Holiday

Or five movies that explain why I'm a huge nerd
Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Normally, during this holiday I'm at my parents' house and I get to eat all sorts of delicious things my mom makes (although I hated all of it when I was little and kept insisting when I was grown up I'd... read feature


It's Flixgiving! The Flixist staff has gathered together around the cool glow of the TV to share movies that we're thankful for; ones that have impacted our lives, ones that we feel are important, and ones that we just love. ... read feature

Nothing like a good marathon to drown out the holiday blues
Who doesn't love Turkey Day? A day of food, family, and gratitude for all you have. It's great. Unless, of course, your family is going away and you don't have any personal days from work to go with them! That being said, I'm... read feature

Surprisingly, not all of them are Asian
Seeing so many movies means that sometimes it's hard to really appreciate any individual film. Just because I loved Movie X doesn't mean I'll be thinking about it three months later when I've seen Movies Y, Z, Alpha, Beta, Ga... read feature

Like eating five slices of pie at once
This time of year always has me thinking about how great life is. Sure it's not the best, but to breathe, eat, love, and squat every day is truly an invisible blessing. I also start thinking about how great movies are, and I'... read feature

Que lindo
Although advertisements for The Book of Life really didn't kick in until a few months before its release, I've been eagerly anticipating the film for a bevy of reasons. It's produced by Guillermo Del Toro (thus giving it a pe... read feature

The Guns of Christmas being directed by Mortal Kombat: Legacy director


Because A Christmas Carol always suffered from a lack of gun fights
Jul 15
You won't believe it, but The Guns of Christmas Past is exactly what it sounds like: an action adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol. A very loose adaptation. The film has just landed a director in Kevin Tancharoen... read
Book of Life Trailer

First official trailer for the Del Toro produced animated film, The Book of Life


May 30
The Book of Life is definitely on my list of films to keep an eye out for. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez (who created one of my favorite past Nickelodeon cartoons, El Tigre, which Book of ... read

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt coming back together for Xmas


Hopefully less cancer this time around
Feb 11
The heavily under appreciated 50/50 was probably one of Seth Rogen's best performances and really landed Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an entirely awesome human being in every way for me. It's exciting to hear that they'll be ... read
NF: Scrooged

Nick's Flixmas: Scrooged


Dec 08
Day eight of Nick's Flixmas takes us through our second A Christmas Carol flick, Scrooged, an adaptation of the story starring Bill Murray. Unlike the previous installments of this little event, I've never actually seen Scroo... read

First trailer for Labor Day lacks romance and comedy


Oct 31
Was anyone else disappointed when they found out that Labor Day was not yet another holiday-based, ensemble cast romantic comedy, but instead a tense thriller that takes place over Labor Day weekend? No? The great cast ... read
Tyler Perry, y'all

First trailer for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas


Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Oct 31
I have a small confession to make. I've seen a few Madea flicks. While I don't particularly like Tyler Perry's side projects (like Tyler Perry Presents: Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Tyler Perry) the pl... read

Free Birds trailer shows us how to ruin Thanksgiving


Sep 26
Here's a tip: do not bring your children to a movie about anthropomorphic turkeys attempting to rescue other turkeys from being eaten before Thanksgiving. What you'er going to get is a kid who won't eat their turkey or a ree... read

Monsters University wishes you a Happy Mother's Day


May 09
Mother's Day is fast approaching (this is your official Flixist reminder by the way) in the U.S. it's this Sunday, May 12th. Did you forget? Because Pixar certainly hasn't. To continue their tradition from last year when the... read
Disney and them Mexicans

Disney nearly trademarked a Mexican holiday


Before deciding offending an entire race and culture was a bad idea.
May 08
For the two of you who aren't aware, I'm a 6'3 Spanish-Mexican-American Indian. I've been waiting forever for a Disney film to explore any part of that culture. I would've preferred a Spanish Disney Princess that isn't Sophia... read
When Hallmark hits the big screen
[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX. Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] I hopped into When An... read feature

Dreamworks to lose $50M for Rise of the Guardians failure


Dec 05
Regardless of having to only compete with Wreck It-Ralph for children's attention, Rise of the Guardians had a weak opening weekend, losing out to Twilight 5. This paltry performance apparently didn't get any better since, ac... read
Hardly rises to the ocassion
It's nearly Christmas and that means the obligatory Christmas animated film from one studio or another. Sometimes you get a new Christmas classic (like last year's surprisingly good Arthur Christmas) and sometimes you get a f... read feature

These new Rise of the Guardians posters are not that bad


Nov 07
Dreamworks Animation has just dropped a couple of "new" character poster images for the upcoming Rise of the Guardians releasing in a few weeks. These posters are essentially the same as the posters release some time ago ... read
Because every movie should be scary
You may have noticed by now thanks to the myriad of children running around in costumes or the fact that your coworker came into the office dressed as Psy or a binder full of women, but today is Halloween! It's the time of ye... read feature

Trailer: Life of Pi


So colorful, it's like someone bashed a leprechaun's head in!
Sep 24
Looks like we have a new trailer for Ang Lee's Life of Pi, and before you become too perplexed at the random symbols at the bottom of the screen, it does have Vietnamese subtitles. There's some new footage to be found here, ... read

Global James Bond day announced


Aug 30
In house everyday is James Bond day, but I understand that not everyone keeps Bond in their heart year round. For them there is Global James Bond day on Oct. 5. The completely made up holiday celebrates the 50th anniversary o... read

Eli Roth says Thanksgiving is still happening


Aug 23
The Grindhouse double feature produced two of my favorite films, Planet Terror and Death Proof. The neatest thing about the entire experience, however, were the extremely creative fake trailers before the films. So now that H... read

Happy Independence Day! Here's Bill Pullman


Jul 04
Damn those alien invaders. We're busy fighting them off all day so you can enjoy blowing stuff up and eating red meat. Not so much news and writings, lots of overblown Michael Bay explosions. AMERICA! read

Peeps take over Hunger Games, Harry Potter and more


Apr 09
I know Easter's already over, but if you're like my family, you've probably still got about fifty to seventy five peeps lying around. What on earth are you to do with all those leftover, squishy sugar-bombs? Well, you could a... read

Silent Night Deadly Night to be remade


Apr 09
Holiday cult classic Silent Night Deadly Night has been selected to get a 2012 remake by The Genre Company and Ember Productions. The original 1984 SNDN has been a cult hit for it's gratuitous violence and nudity, perpetrated... read

Flix for Short: Alien: The Easter Edition


Apr 06
Ah, Easter. The day that families celebrate Jesus doing something by telling children that a giant rabbit put candy in their yards. Everyone knows that the rabbit is the real star of the show. But where does he come from? Ho... read

I barely get my ass together enough to send out thank you cards for Christmas presents so sending out a card before the holiday has even occurred is downright out of the question. Who has time to do that and buy gifts and wat... read feature


Tomorrow is Christmas and you're probably settling in with family or friends at some point today to watch a Christmas film. After all, what's a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching a movie full of it with... read feature

Mondo debuts two Gremlins posters - and more


Dec 22
This past Tuesday, Mondo held a screening of the 1980s kid's classic, Gremlins. Because Christmas! As per usual Mondo style, audience members also received a poster with their ticket price, including two posters for Gremlins ... read

Welcome to a very special holiday edition of Cult Club. Why is it special? Well, for one we're talking about a Christmas movie. But for two, we're doing things a bit differently this time around. See, this month's Cult Club f... read feature


Over the Halloween weekend, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, California hosted an art show dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson. Not only was the art fantastic, but the gallery encouraged visitors to dress up as thei... read feature







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