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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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Ryan Gosling Sought After for 'Doctor Strange' and 'Suicide Squad'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:48
Ryan Gosling

The last couple days have brought some big news for fans of both Marvel and DC Comics movies, and now one actor in particular has drawn the attention of both sides. THR reports Ryan Gosling, a gifted actor who has strayed away from big franchises and blockbusters, is currently being courted for two big comic book roles. First, Marvel Studios has met with the actor to take the title role of Doctor Strange, joining names like Ewan McGregor and more who are also in the running. Since Gosling is just one of many names, and doesn't seem all that interested in these kind of films, don't hold your breath, but it's possible. Read on! ›››

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Review: David Ayer's 'Fury' Feels Like Something New Despite Cliches

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:27
Fury

Writer and director David Ayer brings his particular brand of hard-hitting action and remorseless intensity to the muddied front of World War II-torn Europe in Fury, more specifically the metal beasts that rolled through the landscape on rusted tracks. Fury’s heart is in both the hardened men inside those tanks as well as the hellish events that made them that way. It pulls up a number of war movie tropes, some of which give the film a shopworn feel. Regardless, the out-and-out ferocity of Ayer’s camera and action with a staggering slate of performances led by Brad Pitt makes Fury as solid as any good war film before it. ›››

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Ben Barnes & Leighton Meester Get Gritty in First 'By the Gun' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:15
By the Gun

"You want in this family, you gotta pay the price." After starring in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, actor Ben Barnes hasn't had the best luck with his film choices. He's the lead in the continuously delayed The Seventh Son, and he seems stuck in a rut if forgettable fantasy or sparsely seen films. Maybe there's a chance that could change with By the Gun, a gritty crime thriller set in Boston that sees Barnes entering the world of the Italian mafia. Leighton Meester doesn't seem to be offering much here though, especially with one particularly terrible line delivery on display that we hope is fixed in the final cut. Watch? ›››

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Katniss Sees the Destruction of District 12 in New 'Mockingjay' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:41
 Mockingjay - Part I

"We need to make it personal for her. Let her see what The Capitol did to District 12." Lionsgate just opened ticket sales for this fall's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, and along with that comes a short new trailer showing off some new footage from the first chapter in the two-part finale. Through voiceover, we hear President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) talking about how they're not sure Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) can be the leader they need. But that seems to change when she's taken to visit her destroyed home in District 12. Watch it! ›››

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Watch: How 'The Blair Witch Project' Changed Movies Back in 1999

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:20
The Blair Witch Project

Though found footage feels like a craze that only started a few years ago with the success of Paranormal Activity, the first massive found footage hit actually arrived 10 years earlier, at a time when the internet hadn't yet been successfully used to market a film to a massive audience. That film is The Blair Witch Project, and in a new short from Academy Originals, the film's unprecedented and breakthrough success is documented, showing how an indie film that was made on a shoestring budget became one of the biggest surprise hits of the summer thanks to some clever marketing and a unique premise. Watch below! ›››

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The Golden Briefcase at Fantastic Fest 2014 - One Epic Recap Episode

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:11
Fantastic Fest 2014

Fantastic Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse is the most wonderful time of the year as a genre cinema fan, and The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy look forward to it as much as Christmas. Both returned to Austin back in September for the fest this year and present one epic recap episode. This year's schedule was chock-full of delicious samplings such as Kevin Smith's Tusk, Drafthouse Films' ABCs of Death 2, Miike's Over Your Dead Body, Sono's Tokyo Tribe and tons more (see all of our Fantastic Fest reviews here). This massive episode includes all of the live discussions from Fantastic Fest and interviews with filmmakers including Nicolas Winding Refn, Liv Corfixen and Alex Aja, director of Horns. Don't miss it, listen in now! ›››

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host 87th Academy Awards in February 2015

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:18
Neil Patrick Harris

With awards season getting into swing, there's no better time for Variety to report that the 87th Academy Awards, airing on ABC on February 22nd, 2015, will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. The former child star has enjoyed s great career since his comeback following Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and he has enjoyed great success as a series regular every single season of "How I Met Your Mother," several big stage musicals and most recently, a pivotal role in the thriller Gone Girl this month. As for hosting duties, Harris has already livened up both the Tony Awards and the Emmy ceremony this year, so he's ready. ›››

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35mm Doc 'Out Of Print' Now Online After New Beverly Controversy

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:28
New Beverly

Over the last few weeks we've written a few articles about Quentin Tarantino taking over managing the New Beverly Cinema, the repertory 35mm theater in Los Angeles. However, there's an interesting development on the other side today and it involves one of the theater's longtime employees speaking out about the new changes. It seems things have taken a turn for the worse, and after being told to keep quiet, Julia Marchese (@juliacmarchese) has written a blog about her experiences and being unfairly forced to quit. Marchese is also the filmmaker behind the documentary Out of Print about saving 35mm film made mostly at the New Beverly. But due to this break-up, she has released the doc in full online immediately for everyone's viewing. ›››

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Standalone Superman & Batman Movies Also Coming Before 2020

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:15
Batman & Superman

Well, the hits just keep on coming for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment today. The studio has announced the dates for a bunch of forthcoming movies with ties to Justice League, they've announced that Ezra Miller is playing The Flash, and that Zack Snyder is directing a two-part Justice League movie. But there's another little detail that's been somewhat overlooked. The studio also has plans for standalone movies for Ben Affleck as Batman and another movie for Henry Cavill as Superman. They haven't been given dates yet, but the press release says they will arrive sometime between 2016 and 2020. Read on! ›››

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Christian Bale Could Still Play Steve Jobs for Director Danny Boyle

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:21
Christian Bale

Though Christian Bale was director David Fincher's choice to play Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple founder developing at Sony Pictures, it won't be the Gone Girl filmmaker at the helm of the project. Fincher fell away from the film due to disagreement over his paycheck and creative control, and in April, we learned that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was taking over the film with an eye to have Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. But now we've come full circle and met in the middle as Variety reports it will actually be Christian Bale playing the late technology innovator in the film that is currently called Jobs. ›››

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Zack Snyder Confirmed to Direct Both Parts of 'Justice League' Movie

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:01
Zack Snyder

It's been a big day for DC Comics movie news with Warner Bros. unveiling their release plans through 2020, and announcing that Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa would lead The Flash and Aquaman standalone films respectively in 2018. But amidst the news, there's another interesting tidbit that caught our eye. We already know that Zack Snyder was set to direct Justice League after he finished up with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but today's release date plans also revealed something else interesting: Zack Snyder is actually directing a two-part Justice League movie coming in 2017 and 2019. Read on! ›››

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Nicolas Cage Old & Shaky But Not Scared in 'Dying of the Light' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:37
Dying of the Light

There's a chance we just might get a break from the terrible films that Nicolas Cage has been making lately. Director Paul Schrader (writer of Raging Bull and Taxi Driver) is entering espionage thriller territory with Dying of the Light, and Cage isn't playing the kind of protagonist you'd expect. Complete with grayed hair, and a shaky, elderly demeanor, Cage plays an ailing veteran CIA agent who is hellbent on taking down a terrorist who has evaded him for years. This doesn't look half bad, but Shrader hasn't directed the best films throughout his career. At least it looks better than Cage's other recent work. Watch? ›››

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Warner Bros. Swaps 'LEGO Movie' Sequel and Batman Spin-Off Dates

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:29
The LEGO Movie

Briefly: Following the success of The LEGO Movie earlier this year, Warner Bros. Animation is going all-in on making a bunch of animated movies inspired by LEGO sets. There's a sequel to The LEGO Movie in the works, a spin-off focusing on their Ninjago line and we just heard that LEGO Batman will also get his own movie with Will Arnett voicing The Dark Knight again. But word from Warner Bros. today is shaking up things slightly. Previously, The LEGO Movie 2 was dated for May 26th, 2017, but that's when the LEGO Batman spin-off will arrive now. Instead, The LEGO Movie sequel has been pushed back to May 25th, 2018. But the good news is Ninjago is still arriving on September 23rd, 2016. Stay tuned for updates. ›››

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DC's 'Justice League,' 'Suicide Squad' & More Release Plans Unveiled

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:59
Justice League

Back in the beginning of August, we learned that Warner Bros. had staked out a slew of future release dates for DC Comics films, but with no indication of what films might be arriving in those slots beyond the promise of Justice League following sometime after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, thanks to the same shareholders meeting that revealed Ezra Miller will play The Flash in a standalone film arriving in 2018 (along with Jason Momoa getting his own Aquaman film that same year), we now have a much better idea of what films Warner Bros. has lined up, and when we'll see them hit theaters. Read on! ›››

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Marketing Material Galore for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:55
 The Battle of Five Armies

The Defining Chapter. The End of it All. The Grand Finale. We're getting closer and closer to the release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in December and Warner Bros has started their final marketing push with an abundance of new materials. Aside from the daily character poster debut on @TheHobbitMovie Twitter account, a big batch of new banners has been unveiled. To top it off, IMPAwards has tossed in two more posters for the finale, showing epic scenes of Gandalf reaching out for Galadriel, and Thorin sitting on his rightful throne. All this material is just a reminder this movie is indeed arriving soon. ›››

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Ezra Miller is 'The Flash' & Jason Momoa is 'Aquaman' Both in 2018

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:27
The Flash / Ezra Miller

This morning, Warner Bros. is having a big shareholder talk, and a whole slew of news about their future plans for DC Comics properties has finally been revealed. Thanks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz on Twitter, we now know that the studio has cast We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller as The Flash, and they have confirmed that Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the actor will reprise the role in his own standalone film as well. Both The Flash and Aquaman movies will hit theaters sometime in 2018. Read on! ›››

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Watch: Satirical Horror Short Film 'Liebe', Or 'A Ghastly Love Story'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:47
Liebe Short Film

"When I first saw you, I could not believe my eyes." It's October which means it's the month of horror, with scary films premiering all over. This short, titled Liebe or Love in German, is a quick watch and a fun way to mix up all those scares with something that will make you laugh. The 3-minute short has played at film festivals all over, including at Fantasia and Toronto After Dark throughout the year, and is now online for viewing. As always, we feature shorts to show people how much great filmmaking there is out there even in short form and made on a shoestring budget. Have fun with this one - the perfect short for October. Enjoy! ›››

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Star to Direct 'Figment' at Legendary

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:23
Rob McElhenney

If I told you that one of the creators and stars of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was going to write and direct a feature film, you'd probably assume that it was an R-rated comedy. However, you just might be surprised to learn from Deadline that Rob McElhenney (who plays Mac on the FX comedy series) has actually been lined up as the writer, director and producer of a family action film called Figment set up at Legendary Pictures. The film will follow an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life, and that sounds like the kind of original film we need right about now. ›››

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