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12:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Mission Impossible 5 gets a new release date, whether we chose to accept it or not

In an effort to dodge the hefty competition brought by the new James Bond film and Disney with their new indie endeavor Star Wars in December, Paramount has brought Mission: Impossible up an astounding five months from t...

Sean Walsh


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.






2014's Best Dog in Film photo
2014's Best Dog in Film
by Nick Valdez

As good as the films of 2014 were, you know what was even better? The animals. There were lots of standout roles for animals this year, both real and imaginary. In almost every film I watched, there was some cute dog or cat hanging around just because. 

So I figured why not honor the best one? It was pretty tough, but I decided to choose an animal based on what it means for the film as a whole. So even with all of the dogs and cats of varying importance, only one puppy stood out and actively set the plot of its film in motion. 

Honorable Mentions: That running dog in Godzilla, Digby and the "crazy cute" dog from The Interview, that one cat from The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1, the turtle from Laggies, that one cat from Gone Girl, that one cat from The Grand Budapest Hotel, the horse in the Red Sea from Exodus: Gods and Kings, Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, Koba/Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014
by Nick Valdez

We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen so many good sequels last year that it was finally time to designate an entire list to them. Sure I could write about 2014's best actors or scenes, but I think it's important to celebrate a sequel that gets it right. 

Since we're going to get so many more from here on out, let's hope that future sequels will be as good as the five presented here. 

Without further ado, here are my picks for The Top 5 Sequels of 2014. 

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Review: Taken 3 photo
Review: Taken 3
by Sean Walsh

Taken was great. Taken 2 was...not as good. When I heard that Taken 3 was going to exist, I sighed, because I knew, knew, that I'd feel obligated to finish what I started.

So, on Saturday morning, I sat with ticket in hand and prepared myself for 109 minutes of Liam Neeson stepping back into the shoes of Bryan Mills. I knew it could fall anywhere in-between great or...not as good, and I was prepared to give it a fair chance.

How'd things shake out? Let's find out.

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10:00 AM on 01.09.2015

First trailer for Run All Night starring Liam Neeson

I don't know about you all, but I miss the super dramatic Liam Neeson. Sure his latest career trend has been awesome, and in reverse as you'd expect a young man to take on a bunch of action films and gradually join Oscar nom...

Nick Valdez



First official trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man photo
First official trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man
by Nick Valdez

It's been a bumpy road for Marvel's Ant-Man. From former director Edgar Wright publicly leaving the project, to multiple writers tackling rewrites, to multiple cast additions late in production, the odds have certainly been stacked against Marvel's most likely weirdest superhero. 

But as Guardians of the Galaxy proves, having oddball content doesn't mean failure. Folks flocked to that film and it was regarded as one of Marvel's best by most fans. So what will the future hold for Ant-Man? If this first trailer is indication, maybe it's good things. 

Ant-Man releases July 17th. 

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4:00 PM on 01.05.2015

Newest Mad Max: Fury Road images are still badass

Damn, son. This continues to be my most anticipated film of 2015. Fury Road rages into theaters May 15th.  [via The Playlist]

Nick Valdez

3:22 PM on 12.30.2014

Stallone working on Rambo 5 next after Creed

While Sylvester Stallone is currently on his way to the city of brotherly love to film Creed, the Rocky spin-off in which Rocky trains Apollo Creed's son to box (just stand there and get punched a lot) he's revealing tha...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 12.30.2014

Jack Ryan sequel a no-go, according to Chris Pine

Sad news for people who like Chris Pine, Tom Clancy, and spy movies in general. According to the star of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, there won't be a sequel. As he told Moviephone: No. I don’t think it made enough money...

Sean Walsh

12:00 PM on 12.15.2014

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 12.12.2014

First trailer for Sean Penn's new film The Gunman

Sean Penn is getting up there in years and what is an aging star to do these days? Make an action movie of course. Thanks to a slew of hits from aging stars it appears we're getting another one hitting the screen with The Gu...

Matthew Razak





4:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Marvel's Ant-Man gets official synopsis

From the looks of things, Marvel's Ant-Man is finally settling down after months and months of trouble. Whether or not you like the idea of multiple rewrites, late cast additions, or Edgar Wright leaving a project he helped g...

Nick Valdez



Bond 24 titled Spectre, cast and teaser poster revealed photo
Bond 24 titled Spectre, cast and teaser poster revealed
by Matthew Razak

If you woke up super early this morning (or live in the UK where it wasn't super early) you were treated to some damn exciting news. Bond 24 is now officially titled Specter. In a big press event at Pinewood studios the cast and crew got together and made the awesome announcement. 

In case you aren't sure why that's so exciting it's because Specter is the evil organization that is led by Bond's arch-nemesis Blofeld, who will most likely be played by Christoph Waltz despite them giving him another name. During the event the Bond Twitter account blew up with content including that Andrew Scott was confirmed to join as Denbigh, David Bautista will be Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci plays Lucia Sciarra, and Lea Seydoux is Madeleine Swann. You can see shots of them below along with the amazing teaser poster. That bullet hole resembles a certain evil octopus doesn't it?

Finally a new Aston Martin DB10 will appear in the film, ditching the classic that returned in Skyfall. Head below for images, a video teaser for the title and the poster. Spectre, once again directed by Sam Mendes, will release November 6th in the US.

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11:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Tony Jaa leaves kickboxer to be replaced by Van Damme

Reboots are better when the aging star of the original show up. It's  fact. I think. Maybe not. However, the Kickboxer reboot is definitely made better by he fact that Jean-Claude Van Damme will be showing up in it....

Matthew Razak



Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 photo
Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
by Nick Valdez

The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into the latest, Mockingjay- Part 1 (which is based off half of the final text in the book trilogy), that upward trend certainly continues. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 is the pinnacle of the Hunger Games series. A payoff of two years of buildup that finally cements this series as the main example of how to do these Young Adult book adaptations. It may have taken a while to get to the peak, but the view is totally worth it.  

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NYKFF Review: A Hard Day photo
NYKFF Review: A Hard Day
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Every so often, I see a film and think that the title is a perfect encapsulation of its very existence. If I were to name the film, those are exactly the words I would have chosen. A Hard Day is that exactly, in part because it's a massive understatement. It's a hilariously perfect name because it is a Hard day but isn't just a hard Day. It starts off as a Hard Night, and then it gets to the day... and then there's another night. And then there's a day. And with each new event, you think, "Oh wow... Well, it can't get any worse than that."

And then it gets worse.

[For the next week, we will be covering the 2014 New York Korean Film Festival. For more information, check here. For all of our coverage, click here.]

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11:00 AM on 11.19.2014

Chris Pratt to lead Cowboy Ninja Viking Adaptation

It's been a long time coming, but it appears that the Cowboy Ninja Viking adaptation is back on track and what a track it is. The movie has nabbed everyone's favorite action/comedy star Chris Pratt to play the title role...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 11.14.2014

Christoph Waltz joins Bond 24 cast

Think of an actor that you'd like to see as a Bond villain because it's like they were born to play a Bond villain. Was it Christoph Waltz? It should have been. And since you did think of him you'll be excited to hear that Wa...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Margot Robbie is our big-screen Harley Quinn in 2016's Suicide Squad

Get your comically large mallets ready, boys and girls! According to their sources, Collider reports that Margot Robbie, one of Flixist's Hottest Babes of 2013, will be donning the red and black unitard of DC's craziest broad...

Sean Walsh



Review: Why Don't You Play in Hell? photo
Review: Why Don't You Play in Hell?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Last year, Japan Cuts played Sion Sono's Bad Film, a project filmed back in 1995 but not finished until 2012. In my non-review of the film, I unequivocally called it a masterpiece, and I stand by every word. It is a labor of love that throws caution to the wind in order to just make a freaking movie, everyone and everything else be damned. This is Sion Sono's world and you just have to deal with it.

Why Don't You Play in Hell? is a celebration of that worldview. And it's every bit as brilliant as you could hope.

[This review was original posted as part of our coverage of the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival. It is being reposted to coincide with the film's theatrical release.]

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5:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Here's our first look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Did you know there was an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the works? It's been in development hell for quite some time with a script that's been written and rewritten many times ov...

Nick Valdez



Review: Drive Hard photo
Review: Drive Hard
by Nick Valdez

There's an entire genre of films built around older men in action films. Whether it was bred from a need for some sort of budding power fantasy or a legitimate strive toward capturing the feel of their halcyon days, this genre has done especially well in the current era of nostalgia the movie going public has found themselves in. 

With the bevy of options in this particular genre available (I can think of five or six films about old men driving fast cars off the top of my head right now), what makes Drive Hard (a film coming out of absolutely nowhere) so special? Drive Hard knows what kind of power fantasy (and in turn, the audience) it wants to be and never once shies from it. 

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