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Watch: 'Ghostbusters' Gets Special LEGO Treatment for Slimer Scene

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:31
Ghostbusters LEGO

We already know that Ghostbusters is returning to theaters next weekend in honor of the film's 30th anniversary, and to pay tribute to the film, YouTube user MonsieurCaron has decided to bring one of the most iconic scenes from the film to life in LEGO form. The building blocks have been all the rage since The LEGO Movie hit theaters, and these impressive stop-motion tributes are just icing on the cake. Thankfully, this was made much easier by the release of the official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO set, complete with all four of our heroes. However, the ghosts who appear aren't necessarily what you would expect. Watch below! ›››

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Awesome: Chris Pratt Visits Children's Hospital Dressed as Star-Lord

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13
Chris Pratt

Everyone is feeling pretty proud of themselves for making this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a popular charitable trend, and it's hard to be cynical about something so silly doing so much good. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt even partook in the challenge himself, but it's another heartwarming gesture of generosity that has a lump in our throats. Pratt was able to hook Marvel up with Children's Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of the sci-fi adventure for patients and their families at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles earlier this week. But that's not even the coolest part. More below! ›››

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Review: Rodriguez & Miller's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Slums It

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:40
 A Dame to Kill For

Like Marv and the people in The Projects or the girls of Old Town, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is slumming it. The long-gestating sequel to Robert Rodriguez 's 2005 adaptation of the gritty and profane comic series from Frank Miller, you may be fooled into thinking it's more of the same, low-brow fun. You'd be wrong and probably a little disappointed. Sin City was a stylish and sadistic twist of the knife that laid its gallows humor on thicker than water. This one has the markings of a quality follow-up for fans of the first, it ultimately fails, its super serious attitude producing extremely dull results that border on tedium. ›››

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Paramount Releases Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' in October

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:12
Men, Women & Children

Briefly: The first teaser trailer for Jason Reitman's latest film Men, Women & Children just debuted online before the drama premieres next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. But at the time, Paramount Pictures hadn't set an official release date. Now Deadline reports the studio has finally set the promising film for a limited release on October 1st with an expansion on October 10th and then a wide release on October 17th. The film stars Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler in the story of high schoolers and their parents navigating life, love, and relationships in the age of our obsession with social media and the internet. ›››

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First Look at Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as MLK

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:58
Selma First Look

Gather 'round for your first look at one awards contender - the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With the awards season kicking off next month, many films lining up are finally starting to be unveiled and this is yet another on the docket. Selma follows Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. on his historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. While one shot gives us a close look at Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta Scott King, the second one features quite the ensemble line-up: Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash, Omar Dorsey plays James Orange, Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, André Holland plays Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds plays Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint plays Amelia Boynton. See both images below. ›››

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Jeremy Lovering, Not Nicolas Winding Refn, to Direct 'The Bringing'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:51
Jeremy Lovering

Earlier this summer, a report surfaced saying Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was in early talks to direct The Bringing, a spec script by Brandon & Phillip Murphy. The film was inspired by the mysterious tale of a young woman named Elisa Lam, who can be seen in a security video on an elevator in the Cecil Hotel in LA acting strangely before she disappeared and was found dead in one of the roof's water tanks two weeks later. However, when Refn revealed a month later that his next film would be his own I Walk with the Dead, we were skeptical he closed a deal for The Bringing. Now a new director has been chosen. Read on! ›››

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Josh Brolin & Jimmy Fallon Celebrate 30th Anniversary of 'Goonies'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:27
Josh Brolin

There have been rumblings of a sequel to The Goonies for years, with the most recent, seemingly solid news coming from director Richard Donner saying that a sequel to The Goonies is in development. This is one of those situations where that's been said so many times before hat we'll only believe it when we see it. Still, it's cool that an actor like Josh Brolin still embraces his past association with a movie like that, especially when Christian Bale doesn't seem to want anything to do with The Newsies. So Jimmy Fallon had some fun with Brolin on "The Tonight Show" to honor The Goonies on its 30th anniversary. Watch! ›››

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First Look: Keanu Reeves in Action as Vengeful Hitman 'John Wick'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:12
John Wick

It's been awhile since Keanu Reeves has really done anything worth paying attention to, but maybe a new shot of him getting back into action, and not in some weird medieval fantasy world, will help him get his groove back. John Wick is a new action thriller coming this fall, and while the title doesn't sound like anything special, the first look image of Reeves in the film is pretty bad ass, showing the star of The Matrix franchise armed and dangerous, complete with some longer hair and a beard. The film sees Reeves as the titular character, an ex-hitman who is out for vengeance. Sounds generic, but we're still hoping for the best. ›››

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Jennifer Lawrence Maybe Taking a Role in Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:26
Jennifer Lawrence

While we've heard that the cast of Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight would be utilizing the cast that came together for the live reading of the script earlier this year, it sounds like there might be an addition to the cast no one expected. As of now, the return of Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins and Zoe Bell have mostly been assumed with no official confirmation. Kurt Russell seems to be the only one definitely returning since he knew that production was going to begin soon. Now Collider is hearing that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks for a role. ›››

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Rian Johnson Used 'Se7en' & 'Blade Runner' to Get 'Looper' Made

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:22
Looper

Nowadays, in order to make a great pitch for a potential film, a director needs a proof-of-concept video to convey the style and tone of a project that they hope to get in front of a camera. In the case of original films that don't have established intellectual property and really need a convincing pitch, this is one of the most important elements of a pitch, especially when the film is a complex time travel thriller like Looper. Director Rian Johnson, who will soon be entering high pressure territory by directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, had to create one of these videos when he was pitching the superior sci-fi flick, and it's pretty cool. ›››

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Sandra Bullock & David Gordon Green Team for 'Our Brand is Crisis'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:12
Sandra Bullock

Following big success with Gravity last year, plans for Sandra Bullock to return to Warner Bros. are solidifying as the studio has just given a greenlight the political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis. The project has been in development for years at George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, and Bullock began circling the project late last year during awards season. Now it seems to be coming together as Variety has learned Pineapple Express and Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green is set to direct the film based on Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary of the same name about American political strategies used in Bolivia. ›››

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Shane Black Set to Direct Remo Williams Adaptation 'The Destroyer'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:32
Shane Black / The Destroyer

Well, director Shane Black already has a full future slate with projects like an adaptation of the pulp hero Doc Savage and a reboot of Predator in the works, and now one more has been added to the mix. Sony Pictures has announced that Black will direct an adaptation of The Destroyer, the adventure book series by Warren Murphy that follows Newark cop Remo Williams, who is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution in order to serve as enforcement arm for CURE, a top-secret, extra-Constitutional arm of the U.S. government. That absolutely sounds like the perfect project for Black. ›››

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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Back for 'Fantastic Beasts' Spin-Off

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:52
David Yates / Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

After a brief flirtation with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron to return to the wizarding world for the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them didn't work out, Warner Bros. has found another seasoned director of their multi-billion dollar franchise to take on the project instead. Variety has word that David Yates, responsible for the final four films in the Harry Potter film series, had agreed to get back behind the camera for the first film in a new trilogy that will adapt the faux textbook from J.K. Rowling's magical universe into an adventure about the author Newt Scamander. ›››

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Second Trailer for Jake Paltrow's Dusty, Impressive Sci-Fi 'Young Ones'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:32
The Young Ones

"I never saw this land when it was green, before the drought came." Following some short teases from France and a very brief domestic trailer, we finally get a much better look at the ambitious sci-fi western Young Ones. Director Jake Paltrow has created an intimate sci-fi world that also has a subtly wide scope for what lies beyond our characters who are plagued by a seemingly endless drought. Michael Shannon attempts to keep his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and daughter (Elle Fanning) safe and grounded as the society around them, including the untrustworthy Nicholas Hoult, is getting more desperate all the time. ›››

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Epic Line-Up of Screenings, Panels & More for First-Ever MondoCon

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:29
MondoCon

Step aside Comic-Con, it's time for MondoCon! Coinciding with the Alamo Drafthouse's annual film festival FantasticFest this year is MondoCon, a brand new convention created by Mondo, the guys behind all those gorgeous artistic posters (and vinyl) we've been throwing our money at for the past few years. This Con will bring "together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more." There are screenings, exclusive collectibles, panels with artists and lots to spend money on. Impressive line-up for their first year. ›››

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Chases a Story in Full 'Nightcrawler' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:17
Nightcrawler

"I want something people can't turn away from." In this age of sensationalized news, it's the perfect time for this twisted thriller Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a desperate freelance crime journalist in Los Angeles willing to do anything to get a good story. However, when some of his shady activities to craft the best feature for a hungry network executive (Rene Russo) get him in trouble with the law, he just might end up being the next juicy headline himself. This looks pretty damn intense and even gruesome, showcasing another fantastic performance from Gyllenhaal, which is becoming a regular thing. Watch now! ›››

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'Annabelle' Terrorizes a Family in 'The Conjuring' Spin-Off's Full Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:48
Annabelle

"Sometimes demons get attached to objects." Following a terrifying introduction to the origin story of Annabelle, the doll who made her big screen debut in The Conjuring, the full theatrical trailer for the horror spin-off has arrived. There's the average horrors you would expect, but they're heightened by the presence of a newborn baby being caught up in the terror. Plus, there's one particular creepy surprise towards the end of the trailer. James Wan is only producing this one, but John Leonetti, the director of photography on The Conjuring, seems to have his honored horror spirit (no pun intended). Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Shailene Woodley in New Trailer for 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:26
White Bird in a Blizzard

Before premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, we saw an otherworldly teaser for White Bird in a Blizzard, the drama starring Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars), directed by Gregg Araki (Smiley Face). Now the film is poised for release this fall, and the first full trailer has arrived, and it paints a much more conventional picture. Woodley plays Kat Connors, a teenage girl who feels relief from her repressed adolescence when her beautiful homemaking mother (Eva Green) suddenly disappears. But that feeling doesn't last long as she realizes just how much she needed her mother to keep order in her life. ›››

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Ken Jeong Wants to Kill David Hasselhoff in WWE Studios Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:22
Ken Jeong

In this edition of movies that might just be crazy enough to work, we have a wild comedy developing between Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the sterling WWE Studios. Deadline has word that The Hangover and "Community" co-star Ken Jeong is being placed in the lead role of a comedy that is currently being referred to as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool. The film will see Jeong playing a struggling night club owner with a massive debt to a loan shark. So in order to get the money he needs to pay them back, he decides to make good on his club's celebrity death pool by killing David Hasselhoff. ›››

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Watch: Creepy UK Teaser Trailer for 'Woman in Black: Angel of Death'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:19
 Angel of Death

In case you forgot, there's a sequel coming to the 2012 gothic horror flick The Woman in Black, the first film that saw Daniel Radcliffe venture outside of the Harry Potter franchise. However, the British star isn't returning for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. Instead, it's Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Phoebe Fox (Switch) starring in the horror sequel with a new tale of terror in the old, abandoned Eel Marsh House. Now we have a teaser trailer from across the pond, and it doesn't show us much, and that's not just because the YouTube version of this video is far too dark to see anything. Watch! ›››

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