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Watch: Kristen Stewart Enlists in the Army in Trailer for 'Camp X-Ray'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:21
Camp X-Ray

Continuing to broaden her horizons and skew away from young adult territory, Kristen Stewart stars in the prisoner of war drama Camp X-Ray. The story follows a newly enlisted female soldier who ends up taking shifts at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay. While making the rounds, she begins to strike up a meaningful relationship with one of the prisoners, played excellently by Payman Moaadi. Slowly she becomes skeptical of her role in the military and what they're doing at the titular camp. Unfortunately, I found the movie as a whole to be melodramatic and lacking any subtlety in its message when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but perhaps audiences will feel differently this fall. Watch! ›››

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Lea Seydoux is Rumored as Top Choice for Role in James Bond 24

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:49
Lea Seydoux

Following news that the script for James Bond 24 had to be overhauled in order to add some more thrills to the proceedings, a new rumors has popped up concerning a co-star for franchise star Daniel Craig. Previous rumors have pegged Penelope Cruz and Chiwetel Ejiofor as potential new cast members for the next film in the spy franchise, and now Schmoes Knows, who has a decent track record lately, has learned that Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux is currently the studio's top choice for some sort of part in the sequel from Skyfall director Sam Mendes, though no specifics were revealed at this time. Read on! ›››

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Miles Teller's 'Two Night Stand' with Analeigh Tipton in First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:12
Two Night Stand

It's a big year for Miles Teller. The actor just finished shooting Fantastic Four, he stars in the Sundance award winning indie Whiplash hitting theaters later this year, he had a small but pivotal role in Divergent, and now he's leading another indie romantic comedy. Two Night Stand follows Teller and Crazy Stupid Love star Analeigh Tipton as two young New Yorkers just looking for a quick, sexy hook-up, but end up being stuck with each other for 48 hours as a bilzzard rages outside. There's some legacy involved since it's directed by Max Nichols, son of The Graduate director Mike Nichols, but this looks average. Watch now! ›››

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Terry Gilliam is Finally Shooting 'Don Quixote' After This Christmas

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:44
Don Quixote

After trying for nearly 20 years, director Terry Gilliam seems to finally be ready to shoot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The project has been in varying stages of development forever, to the point that there's even a documentary called Lost in La Mancha about Gilliam's struggle to make the film in the 90s. Names like Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Robert Duvall circled at different times to no avail, but now it appears the pieces might be coming together. Gilliam tells The Wrap that financing for the film has been secured and the plan is to shoot the film after this Christmas. However, it's not clear who will star. Read on! ›››

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Universal, Imagine, Kurtzman & Orci Board 'The Vampire Chronicles'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:16
The Vampire Chronicles

Just when you think we're done with vampires, another project comes along bringing the mythical horror figures to the big screen. Universal has Dracula Untold coming later this year, and they'll probably end up rebooting Dracula again down the road as part of their cohesive classic movie monsters universe that includes Frankenstein, The Wolfman and more. Now the studio is sinking their teeth into Anne Rice's novel series The Vampire Chronicles with Brian Granzer and Imagine Entertainment teaming with recently separated Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writers of the Star Trek and Transformers franchises. ›››

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Open Road Delaying Eli Roth's Horror 'The Green Inferno' Indefinitely

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:55
The Green Inferno

If you were excited about seeing The Green Inferno, the return of director Eli Roth behind the camera after six years away, we're sorry to say that you're going to have to wait longer. And unfortunately, we can't tell you just how long you'll have to wait as Deadline reports Open Road Films has removed the film from their release calendar. It was originally slated to be released on September 5th, but apparently some problems behind the scenes with financier Worldview Entertainment has forced the hand of the distributor, delaying the film indefinitely, with no indication of when and/or how the film will get released. ›››

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Universal & Judd Apatow Planning The Lonely Island Musical Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:15
The Lonely Island

Thanks to a jump start on "Saturday Night Live," the comedy hip-hop group known as The Lonely Island has become a viral sensation online. It all started with "Lazy Sunday" and has since spread to hilarious hit tracks like "Dick in a Box" and "I'm on a Boat." Now the musical trio formed by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are heading to the big screen in a currently untitled comedy at Universal Pictures with Judd Apatow on board to produce. All three of the members will star in the film, but the only story details known at this time are that it will be set in the music world, which makes perfect sense. ›››

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First Look: Christoph Waltz Hitting the Green in 'Horrible Bosses 2'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:01
Horrible Bosses 2

For a little while, it was up in the air so whether or not Christoph Waltz would have a role in the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. But the actor was confirmed for a role in the film last fall, even though he didn't pop up in the teaser trailer back in July. But now, we finally get a good look at Waltz in the film as he chats with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis on a golf course, with Chris Pine right behind him as his douchebag son. The dejected look on Bateman's face indicates this might be when the trio learn that Waltz is screwing over their new business venture, prompting their kidnapping of his son. Look! ›››

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Check Out a Bunch of Old Unused Poster Designs for 'Jurassic Park'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:25
Jurassic Park

The work of artist Drew Struzan, responsible for some of the most iconic movie posters, has been commemorated with a collection of his artwork in books, along with a feature length documentary. Another artist who is well renowned for this kind of work is John Alvin, having designed posters for the likes of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Batman, The Lion King and much more. But one of his better known works was the poster for Jurassic Park, featuring the iconic font and tyrannosaurs rex skeleton logo that we all know today. However, there were tons of designs that preceded it and never used. ›››

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Sony Pushes Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' Back to Christmas Day

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:31
The Interview

Things are already going to be pretty busy at the movie theater on Christmas Day with the release of Tim Burton's Big Eyes, the R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the Disney musical Into the Woods, the family film Paddington, and Angelina Jolie's World War II drama Unbroken. However, things recently got a little less crowded with Cameron Crowe's Hawaii project moving to the summer of 2015. But now Sony Pictures is changing that by pushing the initial fall release of Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's controversial comedy The Interview back a couple months to Christmas Day this winter. But why? ›››

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Here's the Marvel & DC Comics Movie Dates So Far - Is It Too Much?

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:14
Marvel / DC

Just yesterday, Warner Bros. blinked in their face-off with Marvel that would have seen Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice going head-to-head with Captain America 3 on May 6th, 2016. But neither studio would have won in that scenario, so Warner Bros. made the smart decision to move the film to March 25th, 2016. Either the studio aims to start summer early, or they see what's becoming more and more obvious: blockbusters don't need to open during the summer anymore. But along with this date shift, the studio also announced a slew of new release dates for DC Comics films through 2020, adding to Marvel's future slate that runs through 2019. But is this truly exciting stuff, or just overkill? More below! ›››

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Look at These Saul Bass Posters for 'The Shining' Rejected by Kubrick

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:49
The Shining

If you're more than a casual fan of filmmaking, then you're probably familiar with the name Saul Bass for his work on opening credits sequences and posters for iconic films of the past from directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and more. Now we get a little insight into the creative process of figuring out how Saul Bass worked with filmmakers to craft just the right poster to get audiences interested in the film by way of some rejects designs for Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining. Some alternate designs have surfaced, complete with Kubrick's notes on what he didn't like about these pieces, and it's pretty fascinating. ›››

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Watch: Vibrant New Trailer for Fox's Animated 'The Book of Life'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:09
The Book of Life

"I'll do anything to be with Maria." Though we're not accustomed to a filmmaker like Guillermo del Toro venturing into kids territory, the story at the center of The Book of Life certainly doesn't seem like a typical fairytale, at least when it comes to the vibrant style of the animation. Jorge R. Gutierrez is behind the new film which follows a young man named Manolo (Diego Luna) struggling to win over the love of his life and please his family. But things get complicated when a wager between the gods of the dead over who will win the hand of Maria (Zoe Saldana) forces Manolo into an adventure through fantastical worlds. ›››

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Richard Gere Arrives in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:50
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

While the title seems a little ill-advised, as it implies the follow-up won't be as good as the first film, the teaser trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has arrived. The trailer only hints at the story coming in the sequel which follows Sonny (Dev Patel) attempting to lock down a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful has turned out to be a success. Richard Gere arrives as a new tenant alongside Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and other returning cast members, and this looks to have the same tame charm the first film delivered. Watch! ›››

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All Three 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Films Getting Fall Release

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:26
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Briefly: The first trailer for the Cannes hit The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby debuted at the end of June, with a release date already set by The Weinstein company for a September 26th release. Now Deadline reports the film will arrive two weeks earlier on September 12th in limited release. But you might also recall that there will be two more versions of the film, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, each telling the two different sides of the crumbling love story between Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Those films have now been dated for a release on October 10th. Apparently each of the films hold a unique perspective on the breaking romance, and we can't wait to see how it unfolds this fall. ›››

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Watch: Michael Fassbender Sings as 'Frank' on 'The Colbert Report'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:52
Frank

This week, the Sundance selected comedy Frank hits limited theaters. The film follows a young, aspiring musician who joins a ragtag team of oddball musicians, all led by the titular frontman played by Michael Fassbender. However, the leading man wears a big fake head the entire time, adding to the mysterious nature of the band and their unique brand of music. Well, Fassbender took the time to stop by "The Colbert Report" last night to promote the film, and just like any musical guest who stops by the late night program, the actor actually performed on the show as his big screen, big-headed alter ego, and he was joined by band mates Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson too. This is how to promote a movie. Watch! ›››

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Villain Lee Pace Becomes 'Prisoner of War'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:27
Lee Pace

After attempting to wreak havoc in space as the villain Ronan the Accuser in Marvel's latest hit Guardians of the Galaxy, actor Lee Pace is sticking with sci-fi for his next major role. Deadline reports the star of AMC's series "Halt & Catch Fire" and The Hobbit trilogy is taking a lead role in Prisoner of War, a new sci-fi thriller from music video director Joe Miale. Pace is replacing Chronicle star Alex Russell in the film which will pair the actor with Skyfall vixen Bérénice Marlohe in the story of an American soldier and a French foreign aid worker who team up in Africa amidst humankind’s last stand against an alien invasion. ›››

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Did Warner Bros. Date More 'Harry Potter' & 'LEGO Movie' Sequels?

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:00
Fantastic Beasts / Warner Bros. / LEGO

Along with yesterday's barrage of dates staked out by Warner Bros. Pictures for their DC Comics cinematic universe plans, there were two other dates reserved, but not for comic book movies. They were each called Untitled WB Event Film, with no indication of what films they might be. But SlashFilm seems to have a good guess because the dates happen to be November 16th, 2018 and November 20th, 2020. Well, you may recall Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off from the Harry Potter franchise, is slated for November 18th, 2016. And it's probably not hard to see where we're going with this. Read on! ›››

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 'Man on Wire' Tale 'The Walk'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:27
The Walk

Earlier this year we heard that Cast Away and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis was teaming up with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to tell the story of Phillippe Petit, the man who did a high wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center back in 1974. The film was originally called To Reach the Clouds, based on Petit's book of the same name, but now it will be known as The Walk as it heads to theaters on October 2nd, 2015. Production just wrapped on the narrative film inspired by James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire, and two first look photos from the 2015 film have just emerged. Look below! ›››

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Casey Affleck Joins Chris Pine in Coast Guard Drama 'Finest Hours'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:46
Casey Affleck

Back in the spring, Star Trek lead Chris Pine was slated to star in Disney's Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with the studio's Million Dollar Arm director Craig Gillespie at the helm. Now Pine has a co-star as Deadline reports Gone Baby Gone and Ocean's Eleven franchise star Casey Affleck is in talks for a pivotal role in the story set back in 1952 and based on the non-fiction book of the same name about how two oil tankers were split in two, dumping all 84 of their crew members into the swirling sea, caught in the middle of a nor'easter, a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the US and Atlantic Canada. Read on! ›››

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