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3:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Check it out: new poster art company FAMP Art to release City of God posters

Perhaps riding on Mondo's coattails, a new poster company based out of New York will be debuting next month. FAMP Art claims it wants to "bridge the gap between pop culture art and art-house cinema, focusing on films that don...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 08.20.2014

First trailer for Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children

This teaser trailer for Jason Reitman's next film, Men, Women & Children has quite the hook. It's nearly silent, folks are looking at their phones, and people stare blankly into space. While that doesn't make for th...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Watch Pierce Brosnan play GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64

I'm pretty sure everyone who grew up in the 90s either had or knew someone who had the James Bond videogame GoldenEye 007. I literally have two N64 copies of this game. It's probably one of the most popular games of the Nint...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Benedict Cumberbatch joins WB's Jungle Book

I don't think we've mentioned it yet, but there are currently two competing versions of the Jungle Book in the works. One is produced by Disney (which just cast their Mowgli) releasing 2015, and the other Warner Bros, which w...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Getting to know Zero Theorem's characters

Like my profound sub-header there? It felt necessary with all this talk of nothing in these new Zero Theorum character posters that just landed to celebrate the film's release on iTunes yesterday. If you're into Terry Gi...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Trailer for The Death of Superman Lives documentary is kookoo bananas

Remember how bad everyone thought Man of Steel was? Could you imagine that film being about six times worse? The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is a Kickstarter funded documentary that explores a film that near...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Watch this 20 minute MTV special for The Interview

Just as how MTV once had a cool promotion for This is the End last year, this year they're working with Sony to promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview. I'm pretty excited for it, North Korea seems less excited,...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 08.19.2014

US teaser trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Although there were a few rumblings of Studio Ghibli closing its doors a few weeks back, thankfully none of those rumors came to be as the company's just getting its act together. Case in point, The Tale of Princess Kaguya i...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.19.2014

First look: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man!

We're doubling up on Ant-Man news today! Merely hours after we told you that production has started, the first picture of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Marvel's Ant-Man is here, as well as an expanded synopsis courtesy of USA Today! Check out the picture in the gallery and peep the synopsis below! [via UpRoxx]

Sean Walsh



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FlixList: Ten Cartoons that Deserve Big Movies
by Nick Valdez

Cartoons are great. Growing up, I loved to get up early weekend mornings (Fox Kids on Saturday, WB Kids on Sunday) and rush home from school during the week to catch all the best cartoons. Before the advent of DVR, piracy, and YouTube, it took a special kind of commitment to be a cartoon fan. But these days, cartoons are everywhere. 

They have their own stations, conventions, and movies. With Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye, Scooby-Doo, even Underdog having a movie all their own, cartoons are far more worthy of the attention. But what about all of the forgotten shows? There are shows still primed for the big time, and it's only a matter of time before we'll see these of the big screen. 

At least we should anyway. 

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11:00 AM on 08.19.2014

J.J. Abrams teases Edgar Wright coming to Star Wars

Well here's a hell of a tease (not to mention what would be an awesome wedding). J.J. Abrams just tweeted this image of him and Edgar Wright holding hands hinting strongly that he's getting married to the man... or that Wrigh...

Matthew Razak





10:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Ant-Man begins production, adds T.I., Judy Greer, and more

Ant-Man, a film opening a little under a year from now, has finally begun production after months and months of public troubles. Adding to that list of strange events, the production is starting in San Francisco while later m...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 08.18.2014

These Dumb and Dumber To posters parody Lucy

Although I've never seen Lucy (as I still regret seeing Hercules over it), I've heard lots of good things and it's apparently popular enough to warrant a parody. Specifically, a parody of the "use 10% of the brain" premise.&n...

Nick Valdez

3:05 PM on 08.18.2014

Godzilla 2 roaring onto screens in 2018

Godzilla made the money and was also not too bad so we weren't surprised when a sequel was announced. It looks like it will be a while until we get to see it, however. WB and Legendary have set June 8, 2018, as the relea...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently overturtlepowering the box office, let's not forget another anthropomorphic comic book hero, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi, a rabbit samurai, once hung out with the turtles...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

What Up would be like if Michael Bay directed it

At first glance I thought they totally missed the mark on this little edit of an Up trailer as it really feels like a Nolan film with all the drama and the WUuuuUUHHhUUHH music. Then the explosions start. Now that's some Michael Bay action.

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Box Office Numbers: T.M.N.T.R.E.A.M

Get the money, turtle turtle shell y'aaaaaaalllllllll. For some reason, folks still wanted to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last weekend despite having tons of mediocre options at their disposal. Not having seen it myself,...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 08.18.2014

See Sin City: A Dame to Kill For early and free

Having rewatched Sin City last night I am once again excited for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you too are excited you should click below and grab these last minute passes to a screening tonight for the movie. It shou...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy's super cute, super spoilery final scene

DAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.15.2014

The Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Los Angeles next year!

Between my home city of Buffalo, NY and my adopted city of Los Angeles, I have been enviously side-eying those lucky, Alamo Drafthouse-having cities for what feels like years. A theater that cracks down hard on talking/textin...

Mike Cosimano

10:10 AM on 08.15.2014

Is this what Storm Troopers will look like in Star Wars Ep. VII

Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams might be the best in the business at keeping his films secret when you're dealing with Star Wars things are going to leak. These Stormtrooper helmets might be the first real big things i...

Matthew Razak



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Review: The Giver
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It's been more than 20 years since Lois Lowry's The Giver first hit shelves, and more than a decade since I first read it. It's one of those transformative books, and before the recent YA trend towards totalitarianism, the first exposure most people had to dystopias. It's not really 1984 for children (because it's not really for children, despite everyone I know having reading before middle school), but what it says about the world and about imagination is formative for a lot of people. It definitely was for me.

When I heard it was being adapted, I wasn't excited about it, but I also wasn't totally put off. It's a story about imagery, and actually seeing some of the images that are discussed in the book (and the way they affect the view of a colorless, lifeless world) struck me as potentially compelling.

But as I sat in the theater, I realized that I was wrong: The Giver isn't about imagery at all.

It's about imagination.

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