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Review: Ride Along
by Matthew Razak

There's a thin line sometimes between buddy cop movies and comedy cop movies. Usually it's dependent on the amount of action and whether the majority of the time is spent trying to get laughs. When a film tries to tip toe on this line disaster can strike, especially when the movie isn't funny in the first place.

Ride Along is a comedy movie with cops in it, but it desperately wants to be a buddy cop movie. Unfortunately what it is and what it wants to be don't jive at all and everything just ends up in a crumpled mess. It's also just not funny. 

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6:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Woody Allen is staight pimpin' in Fading Gigolo trailer

Who hasn't looked at Woody Allen and wondered, "Has that guy dabbled in pimpin'? Because he has the air of someone who's dabbled in pimpin'." It's the question on everyone's mind, and the new trailer for John Turturro's Fadi...

Isabelle Magliari

12:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Paul Blart 2 gets a director, Hell freezes over

The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Andy Fickman, amateur necromancer and director of movies with posters of the cast over a white background, will be directing the unholy Cthulhu-spawn Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. For...

Sean Walsh

2:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Louis C.K. finishes American Hustle's ice fishing story

For those of you who have seen David O. Russell's American Hustle, you know how great of a job Louis C.K. does in the film. Apparently his entire role (Bradley Cooper's boss) is adlibbed as his character was only supposed to...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.02.2014

First look at A Million Ways to Die in the West

Here's a picture from A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is Seth MacFarlane's second directorial effort. It has many qualities such as people, hats and mustaches. You can discern some things from it such as it take...

Matthew Razak



Enter to win an Anchorman 2 prize pack!  photo
Enter to win an Anchorman 2 prize pack!
by Liz Rugg

[This contest is now over! Thank you to every one who entered and congratulations to our winner!! -Liz]

I know what you're thinking. "All I got for Christmas was this crappy [gift card] [scarf] [bitcoin]." It's okay, because here at Flixist, we know what you really wanted; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues undies. Yep. For real. Really real. We're giving you a chance to win the greatest gift anyone has ever received: an Anchorman 2 prize pack including a t-shirt, keychain, coasters, a poster, and one Ron Burgundy certified pair of Jockey underwear in "Sex Panther Red." (See image below)

All you have to do to enter to win is comment below or retweet this tweet and follow Flixist on twitter. If you choose to comment, let us know what you think about Anchorman and/or Anchorman 2. Contest only available to the continental United States and will end Friday, January 10th, 2014 and if you're a member of Modern Method's HUGE, you're automatically entered into the contest! But if you're not, hurry up and enter and remember to stay classy!

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12:00 PM on 12.30.2013

Kung Fury is the most awesome not awesome thing ever

The 80s were awesome for action movies, but not as awesome as they could have been with today's technology (or really 15 years ago technology). Enter Kung Fury, a action parody film trying to get some footing over on Kicksta...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 12.20.2013

Nick's Flixmas: A Christmas Story

Did you know they made a sequel to A Christmas Story? That's like opening your gifts on Christmas morning and finding out your parents are getting a divorce. It's rough stuff. Hollywood makes unnecessary sequels all the time,...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 12.18.2013

Josh Gad to star in 'Gilligan's Island' movie

Yes, it's true. Warner Bros.' is finally giving us what we've all been begging for-- a Gilligan's Island silver screen premier. The original Gilligan's Island, a 1960's sitcom, centered around the misadventures of s...

Isabelle Magliari

3:00 PM on 12.18.2013

Red Band That Awkward Moment trailer has naked Zac Effron

To be entirely honest we probably wouldn't be sharing this trailer if Michael B. Jordan wasn't in That Awkward Moment, but considering he's basically become our favorite upcoming star ever thanks to Chronicle and Fruitvale S...

Matthew Razak



Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues photo
Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
by Nick Valdez

There's a lot riding on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Years of home video releases and endless quoting have transformed the first Anchorman into an unyielding comedic juggernaut. When Anchorman 2 was first announced, I was surprised by how much I had been looking forward to it. Seriously, I honestly had no idea I'd be chomping at the bit for this. I've always tried to be as level headed as I can when a movie gets a sequel, but for some reason, I was trapped in a glass case of emotion. 

With most comedy sequels failing to grasp at why its predecessor was successful, it's natural to assume Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues would crash and burn as it loses the uniqueness that made it a cult classic (I'm sure the relentless, seemingly desperate advertisement tirade Ferrell has been on didn't help matters). You can argue how necessary or not this sequel is all day, but you'd be missing something important. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is damn funny. You'd be hard pressed to find a more hilarious film this year. 

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2:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Nick's Flixmas: Home Alone

Home Alone is a sad, sad movie. With its Christmas setting making the content of the film even more depressing, Home Alone should be called something like Always Alone. Something like your entire family leaving you seems like...

Nick Valdez

10:30 AM on 12.17.2013

See The Secret Life of Walter Mitty early and free

Every once in a while we see a movie and like it far more than anyone else does. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of those movies. Alec was captured by its charm and hope while other, more cynical critics, were not...

Matthew Razak



First trailer for 22 Jump Street goes to college photo
First trailer for 22 Jump Street goes to college
by Matthew Razak

21 Jump Street was easily one of the biggest surprises of the year when it released in that it was actually funny and not incredibly stupid. As the meta-as-all-hell trailer 22 Jump Street points out it's incredible it do so well, but now we have a sequel because of it. That sequel looks, well, it looks as good as the first did in trailer form.

See that's the problem here. 21 Jump Street in trailer form didn't look like anything special and neither does this really. It turned out to be totally awesome so here's hoping that this does the same thing. There's definitely laughs to be had here, but the real charm of the first film was its spot on humor about the rise of the nerd and high school social life, so it will be interesting to see how they tackle college.

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12:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Nick's Flixmas: Gremlins

Have you ever seen The Hole? It's the worst. It attempts to be a throwback to campy comedy horror, a style Joe Dante practically reinvigorated back with Pirahna, but it fails at every aspect. It's a shadow of a once great dir...

Nick Valdez



Nick's Flixmas: Jingle All the Way photo
Nick's Flixmas: Jingle All the Way
by Nick Valdez

If you haven't been paying attention to Nick's Flixmas, it's okay because that's all going to change right now. I'm writing about a Christmas film a day for 25 days and am already thirteen posts in. As we get into the Twelve Days of Flixmas, the remaining films will probaably the most recognizable to you all. We're in the big leagues. 

To kick it off on day fourteen of Nick's Flixmas is Jingle All the Way, my favorite Christmas film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I almost want to say it's my favorite Schwarzenegger film overall, but there's plenty of stiff competition. No, you know what? It is my favorite Schwarzenegger film. It's really hard to top "HE GOT TWO!" or "Put that cookie down, NOW!" or even "I'm not a pervert!" 

[Nick's Flixmas is a 25 day celebration of films Nick watches every Christmas! Nick will do some analysis, review, and just generally walk down memory lane. Hopefully you'll enjoy the ride. Merry Flixmas!]

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2:00 PM on 12.11.2013

Nick's Flixmas: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation may not be my favorite Vacation (that honor goes to Vegas Vacation), it's still pretty damn funny. Now that Vacation itself is getting a reboot/sequel in the near future, I figured it'd b...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Ron Burgundy promotes 'Anchorman 2' by reading real news

Legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) took to the newsroom this past Saturday to deliver a 30 minute real newscast on North Dakota'a KX News. Burgundy has not been shy while promoting Anchorman 2: Th...

Isabelle Magliari

12:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Anchorman 2 opening two days earlier

Just can't wait to once again see Ron Burgundy's glorious mustached on the big screen? Neither can we, which makes Paramount's announcement that they've bumped the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues up two days...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 11.22.2013

First teaser trailer for A Haunted House 2...exists

I finally saw the first A Haunted House on Netflix a few months ago with some cool buddies of mine. We all walked away thinking terrible things about it. It not only had one, but three Saints Row: The Third posters hang...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Channing Tatum does a split for 22 Jump Street

Jean Claude Van Damme once did an ad for Volvo which featured him doing an "epic split" like the mad god he is. On the sett of 22 Jump Street, releasing June 2014, Channing Tatum decided to do a parody of that ad for some re...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Dumb and Dumber To gets 2014 release date

Finally we're getting a movie releasing outside of 2015! I was getting worried about the state of 2014 film for a bit there. Now that Jim Carrey returned to the film and the behind the scenes shenanigans are over and done wit...

Nick Valdez