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2:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Here are several posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

"The Defining Chapter" lol  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has five armies and possibly a battle December 17th.  [via Twitter]

Nick Valdez


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




2:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Latest Jupiter Ascending trailer has the plot details

Jupiter Ascending may be the most unique science fantasy coming our way. Too bad the trailers don't really paint it in a good light. As the latest film from the Wachowskis, we should expect all kinds of craziness. The visual...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.23.2014

Look at Vin Diesel's glorious man beard in The Last Witch Hunter

Just...look at it. The Last Witch Hunter releases sometime next Fall.  [via Facebook, of course]

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 09.17.2014

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Doctor Strange gets a 2016 release date!

Mark your calenders, kiddies! The Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange, will be apparating into theaters on July 8th, 2016. Marvel's Master of Mysticism, most likely (re: please, cinema gods) played by Joaquin Phoenix, wi...

Sean Walsh

2:00 PM on 09.05.2014

Vin Diesel gets hairy in first Last Witch Hunter image

From Vin Trieesel to Vin Beardsel, Vin Diesel is always working on some kind of project. And as natural for the one man PR firm, we've got our first look at his next big film The Last Witch Hunter from his Facebook page with ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.02.2014

First trailer for sci-fi musical Bang Bang Baby starring Jane Levy

Bang Bang Baby, has both the best premise and title. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead) as a teenager in the 60s who hopes to become a singer before a local chemical plant's waste stars mutating the inhabitants of the town. She ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Trailer for Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges as a wizard knight thing

Seventh Son has had nothing but trouble till now. It went into production late 2012 for an intended early 2013 release, was pushed back to October 2013, then early 2014, and after Legendary Pictures split from Warner Bros, i...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen are a match made in heaven in this Outcast trailer

What do you get when you cross an actor who can't seem to say no, and an actor who can't afford to say no? You get Outcast, the absolutely insane looking film where Hayden Christensen teams up with a British accent spewing N...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Here's the plot of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

You might think you know what The Battle of Five Armies is about, but do you really? The Hobbit is only a short children's book after all and yet there's another 2-plus hour long epic coming that takes its plot and ...

Matthew Razak

2:30 PM on 06.27.2014

First Trailer: Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans

Think what you will about reviving old franchises, this first trailer for Dracula Untold looks surprisingly cool. I mean, personally I set the bar for these kind of namesake reboots pretty low, but at least this movie seems ...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Here are two posters for Dracula Untold featuring a man of bats

Dracula Untold, formerly (and awfully) titled Dracula: Year Zero, has debuted two new posters for you to compare to Batman. I don't really understand why we need an origin film for Dracula, or why someone would ask for o...

Nick Valdez







Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 photo
Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2
by Nick Valdez

Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon was refreshing. Setting new standards for book adaptations and animated films, Dragon somehow was everything you look for in an entertaining kid's movie. It had a tight hero's journey story (that was nuanced enough for adults and respected kids' intelligence), good looking visuals, a great voice cast, and it managed all of this while being cute as a button. 

Good thing its sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, keeps the momentum going as it raises the bar for sequels going forward. With how prevalent inadequate sequels/prequels/reboots have been in Hollywood lately, I'd forgive you for fearing Dragon 2 would suffer the same fate. Luckily, we don't have to worry about that one bit. Cheap little throwaways are not going to cut it anymore. 

We've got a contender for Best Animated Film of 2014 right here folks. 

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10:00 AM on 06.05.2014

Josh Trank to also direct standalone Star Wars film

He might not have made it on Alec's recent list of dream Star Wars spin-off directors, but honestly, who even saw this coming? Josh Trank (Chronicle, and Fox's upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four) has now been tapped to direct...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast

With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Nick Valdez



Star Wars: Episode VII cast revealed photo
Star Wars: Episode VII cast revealed
by Nick Valdez

Pre-empting possible leaks, with shooting taking place in just a few weeks (and possibly in celebration of May the 4th), the Star Wars: Episode VII crew has announced the cast of the film. And given this huge cast of notable names, I can't wait to see what J.J. Abrams can cook up. That's honestly not something I thought I would catch myself saying either.

Here's the cast. It's lacking some women, but it's refreshingly diverse with John Boyega (Attack the Block) being a huge stand out. Also, the rumored returns of Ford, Hamill, and Fisher have been confirmed:  

  • John Boyega
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Adam Driver
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Andy Serkis
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Max von Sydow
  • Harrison Ford
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Mark Hamill
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Peter Mayhew
  • Kenny Baker

There are no roles confirmed as of yet, but expect that to slowly reveal itself over the year. This'll be enough to last us awhile anyway. Star Wars: Episode VII releases in theaters December 18, 2015. 

[via Star Wars]

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10:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Second trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending

The first trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending left a weird impression on me. It looked good, sounded good, but ultimately seemed hollow. It just felt like something was missing within all of the glitz and glamour o...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII to take place 30 years after original saga

Along with the incredible bombshell dropped earlier today, Bob Iger dished out some nifty Star Wars: Episode VII news during the Disney shareholder's meeting. While we should expect the real big news (such as casting, and plo...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 03.03.2014

International trailer for Jupiter Ascending

The first trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending came and went with little fanfare, but it at least showed off some promise. Can you believe this year we'll get a Summer blockbuster that isn't spawned off an existing ...

Nick Valdez

10:34 AM on 02.20.2014

Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter lives again

Back in September of 2012 we got word that ol' deep voice, Vin Diesel, was jumping into a new film called The Last Witch Hunter. The movie would be directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies) and be about a guy (Diesel) killing wi...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks

There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...

Nick Valdez



Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen photo
Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen
by Matthew Razak

Being an ex-Magic: The Gathering player I can tell you that its best element is its deep and intrinsic plot. No, seriously, there's a pretty impressive world created behind the card game that you can dive into, it's just not what most people see. The fact that story isn't at the forefront of the brand won't stop Fox from making a movie about it, though, as they've wrapped up the film rights to the card game. 

Simon Kinberg, who runs X-Men and Fantastic Four for the studio, will be producing with an eye to turn the property into an epic franchise with multiple movies. This is clearly a play to capitalize off the success of not only "toy" movies, but also find a replacement fantasy series once Hollywood has exhausted Lord of the Rings (if they do let that die after The Hobbit). With work getting underway pretty quickly on the project we'll probably still see World of Warcraft hit theaters first, which could still some thunder.

The real question is how many card quotes (or flavor texts, as they're known) can they cram into the movie? I always liked this one.

[via Variety]

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Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug photo
Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
by Matthew Razak

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey blew me away when I caught it in theaters and I gave it an appropriately high score because of that. It was truly stunning and another epic coming from Peter Jackson, but upon re-watching it the complaints I had with the film stood out even more, especially the fact that the film's plot was stretched pretty thin to make the movie the length it was. It just felt like padding for the book's plot.

The Desolation of Smaug does not have this issue. Mostly because the book's plot is what feels like the additive this time. Yes, it hits its key points, but the stretched feeling is gone because the movie isn't stretching anything. If you're a fan of Jackson's prolific Middle Earth than you're going to be a fan of this movie. If you came to see the original story of The Hobbit unfold then you'll like about 20 minutes. 

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