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4:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First Red Band trailer for The Interview has some jokes

After watching this latest Red Band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film, The Interview, I think I'm okay with its push from October to December. There are some good jokes here as the trailer reveals more o...

Nick Valdez


3:00 PM on 09.22.2014

Rumor: Deadpool movie aiming for PG-13 rating

All right. Everyone calm down. I know we were all excited when we heard that the Deadpool movie was actually going to happen, but this is Hollywood and just like they screwed up the character the first time around they're aim...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 09.22.2014

David Ayer may direct a Suicide Squad movie

David Ayer is one of my favorite folks in the business right now. Although he's only directed a few films (most notably End of Watch and the upcoming WWII tank film, Fury), he's a great screenwriter who's really put in the wo...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First trailer for Tim Burton's Big Eyes

Since Tim Burton's latest string of films have all been of the family variety, sometimes I forget that he's always got something big up his sleeve. That looks to be his latest project, Big Eyes. Starring Amy Adams and C...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.22.2014

Box Office Numbers: Runaway

After several weeks of bland releases, we're now hitting the end of Slumptember with another slew of so-so releases. Although favorites like The Guest and Tusk also hit last week, neither of them earned enough to crack the to...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Flix for Short: The Planets

The Planets, by Andy Martin, is a wonderful short film "told in twelve parts." The short features 12 mini-stories, each on its own planet and each with its own brilliantly unique animation style. Towards the end the larger s...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 09.19.2014

How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video

While I would say that the written pitch is probably the most important part of a Kickstarter project, the video is definitely the face of it. And it’s also vital. While you aren’t required to have a pitch video,...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

2:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Review: The Scribbler

When I choose to review a film it's because something about it speaks to me. Whether it's the premise, the setting, the look, or the cast involved, I'm willing to take a chance on pretty much anything if some of those things ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Review: This is Where I Leave You

The dramatic family comedy. A staple in our modern day film scene. Throw is some folky pop music and a few stars and you've got yourself a big giant cliche ready for the theaters. There are ways to do it right, though. If you...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye

If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.19.2014

Paranormal Activity 5 gets release date and title

Paranormal Activity: THE GHOST DIMENSION?!?!?!?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH PA: The Ghost Dimension releases March 13, 2015 [via Collider]

Nick Valdez





9:00 AM on 09.19.2014

Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Looking back over Liam Neeson's career since Taken turned him into an action hero one could argue that he's basically made the same movie over and over. A vengeful individual in some sort of manly battle involving life a...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 09.19.2014

Review: The Maze Runner

As  Flixist's resident Young Adult novel correspondent, I've seen lots of forgettable teen films. With studios betting huge fortunes on these films becoming successful franchises (like Twilight and The Hunger Games), mos...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat in upcoming Grumpy Cat movie

Look, the world doesn't need a Grumpy Cat movie. Grumpy Cat was fun for like a week in 2012. Besides, basically all cats are grumpy, that's why they're so great. Anyway, regardless of what I think, a Grumpy Cat Lifetime Chris...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Deadpool movie actually happening, gets release date

Folks, is this real? Is this truly, truly real? It seems 20th Century Fox is finally fulfilling the promise made long ago (which possibly is attributed to the test footage "leak" a while back) with an X-Men spin-off starring ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Trailer for Listen Up Philip lets Jason Schwartzman be wonderfully acerbic

Listen Up Philip stars the always fantastic Jason Schwartzman as a self-absorbed, sarcastic writer and the equally fantastic Elizabeth Moss as his equally brusque girlfriend. Things get rocky for the couple when Schwartzman'...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Netflix Now: I Stand With Kanye

Last Friday during a concert in Sydney, Australia, Kanye West said he wasn't going to perform unless everyone in the audience stood up. Then he sent his bodyguard into the crowd to verify why a certain person was sitting, the...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Trailer for Force Majeure creates avalanche of family drama

Force Majeure is a Swedish film that premiered at Cannes and it examines a seemingly perfect Swedish family (husband and businessman Tomas, refined wife Ebba and their two lovely children) as it unravels when their trip to t...

Liz Rugg



Review: Tusk photo
Review: Tusk
by Sean Walsh

I have a long-standing history with Kevin Smith, dating back to high school when I first saw the erroneously named "Jersey Trilogy." When Red State came out in 2011, I was intrigued to see what Smith could do with both the horror genre and a parody of the always-awful Westboro Baptist Church. I was...underwhelmed, to the point where sharing the same room as the man whose films I could quote by heart was undesirable.

I was following Tusk with fairly mild curiosity until I saw the trailer (see below), and then found my curiosity going from mild to full-tilt. When we received the invite for an advance screening in NYC, I took my first-ever paid personal day, hopped a train, and went to see if the idol of my teen years still had it in him. 

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1:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Here is everywhere Liam Neeson has killed people

Liam Neeson has killed a bunch of people throughout his career, but important questions remained like where and how many. Now those questions are answered thanks to this map the UK publicity company behind A Walk Among the To...

Matthew Razak



Views Askew: Growing Up on Kevin Smith photo
Views Askew: Growing Up on Kevin Smith
by Sean Walsh

[Back in June 2012, we had Kevin Smith Week to celebrate his new Hulu show, Spoilers. What with his new movie Tusk hitting theaters this week, it felt apropos to repost the article, with a new entry for the new film.]

Y'know, I don't exactly remember when or where the first time I saw a Kevin Smith movie was. If I had to warrant a guess, it would've been Mallrats in the living room of my old house, the house where I spent my formative years absorbing as much pop culture as possible (not much has changed). What I do know for sure is that while growing up, the View Askewniverse was as much a part of me as pineapple calzones, Hawaiian shirts, and an inflated ego.

Of course, as one grows up, things change. They mature, develop, become an adult. I haven't had a pineapple calzonne since I don't know when, I haven't purchased a Hawaiian shirt since before I graduated high school in 2005, my ego has deflated (a little bit, at least), and Kevin Smith is no longer a vital part of my DNA. But for a good long while, he was my film god. Join me, if you would, on this personal journey into the past to examine the impact the man and his movies had on my life throughout high school and up through the present. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll reflect on the zen of "snoochie boochies*."

*That last bit probably isn't true.

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10:38 AM on 09.18.2014

MST3K now on Vimeo

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was for some reason not readily available to stream in all its glory. Yes, Netflix had some episodes, but never the full canon. Now, thanks to Vimeo, we can all watch crappy movies get brill...

Matthew Razak