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'Dumb & Dumber To' International Trailer Has an Annoying Sound

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:52
Dumb & Dumber To

Just recently we got a look at the sequel Dumb & Dumber To, 20 years after the original hit theaters in 1994, and it shows that Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) have effectively wasted two decades before they begin their next road trip. Now a new international trailer shows off more of the throwback stupidity we can expect from the sequel. The first half of the trailer plays out just like the domestic version, but the second half has some new jokes, including another nostalgic joke that calls back to the original film and an the infamous most annoying sound in the world. It's amusing, but not really hilarious. Watch below! ›››

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'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' Legend Eli Wallach Has Died at 98

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:26
Eli Wallach

Hollywood has lost another legend after being graced with a 60-year career and nearly 100 years on this Earth as The New York Times reports legendary actor Eli Wallach, star of the classic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, has passed away at 98. After a stint in the army during WWII, serving five years in the Medical Corps and rising to captain, Wallach returned home to become a founding member of the Actors Studio and studied method acting with Lee Strasberg. That led to a Broadway debut in 1951, and stage time with wife Anne Jackson in plays like The Typists, The Tiger and The Diary of Anne Frank. ›››

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Chris Hemsworth May Lead Shane Black's Pulp Action 'Doc Savage'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:41
Chris Hemsworth / Doc Savage

Last fall, a few months after Iron Man 3 hit theaters, director Shane Black was talking about the development of his pulp adventure adaptation Doc Savage. He's been linked to the project as far back as 2010, but it's taken awhile for the project to gain any traction. The film likely won't be his next project with The Nice Guys rounding up cast members, but Black hasn't forgotten about bringing the 1930s hero to the big screen. In fact, buried in the THR report yesterday about Black being attached to a reboot of Predator at Fox, there's mention that the director has met with Thor star Chris Hemsworth about the starring role. ›››

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Watch: President Snow's Address Threatens 'Mockingjay' Revolution

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:06
 Mockingjay

"Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever." Summer still has about two months left, and then it's right into fall, where the latter of the season will see the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, the first in the two-part finale of Lionsgate's sci-fi franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. We just took a glimpse at some propaganda posters paying tribute to some of the real working heroes of the districts, but now we get something really juicy. Capitol TV has just revealed an address from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that seems peaceful, but then turns dark as he threatens the revolution rising after the events in Catching Fire. And just wait until you see who's standing right at his side. Watch now! ›››

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Must Watch: First Full Trailer for David Ayer's WWII Tank Movie 'Fury'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:36
David Ayer's Fury Trailer

"Ideals are peaceful... History is violent." Yes - finally! Columbia has debuted the first full-length trailer for David Ayer's awesome WWII tank movie titled Fury, starring Brad Pitt as "Wardaddy", along with Shia LaBeouf (hidden in this trailer), Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Xavier Samuel and Michael Peña. The story follows a tank platoon in Europe on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. The footage looks spectacular - an intense, gritty, badass but heartfelt WWII film set around/inside a Sherman tank. I love it, everything about it, and I cannot wait to see it. I'll let the footage speak for itself. Fire this up! ›››

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Up-and-Comer Dean Israelite Aiming to Direct 'WarGames' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 20:16
WarGames

"Is this a game or is it real?" Here we go again. MGM is apparently still intent on remaking the classic 80's computer hacker movie WarGames, and has picked up development again by hiring a brand new writer and director. Since 2011, The King of Kong's Seth Gordon was attached to direct, however the project never seemed to go anywhere (meanwhile MGM's other 80's remake, Red Dawn, flopped). Deadline is reporting that they're "close to signing" up-and-coming director Dean Israelite for the remake, a name we're not yet familiar with has his first film, a time travel sci-fi titled Project Almanac, was delayed from release this year. ›››

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'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas' Museum Will Call Chicago Home

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 20:15
Chicago / Star Wars

Though George Lucas may no longer have a significant voice in the world of producing new Star Wars films with Lucasfilm being run by Kathleen Kennedy and now firmly situated at Disney, that doesn't mean he's just kicking around Skywalker Ranch with nothing to do. In fact, Lucas has been busy putting together plans to create a museum that will house his collection of art and movie memorabilia, and The Chicago Tribune reports he has finally chosen The Windy City, where he lives half-time with his Chicagoan wife, to found The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, beating out potential plots in Los Angeles in San Francisco. ›››

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Warner Bros. Picks Up 'Monstrumologist' & 'I’ll Give You the Sun'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:01
Monstrumologist / I'll Give You the Sun

Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent this year, both with Shailene Woodley, and the continued success of franchises like The Hunger Games, it seems young adult novels are still getting picked up left and right for potential film adaptations, and Warner Bros. has just doubled down by picking up two new properties. Deadline reports the studio has picked up the four-book fantasy series Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, while THR has word that they've also picked up I'll Give You the Sun, a book on the opposite end of the spectrum about two teenage twins and their tragic coming-of-age. ›››

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Shane Black Writing Treatment & Directing the Reboot of 'Predator'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:58
Predator

Since the pseudo sequel Predators didn't really do much to reinvigorate the franchise, it's time to reboot the 20th Century Fox action classic Predator. THR has word that Lethal Weapon franchise writer and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has been commissioned to write a treatment for the reboot and direct the film. Black actually has an interesting history with Predator, because he was actually given the opportunity to polish the script for the original 1986 film, but turned it down twice. But Black, also an occasional actor, was offered a small role in the film, which the studio tried to use to convince him to rewrite the script on set. ›››

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Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes & Channing Tatum Join 'Hail Caesar'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:17
Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes

The cast of Joel & Ethan Coen's next film Hail Caesar already sounded promising with George Clooney and Josh Brolin as part of the cast, and now it's just gotten even better. THR has word Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel stars Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton are in talks to join the film, along with Channing Tatum. The film follows a man named Eddie Mannix (Clooney), who works for the movie studios of Hollywood in the 1950s as a fixer, someone who protects the reputations of their biggest stars from being tarnished. And the roles of our new stars fit right into the the golden age of Hollywood setting. ›››

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Kevin Kline Falls for Dakota Fanning in 'Last of Robin Hood' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:29
The Last of Robin Hood

Following the debut of the first poster earlier this spring, the first trailer for the 50s Hollywood romance The Last of Robin Hood has arrived. Kevin Kline takes the role of iconic swashbuckler Erron Flynn as he falls for an underage actress named Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning). It looks like there's some great performances on display here, but the tone seems all over the place, going from the lighter bustling environment of old Hollywood to the darker side of this obsessive romance between Flynn and Aadland. The film debuted at Toronto last year, and the buzz wasn't overwhelming, but we're at least interested. Watch! ›››

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Sundance Doc 'Battered Bastards of Baseball' Reveals First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:33
The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Following a debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball will make its debut exclusively on Netflix next month, and the first trailer has just arrived. The documentary tells the true story of the Portland Mavericks, a scrappy, independent baseball team of underdogs started by actor Bing Russell in the 1970s. In fact, you probably know one of the many players, because Kurt Russell is Bing's son. As someone who doesn't enjoy watching sports, there's just something that is inexplicably appealing about sports documentaries and dramas, and this looks like a treat. Watch! ›››

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Brad Pitt on First Teaser Poster for David Ayer's Tank Movie 'Fury'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:45
Brad Pitt Fury

War Never Ends Quietly. Oh man I'm looking forward to this so much. A new poster has debuted for David Ayer's WWII tank movie Fury, starring Brad Pitt as well as Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Xavier Samuel and Michael Peña. However, it is only Brad Pitt who shows up on this poster, slouched over the turret of his tank. Hopefully this means we'll see a character poster for each of these guys, but aside from that, I really like this poster. It's simple, but has a gritty edge to it, and evokes the sadness and fatigue of war. Early footage for this looks awesome, one of my most anticipated fall films. In full below. ›››

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Roll Out in Theatrical Trailer & Posters

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:57
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Though the trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has played before some showings of How to Train Your Dragon 2 still hasn't shown up online, the full theatrical trailer has arrived, likely playing before Transformers: Age of Extinction this coming weekend. There's some cool new action shots, and honestly, the design of the turtles doesn't really bug me at all. This seems to have capture the spirit of the original characters, and delivers the kind of action we'd expect from a Michael Bay production. Plus, Megan Fox and Will Arnett make an amusing little reference to the rumor that the turtles would be aliens. The trailer also seems to indicate that William Fichtner may just be working for Shredder in the film. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Behind the Scenes of 'Jurassic World' in 'Today Show' Report

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:53
Jurassic World

Director Colin Trevorrow boldly admitted that some of the plot rumors about Jurassic World were true when some information leaked online recently. And now we get to check out some of the fully functional theme park from where the sequel's title is derived. "The Today Show" was given access to the set where the reporter spoke to Trevorrow, along with stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson. We don't really see them doing much else beyond what has been revealed in first look photos online, but we do get to see some of the theme park, including dinosaur strollers. Plus, Pratt teases the new attraction used to get theme park goers interested again, before everything goes wrong. Watch it! ›››

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Screenwriter Zak Penn Rewriting 'Ready Player One' for Warner Bros

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:13
Ready Player One

Geek news from Hollywood to keep us in anticipation. One of my favorite novels published in the last few years is Ready Player One, written by Ernie Cline, a fantastic adventure about a kid from 80s living in a dystopian digital future where everyone is playing a global Second Life-like game to win the game creator's vast wealth. It's filled with so many geeky references galore, but it's an awesome book, and it will make for a great movie, if they do it right (more on that later). While we've known for a while now that Warner Bros is planning to adapt the book into a movie, The Wrap is now reporting that they're pushing forward by hiring a prominent geek screenwriter, Zak Penn, to rewrite the first draft co-written by the author and Eric Eason. ›››

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Here Comes the 'Premature' Red Band Trailer, Over and Over Again

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:39
Premature

The Groundhog Day formula got the sci-fi treatment again this summer with Edge of Tomorrow, an action-packed fun flick that more audiences should have taken a chance on. Now the same concept is being applied to the high school sex comedy with Premature. Surprisingly enough, this looks pretty damn funny, featuring what might be a star-making turn from John Karna, and amusing supporting performances from Craig Roberts (Submarine, Neighbors) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, Wreck-It Ralph). I'll pretty much watch any film using the Groundhog Day conceit, and this red band trailer makes it look like a real winner. ›››

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Featurette Highlights Incredible VFX

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:16
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

We've already seen an awesome side-by-side comparison video showing footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes before and after visual effects have been applied to bring the apes to life. Now a new featurette explains more about how those effects were done, with Weta responsible for more state-of-the-art technology allowing motion-capture performances to happen at a set on-location. Some of the talents behind these mind-blowing effects talk about the process, albeit briefly, as we see footage of performers like Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell and their fully rendered ape alter egos. We can't wait to see this. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Luke Evans Turns to Darkness in First 'Dracula Untold' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:58
Dracula Untold

"Sometimes the world doesn't need another hero. Sometimes what it needs, is a monster." In what seems to be a mesh of Snow White and the Huntsman and Underworld, the first trailer for Dracula Untold has arrived, and it doesn't look half-bad. Luke Evans plays a desperate man who must turn to a dark power in order to save his people and avenge his family. There are some cool uses of Dracula's powers, especially at the end of the trailer. However, this might not be official, since it flashes the title at the beginning and the end for some reason. But that cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Lorde works really well. ›››

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Edgar Ramirez Possibly Joining Scott Derrickson's 'Doctor Strange'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:09
Edgar Ramirez

Marvel is in the midst of getting their Phase Three title Doctor Strange together with Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil director Scott Derrickson working from a script by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Of course, we're still waiting to see who will play the mystical hero, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy on Marvel's shortlist of possible stars, and Jared Leto potentially being in the running too. Now another name may be considered for a role, but not necessarily the lead. IGN recently spoke to Edgar Ramirez, who stars in Deliver Us from Evil, and decided to ask him if there was a chance he would join Doctor Strange. ›››

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