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Watch: Learn the Origin of Evil in Full 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:36
 Chapter 3

"If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you." Coming this summer is Insidious: Chapter 3, the next installment of the trippy horror franchise. But rather than continuing the story we've seen unfold in the first two chapters, this one is a prequel showing the origin of the evil. this time it's Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as a family haunted by the dead, and the theatrical trailer has just arrived, albeit with a weird tease at the beginning that almost feels like a mistake in editing. What's interesting is that this doesn't seem to deal with The Further, as the spirits are wreaking havoc on the apartment. Watch! ›››

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Ryan Reynolds Says 'Deadpool' Will Please Super Critical Fanboys

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:19
Deadpool

Fans were elated last fall when 20th Century Fox finally announced that they would be bringing Deadpool to the big screen the proper way after completely ruining the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio brought back Ryan Reynolds in the lead role as Wade Wilson, aka the Merc with a Mouth, and visual effects wizard Tim Miller will make his feature directorial debut. The supporting cast has started to fill out with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and more, and now Reynolds has spoken out to fans to reassure them that this will be the Deadpool movie they want, even though we've heard the movie will be rated PG-13. ›››

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There Are No Strings on Villain's Poster for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:18
 Age of Ultron

Since all the heroes have gotten their own posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (with the exception of Paul Bettany as The Vision), it's time for the title villain to take the spotlight. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) finally gets his own poster, and it's a familiar shot that we've actually seen in a couple of the trailers. It's one of the sequences where Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who both got their own posters before the weekend, are still working with the villain. This should be it for the character posters, though we're betting Vision gets one after the movie arrives. Look! ›››

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The Gang Gets Hunted in New International Trailer for 'Furious 7'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:47
Furious 7

"A war is coming to us whether we like it or not." Last night at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director James Wan delivered a surprise, secret screening of Furious 7 at midnight, and the early buzz is that this is the best film in the franchise. And just in time, a new international trailer has surfaced showing off some new footage, from tender moments with Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster to an armored bus equipped with some big guns. Plus, there's the footage we've all seen of Vin Diesel streaking across a couple skyscrapers in a sexy car and much more. We've only got a few more weeks to wait to see it! Watch! ›››

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Watch: Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart Audition for Each Other's Movies

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:23
Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart's Auditions

After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is coming to theaters in just under two weeks. And to help promote the film, the two co-stars got together on Funny or Die to talk about how great it was to finally work together. Why hadn't they teamed up before? Well, their agents keep putting them up for the same roles, and now we get to see what films like Anchorman and Elf would have been like with Kevin Hart and what Ride Along would have been like with Will Ferrell. It's pretty amusing, and hopefully their first collaboration will be too. Watch! ›››

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Peter Dinklage Joining Christian Bale for 'The Deep Blue Good-by'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:03
Peter Dinklage

After Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike, fresh off an Oscar nomination for her performance in the David Fincher film, joined Christian Bale in the forthcoming adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-by, two more supporting stars have come aboard as well. The Wrap reports "Game of Thrones" favorite Peter Dinklage will take a role in the film along with Nicola Peltz, who starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction. In the film, Bale is playing as Travis McGee, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. ›››

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Oscar Winner Alexandre Desplat to Score 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:36
Star Wars / Alexandre Desplat

Even though John Williams has been responsible for all of the scores for each film in the Star Wars saga (except for Star Wars: The Clone Wars), he'll be sitting out for the Star Wars spin-offs it seems. Williams has already been confirmed to provide the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and presumably Episode VIII and Episode IX (though he's getting up there in years, so time is of the essence). But when it comes to Star Wars: Rogue One, the first standalone adventure outside of the new trilogy, French radio program Radio Classique’s Culture Club (via Film Music Reporter) learned someone else will step up. ›››

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'Skull Island' Director Gets Paramount's 'The Stars My Destination'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:42
Jordan Vogt-Roberts

After directing Kings of Summer and having some fun running over things with a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts was supposed to direct an adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid. However, first on his plate will be Skull Island, an origin story of the mysterious location where King Kong resides. Tom Hiddleston, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons are all starring in the film set up by Universal Pictures and Legendary, and it's slated for release in the spring of 2017. But now Vogt-Roberts has a new project lined up as THR reports he's in talks to helm The Stars My Destination. ›››

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Watch: Kate Bosworth Takes in a Scary Kid in 'Before I Wake' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:31
Before I Wake

"Something's not right. I have to find out more about Cody's dreams." It's time for the tale of another creepy kid who creates some problems for a loving couple with Before I Wake, a new supernatural thriller. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane play parents trying to move on after the death of their own child. They decide to adopt a young boy named Cody. While the boy is very sweet, he is absolutely terrified of falling asleep, because his dreams become reality for everyone else around him while they sleep. What starts as some wild fantasies for this couple soon turn into nighttime terrors. From this first trailer, it looks like your standard supernatural horror, but mixing it with the creepy kid might make it more interesting. Watch? ›››

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Eddie Murphy to Play Richard Pryor's Father in Comedian Biopic

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:02
Eddie Murphy / Richard Pryor

For those who didn't know, there's still a biopic about iconic comedian Richard Pryor in the works from The Butler director Lee Daniels. Taking the lead role is Mike Epps, who played Black Doug in The Hangover franchise, but now a familiar face who was supposed to play Pryor in a film about six years ago has joined the cast. THR reports Eddie Murphy, a once iconic comedian who now makes silly, terrible comedies, is taking the role of Pryor's father. The good news is that this has the potential to be an Oscar role for Murphy, because Pryor's father was an abusive alcoholic, and a brutal influence on his life. Read on! ›››

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Genndy Tartakovsky Leaving Sony Pictures Animation's 'Popeye'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:36
Popeye

Last fall brought some test footage from Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye. "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky has been attached to this film since 2012, and it's been expected in theaters sometime in 2016. But now it sounds like the film might be in trouble as Tartakovsky has delivered some bad news. It sounds like the Tartakovsky isn't working on the film anymore, as he spoke with Moviefone on the status of the project and revealed that due to some changes at the studio itself, they may not be interested in the kind of Popeye he wanted to make. ›››

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Josh Gad is Le Fou in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:12
Le Fou / Josh Gad

The cast of Disney's live-action take on Beauty and the Beast is filling out quite nicely. Emma Watson is taking the role of Belle with The Guest star Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Now one more key player has been added to the mix with THR reporting that Frozen voice star Josh Gad will play Gaston's chubby, weasel of a sidekick Le Fou. In case you've been living under a rock, Beauty and the Beast follows a young girl who takes the place of her father as a prisoner of a beast after he's caught trespassing on his cursed castle. But Belle learns this beast has a secret: he's actually a handsome prince. ›››

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Mark Ruffalo Does His Best in the US 'Infinitely Polar Bear' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:26
Infinitely Polar Bear

"We don't want people to see how we live!" An Australian poster for this film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival arrived not too long ago, and now Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, is poised for release in the United States this summer, and a domestic trailer has arrived. This is a charming, albeit schmaltzy, drama about a husband and father struggling with being manic depressive in the late 70s as he tries to keep his family together at all costs. His daughters seem to be more responsible than him, but he does the best with the mind that he has. Ruffalo really puts in a great performance. Watch! ›››

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Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Posters

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:44
 Age of Ultron

It seemed a little weird that when the rest of the character posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron were released before the third trailer arrived that Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) didn't get their own posters, especially since they were featured on the theatrical posters with the whole team. But it looks like they're just arriving a little late as the siblings each get their own poster. As we've seen in the trailer, they initially are working with Ultron (James Spader) and cause trouble for our heroes, but then end up joining them in the end. I'm interested to see what makes them turn. ›››

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Jamie Foxx Says Martin Scorsese is Directing His Mike Tyson Biopic

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:10
Jamie Foxx / Mike Tyson

Last summer, we learned that Horrible Bosses and Ray star Jamie Foxx would be getting into the boxing ring to play iconic boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic that will be written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator and The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. Since then we haven't heard anything regarding the development of the project, but Foxx recently appeared on Power 105's radio program The Breakfast Club (via Uproxx) and he revealed that Martin Scorsese will be directing, marking a return to the sport after being behind the camera for the classic Raging Bull. And this Mike Tyson project just got really interesting. ›››

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Adam Scott to Lead Legendary's Holiday Horror Comedy 'Krampus'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:41
Krampus

While we're still waiting for Kevin Smith to deliver his holiday horror anthology Anti-Claus, the folks at Legendary Pictures are beginning production on their own Christmas-themed horror comedy called Krampus. The film tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. But things get even worse when they unleash the wrath of Krampus, a vicious, ancient entity from European folklore, who begins to wreak havoc, giving monstrous life to holiday icons and creating even more terror for this fractured family. And we have a cast! ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for Kevin Pollak's 'Misery Loves Comedy' Doc

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:34
Misery Loves Comedy

After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary Misery Loves Comedy, marking the directorial debut of comedian and character actor Kevin Pollak, is arriving this spring. With a cavalcade of comics and actors, from Amy Schumer to Tom Hanks to Judd Apatow to Larry David, all these comedians talk about the craft of being funny, and just what it takes to make it happen. Do comedians have to be miserable to be funny, or is there more to it than that? There's also a quote from yours truly there in the trailer (read my full review here), and it's definitely worth checking out. Watch below! ›››

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Fox Moving 'Fantastic Four 2' Away from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:17
Fantastic Four 2

Following yesterday's news that Star Wars: Episode VIII would arrive on May 26th, 2017, bringing the sci-fi saga back to summer where it belongs, 20th Century Fox made a smart decision to move one of their blockbusters out of the way. Though Fantastic Four 2 wasn't hitting theaters until June 2nd, 2017, the studio wants to give Disney (and themselves) another week of box office breathing room by moving the comic book sequel back one week to June 9th, 2017. It's not a big move, but one extra week will give more people time to see Episode VIII without harming the box office gross of Fantastic Four 2, so it's a good call. ›››

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Non-Retired Kevin Smith May Be Working on a Sequel to 'Mallrats'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:58
Mallrats

Even though writer/director Kevin Smith was once leaning towards retirement from filmmaking, the past couple years have actually seen him take on more projects at once than he's ever had before. He's going to finish his horror trilogy that he revealed last summer, which already began with Tusk last year, will continue with Yoga Hosers on June 1st this summer, and end with Moose Jaws sometime next year. There's also Clerks III shooting this May, and the holiday horror flick Anti-Claus on the way as well. And now Smith seems to be hinting at a sequel to the biggest box office bomb of his career after all those are done. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Tribeca Doc 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:02
I Am Big Bird

Right around the time of the Academy Awards, we got a "Sesame Street" parody of Birdman with Caroll Spinney, the man who brings Big Bird to life on the iconic children's television show. Now we have the traile for a documentary called I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story on the way looking at the man who few people know, despite his work as one of the most iconic Muppets of all-time. You may not know, but Spinney is also the voice of Oscar the Grouch, and this doc, which has been on the festival circuit for awhile, chronicles Spinney's life and career starting from life as a child to work with Jim Henson. ›››

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