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4:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Director Patrick Hughes thinks the US remake of The Raid is really interesting

The upcoming remake of The Raid may be kind of unnecessary, but it's happening anyway, and now director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has let loose a few details about his next project. "We have a really, ...

Alec Kubas-Meyer


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12:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman

In news that should shock no one -- he scored Man of Steel, all three Nolan Bat films and probably enjoys getting payed money -- Hans Zimmer has confirmed that he'll be returning for Batman vs. Superman. The prolifi...

Matthew Razak



Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo
Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Nick Valdez

Captain America: The First Avenger is my favorite film out of the Marvel line up (which is why I claimed this review). Captain America has always been my personal favorite Marvel character due to a mix of that cool Saturday morning cartoon aired on Fox Kids, his stance during the Civil War comic event, and how fun he is to play in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Beyond that, Steve Rogers has always been a character that spoke to me personally.

When stripped of the Americana facade and super human strength, you have a stagnant man within a world that's constantly changing around him. A real fish out of water. In a post-Avengers world, when it seemed like we'd finally get an America movie that delivered on the promise of the first, we're left with The Winter Soldier

That's not to say it's devoid of entertainment. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is like a wiffleball bat; a fun toy with no real weight to it. 

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7:00 PM on 04.02.2014

First trailer for Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' is amazing

Luc Besson's (The Fifth Element) upcoming action thriller Lucy has it all; Scarlett Johansson kicking serious ass, telekinesis, explosions, designer drugs, superhuman strength, and Scarlett Johansson kicking serious ass. Did...

Isabelle Magliari

12:40 PM on 04.02.2014

Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters

The cast for the Expendables films just keeps getting larger and larger, and in this very rare instance that is a completely awesome thing. You can tell it's completely awesome because despite the absurd amount of charac...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Scarlett Johansson looks badass in first 'Lucy' image.

In director Luc Besson's upcoming action thriller Lucy, Scarlett Johansson stars as a drug-mule turned telekinetic kill machine by way of designer drugs, and if that doesn't sound awesome then I don't know what does...

Isabelle Magliari

11:51 AM on 04.01.2014

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay...

Matthew Razak



Review: Sabotage photo
Review: Sabotage
by Matthew Razak

I've been hyping Sabotage since I first heard about it. I'm a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan and a huge David Ayers (End of Watch) fan so the two together sounds like sweet, sweet cop action bliss. Ayers is great and melding action and drama while developing actual characters and Schwarzenegger is great at... well... being in action movies. Things looked pretty good.

It was easy to get excited to because the supporting cast was really solid and the trailers actually advertised the film in the right way. Heading in I was certain I was going to have a good time at this movie. You know what? I did. 

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3:00 PM on 03.28.2014

New poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction looks surprisingly cool

I'll be honest and admit that I've never really been into any of the Transformers movies. A lot of the past movies in the franchise have seemed like blundering, all flash, no substance action-y movies, and for the most part t...

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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Review: 300: Rise of an Empire photo
Review: 300: Rise of an Empire
by Nick Valdez

When a not-sequel/prequel to 300, a film that hit theaters over eight theaters ago, was first announced, I was the first to complain about how boring the whole thing looked. And as time went on, and trailers were slowly released, I did not warm up to the idea any further.

I should be completely honest here. I wanted 300: Rise of an Empire to be terrible just so I could use "Rise of a Meh-pire" as a subtitle. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out the way I planned as 300: Rise of an Empire is surprisingly entertaining.

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1:31 PM on 03.27.2014

See Captain America: The Winter Soldier early and free

OK, folks. If you're reading these words and haven't grabbed the passes yet then they're probably gone. We've got a limited number of passes to a screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier next week in Washington D...

Matthew Razak



Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla photo
Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla
by Michael Jordan

Godzilla is quickly approaching, and there is a distinctive lack of talk about how amazing this is and what it means to international audiences.Get ready to get informed as we dissect this trailer, and talk about the TWO big bad monster that will be showing up in this film.

You can also find the full trailer right here on Flixist.

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First Hercules trailer lets us know exactly who it's about photo
First Hercules trailer lets us know exactly who it's about
by Matthew Razak

I've already dubbed the first Hercules that came this year as the worst movie of the year (a crown it still holds), but the second Hercules movie, Hercules, I have much higher hopes for, especially after this trailer. Whereas that other Hercules film idiotically went all serious this one is clearly going into the awesomely bad direction with as much monster killing, muscle flexing, bad line delivering awesomeness as it can possibly muster. What more would you expect from a Bret Ratner film starring Dwayne Johnson.

No, really. If you're expecting more you're going to be missing out on appreciating dumb action cinema at its finest. I kind of like the myth/legend thing they're teasing, but judging from the amount of large, mythical animals he's killing in the movie I don't think there's going to be too much room for pesky things like plot. There will be plenty of room for muscles, though. We'll all get to see Dwayne Johnson flex and yell for two or so hours when the film lands on July 25.

Also, the first poster was released. It too features Dwayne Johnson yelling and flexing and killing.

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3:00 PM on 03.24.2014

See Sabotage early and free

I might be hyping Sabotage more than most other movies, but that's because it isn't getting the respect it (hopefully) deserves. Arnold is awesome and director David Ayer is even awesome..er. So get excited! And then gra...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 03.24.2014

The Rock is the only Hercules I'll ever need

[UPDATE: The first poster has been added to the gallery!] Seriously, would you just look at him? When Brett Ratner's Hercules first announced (not to be confused by The Legend of Nopecules) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as t...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 03.21.2014

NSFW: Red band trailer for Filth sure is filthy

James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with ...

Liz Rugg

8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

Splinter Cell adaptation gets Bourne Identity director

The last we heard of Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell adaptation (back in 2012) it had a writer and Tom Hardy was set to star, and it looks like it's finally moving forward again. The project itself has been in li...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 03.19.2014

New Red Band Sabotage trailer brings us more Arnold

I'm not quite sure we're all actually excited enough for Sabotage, because we really should be. After the last red band I thought we'd all be on board with Arnold taking on a drug cartel with a bunch of other awesome people ...

Matthew Razak



Enter to win a Veronica Mars DVD and hat!  photo
Enter to win a Veronica Mars DVD and hat!
by Liz Rugg

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, smurfee mcgee! Thank you to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for more contests in the near future! -Liz]

Attention: Veronica Mars fans! Can't wait to get your hands on the Veronica Mars movie after Matt's SXSW review? Well, we're giving away a free Veronica Mars movie DVD and a Neptune, California trucker hat to one lucky winner! To enter, take the Veronica Mars trivia quiz below and comment with your score, or you can retweet this tweet and follow Flixist on Twitter for a chance to win.

This contest will close on Tuesday, March 25th! The contest is only open to residents in the continental United States, one entry per household, and one entrant per mailing address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Note: the prizes will be mailed after the Veronica Mars DVD release date in May, 2014.

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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 03.05.2014

John Logan talks Bond 24 and the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Sometimes do you just sit around and wonder why there isn't more news about the next James Bond film, momentarily titled Bond 24? No? Well, I do and so it's with great pleasure I bring myself (and you by proxy) news from scre...

Matthew Razak