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6:00 PM on 01.09.2015

Review: Predestination

Predestination is one of those festival films that you have no idea exists but, when you finally see it, you wonder where it's been your entire life. I'm not the biggest time travel movie fan, nor do I really enjoy science fi...

Nick Valdez

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

SXSW Review: The Infinite Man photo
SXSW Review: The Infinite Man
by Matthew Razak

Usually the first movie you watch for a festival is a bit of a let down. You're super excited for the festival to kick off and you've hyped yourself up so much that almost nothing is going to stand up to your expectations of what that first movie is going to deliver. The Infinite Man is my first movie of SXSW and I went in not really expecting one of my faves of the festival so not meeting my already middling expectations would have been pretty bad.

What I came out with was a possible contender for one of the top spots at SXSW. (Hopefully after seeing the rest that the festival has to offer it's a close competition because I'd love for all the movies to be this enjoyable.)

[From March 7th - 16th, 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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Review: About Time photo
Review: About Time
by Matthew Razak

You probably haven't heard too much about About Time, and if you have you may have passed it off as another romantic comedy and simply forgotten about it. Hell, we've done a grand total of one post on the film and I'm not about to admit I didn't think of it again after writing it. It looked forgettable.

Having now seen the film I can tell you it is anything but that. It's not what your expecting and it's all the better for it. About Time is the answer to a cynical Hollywood. A relentlessly hopeful film about love, family and, oddly, time travel from the great Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Knotting Hill). In a holiday season shoved full of disingenuous award grabs About Time is the perfect sort of film to remind you to have fun at the theater. 

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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

10:00 AM on 10.03.2013

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 gets a 2014 release date

While Hot Tub Time Machine may have not been the best comedy, it performed well enough on home video to warrant a sequel. Production on the sequel began last Summer with John Cusack dropping out and Adam Scott filling in as C...

Nick Valdez

Japan Cuts Review: Thermae Romae photo
Japan Cuts Review: Thermae Romae
by Hubert Vigilla

The plot of Thermae Romae sounds like it was born from a drunken night of playing Mad Libs: a bath house architect from Ancient Rome time travels to modern-day Japan where he becomes enthralled by the designs of contemporary bath houses, baths, and toilets.

The Romans speak Japanese. A Japanese girl learns Latin in one night to communicate with the time-displaced visitor. Political intrigues play out that may impact contemporary world history. The cool spritz of a bidet inspires delicate tears of awe.

Thermae Romae is truly the Citizen Kane of time travel Roman bath house movies.

[For the next few weeks, we will be covering the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival and the 2013 Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF 2013 coverage, click here. For Japan Cuts 2013 coverage, click here.]

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4:00 PM on 05.23.2013

Timecop reboot coming, Van Damme missing

Universal Pictures has announced that it plans to reboot Timecop or maybe remake it or maybe just make another adaptation of the comic it was based on. Whatever the hell they're doing Jean-Claude Van Damme will not be in...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Trailer: About Time

You know what the problem with The Time Travelers Wife was? It was so depressing. Time travel is supposed to be fun and about how you'd go back and be better in bed. Rachel McAdams clearly understood this which is why s...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 04.10.2013

Anne Hathaway joins Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Since Matthew McConaughey was picked up to lead Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, it was only natural that the lead female be experiencing an explosion equal to the McConaughey. Following her big Oscar victory (and before she...

Nick Valdez

Review: Young Gun in the Time photo
Review: Young Gun in the Time
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

[Korean Movie Night NY continues tonight, March 12, at 7 PM with Oh Young-Doo's Young Gun in the Time. Tickets are free (but first-come, first-serve) at the Tribeca Cinemas. More information can be found here.]

There's something about seeing a director get to work with a larger budget that is kind of exciting. Director Oh Young-Doo made his first feature film, Invasion of Alien Bikini (which we will have an official review of before too long), for less than $5,000. That is all kinds of incredible, but the budget limitations show. You can call in favors and convince people to work for free, but eventually you'll need to break some windows or buy some fancy-looking props and the budget will have to accomodate that.

So for Young Gun in the Time, Oh Young-Doo had a much larger budget (the Korea Society says around $45,000). While South Korean film budgets rarely approach even the lower end of Hollywood budgets, that is still a pretty paltry sum and means that 

Apparently, nobody told that to Oh Young-Doo.

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11:00 AM on 03.11.2013

Flix for Short: Timeless Man

Timeless Man, a loving homage to science fiction staples Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, and Quantum Leap, is a short film by Two Joker Films (Brian O'Neill and Paul Bushe) in which Benjamin has trave...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 01.16.2013

MGM wants Hot Tub Time Machine 2 to exist for some reason

Despite being borderline awful (with a few admittedly funny bits from Craig Robinson), Hot Tub Time Machine performed well enough on "home video" that MGM is considering producing a sequel. Right now, talks are extremely earl...

Nick Valdez

11:30 AM on 12.19.2012

UPDATE: Hugh Jackman is Wolverine for Days of Future Past

UPDATE: Hugh Jackman has technically been "in talks" this whole time (even if I was confident about it) about appearing in Days of Future Past, so he still could have backed out of it. Thankfully, Bryan Singer has confirmed v...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.30.2012

Michael Bay's Almanac is like Back to the Future Part II

Bleeding Cool has revealed details about Almanac, the Michael Bay-produced found-footage time travel film. And yes, there's a sports almanac in it just like Back to the Future Part II. The story involves a high school kid nam...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 11.05.2012

The Twilight Zone movie gets a plot description

When Alex (RIP Alex) first discussed the rumblings of an upcoming Twilight Zone movie (produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), he noted that it would be one coherent (probably not really) story rather than a more sensible collec...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 10.08.2012

Michael Bay producing found-footage time travel film

'Splosionmeister Michael Bay is producing a found-footage time travel movie called Almanac. The film was written on spec by first-time screenwriters Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan, and is getting rushed into production. Almanac...

Hubert Vigilla

Review: Looper photo
Review: Looper
by Matthew Razak

Time travel is a sticky wicket for movies, and really all stories in general. There’s just so many contradictions, loopholes and moving parts that things get complicated. By the end of a time travel movie you’re usually stuck asking more questions that don’t even pertain to the story as your mind desperately tries to make sense of the contradicting time loops  and quandaries presented. It’s an issue that no movie up to this date has figured out how to solve.

Looper figured it out. Not through some deft form of time travel logic, but a much simpler means: having Bruce Willis yell at everyone to stop asking so many damn questions about time travel. When Bruce Willis yells, you listen.


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2:00 PM on 09.26.2012

Female model is playing David Bowie in a time travel film

A Belgian female model named Hannelore Knuts is playing David Bowie in a film called Dave. (Unrelated: I wouldn't mind a David Bowie remake of the Kevin Kline film Dave.) For a little comparison, I've included the Criterion C...

Hubert Vigilla

7:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Looper's International Poster

We've already had a poster or two come through these here parts for the upcoming time traveling sci-fi action blockbuster Looper, but as they say good things come in threes. Thus I present to you Looper's newly unveiled inter...

Thor Latham

8:00 AM on 03.01.2012

Trailer: Touchback

I know this may be hard to believe, but once upon a time i was part of my high school's football team. Till this day, I reminisce about those dewey evenings, running out on that field, bright lights shining above me and sitt...

Andres Bolivar