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12:00 PM on 02.16.2015

PSA: Save big on Ghibli blu-rays/DVDs at Best Buy & Amazon this week

To celebrate the release of Studio Ghibli's most recent film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, on home media this Tuesday, retailers Amazon.com and Best Buy have rolled out some crazy good prices for previous Ghibli DVDs and blu-...

John-Charles Holmes

4:00 PM on 01.24.2013

"Removie" posters are now being sold online

A few months ago, our poster-art lover Liz Rugg wrote about "Removie" posters. For those that don't remember (or are too lazy to click the conveniently-placed URL), the concept behind "Removies" is simply removing a letter fr...

Geoff Henao

1:00 PM on 11.07.2012

The Criterion Collection is 50% off at Barnes and Noble

For the past 10 months, I have been holding onto $100 worth of Barnes & Noble gift cards. They've been sitting near my desk, beckoning me. "Wait," I've been telling them. "Soon it will be November 5th." Last year, we let ...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

12:00 PM on 07.06.2012

Mondo's new LOTR & King Kong posters, Iron Giant figure

Mondo has had a big twenty-four hours! At their Mondo Mystery Movie X screening last night, their mystery movie was revealed to be The Lord of the Rings, and they also announced that they were kicking off a new series of post...

Liz Rugg

District 12 is on sale, you should buy it for us photo
District 12 is on sale, you should buy it for us
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

If you have $1.4 million lying around, there's a pretty good chance you've always wanted a town of your own (probably), and now you can. Henry River Mill Village, better known as the location for The Hunger Games's District 12, has been put up for sale by its owner, 83-year old Wade Sheperd, who is tired of the young'ns showing up and looking at things.

For the cost, you get 20+ buildings and 72 acres of ugly, dystopian bliss and the possibility of income from all of the people who want to go see where Katiniss's crazy journey began. That sounds like a pretty awesome deal to me, but I don't have $1.4 million.

If you do, you should buy it and donate it to Modern Method. Sure, there's nothing of consequence related to movies, games, toys, or Japan in North Carolina, but we want it anyway. We'll rename it Modern Methodonia and probably put your name on the sign or something. You know you want to be on our sign.*

Regardless, I've been trying to wrap my head around the implications of this sale in terms of the rest of the trilogy. I haven't read the Hunger Games books, but the fact that Lionsgate hasn't just up and bought this (they've certainly got the money) seems to me to mean that District 12 has no place in Catching Fire or Mockingjay. But that doesn't make any sense. Then again, maybe I'm reading too much into it, and they're assuming they can rent the property again from whoever buys it.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

*This represents the opinions of the Flixist Staff (or at least Max and me) and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Modern Method or its super-awesome founder Niero. That being said, Niero would probably be cool with it (it's a free town, who wouldn't?), but this is a disclaimer just in case.

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The Criterion Collection is 50% off at Barnes and Noble photo
The Criterion Collection is 50% off at Barnes and Noble
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

The Criterion Collection is probably the greatest thing to ever happen to home media. Commentary tracks? Thank the Criterion Collection. Special features? Thank the Criterion Collection. High quality anything? Thank the Criterion Collection. All of us at Flixist love these people and what they have done/continue to do. If I had any money I would probably buy every single available disc (of which there are nearly 600, mind you). You would be foolish to pass this up. And if you're wondering, yes. The Blu Ray versions are half off as well. If you think that pirating movies is the way to go, that's only because you've never owned a Criterion version of something. 

If you need some ideas, here are a couple of staff recommendations: Alec Kubas-Meyer, The Passion of Joan of Arc; Geoff Henao, The Darjeeling Limited; Hubert Vigilla, Orpheus; Sean Walsh, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Andres Bolivar, Carlos (miniseries). This is fewer than 1% of the titles available to... Why are you still here? Go empty your wallets. Now.

[Via Barnes & Noble]

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7:00 PM on 08.31.2011

JapanFlix having 25% discount sale in September

After a long summer of box office booms and busts, does anyone else have a desire for something new and different? Are you sick of scrolling through Netflix without finding anything odd enough to catch your eyes? Maybe a movi...

Tom Fronczak

10:00 AM on 07.04.2011

PlayStation Store's summer blockbusters sale is on

From now until August 1st, the PlayStation Store is having an array of movie discounts on various movies. The movies will vary from week to week and will be an eclectic mix of genres, snoozers, hits, misses, and guilty pleasu...

Geoff Henao