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Let's Take a Closer Look at the New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:56
 Age of Ultron

Last night, a new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron popped up during the College Football National Championship game, and it was online right away to watch over and over again. Thankfully, this one had tons of new footage that we didn't see in the first teaser trailer (or even the slightly extended version), and we got to see even more of Tony Stark and his Hulkbuster fighting Hulk (for a reason that we don't yet know, but keep reading for a solid theory). And because we're pretty damn excited for this comic book sequel, we wanted to take a closer look at the trailer, and examine some curious things glimpsed in it. ›››

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Eastwood, Iñárritu, Linklater & Anderson Land DGA Nominations

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:35
Directors Guild Awards

As we continue into the awards season in early 2015, more guilds are announcing their nominees/awards for the outstanding films of 2014. Next up is the Directors Guild of America, one of the heavy weights and usually strong indicators of what's to come. The DGA announced nominees for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film 2014, and it's a rather eclectic and odd list of selections this year, not at all what we were expecting yet also exactly what we were expecting. Except for Clint Eastwood. How the hell did he end up on here? The two biggest snubs are Ava DuVernay of Selma and David Fincher of Gone Girl, who should've taken the spots given to Tyldum and Eastwood instead. Oh well. Full list below. ›››

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DiCaprio & De Niro Compete to Lead Martin Scorsese's Casino Ads

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:16
City of Dreams Manila

You may not realize it, but despite working with director Martin Scorsese several times each, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio have never starred in the same project with the Oscar winner at the helm (though they did both appear together in Marvin's Room back in 1996). But that ends today with a set of commercials that Scorsese has directed for City of Dreams Manila, a new casino in Manila Bay, Philippines. The casino decided to go all out and spend a rumored $70 million on some kind of short film project with Scorsese, De Niro and DiCaprio, and now we get to see at least the beginning of the results. Watch below! ›››

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Lucas Was to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Before Lucasfilm Sale

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:26
George Lucas

If you're one of those fans who is glad that George Lucas isn't messing with Star Wars anymore, you can count your lucky stars that the creator of the galaxy far, far away changed his mind from what he originally had planned to continue the sci-fi saga. USA Today recently interviewed Lucas in an effort to build some excitement for Lucasfilm's animated release Strange Magic, and inevitably the conversation turned to Star Wars. Obviously, Lucas isn't involved with The Force Awakens, so they didn't talk about that, but Lucas did reveal that he originally wanted to direct Episode VII for a May 2015 release before he sold Lucasfilm. ›››

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Terror Uploads Online in the First Trailer for 'Unfriended' Horror

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:52
Unfriended

When you hear that the horror flick called Unfriended unfolds over Skype and instant messaging, you'll probably roll your eyes. But if you take a couple minutes to watch the trailer for the film created and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, you just might change your mind. In theory, this movie just sounds silly, but as you'll see in the trailer, this actually looks pretty damn scary and suspenseful. I was immediately skeptical when the trailer began, but it sucked me in, and this looks at least like a better way to approach the found footage horror craze (Open Windows tried something similar). Anyway, give it a chance. Watch it! ›››

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Melissa McCarthy Tries Not to Let You Down in Two 'Spy' Trailers

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:06
Spy

After hearing Melissa McCarthy is in early talks to take a role in the reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig, the first trailer for the duo's latest collaboration has arrived. Spy is an action comedy that sees the star of Tammy and The Heat playing a CIA analyst who decides to step up into the field at a troubling time for the agency when the enemy knows the identity of all their agents. Enter Susan Cooper, who gets a few different identities in order to infiltrate an arms deal. And it's the secret identities where McCarthy gets to play the kind of characters we're a little sick of her playing. There's some amusing moments here, and there's Jude Law, Rose Byrne and Jason Statham to spice things up, but I'm on the fence. Watch it! ›››

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Must Watch: New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer to Tear You Apart

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:13
 Age of Ultron

"This vulnerable world needs something more powerful than any of us." It's 2015, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron is under four months away. That might seem like a long time, but soon enough we'll be in theaters watching our favorite superhero team deal with a new threat. Now a new trailer has arrived to showcase more of what we can expect from the Marvel blockbuster, and we get to see some more of the power that Ultron (James Spader) brings to the table to wreak havoc on the world, not to mention new shots of Hulk and Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor and the normal-sized new Iron Man suit. Watch it below! ›››

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'Eagle Eye' Helmer D.J. Caruso is Now in Talks to Direct 'G.I. Joe 3'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:28
D.J. Caruso

Last we heard any news about G.I. Joe 3, the script was getting written by Jonathan Lemkin of Shooter fame, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu was going to return behind the camera. However, Chu decided to take on an adaptation of Jem and the Holograms, so now Paramount Pictures has been on the hunt for a new director. THR reports it's Disturbia, Eagle Eye and I Am Number Four director D.J. Caruso who is currently in talks to direct the film in the other major toy-based film franchise from the studio that also brought us Hasbro's Transformers to the big screen from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. ›››

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Extended 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Spot Has Been Waiting for You

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:55
Fifty Shades of Grey

"You have to admit, he's ridiculously hot." If you watched the Golden Globes last night, then you probably already caught the extended TV spot for the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, which is just over a month away from arriving for a steamy Valentine's Day weekend. The movie is probably going to be huge, and while it doesn't really look like my cup of tea, I'm certainly interested to see what all the fuss is about (though fans of the book likely will say that it doesn't compare, if only because of the sexuality limitations). Anyway, the spot explicitly calls Jamie Dornan hot, but that's for everyone else to decide. Watch below! ›››

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Aubrey Plaza Joining Zac Efron & Robert De Niro for 'Dirty Grandpa'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:33
Aubrey Plaza

If you're lamenting the final season of "Parks & Recreation" beginning this week, don't worry, because Aubrey Plaza has lined up a new role for the big screen. Deadline has word that the actress who plays the dreary, April Ludgate on the aforementioned NBC comedy series is taking a role in Lionsgate's road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa. For those who don't remember, the film follows Robert De Niro as a perverted former Army general who thinks his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman, so he tricks him into driving down to Florida for spring break in order to get him to cut loose amongst the flood of sexuality. ›››

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Watch: Mysterious Space Detective Short Film 'Atropa' by Eli Sasich

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:44
Atropa Sci-Fi Short Film

"38 days ago your beacon disappeared from radar." Wow. Here's a fantastic space adventure sci-fi short to kick off the new year. From director Eli Sasich & writer Clay Tolbert comes a 9-min short called Atropa, about an "off-world detective" who investigates a missing research vessel adrift in deep space. It's described as a concept short, for a feature or series, inspired by "'70s and '80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner." There's some excellent VFX work in this, and some great sci-fi concepts that do really show the potential of these filmmakers. I would definitely like to see more, it almost ends too short, right when I was really getting into it and things were getting interesting. But I will still say - this is one short not to miss. ›››

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Rumor: Simon Kinberg Taking Over First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Script

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:22
Star Wars

Just before the weekend, we learned that Gary Whitta was stepping away from the first Star Wars spin-off film that will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards. Considering the statement given by Whitta when the news was announced, it sounds like his work is done, and it's just time for some new eyes to take a look at the project and do some polishing so the film can be ready to shoot later this year when Spectre is done shooting at Pinewood Studios across the pond. Now SlashFilm has learned (though couldn't confirm) that Star Wars: The Force Awakens consultant Simon Kinberg may be replacement writer. ›››

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Watch: Full US Trailer for France's Coming of Age Drama 'Girlhood'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:44
Girlhood

Hot on the heels of Boyhood winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama, another festival favorite is releasing a timely domestic trailer. Bande de Filles is a French film that is being called Girlhood in the United States (though the title translates to Group of Girls) and it follows a young girl living in the suburbs of Paris who ends up getting involved with a tight-knit group of girlfriends whose peer-pressure ends up leading to her life of dangerous drug-dealing. The film played to Cannes and has gotten some pretty great reviews, and now the US trailer has arrived to hype the coming of age tale. Watch! ›››

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Casey Affleck & Michelle Williams to Lead 'Manchester-by-the-Sea'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:10
Casey Affleck

Last fall brought news of Matt Damon teaming up with his Margaret director Kenneth Lonergan again for a new drama called Manchester-by-the-Sea. However, it appears things have changed in the months since then, because recently The Boston Globe learned that it will be Good Will Hunting co-star Casey Affleck taking the role instead. He'll play a lazy and irresponsible Boston plumber forced to return home to the titular town after he learns his brother passed away. Suddenly he finds himself having to take care of his brother's 16-year old son but also finds himself crumbling due to a secret tragedy in his past. More below! ›››

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Look: 'Back to the Future Part II' Concept Art of Unseen 2015 Tech

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:02
Back to the Future Part II

Since it's 2015, we're going to get tons of Back to the Future related items throughout the year. Not only is that the year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II, but it's also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future. However, today we want to focus on the middle sequel, because Newsweek just did a feature story with "future consultant" Tim Flattery about some of the future technology that was imagined for the time traveling adventure follow-up. And with that story comes some concept art from Edward Eyth from items we never saw realized on the screen. Look! ›››

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Bradley Cooper Wants to Direct Next with 'Honeymoon with Harry'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:37
Bradley Cooper

With plenty of awards buzz for the lead performance in American Sniper, the career of Bradley Cooper is showing no signs of waning. In fact, now the actor wants to broaden his horizons a bit by making his directorial debut. Deadline reports Cooper is hoping to direct Honeymoon with Harry, a reworked script from Crazy Stupid Love writer Dan Folgeman who is bringing a new approach to a scrip that made the Black List years ago and has seen several attempts to get to the big screen fall apart. Paul Haggis wrote the script before Crash or Million Dollar Baby, and Jonathan Demme circled as director, but not anymore. ›››

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Watch: AFI Awards Montage Chronicles 120 Years of Cinema History

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:06
AFI's March of Time

In the heart of awards season, there's a lot of Hollywood patting themselves on the back for all the work they've put into cinema over the years. Of course, since we're cinephiles, we're more than happy to watch them do it every year. And today we have a little piece from the American Film Insititute (AFI), who handed out their awards last Friday (check out the honorees right here), and during the awards luncheon, played a video that simply runs through 120 years of cinema history (with some television at the end since AFI also honors that medium). We start in 1894 and move quickly through tons of highlights from the relatively short history of filmmaking. We've come a long way on the big screen in a short time. Watch! ›››

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Hugh Jackman & Young 'Kingsman' Star Team for Olympic Skier Tale

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:45
Hugh Jackman / Eddie Edwards / Taron Egerton

While we're waiting to see what Hugh Jackman does as the pirate villain of Neverland in this summer's release of Joe Wright's Pan, it looks like he'll take a break from fantasy and comic book blockbusters for an Olympic skiing drama. Baz Bamigboye, the master scooper of James Bond news, has word that Jackman will star in an untitled film about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, an Olympic ski jumper who competed in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, and achieved sports glory despite coming in dead last in his two events. Jackman will play Chuck Berghorn, a ski expert from Lake Placid who helped Edwards train for the games. ›››

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Watch: 72nd Golden Globes Highlights with Amy Poehler & Tina Fey

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:54
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Last night brought the 72nd Golden Globes, the first major awards show of the year honoring the best in film and television. And while we're only paying attention to the big screen winners, which included Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel as big winners, the entire show was full of some wonderful moments. There were heartfelt speeches (which were a little rushed towards the end), with many featuring tears (which also made my eyes get a little watery) and one hell of a fantastic (though all too brief) final hosting run for the dynamic duo of Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, who got relatively edgy last night. Watch! ›››

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2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Boyhood' Wins Best Drama

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:30
Golden Globe Award

The winners of the HFPA's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by the incredibly talented Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, back for three years in a row as some of the best hosts they've had. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the ceremony's live broadcast. The nominees were odd as usual, and we're not sure who will win with so many great films in the running, so let's find out what the HFPA likes this time. Find out which films took home Globes! List below. ›››

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