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4:00 PM on 02.27.2015

RIP Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Earlier today, news broke that Leonard Nimoy had passed away at the age of 83.  It's hard to put into words the personal importance of Nimoy's work. Star Trek wasn't just the show I watched as a child, it was my ins...

Jackson Tyler

12:00 PM on 02.27.2015

Harrison Ford returning for Blade Runner 2, director in talks

After Harrison Ford told Ridley Scott the Blade Runner 2 script was the best thing he's ever read, it appears he's finally signed on for the sequel. And now that the ball's rolling, Alcon Entertainment has a director in talks...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Rocky spin-off Creed gets a sad synopsis

It took me years, YEARS, to get over Rocky Balboa. When the three decade long Rocky saga finally came to end, it was a good end but I still wanted much more. The Rocky films mean so much to me (so much that I wrote my undergr...

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 02.26.2015

No sequel to Fincher's Dragon Tattoo, says Rooney Mara

Despite the interest of director David Fincher and lead Rooney Mara, in addition a script having already been written, Mara disappointed fans of Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by confirming ...

Jackson Tyler

1:15 PM on 02.26.2015

First look at Bautista in Spectre

As we quickly approach the fall release of Spectre, hype for James Bond's 24th outing is fast reaching a fever pitch. 2012's Skyfall righted the ship after the disappointing 2008 outing Quantum of Solace, and fans have been w...

Matt Liparota

1:00 PM on 02.26.2015

New Fantastic Four images are...pretty ordinary

I don't have a lot to say about the new Fantastic Four pictures from Empire. They exist, they're boring, whatever. I'd like to take this time, instead, to make a formal apology to Josh Trank and the rest of the cast and crew ...

Sean Walsh

10:00 AM on 02.26.2015

Rumor: Naked Schwarzenegger will be sans Penys in Terminator: Genisys

We try to stay away from rumors as much as possible, but as in the past, sometimes something so ridiculous pops up, I just have to tell you about it. Case in point, the craziest thing I've heard about Terminator: Genisys (bes...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Neill Blomkamp will ignore Alien 3 and Resurrection

When it was announced that Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a new movie in the Alien franchise, a few people in the Flixist staff lost their minds (me included). I even posted a feature called "6 things we want from Neill Blom...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

5:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Flix For Short: The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To

Hey, I really like this. Essentially a proof of concept short from writer DC Pierson and director Dan Eckman (based on Pierson's novel), it's the story of teenage best friends who get into all sorts of trouble when one ...

Jackson Tyler

12:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Check out this awesome Birdman toy commercial

There's not really much to say other than this is a neat little ditty promoting Birdman's victory lap through some theaters after taking home the Best Picture Oscar. But it's just really, really neat. If you haven't yet, you should watch Big Birdman too.  "Smells like balls."

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 02.25.2015

Rob Schrab to direct the Lego Movie sequel

As awesome as everything was in The Lego Movie, it is possible the sequel will be even more... awesome (*bursts into singing "Everything is awesome").  I was initially not sold on the idea to make a second Lego Movie, bu...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen



6 things we want from Neill Blomkamp's Alien project photo
6 things we want from Neill Blomkamp's Alien project
by Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

We've all wanted to make a movie at some point. We've all thought it through in our minds, from story to characters to the final act that would shock audiences around the world. Our own personal dream movie. A movie we would love to see, but never will. 

As it turns out, well-known science-fiction directors are humans as well, because Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, and the upcoming Chappie) took to Instagram a few weeks back to upload a set of conceptual drawings of a Alien movie he wanted to make. The only difference between Blomkamp and you (and me) is the fact that Fox took notice and now he's getting to direct it. 

So, as Blomkamp Instagrams his way into the director's chair of a new Alien movie, we sit back in our worn-out sofa to type a few words about the things we want from this project. 

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5:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Flix for Short: Power/Rangers, a super gritty MMPR fan film

Last year, around the time Saban and Lionsgate announced they were working on a new Power Rangers movie, I wrote up a few ways to do it properly. One of those suggestions is to keep the grimdark stuff as far away as possible...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Pee-Wee returns in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday on Netflix

It's been teased for years now, but it's finally official-- comedian Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is finally making his long awaited cinematic return in a new original movie headed exclusively to Netflix.  The film has ...

John-Charles Holmes





2:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Help fund The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 in NYC

We here at Flixist love the people at Subway Cinema. Not only do they put on the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and the New York Korean Film Festival, they also hold a great showcase of classic martial arts movies here ...

Hubert Vigilla

1:00 PM on 02.24.2015

There are too many cooks on this Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

You kind of forget how massive this movie's cast is until you get it all in one image. It's...overwhelming. Notably, the cast includes Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, and Anthony Mackie as well. Let's hope there's a good balance of all those big names. Avengers: Age of Ultron releases May 1st. [via Twitter] [Header via Hubes]

Nick Valdez

12:30 PM on 02.24.2015

Joss Whedon discusses why Ant-Man won't show up in Age of Ultron

Comic book fans can be a protective lot, especially when it comes to their favorite properties and characters. It was no surprise, then, that some were upset when Joss Whedon announced a while back that the Avengers' longtime...

Matt Liparota



Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya photo
Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
by John-Charles Holmes

Isao Takahata is one of the directors out of Studio Ghibli that seems to be less discussed by fans in the west.  Takahata is responsible for directing some of the most riveting and eerie films to come from the Japanese animation studio including Pom Poko and Grave of the Fireflies.  His most recent directorial work is The Tale of Princess Kaguya, based on classic Japanese folklore, and it just might be one of the most expressive and chilling films from Studio Ghibli in years.

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Movies That Changed Us: Super photo
Movies That Changed Us: Super
by Jackson Tyler

This post contains open discussion of depression, and spoilers for Super. 

“The rules were set a long time ago. They don’t change.”
~Frank D’Arbo

When I was ten, a new student transferred into my school, and I made my first friend. In the second term, he beat me with a plastic tennis racket until I couldn’t breathe. I don’t know quite how long I laid in the shade of the portable classroom, the sound of the other children playing had long since blended into a peaceful, endless drone. When the bell rang, I dragged myself inside so I’d be present on the register, and told my teacher what happened.

“Don’t lie about your classmates,” she said. “If Jake had actually beat you with one of those, you wouldn’t be able to stand.”

A decade later, I sat in a small, grey office (are there any other kinds?), as a woman looked at me with an expression equal parts disappointed and confused. She’d just told me that I’d been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, and wanted to know why I didn’t seem to have any kind of reaction.

“Nothing’s wrong with me,” I said. And she smiled.

I thought this would make me feel better in some way. When you grow up lonely, the only thought ever on your mind is “Why?” Why don’t people want to talk to me? Why do I feel so disconnected from those around me? Why did the one person I trusted beat me til I felt the taste blood in my throat, and why did that make him more popular? Now I had an answer in front of me, and it wasn’t enough. The question remained.

Super is a movie about asking why.

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1:53 PM on 02.23.2015

Barbershop 3 gets new director

Get ready for another round in the chair - Barbershop 3 has found a director, Deadline reports. Malcolm D. Lee is in talks to direct the third film in the Barbershop franchise. Stars Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer expect...

Matt Liparota

12:00 PM on 02.23.2015

Here are your 2015 Razzie winners and losers

With the 2015 Academy Awards come and gone, it's time to focus on the negative stuff...or at least the stuff that's popular to hate rather than actual bad movies. We've got expected "winners" like Michael Bay and lots of hate for Saving Christmas. I've never seen it myself, but was it bad enough to sweep these things?  Full list of winners below.

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.23.2015

Box Office Numbers: The Grouch

I missed the Oscars last night (along with the Flixist chat), but I've caught up on some highlights. Tegan and Sara gave out Lego Oscars (even if the performance was a bit shaky), Common and John Legend brought the house down...

Nick Valdez