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Coolest Movie Swag Ever? Fox Searchlight's 'Birdman' Action Figure

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:48
Birdman Action Figure Swag

Birdman 4?! I honestly try not to use hyperbole in headlines (anymore), but this time I just couldn't help it. It's Birdman! And this little piece of movie swag is actually quite awesome. It's unquestionably one-of-a-kind and I'm so glad to see Fox Searchlight make something so special for the release of this film. I am one of the lucky few who has received an action figure maquette of Birdman, from the new film by Alejandro González Iñárritu titled Birdman, now playing in select theaters. Michael Keaton plays Birdman, and the film is about how his ego is manifested in the form of this superhero character who follows him around. I love the film and this swag is a great way to get press, and fans, more excited for its opening. Photos below. ›››

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Anton Yelchin & Imogen Poots Reteam for Saulnier's 'Green Room'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:29
Anton Yelchin & Imogen Poots

Back in 2011, Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots starred in the remake of Fright Night, and now they're getting back together for another thriller. THR reports Yelchin and Poots (which sounds like a good name for a musical duo) will both star in Green Room, the next thriller from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier. We first reported on the film in May, and it's said to follow a punk rock band (led by Yelchin) who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a murder outside, forcing them to fight for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads. And the supporting cast has filled out too. Read on! ›››

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Paul Schrader & Nicolas Cage Quietly Disavowing 'Dying of the Light'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:14
Dying of the Light

The first trailer for Paul Schrader's CIA thriller Dying of the Light starring Nicolas Cage just premiered this week, and it didn't look half bad. However, you might remember that when the first look photo from the film surfaced, there were rumblings that Schrader has been removed from the editing room because the movie he was trying to cut "was a completely different movie from the movie that was greenlit, the movie that was discussed and the movie that was shot." Now Schrader, along with Cage, co-star Anton Yelchin and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn are quietly protesting the film as best they can. Read on! ›››

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Guillermo del Toro Hopes End of 'Pacific Rim 2' Leads to Third Film

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:52
Guillermo del Toro

We already know that Pacific Rim 2 will hit theaters on April 7th, 2017, but if it wasn't for the impressive box office performance of the sci-fi blockbuster overseas, we probably wouldn't be getting that sequel. But Guillermo del Toro is shooting for the moon when it comes to his plans for the kaiju vs. jaeger sequel, and he hopes that the end of Pacific Rim 2 will end up leading to Pacific Rim 3, which hasn't been greenlit or anything yet. But in order to make it more likely, del Toro is getting a little ambitious and hopeful by writing the second film with an eye towards having it tie directly into a third film. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Weird, Cronenberg-Esque Horror Short 'Flesh Computer'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:37
Flesh Computer Short

"I don't see why there shouldn't be this kind of brain computer interface that may well have the effect of extending ourselves." Ready for more wacky horror as we continue further into October? Today's short won Best Special Effects at the Indie Horror Festival and also played at Fantasia, Sci-Fi London, Dallas and the LA Shorts Fest before premiering online in full. It's called Flesh Computer, from writer/director Ethan Shaftel (@eshaftel), and follows a man with a "cybernetic pet" that causes some problems in the apartment building he lives in. Some of the FX aren't that great (mainly the fly), but other shots look better. While there is certainly a Cronenberg feeling, this short also mixes in sci-fi, tech, gore, social horror and lots more. ›››

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Robert Redford Sticking with Disney for the Remake of 'Pete's Dragon'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:16
Robert Redford

Disney has their remake of the 1977 classic live-action, animation hybrid family film Pete's Dragon beginning production this fall. The new version of the story against the backdrop of a group of loggers tearing down a forest. Pete's parents died in a car crash, which has left him to be raised by the dragon Elliot in the threatened forest. The boy is discovered living in the forest by a park ranger, and somehow the daughter of the mill owner comes into play, along with the mill owner's greedy brother. Oakes Fegley from "Boardwalk Empire" is set to play Pete with Broadway's Matilda star Oona Laurence playing the mill owner's daughter. And now veteran actor Robert Redford is being lined up for a role too. More below! ›››

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Scarlett Johansson Has an Offer to Lead 'Ghost in the Shell' Instead

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:46
Ghost in the Shell / Scarlett Johansson

Though The Wolf of Wall Street and About Time star Margot Robbie was previously reported to be in talks to lead Ghost in the Shell, a live-action adaptation f the iconic Japanese manga of the same name set up at DreamWorks, those talks haven't worked out, and she's no longer linked to the project. However, in a report from Deadline about the actress closing in on a deal to star in Suicide Squad, with Ryan Gosling, Will Smith and Tom Hardy also circling, it's noted that Lucy and The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson now has an offer for $10 million to take the lead role instead. And that sounds like perfect casting. More below! ›››

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Video Interview: 'Fury' Director David Ayer on Making Action Movies

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:19
David Ayer Interview

"Action is a magic trick... And good editing and good sound are your friend." In theaters this weekend is Fury, the latest from writer/director David Ayer, following-up his Schwarzenegger flick Sabotage and the LAPD movie End of Watch before that. This time he brings us a movie set during World War II, following one American tank as it continues to work its way through Germany near the end of the war. I really loved the movie, it's brutal yet emotional and was everything I was hoping to see out of this kind of tank action movie. I met up with David Ayer in New York City earlier this week for a chat about making action movies. "Action takes time, and it takes articulation. And you've got to think of it like stop-motion photography." ›››

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See Some Fantastic Art from Hero Complex Gallery's 'Imagined Worlds'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:25
Imagined Worlds - E.T.

"I'll believe in you all my life, everyday." Take a look at these beauties, wow. Pop art group Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is about to host a show called Imagined Worlds and it will feature art inspired by various Spielberg and Carpenter and Cameron and Jackson and Nolan worlds/movies. After taking a look at the set of preview of images via SlashFilm, I just couldn't help but share these, there's so many that are wonderful and will fill you with nostalgic joy as soon as you see them. And that's what I love about great pop art like this, how much it's a creation out of passion, something that connects with many of us. Anyway, onto the art - I dig the True Lies one, that Joker art is die to for, and that War of the World is perfect, too. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for 'Top Five' From Writer/Director Chris Rock

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:14
Chris Rock's Top Five

"I don't feel like doing funny movies anymore, I don't feel funny." Paramount has debuted the first trailer for Chris Rock's new movie Top Five, starring, written and directed by Chris Rock, making a comeback after a few years of being out of the spotlight. The indie production premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month and was quickly acquired by Paramount, and quickly turned around for release this December. This is only the first trailer but honestly it's a bit hard to follow, is this Rock playing himself or something else? Rosario Dawson is another lead star, along with a big cast including Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Romany Malco, J.B. Smoove and Whoopi Goldberg. The film earned great reviews out of TIFF. Enjoy ›››

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George Romero's Son Crowdfunding 'Night of the Living Dead' Prequel

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:48
Night of the Living Dead - Origins

Way back in 1968, filmmaker George A. Romero unleashed a creation that would become a pop culture staple of the horror genre: zombies. Night of the Living Dead was the first film to introduce the concept of dead rising from the graves as mindless, brain-hungry monsters, chasing the living. Since the, Romero hasn't really been able to duplicate the iconic success he achieved decades ago, though he's tried to continue his love of horror with sequels as recent as a few years ago like Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. Now his son is trying to follow in his footsteps with a prequel simply called Origins, but he needs help. ›››

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Shawn Levy in Talks to Direct the 'Minecraft' Video Game Adaptation

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:56
Minecraft

As the Night at the Museum franchise comes to an end, director Shawn Levy is looking to get into a different kind of adventure as Deadline reports he's currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the video game in February for The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee and his Vertigo production banner. Much like The LEGO Movie, there are endless possibilities for what can be done with a game like this that lets players begin with a black canvas and create whatever they want to. But as of now there's no indication as to what story the feature film will employ. ›››

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See Famous Scenes from 'Titanic' & More Get the LEGO Treatment

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:19
LEGO Titanic

Following the success of The LEGO Movie earlier this year, it's no surprise that more people have become smitten by the building block toy all over again. And Warner Bros. Pictures is going to keep bringing the LEGO fun coming with a Ninjago spin-off coming in 2016, a LEGO Batman spin-off in 2017 and The LEGO Movie 2 arriving in 2018 (as we reported yesterday). But today, we're bringing you some classic movies getting the LEGO treatment. Teenage stop-motion animator and LEGO fan Morgan Spence has recreated scenes from films like has recreated scenes from films like Singin' in the Rain with LEGO pieces. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Warwick Davis Confirmed for a Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:42
Warwick Davis

There's still some spoilers floating about online for Star Wars: Episode VII, and we're doing our best to steer clear from them, hoping to preserve some sense of mystery and surprise when the film arrived next winter. But that doesn't mean there isn't stuff to reveal, and the latest post from StarWars.com does just that by announcing that a certain veteran of the sci-fi saga will be returning as well. Warwick Davis has been a part of Star Wars since he played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, and he even had a small cameo role in The Phantom Menace. And now he'll pop up in Star Wars: Episode VII next year too. Watch! ›››

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'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Poster Rounds Up Exhibits

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:25
 Secret of the Tomb

Though we're a little disappointed that Merry Friggin' Christmas doesn't look like all that promising of a film to contain one of the final performances Robin Williams delivered before his untimely death, maybe he'll get a proper send off in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt. A new poster has arrived pegging this one as the final adventure for Ben Stiller and the rest of the museum exhibits (they're pretty much all featured here) that come to life at night. These films have never been masterpieces, but as family friendly adventure comedies, I've enjoyed them. Look below! ›››

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Watch: Angelina Jolie's World War II Drama 'Unbroken' Second Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19
Unbroken

"If you take it, you can make it." More and more trailers for awards contenders will be arriving every week as winter gets closer, and this time we have the second theatrical trailer for Angelina Jolie's sophomore directorial effort Unbroken, based on the true story of Olympian and prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. Jack O'Connell takes the lead role of the super star athlete turned soldier as he finds himself facing seemingly insurmountable odds in a Japanese prison camp after his plane is shot down over the ocean. He's forced to endure mental, physical and emotional torture, but he's not going to give up easily. Watch below! ›››

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Gal Gadot & Pedro Pascal Circling Roles in New 'Ben-Hur' Adaptation

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:37
Pedro Pascal / Gal Gadot

Following the barrage of news about Warner Bros. Pictures' release plans for their DC Comics big screen ventures, which included a 2017 release date for Wonder Woman, the star of the female superhero flick  is lining up another lead role before she has to whip out her lasso again. THR has word that Gal Gadot is in early talks to take the female lead role in Paramount and MGM's co-production of Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the classic Lew Wallace novel of the same name from 1880. Jack Huston has already taken the lead role of the Jewish prince betrayed by his friend Messala (Toby Kebbell) and now the cast is filling out. ›››

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Exclusive: New Poster for Acclaimed Documentary 'The Overnighters'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:16
The Overnighters Poster

Doesn't everyone deserve a second chance? We're excited to debut the brand new poster for Jesse Moss' highly acclaimed, extraordinary documentary The Overnighters which was just released in theaters last weekend by Drafthouse Films. It's a must see doc this year. The poster features a handful of quotes from critics all over, praising the "masterwork" doc calling it "riveting", "powerful" and "explosive". It is all of these things and much more, an incredible discovery out of Sundance this year hoping to go all the way at the Oscars next year. We're lucky to be quoted on this as well, out of my own Sundance review, where I call it a "wildly captivating real world ride." Take a look at the new poster below and catch this in theaters now. ›››

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More Than an Hour of 'Interstellar' is IMAX + New Photos & TV Spots

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:44
Interstellar

As we said when the fourth and final trailer for Christopher Nolan's space and time-spanning drama Interstellar arrived, we're already sold on the movie and don't want to see anymore footage from the film, especially since we just learned from EW that over an hour of it was shot on IMAX and we just want to see that on the big big screen. But for those of you who just can't get enough footage from the film, we've included three new TV spots from the United Kingdom to whet your appetite along with new photos featuring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine and Nolan himself on set. Just three more weeks. ›››

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Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:05
Heart of the Sea Trailer

"We were headed for the edge of sanity, like we were apparitions, phantoms..." Warner Bros has debuted the first teaser trailer for Ron Howard's new movie In the Heart of the Sea, adapting a book by Nathaniel Philbrick about the real-life story that inspired Moby Dick. Chris Hemsworth stars as Owen Chase, the veteran first mate of the Essex, a whaling ship that sets off with a crew to hunt down the gigantic demon of a whale haunting them. The cast includes Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Riley, Tom Holland and many others. This first teaser is a rather poetic and beautiful look at the story, presenting us with a larger-than-life tale of ambition and adventure. As a first glance, this looks really good. ›››

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