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3:00 PM on 07.26.2013

Trailer for Disney's Planes knockoff, Wings is not a joke

In one of the weirdest moves in recent home video history, we have the newest trailer for Lionsgate's Wings. Wings is a ripoff of Planes, a Disney direct to home video sequel to Cars that is getting released in theaters...

Nick Valdez


3:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Video: behind the special effects in Fast & Furious 6

Part of what has made the Fast & Furious franchise thrive under Justin Lin's direction is his insistence on filming as much real action in-camera as possible. In other words, (spoilers, I suppose) for the final chase sce...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 03.26.2013

Atlus Shrugged Part 3 is indeed coming

A long while ago we reviewed Atlus Shrugged Part 1 and for a solid chunk of time it was the worst reviewed film on the site. It failed miserably at the box office. Like, really miserably. Undaunted, its right wing produc...

Matthew Razak



Escape From New York getting rebooted photo
Escape From New York getting rebooted
by Matthew Razak

If it happened in the 80s we need a new one of it now seems to be the mantra of Hollywood at the moment. Next up for "revival" is Escape From New York and everyone's favorite badass, Snake Pliskken. Joel Silver and Studio Canal will be picking up the franchise (which is what we'll call it despite not wanting to remember Escape From L.A.) and rebooting it into a trilogy that will kick off with an origin story about Snake. The goal is to have an entirely new take on the material.

Those might have been three of the most worrying sentences I've ever typed. First off the Silver/Studio Canal team up has delivered us almost nothing but crap (Unknown for instance). Secondly, a character origin story is probably the dumbest idea on earth for Snake since his mysteriousness is what makes him a badass. Thirdly, if the goal is to have a new take and it's an origin story it doesn't sound like too much actual escaping is going to go on. More like arresting and eye-losing and non-escape things.

Maybe all those things will turn out fine, but this is just one of those roles that's defined by the man who played it. Kurt Russell is Snake and he's the only one that should be.

[Deadline, via Badass Digest]

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8:00 AM on 02.19.2013

Kevin Smith considers Clerks sequel book rather than film

Kevin Smith has been mulling a Clerks sequel for a bit. At the end of 2012, it seemed like the only missing piece was Jeff Anderson (Randall) signing on. But then the project kept morphing, from a film, to a web series, to a ...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 12.21.2012

Flixistentialism 02 - Dre's Two Circumcisions

Flixistentialism is back folks, now with slightly improved audio. On this episode I tell the story of my two circumcisions (that's right...TWO!) and we give my dick the most awesome name EVER. We also discuss holiday movies,...

Andres Bolivar



Darkseid is a terrible choice for 2015's Justice League photo
Darkseid is a terrible choice for 2015's Justice League
by Sean Walsh

I've read probably hundreds of thousands of comics in my lifetime, starting at the ripe young age of four and half with issue #21 of Archie Comics' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures and having most recently completed Avatar's Crossed Badlands #17. I've read comics from Marvel, DC and Image, all the way down the line to Zenescope. Hell, I've even read some of Malibu's Prime. I've seen characters I've loved die, and characters I hate come back from beyond. I've been to comic book conventions great and small, oogled cosplayers of most every shape and size, and have even unexpectedly gushed in front of Gail Simone (back in ought-seven to be exact). Needless to say, I've been around the block with comics and if there's one thing that I've learned, it's this: Darkseid sucks. Yeah, I said it.

Now, what's got a swarm of bees all up in my bonnet against DC's biggest, baddest loser? Well, according to the Latino Report, he's going to be in the Justice League film. Jinkies. At least he's completely different from Thanos, right? OH WAIT HE ISN'T. In fact, they're both such galactic threats, that when DC and Marvel fused together during the Marvel Vs. DC event in the mid-90's, we were gifted with Thanoseid, a fusion of both of our forthcoming cinematic baddies.

Nothing gets me riled up like comic books, and it's always a good day when I get to write about them on Flixist. I've got a lot more to say about this, so read on to see me in rare form.

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12:00 PM on 12.03.2012

MacFarlane confirms Family Guy movie is still happening

Now that Seth MacFarlane's Ted has gone on to become a reasonable success, he pretty much has free reign to do whatever he pleases (much like how he owns Fox's entire Sunday evening lineup). With this much power and mone...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.05.2012

WB interested in Casablanca 2, incites global facepalming

A long-standing joke about creatively soulless Hollywood executives has a young buck standing up and proposing a sequel to the 1942 Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman classic, Casablanca. Inevitably, that joke is now threatening ...

Xander Markham

3:00 PM on 10.18.2012

MGM continuing Twilight without Pattinson or Stewart

Everyone loves R-Patz and K-Stew, correct? Him with his stupid hair and shiny face, her with her grumbly countenance and sloppy posture. Truly, 'tis a love story for the ages, except for when she cheated on him with a forty-y...

Xander Markham

6:00 PM on 09.21.2012

First image of Scary Movie 5 confirms it will be terrible

You know how every Scary Movie is supposed to have a random celebrity cameo who has no business being in movies? Like how Scary Movie 3 had Pamela Anderson, Scary Movie 4 had Dr. "My PhD is For Realsies" Phil, or th...

Nick Valdez





11:00 AM on 09.06.2012

Trailer: A Christmas Story 2

Here's a trailer for the razzafrackin' direct-to-video sequel to A Christmas Story. Looks like Santa Claus has left a steaming Blitzen-sized deuce in humanity's collective stocking. Behold the synopsis: Years after realizin...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 PM on 06.12.2012

I watched a clip of Rock of Ages so you don't have to

Are you looking forward to Rock of Ages? Hang on, let me stop you right there. If you were about to say, "Why yes!," then I've got some unfortunate news for you. You're an idiot. I'm sorry that I had to be the one to tell yo...

Alex Katz

3:00 PM on 05.17.2012

Listen to Tom Cruise warble Def Leppard in Rock of Ages

Is "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard your favorite song? Wait, seriously, it is? Really? Can I have a long conversation with you? I'm not a therapist or anything, but I think it's for the good of medical science that pe...

Alex Katz

4:00 PM on 05.08.2012

Scary Movie 5 has a 'plot', no Anna Faris

The Scary Movie series didn't start well and has been getting worse ever since, with its only conceivable merit being the dedication of star Anna Feris to the trademark gross-out 'humour'. Even Faris seems to have realised th...

Xander Markham

8:00 AM on 03.14.2012

Human Centipede 3 to feature chain of 500+ people

More details have emerged about The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). The epic finale of ultimate vileness will apparently feature a chain consisting of 500+ people. To quote our own Alex Katz, "[This] fits with my theory t...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 02.20.2012

Check out this creepy Disney Princess torture porn

There are a lot of different types of princess fan art out there, and a lot of it portrays a more dystopian viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Dina Goldstein's Fallen Princesses collection. It's a dark look at a more modern princess...

Jenika Katz

8:00 AM on 02.03.2012

Matt Lieberman to write doomed Short Circuit remake

As a kid, I really loved the Short Circuit movies. In fact, I still love them -- Short Circuit 2 is a fine example of a sequel that surpasses the original, and Johnny 5 is my favorite robot in a live-action movie. He's so wel...

Hubert Vigilla

2:00 PM on 12.14.2011

Trailer: The Dictator

In The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen's newest venture, he plays a presumably Middle-Eastern dictator who comes to America for the first time - Arabic gibberish and jokes ensue. Apparently the other half of the movie will be ab...

Liz Rugg

5:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Trailer: Alvin and the Chimpmunks: Chipwrecked

This? This right here? This is why we can't have nice things for our children. [MSN, via /Film]

Alex Katz

8:00 PM on 09.07.2011

Underground filmmaker George Kuchar dies at age 69

The underground and experimental cinema community lost one of its great founding members. George Kuchar died last night at the age of 69. Most remembered for his lo-fi yet outrageous films, George, along with his twin brother...

Liz Rugg



Warner Bros. in talks for Beetlejuice 2, childhood ruined photo
Warner Bros. in talks for Beetlejuice 2, childhood ruined
by Jenika Katz

KatzSmith Productions, made up of David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, just signed a two-year film production deal with Warner Bros. Along with a collection of original projects, the two have big plans for Beetlejuice 2. The movie is not a remake of the original, but an odd combination of a reboot and a sequel: it continues the original story while changing all the actors out of necessity. What would you call that? A rebootquel? Seboot?

Now, it's not like the two are completely out of ideas. Grahame-Smith is the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and wrote the script for film adaptation of the latter. He has also worked with Tim Burton on Dark Shadows, and his work on that is the reason Warner Bros approached him in the first place. He and Katzenberg have worked together on a variety of short films and feature-length productions that do seem pretty funny. They seem like they would have a similar vision to Burton's original.

Maybe it's just me, but Beetlejuice is one of those movies that I feel really doesn't need a sequel. It was definitely not intended for that storyline to go on, though I'm sure we all fondly remember the additional animated adventures that followed the original movie. Then again, unoriginal ideas make bank in Hollywood, so there's the distinct possibility that people will go to see it no matter how horrid it is. Is there anyone who actually wants to see a Beetlejuice sequel?

[Via Deadline]

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