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11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie w...

Liz Rugg


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SXSW Review: Veronica Mars photo
SXSW Review: Veronica Mars
by Matthew Razak

I'm going to open this with one thing: the Veronica Mars movie was a triumph before it debuted today at SXSW. A historic film that showed that crowdfunding can launch a movie and that film distribution can be done in a different way. In the future when they look back at a key point in films getting made for less and distributing to the fans that want them they'll point here for when things really started to change.

But the movie has now debuted and people have seen it, myself included. I'll preface the rest of this review by saying that I am a big fan of the series and a backer of the film, but I'm also a film critic so I'm going to come at this thing from both aspects. So is the film itself as triumphant as its production? 

Find out below, marshmallows. 

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5:00 PM on 03.01.2014

Why wait for the Oscars when Godzilla is in a Snickers ad?

I don't know how this marvel of marketing came to be, but I don't care. Because the awesomely looking Godzilla reboot (Did you see that trailer, son?) hits theaters in May, Snickers is now running an ad campaign featuring ev...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Nick Cannon developing Drumline sequel for VH1

Unbeknownst to me, 2002's Drumline, a film about a college marching band starring Nick Cannon, has a huge following. In fact, when this news hit our tip line, a good amount of our own editors perked up and shouted their love ...

Nick Valdez

First full trailer for Veronica Mars photo
First full trailer for Veronica Mars
by Nick Valdez

After getting its start on Kickstarter thanks to an overwhelmingly positive fan response, the Veronica Mars movie is finally releasing this March and we now have the first trailer for it. The thing about this first trailer, however, is that it's incredibly exclusionary. I've never seen an episode of Veronica Mars (and as much as I want to see it, it's not available legally anywhere without having to buy physical discs), so this trailer isn't meant for me. 

It's a celebration for fans as Veronica (Kristen Bell, who looks as charming as always), returns home for a high school reunion only to find out her friend (?) is wrapped up in a murder case. There are plenty of character reunion scenes, which I'm sure will please fans and Kickstarter backers, but nothin that grabs anyone outside the fandom. If Veronica Mars wants to make any money as a movie rather than just exist as a Kickstarter project, it has to try and appeal to a wider market. That just isn't happening right now. 

But I'm sure money's not a concern as Veronica Mars will only release in select theaters March 14.

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12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shad...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Marvel's Netflix series could become movies

You've probably heard by now that Netflix announced a deal with Disney/Marvel for four new TV shows. If you haven't, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones will all be getting shows on Netflix that will culminate i...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Ender's Game sequel in question, TV show possible

Anyone who saw Ender's Game knows it left off with a pretty perfect set up for a whole host of sequels, and anyone who has read the book series knows there is plenty of (increasingly odd) content for them to adapt. Howev...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Agents of SHIELD gets Thor: The Dark World crossover

If you haven't watched Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show on ABC, you're not missing out on much. It's full of bland characters in bland action scenes speaking blandly as they bland their way through bland dialogue. And ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.01.2013

The Simpsons also did a Hobbit couch gag

Now that I'm News Editor of this fair site, expect a lot more plugs for The Simpsons than usual (although it still won't be for just anything). For instance the last time a cough gag was featured here, it was directed by Gui...

Nick Valdez

3:28 PM on 10.17.2013

First images of Mr. Peabody & Sherman warp in

Sometimes I forget movies are being made, and then when I remember I get really excited. This is not one of those times. I forgot Dreamwork's was taking Rock and Bullwinkle's time traveling dog, Mr. Peabody, and his assi...

Matthew Razak

10:09 AM on 10.09.2013

Toy Story of Terror! gets a clip

With Halloween just around the corner it's time to bust out the specials based on popular kids franchises once again. This year's new entrant is Toy Story of Terror! and you can watch a clip of it above. Watching a...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Watch Del Toro's Simpsons Treehouse of Horror couch gag

The Simpsons has been around for a long, long time. I may be the only one who believes this, but I want the show to keep going for as long as it can. As the show enters its 25th season, one of the staples of the show has bec...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Mondo to relase poster series of Disney classic DuckTales

Mondo is once again creatively tapping into the current twenty-something generation's nostalgia with a poster series of the beloved late-1980s Disney cartoon (and movie) DuckTales. With art from several staple Mondo artists s...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Rambo TV show in development, possibly starring Stallone

You know how that upcoming Rambo: The Video Game seemingly came out of nowhere? I think we finally know what it's attached to. Stallone has been trying to get another Rambo film off the ground for some time now (it would've i...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 08.19.2013

Friday Night Lights movie script is complete

If you've ever watched TV and Friday Night Lights wasn't a show you watched when you did then you did it wrong. Go to Netflix now and watch it all. While the series had a decent run on TV more of it could never be a bad ...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 07.31.2013

UPDATE: Every movie nod in The Simpsons seasons 1-10

UPDATE: Next Movie has gone and done the impossible once again and have collected every movie reference in The Simpsons seasons six through ten. It's 20 minutes of pure glory (but with some understandable cutbacks. If they w...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.20.2013

SDCC: First look at the Veronica Mars movie

Hall H at San Diego Comic Con has been jam packed with awesome stuff, but we're sadly not there to see it yet. Thankfully the folks behind the Veronica Mars movie did a bit of sharing on their own and sent out a video to all...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 05.21.2013

Flix for Short: Oswalt's Star Wars rant gets animated

A while ago comedian Patton Oswalt appeared on the TV show Parks and Recreation as a citizen of the town of Pawnee who made a filibuster rant... about Star Wars Episode VII, and all that it could be. And the internet went cr...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Pixar to make "Toy Story of Terror," a TV Special

Pixar has revealed that they will be debuting another Toy Story Toon short, in the tradition of Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex. This time, Toy Story of Terror will be broadcasted on ABC television on Hallowe...

Liz Rugg

11:00 AM on 04.30.2013

Patton Oswalt on his epic Star Wars Episode VII rant

A few weeks ago, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt made internet headlines when he appeared on the television show Parks & Recreation and delivered an epic filibuster rant about how the new Star Wars episodes, currently be...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 04.26.2013

MTV getting Scream TV series, Wes Craven to direct pilot

While we normally don't post about television, Flixist does like to post things that are super relevant to movies. Is Wes Craven relevant to movies? You betcha. MTV, the network currently known for shows like Awkward. (which ...

Nick Valdez