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Katie Holmes in Miss Meadows trailer


It's like a sexy, troubled Charles Bronson
Aug 22
Wait, I'm actually interested in something Katie Holmes is doing? This is... an odd feeling. Yet Miss Meadows actually looks pretty interesting and Holmes playing off her sweet to death persona so she can kill bad guys ... read
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Trailer for Wild with Reese Witherspoon is surprisingly subdued


Jean-Marc Vallée can take me on a hike anywhere
Jul 10
After the amazing Dallas Buyer's Club I'm pretty much ready for director Jean-Marc Vallée to take me through any biographical film he damn well wants. Thankfully Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed’s me... read
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Play it again, John Carney
Director/Writer John Carney is establishing a little nitch for himself in the film industry. A modern take on the backstage musical except now the stage is the studio and the music is far less grandiose. With Once, his academ... read feature

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Check out the trailer for indie drama Hellion starring Aaron Paul


May 16
Now that Breaking Bad is over, actor Aaron Paul is branching out into the silver screen with Hellion, a tense family drama from indie director Kat Candler. Hellion stars Paul as a father struggling to raise his two young son... read
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Trailer: Refuge


Mar 21
In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and he... read
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Independent Spirit Awards nominations have arrived


12 Years a Slave and Nebraska all up in there
Nov 26
It's getting to be that time of year! Awards season is coming upon us and the early nominations award nominations are in. The Independent Spirit Awards are kind of the indy Oscars, but everyone gets drunk and actually has fun... read
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Trailer: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete


Not to be horribly confused with Pete & Pete
Aug 21
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete may not have received the greatest buzz from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but I'm staying relatively optimistic. This newest trailer for the film may paint it as ov... read
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Flix for (Not So) Short: Clapping for the Wrong Reasons


Will this have you clapping for the wrong reasons, too?
Aug 19
Last month, Donald Glover (Community) released a mysterious trailer without context for a project called Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. Last week, it was revealed that the project was a short film written by Glover and dire... read
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This coffee's a little decaf.
CollegeHumor has been one of the premiere comedy websites since practically the internet got super popular. Before YouTube, before Twitter, before Facebook, before MySpace, there was CollegeHumor providing some of the best co... read feature

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Missed more than just connections.
Missed connections serve as the chosen medium for lovelorn, hopeless romantics who believe in fleeting chance encounters in public. I can say this with confidence, because I used to regularly check missed connections on a dai... read feature

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Acoustical Alien Music
The History of Future Folk is about the origins of the universe's only alien bluegrass folk duo, and how they discovered and fell in love with Earth's music. It's charming, adventurous, and a ton of fun. I mean when's the las... read feature

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Trailer: LICKS


May 17
Directed by newcomer Jonathan Singer-Vine, LICKS debuted at this year's SXSW. While Hubert, Matt, and I didn't get a chance to catch it, the film received some good acclaim. LICKS is about a young Oakland resi... read
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New poster for indie adventure The History of Future Folk


May 03
Yesterday we brought you the first trailer for the upcoming Indie sci-fi romance comedy The History of Future Folk, and today we have a brand new poster for it! The poster itself is actually a bit underwhelming, it features t... read
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Trailer: Girl Most Likely


May 03
Kristen Wiig doesn't appear to be resting on her Bridesmaids laurels too much. Instead of pumping out a Bridesmaids sequel immediately following the movie's success, Wiig has been using her new-found leverage to work on some... read
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Flix for Short: Hybrids


May 01
Hybrids, written and directed by Patrick Kalyn, is a science-fiction/action short about an ex-soldier, Dakota (Daniella Evangelista), seeking vengeance for the death of her young daughter. In this short teaser for a longer f... read
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Trailer: Prince Avalanche


Apr 26
Prince Avalanche starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch was one of Matt's favorite films from this year's SXSW Film Festival, though when Hubert saw it recently at the Tribeca Film Festival he thought it was somewhat predictabl... read
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Zach Braff launches Kickstarter for Wish I Was Here


Apr 24
OK, who had Zach Braff in the office pool for "Next Person to Launch A Kickstarter After Veronica Mars Did So Well?" Bob, was it you? I could have sworn someone put Zach Braff down. Well, whoever did you win the money because... read
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Thoughts on twohundredfiftysixcolors


But not 256 thoughts
Apr 18
twohundredfiftysixcolors is hard to discuss without any outside exposition. It's not a "film" so much as it is a collection of thousands of GIFs played back to back in a somewhat loose progression with no sound, no ... read
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A playful poster for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing


Apr 12
I feel like "playful" is a pretty good way to describe director Joss Whedon's newest movie, a Shakespeare adaptation called Much Ado About Nothing. Even though it's coming from one of the most fiercely loved directors of our ... read
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Trailer: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty


Apr 11
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a gorgeous looking indie film by Terence Nance that has been running the festival circuit under the radar for the past year, and I don't really understand why. The film looks visually s... read
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Trailer: Before Midnight


Mar 29
The third installment in Richard Linklater's series of movies -- which include indie darlings Before Sunrise and Before Sunset -- Before Midnight finds characters Celine and Jesse (played by Julie Deply and Ethan Hawke) in t... read
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Trailer: Mood Indigo


Mar 12
Mood Indigo (titled L'Écume des Jours or "Froth on the Daydream" in French) is director Michel Gondry's newest dealings with love and loss. With such previous heavy-hitters as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and... read
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Tomorrow is never guaranteed.
[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!] How w... read feature

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Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing


Whedonites and Shakespeare fans rejoice!
Mar 08
After director Joss Whedon's mega block-buster The Avengers last year, he decided to tone it down a bit for his next project. It's a bit of a palate cleanser - Much Ado About Nothing is an adaption of the classic Shakespeare... read
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International Spring Breakers posters will get you amped


Feb 07
Amped in the pants still counts as amped. These new international posters for wildcard indie director Harmony Korine's new movie Spring Breakers have appeared online and seem to reinforce the idea that Spring Breakers will be... read
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Trailer: Somebody Up There Likes Me


Jan 31
In Somebody Up There Likes Me, Nick Offerman (of Parks & Rec fame) stars alongside Keith Poulson in an indie drama/comedy about love and disappointment. Offerman shines in the trailer as his hilarious, dry self, and the rest of the movie looks like it has some funny moments. Somebody Up There Likes me will be reaching theaters on March 8th, 2013. [via Apple Trailers] read
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Flix for (Not So) Short: If I Am Your Mirror


Jan 30
An underrated film I really liked a few years ago was Richard Linklater's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Outside of the film's narrative of a cop-turned-junkie torn between his internal struggle with realit... read
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Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download


Jan 23
Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and downloa... read
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Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week


Jan 17
Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's f... read
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Trailer: Upstream Color


Jan 15
This full trailer for Upstream Color - the anticipated, forthcoming film from director Shane Carruth - seems to give the film a broad sense of transience and fluidity, with hints of violence and unease. A lot of people, incl... read
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Trailer: I Am Not A Hipster


Jan 09
I Am Not A Hipster is a moody indie drama darling from this year's Sundance Film Festival. The story follows Brook, a talented, aspiring musician who kind of falls apart after his mother dies. His three sisters and estranged... read
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I've always equated short films with short stories: they make the most of their abbreviated space by filling in the most important of information. Of course, given the short period of time, the format provides both a test and... read feature







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