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Sam Jackson Still Knows the 'Pulp Fiction' Bible Verse 20 Years Later

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:25
Pulp Fiction

As we've made everyone aware, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and the classic paranormal comedy is returning to theaters later this year as part of the ongoing celebration. But this year also marks the 20th anniversary of Best Picture nominee Pulp Fiction from director Quentin Tarantino. There hasn't been as much pomp and circumstance for this anniversary, mostly because it's not the kind of film you can merchandise like Ghostbusters. But across the pond, Graham Norton came up with a pretty good tribute to the film by having Samuel L. Jackson recite his famous monologue. Watch! ›››

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Luke Evans is Cloaked in Bats on First Poster for 'Dracula Untold'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:12
Dracula Untold

Meet Vlad the Impaler. Formerly known as Dracula Year Zero, we finally have our first look at what's now known as Dracula Untold, one of a few Dracula/Vlad movies in the works (the others being Eli Roth's Harker and The Last Voyage of the Demeter). Welsh actor Luke Evans stars in this movie as Vlad Tepes (seen above), better known in history as Vlad the Impaler, in the very dark story of how he becomes Dracula. I talked with Luke about this movie in my interview with him last year, as he had just finished filming, now we finally get a first look in the form of a poster + photo. Solid design, I like the armor, curious to see more. ›››

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Melissa McCarthy is a Sloppy Mess in UK Trailer for 'Tammy' Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:04
Tammy

Could this be the film where America falls out of love with Melissa McCarthy? We've seen plenty of footage from Tammy in the previous domestic trailer and more recent TV spot, but this new trailer from the UK shows off even more from the comedy arriving just before the 4th of July weekend. But the more I see of this film, the less interested I get. There's far too much stupid slapstick with McCarthy just being a bumbling, messy idiot. The rough around the edges persona is something we've already seen her do in Bridesmaids and The Heat, and there's just nothing promising on display here. Don't be surprised if this bombs at the box office, or at least sees a steep decline from opening weekend over the holiday. Watch now! ›››

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Steve Martin Back for 'Father of the Bride 3' with Gay Marriage Twist

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:17
Father of the Bride

It seems appropriate that Nikki Finke brought news yesterday of the revival of another 90s franchise. But this time it doesn't involved monsters, superheroes, aliens or anything with blockbuster flair. Instead, Steve Martin is returning for Father of the Bride 3, a sequel to follow the first two film's from 1991 and 1995 respectively. However, Nancy Meyers won't be coming back to direct this time, and it will be the first two films' screenwriter Charles Shyer writing and directing the sequel. And this time, the story will have a relevant gay marriage twist with Martin's son Matty as the one getting married to the son of a US Navy Seal. ›››

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'Captain America 2' Star Frank Grillo is Part of 'The Raid' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:31
Frank Grillo

Back in May, the gestating American remake of the incredible foreign action film The Raid was reported to be pushing back start of production to January. The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes is at the helm, and while no official casting has been revealed, news of the delay came with a shortlist of actors wanted for the film. Names included Ethan Hawke, Anthony Mackie, Luke Evans and Frank Grillo and it's the latter star who is officially part of the cast now. We Got This Covered recently spoke with the actor who was seen earlier this year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and he confirmed his involvement. More below! ›››

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Jason Momoa is Aquaman in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:13
Aquaman / Jason Momoa

Late last year, first season "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa was in talks for an unknown role in the film that is now known as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor has been spotted up in Michigan where the film is currently shooting, and lately he's been getting annoyed because people keep asking him if he's playing Aquaman in the film. Funnily enough, HitFix has word that Momoa is definitely playing the aquatic superhero in what has basically become a prequel to Justice League, which may be confirmed by a rumor about Warner Bros. plans for their DC Comics properties heading to the big screen. ›››

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Sound Off: DWA's Sequel 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' - Thoughts?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:20
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Finally, our friends Toothless and Hiccup are back! After a quick four years, DreamWorks Animation returns with How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the surprise modern classic hit from DWA, How to Train Your Dragon. Jay Baruchel provides the voice for Hiccup, a young Viking who befriends a dragon named Toothless. In this sequel, the Vikings are friends but encounter more foes of dragons as well as some mysterious new friends along the way. Is it better than the first wonderful movie? Could it be that good? Or does it have sequel problems, without as much care as the first one? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on DWA's How to Train Your Dragon 2. ›››

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Keanu Reeves Hears 'The Whole Truth' as Daniel Craig Leaves Film

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:19
Keanu Reeves

In case you didn't hear, Daniel Craig was previously slated to lead a courtroom drama called The Whole Truth from Frozen River director Courtney Hunt. However, back in April, just days before shooting was to begin, Craig pulled out of the project, leaving them without a leading man. Now Deadline reports Keanu Reeves has stepped up to take the lead role as defense attorney who fights to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father. Production is expected to begin in New Orleans next month, but Richard Suckle and Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment are only executive producing now. More below! ›››

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More Odd Terry Gilliam Sci-Fi in 'Zero Theorem' International Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:06
The Zero Theorem

This past spring, we learned that Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have partnered to distribute the new Terry Gilliam sci-fi film, The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz, and they were hoping to release sometime in July or August. But we've yet to get an official release date for the film in the United States. In the meantime, the film has been opening up all over the world this spring, and we have another international trailer showing more of the peculiar story set in the future, complete with bizarre imagery and characters that we've come to expect from Gilliam as a filmmaker. When can we finally see this? Watch it! ›››

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Maya Rudolph Joins Amy Poehler & Tina Fey in 'The Nest' Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:02
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph

The reteaming of "Saturday Night Live" alums and Baby Mama co-stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the Universal Pictures comedy The Nest was already something to be excited about, but now the project is getting even better. Fey and Poehler are playing two thirtysomething sisters come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale, so they decide to spend one more wild weekend together there, bonding, feuding and finally growing up. Now THR reports they'll be joined by another "SNL" veteran as Maya Rudolph has taken the role of a childhood friend of the two sisters. This sounds awesome. Read on! ›››

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Video Recalls Simian Flu Epidemic

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:38
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The most recent TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes looked back at the past events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes to set the stage for the summer sequel. Now a new video explains some of the events that have happened between the first film in 2011, and where the human race finds itself 10 years later. Government activity has been suspended, a large sect of the population has been wiped out by the simian flu (shown in the end credits of the first prequel), and the world is in chaotic, apocalyptic times. This video shows a series of newsreel footage and reports about the dark times leading to the dawn of the apes. Watch! ›››

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Buy This Incredible Hand-Crafted Wooden 'Jumanji' Board Game

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:10
Jumanji

It's hard to believe, but next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the childrens' book adaptation Jumanji. And while the film starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, David Alan Grier and a young Kirsten Dunst isn't exactly a modern classic, it certainly holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of many children of the 90s. Though many of the special effects in the film are laughable now, mostly the terribly crafted computer animated monkeys, they were state-of-the-art at the time, and helped make this jungle adventure fun for the whole family. And now you can commemorate your love of the movie, or the book, by purchasing an incredible handcrafted replica of the board game. It's truly a remarkable piece of woodwork. ›››

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'Game of Thrones' Writer Hired to Script 'Magic: The Gathering'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:21
 The Gathering

News came earlier this year that 20th Century Fox was teaming with Hasbro to turn the fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering into a fantasy film franchise akin to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Despite a rich tapestry of fantasy characters, settings, creatures and more, this seemed like a strange property to bring to the big screen, and we were left wondering how it could work well. Fox has a good idea of how to get fantasy fans on board as Deadline reports they've hired Bryan Cogman to write the script. You might not know that name, but you've seen his work as he's a producer, story editor and writer on "Game of Thrones." ›››

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Meet IMAX's New 3D Digital Camera Used on 'TF4' in New Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:38
IMAX 3D Digital Camera Featurette

Time to take a look at IMAX's shiny new toy. Today, IMAX has announced and unveiled first official photos and a video featurette for their new IMAX 3D Digital Camera, a new camera system designed to capture 3D footage at IMAX-resolution. The camera was already used on Michael Bay's TF4, or Transformers: Age of Extinction, and gets some extra time in the featurette focused on that; it was also used on the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and Hubble 3D docs. It's kind of small, looks versatile, and shoots at 4K in 3D. "IMAX’s fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D camera delivers stunning image quality and is smaller, lighter and easier to use than other 3D digital camera systems on the market." Check this out. ›››

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Fox Searchlight Created a LEGO Version of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:25
The Grand Budapest

Though Fox Searchlight has already release The Grand Budapest Hotel in theaters, the film is poised to hit Blu-Ray & DVD next week on June 17th. Normally these occasions aren't worth writing about, but in order to celebrate the release of the Wes Anderson comedy, the studio commissioned a huge LEGO version of the title hotel. Ryan Ziegelbauer and a team of eight builders put the model together, and as the featurette below indicates, they spent 575 hours building and designing the replica. It's composed of more than 50,000 certified LEGO bricks from collectors and wholesalers from Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Italy and 14 different states in the U.S. Now we just wish they would sell this in stores. Watch! ›››

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Rebel Wilson & Isla Fisher Joining Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Grimsby'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:07
Rebel Wilson / Isla Fisher

So far it's been a boys club when it comes to the casting of Sacha Baron Cohen's spy comedy Grimsby. The Borat star leads the film about a British black ops agent forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a northern English soccer hooligan (Cohen). Sherlock Holmes villain Mark Strong is playing the agent, and recent additions to the cast included Ian McShane and also Gabourey Sidibe was the only actress cast in the film so far. Now two more ladies have joined the cast as Variety reports Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is taking a role, and The Wrap reports Cohen's wife Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby) will have a pivotal part. ›››

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Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Worthy Sequel to the Original

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:16
How Train Your Dragon 2

Did you think DreamWorks Animation would fumble the ball with How to Train Your Dragon 2? The first movie was a smash success, arguably the best animated film of 2010 over Pixar's praised Toy Story 3. At the very least, it was an extremely close race for supremacy, and loads of anticipation fell in the sequel's court as soon as it was announced. The time has come, and though the sequel couldn't possibly have brought the surprise or wow factor of its predecessor, it brings so much more that makes up for it. There's laughs, thrills, and heart of all shapes and sizes. It doesn't rest on just being a kiddie-pleaser and instead brings top-notch storytelling together with impeccable animation that only seems to be getting better and better. ›››

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Sound Off: Lord & Miller's Sequel '22 Jump Street' - Your Thoughts?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:51
22 Jump Street Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're not 21 anymore. Now showing in theaters is an action comedy sequel to one of the best modern action comedies, 21 Jump Street, an updated big screen take on the 80s TV series. Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller from the first one take on this sequel, bringing back Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill as Schmidt & Jenko, two undercover cops assigned to investigate a drug ring at a college. There they meet Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell and the Lucas Twins, getting into lots and lots of trouble, as expected. How is it? Better than the first? Or no way! If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on Lord & Miller's 22 Jump Street. ›››

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Idris Elba Invades Tiraji P. Henson's Home in 'No Good Deed' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:12
No Good Deed

Last year we saw Idris Elba take on some fantastical bad guys in Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World, and he even changed history as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. But this year he's becoming a villain himself. However, he's not becoming a monster or a comic book villain, but rather a menacing man who weasels his way into a family's house after pretending to have some car trouble in No Good Deed. This looks like a typical home invasion thriller from this first trailer, but both Elba and Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest") seem to elevate this typical sort of story with their performances. Plus this film comes from Elba's "Luther" television series director Sam Miller, so that's cool. Watch the trailer! ›››

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Tom Hiddleston to Carry a Tune as Singer Hank Williams in Biopic

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:45
Hank Williams / Tom Hiddleston

Audiences are mostly familiar with Tom Hiddleston causing trouble for Thor and The Avengers, but now they'll see the actor in a completely different light. Deadline has word that the British star of stage and screen has been lined up to play country music legend Hank Williams in a biopic called I Saw the Light. The film is coming together as a co-production between Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment (he's been really busy producing lately), Bron Studios and Creative Wealth Media Finance. Flash of Genius director Marc Abraham will direct the film from his own script based on a biography on Williams by Colin Escott. ›››

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