This is it guys ... the final episode of Flixistentialism as we know it. The gang plus some old (white) faces of Flixist past get together and reminisce on this long journey of a podcast we've all embarked on. There's fantasy...
The winner of the 2014 Filminute one-minute-film festival, Tuck Me In is an awesome example of minimalist horror. After years and years of so-called scary movies that go on for way too long and show too much, this gives viewers just the right taste of something to be pretty disturbed by.
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Happy Halloween weekend, folks! You have any plans? Any plans are fine as long as they don't involve dressing up as insulting caricatures. Ray Rice costumes, sexy ISIS members (yes, that's a thing), and enough is enough. It's 2014 people. If your costume sounds like it might be in bad taste, chances are it is. I really don't like that we have to have this conversation every year.
You know what? It's probably best to just stay home with Netflix Instant. There aren't any big horror film additions for the holiday (good thing there's already a ten great ones available!), but plenty of standouts: Snowpiercer, Battle Royale, Django Unchained and We Are The Best!
Hit the jump for the full list of Netflix Instant additions for the week. Have a safe holiday!
As the final book in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay finally explored themes outside of its original (but not very unique) premise. The first half is definitely the best part, so I can't wait to see the results. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has got that fire, fire, fire and it's gonna let it burn November 21st.
UPDATE: We've gotten some more images of the super angry/squinty EW shoot, and I...yeah I have nothing for this. Check them out in the gallery.
I think we all could see this coming when they named the film Terminator Genisys, but according to the plot description in the latest edition of EW this reboot of the franchise is going to be doing some really dumb meddling with the story line of Terminator. As in Arnold's T-800 will be Sarah Conner's father. Yea...
Sarah Connor isn't the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton's steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991's T2. Rather, the mother of humanity's messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she's been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger's Terminator—an older T-800 she calls "Pops"—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who's great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
So we're basically ignoring all the other Terminator films then. I guess time travel is involved so... Pops? Really?
Along with this bit of prolific groan-worthiness (Did they learn nothing from Salvation?) we got our first look at the leads from the film and they look hella generic. I'm not sure what Terminator's look should be, but I'd like a bit more creativity here. Emilia Clarke is Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney is Kyle Reese, Matt Smith is not the Doctor and Jason Clarke plays John Connor. They all look pretty, well, bland.
Two days ago I was lucky enough to attend Marvel’s mystery event at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. Now that I’m living in this city, I can see why it’s the sort of place movie fans love. Being a huge fan of the Marvel film franchise, the moment I heard about this event, I immediately jumped on the chance to go.
At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought they might announce who’s playing Doctor Strange and do a Q&A about that movie, maybe show some Age of Ultron and Ant-Man footage and that’d be it… But since DC and Warner Bros announced their line up of films for the next couple years, I hoped Marvel might show us a list of titles as well.
The moment Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, came out on stage, the excitement in the theater was palpable. He started out the event by showing us what we’d already seen thanks to a leak; the Age of Ultron trailer. Seeing it on the big screen was definitely a treat.
The tradition of watching scary movies during the Halloween season is now easier to keep up with than ever thanks to Netflix Instant. But with all the content available on the service, how do you know which ones are truly worth your precious couch time? Thankfully I, Flixist's resident expert on Besteverology, Nick Valdez, have used my lack of Halloween plans to gather a list of the ten best horror films on the service.
Couple of rules: There's no real order to these films as they're all pretty scary in their own way, only one film per franchise, and they had to be available on Netflix Instant as of the time of writing. So sadly no American Psycho as it's leaving the service pretty soon.
With all of that said, cuddle up with your candy corn cocktail, Jack O' Lantern filled with gummy bears, and sexy Charlie Brown costume and read this list of the Ten Best Horror Films on Netflix Right Now.
Thanks to Hydra Marvel had a bit of a leak last week and the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the web early and the big reveal during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which you should be watching) was dulled. Scrambling the studio put together another extended cut, which you can watch above, for the show. This cut might just be even better.
There's less action, but we get almost a full scene of the Avengers (including War Machine!) basically hanging out and being awesome. Then Ultron comes along. I am loving this campaign, especially the whole Pinocchio song going on. After yesterday's massive announcements for Phase 3 this is just some awesome icing on the cake.
It's hard to think about anything else than how much Marvel is rocking our faces right now, but remember Lionsgate does enjoy monopolizing the YA movie scene. Hunger Games may be dominant, but Divergent did well too and now the first drops from the sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, are here along with news that the movie will release in 3D.
I found it odd that the first one wasn't in 3D since studios like more money and that's usually what 3D brings, but maybe now that they have more confidence in the series they're willing to drop the extra cash. We'll probably be seeing some entirely useless 3D when the film releases March 20, 2015.
So with that darker trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Robert Downey Jr. showing up in Captain America 3, it sounds like Marvel has some interesting plans for the future of the films (and looking at their slate for Phase Three, they're quite out there). While I'm sort of tuning out of them for now, this shake up will definitely work out for the better...even if it's more like the comic book industry than ever.
[If you don't want to spoil a big story beat in Age of Ultron, don't read the rest of the article!]
So there was a big rumor floating around that Avengers: Age of Ultron would lead to a different Avengers line up going into future films and Marvel overseer Kevin Feige confirms this. Speaking with Buzzfeed during a set visit:
It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the roster is altered by the finale of this film.
While we don't know what the roster will be, or how much it will actually change (could it be one, or all heroes who knows), I can't wait to see if Marvel can pull this off and keep the money train going without all of their headliners in tow. There's no precedent for something like this (or for DC's model of 20,000 films into the year 2020 either), so it's kind of like we're seeing movie business history being made. It's pretty neat.
Want to see Paddington before it releases in theaters? No we aren't doing a giveaway. Just watch this incredibly detailed and long trailer for the film that shows you basically the entire plot and even delivers the emotional concluding speech. This might be the worst example of a trailer showing the whole film in ages.
Meanwhile Paddington the bear is still really creepy. I get they were going for cute, but they failed.