'Muppets Most Wanted' Online Spot Mocks Internet Hype on Twitter

Muppets Most Wanted

The full length trailers for Muppets Most Wanted got us excited for the humor that so delightfully populate our childhood and made the return of Jim Henson's creations so enjoyable in 2011. Now a new online spot has arrived with some silly hype and excitement from Twitter. The funny thing is,if you search for these Twitter users, there are actual accounts, but they've simply been created solely to go along with this promo. For example, @PoppaFreshness is named Nicholas Stollest, clearly a play on writer Nicholas Stoller's name. It's clever, and it's cool to see Disney take time to make these faux Twitter accounts for fun.

 Posted January 7 in Humor, To Watch | Comments Closed

International TV Spot for 'RoboCop' Asks What's Bigger Than a Hero


"It's not a suit. It's you." We're still not sure if the remake of RoboCop is going to be anything but a blockbuster spectacle, but the most recent international trailer gave us some hope. Now a new international TV spot has arrived with some more footage from the film, including brief snippets of Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy before he becomes the cybernetic officer in question. We also get a glimpse into the vicious plans Michael Keaton and OmniCorp has to make sure Murphy stays under their control, as his human will seems to be overtaking their programming. Could this turn out to be a decent remake after all? Watch!

 Posted January 7 in To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Lizard Convicted + New International Posters

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The use of The Daily Bugle as a viral Tumblr for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been raising tons of questions, mostly about new villains popping up in the forthcoming sequels. However, a new article gives us some insight into the fate of the villain from the first film. Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) has been convicted for his crimes that resulted from his rampage as Lizard, including the murder of Gwen Stacy's (Emma Stone) father, Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary). There might be some hints as to his involvement in future films, and we talk about the possibilities below. In addition, there's three new international posters featuring Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) facing Electro (Jamie Foxx) in New York.

 Posted January 7 in Hype, Marvel, Posters, Viral | Comments

First Look: Melissa McCarthy as 'Tammy' & Grandma Susan Sarandon


After teaming up with Sandra Bullock for the hit comedy The Heat, and being at odds with Jason Bateman in Identity Thief, this time Melissa McCarthy will be alongside Susan Sarandon in Tammy. The comedy follows McCarthy as the titular character, completely down on her luck with no money, no husband, and no car. She's ready to get the hell out of town, but in order to do that, she'll have to deal with her grandmother Pearl (Sarandon), who has a car and some extra cash. Yes, it's a road trip comedy, and we've got the first photo of this disastrous duo, and they seem to behaving some police trouble at a liquor store.

 Posted January 7 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Superheroes & Awesomeness in the First TV Spot for 'The LEGO Movie'

The LEGO Movie

Yesterday, two new character posters for The LEGO Movie put the spotlight on Batman (Will Arnett) and Superman (Channing Tatum). Now the heroes are part of the first TV spot for the animated comedy from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller. The duo are part of Emmet's (Chris Pratt) excitement of all the awesome things in the world of LEGO. Taking the "everything is awesome" cue from the most recent, promising theatrical trailer, it's another glimpse into the cool animated world created for the film. Look out for The Flash in a quick shot, but we're not sure who's voicing him yet.

 Posted January 7 in To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Watch: Great Examination of the Deteriorating Quality of Movie Posters

Movie Posters

While movie posters are primarily used to hype up and promote forthcoming films, we're big fans of those that actually put effort into standing out as great pieces of art (check out my picks for the Best Official Movie Posters of 2013 here), as opposed to just sloppy movie marketing chock full of famous faces and lazy Photoshop work. However, those kind of movie posters are becoming increasingly hard to come by, and the folks at GoodBadFlicks have decided to take a look at why movie posters are mostly pretty terrible now. They thoughtfully look back at some great movie posters from the past and just how pitiful many are today.

 Posted January 6 in Posters, To Watch | Comments

CBS Films Goes All Out with Big 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Ads in NY Times

Inside Llewyn Davis Ads

Yep, it's awards season. With the Oscar nominations voting closing this week, CBS Films is running one hell of a unique/ballsy marketing campaign in the NY Times for a film that is, indeed, one of the best of the year - the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. So far they've run two full-page ads in the Times for the new Coen Bros film, one of them featuring a list of over 400 critics' names (causing Twitter to go crazy in the afternoon) that have called Inside Llewyn Davis one of the best films of the year. The other is the now infamous tweet from NY Times' critic A.O. Scott talking about listening to one of the songs from the film about a folk musician, played excellently by Oscar Isaac (who also deserves a nomination). Photos below.

 Posted January 6 in Awards, Indies, Movie News, Photos | Comments

First Look: Adam Sandler is Tired, Messy & Disheveled in 'The Cobbler'

The Cobbler

It's been far too long since Adam Sandler took a break from his stupid comedies like Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy and other garbage we'd rather forget about. Thankfully, Sandler is getting back to some solid filmmaking akin to his praiseworthy turns in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish and Reign Over Me. Director Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent) has Sandler leading his film The Cobbler, and we have a first look photo from the film. Sandler certainly looks tired (that's probably the idea) sipping some coffee out in front of his shoe shop. Hopefully McCarthy and Sandler deliver a charming little flick.

 Posted January 6 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Edgar Wright Posts 'Ant-Man' Homework with Possible Character Hints


After directing this year's fantastic The World's End (which was my favorite comedy and also #10 on my favorite films of the year), Edgar Wright is busy getting Ant-Man ready to arrive in 2015. We already know that Paul Rudd is taking the superhero role in the Phase Three title at Marvel Studios, but we're still not sure what version of Ant-Man will end up on the big screen. There are several different versions in the Marvel comic book universe and only rumors have swirled about which one we'll see. Now a photographic hint from Wright himself, doing what he calls "homework" for the film, gives us a little insight into the plot.

 Posted January 6 in Hype, Marvel | Comments

Solitude: Uncovering the Books Hidden in Nolan's 'Interstellar' Teaser

Interstellar Books Spaceship

What do the books Time's Arrow and One Hundred Years of Solitude have to do with Christopher Nolan's Interstellar? Quite a bit, if their appearance in the first teaser means something. Those who've seen the first Interstellar teaser trailer, on the big screen or online, may have noticed the very obvious bookshelf shot, featuring a little toy rocket and a couple of books that very prominently come into focus. As my mind kept wandering back to the teaser, I wanted to see which books I could find and discover what they mean - if anything. Let's have fun and see what references Nolan seems to have hidden in the first Interstellar trailer.

 Posted January 6 in Discuss, Editorial, Feat, SciFi | Comments

TGB Episode 183: Reflecting on 2013 in Film (Guest: Alex Billington)

The Golden Briefcase - Reflecting on 2013 in Film

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by our own top man here at FirstShowing, Alex Billington, to go through one final recap of 2013 in film, a look back at this past year. As usual, the guys venture away from the traditional Top 10 and go with different categories such as the Biggest Disappointment, Best Male & Female Performances and Best Score/Soundtrack and so on. The three shuffle through what was actually a surprisingly good year in film to find their personal picks for the various categories. Listen in as the guys touch on some truly great gems from 2013's excellent cinematic offerings.

 Posted January 6 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

Superman's Face Gets a New Character Poster for 'The LEGO Movie'

The LEGO Movie

We can't wait for January to be over. Not only does it mean that we've already seen the barrage of films at Sundance Film Festival, but it also means we're done with all the garbage that gets dumped on the big screen that month. In addition, it also means we're closer to see The LEGO Movie on the big screen in February. The most recent theatrical trailer made it look fun as hell, and the inclusion of various iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more will make it fun for everyone. Now Supes (voiced by Channing Tatum) gets his own simple character poster (since he didn't get one in the last batch). Again, the details of the texture of his hair, and the painted-on face are great. Look below!

 Posted January 6 in Animation, Hype, Posters | Comments




Alex's Top 10 of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
3. Victoria
4. Creed
5. Sherpa
6. The End of the Tour
7. Sicario
8. The Revenant
9. The Martian
10. Beasts / No Nation
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2015
1. Anomalisa
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Ex Machina
5. Room
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Spring
8. White God
9. Montage of Heck
10. Spy
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