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Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull to Direct 'Origin Unknown' Robot on Mars Feature

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:39
Origin Unknown

"Shine light where there is darkness." Another filmmaker we've posted many shorts from previously on this site has made the leap into feature filmmaking, and is set to direct his first movie called Origin Unknown. ScreenDaily made the announcement this week, reporting that work is already underway on producers Parkgate Entertainment and IAM Entertainment’s "UK sci-fi thriller" being directed by Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull. HaZ is the name behind the shorts Sync, Project Kronos and I.R.I.S., and he's also worked as a VFX supervisor on a number of other projects. The script is being written by Gary Hall, from a story by Dulull. ›››

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Watch: New Extended TV Spot for Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:54
Steve Jobs Extended TV Spot

"What you make isn't supposed to be the best part of you! You're a father…" Universal has debuted an extended 60-second TV spot for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, starring Michael Fassbender as the late technology innovator Steve Jobs. We've already seen two trailers for this already, but this new TV spot throws in some extra footage, including that line quoted at the start about how he's supposed to be a father (maybe they're focusing on that part of the story in the marketing more?). The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, and Michael Stuhlbarg. This looks outstanding. ›››

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'Fathers & Daughters' Trailer with Russell Crowe & Amanda Seyfried

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:46
Fathers & Daughters

"I was so afraid of you leaving me!" The first Japanese trailer (in English) for Gabriele Muccino's Fathers & Daughters has arrived. The film stars Russell Crowe as the father, with Amanda Seyfried as his daughter (all grown up). The cast includes Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer and many others. The story spans two settings across 30 years - the first in the 1980s when Crowe struggles to try and raise his young daughter as a single father; and also the modern day where that same daughter, now all grown up, struggles to connect with others just as well. It seems to be a very bold, emotional look at the long-term effects of tragedy. This got my attention, though I already like Crowe's side of the story more. ›››

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New Line Cinema Rebooting 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Series Again

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 18:11
A Nightmare on Elm Street

One, two, another reboot coming for you. Three, four, the more franchise movies the better. Five, six, you get the point. Over at the Tracking Board, they're reporting that New Line Cinema is ready to try again with A Nightmare on Elm Street. Just a few years ago we followed very closely the most recent remake that came out in 2010, directed by Samuel Bayer starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy. And, once again, since that remake didn't end up doing so well they're simply going back to the drawing board and restarting because of course it's a successful name-brand horror franchise so they can restart and it still has a fanbase. ›››

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Second Trailer for Baumbach's 'Mistress America' with Greta Gerwig

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 15:00
Mistress America Trailer

"Being around Brooke made you want to find life, not hide from it." Fox Searchlight has just debuted the second trailer for Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke as two unlikely friends in New York City. Kirke plays the younger one, a college freshmen at Columbia, who follows around her older soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, played by Gerwig. It's a look at this generation and how they're not so bad, even though everything seems so bad about them. Trust me, it's not as bad as it seems. Oh no, this sounds bad… Anyway, it's a bit different than Frances Ha and nothing like While We're Young, but it does have the same unique spunk that can be found in all of Baumbach's films. Don't forget to laugh. ›››

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Teaser Trailer for Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' Starring Brad Pitt

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:39
By the Sea Trailer

"Do you wanna hurt me? Hurt me!" Universal has debuted the first official trailer + a poster for Angelina Jolie Pitt's By the Sea, a period romance starring Brad Pitt and of course, Angelina Jolie Pitt herself as well. The cast includes Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Sarah Naudi. It was filmed around Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Truthfully, this really just seems like Pitt and Pitt – or rather Angelina and Brad – having "fun" doing a movie together where they can dress up and explore all these crazy emotions in a romantic story set in a beautiful location in the past. I'm definitely intrigued, this trailer is a very alluring tease. Take a look below. ›››

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Watch: Vin Diesel as Kaulder in New 'The Last Witch Hunter' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:17
The Last Witch Hunter

"Do you know what it's like to live forever?" Lionsgate has debuted the full-length trailer for The Last Witch Hunter, a CGI-filled horror fantasy action mash-up starring Vin Diesel as the immortal "last witch hunter" Kaulder. We featured the first teaser trailer for this a few months ago, now we can follow up with the full trailer and poster. Aside from Diesel, the cast includes Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht and Michael Caine. I hate to say it, but this just looks way too cheesy and overly-FX-driven to be taken seriously. "I need you to take me to the dream world. It's the only way…" There are all kinds of crazy things in this, flaming swords and flaming trees. I don't even know. ›››

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Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Movie Will Arrive December 2017

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 13:36
Ready Player One

Briefly: It's official. Steven Spielberg is directing the Ready Player One movie next, adapted from Ernie Cline's bestselling novel about a dystopian future where a video gamer challenges the world to a match of pop culture wits. (I loved the book.) Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures today announced that production is coming together, starting up later this year, and they even have a release date. Warner Bros will open Spielberg's Ready Player One on December 15th, 2017, a little over two years from now. The film is being produced by Spielberg; Donald De Line, under his De Line Pictures banner; Dan Farah; and Spielberg’s longtime colleague Kristie Macosko Krieger; with Bruce Berman serving as executive producer. We'll be hearing much more about this as they begin to cast and start pre-production. ›››

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One Final Global Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' Starring Rupert Friend

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:43
 Agent 47

"47 - you are a legend." "I'm better." 20th Century Fox has debuted one final crazy epic, operatic trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, which unleashes action fury like all hell. I actually really am very, very excited for this, there's just something crazy fun about it and I'm looking forward to watching it. Cheesy as it may be, whatever, it looks entertaining - the action looks keenly choreographed and I love the sleek feeling of every detail with 47. Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, and he goes against Zachary Quinto, who looks like he can kick some ass as well. Hannah Ware plays Katia van Dees, and the cast also includes Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann and Emilio Rivera. If you still need any convincing - give this last trailer a look. ›››

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Sony Confirms 2017 + 2019 Release Dates for 'Bad Boys 3 & 4' Sequels

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:34
Bad Boys

Briefly: Sony Pictures has announced a number of upcoming release dates, confirming and revealing a few new titles across the next four years. Among the titles listed are two sequels we knew were coming, but now they officially have release dates. Bad Boys 3 and 4 are now set for release in 2017 and 2019, respectively. As of reports in June, rumors were that Joe Carnahan was going to write & direct Bad Boys 3, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for another outing. Michael Bay may still be involved as a producer, but he's busy off making another Transformers aside from that 13 Hours movie. Well now we know there's definitely two new Bad Boys movies coming, two years apart. I just hope they're worth the long wait and all this hype. ›››

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Watch: Trailer for Anthony Hopkins & Colin Farrell in 'Solace' Thriller

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:48
Solace Trailer

"I've wanted to meet you for the longest time… Can't believe we're finally face-to-face." The first trailer for a serial killer thriller called Solace, or Prémonitions, recently debuted and if you haven't seen it you can check it out below. The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, one a psychic, the other a serial killer, who battle mind-to-mind. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Marley Shelton and Xander Berkeley also star. This looks like it has some interesting twists and turns, with that psychic imagery playing out in unique ways. I'm curious to find out what's going on, but not sure how good it'll be in the end. ›››

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Watch: Lewis Bond's Exceptional Video Essay on Color in Storytelling

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:41
Color in Storytelling

If you need an inspirational lesson in visual storytelling - start with this video. Lewis Bond has edited and presented an exceptional video essay titled Color in Storytelling (or "Colour" as they spell it) that looks at the various uses of color in cinema. This isn't a 2-minute YouTube mash-up, this is a very well-researched, intensive deep dive look at color, examining its history and first uses in cinema in the early 1900s, all the way to modern techniques with filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Ang Lee and George Lucas. I love how much explanation there is, and how many examples of actual footage he uses, as it really helps explain and connect so much of what he's saying. As usual, watching this makes me want to see every film he references. ›››

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Second Breathtaking Trailer for Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 08:42
Everest Trailer #2

"There is a massive storm headed your way!" Catch the second trailer for Baltasar Kormákur's Everest movie, the intense adventure thriller based on the real story of a climb up Mount Everest gone bad. We've seen one trailer and a featurette already, but this second one shows a bit more and has a breathtaking "holy crap!" feeling. There's also some very tricky editing, as that part where Josh Brolin is climbing over the big crevasse on the ladder is not actually after the scene where they reach the summit, that's part of the climb very early on on the mountain. But it all ties together at the end, and they really sell the intensity and sheer awe of this. I really can't wait to see it! Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley & Emily Watson. See the trailer below. ›››

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Must Watch: Red Band Trailer for 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 22:09
Deadpool Trailer

"Cue the music!" 20th Century Fox has unveiled the very first red band + green band trailers for Deadpool, directed by VFX veteran Tim Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. This is the moment you've all been waiting for as we finally get to see if this is going to be any good, and hot damn, it looks awesome. In addition to Reynolds, the cast includes Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Colossus. This is definitely something Marvel Studios wouldn't make, as it's super vulgar and violent and exactly what we wanted to see out of this. Oh so good! Watch it again & again below. ›››

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Poster for 53rd New York Film Festival Designed by Laurie Anderson

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:16
53rd New York Film Festival

It's that time of year again, already. The fall festivals are gearing up for their season, and one of the big ones is the New York Film Festival - about to celebrate its 53rd year. The festival has revealed their official poster for the NYFF53, designed by artist Laurie Anderson. The design features a striking piece of art contained within red borders, along with all the other text and info for this year's fest. Anderson joins a long list of prestigious NYFF poster artists including the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, and, last year's artist, Laurie Simmons. Take a closer look in full below. ›››

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Official Trailer for 'Peace Officer' Documentary on Police Militarization

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:54
Peace Officer

"Why? Why did this happen? Who's making these decisions?" The official trailer + poster have debuted for a documentary called Peace Officer, from directors Brad Barber & Scott Christopherson, that is a very timely look at police militarization. The doc is told from the perspective of a former sheriff who put together his state's first SWAT team, then 30 years later experienced tragedy when a stand off left his son-in-law dead. This premiered at SXSW and played at a number of other festivals, and will be hitting limited theaters next month. This looks like a very unique examination at the tense atmosphere today. I'm intrigued to see it. ›››

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'Sinister Weekends' Midnight Screening Series Launching This Month

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:39
Sinister Weekends

See the films that inspired the creators of Sinister 2. That's the concept behind this brand new screening series kicking off this month. Called "Sinister Weekends", Gramercy Pictures has announced a midnight screening series running nationwide that will (re-)introduce fans of the Sinister "franchise" to more horror. "The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, and over a dozen additional markets with weekends of horror celebrating fright inspirations for Sinister co-creators and Sinister 2 screenwriters and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill as well as Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy." Watch a few trailers for this sequel here and here, and catch the beginning of this screening series when it kicks off this weekend. ›››

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'The Hobbit' Trilogy Extended Editions Playing in Theaters this October

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:11
The Hobbit - Smaug

Good news, Middle-Earth fans! The Hobbit trilogy is headed back to theaters. To some this may sound like a bore, but if these aren't an interest to you, then no worries just continue on. For those who are fans, and who have been waiting for the extra footage that Peter Jackson shot, it's all coming together for a trilogy event this October. Our friends at TheOneRing.net are reporting via Far Away Entertainment's website that there will be a Fathom Events trio of the trilogy starting on Monday, October 5th. The event info says all three Extended Editions of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, will be shown on the big screen. We expect an official announcement eventually, but this is the first word. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' Riots Movie

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:18
Stonewall Movie

"This is what we're fighting." Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's new film Stonewall, a movie about the Stonewall Riots in New York City in the 1960s. Directed by Emmerich before he moved on to Independence Day: Resurgence, they recreated "the village" from Manhattan circa 1969 in a former train repair facility in Montreal to film this. The cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Joey King, up-and-comers Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi as well as Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Ron Perlman. This actually looks really, really good. While there is a fun coming-of-age 60's vibe, this is also about the start of the LGBT rights movement. ›››

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Learn More About the Ares 3 Crew in New 'The Martian' Viral Video

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:57
Ares 3 Crew

Meet the crew of the ARES mission to Mars! From astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, to commander Melissa Lewis, played by Jessica Chastain, to pilot Rick Martinez, played by Michael Peña, to flight surgeon Christopher Beck, played by Sebastian Stan. There are a few more, but they don't make it into this video. In promotion for Ridley Scott's The Martian movie, which looks fantastic (see the first trailer), Fox has launched another viral video teaser. The description explains: "NASA offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the ARES 3 crew for their journey to Mars." It's a fun little viral video, and likely another tease for another trailer coming soon. Excited for this movie. See below. ›››

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