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3:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Trailer: The Immigrant

The Immigrant tells the story of Ewa Cybulski, played by Marion Cotillard, a Polish immigrant to America in the 1920s and her struggle to try and forge a life after her sister is refused entry at Ellis Island. Cybulski is lu...

Liz Rugg

9:59 AM on 04.02.2014

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four is a movie already full of people who have a solid chance of being Hollywood A-listers in a few years. The casting has been young and aggressive for the superhero reboot and the news that Toby Kebbell will...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Trailer for romantic comedy Words and Pictures pits painting against language

Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen as Jack Marcus -- a disillusioned English teacher at a small private school who is just as frustrated by his classes' increasing apathy as he is with his own withering writing career. Juli...

Liz Rugg

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

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

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

5:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Watch Jason Schwartzman in new Alamo Drafthouse PSA: Dont Talk

If you've been keeping up with SXSW coverage, you'll know that Jason Schwartzman was recently in Austin, Texas for the SXSW screening of Wes Anderson's newest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Apparently while he was in town, ...

Liz Rugg

5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

The new Star Wars has its first villain

If you watch Girls then you probably know Adam Driver. You've probably never thought that he should be the villain in a massive science fiction space opera, but now he is. Variety is reporting that the actor is close to ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 02.25.2014

Point Break remake lands Luke Bracey

Point Break is being pointlessly remade soon, and we already know that Gerard Butler will be taking over the role of Bodhi that Patrick Swayze previously tackled. That left Keuanu Reeves's role of Johnny Utah (god, were ...

Matthew Razak



Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars photo
Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars
by Matthew Razak

Update: All the actors have confirmed their casting via Twitter.

Fox seems to have finally, finally nailed down actors for their upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. We've heard rumors and speculation for forever now, but rewrites and problems casting have delayed the film. Now we finally have our four stars: Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch; Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing; Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.

We all knew Jordan was attached for a long while now, as he's teaming up again with director Josh Trank (Chronicle). The rest of the casting is more of a surprise. While Mara and Teller had had their names pop up Jamie Bell is very out of left field as he was only chosen after a plethora of other actors failed to connect with the part. He's also not very large or craggly, though I suppose with CGI that doesn't matter. 

It's definitely a young cast, and there are no big names, but a lot of up and comers. It will be very, very interesting to see where Fox takes this as the casting choices are nothing like the comic book characters. Also, to be clear, THR is reporting this like its a done deal, but Miles and Teller haven't signed on yet.

[via THR]

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5:00 PM on 02.19.2014

An Appreciation of Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

[Community Member TheRealMattC wrote an awesome Community Blog about his appreciation and sadness for the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and it's full of sentiments shared by a lot of Flixist's staff. For your chance to be fea...

TheRealMattC





1:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Melissa McCarthy stars in teaser for Tammy

In Tammy, Melissa McCarthy plays a woman having the worst day of work (and maybe of life) ever, and this prompts her to try to leave town. However, she's car-less and penniless, so she hitches a ride with her grandma, played...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 02.12.2014

New trailer for Brick Mansions featuring Paul Walker

I feel conflicted about Brick Mansions. On the one hand, it's one of the last whole performance of the late (and great) Paul Walker (RIP BUDDY) and also stars RZA! But on the other hand, Brick Mansions is a movie who's titul...

Liz Rugg

11:00 AM on 02.07.2014

Paul Bettany will play the Vision in Avengers 2

I think we all assumed that with Ultron being the big bad in Avengers: Age of Ultron that the Vision was going to show up. After all Vision is an android created by Ultron for evil, but turns good and he's awesome so the...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.05.2014

James Franco stars as a troubled actor in Maladies

In Maladies, James Franco plays a semi-washed up soap opera star in the 1960s, appropriately named James. James not only struggles with his floundering career, but with his seemingly failing mind and his fluctuating relation...

Liz Rugg



RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) photo
RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Yesterday, Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. You've probably read all of the unpleasant details elsewhere on the internet a dozen times, and we'll spare you them here.

We're late on this one (the initial report was filed something like 20 hours ago and the internet exploded not long after), but to be perfectly honest, all of us on the Flixist staff were just too sad to add to the commotion yesterday. I got the email linking to the Wall Street Journal article right around the time it went up, and we could have posted it then. I got an alert from the New York Times app on my phone, and it could have been then. Then it came up in conversation with people who don't know the first thing about the film industry, and then again. It could have been any of these times...

But the act of creating the post, everything that goes around the text you're reading now, felt wrong somehow. Finding an appropriate header image and then photo-shopping it to fit our CMS's restrictions, checking our database for appropriate tags and considering whether or not this should be attached to some product: all of these things seem cold and uncaring. But it would have seemed just as bad to have said nothing at all, especially about somebody so beloved (and, of course, talented).

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a truly amazing actor, certainly one of the best in the industry, and his absence will undoubtedly be felt for years to come. Although he had not finished his work for Mockingjay Part 2, the film is still on track to be released in 2015. The fates of some of his other projects, however, are less clear. At only 46 years old, there is undoubtedly much, much more he could have done, and this is a terrible loss.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and everyone he worked with.

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Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred photo
Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred
by Matthew Razak

Today is the day you can point to when the Internet blew up. We were close to it when they announced Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, but the surprise casting of Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is probably going to destroy everything. Deadline has the press release in which the casting is announced along with Jeremy Irons playing Bruce Wayne's dutiful butler Alfred. 

I can live with Irons as Alfred. He's old and looks good in a tux so those boxes are checked.

Eisenberg as Luthor is a bit harder to swallow. This is mostly because of his age, which is far younger than I ever pictured Luthor being. In fact the casting seems entirely out of left field, but if you think about it a bit it maybe could work. Eisenberg can definitely pull of megalomaniac as we saw in The Social Network, and he's almost always cast as a self centered genius thanks to that role. He's also a really great actor.

Still, he's so much younger than Luthor and we haven't really seen him take on a role as big and bombastic as Luthor should be. It's hard to wrap my mind fully around it, though I'm not entirely against it. It will definitely be interesting to see what direction they're taking the character after this news. One does wonder why they didn't force Brian Cranston to take the role at gun point, though. 

[via Deadline]

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Liz's 5 Hottest Movie Hunks of 2013 photo
Liz's 5 Hottest Movie Hunks of 2013
by Liz Rugg

2013 had its fair share of hot ladies in the movies, but let us not, let us never, forget to celebrate the hot dudes the movies of 2013 blessed us with as well. From motorcycle misfits to vigilante justice cowboys to sentimental writers, the men of movies in 2013 had someone for everybody.

Below I have complied my list of my top five favorite male actors and characters of 2013. Beware, some fan-girlish gushing ahead. (haha.)

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10:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in Avatar forever

There is more Avatar coming. A lot more. It may be taking a while, but that's because these are really big complicated movies and James Cameron's ego has to be appeased. No matter how long it takes it appears that tall, blue ...

Matthew Razak

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



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]

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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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UPDATE: Marvel confirms Paul Rudd is Ant-Man photo
UPDATE: Marvel confirms Paul Rudd is Ant-Man
by Matthew Razak

UPDATE: Marvel confirmed Rudd's casting through a press release. Greatest bit is when it states Rudd is the actor Marvel had in mind from day one. Paul Rudd is joining the Marvel universe in a movie directed by Edgar Wright? I'll be there day one. Original story below

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theaters July 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio’s desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes.  The film’s plot is being kept under wraps.

As we reported previously Paul Rudd has been on the short list of people to play Ant-Man in the aptly named, upcoming Ant-Man. It seems now that he is indeed going to tackling the part. Among reports that he is in final negotiations it seems pretty much confirmed that Rudd will start lifting weights and not being a flubby every man soon.

As for the casting choice, I think he's got the jaw for it and can play nerdy scientist well enough. He's definitely proven he can bring some drama to his characters and since a ton of the action will probably be CGI I'm not too worried about his ability to leap through the air. This could definitely play out quite well with Edgar Wright directing. 

Now the final step is for the Internet to stop posting "exclusive clips" and showing the one from Mac and Me that Rudd always shows on Conan. It's funny when Rudd does it. It is not funny when everyone else does. 

[via THR]

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