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Anne Hathaway Finds Love in First Trailer for Romance 'Song One'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:41
Song One

We're running out of films that played at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival that are still waiting to hit theaters, and one of the final indies in line is Song One. By the time the film hits theaters in January, it will have been a year since it premiered at the festival in the mountains, so we've been waiting awhile for this one to arrive. Anne Hathaway plays the sister of a musician who ends up in a coma after an accident. In an effort to stimulate his dormant mind with the music he loves, she tracks down his favorite musician (Johnny Flynn) to maybe try to snap him out of it. The trailer looks charming, but not amazing. Watch! ›››

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'The Wolf Man' to Howl Again as the Next Universal Monsters Reboot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:20
The Wolf Man

Within the latest story about director Justin Lin potential returning to the Fast & Furious franchise for a multi-part conclusion to the action series, there's another revelation about one of Universal's other big franchise ambitions. The studio just released Dracula Untold last month, which is technically the first part of their reboot of the classic Universal Monsters series, which is being crafted as an interconnected cinematic universe of horror. They also just set the release date for the forthcoming remake of The Mummy, and an unknown monster movie reboot to follow in 2017, but now we know what that mystery film will be. ›››

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Extended 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Shows a Bit More Footage

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:05
 Age of Ultron

"There's only one path to peace. Your extinction." If you're looking for a little bit more footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, you might want to check out this extended trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel that just surfaced online. It's mostly the same as the teaser trailer that debuted a couple weeks ago, but it features a new opening with more taunting from Ultron just before some of Tony Stark's remote controlled suits crash The Avengers party where they all try to lift Thor's hammer. There's also some new shots of Iron Manflying , and less of that creepy Pinocchio rendition if that makes things better for you. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Short 'Phoenix 9' from German Team

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:55
Phoenix 9 Sci-Fi Short Film

"Remember: a better future is waiting for you." Another short to fire up today, this one is more of a proof-of-concept but better than most of the work that comes across our desks. Titled Phoenix 9, this short film is the debut of German team Amir Reichart (director & editor) and Peer Gopfrich (writer & producer) and it's sort of a funky mix of Tron Legacy meets post-apocalyptic survival thriller. "While post-apocalyptic films are immensely popular, we didn't just want to re-tread familiar territory. That's why we introduced a high-tech twist that takes things in a completely unexpected direction and gives the story larger-than-life scope and drama," explains Gopfrich. It's long (over 20 minutes) but actually quite good, view in full below. ›››

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Justin Lin May Return to Direct Multi-Part 'Fast & Furious' Conclusion

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:39
Justin Lin

Director Justin Lin decided to step away from the Fast & Furious franchise after reviving the action series, starting with Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and wrapping up with Fast & Furious 6. The next installment, Furious 7, is directed by James Wan, however, since the filmmaker is now slated to return to horror with The Conjuring 2, which just set a 2016 release date, someone else will probably have to step up for the next sequel. The good news is that a report from Deadline says Universal is looking to begin talking with Lin about returning to the franchise for a multi-part production that will end the franchise. Read on! ›››

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Shailene Woodley Has a Nightmare in Teaser Trailer for 'Insurgent'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:18
Insurgent

Following some motion posters that showed off the new look of the returning cast members and some new faces in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the first teaser trailer has arrived, and it already looks like it has a bigger budget than the first film. It appears to be a dream sequence where Tris (Shailene Woodley with a nice haircut) sees her Mom amidst the destruction of the world around her. There really aren't any stakes in a tease like this though, because it's clearly a dream, but it's probably a sequence that fans will be excited to be see realized on the big screen. The special effects aren't bad for a fast-tracked sequel either. ›››

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'The Conjuring 2' and 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Change Release Dates

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:50
James Wan

Though the horror franchises for The Conjuring and Insidious find themselves at Warner Bros. Pictures and Focus Features respectively, they still share producers in Blumhouse Productions and James Wan, who also directed the original films in each franchise. Now both horror sequels have new release dates. First, as we recently heard, Warner Bros. was able to coax James Wan into directing The Conjuring 2 again, which means the film wasn't going to meet the 2015 release date and would arrive sometime in 2016. Now, according to Box Office Mojo, the film has been set for release on June 10th, 2016. More below! ›››

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Watch: Final Trailer for 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:21
 Secret of the Tomb

"This place is waking up for the first time, and we have no idea what's out there." Though the Night at the Museum franchise is geared towards kids and families, it's written by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant, so there's always been a decent amount of comedy for adults to enjoy too. That certainly seems to be the cast in the latest trailer for the final adventure, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. New faces each get a moment to shine from Rebel Wilson as a new museum night guard to Dan Stevens, proving that he can do anything, as he plays an upbeat, heroic Sir Lancelot. And Ben Stiller gets to play two roles this time, adding a caveman into the mix. This honestly looks like some good fun! Watch below! ›››

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Watch: First TV Spot for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:14
 The Battle of the Five Armies

"The time is upon us when all must choose which side we are on." The final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the concluding chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book, just arrived last week. But now the first TV spots shows off a little more footage that wasn't glimpsed in that trailer. We're bound to see some more bits of this epic battle as we get closer to the release in just over a month, and while this certainly looks like a grand end to our adventure, it all feels a little too familiar because of Lord of the Rings. Still, fans are bound to enjoy the end of the series. Watch it! ›››

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First Look: Bryan Cranston as Blacklisted Hollywood Writer 'Trumbo'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:36
Trumbo

After tackling political drama and comedy with the likes of Recount, Game Change and The Campaign, director Jay Roach is heading further into the past for a historical drama called Trumbo. The title refers to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a real Hollywood screenwriter who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee by refusing to testify regarding accusations of ties to communism. Trumbo ended up being blacklisted and sentenced to nearly a year in prison but never stopped writing movies, and now this first look photo shows the Oscar winner brought to life by "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Bryan Cranston. ›››

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Hayao Miyazaki Doesn't Seem Hopeful About Studio Ghibli's Future

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:03
Hayao Miyazaki

Oh no! Say it ain't so! Beloved filmmaker/animator Hayao Miyazaki made a rare trip to the United States this past weekend to receive his honorary Oscar during the Governors Awards. While Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's films have been nominated for Oscars in the past, including winning one for Spirited Away in 2003, this Oscar comes after Miyazaki announced his retirement so it seems The Academy wanted to honor the man and his cinematic legacy one last time. There were also a few reports earlier this year about Studio Ghibli "shutting down" feature films for good, though details were rather sketchy and it was clarified they were re-working the business rather than closing the doors forever. Now we have real quotes from Miyazaki. ›››

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How Would You Like to Watch a 'Space Silent' Version of 'Gravity'?

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:38
Gravity

It's been over a year since Alfonso Cuaron's isolated space drama Gravity hit theaters, and the film has been available on Blu-Ray and DVD for quite awhile now. However, a new version of the film is hitting Blu-Ray, and while double dips for anniversary or special editions aren't always worth the money, this one is pretty interesting. While we normally don't cover home video stuff, an upcoming Diamond Luxe Blu-Ray edition of Gravity has caught our attention because not only does it have audio featuring Dolby Atmos Technology, but it will feature a "Space Silent Version" of the film without Steven Price's score in place. ›››

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Follows Up with a Few 'Mysteries of Interstellar'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:33
Neil deGrasse Tyson / Interstellar

Wait - there's more! Over the weekend, real-life astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson fired out a barrage of tweets condoning/confirming much of the actual science seen in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Interstellar. But he's back again with a selection of nine tweets he has dubbed the "Mysteries of #Interstellar", posing very interesting plot-related, world-building questions. With all of the plot hole articles floating around now that Interstellar is in theaters, I'm not sure if he's riffing on them by nitpicking with thought-provoking questions, or actually criticizing the movie and choices made in the script. Whether you agree with him or not, he does make some good points. And it's tough to argue against what he's saying. So what do you think? ›››

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Watch: Gillian Anderson & Ben Kingsley in 'Robot Overlords' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 15:33
Robot Overlords

"People of Earth, do not be alarmed. We wish you no harm. Robots never lie." How is it possible that Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are starring in a sci-fi flick called Robot Overlords and this is the first we're hearing about it? Well, it's not exactly, since we mentioned it briefly in February of 2013, but simply haven't heard anything about it since then. The film is set in the future and takes place on an Earth conquered by robots from another galaxy, but one young teen (Callan McAuliffe of The Great Gatsby) may hold the key to giving humans the power to fight back and take back the planet. The special effects range from impressive to downright terrible, but the movie as a whole feels like a generic SyFy project. ›››

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Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart Teaming Up for 'Central Intelligence'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:26
Dwayne Johnson / Kevin Hart

Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest men in show business, so it only makes sense for him to team up with one of the tiniest comedians working today. Variety has word that the wrestler turned action franchise revitalizing master is teaming up with Kevin Hart for Central Intelligence, a new action comedy set up at New Line with We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber at the helm. Previously, Ed Helms was attached to star in the film, but clearly he's fallen away. Over the weekend, both Johnson and Hart took to Twitter to tease a potential forthcoming collaboration, and now we know what that was about. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Johnny Depp is a Moron in the Second Trailer for 'Mortdecai'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:35
Mortdecai

There's a moment in the second trailer for the art heist comedy Mortdecai where Johnny Depp, as the title character, sighs audibly out of exasperation. That's exactly how I feel when watching this latest tease for the film coming in February of next year. Honestly, I don't know how this movie got made. No, I haven't seen the film yet, so I'm not saying that because I know it's terrible. But I'm saying that because I have no idea who this film appeals to beyond people who will see anything that Johnny Depp appears in on the big screen. Maybe that's enough, but this trailer just looks like another Pink Panther remake to ignore. Watch! ›››

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Robert De Niro & Bradley May Reunite with Jennifer Lawrence in 'Joy'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:13
Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley cooper

In both Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, director David O. Russell has found a great trio of talent in Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Now it sounds like he's going to round them all up again. We already know that Russell was reteaming with Lawrence for Joy, the film about Joy Mangano, who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs with the self-wringing floor cleaner known as the Miracle Mop. But in a recent chat with Go (via The Playlist), Russell revealed that he has hopes for De Niro to be in the film, and he's also created a role specifically for Cooper too. Read on! ›››

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Star Wars? Bond? Christopher Nolan on Interest in Other Franchises

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:51
Christopher Nolan

With Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters worldwide, the director finally gets to breathe a sigh of relief and take a break from all the production work. In the meantime, he's still out talking with press and recently spoke with Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast. Since it's still rare that we get to hear Christopher Nolan talk openly about interesting topics, there are some quotes from this interview that are worth highlighting, specifically where we talks about Star Wars and James Bond and his response to the criticism of his movies. I wish we could do back-and-forth discussions with Nolan for an entire month. ›››

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First Look: Lucasfilm's Animated 'Strange Magic' Arriving in January

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:26
Strange Magic

While we're all so transfixed by what Lucasfilm is doing with Star Wars now that the production company is under the banner of Disney, that's not the only thing they've been working on. In fact, Lucasfilm has an animated movie called Strange Magic that has just been given a release date of January 23rd, 2015 by Touchstone Pictures, one of Disney's distribution arms. The film is described as a "madcap fairy tale musical" inspired by the classic tale A Midsummer Night's Dream, so no, that's not a weird variation of Groot in the image above. Instead, that's our first look at the Bog King (voiced by Alan Cumming), Griselda (Maya Rudolph) and Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) in the computer animated film. Look! ›››

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Toby Kebbell Reveals New Doctor Doom Origins in 'Fantastic Four'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:04
Fantastic Four

The reboot of Fantastic Four from 20th Century Fox is set for release on August 7th, 2015, but we've yet to see a single official image from the film, not even concept art. We're not sure that's going to change before the end of the year, but we do now have a little bit of information about Josh Trank's reboot of the superhero quartet, which has been endlessly described as being more grounded and realistic. Toby Kebbell is playing the arch nemesis Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, and while speaking with Collider, he just revealed some changes in the character's origin and how he comes into his villainous name. More below! ›››

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