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'Kingsman' Helmer Staying at Fox to Direct 'Flash Gordon' Reboot

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:40
Flash Gordon

Director Matthew Vaughn has been the starter for several franchises, being at the helm of X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, but he's yet to stick around beyond a single film. There's a chance that this year's Kingsman: The Secret Service will actually bring Vaughn back for a hopeful sequel to the spy action adventure, but it's early days to guarantee that. And now THR reports 20th Century Fox is looking to Vaughn to relaunch a classic comic strip on the big screen as the director of Flash Gordon. Vuaghn is currently in talks with the studio to bring the sci-fi character created in the 1930s to the big screen again. ›››

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Check Out Anthony Petrie's New 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' Poster

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:39
 First Blood Part II

"To survive a war, you gotta become war." Don't mess with Rambo. Our friends at Grey Matter Art have unveiled an officially licensed printed for Rambo: First Blood Part II starring Sylvester Stallone as they continue to reveal art in their Rambo series. This new print is by artist Anthony Petrie (known best for his fantastic movie map art) featuring Rambo with his bow & arrow from the second movie. The variant version of this print changes the background and colors a bit, making it almost look like it was printed on metal (though that doesn't seem to be the case). Prints are priced $45/$55 and go on sale next week. Take a look. ›››

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Cobie Smulders & Guy Pearce Star in Sundance Indie 'Results' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:29
Results

"You really do sound married." There's plenty of potential indie darlings hitting theaters this summer among the normal blockbuster fare, and one film coming from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to the big screen is Results. The comedy stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan in both a professional and romantic love triangle. Mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski steps up to more polished filmmaking with his latest effort, and the first trailer has just arrived. This was one I missed at Sundance, and while the trailer looks amusing, it also looks like it meanders quite a bit, so I'm not sure what to think. ›››

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Meryl Streep & Carey Mulligan Fight to Vote in 'Suffragette' Teaser

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:07
Suffragette

Even though we're all getting pumped about the summer movie season, in the coming months, we'll start to get a first look at the films that will arrive in theaters this fall. One of those films is Suffragette, the period drama from Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron that sees Carey Mulligan as part of the early feminist movement to get the right to vote. The film also features Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, and a teaser trailer has just surfaced online to tie in with the real life "Voting Matters" campaign for the next major election in the United Kingdom. It's only a brief glimpse, but it looks like a solid drama to see. Watch! ›››

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David Spade Back as the Beautiful Loser in 'Joe Dirt 2' Teaser Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:23
 Beautiful Loser

Sure, there's probably hundreds of millions of people waiting to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the real sequel that everyone is waiting for just delivered it's first teaser trailer. After bringing the mullet-wearing janitor and orphan Joe Dirt to the big screen, David Spade is back in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. The sequel may not be necessary, but David Spade told EW that the original film is one of the most talked about films from his fans who interact with him on Twitter and Instagram, besides the stuff he did with Chris Farley. And now 14 years later, the film is coming. But this teaser trailer is just awful. Watch! ›››

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DreamWorks Animation Bumps 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Up Two Months

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:05
Kung Fu Panda

Late last year, DreamWorks Animation decided to move the sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 from a late release this year, to a spring release in 2016. However, it sounds like the animation studio and their new distribution partner 20th Century Fox want to give it some more room to breathe away from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, because THR reports they've bumped it up a couple months to a release on January 29th, 2016. That's a terrible release month, but that means this movie should have no problem performing well at the box office, which is exactly what the struggling DreamWorks Animation needs now. ›››

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Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Circle 'Whiplash' Director's 'La La Land'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:54
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

Last summer, we heard Whiplash star Miles Teller was looking to reteam with director Damien Chazelle for a Los Angeles set musical La La Land. At the time, Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson was also in talks for the female lead, but they've both fallen away. Deadline is now reporting that Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are circling the film about an aspiring actress named Mia, who's lonely desperate to fit in, and a cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist named Sebastian, who fall in love in Los Angeles. It's a straight-up, contemporary, romantic musical. More below! ›››

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'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Coming April 20th, Tease on Thursday

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:17
 Dawn of Justice

This Thursday will kick off Star Wars Celebration, and as we revealed today, all the panels from the convention will be streamed online, and they will include all the exclusive footage that will be shown to fans over in California. Rumor has it that includes the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there will be another major tease coming that same day, one hour before the Star Wars hype kicks off. Latino Review reports the five seconds of footage from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be teased through Zack Snyder's Twitter before the official trailer is revealed in theaters on Monday, April 20th. ›››

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The Jolly Roger Flies on a New Poster for Joe Wright's Fantasy 'Pan'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:57
Pan

With May just around the corner, the summer of blockbuster is starting to heat up. And while we've still got a couple months to wait for some of the later releases in the season, the official start of the most profitable time of the year for Hollywood will bring plenty of hype for the films on the way. This time we've got a new poster for Pan, the fantasy adaptation from director Joe Wright, which means there may be a new trailer on the way as well, especially since we've only seen one trailer for the film, and that was back in 2014. None of the film's stars like Hugh Jackman are featured, but that's actually somewhat refreshing. Look below! ›››

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Watch: Paul Dano & John Cusack in Full Trailer for 'Love & Mercy'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:15
Love & Mercy

"You hear the new Beatles? We can't let them get ahead of us!" Back in February, we got our first glimpse at Love & Mercy, the biopic of Beach Boys' singer and songwriter Brian Wilson. The film that played TIFF last year features Paul Dano (Prisoners) and John Cusack playing the music icon at two different points of his life in the 60s and 70s. Now the full trailer for the film has arrived, showcasing both the rise in fame and popularity of Wilson and his surf rock to the struggles he faced due to drug addiction and mental illness. It seems like quite the unique approach to the standard rock biopic, and it looks pretty good. Watch! ›››

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Marvel Needs the Rights from Universal to Make Solo 'Hulk' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:04
Hulk

Ever since Mark Ruffalo stepped up to play the Hulk in The Avengers, and the character became a favorite among Marvel fans, there's been plenty of demand for another solo movie for the big guy. While there have been rumblings from Ruffalo and even Lou Ferrigno about another Hulk movie coming soon, there hasn't been any solid development on that front. There have been rumors of a lead-up to Planet Hulk, even involving Guardians of the Galaxy, but James Gunn has denied that plan adamantly. Well, now we know why there hasn't been progress on a solo adventure for the Hulk: Marvel doesn't have the rights. ›››

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Check Out Director Zack Snyder Holding Onto a Huge IMAX Camera

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:11
Zack Snyder IMAX Camera

Just how big is an IMAX camera, really? Here's a fun photo that should give you a good idea. Director Zack Snyder (currently working on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) tweeted out a photo showing him holding a huge IMAX camera inside an office, presumably in preparation for some IMAX filming. He didn't add any other description aside from the hashtag "#workout". In the background you can see posters for The Dark Knight, Skyfall and IMAX's Space Station 3D movie, which means Zack was visiting one of IMAX's offices when they snapped this. We already know that Snyder shot some footage for Batman v Superman in IMAX, and hopefully we'll know more about exactly how much footage there will be soon. Take a look below. ›››

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Watch: Gael García Bernal in Argentinean Thriller 'El Ardor' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:47
El Ardor Trailer

"We must defend ourselves." Another foreign film that definitely seems worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of actor Gael García Bernal. Participant Media has debuted a US trailer for the upcoming summer release of Ardor, originally El Ardor, a film starring Bernal as a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a poor farmer after mercenaries murder her father and take over his land. The film earned mostly positive reviews at festivals last year, like this one from THR, and looks like a solid action thriller described by another critic as a "machete Western". This actually looks pretty damn good, with solid action and cinematography, I'm interested in seeing it soon. ›››

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This Week's SW Celebration Panels to Stream Live on StarWars.com

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:04
SW Celebration Streaming

Big news Star Wars fans everywhere! This is the week it all goes down. Kicking off Thursday, April 16th, is the Ultimate Fan Experience - Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The hype has been building to this event because they're finally bringing it home to Disney (it's taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center literally behind Disneyland) and we all know that J.J. Abrams is about to bring us a new Star Wars movie later this year. So will there be teases? New footage? Lots of discussion? Yes, yes, and more yes. But best of all, if you're unable to attend, StarWars.com has announced that they've partnered with Verizon to stream all of the panels from SW Celebration, including all the exclusive footage. Whoa, what?! Yes way! Read on. ›››

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First Trailer for David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn' with Al Pacino

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:53
Manglehorn Trailer

"Not a day goes by where I don't miss you deeply." This isn't anything like Pineapple Express or Your Highness, but it is another unique film from director David Gordon Green. His latest film, aside from Joe, is the drama Manglehorn starring Al Pacino as an aging locksmith in Texas who longs for the lost love of his life. Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina also star. This trailer is a rather beautiful setup for a very tragic, low key film that doesn't amount to much. Most of what you see in here is what is in the film. I wish I could say it's even better than this trailer is - since I saw this at TIFF last year and it's okay, not that great. That said, if you have been waiting to see Al Pacino back at his best, start here. ›››

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Watch: BFI's New Trailer for UK Re-Release of Federico Fellini's '8 1/2'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:20
8 1/2 Trailer

"A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!" The beloved classic is back! At least in the UK for now. BFI is re-releasing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (or ) later this summer utilizing a digital restoration put together by the Criterion Collection. Criterion also released a brand new Blu-ray of 8 1/2 a few years ago, and now BFI is bringing back the cinematic classic to show on the big screen again. "Cited (especially by filmmakers) as one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini's extravaganza – now restored – blends autobiography, fantasy, satire and self-critique." An abstract and mesmerizing look at the struggles of being a movie director, 8 1/2 is a must see for any & all cinephiles. ›››

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'Captain America: Civil War' to Have Some New Digital IMAX Footage

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:07
 Civil War

There's no doubt that Captain America: Civil War will be one of the biggest blockbuster events next year when it hits theaters on May 6th, 2016. But now we know that it will be about as big as it can get with some full-format IMAX footage shot for the massive screen. In fact, this IMAX footage will be the first to use a new 2D digital IMAX camera, which was created after the giant film format company realized they needed a camera that took advantage of their massive screen, but didn't need to be shot in 3D or on film. IMAX CEO Greg Foster says, "This is where there was a gap and now we’re filling this gap in our arsenal." ›››

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Michelle MacLaren Parts Ways with 'Wonder Woman' at Warner Bros.

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:46
Michelle MacLaren / Wonder Woman

We haven't even begun to expand the DC Comics cinematic universe with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice yet, but the future slate of superhero films at Warner Bros. is already having some trouble. THR has learned that director Michelle MacLaren has dropped out of the director's chair for Wonder Woman, one of the DC Comics films that would give the Justice League heroine her first big screen venture. The studio says, "Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together." Well, that's a bummer. More below! ›››

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First Look: Ed Helms & Whole Griswold Gang in 'Vacation' Reboot

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:37
Vacation

When we featured our list of the 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015, one of the comedies on the list was the reboot of the 1983 classic comedy National Lampoon's Vacation. Now the film is simply called Vacation, but there are still solid ties to the original franchise with Ed Helms leading the film as a grown up Rusty Griswald, getting ready to take his own family out on a vacation just like his father (Chevy Chase) and mother (Beverly D'Angelo) did when he was a kid. The two original stars of the four-film comedy franchise reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, and now we have an official first look at the film. ›››

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Walt Disney & Jemaine Clement Board Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:59
Jemaine Clement

After directing Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks, director Steven Spielberg is moving very quickly to begin production on his next project, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The BFG (which means The Big Friendly Giant). Shooting is beginning in Vancouver this month, and today Walt Disney Studios announced that it will co-produce and co-finance the film DreamWorks. In addition, "Flight of the Conchords" and What We Do in the Shadows star Jemaine Clement has been added to the cast of the family friendly adventure as another giant in the film, and he's joined by several other supporting stars. ›››

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