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'Paddington' Goes Home with a New Family in the Second US Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:17
Paddington

"You've literally just brought home a random bear." After finally hearing the voice of Skyfall star Ben Whishaw bringing Paddington to life in the latest trailer from the United Kingdom, the second trailer for the release of The Weinstein Company film in the United States early next year has arrived to show off more of the family friendly comedy. Part of me wonders if the film was pushed back because it's not yet tracking well with audiences, maybe because this looks like a very dry, British comedy. Of course, it looks like there's still plenty for children from any country to enjoy as Paddington gets into a bit of trouble in London. Watch! ›››

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Must Watch: First Trailer for 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo as MLK

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:05
Selma Trailer

"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough." Paramount has officially debuted the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma, one of the last films we're waiting to see for the awards season, as it hits theaters on Christmas Day just in time for a qualifying theatrical run. Telling the story of of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic march that started in Selma, Alabama in 1965, this powerful portrayal of the civil rights movement is lead by David Oyelowo. He looks exceptional as Martin Luther King, even putting on a bit of weight to complete the appearance, and I can't wait to see the entire thing. The cast includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover. Don't ignore this film. ›››

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Bob Iger Says John Lasseter to Direct 'Toy Story 4' for 2017 Release

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:22
Toy Story 3

Briefly: Straight from a call with Disney CEO Bog Iger speaking to investors, we have word that Pixar Animation is working on Toy Story 4, which will be directed by John Lasseter and sent to theaters on June 6th, 2017. The news comes from Twitter (via Movies.com's Peter S. Hall). This is the first word we've heard about another Toy Story sequel since Tom Hanks casually let slip that there was another film in the works back in 2011, though there was never any confirmation of that revelation. But now it's official. Will it just be called Toy Story 4 or maybe Toy Foury or Fast and Toy Storious? We don't know. More info below! ›››

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Sound Off: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' - What Did You Think?

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:07
Interstellar

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We must confront the reality of interstellar travel." It's time for launch. Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated space exploration movie Interstellar has arrived in theaters, opening Tuesday night in 70mm IMAX & 70mm/35mm film cinemas, before going wide this weekend everywhere else. Matthew McConaughey stars as Cooper, who commands a mission through a wormhole near Saturn that takes them to another galaxy. The rest of the crew includes Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi, along with robots TARS and CASE. So how is it? Does it live up to very high expectations? Nolan's best yet? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Interstellar. ›››

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Sam Smith Reportedly Set to Sing Theme Song for 'James Bond 24'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:00
Sam Smith / James Bond

If you know anything about James Bond, it's that the theme song is one of the most iconic parts of the film franchise, and it really sets the mood for the film as a whole. There are some classics out there from films like Live and Let Die and Goldfinger, while more recent efforts haven't quite measure up like the songs for The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow Never Dies (I actually enjoyed the weird track for Die Another Day). Personally, I've found all of the songs done for each Daniel Craig installment of James Bond to be solid, and now we may have word on who will sing the new theme for the untitled 24th spy adventure. ›››

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Quentin Tarantino's Cast for 'The Hateful Eight' Officially Announced

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:15
The Hateful Eight

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Channing Tatum was circling a role in The Hateful Eight, the new western from Quentin Tarantino, the official principal cast has been revealed, confirming his role in the film. Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell have been confirmed as the bounty hunter duo Major Marquis Warren and John "The Hangman" Ruth respectively, and other live read cast members who are now locked in are Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers. And there's one more name too. More below! ›››

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Why Leaving 'Episode VII' Out of the 'Star Wars' Title Doesn't Matter

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:38
 The Force Awakens

Just this afternoon, the official title for Star Wars: Episode VII was announced as being Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While most of the focus should actually be on the title itself (which is just fine), there seem to be a fair amount of complaints and observations on what isn't there: the words Episode VII. Frankly, I'm not sure why this is such a big deal, especially when the argument for the inclusion of Episode VII in the title seems to just be to go along with the title pattern of the prequels, which most Star Wars fans have done nothing but complain about for years now. It's not as if there isn't a precedent for having a Star Wars title appear without an "Episode" number attached to it in the history of the whole saga. More below! ›››

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Must Watch: Awesome Old School 90's Trailer for 'Birdman Returns'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:58
Birdman Returns Trailer

"Where were you when you first saw Birdman Returns?" Hitting theaters everywhere next May is the highly anticipated sequel to Birdman, starring Riggan Thomson as the badass bird superhero. Yes, we've seen plenty of comic book movies already but another one can't hurt, especially when it's another one as dark, brooding, and spectacular as Birdman. I love that first one and I've been anxiously awaiting this sequel. It's only a quick tease with some glimpses that give us a feeling of the atmosphere and serious, dark tone of this follow-up, but I'm still excited to see it. Nothing like seeing Riggan put on that Birdman mask again. Enjoy! ›››

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Mark Wahlberg Becomes the 'Six Billion Dollar Man' for Peter Berg

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:54
Six Million Dollar Man / Mark Wahlberg

A new adaptation of the TV series of "The Six Million Dollar Man" has been in the works for years, but with inflation and technology changing since the series debuted in 1972, the project is called The Six Billion Dollar Man. Now the film has finally found some talent to make it happen. Deadline reports The Weinstein Company's genre label Dimension Films has set Mark Wahlberg to lead the film as former astronaut Steve Austin who suffers a horrific crash in an experimental plane, but ends up being saved by doctors with state-of-the-art bionic replacements on his body, thus turning him into a superhero of sorts. ›››

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Watch: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Final Epic Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:09
 The Battle of the Five Armies

"This was the last move in a master plan... A plan long in the making." Well, the end of it all is almost here. Presumably, this will be the last time director Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle Earth on the big screen with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies concluding this trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves of Erebor. Now the final trailer has arrived and it's just as epic as you would imagine. We recently heard that the film will conclude with a 45-minute battle between the titular five armies, and we get to see part of that on display in spectacular fashion, with a mesmerizing tease in this trailer. Get ready. "Will you follow us one last time?" ›››

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The Official Title of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Finally Been Revealed

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:14
 Episode VII

We've been waiting for months to find out what the official title for Star Wars: Episode VII would be, and today, StarWars.com came through with the biggest official announcement yet since the cast of the film was revealed earlier this year. The official title for the next chapter in the iconic sci-fi saga is called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The title doesn't tell us much, except that maybe since the events of Return of the Jedi, all that was left in the order of warriors have gone into hiding, and maybe now they're coming out of the woodwork as a new evil begins to rise. But of course, that's all speculation at this point. Read on! ›››

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John Malkovich Heads Back to the CIA in Michael Apted's 'Unlocked'

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:49
John Malkovich

After retiring from the CIA in the Coen Brothers' comedy Burn After Reading, the Oscar-nominated John Malkovich is heading back to the agency for a new thriller from director Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Chasing Mavericks). From the American film Market, BLOOM (the company behind the gestating Elvis & Nixon starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey respectively) has just announced that Malkovich, along with Little Miss Sunshine star Toni Collete, has joined the cast of Unlocked, the CIA thriller that already has Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas & Orlando Bloom attached to star. Read on! ›››

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Matthew McConaughey & Gary Ross Team Up for Civil War Drama

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:36
Matthew McConaughey

As Matthew McConaughey continues his comeback of sorts with a slew of impressive performances, a new project with his talents attached is gaining steam at the American Film Market. Free State of Jones is a civil war drama focusing on the untold and extraordinary story of Newton Knight, who led one of the greatest rebellions of the war. In addition to McConaughey, The Hunger Games and Pleasantville director Gary Ross is attached to the film, and the story has been a passion project for him for years. Now with STX Entertainment looking to finance a big chunk of the movie, it looks like it might finally happen. Read on! ›››

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Full 'Into the Woods' Trailer Belts Out Broadway Fairtytale Tunes

FirstShowing.net - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:07
Into the Woods

"Into the woods without delay, but careful not to lose the way..." Following the debut of yesterday's motion posters, Disney has released the full theatrical trailer for Into the Woods, and much like the featurette that popped up recently, this one finally reveals that the film is a straight-up musical. In addition to hearing the ensemble title song, we also get to see a better look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf, and it appears at first he's known as Mr. Wolf and then turns into a real wolf of sorts, so maybe he won't always look like a douchebag in the movie. If you don't dig classic musicals, this probably won't be for you, but it looks decent. ›››

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First Look: Kurt Russell & Hairy Jowls in 'Bone Tomahawk' Western'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:04
Bone Tomahawk

Though we're pumped to see Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, we'll get to see the Escape from New York and Death Proof star saddle up in another western too. Russell is the star of Bone Tomahawk, which in addition to being one of the coolest movie titles ever, will tell the story of a sheriff who sets out to rescue a group of captives from a band of wild cannibals. And sweetening the deal is the presence of Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox in the cast too. Now if you're not excited at that premise, then you should check out the first look photo showing off Russell and his jowls. ›››

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Now Michael Shannon & Kevin Spacey Are Set to Play 'Elivs & Nixon'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 21:09
Nixon & Elvis

Over three years ago, we learned that actor Cary Elwes, best known for his roles in films like The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, would make his feature directorial debut with Elvis & Nixon, a film following the interesting visit that iconic musician Elvis Presley paid to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House on December 21st, 1970. At the time, Eric Bana was slated to play "The King" and Danny Huston was going to play "Tricky Dick," but now the production banner BLOOM has set Michael Shannon to play Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey to play Richard Nixon. That's quite an awesome new duo. Read on! ›››

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Channing Tatum Circling Role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:50
Channing Tatum

Though last month brought news that Jennifer Jason Leigh was taking the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming western The Hateful Eight, we're still waiting to see how the rest of the cast shakes out. While Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell have pretty much been confirmed as reprising their roles from the live reading of the script from April, the rest of the names have yet to be officially added. And it sounds like all of them might not make the cut as Deadline reports Channing Tatum, who was not part of the live reading, is circling a major role in the project slated to start shooting in January of next year. ›››

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Meet Ninja & Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord from the 'Chappie' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:40
Die Antwoord - Chappie

"We're gunna make you cool, and tough!" Yesterday Sony debuted the first trailer for the new movie from Neill Blomkamp, titled Chappie, which tells the story of a young robot being brought into a brutal world. Fans of this music group may have already spotted them, but for everyone else, it's time to introduce you to Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from the South African group Die Antwoord. We've known they were in the cast since they were included in the early production announcements last year, but it's good to see them in the trailer and it seems they are main characters with a key role in the plot. View even more photos below. ›››

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Paul Schneider Stars in Ensemble 'Goodbye to All That' First Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:17
Goodbye to All That

As far as underrated actors go, Paul Schneider certainly ranks up there. With understated roles in films like Away We Go, Lars and the Real Girl, Elizabethtown and a two season role on "Parks & Recreation," he's proven to be a likeable everyman. Now he's back with a new indie ensemble drama called Goodbye to All That, a drama that marks the directorial debut of Junebug screenwriter Angus MacLachlan. The film follows a domesticated father and husband whose life is thrown into upheaval when his wife wants a divorce. Cue the struggle of being single again and trying to date. But this looks genuine and honest. Watch! ›››

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Matt Damon Ready to Get Small on the Big Screen with 'Downsizing'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:36
Matt Damon

It's been five years since we heard anything about Alexander Payne's big screen project Downsizing. Before the director decided to take on The Descendants, he was working on Downsizing with a cast that included Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon. Now the project is back, but with a completely different cast. Deadline reports it will be Matt Damon who stars in the film, but at this point, details on the plot are still pretty scarce. All the source says is that the film is a social satire about a man who realizes that his life would have been much better if he shrunk himself. Well, that sounds weird. ›››

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