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Watch: New Footage in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' IMAX Featurette

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:55
Guardians of the Galaxy

Though director James Gunn is pretty adamant that Guardians of the Galaxy won't team-up with The Incredible Hulk in any future films, that's no reason to not be excited for the cosmic team's debut on the big screen next month. In fact, the buzz from the footage screened for fans earlier this month and some advances screenings has been very positive, and to keep the hype going, Gunn talks about how great it will be to see this Marvel film on an IMAX screen. It's been crafted specifically for the giant screen with shifting aspect ratios, and the director previously promised a unique experience from the traditional theater. Watch! ›››

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Edgar Wright's Influence Will Still Be Seen in Visuals of 'Ant-Man'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:34
Ant-Man / Edgar Wright

When a replacement direct was being sought for Marvel's Ant-Man following the exit of Edgar Wright, we mentioned that the filmmaker who ends up with the job won't have as huge of an impact as some might think. Why? Because at this stage in the game, the action sequences and pre-visualization of the film has already been completed, and they're not going to start over when it comes to that kind of work that Wright had already begun. And that's why, despite Yes Man director Peyton Reed taking over the job, the film's visuals will still have Wright's influence and style. So we suppose that's a bittersweet parting gift. Read on! ›››

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Ethan Hawke Time Travels in the Aussie Trailer for 'Predestination'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:12
Predestination

"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke, who worked with directors Michael & Peter Spierig in Daybreakers) who is tasked with preventing crime throughout time before it happens. But he's also a man who messes with time in order to make sure that his legacy and work in law enforcement lasts forever. But all that is threatened by the one criminal who has gotten away from him time and time again. This looks pretty damn cool. Watch! ›››

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James Gunn Denies a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & Hulk Crossover

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:42
James Gunn

Back at the beginning of the month, a rumor swirled that predicted plans for the future of The Incredible Hulk within the Marvel cinematic universe. Obviously, the big guy will be an integral part of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but what about after that? Will Marvel Studios give him another standalone film? Mark Ruffalo believes they're working it out, and then we got word that Hulk might end up crossing over with Guardians of the Galaxy in a sequel that would see the cosmic superhero team encountering the mean green machine. However, director James Gunn has now denied those rumors, but we're not surprised. ›››

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Watch: New TV Spot for Frank Miller's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:20
 A Dame to Kill For

Later this week, Dimension Films will show off some of the goods from Sin City: A Dame to Kill for at Comic-Con with a panel in Hall H on July 26th with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and actors Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson in attendance. But in the meantime, a new TV spot for the graphic novel follow-up has arrived, and it's basically a very condensed version of what we saw in the full theatrical trailer. The film looks gorgeous, and we can't wait to see what Miller and Rodriguez have done with their return to this seedy, grimy film noir tale. Eva Green really does seem like a dame to kill for. ›››

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Is Dwayne Johnson Set to Play Shazam for Next DC Comics Project?

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:52
Dwayne Johnson / Shazam

With the beginning of Comic-Con just a couple days away, the influx of news about forthcoming comic book movies (like what titles Marvel has planned for release through 2019) will increase exponentially. And there's no official word on DC Entertainment having a presence at Comic-Con, we're betting the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday will have a couple of surprises, and one of them just might involve Dwayne Johnson. The actor has been teasing involvement in some kind of DC Comics property, and while past stories have linked him to Lobo, it sounds like our answer might have already come from the past. Read on! ›››

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Mondo Venturing into Collectible Toys Now with 'Iron Giant' & More

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:30
Iron Giant

Most cinephiles are familiar with the collectible arthouse Mondo and the amazing pieces they sell in very limited supply to only the most rabid fans. Every now and then they have some other goodies too like t-shirts or an entire clothing and accessory line dedicated to The Shining, but now they're getting into the market of action figures, statues and toys. USA Today reports Mondo will kick off this new venture at Comic-Con with a first wave of toys that includes a 16-inch figure of The Iron Giant, a vinyl figure for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and an action figure of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock. More below! ›››

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Watch: Full Japanese Trailer for Ghibli's 'When Marnie Was There'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:48
When Marnie Was There

Toho has unveiled the full-length feature trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, titled When Marnie Was There, hitting theaters in Japan later this month (it won't arrive in the US until next year). We recently featured the first teaser trailer for Marnie, which was short and made up mostly of the theme song from the film. In this full trailer we get a better sense of the story, about a young girl who befriends a ghost named Marnie, even though she doesn't release it's a ghost. There are a few playful scenes and fun moments, but as always it just looks absolutely beautiful. I'm curious to check this out, something a bit different from Ghibli, yet still made with the same passion and detail that goes into every single frame of their movies. Have fun! ›››

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cracks Codes in Two 'Imitation Game' Trailers

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:41
The Imitation Game

The stellar Benedict Cumberbatch has had some fun lately with Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (and more action in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this winter), but this fall we'll see him in a lower profile drama called The Imitation Game. In the film from Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), Cumberbatch plays real-life mathematician and cryptologist who was responsible for cracking a code that helped win World War II. But he wasn't treated like a hero when he was prosecuted for being a homosexual at a time when it was made illegal in the United Kingdom. Now two trailers have arrived, showing Cumberbatch has some Oscar potential for sure. Watch! ›››

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J.J. Abrams Shows Off an X-Wing in Latest 'Star Wars' UNICEF Video

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:51
Star Wars JJ Abrams UNICEF X-Wing

Time to meet the new X-Wing! After the rumored plot leak yesterday, along with Kevin Smith's discussion of how real his set visit was, it's time to drop an actual reveal for Star Wars: Episode VII, being directed by J.J. Abrams as we speak. This time they've revealed the X-Wing from the new movies, along with a pilot in his typical orange regalia, in the background of another charity video with J.J. Abrams for UNICEF. This is kind of awesome, because it's one of those moments where everything is starting to feel like it' s coming into place. The ship looks great (old but not too old), plus it's real and actually exists and isn't just a CGI creation; I'm actually getting more and more excited the more we see. See the new video and X-Wing below. ›››

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'Maverick' & 'The Notebook' Star James Garner Passes Away at 86

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:37
James Garner

After nearly 60 years on the flickering box and the big screen, Time reports actor James Garner has passed away. The iconic star of the TV series "Maverick," who also appeared in the feature film adaptation of the same name starring Mel Gibson, died Saturday night. A cause of death is unknown, but at 86 years old, anything could have happened. After all, the actor hadn't been seen on the big screen since 2007, and his most recent work was lending his voice to a DC Comics animated short in 2010. But the reason we all know Garner today is for his stellar career that took off in the 1950s with the aforementioned western series. ›››

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Has the Basic Storyline of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Just Been Leaked?

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:35
 Episode VII

First of all, we just want everyone to know that we're not going to post every single story detail about Star Wars: Episode VII that hits the web. There are too many unsubstantiated rumors out there to sift through all the garbage and truly know the real details of the sci-fi sequel. Plus, because of the profile of this project, everyone is going to be skeptical anyway. Having said that, there are some things that we know about the project, but aren't at liberty to divulge, and we're not going to be posting spoilers at all. But the basic storyline of the film has just been leaked, and it's pretty spot-on with what we've heard. More below! ›››

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Marvel Studios Schedules Five New Mystery Projects Through 2019

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:12
Marvel Studios

Without a doubt we'll be getting a whole slew of updates from Marvel Studios later this week when Comic-Con gets into full swing in San Diego beginning with the convention's preview night on Wednesday, July 22nd. And before the big show begins, we've got a tease of what we might hear about when Kevin Feige takes the stage in Hall H on July 26th. Marvel has just announced release dates for five new films to hit theaters from 2017 through 2019, but it's no surprise that no titles have been revealed for these projects. And they join two other projects that already had release dates announced, but no titles revealed. Read on! ›››

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Sound Off: James DeMonaco's 'The Purge: Anarchy' - Your Thoughts?

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:57
 Anarchy Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? United we purge. Now in theaters everywhere is James DeMonaco's sequel to last year's horror thriller The Purge, this one titled The Purge: Anarchy, starring Frank Grillo as Sergeant, with Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, John Beasley, Jack Conley and Michael K. Williams. This time when the Annual Purge commences, five people on the streets of Los Angeles meet up as they attempt to survive the night where all crime is legal. Is it better or worse than the first one? How is the action? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on The Purge: Anarchy. ›››

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Jake Gyllenhaal Seeks Employment in First Viral 'Nightcrawler' Teaser

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:43
Nightcrawler Teaser - Jake Gyllenhaal

"Who am I? I'm a hard worker..." Not to be confused with the X-Men mutant, this film is actually about a guy in Los Angeles who ends up in the world of nighttime freelance crime journalism. The film is set to hit theaters in October, but this is the first footage we've seen after it was filmed last year. Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is the feature directing debut of writer Dan Gilroy. The video was quietly uploaded to YouTube with the statement "my video resume", uploaded by Lou Bloom, the character that Gyllenhaal plays. He talks for nearly 60 seconds about how he is the perfect candidate for a job. Would you hire him? ›››

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Watch: Dan Marcus' Memory Sci-Fi Thriller Short 'Streamline' in Full

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:10
Streamline Short Film

Change the way you remember. If you're looking for something a bit different than all those Hollywood movies in theaters right now, then spend 12 minutes watching this short film titled Streamline. Directed by FS contributor Dan Marcus, the sci-fi thriller is about a man haunted by traumatic memories who's also being pursued by guys in grey outfits. It borrows a bit from Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind, and has some Chris Nolan/Inception vibe going on, but it's a solid thriller with some sleek camerawork. It moves swiftly, and while the VFX aren't perfect, it's an intriguing indie sci-fi short to make you think. In full below. ›››

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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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