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Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara in First Trailer for 'Hot Pursuit'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:14
Hot Pursuit

"We have been set up, shot at and hunted down." If you watched The Heat and thought to yourself, "Hey, I wish this was more like Midnight Run," then we have some good news for you. Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon as a feisty, uptight police officer tasked with escorting the widow/potential witness (Sofia Vergara) in an important investigation of a drug lord. But of course, shit goes down, and the two are forced to go on the run. Witherspoon and Vergara seem like a fun enough mismatched pair, but the comedy is a little broad, though I do like the bit about the news messing up their height and age respectively. Watch! ›››

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Jeff Bridges to Lead Lake Bell's 'The Emperor's Children' Adaptation

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:23
Jeff Bridges

After pulling double duty in 2010 with TRON: Legacy and True Grit, it's been a rough few years for Jeff Bridges with duds like R.I.P.D., The Giver and The Seventh Son. But maybe he can turn it around with his new project, an adaptation of Claire Messud's novel The Emperor's Children that will be directed by actress Lake Bell for her sophomore directing effort following In a World a few years ago. The film hails from Imagine Entertainment with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard producing from a script by Noah Baumbach. THR reports Bridges will play legendary journalist and liberal opinion-maker Murray Thwaite. ›››

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Watch This One-Hour Making of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Doc

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:03
How to Train Your Dragon 2

As upset as many are that The LEGO Movie didn't get an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, and it also lost the Golden Globe, fans of animation should still be happy that a film like DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 is still getting plenty of love during awards season. It's a rare worthy sequel that is just as good, if not maybe a little better, than its predecessor with a story that still has a lot of heart, beautiful visuals and a fantastic adventure. And if you're interested in really diving in to how the film was made, a stellar, well-crafted one-hour documentary on the film's production is online. Watch! ›››

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Adam Shankman Set to Direct Peter Dinklage's Leprechaun Comedy

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:40
Adam Shankman

Back in the fall of 2013, we learned that "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage was going to star in an R-rated comedy where he played a man who tells people that he's a leprechaun. Now Deadline has word that the film is called O'Lucky Day, and Hairspray and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman is in talks to get behind the camera. Some more details on the story have also surfaced as it's described as following a con man who may or may not be a real leprechaun, but at the very least, convinces people that he is one. However, with Shankman on board as director, I'm not entirely sure this will be R-rated comedy anymore. ›››

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New 'Saturday Night Live' Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Festival

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:28
Saturday Night Live

This is a huge year for "Saturday Night Live." Coming up this weekend we have the live 40th anniversary special airing the evening of Sunday, February 15th, and it will be chock full of cast members, all-star hosts and of course clips from the late night sketch series' long run on the air. And now we'll get an in-depth look at the history of "SNL" in the form of a new documentary called Live from New York!, and it's just been announced as the opening night film of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Wednesday, April 15th. This comes after James Franco's behind the scenes look at "SNL" debuted on Hulu last year. ›››

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'Kingsman: Secret Service' Sequel Could Introduce American Branch

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:50
 The Secret Service

There are some evening screenings of Kingsman: The Secret Service hitting theaters tonight, and we'll finally get to see the wild spy action adventure director Matthew Vaughn has cooked up, based on Mark Millar's comic of the same name. And it sounds like Vaughn already has some big ideas for the sequel. The director recently chatted with Moviefone and while there's no deal in place for a sequel, if the film does well at the box office this weekend, you can bet 20th Century Fox will want to see more of the secret agent organization on the big screen, and Vaughn is game for coming back, "I’d love to do another one." Read on! ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Teases Black Adam Fight with Superman & Batman

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:16
Black Adam / Dwayne Johnson

Last fall, Dwayne Johnson officially made his choice to play Black Adam in the DC Comics adaptation of Shazam. We've got plenty of time before that film gets off the ground since it doesn't arrive until April 5th, 2019, but that doesn't mean Johnson isn't getting questions about the project at every turn. Well, Johnson spoke to Games Radar (via SlashFilm) about his forthcoming role in the the DC Comics universe, and despite earlier indications that Shazam might not tie into the world of Justice League, Johnson says their film will indeed be part of that universe. But he also teases something else pretty big. ›››

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'The Longest Ride' Gets a Steamy & Timely Valentine's Day Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:46
The Longest Ride

"It's eight seconds. That girl could be the rest of your life." Just in time for Valentine's Day, the latest Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride has gotten a new trailer. However, this isn't full of the whimsy and cheesy romance that we're used to seeing in trailers for these kind of films. Instead, this one seems geared towards the Fifty Shades of Grey audiences (it's probably playing before the film this weekend) with pretty steamy moments between Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood. And because of that, the past romance Alan Alda recounts takes a backseat for sexiness. It just feels like too much. Watch? ›››

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Ryan Reynolds Teases 'Deadpool' Prototype Mask Behind the Scenes

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:51
Deadpool

Technically, we've already gotten a first look at the anticipated adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool that 20t Century Fox finally decided to bring to theaters next year. What really pushed production of the film forward was the excitement that resulted from the leaked test reel that featured Ryan Reynolds in the title role. Now the film is exactly one year away today, and Reynolds has teased the arrival of the Merc with a Mouth by posting a behind the scenes photo from the set of the film. It's not much, but we do see a prototype of the mask Reynolds will be wearing for part of the film. Or maybe that's just a mold of what it will look like, because there will probably be some visual effects used for his face too. Look now! ›››

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Samuel L. Jackson Gets Saved by a Kid in New UK 'Big Game' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:29
Big Game

"I'm a hunter. This is my home." Following our first glimpse at the Finnish action adventure Big Game last year, the first trailer from the United Kingdom has surfaced as the the film is poised to debut across the pond in May. Samuel L. Jackson stars in the film as the President of the United States, stuck in the wilderness after a terrorist attack brings down Air Force One. The only person in the vicinity to help keep him safe is a young 13-year old hunter named Oskari. Together, they have to survive and fight back against the terrorists. This looks outrageous and fun, almost like Die Hard with a kid as John McClane. Watch! ›››

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Emma Watson & Ethan Hawke in International Trailer for 'Regression'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:55
Regression

Last summer we got an early first look at the thriller Regression from director Alejandro Amenábar while the film was still in production. Now we have the first trailer from Spain, and it's certainly a tease of the thrills to come. It's very ominous, only introducing Ethan Hawke as a detective questioning a visibly shaken Emma Watson who has experience something terrible. And what starts as an isolated case suddenly turns into something horrifying with ties around the entire country. It should be interesting seeing a thriller like this again in the hands of Amenábar, and I'm very anxious to see more from the film. Watch! ›››

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Blake Lively is Still Young in Second Trailer for 'The Age of Adaline'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:41
The Age of Adaline

As we eagerly await our first glimpse of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this winter, fans will have to settle for seeing Harrison Ford in the literally timeless romance The Age of Adaline. The fantastical story follows a woman named Adaline (Blake Lively) who stops aging after a near-fatal accident decades ago. She attempts to lead an isolated life, refusing to fall in love for fear of losing her lover to time, until she meets one (Michiel Huisman) that might change her life. But he's also the son of someone (Ford) who has crossed paths with Adaline long ago. Frankly, I think this looks like a nice romance. Watch! ›››

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Watch: First Behind-the-Scenes Video for 007's Next Movie 'Spectre'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:22
Spectre Behind-the-Scenes

"Above all we have to deliver an amazing sequence." I love James Bond. Eon Productions, the company behind the 007 films, does some of the smartest and most effective marketing in all of Hollywood. During the lead up to Skyfall, they released production diaries during filming to give us a hint at what was coming. With the next film, Spectre, currently filming with director Sam Mendes at the helm they're launching the production diaries again and the first one has arrived. This first video takes us to the snowy mountain top set they're filming at now in Austria, and it looks amazing. I can't believe they're showing this much this early. I've got a feeling this is Sam Mendes doing his own On Her Majesty's Secret Service and I can't wait. ›››

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Henry Cavill is a Higher Class of Hero in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 20:35
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

If Superman just isn't your class of hero, then maybe it's time to check out Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as his unlikely KGB agent counterpart Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Based on the classic TV series of the same names, these two agents must team up to stop a massive international criminal organization. The first trailer has just arrived, and it certainly feels like a Guy Ritchie film, complete with some sexy 60s style and panache. Cavill is doing a pretty interesting accent and voice (inspired by the series?), and Hammer goes full Russian. It doesn't look half-bad. Watch! ›››

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Watch: Bradley Cooper in First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:51
Aloha

"You are going to wear this like Flava Flav wears a clock." It's been awhile since we had a story from Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe, and now he's finally back with a little self-discovery romance that's been in the works for years. Aloha stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who is sent back to his old stomping grounds in Hawaii. There he reconnects with an old ex-girlfriend (Rachel McAdams), which looks like a struggle in itself in this first trailer, but also finds a new spark with Emma Stone, a lively young lady in the Air Force. This looks like it's hard to capture in a trailer, but I'm intrigued so far, mainly because this looks to be a great role for Bill Murray. Watch below! ›››

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New Line is Set to Remake New Zealand Horror Hit 'Housebound'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:21
Housebound

For some reason, Hollywood just loves to take great, original films and remake them for American audiences. It's mostly due to the lack of appeal of unknown international cast members, or sometimes trying to avoid excluding stupid people who don't like subtitles. And nowhere is this more true than in the horror genre. There are countless foreign horror films remade for American audiences and one more has just been added to the pile. THR reports the remake rights to the New Zealand horror film Housebound have been picked up by New Line. Not even a foreign film that has accented English can avoid the remake machine. ›››

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John Travolta Replacing Nicolas Cage in 'I Am Wrath' Action Thriller

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:31
John Travolta

After literally becoming Nicolas Cage in Face/Off, now John Travolta will be replacing the actor in the action thriller I Am Wrath. The film was previously in the hands of William Friedkin with Cage in the starring role, but The Wrap reports Eraser and The Mask helmer Chuck Russell behind the camera working from a script by Paul Sloan based on a story by Yvan Gauthier. That sounds like a considerable downgrade, but Travolta hasn't been doing much when it comes to quality films lately, so that's not surprising. In the film, he plays a man out for justice after corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer. ›››

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George Lucas & Robert Redford's Hour and a Half Sundance Panel

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:17
George Lucas & Robert Redford

If you missed all our coverage from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, you can still check out everything right here, from our reviews to our favorites of the fest. Considering there were so many films bought from the indie showcase, you'll be able to see many of the films we saw as the year progresses. But while you wait, you can experience at least one part of the film festival experience right now: an in-depth discussion about independent cinema with festival founder Robert Redford and indie filmmaker turned blockbuster giant George Lucas. They talk about the state of Hollywood, a little bit about Star Wars and more. Watch now! ›››

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Watch: Dive Deep into 'Jaws' with 33-Minute Shot by Shot Analysis

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:55
Jaws

If you're as crazy about movies as we are, then hopefully you've seen Jaws countless times. It's a classic Steven Spielberg film that has stood the test of time and is not just one of the director's best films, but simply one of the best films ever made in general, not to mention being the first legitimate blockbuster. But for film nerds, Jaws should also serve as a lesson in nearly flawless filmmaking, and Antonios Papantoniou ha taken the time to examine nine scenes from the film as part of his "Shot by Shot" series, paying very close attention to camera angles and movements, shot types, lengths of shots, and more. Watch! ›››

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Amy Schumer & Bill Hader in Judd Apatow's First 'Trainwreck' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:35
Trainwreck

"I like Tom's sweater. Does he teach computer in a church basement?" Director Judd Apatow is back on the big screen this summer with his latest comedy Trainwreck, and this time it's Amy Schumer in the lead as a single girl who finds her comfortable life dating around interrupted by what might be the perfect guy. Sounds like pretty boring romantic comedy fare, but this is an Apatow comedy we're talking about, and it looks hilarious. Bill Hader looks to make a splash as a romantic leading man, and there's a pretty great cameo from John Cena, not to mention what seems to be a supporting role for LeBron James. Watch! ›››

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