Travel Notice: We're Going Offline the Rest of March - Enjoy the Show
by Alex Billington
March 7, 2016
Well, it's time. We're off. It's time for a break. FirstShowing will be slowing down and going offline for the rest of March. We've been running for nearly 10 years and it's time for a brief pause, a moment of rest and relaxation, as we figure things out going forward. I wish I had more to share about the state of things, but for now, it's a bit rough and the best plan of action is to hold steady. In the meantime, I just want to update everyone regarding our break. I will be traveling to the other side of the world and will be generally out of contact for the rest of the month. We may post a few trailers here and there but that's about it until April 1st.
There are a bunch of exciting movies coming out this month - I'm sadly missing Batman v Superman and 10 Cloverfield Lane, two of my most anticipated. There's also the official US release of Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster, Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, as well as Disney's Zootopia, and a few others hitting theaters. I will catch as many of them as I can once I return back home, and I wish we could keep the discussion going with Sound Offs. As soon as I'm back from the trip at the end of March, we'll be up and running again with regular posts. There is plenty to talk about the rest of the year.
I will be traveling around the world to India and Nepal over the next three weeks. I have made the executive decision to take a break, and keep things running with a few minimal posts about major trailers. In the meantime, all of our regular FirstShowing is available and our release schedule will be updated with current details. As I have been running the site with very minimal staff recently out of necessity, the only way to keep moving forward and focusing on the future is to go offline for now. It will be just a short break. Thank you for understanding, and I look forward to continuing with new updates again starting next month. Ciao.
Update - for anyone interested in following, I'm posting photos of my trip to Instagram here: @abillington.