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Watch: First Behind-the-Scenes Video for 007's Next Movie 'Spectre'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:22
Spectre Behind-the-Scenes

"Above all we have to deliver an amazing sequence." I love James Bond. Eon Productions, the company behind the 007 films, does some of the smartest and most effective marketing in all of Hollywood. During the lead up to Skyfall, they released production diaries during filming to give us a hint at what was coming. With the next film, Spectre, currently filming with director Sam Mendes at the helm they're launching the production diaries again and the first one has arrived. This first video takes us to the snowy mountain top set they're filming at now in Austria, and it looks amazing. I can't believe they're showing this much this early. I've got a feeling this is Sam Mendes doing his own On Her Majesty's Secret Service and I can't wait. ›››

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Henry Cavill is a Higher Class of Hero in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 20:35
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

If Superman just isn't your class of hero, then maybe it's time to check out Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as his unlikely KGB agent counterpart Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Based on the classic TV series of the same names, these two agents must team up to stop a massive international criminal organization. The first trailer has just arrived, and it certainly feels like a Guy Ritchie film, complete with some sexy 60s style and panache. Cavill is doing a pretty interesting accent and voice (inspired by the series?), and Hammer goes full Russian. It doesn't look half-bad. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Bradley Cooper in First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:51
Aloha

"You are going to wear this like Flava Flav wears a clock." It's been awhile since we had a story from Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe, and now he's finally back with a little self-discovery romance that's been in the works for years. Aloha stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who is sent back to his old stomping grounds in Hawaii. There he reconnects with an old ex-girlfriend (Rachel McAdams), which looks like a struggle in itself in this first trailer, but also finds a new spark with Emma Stone, a lively young lady in the Air Force. This looks like it's hard to capture in a trailer, but I'm intrigued so far, mainly because this looks to be a great role for Bill Murray. Watch below! ›››

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New Line is Set to Remake New Zealand Horror Hit 'Housebound'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:21
Housebound

For some reason, Hollywood just loves to take great, original films and remake them for American audiences. It's mostly due to the lack of appeal of unknown international cast members, or sometimes trying to avoid excluding stupid people who don't like subtitles. And nowhere is this more true than in the horror genre. There are countless foreign horror films remade for American audiences and one more has just been added to the pile. THR reports the remake rights to the New Zealand horror film Housebound have been picked up by New Line. Not even a foreign film that has accented English can avoid the remake machine. ›››

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John Travolta Replacing Nicolas Cage in 'I Am Wrath' Action Thriller

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:31
John Travolta

After literally becoming Nicolas Cage in Face/Off, now John Travolta will be replacing the actor in the action thriller I Am Wrath. The film was previously in the hands of William Friedkin with Cage in the starring role, but The Wrap reports Eraser and The Mask helmer Chuck Russell behind the camera working from a script by Paul Sloan based on a story by Yvan Gauthier. That sounds like a considerable downgrade, but Travolta hasn't been doing much when it comes to quality films lately, so that's not surprising. In the film, he plays a man out for justice after corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer. ›››

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George Lucas & Robert Redford's Hour and a Half Sundance Panel

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:17
George Lucas & Robert Redford

If you missed all our coverage from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, you can still check out everything right here, from our reviews to our favorites of the fest. Considering there were so many films bought from the indie showcase, you'll be able to see many of the films we saw as the year progresses. But while you wait, you can experience at least one part of the film festival experience right now: an in-depth discussion about independent cinema with festival founder Robert Redford and indie filmmaker turned blockbuster giant George Lucas. They talk about the state of Hollywood, a little bit about Star Wars and more. Watch now! ›››

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Watch: Dive Deep into 'Jaws' with 33-Minute Shot by Shot Analysis

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:55
Jaws

If you're as crazy about movies as we are, then hopefully you've seen Jaws countless times. It's a classic Steven Spielberg film that has stood the test of time and is not just one of the director's best films, but simply one of the best films ever made in general, not to mention being the first legitimate blockbuster. But for film nerds, Jaws should also serve as a lesson in nearly flawless filmmaking, and Antonios Papantoniou ha taken the time to examine nine scenes from the film as part of his "Shot by Shot" series, paying very close attention to camera angles and movements, shot types, lengths of shots, and more. Watch! ›››

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Amy Schumer & Bill Hader in Judd Apatow's First 'Trainwreck' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:35
Trainwreck

"I like Tom's sweater. Does he teach computer in a church basement?" Director Judd Apatow is back on the big screen this summer with his latest comedy Trainwreck, and this time it's Amy Schumer in the lead as a single girl who finds her comfortable life dating around interrupted by what might be the perfect guy. Sounds like pretty boring romantic comedy fare, but this is an Apatow comedy we're talking about, and it looks hilarious. Bill Hader looks to make a splash as a romantic leading man, and there's a pretty great cameo from John Cena, not to mention what seems to be a supporting role for LeBron James. Watch! ›››

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Anna Kendrick's Head in a Fridge on the UK Poster for 'The Voices'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:45
The Voices

The first trailer for the Sundance selected dark comedy The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds just debuted last month, and last weekend the film finally hit limited theaters and is available now on VOD. But the film has still yet to be released in the United Kingdom (it arrives next month), and they've just released an awesome poster for the film that is just as deliciously twisted as the movie itself. If you've seen the trailer, then you know that besides talking animals, there's also several talking severed heads, including Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton, and they're both featured in Reynold's fridge on this new poster. Look! ›››

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First Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' is Full of Crazy Action & Cliches

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:30
 Agent 47

"He's an engineered human being. Strong. Faster. And more intelligent than normal people." Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie. You should be picturing this first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the latest attempt to bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen. This time, Rupert Friend plays the title assassin who starts to learn about his origins in the middle of a bunch of explosions and crazy action. This just looks like cookie-cutter silliness, but enough so that it might be fun. However, the script just sounds awful even from the little dialogue in the film, with one egregious theft form Watchmen. ›››

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Watch: 'Cinderella' Gets Caught in Second Trailer for Disney Fairytale

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:06
Cinderella

"Ragged servant girl is what you are, and that is what you will always be." A second theatrical trailer for Disney's live-action re-telling of the classic fairytale Cinderella has arrived, and much like the TV spot from earlier this week, it adds a little meat to the story we all know. It looks like there's a conspiracy in the kingdom to make sure the prince (Richard Madden) marries another for the good of the kingdom, but he just wants to follow his heart and marry Cinderella (Lily James). It looks like Cinderella is more than a damsel to be rescued as well since she stands up to her step-mother in order to protect the prince as well. ›››

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Berlinale 2015: Wim Wenders' Compelling 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 05:17
Every Thing Will Be Fine

It seems as if James Franco is in everything these days, working with so many different filmmakers from all over the world (Boyle, Gondry, Gordon Green, Korine, Raimi, Coppola, Haggis, Herzog). One of his latest appearances is in the film Every Thing Will Be Fine, the latest dramatic work from legendary German filmmaker Wim Wenders, which just premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. This deeply contemplative and compelling film is an extensive look at grief, and how that powerful emotion affects people over many years. There's a very chilling, almost Fincher-esque feel to it that makes this play almost more like a thriller than a drama. Oh, and it's shot in 3D, as Wenders has been exploring 3D ever since his vibrant 3D dance doc Pina. ›››

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The Divergent Problem is Out of Control in New 'Insurgent' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 20:14
 Insurgent

"You are living proof that the Divergent problem has grown beyond all control." Following the Super Bowl spot where literally everything was falling apart, this time a short new trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent explains that Erudite (led by Kate Winslet) is super concerned about the Divergent uprising, and they will stop at nothing to eradicate the rebels led by Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James). The role Ansel Elgort plays in this sequel seems to be more significant, and part of me wonders if he's actually taking Erudite's side now, creating a rift in the family (or what's left of them). Watch below! ›››

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How Does the Marvel & Sony Deal for Spider-Man Actually Work?

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:33
Spider-Man

Many fans thought it would take a miracle in order for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to come to some sort of agreement that would allow Spider-Man to enter the Marvel cinematic universe where The Avengers reside. Others though it would take a hefty some of money. It turns out that they're both wrong. In fact, Variety reports the deal between Marvel and Sony isn't all that complicated, and it actually didn't cost anything at all. That's right, the cost of getting Spider-Man into the big screen world of Marvel Studios didn't cost any money. Instead, Sony and Marvel both realized this was a mutually beneficial deal. Read on! ›››

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Clive Owen Picks Up the Sword Again in Trailer for 'The Last Knights'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:00
The Last Knights

It's been 11 years since Clive Owen strapped on some armor as King Arthur in the 2004 medieval action drama of the same name, and now he's picking up the sword again in The Last Knights. The film was shot in 2012 by Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon), but it's been sitting on a shelf waiting for release since then. And now that the first trailer has arrived, it's easy to see why no one has been clamoring to get this movie on the big screen. The epic follows Owen as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler (Aksel Hennie) to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman). Watch? ›››

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'Jurassic World' Viral Video Reveals Vincent D'Onofrio's Character

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:33
Vincent D'Onofrio

When we showed you some images teasing the genetically modified hybrid dinosaur called Indominus Rex, we mentioned that the website for Jurassic World is chock full of cool stuff. There's live park feeds, an interactive map of the entire island, and tons more that makes the park feel real. And now a viral video from the site has revealed something else: the role Vincent D'Onofrio is playing in the film. The video introduces us to the security side of Masrani Global, the company who bought InGen and made Jurassic World a reality, and the head of security is Vic Hoskins (D'Onofrio looking like Jon Favreau). Watch below! ›››

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Neill Blomkamp Claims 'High Possibility' of Doing His 'Alien' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:01
Neill Blomkamp / Alien

Just after the start of the New Year, District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp began posting some concept art from a project that no one really knew he was working on. This wouldn't have been a super big deal except that the artwork seemed to indicate that the project he was working on was some kind of Alien sequel, complete with drawings of Sigourney Weaver wearing a space jockey outfit and more. At the time, Blomkamp said it was a project that he didn't think he was working on anymore, but in a recent interview with Uproxx, he's changed his tune and says there's a "high possibility" he'll actually make it. ›››

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Editorial: Why Spider-Man Swinging Home to Marvel is Good News

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:59
Spider-Ma

After the news broke that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios had finally come to an arrangement on the Spider-Man franchise, Alex wrote an editorial about how he wasn't excited. I can't help but disagree. First of all, let's take a moment to soak in how utterly exciting it is that Spider-Man is back home – in a sense – with Marvel. It happened. It finally happened. After years of fans wanting it, two lackluster Spider-Man movies (that fans didn't want) and a studio leak that all but got fans' hopes up with discussions of a talk between Sony and Marvel – the studio behind The Avengers will finally be helping shape the cinematic future of Spider-Man. I can't help but spin this as great news for for Marvel, Sony and Spidey's fans alike. ›››

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Watch: Just What's Wrong with the State of Action Movies Today?

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:51
The Problem with Action Movies Today

While the world of comic book movies is pretty strong, the straight-up action genre has been struggling for years now. From mediocre sci-fi remakes like Total Recall and RoboCop to lackluster sequels like Taken, there are very few pure action movies worthy of praise like The Raid franchise and last year's John Wick. The stories are lame, the action is bland, the characters are hollow and it all just feels like the same old garbage. Now Chris Stuckmann has put together a video essay examining the problems with action movies today, and he even has some suggestions for how to fix these problems and take the genre back. ›››

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'Sinister Six' Delayed in Wake of Marvel & Sony's Spider-Man Deal

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:27
Sinister Six

Unless you've been under a rock, or you just don't care, you've probably heard about the new deal struck between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures that will see Spider-Man enter the Marvel cinematic universe while Sony maintains distribution, ownership rights and creative control. Word from Wall Street Journal is that the new Spider-Man (who won't be played by Andrew Garfield) will show up for the first time in Captain America: Civil War (which we all assumed). But the paper also has word on the plans for the previously announced continuance of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, or at least Sinister Six. ›››

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