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Watch: First Trailer for 'Fed Up' Documentary, the Next 'Super Size Me'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:06
Fed Up Documentary Trailer

"I can't believe we let them get away with that!" Radius-TWC has debuted the first trailer for Stephanie Soechtig's documentary Fed Up, produced by and featuring Katie Couric, who takes an eye-opening look at modern society's abundant use of sugar in connection with obesity. I hate to use a headline that so blatantly compares this to another food doc that had an impact, Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me which premiered at Sundance 2004. But if that will get people to see this doc and actually start eating better, then screw it. I saw the premiere of this at Sundance 2014 and I think it's a very important doc for our country to get caught up in, even if it is a bit "we already know that", it can still make a big difference. Take a look at the doc below. ›››

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Salma Hayek Joining Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's 'Sausage Party'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:14
Salma Hayek

With a voice cast that only includes one actress amongst a crew of actors, the animated R-rated comedy Sausage Party was beginning to live up to its name. Kristen Wiig is the only female in a cast that also includes Seth Rogen (who co-wrote the film with This is The End co-director Evan Goldberg), James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Edward Norton and David Krumholtz. But now Deadline reports Salma Hayek is on board too. The film follows a sausage and his friends, fallen out of a shopping car, who must journey through the supermarket in order get back to their proper aisle before the big sale on the Fourth of July. ›››

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Bryan Singer & Old Friends in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Featuette

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:46
 Days of Future Past

Following six short featurettes that had director Bryan Singer touring some of the sets of X-Men: Days of Future Past, another look behind the scenes at the film has arrived with some new footage from the sequel itself. There's some cool new shots of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), both showing some cool action and plenty of tension between the two, plus more of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. Plus there's some great quotes from Singer talking about getting the X-Men: First Class cast together with the original X-Men cast for a reunion of old and new mutants. Watch below! ›››

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Firth & Kidman Reunite Yet Again in 'Genius' with Michael Fassbender

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:34
Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman

After starring in both The Railway Man (hitting limited theaters this weekend) and Paddington (arriving this holiday season), Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are getting together on the big screen yet again. NY Daily News has learned that Kidman will join Firth in Genius, a film about literary editor Max Perkins (who worked with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe). The film follows the relationship between Perkins (Firth) and Wolfe, played by Michael Fassbender. But it's not clear what role Kidman will have in the drama from Hugo writer John Logan, adapted from Perkins' biography. ›››

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Kevin Kline's Errol Flynn Biopic 'The Last of Robin Hood' Hits This Fall

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:10
The Last of Robin Hood

Last year, the biopic The Last of Robin Hood, which features Kevin Kline playing swashbuckling adventure actor Errol Flynn hit the Toronto International Film Festival, and now it finally has distribution in the United States. The Wrap reports Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the US rights to the film from directing duo Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland which will follow Flynn's final years and his brief romance with young starlet Beverly Aadland (played by Dakota Fanning), as well as her mother's (Susan Sarandon) role in encouraging the relationship. In addition, we have the film's first poster. Look! ›››

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Zach Braff's Sophomore Directing Effort 'Wish I Was Here' First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:37
Wish I Was Here

Following a premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Wish I Was Here, the sophomore directorial effort of Garden State helmer and "Scrubs" star Zach Braff is coming this summer, and the first trailer has arrived. Much like the first trailer for Braff's aforementioned directorial debut, this one let's the music and cinematography shine, opting to leave out dialogue almost completely. It's kind of a bummer that a couple amusing cameos are included in this trailer, but they'll also convince fans of Braff's previous work to be even more excited. This writer wasn't a big fan of the film earlier this year, but it's worth seeing yourself. Watch! ›››

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Watch: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Gets Fantastically Sweded

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:54
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Following the reveal of a cool IMAX exclusive Fanfix poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's time to get another look at the webslinging superhero with a little bit of a lower budget. CineFix has sweded a short version of the trailer for the comic book sequel. The fact that this isn't a full trailer just goes to show you how much bigger the action is that has been shown off so far. The way some of the brief action sequences in this sweded trailer have been done is pretty impressive, and I imagine it would take quite awhile to sweded the whole trailer. Still, it's an amusing little bit of fun to hype up the May release. Watch! ›››

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Caesar Gets Shotgun in New 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Photos

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:16
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Not too long ago, some production photos from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes surfaced showing the motion-capture suited actors behind the simian characters riding horses and handling some hefty guns. But now we have some new photos from the film featuring the fully rendered apes played by Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell and more. Plus, we also get some more shots of Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirk Acevedo. There's one shot in particular that should tickle your fancy with Caesar looking like he's ready to hold-up a 7-11 or something. The footage shown at CinemaCon last month wowed plenty, and we're hoping for a new theatrical trailer soon. Look! ›››

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Disney to Adapt Newbery Medal-Winning 'The One and Only Ivan'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:56
The One and Only Ivan

After spending 60 consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and winning the Newbery Medal, the children's novel The One and Only Ivan from author Katherine Applegate will get the big screen treatment. Complete with gorgeous illustrations by Patricia Castelao, the story follows a silverback gorilla named Ivan who has spent 27 years in a glass enclosure in a shopping mall, along with an elephant named Stella and stray dog named Bob. Ivan passes the days by painting and watching TV, with no memory of life before captivity, but when a new baby elephant from the wild arrives, flashes of his previous life come back. ›››

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Amy Poehler is Back with Tina Fey for Universal's 'The Nest' Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:35
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Over a year ago we learned that Tina Fey would team up with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore for a new comedy called The Nest set up at Universal. The film hails from "Saturday Night Live" veteran writer Paula Pell and follows two thirtysomething sisters come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale, so they decide to spend one more wild weekend together there, bonding, feuding and finally growing up. Now Showbiz 411 reports another "SNL" alum will join Fey in the fun, and we couldn't be more thrilled that it's the comedienne's awesome Golden Globe co-host, "Parks & Recreation" star Amy Poehler. Read on! ›››

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'American Blogger' Documentary Has a Narrow Focus in First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:07
American Blogger

Most documentaries are meant to shine a light on subjects that general audiences usually know very little about. But it just so happens that a new documentary called American Blogger focuses on an industry we're rather familiar with; or at least that's what we thought until we saw this trailer. Christopher Wiegand has decided to take a cross country trip to speak with a series of bloggers in the United States and claims to "change the way we see an industry." The biggest change in the way we see the industry turns out to be that there only appear to be attractive female bloggers in America. So that's quite a twist. Watch it! ›››

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Marvel & DC Are Firm on 'Captain America 3' & 'Man of Steel 2' Date

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:39
DC Entertainment / Marvel Studios

In March, news surfaced that Captain America 3 was the mystery May 6th, 2016 release from Marvel Studios that was already in place when Warner Bros. pushed their Man of Steel sequel (frequently called Batman vs. Superman) to the same date. With two superheroes coming together for the first time on the big screen, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were certain Marvel wouldn't dare go head-to-head with their blockbuster, especially with a superhero that didn't break $200 million at the domestic box office. But this week, Marvel confirmed that Captain America 3, hot on the heels of the huge success that Captain America: The Winter Soldier enjoyed last weekend, would indeed hit the summer 2016 release. Now what? ›››

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Watch: Full US Trailer for Dutch Film 'Borgman' Starring Jan Bijvoet

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:16
Borgman US Trailer

This should be a must watch, but I'm a bit afraid Borgman might just scare away a few people. But I love, love, love this film. So wacky, subversive, incendiary, so much fun. Drafthouse Films debuted a new official U.S. trailer for Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman, starring Dutch actor Jan Bijvoet (seen in The Broken Circle Breakdown and mostly Belgian TV shows) as Camiel Borgman. This first premiered at Cannes and will be released after Cannes this year. The footage in this starts exactly as it does in the film, and goes on to show more of what happens, so if you don't want to be spoiled watch out. It's a bit like Funny Games in the Netherlands. This is a great film that I hope finds a solid audience here, because it's such dark, devious fun. ›››

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Get Thunderstruck in New Trailer for Disney's 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:17
 Fire & Rescue

With no films from Pixar Animation on the calendar this year, Disney must make due with their spin-off sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue. Unfortunately, this looks to be even worse than both Cars 2 and the preceding original spin-off Planes. Again, the animation looks incredible with all the fire and sweeping landscapes, but the writing is flat, and there just doesn't seem to be any passion in this story at all. It's just a showcase so that young boys will want to buy more toys. There is absolutely nothing that looks redeeming about this sequel, and we really hope Dusty (Dane Cook) doesn't come back after this adventure. Watch? ›››

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Teaser Posters Show Off the Weapons

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:58
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

While the teaser trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wasn't entirely disappointing, the casting of Johnny Knoxvile as Leonardo has left some of us utterly perplexed. But there's no stopping the franchise reboot from producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman as the film gets closer to hitting theaters later this summer. Now we have four new teaser posters, each showcasing the signature weapons of our four heroes in a half-shell. We didn't see a lot of the turtles in the aforementioned teaser trailer, so we're not surprised that they are fully shown in these posters, but we would still like to see more. ›››

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Throw Some 8-Bit Fisticuffs in This Awesome 'The Raid 2' Video Game

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:50
The Raid 2

This upcoming weekend, The Raid 2 finally expands nationwide, and you can see which theaters will have the action-packed sequel right here. In the meantime, before you see the continuation of the fantastic crime thriller from director Gareth Evans, why not get into the action on your own? If you're looking to waste time at work or just have nothing to do today, The Raid 2 has been turned into an awesome 8-bit, side-scrolling video game in the vein of Streets of Rage and other classic games. Play as Rama undercover, or a few of the other martial arts skilled fighters and beat the crap out of some bad guys. It's super addicting. Play below! ›››

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Noomi Rapace Finds Another Thriller in Mikael Hafstrom's 'Unlocked'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:17
Noomi Rapace

Over the past few years, Prometheus star Noomie Rapace has found some unique thrillers to sink her teeth into on the big screen. Dead Man Down was a refreshing, quiet thriller, while Passion was erotic and sensual, and coming up later this year she has Child 44 and The Drop, both films with Tom Hardy. Now Deadline has word on a new thriller called Unlocked being set up as an indie project. The story will see the actress playing a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plan for a devastating biological attack in London. Read on! ›››

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Zac Efron & Seth Rogen Go Wild in Two Red Band 'Neighbors' Trailers

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:48
Neighbors

"They don't know who they are fucking with!" The release of Neighbors, the latest comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, arrives in just over a month, and two new red band trailers (including an international one with the title Bad Neighbours) have arrived to pique your interest. This looks like the perfect summer comedy as Seth Rogen goes head-to-head with Zac Efron and a whole fraternity of douchebags including Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Thankfully these two trailers don't give too much more away, but there is some awkward sex and a dildo fight. So there you go. ›››

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Drew Goddard to Helm Spider-Man Villain Spin-Off Film 'Sinister Six'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:47
Sinister Six

Towards the end of last year, Sony Pictures announced development of two spin-off films that will focus on villains from The Amazing Spider-Man universe that will be expanded greatly when the sequel arrives next month. The two films were titled Venom and The Sinister Six, and that tells us exactly what each film will focus on. While Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon were hired to write Venom, director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) was hired to script The Sinister Six, and now THR has learned that he will also direct the comic book spin-off that will unite six of Spider-Man's foes for one film. More below! ›››

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Mark Duplass' Indie Horror 'Creep' to Launch a Whole Film Trilogy

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:42
Creep

After premiering at SXSW, the indie horror film Creep has been picked up for distribution. And while normally that's news enough for an indie that first premiered at a film festival, the announcement comes with the promise that this film is kicking off a whole psychological thriller trilogy. RADiUS-TWC has picked up the film along with worldwide rights to the eventual trilogy produced by Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Sinister), written by Mark Duplass (star of Safety Not Guaranteed and writer of Jeff Who Lives at Home and Cyrus) and directed by freshman filmmaker Patrick Brice. Read on! ›››

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