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12:00 PM on 07.15.2014

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

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...

Matthew Razak


4:00 PM on 05.30.2014

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

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 ...

Nick Valdez

10:45 AM on 02.11.2014

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt coming back together for Xmas

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 ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 12.08.2013

Nick's Flixmas: Scrooged

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...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 10.31.2013

First trailer for Labor Day lacks romance and comedy

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 ...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 10.31.2013

First trailer for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

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...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 09.26.2013

Free Birds trailer shows us how to ruin Thanksgiving

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...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Monsters University wishes you a Happy Mother's Day

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...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 05.08.2013

Disney nearly trademarked a Mexican holiday

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...

Nick Valdez



SXSW Review: When Angels Sing photo
SXSW Review: When Angels Sing
by Matthew Razak

[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 Angels Sing because I saw that Connie Britton and Harry Connick Jr. were in it and those two people are awesome. I probably should have noticed that the rest of the cast was made up of random singers, both famous and Austion-based. That probably would have clued me into the fact that the movie was in the festival because of it's local roots and not because of its quality.

Now, that doesn't necessarily means it's bad. Plenty of movies are good and local. The film could still work and famous musicians pretending to be actors is sometimes fun. This could still work out, right?

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1:00 PM on 12.05.2012

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

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...

Nick Valdez







Review: Rise of the Guardians photo
Review: Rise of the Guardians
by Matthew Razak

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 film so devoid of actual joy you wonder if it won't destroy Christmas in the process. Usually these are cute, humor filled affairs that vary greatly in quality from year to year. 

Rise of the Guardians is a bit different. It takes the children's holiday film, ditches the Christmas and firmly plants it into an action oriented, slightly dark affair about faith, childhood and belief. It's actually nice to see a film veer in a different direction, but unfortunately almost everything outside of the concept is generic, banal and at points boring. There's magic in this concept, but the movie ditches it for crass sentimentality. 

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5:00 PM on 11.07.2012

These new Rise of the Guardians posters are not that bad

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 ...

Nick Valdez



10 films that should be remade as horror movies photo
10 films that should be remade as horror movies
by Matthew Razak

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 year when adorable little children dress as scary monsters, grown men dress in drag and women have an excuse to go out in public dressed in as little clothing as possible. It's also time to watch some scary movies.

Or remakes of scary movies. It seems that every horror classic is being relaunched or remade these days. We here at Flixist aren't for or against this, but we started to wonder why horror movies were the only movies being remade as horror movies. Wouldn't it be better if all remakes were horror movies?

Yes. The answer is yes. And so we've picked the 10 best movies that need to be remade (or relaunched) as horror films.

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6:00 PM on 09.24.2012

Trailer: Life of Pi

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, ...

Thor Latham

11:00 AM on 08.30.2012

Global James Bond day announced

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...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 08.23.2012

Eli Roth says Thanksgiving is still happening

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...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.04.2012

Happy Independence Day! Here's Bill Pullman

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!

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 04.09.2012

Peeps take over Hunger Games, Harry Potter and more

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...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 04.09.2012

Silent Night Deadly Night to be remade

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...

Liz Rugg

7:00 PM on 04.06.2012

Flix for Short: Alien: The Easter Edition

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...

Jenika Katz



30 years of Lucasfilm's Christmas card collection photo
30 years of Lucasfilm's Christmas card collection
by Matthew Razak

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 watch at least four days worth of holiday films? LucasFlim evidently. They've done it every year for the past 30 years and thanks to StarWars.com we don't have to be on the mailing list to see it.

For the most part they're simply clever takes on different Star Wars characters and pop culture, but there a few that break that trend depending on what studio they're from. I've collected a few of my favorite that you can check out below or just hit the link above and flip through them on their site. I have to say that this year's is especially clever, and truthful because a lot of my snowman turned out looking more like Jaba than anything else.

[StarWars.com, via CinemaBlend]

 

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