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10:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Zombieland 2 is undead, gets new writer

Last we heard about a sequel to the 2009 film Zombieland, was about two years ago when the kibosh was effectively put on any sequel talk. Then last year talk had begun of a Zombieland TV series for Amazon's Instant Video. But...

Nick Valdez


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12:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye

If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.16.2014

We're getting another I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Seventeen Years Ago was a big hit when it first arrived in 1997 during Kevin Williamson's golden age where he wrote scripts for films like Scream and The Faculty. And as such, it did well enough to ge...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Alex Kurtzman teases a darker Venom spin-off

It'd be incredibly risky to take a dark tone with a big superhero franchise, but that might be the perfect kick in the pants for The Amazing Spider-Man. And what better character to do it than Venom? After The Amazing Spider-...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 09.10.2014

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter

If you haven't seen 22 Jump Street know it's one of the funniest films this year. It ended in such a way, that making a sequel film would not only prove its ridiculous final jokes right but ruin the film's good will over...

Nick Valdez

10:30 AM on 08.14.2014

Sony is digitally altering The Interview

You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Sony planning female led Spider-Man spin-off

While fans are waiting on Marvel or Warner Bros to usher in the first superheroine film (sorry Marvel fans, Feige said Marvel's too busy for that), the dark horse Sony may be the first to break ground. Amongst their seemingly...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Roberto Orci leaves Amazing Spider-Man 3

If The Amazing Spider-Man 2's quality left you wondering about the franchise's state of affairs, I'm sure this news may shake that up a bit more. Sony's had huge plans for the films with Venom, Sinister Six spin-offs, an...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.11.2014

Sony producing a live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie

You know how Sega seems to think Sonic the Hedgehog is still cool? Branching into Nintendo games, that Sonic Boom cartoon, and now thanks to Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a film adaptation. According to THR, Sony (who h...

Nick Valdez



First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie photo
First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie
by Nick Valdez

The internet may have ruined the word "ratchet" for me forever, but I still adore the Ratchet and Clank videogames. I just can't believe something like this exists. Much like Sony's Sly Cooper film, Ratchet and Clank is heading to theaters with direct oversight from its original creator, Insomniac. Which means we've got a movie that looks just like the videogame counterpart (but much, much better), and the same voice cast, but it all seems like something that's meant for home video rather than theaters. 

Maybe I'm just so shocked, a theater release seems unlikely. But it outright claims "in theaters 2015," so I'm at a loss here. At least it looks very, very pretty and it'll be a fun time for sure. Ratchet and Clank wrenches into theaters some time next year. 

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Flixist Community Discusses: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo
Flixist Community Discusses: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
by Nick Valdez

Thanks to the Spider-Man property's massive popularity, talking about its movies are the most fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already started out in a hole since it seemed like a cynical sequel to Sony's original cynical property hogging (Sony can keep the Spider-Man license as long as it continues to make Spider-Man movies), but most folks were still holding out hope that this time it'd be different. 

After the film's release, more so than the first film, criticism seemed particularly divided amongst our community. Some absolutely loved it, and some absolutely loathed it. Because I wanted to get to the bottom of why the opinions varied so much, we now have Flixist Community Discusses, a series in which we'll discover why a film may or may not be successful in what it set out to do. 

Gathered from the comments (from both the opinions post and the review) and Twitter, here's what the Flixist Community thinks of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Some spoilers ahead!

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10:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Here's Amazing Spider-Man 2's X-Men: Days of Future Past tease

Normally we here at Flixist like to keep away from spoiling things like a post-credits scene (and not the one you have to Shazam for some reason), but this is such a bizarre situation, it should be okay to move forward. In o...

Nick Valdez



Hey everyone, let's talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2!  photo
Hey everyone, let's talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2!
by Nick Valdez

From all of the talk I've seen here in the comments, on Twitter, and other film critics, everyone seems to be divided with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Much like the response to the first film, we have both extreme negative and positive reactions to the sequel. Some out right hate the thing, and some really enjoyed it. I want to get to the bottom of this, so I'm going to need the help of the Flixist community. 

If you've seen the movie, I want a reason why you may have liked or disliked the film. I'll gather all of your responses (labeled with who wrote them, of course), and pepper in some responses from the Flixist staff, into one post as "Flixist Community Discusses." If we all talk, and we see the varied opinions of all of you folks, I'm sure we'll get to the root of Spider-Man 2's problem. I think this can be fun! 

So, if you're ready, leave a comment below, hit me up on Twitter (@Valdezology), or even send me an email at nick@flixist.com. The community post will go live Thursday, May 8th at 12PM CST, so I'll be taking responses until then! Hope you'll join the conversation! 

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo
Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
by Nick Valdez

The first Amazing Spider-Man failed to live up to the "Amazing" in its title. But while it wasn't perfect, it certainly had potential to become something great. Like with most superhero franchises, there's always a promise of better stories once the origin is out of the way. Despite some troubling advertising the last few months (the barrage of trailers, the announcement of yearly sequels and spin-offs), I still found myself looking forward to the The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

When done in an amazing, spectacular, or superior fashion, Spider-Man movies could be the best comic book films out there. More so than any other superhero, Peter Parker is relatable. He's just a goofy guy who's in way over his head sometimes. And the same thing can be said of this movie. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in way over its head. When power is handled irresponsibly, you get a fun but awkward web of a film. 

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1:00 PM on 05.01.2014

You'll have to Shazam Alicia Keys to get Spider-Man 2's real post-credits tease

For all of you going to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend, know two things. First, the mid-credits scene of the film is a commercial for X-Men: Days of Future Past due to hilarious contractual obligations, and second,...

Nick Valdez



Sony planning live action Barbie movie  photo
Sony planning live action Barbie movie
by Nick Valdez

Looking for the next Transformers or The LEGO Movie, Sony's search for the next big toy movie has brought it to Mattel's Barbie. Closing a partnership with Mattel, Sony hopes to start a franchise based on the children's popular toy starting with a live action comedy that'll reflect Barbie's more empowering qualities. With a script in the works from Jenny Bicks (The Big C), the film will take a young cast and "use [Barbie]'s personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern day Mary Poppins."

Although Mattel has released thousands of Barbie animated films to home video, this is the first time something like this has gone down. I'm curious as to what will come of this. Sure the Barbie name has a few stigmas, but done the right way, we could get more of a Lisa Lionheart than a Malibu Stacy. 

[Deadline, via Collider]

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Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie photo
Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie
by Nick Valdez

I kid, I kid. But seriously, The Amazing Spider-Man 2's glut of promotional footage has gone and potentially spoiled the entire movie. But here I am hypocritically sharing it with you all. The weird thing is, I don't really mind. With what we know from Sony, Super Bowl teasers, and Marc Webb himself, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't really all that important. It's just a stepping stone to another future Spider-Man film (but it still looks good, I guess!). Basically, there's no reason why I should be mad that I've seen so much of the film already since I'm getting a brand new one next year. 

And then the year after that. And that. And possibly a third time. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings in May 2nd. 

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9:00 AM on 02.27.2014

Sony Pictures to release new Spider-Man film every year

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting theaters this May, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 confirmed for a 2016 release date, a Venom spinoff announced, and a Sinister Six film in it's early stages, Sony seems keen on&n...

Isabelle Magliari



Super Bowl TV spots for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo
Super Bowl TV spots for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
by Nick Valdez

Remember how we all saw The Amazing Spider-Man and were terribly disappointed with it? Expect all of that to change with its sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In three different videos (one released before the Super Bowl, one during the Super Bowl, and one online), AS2 completely capitalizes on the good will left by its first trailer. The Super Bowl spots themselves tease a very important arc in the comics, but the top "Enemies Unite Sizzle" is the real star of the show. 

Jamie Foxx's Electro looks to be a very compelling villain. Someone who looked up to Spidey, but eventually realizes Spider-Man treats everyone the same. It might be a nice breakdown of how selfish Peter Parker could potentially be as a hero. And if the sequel is truly meant to set up a Spider-verse complete with spin-offs and multiple films, then this is a good direction to go in.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 webswings into theaters May 2nd. 

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8:00 AM on 01.08.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets three new posters

I'm in a weird place with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 right now. After its first trailer, I was mostly skeptical but hopeful. After its international trailer, I was a little more delighted. But now that some time has passed and ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 12.16.2013

International trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to, well, spark interest mainly because most folks were worried about how the sequel plans to fit three villains into the film. They were getting flashbacks to the Spider...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Spider-Man getting Sinister Six, Venom spin-off films

Did you enjoy the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did anything jump out and grab you? For your sake, I hope it did because a looooooot of Spider-Man affiliated projects are currently in the works. First of all, th...

Nick Valdez