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Official Poster for Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Revealed

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:52
Men, Women & Children

Look at all those cell phones! Paramount has revealed the official poster art (artist currently unknown) for Jason Reitman's latest film Men, Women & Children, which is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend. We've already seen one trailer for this film about how the internet has changed relationships, communication, self-image, and love lives. The ensemble drama stars Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt and plenty others. I really like this poster, the quality of the image makes it stand out, and I'm looking forward to seeing this film at TIFF. Take a closer look below and click for the high res - you can get a better feel for the artwork at hand. Take a look. ›››

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Cast of 'Little Rascals' Reunites 20 Years Later in Adorable Photoshoot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:07
The Little Rascals

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Forrest Gump hit theaters, but the film returns to IMAX screens this weekend for an anniversary re-release for one week only. But another lesser celebrated film from 1994 is also 20 years old, and that's The Little Rascals. The contemporary big screen adaptation of the classic TV series of the same name is certainly a nostalgic movie for kids of the 90s, and 20 years later, a production company called 22 Vision (specializing in celebrating films by reuniting cast members from movies of the past), has brought the cast together for an adorable photoshoot to celebrate the film. Look! ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Chooses to Play Black Adam in DC Comics' 'Shazam'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:29

Just a couple weeks ago, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he was having trouble deciding what role he wanted to take in the DC Comics adaptation of Shazam set up at Warner Bros. He was either going to take the title superhero role or the villainous anti-hero role of Black Adam, a role that he was linked to as far back as 2007. Now the Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe action franchise star has made his choice clear with the reveal on Twitter pointing to Black Adam. In addition, Variety has confirmed the news and adds that Darren Lemke (Turbo, Jack the Giant Slayer) has been hired to write the film, but there's no director yet. ›››

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Dax Shepard to Write, Direct & Star in Big Screen 'CHiPS' Adaptation

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:43
Dax Shepard

Plenty of TV shows from the past have gotten big screen updates from "The Brady Bunch" to "Bewitched" and "Stasky & Hutch" to "The Dukes of Hazzard." But those were all years ago, so it seems a little weird to get news from Deadline that Warner Bros. has hired "Parenthood" and This Is Where I Leave You star Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a big screen adaptation of the TV series CHiPS, which ran from 1977-1983, following a couple of officers (played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox) who patrolled the highways of California in their super tight khaki uniforms with their snazzy police motorcycles. More below! ›››

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Check Out IMAX's Gorgeous 20th Anniversary 'Forrest Gump' Print

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:21
Forrest Gump

Starting this Friday, September 5th fans of Forrest Gump will have just one week to see the Best Picture-winning film on IMAX for the first time to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary. And as a special treat for fans who go out of their way to see the film (find the nearest IMAX theater playing Forrest Gump right here), they will be rewarded with a beautiful, limited edition print (while supplies last). Unfortunately, the IMAX blog where this print was revealed doesn't give any details about who designed it, but if you're a big enough fan of this iconic film, then you'll probably want to try your best to get ahold of it. Look below! ›››

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Remember Why You Love Movies with #CinephilePhoto on Twitter

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:54
#CinephilePhoto

Over the last few days social media has been abuzz with an endless amount of global shenanigans. Luckily we have movies to remind us that life is grand, and there's a big hashtag campaign right now that is making me love movies all over again. The hashtag is just #CinephilePhoto and the chain-letter-esque campaign involves tweeting out any favorite shot from your favorite films, and nominating three (or more/less) others to do the same. The hashtag has caught on like wildfire throughout the global film community, and I've seen countless amazing shots showing up all the last few days. If you need to remember why you love movies, just search for #cinephilephoto and get ready to stare in awe. So many amazing films, so many excellent shots. ›››

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Walt Disney Animation Brings Back 'Frozen' Characters in 2015 Short

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:50
Frozen

Last night, ABC acknowledged all the love that has sprouted for Walt Disney Animation's hit musical Frozen by debuting a TV special “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic," taking a look behind the scenes of the film featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. And Disney also revealed that all four of the main characters brought to life by those respective actors would return in Frozen Fever, a new short film debuting in the spring of 2015 and reunites directors Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck and songwriters Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Read on! ›››

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Denzel Washington Intimidates on 'The Equalizer' New Poster & Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:29
The Equalizer

"When someone does something unspeakable, you do something about it, because you can." Fall is upon us, which means it's almost time for Denzel Washington to start kicking ass in The Equalizer. And to make another push to get audiences interested in the film coming later this month, one more trailer and poster have arrived. Much like the previous TV spots and trailer, this one also showcases the hip-hop track "Guts Over Fear" by Eminem, featuring SIA, and it really does make Washington seem pretty damn intimidating. There's some new footage here, and this looks like it could be one of the actor's better thrillers. Watch it! ›››

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'The Hateful Eight' Confirmed for January Shoot & Fall 2015 Release

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:11
The Hateful eight

Following rumblings from Kurt Russell that shooting on Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight would shoot early next year, and assumptions the film would get an awards season release in 2015, a press release from The Weinstein Company has officially confirmed both of those details. More specifically, the film will star shooting in January to arrive in theaters next fall, though no specific date has been chosen. And as the teaser poster and trailer both indicated, the film will be shown in 70mm and the press release touts that it will be "the widest 70mm release in over 20 years." And that's just plain awesome. Read on! ›››

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'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy Live in Concert Heads to NY's Lincoln Center

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:14
Lord of the Rings Trilogy Live on Concert

"I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise." Yes! Lord of the Rings fans in the New York area, your time has come. The world famous Lincoln Center is finally putting on a performance of Lord of the Rings Live in Concert, featuring an orchestra with over 250 musicians. Not just that, but they're actually playing the entire trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies as Live in Concert, in mid-April of 2015. This series has already played at other venues around the world, most recently in Europe with composer Howard Shore himself. The Lincoln Center's presentation will be conducted by Ludwig Wicki with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Lucerne, Switzerland. Tickets are on sale now - hurry up and book before it sells out. ›››

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Telluride 2014: Cinema Thrives in Colorado - Another Fest Wraps Up

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:58
Telluride Film Festival

Out under the stars, breathing quietly, staring up in awe wishing they'd never go away... Aw yes, Telluride. I've spent the last five days in the mountains of Colorado at the Telluride Film Festival reminiscing with friends and colleagues every night over whether I should just drop everything, stay here, and move in. It's so damn beautiful. But besides all the stunning nature surrounding us, we're all here for cinema, for the love of film and the power it has to inspire us, transform us, define us, and entertain us. It always ends too quickly (one weekend is not enough!) and suddenly just like that it's over, I'm headed back to New York City for a few days before continuing up to Toronto for TIFF. What films did I see and love this year? Let's find out. ›››

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DreamWorks Animation Delays 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' to 2017

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:40
How to Train Your Dragon

Briefly: While announcing that this summer's sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has crossed the $600 million mark over the weekend, DreamWorks Animation has also revealed that they will push back the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3 by a year. The third installment in the fantasy adventure franchise was slated to arrive on June 17th, 2016, but now the sequel will arrive on June 9th, 2017. It'll arrive just a couple weeks after The LEGO Movie sequel and one week before some unknown Pixar Animation film. We're not sure what the reason for the delay is, but animation takes a lot of time to perfect. ›››

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Watch: Ethan Hawke & Ed Harris in Shakespearean 'Cymbeline' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:40
Cymbeline

"Revenged? How should I be revenged?" Director Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have already tackled Shakespeare before with a contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, and this time they're reteaming for more in Cymbeline. Presented with the same style and grit as the FX series "Sons of Anarchy, the story follows a battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. If you liked Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, then this is right up your alley. Plus the cast has Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson and even John Leguizamo. Watch! ›››

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Vince Vaughn to Lead 'The Politician' Comedy Produced by Seth Rogen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:14
Vince Vaughn

Ever since starring in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers, actor Vince Vaughn has struggled to find the same success with missteps like Fred Claus, The Internship, The Dilemma and Delivery Man. Those films just weren't all that funny, so now the actor is teaming with a more successful comedic star to see if that helps. THR reports Vaughn will star in The Politician, a new comedy set up at Columbia Pictures that has Seth Rogen producing along with his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg and their Point Grey banner. Sweetening the deal is director Michael Dowse, fresh off the charming, funny romantic comedy What If. ›››

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Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin Team for Adaptation of 'Me Before You'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:28
Emilia Clarke / Sam Claflin

Next year we'll see "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke get into some big screen action in Terminator: Genisys, and Sam Claflin will reprise his charismatic role as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I this fall. Now Deadline reports the two British stars have landed the lead roles in Me Before You, the adaptation of Jojo Moyes novel of the same name that MGM and Warner Bros. have set for a release in August of 2015. Tom Hiddleston was mentioned to be in the running for the male lead when he was being courted for the remake of Ben-Hur, but it sounds like Claflin won out in the end. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Don't Let Your Kids See Movies with Samuel L. Jackson in Them

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:48
Samuel L. Jackson

"If my picture is on the poster, maybe your kids shouldn't watch it!" The argument of whether or not Hollywood or bad parenting is the reason that people, more specifically kids, become violent or partake in other questionable behavior will never end. Do kids do bad things because they see it in movies, or is it because parents don't monitor what they're watching or explain what's right or wrong? Plenty have an argument one way or the other, but Samuel L. Jackson has some more specific advice when it comes to the kind of movies kids are consuming, mainly because he's getting blamed for all the bad behavior. Watch! ›››

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Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in Shane Black's 'Nice Guys' in 2016

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:39
Ryan Gosling

Not too long ago, we heard that Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe might team up with Iron Man 3 director Shane Black for The Nice Guys, a 70s set murder conspiracy thriller. Now Deadline has confirmed that the film will be Black's next project, complete with the aforementioned two leading men in the starring roles, and Warner Bros. has picked up the film that is being produced by Joel Silver and set it for release on June 17th, 2016. That's a prime summer release date, so the studio must be pretty confident in the film that Black also wrote himself years ago along with Anthony Bagarozzi. So what's it about? ›››

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Park Chan-wook Confirms Next Project is Adaptation of 'Fingersmith'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:05
Park Chan-wook / Fingersmith

After making his English-language debut with Stoker last year, director Park Chan-wook will get back in Korean mode for a new thriller, an adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith. ScreenDaily reports the film is Chan-wook's next project and hopes to start casting this month with production planned sometime in the first half of 2015. The film will go by the title Agashi overseas (which means "young lady" or "miss"), but an English title has yet to be decided. It also marks Chan-wook's return to Korean films after six years away, spending his time making short films in addition to the aforementioned Sundance thriller. ›››

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Watch: First Red Band Trailer for 'ABCs of Death 2' Horror Anthology

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:19
ABCs of Death 2

Following the unveiling of the finalists vying for a spot in ABCs of Death 2, the horror anthology sequel featuring 26 different filmmakers at the helm of horror shorts inspired by the alphabet, the first red band trailer has arrived. But this isn't your average restricted trailer as it's being touted as an "extreme" red band trailer. And we gotta be honest, it's more than a little bloody, and it has some super gruesome moments, making it absolutely NSFW. Basically, if you had fun with the first film, then this looks like more of the same craziness, just with 26 all-new directors bringing all sorts of new horror goodness this time. Watch! ›››

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'24' Movie is Still Kicking Around Following Successful Series Revival

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:54
24

This past summer, fans of the action thriller series 24 were treated to a revival of the Fox show in the form of "24: Live Another Day," a limited series return of Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. And it turns out the success and reception of the shorter season has resulted in renewed interest in making the long-gestating big screen adaptation of the series finally happen. Director Antoine Fuqua was once attached to the project, but last year he said it was dead in the water, and that was after it had been delayed from the previous year (and several times before that). But now Imagine Entertainment seems keen on making it happen again. ›››

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