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9:00 AM on 04.11.2014

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again for The Nest

In a move that should end world conflict and have people dancing in the street out of sheer happiness, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are teaming up for Universal's The Nest. The film will follow Foehler and Fey as they return home...

Jonathan Wray


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11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie w...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters

Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr...

Liz Rugg



Review: The Raid 2: Berandal photo
Review: The Raid 2: Berandal
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I will admit that I have not seen every movie that has ever been made. I have not seen every action film, martial arts film, or even all of the most revered of the action and martial arts films. I’ve seen my fair share, but there are gaps in my knowledge.

But you know what? That doesn’t matter. Even with my critical blind spots, I can say with conviction something that I know in my heart of hearts to be true: The Raid 2: Berandal is the best action film ever made.

Ever.

[This review is being reposted to coincide with the film's theatrical release.]

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7:00 PM on 03.21.2014

The Flixist XCast Episode I: X-Men (2000)

[A few awesome Flixist community members and some of our former editors recently got together to form a podcast to specifically discuss an important subject: the X-Men series of films. This is the first episode of Flixist XCa...

Xzyliac

6:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights

Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se...

Liz Rugg

7:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Muppets Most Wanted spoofs action movie posters

The Muppets Most Wanted promotional campaign has been as delightful as expected from the franchise, though with these new parody posters, The Muppets have upped their game yet again. Each poster parody's a famous action movie...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 03.03.2014

You cannot afford this Dark Knight Tumbler replica

Joining the line up of things we just can't afford (like the Bat Theater, Iron Man Statue, or HAL 9000), James Edition has cooked up a street legal replica of the Tumbler Batmobile from the Dark Knight Trilogy.  How much...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Mondo to release two Back to the Future posters tomorrow

In addition to Mondo's gallery show of artist Laurent Durieux's works this month, the poster and merchandise division of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters has announced that they'll be releasing two new Back to the...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf is an animated short by Irish animator and filmmaker Eoin Duffy. I had the chance to see it when I recently saw a screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, and though it is a runner-up and...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.19.2014

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce...

Liz Rugg







First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy photo
First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

Update: New images as well, giving us a better look at Del Toro's return as The Collector (you may remember him from the closing credit sequence of Thor: The Dark World.)

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest, yet enticing property. It's their most comic book-y movie by far. Sure we as an audience have grown to accept Robert Downey Jr. schmoozing it up with a green rage monster, defrosted super patriot from the 50s, and a woman, but are we truly ready for a buff Chris Pratt, green Zoe Saldana, friggin' Batista, a motherf**king Vin Diesel tree, and a Bradley Cooper voiced raccoon? Not to mention all of the other humongous stars (Karen Gillan, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and even Glenn Close!) joining the Marvel universe?

I sure hope so. 

The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy is next film in Marvel's Phase Two lineup (following Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Are you ready? I know I am. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st. 

[via Jimmy Kimmel Live] 

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4:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Here's an awesomely adorable LEGO Movie blooper reel

It's been a week now since I've seen The LEGO Movie (and reviewed it!), and I still can't get it out of my head. Everything is still awesome, I want a double decker couch, and my friends and I have been quoting Lego Batman l...

Nick Valdez



Review: The LEGO Movie photo
Review: The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

Since its first delightful teaser over a year ago, I have been eagerly anticipating The LEGO Movie more so than any other movie releasing in 2014. I was instantly drawn to the idea of seeing the very Lego sets I played with as a kid (and still play with on occasion) recreated in a loving stop motion/CG film. I'm just not quite sure why I was so excited in the first place. Is it nostalgia or some kind of attempt to rekindle my lost childhood? Now that I've grown up, should I completely forget things that once made me happy in order to fit in with the professional world? 

Wait, am I really thinking about all of this? It's The LEGO Movie we're talking about here! Strange thing is, The LEGO Movie actually builds on these philosophical dilemmas in an intelligent, wacky, and surprisingly sophisticated manner. 

So yeah, everything is awesome. 

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3:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Flix for Short: Juste de l'eau

This lush animated short titled in French Juste de l'eau (or Just Water) is set in an anthropomorphic animal-version of Europe at the time of the discovery of new continents. As the explorers' ships come in to land, they are...

Liz Rugg



Lego to officially release Ghostbusters set photo
Lego to officially release Ghostbusters set
by Nick Valdez

Joining the recently (and awesomely) announced The Simpsons licensed set, Brent Waller's Ghostbusters CUUSOO project (a site where artists can pitch ideas to be made into real sets much like the Back to the Future set released some time ago) has been greenlit and will officially go into production to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. 

Although the final model of the Ecto-1 (complete with Peter, Egon, Winston, Ray, and Slimer) won't be the same as the CUUSOO project, it's still going to be great consolation prize considering we'll never get a third movie. But Legos are super cool, so I'm very excited about this. 

[Tomopop, via The Brothers Brick]

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2:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Final LEGO Movie trailer features the Man of Plastic

In anticipation of its release a week from now, The LEGO Movie has one more hilarious trailer under its belt. As it toys with the overt seriousness of Man of Steel's previous trailers, this trailer comes complete with a...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Third trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal kicks ass

So can we just all agree The Raid 2: Berandal is something we're all looking forward to? I know I am. While the lucky few who are currently attending Sundance are watching it as you read this, the rest of us only have to wai...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.21.2014

The Act of Killing returning to theaters in February

The Act of Killing is a stupendous documentary. It's chilling, gripping, and even slightly humorous. I even liked it enough to put it on my Top 15 of 2013 list, and it's got an Oscar nomination now! It's all with good reason....

Nick Valdez



Wha...huh? Michael Douglas cast as Ant-Man's Hank Pym photo
Wha...huh? Michael Douglas cast as Ant-Man's Hank Pym
by Sean Walsh

The weeks and weeks of speculation as to which Ant-Man Paul Rudd would be playing have come to an end finally as Marvel revealed today that Michael Douglas has joined Edgar Wright's Ant-Man as Hank Pym, traditionally known as the first Ant-Man (and a founding Avenger, and Giant-Man, and Yellowjacket, and the creator of Ultron). In the same article, they confirmed that Paul Rudd is will be playing the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang.

Naturally, this will ruffle a lot of feathers, since in the comics Hank Pym isn't an old guy. But you know what? I'm okay with this. They can leave out the wife-beating, Ultron-creating, and weird sex stuff and he can instead fill the mentor role to Lang's Ant-Man. Hank Pym will presumably be the guy who creates the suit that Lang steals (he started out as a thief who steals the suit to help his ailing daughter Cassie), then they will patch things up and Pym will help Lang be the hero he is destined to be.

This obviously begs the question "What about Wasp?", but as far as our Ant-Men are concerned, I'm okay with this, and July 31st, 2015 is way too far away. Check out Marvel's full press release below and let your nerd rage flow in the comments.

[via Marvel]

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What was the best (or worst) movie trend of 2013? photo
What was the best (or worst) movie trend of 2013?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In our second week of 2013 video retrospection, the Flixist staff considers the trends that were found in last year's movies. Some people (like myself) focused on all of the terrible and negative things that films seemed to cling to, while others talked about all of the great and wonderful things that made 2013 amazing.

This week's is particularly exciting because we get to see and hear the three newest members of our staff. The fact that they are all towards the end is not actually a trick trying to get you to watch all of the stuff from the usual suspects; it had to do more with length and what I think is a funny juxtaposition between Mike's last line and Isabelle's first.

Also, Michael (who is different than Mike) did some interesting things with his. So that's worth sitting around for.

Or skipping to, if that's what you're into.

And once you've done all that, let us know below what trends you noticed and loved and/or hated, because we certainly missed some big ones.

[Header via Ashi Investments]

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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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