"I don't care what we do, just so long as we do something." Well, now what do we have here? If you thought things couldn't get any more James Franco than they already are, get ready for Franco overload. He directs, too! The first Cannes promo trailer has arrived for As I Lay Dying, based on the William Faulkner novel, that is written, produced, directed by and starring James Franco. I'm that not familiar with the western story, but this looks a lot better than I was expecting it would, for some odd reason. The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green and yes, Danny McBride in a dramatic role. Check it out below. ›››
"Can you imagine how people on this planet would react if they knew there was someone like this out there?" The previous Man of Steel trailers have highlighted Clark Kent's struggle with his alien powers and whether or not he should reveal his secret to humankind, beginning with saving his classmates in a school bus accident. Now this new TV spot highlights this same struggle as a grown man, with military cautiously pointing their arms at him, and Pa Kent (Kevin Costner) explaining the eventual ultimatum, "whether to stand proud in front of the human race, or not." Every little new bit in these spots just keeps looking better. ›››
Continue reading New 'Man of Steel' TV Spot Focuses on Human Fear of Superman
Just over a year ago, the hockey comedy Goon from director Michael Dowse went mostly unnoticed, but it's definitely worth seeking out. Now Dowse has his next film waiting for distribution in the form of The F Word. It's not as vulgar as you think as it follows a guy who thinks he has a romantic connection with a girl only to discover that she already has a boyfriend. The word in question is "friends" and Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) seem to be pretty adorable ones in these first look photos from the film with a script by Elan Mastai, which actually made the Black List in 2008, and is on sale at Cannes this month. ›››
Continue reading First Look: Daniel Radcliffe Friendly with Zoe Kazan in 'The F Word'
Too bad! You've got to be friends with Kevin Smith, or his agent/manager, if you want to read this. But it's done. Kevin Smith took to his Facebook to post a photo of his finished Clerks III script. Back in March we posted the first photo of the very first page of his work on the script, now ~66 days later it's finished. His message about the news states: "At 137 pages, it plays like The Empire Strikes Back of what's now become the Clerks Trilogy. And I am SO in love with it." Awesome to hear. Though that is a very long script, but Clerks II did end up with a 97 minute runtime, he can still condense and revise things. See the photo below! ›››
Another day, another remake. We've been reporting rumors and news and bits of updates about a remake of the lovable monster classic Gremlins for many years. In January we wrote about Warner Bros starting active development on the remake/reboot, however there is a quote from last year that is still relevant: "it can't be remade without Steven [Spielberg's] permission." Well, our friends at Bloody-Disgusting are now reporting that WB is moving forward and they've assigned Seth Grahame-Smith (of the Pride, Prejudice & Zombies novel, plus Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to work on developing the film. ›››
Continue reading WB Moving Ahead on 'Gremlins' Remake with Seth Grahame-Smith?
Many TV fans have become accustomed to seeing Timothy Olyphant as a man of the law on the FX series "Justified," and he'll wear a badge again in The Man on Carrion Road, a new indie from Atlas Independent, the indie arm of Atlas Entertainment, the company founded by The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven. The film follows a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town's new sheriff (Olyphant) must team up with the retired lawman he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher and his brutalization of the town's people. ›››
Continue reading Timothy Olyphant in 'Dark Knight' Producer's 'Man on Carrion Road'
Just a couple of months ago, some details surfaced on the gestating sequels to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich said there would be two sequels called ID Forever Part I and Part II which take place 20 years after the first film when alien reinforcements finally arrive to attack Earth. But the humans aren't unprepared this time. Well, Emmerich talked a little more about the future of Independence Day at a screening at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival, and it sounds like he and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin have their eye on more than just two film sequels. Read on! ›››
Continue reading Roland Emmerich Wants Series of New 'Independence Day' Movies
On this very special edition of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by none other than their moms - Barb and Terri - for a wonderfully fun Mother's Day episode! The guys arranged a little movie related questionnaire (similar to the regular show's Grill the Guest segment) and have asked their mom's to answer it on the podcast. They then match up their answers with their mom's and see how well they actually know their movie tastes! We hope you and all the moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day from all of us here at FirstShowing.net! Listen in to this short but sweet Mother's Day 2013 bonus TGB episode below. ›››
Continue reading TGB Mother's Day 2013 Special (Guests: Mrs. Kirk and Mrs. Buel)
Fear - the ultimate weapon. Today's indie trailer is from Well Go USA for the US release of Andrew Lau's The Guillotines, a martial arts action-adventure out of China about a secret brotherhood of elite assassins known as The Guillotines. When I first heard that title I wasn't expecting to see anything that great, but I'm impressed. It plays on the concept of old school swords vs. new school firearms in a stylish way, and looks like it will have some incredible fights. The cast includes Shawn Yue, Xiaoming Huang, Zhang Wen and Yuchun Li. The circular flying swords are a little gimmicky, but I'm curious to check this out. Enjoy! ›››
Continue reading Indie Trailer Sunday: Andrew Lau's 'The Guillotines' Action Movie
Well, maybe not the Rhino yet, but at least in character as the guy who becomes The Rhino. One of director Marc Webb's latest set photo tweets (@marcw) gives us a first look at actor Paul Giamatti playing Aleksei Sytsevich in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The shot shows Giamatti screaming while driving some truck, with some funky tattoos on his arms and head. The tweet's original message was written in Russian, but Webb has reposted it in English: "Say hello to Aleksei Sytsevich." Yep, that's definitely him, he becomes The Rhino. Two big comic book villains in the next Spidey already? Things are heating up for the webhead. ›››
Continue reading First Look: Paul Giamatti as The Rhino from 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
"They'll always be your biggest fan." It's Mother's Day this weekend in the US, and of course Disney/Pixar is celebrating it with a fun promo video for their animated summer movie - Monsters University. The video features a few clips of the amusing monster mother character, Ms. Squibbles, who is Squishy's mom from the fraternity that Mike and Sully join. We've seen Disney make plenty of these kind of promos for all sorts of different holidays, but this is a fitting one from Pixar since Ms. Squibbles is an important part of the cast and story in Monsters University. Check it out below. To all the mom's out there - Happy Mother's Day! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Pixar's Charming 'Monsters University' Mother's Day Video
Don't read too much into this, but there's a great quote from producer Kathleen Kennedy about their UK shooting plans that's worth a quick glance. The official Star Wars website posted a press release confirming that production on Star Wars: Episode VII, likely to begin early 2014, would take place in the United Kingdom. There's no new information or details revealed, but Kennedy does briefly mention the "origins of Star Wars" most likely as a reference to the original trilogy being shot at various UK studios like Elstree and Shepperton. We're still anxious for some actual details, but at least production plans are coming together. ›››
"On my world it means hope." Only 35 days to go. We've been throwing up endless marketing material for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, since Warner Bros is in the last 5 weeks of promotion and they're going all out. While we've seen some excellent promo banners and other sales art, this final poster comes direct from the Man of Steel twitter and is the big pay off, with the Superman S symbol up front and center. Pretty much as big as they can get it without it being too big. It's combined with that supersonic flying image to finish what is an impressive poster. I like the look of it, epic, fitting for this grand return of the Big Blue Boyscout. ›››
Continue reading The 'S' Gets Big - Two More Fantastic 'Man of Steel' Posters Arrive
"What about you daddy?" The Weinstein Company has unveiled the first trailer for Fruitvale Station, the award-winning, highly acclaimed indie sensation from Ryan Coogler, a USC graduate making his feature debut. Starring Michael B. Jordan in a career-defining role, the true story is about a young man named Oscar and one tragic night on New Years Eve in 2008 at the BART Fruitvale Station. We fell head over heels for the film at Sundance, so did everyone at the festival (it won the Audience Award for Drama), and it's one of those must-see indie breakouts of 2013. It's such a powerful, moving film and this trailer captures that feeling in it perfectly. The supporting cast includes Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand and Octavia Spencer. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Ryan Coogler's Moving 'Fruitvale Station' First Trailer
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? F. Scott Fitzgerald. The roaring '20s. Daisy, Nick and Jay Gatsby. It's a story every knows, and has been adapted before, but can Baz Luhrmann revamp it with a little bit of gloss and glamour? Or maybe a lot of gloss and glamour, but exactly the kind this needs. Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby adaptation is now playing in theaters, starring Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton & Elizabeth Debicki. But is it any good? How are the performances? The music? If you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Baz's The Great Gatsby. ›››
Continue reading Sound Off: Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' - Your Thoughts?
"The most powerful force is hope." Who is Captain Harlock? Unless you're from Japan or otherwise familiar with Leiji Matsumoto's manga, this is likely a character many have never heard of (at least I haven't). But if you're a fan of Appleseed or Final Fantasy, you'll want to take a look. Captain Harlock: Space Pirate is a CG animated space epic that seems to involve some gnarly space pirate ships, apparitions with pointy ears and lots of long-haired characters. The animation in this looks incredible, all the fine details in the hair and environments around them. I'm interested in seeing this admittedly more for the visuals than anything else. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Impressive Animated 'Captain Harlock: Space Pirate' Trailer
The cast of the next directorial effort from Seth MacFarlane was already impressive enough with the likes of Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi involved. But now the western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West has one more name to throw into the mix, and it's a good one. A press release from Universal Pictures (which also announces a co-financing partnership with Media Rights Capital) has revealed that "How I Met Your Mother" star and Broadway sensation Neil Patrick Harris will have some sort of role in the film, but no character details are known. More below! ›››
Shane Black's Iron Man 3 pays homage to the grittier Iron Man found in comic books by forcing him to use all of his talents in order to save the day. Instead of solely relying on pure power and awesomeness, Black's Iron Man focuses on a multi-dimensional Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) inside the suit — one who can draw on his mechanical genius, super-powered technology, and detective skills to defeat the enemy. But the film plagues him with several human problems such as regret, anxiety, and relationship issues. These help the film present the fullest Iron Man yet - which couldn't make this Marvel nut any happier. More below! ›››
With the action of Iron Man 3 in our past, the next blockbuster coming from the page of comic books arrives in June with Man of Steel. Each new TV spot shows just a little more of this epic superhero reboot, and it keeps looking better and better. Unfortunately, a new TV spot from the UK is a little bit tricky and uses a Yahoo Movies pull quote, seemingly from a positive review, when it's really from a summer preview article. Meanwhile, another strange spot is an ad made in conjunction with the National Guard, using the moniker "Soldier of Steel" to recruit interested parties. At the very least, there's some cool new footage. Watch now! ›››
Continue reading Watch: New 'Man of Steel' Promos with More High-Flying Action
They have horses! While yesterday everyone was flipping out over the news of the logo being revealed (seen above), today we actually have the first photo from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to feature. Director Matt Reeves, who is shooting the film now, tweeted out this first photo of their shoot in a forest. His tag for the photo only states "A New Dawn..." and it shows actor Jason Clarke talking with Andy Serkis in his Caesar mocap outfit riding on a horse. As our very first look at this, it's pretty damn cool, and I hope we see Reeves tweet out more as filming continues. There's no CGI in it yet, but it's worth checking out below. ›››
Continue reading First Look: Reeves Tweets 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Set Photo