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First Epic Poster for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Debuts

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:57
 The Battle of the Five Armies

The Defining Chapter. It all comes down to this. Will Peter Jackson redeem himself with the third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy? It looks like that's what they want us to think. Warner Bros has unveiled the first official poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, featuring an epic fire-engulfed Smaug the Dragon in a stand off with Bard the Bowman, played by Luke Evans. This is an awesome poster to debut, even though it's another "from the back" hero shot (which is the popular poster trend nowadays). With Comic-Con kicking off this week, we expect a trailer, more posters, and plenty more Hobbit hype soon. ›››

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Must Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'Nightcrawler' with Jake Gyllenhaal

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:41
Nightcrawler Trailer

The City Shines Brightest At Night... Whoa, this is definitely must watch! Open Road Films has debuted the first official teaser trailer to follow-up that viral teaser for Nightcrawler, a new indie drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a young man who "stumbles" upon the underground world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. This trailer builds to a riveting crescendo with some gruesome footage and excellent shots throughout. Bill Paxton and Rene Russo appear briefly, but it's all about Gyllenhaal this time, who looks like he's still at the top of his game. Looking forward to catching this in the fall movie season. Give it a look. ›››

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Steve Carell to Lead Disney's 'Brooklyn Family Robinson' Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:39
Steve Carell

This year we'll see Steve Carell having some family fun in the Disney comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. And it turns out that he might have an affinity for family friendly comedies at the studio as he's just signed up for another one. THR has word that Carell will star in and produce Brooklyn Family Robinson. Though the title takes a cue from Swiss Family Robinson, the film is based on an original idea by David Reynolds (Oscar nominated co-writer of Finding Nemo) and Carell's Carousel Productions producing partners Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres. So what's it about? ›››

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These Guys Are Nuts: 'The Expendables 3' Gets a Fun New Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20
The Expendables 3

Following the colorful pop art posters featuring the whole cast of The Expendables 3, we get to see them in action and on the set of the action sequel. There's some cool new footage, including a great joke from Wesley Snipes, and also some brief talking heads from the likes of Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone and more. Some of these bits should actually be in the trailers, showing that the film is very self-aware, especially with jokes about how kicking down the door with guns blazing would be cool if it was 1995 (which is what you could say about this whole series). If this is the end for Expendables, hopefully it's a big blast. ›››

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New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' International Posters & TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

After we presented the rap battle between the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles single "Shell Shocked" and the classic hip-hop tune "Ninja Rap" by Vanilla Ice, the newer beat gets prime placement in a new TV spot for the August release. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael are back together and in full swing, and the more I see of this flick, the more excited I get. The characters seem to have been written perfectly with the right amount of comedy, and the new designs just don't bug me at all. And for good measure, we've got some new posters showing off the heroes in a half-shell too. Look and watch now! ›››

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Disney Sets 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Release Date for July 2017

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:47
Captain Jack - Pirates of the Caribbean

Ahoy! Disney has confirmed a new release date for the latest sequel in the money-making Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Although the fourth movie, On Stranger Tides, performed the worst out of all four, it still made over $200 million at the US box office and thus justifies yet another sequel, even though fans have even begun losing interest. Initially titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, this fifth one is now scheduled for release on July 7th, 2017 - the same opening weekend as the first two films, release in 2003 and 2006. That is still three years away, but at least they have an actual release date. ›››

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Watch: The History of Comic-Con in 4 Minutes as Our Coverage Begins

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:40
Comic-Con

By now, mostly everyone is familiar with the pop culture convention known as Comic-Con. But that's wasn't always the case. In fact, the convention has a long history well before the dawn of the internet, when everything from the convention was disseminated for all eyes around the world to see. While we're preparing our coverage for the rest of the week straight from the San Diego Convention Center, you can take the time to quickly learn the history of the nerd mecca that started off in hotel basements, and has turned into one of the biggest events of the year, taking over the bay city known as a whale's vagina. Watch below! ›››

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More Images from 'Goosebumps' Starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:22
Goosebumps

Following the first two photos from the meta adaptation of R.L. Stine's young adult horror novel series Goosebumps, we have three more photos showing off Jack Black as the beloved author. But in this story, he's a bit of a weirdo, because we learn that Stine is actually a keeper of monsters and a prisoner of his own imagination. Stine keeps the monsters in his book so they don't get unleashed, but of course, that's exactly what happens when a new kid in town (Dylan Minnette) unintentionally lets them loose. There's some recognizable monsters from the books in these photos, but we're not sure how this is going to turn out, because it looks pretty goofy, almost like a horror version of Night at the Museum. But maybe it'll be good? ›››

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Adam McKay & Will Ferrell Reteam to Bring 'Manimal' Back to Life

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:11
Manimal

Some of the best comedies of the past decade have come from director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell. Their collaborations have included Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (and the sequel), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys and Step Brothers. Now the two are teaming up yet again with an adaptation of the 1980s cult favorite TV show Manimal. However, this time they're mixing things up a bit, because they're working with Sony Pictures Animation on the film following the man who fights crime using his unique ability to morph into animals. The show was canned after eight episodes. ›››

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Vin Diesel Still Plans to Make 'xXx 3' with Production in Phillippines

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:57
xXx

Though Vin Diesel has been pretty busy with the Fast & Furious franchise, and has ventured into the Marvel universe now with Guardians of the Galaxy, that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the franchise that he's been hoping to return to since 2008. Years ago, we got word that Diesel was looking to star in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, but the project stalled for whatever reason. But Diesel recently talked to Collider, and confirmed that plans for the film to happen are still underway, "I am going to do the next xXx which will be filming in part in the Philippines, which I’m very, very, very excited about." But is it soon? ›››

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Chloe Grace Moretz in Limbo in New Heart-Wrenching 'If I Stay' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:25
If I Stay

"And just like that, I could never exist again." Hot on the heels of the emotional hit The Fault in Our Stars, it looks like more tears may be coming with another adaptation. If I Stay is based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name, and Chloe Grace Moretz leads the film in what appears to be an incredible performance, especially in this most recent trailer. Moretz plays a girl stuck in limbo between life and death as she lies unconscious in a hospital, her parents dead, and her boyfriend waiting at her bedside for her to return. It looks like a heart-wrenching story, but can it be nearly as successful as The Fault in Our Stars? ›››

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First Look: 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Which Predates the First Two Films

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:43
 Chapter 3

Focus Features just recently pushed back the release of Insidious: Chapter 3 to the summer of 2015, but we only knew one cast member and didn't have any story details. That changes with the beginning of production and a first look photo announcement revealing that Dermot Mulroney will also be joined by Stefanie Scott (of Blumhouse Productions' Jem and the Holograms) and returning cast members Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Wannell (who is also directing in place of James Wan). In addition, it turns out this story is a prequel taking place before the terrors in the Lambert house from the first films. ›››

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Edgar Wright Shifts to Gestating Original 'Baby Driver' for Next Project

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:27
Edgar Wright

Following a departure from Marvel's Ant-Man (now in the hands of director Peyton Reed), it was thought that Edgar Wright might shift to the gestating adaption of Nightstalker. However, it turns out a completely different project might be in his immediate future as Deadline reports that he's looking to focus on his own original script Baby Driver, a project that first surfaced all the way back in 2009. And it sounds like the film will have him working with Working Title yet again, the company behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. But the real question is what is this oddly titled film even about? ›››

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Roadside Attractions Picks Up Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' for US Release

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:00
Xavier Dolan's Mommy

Briefly: I'm happy to report good news for one of my favorite films of the year. Mommy, the latest film from Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan which rocked the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer, has been picked up for a US release by Roadside Attractions. The film will open in Canada this September from Les Films Séville. IndieWire reports on the acquisition news which comes a few months after the film tied to win a Jury Prize at Cannes this year, not to mention the hearts of many critics (including Awards Daily's Sasha Stone and yours truly). No official release date is set, but we'll be watching this one close for updates. ›››

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Patrick Wilson & Liv Tyler Star in Sci-Fi Spoof 'Space Station 76' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:44
Space Station 76 Trailer

"A female captain?" Say what? The first trailer for a goofy sci-fi 70's spoof called Space Station 76 has debuted thanks to Entertainment Weekly and it's as bad as you would expect for a trailer that debuts on Entertainment Weekly. Despite a solid cast, including Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer, Jerry O'Connell and Kylie Rogers, the jokes fall flat, the dialogue is atrocious, and this looks more like bargain bin crap than a worthy spoof. Seriously, it looks terrible. But maybe it wasn't made for everyone. Take a look below at a 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide. ›››

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Check Out These Cool 'Mockingjay' Capitol Citizen Living Portraits

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:37
 Mockingjay - Part I

The first full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I is debuting at Comic-Con later this week (and also exclusively on Samsung devices), but the viral campaign has been awesome with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) addressing the revolution and being interrupted by the rebels in District 13. Accompanying Snow was Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and now the two are featured in a couple Capitol Citizen Living Portraits from Capitol Couture. It's pretty creepy how they're just flaunting their prisoners like this, essentially taunting the revolution in Panem. Look now! ›››

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Simon Pegg in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Final US Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:22
Hector and the Search for Happiness

The selections for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival were just announced today, and one of the films premiering there will be Hector and the Search for Happniess starring Simon Pegg and we have a new trailer. The film follows a quirky psychiatrist (Pegg) who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients and it doesn't feel right. So Hector decides to break out of his routine life and embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering true happiness. The film will roll out to limited theaters in September in New York and Los Angeles before expanding later in the month and into October. Watch it! ›››

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Watch: Full Trailer for the Hit Sundance Comedy 'Dear White People'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:50
Dear White People

"A minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two." Just last month, a quick teaser trailer debuted for the upcoming indie Dear White People, a racially charged comedy that debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Now a full theatrical trailer has arrived showing even more of the hilarity in the film starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonha Parris, Brandon P. Bell and Dennis Haysbert. This seems like a provocative and amusing comedy with biting racial humor and political satire done extremely well, and that's not always easy to do. Watch the trailer below! ›››

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Warner Bros is Still Trying to Make Their Live-Action 'Akira' Happen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:31
Akira

Nearly a year ago, word came that Warner Bros. was reviving their efforts to turn the iconic Japanese anime Akira into a live-action film again. The studio was working on bringing Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra back into the fray to direct the film with an eye towards beginning production in early 2014. But that time frame has come and gone, and here we are in the middle of summer with no update. That is until a small blurb in Deadline (via The Playlist) popped up recently which says Dante Harper, who wrote the initial script for Edge of Tomorrow (also originally a Japanese property) has been working on the script. ›››

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'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Gets Comic-Con Poster by Mike Mignola

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:48
Toy Story That Time Forgot

There might not be a Pixar film in theaters this year, but that doesn't mean the animation studio doesn't have something in store for fans. This Christmas, a new TV special is coming around Christmastime called Toy Story That Time Forgot. There will be a sneak preview of the ABC TV special at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24th, and that's where you can get ahold of a cool poster designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. That might seem like a weird match-up, but when you see the poster with a dinosaur warrior that has a mace in his hand, it'll all make sense. The Halloween short was fun, and this seems cool too. Look! ›››

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