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I had a lot of problems with American Sniper as a movie about PTSD and veterans, but despite these issues it had a very good redeeming value of bringing Veteran issues to the forefront of the discussion in America. It se...
2014 is officially over. Celebration aside, this means that we can finally evaluate the year as a whole. The Hollywood Reporter has started us off right, with a breakdown of the box office numbers from the year. And... well, ...
Sad news for those you like the boundary pushing of Eli Roth and the disturbing Cannibal Holocaust. His homage to that film, Green Inferno, has been put on hold indefinitely. It's not because of any controversy, surprisi...
When one of NYAFF's programmers introduced Top Star, he said that it was surprising that this was Park Joong-hoon's directorial debut. Park has worked as an actor in the Korean film industry for 28 years, but this is his...


My knowledge of the British film industry is spotty at best. Beyond the requisite Hammer fandom, an admiration for classic Ealing comedies (e.g., Kind Hearts and Coronets), and adoration of the Free Cinema movement, I'm prett...
For the past 20 years Disney has had a first-look option on Jerry Bruckheimer's films resulting in 27 movies, bajillions of dollars for both companies and a little franchise called Pirates of the Caribbean. Next year tha...
Yesterday over at Twitch, columnist Matt Brown published a piece about how he thinks filmmaker Steve McQueen is a dick. According to Brown, the director responsible for Shame and Hunger has been abrasive at press conferences ...
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have finally parted ways with one another. This isn't some cheesy romantic break-up between two studios, their contract with each other finally came to an end. Talks about renegotiating hav...
You can add David Lynch to the list of directors lamenting the current state of film. (Previously we've heard Steven Soderbergh deliver a state of cinema speech and Steven Spielberg and George Lucas suggest industry implosion...
Deadline reported that Regal ticket prices are expected to go up 3% to 4% this year, in keeping with patterns from previous years. This means that you'll need to take out a loan if you want to waste your money on World War Z ...
Summer movie train wreck World War Z is looking to cause a world of hurt for Paramount when it releases if a recent Vanity Fair article is correct. Doing some quick math the article concludes that the film will have to b...
If you spend any significant amount of time on film- or tech-oriented websites, you've probably seen some coverage of the controversy surrounding the playing-off of Life of Pi's VFX supervisor, whose company is about to file ...
We just reported that Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio has been put on the back burner by the Jim Henson Company. The film's co-writer, Gris Grimly, tweeted that the box office numbers on Frankenweenie were partially to blame f...
I'm not the comic book guy around these parts so my knowledge of the graphic novel Pyongyang is limited to cursory information, but it sounds like one of the most interesting graphic novels one could read. That's probabl...
News that I'm sure will please fans of everything blood and gore, director Fede Alvarez recently Tweeted that his first cut of the Evil Dead remake that was submitted to the MPAA came back with an NC-17 rating. He said h...
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...
Those wacky guys from South Park are at it again. Well, they've really just be at it for a while now, but now all of Trey Parker and Matt Stones work will be made under their new studio, Important Studios. One assumes th...
Huge news today, as Disney has bought LucasFilm for $4 billion in cash and stocks. This acquisition includes all LucasFilm brands, including ILM, LucasArts, and Skywalker Sound. Also in the press release, Star Wars: Episode V...
Dalian Wanda Group finalized its purchase of AMC Entertainment yesterday to the tune of $2.6 billion. Deadline notes that Wanda is China's largest investor in entertainment activities, and that this acquisition makes them the...
So much for that great header. Focus Features has dropped a proposed sequel to David Cronenberg's 2006 Eastern Promises, which would have reunited David Cronenberg with Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen as their characters f...
A lot of modern-day releases are remakes of beloved older franchises, and DreamWorks is well aware of the kind of money nostalgia can bring in. In October, DreamWorks began talks to acquire Classic Media, the company that own...
Magic Mike has made solid box office business, and it's quickly becoming a staple for the girl's night out, so it's not surprise a sequel may be on its way, according to Channing Tatum. Tatum claims "We’re working ...