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'The Conjuring 2' Pushed to 2016 So James Wan Can Return to Direct

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:13
The Conjuring

Briefly: Warner Bros. Pictures had originally dated the horror sequel to last year's hit The Conjuring for October 23rd, 2015. However, since we haven't heard anything about a director or cast, we were starting to wonder if the film would be able to meet that date. And now we have our answer as the studio has removed The Conjuring 2 from next year's calendar and will release it sometime in 2016 instead. But there will still be horror from Warner Bros. this fall because an unspecified horror film will take the sequel's previous October 2015 date instead. But we're not sure at all what that film might be so stay tuned. ›››

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Peter Sohn Draws a Dino in Fun Tease for Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:16
Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

Well hello there little friend! Pixar has a new character to introduce us to today, and his name is Arlo. He's a dinosaur, and he's a cutie, of course. Disney-Pixar has posted a short new video to their Twitter account @DisneyPixar with a message introducing us to director Peter Sohn and his lead character Arlo from The Good Dinosaur. The film was originally supposed to be out this summer, but ended up pushed back to November 2015, late next year. Word is the movie has been "dismantled" & "completely reimagined", which means we're not sure what to expect or if any of the early details hold up, but here's the latest little official tease. One note - you can see the lead human character in a frame in the upper right at the end of the video. ›››

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Watch: Fincher, Affleck, Pike & Flynn Talk 'Gone Girl' on Charlie Rose

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:04
Gone Girl

There's no doubt that Gone Girl is a hit, and it's undoubtedly of the most successful films David Fincher has ever directed, and it's likely reached audiences that otherwise might not seek out the filmmaker's work. And if you're like me, then you're hungry to hear Fincher, writer Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike talk about the film itself. They all showed up for a chat on "Charlie Rose" and the result is a solid 36-minute discussion about the making of the film, whether the characters were likable, and of course, the film's commentary on marriage and the insane world of media. It's definitely worth a watch. ›››

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Eddie Murphy & 'Driving Miss Daisy' Director 'Cook' Up New Drama

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:19
Eddie Murphy

Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murphy is slated to star in Cook, a new project from Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford, that originally had Samuel L. Jackson on board to star. ›››

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Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. the 'A' from Stark Tower in 'Avengers'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:16
The Avengers

Many lead stars of the big screen have taken mementos from the sets of various films they've worked on. It's a nice token to remember that specific time in your life. Sometimes they steal them, other times they pay for them, but sometimes the production company just decides to give them to the stars. However, we're betting that no one has a movie memento as cool as what Robert Downey Jr. received from the set of The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel. You might remember a certain "A" from the sign on the side of Stark Tower, mostly because it was the only letter leftover after the action in Manhattan. Well, Downey now owns that. ›››

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YouTube Personalities Turn Capitol TV District Voices for 'Mockingjay'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:06
 Mockingjay - Part I

The viral marketing for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I has been pretty damn great. In addition to the traditional trailers and posters, the viral spots featuring President Snow and the rebels of District 13 interrupting them have been a great way to immerse fans into the world of Panem. Now they're going the extra mile as Lionsgate and Google have partnered to create District Voices, a five episode series that will pop up on YouTube throughout the week, intended to act as programming that citizens of Panem might see on Capitol TV. The first video went live today, and there will be a new one everyday this week. ›››

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Remake of 'Cabin Fever' Confirmed Using First Film's Original Script

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:47
Cabin Fever

There was a rumor going around earlier this year that Eli Roth's bloody horror film Cabin Fever, which is only 12 years old, was going to get the remake treatment. Now that's been confirmed by Armory Films, Cassian Elwes and Contend, who have all announced their production of the horror thriller has officially begun principal photography with Gage Golightly ("Teen Wolf"), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl) starring in the film. But who's directing and writing this time around? Find out details below! ›››

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Columbia Pictures Bringing '22 Jump Street' Back to Theaters on Friday

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:56
22 Jump Street

Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television. The same thing happened with This is The End last year, and now Columbia Pictures has their eye on the $200 million mark as they're bringing 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill back to theaters on Friday. ›››

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TGB Interview: Jerome Sable & Nicholas Musurca of 'ABCs of Death 2'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:26
ABC's of Death 2 / The Golden Briefcase

One of the highlights of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Drafthouse Films' own anthology horror sequel ABCs of Death 2. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy had a chance to sit down with two of the filmmakers in the anthology (of the letter 'V') to discuss their segment further during Fantastic Fest. It's a bit late, but here's the interview. Director Jerome Sable + writer/producer Nicholas Musurca are the minds behind 'V is for Vacation' (see our first look). The guys talk about the thought process behind the approach to their short and talk about some of the takeaways from viewing the first film that helped guide their segment. ›››

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New 'Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:56
The Simpsons

Last night, the long-running animated series "The Simpsons" debuted their latest annual Treehouse of Horror episode in the spirit of the Halloween season. These are always the most fun episodes of the year, especially for a show that many have fallen away from over the years, and last night was no exception. Even if you're not a fan of the show, if you're a horror fan, you'll have a hard time resisting this episode as one of the segments features a trippy, awesome tribute to the late, great Stanley Kubrick. And the good news is that you have the next week to check out this entire episode online for free (and legally too). Watch below! ›››

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Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League Defends Both Digital & 35mm Cinema

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:45
Alamo Drafthouse

We're only a few weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which will be opening four days early in film only (35mm/70mm projection). The announcement caused quite a stir in the cinema community, as the response from some movie theater chains was not unexpected. Many of them got upset, many of them were pissed off that they weren't a part of this deal, the big reason being that they just gave up their 35mm projectors to transform to digital and now they're missing out on some of the best money of the year. So they blame the studios, and the filmmakers, but never themselves. In response to all of this, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League (who owns a handful of theaters himself) wrote a passionate essay/response and published it on Deadline. It's brilliant, it gets everything right, and at the end of it all, it's inspiring too. ›››

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Helpful Infographic Lays Out Next Six Years of Comic Book Movies

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:14
Comic Book Movies Through 2020

Back in August, we put together a list of all the DC Comics and Marvel movies heading to the big screen over the next six years. Marvel had staked out dates through 2019 while Warner Bros. had locked down two dates each year through 2020. Well, following the recent onslaught of news regarding which DC Comics properties will hit the big screen each year, a handy little infographic rounding up all the comic book movies that we'll see hitting the big screen has surfaced, beginning with Disney's adaptation of Big Hero 6 early next month. When you see the comic calendar laid out like this, it all seems rather daunting. Look below! ›››

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First Look at Disney's New Animated Feature 'Moana' Embarking 2016

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:48
Disney's Moana

Meet Moana! Well, sort of, as she's off on another adventure and doesn't really have time to meet those of us landlocked in our homes and offices. Disney has debuted the first lovely eye-catching photo from their upcoming animated movie Moana, originally scheduled for 2018, now set for release in "late 2016" around the end of the year (this same time two years from now). The film is the latest from Ron Clements & John Musker, the two directors behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog. Likely inspired by Polynesian explorers, this film follows a "sea voyaging enthusiast" named Moana. ›››

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Key & Peele Teaming for Kidnapped Cat Comedy 'Keanu' at New Line

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:44
Key & Peele

We already know that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the sketch comedy duo better known as Key & Peele, are teaming with Judd Apatow for a comedy feature film, producing the reboot of Police Academy, and they're also developing a feature film for their substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. But now they have another project in the works at New Line as Deadline reports the two are shifting their focus to a comedy called Keanu. Sadly, the film doesn't focus on Keanu Reeves, but instead follows friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve the title character, a stolen cat. ›››

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Get Ready Bronies: 'My Little Pony' Movie Planned for Release in 2017

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:56
My Little Pony

The peculiar documentary A Brony Tale showed that there's plenty of surprising fans of the Hasbro toyline and animated series My Little Pony, but beyond that, the brand is still something that plenty of young kids adore too. That's what Hasbro Studios has just announced that they're bringing a My Little Pony feature film to theaters in 2017. The project hails from Allspark Pictures, who is launching their feature film venture with the adaptation of Jem and the Holograms hitting theaters in October of 2015. Hasbro will produce and finance the film in-house with the script by Ice Age: Continental Drift scribe Joe Ballarini. ›››

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'Lord of the Rings' Star Billy Boyd to Sing Final 'Hobbit' Credits Song

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:12
Billy Boyd

For every release of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, there has been an original credits song. The song created for Fellowship of the Ring was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and one of the songs from Return of the King ended up winning the trophy. However, so far Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit hasn't seen any of the original songs nominated. But maybe there's still a chance as Awards Circuit has pointed out some info on Warner Bros. Pictures' For Your Consideration site for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that reveals who is behind the latest song. More below! ›››

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Adam McKay on 'More Aggressive' & 'Funny' Rewrites on 'Ant-Man'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:48
Adam McKay

Right now Marvel Studios is in production on what could be their first shaky release with the Phase Three title Ant-Man. The film was once slated to be directed by Edgar Wright, but some creative disagreements behind the scenes saw him depart the project just weeks before shooting, forcing Marvel to hire Peyton Reed (Yes Man) as a replacement. But before Reed came on board, Anchorman and Step Brothers director Adam McKay was courted for the director's chair, and while he didn't end up taking the job, he was hired to rewrite the script. And now he's opened up about what changes he made to the Marvel script. More below! ›››

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Tom Hardy Also in Running to Play Title Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:28
Tom Hardy / Apocalypse

While Tom Hardy was recently listed as being up for a role in the forthcoming DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, the first film that will follow Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's got another comic book project chasing him too. The Wrap reports that The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star is also being courted for the titular villain role in X-Men: Apocalpyse. Funnily enough, Hardy was also shortlisted to once be up for the role of Doctor Strange along with Benedict Cumberbatch, the latter of which is still in the running for that role as Marvel continues to find someone to take the lead role in their Phase Three film. ›››

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Mondo Unveils 'Gremlins' & 'Fargo' Knit Sweaters in Time for Winter

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:41
Mondo

Now that fall is upon us, it's starting to get a little chilly out (at least if you live somewhere with all four seasons), and that means it's time for warmer clothes. Thankfully, if you're a cinephile who just always has to represent what you love with what you wear, then the folks at Mondo have you covered. After unveiling their 237 Collection inspired by The Shining, the collectible arthouse has now released two knit sweaters that will be perfect for fans of the cult classic holiday film Gremlins from director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg and Joel & Ethan Coen's Fargo (though it's more of a tribute to the TV series). Look now! ›››

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Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz Paint Some 'Big Eyes' on First Poster

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:10
Big Eyes

It's unusual for the marketing of a film to begin with a trailer before the poster comes out, but that's exactly what happened with Tim Burton's latest drama Big Eyes. The period drama follows Amy Adams as artist Margaret Keane along with her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her paintings of children with abnormally big, beautiful eyes. While it's still a bit strange, this is undoubtedly Burton's most grounded film in years, and now the first poster for the winter release has arrived, showing Adams and Waltz along with one of the famous paintings that Keane made. Look below! ›››

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