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Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' Set for November Awards Season Opening

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:24
By The Sea

Will she finally be nominated for this one? Find out this fall, when Universal Pictures releases… By the Sea, the new film written & directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt. Yes, that's her actual name now. Jolie Pitt has fully transitioned into being a filmmaker more than anything, but also stars in this one. Written, directed and produced by Angelina Jolie Pitt, the film stars Brad and Angelina as husband and wife staying at a seaside resort in 1970s France. Universal will be releasing By the Sea in theaters starting November 13th, according to Deadline, putting it up against The 33, Rock The Kasbah and Rings that same weekend. We have yet to hear much about this one, but it could build plenty of buzz before then. First photo seen above. ›››

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More First Look Photos for Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Uncovered

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:04
The Hateful Eight

More! Just yesterday we posted a first look at the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring three of the cast members from Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight, hitting theaters late this year. Well, as expected, hidden inside the pages of the magazine are even more photos from the snowy western, starring quite a cast: Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins and Channing Tatum, in some kind of role. Not all of them are in these photos, but we at least get to see a few more of the characters that weren't originally on that cover. I'm excited for this based on the look of these alone, but also hoping for another fun film from Tarantino. It really looks like Kurt Russell is having so, so, so much fun in this film. Take a look. ›››

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Watch: Indominus Rex Rages in Extended 'Jurassic World' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:47
Jurassic World

Hold onto your butts!! This is getting wild! I have been hoping they would start showing some of the more jaw-dropping awesome footage from Jurassic World, and they finally are. Universal has debuted another new TV spot for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park follow-up Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and one nasty Indominus Rex. This genetically-created dino seems to be the star of the movie, and you really see that in this spot, with so much footage of her raging all over. Ohh if only they could let it keep rolling and you'd see the people actually being eaten. Oh my! The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, BD Wong and plenty of others. Fire this one up, it's actually starting to look much better. Seriously! Check it. ›››

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Carol Reed's Classic 'The Third Man' 4K Restoration Official Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:04
The Third Man Trailer

"Heard of Harry Lime?" Rialto Pictures has debuted a new trailer for the 4K restoration of Carol Reed's classic film noir The Third Man, which will be premiering as a Cannes Classic selection later this month at the festival in France. This just looks so unbelievably stunning in 4K, all the cinematography is fabulous, it looks gorgeous seeing so much depth in the shadows. The cast includes Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee. This is one of those classics that if you haven't ever seen, it's always the right time to watch. Or in this case, catch it on the big screen looking better than ever before. ›››

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Watch This: Animated 'Brief History of the PG-13 Rating' Video Essay

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:33
PG-13 Rating

Ever wondered why the PG-13 rating is such an annoying middle-ground? Do you know the full history of the PG-13 rating involving Gremlins and Temple of Doom? If not, or maybe if you do already, then dive in and check out this intriguing animated video essay about "[the] Brief History of [the] PG-13 Rating". Made by the folks at The Dissolve, this video explores why and how the rating came about, and how we got to the point today where one "f*ck" is acceptable, but most other language is not, and certain violence sets off red flags and so on. There's also a fun making-of featurette embedded below to go with the video. Enjoy! ›››

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Natalie Portman to Lead Alex Garland's Next Sci-Fi Film 'Annihilation'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:12
Natalie Portman

Now this is some great casting we can be excited about! Variety is reporting that an Oscar winning actress is likely going to end up starring in the next sci-fi creation from Alex Garland, a screenwriter turned director whose feature directing debut Ex Machina is playing in theaters now. The project is called Annihilation, an adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer series of novels, about a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition to "Area X" where the laws of nature don’t apply. Paramount is developing and Garland has been talking about it in interviews with the attitude of "let's see if it happens", but it sounds like the project is gaining momentum, especially with a star like Portman. This is very good news for the science fiction genre. ›››

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New US Trailer for 'The Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'The Look of Silence'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:35
The Look of Silence

"An astounding, crucial work…" Drafthouse Films has unveiled the full theatrical trailer for their upcoming release of The Look of Silence later this summer. Drafthouse has been holding onto this highly acclaimed documentary since it premiered at festivals last year, opting to wait until this year to give it a push. The Look of Silence is documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar nominated doc The Act of Killing, about the 1965 Indonesian genocide. Before that film was released, Josh returned to Indonesia and spent time with an optometrist who speaks directly to the killers, confronting the very men who took away and murdered his brother. It's a harrowing, stunning, powerful documentary that you need to see yourself. ›››

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'Ant-Man's' Paul Rudd Listed in the Cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:54
Paul Rudd

Briefly: Marvel is following up with some big news they've been holding onto, waiting until Avengers: Age of Ultron has opened in theaters. The next movie they're making is Captain America: Civil War, which while is a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it continues after Age of Ultron and seems to be more of a setup for Infinity War down the line. We've been writing about casting for months (including Martin Freeman this week) but now they've confirmed a complete synopsis and complete cast. And included in the cast is one Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, along with Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. ›››

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Another Trailer For Rick Famuyiwa's 'Dope' Starring Shameik Moore

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:35
Dope Official Trailer

"If Neil deGrasse Tyson was writing about Ice Cube – this is what it would look like." Open Road Films has debuted another new trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Dope via BET this time, to follow up the other two trailers we've seen for this Sundance sensation. But it's so good! And I'm down with them doing whatever it takes to find an audience for this gem. Up-and-comer Shameik Moore stars as Malcom, a geeky high school kid growing up in Inglewood, joined by Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield and Blake Anderson. Hopefully you're already planning on seeing this, but if not, or if you need any more convincing, take a look. I guarantee you this is worth your time, one of the best indie breakouts this year. ›››

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Marvel is Filming 'Avengers: Infinity Wars' Entirely with IMAX Cameras

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:12
 Infinity Wars

Whoa! This is big. Really, really big. IMAX has officially announced via a press release (here) that Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2, directed by the Russo Brothers, will be shot entirely with brand new IMAX cameras. It explains that "the two-part installment to the global blockbuster franchise will be shot in their entirety using IMAX and ARRI's next generation revolutionary 2D digital camera – a joint customized digital version of ARRI's new large format camera, the Alexa 65." This officially marks the first time that "a Hollywood feature film will have been shot completely using IMAX cameras." Wow. Now we can always say - Marvel did it first. They beat Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and James Cameron to the punch. ›››

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Cobie Smulders & Gail Bean in Kris Swanberg's 'Unexpected' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:27
Unexpected Trailer

"You're just going to give up now?" Oh wow, this looks really good! The Film Arcade has debuted a trailer for Unexpected, a delightful Sundance premiere this year directed by Kris Swanberg (Joe Swanberg's wife). It earned some solid buzz, but we unfortunately missed it here, thankfully some of our friends show up quoted in this trailer. Cobie Smulders stars as Samantha, a teacher at an inner-city Chicago high school who ends up unexpectedly pregnant, and befriends a high school student who is also unexpectedly pregnant. It looks like a charmer, seriously, I kinda really want to see this. Gail Bean stars as the student, and the cast includes Anders Holm and Elizabeth McGovern. Give this a watch, you might be surprised. ›››

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Must Watch: First Red Band Trailer for WB's New 'Vacation' Sequel

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:57
Vacation Sequel Trailer

"I've never even heard of the original Vacation…" Back to Walley World they go! Warner Bros has finally debuted the first official trailer, thankfully a red band to show you how vulgar this R-rated sequel is, for the raunchy comedy Vacation. From writers-turned-directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, this continuation of National Lampoon's Vacation series picks up with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold when he's older, now with his own family, taking a return trip vacation to Walley World just like he did when he was a kid. Oh boy. I wish there was more footage in this, but it still looks like fun and I love the connection to the original throughout. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Regina Hall also star. ›››

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First Look at Three of Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' on EW's New Cover

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:54
The Hateful Eight

The Meanest, Grittiest, and Deadliest Movie of the Year? Already? Well, we'll have to see if that holds true. Entertainment Weekly has unveiled their latest cover and it's a first look at some of the characters (only three of the eight!) from Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight. He was filming all of late last year, and is preparing the film for release late this year, but we have yet to see an actual teaser. "For me it has more of a Western Iceman Cometh kind of vibe about it," Tarantino says of Hateful Eight. "A bunch of guys in a room who can't trust each other… That wasn't a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle." I'm ready, let's see the footage. ›››

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Meryl Streep & Her Daughter in First Trailer for 'Ricki and the Flash'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:58
Ricki and the Flash

Get Ready for Ricky! Batten down the hatches, board up the windows, lock every door, she's a'comin'! Sony has finally debuted the first trailer for Ricki and the Flash, the newest film written by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody, starring Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep, directed by Academy Award-winner Jonathan Demme. But does all that past winning make for a good film? You tell us. Streep stars as Ricki, a rockin', rogue, guitar playin' mother who must head home to rekindle a rocky relationship with her family. The cast includes Meryl Streep's real life daughter, actress Mamie Gummer as her daughter Julie in the film, along with Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan & Rick Springfield. Fire it up below. ›››

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Watch the Trailer for Amy Berg's Controversial Doc 'An Open Secret'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:50
An Open Secret

"We're absolutely talking about the tip of the iceberg." Ahead of its premiere in the Cannes Market, the first trailer for Amy Berg's documentary An Open Secret has debuted, profiling the controversy about sexual assault allegations involving children working in Hollywood. This is the doc that we've been hearing about ever since the Bryan Singer story made headlines, and he's one of the cases discussed. Amy Berg is a very talented filmmaker (West of Memphis about the West Memphis Three riled me up) and I am very curious to see what she has uncovered in this. The trailer is a nice tease, with hints at all the shocking details included within, so give it a look and check it out in theaters. "The Film That Hollywood Doesn’t Want You to See"! ›››

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Rosamund Pike Stars in 'Return to Sender' Thriller First Full Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:27
Return to Sender

"You expect me to cry, scream, say 'dear God, why me?!' …That's not me." The first trailer for Return to Sender has debuted, and we probably wouldn't be interested if it didn't star Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl, The World's End, Jack Reacher). The plot is simple: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Pike plays that "meticulous small-town nurse" and it looks like she's got some fun tricks up her sleeve, too. The cast includes Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez. This doesn't look particularly impressive, but at least maybe the performances will be good. ›››

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Watch: Tatum Takes Some Of It Off in Full 'Magic Mike XXL' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:04
Magic Mike XXL Trailer

"Are you ready to be exalted?!" I hope so. Warner Bros has debuted the fun, full-length theatrical trailer for Gregory Jacobs' Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh's breakout 2012 summer hit Magic Mike, about male strippers from Florida. The whole gang is back: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez. Tatum actually co-wrote the script for this. The rest of the cast includes Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and yes that was a glimpse of Donald Glover. Even if this isn't your thing, you have to give it to WB - they've fully embraced the marketing on this one, and it works perfectly. The opening to this trailer is hilarious. Enjoy! ›››

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Another Boring Marvel Poster Debuts for 'Ant-Man' with Paul Rudd

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:44
Ant-Man Poster

You can do better than this, Marvel! The final official poster for Marvel Studio's Ant-Man has debuted on Marvel.com today, timed perfectly the week after Avengers: Age of Ultron opened theaters. So now they're continuing the Marvel hype train by reminding us that Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas is coming up later this summer. Unfortunately, it's another very boring poster from Marvel that Photoshops a bunch of actors into a really bland design. And yet they were doing so good! The first teaser poster was great, and those tiny billboards are brilliant, but why revert to such boring work for the final pay off poster? ›››

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First Photos from Denis Villeneuve's Film 'Sicario' with Emily Blunt

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:02
Sicario

Before he goes on to bring us the new Blade Runner movie, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve will next premiere his new film Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The modern thriller revolves around a young FBI agent, played by Emily Blunt (thinking of Zero Dark Thirty already) who is recruited into a CIA operation to take down a Mexican drug cartel boss. Along the way she interacts with Alejandro, played by Benecio Del Toro, and Matt Graves, played by Josh Brolin, seen in the photos below. The director recently told The Guardian in a profile that it's "a very dark film, a dark poem, quite violent." We'll have to wait for the trailer to get a glimpse of that violence - as these first look photos aren't too crazy. Take a look. ›››

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Martin Freeman Joins the Cast of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:16
Martin Freeman

Nygaard is going geeky. It has been officially announced by Marvel Studios at Marvel.com that acclaimed actor Martin Freeman will be taking a role in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, to be directed by brothers Anthony & Joe Russo. This is yet another sequel to Captain America following The Winter Soldier last year, but it also expands the universe by being the first segue into the "Civil War" era. No exact details are specified regarding the character he'll be playing, so unfortunately anything else will have to remain a mystery for the time being. Aside from Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, the Civil War cast may also include Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo and Chadwick Boseman. So who is everyone? ›››

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