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Tim Burton Returning to Disney to Direct New Live-Action 'Dumbo'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:09
Dumbo / Tim Burton

Last summer we learned that Disney was working on a live-action retelling of another one of their classic animated films, the flying elephant tale Dumbo. Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger was hired to write the script and also produce the film with Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion), and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting director Tim Burton is returning to the craze he helped kick off at Disney back in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland by getting behind the camera for this new take on the circus fairytale of sorts. And considering Burton's obsession with dark circus visuals, that's a pretty perfect fit. More below! ›››

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Here's Three Stylish Unofficial 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Prints

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:49
 Age of Ultron

We already know there's the Ultimate Marvel Marathon making a comeback at very select AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group locations leading up to the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now the former theater chain has just unveiled three limited edition prints that fans will be able to get their hands on. We know for sure one will be handed out at the double feature of The Avengers and its sequel, and we're assuming one will be handed out at the massive Marvel marathon, and the other one will go to fans who attend the first screening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in the evening of April 30th. Look! ›››

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Fox Searchlight Moves 'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' to June Opening

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:19
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

Briefly: A random tidbit of release date news to cover today, as this is one of our favorite films of the year and we hope it goes far when it opens in theaters. Fox Searchlight has moved the release date of Sundance Audience Award & Grand Jury winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl up from July 1st to Friday, June 12th this summer. A few weeks ago, we reported that Me & Earl, starring Thomas Mann & Olivia Cooke, would be opening on July 1st but now it will arrive in select theaters starting almost three weeks earlier (on June 12th). It will still be a platform release, meaning it'll expand to more theaters throughout the summer but some places probably won't play it until July anyway. It's one of the best indie films this year, so it's worth the wait (we both loved it at Sundance). Stay tuned for the trailer and updates from here.

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Thrilling New 'Immersion' Sci-Fi Short Film from Raphael Rogers

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:40
Immersion

"I'm going to fight my way out of this world!" There seems to be an oncoming trend with sci-fi involving virtual worlds, e.g. Second Life, most likely thanks to growing interest in virtual reality via Oculus Rift. A new short film called Immersion, written & directed by Raphael Rogers, has debuted online and it's a techno-thriller (though I probably shouldn't call it that) kind of inspired by The Matrix and Tron, about a virtual gaming platform called "Immersion". This 7 minute sci-fi short starts out pretty good, then gets a little choppy in the second half, almost as if he's trying to give us hints at a bigger story in the full-length feature. Which may be what's really going on anyway, another unique short hinting at the potential of more. It looks pretty cool and I'm intrigued by the premise, though I wish the story in the short was a bit clearer. ›››

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Watch Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson's Entire Catwalk for 'Zoolander 2'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:00
Zoolander 2

In case you missed it this morning, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson popped up at Fashion Week in Paris to close out the Maison Valentino runaway show to announce the arrival of Zoolander 2, which has been set for release on February 12th, 2016 next year. We already highlighted a bunch of photos from social media with Stiller and Wilson on the catwalk, but now Paramount Pictures have released an official video of Derek Zoolander and Hansel from the fashion event. This was the coolest way to find out about Zoolander 2 officially coming next year, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see footage from this event in the movie. Look! ›››

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Trailer for This Fall's 'Back to the Future' Documentary 'Back in Time'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:15
Back in Time

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, a new documentary will be coming this fall called Back in Time. The film was Kickstarted in October of 2014 after just having landed an interview with Christopher Lloyd, but since then, they've also landed several other big interviews with co-stars Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson, director Robert Zemeckis, writer Bob Gale, composer Alan Silvestri and more. But now the documentary needs a little funding to get finished since the size and scope of the film has become bigger than they imagined, and if you need convincing, there's a trailer. Watch! ›››

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'Edge of Tomorrow' Infographic Counts the Deaths of Tom Cruise

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:51
Edge of Tomorrow

Even though Edge of Tomorrow, or Live Die Repeat as it's been rebranded, didn't do well at the theatrical box office, it's thankfully found the audience it deserves on home video. The film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt isn't just another sci-fi blockbuster as it takes the familiar Groundhog Day premise, delivers some killer action but also throws in a surprising amount of comedy. Now a fan of the film has decided to create an infographic charting every single time William Cage (Cruise) dies in the film. Keep in mind, these are only the deaths we see as much more time and deaths pass off camera. Look below now! ›››

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'Blade Runner: The Final Cut' Gets a Cool Trailer for UK Re-Release

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:09
 The Final Cut

It's not a special anniversary for the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, but that's not stopping the theatrical re-release of the film in the form of Blade Runner: The Final Cut. In case you didn't know, there have been seven versions of the film delivered over the years with the last one being released in 2007. So far, it's only played on the big screen at film festivals in Venice and New York as well as theatrical showings internationally before hitting home video. Now the United Kingdom is getting a theatrical release this spring and a cool, contemporary trailer for the film has just been unveiled. Perfect timing since the sequel was just confirmed with Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard under the direction of Denis Villeneuve. Watch! ›››

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Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson at Fashion Week in Paris for 'Zoolander 2'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:29
Zoolander 2

We're not sure if this is a viral stunt or if production is already underway on Zoolander 2, but over in Paris, during Fashion Week, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson just popped up at the end of the Valentino show. Images and videos started pouring out straight from the event on social media, showing Zoolander and Hansel all dressed up and strutting down the catwalk. This just gets me infinitely more excited to see this sequel, which will be about 15 years old when all is said and done. Will Ferrell is supposed to be back as Mugatu, and we can't wait to see what these male models have been doing for over a decade now. Look! ›››

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Must Watch: Pixar's Second Full 'Inside Out' Trailer Has All the Feels

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:01
Inside Out

"I loved you in Fairy Dream Adventure Part 7." This summer brings Pixar Animation's latest feature film, Inside Out, and now the full theatrical trailer for the adventure inside the mind has been unveiled. Finally we get a sense of the story we're dealing with here as a little accident finds Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) trying to fix a problem with Riley's emotions and memories as she adjusts to life in San Francisco. Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are left trying to keep things in order, but it's not easy. This looks absolutely wonderful, imaginative with Pixar at its best. Watch! ›››

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Watch: California is Falling Apart in Second Trailer for 'San Andreas'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:26
San Andreas

"The Earth will literally crack open, and you will feel it on the East coast." Hot on the heels of yesterday's new poster, the second trailer for the disaster drama San Andreas has arrived, and it brings a whole slew of destruction with it. California gets messed up beyond recognition, and Dwayne Johnson is saving people left and right, whether it's his wife (Carla Gugino) or his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) or some woman who fell in the street. Plus, in addition to the earthquake, we get a peek at one of the side effects of the earthquake, a tsunami headed towards the Golden Gate Bridge. How will Johnson survive? ›››

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Hugh Jackman Gives First Look at Taron Egerton as 'Eddie the Eagle'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 22:32
Eddie the Eagle

Back in January, before Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Taron Egerton, we got word that the young actor was already slated to team up with Hugh Jackman for a new project. The film is called Eddie the Eagle, and it's a biopic about about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, a real-life Olympic ski jumper who competed in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, and achieved sports glory despite coming in dead last in his two events. Now Jackman has just posted a picture of himself with Egerton from the set of the production straight from some ski slopes made to look like they're straight from the Olympic games. ›››

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Russo Brothers & Channing Tatum Team for Another 'Ghostbusters'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 17:04
Ghostbusters / Channing Tatum

Back during the height of the leak from Sony Pictures, one of the stories that surfaced was of another Ghostbusters film that would bring back an all-male cast to follow the forthcoming all-female reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Channing Tatum was said to be involved and the hope was to get Chris Pratt on board too. While the latter seems to still be in flux, Deadline is reporting this companion Ghostbusters project is part of a new endeavor at Sony Pictures called Ghost Corps. and Anthony & Joe Russo, fresh off their new deal at the studio, will be directing this one. ›››

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First Look: McConaughey Fights for Lincoln in 'Free State of Jones'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:10
The Free State of Jones

While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. In the film, McConaughey plays a Mississippi man who defected from the Confederate Army and ended up banding together with a group of like-minded soldiers to set out to form their own state as the Free State Of Jones. And now we have the first photo of McConaughey in the middle of a Civil War battlefield, complete with a scraggly, grizzled beard. Look below! ›››

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HBO Doc 'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' Trailer Profiles Old Blue Eyes

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:57
 All or Nothing at All

"The word icon is much overused, but if it applies to anybody in American popular culture, it's Frank Sinatra." On what would be the 100th birthday of the crooning legend, Frank Sinatra is getting the documentary treatment from HBO with a two-part profile titled Sinatra: All or Nothing at All. Director Alex Gibney, fresh off his HBO documentary on James Brown, brings hours of archived interviews and commentary from those closest to Old Blue Eyes. This looks to have something for everyone, even the most die hard of Sinatra fans will probably learn things they didn't know about the beloved singing star. Watch! ›››

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Kristen Stewart & Jesse Eisenberg Reuniting Again for Woody Allen

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:56
Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart

Briefly: Right on schedule, this year brings another Woody Allen film with Irrational Man arriving on July 24th with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix starring. And while we haven't even gotten a glimpse of that film yet, Allen is again wasting no time in getting a cast together for the film that he's going to shoot this year. As usual, there are no plot details or even a title at this point, but Deadline reports Adventureland stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will reunite yet again (they'll next be seen in American Ultra) and Bruce Willis will be along for the ride as well. This will be the first time Stewart and Willis have worked with Allen. We'll keep our ear to the ground for any more details as the production looms closer. ›››

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Must Watch: Mesmerizing Second Trailer for Bird's 'Tomorrowland'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:11
Tomorrowland

"With every second that ticks by, the future is running out." So far we've only seen a little bit of Brad Bird's original sci-fi adventure Tomorowland, but with the film just over a couple months away, it's finally time to see more. Britt Robertson stars in the film as a bright teenage girl who encounters a former boy genius (George Clooney) who sets her off on a journey to this mysterious place known as Tomorrowland. Now we finally get an idea of the story at the heart of the film and this looks like the kind of live-action Disney adventure we've been missing, full of originality, amazing visuals and much more. Watch! ›››

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Watch: New Trailer for Bill Plympton's Beautifully Animated 'Cheatin''

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:02
Bill Plympton's Cheatin'

It's rare we get to feature some stunning hand-drawn animation, so anytime we get the opportunity it's always an exciting moment. Thanks to a tip from our friends at FSR, there's a brand new trailer out for Bill Plympton's animated film Cheatin'. It was actually finished back in 2013, but has been taking its sweet time to get released and is finally hitting theaters/VOD starting in April. The film, which runs 76 minutes in total, is about a couple named Jake and Ella who meet in a "fateful bumper car collision", end up married as the most romantic couple ever until another woman gets in the way and causes some "cheatin'". This looks like an emotional take on a story we've all seen before, but the animation is what makes it so special. Enjoy. ›››

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Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck Have No Idea What to Do for 'Frozen 2'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:16
Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck

If you're one of those Frozen fans who is excited to see a sequel from Walt Disney Animation Studios, you may want to sit down. While there have been rumblings of Frozen 2 from Idina Menzel, one of the film's stars, co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck currently have no idea what to do about a sequel. Speaking with BuzzFeed, the duo have confirmed that there is not yet a sequel in the works. There's no script, no development and not even an idea. Addressing the rampant rumors, Buck said, "It’s been in the press that we are doing it, and we would ask each other, 'Are we?'" Well, that doesn't sound very promising. ›››

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Watch: Trailer for Drafthouse's Re-Release of Noel Marshall's 'Roar'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:50
Roar Trailer

Lions, tigers and Tippi Hedren, oh my! Some of you may have heard of this film, but many others probably not. Roar is a one-of-a-kind film made by producer Noel Marshall who both stars in and directs this film featuring many of the actual lions (and tigers) owned by Marshall and real-life wife, actress Tippi Hedren. "For six years, Hedren and her daughter—the emerging young actress, Melanie Griffith—along with Marshall and his three sons lived, slept and ate with a growing pride of lions inside their home." (Read more on the story here.) It was originally released in 1982, but didn't earn that much, so Drafthouse Films has decided to re-release it in 2015 and here's their trailer for it. It kind of looks awesome. The quotes in this really sell it, just about how dangerous and unbelievable it looks, but I still can't wait to see it. A must see! ›››

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