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Ben Stiller Reveals Cyrus Arnold as the Teen Son of Derek Zoolander

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:30
Zoolander 2

Production is underway for Zoolander 2, the sequel to the 2001 comedy starring Ben Stiller as the titular really, really, really, ridiculously good looking male model. The original film had the unfortunate task of opening in theaters just a couple weeks after the attacks on 9/11, and it's been a long road to get a follow-up off the ground, but it's finally on the way. We've gotten some teases of the film with a big announcement at fashion week in Paris followed by a real photo shoot with Zoolander himself, as well as Owen Wilson has Hansel. And now we have a glimpse at a new character, Zoolander's teenage son, played by Cyrus Arnold. ›››

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Olivia Munn to Play Psylocke in Next Summer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:07
Olivia Munn / Psylocke

Perhaps the only thing more abundant than Disney's plans for a new live-action adaptation of their animated classics is news of yet another cast member joining the mutant ranks of X-Men: Apocalypse. And today brings one more addition to the comic book sequel with director Bryan Singer revealing on Instagram that "The Newsroom" and Magic Mike co-star Olivia Munn will be taking the role of Betsy Braddock, who fans probably know better as the psychic warrior Psylocke. The character was only briefly glimpsed in X-Men: The Last Stand, but this will be the first time the mutant will be prominently featured. ›››

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Watch This: VFX Artist Dylan J. Nathan's 'Extropy - Speedhack' Short

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:50
Extropy - Speedhack

Another cool sci-fi proof-of-concept (to follow The Leviathan). Dylan J. Nathan, a VFX / CGI artist, is looking to make the leap into filmmaking and has debuted his 2-minute short to show us what kind of world he wants to create. His new short is titled Speedhack, part of the Extropy sci-fi series he is developing. As described: "Speedhack is a high-octane journey through a near future city sprawl created entirely by Dylan J Nathan, Speedhack is a proof of concept scene from EXTROPY, a sci-fi feature film for the 21st century." Everything looks cool, I just hope there's a good story in here. Another site calls this a "FPS mashed-up with Akira and Tron" but it's just a sleek proof-of-concept for an intriguing sci-fi world. Recommended viewing. ›››

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First Alluring Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' with Michael Caine

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:56
Paolo Sorrentino's Youth

"You were right… music is all I understand." Another likely Cannes 2015 contender is Youth, also known as The Early Years, the new film from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). The great Michael Caine stars along with Paul Dano, but this trailer gives the most time (and dialogue) to Caine as Fred, on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. It's a very mesmerizing, alluring trailer with some weird stuff going on but I have to say I am definitely intrigued. We also get a few glimpses of Rachel Weisz in this, and some other peculiar moments, all worth a look. For those curious, the music in here is "Just (After the Song of Songs)" by David Lang. I really want to see this. Take a look + listen below. ›››

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First Fun TV Spot for Sundance Fave 'Dope' from MTV Movie Awards

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:23
Dope TV Spot

"You go to high school in Inglewood. Think you're going to get into Harvard? Who do you think you are, huh?" Open Road has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming release of one of our Sundance favorites, a little film called Dope, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa starring up-and-comer Shameik Moore as __! Like the TV spot, we can't reveal that until you see it. I love the way they're marketing this, it's fresh and interesting and stands out, and I hope it's grabbing your attention. This TV spot first aired during the MTV Movie Awards last night, and it's a good sell, but I hope we see a bit more as they build up to the release in June. And yep, that's Lobby Boy from Grand Budapest, actor Tony Revolori, in the image above. Enjoy! ›››

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Emmanuelle Bercot's Film 'La Tête Haute' Opens This Year's Cannes

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:07
La Tête Haute

This year's Cannes Film Festival has announced their opening night selection - a film by Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Bercot titled La Tête Haute which translates to Heads Up in English. It was revealed this morning, ahead of the rest of the line-up coming this week. It's not uncommon to see a French film selected as opener, but Thierry Frémaux says "the choice of this film may seem surprising, given the rules generally applied to the Festival de Cannes Opening Ceremony." The world première of La Tête Haute will be shown in the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals, and will be released in French cinemas the same day, on Wednesday, May 13th. The film tells the story of a juvenile delinquent, Malony, and his upbringing. ›››

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Must Watch: More Action in New Trailer for 'Terminator Genisys'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:11
Terminator Genisys Trailer

"We are humanity's last hope." After teasing the trailer with the hashtag #TerminatorUnlock, the full trailer has finally been revealed and it's a bit different than the first one. Paramount has unveiled another official trailer for Terminator Genisys, the latest creation in the Terminator series spearheaded by Skydance Productions, with Thor: The Dark World / "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor at the helm. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, but the film mainly stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons and Byung-hun Lee as the badass T-1000. Whoa, Jason Clarke is a bot too? Apparently "more" than just man or machine. I'm definitely interested in this, but still not yet sure if it's going to be any good. ›››

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Must Watch: Full Trailer for Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Starring Paul Rudd

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:59
Ant-Man Trailer

Heroes don't get any bigger than this! Marvel has unveiled the second full trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man movie, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who becomes Ant-Man. There's definitely a humorours edge to this, especially with the name "Ant-Man", but they stick to their Marvel guns and bring out all the action and kick ass visuals to help sell it more than anything. Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym, Corey Stoll becomes the villain Yellowjacket, who we see plenty of in this, and the cast includes Evangeline Lilly and Judy Greer. This new trailer is much better than I was expecting, but mostly from a pure entertainment standpoint. I still would've loved to see Edgar Wright's version, but I'm now just as excited for this anyway. ›››

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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Negasonic Teenage Warhead in 'Deadpool'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:28
Deadpool

Ever since production on Deadpool began, we've gotten little tidbits of information on the Marvel film from 20th Century Fox starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth. The first photo showed off Deadpool in an alluring pose, Reynolds revealed the film is R-rated, and co-star Ed Skrein confirmed that he's playing the villain Ajax. And now we have another glimpse at the forthcoming comic book flick, and it reveals a character that comic book fans should be excited to see. Brianna Hildebrand plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a telepath with precognitive abilities, named after a song by Monster Magnet. Look now! ›››

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'Project Almanac' Director Ready to Morph for New 'Power Rangers'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:04
Power Rangers

Back in February, there was a lot of buzz about Power Rangers, but that's because there was a gritty, R-rated short film that went viral online. But in case you forgot there's a real feature film adaptation of the action television series in the works at Lionsgate, and it sounds like the studio has found their director with The Wrap reporting Project Almanac director Dean Israelite is currently in talks to get behind the camera. The film keeps the mythology of the show intact by following a new group of high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those new powers to save the world. ›››

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Sylvester Stallone Shares First Photo from 'Rocky' Spin-Off 'Creed'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 20:37
Creed

For those who didn't know, Sylvester Stallone is heading back to the big screen as the iconic fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. But this time, he's not putting on the gloves himself for another fight. Instead, the spin-off Creed focuses on Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, son of the late world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), as he attempts to follow in his father's footsteps by asking Rocky, who is now retired, to be his trainer and help lead him to a title of his own. The film shot on location in Philadelphia, and now Stallone has unveiled the first photo from the film with himself and Jordan. Look! ›››

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Ian McKellen to Play Cogsworth in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:53
Ian McKellen

British actor Ian McKellen has become very well known for his franchise roles as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and now he's heading into Disney territory for a perfect role. Variety reports McKellen will play the clock Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Cogsworth was the beast's butler before the curse placed over the castle turned everyone into various pieces of furniture. In the animated version from 1991, the clock was a rather worrisome uppity little fellow, constantly clashing with the suave energetic Lumiere, the candelabra, a role that has yet to be cast. ›››

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Sound Off: Alex Garland's Sci-Fi 'Ex Machina' - What Did You Think?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:03
Ex Machina Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? There is nothing more human than the will to survive. In theaters in the US starting today is the feature directorial debut of sci-fi screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd), a film called Ex Machina about a man and his creation. Oscar Isaac stars as Nathan, the billionaire founder of a technology company, along with Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb, a young programmer brought to Nathan's home to test one of his new robots. Alicia Vikander plays Ava, an artificial intelligence humanoid designed by Nathan that Caleb is instructed to test, to see just how real she really is. Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on Alex Garland's Ex Machina. ›››

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Watch: Even More Celebrity Cameos Teased in 'Entourage' UK Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:27
Entourage

Even though the HBO series Entourage was certainly popular while it was on, I'm actually not sure if it's as big in the United Kingdom as it was in the United States. Judging by this latest trailer from across the pond for the film adaptation of the show business series, I'm betting it's not, because Piers Morgan does a quick introduction as to who Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his crew are before we get into their usual shenanigans. There's not much new footage we have seen in the other trailers, but the list of cameos at the end is slightly different, pointing to some names that British fans will be interested in instead. Watch! ›››

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'Kingsman' Vixen Sofia Boutella Taking a Major Role in 'Star Trek 3'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:08
Sofia Boutella

Briefly: While we still don't know if Idris Elba will be taking the villain role in Star Trek 3, the sci-fi sequel has just gained another cool cast member instead. Deadline reports Sofia Boutella, the literally sharp assassin from this year's fun spy action adventure Kingsman: The Secret Service, is taking a lead role in Star Trek 3, scripted by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, directed by Justin Lin and set to arrive July 8th, 2016. But much like everything else about the film, details on her character are being kept under wraps. She could make a great addition to the Enterprise, or she could be a killer secondary villain. Either option works. ›››

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Dolby Cinema Experience Announced for More 'AMC Prime' Venues

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:00
AMC Prime

Are you ready for the next big thing in movie theater technology?! Dolby is hoping you're ready! AMC and Dolby have announced an exciting new partnership for their "premium cinema offering" that's part of the AMC Prime experience. The new "experience" is being called Dolby Cinema, and it will feature the latest in cinema technology including Dolby Atmos sound, Dolby Vision laser projection, and rumble seats synced to the movie (oh boy). Prime is an already-existing premium offering found at some AMC theatres featuring "power reclining seats with seat transducers" in addition to the best sound/projection they can install. To top it off, they're partnering with Dolby to make it better, and it's expanding to four locations this summer. ›››

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Warner Bros. Wants 'Furious 7' Director James Wan for 'Aquaman'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:48
James Wan

There's no doubt that Furious 7 was a hit around the world last weekend, and it's likely to take the top box office spot again this weekend too. And that means director James Wan is now a hot commodity in Hollywood, and now THR reports Warner Bros. is eager to snag him from Universal and get him behind the camera for Aquaman. There's no offer on the table yet, but Wan is the studio's top choice to direct the first big screen iteration of the aquatic superhero, and they're already had some early talks about the project. However, Universal holds an option to bring Wan back to direct Fast & Furious 8 if they were so inclined. ›››

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Sony Pictures & MRC Taking a Crack at Stephen King's 'Dark Tower'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:42
The Dark Tower

It's been a long road to try to get Stephen King's The Dark Tower novel series to the big screen. Both Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. passed on an ambitious film and television deal that would have brought the western horror and fantasy series to life. Last we heard anything about the project over a year ago, Aaron Paul mentioned he had several meetings to take a role in the film while it was being developed by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer at Imagine Entertainment. Now Deadline reports there's hope for the film again as Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital have agreed to co-finance the first film in the series. ›››

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Watch & Listen: Opening of 'Star Wars' Will Never Be the Same Again

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:25
Star Wars

In case you didn't hear, the entire Star Wars saga is available on digital home video right now. And while there were rumors swirling yesterday that the digital edition of Star Wars switched back one of the most contested changes in the Special Edition cut of the first film, the fact that Greedo shoots first in the cantina instead of Han Solo, it turned out not to be true. However, there is one particular change in these new versions of the Star Wars films that will have fans, a little bummed. But it's a change we have to get used to, because this is how Star Wars films will be opening from now on since moving over to Disney. Watch! ›››

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Julianne Moore Asks 'Can You Ever Forgive Me' for Fox Searchlight

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:21
Julianne Moore

Fresh off winning an Oscar for her stirring performance in Still Alice, the wonderful Julianne Moore has lined up her next project. Variety reports the Boogie Nights star is in talks to lead Can You Ever Forgive Me, an adaptation of Lee Israel's 2008 memoir of the same name that's set up at Fox Searchlight. The story certainly sounds different as it follows Israel's real-life exploits as a respected biographer who fell on hard times and began creating counterfeit letters "written" by deceased authors and celebrities in order to sell them just so she could pay her rent. However, the forgeries raised some eyebrows, so she changed her game. ›››

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