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1:00 PM on 03.25.2015

Maggie trailer has Arnold Schwarzenegger and his zombie daughter

Arnold Schwarzenegger's played diverse roles throughout his career: a barbarian, a cybernetic organism, a concerned father, a cop (you idiot), a soldier, a secret agent, a pregnant man, a governor of the state of California,...

Hubert Vigilla

11:30 AM on 03.25.2015

First look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

He sure looks bald. The skinhead look isn't doing him any favors.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice apparently releases March next year. [via EW]

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 03.25.2015

Idris Elba joins Harmony Korine's The Trap

We all love Idris Elba. We all love Harmony Korine (ha!). We are all "meh" on Jamie Foxx, so the news that Idris Elba is set to replace Mr. Foxx in Korine's The Trap, is more than welcome.  The news comes to us from The ...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

8:00 PM on 03.24.2015

NYC's Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 has so many ninjas

The folks over at Subway Cinema head up the annual New York Asian Film Festival, my favorite of all the year's festivals, and I'm always excited to see what else they cook up. Last month, we brought news of their efforts to f...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

6:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Ip Man 3 will feature Mike Tyson and a CG Bruce Lee

Ip Man 3 (or Ip Man 3D) has been in the works for a while, but the Donnie Yen sequel started shooting today in Shanghai. With the start of production comes news of some really bizarre stunt casting. According to The Hollywood...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 03.24.2015

The first trailer for Slow West is visually stunning

A24 should be everybody's favorite movie distribution/production company at this point. With movies like Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring, Enemy, Under the Skin, The Rover, Locke, Obvious Child, A Most Violent Year and the up...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

4:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Crow reboot pulls in Jack Huston for lead

The Crow reboot has been kicking around for years now. It's to the point that our general "whatever" attitude towards it has turned into really just not caring at all. However, it is still happening and that means an act...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Russo Bros apparently directing both Avengers: Infinity War films

With Avengers: Age of Ultron only a month away, it's time to care about the films we'll be getting forever away from now! According to Badass Digest, who has gotten the info from an un-identified source so take it with some s...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Latest Fantastic Four poster reminds you it's about comic books

While I dug the first teaser trailer for Fant4stic, I'll admit that it was far and away from the goofy comics the Fantastic Four are famous for. Choosing to avoid highlighting the group's comic booky powers and leaning toward...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 03.24.2015

New images for Terminator: Genisys still don't explain title spelling

Been dying for a nice long look at Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the T100? Good, here's your chance. Empire has released a host of new images for the film and there's a nice one of Schwarzenegger looking down right handsome in his old age. Think he's wearing a girdle? Not much else new here, but at least they're better than the first look we had.  [via Collider]

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Sony planning Little Women remake

Another day, another Sony reboot. This time around, the studio is looking to once again adapt the Louisa May Alcott classic novel about sisters in the post-Civil War era, Little Women, which was most recently in theaters over...

Matt Liparota





6:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Mr. Holmes detects new teaser trailer

The great thing about Sherlock Holmes, and one of the reasons that he is so popular, is that you can take his logical deduction crime solving and place it in almost any scenario with great success. What often gets lost in th...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Captain America: Civil War gets a synopsis

With Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing soon, it's time to look toward future hype regardless of whether or not that sequel succeeds. I mean, it's going to financially succeed but it might stink worse than two skunks in a dirt...

Nick Valdez



The Cult Club: The Last Dragon (1985) photo
The Cult Club: The Last Dragon (1985)
by Hubert Vigilla

The Last Dragon is a sort of time capsule. It's so era-specific with its plot elements--early music videos, a Soul Train analog, arcade culture, grindhouse cinemas, a song by DeBarge--that it couldn't be anything but an 80s movie. Thirty years later, The Last Dragon has endured and might be considered timeless in its own way. (Fittingly, the film's star, Taimak, looks well-preserved today at 50 years old.)

The Last Dragon comes up every now and then in pop culture, like Busta Rhyme's 1997 video for "Dangerous" or an episode of The Venture Brothers in 2006; if you're lucky, you may see a Sho'Nuff cosplayer at a comic convention. The film is era-specific but without feeling completely dated, which is hard to pull off. Part of it is the way the heroic journey merges three different kinds of narratives: the fairy tale, the coming-of-age story, and the kung fu movie.

While The Last Dragon isn't an intellectual movie, it's constantly aware of what it's doing with genre tropes and how it's subverting racial identity and cultural stereotypes, and so it lends itself to an intelligent read.

It's also the meanest, prettiest, baddest mofo lowdown around this town.

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as their enduring legacy.]

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2:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star and produce Fraggle Rock

Apparently, there's still a Fraggle Rock movie! They've been trying to make it happen foryears and years, So understandably, I'm more than a little sceptical that this latest attempt has any real...

Jackson Tyler

1:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Deadpool finally begins filming

"THE DREAM IS REAL!" was all we needed to say when Ryan Reynolds' delicious Instagram profile suddenly gave us our first glimpse of the Deadpool mask a few weeks ago. Now Mr Reynolds, Deadpool himself, has shared a picture of his set chair, so... The dream is even more real!  That's it. That's the news, but considering we've waited for this day for five years it's more than enough. 

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen



First official trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation photo
First official trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
by Nick Valdez

First things first. Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 5, featuring the incredibly awesome and incredibly real high flying plane stunt, is now officially titled Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Secondly, this trailer is legit. Yesterday, they released a teaser for the trailer (we rarely feature trailer teases here because they're stupid) and it was so well done, I wouldn't have minded if that original one minute of footage was all we got. 

After a release date change and last minute rewrite, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will do the impossible July 31st. Tom Cruise always finds a way to top himself, and after seeing him repel on the world's largest skyscraper for Ghost Protocol, I can't wait to see what comes next. 

Also, Fugees. The trailer tease is below to so you can see what I was talking about. 

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10:00 AM on 03.23.2015

Box Office Numbers: Insurgency, Schmensurgency

I haven't been to the theater in quite awhile. This job usually affords me the opportunity, but due to some life stuff I haven't even seen the inside of a theater for about two months now. But thankfully, this is all during M...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell rom-com it out in Man Up trailer

Romantic comedies live or die on their leads. There's a bunch of other stuff that came make them bad, but if the leads don't jive then the ship is sunk. Thankfully, both Simon Pegg and Lake Bell are awesome so they should be...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Jurassic Park LEGO is made all the more adorable by team behind it

OK, so LEGO stop motion of movies is all over the place, but this Jurassic Park take on it is damn awesome. It's made even more awesome by the fact that $100,000 worth of LEGOs were used to make it. And then even more a...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 03.20.2015

First trailer for The Transporter Refueled is re-diculous

I totally forgot this was a thing that was happening. I remember seeing rumblings of a Transporter reboot trilogy, but I could've sworn it was a far away idea. Either way we're stuck with this low rent Jason Statham, and try...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 03.20.2015

International trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road

This Japanese trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has more of everything I want from this film: more madness. More Max. More, more MORE. The giant Japanese characters strewn throughout make it even more enjoyable. The May 15th release feels so far away. I can't imagine living in Japan and having to wait until 6/20. [via YouTube]

Sean Walsh