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Full 'Into the Woods' Trailer Belts Out Broadway Fairtytale Tunes

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:07
Into the Woods

"Into the woods without delay, but careful not to lose the way..." Following the debut of yesterday's motion posters, Disney has released the full theatrical trailer for Into the Woods, and much like the featurette that popped up recently, this one finally reveals that the film is a straight-up musical. In addition to hearing the ensemble title song, we also get to see a better look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf, and it appears at first he's known as Mr. Wolf and then turns into a real wolf of sorts, so maybe he won't always look like a douchebag in the movie. If you don't dig classic musicals, this probably won't be for you, but it looks decent. ›››

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First Look: Kurt Russell & Hairy Jowls in 'Bone Tomahawk' Western'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:04
Bone Tomahawk

Though we're pumped to see Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, we'll get to see the Escape from New York and Death Proof star saddle up in another western too. Russell is the star of Bone Tomahawk, which in addition to being one of the coolest movie titles ever, will tell the story of a sheriff who sets out to rescue a group of captives from a band of wild cannibals. And sweetening the deal is the presence of Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox in the cast too. Now if you're not excited at that premise, then you should check out the first look photo showing off Russell and his jowls. ›››

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Now Michael Shannon & Kevin Spacey Are Set to Play 'Elivs & Nixon'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:09
Nixon & Elvis

Over three years ago, we learned that actor Cary Elwes, best known for his roles in films like The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, would make his feature directorial debut with Elvis & Nixon, a film following the interesting visit that iconic musician Elvis Presley paid to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House on December 21st, 1970. At the time, Eric Bana was slated to play "The King" and Danny Huston was going to play "Tricky Dick," but now the production banner BLOOM has set Michael Shannon to play Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey to play Richard Nixon. That's quite an awesome new duo. Read on! ›››

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Channing Tatum Circling Role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:50
Channing Tatum

Though last month brought news that Jennifer Jason Leigh was taking the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming western The Hateful Eight, we're still waiting to see how the rest of the cast shakes out. While Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell have pretty much been confirmed as reprising their roles from the live reading of the script from April, the rest of the names have yet to be officially added. And it sounds like all of them might not make the cut as Deadline reports Channing Tatum, who was not part of the live reading, is circling a major role in the project slated to start shooting in January of next year. ›››

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Meet Ninja & Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord from the 'Chappie' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:40
Die Antwoord - Chappie

"We're gunna make you cool, and tough!" Yesterday Sony debuted the first trailer for the new movie from Neill Blomkamp, titled Chappie, which tells the story of a young robot being brought into a brutal world. Fans of this music group may have already spotted them, but for everyone else, it's time to introduce you to Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from the South African group Die Antwoord. We've known they were in the cast since they were included in the early production announcements last year, but it's good to see them in the trailer and it seems they are main characters with a key role in the plot. View even more photos below. ›››

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Paul Schneider Stars in Ensemble 'Goodbye to All That' First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:17
Goodbye to All That

As far as underrated actors go, Paul Schneider certainly ranks up there. With understated roles in films like Away We Go, Lars and the Real Girl, Elizabethtown and a two season role on "Parks & Recreation," he's proven to be a likeable everyman. Now he's back with a new indie ensemble drama called Goodbye to All That, a drama that marks the directorial debut of Junebug screenwriter Angus MacLachlan. The film follows a domesticated father and husband whose life is thrown into upheaval when his wife wants a divorce. Cue the struggle of being single again and trying to date. But this looks genuine and honest. Watch! ›››

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Matt Damon Ready to Get Small on the Big Screen with 'Downsizing'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:36
Matt Damon

It's been five years since we heard anything about Alexander Payne's big screen project Downsizing. Before the director decided to take on The Descendants, he was working on Downsizing with a cast that included Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon. Now the project is back, but with a completely different cast. Deadline reports it will be Matt Damon who stars in the film, but at this point, details on the plot are still pretty scarce. All the source says is that the film is a social satire about a man who realizes that his life would have been much better if he shrunk himself. Well, that sounds weird. ›››

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Key & Peele Perfectly Parody 80s Action Films in 'Strike Force Eagle 3'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:45
 The Reckoning

It's fun to look back at the 80s nowadays and see just how weird fashion, hair and pop culture was about 30 years ago, and in no place is it on better display than the movies and television shows that debuted during that decade. It's easy to spot a movie that was made in the 80s thanks to mullets, neon and a poor grasp of future technology in almost every film. Now the sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" has set their sights on the actions movies of the 80s for a perfect parody called Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning, which parodies all sorts of terrible movies from the likes of Chuck Norris and other action stars. Watch below! ›››

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Jack O'Connell to Star in Terry Gilliam's Long-Gestating 'Don Quixote'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:05
Jack O'Connell

This winter, audiences will certainly become more familiar with the name Jack O'Connell after the film Unbroken shows off his lead performance, one that will likely be an Oscar contender when the time comes. Now the actor has already lined up his next role with a film that has been in the works for years and years. Not too long ago we heard that director Terry Gilliam was making another attempt to get his adaptation of Don Quixote off the ground after several failed attempts. And now O'Connell has been set to take the lead role in the project that will be pre-sold at American Film Market before production begins. More below! ›››

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Watch: Mark Wahlberg Isn't Lucky in Second 'The Gambler' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:31
The Gambler

"When someone needs that amount of money in cash, nothing's okay." After the first intense red band trailer for this winter's The Gambler debuted not too long ago, a much more informative green band trailer has arrived. This time we get more details on the trouble that Mark Wahlberg is in as a gambling addicted, college professor. Plus, we get some great interplay between him and the rest of the supporting cast which includes Jessica Lange as Wahlberg's mother, Brie Larson as the love interest, and John Goodman with Michael K. Williams as some men who want their money back. Though I could have done without yet another use of The Rolling Stones track "Gimme Shelter," this looks solid. Watch below! ›››

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Disney's 'Into the Woods' Delivers Some Haunting Motion Posters

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:08
Into the Woods

The first featurette for Disney's forthcoming holiday release Into the Woods finally showed off the musical side of the Broadway adaptation on the big screen, and now we get a closer look at the fairytale characters who come together in the spooky forest, as directed by an old witch to make their most desired wish come true. Moviefone has just unveiled a series of cool motion posters for each of the main characters in the film played Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and more. There's even a character that we hadn't seen yet. It's just a shame that these posters don't sing too. Look! ›››

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Check Out Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas in Brief 'Ant-Man' Footage

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:31
Ant-Man

If you don't want to sit through the entire ABC special "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" that aired last night and is now available to watch online, but you still want some goodies from a couple upcoming Marvel Studios films, we have good news. The brief bit of footage from next summer's Ant-Man and the highly anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. We finally get a brief first look at Michael Douglas on set as Hank Pym with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the latter of which can also be seen with the Ant-Man helmet. Then Age of Ultron shows some behind the scenes footage featuring a cool shot of Elizabeth Olsen, and we're not sure, but you may or may not see The Vision in that part too. Watch now! ›››

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Watch: How 'Birdman' Was Made to Look Like One Seamless Shot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:19
Birdman

Right now, you can see Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film Birdman in limited theaters, but starting this weekend, the Fox Searchlight film expands to even more screens, and you should absolutely go out of your way to see it. Michael Keaton stars as a former iconic superhero struggling to keep his sanity while still trying to revamp his career with a Broadway play. But besides the lead actor's performance in the film, what's great about Birdman is that it was filmed to look like it unfolded in one single shot take. So how did they do it? A new featurette goes behind the scenes of the mesmerizing piece of filmmaking. Watch! ›››

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The Original 'Ghostbusters' Finally Reunite on EW's New Cover Issue

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:48
Ghostbusters

While Columbia Pictures has struggled for years to get the original cast of Ghostbusters back together for a new feature film, Entertainment Weekly was able to round them up for a much less daunting task: a photo shoot. Yes, the surviving principal cast members of the 1984 classic assembled for a special reunion issue that magazine is having for various other films and television series. Sadly, Harold Ramis is no longer with us, so he doesn't appear with the group, but it's cool seeing Bill Murray finally hanging out with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver again. We just wish Rick Moranis was there too. Look! ›››

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Watch: Marvel Studios' Special 'Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:35
The Avengers

Following the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and a special sneak preview of the sequel with everyone in the superhero assembly trying to pick up Thor's hammer, Marvel Studios decided to take a look back at the history that brought us to this point of pop culture dominance. Last night, ABC aired a TV special called "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" that reaches back decades to chronicle the comic book history that laid the groundwork for what would become a multi-billion cinematic universe that now spans television, video games, toys, more comic books and tons more. Now you can watch the full special online, with some cool sneak peeks of what's coming, provided that you have a cable subscription. Watch! ›››

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Miles Teller to Become Marc Webb's 'Only Living Boy in New York'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:17
Miles Teller

After making quite the splash in indie films like The Spectacular Now and Whiplash (the latter is in limited theaters right now), Divergent and forthcoming Fantastic Four star Miles Teller is ready to return to the indie world with The Only Living Boy in New York. The project also sees The Amazing Spider-Man franchise director Marc Webb returning to indies after making a name for himself by directing (500) Days of Summer over five years ago. The script comes from Allen Loeb (Rock of Ages, The Dilemma) and producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks are behind the film too. ›››

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Farrellys & Jeff Daniels Up for 'Dumb & Dumber 3' But Don't Expect It

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:27
Dumb & Dumber To

We're just a little over a week out from the release of Dumb & Dumber To, the sequel to the 1994 comedy favorite starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and that means the stars and directors Peter & Bobby Farrelly are making the publicity rounds. And to keep buzz about the sequel going, an interview with Variety (via SlashFilm) asked about whether or not we'll see Dumb & Dumber 3 happen after this. Bobby Farrelly was cautiously optimistic saying, "Depending how this does, I could see doing another. I just really enjoy this movie and working with those guys. Yeah, I could see doing it again.” But how about Jeff Daniels? ›››

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Harmony Korine Sets 'The Trap' for Jamie Foxx & Benicio del Toro

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:12
Harmony Korine

After delivering the over-the-top and acclaimed Spring Breakers, director Harmony Korine is moving on to a new crime thriller. THR reports Korine will be at the helm The Trap, a project described as a Southern revenge thriller that the filmmaker also wrote. In addition, Korine has an interesting duo lined up to star in the film with Benicio del Toro and Jamie Foxx take the two lead roles. The story follows two childhood friends, now in the mid-to-late 30s, with one becoming very successful and doing well for himself and the other spending most of his life in jail. And these friends are about to be reunited, but not happily. Read on! ›››

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Universal Pictures Ready to Unleash 'The Mummy' Reboot in 2016

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:13
The Mummy

Briefly: After Dracula Untold was release this year, with word that it had ties to Universal Pictures' forthcoming reboot of the studio's classic Universal Monsters series, the next installment in the line-up has been given a release date. Universal has just set The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, for release on June 24th, 2016. In addition, the studio has also staked out April 21st, 2017 for an unknown Universal Monsters film. It could be Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolfman, or maybe even a Van Helsing movie (that's been developing for awhile). As of now, we're not sure, but clearly Universal is starting to get their ducks in a row. Stay tuned for more. ›››

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Space Exploration & Cinema Collide in Mesmerizing 'ASTRO//SPLICE'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:24
Astro//Splice Video Essay

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." It's almost time. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar arrives in theaters this week, and I hope that means that everyone has space exploration on their mind. If not that, at least some crazy theories about relativity and gravity and how the universe works. To give you brain an extra spin, Nelson Carvajal has cooked up a video called ASTRO//SPLICE, sort of a mesmerizing five minute combination of footage from Contact and archival space exploration/NASA footage. If anything, I hope that Interstellar does fuel the discussion on space exploration and get more people to dream and wonder about our place in the universe. More content like this will only keep the discussion going. Check it out and enjoy. ›››

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