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Chloe Moretz Gets Her Own Young Adult Project with 'The 5th Wave'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:31
The 5th Wave / Chloe Moretz

Now that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have their own young adult franchises, it's time for an equally talented young actress to get her own as well. The Wrap has learned that Sony Pictures has landed Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In, Kick-Ass) to lead The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel of the same name. The book is the first in a young adult trilogy (of course) about Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks of human-looking aliens against Earth. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope to survive. Read on! ›››

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'Dolphin Tale 2' Trailer Has More Family Friendly Animal Melodrama

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:46
Dolphin Tale 2

If the first Dolphin Tale just wasn't adorable and cheesy enough for you, the story of the prosthetic-wearing dolphin Winter continues as he faces yet another obstacle to over come in Dolphin Tale 2. Though Winter had his life-saved by Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), now his elderly surrogate mother Panama has passed away, leaving him alone and needing a companion in order to comply with USDA regulations. And of course, Winter's human caretakers, including do everything they can to find another dolphin to pair with Winter. However, this first teaser trailer just focuses on the saving of a new dolphin named Hope, since highlighting the death of Panama would be very depressing. Is this Winter's new friend? ›››

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Lionsgate Splitting Final 'Divergent' Sequel 'Allegiant' into Two Films

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:25
Allegiant

Because previous split sequel finales have found so much success with The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have decided to split the final chapter of Allegiant, the last sequel in Veronica Roth's sci-fi young adult novel series that began with Divergent. The first film just hit theaters in March and has pulled in $139 million worldwide so far after just three weeks at the box office, with several markets (France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Scandinavia and more) yet to release the film. It may not be a runaway hit, but it's enough for the studio to maximize their profits. ›››

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Jim Caviezel Coaches Football in 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:01
When the Game Stands Tall

Just in time to be couple with Kevin Costner's return to sports drama in Draft Day this weekend, we have the trailer for When the Game Stands Tall, a typical underdog sports drama inspired by a true story. In this one, Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, "Person of Interest") coaches an unknown high school football team and leads them to an unprecedented winning streak. But the unique angle comes from the fact that the story seems to really begin after the winning streak is over. Still, it looks like exactly what you would expect from a film like this, and it's a wonder we haven't seen a whole film parodying the cliches of these kind of cliche sports dramas. Anyway, plenty of football fans will probably still like this one. Watch? ›››

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King of Monsters Goes Black and White on a New Poster for 'Godzilla'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:21
Godzilla

Along with some cool official posters and some stellar artwork from talented fans, we've seen quite a bit of the new version of Godzilla, the classic monster who has terrorized the world for decades. But now we get a different look at the King of Monsters in a cool new black and white poster. It's not quite as cool as that fanmade seismograph poster (which you can buy right here), but it's still something to see for any fan of Godzilla. If anything, it calls back to the original inception of the giant lizard since he debuted when black and white was a standard in motion pictures. A new black and white Godzilla would actually be fun. Look! ›››

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'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Bringing 'Dirty White Boys' to Film

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:59
Dirty White Boys / D.B. Weiss & David Benioff

After last weekend's season premiere of "Game of Thrones," the HBO series' showrunners have already received good news by having their epic fantasy renewed for a fifth and sixth season, and now they've got a feature film in development as well. Deadline reports David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have struck a deal with Fox to write, direct and produce an adaptation of Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel about three violent escaped convicts and the good cop who will pursue them to the ends of the Earth to end their spree of terror across the Southwest. But as of now it's not clear when they will actually shoot the film. ›››

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Watch: Teaser Trailer for Disneynature's Latest Doc 'Monkey Kingdom'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:37
Monkey Kingdom

With the release of the documentary Bears just under a couple weeks away, Disneynature is already beginning to show off their Earth Day documentary release coming in 2015. This time the niche release arm of the House of Mouse is focusing on a group of monkeys in the jungles of South Asia in Monkey Kingdom. The film spotlights the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters. More specifically, we follow a mother and her newborn as they struggle to survive. Watch! ›››

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Trumbull's 4K 120FPS Film 'UFOTOG' Premiering at Seattle's Cinerama

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:22
Cinerama Sci-Fi Festival

He changed the industry forever with the visual effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Can he do again in 2014? After following its development for years, visual effects master Doug Trumbull is premiering his first experimental 4K 3D 120FPS film titled UFOTOG at the Second Fictional Festival this May up at Seattle's Cinerama. We've written about this odd UFOTOG project a few times before and have been patiently awaiting its arrival, mostly just to see what all the hype is behind this latest sci-fi experience that Trumbull has come up with. Press releases are hitting now confirming the premiere in Seattle. Read on. ›››

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Check Out the Official Posters for Deep Sea Diving Thriller 'Pioneer'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:44
Pioneer

When your ultimate adventure becomes your ultimate nightmare. If you're into deep sea diving conspiracy thrillers, then we've got the perfect film for you. Titled Pioneer, this Norwegian thriller is about a team of divers who were part of risky experiments at the start of the Norwegian oil-drilling industry in the early 80s. The cast includes Aksel Hennie plus Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Jonathan LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman and Jørgen Langhelle. The film already premiered in Europe last year and has been waiting for a US release, however io9 has debuted a new US poster and we thought it was worth sharing to bring some attention to this interesting little film. I'm intrigued by all the imagery, but I'm not sure if it'll be any good. ›››

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'Sinister Six' & 'Venom' to Hit Theaters Before 'Amazing Spider-Man 4'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:16
Sinister Six

Last summer, Sony Pictures surprised everyone by planning way ahead with release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018. Then the studio revealed just how big their Spider-Man universe would be by announcing villain spin-off films Venom and The Sinister Six, the latter just gaining Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. Though neither of those latter two films have official release dates yet, producer Matt Tolmach gives us an idea of what's happening with The Amazing Spider-Man release plan, and it might mean some date jockeying. Read on! ›››

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See The Evolution of Film from 1878 to 2014 in Just Three Minutes

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:53
The Evolution of Film

In the short history of filmmaking, the advancement of technology has allowed the face of cinema to change quickly, sometimes with audiences not always prepared to keep up. Whether it's the jump from silent films to talkies, hand drawn animation to computer animation, or 2D to 3D, there's always something new being added to how we experience motion pictures. Now an impressive three-minute montage called The Evolution of Film from Humber College graduate Scott Ewing (via SlashFilm) takes a brief look at the history of cinema from the dawn of the moving picture all the way back in 1878 to the films of today. Watch! ›››

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Spectacular Sundance Sci-Fi 'I Origins'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:27
I Origins

"I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed this world." After making a splash with the indie sci-fi Another Earth at Sundance in 2011, director Mike Cahill returned to the independent film festival with the penetrating sci-fi drama I Origins. Now the first trailer for the compelling film starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has arrived. This film is an absolute sensation (read Alex's Sundance review right here), and serves as an interesting, provoking bridge between the ever-strong debate between faith and science. This is one you'll want to seek out this summer for sure. Watch the trailer now! ›››

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International 'Deliver Us from Evil' Trailer Brings Some More Horror

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:59
Deliver Us from Evil

The first domestic trailer for the procedural horror thriller Deliver Us from Evil showed just a hint of the full story in the film starring Eric Bana, and chose to focus on more of a clip featuring his character's daughter getting scared by some unseen supernatural force. Now a different international trailer has arrived showing more of the investigation into the supernatural, including a brief glimpse at Joel McHale in the film. This looks like it could be awesome, and director Scott Derrickson has delivered some great horror previously with Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, so we're very curious to see how this turns out. ›››

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Watch: Second 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Theatrical Trailer Soars

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:55
How to Train Your Dragon 2

"There's a whole other world of dragons out there." The final trailer for DreamWorks Animation's sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has arrived, and this looks like a truly mystifying sequel. Complete with new creatures, new enemies and even a surprise change in Hiccup's (Jay Baruchel) trusty dragon Toothless, this looks just as good, if not better, than the original animated adventure. Plus, the animation itself looks absolutely incredible, especially the flight sequences. We're definitely excited for all this summer's comic book movies, but this one is definitely on our list of anticipated films too. Watch it below! ›››

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Aaron Paul & Samantha Morton in 'Decoding Annie Parker' First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:42
Decoding Annie Parker

Following the end of "Breaking Bad," actor Aaron Paul isn't faring too well on the big screen since Need for Speed was an absolute mess of nonsense and poor action. But maybe a lower profile drama will show his talents better in Decoding Annie Parker. The film follows two women, Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt, whose lives intersect as one deals with loss and heartbreak and the other has a breakthrough in the area of treating breast cancer. Morton adds some darker humor into the mix, and this look pretty charming and even amusing despite the depressing true story material. And there's Aaron Paul looking like a real 70s hippie (along with some great wardrobe for the whole cast) Might be worth checking out. Watch below! ›››

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French Film 'Party Girl' Chosen as Cannes Un Certain Regard Opener

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:58
Cannes - Party Girl

Cannes has officially announced another film in this year's line-up ahead of the full selection unveiling next week. We already know that Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will be the opening competition film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Following that we can now include Party Girl, a film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, which has been chosen to open the Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard category. It follows Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which was presented in 2013. So far, so good, with the complete list of 2014 films next week. ›››

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'X-Men' Producer Wants to Try Spin-Offs Again, Maybe with Mystique

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:53
Mystique

If there's one thing pretty much every X-Men fan can agree on it's that the origin spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine was absolutely terrible. It turned Logan (Hugh Jackman) into a walking punchline, had poorly completed special effects, and completely ruined the character of Deadpool. But that doesn't mean longtime franchise producer Lauren Schuler Donner wants to give up on the prospect of spinning off characters into their own films again, especially with how successful Marvel has been with their cinematic universe. And one of those characters might be Jennifer Lawrence as shapeshifting mutant Mystique. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Final '22 Jump Street' Red Band Trailer is Your Best Nightmare

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:27
22 Jump Street Red Band

"It's the same case, do the same thing!" If you still need convincing that 22 Jump Street is worth seeing, Sony/Columbia has released a fourth trailer - another red band trailer that is a 2-and-1/2-minute push for this insane summer action comedy sequel, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (also in Jupiter Ascending). While we've seen plenty in the first three trailers already, the footage in this one includes lots of the story as well, hinting at their comeback, the plot involving college and spring breaker. So, it's a Spring Breakers riff, plus 21 Jump Street comedy all in one? I hope it's as funny as these trailers promise. Enjoy. ›››

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Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Gets a Father in 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:41
Mark Rylance

Though we don't know much about the Alice in Wonderland sequel developing at Disney, other than it will be called Through the Looking Glass and feature the return of Mia Wasikowska in the title role along with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, we might have a hint of what's to come with the latest casting reveal. Variety has word that stage actor Mark Rylance is currently in talks to play the father of Depp's looney, top hatted character. Of course, without any plot details, we're unsure just how integral the actor will be in the progression of the sequel's story. More below! ›››

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See Jon Stewart's Response to Fox News Coverage of 'Noah' Criticism

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:29
Jon Stewart - Noah

Anytime we get to feature a segment from The Daily Show on the site, I'm always very happy to stop and write about it. On the April 8th episode of the show, Stewart did a segment responding to recent Fox News coverage on how "awful" Darren Aronofsky's Noah movie is because it's unfaithful. Now, everyone has their own opinion (Sound Off), however Fox News has no idea what they are talking about, clearly being caught without having even seen the film. Jon Stewart responds ever-so-brilliantly and tears them down in return in the segment. Our friend/colleague Kevin McCarthy also appears briefly, out of context, like all the clips. ›››

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