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First Look: Voice Cast & Character Images for Marvel's 'Big Hero 6'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:20
Big Hero 6

In an effort to make their D23 Expo the place to find out about all of Disney's latest projects, the studio doesn't have a presence at Comic-Con this summer with the exception of letting Marvel Studios do their thing as usual. But since Disney won't be around, that means we're likely not going to see anything from their animated comic book adaptation Big Hero 6. But thankfully, the studio has just announced their voice cast. As we already heard T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung and Maya Rudolph are on board, and they'll be joined by Scott Adsit, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Tenney and Ryan Potter. And we also have a first look at our superheroes as well! Look below! ›››

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Watch: First Full Trailer for Nick Cave's '20,000 Days on Earth' Doc

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:01
20,000 Days on Earth Trailer

"I wake, I write, I eat, I watch TV." Madman Films has unveiled the first official trailer for the remarkable new documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, profiling Australian singer/songwriter/musician/poet Nick Cave. This doc premiered at Sundance in January and received quite a bit of acclaim for its originality (I've never seen anything like it) and was picked up by Drafthouse Films for release later this fall. An early trailer has arrived online and it gives us all a taste of just how unique, and exciting, and bold, and fascinating this doc (and Nick Cave himself) is. I'm actually really impressed by this trailer, it sells the film nicely, and makes it look like the kind of must-see music doc that will easily attract both fans and non-fans alike. Enjoy. ›››

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See the Attractions in Close-Up Look at 'Jurassic World' Brochure

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:26
Jurassic World

After a couple quick features from "The Today Show" gave us a look behind the scenes of Jurassic World, showing off some of the full operational theme park that people have been attending for years, now we get a different look at the kind of attractions that have been available at the park. The Jurassic Park fan Twitter account JurassicP2K15 (via ComingSoon) got ahold of an official brochure of the park from the set of the film currently in production down in New Orleans, and while it doesn't show off any of the dinosaurs, there's a map of the park, a list of the dinosaurs they've bred, and of course some product placement. Look! ›››

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Comic-Con 2014 Programming Schedule - Complete Movie Listings

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:35
Comic-Con

It's that time of year again already. The San Diego Comic-Con, taking place during its usual final week of July this summer, is right around the corner and that means they're ready to reveal the programming line-up. The full list was announced on their website day-by-day and is now available in full. You can read through the schedule right here. I've highlighted a few of the panels that are related to movies that we're planning to cover here on FS.net, and you'll find an abridged list of only specific film-related panels below. There are a solid amount of fascinating movie panels this year, from Marvel to Phil Tippett to The Boxtrolls. ›››

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Watch: 'Emulsional Rescue' Short Doc on 'The Godfather' Restoration

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 18:02
Emulsion Rescue

"What Gordon did is create a negative that no one could mess with." In 2008, Paramount restored and re-released Francis Ford Coppola's original The Godfather trilogy in full high definition, and the result was a glorious must-have box set featuring all three movies. The restoration was supervised by Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis (who just passed away a few months ago) as well as Steven Spielberg, and this 19-minute short explores the process they went through to bring these classics back to life. Featuring interviews with Coppola, Willis, archivist Robert A. Harris, and others, it's a fun and fascinating featurette. ›››

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Indie Trailer Sunday: Carter Smith's New Thriller 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 17:55
Jamie Marks Is Dead

"Who did it?" Today's indie trailer is for the murder mystery thriller Jamie Marks Is Dead, from writer / director Carter Smith, which first premiered at Sundance 2014 earlier this year. The film stars Cameron Monaghan as a high school student who meets the ghost of a murdered teenager and attempts to help him put together the crime. There are some odd appearances by Liv Tyler and Judy Greer in funky supporting roles, along with Noah Silver as Jamie Marks. While this starts out like a new take on a murder concept like Rian Johnson's Brick, it spins into the ghost territory and seems to turn into too much of a paranormal horror for my own tastes. I'm curious about it, but not sure if it'll be any good. Give this a look for yourself. ›››

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Roberto Orci Leaves 'Amazing Spider-Man 3,' So When Is It Coming?

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:14
The Amazing Spider-Man

Just last month we heard a rumor that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might not end up arriving in theaters on June 10th, 2016 as Sony Pictures planned, even before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived. Now it sounds like there might be some credence to that rumor as co-writer Roberto Orci has revealed that he's no longer involved in the third film in the rebooted Marvel franchise. This is likely due to the recent professional parting of the ways between Orci and his producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman back in April, but a change like this puts the certainty of the franchise's release timeline into question. Read on! ›››

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Sound Off: Matt Reeves' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' - Thoughts?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:54
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Apes strong together." Now in theaters everywhere is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Planet of the Apes reboot from 2011 called Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), this latest Apes movies introduces us to a new set of humans: Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman. Caesar is back, once again played by Andy Serkis, with Toby Kebbell as Koba. Does it live up to Rise? Is it one of the best sequels ever? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. ›››

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Now in Theaters: Two of the Best Movies of 2014 Open This Weekend

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:12
IFC Center

As a die-hard movie lover, I live for the kind of opening weekends where the only movies hitting theaters are high quality, worth-seeing works of art. In all truth, it's very rare we get a weekend that can be unanimously labeled as one of the best opening weekends of the year with nothing but excellent movies opening. In 2014, this is it, this is that weekend. Where you must find a way—find the money, find the time—to make it to your local cinema to see one of, if not all of, this weekend's new releases. Two of the best films of 2014 open today in America: Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And I really, truly mean it when I say they're two of the best of the year - both are innovative, masterful movies. ›››

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Watch: The History of Hollywood Explained in Less Than 10 Minutes

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:55
Hollywood

There are some out there who spend thousands of dollars on an education at film school, but the world of motion pictures is a place full of wild success stories, and there's no correct way to follow your passion for filmmaking and no guaranteed path to success. Of course, that doesn't mean going to film school doesn't have it benefits, especially if you want to end up teaching at one of these schools of cinema yourself. While we don't believe the following video is a satisfactory replacement for the kind of education you'll get in film school, there's no doubt The History of Hollywood in Under 10 Minutes covers a lot of the basics, at least when it comes to the evolution of film as a medium and the world of show business. Watch it below! ›››

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First Look at an Adorable Volcano in Pixar's 2015 Short Film 'Lava'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:25
Lava

It's a bummer that we're not getting a theatrical release from Pixar Animation this year, but hopefully they'll make up for it next year with Inside Out, the heady story of the conflicting emotions inside a young girl's mind. And along with that film, as has become customary, we'll be getting an original short film from Pixar as well. It's called Lava, and the film is a 7-minute love story between two mountains named Uku and Lele (like ukulele, get it?). The film will actually premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan next week, and before the film's release, a first look photo shows off one of the happy volcanoes. ›››

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D.J. Caruso Moves Kate Beckinsale into 'The Disappointments Room'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:54
Kate Beckinsale

There's been an abundance of bland projects lately for the lovely Kate Beckinsale. With films like Total Recall, Contraband and Underworld: Awakening being the most recent films in her career, she needs to do some recovering. Perhaps she'll find relief in The Disappointments Room, a new project that Deadline reports Disturbia and Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso will direct for Relativity Media. The film is described as being a psychological thriller in the same vein as The Shining, but the film sounds just like plenty of other horror films we've seen about a family moving into an old, haunted house with dark secrets. More below! ›››

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North Korea Files Complaint with United Nations Over 'The Interview'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:21
The Interview

The teaser trailer for The Interview didn't really bring the laughs we were hoping for from the sophomore directing efforts of Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. But it certainly wasn't bad enough to be banned from being seen. But if you're North Korea, we supposed we can understand that sentiment since the film is about a talk-show host and his producer (played by James Franco and Rogen respectively) who land an exclusive interview in North Korea with their leader Kim Jong-un, but then are approached by the CIA to kill the dictator. THR has quotes from an actual letter sent to the United Nations by North Korea complaining about the film, calling it "an act of war" and demanding the United States to ban it. Read on! ›››

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J.C. Chandor is Back at Sea for 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Spill Drama

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:27
Deepwater Horizon

More than three years ago, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media were developing Deepwater Horizon, a film about the oil rig of the same name and the tragedy that followed after it exploded and unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the second largest environmental disaster in the United States. Previously, Snitch director Ric Roman Waugh was set to direct the film as we reported in 2012, but now Deadline reports it will be Margin Call and All is Lost director J.C. Chandor at the helm of the film from Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. ›››

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Gerard Depardieu is Wild in NSFW 'Welcome to New York' UK Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:45
Welcome to New York

Those familiar with Gerard Depardieu might not immediately picture him as a dastardly fiend who messes with the unsavory side of corrupt international banking. But that's exactly what the French actor becomes in Welcome to New York, the latest film from Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Mulberry St.). The film has already debuted in France, and is poised to hit the United Kingdom, so that means we get a trailer from across the pond. However, be careful where you watch it, because the crazy antics of Depardieu make it completely NSFW. It's basically like a foreign version of The Wolf of Wall Street, so there you go. ›››

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Check Out Dave Perillo's 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' Poster

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:27
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It might be the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but it's also the 25th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. And there's no better way to commemorate the anniversary of what should have been the last film in the Indiana Jones franchise with an awesome new piece of artwork from Dave Perillo, who also debuted some great work for Mondo's Disney exhibition earlier this year. This piece comes from The Acme Archives who will release the print for sale today sometime between 10am and 11am PST. It's a big, awesome piece of work for any fan of Dr. Jones. Look! ›››

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'Saw' Sequels Director Darren Lynn Bousman Gets Indie Sci-Fi 'Apex'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:50
Darren Lynn Bousman

While director Darren Lynn Bousman has stuck with the horror genre directing the second, third and fourth films in the Saw franchise, along with cult favorites like Repo! The Genetic Opera, this time he's looking to venture into sci-fi. THR has learned that Bousman is attached to an indie sci-fi project called Apex set up at 2511 Productions. The film is described Predator meets Call of Duty, which mashes up the right properties to get plenty of dudes interested. The story follows a Special Ops team sent to obtain a WMD from North Korea that is transported to another world, forcing them to face a dangerous alien race. ›››

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Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Evolves to New Heights

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:06
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

"We're such little creatures. Poor humanity's so fragile, so weak. Little, little animals." So said Edward Chapman at the end of H.G. Wells' 1936 sci-fi, war, epic, Things to Come. Wells' animal reference in regards to human beings falls under both fact and metaphor. We are all animals, but something darker, more vicious, seems to always be growing at the heart of this humanity we call ourselves. It wouldn't be until 1968 that the animals or, in this case, apes would really take over the world. Planet of the Apes was a cultural phenomenon that I really don't need to tell you about, a shock-wave of a franchise that would only need a little time before it sprung into action once more. We never expected the franchise would return like this. ›››

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Gus Van Sant Rumored to Take Over for Shane Black on 'Death Note'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:44
Death Note

It's been over three years since Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was attached to direct an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note. But that was before he knocked the Marvel sequel out of the park, and picked up a slew of new projects after the film became a huge success. Now it seems Warner Bros. is trying to line up a new filmmaker behind the camera as The Tracking Board has learned that Gus Van Sant is in talks to hop in the director's chair. This should be considered rumor for now, especially after the source's mishandling of the news about Tina Fey not doing a sequel to Hocus Pocus, and it does sound odd. ›››

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Young Turtles Train in New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

"We were created as weapons. And we knew the world would never except us. But one day it would need us." Following the dubstep fueled theatrical trailer, a new TV spot for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has emerged, and it shows off some cool new footage. It begins with just a brief bit of backstory, with Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo, explaining what they were created for. And during the voiceover, we get to see a tiny turtle crack a big glass window, and then an adolescent turtles training with Splinter. And then the action kicks in with new shots of Shredder and the turtles working together. Looks pretty cool. Watch now! ›››

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