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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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Watch: First Teaser Trailer for 'The Conjuring' Spin-Off 'Annabelle'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:31
Annabelle

"I like your dolls." Hot on the heels of yesterday's underwhelming trailer for the horror adventure Ouija, there's some much better terror on the way. Annabelle is a spin-off of James Wan's horror hit The Conjuring. The film focuses on the creepy doll featured as part of the collection of paranormal objects owned by Lorraine and Ed Warren (played by Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga), but this tale takes place before the events of The Conjuring, showing more of the story behind this creepy, evil doll. However, beyond what's show in the trailer, we don't know what kind of story to expect in this spin-off. Watch below! ›››

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Watch This: Kick Ass Proof-of-Concept Teaser for 'BotWars' Project

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:06
BotWars

"I need your help finding my dad." Here's something cool to add some oomph to your day - a short proof-of-concept video for a futuristic, sci-fi, robot action project called BotWars, from Alex & Steffen. The title at the end says "J.V. Kade's" BotWars referencing the novel it's based on, but this is actually a production by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, two German guys, with a number of talented VFX artists out of Germany making this look great. I was sent the video by another guy in VFX, who said he's "amazed at what these guys have achieved. Lovely use of new tech too with the flying cam," too. Check this out - I'd see the movie. ›››

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Guillermo del Toro on the Haunted House & Ghosts in 'Crimson Peak'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:02
Guillermo del Toro

Next week at Comic-Con, we'll have a much better idea of what to expect from Guillermo del Toro's next horror film Crimson Peak. But until then, some interviews with the director from the set of the film have surfaced where he talks about the haunted house at the center of the story and how they're bringing some of the ghosts inside the house to life by doing more practical effects. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, and some of the plot and details on their characters have been revealed. Find out more about the film and the terror that del Toro has in store below. ›››

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First Music-Filled Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Cannes Fave 'Mommy'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:50
Mommy Trailer

Yes! The first trailer for my favorite film of the Cannes Film Festival this year has finally debuted. Xavier Dolan is a 25-year-old filmmaker from Quebec who has already made five films, and his latest is one titled Mommy. Starring Anne Dorval and Antoine Olivier Pilon as mother/son, the story is about her trying to raise her wild and violent ADHD child. The film is mostly presented in 1:1 format (as in the trailer) which is used as a storytelling device, but I won't ruin the important moments. Instead, I will say - this is our first glimpse at an innovative film that uses the big screen medium in fresh, exciting, unforgettable ways. Enjoy. ›››

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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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