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6:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Review: Kill Team

The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in which the United States has been involved. The operation is nowhere near as successful as hoped, which is part of the reality of fighting a war in Afghanistan, a less...

Hubert Vigilla


4:00 PM on 07.23.2014

UPDATE: First images of Goosebumps starring Jack Black

UPDATE: We've gotten more images! Most importantly, we have our first look at Slappy the Puppet, one of the standouts from the Goosebumps universe. Other than that, I have no idea what the other monsters are although one look...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Full trailer for Dear White People is still pretty funny

The first teaser (and it's title) for Dear White People managed to catch our attention here at Flixist due to its biting jokes and intelligent race commentary. It looks like that trend continues with this full trailer. With ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.23.2014

New clip from Honeymoon is intriguing (and not spoiler-y)

Although I never reviewed it, Honeymoon was the best film I saw at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. It's a cabin in the woods sort of film with some nice creep factor and incredible chemistry between the two main charact...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

12:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Pixels gets images, also cameos from Pac-Man and Donkey Kong

Pixels, a full fledged film adapted from Patrick Jean's short film of the same name, is about a group of folks who are asked to fight an invasion of videogame characters when they mistake arcade machines as an act of war. Dir...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Full Japanese trailer for Ghibli's When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli's films are so damn pretty, I don't even need to understand what anyone is saying. That's why this Japanese trailer for their latest film, When Marnie Was There, is perfect for me. In much better quality than t...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Listen to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap "Shell Shocked"

Remember way back when Vanilla Ice did the the theme for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze? Regardless of your opinions of "Ninja Rap's" quality, you have to admit it was catchy. And you know what? This...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

First teaser for Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Whoa, in such a short span of time, this teeny teaser has put Nightcrawler on my watch list. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a guy who can't land a job, so he resorts to "nightcrawling" where he investigates crime scenes in...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Character posters for The Expendables 3 get colorful

While the trailers for The Expendables 3 refuse to drop the Fast & Furious-style title font, at least it's trying something different with the rest of its marketing. In a lighthearted move to remind us the film will be ra...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.22.2014

First trailer for Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke

The Spierig brothers' Predestination was a complete surprise when I saw it during SXSW. With a nice twist on science fiction, the lead up to the finale was entertaining. Based on Robert A. Heinlein's "All You Zombies," Prede...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it

There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze]

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 07.21.2014

The Ring 3 gets director, reminds us it exists

Do you folks remember The Ring? It was a horror movie in which watching a VHS tape leads to your death in seven days when a ghost girl comes out of a TV to eat donuts or something. It was all the rage for about two weeks, the...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Now we're getting a Space Invaders movie

Next up in the long line of turning random properties into movies because sometimes they make money, is Space Invaders. Back when Warner Bros first acquired the rights for a movie adaptation of the Taito arcade game, they tri...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Here are Marvel's release dates through May 2019

With Guardians of the Galaxy only two weeks away, the Marvel hype train never ceases to amaze me. I've talked about my distaste for Marvel's marketing strategy before (where we know when and what we're getting so there's no r...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Box Office Numbers: #CrimeDeux

While Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took the top spot again this week (making $36 million), I already decided I was going to dedicate this week's Box Office Numbers to #CrimeDay (be sure to enter our Purge contest!). Making ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Check it out: Mondo releases Boyhood poster

Boyhood is supposed to be really good. Really, really good. I haven't seen it myself but the film's critical reception has been overwhelmingly positive. I have to give Linklater props for filming the movie in such a unique wa...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Laika releases adorable character posters for The Boxtrolls

If you aren't excited about The Boxtrolls, you should be. Laika, the animation studio that's brought us stop-motion gems like Coraline and Paranorman, is currently working on The Boxtrolls, a movie set in the fictional Cheese...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

See Guardians of the Galaxy early and free

Guardians of the Galaxy is probably my most anticipated Marvel movie in ever. It looks like it's finally shaking up the stale franchises for good. And if not, at least it's got a great cast at the center. So for some lucky fo...

Nick Valdez



Enter to win a The Purge: Anarchy prize pack! photo
Enter to win a The Purge: Anarchy prize pack!
by Liz Rugg

Good afternoon, dear readers! In honor of #CrimeDay, the release day of The Purge: Anarchy, we have an extra special giveaway in store for you! To help you on your crimey-est Crime Day adventures, we're giving away to one lucky reader a The Purge: Anarchy t-shirt (size L only) and a The Purge: Anarchy flashlight. All you have to do to enter to win is comment below or tweet at us (@Flixist) telling us how you would spend your own Crime Day! Also check out below for five interactive gifs with "5 Things To Know Before You Watch The Purge: Anarchy.” (Move your mouse across the gifs to interact with them.)

The astute Flixist reader may remember one of the staff's most favorite Flixistentialism podcast episodes where we invented the Crime Day idea, if you haven't listened to it, or just want to relive the glory days with us, check it out here!

This contest open to the Continental United States only. Each household is only eligible to win one The Purge prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. This contest will end Friday, July 25th 2014, so get your entries in now!

NOTE: Flixist and Modern Method do not actually endorse breaking any laws or regulations. Crime Day is just a joke. A good joke.

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11:00 AM on 07.18.2014

First teaser trailer for Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle

Because I'm feeling far colder toward spin-offs and sequels lately, I still can't believe this exists and is coming to theaters rather than home video. I know production of these films is always quick, but man it feels like ...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Purge: Anarchy photo
Review: The Purge: Anarchy
by Nick Valdez

The Purge came and went without much fanfare. It had an interesting premise (which spawned the #CrimeDay Twitter game here on Flixist), but wasted it with a by-the-numbers home invasion film. When The Purge: Anarchy was first announced (along with the sentiment that we'd get a new Purge film every year), I was initially against the idea of yet another mediocre franchise getting run into the ground. 

But, Anarchy has something no other Blumhouse Productions film has (the company that's responsible for Paranormal Activity and Insidious): Quality. For once, I found myself okay with getting more of the same series. 

If every Purge film can be as good as Anarchy going forward, then we're in for a hell of a good time. 

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4:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya gets English cast and release date

While I may only like a small selection of Studio Ghibli's films, there's no mistaking their quality. Based on the Japanese tale "The Tale of Bamboo Cutter" and directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), Princess Kag...

Nick Valdez