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Watch: Jimmy Fallon & Pierce Brosnan Play Nintendo's 'GoldenEye'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:40
Pierce Brosnan & Jimmy Fallon

For anyone who grew up when Nintendo 64 was new and popular, the James Bond game GoldenEye is easily one of the best games from that time. Today there are still plenty of people who held on to their system and play the game with their friends. But what if you could play the game with James Bond himself? Well, that's exactly what Jimmy Fallon did on "The Tonight Show" last night when Pierce Brosnan came on the show to promote The November Man, the film hitting theaters next week and that also just had a sequel announced to be in development. So did Brosnan hold his own against Fallon at all? Watch below! ›››

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NY Based Organization FAMP Art Launches with 'City of God' Prints

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:54
City of God FAMP Art

15 miles from paradise...one man will do anything to tell the world everything. One of the formative films in my early years exploring cinema was City of God, about the impoverished and corrupt reality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the film has gone on to much acclaim, a new poster organization has decided to make their first artwork for Fernando Meirelles' City of God, released in 2002. "A business years in the making, FAMP Art was founded to bridge the gap between pop culture art and art house cinema, focusing on films that don’t get much love in the art community but are praised in the world of cinema (and that we ourselves love)." Sounds like they're challenging Mondo and Gallery1988 and I like it, especially debuting with this. ›››

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Pixar Animation Has Dismantled & Reimagined 'The Good Dinosaur'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:53
The Good Dinosaur

Last fall, Pixar Animation had to push back the release of The Good Dinosaur from an initial release this past summer back to November 25th, 2015. The news came just a few weeks after we learned Bob Peterson had been removed from the film as director and a brain trust consisting of John Lasseter, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, replacement Brave director Mark Andrews, and Party Cloudy short director Pete Sohn were put in place to take over the project. Now we have word that Pixar has completely overhauled the film as voice star John Lithgow says the film has been drastically changed for the better. ›››

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Relativity Media Plans Sequel to Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:31
The November Man

In what feels like an effort to get audiences more interested in next week's release of the new action thriller The November Man starring Pierce Brosnan, Relativity Media has announced pre-production on a sequel. In the first film, Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. Lured out of retirement, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko), which suddenly marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). Sounds like Brosnan has found a new franchise to follow his time as James Bond from years ago. ›››

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'A Monster Calls' Toby Kebbell & Sigourney Weaver to Fantasy Cast

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:20
Toby Kebbell / Sigourney Weaver

Earlier this year, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones joined the cast of A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness from director Juan Antonio Bayona. Now THR pegs two more cast members with Sigourney Weaver and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell joining the story about a young boy dealing with his mother's debilitating illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. Neeson is playing the titular monsters who befriends the boy and tells him stories, but the two new cast members will be playing human characters. ›››

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Dimension Films Back to Developing 'Halloween: The Next Chapter'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:12
Halloween

Over two years ago, Halloween 3D was meant to be the next installment in the horror remake franchise that had been directed by Rob Zombie. But Dimension Films pulled it from their future release calendar, and the film was left hanging in the balance. My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry filmmakers Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier were supposed to write the script, but after the film was pulled from the release calendar, there were rumblings that Platinum Dunes was going to take a crack at Michael Myers. Thankfully, that's not the case, and there's a new attempt to keep the slasher alive in Halloween: The Next Chapter. ›››

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Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Headed Back to Theaters Again This September

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:12
Jon Favreau's Chef

El Jefe is back! More Cubanos for everybody! Open Road Films has announced a re-release of the beloved summer indie comedy Chef, written, directed by and starring Jon Favreau. If you haven't already seen the film (or even if you have already!) they're offering you another chance to catch this up on the big screen. Although I would say this is probably best eaten while preparing you're own feast of a meal, because all it will make you want is the best food you can possibly eat during and after. We already raved about Chef when in our Sound Off but I'm always happy to keep highlighting it, especially during re-release. SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta listed it as one of the best films of the summer. We recommend seeing it whenever you get a chance. ›››

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Watch: The Key Evolution & Depiction of Texting on the Big Screen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:30
Non-Stop

In the short history of filmmaking, there have been incredible advances in technology that have changed the face of filmmaking from the innovation of sound to computer generated visual effects. However, there are subtle changes that help make visual storytelling a little easier too, making it so the audience doesn't feel detached from the story and world they're seeing unfold on the big screen. One such arena you may not realize is how characters communicate on the big screen in a contemporary society where individuals talk more often by way of text messages instead of talking on the phone. Filmmakers are only recently figuring out how to do this effectively, occasionally with some style, and a neat video essay explains how. Watch it! ›››

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in J.C. Chandor's 'Deepwater Horizon' Drama

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:58
Mark Wahlberg

After saving the world from giant robots earlier this summer, but not saving movie-goers from making themselves more stupid, Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will remain a little  more grounded with his next project. Deadline has word that Wahlberg is currently in talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, the drama about the headline-making oil rig of the same name which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a catastrophic oil spill, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident back in 1989. Wahlberg will play the second manager in command on the oil rig in the story about what happened in the 48 hours leading up to the explosion and what followed immediately after. ›››

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Johnny Depp, Kevin Smith & Their Daughters Making 'Yoga Hosers'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:25
Yoga Hosers

In a team-up that you otherwise might have thought would never happen, Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp are making a movie together. Yoga Hosers is being described by Smith himself as a comic book movie, which we first heard about earlier this summer, but without the pesky source material. Depp is starring in the film along with his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, who will lead the story alongside Smith's own teenage daughter Harley Quinn Smith (named after the Batman character). Production begins this week on the action adventure which is actually a spin-off of Smith's forthcoming horror flick Tusk, and the two teenage girl characters appear in the film as convenience store clerks, which is a little more than fortuitous. ›››

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New 'Death of Superman Lives' Trailer Explores Tim Burton's Vision

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:50
 What Happened?

Back during Comic-Con, director Jon Schepp made the timely debut of a trailer for his gestating documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Now we get another glimpse of the doc which is still in production and looking for help with a FanBacked campaign. For those who don't know, the film is about the failed attempt by director Tim Burton to create a new Superman film with Nicolas Cage as the DC Comics superhero. This new trailer focuses on the crazy vision for the film that included monsters, weird landscapes, a translucent, Sigfried & Roy-style  Superman suit, and much more insanity. ›››

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Watch: David Letterman's Lovely 10-Minute Tribute to Robin Williams

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:54
Robin Williams & David Letterman

Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien have already paid tribute to the late comedian Robin Williams, a man who was an inspiration to them both, making his mark as the best late night talk show guest ever. Now the more seasoned David Letterman has stepped up, taking a week to gather his thoughts, with an extended tribute from "The Late Show" on CBS the program that he will be leaving behind at the end of the year. It's a heartfelt tribute from a man who is a comedy legend in his own right, and spent some wild and wacky time with Williams at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City over the years. Watch! ›››

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Joan Allen Loves a Killer in Stephen King's 'A Good Marriage' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:25
A Good Marriage

Though author Stephen King may not be at the top of his game lately, that hasn't stopped him from being a prominent force in pop culture on film and television. Every year there's a new adaptation of one of his books or short stories, and this year is no different. But this time, King actually wrote the screenplay for A Good Marriage, a pretty conventional thriller starring Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia. The film follows a happy couple whose seemingly perfect life is thrown into upheaval when Darcy (Allen) discovers that her husband may actually secretly be a serial killer. Seems pretty bland and generic to me. Watch it? ›››

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in 'Jungle Book: Origins'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:50
Benedict Cumberbatch

While it seems like Disney's new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is ahead of the curve with a fall 2015 release date and a fully assembled cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray, the competing adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic is marching onward. Earlier this month, the studio dated Jungle Book: Origins for release in October of 2016, and now they have their first cast member as THR reports Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan, the man-eating villain of the film directed by Andy Serkis. ›››

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First Look: Paul Rudd is Rugged as Scott Lang in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:33
Ant-Man

Following the start of production on Ant-Man yesterday, along with the addition of Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale and John Slattery to the cast of Marvel's Phase Three comic book film, we have our first look at the superhero story. Paul Rudd plays a thief named Scott Lang who will go on to become a superhero with the help of scientist and mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and now we get to see him looking rugged before he takes a turn towards being a hero. He's got some kind of cut on his face, and looks like he's getting ready for a heist. It's not much, but we're glad Marvel got this out there before spy photos emerged. Look! ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Can't Choose: Shazam or Black Adam for DC Comics

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:56
Black Adam / Dwayne Johnson / Shazam

Before Comic-Con, action star Dwayne Johnson was teasing some kind of role based on a DC Comics property that hadn't yet been brought to the big screen. Johnson offered the hint that his character has "the power of Superman," which immediately led to fans guessing that Shazam would be the role. However, it sounds like Johnson has his choice of what DC Comics character he'll bring to life. Speaking with The Associated Press, Johnson is having trouble between playing Shazam or his arch nemesis, anti-hero Black Adam, one of the former wrestler's favorite characters from the world of DC Comics. Maybe fans will help? ›››

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Bradley Cooper May Become Mack Bolan for Director Todd Phillips

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:34
Mack Bolan / Bradley Cooper

In case you didn't know, after working on The Hangover trilogy together, Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips have formed their own production label at Warner Bros., and they're not wasting anytime lining up projects for the big screen. Deadline reports the studio has acquired Don Pendleton's book series featuring recurring anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan and will develop the film as a vehicle for Cooper to lead and Phillips to potentially direct as well. Avatar sequel writer Shane Salerno, who had the rights to the series from Pendleton's estate, will produce the film with the duo, in addition to writing the script. More below! ›››

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Irish Thriller '71' Starring Jack O'Connell

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:29
Yann Demange's 71 Trailer

"Welcome to the regiment!" StudioCanal UK has debuted a trailer for the film '71, referring to the year 1971, when Belfast, Ireland was experiencing the Troubles with attacks from the IRA, UVF and UDA throughout Northern Ireland. The film stars Jack O'Connell (who is about to breakout into a huge movie star after this and Unbroken and Starred Up) as a soldier who gets lost in the chaos when he becomes seperated from his unit while patrolling the streets of Belfast. I first saw the film in Berlin and it's intense and captivating, keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It's an impressive film that we do recommend looking into seeing, especially if it plays at a film festival near you sometime soon. Until then, don't miss the trailer. ›››

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Simon Pegg Confirms Development of New Film with Edgar Wright

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:08
Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg

While director Edgar Wright is busy preparing projects like his original Baby Driver and an adaptation of Grasshopper Jungle, his collaborator Simon Pegg has Mission: Impossible 5 on his plate and Star Trek 3 with a new director after that. But that doesn't mean the two won't get back together for another film. In fact, Wright and Pegg are hoping to make another three films over the next decade. First, Pegg spoke with BBC 6 Music (via Digital Spy) and confirmed development of a new original film that he's working on with Wright, “Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We’re kind of into a creative cycle now.” But how soon might it come together? More below! ›››

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Marion Cotillard in UK Trailer for Dardenne Bros' 'Two Days One Night'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:01
Two Days, One Night

"Sorry to insist..." Artificial Eye has debuted the first full UK trailer for the latest film from the Dardenne Brothers, called Two Days, One Night starring Marion Cotillard. You may have heard buzz about this film back in May when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to open in France later that month. Cotillard plays a working-class woman desperately trying to keep her job as she must convince her co-workers to vote for keeping her in a company-wide decision. It's one of the best films I've seen all year so far, moving swiftly and yet maintaining an incredibly sharp focus on what they're saying and what they're accomplishing. Marion Cotillard looks much more disheveled than before but that's all part of her like look in the film, which plays even more into her character. Riveting to watch - I highly suggest catching this film. ›››

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