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Cobie Smulders & Gail Bean in Kris Swanberg's 'Unexpected' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:27
Unexpected Trailer

"You're just going to give up now?" Oh wow, this looks really good! The Film Arcade has debuted a trailer for Unexpected, a delightful Sundance premiere this year directed by Kris Swanberg (Joe Swanberg's wife). It earned some solid buzz, but we unfortunately missed it here, thankfully some of our friends show up quoted in this trailer. Cobie Smulders stars as Samantha, a teacher at an inner-city Chicago high school who ends up unexpectedly pregnant, and befriends a high school student who is also unexpectedly pregnant. It looks like a charmer, seriously, I kinda really want to see this. Gail Bean stars as the student, and the cast includes Anders Holm and Elizabeth McGovern. Give this a watch, you might be surprised. ›››

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Must Watch: First Red Band Trailer for WB's New 'Vacation' Sequel

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:57
Vacation Sequel Trailer

"I've never even heard of the original Vacation…" Back to Walley World they go! Warner Bros has finally debuted the first official trailer, thankfully a red band to show you how vulgar this R-rated sequel is, for the raunchy comedy Vacation. From writers-turned-directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, this continuation of National Lampoon's Vacation series picks up with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold when he's older, now with his own family, taking a return trip vacation to Walley World just like he did when he was a kid. Oh boy. I wish there was more footage in this, but it still looks like fun and I love the connection to the original throughout. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Regina Hall also star. ›››

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First Look at Three of Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' on EW's New Cover

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:54
The Hateful Eight

The Meanest, Grittiest, and Deadliest Movie of the Year? Already? Well, we'll have to see if that holds true. Entertainment Weekly has unveiled their latest cover and it's a first look at some of the characters (only three of the eight!) from Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight. He was filming all of late last year, and is preparing the film for release late this year, but we have yet to see an actual teaser. "For me it has more of a Western Iceman Cometh kind of vibe about it," Tarantino says of Hateful Eight. "A bunch of guys in a room who can't trust each other… That wasn't a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle." I'm ready, let's see the footage. ›››

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Meryl Streep & Her Daughter in First Trailer for 'Ricki and the Flash'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:58
Ricki and the Flash

Get Ready for Ricky! Batten down the hatches, board up the windows, lock every door, she's a'comin'! Sony has finally debuted the first trailer for Ricki and the Flash, the newest film written by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody, starring Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep, directed by Academy Award-winner Jonathan Demme. But does all that past winning make for a good film? You tell us. Streep stars as Ricki, a rockin', rogue, guitar playin' mother who must head home to rekindle a rocky relationship with her family. The cast includes Meryl Streep's real life daughter, actress Mamie Gummer as her daughter Julie in the film, along with Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan & Rick Springfield. Fire it up below. ›››

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Watch the Trailer for Amy Berg's Controversial Doc 'An Open Secret'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:50
An Open Secret

"We're absolutely talking about the tip of the iceberg." Ahead of its premiere in the Cannes Market, the first trailer for Amy Berg's documentary An Open Secret has debuted, profiling the controversy about sexual assault allegations involving children working in Hollywood. This is the doc that we've been hearing about ever since the Bryan Singer story made headlines, and he's one of the cases discussed. Amy Berg is a very talented filmmaker (West of Memphis about the West Memphis Three riled me up) and I am very curious to see what she has uncovered in this. The trailer is a nice tease, with hints at all the shocking details included within, so give it a look and check it out in theaters. "The Film That Hollywood Doesn’t Want You to See"! ›››

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Rosamund Pike Stars in 'Return to Sender' Thriller First Full Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:27
Return to Sender

"You expect me to cry, scream, say 'dear God, why me?!' …That's not me." The first trailer for Return to Sender has debuted, and we probably wouldn't be interested if it didn't star Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl, The World's End, Jack Reacher). The plot is simple: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Pike plays that "meticulous small-town nurse" and it looks like she's got some fun tricks up her sleeve, too. The cast includes Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez. This doesn't look particularly impressive, but at least maybe the performances will be good. ›››

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Watch: Tatum Takes Some Of It Off in Full 'Magic Mike XXL' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:04
Magic Mike XXL Trailer

"Are you ready to be exalted?!" I hope so. Warner Bros has debuted the fun, full-length theatrical trailer for Gregory Jacobs' Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's breakout 2012 summer hit Magic Mike, about male strippers from Florida. The whole gang is back: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez. Tatum actually co-wrote the script for this. The rest of the cast includes Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and yes that was a glimpse of Donald Glover. Even if this isn't your thing, you have to give it to WB - they've fully embraced the marketing on this one, and it works perfectly. The opening to this trailer is hilarious. Enjoy! ›››

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Another Boring Marvel Poster Debuts for 'Ant-Man' with Paul Rudd

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:44
Ant-Man Poster

You can do better than this, Marvel! The final official poster for Marvel Studio's Ant-Man has debuted on Marvel.com today, timed perfectly the week after Avengers: Age of Ultron opened theaters. So now they're continuing the Marvel hype train by reminding us that Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas is coming up later this summer. Unfortunately, it's another very boring poster from Marvel that Photoshops a bunch of actors into a really bland design. And yet they were doing so good! The first teaser poster was great, and those tiny billboards are brilliant, but why revert to such boring work for the final pay off poster? ›››

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First Photos from Denis Villeneuve's Film 'Sicario' with Emily Blunt

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:02
Sicario

Before he goes on to bring us the new Blade Runner movie, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve will next premiere his new film Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The modern thriller revolves around a young FBI agent, played by Emily Blunt (thinking of Zero Dark Thirty already) who is recruited into a CIA operation to take down a Mexican drug cartel boss. Along the way she interacts with Alejandro, played by Benecio Del Toro, and Matt Graves, played by Josh Brolin, seen in the photos below. The director recently told The Guardian in a profile that it's "a very dark film, a dark poem, quite violent." We'll have to wait for the trailer to get a glimpse of that violence - as these first look photos aren't too crazy. Take a look. ›››

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Martin Freeman Joins the Cast of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:16
Martin Freeman

Nygaard is going geeky. It has been officially announced by Marvel Studios at Marvel.com that acclaimed actor Martin Freeman will be taking a role in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, to be directed by brothers Anthony & Joe Russo. This is yet another sequel to Captain America following The Winter Soldier last year, but it also expands the universe by being the first segue into the "Civil War" era. No exact details are specified regarding the character he'll be playing, so unfortunately anything else will have to remain a mystery for the time being. Aside from Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, the Civil War cast may also include Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo and Chadwick Boseman. So who is everyone? ›››

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Watch: Charming Full US Trailer for 'Mr. Holmes' with Ian McKellen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:56
Mr. Holmes Trailer

"If I ever write a story myself it will be to correct millions of misconceptions created by his imaginative license." Roadside Attractions has unveiled the full-length US trailer for Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the end of his years. This is already one of my favorite films of the year and my stamp of approval on this one actually appears in the trailer – I'm quoted! It comes from my glowing review of the film from Berlinale, where I first saw this and loved it. McKellen is indeed magnificent in this story about memory loss and aging, featuring a stellar cast that includes the young Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada and Frances de la Tour. Don't miss this in the summer! ›››

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Lucasfilm Confirms Yet Another 'Indiana Jones' Movie Will Be Made

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:45
Indiana Jones

It's nothing major, but it is another official confirmation from Lucasfilm. This time the studio has confirmed to Vanity Fair that they definitely are developing another new Indiana Jones movie – it will "one day be made". Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, we've been hearing rumors and rumblings of another Indiana Jones that might continue where Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left off, or reboot the series altogether. Over the years we've heard names like Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt mentioned as potential replacements, but again nothing is confirmed yet. In fact, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy went so far as to say that they haven't even started working on a script yet. Too early for anything to actually come together, only ideas for now. ›››

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Louis C.K. Set to Write, Direct & Star in New Indie Film 'I'm a Cop'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:07
Louis C.K.

More Louis please! Ask and you shall receive. It looks like comedian/filmmaker Louis C.K. is headed back to feature filmmaking, with THR reporting that he's ready to write, direct and star in a new independent film titled I'm a Cop. Aside from Louis C.K. being involved, Scott Rudin (of Captain Phillips, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rosewater, While We're Young, Top Five recently) is producing, which means this project has plenty of weight behind it. I'm a huge fan of Louis and I've been waiting to write about him again, as he once directed a few features, including Pootie Tang, before focusing on his comedy work and eventually his Emmy-winning show "Louie". So what is his new script about (besides a cop of some kind)? Let's find out. ›››

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Watch: Schwarzenegger Recaps His Entire Filmography on Late Night

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:51
Arnold Schwarzenegger

He's back! Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back into acting, appearing in the zombie flick Maggie in theaters this summer, as well as Terminator Gensisys. He's out promoting and recently stopped by "The Late Late Show With James Corden", where he acted out pretty much every film he's been in. As one of those kids who grew up watching Schwarzenegger movies all day, whether it be True Lies or Terminator or Predator or Kindergarten Cop or whatever, it's quite amusing to see him relive his past and have fun while at it. It's just a fun six minute comedy sketch where Corden and Schwarzenegger act out his entire filmography, and it should make you smile and laugh to watch. Plus he talks about which one is his favorite. ›››

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Will Poulter to Play Pennywise in Cary Fukunaga's New 'It' Movies

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:29
Will Poulter / Pennywise

Watch out Tim Curry. Over at Variety they're reporting that Cary Fukunaga (of Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, "True Detective") has cast the lead in his new It feature, which will be split into two movies. Sources have told them that young actor Will Poulter, currently 22 years old, is "in negotiations" to play Pennywise the evil clown. Poulter last appeared in The Maze Runner as Gally, along with A Plea for Grimsby, Glassland, We're the Millers and Son of Rambow. He's also in the upcoming The Revenant, which we'll all be watching this December. Apparently the audition won over Fukunaga and they couldn't say no. ›››

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It's Official - Lionsgate is Making 'John Wick 2' with Keanu Reeves

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:54
John Wick

Woot! Lionsgate has officially announced development on John Wick 2 via a press release sent to press on May 4th. The release contains very basic information, but confirms that everyone is back: Keanu Reeves as John Wick, along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter Derek Kolstad all returning. The film is being sold at the Cannes Market coming up this month, which is why the news has arrived as a confirmation like this. No information about release timing is included in the press release, but it sounds like it might go quick if things go well in Cannes. As a huge fan of John Wick from last year (it was in my Top 10!) there's something particularly exciting about knowing more Wick is on the way. ›››

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First Look: Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma from 'Star Wars'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:01
Star Wars

It's a Chrometrooper! One of the many new characters we'll be meeting in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is this bad guy (she's part of the "First Order" not the "Empire" anymore) nicknamed the "Chromtrooper", played by Gwendoline Christie (of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, "Game of Thrones"), who wears a chrome stormtrooper outfit and carries a big gun. The caption from the reveal at Vanity Fair (as part of the Annie Leibovitz photo spread) only states: "First Order officer Captain Phasma surveys the rubble following an attack." Sleek. I wish we could see her without the mask! Very interesting. ›››

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More Mayhem in Third Trailer for 'San Andreas' with Dwayne Johnson

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:45
San Andreas Trailer

"This whole chunk of land will be decimated…!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers for this already, teasing some of the epic destruction and mayhem including a huge tsunami wave and pretty much all of Los Angeles collapsing upon itself. This definitely does look like a Roland Emmerich movie (even a spiritual sequel to 2012) but without some of the Emmerich quirks, for better or worse. Honestly, I'm curious to see this, something about the emotional angle that gets me. Enjoy! ›››

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Watch: Orson Welles' 'Falstaff Chimes of Midnight' Re-Release Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:25
Falstaff Chimes of Midnight Trailer

"That villainous abominable misleader of youth!" It's him, Orson Welles! Ha! Mr. Bongo has debuted a fun new trailer for Orson Welles classic Falstaff Chimes of Midnight, or just Chimes of Midnight, the legendary filmmaker/actor's ambitious take on Shakespeare's Henry IV. Well, Chimes of Midnight is really Welles adaptation of his play Five Kings which was an attempt to combine Shakespeare's works Henry IV, V, VI and Richard III into a single play. "One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films" and is now getting a restored re-release (in cinemas in the UK) for its 50th anniversary. Fire up the old footage in the new trailer below. ›››

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Here's the Rest of Annie Leibovitz's 'Star Wars' Photos for Vanity Fair

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:24
Star Wars - Annie Leibovitz

Happy Star Wars Day - it's now May the 4th and everyone is celebrating! Including even Vanity Fair, going all out with their latest issue featuring a cover shot of Han, Chewie and the new gang, plus an entire photo spread shot by Annie Leibovitz. What?! I know! The photos have been unveiled in full this morning, and they're rather revealing, including our very first ever look at Adam Driver in costume on set (as far as we know he plays Kylo Ren). We also get to see more set images featuring director J.J. Abrams and a look at Lupita Nyong'o with her facial capture rig, meaning she's definitely playing some kind of alien. VF states she's playing a character named Maz Kanata. Take a look at all of the impressive new shots revealed below. ›››

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