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Frank Marshall to Direct Again on 'Longest Night' Coast Guard Drama

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:14
Coast Guard

Right now producer Frank Marshall has his hands full with Jurassic World, the latest sequel (which also seems to be sort of a reboot) in the Jurassic Park franchise launched by Steven Spielberg in 1993. Marshall has produced some of the biggest franchises of all time like Back to the Future and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and now he's looking to get back behind the camera as a director. The last time Marshall directed a film, it was Disney's Antarctic adventure Eight Below with the late Paul Walker in 2006, and before that, Congo in 1995. Now THR reports Marshall will direct a shipwreck drama called The Longest Night at Paramount. ›››

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Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart to Be 1940s Cops for 'Neighbors' Director

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:47
Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart

One week after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, audiences will get to see the spectacular comedy Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. This writer has already seen the film, but our review won't be coming until closer to the release. But having already seen the film has me excited to hear news from SlashFilm that the comedy's director Nicholas Stoller (who also was at the helm of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the spin-off Get Him to the Greek) has another promising project lined up with Rogen and comedian Kevin Hart in the lead. The inclusion of Hart might have otherwise sullied our excitement, but the premise for this particular buddy cop comedy sounds far too fantastic to even worry about at this point. ›››

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Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks May Reteam for New Cold War Drama

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:22
Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks

Following news that director Steven Spielberg was considering a reunion with Lincoln and Munich writer Tony Kushner for a religious drama called The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, yet another potential project has surfaced, and it would reunite him with another previous collaborator. THR reports Tom Hanks is attached to an untitled Cold War drama written by up and coming writer Matt Charman. The script tells the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers, who was held and interrogated by the KGB and imprisoned for espionage. Read on! ›››

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'Batman Beyond' Short Debuts for the Dark Knight's 75th Anniversary

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:47
Batman Beyond

Just under a couple weeks ago, we highlighted a cool new animated short from Bruce Timm, the man behind the spectacular "Batman: The Animated Series." The short is just one of many special things happening this year in order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Batman. And now a second animated short from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has popped up online, this one using the world of the animated series "Batman Beyond" to pay tribute to The Dark Knight. Fans will hear the return of Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne and Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis, and it's a cool short to celebrate Batman turning 75. Watch! ›››

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TGB Episode 193: The Role of Cinematographer (Guest: DP Laurie Rose)

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:48
TGB 193 - The Role of Cinematographer

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, hosts Tim and Jeremy go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and plenty more on this special episode. For the main topic of the night the guys talk with cinematographer Laurie Rose, of Ben Wheatley's Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England. The topic was loosely based around Wally Pfister's Transcendence, and the guys wanted to talk about cinematography with a man who works in it. Laurie shares some of his favorite DP's working today, his own background of getting into the craft and his working relationship with Ben Wheatley. Enjoy! ›››

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First Look: Joss Whedon's Film 'In Your Eyes,' Now Available on VOD

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:43
In Your Eyes

Following a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend, The Avengers director Joss Whedon, along with Kai Cole and their Bellwether Pictures banner, have decided to release their latest micro-budget feature film on VOD. After teaming on Whedon's contemporary adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, this latest project is written and executive produced by Whedon and directed by Brin Hill (Ball Don't Lie). The film is called In Your Eyes, and the press release describes the film as "a timeless boy-meets-girl story, wrapped in a supernatural, Whedonesque world." Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David and more star in the film and we have a sneak preview, along with the stylish teaser posters, and a message from Whedon. ›››

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Fox & Sony's Marvel Producers on Future Studio Crossover Potential

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:29
Marvel

Following news last week that a clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past would be teased after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite both films being situated at 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures respectively, there were rumblings and hopes that this might eventually lead to some cross-studio collaboration to combine all Marvel characters into a shared universe, regardless of which studio owns them. Now we have some comments from Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise producer Avi Arad and Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four reboot writer and producer Simon Kinberg, and they both seem to have opposing views on the possibility of a multiple studio, comic book crossover. ›››

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Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Live-Read Reveals Script Still Developing

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:57
Quentin Tarantino

Though we weren't on hand to attend the once-in-a-lifetime event, Quentin Tarantino's live-read of his delayed western script The Hateful Eight still revealed some cool and promising tidbits for fan's of the iconic, contemporary filmmaker. First of all, the good news is that Tarantino is still working on the script and doesn't sound quite as adverse to making the film after all. At Film Independent's event at LACMA, Tarantino explained to the crowd (which included Harvey and Bob Weinstein), "This is the first draft." And he added he was already writing a second draft with a new ending, and a third draft as well. So that's good. ›››

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Indie Trailer Sunday: Jeong-beom Lee's 'No Tears for the Dead' Teaser

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:14
No Tears for the Dead Teaser Trailer

"Who... are you?" Today's indie trailer is the first official teaser for a kinetic South Korean action film titled No Tears for the Dead, from Jeong-beom Lee of the 2010 revenge film The Man from Nowhere. In this new film, Jang Dong-gun stars along with Kim Min-hee in a "love story between a professional hitman and his next target". While that kind of story could go either way on screen, this one goes for a much more energetic, explosive feeling. I'm not sure what is with the English subtitles for English-spoken dialogue, but aside from that, this actually looks pretty cool with a few great shots (like the one seen above). Take a look. ›››

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NYC Opening of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:58
Ghostbusters Art Show

Last night, Saturday, April 19th, in New York City, just a few blocks from the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse, Gallery 1988 opened the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show. Located at the Gallery 69 art space in Tribeca, the show includes an impressive amount of Ghostbusters-themed art and merchandise for sale and will be stationed in New York for a week. From here it will head to Los Angeles, then Chicago, then eventually to Comic-Con in July. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters was released in June 1984 and the collection of art is one of the best I've seen honoring a classic, with outstanding work from so many well-known artists. ›››

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NYC Opening of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:58
Ghostbusters Art Show

Last night, Saturday, April 19th, in New York City, just a few blocks from the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse, Gallery 1988 opened the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show. Located at the Gallery 69 art space in Tribeca, the show includes an impressive amount of Ghostbusters-themed art and merchandise for sale and will be stationed in New York for a week. From here it will head to Los Angeles, then Chicago, then eventually to Comic-Con in July. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters was released in June 1984 and the collection of art is one of the best I've seen honoring a classic, with outstanding work from so many well-known artists. ›››

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Drafthouse Sets Fall Openings for 'The Congress' & 'The Overnighters'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:05
The Congress

Get ready for more odd, exciting, intriguing cinema to catch this fall, as Drafthouse Films has confirmed release dates (via BoxOfficeMojo) for a number of their 2014 films. The doc The Final Member just opened today, and they have Borgman, Nothing Bad Can Happen and Mood Indigo set for the summer. After that, they just scheduled Ari Folman's half-animated mind-trip sci-fi film The Congress (starring Robin Wright as seen in the teaser photo) for August 29th late in the summer. Dog Day Afternoon doc The Dog will also be released in early August. Drafthouse Films has four additional films set to open late 2014. Read on! ›››

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Samuel L. Jackson Back with Tarantino for 'Hateful Eight' Live-Read

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:28
Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino

Briefly: This month we learned that Quentin Tarantino would give a small audience the chance to see his delayed western The Hateful Eight come to life in the form of a live-reading of the script at at LACMA on April 24th. Tarantino was also said to be directing and picking the cast for this special event that will not be recorded or broadcast to the public, and Deadline has confirmed (complete with a tweet from Film Independent) that Samuel L. Jackson will yet again collaborate with his Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director for some sort of role in the reading. We're not sure who else might pop up, but stay tuned for more. Reporting on this event is about as close as we'll get to being in attendance, so stay tuned. ›››

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Sound Off: Wally Pfister's Sci-Fi 'Transcendence' - What Did You Think?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:00
Transcendence

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Yesterday Dr. Will Caster was only human. Today he is... everywhere. Now playing in theaters is Transcendence, the feature directing debut of cinematography Wally Pfister, a sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence in this modern day and age. Johnny Depp stars along with Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Clifton Collins Jr. So how is it? Does it live up to expectations? What do you make of the final half and the way it ends? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts about Wally Pfister's Transcendence. ›››

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Watch: Full Trailer for HBO's 'The Normal Heart' Starring Mark Ruffalo

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:29
The Normal Heart

"This seems to only be happening to gay men." Coming next month is one of those films that HBO makes that seems to belong on the big screen, but is hitting cable instead. The Normal Heart is directed by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and follows Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, a man who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that became known as AIDS as it claims the lives of many in his gay community. Weeks is looking for answers with the help of Dr. Emma Brookner (Julia Roberts), a paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims. Now a full trailer has arrived, and this looks fantastic. Watch now! ›››

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'Glengarry Glen Ross' Has New Life in 'Wolf of Wall Street' Style Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:04
Glengarry GlenRoss

In case you didn't know, The Wolf of Wall Street is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, so if three hours in a movie theater was just too much to enjoy this Martin Scorsese directed masterpiece (my favorite film of 2013), now you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. Previously, we highlighted a great trailer mash-up that turned It's a Wonderful Life into The Wolf of Bedford Falls. Now another fantastic business-based drama gets the same treatment with footage of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross being edited together in the same style as the initial teaser trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street. It's awesome. Watch now! ›››

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Liam Neeson Writes Melodrama in First US Trailer for 'Third Person'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:44
Third Person

Following an international trailer and domestic poster for Paul Haggis' latest drama Third Person, the first trailer for the film's undated release in the United States has arrived. Unfortunately, all it does is showcase more of the melodrama while building up the mystery of what will tie all these characters together. However, if we were to take a guess based on this trailer, it clearly has something to do with the story that Liam Neeson is working on. We get a bit more of Mila Kunis, Kim Basinger and Maria Bello in this trailer as well. We're still not sold on this film, but maybe the performances are good. Watch? ›››

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Watch: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' 10-Minute Interview & New Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:26
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

In a couple short weeks, we'll see how Columbia Pictures new plans for an expanded cinematic universe for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kick off when the blockbuster sequel hits theaters. Of course, the film is already hitting all sorts of international markets, so be careful with spoilers online. In the meantime, check out a cool 10-minute interview special with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and director Marc Webb as they discuss the making of the film and their characters. It's strangely serious, almost like a documentary short film. Plus, there's a cool featurette on the sequel's score from composer Hans Zimmer. ›››

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Review: Glazer's 'Under the Skin' Undoubtedly Gets Under Our Skin

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:14
Under the Skin

Visually haunting and lyrical in style, Jonathan Glazer’s adaptation of the novel Under the Skin is the kind of profound sci-fi brain-stopper that will be sure to draw comparisons to some of the greats. We’re talking Kubrick and Roeg comparisons. History will tell if Under the Skin attains any part of that level of legacy, but it’s undeniable the film achieves success in the images it displays before our eyes and the emotions they beckon from the audience’s soul. Always at an arm’s length of understanding its grand design, the film relies on aesthetic and a gripping performance from Scarlett Johansson to hold the viewer’s attention. All things considered, that's not a bad combination of benefits to choose from. Read on! ›››

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First Look: Michael Fassbender Holds Marion Cotillard in 'Macbeth'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:57
Macbeth

While Natalie Portman was once slated to star alongside Michael Fassbender in the latest big screen adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play Macbeth (or "that Scottish play" for all you theater folk), it's Marion Cotillard who ended up in the lead role as the lady of a Scottish lord who aspires to be king. Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, who directed a segment in the Aussie omnibus The Turning, is at the helm of this feature adaptation, and we have two first look photos that look gorgeous. One features Fassbender embracing Cotillard, while the other has General Macbeth clearly ready for battle. Look below! ›››

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