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7:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Full length trailer for Birdman is just what the doctor ordered

Whoa. If Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman can deliver on the promise of its trailers, I'm sure it'll be my movie of the year, hands down. Quirky, visually captivating, Michael Keaton playing a...

Nick Valdez


5:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Trailer for The Maze Runner features mazes and people running through them

The Maze Runner has an idea I can get behind. Reminiscent of films like The Running Man, Runner drops these kids without memories into a secluded area and forces them to run through a giant maze filled with monsters. While i...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Review: Behaving Badly

If you've followed my reviews here on Flixist, you'll realize that I'm particularly drawn to smaller VOD projects in between the big releases for any bevy of reasons. Whether it's because it features pretty ladies, pretty gen...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Comic-Con trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Robert Rodriguez's recent work has been criticized for being more style over substance, and this trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For showed off during San Diego Comic-Con isn't helping matters. While it plays like an ex...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

I should admit this outright. Whether it's the nature of my job, or the seemingly endless deluge of Marvel Studios news that we write on everyday, I've succumbed to Marvel fatigue. That's why I was instantly drawn to Guardian...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.31.2014

I'm hooked on a feeling

Due to the lack of Netflix Instant additions this week, there won't be a Netflix Now. Although I do have to mention All Cheerleaders Die, a film I really enjoyed, was added. This is most likely the last week this is going to...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

First official trailer for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water

It's astonishing that Spongebob Squarepants has made it this long and still has a crazy fandom surrounding it. I remember when it first started as part of the new wave of Nicktoons as Rugrats and the like were growing up. Bu...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.31.2014

First trailer for Into the Woods

Isn't it always the case. You put images up and then a trailer drops almost completely destroying the use of those images. Such is the case with Into the Woods, which has its first trailer here. It looks great, but why does it almost completely ignore the fact that it's a musical? The trailers for Annie did this too. Are studios afraid that people won't show up for musicals?

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 07.31.2014

First teaser trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

While I've never been drawn to the Night at the Museum series myself, I know a lot of people who enjoy them. They're a harmless set of films where Robin Williams gets to dress as a convincing Teddy Roosevelt, and there are a...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Best look at Into the Woods yet

It's hard not to be just a bit insanely excited about Disney's upcoming Into the Woods because it's fairy tales and every famous person every put into one movie. Then they sing! I mean what's not to be excited about. Jud...

Matthew Razak

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



First official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies photo
First official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
by Nick Valdez

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 series, the third film takes place after the events of The Desolation of Smaug as Bilbo finds himself in the middle of a fight between Smaug, Orcs, Sauron, and many other things. 

Sorry, I'm just not into these films so I'm not the proper fellow to tell you why any of this is notable. Help me out, community! The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters December 17th. 

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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