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Watch: Charming Full US Trailer for 'Mr. Holmes' with Ian McKellen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:56
Mr. Holmes Trailer

"If I ever write a story myself it will be to correct millions of misconceptions created by his imaginative license." Roadside Attractions has unveiled the full-length US trailer for Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the end of his years. This is already one of my favorite films of the year and my stamp of approval on this one actually appears in the trailer – I'm quoted! It comes from my glowing review of the film from Berlinale, where I first saw this and loved it. McKellen is indeed magnificent in this story about memory loss and aging, featuring a stellar cast that includes the young Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada and Frances de la Tour. Don't miss this in the summer! ›››

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Lucasfilm Confirms Yet Another 'Indiana Jones' Movie Will Be Made

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:45
Indiana Jones

It's nothing major, but it is another official confirmation from Lucasfilm. This time the studio has confirmed to Vanity Fair that they definitely are developing another new Indiana Jones movie – it will "one day be made". Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, we've been hearing rumors and rumblings of another Indiana Jones that might continue where Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left off, or reboot the series altogether. Over the years we've heard names like Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt mentioned as potential replacements, but again nothing is confirmed yet. In fact, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy went so far as to say that they haven't even started working on a script yet. Too early for anything to actually come together, only ideas for now. ›››

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Louis C.K. Set to Write, Direct & Star in New Indie Film 'I'm a Cop'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:07
Louis C.K.

More Louis please! Ask and you shall receive. It looks like comedian/filmmaker Louis C.K. is headed back to feature filmmaking, with THR reporting that he's ready to write, direct and star in a new independent film titled I'm a Cop. Aside from Louis C.K. being involved, Scott Rudin (of Captain Phillips, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rosewater, While We're Young, Top Five recently) is producing, which means this project has plenty of weight behind it. I'm a huge fan of Louis and I've been waiting to write about him again, as he once directed a few features, including Pootie Tang, before focusing on his comedy work and eventually his Emmy-winning show "Louie". So what is his new script about (besides a cop of some kind)? Let's find out. ›››

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Watch: Schwarzenegger Recaps His Entire Filmography on Late Night

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:51
Arnold Schwarzenegger

He's back! Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back into acting, appearing in the zombie flick Maggie in theaters this summer, as well as Terminator Gensisys. He's out promoting and recently stopped by "The Late Late Show With James Corden", where he acted out pretty much every film he's been in. As one of those kids who grew up watching Schwarzenegger movies all day, whether it be True Lies or Terminator or Predator or Kindergarten Cop or whatever, it's quite amusing to see him relive his past and have fun while at it. It's just a fun six minute comedy sketch where Corden and Schwarzenegger act out his entire filmography, and it should make you smile and laugh to watch. Plus he talks about which one is his favorite. ›››

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Will Poulter to Play Pennywise in Cary Fukunaga's New 'It' Movies

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:29
Will Poulter / Pennywise

Watch out Tim Curry. Over at Variety they're reporting that Cary Fukunaga (of Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, "True Detective") has cast the lead in his new It feature, which will be split into two movies. Sources have told them that young actor Will Poulter, currently 22 years old, is "in negotiations" to play Pennywise the evil clown. Poulter last appeared in The Maze Runner as Gally, along with A Plea for Grimsby, Glassland, We're the Millers and Son of Rambow. He's also in the upcoming The Revenant, which we'll all be watching this December. Apparently the audition won over Fukunaga and they couldn't say no. ›››

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It's Official - Lionsgate is Making 'John Wick 2' with Keanu Reeves

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:54
John Wick

Woot! Lionsgate has officially announced development on John Wick 2 via a press release sent to press on May 4th. The release contains very basic information, but confirms that everyone is back: Keanu Reeves as John Wick, along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter Derek Kolstad all returning. The film is being sold at the Cannes Market coming up this month, which is why the news has arrived as a confirmation like this. No information about release timing is included in the press release, but it sounds like it might go quick if things go well in Cannes. As a huge fan of John Wick from last year (it was in my Top 10!) there's something particularly exciting about knowing more Wick is on the way. ›››

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First Look: Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma from 'Star Wars'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:01
Star Wars

It's a Chrometrooper! One of the many new characters we'll be meeting in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is this bad guy (she's part of the "First Order" not the "Empire" anymore) nicknamed the "Chromtrooper", played by Gwendoline Christie (of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, "Game of Thrones"), who wears a chrome stormtrooper outfit and carries a big gun. The caption from the reveal at Vanity Fair (as part of the Annie Leibovitz photo spread) only states: "First Order officer Captain Phasma surveys the rubble following an attack." Sleek. I wish we could see her without the mask! Very interesting. ›››

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More Mayhem in Third Trailer for 'San Andreas' with Dwayne Johnson

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:45
San Andreas Trailer

"This whole chunk of land will be decimated…!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers for this already, teasing some of the epic destruction and mayhem including a huge tsunami wave and pretty much all of Los Angeles collapsing upon itself. This definitely does look like a Roland Emmerich movie (even a spiritual sequel to 2012) but without some of the Emmerich quirks, for better or worse. Honestly, I'm curious to see this, something about the emotional angle that gets me. Enjoy! ›››

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Watch: Orson Welles' 'Falstaff Chimes of Midnight' Re-Release Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:25
Falstaff Chimes of Midnight Trailer

"That villainous abominable misleader of youth!" It's him, Orson Welles! Ha! Mr. Bongo has debuted a fun new trailer for Orson Welles classic Falstaff Chimes of Midnight, or just Chimes of Midnight, the legendary filmmaker/actor's ambitious take on Shakespeare's Henry IV. Well, Chimes of Midnight is really Welles adaptation of his play Five Kings which was an attempt to combine Shakespeare's works Henry IV, V, VI and Richard III into a single play. "One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films" and is now getting a restored re-release (in cinemas in the UK) for its 50th anniversary. Fire up the old footage in the new trailer below. ›››

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Here's the Rest of Annie Leibovitz's 'Star Wars' Photos for Vanity Fair

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:24
Star Wars - Annie Leibovitz

Happy Star Wars Day - it's now May the 4th and everyone is celebrating! Including even Vanity Fair, going all out with their latest issue featuring a cover shot of Han, Chewie and the new gang, plus an entire photo spread shot by Annie Leibovitz. What?! I know! The photos have been unveiled in full this morning, and they're rather revealing, including our very first ever look at Adam Driver in costume on set (as far as we know he plays Kylo Ren). We also get to see more set images featuring director J.J. Abrams and a look at Lupita Nyong'o with her facial capture rig, meaning she's definitely playing some kind of alien. VF states she's playing a character named Maz Kanata. Take a look at all of the impressive new shots revealed below. ›››

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First Photo: David Ayer's Task Force X 'Suicide Squad' Assembled

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 20:08
Suicide Squad

Assembled and ready to kick ass. Ready to kick the Avengers' ass? Maybe. David Ayer has tweeted out the first official photo of the Suicide Squad crew in costume from his upcoming DC Comics' Suicide Squad movie, which is now filming up in Toronto. We finally get a look at everyone in the line-up, and all of their wild outfits, including (seen from L to R): Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. We recently got a first look at Jared Leto as The Joker, so that pretty much covers everyone. From this first look, I'm sure Harley Quinn is going to be every geek's favorite character in 2016. ›››

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Han, Chewie + The New Trio on Vanity Fair's Latest 'Star Wars' Cover

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 19:54
Star Wars

The Empire Reboots! Is that really the bold, eye-catching headline Lucasfilm wants on the cover of Vanity Fair? Is the new Star Wars saga really being dubbed a "reboot" or is that just mumbo jumbo they threw on there to sell magazines? Who knows. Vanity Fair has unveiled a new cover shot photographed by Annie Leibovitz showing Han and Chewie (Harrison Ford + Peter Mayhew) sitting with two new guys: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and BB-8 as BB-8. Yes, I'm including BB-8 as part of the new "trio" even though Oscar Isaac as X-Wing pilot Poe is missing from this cover. It's a cool shot and the best part is that Leibovitz has taken even more photos, and more will be revealed once the magazine is on stands. Woot. ›››

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Watch: Stunning US Trailer for Animated Adaptation of 'The Prophet'

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 01:35
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

About one month ago, we featured a beautiful international trailer for an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, a big screen version of the collection of prose and poems known around the world. Now another gorgeous domestic trailer for the film featuring several different kinds of animation has arrived, all connected by an artist (Liam Neeson), his housekeeper (Salma Hayek), and her daughter (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis). This looks like it'll be a nice break from the blockbuster action extravaganzas late this summer, with wonderful animation to stimulate your eyes and your mind. There's also supposed to be some great new music from Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and Yo-Yo Ma. Watch below! ›››

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It's Official - Josh Trank is No Longer Directing a 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 18:40
Josh Trank

Briefly: As much as I hate reporting on the non-news that someone is no longer working on a project they were originally attached to work on, if it involves Star Wars, it's still worth mentioning. StarWars.com and Variety are reporting that Lucasfilm has officially announced and confirmed that Josh Trank (director of Chronicle and this year's Fantastic Four reboot) will no longer be directing a Star Wars spin-off movie. Not long after Gareth Edwards got the first offer for Star Wars: Rogue One, due in theaters late 2016, Trank landed the gig to direct the next spin-off solo Star Wars movie due in 2018. However, he's been booted and Disney/Lucasfilm are going back to the drawing board - no replacements have been named yet. Interesting… ›››

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Watch: Go Behind the Scenes of George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:20
 Fury Road

We now have two weeks until Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, and just after one final trailer for the big chase blockbuster arrived earlier this week, the first featurette taking us behind the scenes of the bonkers flick has arrived. The action in the trailers promises some mind-blowing stunts, and this featurette shows director George Miller on the desert set, with moving vehicles and all, showing just how berserk this film is going to be. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and more also offer their thoughts on Miller as a director and hype the film's wonderful chaos. The more I see, the more excited I get to see this flick. Watch! ›››

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Sound Off: Marvel Studio's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - Your Thoughts?

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 14:27
 Age of Ultron

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "There is only one path to peace… your extinction." Now playing around the world is Marvel Studio's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly-anticipated sequel to Joss Whedon's The Avengers from 2012. The whole cast is back for a superhero team-up unlike anything, but this time the villain is a creation of their own. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Evans as Cap, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. Directed by Joss Whedon. So how is it? Better than the first? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for Creepy Sleep Paralysis Doc 'The Nightmare'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:59
The Nightmare

"It's a kind of horror that is worse than like in the movies." One of the most terrifying films of the year won't be a horror film that Hollywood cooked up with jump scares, it will be a documentary called The Nightmare. The director of Room 237 has turned his camera on subjects who suffer from sleep paralysis, a curious ailment shared by many across the globe, all with similar supernatural horrors and phenomena. This played at Sundance earlier this year, and it's very unnerving and thought provoking. At the same time, there's something about it that feels like it builds up the potential horror for the audience a little too much. ›››

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Here’s Why You Won’t Be Seeing Loki in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:40
Loki

You might remember last fall that Idris Elba let slip that he and Tom Hiddleston were going to pop up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, for those of us who saw the early showings of the movie last night around the United States, we noticed a distinct lack of Loki in the film, though Elba’s character Heimdall does get some brief screentime. Well, Elba wasn’t lying about Hiddleston shooting stuff for the Marvel sequel, but it turns out the scene they shot just didn’t work in the final cut. Joss Whedon was asked about the lack of Loki in the final cut of Age of Ultron, and he told MTV why the decision was made. ›››

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Lionsgate Developing 'Cubed', a Remake of the Horror Sci-Fi 'Cube'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:33
Cube

It looks like Hollywood may be running out of well-known titles from the past to remake, because now they're reaching into the late 90s for a cult sci-fi horror film for inspiration. THR reports Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1997 flick Cube. The film is being described as a reimagining of the original film and is going by the title Cubed this time. The first film came from Splice director Vincenzo Natali, but this time it will be up and coming director Saman Kesh behind the camera to update the project for audiences 18 years later. In addition, Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is on board to produce with Roy Lee. Read on! ›››

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Universal Pictures Summons Another Franchise with 'Ouija 2' Coming

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:01
Ouija

Briefly: Because a studio just can't refuse to do a sequel to a horror film that made even a little bit of money at the box office, Universal Pictures has announced that Ouija 2 will arrive on October 21st, 2016. The Blumhouse Pictures project was announced yesterday, though there are no details on where the new franchise will go story wise. Platinum Dunes will be back to produce again with Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (Oculus) scripting the sequel. There's also no word on whether any of the cast members from the first film, such as Olivia Cooke and Douglas Smith, will be back in any capacity. Stay tuned for more soon. ›››

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