25-77, with releases planned for years but nothing actually ever happening. Patrick Read Johnson's 5-25-77 is a coming-of-age indie set around the opening of the original Star Wars on the big screen on May 25th, 1977. Apparently the film is finally being finished, a distributor is place, and it will be out later this year - or so Patrick Read Johnson told Yahoo (via SlashFilm). "I can tell you that the film will come out in theaters on a significant date," he hints, but that won't be on the same day as The Force Awakens in December, so it has to be another time. ›››

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The Academy Asks its Members for Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 13:33
The Academy

"Dig deep inside yourself and face all of your inner demons, and make friends with them." Need some advice? Need some inspiration, or encouragement? The latest video from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is a questions session what advice various artists would have for other aspiring filmmakers. It's not just filmmakers providing advice, it's other actors, screenwriters, DPs, composers, such as - Hans Zimmer, John Ridley, Daniel Bruhl, Peter Morgan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Geoffrey Rush, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker, Sean Bobbitt and many others. It's a healthy dose of artistic optimism to keep you ambitious. Plus a reminder to never give up, to keep fighting even if it seems impossible, and give it your all. ›››

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Emma Watson & Ethan Hawke in New Trailer for 'Regression' Thriller

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:07
Regression Trailer

Fear always finds its victim. TWC-Dimension has released a brand new trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's Regression, which supposedly redefines "thriller". Starring Emma Watson as a girl in Minnesota who accuses her father of an unspeakable crime, Ethan Hawke comes to investigate, but discovers there's more mysterious things going on. This was shot by the filmmaker behind The Others, The Sea Inside and Agora, and he has a sleek style that really stands out. We've seen one international trailer before this one, and it doesn't look so bad. I'm not sure if it really does reinvent the thriller genre, we'll find out soon. Take a look. ›››

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Joe Carnahan May End Up Writing & Directing 'Bad Boys 3' for Sony

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:54
Joe Carnahan

Well this is big news for Joe Carnahan. Word from Deadline is that Joe Carnahan, who last directed the film Stretch, is looking at taking over Bad Boys 3 in development at Sony Pictures. They say that Carnahan is "in early talks to do a quick pass to possibly direct". That means that he's going to revise the script, and maybe direct, Bad Boys 3 next for the studio. The first two Bad Boys movies starring Will Smith & Martin Lawrence were directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, when this group was actually delivering great action movies. We're been hearing about a Bad Boys 3 for a while, with Lawrence saying it's close to happening as of late last year. This might be the final piece of the puzzle, with things moving fast. ›››

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Watch: New TV Spot for James Bond's 'Spectre' Teases More Twists

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:15
Spectre TV Spot

"Bond, James Bond." A new TV spot has been uploaded online for James Bond's Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The teaser for Spectre didn't show much, and most of that footage is in here, but there's also a bit of some extra teases in this. And I really like what we're seeing. It starts with that interesting discussion with Naomie Harris, or Moneypenny, talking about how Bond has a secret he can't tell anyone. Then there's an appearance by Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, which is when he delivers that iconic line. Between Léa Seydoux and Bellucci, one of these two has to be working for the bad guy. Dave Bautista gets a quick appearance, though I'm sure more is coming soon in the next trailer. ›››

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Photos: 'Batman v Superman' Batmobile Seen at the Licensing Expo

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:05
Batman v Superman Batmobile

Throughout Batman history, the Batmobile has been an iconic part of the superhero's stories, and a key part of the marketing for all the movies. Warner Bros has been hosting rolling roadshows of all the various Batmobiles throughout history, so it makes sense they're already showing off the latest model now. Wired has snapped a nice, clean shot of the new Batmobile from Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that's on display at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week. A few other photos from social media have been added below. We've seen this before, but it's always nice to see it in closer detail. There's a hint it may even show up again in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which is filming right now. Batman is back. ›››

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Watch: Making Of Featurette for Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:14
Everest Featurette

"We're going to make this as real as we can make it." Whoa this looks crazy! Universal has debuted a short behind-the-scenes featurette for Baltasar Kormákur's Everest movie, about the 1996 disaster on Everest. The video profiles the on-location shooting in the Dolomites, to make the film feel and look as authentic as possible. It definitely works. Some of the behind-the-scenes shots from this are as amazing as the footage from the movie itself - see the first trailer. I've been anxiously awaiting this movie ever since first hearing about it, and the footage so far looks incredible and so intense. This video explains why - because Baltasar wanted to achieve "big, epic movie moments" for real. Watch this video below, then rewatch the first trailer. ›››

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Impressive Cast Set for Next Film Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:39
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

One of the big breakout films of Sundance this year is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award at the festival in January. It's the second feature film directed by up-and-comer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who also directed The Town That Dreaded Sundown (the remake) before Me and Earl. Deadline has announced his next project, titled Collateral Beauty, from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Switch, Just Go with It, Rock of Ages). Not only that but Gomez-Rejon has lined up talented performers Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara to star in the film, which has financing in place from PalmStar Media and Likely Story. So what is the new film about? ›››

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Gore Vidal vs Bill Buckley in 'Best of Enemies' Documentary Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:01
Best of Enemies

2 Men. 10 Debates. Television would never be the same. Magnolia Pictures has debuted an excellent trailer for Best of Enemies, a fascinating documentary about two enemies for life - Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. Back in the late 60s, these two were recruited to debate each other on television during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and it changed television forever. I saw this at Sundance and it was one of my favorite documentaries from the fest. "This thoroughly entertaining and effortlessly fascinating doc examines their relationship on and off the screen, similar to the love-hate battle between Ebert and Siskel shown in the doc Life Itself." It's so good, full of so much fun footage of these two fighting. ›››

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It's Here! See the First Promotional Poster for 'Independence Day 2'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:15
Independence Day 2

Only in theaters. The original Independence Day poster was iconic, with a huge circular ship looming over Manhattan. For the sequel it's not just one city, it's the entire planet. Our friends at Collider have snapped the first photo of Independence Day 2 promo artwork on display at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The convention is for companies to show off brands/products that can be licensed/partnered with other things. It's very early art, but it's it cool to see something out there for this. The new plot description states: "Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction." ›››

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