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Declassified: Who or What is SPECTRE? Details For the Latest Mission

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:06
SPECTRE

Your mission, Agent 007, is to find and eliminate the leader of SPECTRE. Who is the leader? None other than Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the mastermind behind many of the world domination evil plans that James Bond has foiled over the years. Earlier today it was officially announced that the title of the upcoming 24th Bond movie will be Spectre, hinting at the return of Blofeld (likely being played by Christoph Waltz even though they're not announcing anything about his character other than the name "Oberhauser") and the evil organization. Bond fans have been patiently awaiting the return of SPECTRE and Blofeld in this newest iteration, and it sounds like they're going all out if the name of the entire movie is the same as organization. ›››

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Vampires Quarrell in US Trailer for 'What We Do in the Shadows'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:47
What We Do in the Shadows

"When you get four vampires in a flat, obviously there's going to be a lot of tension." In what looks like MTV's "Cribs" meets Monty Python with a cast of vampires, the first American trailer for the New Zealand comedy What We Do in the Shadows has arrived, and it looks positively hilarious. The mockumentary comedy follows four centuries old vampires living in the same house and all the tensions and problems that arise from these eternal bloodsuckers living together. It's dry, but absolutely funny. Not a fan of the music used for the trailer, since it makes it feel really cheap, but this movie looks so damn funny. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Everything & Nothing Changes in 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:50
 Genisys

"If we die tonight, mankind dies with us." The first trailer for the franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys has arrived, and while the reboot says the rules have changed and a younger version of the badass Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) says everything has changed, not much has really changed at all. She says the timeline that future John Connor (Jason Clarke) sent Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) to no longer exists, and that's because an older Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has been raising Sarah, and dispatched with the younger Terminator from 1984. And yet we still get the "Come with me if you want to live" and "I'll be back" lines. Oh, and there's a new T-1000 (Byung-hun Lee). Yeah, it's a clusterfuck and a half. Enjoy! ›››

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Natalie Portman's 'Jane Got a Gun' Has Been Pushed Back Yet Again

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:03
Natalie Portman

The trouble for Relativity and The The Weinstein Company's indie western Jane Got a Gun doesn't seem to end. Director Lynne Ramsay left the film just before production started and actors like Michael Fassbender and Jude Law went with her. Now the film is directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor and stars Joel Edgerton, Natalie Portman (who is also producing), Ewan McGregor and more, but the film's release has been pushed back again. Initially set for release this past August, the film was delayed to February 20th, 2015, but Variety reports it's been pushed back six more months to September 4th, 2015. ›››

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Watch: Little White Lies Showcases Their 25 Favorite Films of 2014

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:10
Top 25 Films of 2014

Now that we're in the last month of the year, retrospective looks back at the films of 2014 are starting to slowly emerge. We just featured The 2014 Movie Trailer Mash-Up, and Edgar Wright has chimed in with his Top 10 Films of 2014. Now Little White Lies' editor David Ehrlich has chimed in with his Top 25 Films of 2014, but he's gone out of his way to make it even more special by creating a pretty fantastic video going through the films that impressed him the most. There's a lot of love for indies like Under the Skin and The Double, but some higher profile films make the cut too. But what's at #1? You'll have to watch and see! ›››

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Ice Cube Teams with 'Due Date' Writers for 'Rocky Mountain High'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:42
Ice Cube

What's that? A comedy with the word "high" in the title that stars Ice Cube? I don't believe it. Deadline reports the supporting star of the 21 Jump Street franchise is teaming up with Due Date writing duo Alan Cohen & Alan Freedland for Rocky Mountain High, a new project set up at Universal Pictures. The studio picked up the project based on a five-page pitch that Ice Cube worked on himself with Jeff Kwatizetz. The rapper will star in the film, but unfortunately plot details haven't been revealed, so we don't exactly know what to expect. But if you know Ice Cube, that title probably gives us a pretty good idea. Read on! ›››

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Matthew Vaughn Picks Up 'Ghostgirl' Young Adult Novels to Adapt

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:16
Ghostgirl

With his comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service poised to hit theaters early next year, director Matthew Vaughn already has his eyes set on another property to bring to the big screen. The Wrap reports Vaughn's MARV Films banner has picked up the rights to Ghostgirl, a series of young adult novels written by Tonya Hurley, an indie filmmaker. The story follows Charlotte User, an invisible loser, who dies just before enacting a plan to catch the cutest guy in school and achieve popularity. But her death (by gummy bear) won't stop her from trying to to go to the Fall Ball with Damen and get a midnight kiss. ›››

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Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts in Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:43
While We're Young

"It's like their apartment is full of everything we once threw out..." After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier in the fall, Noah Baumbach's latest film While We're Young will hit theaters next spring, and the first trailer has just arrived. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a couple looking to rejuvenate their lives by hanging out with an exciting, young couple (Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver). Sometimes the comedy in this first trailer borders on sitcom-level scenarios (see Watts in a hip-hop dance aerobics class), but Baumbach's style and writing adds charm to the proceedings. Watch! ›››

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'Bond 24' is Officially Titled 'SPECTRE', Co-Starring Christoph Waltz

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:18
Spectre

It's official! The James Bond series continues on by re-introducing the evil organization known as SPECTRE in the next installment titled "Spectre". On Thursday morning at an event held at Pinewood Studios, Eon Productions officially announced the titled of Bond 24 as well as the starring cast of the 24th Bond movie, including Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, 007, along with Christoph Waltz as a villain named "Oberhauser". The title, simply Spectre, alludes to the return of legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who has appeared in a number of classic Bond films as the white-cat-stroking bald villain. No confirmation of the name "Blofeld" yet, but all signs seem to indicate it will indeed be the long-awaited return of the character. ›››

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Now Jonah Hill & Miles Telller Want to Star in 'Arms and the Dudes'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 22:04
Jonah Hill / Miles Teller

Though previous reports pegged Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg as taking the two lead roles in Arms and the Dudes, a film being produced by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) and Bradley Cooper through their new production banner, it appears both actors have fallen away from the project. Eisenberg was already rumored to reprise his Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Suicide Squad (which just confirmed an impressive cast) and LaBeouf never entered formal negotiations. But their replacements sounds pretty damn great with Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill signed on and popular young star Miles Teller entering talks to join in the fun. ›››

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Here's the 15 Terrific Docs that Made The Academy's 2014 Shortlist

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 20:03
The Academy's 2014 Documentary Shortlist

These are the documentaries everyone needs to see; you must see them, they are worth your time. These are not the only documentaries that matter, but of course, nor are they the only good documentaries this year, but if you're looking for a list of some documentaries to start watching - well, start here, with any of these. This week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced (list via Deadline/Variety) the "shortlist" of documentaries that made the cut from 134 eligible submissions down to just 15. From Roger Ebert to Alejandro Jodorowsky, from Edward Snowden to Sebastião Salgado, the selection this year is fantastic, and I'm glad that all of my favorites made the cut. Many of these are already out on VOD + DVD. ›››

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Wes Anderson Presents the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 18:51
 The Force Awakens by Wes Anderson

If you don't happen to like the title for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can already make your own title card and call it whatever you want. But if you don't like the teaser trailer that everyone's been talking about, well, that's a bit harder to fix. However, some clever editors have already delivered some new versions, including that hilarious "Special Edition" of the trailer that probably met the approval of George Lucas. Now we have another awesome spin on the trailer comes from Jonah Feingold, who has reimagined the trailer as a sci-fi adventure from The Royal Tenenbaums director Wes Anderson. Watch! ›››

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Sundance Film Festival 2015 First Selection of In-Competition Films

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:54
Sundance Film Festival

Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with 50 days left until Sundance 2015 kicks off on January 22nd, Sundance has officially announced the first half of this year's complete line-up. Featured in five different competition categories are 66 individual films that will be showing at world's greatest, snowiest film festival in January. The remaining half of the line-up, which includes big premieres and midnight films, will be announced over the next few weeks. The 2015 line-up seems quite interesting yet nonetheless filled with the usual Sundance fare, including another Swanberg film and more in-competition. ›››

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F. Javier Gutierrez Leaving 'The Crow' Reboot, New Director Hired

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:40

A remake of The Crow, based on the James O’Barr graphic novel series of the same name, has been in the works for years. Names like Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy and Tom Hiddleston have flirted with the project, and directors like Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have come and gone as well. Now the project has lost another director with F. Javier Gutierrez departing the project after being attached for awhile (he's not directing the next chapter of The Ring franchise). But Deadline reports a replacement has already been named with Relativity Studios hiring rising filmmaker Corin Hardy to take a crack at the film. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Chris Rock & Raunchy Laughs in 'Top Five' Red Band Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:55
Top Five

Coming up this weekend, Chris Rock's latest writing and directorial effort hits limited theaters in the form of Top Five. The film has gotten some solid buzz after premiering at TIFF earlier this year, and it's only been helped by the sheer amount of comic talent involved. Now to help push the film even more, an extended red band trailer for the film has arrived that show's some of Rock doing stand-up as big time comedian Andre Allen. Everyone looks to be hilarious in this movie, with Cedric the Entertainer being the funniest he's been in years. Looks like a nice break from blockbusters and heavy awards dramas. Watch! ›››

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Evangeline Lilly Says Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Wasn't Marvel Enough

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:18
Evangeline Lilly / Ant-Man

Right now the cast of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is making publicity rounds since the film is just two weeks away from hitting theaters. And that's why Buzzfeed caught up with Evangeline Lilly, where the conversation eventually turned to Marvel's Ant-Man. The actress, who's playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), actually had some pretty interesting insight on the publicized departure of director Edgar Wright, a big part of the reason much of the cast signed on to the comic book film. In short, Lilly says that what Wright wanted to do with the film was great, but she says that it might have been too far out of Marvel's wheelhouse to mesh with the grand scheme of their cinematic universe. ›››

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'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Likely to Lead 'The Last of Us'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:19
Maisie Williams

During Comic-Con this past summer, there was a rather uneventful panel for the video game adaptation The Last of Us. Yes, producer Sam Raimi was on hand with the game's director Neil Druckmann and game studio Naughty Dog's co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra also appearing on the panel, but since there was no script, concept art or anything like that yet, they just talked for a little while. However, one tidbit of information that was discussed was a meeting with "Game of Thrones" series regular Maisie Williams (she plays Arya Stark), though she wasn't officially signed on to the film. But the actress herself seems to confirm she's attached, but she's waiting for some key pieces to come together. Read on! ›››

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T-1000 Back in Teaser for Tomorrow's 'Terminator: Genisys' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:27
 Genisys

Following yesterday's motion poster for Terminator: Genisys, a teaser for tomorrow's first trailer for the franchise reboot has arrived. Now we normally hate teasers for trailers, but since this one shows some surprising stuff, we figured it was worth tossing up for discussion before the full trailer arrives tomorrow. Right off the bat, you'll see the return of the liquid metal T-1000 (we presume Robert Patrick came back for this?), and a much better shot of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the aged T-800 model Terminator. And finally, for the first time, we get a glimpse at the time machine that sends them back to the past. None of the new cast members like Jason Clarke pop up yet though, so it's purely a nostalgia trip for now. Watch! ›››

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Whoa! There Was Going to Be a Batman Store in 'Batman Returns'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:11
Batman Returns

There's a certain amount of nostalgia that fans of The Dark Knight will always have when it comes to the original 1989 adaptation of Batman from director Tim Burton. That film and the sequel paved the way for more mature comic book movies, even if they don't hold up quite as well with the passage of time (though I still love them). Well, here's something cool you may not have known about Batman Returns. In what feels like perfect mimicry of the real world, there was once a plan for Batman Returns to feature a scene that took place in a Batman store, right in Gotham City. It was scrapped, but here's proof it existed. ›››

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A Better Look at Paul Bettany as Vision in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:38
The Vision

We've seen plenty of the superhero team assembled in The Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, including new faces like Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver respectively. However, we've yet to really get a good glimpse at Paul Bettany as The Vision (though he can be seen in one of the Comic-Con posters from the summer). A piece of promotional art popped up online earlier in the fall, but it looked more like a poster for a kids' room. Now a much better piece of promotional artwork has surfaced at some sort of international Disney event, and it gives us a solid look at how badass this new character is going to be next summer, especially with all The Avengers surrounding him. Look now! ›››

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