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Watch: Alternate 'Gravity' Opening Would Have Changed Everything

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:34
Gravity

Following the release of Gravity, we've seen plenty of cool glimpses behind the scenes, including this impressive visual effects breakdown, and also some cool alternate poster designs for the marketing campaign leading up to the film's theatrical release. The film has been out on Blu-Ray and DVD for over a month now, but there's still some cool stuff to be seen. For example, how about an alternate opening to the Alfonso Cuaron film starring Sandra Bullock that would have changed the film completely? It adds another character into the mix that would effectively change how the entirety of the story unfolds. Watch it! ›››

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Zac Efron to Lead & Produce Adaptation of Grisham's 'The Associate'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:07
The Associate

An adaptation of John Grisham's 2009 legal thriller The Associate has been in the works since before the book was even published. Back in 2008, Shia LaBeouf was attached to lead the project with The Departed scribed William Monahan slated to script and the late director Tony Scott once flirting with getting behind the camera. Now it appears development has started all over with Divergent producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher throwing their weight behind the film, not to mention Zac Efron producing through his Ninjas Runnin' Wild banner (fresh off That Awkward Moment) and also stepping up for the vacant lead.  ›››

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Scarlett Johansson Explains Secretly Seducing Men in 'Under the Skin'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:44
Under the Skin

How would you like to be seduced by Scarlett Johansson? Well, some unknowing men were put into that very position as part of the guerilla production tactics used in the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin. The film follows Johansson as an alien taking a human form who seduces men off the streets, lures them back to her home base, and then drowns them in a preservation fluid until their epidermis can be stripped and collected. And for part of the film, director Jonathan Glazer actually used hidden cameras and real people who were seduced by Johansson in wardrobe. More is explained in a featurette for the film below. Watch! ›››

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Emily Blunt to Lead 'Sicario' Thriller for 'Prisoners' Director's Next Film

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:03
Emily Blunt

Just this morning we learned that Amy Adams was in early talks to lead Story of Your Life, a new sci-fi film from Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve. However, that project is a little further out on the filmmaker's future roster as Variety reports Villeneuve's next film will be the thriller Sicario, and Edge of Tomorrow and The Five-Year Engagement star Emily Blunt is in talks to lead the film. Though Blunt sees plenty of action (judging by the trailer) in the aforementioned sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise, this one sounds like a much different kind of project since it will see her throwing on a badge to play a police officer. ›››

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Late Elliott Smith Gets Doc Treatment in 'Heaven Adores You' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:06
Heaven Adores You

While you may not know Elliott Smith by name, his music has likely snuck into your ears by way of soundtracks for films like Good Will Hunting, American Beauty and The Royal Tenenbaums. But sadly, the musician died just over 10 years ago after struggling with addiction, and his death made a huge impact on his friends, family and collaborators, mostly because of the dark circumstances surrounding his death. Now a documentary wants to explore more that Smith's death, and actually dive into the man's life and what made him a treasure in the music world and to everyone that he met and worked with. Heaven Adores You premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May, and there's a trailer below. ›››

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Watch: Elizabeth Olsen Sounds Concerned in New 'Godzilla' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:30
Godzilla

The revival of Godzilla from Monsters director Gareth Edwards isn't too far away, and after we featured some spectacular fan artwork for the film from Blurppy, we're back to the official hype machine chugging along with a new TV spot. This one focuses more on the human characters, and the fear and uncertainty of survival we face as the King of Monsters wreaks havoc across the planet. Elizabeth Olsen sounds scared when Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn't sure he's going to come back from whatever mission the military has tasked him with to stop the giant lizard. We really can't wait to see how this remake turns out. Watch below! ›››

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'The Expendables 3' Character Posters Are Silly Portraits from Sears

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:25
The Expendables 3

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier arriving this week, it feels like the blockbuster summer season is starting early. But May is really when the tentpoles come into full swing. However, one of the big action flicks of the year won't arrive until later in the summer, and that is The Expendables 3. There's some sort of new "Roll Call" video or trailer arriving tomorrow, but in the meantime, we have a huge pile of character posters that have arrived featuring the enormous action ensemble cast. The bad news is they all look like yearbook portraits that their mother made them get while they were shopping at Sears. See posters below! ›››

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Scarlett Johansson is One Sexy Weapon in Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:49
Lucy

Following an armed and dangerous first look last week, the first trailer for Luc Besson's return to directing action thrillers has arrived. Lucy follows a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Scarlett Johansson plays the title role, and she truly looks like one tough chick. The film is basically Limitless, but with an emphasis on accessing the maximum physical capabilities of a human in addition to the mental (as explained by Morgan Freeman). Besson knows how to do action pretty well, and this looks fun. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Exclusive 'Noah' Featurette Highlights Clint Mansell's Score

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:30
Noah Clint Mansell Featurette

"Remember Noah, he choose you for a reason." Now playing in theaters everywhere is Darren Aronofsky's Noah, his epic new take on the biblical story of Noah's Ark, starring Russell Crowe. The movie has been discussed and argued endlessly by critics and moviegoers the world over, as is evident by some of the heated discussions in our Sound Off. One of the best parts is the new score by Clint Mansell, which has a feeling similar to The Fountain, but with its own distinct sound for this movie. In honor of the release of the movie and Mansell's score, Paramount has provided us with an exclusive featurette showing more footage mixed with Mansell's wonderful music. It's another great reminder to buy the score and catch this in theaters now. ›››

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Incredible 'Ghostbusters' Gallery 1988 Art for 30th Anniversary Show

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:57
Ghostbusters

In case you haven't been paying attention, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. There'a a LEGO set version of the Ecto-1 and a limited edition vinyl of Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic theme arriving on Record Store Day. Now Gallery 1988 is getting in on the anniversary tributes with their own art show. The traveling exhibition will hit New York, Los Angeles and Chicago before wrapping things up at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer. We've posted the dates and location for the first two shows in NY and LA below, but more importantly you'll want to see the first two awesome pieces from the show to get you excited. Look! ›››

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Anna Kendrick & Sam Worthington Join Jennifer Aniston in Indie 'Cake'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:19
Anna Kendrick

After finding success in R-rated studio comedies like Horrible Bosses, Wanderlust and We're the Millers, it's time for Jennifer Aniston to head back into the indie world. The "Friends" star made waves with The Good Girl back in 2002, and now she's leading a new indie called Cake from director Daniel Barnz (Won't Back Down) with a script by Patrick Tobin that made the Black List last year. Now the cast has expanded with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Chris Messina, Britt Robertson taking supporting roles along with husband and wife William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman. So what's the film about? Read on! ›››

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Amy Adams May Lead 'Prisoners' Director's Sci-Fi 'Story of Your Life'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:51
Amy Adams

Following an Oscar nomination for American Hustle last year, Amy Adams is lining up another sci-fi project as she waits for Batman vs. Superman to begin shooting later this year for the pushed back release in the summer of 2016 where the film will face-off with Captain America 3. Deadline reports Adams is in early talks to star in Story of Your Life, a new film from Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve and writer Eric Heisserer (the remake of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street) we learned about in January. The thriller takes place on Earth after alien spacecrafts have landed around the world. Read on! ›››

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Toby Kebbell Chosen for Dr. Doom Role in Fox's New 'Fantastic Four'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:08
Toby Kebbell

Briefly: Well it sounds like it's official. Variety is now reporting that 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have chosen Toby Kebbell to star as Dr. Doom, the arch-nemesis villain in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Kebbell, a well-known henchman/character actor from England, was already mentioned in the shortlist of names in the running for the role a few weeks ago. The other contenders included Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Sam Riley (On the Road), but Variety claims Fox has ended up picking Kebbell (who will also be seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to star as Doom. ›››

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Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto' with Emma Roberts Gets a Theatrical Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:13
Palo Alto

After a teaser trailer debuted for the film before the premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, a theatrical trailer for Gia Coppola's short story omnibus Palo Alto has arrived. Based on a collection of short stories by James Franco (who also stars in the film himself), the film features Emma Roberts as part of a group of teenagers dealing with their own complicated lives and decisions in the title California locale. There's a virginal soccer player with a crush on her coach, artists with seemingly no boundaries and plenty more in this film that feels like a sort of abstract John Hughes project. Worth a look? Watch the full trailer below! ›››

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Brad Pitt Eyeing Another WWII Project from 'Eastern Promises' Writer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:34
Brad Pitt

After starring in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, superstar Brad Pitt is returning to World War II territory with David Ayer's Fury coming to theaters later this fall. But apparently he's not done with his interest in one of the biggest wars in world history as Deadline reports Pitt has his eye on a currently untitled romantic thriller set in WWII with Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight behind the script, and The Town producer Graham King and his GK Films banner producer. The film doesn't yet have a distributor, but Pitt is still in serious talks to star, and an unnamed big director is supposed to be set soon. ›››

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Watch: Tom Hardy & James Gandolfini in First Trailer for 'The Drop'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:50
The Drop

After some first look photos surfaced last week, the first trailer for the crime thriller The Drop has arrived. Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) runs a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters through "money drops" in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past. This marks Gandolfini's last film, so seeing him the trailer is a little bittersweet, but Hardy takes the cake with an almost unrecognizable voice. Watch! ›››

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Robert Duvall Wants Booze & Women in 'A Night in Old Mexico' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:29
A Night in Old Mexico

What starts as one last wild adventure for Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) turns into a bit of a western caper as he and his grandson inadvertently end up with a big stack of cash in their Cadillac, and the owner wants it back. Duvall is in perfect salty, grumpy old man mode as he just wants to enjoy booze and women instead of the prospect of retirement in a trailer park. Jeremy Irvine is along for the ride in A Night in Old Mexico from director Emilio Aragon, and Duvall seems to be the best reason to check out this film which played at South by Southwest last month and officially opens this May. Watch the trailer! ›››

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Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Reveal New 'Anchorman 2: No Joke Cut'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:36
 The Legend Continues

If the R-rated cut of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with 95% new jokes wasn't good enough when it hit theaters last month, then maybe some news announced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will pique your interest. The director and star of the comedy sequel announced Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut, and they have the full support of producer Judd Apatow saying, "Comedies often fail to get the consideration they deserve because laughter masks the serious storytelling going on beneath the surface. This new cut illustrates that Anchorman 2 can hold its weight against any drama.” It comes as no coincidence the news arrives as the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD on this appropriate day for humor. Watch! ›››

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The Horror Down Under Returns in the Full Trailer for 'Wolf Creek 2'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:02
Wolf Creek 2

It's been nearly ten years since pigshooter Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) terrorized a young group of people exploring the Outback in Wolf Creek, but now he's got a new set of victims. Wolf Creek 2 continues the horror with a couple exploring the vast Wolf Creek National Park, until the sadistic serial killer with a penchant for bloodthirsty sport stumbles upon their campsite and aims to make the rest of their life (which won't be long) a living hell. The first trailer looks like more of the same for anyone who enjoyed the first film, but hopefully Mick Taylor will step up his game a little bit to be even more ruthless this time around. ›››

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Watch: Beautiful Montage Pays Tribute to Modern Cinematographers

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:28
Ode to (21st Century) Cinematographers

We've featured plenty of tributes to some of the great directors working in film today, including the likes of Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, but what about the cinematographers who make their films look absolutely gorgeous? Well, editor Erick Lee took it upon himself to pay tribute to some of the great directors of photography of the 21st century, including Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Children of Men), Roger Deakins (Skyfall, True Grit), Robert Richardson (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds), Matthew Libatique (Black Swan) and much more. As you would expect, it's a beautiful video with spectacular shots. ›››

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