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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



Review: The Giver photo
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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Review: The Expendables 3 photo
Review: The Expendables 3
by Nick Valdez

The Expendables could've been a good series had it been advertised differently. First touted as a return to form for aging 80s action stars as they wax nostalgic about their glory days, The Expendables turned out to be a greyish blob that somehow muddied up the colorful personalities which inhabited it.

Then the same thing happened in the sequel. The actors got a bit more room to play, but as the cast ballooned, the little joy to be had was smothered by more generic shooty bang bang. With the advertising for The Expendables 3 copying Fast & Furious 6's font, Stallone making a big deal about dropping Bruce Willis from the cast, and adding a bunch of relative nobodies to the roster, the third film looked to follow in the same pattern. 

This better be the last one. 

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12:30 PM on 08.14.2014

Netflix Now: Third Party Pseudo-Exclusives

It's Gamescom, which means big game publishers not named Nintendo are all in Germany telling people about big new things that they're doing with their money. The biggest, showiest example of this was the announcement that the...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

10:30 AM on 08.14.2014

Sony is digitally altering The Interview

You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...

Matthew Razak

7:54 AM on 08.14.2014

Martin Lawrence announces Bad Boys 3

We know. Bad Boys 3 is coming, right? We've been wondering where the hell it is forever, and so has Martin Lawrence, because he doesn't get to start in any other movies. According to him they are officially going to let...

Matthew Razak



Review: Let's Be Cops photo
Review: Let's Be Cops
by Sean Walsh

I love the Buddy Cop genre. Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, 21 Jump Street (and its sequel), even Hollywood Homicide. I also love The New Girl. Imagine my surprise and delight when two of the leads from The New Girl were going to appear in a buddy cop movie! Just like 21 Jump Street before it, I loved the trailer for Let's Be Cops every time I saw it (and considering how many times I watched it on YouTube, that's saying something).

Did Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. deliver the goods or did they show the best stuff in the trailer? Read on to find out!

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Robin Williams' best performances photo
Robin Williams' best performances
by Flixist Staff

Every time there is a major death in any industry the internet is bombarded in the following days with news posts and features and all sorts of other content that blur the line between legitimacy and exploitation. There have been times where we've actively avoided writing anything more than an initial (depressed) announcement, but here is an exception. Robin Williams's wife, Susan Schneider, gave a statement that read:

I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.

It is with that in mind that we decided to write this.

Let the celebration begin.

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Power Rangers movie gets release date photo
Power Rangers movie gets release date
by Nick Valdez

I've written about this movie as much as I can because I'm just so excited about the possibilities. A big budget Power Rangers movie that might not be terribly written or full of bad CG? Take all of my money now...or in 2016, when the film will finally hit theaters. 

It'll officially be morphin' time July 22, 2016. Produced by Kurtzman and Orci (who produce everything now, which doesn't look good for the film overall) and written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who are an okay duo). Here's the synopsis for the film...which doesn't give us any new details. All we know right now is it's a reboot that'll keep the continuity of the 20 season strong TV series, which is a HUGE deal for some fans. You ready? 

From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

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3:10 PM on 08.13.2014

See When the Game Stands Tall early and free

Football is almost here! That's really exciting (if you like football). To get into the mood how about a little sports movie celebrating greatness on the gridiron. When the Game Stands Tall is perfect for that, and we've...

Matthew Razak

9:24 AM on 08.13.2014

Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works

Warner Bros., in a desperate bid to catch up with Marvel, is being crazy aggressive with its release schedule over the next few years. While we're pretty sure there will be more Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman we didn't know ...

Matthew Razak

3:18 PM on 08.12.2014

Marvel moving forward with Inhumans

With Guardians of the Galaxy a record breaking hit, Marvel is feeling pretty damn good about their ability to take lesser known characters and turn them into awesome. That means that the long-ago-teased The Inhumans...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Michael Bay may not return for Transformers 5

Ahh, the Transformers movie cycle persists unabated. For those of you who don't follow the production of these movies, the cycle goes like this. A bad Transformers movie is released. Critics savage it. The people involved pus...

Mike Cosimano

10:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Evil Dead 2 not likely to happen

I was quite the fan of the relaunch of Evil Dead, and with rumors of Ash returning for a crossover at some point and a sequel pretty much confirmed things looked up for more ridiculous bloodshed and awesome. Then director Fed...

Matthew Razak



Robin Williams found dead at age 63 photo
Robin Williams found dead at age 63
by Matthew Razak

We bring you some truly sad news tonight. Robin Williams was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Reports from the family spokesperson say that the actor was suffering from depression and recently entered a 12-step rehab stint for drug abuse. 

I'm not sure there's a single actor who has brought more people more joy in the past 40 years than Robin Williams. From the start with Mork and Mindy to classics like Good Morning, Vietnam to more dramatic turns like Good Will Hunting to darker stints like 1 Hour Photo, you knew that if Robin Williams was in it you'd be getting something at the very least intriguing and at the very best life changing. His brand of humor and style was unique and will be sorely missed. I think that might be why this in particular hurts so much; we're missing a man who helped bring a bit of happiness into our lives over and over. 

God damn I played the fuck out of that Hook VHS. You will be missed, Mr. Williams.

[via Variety]

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6:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's what Nova would've looked like in Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy had a lot of things. Green skinned folks, talking plants and animals, attractive men, and loads of shout outs to the original comics books. What it didn't have, however, was Nova. Nova, or Richard Ride...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 08.11.2014

First look at James Franco's The Sound and the Fury

As the next step in James Franco's epic prank on the entire world (that is the only explanation for his existence as a whole) an adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury must signal we are near the prolifi...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar is all funny business

The Madagascar films never really stuck with me. They're okay to watch in passing, or to occupy the kids for a few minutes, but they're nothing special. That's why I'm surprised I laughed as much as I did with this trailer f...

Nick Valdez

2:30 PM on 08.11.2014

See Let's Be Cops early and free

We've got passes for comedy tonight! I know you've all been kind of maybe waiting to laugh at something and that something is possibly Let's Be Cops. To be honest I can't get a pin on this movie. It's either going to be drop ...

Matthew Razak





2:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Judd Apatow producing new music-themed comedy from The Lonely Island

For quite some time, The Lonely Island's digital shorts were the best thing that Saturday Night Live had going for it. The combination of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone made for some great scenes and some exc...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

1:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Green Inferno on hold indefinitely

Sad news for those you like the boundary pushing of Eli Roth and the disturbing Cannibal Holocaust. His homage to that film, Green Inferno, has been put on hold indefinitely. It's not because of any controversy, surprisi...

Matthew Razak