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4:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Here's that great Hanging Tree song from Mockingjay- Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was pretty good. It's the best in a rough series and stands out due to some great decisions. But one of the clunkier ones was "The Hanging Tree." A song featured in the book, it was...

Nick Valdez


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2:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Final Trailer for Rogen and Goldberg's The Interview

I've been worried how Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were possibly going to follow up This is the End, hands down one of the best films of 2013, after their recently produced effort Neighbors showed quite a few cracks in their...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Flixgiving: Five Movies Megan is Thankful for

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Normally, during this holiday I'm at my parents' house and I get to eat all sorts of delicious things my mom makes (although I hated all of it when I was little and kept insisting when I was grown up I'd...

Megan Porch

11:00 AM on 11.26.2014

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

You know when something is funny you just have to do it again, right? That's the logic with Horrible Bosses 2. The original film actually had an appealing cast that worked well together pulling the film out of cliche and into...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 11.25.2014

First trailer for animated Lucasfilm, Strange Magic

Now here's something that came out of absolutely nowhere. This must've been buried under all of that Star Wars after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, but apparently, Strange Magic is an animated film inspired by a story from Georg...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 11.25.2014

First full trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

I had no idea there was going to be a Peter Pan origin story until just a few days ago, when I saw images of Hugh Jackman dressed up as a crazy pirate. I love Peter Pan, so part of me is excited, but another part of me wonders why we need an origin story for him. Either way, here's the trailer for Pan, which actually looks pretty fun.

Megan Porch

2:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Oscar Isaac is X-Men: Apocalypse's...Apocalypse

Oscar Isaac truly is a renaissance man. He's one of the few actors I can take seriously in anything he chooses. In fact if he decided to don a fat suit and fart for three hours in his next film, I'd still see it six times. Bu...

Nick Valdez

11:24 AM on 11.25.2014

First trailer for Jurassic World evolves the premise

I'm a big fan of the Jurassic Park franchise, even when it got kind of stupid -- which basically means every film after the first. A return to people running for their lives in a dinosaur theme park sounds like a good i...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Wonder Woman movie nabs director Michelle MacLaren

We're going to get so many superhero films the rest of this decade I say we just pay attention to the ones with enough unique bits to stand out. Chief among these is Warner Bros' eventual take on Wonder Woman. After our most ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

 Every once in a while, a film comes along that takes a stale genre and makes it completely new and cool again. Ana Lily Amirpour's debut film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is the vampire film that makes the creatur...

Megan Porch

4:00 PM on 11.24.2014

First look at Arnold as the T-800 in Terminator Genysis

So far Terminator: Genysis hasn't done anything to inspire much confidence. First there was the stupid name and then the stupid images from the first look. Thanks to the fact that expectations are so far at rock bottom f...

Matthew Razak





3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday

UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Called it: Christoph Waltz likely to be playing Blofeld

Don't say I didn't warn you. The Daily Mail is reporting that Christoph Waltz, who was recently revealed to be cast in the upcoming Bond 24 is likely to be playing Bond's archrival Ernst Stavro Blofeld. I mean, who else ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Flixgiving: Five Movies Liz Is Thankful For

It's Flixgiving! The Flixist staff has gathered together around the cool glow of the TV to share movies that we're thankful for; ones that have impacted our lives, ones that we feel are important, and ones that we just love. ...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 11.24.2014

Box Office Numbers: This Girl is Still On Fire

Holy sh*t you all. When you watch as many movies as I do, you totally forget how popular some of them are. Completely obliterating every other film for the past few weeks, Mockingjay- Part 1 earned $123 million dollars. Holy ...

Nick Valdez

12:30 PM on 11.23.2014

SAIFF Review: Killa (The Fort)

I never moved when I was growing up. I knew people who moved once or twice, and then I knew others in military families and the like who would come and go almost annually. In a small town with a small school, that made a diff...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

6:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Trailer for The Age of Adaline staring a forever-young Blake Lively

In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively stars as a woman who goes through some kind of magical accident when she is 29, and from then on she cannot age. Adaline must continue to navigate her way through the ever-changing world, ...

Liz Rugg

5:30 PM on 11.22.2014

Trailer: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatene...

Liz Rugg



SAIFF Review: Dukhtar photo
SAIFF Review: Dukhtar
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Most of the modern foreign films that I watch are from countries that are reasonably similar to the United States. People live in apartments and drive sleek cars. They use smartphones and credit cards. They have the internet. And so even if I'm confused by a particular custom or some broader cultural experience, I can always fall back on the knowledge that their environments are not too different from mine.

Which makes it all the more shocking to see a film like Dukhtar, Pakistan's official Oscar entry for the year. Though it takes place in modern times, the environment is unlike anything I've ever experienced. It's something truly foreign.

It's also quite good.

[This film is screening as part of the 2014 South Asian International Film Festival. More information can be found here or at the official SAIFF website.]

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Flixgiving: Five Movies Sean Is Thankful For photo
Flixgiving: Five Movies Sean Is Thankful For
by Sean Walsh

Who doesn't love Turkey Day? A day of food, family, and gratitude for all you have. It's great. Unless, of course, your family is going away and you don't have any personal days from work to go with them!

That being said, I'm still thankful that the day itself is a paid day off. I'll get myself some ground turkey and whip up a depressing single man's Cheeseburger Helper, strip down to my underoos, and eat my feast-for-one in the dark.

"But, Sean," you say, "that sounds mightily depressing!" Sure it does, but fortunately I have a pretty delicious Thanksgiving movie queue set up to stave off the crushing loneliness. What movies could possibly beat back the soul-crushing pain of being alone for the holidays? Join me and I'll tell you allllllll about it...

[Happy Flixgiving, everyone! We'll be posting these leading up to the actual Thanksgiving. Click here to see all of the films that our writers are thankful for. What are you thankful for?]

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Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 photo
Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
by Nick Valdez

The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into the latest, Mockingjay- Part 1 (which is based off half of the final text in the book trilogy), that upward trend certainly continues. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 is the pinnacle of the Hunger Games series. A payoff of two years of buildup that finally cements this series as the main example of how to do these Young Adult book adaptations. It may have taken a while to get to the peak, but the view is totally worth it.  

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4:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Penelope Cruz in Zoolander 2, Stiller may direct

Comedy sequels are all the rage now that Anchorman 2 and  Dumb and Dumber To actually made money so the ball is now rolling on Zoolander 2. How do we know? Casting. Penelope Cruz has reportedly signed on for th...

Matthew Razak