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4:00 PM on 04.09.2014

New 'Neighbors' red band trailers are hilariously raunchy

It is an interesting transformation to see Seth Rogen go from playing schluby, sweet, stoney screw-ups to a new father who is worried about neighborhood parties waking his baby. But Rogen plays a good dorky dad, and ...

Isabelle Magliari


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SXSW Review: Neighbors photo
SXSW Review: Neighbors
by Nick Valdez

I had completely written off Neighbors. Coming off of Seth Rogen's last starring role in This is the End, the first trailer for Neighbors underwhelmed me. I've gotten used to Rogen acting, writing, and directing his own films so I was a little concerned when Rogen placed himself in someone else's film. Was his lack of major involvement going to impact the overall quality of the film? Should you expect less because Rogen didn't write a lot of it himself? 

Thankfully not. Even with some groan inducers, Neighbors is smart. It just needs to reign it in a bit. 

[From March 7th - 15th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2014 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!]

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10:45 AM on 02.11.2014

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt coming back together for Xmas

The heavily under appreciated 50/50 was probably one of Seth Rogen's best performances and really landed Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an entirely awesome human being in every way for me. It's exciting to hear that they'll be ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 11.25.2013

Rogen and Franco recreated Kanye West's "Bound 2"

On the set of Seth Rogen's directorial follow up to This is the End, The Interview (featuring Rogen and James Franco as a TV personality and producer who are roped into helping assassinate the prime minister of North Korea), James Franco and Seth Rogen did a shot for shot remake of Kanye West's weird music video for "Bound 2." Ye...yeah it's pretty sexy.  [via Twitter]

Nick Valdez

4:18 PM on 09.24.2013

Seth Rogen's R-rated animated film is now being mad

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Evan Goldberg have evidently been bandying about the idea of an R-rated animated film for some time now, and now that they have all the monies from things like This is the End they can make it...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 09.02.2013

This is the End getting re-released in theaters soon

This is the End was the best film of the Summer hands down (Fast & Furious 6 notwithstanding). It brought the biggest surprises, biggest laughs, and most memorable moments (that finale had to be the greatest thing I've se...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 06.13.2013

Flix for Short: The Real World: This is the End Edition

This is the End is one of the funniest films of the year so far if you're a fan of Seth Rogen and his gang. Even if you're not, you're still going to find yourselves laughing. A good gauge of how funny This is the End is goi...

Nick Valdez



Review: This is the End photo
Review: This is the End
by Nick Valdez

I've been harsh toward This is the End from the very beginning. First batch of trailers painted the film as a "Hey look at [enter famous name here] acting wacky!" sort of comedy, but as the trailers rolled on and hinted at the bigger picture, there was something intriguing about the premise. But I always saw the film ending up one of two ways: hilarious now but doesn't hold up down the line, or just fall flat on its face. Thankfully neither of those things happened. I'm glad to be wrong here. 

While not everything works perfectly, This is the End's entire package definitely comes from the heart...and its package. 

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9:00 AM on 05.31.2013

Trailer: This is the End

Opening in just a little under two weeks, we have one more trailer for This is the End. This is the international version of the trailer so there's mostly repeat footage, but the new material? The new material is just fantas...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 05.30.2013

New This is the End posters take yo panties off

I'm still holding firm in my belief that This is The End, the post-apocalyptic Rapture comedy starring famous funny guys like Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves, is going to go either one of two ways. It's either going...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 04.03.2013

Trailer: This is the End (Red Band)

This new Red Band trailer for This is the End has enough new content and hints of plot (it seems to be a biblical apocalypse) to help you figure out what kind of movie it's going to be. It's filled to the brim with comedians...

Nick Valdez





11:00 AM on 03.29.2013

This is the End is somewhat more nigh

This is the End might be one of the more anticipated comedies of the year. We'll all be anticipating two days less now as the film has been bumped up to a June 12 release instead of a June 14 release. Those two days shou...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 12.20.2012

Trailer: This is the End (Red Band)

Well, for a movie I didn't even know existed, this trailer for This is the End tickled my funny bone just enough to make me want more. Based on the short film Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, This is the End t...

Thor Latham



Review: The Guilt Trip photo
Review: The Guilt Trip
by Matthew Razak

The stereotype of the Jewish mother is probably one of the few stereotypes you can still throw out there without a single person shouting foul. This is because, unlike other stereotypes where exceptions can be found easily left and right, the Jewish mother stereotype is 100 percent correct all of the time. This can obviously make for some comic gold.

The road trip film is a classic staple in American cinema, even if less and less of us are actually taking road trips anymore and driving through the heartland of America is really something that's a bit dated. It gives a film the perfect excuse to trap a group of people together in crazy and ever changing situations. This can obviously make for some comic gold.

One would think that putting the two together would thus make for some comic gold. Yes, one would think that.

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5:30 PM on 10.03.2012

Trailer: The Guilt Trip

The first trailer for The Guilt Trip looks...well...cute really. Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) has just invented a product as is going a trip across the United States to pitch his idea. He then feels so bad for his lonely mothe...

Nick Valdez



Dreamworks Animation unveils historically huge film slate photo
Dreamworks Animation unveils historically huge film slate
by Sean Walsh

Dreamworks Animation has always been kind of second-string to Pixar, but they're put out a fair share of decent movies. Say what you want about the Shrek franchise, but it's made lots of money. Also, I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I liked Shark Tale and Bee Movie, and I loved Megamind and Monsters Vs. Aliens. Now, making history for an animation studio, DWA is unveiling a whopping twelve upcoming films!

The films are The Croods (March 22, 2013), Turbo (July 19, 2013), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013), Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014), Happy Smekday! (Nov. 26, 2014), The Penguins of Madagascar (March 27, 2015), Trolls (working title, June 5, 2015), B.O.O: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations (Nov. 6, 2015), Mumbai Musical (working title, Dec. 19, 2015), Kung Fu Panda 3 (March 18, 2016), and How to Train Your Dragon 3 (June 18, 2016). For those of you who hate math, that's three films a year. Love them or hate them, Dreamworks Animation is going to be all up in your business 'til Obama whoever wins this year's election is out of office.

Anything catch your guys' eyes? I know I'm excited about the next two HTTYD films, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman has me all kinds of titillated. B.O.O. has the Seth Rogan's dulcet tones, and Turbo has...some sort of racing snail, based on the picture in the gallery. In any event, it should be a varied four years if nothing else.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

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7:00 PM on 04.04.2012

Trailer: Take This Waltz

Uh oh, time to get the tissues! In Take This Waltz, Michelle Williams stars as Margot (Indie movie parameter #1: Have a character named Margot - check.) a young woman who finds her happy marriage thrown into question when sh...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 01.06.2012

The Apocalypse gets picked up by Sony, loses 75% of title

Back in October of last year, we learned that not only will the short trailer Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse would be turned into a feature length film, but the likes of Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, James Franco and Danny McB...

Andres Bolivar



Review: 50/50 photo
Review: 50/50
by Jamie R Stone

*Groan* I really didn't want to review this film... Sure, at first, I thought "Hey, I have free passes to go see it early! I've been really looking forward to it!" Yeah... That's the kiss of death, because I'm sure as any journalist worth his salt will tell you, reviewing a movie you like is incredibly difficult. It's not just a film you can dissect to pieces, because then you won't enjoy it as much afterward. You'll just sit at home and watch it on DVD (because you love it so much as to own it) and comment monotonously that "the colors are subdued so as to accentuate the melancholy vibe of the film..." while your soul dies inside as you press the blade to your wrist.

That's why I'm going to make this real easy for all of you. 50/50 is good... It's really good. It's so good that I'm not even going to tarnish it by dissecting every last bit of detail about the film from the music down to the cinematography. I mean, if you want an in-depth analysis, I'm sure there are dozens of sites that can oblige you... but this review is from a simple film buff who appreciates a movie that makes him feel sad and laugh his ass off at the same time. It's like watching a nude opera.

That being said, I still have a responsibility as a Flixist journalist and to you, my fellow film buffs, to impart my honest critique of the film. Hit the jump to hear me drone on about 50/50's indelible qualities...

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8:00 AM on 09.26.2011

Rogen says no Green Hornet sequel any time soon

We quite enjoyed Seth Rogen's take on The Green Hornet and it did well enough that the studios would definitely consider a sequel, but it doesn't look like they're considering it too. Collider spoke with Rogen at Fantastic F...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 09.08.2011

Seth Rogen to direct himself in Jay and Seth

About three years ago you may have seen a trailer for a short film called Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse. You may have also heard that Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, the eponymous Jay and Seth, were looking to turn it into a ...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.12.2011

Trailer: 50/50

August is just approaching the midway point, yet I can't help but wait until the end of September. If you haven't guessed, it's because of 50/50's theatrical release. This new trailer adds a few more scenes to the original a...

Geoff Henao