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10:23 AM on 04.11.2014

New details on X-Men: Apocalypse from Brian Singer

In the world of the comic book movie it's become a game of "on to the next one." We're not even done with X-Men: Days of Future Past as it doesn't come out for another month, and here we are talking about X-Men: Apo...

Matthew Razak


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5:00 PM on 04.08.2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters

Fox has always had the worst luck with promoting its X-Men films. From X-Men to X-Men: First Class, they can never seem to put an adequate poster together. With Days of Future Past bringing the largest cast in the franchise, ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 04.08.2014

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser posters are neat

Now that the first trailer for the Michael Bay produced, Liebesman directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has come and gone, it's time for the hype train to officially get rolling. Now we have a collection of teaser posters fo...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 04.08.2014

First Guardians of the Galaxy clip shows us what we've been waiting for

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'M HOOKED ON A FEELING, I'M HIGH ON BELIEVING. For those who don't know, this is the first we've seen of Star-Lord with his trademark mask in action. Not a lot of new footage outside of those few, glorious seconds, but it's enough to make my day. August 1st is so close but so far away. [via Collider]

Sean Walsh



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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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

2:09 PM on 03.31.2014

8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red

I think I was more excited for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for when it was just an idea that was never actually going to happen. Now that it is actually upon us I'm finding it hard to get really excited for it. These eight ...

Matthew Razak



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



First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo
First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Nick Valdez

This is it, folks. This is what a good chunk of the internet has been waiting for the past two/three years to see. From Michael Bay producing the film, to the "they're now aliens" rumor, to the extremely bad leaked script, to the weird casting, to the funky looking design leaks, we've all wanted to see how Bay's production of Ninja Turtles would look in motion. 

I'm not as big of a fan of the Turtles as some of the other editors here on Flixist are, so I can't really say much to how well they're represented in this teaser. But from here it all looks okay. Since the only thing I have to go on from director Johnathan Liebesmen is the lackluster Battle: Los Angeles, I hope TMNT has more to offer than its looks. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exerts its turtle power August 8th. Here's the synopsis: 

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

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8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Second trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise

With all of the reboots and sequels abound, Edge of Tomorrow looks refreshingly unique. Based on Kiroshi Sakurazaka's manga All You Need is Kill, Tom Cruise plays a soldier who repeats the same day every time he's killed in ...

Nick Valdez





12:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Second Days of Future Past trailer arrives

Usually once the first trailer for a film arrives we get a glut of new stuff after that, but X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped its first trailer and then went all super tease. All we got were small clips and images to ...

Matthew Razak

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



Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers photo
Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In France, Le Transperceneige was released as three volumes: L'échappe (The Escape), in 1984; L'arpenteur (The Surveyor), in 1999; and La traversée (The Crossing), in 2000. In the space between the first volume's release and the second, writer Jacques Lob passed away, and when it was time to bring the story back, his duties were taken by Benjamin Legrand. 

In 2014, there are only two volumes being released, but they tell the entire story. The Surveyor and The Crossing, which were part of the same story (one taking place long after The Escape), have been combined, making each of Titan's volumes functionally complete. It also means that The Explorers is a bit longer, and as such it carries a $5 premium over The Escape.

But The Explorers is also better than The Escape, so I'd say the extra cost is justified.

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4:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art shows off Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing a year from now, the wait has been seemingly unbearable for concrete news that isn't in the form of skimpy teaser videos. With ABC's "Assembling A Universe" Age of Ultron specia...

Nick Valdez



Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie photo
Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie
by Nick Valdez

I kid, I kid. But seriously, The Amazing Spider-Man 2's glut of promotional footage has gone and potentially spoiled the entire movie. But here I am hypocritically sharing it with you all. The weird thing is, I don't really mind. With what we know from Sony, Super Bowl teasers, and Marc Webb himself, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't really all that important. It's just a stepping stone to another future Spider-Man film (but it still looks good, I guess!). Basically, there's no reason why I should be mad that I've seen so much of the film already since I'm getting a brand new one next year. 

And then the year after that. And that. And possibly a third time. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings in May 2nd. 

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First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding photo
First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding
by Nick Valdez

When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lackluster and failed to reach the greatness of the original properties. But we have no reason to worry here.

Since the film's not releasing until 2015, this brief teaser shown during Good Morning America doesn't show much, but it looks fabulous. Just look at that animation! The new movie is said to be respectful toward the original comic (going so far as to use Bill Melendez's voiceover work for Snoopy and Woodstock), so I honestly can't wait.

Peanuts hits theaters November 6th, 2015. 

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3:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Lauren Shuler Donner talks Deadpool script

So it turns out that our favorite merc with a mouth (who had his mouth surgically shut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has a script out there and Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says its "really good." Here is why you sh...

Michael Jordan

9:00 AM on 03.11.2014

Only four minutes of Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2? That's a good thing.

At SXSW, Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb revealed that the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti, will only be in the movie for a scant four minutes. GOOD. Three villains is too many, something Webb is well aware o...

Sean Walsh



Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's first trailer blasts in photo
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's first trailer blasts in
by Matthew Razak

We've been waiting forever to see the clean, crisp black and white aesthetic of Sin City return to the screen and now we can finally get a peak at it with the first trailer for the film's sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It's right there, above this. It actually exists!

It's been far too long since I watched Robert Rodriguez's original film, but it's definitely time to pop it back into the player or maybe even pick it up on Blu-ray. This one definitely looks like its carry on in the same foot steeps, though its possible that it's even more visually ridiculous than the first. 

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10:00 AM on 02.27.2014

First looks and new images for Sin City 2

Did you forget that Sin City was getting a sequel? Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been pushed back, delayed and reworked so many times it's hard to believe it's actually going to come out on August 22 of this year...

Matthew Razak

9:22 AM on 02.25.2014

Karl Urban says Dredd 2 conversations happening

OK, OK. Let's all just settle down. Just because Karl Urban says that talks about a sequel to the insanely awesome Dredd are actually occurring does not mean anything will come of it. In fact, the chances are nothing wil...

Matthew Razak