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Motherf**ckers and avocados
We've been anticipating this first bit of footage for some time. After all of the talk, all of the images, all of those years stuck in development, and all of the advertising, Deadpool is actually film that exists. The trail...

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It's sloberrin' time
If you're new to the site, there's one thing you should really know about us. We like terrible ideas. Although we'll rip a bad film apart in a review, we all secretly love what they do for cinema. Namely, we get weird ideas l...

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Days of Future Rogue

X-Men: Days of Future Past is getting a 'Rogue Cut'

Days of Future Rogue
May 06
// Nick Valdez
One of my biggest issues with X-Men: Days of Future Past was how many characters it tried to squeeze into its movie (which is why I'm always worrying about the sequel, Apocalypse, which is ramping up that number everyday). An...
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X-Men: Apocalypse

First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse

...and they're fab-u-lous
May 01
// Nick Valdez
Every time I think X-Men: Apocalypse is packed with too many characters (or cameos at this rate), I look at their outfits and oh my jeebus do I change my mind instantly. I couldn't be happier that Apocalypse takes place ...
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Newest Fantastic Four trailer finally shows off the goods

Apr 20
// Nick Valdez
The first Fant4stic trailer was more hit or miss than anything. I dug the science fiction overlay, but it was missing all of the FF's inherent goofballery. This newest trailer doesn't have any fun either, but it's not trying...
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X-Men: Apocalypse

Angel joins the already jampacked X-Men: Age of Apocalypse

Apr 10
// Nick Valdez
X-Men: Apocalypse, the set in the 80s sequel to Days of Future Past, seems like it's adding new mutants every day. We missed the last one, Jubilee, and we're here to remedy that with Bryan Singer's latest announcement that An...
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Deadpool Movie

Newest Deadpool image poops out a plot synopsis

Apr 09
// Nick Valdez
This just seems so unreal. Deadpool releases February 12 next year.  Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wad...
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Fox, Paul Feig, and Hasbro are working on a Play-Doh movie for some reason

Apr 07
// Nick Valdez
So with everything under the sun getting a big screen adaptation these days, it's high time for Play-Doh to get in the game. No, really. No, seriously. Like, really really. According to Deadline, Hasbro approached Fox and Pau...
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Jennifer Lawrence leaving X-Men after Apocalypse

More like Ex-in-Law
Mar 25
// Nick Valdez
Now that Jennifer Lawrence is a huge Hollywood star, she's ready to leave her more embarrassing roles behind. Haha, no I'm sure that's not the case. With heavy hitters like Oscar Isaac joining the cast of the next X-Men seque...
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Latest Fantastic Four poster reminds you it's about comic books

Mar 24
// Nick Valdez
While I dug the first teaser trailer for Fant4stic, I'll admit that it was far and away from the goofy comics the Fantastic Four are famous for. Choosing to avoid highlighting the group's comic booky powers and leaning toward...

New Fantastic Four images continue to be pretty generic

Seriously though, where the fudge is Doctor Doom
Mar 13
// Matt Liparota
Information on this summer's upcoming Fantastic Four (please never call it Fant4stic) has been slow-coming. Despite a teaser trailer and some previously released images, we still don't know much about Fox's upcoming reboot. U...

Bryan Singer debuts X-Men: Apocalypse concept art

X-Men may be getting another origin story...of sorts.
Feb 17
// Julia Alexander
If you're a highly celebrated director working on a beloved genre franchise, posting illusive concept art on Instagram seems to be the latest trend.  Just a few months after District 9 director Neill Blomkamp posted his ...

First official teaser for Fantastic Four

Jan 27 // Nick Valdez
Fantastic Four  photo
After a few years of back and forth between good and bad sounding news, we finally have our first concrete look at Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. Aaaand it's not that bad. Sure it's a bit dark (literally, that shading i...

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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse gets its new Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm

"New New"
Jan 23
// Nick Valdez
After X: Men Days of Future Past sorted the X-Men series out, it's time to move moving backward again. Set to take place in the 80s and following the returning cast from the First Class (along with Hugh Jackman i...
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Fox Release Dates

Fox reveals release dates for Gambit, Assassin's Creed and others

Jan 06
// Nick Valdez
As we've covered here before, Fox has been working on an Assassin's Creed film for some time now. Every time we've gotten a release date for it, it either gets pushed back or swept under the rug. I don't want to say that it's...
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Deadpool Movie

Ryan Reynolds officially set for Deadpool movie

Dec 05
// Nick Valdez
The more we hear of Fox's upcoming Deadpool film, the more I can't believe it's really happening. Of course nothing's set in stone until it's actually in my eyeballs, but I'm kind of throwing all of my eggs in the basket with...
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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four reboot gets official synopsis

Dec 04
// Nick Valdez
At this point, we know next to nothing of Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot other than how different it's going to be from the original films (and maybe even from the comic books themselves). But it's got a great ca...
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X-Men: Apocalypse

Oscar Isaac is X-Men: Apocalypse's...Apocalypse

Nov 25
// Nick Valdez
Oscar Isaac truly is a renaissance man. He's one of the few actors I can take seriously in anything he chooses. In fact if he decided to don a fat suit and fart for three hours in his next film, I'd still see it six times. Bu...
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Doctor Doom

Doctor Doom's going to be quite different in The Fantastic Four movie

Nov 11
// Nick Valdez
With the deluge of comic book films coming our way the rest of this (sigh) decade, anything that'll make one film stand out from the rest is good. Fox's newest Fantastic Four reboot has been getting quite a lot of attention a...

Bryan Singer returning to direct X-Men Apocalypse

Guess who's back.. back again
Sep 24
// Jonathan Wray
In the best superhero movie news I've heard all day (it's still early), Bryan Singer's returning to the X-Men franchise once again to direct X-Men: Apocalypse. This will be the fourth X-Men film that he's directed (the o...

Deadpool movie actually happening, gets release date

Sep 18 // Nick Valdez
Deadpool Movie photo
For really real this time
Folks, is this real? Is this truly, truly real? It seems 20th Century Fox is finally fulfilling the promise made long ago (which possibly is attributed to the test footage "leak" a while back) with an X-Men spin-off starring ...

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UPDATE: Shane Black to direct Predator reboot

It's cause of the echo.
Jun 26
// Nick Valdez
UPDATE: Speaking with Collider, Shane Black considers his upcoming Predator as more of a sequel than a reboot:  As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’...
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Apocalypse: 1983

X-Men: Apocalypse to take place in 1983

Fingers crossed for David Bowie as Apocalypse
Jun 23
// Sean Walsh
According to a recent The Q&A podcast featuring X-Men: Apocalypse screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, Apocalypse will take place in 1983. Hopefully we get to see Wolverine and Beast do some coke together before ...

Fox's Frankenstein reboot now has a title and plot

They said it was ee-gor
Jun 18
// Matthew Razak
Fox's new Frankenstein film has had about as painful a life as the Frankenstein's creature itself, but things are finally, finally on their way as we get an official title and plot synopsis. The film's official name is V...

Flixist Community Discusses: X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 30 // Nick Valdez
Here are a few comments from community members who really liked the film!  @RobLopez7:  I like how it took the premise of the comics but applied it to the film continuity. Also Quicksilver proved everyone wrong. @MisterBever:  DoFP was a great way to erase (most of) the mistakes of X3 and breathe life back into the X-Men franchise. It was more bridge than blockbuster, but it was a damn sturdy bridge. Matthew Razak (Flixist Editor-in-Chief, from the review): The real strength in X-Men: Days of Future Past is not its action or its time traveling paradoxes, but the fact that it hones in on the characters and doesn't let go. While replete with cameos and small parts for almost every X-Man who has ever been on screen this film is really about Professor Xavier, Mystique and Magneto with Wolverine acting as a guide. By focusing on the issues and people of X-Men and not on the power the movie succeeds, especailly thanks to its fine cast. Definitely the best of the X-Men films while being both thought provoking and entertaining. Nick Valdez (Flixist News Editor): I liked seeing Hugh Jackman's huge, jacked bare ass. Been waiting something like 14 years for that, so thank you.  And because of carg0, all I could think of when I saw Xavier was "You ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan." And now community members who liked DOFP with a few hangups. Everything's leaning more positively!  @TalkingMagnets: Wonderful contrast and matching between past and future worlds, but ultimately didn't amount to anything more than what X2 did. Mystique didn't feel like enough of a well-rounded character to have the plot hinge on her. Hanajun Chung:  When that film started with Xavier's opening lines, I had the 90's theme playing in my head. For me, that's as iconic as the Elfman score for Burton's "Batman". "DOFP" was a step in the right direction. Like "First Class" and "The Wolverine," they managed to tell an engaging and entertaining story that might not have cared about continuity, but clearly showed interest in the characters and the narrative. But aside from continuity, "DOFP" had huge plot-holes. The big one is Kitty Pryde's ability to send Logan's consciousness back. I know it's a nod to the comic in a loose way, but it's quite baffling even when newer mutants from the future timeline were given ample time to show off their their powers. Maybe I'm not familiar with something. But I'm not complaining, as this is probably one of the top summer releases for me. The action sequences with the X-Men in the future timeline is everything I imagined. While Singer's previous films showed battles, and Rattner attempted to demonstrate teamwork, it wasn't until this film that you really got the sense that these characters have fought as a unit. When Blink is providing portals for people, it's just awesome. To have the best of the old and new cast in one film is simply awesome in an acting perspective. Quicksilver's scenes are pretty outstanding. I know I'm probably echoing a lot of other criticisms, but it's honestly how I felt after my screening. Also, didn't that ending feel like "Timecop" to anyone, only without Van Damme and the line about hot dogs? @TillyKoa:  They need to make more X-Men movies with the Original cast. IT shows that it makes them the $$$. First Class and the Wolverine flopped without the original cast - they need to utilize the fanbase. meaning. use rogue. The movie was absolutely great and it's because the original cast- having a fanbase of 14 yrs- were pleased! But they honestly need to make a separate film with the original cast. The Re-boots aren't working- first class tanked. And these community members have the most spoiler filled contributions. Enjoy at your own risk!  carg0: I thought it was OK. A solid 3/5 in my book but, unlike 'First Class', it's not a movie I'll be adding to my collection. DoFP is a (tiny) step backwards. There's no doubt in mind, though, had Matt Vaughn been directing I'd be singing a different tune. And I'll probably wind up saying the same thing about it's sequel 'Age of Aquarius' ...I mean 'Auspices of Aquaman' 'Admiration of Autumn'? something about a blue guy from Egypt... whatever... Chad Almasy:   Best X-Men movie yet. I'm so glad they didn't focus too much on Wolvie this time around. I also love how they gave Mystique time to shine, she was absolutely awesome. *****spoiler***** I'm glad they brought back people at the end, though I hope they stick with the past X-Men in future movies. I hate the wooden portrayals from Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, and James Marsden of their respective characters. I can't wait for Apocalypse. He was my second favorite villain from the 90s cartoon (the first being Mr. Sinister). I hope they can nail him as beautifully as they did back then. *****end***** So, it looks like we have a winner! With the past two Community Discusses, we've had a basically even split down the middle. But it seems by all of your comments, most of us enjoyed Days of Future Past. A lot of you rightfully pointed out some flaws (younger actors don't work, the logic of the film is wonky and needs further explanation, and focusing so much on Mystique may have been a mistake), but I'm feeling the positivity.  You've got a winner, Bryan Singer. Too bad you probably won't direct these anymore.  What did you think of Days of Future Past? Comments or suggestions? Keep an eye out for future discussion opportunities! Special thanks to all who contributed! 
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Days of Future Past or Days of Future Last?
X-Men: Days of Future Past is the seventh X-Men film. Let that sink in for a moment. From the time the X-Men series began we've had world politics change forever, several global warming scares, and three different incarnation...

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 23 // Nick Valdez
[embed]217780:41537:0[/embed] X-Men: Days of Future PastDirector: Bryan SingerRelease Date: May 23, 2014Rated: PG-13 Days of Future Past takes place several years after the events of The Wolverine (or if it makes it easier, after the events of X3: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class) as the mutant population has dwindled down to a few thanks to an army of machines called the Sentinels. Pushed to the brink, Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan) decide to send Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back in time to the 70s (shortly after the events of X-Men: First Class) in order to connect with their past selves (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender respectively) and stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from setting the war torn future in place.  This is the most comic book-y, comic book film to date. As such it's a treat to fans who've stuck with the series' long run of films. Unfortunately if you haven't seen First Class, and may be jumping in because of the original trilogy's actors returning (or if this is somehow the first X-Men film you'll ever see), then you're going to be completely lost. Although the film is the most successful use of the "reboot" term in Hollywood (as it essentially hits a giant reset button), it heavily relies on your knowledge of past information. I couldn't help but notice that the person next to me at my screening had to explain who every character was to his significant other. I know that won't be the case for everyone, but this film moves fast, and there's no time left for catch up. But as mentioned, DOFP is a celebration of the X-Men films' long run. Every character is present (or mentioned) as it sets a new timeline for the films. There are lots of names thrown out there (names fans will recognize for sure), yet somehow each character gets time to shine. Director Bryan Singer takes his knowledge of the franchise (X-Men, X2) and makes the most out of what little screen time each character gets. In fact, even the new additions (notably Blink, Quicksilver, and Warpath, with Quicksilver being the true standout) don't feel like an afterthought like some mutants have felt in the past films. And the action scenes present also utilize the most out of each mutant's abilities (which hasn't really happened since X2). I was initially concerned when I learned DOFP would have over 30 characters in total, but this juggling act is in fine form. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how goofy everything would seem if all of these crazy ideas weren't anchored by great performances. Expanding on their chemistry from First Class, McAvoy and Fassbender tune in to their characters more than ever. There's a welcome darkness to them as off-screen events have driven them further apart. While not much is said about what happens to them between the events of the previous film and the sequel, filling in the blanks is easier to do when there's such a strong emotional current. Unfortunately, the film doesn't stay in the past forever and the shifts to the future highlight some of the weaker aspects of the series, but luckily the brunt of the film is spent with the right people. The future is there mainly for kickass action scenes. However, my main problem with the film lies within its logic. Lots of moments happen that we're just supposed to accept. It's where the comic book logic kicks in (remember, it's the most comic book-y film) and we're supposed to accept that people suddenly have powers they didn't have before, that certain drugs work certain ways, that Wolverine won't call Storm by her real name even if he does that for everyone else. But as I find myself typing this, I realize that most of my problems are trivial. Watching the film (other than noticing a few scenes could be trimmed down for brevity) I really didn't have these issues. I was able to say "Sure alright" quite a bit. but then again, I've stuck through all seven of these.  You'll have a great time with Days of Future Past if you're able to just go with the flow of the film and not really think about what you're seeing -- so it's sort of like the best and earliest films in the series. A fun romp with goofy elements throughout that ultimately succeeds because you're having so much fun watching things unravel (double that fun if you can catch all of the comic book and continuity references). You'll just have to do your homework first.  Matthew Razak: The real strength in X-Men: Days of Future Past is not its action or its time traveling paradoxes, but the fact that it hones in on the characters and doesn't let go. While replete with cameos and small parts for almost every X-Man who has ever been on screen this film is really about Professor Xavier, Mystique and Magneto with Wolverine acting as a guide. By focusing on the issues and people of X-Men and not on the power the movie succeeds, especailly thanks to its fine cast. Definitely the best of the X-Men films while being both thought provoking and entertaining. 87 -- Exceptional
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Seventh time's the charm
The X-Men movies have a troubled past. Three out of the six previous films have been critically ripped apart. Yet in spite of their dubious quality, each of the X-Films have done extremely well commercially. Basically, no mat...

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Here's Amazing Spider-Man 2's X-Men: Days of Future Past tease

That was a mouthful
May 06
// Nick Valdez
Normally we here at Flixist like to keep away from spoiling things like a post-credits scene (and not the one you have to Shazam for some reason), but this is such a bizarre situation, it should be okay to move forward. In o...
X-Men: DOFP Trailer 3 photo
Days of Mountain Dew
It looks like they've saved the best trailer for last. As X-Men: Days of Future Past gets closer to its release later this May, we finally have a trailer that is as great looking as the first one. We have a good amount of pl...

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Days of Future Poops

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

Apr 08
// Nick Valdez
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, ...

The Wolverine 2 to follow X-Men: Apocalypse

The rush to copy the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues
Mar 19
// Mike Cosimano
We've known for a little while that a sequel to last year's The Wolverine has been in the works, but returning director James Mangold recently gave us an idea of when that movie would be coming. Since X-Men: Apocalypse is cu...

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