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Take a Look at Alamo Drafthouse's Newly Renovated Austin Theater

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:00
Alamo Drafthouse

If you love movie theaters as much as we do, you're going to love this place even more than before. Tim League's Alamo Drafthouse cinemas is re-opening a flagship location in Austin, Texas, and after a year of renovation, the theater is ready to be shown off. The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Google Maps) is re-opening to the public on Saturday, August 16th this weekend, and a batch of photos of the location has been revealed. Featuring three brand new, additional auditoriums for a total of nine screens, as well as the infamous Highball bar and karaoke lounge, this place is a movie lover's mecca and it looks brand new again. ›››

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Dwayne Johnson Still Attached to Make Two More 'Journey' Sequels

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:27
 The Mysterious Island

Over two years ago, just after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island hit theaters, Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson were set to return in a third film, with director Brad Peyton and writers Mark and Brian Gunn all back in the same capacity as well. However, it sounds like the direction of the franchise has changed a bit as New Line has just hired Chad & Cary Hayes, the writers behind The Conjuring, to script not just Journey 3, but also Journey 4, both of which Johnson is already attached to lead. As for Hutcherson, THR says the actor isn't attached yet, but as the only star of both the previous films, he's expected to return. ›››

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'The Hateful Eight' Trailer Attached to 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:02
The Hateful Eight

Normally news about a trailer debuting in theaters isn't something necessary to report on. But when that film is a Quentin Tarantino production that hasn't even begun shooting and almost didn't go in front of cameras because of a script leak and began the road to revival with a live-reading of the script, then that's worth reporting on. SlashFilm has noticed two intriguing bits of information that indicate the first teaser trailer for The Hateful Eight, the eight film from the director of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, will be attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when the film hits theaters on August 22nd next week. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for 'The Frame' From Writer & Director of 'Ink'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:58
The Frame Trailer

Now this is something very unique. Some may remember an indie sci-fi film from a few years back titled Ink, about a mysterious creature that steals children's souls featuring mesmerizing visuals. Well, the filmmaking team behind Ink, husband and wife Jamin Winans and Kiowa Winans, have returned with a new project called The Frame where they've "dug even deeper" this time. They've been quietly working on this for the last three years, and now the first trailer has debuted. It's very nicely edited, a bit trippy, captivating and still mysterious. No plot details are available yet, but you might want to give this trailer a look anyway. ›››

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Eva Green Gets Sexy in Banned 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' TV Spot

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:07
 A Dame to Kill For

"It's another hot night; the kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things." The sexiness of Eva Green has already resulted in one poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For that didn't get approved by the Motion Picture Association of America, and now she's apparently too hot for NBC to handle. A new TV spot has emerged online which was deemed too sexy by the network, and it seems to be because of the same kind of nudity, or maybe the quick flash of sex, that made the poster so scandalous. What else would you expect from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, especially after the red band trailer from Comic-Con? Watch! ›››

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Billy Crudup Jams to Recover in William H. Macy's 'Rudderless' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:26
Rudderless

After rocking out with Stillwater in the stellar Almost Famous, actor Billy Crudup picks up a guitar again, this time to recover from tragedy, in the indie drama Rudderless. After his son is killed in a school shooting, advertising executive Sam (Crudup) almost gives up on his life, drowning sorrow in alcohol, until he finds a box of demo tapes and lyrics from his son. What begins is a beautiful recovery by way of music, complete with a new young friend named Quentin (Anton Yelchin), who may be in need of a father figure himself. William H. Macy makes his directorial debut with the film and it looks charming as hell. Watch! ›››

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Robin Williams' Wife Susan Schneider Makes One Final Statement

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:02
Robin Williams & Susan Schneider

When the initial news of Robin Williams passing away surfaced, his wife Susan Schneider made a statement beckoning fans to remember the joy her husband brought to millions instead of focusing on the sadness. In the days since his passing, the outpouring of love for Williams has been massive, along with discussions about depression following confirmation that the comedian had hung himself, seeing no other way out. Since then, many have put out the call to anyone feeling depressed that they shouldn't be afraid to confront their feelings and seek help so we can avoid tragic situations. Schneider has done the same with a new statement, along with another heartbreaking revelation about Williams' health we didn't know about. ›››

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Watch: Quick New Trailer for Austrailian Horror Indie 'The Babadook'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:38
The Babadook

"You can't get rid of The Babadook." After premiering at the Sundance Film Film Festival at the beginning of the year, the Australian horror flick The Babadook has made rounds to a bunch of other festivals, has already hit the big screen down under, and is poised to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on October 24th. Sadly, there's still no word on a release in the United States, but at least we get another glimpse of the film by way of a quick new trailer, showcasing the horror film that looks creepy in all the right ways. Could The Babadook become one of those terrors we all come to fear in the future, like Freddy Krueger? Watch! ›››

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Legendary & Warner Bros. Slate 'Godzilla 2' for June 2018 Release

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:50
Godzilla

Briefly: Following a tease of Godzilla 2 at Comic-Con, revealing that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah will all pop up in the sequel to this year's blockbuster monster remake, Legendary & Warner Bros. have finally pegged a release date for the return of The King of Monsters. Godzilla 2 will hit theaters on June 8th, 2018, meaning that director Gareth Edwards will be moving straight from his Star Wars spin-off, slated to arrive on December 16th, 2016, back to the franchise reboot he helped kickstart. It's going to be quite the whirlwind of work for Edwards over the next four years, and we hope Edwards can handle the pressure. ›››

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International 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer Has Two Sides

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:37
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Last week news revealed the initial release of the combined romance The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby hitting theaters on September 12th would be followed by the split films The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Him/Her on October 10th. Now an international trailer shows off the two-sided story. This is the first time we've seen the two films presented in this way, each telling a different side of the story of a once thriving romance, now crumbling, from the perspective of James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. The trailer shows clips from the films side-by-side, and this is becoming a must-see. Watch now! ›››

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Simon Cowell is Producing an Animated Feature Film for 'Betty Boop'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:03
Betty Boop

The classic cartoon Popeye is getting the big screen animated feature film treatment with Sony Pictures bringing the sailorman to theaters sometime in 2016, but it looks like he's not the only retro cartoon character getting a movie deal. Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment have announced a team-up with animation house Animal Logic Entertainment to bring Betty Boop, the first animated female star who debuted all the way back in 1930, appearing in over 100 cartoons, many of them her own animated shorts on the big screen, not to mention popping up in the live-action/animated hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. ›››

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James Franco's 'The Interview' Character Gets an MTV VMA Special

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:58
The Interview

Hot on the heels of a release date push to Christmas Day and news of digital alterations being made to avoid riling up North Korea anymore than they already are, The Interview isn't slowing down their marketing brigade. In fact, it gets a big push in the youth market this weekend as James Franco will appear in character as entertainment tabloid TV host Dave Skylark with a half-hour special on Sunday, August 17th at 9/8c on MTV, interviewing music superstars like Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo before the VMAs. Franco's character seems to be a dimwit, but surely he'll be kept in line by his show's producer Aaron Rapoport, played by Seth Rogen, who will also be appearing in the special. Watch a tease below! ›››

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Review: 'The Giver' Barely Stands Out Among Other Young Adult Fare

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:32
The Giver

Harry Potter was the spark that began the latest flame of movies based on young adult novels. The Twilight and The Hunger Games films have kept the sub-genre thriving at full potential, studios buying up properties left and right to get in on the mix. The latest of these, The Giver, is not the go-to novel for the big screen, at least not as much as wizards and vampires, and the results are good reasoning for that. The story comes preloaded with its message, which the film paints in broad strokes, and no amount of quality execution or solid performances (there's both) can get around the hokey and cliched subtext it provides. ›››

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Martin Lawrence Says 'Bad Boys 3' is Finally Very Close to Happening

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:53
Bad Boys

Development on Bad Boys 3 at Sony Pictures has been dragging along since as far back as 2009. The studio hired The Town scribe Peter Craig five years ago to write the script, but as recently as this past winter, they decided to commission a new script from Safe House writer David Guggenheim. But since then, we haven't heard anything about the project coming to fruition, which is just par for the course. However, Martin Lawrence appeared on "Conan" last night where he was asked about the sequel by Conan O'Brien, and thankfully the star had some good news, giving us hope that he will reteam with Will Smith again. ›››

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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prequel to Focus on a Teen 'Leatherface'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:41
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Shortly after the latest installment of Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrived in theaters in 2013, there were already rumblings about a sequel percolating from Millennium Films. However, the news might have been a bit premature since the holders of the rights to Leatherface and his creepy Sawyer family hadn't yet figured out how to proceed with the franchise. But now it appears plans are coming together for a follow-up, but rather than being a sequel to Texas Chainsaw 3D, the film is called Leatherface and will take place before the original 1974 classic horror film, following the teenage years of the chainsaw-wielding killer in the 70s. ›››

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Mondo Unveils Three Posters for 'Evil Dead 2' & 'Army of Darkness'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:10
Army of Darkness

During Comic-Con, the collectible arthouse Mondo unveiled some awesome posters for Guardians of the Galaxy, not to mention announcing their foray into collectible toys with figures for The Iron Giant and more. Now Mondo is back to their regularly scheduled programming (via Badass Digest) with great artwork for two of the most revered cult classic horror films. Evil Dead II is given a stylish poster by Randy Ortiz while Army of Darkness is given two different prints by Tom Whalen and Richey Beckett. Technically there's six posters since each has a variant to go along with it, but if you like Mondo, you know the drill. ›››

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Mondo Unveils Three Posters for 'Evil Dead 2' & 'Army of Darkness'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:10
Army of Darkness

During Comic-Con, the collectible arthouse Mondo unveiled some awesome posters for Guardians of the Galaxy, not to mention announcing their foray into collectible toys with figures for The Iron Giant and more. Now Mondo is back to their regularly scheduled programming (via Badass Digest) with great artwork for two of the most revered cult classic horror films. Evil Dead II is given a stylish poster by Randy Ortiz while Army of Darkness is given two different prints by Tom Whalen and Richey Beckett. Technically there's six posters since each has a variant to go along with it, but if you like Mondo, you know the drill. ›››

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First Tease for 52nd New York Film Festival + Main Line-Up Unveiled

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:31
52nd New York Film Festival

Another year, another New York Film Festival with an outstanding line-up of indies and foreign films to dazzle New York City audiences. The 52nd New York Film Festival has revealed their full main slate line-up, featuring everything from the Dardennes to Godard to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (one of my favorite films from Cannes) to Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, with Damien Chazelle's Sundance fave Whiplash tossed in there, too. Three other highly anticipated films have already been announced: Gone Girl, PTA's Inherent Vice, and Birdman to close the fest. But plenty of other great films will be showing. ›››

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First Tease for 52nd New York Film Festival + Main Line-Up Unveiled

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:31
52nd New York Film Festival

Another year, another New York Film Festival with an outstanding line-up of indies and foreign films to dazzle New York City audiences. The 52nd New York Film Festival has revealed their full main slate line-up, featuring everything from the Dardennes to Godard to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (one of my favorite films from Cannes) to Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, with Damien Chazelle's Sundance fave Whiplash tossed in there, too. Three other highly anticipated films have already been announced: Gone Girl, PTA's Inherent Vice, and Birdman to close the fest. But plenty of other great films will be showing. ›››

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Lionsgate's New 'Power Rangers' Movie Set for a July 2016 Release

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:25
Power Rangers

Briefly: After just announcing a new feature film version of Power Rangers earlier this summer, Lionsgate has dated the film to hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. All we know so far is that X-Men: First Class and Thor writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz will script the film that will be executive produced by Star Trek and Transformers franchise writer and producer Roberto Orci. Somehow the film will keep the mythology of all the original TV series and films intact, likely by simply following a new group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world. We really don't know what to expect from this one. Stay tuned for more. ›››

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