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Vote for Awesome 'Back to the Future' Hill Valley LEGO Sets Now

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:35
Back to the Future LEGO

All right, you might have that cool LEGO set of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future sitting on your shelf. But don't little LEGO Marty McFly and Doc Brown look lonely? Wouldn't it be way better if they had a whole LEGO playset built around them? Well, that's what a couple LEGO Ideas community members thought, and they're trying to get their custom LEGO sets commemorating Marty's California hometown turned into real sets from the LEGO Group. The first is a simple clocktower from 1955, but then there's a slew of awesome sets for the 2015 Hill Valley that make for one epic playset. Look now! ›››

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Two 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' TV Spots Crack Skulls & Jokes

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:33
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Following yesterday's cool announcement that IDW Publishing has a crossover comic book featuring the Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we're back to focusing on the big screen with the release of the latter's latest motion picture arriving in just a few weeks. Now two new TV spots have popped up online (though the video quality isn't the best) showing off more of the heroes in a half-shell. Honestly, the dynamic between the turtles is great. They're joking around while fighting, Raphael gets pissed at Leonardo in one part, and Michelangelo is just perfect. And we also briefly see the turtles' van! Watch it! ›››

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Japan Gets Awesome 22-Foot Tall Statue for Their 'Godzilla' Release

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:08
Godzilla Japanese Statue

"If there's a way to defeat Godzilla, we need to know." He lives. Found in the middle of Tokyo, Japan is an awesome 6.6 meter (~21.7 feet) "replica" of the King of Monsters from Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, where the film just hits theaters there (quite late) on July 25th this summer. The rather impressive sculpture features nearly life-like details, including a tail coming out of the ground and extending a bit behind, plus check this out: "the 'Midtown Meets Godzilla' project is in collaboration with the Japan release of the Hollywood film version of 'Godzilla', the Godzilla built on the lawns of Tokyo Midtown will host a light show everynight complete with mist, audio and fire rays." Get out of here, I need to see this! This is so cool. ›››

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'Ghostbusters' & 'Ninja Turtles' Are Crossing Over...in Comic Books

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:46
TMNT / Ghostbusters

Right now Marvel is the king of crossovers with all of their standalone characters popping up in each other's movies and leading up to The Avengers films every few years. But there's another cool crossover happening this fall, though you won't catch it on the big screen. Instead, IDW Publishing has a comic book mash-up of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters. That's right, the heroes in a half-shell and New York's best paranormal investigators will meet just like The Jetsons and The Flintstones. The story will be a four-issue arc, and if you're wondering exactly how these two universes come together, just keep reading. ›››

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Focus Features Nabs Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race,' Adds Jason Sudeikis

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:04
Jason Sudeikis

Back in May, one of three competing Jesse Owens biopics made some progress by casting up and coming star Stephan James in the film called Race directed by Blown Away helmer Stephen Hopkins. Now that film is looking even better as Focus Features has just picked up the US distribution rights to the film, and added two more cast members. Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) and Jeremy Irons (Beautiful Creatures) have both landed roles in the film about the iconic African-American track-and-field star who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany and won four gold medals to rub Adolf Hitler's face in. More below! ›››

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There Are Two Biopics About Author J.R.R. Tolkien in Development

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:07
J.R.R. Tolkien

While the work of J.R.R. Tolkien has made for big entertainment on the big screen over the past 15 years with Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his soon-to-be-concluded three-part adaptation of The Hobbit, the life of the fantasy author has yet to become a topic of interest. But that will all change soon as THR reports two different biopics about the revered author are in development. Last year we learned about Tolkien coming together with Irish scribe David Gleeson writing the script with Chernin Entertainment (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion) producing for Fox Searchlight. But now there's another. Read on! ›››

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Duncan Jones Hoping to Make His Sci-Fi 'Mute' Next After 'Warcraft'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:33
Duncan Jones

Way back when filmmaker Duncan Jones was just getting his career going, after Moon but before Source Code, there were rumblings that he was working on another original sci-fi project titled Mute. We wrote about it off and on for a few years before, in late 2011, we had to report that the project was stalled and he went onto other things. Eventually he got the job to direct the World of Warcraft movie for Legendary, and is now finishing up that (due for release in March of 2016). Well, the filmmaker recently posted a tweet via his account @ManMadeMoon hinting that he might give "Mute one more push" after finishing up Warcraft. ›››

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Universal Confirms Plans for a Cohesive Classic Monsters Universe

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:27
Universal Movie Monsters

Before their recent professional parting of the ways, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman were slated to produce a reboot of The Mummy and Van Helsing for Universal Pictures. At the time there were rumblings that there might be a plan to use the various classic movie monster franchises from Universal's rich history to create some kind of universe akin to Marvel's lead-up to The Avengers. Orci said, "There's an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe." Now those plans are coming together. ›››

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Miller & Rodriguez's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Gets a Final Poster

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:05
 A Dame to Kill For

There Is No Justice Without Sin. Dimension Films has unveiled the full poster for Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, starring a huge cast including Eva Green as the "dame to kill for" Ava Lord, along with Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple and Powers Boothe as Senator Roark. We've seen plenty of trailers before, and the film will get its own panel at Comic-Con, so expect to hear more buzz then. Oddly, this poster features Jessica Alba as Nancy front and center, but looking like she's an undead Beetlejuice-esque Nancy in a studded-leather jacket (MPAA-approved!) with a glowing door randomly put in Rourke's crotch. ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Catches a Flaming Arrow in 'Hercules' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:43
Hercules

"My time has not come yet. Not sure about yours." We're anxious to see if anything that Brett Ratner has done with the Greek epic Hercules can get us interested in the film, and if the latest extended TV spot for the film starring Dwayne Johnson is any indicator, we're going to be very disappointed. The film just looks like a dud, with dialogue that feels contrived, forced and phony. Johnson's charisma just isn't working this time, and it actually seems to be working against him here. Not even John Hurt or Ian McShane seem to be able to offer anything of value to the proceedings. It's like The Scorpion King all over again. Watch now! ›››

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Samuel L. Jackson Hunts a Murderer in the Second Trailer for 'Kite'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:19
Kite

"Looks like somebody used a landmine to clear their sinuses." Way back towards the beginning of the year, the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime movie Kite debuted, showing Samuel L. Jackson in what seemed like a grittier, alternative sequel to Shaft. Now a new trailer shows a little more of what we can expect from the film. It's got an R-rating, so this won't be a tame thriller, and the world in which the story is set seems cool enough. Plus, this seems like an interesting role for Callan McAuliffe (Flipped) to continue his acting career. Could this be one of Jackson's surprise hits? Watch the trailer now! ›››

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Denzel Washington Has a Nice Gun on 'The Equalizer' IMAX Poster

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:51
The Equalizer

The most recent trailer for Sony Pictures contemporary update of the 80s TV series The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington almost feels like a spiritual sequel to his fantastic thriller Man on Fire. Now Washington takes center stage on an IMAX poster for the film from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). A sequel is already in development for the film because it's been testing so well with audiences, so we're anxious to see what we'll get this fall. While we're not sure a film like this needs to be seen on the IMAX, especially when no part of the film was shot on the large format, some people will get suckered in. ›››

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First Look: Heroes Assembled Again in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:28
 Age of Ultron

Hot on the heels of this mornings reveal of Ultron on the new cover for EW, the first real photos from The Avengers: Age of Ultron have popped up. While they don't show more of the title villain, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) look out of place in a normal house, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) are doing science, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) see some action in the woods and new heroes Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are in some kind of trouble. Even Don Cheadle pops up to hang out! We can't wait to see the first footage of the film at Comic-Con! Look below! ›››

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Dark Powers Called Upon in Universal's 'Ouija' Horror First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00
Ouija

The trailer has been playing in theaters for nearly a month now, and with the release of The Purge: Anarchy coming this weekend, Universal Pictures has finally decided to unleash the trailer for their next horror venture Ouija. Inspired by the creepy, supernatural "board game" of the same name, the film follows a group of friends who get caught up in the dark powers of this mystical board, forcing each of them to confront unimaginable horrors. Actually, by the looks of this trailer, the horrors are pretty basic, and don't really offer anything in the vein of a promising story. It just hits every cliche in the book pretty hard. Watch! ›››

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Keira Knightley Buys Chloe Grace Moretz Beer in Trailer for 'Laggies'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:38
Laggies

Director Lynn Shelton brought her latest film Laggies to the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now the film is hitting theaters this fall. It's pretty standard indie fare with Keira Knightley playing a twentysomething struggling with adulthood, lacking motivation while figuring out the next step of her life. But this one has a great supporting cast with Chloe Grace Moretz turning in another promising performance along with Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back) and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). This doesn't look to break new ground, but with this caliber of cast, it really has charm. Watch it! ›››

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Michael Rooker as Yondu Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:07
Guardians of the Galaxy

Not too long ago, an image teased the silhouette of Michael Rooker as Yondu, an important character from the comic books on which the forthcoming Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy is based. Keen eyes might have noticed a quick shot of the blue-skinned character in the extended trailer that debuted last week, but now everyone can get a really good look at the character since director James Gunn has just revealed a new character poster featuring the man himself holding an artifact that we've seen Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) handling in pretty much all the trailers. Does it have something to do with the Infinity Stones? ›››

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First Look: Ultron & Army Revealed in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:50
 Age of Ultron

We're bound to get a huge first look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron next week at Comic-Con in San Diego, but until then we have our first look at the titular villain and his robot army thanks to the new cover of Entertainment Weekly. James Spader plays the bad buy, but there's no site of him since Ulton just looks like an alien version of Iron Man. Speaking of which, the cover also features a glimpse at a new suit for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and also his patriotic partner Captain America (Chris Evans). Expect some more images to surface soon and plenty more news tom come out of Comic-Con next week. Look now! ›››

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'Horns' with Daniel Radcliffe Gets New Poster & Halloween Release

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:27
Horns

Following the release of the teaser trailer earlier this week, word comes from ComingSoon that Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Horns led by Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe will hit theaters in the United States on October 31st. That was the same date for the film's debut in the United Kingdom, but it wasn't clear until now if that release would be the same here as well. Along with that news comes a cool new teaser poster, one that's much better than the newspaper headline teaser from across the pond. It doesn't even use Radcliffe's face this time, and it's more than a little ominous with that dark, horned figure. Hopefully we'll have more to say about the film after its Comic-Con panel next week in San Diego. Look! ›››

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Valiant Comics is Bringing 'Archer & Armstrong' to the Big Screen

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:09
Archer & Armstrong

While Marvel and DC Comics are the top contenders in comic book movies, there are still some lesser known, but beloved, comic book titles that make their way to theaters every now and then. Now one more will make the journey as Valiant Comics has announced that they're adapting their series Archer & Armstrong to film. THR reports the comic book company commissioned a script themselves with friend of the site, BenDavid Grabinski, landing the job of writing it. The man has the perfect sensibility and love of buddy action movies to make this work. The film will also be produced by the Sean Daniel Company, which is also working on remakes of Ben-Hur and The Mummy right now. So what's this comic about? Read on! ›››

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Ron Howard Set to Direct Authorized Documentary on The Beatles

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:32
The Beatles

Hot on the heels of the 50th anniversary re-release of the musical classic A Hard Day's Night, featuring the iconic British import The Beatles, it turns out The Fab Four have a new film on the way as well. Apple Corps Ltd, White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment announced in a press release that they are teaming up to produce a documentary about the early party of The Beatles career. More specifically, it will focus on the touring years following the rock group from their early days in the Cavern Club in Liverpool to shows in Hamburg and all the way to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966. ›››

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