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Watch: The Creepy Kids Are Back in First Full Trailer for 'Sinister 2'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:08
Sinister 2

"You don't stop evil. You can only protect yourself from it." Last weekend a brief tease of the horror sequel Sinister 2 debuted at WonderCon and showed up online the next day. Well, it turns out that it was just a brief snippet of the full trailer, which has just surfaced online, for the film from Citadel director Ciaran Foy. There's the standard jump scares, but the snuff videos that the ghostly kids show to the young inhabitants of a farmhouse where some grisly murders have happened are what seem to be the creepiest part of this sequel, just like the first film. Also, it looks like Bughuul seems to be more prominent. Watch! ›››

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Paul Bettany as The Vision Gets an 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:46
 Age of Ultron

Following a proper reveal of Paul Bettany as The Vision in a heavily Photoshopped image of all the heroes in The Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday, the new character finally gets his own character poster. The design of The Vision is pretty fantastic, and I can't wait to see him in action, something we haven't see in the trailers despite a tease of the character at the end of the most recent trailer. I'm very anxious to see how he fits in with the rest of the superhero team, especially since he seems to be the most otherworldly superhero besides Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Just a few more weeks before we see him on the big screen. Look now! ›››

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Bryan Singer Shows New Angel Concept Art from 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30
 Apocalypse

After revealing a new piece of concept art from X-Men: Apocalypse last month that showed off Angel, director Bryan Singer has given us another look at the winged mutant, along with confirmation that Ben Hardy will indeed be playing the comic book character in the film. What's interesting though, is this new piece of concept art also seems to confirm that Angel will indeed become Archangel at some point, because the character has metal wings that are completely different from the regular, feathered wings we saw in last month's art. So it sounds like Angel will become a villain in Apocalypse, but will he stay that way in the end? ›››

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Samuel L. Jackson, Kanye West & More May Join Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:28
Spike Lee & Kanye West

It's been awhile since writer and director Spike Lee had a film that wowed me. Though I'd call myself a fan of Lee's previous efforts such as Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, School Daze and The 25th Hour, his recent efforts just haven't measured up to his potential. In fact, I would say that the last great film Lee made was Inside Man back in 2006. But his next project sounds promising as The Wrap reports Amazon Studios has picked up Lee's next drama called Chiraq. And right now Lee is hoping to land Samuel L. Jackson, Common, Jeremy Piven and rapper Kanye West for the ensemble cast. So what's the new film about? ›››

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'Girls' Co-Star Andrew Rannells Writing New Comedy for Judd Apatow

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:12
Andrew Rannells

Briefly: Even though Andrew Rannells has broken out due to his recurring role in the HBO series "Girls," the actor had plenty of success as part of the original cast of the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he wont a Grammy and a Tony. But now he's taking significant roles in moves with a turn in Nancy Meyers forthcoming comedy The Intern. Though he's keen to make his own movies too as Deadline reports  Universal has just picked up and untitled comedy pitch that Rannells will write with Mike Doyle, one of the cast members of Jersey Boys. In addition, "Girls" producer Judd Apatow will produce the film. There's no plot details yet, but this could be Rannells' chance for his own Trainwreck like Amy Schumer. We'll see. ›››

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The Thing Ready for Clobberin' in Some New 'Fantastic Four' Photos

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:02
Fantastic Four

Just last month, we got our first good look at the front of The Thing in an international banner for Josh Trank's comic book reboot of Fantastic Four. But the photo wasn't very good quality, so we're happy to point your way to three new photos from the late summer release, one that gives us a much better glimpse at Jamie Bell as the rocky hero. Honestly, he doesn't look too far removed from the version Michael Chiklis played in Fox's old Fantastic Four franchise, though he looks more jagged and less rubbery. In addition, there's a new photo of the team as astronauts, and Miles Teller as Reed Richards getting stretched a bit. ›››

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David Ayer Tweets Out First Cast Photo of 'Suicide Squad' Line-Up

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:06
Suicide Squad

Here they are…! Get your first look, sort of, at the cast of David Ayer's Suicide Squad for Warner Bros, featuring one hell of a line-up of actors for a one-off DC romp. The photo was tweeted out by writer/director David Ayer today, since (bring it on) production is about to begin on this, and it shows Ayer plus twelve other actors gathered for a "read through", meaning they read through the script to get a feel for their roles. It features everyone from Will Smith to Margot Robbie to Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Jim Parrack (looking a lot like Tom Hardy) and even comedian Ike Barinholtz. Oddly, Jared Leto is missing, but I think we'll be seeing more of him soon enough. ›››

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Finally See The Avengers & Vision Together in 'Age of Ultron' Banner

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 19:37
 Age of Ultron

So far, we've only been given glimpses of Paul Bettany's new character Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It appears they're saving most of his action for fans to see in the big screen (could he be the scene staler like Quicksilver was in X-Men: Days of Future Past?). But now we finally have a shot of the pink and green superhero with all the rest of our Avengers and even the title robotic villain. The only downside is that it's one of the most heavily Photoshopped images I've ever seen, and it has so many perspective problems. In looking at this image, you'd have no idea Hulk was supposed to be bigger than any of them. Look below! ›››

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Film About 'Grand Theft Auto' Legal Fight

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:36
Daniel Radcliffe

After finishing the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe has made some really interesting choices for big screen roles. He was haunted in The Woman in Black, fell in love with Zoe Kazan in What If, got a little mischievous in Horns and played Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. Now Radcliffe is heading into the world of video games, but not for an adaptation of a hit game, but rather the headline-making story that revolved around the cultural impact of a certain title. THR reports Radcliffe is in talks to star in Grand Theft Auto, a drama that will recount the fight between the creator of the infamously violent game of the same name and a relentless, unorthodox Miami lawyer fighting against violence in video games. Read on! ›››

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Vin Diesel Joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Being Shot in 3D

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:57
Vin Diesel

Following the addition of Kristen Stewart to the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a new drama from Life of Pi director Ang Lee, the project has gained two new co-stars, and some information about how the film will be shot has also come to light as well. Deadline reports Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel and Rush Hour franchise star Chris Tucker have both landed roles in the film about a 19-year old soldier whose squad survived a battle that was captured on embedded news cameras, making them instant heroes. But there time in the war is told in flashbacks during their leave back home for a promotional tour. ›››

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'Goosebumps' Writer Pouring Some Water on the 'Gremlins' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:34
Gremlins

There have been rumblings of a remake of the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins developing at Warner Bros. with last year bringing a rumor that Chris Columbus would be producing the remake. Now Deadline confirms that the studio is indeed working on reviving the original film from Joe Dante with a new version that will be scripted by Carl Ellsworth, who recently wrote the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps horror book series, as well as Disturbia (which is basically a remake of Rear Window) and remakes of Last House on the Left and Red Dawn. Steven Spielberg will also be producing this one too. ›››

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French Artist Turns Modern Movies into VHS for April Fool's Day Joke

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:11
VHS Movies - Golem13

Maybe these should actually be real, I'd buy a few of them. "I created these VHS covers for 'april's fool day' pretending a parisian hipster named 'Stan' only watched modern films and TV series on VHS," he writes on his Tumblr. French artist Golem13 posted a full breakdown on his own blog detailing his fun creating a series of fake VHS tapes and covers for modern movies and TV shows like "Game of Thrones", "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy. As goofy as all this sounds, these actually look pretty dang cool and I suggest taking a look at some of the photos of the vintage VHS covers below. If anything, for a quick smile + laugh. ›››

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'Pinocchio' Will Be a Real Boy in Yet Another Live-Action Disney Movie

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:07
Pinocchio

Another day, another report of Disney turning one of their animated classics into a live-action feature film. This time Deadline is reporting that Pinocchio is up for a live-action revamp with Peter Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) basing the story loosely on the original story about a wooden puppet who wishes to become a real boy. And of course, there's that whole thing about his nose growing when he tells a lie. We're not sure about how this new version of the story will change things up from the classic, but the core of the story has always been about the relationship between Geppetto and Pinocchio as a father and son. Read on! ›››

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Lionsgate Developing New 'Odyssey' Movie with Francis Lawrence

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:04
The Odyssey

What do you do after earning boatloads of money for Lionsgate making three Hunger Games movies? You adapt Homer's Odyssey of course! Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate has put a brand new version of The Odyssey on the "fast track" for director Francis Lawrence following his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 this fall. In fact, they've gone all out bringing the whole team back, including producer Nina Jacobson (Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and writer Peter Craig (The Town, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, Top Gun 2, Hunter Killer), along with Francis Lawrence. Ten bucks says Jennifer Lawrence is going to be cast in this one somewhere. But it sounds like this will be quite something once they pull it off. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:29
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

After making a big splash at the 2015 Sundance film Festival at the beginning of the year, landing some big prizes at the indie showcase, the touching sensation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is coming to theaters this summer, and the first trailer has just arrived. This film was one of our favorites at Sundance in January, and Alex said, "theperformances from the two leads are exceptional and the story pulls viewers in with genuine humor and heart." The story follows a friendship that blossoms between an awkward boy and a girl with cancer, but it's not just another Fault in Our Stars. This one is very special in its own way. Watch! ›››

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Brie Larson Joins Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire,' Replacing Olivia Wilde

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:52
Brie Larson

Last fall, we learned filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) would make his first film in the United States with a thriller called Free Fire, and he had an impressive cast that included Olivia Wilde (Rush), Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) and also Armie Hammer (The Social Network). However, the line-up has changed slightly as Variety reports Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Short Term 12) has taken a role, replacing Wilde, who is departing due to scheduling issues, which may be because she was just confirmed to return as Quorra in TRON 3, which starts shooting this fall in Vancouver. ›››

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'Need for Speed' Sequel is in Development, Co-Produced by China

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:29
Need for Speed

Last year, Need for Speed was one of the worst films I saw in 2014. As someone who can enjoy plenty of mindless, fun action, as evidenced by my love of Furious 7 last weekend, I found the video game adaptation to be boring, poorly written and acted just as badly. Not even Michael Keaton could make the proceedings interesting. But the film pulled in $200 million at the box office, likely due to the presence of the video game's fans and those who liked Aaron Paul on "Breaking Bad," and apparently that's enough to warrant a sequel. THR reports Need for Speed 2 is being developed, and it's a co-production with China. Read on! ›››

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Google Developing Plan to Help Fans Avoid Spoilers on Social Media

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:30
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If there's one thing that can work many consumers of pop culture into a quick rage, it's spoilers. Fans just don't like having details of certain movies, books and TV shows spoiled before they have a chance to see for themselves, and in the age of social media, it's becoming harder than ever. However, Quartz (via Vulture) reports that a new patent was award to Google today that shows the search engine giant is working on a system that will allow fans to block out posts pertaining to certain TV shows, books and movies so your friends and content providers on social media can't spoil them for you. But how would that work? Read on! ›››

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IMAX and Disney Strike Deal Through 2017 for 'Star Wars' & More

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:11
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Last spring, Disney and IMAX had struck a new deal that including partnering on then forthcoming films like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet to be released films such as Tomorrowland and Star Wars: Episode VII. Now the House of Mouse and the big big screen company have renewed their deal to last through 2017, and the roster of films included in the deal shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Unsurprisingly, it includes Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. But those aren't the only Disney films that will get IMAX releases over the next couple years. More below! ›››

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Weinstein Company & Miramax Developing 'She's All That' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:50
She's All That

It sounds like Hollywood might be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to remaking properties from the 80s, because The Weinstein Company and Miramax are looking into their 90s film library for a new remake. The Tracking Board (via TheWrap reports there's a remake of the 1999 high school romantic comedy She's All That in the works. At this time, Kenny Leon is attached to direct, which doesn't inspire much confidence since he directed Lifetime's 2012 remake of Steel Magnolias. However, when we take a look at the cast of that made-for-TV movie, it gives us an idea of what new direction this remake will take. ›››

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