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10:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Trailer for Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges as a wizard knight thing

Seventh Son has had nothing but trouble till now. It went into production late 2012 for an intended early 2013 release, was pushed back to October 2013, then early 2014, and after Legendary Pictures split from Warner Bros, i...

Nick Valdez


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Review: The Giver photo
Review: The Giver
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It's been more than 20 years since Lois Lowry's The Giver first hit shelves, and more than a decade since I first read it. It's one of those transformative books, and before the recent YA trend towards totalitarianism, the first exposure most people had to dystopias. It's not really 1984 for children (because it's not really for children, despite everyone I know having reading before middle school), but what it says about the world and about imagination is formative for a lot of people. It definitely was for me.

When I heard it was being adapted, I wasn't excited about it, but I also wasn't totally put off. It's a story about imagery, and actually seeing some of the images that are discussed in the book (and the way they affect the view of a colorless, lifeless world) struck me as potentially compelling.

But as I sat in the theater, I realized that I was wrong: The Giver isn't about imagery at all.

It's about imagination.

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8:00 AM on 06.14.2013

Trailer: R.I.P.D.

I was won over by R.I.P.D. very easily because its lead character is named Nick (and of course it features of one my boos, Mary Louise Parker). Now if all movies could feature a guy named Nick forevermore, I'd be totally coo...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 04.18.2013

Trailer: R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. (which stands for Rest In Peace Department instead of Rest In Peace Death like I'd secretly hoped) is an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Ryan Reynolds as Nick (that's a cool name, bruh) who dies but joins the...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.08.2012

Phillip Noyce might direct an adaptation of The Giver

I first read Lois Lowry's The Giver in sixth grade. As far as I remember, it was the first book I really cared about since it was also the first time I cared about what happened to the protagonist (which is more than I c...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.18.2011

Lebowski cast reunion video

[Update: Well it happened, and it was amazing. Moderating an actual Q&A with the cast of The Big Lebowski proved nearly impossible for the guy charged with it. The actors could barely even hear each other, let alone the ...

Glenn Morris

2:45 PM on 07.22.2011

SDCC 11: Liveblogging the Legendary Pictures panel

After standing in a line that loops around the building and waiting out a Halo panel, I am ready to let you (yes, you) in on the exciting news from Legendary Pictures, and all from the comfort of your own home! Guillermo...

Jenika Katz

4:00 PM on 05.14.2011

I Can Get You A Toe: Noir in The Big Lebowski

In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. ...

Sam Membrino

8:10 PM on 01.10.2011

True Grit breaks the $100 million barrier for Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers have long been one of my favorite creative teams on Hollywood. I can't think of a film they've done that I haven't at least liked, if not adored. But despite all the great work they've done, their films' lif...

Bob Muir



Review: True Grit photo
Review: True Grit
by Tom Fronczak

Coen brothers movies can be hit or miss for some but the one thing they always are is memorable. It's worth reminding everyone up front that this is actually a remake of the 1969 version of True Grit that starred John Wayne, so it's hard for me to know how much of the credit goes to the Coens, but it's not hard at all for me to say I absolutely loved this movie. Read on to see how the heck I can claim that this is the Arrested Development of western movies.

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Review: Tron: Legacy
by Tom Fronczak

Tron: Legacy is a hard movie to review overall. If I could review it in pieces then it would be easy to say the first third is amazing, the middle is okay, and the last third is bad. The characters that are actually used are good, but their interactions rarely fit the current mood. 

It’s like the movie mapped out all its concepts well but the sum of its parts is actually less impressive than its foundation’s static shards. Kind of like a jigsaw puzzle with spectacular looking pieces, but none of them ever fit together with any other pieces so it’s hard to appreciate it in the end. The result is enjoying the ride it takes you on, but after leaving the theater the truth starts to sink in: the movie actually wasn’t that great.

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