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Angelina Jolie to Direct Brad Pitt 'By the Sea' in New Intimate Drama

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:23
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

After finding success with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reteaming again, but on a completely different kid of film. In fact, this time Jolie will be directing the project called By the Sea, in addition to writing the script and starring in the film. However, there are absolutely no plot details on the film as it is simply called, "an intimate, character-driven drama" in which Pitt will also star. This will mark the third film Jolie has directing following In the Land of Blood and Honey and this year's Oscar contender Unbroken, the story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini (watch the trailer here). ›››

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Akiva Goldsman Producing Space Invaders' Video Game Adaptation

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:00
Space Invaders

It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything. ›››

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First Look: Amy Schumer & Bill Hader in Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:26
Trainwreck

Not too long ago, we learned that Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei would pop up in Judd Apatow's new comedy Trainwreck. The film is slated to hit theaters next summer with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in the lead roles, and a first look photo from the set in New York City has just popped up online. Schumer also wrote the script which is inspired from some of her real-life experiences as she plays "a commitment-averse woman trying to get past her self-sabotaging ways.” Apatow also helped write the screenplay and really pushed Schumer to make it personal. We can't wait to see how Hader and Schumer work together. ›››

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One More 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster Shows Off The Collector

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:09
Guardians of the Galaxy

Since the credits teaser at the end of Thor: The Dark World featured Benicio del Toro as The Collector, it almost seems like we've gone full circle since the character now gets his own poster for next month's release of Guardians of the Galaxy. This should be the final character poster following other supporting characters like John C. Reilly and Glenn Close from Nova Corps and the trio of bad guys led by Ronan (Lee Pace) also got their own character posters, but with Marvel anything is possible. It would take someone like The Collector to round up all the Marvel character posters that get release with every new film. Look below! ›››

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Watch: Philip Seymour Hofman in 'A Most Wanted Man' Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:51
A Most Wanted Man

Next week, one of just two more performances from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives in theaters in Anton Corbijn's quiet, stirring spy thriller A Most Wanted Man. We've already seen the great trailer (I saw the film at Sundance and loved it), but now we get a look behind the scenes, where we get to enjoy what little unseen footage we have of Hoffman still alive and making great movies. TIME debuted the featurette, and in it we also learn that Corbijn wanted Hoffman, before he passed away, to have a role in his forthcoming film Life starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, but we'll never see it happen now. At least we get to enjoy this fantastic performance from an actor who is missed more everyday. Watch below! ›››

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'The Ring' Circles Back Around for a Third Time with All-New Sequel

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:16
The Ring

There was a time back in the early 2000s when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking Japanese horror films, thanks largely to the success of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film focused on one woman's encounter with a video tape that cursed its viewer to death after seven days. That was all the way back in 2002, and The Ring Two arrived a few years later in 2005. Now it's 12 years since the first film hit theaters, and Paramount Pictures thinks the time is now for a third film in the series. THR reports The Crow remake director F. Javier Gutierrez has been tapped to direct the film. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Cool 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 17-Minute Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:50
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Now when we say cool, we mostly mean if you're a kid. Because this is a 17-minute special from Nickelodeon that goes behind the scenes of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So there's a lot of faux hype from Will Arnett and Megan Fox talking about making the film and showing some new footage. But what's really is cool is that they also talk to Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher, who play Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo (the voice of Leonardo is Johnny Knoxville though). There's plenty of cool stuff to see from the movie, though the video quality is a little low. Watch! ›››

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'Never Let Me Go' Director Mark Romanek Gets 'The Shining' Prequel

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:21
The Shining

After getting involved and falling away from various studio projects like Disney's new Cinderella, Universal's The Wolfman, and an adaptation of Dan Brown's The Last Symbol, director Mark Romanek is going to try his hand at another big studio film. Variety reports the Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo director is in talks to be at the helm of The Overlook Hotel, the prequel to The Shining being set up at Warner Bros. With a script from "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara, and a classic predecessor from Stanley Kubrick, this is a hot commodity, but there's no telling whether Romanek will stick with it. ›››

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'Skyfall' Star Ben Whisaw Replacing Colin Firth as 'Paddington' Voice

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:34
Ben Whishaw / Paddington

Last month, following the debut of the very British teaser trailer for the upcoming family holiday release of Paddington, about the bear, we learned that Colin Firth would not be providing the voice of the title bear due to "conscious uncoupling." But now the film has a grand replacement as The Daily Mail has learned that Skyfall and Cloud Atlas star Ben Whishaw will lend his voice to the film instead. Much like Firth, Whishaw wasn't sure it was for him, "I resisted a little bit, because I had a bad experience doing this kind of work in the past and I thought I was no good at it. But I was persuaded to go, slightly grudgingly." Read on! ›››

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Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Triumphs Where Its Predecessor Tanked

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:14
 Anarchy

Future sequel-makers in the horror field should pay attention to The Purge: Anarchy. The follow-up to last summer's dystopian action/thriller does so much more with what this franchise has been given by writer/director James DeMonaco. With The Purge, DeMonaco envisioned a new America, one with minimal unemployment and even lower crime rate. The annual Purge, 12 hours when all crime, including murder, is perfectly legal, satisfies the animalistic cravings of the population. The first film was a wasted opportunity, confining itself to a single home invasion and not even doing a very good job of it. Unlike the citizens of the Purged nation, moviegoers weren't satisfied, demanding much more from the cool premise. ›››

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First Look: Adam Sandler & Peter Dinklage's Mullet Arrive in 'Pixels'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:23
Pixels

Following the release of a comedy reunion between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler earlier this summer in Blended, we're hoping the latter has something more enticing in store with his video game adventure Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). To hype the 2015 release, the first photo has arrived online showing Sandler along with Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage suited up like astronauts from Armageddon making a slow-motion hero's stroll through fog. Michelle Monaghan is there too, but the real star is Dinklage's ridiculously gross mullet. Look below! ›››

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'Mockingjay' Trailer Gets a Product Placement Launch at Comic-Con

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:01
 Mockingjay - Part I

While Lionsgate might not be bringing a panel to Comic-Con for this fall's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, that doesn't mean the film won't have a presence at the convention in San Diego. The studio just announced a big trailer launch from Samsung where fans can check out the trailer on the company's new Galaxy Tab S before it's release online to everyone else. Unknown cast members will be on hand to debut the trailer on Friday, July 25th at 12:00pm PT. Now we're not sure how long the trailer will be exclusively available to Samsung consumers, but we'll post right away as soon as it's available for everyone. ›››

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Kevin Smith's Strange Horror Flick 'Tusk' is Hitting Theaters This Fall

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:05
Tusk

Briefly: There's been some recent buzz about Kevin Smith's odd horror movie Tusk since the first trailer will be unveiled at the filmmaker's annual panel at Comic-Con next week with stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment in attendance. So far we've only seen some pictures from the set and the teaser poster, and now we know when A24 will unleash the walrus. The distribution company has revealed that Tusk will arrive in theaters beginning on September 19th this fall. We'll be sure to post the trailer as soon as it's available online following a debut in front of the Hall H audience on Friday, July 25th. #WalrusYes ›››

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Guillermo del Toro Would Love to Remake 'Frankenstein' at Universal

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:49
Frankenstein

Just earlier today, Guillermo del Toro opened up a bit about the haunted house and ghosts in his forthcoming horror film Crimson Peak. And it sounds like he's keen on tackling something more familiar to horror audiences. Collider chatted with del Toro for a little chat, and this was before yesterday's news about Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan rebooting a bunch of the classic movie monsters at Universal Pictures, crafting them in a cohesive interconnected universe. The discussion turned to Frankenstein, and del Toro commented, "It's like the dream project so I'm a little, you know, I'm a chicken shit, you know?" Read on! ›››

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TGB Episode 196 with Tim & Jeremy: And We're Back At It Again!

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:12
The Golden Briefcase - Lobby Boy

On this return episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy spend some time catching up and chatting over some summer release changes as well as other current film news. They then talk through some of their picks for the last few weeks and some highlights from the summer movie season up until now. The guys also delve into their own Top Five Favorite Films of 2014 thus far, ranging from Grand Budapest Hotel to Captain America to Cheap Thrills to Edge of Tomorrow, and share some expectations of what's still to come in the year and reflect on some gems that others may have forgotten in the summer movie fray. ›››

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First Look: Jack Black as R.L. Stine in 'Goosebumps' Horror Adventure

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:24
Goosebumps

With the exception of Kung Fu Panda, there hasn't been much to enjoy about the more family friendly work of Jack Black lately. Therefore we're hopeful but skeptical about him starring in Goosebumps, a film inspired by the R.L. Stine horror book series for kids of the same name from the actor's Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman. However, the meta storyline sees Black playing Stine himself, a monster whisperer of sorts who uses his books to keep these terrors locked up. Now we have two first look photos from the film featuring Black with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Odeya Rush (We Are What We Are). ›››

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Emily Browning Stars in Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:05
God Help the Girl Trailer

"God help the girl, she needs all the help she can get!" Dang, this looks good! An early teaser trailer for Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's directorial debut pop musical God Help the Girl, which premiere at Sundance 2014 this January. Emily Browning (from Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty, Pompeii) stars along with Olly Alexander (from Great Expectations) and Hannah Murray (from "Game of Thrones") as three friends who form a pop group in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End. It looks like so much fun, with an vintage vibe to it and lots of smiling, goofy, sing-songy moments to it - which make quite an impact in this 70 second teaser trailer. This might be a must watch if pop music is your thing. Fire this up! ›››

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Watch: Stewart & Colbert Fight for a Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:49
Jon Stewart

You might remember earlier this year, shortly after production began on Star Wars: Episode VII, we got a video from J.J. Abrams on the set of the film announced a partnership with UNICEF to form the "Star Wars: Force for Change" initiative, a charity program that featured a contest to win a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Well, the contest ends tomorrow, so in order to make one more push, Omaze (the auctioning service involved with the program) rounded up Star Wars fans and Comedy Central late night hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have a little fun by fighting over just who is the bigger Star Wars fan. ›››

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Mark Duplass & Elisabeth Moss Struggle in 'The One I Love' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:21
The One I Love

Right now audiences can see Mark Duplass acting awkwardly beside Melissa McCarthy in the thoroughly disappointing comedy Tammy. But later this summer, a much better display of the actor's talent alongside "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss will hit theaters in The One I Love. The indie debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, telling the story of of a marriage on the verge of breaking down. In one last effort, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) take a weekend vacation for one last shot at saving their marriage. Both Moss and Duplass have been said to turn in spectacular performances, and the trailer certainly shows that, along with a style like Sofia Coppola meets Wes Anderson with a sense of ominous oddity. Watch it now! ›››

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Bad Guys Get Their Own 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Posters Now Too

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:03
Guardians of the Galaxy

Just yesterday, Michael Rooker got his own Guardians of the Galaxy character poster as the blue-skinned character Yondu. Shortly after, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close saw their characters from Nova Corps get the same treatment. And today, it's a trio of bad guys who each get their own character poster. There's Lee Pace as the main villain Ronan (who is being puppeted by Thanos), Karen Gillan as Nebula (who is a descendant of Thanos) and Djimon Housou as Korath (who we've seen dealing with Star-Lord in the trailers). That should be it for character posters, unless Thanos ends up getting his own sheet. Look! ›››

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