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See Laurent Durieux's New Print for Coppola's 'The Godfather: Part I'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:24
Laurent Durieux's Godfather

File this one under "Classics". Odd City Entertainment has debuted some impressive artwork for a new print they're selling next week for the legendary cinema classic The Godfather. This new print by French artist Laurent Durieux is specifically for The Godfather: Part I (does that mean he'll be releasing Part II and maybe III eventually?) but is being sold in full-size 24"x36" screen prints which I'm sure will look beautiful in person. They're selling 325 prints of the regular edition for $65 each, and 150 prints of the red variant edition for $100 each. Even if this isn't your favorite film of all-time, it's still worth taking a look at the art. ›››

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Linda Cardellini Joins Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg in 'Daddy's Home'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:12
Linda Cardellini

After making a name for herself with starring roles in series like "Freaks & Geeks" and the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, Linda Cardellini has become much more famous for her unique voices as she lends it to characters on animated series like "The Regular Show." Of course, she's also had some great recurring roles on shows like "Mad Men" and "New Girl" recently, and let's not forget about her time on "ER." But lately she's been spending a little more time on the big screen with roles in Welcome to Me with Kristen Wiig, and THR reports she's just lined up another in Daddy's Home with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. ›››

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Shawn Levy to Direct Classic Tale of Ali Baba's 'Forty Thieves' at Fox

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:12
Forty Thieves

This year, director Shawn Levy has worked on two very different films. This Is Where I Leave You was a touching family drama with plenty of comedy, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a big, fun family friendly adventure. Now it sounds like he's heading into epic territory at Fox as The Wrap reports Levy is set to direct Forty Thieves, a new adaptation of the classic tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, which most people are probably familiar with because of Disney's Aladdin franchise. However, this won't be a straight-up action epic as it's said to be an adventure movie with some "strong comedic undertones." ›››

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Jai Courtney in Talks to Play Deadshot in DC Comics' 'Suicide Squad'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:41
Deadshot / Jai Courtney

After hearing that Jared Leto was up for the role of The Joker and Margot Robbie in talks to play his female sidekick Harley Quinn, yet another member of the Suicide Squad has surfaced. Variety reports A Good Day to Die Hard and future Terminator: Genisys star Jai Courtney is in talks to play Deadshot, a Batman villain who becomes part of the team. Deadshot has a strong tie with Catwoman in the comic books, so that may also mean we'll see another iconic Batman villain in the film, but that's no guarantee. As for Deadshot, he's an assassin with flawless aim, thanks to a mask with target sight and a plethora of weapons. Read on! ›››

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'Breaking Bad' Director Michelle MacLaren Lands 'Wonder Woman'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:31
Michelle MacLaren / Wonder Woman

Towards the end of last month, a shortlist of names emerged as potential directors for Wonder Woman as Warner Bros. Pictures was searching for a female filmmaker to be at the helm of the project that will feature Gal Gadot in the lead. It turns out one of the names mentioned in that initial report has worked out as Variety reports the studio is in talks with Michelle MacLaren, a producer and director from "Breaking Bad," to direct the DC Entertainment super heroine film that is already set for release on June 23rd, 2017. A deal hasn't been finalized, but the studio is already in talks with MacLaren to take the job. More below! ›››

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Lee Daniels Heads to Horror with 'Demon House' Possession Thriller

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:10
Lee Daniels

After dabbling in heavy dramas like The Butler and Precious, along with the peculiar The Paperboy, director Lee Daniels is heading into a completely different genre. Deadline has word that Daniels is set to direct Demon House, a fact-based possession thriller inspired by Latoya Ammons and her family, who claim to have been the victims of a real demonic possession that began two years ago and is still impacting them to this day. As with any good "true" story like this, it comes with interesting details corroborated by the Department of Child Services, police department and various hospital staff in Gary, Indiana. More below! ›››

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'Do Not Go Gentle' - Alex & Mike Discuss 'Interstellar' with Spoilers

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:45
Interstellar Podcast Discussion

"Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day." So what does it all mean? Cooper, Amelia, TARS, Murph – what was Christopher Nolan trying to tell us? With Nolan's new sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters (here's our Sound Off) I decided to hop on a podcast with my friend Mike Eisenberg of Tall Tale Productions (known as @Eisentower30 on Twitter), a fellow Nolan nerd (his dog is even named Nolan!), to discuss the movie in-depth. We wanted to talk about all the spoilers, theories, Nolan's big ideas, the science fiction of it and compared notes on what we experienced. So here's a podcast-length recording of our Skype discussion on Interstellar, and don't forget this has spoilers! Enjoy. ›››

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Anna Kendrick & J.K. Simmons Join Ben Affleck in 'The Accountant'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:08
Anna Kendrick

Once Ben Affleck is finished with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's going to stick around Warner Bros. for an action thriller directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor. The movie is called The Accountant and comes from an original script by Bill Dubuque, the man responsible for writing The Judge (apparently this guy likes movie titles based on average occupations). Production is slated to begin in January and the supporting cast is starting to fill to with Variety reporting that Anna Kendrick is in early talks to take on her first real action flick and THR saying that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is also joining. ›››

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Adam Sandler Wears Other People's Shoes in 'The Cobbler' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:52
The Cobbler

The buzz about Adam Sandler's performance in The Cobbler following a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival hasn't been significant, and that's mostly because reviews of the film itself haven't exactly been glowing. Now the first international trailer has arrived and this doesn't feel like it's directed by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, Win Win) at all. It feels like one of the films they forgot to place somewhere in Funny People. That's not to say it looks absolutely terrible, but there's something that just doesn't feel right. This isn't the kind of role we were hoping for from Sandler, but maybe it's good? ›››

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Universal Releasing M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' in Fall of 2015

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:27
M. Night Shyamalan

Back in the spring, you might remember hearing a bit about M. Night Shyamlan's next project, which at the time was called Sundowning. However, since then, the filmmaker has been quietly working on the project with no indication of when we might finally see the movie. But that changes today as Universal Pictures has announced that they will release the film, now titled The Visit, next fall on September 11th, 2015. The film was originally named as "Untitled Blumhouse Horror 1" and slated for September 25th, but the project produced by Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Conjuring) will arrive two weeks earlier. ›››

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IMAX Plans 'The Hobbit' Entire Trilogy Marathon on December 15th

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:03
The Hobbit

Before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theaters, there was an awesome marathon of The Lord of the Rings extended editions in theaters to get fans excited for Peter Jackson's new trilogy. Now for those who want to experience all that The Hobbit trilogy offers in one day, TheOneRing.net is reporting that IMAX is planning a marathon of all three films on December 15th, that's two days before the final chapter, The Battle of the Five Armies, officially hits theaters. Tickets will go on sale November 14th (that's this Friday), but you'll have to check your local IMAX theaters to see which will have the marathon. More below! ›››

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Anne Hathaway Finds Love in First Trailer for Romance 'Song One'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:41
Song One

We're running out of films that played at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival that are still waiting to hit theaters, and one of the final indies in line is Song One. By the time the film hits theaters in January, it will have been a year since it premiered at the festival in the mountains, so we've been waiting awhile for this one to arrive. Anne Hathaway plays the sister of a musician who ends up in a coma after an accident. In an effort to stimulate his dormant mind with the music he loves, she tracks down his favorite musician (Johnny Flynn) to maybe try to snap him out of it. The trailer looks charming, but not amazing. Watch! ›››

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'The Wolf Man' to Howl Again as the Next Universal Monsters Reboot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:20
The Wolf Man

Within the latest story about director Justin Lin potential returning to the Fast & Furious franchise for a multi-part conclusion to the action series, there's another revelation about one of Universal's other big franchise ambitions. The studio just released Dracula Untold last month, which is technically the first part of their reboot of the classic Universal Monsters series, which is being crafted as an interconnected cinematic universe of horror. They also just set the release date for the forthcoming remake of The Mummy, and an unknown monster movie reboot to follow in 2017, but now we know what that mystery film will be. ›››

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Extended 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Shows a Bit More Footage

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:05
 Age of Ultron

"There's only one path to peace. Your extinction." If you're looking for a little bit more footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, you might want to check out this extended trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel that just surfaced online. It's mostly the same as the teaser trailer that debuted a couple weeks ago, but it features a new opening with more taunting from Ultron just before some of Tony Stark's remote controlled suits crash The Avengers party where they all try to lift Thor's hammer. There's also some new shots of Iron Manflying , and less of that creepy Pinocchio rendition if that makes things better for you. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Short 'Phoenix 9' from German Team

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:55
Phoenix 9 Sci-Fi Short Film

"Remember: a better future is waiting for you." Another short to fire up today, this one is more of a proof-of-concept but better than most of the work that comes across our desks. Titled Phoenix 9, this short film is the debut of German team Amir Reichart (director & editor) and Peer Gopfrich (writer & producer) and it's sort of a funky mix of Tron Legacy meets post-apocalyptic survival thriller. "While post-apocalyptic films are immensely popular, we didn't just want to re-tread familiar territory. That's why we introduced a high-tech twist that takes things in a completely unexpected direction and gives the story larger-than-life scope and drama," explains Gopfrich. It's long (over 20 minutes) but actually quite good, view in full below. ›››

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Justin Lin May Return to Direct Multi-Part 'Fast & Furious' Conclusion

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:39
Justin Lin

Director Justin Lin decided to step away from the Fast & Furious franchise after reviving the action series, starting with Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and wrapping up with Fast & Furious 6. The next installment, Furious 7, is directed by James Wan, however, since the filmmaker is now slated to return to horror with The Conjuring 2, which just set a 2016 release date, someone else will probably have to step up for the next sequel. The good news is that a report from Deadline says Universal is looking to begin talking with Lin about returning to the franchise for a multi-part production that will end the franchise. Read on! ›››

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Shailene Woodley Has a Nightmare in Teaser Trailer for 'Insurgent'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:18
Insurgent

Following some motion posters that showed off the new look of the returning cast members and some new faces in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the first teaser trailer has arrived, and it already looks like it has a bigger budget than the first film. It appears to be a dream sequence where Tris (Shailene Woodley with a nice haircut) sees her Mom amidst the destruction of the world around her. There really aren't any stakes in a tease like this though, because it's clearly a dream, but it's probably a sequence that fans will be excited to be see realized on the big screen. The special effects aren't bad for a fast-tracked sequel either. ›››

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'The Conjuring 2' and 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Change Release Dates

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:50
James Wan

Though the horror franchises for The Conjuring and Insidious find themselves at Warner Bros. Pictures and Focus Features respectively, they still share producers in Blumhouse Productions and James Wan, who also directed the original films in each franchise. Now both horror sequels have new release dates. First, as we recently heard, Warner Bros. was able to coax James Wan into directing The Conjuring 2 again, which means the film wasn't going to meet the 2015 release date and would arrive sometime in 2016. Now, according to Box Office Mojo, the film has been set for release on June 10th, 2016. More below! ›››

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Watch: Final Trailer for 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:21
 Secret of the Tomb

"This place is waking up for the first time, and we have no idea what's out there." Though the Night at the Museum franchise is geared towards kids and families, it's written by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant, so there's always been a decent amount of comedy for adults to enjoy too. That certainly seems to be the cast in the latest trailer for the final adventure, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. New faces each get a moment to shine from Rebel Wilson as a new museum night guard to Dan Stevens, proving that he can do anything, as he plays an upbeat, heroic Sir Lancelot. And Ben Stiller gets to play two roles this time, adding a caveman into the mix. This honestly looks like some good fun! Watch below! ›››

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Watch: First TV Spot for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:14
 The Battle of the Five Armies

"The time is upon us when all must choose which side we are on." The final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the concluding chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book, just arrived last week. But now the first TV spots shows off a little more footage that wasn't glimpsed in that trailer. We're bound to see some more bits of this epic battle as we get closer to the release in just over a month, and while this certainly looks like a grand end to our adventure, it all feels a little too familiar because of Lord of the Rings. Still, fans are bound to enjoy the end of the series. Watch it! ›››

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