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It's Time to Watch More Great Films - The Fall Festival Season is Here

Film Festival

Yep, it's already that time of year again. The summer is over, the leaves are starting to change. You know what that means right? It's the fall film festival season! And also the beginning of the awards season. The Venice Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival both kick off this week, and as always, we're in for a treat with all the new films coming up this fall (it seriously looks like a stacked season). Just a few weeks later in September, the Toronto Film Festival continues festival mania with hundreds of films showing. And the month ends with the beloved Fantastic Fest in Austin, showing the best genre films from around the world. I'll be covering the Venice Film Festival this year, and watching for reports from the other fests.

 Posted August 29 in General, Movie News | Comments

Spring Break Vacation Posting Update - We'll Return Again Next Week

Athens Sunset

It's time for a brief pause in the usual excitement. I'm currently on a vacation, taking a spring break holiday for the week. We'll return to normal next week with regular updates again. Last year I took a life-long-dream trip to Nepal in March and stopped writing anything for the entire month, this time it's just a week. It's also my birthday this week, and I'm looking forward to just relaxing and taking my mind off of everything. The big new releases opening on March 24th, this weekend, are CHIPS, the Power Rangers movie, and the sci-fi space thriller Life. We'll be catching up with any trailers as they arrive, but in the meantime, there's nothing major going on. Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support. We'll be back soon.

 Posted March 20 in General | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Geeks

Merry Christmas Die Hard

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of films - sci-fi romance, animation, a video game movie, new Star Wars, and plenty others. News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again in 2017.

 Posted December 25 in General, Star Wars | Comments

Travel Notice: We're Going Offline the Rest of March - Enjoy the Show

Travel Notice - Everest

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.

 Posted March 7 in General, Movie News | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Cinephiles

Merry Christmas 2015

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of films - a space opera, animation, comedies, powerful dramas, and everything inbetween. News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again in 2016.

 Posted December 25 in General | Comments

Travel Notice - New Content Paused For One Week While Abroad

Gone Fishing

Hello, my friends. After silence today I thought I would post an update to let you know what's going on this week, instead of keeping our readers in the dark. I am currently traveling abroad through June 21st, with very limited access to internet. Over the past few months FirstShowing has undergone a number of major internal changes, including losing our primary day-to-day staff. Our hope is that we can continue to bring you the same news and content daily that you have come to love, but at the moment daily updates are on hold. We have been unable to secure new staff to keep the site updated while I am away, and as much as I hoped to keep it running myself, I'm unable to do so. I will do my best to keep the site updated. We plan to return to regular daily news starting next week, June 22nd. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 Posted June 15 in General, Movie News | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Cinephiles

Merry Christmas 2014

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a variety of interesting movies to choose from (we suggest Selma, Top Five, PTA's Inherent Vice above all). News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at full speed for 2015.

 Posted December 25 in Feat, General | Comments

Full 2015 Release Schedule with Over 50 Movies Listed Now Available

2015 Release Schedule

The year of years. One to remember. By all accounts, 2015 looks to be one of the most exciting years in big Hollywood movies in a long time. From the return of Star Wars, to the return of The Avengers, to the return of Jurassic Park, to the return of Terminator, to the (re-)appearances of Ant-Man, Desmond Miles, SpongeBob, Aaron Cross, James Bond, Jason, Ethan Hunt, Ted & Mad Max. In keeping up with the features on FirstShowing, we've (finally) launched our 2015 Release Schedule, with listings that we'll update as time goes on. For now, we wanted to inform everyone that the schedule is up and up-to-date.

 Posted January 12 in General, Movie News, Release Dates | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Lovers

Gandalf Santa - Happy Holidays

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a variety of interesting movies to choose from (we suggest American Hustle, Anchorman 2 or The Hobbit). News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at full speed for 2014.

 Posted December 25 in General, Movie News | Comments

Alamo Drafthouse Cancels Plans for the Metro Theater in Manhattan

Metro Alamo Drafthouse

It was with a heavy heart that we bring you this news. The Alamo Drafthouse posted an update on their blog confirming that their first Manhattan location, at the Metro Theater on the Upper West Side, has been cancelled. At least for now. The news, backed up by quotes from Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League in the NY Times, explains that the costs of the location have risen substantially since Superstorm Sandy last year "and ultimately the location is no longer financially viable for us." So they're stopping construction on this second New York City location, but still have plans to finish their downtown Brooklyn location (and they recently opened up in Yonkers nearby). This was the one theater I was waiting for, so sad to hear this.

 Posted October 1 in General, Movie News | Comments

Our 2013 Comic-Con Meet-Up is Taking Place Saturday in San Diego

Comic-Con

Calling all movie geeks, we're hosting our fifth annual FirstShowing meet-up at Comic-Con on Saturday this week. This is the "meet-up" for FS fans/readers and our friends SlashFilm and ScreenRant, and we'll be arriving at 10PM and staying a few hours. We're meeting at the Marriott Marina Hotel (map) in the "Marina Kitchen" left of the lobby. You don't need to be 21, as we'll be hanging out in the lounge. In addition to myself, editor Ethan Anderton will be there, along with the SlashFilm & ScreenRant guys. We hope to meet you there if you're here in San Diego. Enjoy the first few days of the Con, and we'll see you on Friday!

 Posted July 17 in Comic-Con 13, Events, General | Comments

Replacements for Google Reader - Tips to Keep Your RSS in Control

RSS Reader Replacement - Feedly

A Public Service Announcement from FirstShowing. We know many of our readers have subscribed to our RSS feed in Google Reader for a long time, but today is the day it shuts down forever. If anyone is looking for good suggestions for new RSS readers and other places to manage your feeds and favorite websites, we've put together a mini guide. Thankfully the web is a smart and innovative place, and many alternatives have popped up in the last few months, some even better than Google Reader ever was. First and foremost we suggest Feedly, which has FS highlighted as featured under "Cinema". Even more replacements below.

 Posted July 1 in Feat, General, Movie News | Comments

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