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New US Trailer for Gary Shore's 'Dracula Untold' Starring Luke Evans

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:33
Dracula Untold Trailer

"Sometimes the world doesn't need another hero... Sometimes what it needs is a monster." Universal has finally unveiled the full official US trailer for Gary Shore's Dracula Untold, which we first released earlier in the week before it was pulled down by the studio. Luke Evans stars as Vlad the Impaler in this origin story of Dracula, set back in the 1400s following a man who must defend his family. Its been referenced before, but this basically looks like Snow White and the Huntsman meets Underworld, something like that. The VFX are okay, but nothing spectacular, and overall I'm not that impressed. Give it a closer look below. ›››

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Doug Liman to Direct World War II Soccer Drama 'Victory' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:37
Victory

Unfortunately, audiences unwisely avoided the Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow here in the US, but the film is doing fine overseas. We just wish there was a bigger reception for the film from The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman, because he crafted one of the most fun films of the summer. But Liman is already looking to the future with a new project that feels pretty timely because of World Cup fever sweeping the globe. THR reports Liman is in talks to direct Victory, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name (starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine) with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor scripting. ›››

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Discuss: Thoughts on Mike Cahill's Film 'I Origins' Post-Screening

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:25
I Origins Disqus Event

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Tonight we hosted a special screening of Mike Cahill's new film I Origins at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City, partnered with Disqus and presented thanks to Fox Searchlight. Following completion of the screening, we're opening up discussion regarding the events that unfold in it, and general thoughts on the film. I Origins stars Michael Pitt, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey & Brit Marling in a story that could fundamentally change society as we know it. Is it really that powerful? Now that you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Mike Cahill's I Origins. ›››

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'Hot Tub Time Machine' Helmer is Sleeping 'Overnight' at Disney

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:23
Overnight

Back in February, we reported that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was going to venture into family adventure territory with Overnight, a toy store heist film set up at Disney. However, it seems like a deal couldn't be finalized as THR reports that it will be Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night director Steve Pink taking on the film with a script from 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. The film is simply described as Home Alone in a toy store as it follows a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store like FAO Schwarz.. But it happens to be the night that some guys try to rob it. ›››

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Universal Pictures Sets 'Pacific Rim' Sequel for April 2017 Release

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:17
Pacific Rim

After making a bigger splash overseas than it did in the domestic box office, the robot vs. monster blockbuster Pacific Rim is definitely getting a sequel. There's been buzz about the film with Guillermo del Toro recently revealing that he's working on the script with Zak Penn (The Avengers, Last Action Hero) with story insight from the original film's writer Travis Beacham, and now Universal has staked out a release date pretty far down the road. Legendary Pictures sent out an announcement video from del Toro himself (busy on Crimson Peak), and Universal simultaneously revealed the film's arrival April 7th, 2017. ›››

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Frank Darabont to Helm 'Snow White' Sequel But No Kristen Stewart

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:25
Snow White and the Huntsman

Just as was rumored in 2012, it looks like Kristen Stewart won't be back for the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal Pictures, meaning the film will focus on a story involving Chris Hemsworth as the other title character. In all honesty, this is probably a better option anyway since Hemsworth has become a bigger star thanks to his role as Thor in Marvel's cinematic universe, and Stewart seemed to hold the first film back a bit (that and a bland story). But maybe we'll get something good since The Wrap also reports The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont will be at the helm this time. ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Cannot Escape His Fate in First 'Hercules' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:10
Hercules

The theatrical trailer for MGM and Paramount's epic Hercules didn't really do much to turn our crank. Part of the problem seems to be Dwayne Johnson looking the part, but not really fitting the role of the Greek mythological hero. Johnson just doesn't have the right presence as an actor to make it work, despite his hulking presence as an action star. Alas, the film is still coming this summer, and it'll be the first one from director Brett Ratner we've gotten in quite some time. Now a new TV spot shows off a bit more from the film, including Johnson heading off to do something foolish, like starring in a Hercules movie. Watch! ›››

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Benjamin Bratt Joining Ice Cube & Kevin Hart for 'Ride Along 2'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:21
Benjamin Bratt

Briefly: A sequel to this year's hit not-so-buddy cop comedy Ride Along has already been announced with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube returning in the lead roles, and director Tim Story back behind the camera. There's not any specifics on what the story will be, but Variety has learned that the sequel will take the action to Miami this time, and they'll have a new cast member in the form of Benjamin Bratt. The Snitch and Miss Congeniality star is just coming off a villainous voice role in Despicable Me 2 and also a nice supporting role in the event series revival "24: Live Another Day," but his role in this sequel isn't revealed. Expect to hear more soon with the sequel moving closer to production to meet Universal's date of January 15th, 2016. ›››

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Sam Raimi is Going to War with Jake Tapper's 'The Outpost' Drama

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:34
Sam Raimi / The Outpost

Following Oz: The Great and Powerful last year, we've been waiting to see what director Sam Raimi would take on as his next project. The Spider-Man director is producing a reboot of The Grudge and also an adaptation of the video game The Last of Us, but now he might have a new directing gig lined up as well. Deadline reports The Fighter writers Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson are partnering with Raimi to adapt Jake Tapper's non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, focusing on yet another group of American troops in Afghanistan as they encounter insurmountable odds. More below! ›››

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Scoot McNairy Taking 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Role

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:55
Scoot McNairy

After starring in Non-Stop earlier this year, and having a small role the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave last year (not to mention Oscar winner Argo the year before), character actor Scoot McNairy is stepping into comic book territory. Deadline has word that the star of Monsters and Killing Them Softly is taking a role in the DC Comics blockbusters Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the actor's role is being kept under tight wraps for now, so we don't know if he's playing a character who has roots in the DC Comics universe, or someone created just for the film like Christopher Meloni's character in Man of Steel. ›››

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Damn Nature, You Scary in Theatrical Trailer for 'Into the Storm'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:50
Into the Storm

"I've studied storms all my life. This one is bigger than any storm that has ever been." Following the flaming twister that wreaked havoc in the teaser trailer this past spring, the theatrical trailer for the blockbuster disaster thriller Into the Storm has arrived, showing off even more weather chaos. It looks like Twister on steroids as Sarah Wayne Callies leads a team of researchers, trying to get the word out about a massive storm with tons of tornadoes destroying the town of Silverton. There's some found footage elements, and it looks like it could be a rather entertaining flick, but we're not necessarily excited. Watch it! ›››

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Watch: Tarantino's 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2' Made into 8-Bit Cinema Video

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:16
Kill Bill 8-Bit Cinema

"Do you find me sadistic?" Who can refuse an 8-bit version of Kill Bill? The latest creation from CineFix, masterminds behind many previous 8-bit cinema recreations, have debuted their latest video presenting Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2, the complete cut (first released in 2003/2004), as an 8-bit NES-style video game. The game navigates through various fights and encounters across both movies, and shows The Bride kicking ass with her 8-bit sword. From the moment this starts, the thought that comes to mind is always the same - I really wish I could actually be playing this game on my NES. It looks fun. Enjoy! ›››

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Aubrey Plaza is a Zombie in First 'Life After Beth' Trailer & Posters

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:10
Life After Beth

We've already seen undead romance in Warm Bodies, but a completely different take on the concept comes in the form of Life After Beth, a romantic comedy starring Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza. The Chronicle star plays a young man named Zach whose life is thrown into upheaval when his girlfriend unexpectedly dies. However, he has an unexpected and peculiar second chance when she comes back to life. I wanted to love this film at Sundance, it's kind of all over the place as far as the comedic tone and world in which the story takes place. It's hard to connect to, and part of that is due to the fact that DeHaan plays things a little too serious for a comedy like this. But maybe you'll end up liking it when you see it? Watch! ›››

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Will Ferrell Has World Cup Fever Before United States vs. Germany

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:31
Will Ferrell

Does everyone remember back in 2005 when Will Ferrell was on a hot streak, but hit a bit of a speed bump with the family comedy Kicking & Screaming? Well, that's actually a movie that I enjoy the hell out of, because it lets Ferrell loose, and also has him calling Mike Ditka by the nickname "Juicebox." Anyway, Ferrell seems to genuinely love soccer, or maybe just sports in general, and with everyone getting World Cup fever, there's no better time for Ferrell to get crazy about the sport. And so he did during a visit to Brazil to hype up some fans rounded up by the U.S. Soccer Federation. He's playing in the game! Watch! ›››

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Extended 'Guardians of the Galaxy' TV Spot Drops a Cherry Bomb

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:07
Guardians of the Galaxy

Rock music has been pretty prominent so far in the trailers for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The teaser trailer fantastically featured "Hooked on a Feeling" and the second theatrical trailer used "Spirit in the Sky" masterfully. Now an extended TV spot is even more charged by rock 'n' roll with The Runaways hit single "Cherry Bomb" playing throughout. We get some great new shots of Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), not to mention great moments between them and the rest of the team played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, plus the folks at Nova Corps like Glenn Close. ›››

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'We're the Millers' Star Will Poulter Going Serious in 'The Revenant'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:23
Will Poulter

After garnering some big laughs in last year's comedy hit We're the Millers, rising British star Will Poulter is on the verge of a huge breakthrough. Later this year, young adult fans will see him struggling to survive in the adaptation of The Maze Runner, and now he's landed another pivotal dramatic role. Variety reports Poulter will co-star in The Revenant, the latest film from Babel director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Poulter will join Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio in the period revenge thriller about a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. More below! ›››

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Watch: Linkin Park Member's Directorial Debut 'Mall' Gets a Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:45
Mall

The band Linkin Park has contributed their music to the world of motion pictures before with singles on the soundtracks for Transformers and a reworked score for The Raid: Redemption, but now Deadline reports beat master Joseph Hahn (or Mr. Hahn) has gotten behind the camera to direct a feature film called Mall. The film was already released in France with the title A Day to Kill and follows a group of people who come together after a shooting in a shopping mall. Sounds like Crash, but with the more timely and relevant public shooting angle, and we have a trailer. It looks like a feature length music video, with some weird threads that will be tied together somehow, but maybe the story will be worth it? Watch now! ›››

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Dan Stevens in First 'The Guest' Teaser Trailer from Wingard & Barrett

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:26
The Guest Teaser Trailer

"One of the things he asked was... for me to check on ya'll." The first teaser trailer has debuted for Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's The Guest, their kick ass 80's action film following up You're Next, the horror that twisted the home invasion genre on its head. This time we're introduced to Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") as David, a military man who returns to his friend's home in Texas to defend the family. Shit gets crazy from there. As described best by other critics, this film is kind of like Terminator if it had been made by John Carpenter, and that's all that needs to be said (the rest you'll enjoy). I love this movie, it's awesome, I saw it at Sundance and it ended up being one of my favorites. If you enjoy kick ass action, don't miss this. ›››

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Watch: 'The Gunfighter' Short Film with Narration by Nick Offerman

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:04
The Gunfighter Short Film

"The weary gunfighter walked slowly through the saloon..." Something fun to start the day - another short film, this one a "period western meta comedy short film" titled The Gunfighter. It's smart, it's funny, its got foul language, and it actually looks good. The Gunfighter, starring Nick Offerman as the narrator and Shawn Parsons as The Gunfighter, just won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the LA Film Fest and was also a Best of the Fest Selection at the Palm Springs Short Fest. You'll see why once you watch this. With all the language it may by NSFW, but it is certainly worth watching whenever you get a chance. Enjoy! ›››

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Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks Reunite Again in Coming-of-Age Tale 'Ithaca'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:04
Meg Ryan / Tom Hanks

With Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, we've seen Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together on the big screen three times so far, and now it's time for a fourth. THR has word that Ryan is getting ready to make her feature directorial debut in Virginia with a World War II coming-of-age tale called Ithaca, based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Hanks was already set to executive produce the film along with collaborator Gary Goetzman through their Playtone banner, but the Oscar winner will also make a cameo in the film, something he doesn't do often on the big screen. Read on! ›››

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