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10:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Comic-Con trailer for Interstellar

With Matthew McConaughey's recent upswing, I've been more inclined to pay attention to his projects. One such project is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. A science fiction film about wormholes and future corn, who knows wha...

Nick Valdez


4:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Marvel's Ant-Man cast loses actors, confirms some roles

Marvel's Ant-Man has been in a bit of a pickle. After Edgar Wright's big exit, multiple rewrites, hiring Peyton Reed on as director, now the project is even more turmoil due to all of these hiccups. Thanks to the delayed prod...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.30.2014

First trailer for Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's career has been in a bit of a flux in his post-Potter days. In what seemingly seems like Radcliffe searching for that one role that'll truly showcase his talents, he's been in several offbeat projects that...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.30.2014

See Into the Storm early and free

I wasn't paying much attention to Into the Storm until one of the trailers showed off a fire tornado. It's a very real, very scary thing that the film is going to use for our amusement. But whatever, I'm sure it's going to be...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.30.2014

First official trailer for Kevin Smith's Tusk

Regardless of our opinions on Kevin Smith here at Flixist, we always seem to find ourselves talking about him. It's because he's managed to turn his few successes into a huge marketing juggernaut with the "Askewniverse," pod...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Godzilla 2 bringing the big dogs Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah

Although a Godzilla sequel was announced shortly after the first film made Legendary Pictures a king-sized amount at the box office, they've finally confirmed it during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Didn't ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Here's Avengers: Age of Ultron's San Diego Comic-Con panel

The lucky few who went to San Diego Comic-Con got to see a bit of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while we won't get any of that footage officially for awhile, here's a look at the rest of their Comic-Con panel. Notable bits in...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.29.2014

See Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles early and free

Knock knock, you're about to get a free screening! Regardless of how you feel toward the upcoming reboot, there's no doubt Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to be the talk of the town come release. So for a few lucky folk...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.29.2014

PSA: The Skeleton Twins is not about skeletons

We get a lot of press releases here at Flixist Dot Com, but never before have I felt the need to report on one before now. Now, I don't know about you guys, but when I see an email with "THE SKELETON TWINS" in the header, I c...

Mike Cosimano

8:00 AM on 07.29.2014

First official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I love how they're claiming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is "The Defining Chapter" in the story since the book itself is only a fraction of all of this. In what is most likely the most bloated title of the serie...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron props tease Hulkbuster, Ultron and more

Avengers: Age of Ultron caused quite a big hubub over at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend as it confirmed a few things. Namely Vision has density shifting powers, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are indeed mutants, Josh Brolin ...

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Legendary rebooting King Kong with 'Skull Island' in 2016

When Legendary Pictures brought back Godzilla, one of my first thoughts was "Where the hell is King Kong?" Now I finally have an answer. Although King Kong took a shot at a reboot a few years back with Peter Jackson, it focus...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Box Office Numbers: You Love Lucy

It looks like I bet on the wrong horse. In a neat turn of events, audiences flocked more toward the weird outsider film, Lucy, than the sweating mass of manmeat, Hercules. I'd like to take this time to thank America for being...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.28.2014

First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

After teasing for months with two pictures of Batman and a Superman with zero changes from Man of Steel, it's now Wonder Woman's time to shine. After Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian princess/goddess/badass in Batman v. Su...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Comic-Con trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

I'm loving the advertising campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 so far. Continuing on with the minimalist teasers is the Comic-Con trailer which contains the first actual footage from the film. Not much is said...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 07.28.2014

First official trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road

Thanks to the Mad Max: Fury Road panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, we've finally gotten our first trailer for the long awaited, long delayed, long in trouble sequel to George Miller's original trilogy. It's str...

Nick Valdez

6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Sam Raimi had to save The Last of Us adaptation from the game's writer

The Last of Us was a fascinating movie with a not-very-good game attached to it. The narrative and cutscenes told a compelling story that were undermined at every minute by stupid decisions forced onto the narrative by i...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

3:00 PM on 07.25.2014

Full trailer for Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Remember that very brief, but very awesome teaser for Nightcrawler the other day? It had a twisted tone, and sickly looking Gyllenhaal all to great effect. Now that we have the full trailer for the film, I'm still very excit...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 07.25.2014

First Red Band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine is an acquired taste. By that I mean it's not particularly funny or interesting, yet folks seem attached to it anyhow. Now that John Cusack has dropped out (I guess once he realized the film really isn't...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Comic-Con posters for Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hobbit and more

With San Diego Comic-Con well underway, there have been quite a few posters released for each film. I thought about this for quite a bit, and instead of having each poster get their own post, I figured I'd just put them all i...

Nick Valdez



Review: Hercules photo
Review: Hercules
by Nick Valdez

I've been anticipating Hercules' release for a while now. I love Dwayne Johnson, and want to see him in more leading roles that aren't just kid films. I figure he's got the charisma and talent just buried somewhere in there and needs the proper outlet.

So when the first trailer for Hercules looked okay, I was stoked. It looked dumb, but the right kind of dumb. The more I waited, the more I ignored all the red flags. It's directed by Brett Ratner (who once screwed up the X-Men films so bad, it took them four more movies to recover), there were no screenings prior to its release (which usually signals a bad film), and each trailer after the first one showed off the same scenes (which means they're the only good ones). But I desperately wanted Hercules to be entertaining. Johnson deserves this after all his years of work. 

Unfortunately, Hercules somehow makes "The Rock Yelling at Things While Shirtless" a bad idea. 

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7:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

Since there're not enough additions to Netflix Instant to garner an entire Netflix Now this week, here's something I've been thinking about a lot since Hercules hits theaters tomorrow. From now on, I'll most likely do someth...

Nick Valdez