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Watch: Full Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Spectacular Indie Hit 'Dope'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:40
Dope

"Nobody's gonna suspect a thing. We're just geeks, doing what geeks do." After a unique and stylish teaser trailer for the indie sensation Dope surfaced earlier this year, the full trailer finally lays out the story for those unsure what kind of movie to expect. What's cool, is that while the trailer definitely shows us what the movie is about, it also adds some of that style we saw in the first trailer with some cool graphics overlaying footage from the movie. This is truly a gem from Sundance this year, and it's undoubtedly a breakthrough performance for Shameik Moore in the lead and the start of a bright future for diector Rick Famuyiwa. ›››

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Watch: The Discarded Image's Video Essay on 'Jaws' Beach Scene

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:47
Jaws Beach Scene

Think you know everything about Steven Spielberg's style? Think again. We've already seen and posted a shot-by-shot analysis of Jaws before (view that one here), but this latest one breaks down and analyzes the filmmaking techniques Spielberg used in one particular scene in his shark thriller classic Jaws (released in 1975). Specifically, Julian Palmer takes a look at the early beach attack scene in Jaws, where the young boy gets eaten. It's a detailed analysis (perhaps over-analysis) but includes very intelligent references that will allow anyone to understand how beautifully this scene is crafted, and just how talented Spielberg really is. There's always more to learn about filmmaking techniques from films old and new, so always keep watching. ›››

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'Star Wars' is No Longer About the Rebel Alliance Versus the Empire

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:44
 The Force Awakens

In the original Star Wars trilogy, the battle was always between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. But after the events of Return of the Jedi, it looked like the Empire was finally defeated. However, as we've seen in the most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, about 30 years after the second Death Star was destroyed, there are still remnants of the Empire, complete with new stormtroopers, including a bad ass chome stormtrooper with a cape, and a mysterious new villain named Kylo Ren. Well, thanks to an exhibit at Star Wars Celebration, we have information where the Rebels and the Empire stand. ›››

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James Corden & Michael Douglas Remake Iconic 'Basic Instinct' Scene

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:08
Basic Instinct with James Corden

Fresh new late night host James Corden has only been at the reigns of "The Late Late Show" for a few weeks, but his schtick has already become clear. After reenacting the entire filmography of Tom Hanks in under eight minutes and also doing some Pretty in Pink lip syncing with Jon Cryer reprising his iconic role as Duckie, this time Corden had Michael Douglas on as a guest, which prompted the late night host to dress up in drag and perform the iconic interrogation scene from Basic Instinct. For all those squinting for nudity when Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs in the film, you'll want the exact opposite this time. ›››

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So Far 'Terminator: Genisys' is Just a 'Terminator' Franchise Mash-Up

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:18
 Genisys

It's no secret that we haven't been impressed with what we've seen from Terminator: Genisys so far. Even with the most recent trailer revealing a big plot twist (watch the trailer right here), it all just seems desperate to shake up a franchise that seems to have peaked with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And why is that? Well, a new video examines why this latest iteration of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action franchise may feel so stale and tired. Basically, it's just a carbon copy of every other Terminator movie, and not just because of the obvious homages. You'll what I mean after you check out this video. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Matthew McConaughey Reacts to the New 'Star Wars' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 08:56
Matthew McConaughey

There's no doubt that yesterday's second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens really moved fans of the sci-fi saga, especially with that final shot featuring two of our favorite heroes. Social media was full of people overwhelmed with feelings and joy, and apparently so was Matthew McConaughey. A reaction video has surfaced showing McConaughey watching the teaser trailer for the first time, and it's pretty clear that he's a huge Star Wars fan. There's plenty of people who got emotional, but McConaughey's reaction is on another level. He even went so far as to watch the trailer from space. He's just that dedicated. ›››

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Check Out the R2-D2-Painted Boeing 787 Airplane from All Nippon

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:04
R2D2 Airplane

Bleep! Bloop! Bleep! Translation: come fly to Japan on my airplane! Holy crap this is… awesome? Yea, I'm going to say it is. One of the big reveals this week at Star Wars Celebration, along with the new trailer for The Force Awakens, is a brand new R2-D2-painted Boeing 787 commercial airplane. We've seen Smaug the Airplane, now it's R2's turn. The new aircraft will be part of All Nippon Airways fleet, based out of Japan, and it will be launching in fall 2015 (a bit closer to the release of The Force Awakens). The plane is being shown off in videos at their booth, but we found nice clean shots of it in flight. I'll take a ticket, please. ›››

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Steve Carell Joins Robert Zemeckis' Adaptation of 'Marwencol' Doc

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:09
Steve Carell

Back in 2013 we learned that Cast Away and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis was going to be at the helm of Marwencol, an adaptation of the documentary of the same name which played South by Southwest and won the Best Documentary award. At the time, Zemeckis was hoping to get Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as Mark Hogancamp, a man who decides to build a a one-sixth scale model of a World War II-era town called Marwencol in his backyard. However, The Wrap reports it will be Steve Carell signing on for the lead role in the film written by Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson. ›››

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TGB Episode 2.04: The Internet Doesn't Care Much For Movies...

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:32
TGB Episode 2.04

On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of interesting topics including some new trailers (for Mad Max: Fury Road, Sinister 2, Insidious Chapter 3) as well as: cliffhanger endings, streaming platforms, love of video stores (including Jimmy Kimmel's amazing Vulcan Video promo), the internet's relationship with movies (hence the title), the still existent Space Jam website and so much more! We hope you enjoy this one. Send us topic suggestions, arguments, links, or whatever you want, and we will do our best to talk it through on the show. ›››

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Let's Break Down the New Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 17:18
 The Force Awakens

Early this afternoon, we were wowed by the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was chock full of plenty of new goodies, and also some sentimental old faces and friends. And now that we've had a chance to watch it dozens of times, and will continue to do so until December, we wanted to examine the trailer much more closely and see what we can decipher about what's to come in Star Wars: Episode VII. There are undoubtedly some hints as to what we can expect in the J.J. Abrams flick, but we're still just piecing together fragments here and there combined with the rumors we've heard. More below! ›››

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Recap of Behind-the-Scenes Shots from 'The Force Awakens' Panel

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:46
The Force Awakens - J.J. Abrams

An early look at The Making of The Force Awakens. Disney kicked things off with a bang in Anaheim with the opening panel of Star Wars Celebration, taking place this weekend in Southern California. The panel included an hour long discussion and first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, guided by director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy. They told stories of growing up with Star Wars, making sure the fans are satisfied (in every way), the daunting task of continuing this legacy when George Lucas decided to hand it over. In the background were slides showing various behind-the-scenes production photos, including on the desert planet Jakku (or is it Jaku?). And, to be frank, we love behind-the-scenes photos. This recap comes directly from the live stream of the Star Wars Celebration opening presentation. ›››

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Video Interview: Alex Garland Chats Sci-Fi, Filmmaking + 'Ex Machina'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:24
Alex Garland Interview

"Go into a shoot with a bad script, and you're in big trouble." Playing in theaters now is the new sci-fi film Ex Machina, directed by screenwriter turned filmmaker Alex Garland. Garland is making his directorial debut with this film after writing the scripts for The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd. A few years back I met up with him for an interview about Dredd, and we talked a lot about science fiction, and how the genre pushes itself forward. I met up with Alex Garland again, this time while he was in New York City to promote Ex Machina, and we again chatted about sci-fi and how much he loves the genre. As always, it was fun to sit down and talk with Alex about filmmaking and much more. Fire it up! ›››

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Ryan Gosling in Talks to Star in Villenueve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:01
Ryan Gosling

A sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner has been in the works for awhile now, but more recently it's been making some real progress toward getting in front of a camera. In February, Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve was hired to be at the helm of the film that will be produced by Ridley Scott, director of the original film, with a script from Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original Blade Runner, with Green Lantern writer Michael Green contributing as well. And now Variety reports Drive and Crazy Stupid Love star Ryan Gosling is in talks to take the lead role, though we have no idea what kind of character he'll play. ›››

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'Force Awakens' Promo Art Shows Off Kylo Ren & New Stormtroopers

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:49
 The Force Awakens

Before we saw the fantastic second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some promotional art for the film surfaced online. But since we didn't want to jump the gun and show you some mediocre images of certain characters from the film before they were revealed in the trailer, we waited until now to show them off. These look like the kind of posters you'd find at Wal-Mart or maybe in some kind of small poster book for kids, but they do give us a great look at the new villain Kylo Ren, who is believed to be played by Adam Driver, with his metallic mask on, as well as a chrome stormtrooper, rumored to be named Captain Phasma and played by Gwendoline Christie, and the Empire troops in formation. Look! ›››

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Cannes 2015 Films Include Jacques Audiard, Natalie Portman & Pixar

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:31
Cannes 2015

Every year, as we head into spring, the Cannes Film Festival unveils it's lineup as cinephiles around the world wait anxiously to find out what films will be premiering at the prestigious festival. The 2015 line-up has been unveiled, with a rather interesting selection of films ranging from Mad Max: Fury Road to Pixar's Inside Out to Natalie Portman's first film A Tale of Love and Darkness to Justin Kurzel's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender, to filmmakers like Jacques Audiard (Rust & Bone, A Prophet), Garrone, Kore-Eda, Moretti, Sorrentino, Villeneuve, Gus Van Sant and Woody Allen. This is the day many diehard cinephiles have been waiting for, to find out what's showing up this year, so take a look at the selection in full below. ›››

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Must Watch: Second Teaser Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:12
 The Force Awakens

After the first teaser trailer blew everyone away back at Thanksgiving, the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally shows some stuff that fans have been foaming at the mouth to see. I can't even describe for you the sentimental feeling I got of seeing Harrison Ford back as Han Solo along with his old friend Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) right there with him, and the line used to end the trailer is just perfect. There's barely a reveal of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but there's that old voiceover of his from Return of the Jedi talking about how his family is strong in The Force. I can't wait to see this! Watch! ›››

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Watch: Last Year's 'The Hateful Eight' Teaser Trailer Officially Online

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:26
The Hateful Eight

While we're all excited about the forthcoming new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving shortly, let's not forget that there's a new Quentin Tarantino film coming later this year as well. The Hateful Eight is another western from the director of Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction, and now the teaser trailer that was attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For last year has officially surfaced online. Again, there's no film footage on display, but just a bunch of stylish title cards running through the title characters in the film. It'll have to do for now as we wait for any kind of first look from Tarantino's anticipated project. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for High School Horror Blumhouse's 'The Gallows'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:19
The Gallows

There's no doubt that Blumhouse Productions has become quite the producer of horror franchises since hitting it big with Paranormal Activity in 2009. Since then, they've launched franchises with Insidious, Sinister and The Purge, and this summer brings another new horror flick in the form of The Gallows. The first teaser trailer has just arrived, and while it doesn't tell us much about the story following high school kids terrorized by some kind of malicious force after resurrecting a stage production where a student died during a performance, it's a pretty haunting tease of the terror to come, especially with the red lighting. ›››

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Jon Cryer Reenacts 'Pretty in Pink' Lip Syncing with James Corden

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:56
Jon Cryer as Duckie

While lip syncing is all the rage, with much thanks to Jimmy Fallon's antics on "The Tonight Show," not to mention the new Spike TV series "Lip Sync Battle" which just churns out viral clips of celebrities each week, this isn't anything new. In fact, one of the more iconic lip syncing scenes in entertainment history comes from all the way back in 1986 from the John Hughes teenage romance classic Pretty in Pink. In that film. Jon Cryer plays the hopeless romantic best friend of Andie (Molly Ringwald), and in one entertaining scene, he enters the record store she works in and lip sync's Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness." And now Cryer has returned to reenact that scene nearly 30 years later on "The Late Late Show." Watch below! ›››

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'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Tease & IMAX Event Tickets Online Now

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:44
Batman v Superman IMAX

We'll likely hear more about this in the next few days, but it seems Zack Snyder and Warner Bros are on the verge of announcing a big IMAX event being planned for this coming Monday, April 20th. We've already posted about the rumor that the first tease of Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice footage will hit tomorrow, just before the new Star Wars trailer, and that means the full trailer will follow - and will also show with Mad Max: Fury Road. But in the meantime, there's word that apparently Warner Bros is coordinating IMAX events to show footage from Batman v Superman in theaters on the big screen. It sounds like they might be pulling out all the stops, and showing fans some of the footage they've been waiting for - more than just the trailer. And now the details on theaters have surfaced. ›››

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