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Watch: US Trailer for Stéphane Lafleur's Comedy 'Tu dors Nicole'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:28
Tu dors Nicole Trailer

"There's no need to tell lies at our age." Ain't that the truth. Kino Lorber has debuted an official US trailer for the upcoming summer release of Quebecois filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur's indie comedy Tu dors Nicole, starring Julianne Côté & Marc-André Grondin. Presented in black & white, the film is a quirky comedy that has a Wes Anderson meets the Dardennes Brothers vibe to it, centering on the lead character Nicole played by Julianne Côté. Her carefree lifestyle encounters problems when her older brother shows up with his band. One review says it has "an air of wondrous restlessness in its minor ambitions". Worth a view. ›››

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Believe the Hype - 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Buzz is Through the Roof

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 18:57
Mad Max Fury Road

What a lovely day! Warner Bros lifted the embargo on press reactions/reviews early on Monday this week before the release of George Miller's long-awaited, highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters this weekend. The film was screened for press a few weeks ago, and they all pretty much lost their minds, but had to wait and hold their tongues until today. My own effusive tweet is included in these, as I loved it too, and I wanted to collect a look at all of the great buzz the film is getting. As of writing this, it has a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and I'm sure it'll stay fresh. Because it's so !@#$ing awesome! I've already got tickets to see it again on Thursday. This should be your cue to make plans for Fury Road this weekend. ›››

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TGB Episode 2.05: There Is Nothing That Can Phase Marvel Now

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:52
TGB - Marvel Avengers

On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of interesting topics including Orsen Wells, May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day!), the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the adorableness of Martin Freeman (who has just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Avengers: Age of Ultron in-depth. From there the guys get into a deeper discussion on Marvel Studio's Second & Third Phases and so much more about Marvel. We hope you enjoy. Send us topics, arguments, whatever, and we will do our best to talk about it. This episode entirely dog snoring free. ›››

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Kevin Tong's Stellar Mondo Art for Brad Bird's Sci-Fi 'Tomorrowland'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 15:48
Kevin Tong - Tomorrowland

"What if there was a place… where nothing was impossible?" Mondo has unveiled some stunning new art that they're selling in promotion for the upcoming release of Disney's Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird. The new art piece is 24" x 36" screen print designed by Kevin Tong (visit his website), and boy is it gorgeous. The art depicts Tomorrowland in the movie Tomorrowland, complete with transformation from the "real" world in the lower left featuring Casey Newton, played by Britt Robertson. Each of these will go so on sale on Friday, May 22nd when the film opens in theaters. And I'd say they are must have, especially if you're excited for this movie like we are. The variant version, in the evening it looks like, is my favorite one. ›››

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Watch: Kevin Durand in Horror Thriller 'Dark Was the Night' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:46
Dark Was the Night Trailer

"Something lives in our woods… And it's looking for food, and it found us." Put away the children, and hide under the floorboards. Image Entertainment has debuted a full trailer for the film Dark Was the Night, a small-town horror thriller about a sheriff who struggles to handle a "new breed of raw terror" found in their woods. Kevin Durand stars along with Lukas Haas and Steve Agee in this very dark, very indie thriller that has an intriguing slow burn werewolf, or monster movie, vibe to it. I'm always glad to see Kevin Durand in more and more challenging roles, especially a lead role, but I'm not sure there is much substance to this one beyond the monsters-within theme. It might be worth a look, give it a shot especially if you like horror. ›››

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First Draft of Kevin Smith's 'Mallrats' Sequel 'MallBrats' Ready to Go

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:25
Kevin Smith

Briefly: This is mostly just to write about the new title of Kevin Smith's Mallrats sequel, and also share his tweet of the completed draft of the script. A few weeks ago we heard that Smith was apparently readying Mallrats 2 before Clerks 3 because of some production craziness involving the perfect "big old empty mall, and it would be nice if we could do things to the mall". It seems as if they're sticking to that plan, as Smith has posted a photo of his finished draft of the Mallrats 2 script which includes the title MallBrats. Is that the name of this sequel? Hopefully it is, as Smith introduced a #MallBrats hashtag in his tweet, too. ›››

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Natalie Portman Cast in Marielle Heller's Next Project on Ginsburg

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:32
Natalie Portman / Marielle Heller

One of the films we've been supporting ever since it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is a little gem called The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Ethan's review), which Sony Pictures Classics is releasing later this year. Well, the director of that film, Marielle Heller (seen left above), is a very talented filmmaker who has already landed her next big directing gig. Deadline reports that Heller is set to direct a project called On The Basis Of Sex for Focus Features, and the exciting news is that she has secured Natalie Portman for the lead role. Whoa! Portman is now (hopefully) going to be working with two of the very best up-and-coming filmmakers out there - Alex Garland and Marielle Heller. I couldn't be happier about this news. ›››

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The Geeks Are Back - 'Pure Pwnage: Teh Movie' First Teaser Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 13:42
Pure Pwnage Trailer

Way before I started this website I was a huge fan of this online TV series called Pure Pwnage, one of the original series from back when about geeky video gamers who "pwn n00bs" all day. The show has amassed a global following and now years later they're about to premiere a feature-length film called Pure Pwnage: Teh Movie. A teaser trailer has debuted and if you love video games, geeks being uber-geeky, or anything to do with pwning n00bs then fire this up and get a look at what they've been working on. Jeremy (played by Jarett Cale) reunites with his friend FPS_Doug (Joel Gardiner) to become a professional gamer. This is a very niche show that not everyone will be into, but I've always admired the geeky passion these guys have. ›››

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Watch: Trailer for Media Pranksters Doc 'The Yes Men Are Revolting'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:45
The Yes Men Are Revolting Trailer

"To keep going, we've got to be a part of something bigger than ourselves." The Orchard has debuted a trailer for The Yes Men Are Revolting, an autobiographical documentary about the "Yes Men", Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, two "hilarious activists" that tell their own story in this film. As they explain, they have been pulling off corporate pranks for years and now are trying to find new inspiration fighting climate change. Yeah it looks a bit cheesy, but I'm much more interested in the angle of seeing them pull off their hoaxes than anything. If you enjoy activism or stories about passionate people, give this a look. ›››

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Drafthouse's Awesome 'Jurassic World' Pint Glasses for Pre-Orders

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:00
Jurassic World Pint Glasses

Big screen, big sound, dinosaurs, beer, popcorn, pizza, no texting. Can it get any better than that? Alamo Drafthouse is providing one amazingly sweet deal by offering an exclusive, custom-made Jurassic World pint glass to customers who pre-order tickets to the see the new dinosaur movie in theaters this June. The pint glasses are actually velociraptor pint glasses, featuring a motif from the scene where Chris Pratt rides on his motorcycle with the raptors. It was illustrated by Eric Manche, and looks awesome in the photos. I want one, or two, or three, or all of them. No but seriously, this is cool, and I love that they're doing this and making it so easy to get them - just by pre-ordering. A few may be available to buy at theaters but that's it. ›››

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Watch: David Oyelowo Stars in HBO's 'Nightingale' Official Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:08
Nightingale Trailer

There's no escaping your own mind. HBO has debuted a trailer for their upcoming premiere Nightingale, a feature film starring David Oyelowo in a one-man drama directed by Elliott Lester. Oyelowo plays a mentally unbalanced war veteran who becomes so obsessed with an impending dinner appointment with it old friend that it drives him mad. Many will agree that Oyelowo should've received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Selma last year, but he's a very talented guy and I'm sure he'll prove himself again and again, with roles like this one showing how great he is. I'm curious to check this out - give the trailer a look. ›››

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Explosive Marketing Tricks on 'London Has Fallen' Teaser Poster

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:46
London Has Fallen

There goes Big Ben. Considering the results of the election in the UK today, it's a particularly perfect time for Focus Features to drop this poster for London Has Fallen. This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is not the Roland Emmerich one (that was White House Down), instead it's the one with Gerard Butler. Who, believe it or not, is back for this sequel being directed by Babak Najafi. The massive cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter. None of them are seen on this poster, because it's just a shot of the Big Ben clocktower being blown out. I guess we'll find out who did this later? ›››

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Jeff Nichols Next Directing 'Loving' with Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:03
Jeff Nichols

While we wait for Warner Bros to figure out what to do with Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, the filmmaker already has another project lined up. A press release sent out has announced that Nichols is attached to direct a film called Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, based on the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. Production is already slated to start shooting in September later this year in Virginia, meaning this is definitely next for Jeff Nichols, and Warner Bros is likely going to push back Midnight Special until after he finishes all the major work on this film. "I was struck by the simplicity of the Loving's story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film," Nichols comments. Sounds good. ›››

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Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' Set for November Awards Season Opening

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:24
By The Sea

Will she finally be nominated for this one? Find out this fall, when Universal Pictures releases… By the Sea, the new film written & directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt. Yes, that's her actual name now. Jolie Pitt has fully transitioned into being a filmmaker more than anything, but also stars in this one. Written, directed and produced by Angelina Jolie Pitt, the film stars Brad and Angelina as husband and wife staying at a seaside resort in 1970s France. Universal will be releasing By the Sea in theaters starting November 13th, according to Deadline, putting it up against The 33, Rock The Kasbah and Rings that same weekend. We have yet to hear much about this one, but it could build plenty of buzz before then. First photo seen above. ›››

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More First Look Photos for Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Uncovered

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:04
The Hateful Eight

More! Just yesterday we posted a first look at the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring three of the cast members from Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight, hitting theaters late this year. Well, as expected, hidden inside the pages of the magazine are even more photos from the snowy western, starring quite a cast: Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins and Channing Tatum, in some kind of role. Not all of them are in these photos, but we at least get to see a few more of the characters that weren't originally on that cover. I'm excited for this based on the look of these alone, but also hoping for another fun film from Tarantino. It really looks like Kurt Russell is having so, so, so much fun in this film. Take a look. ›››

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Watch: Indominus Rex Rages in Extended 'Jurassic World' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:47
Jurassic World

Hold onto your butts!! This is getting wild! I have been hoping they would start showing some of the more jaw-dropping awesome footage from Jurassic World, and they finally are. Universal has debuted another new TV spot for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park follow-up Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and one nasty Indominus Rex. This genetically-created dino seems to be the star of the movie, and you really see that in this spot, with so much footage of her raging all over. Ohh if only they could let it keep rolling and you'd see the people actually being eaten. Oh my! The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, BD Wong and plenty of others. Fire this one up, it's actually starting to look much better. Seriously! Check it. ›››

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Carol Reed's Classic 'The Third Man' 4K Restoration Official Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:04
The Third Man Trailer

"Heard of Harry Lime?" Rialto Pictures has debuted a new trailer for the 4K restoration of Carol Reed's classic film noir The Third Man, which will be premiering as a Cannes Classic selection later this month at the festival in France. This just looks so unbelievably stunning in 4K, all the cinematography is fabulous, it looks gorgeous seeing so much depth in the shadows. The cast includes Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee. This is one of those classics that if you haven't ever seen, it's always the right time to watch. Or in this case, catch it on the big screen looking better than ever before. ›››

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Watch This: Animated 'Brief History of the PG-13 Rating' Video Essay

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:33
PG-13 Rating

Ever wondered why the PG-13 rating is such an annoying middle-ground? Do you know the full history of the PG-13 rating involving Gremlins and Temple of Doom? If not, or maybe if you do already, then dive in and check out this intriguing animated video essay about "[the] Brief History of [the] PG-13 Rating". Made by the folks at The Dissolve, this video explores why and how the rating came about, and how we got to the point today where one "f*ck" is acceptable, but most other language is not, and certain violence sets off red flags and so on. There's also a fun making-of featurette embedded below to go with the video. Enjoy! ›››

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Natalie Portman to Lead Alex Garland's Next Sci-Fi Film 'Annihilation'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:12
Natalie Portman

Now this is some great casting we can be excited about! Variety is reporting that an Oscar winning actress is likely going to end up starring in the next sci-fi creation from Alex Garland, a screenwriter turned director whose feature directing debut Ex Machina is playing in theaters now. The project is called Annihilation, an adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer series of novels, about a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition to "Area X" where the laws of nature don’t apply. Paramount is developing and Garland has been talking about it in interviews with the attitude of "let's see if it happens", but it sounds like the project is gaining momentum, especially with a star like Portman. This is very good news for the science fiction genre. ›››

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New US Trailer for 'The Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'The Look of Silence'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:35
The Look of Silence

"An astounding, crucial work…" Drafthouse Films has unveiled the full theatrical trailer for their upcoming release of The Look of Silence later this summer. Drafthouse has been holding onto this highly acclaimed documentary since it premiered at festivals last year, opting to wait until this year to give it a push. The Look of Silence is documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar nominated doc The Act of Killing, about the 1965 Indonesian genocide. Before that film was released, Josh returned to Indonesia and spent time with an optometrist who speaks directly to the killers, confronting the very men who took away and murdered his brother. It's a harrowing, stunning, powerful documentary that you need to see yourself. ›››

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