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2:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters

Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out...

Nick Valdez


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First official trailer for Terminator: Genisys photo
First official trailer for Terminator: Genisys
by Nick Valdez

UPDATE: The newest poster has been added to the gallery! I'm digging it. 

We here at Flixist have been going back and forth over whether or not we're anticipating Terminator: Genisys. For every positive move the fifthquel seemed to make (like explaining how Schwarzenegger can be so old and still be a killer robot), we get a cast full of scrunch faces and a horrible sounding story. 

But despite the awful title, I'm still holding out hope because I remember long ago, when the sun was shining. I'm a sucker for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and like a fine wine, he's honing his skills with age. But then again, I remember feeling the same way before Terminator 3 made boob robots a thing. 

Terminator: Genesis  Genisys stands up and starts showing just where our lives are going July 1st next year (sha sha!).

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5:00 PM on 12.01.2014

20th Century Fox greenlights Independence Day sequel

After an extended period of will-they-or-won't-they, it looks like they've finally made a decision. 20th Century Fox has finally given the Independence Day sequel the green light! As of right now, there's nobody off...

Jonathan Wray



First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo
First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
by Nick Valdez

It's been a long time coming. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm two years ago and announced their plans for another Star Wars trilogy, we all went into some sort of nerd shock. Whether or not you're a fan of the films, you understand the kind of weight the Star Wars name has. And whether you like it or not, this (official, not one of the many fan videos surging around social media as of this writing) first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets the tone for the next decade.

With J.J. Abrams directing, a huge and notable cast joining the effort (including John Boyega and Oscar Isaac), and the original tripod of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford returning, the seventh entry is surely going to reign supreme for years to come.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18th, 2015. What do you think? 

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Flixgiving: Five Movies Megan is Thankful for photo
Flixgiving: Five Movies Megan is Thankful for
by Megan Porch

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Normally, during this holiday I'm at my parents' house and I get to eat all sorts of delicious things my mom makes (although I hated all of it when I was little and kept insisting when I was grown up I'd just order pizza). Now, I don't even like pizza and instead of eating turkey on Thursday, I'll be working.

Luckily, thanks to my dual monitor set up, I can watch movies while I'm working. I've always loved going to the theater with my friends and my family. Movies are a huge part of my life, and some of them really have shaped who I am. So for Flixgiving, I thought I'd share five movies that helped make me who I am, and inspire me creatively.

It's insanely hard to narrow it down to just five movies, but here goes...

[Happy Flixgiving, everyone! We'll be posting these leading up to the actual Thanksgiving. Click here to see all of the films our writers are thankful for.]

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4:00 PM on 11.24.2014

First look at Arnold as the T-800 in Terminator Genysis

So far Terminator: Genysis hasn't done anything to inspire much confidence. First there was the stupid name and then the stupid images from the first look. Thanks to the fact that expectations are so far at rock bottom f...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday

UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 11.19.2014

Interstellar gets prequel comic, ending is explained

Interstellar is the sort of movie that polarized its audience. Some people hated it, other people loved it. I'm in the "loved it" category personally, so I'm enjoying all the speculation about its ending and whether or not it...

Megan Porch

2:00 PM on 11.19.2014

First official trailer for Project Almanac

We've been hearing rumblings of the Michael Bay produced Project Almanac for awhile now. Once titled Welcome to Yesterday, the film is about a bunch of kids futzing around with a time machine leading to all sorts of wacky sh...

Nick Valdez



Star Wars: Episode VII gets official title photo
Star Wars: Episode VII gets official title
by Megan Porch

This morning, the official twitter for Star Wars revealed that Episode VII's principal photography finished shooting... and they also threw in a graphic that contains the film's subtitle.

The Force Awakens leaves me with a lot of questions. Was the Force taking a nap? Did it just not want to be bothered after all the drama surrounding the Skywalker family? Are midichlorians still a thing?

I guess we'll just have to see the movie to find out.

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1:00 PM on 11.04.2014

Trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie debuts

This morning, the first trailer for Chappie was released, following yesterday's reveal of the movie's poster. I'm a huge fan of Neill Blomkamp's work, so I'm pretty excited about this film. Chappie is a story of the first ro...

Megan Porch





5:00 PM on 11.03.2014

Ridley Scott to produce '2001: A Space Odyssey' sequel, '3001: The Final Odyssey'

Renowned curator of all-around quality content, SyFy, has ordered a mini-series adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey, to be adapted by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, G.I. Jo...

Sean Walsh

10:00 AM on 10.30.2014

UPDATE: First look at Terminator: Genisys and its horrible plot

UPDATE: We've gotten some more images of the super angry/squinty EW shoot, and I...yeah I have nothing for this. Check them out in the gallery.  I think we all could see this coming when they named the film Terminator Ge...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 10.20.2014

More John Carter movies could be in the works

John Carter was one of the biggest cinematic flops in recent history and heads rolled at Disney after it floundered out of the start gate. It was too bad because it was actually an entertaining piece of science fiction a...

Matthew Razak

2:30 PM on 10.10.2014

Why is Interstellar one minute shorter in 70mm?

Today the critics in DC got information on the upcoming screenings of Interstellar and for some reason it turns out that Christopher Nolan's space film is one minute longer in its non-70mm format. As you hopefully know t...

Matthew Razak



NYCC: Disney's Tomorrowland gets its first teaser photo
NYCC: Disney's Tomorrowland gets its first teaser
by Matthew Razak

If you're not excited for Tommorowland now is the time to get there because at the New York Comic Con Disney started the hype. Nick will be supplying us with a full rundown from the event itself, but above you'll find our first look for the finally-here film from Pixar director Brad Bird. 

Britt Robinson plays a young teen who joins up with a jaded scientist (George Clooney) to discover the mysterious Tommorowland. Just from the trailer alone you can tell they'll be imbuing something special into this film. The only real worry is that Damon Lindelof co-wrote the screenplay with Bird so we might be in for a lot of nonsensical science fiction stuff. Hopefully it is kept at bay by the fun we know Bird can have. 

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Final Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar photo
Final Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
by Nick Valdez

As Interstellar is one of the few films left making use of physical film over digital, you'll notice a surprising amount of emphasis over it in this most likely final trailer for Christopher Nolan's space hip-hopera (not really) Interstellar. Being touted as a 70mm IMAX film, 70mm film and 35mm film release, Nolan's longest film yet might be his most visually exciting. 

I'd just have to hope it's at least visually good because this trailer showing a few cracks. Watch it and you'll see what I mean. Interstellar opens November 7th. Follow this link to find all the ways you can watch this sucker. 

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2:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Latest Jupiter Ascending trailer has the plot details

Jupiter Ascending may be the most unique science fantasy coming our way. Too bad the trailers don't really paint it in a good light. As the latest film from the Wachowskis, we should expect all kinds of craziness. The visual...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Interstellar to be Christopher Nolan's longest film yet

I don't really like saying Interstellar is Nolan's "longest film yet," because it might be a trap for his future films to come. What if he just gradually makes his films longer and longer with each entry? Will each film be hi...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 09.24.2014

Flix for Short: The Shift

The Shift, written and directed by Francesco Calabrese, is a short film set in the 60s with a neat twist on science fiction films like The Stepford Wives and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As a husband comes home from work ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.23.2014

William Shatner has a role in Star Trek 3 if he wants it

Rumors are coming in that screenplay for the third Star Trek film may have a crucial part for William Shatner that will reteam him with Leonard Nemoy. Evidently the part is a pretty integral part of the film and thus won...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 09.15.2014

See The Maze Runner early and free

Young adult dystopian science fiction! Can't get enough of it can you? Then hop right up and grab passes for The Maze Runner, yet another film where the future is bleak and teenagers are going to save the day. Actually this o...

Matthew Razak