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Disney Loses 'John Carter' Rights But That Won't Stop More Movies

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:07
John Carter

While there are those who simply didn't like Disney's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character John Carter back in 2012, there are even more people who didn't give it a chance because the studio just didn't market it well enough. It's a fun, impressive space adventure worthy of comparison to Indiana Jones and Star Wars in tone and scope, even if it's not the most groundbreaking film. After the film was a huge flop for Disney, there was little to no chance that a sequel would happen, but that doesn't mean we won't see a new John Carter adventure, because the rights to the character no longer belong to Disney. ›››

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'Back to the Future' Gets 30th Anniversary Live Orchestra Screenings

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:48
Back to the Future

There's been endless celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters this year with LEGO sets and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but next year, another 80s favorite will be celebrating 30 years as well. Next year, Back to the Future will be 30 years old, and while we haven't heard about any special plans Universal Pictures may have to celebrate, there will be one cool event that fans can try to take advantage of in 2015. Variety reports Back to the Future will get special screenings around the world with a live orchestra utilized to play Alan Silvestri's signature score, just like the Star Trek reboot did this year. More below! ›››

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Patrick Stewart to Lead Gang of White Supremacists in 'Green Room'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:38
Patrick Stewart

Just after Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots were cast to lead Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier's next colorful thriller Green Room, one more cast member has been added into the mix, and it should make this one of your most anticipated films ever. A press release from Broad Green Pictures and Filmscience announced that "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and X-Men franchise star Patrick Stewart has joined the thriller which follows a young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads. ›››

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Buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Cassette

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:16
Guardians of the Galaxy

Hot on the heels of news that fans will be able to get a dancing Groot toy just in time for the holidays, another treat from Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for purchase this holiday season too. Besides the ragtag group of misfits that make up the titular cosmic crew from Marvel's successful flick, one of the biggest stars of the film is the classic pop rock soundtrack. And now you'll be able to own and listen to it exactly like Star-Lord would because Billboard reports you can buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on cassette tape beginning November 17th. So now that friend of yours with a shitty car will have great music. Look! ›››

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Must Watch: Joshua Oppenheimer's Doc 'The Look of Silence' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:57
The Look of Silence

If you're into documentaries, or even if you aren't, this is a must watch trailer for a must watch film. A few years ago, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer unveiled his remarkable, shocking, profound documentary The Act of Killing, confronting the murderers behind the Indonesian killings of 1965-66. Oppenheimer is back with his follow-up documentary The Look of Silence, in which he returns to Indonesia and focuses on an optometrist who confronts the men that killed one of his brothers, addressing the same tough topic in a completely different light. It's another incredible documentary that we highly recommend taking a look at, it says so much through silence and emotions. It's a powerful film and this trailer provides a good hint at that. ›››

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'Hot Tub Time Machine' Director Plans 'Cop Swap' Comedy at MGM

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:51
Steve Pink

The sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine was just pushed back to February 20th, 2015 after originally being set for release on Christmas Day, and now director Steve Pink already has his next comedy lined up as Deadline reports MGM has picked up a pitch for a project called Cop Swap. The studio acted fast to pick up the pitch with Pink attached to direct and also write the script with his writing partner Jeff Morris. The movie will focus on a real-life international exchange program of major metropolitan police departments across America that allow cops from foreign cities to essentially intern as part of the LAPD. More below! ›››

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'Star Wars' Trilogy Gets Real in Thomas Dagg's Awesome Photo Series

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:54
Star Wars

In today's installment of fun Star Wars stuff to hold us over until some non-spoiler, Star Wars: Episode VII updates surface, we have a cool photo set that makes the sci-fi saga feel real. Photographer Thomas Dagg has taken real-life photos and injected something from a galaxy far, far away in each one of them. Each photo shows us what the real world might be like if the characters, creatures and vehicles of the Star Wars trilogy actually existed on Earth. From an AT-AT patrolling the snowy city to Jawas digging through a trashpile, these are some great, subtle photographs that will make anyone wish they were real. Look now! ›››

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See Max Landis' 'Super Mario World' 436-Page Script & Concept Art

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:20
Super Mario World

There are plenty of aspiring screenwriters out there who want to turn their favorite comic book, video game, toyline and whatever else Hollywood snatches up, into a feature film. However, few of them ever actually have the drive or ambition to actually do it. Enter Max Landis, the writer of the found footage superhero flick Chronicle and the forthcoming new take on Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe. Landis is now 29 years old and has a lucrative screenwriting career, but just 10 years ago he was a 19-year old with the dream of turning the popular Super Nintendo video game Super Mario World into a feature film. More below! ›››

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'2001: A Space Odyssey' Gets a Gorgeous Trailer for UK Re-Release

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:04
 A Space Odyssey

We're waiting patiently for the arrival of Interstellar, the latest film from director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy), and we can't wait to see the film's IMAX footage, which clocks in at over an hour. Nolan recently compared the film to Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, and audiences in the United Kingdom will get a chance to compare them perfectly on the big screen since the 1968 film is getting re-released in theaters. And to promote the film's return to the big screen, a gorgeous new trailer has arrived that will have you wanting to see this film again now. Watch it! ›››

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Watch: Peeta Asks Rebels to Surrender in New 'Mockingjay' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:44
 Mockingjay - Part I

"Whoever you are, whatever it is you're doing, you are going to want to witness this." The release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I is exactly one month away, and the marketing campaign is heading into overdrive with cross-promotions launching all over the place. We just got an extended TV spot when tickets for the first chapter in the two-part finale went on sale last week, plus there's a new series using YouTube personalities as District Voices for Capitol TV, and now a new TV spot has surfaced from Doritos, the snack brand that wants to be synonymous with a franchise about citizens killing each other due to an overpowered government simply because it has the word "hunger" in the title. Watch TV spot below! ›››

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Adam McKay Planning to Make 'Step Brothers 2' But Not Very Soon

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:30
Step Brothers

Considering the fact that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues didn't quite live up to the 10 years of waiting fans had to do in order to see it hit the big screen, it's probably a safe bet that director Adam McKay won't be heading back into sequel territory again anytime soon. And that's exactly right, but that doesn't mean the comedy filmmaker doesn't have plans to return to one of his more revered comedies. Collider recently sat down with McKay for a chat and asked about the potential for a sequel to the 2008 comedy Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and it's further along than you might have thought. ›››

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'The Conjuring 2' Pushed to 2016 So James Wan Can Return to Direct

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:13
The Conjuring

Briefly: Warner Bros. Pictures had originally dated the horror sequel to last year's hit The Conjuring for October 23rd, 2015. However, since we haven't heard anything about a director or cast, we were starting to wonder if the film would be able to meet that date. And now we have our answer as the studio has removed The Conjuring 2 from next year's calendar and will release it sometime in 2016 instead. But there will still be horror from Warner Bros. this fall because an unspecified horror film will take the sequel's previous October 2015 date instead. But we're not sure at all what that film might be so stay tuned. ›››

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Peter Sohn Draws a Dino in Fun Tease for Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:16
Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

Well hello there little friend! Pixar has a new character to introduce us to today, and his name is Arlo. He's a dinosaur, and he's a cutie, of course. Disney-Pixar has posted a short new video to their Twitter account @DisneyPixar with a message introducing us to director Peter Sohn and his lead character Arlo from The Good Dinosaur. The film was originally supposed to be out this summer, but ended up pushed back to November 2015, late next year. Word is the movie has been "dismantled" & "completely reimagined", which means we're not sure what to expect or if any of the early details hold up, but here's the latest little official tease. One note - you can see the lead human character in a frame in the upper right at the end of the video. ›››

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Watch: Fincher, Affleck, Pike & Flynn Talk 'Gone Girl' on Charlie Rose

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:04
Gone Girl

There's no doubt that Gone Girl is a hit, and it's undoubtedly of the most successful films David Fincher has ever directed, and it's likely reached audiences that otherwise might not seek out the filmmaker's work. And if you're like me, then you're hungry to hear Fincher, writer Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike talk about the film itself. They all showed up for a chat on "Charlie Rose" and the result is a solid 36-minute discussion about the making of the film, whether the characters were likable, and of course, the film's commentary on marriage and the insane world of media. It's definitely worth a watch. ›››

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Eddie Murphy & 'Driving Miss Daisy' Director 'Cook' Up New Drama

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:19
Eddie Murphy

Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murphy is slated to star in Cook, a new project from Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford, that originally had Samuel L. Jackson on board to star. ›››

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Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. the 'A' from Stark Tower in 'Avengers'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:16
The Avengers

Many lead stars of the big screen have taken mementos from the sets of various films they've worked on. It's a nice token to remember that specific time in your life. Sometimes they steal them, other times they pay for them, but sometimes the production company just decides to give them to the stars. However, we're betting that no one has a movie memento as cool as what Robert Downey Jr. received from the set of The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel. You might remember a certain "A" from the sign on the side of Stark Tower, mostly because it was the only letter leftover after the action in Manhattan. Well, Downey now owns that. ›››

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YouTube Personalities Turn Capitol TV District Voices for 'Mockingjay'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:06
 Mockingjay - Part I

The viral marketing for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I has been pretty damn great. In addition to the traditional trailers and posters, the viral spots featuring President Snow and the rebels of District 13 interrupting them have been a great way to immerse fans into the world of Panem. Now they're going the extra mile as Lionsgate and Google have partnered to create District Voices, a five episode series that will pop up on YouTube throughout the week, intended to act as programming that citizens of Panem might see on Capitol TV. The first video went live today, and there will be a new one everyday this week. ›››

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Remake of 'Cabin Fever' Confirmed Using First Film's Original Script

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:47
Cabin Fever

There was a rumor going around earlier this year that Eli Roth's bloody horror film Cabin Fever, which is only 12 years old, was going to get the remake treatment. Now that's been confirmed by Armory Films, Cassian Elwes and Contend, who have all announced their production of the horror thriller has officially begun principal photography with Gage Golightly ("Teen Wolf"), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl) starring in the film. But who's directing and writing this time around? Find out details below! ›››

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Columbia Pictures Bringing '22 Jump Street' Back to Theaters on Friday

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:56
22 Jump Street

Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television. The same thing happened with This is The End last year, and now Columbia Pictures has their eye on the $200 million mark as they're bringing 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill back to theaters on Friday. ›››

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TGB Interview: Jerome Sable & Nicholas Musurca of 'ABCs of Death 2'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:26
ABC's of Death 2 / The Golden Briefcase

One of the highlights of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Drafthouse Films' own anthology horror sequel ABCs of Death 2. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy had a chance to sit down with two of the filmmakers in the anthology (of the letter 'V') to discuss their segment further during Fantastic Fest. It's a bit late, but here's the interview. Director Jerome Sable + writer/producer Nicholas Musurca are the minds behind 'V is for Vacation' (see our first look). The guys talk about the thought process behind the approach to their short and talk about some of the takeaways from viewing the first film that helped guide their segment. ›››

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