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1:04 PM on 08.25.2014

Dancing Groot toy actually coming, but not what you wanted

People left Guardians of the Galaxy with two thoughts. The first being that the movie was awesome. The second being that they wanted a dancing Groot like those dancing Santas they have. Thankfully Marvel likes to sell th...

Matthew Razak


12:00 PM on 07.17.2014

First trailer for Ouija, a movie someone thought was a good idea

I really, really can't believe this exists. You know how on some TV shows you'll see a joke about an intentionally bad trailer based on a random product? This is exactly like one of those. In the same vein as Battleship, Oui...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Here are images of Max Steel, a movie I just found out existed

To be honest, I only chose this story because it reminded me about that one episode of The Simpsons where Homer changed his name to Max Power (He's a man whose name you love to touch...but you mustn't touch), and any chance I...

Nick Valdez



Enter to win Transformers: Age of Extinction toys and hats! photo
Enter to win Transformers: Age of Extinction toys and hats!
by Liz Rugg

Hello dear readers, today we've got a pretty cool contest opportunity for you! To coincide with the film's theatrical release this week, we have some awesome Transformers: Age of Extinction Hasbro toys to give away to two (2) lucky readers! We have one Optimus Prime Transformers robot toy and one Crosshairs Transformers robot toy to give away. And we even love you so much that we're throwing in one Western Star Transformers: Age of Extinction Limited Edition Hat for each winner. Basically, if you're a fan of Transformers, you don't want to miss this!

All you have to do to enter to win is comment below with either your favorite memory of a Transformers toy you had as a kid (or adult) or comment below and let us know which Transformers toy you always wished you had! Pretty simple, right? The contest is open to the Continental United States only and it will end Friday, July 11th. One entry per person, one entry per household. Check out below for some images of the toys and hats too!
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4:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Why can't all movies be like History Cops?

Perfection. Now I regret not seeing The Lego Movie twice. It's out on home video now!

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 05.15.2014

Second Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer has explosions

I'm a little more excited for Transformers: Age of Extinction thanks to this trailer because, much like the rest of the series, this looks like a whole lot of fun hooey. Giant snail ships, face cannons, fire breath, Stanley ...

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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1:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Michael Bay's TMNT Action Figures Revealed

A board member on the action figure-themed Japanese forum ACToys has gotten their hands on the new TMNT action figures. And boy, do they look awful! Even by the standards of movie figures, these look pretty sub-par. As Flixis...

Mike Cosimano

7:00 PM on 02.14.2014

First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends

Marvel just released a teaser photo for their upcoming line of Guardians of the Galaxy-themed action figures, based on the teaser photo they sent out about a month ago. These figures will be released under the Marvel Legends:...

Mike Cosimano

4:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Here's an awesomely adorable LEGO Movie blooper reel

It's been a week now since I've seen The LEGO Movie (and reviewed it!), and I still can't get it out of my head. Everything is still awesome, I want a double decker couch, and my friends and I have been quoting Lego Batman l...

Nick Valdez



Review: The LEGO Movie photo
Review: The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

Since its first delightful teaser over a year ago, I have been eagerly anticipating The LEGO Movie more so than any other movie releasing in 2014. I was instantly drawn to the idea of seeing the very Lego sets I played with as a kid (and still play with on occasion) recreated in a loving stop motion/CG film. I'm just not quite sure why I was so excited in the first place. Is it nostalgia or some kind of attempt to rekindle my lost childhood? Now that I've grown up, should I completely forget things that once made me happy in order to fit in with the professional world? 

Wait, am I really thinking about all of this? It's The LEGO Movie we're talking about here! Strange thing is, The LEGO Movie actually builds on these philosophical dilemmas in an intelligent, wacky, and surprisingly sophisticated manner. 

So yeah, everything is awesome. 

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2:00 PM on 02.04.2014

The LEGO Movie is already getting a sequel

So there's a good chance The LEGO Movie is going to do extremely well in the box office, and there's a good chance (thanks to positive early reviews and Matt saying it's great), it's good enouhg to warrant that performance. B...

Nick Valdez



Super Bowl TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction photo
Super Bowl TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction
by Nick Valdez

Folks, this might be the Transformers movie we've all been waiting for. While this official Super Bowl spot is short, it gives us more information than we can handle. In fact, this looks like a completely different series. Gone are the Labeoufs, random hot girl poses, and military action, and here in its place is the lovable (and more action oriented) Mark Wahlberg, a girl who plays his daughter instead of love interest, oh and DINOBOTS. 

Yes the dinosaur robots rumored and teased for the better half of a year have finally been revealed. AND OPTIMUS PRIME RIDES A TYRANNOSAURUS REX. It all looks so good, I'm willing to forgive the other films and look at this from a positive angle from now on. It just looks fun. Transformers: Age of Extinction rolls out June 27th. 

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Lego to officially release Ghostbusters set photo
Lego to officially release Ghostbusters set
by Nick Valdez

Joining the recently (and awesomely) announced The Simpsons licensed set, Brent Waller's Ghostbusters CUUSOO project (a site where artists can pitch ideas to be made into real sets much like the Back to the Future set released some time ago) has been greenlit and will officially go into production to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. 

Although the final model of the Ecto-1 (complete with Peter, Egon, Winston, Ray, and Slimer) won't be the same as the CUUSOO project, it's still going to be great consolation prize considering we'll never get a third movie. But Legos are super cool, so I'm very excited about this. 

[Tomopop, via The Brothers Brick]

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2:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Final LEGO Movie trailer features the Man of Plastic

In anticipation of its release a week from now, The LEGO Movie has one more hilarious trailer under its belt. As it toys with the overt seriousness of Man of Steel's previous trailers, this trailer comes complete with a...

Nick Valdez



Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen photo
Fox bringing Magic: The Gathering card game to big screen
by Matthew Razak

Being an ex-Magic: The Gathering player I can tell you that its best element is its deep and intrinsic plot. No, seriously, there's a pretty impressive world created behind the card game that you can dive into, it's just not what most people see. The fact that story isn't at the forefront of the brand won't stop Fox from making a movie about it, though, as they've wrapped up the film rights to the card game. 

Simon Kinberg, who runs X-Men and Fantastic Four for the studio, will be producing with an eye to turn the property into an epic franchise with multiple movies. This is clearly a play to capitalize off the success of not only "toy" movies, but also find a replacement fantasy series once Hollywood has exhausted Lord of the Rings (if they do let that die after The Hobbit). With work getting underway pretty quickly on the project we'll probably still see World of Warcraft hit theaters first, which could still some thunder.

The real question is how many card quotes (or flavor texts, as they're known) can they cram into the movie? I always liked this one.

[via Variety]

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1:00 PM on 11.25.2013

Optimus looks weird in Transformers: Age of Extinction

Ever since Trans4mers officially became Transformers: Age of Extinction, we've been waiting for our first look at one of them fancy automatons. We've gotten images of the shiny new cars, shiny new cast, shiny new Michael Bay,...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Toy list names Transformers: Age of Extinction characters

Thanks to Hasbro creating a new line of toy robots to release alongside each and every Transformers movie, it was only a matter of time before we'd get the skinny on which giant robots are punching other giant robots in the f...

Nick Valdez



First full trailer for The LEGO Movie photo
First full trailer for The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

After the first teaser showed Ninja Turtles interacting with DC superheroes like only LEGO can, we've been all waiting for a better and more filling look of The LEGO Movie. It's got a style that's instantly grabbing, the voice cast is made of good actors and actresses (like Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman), and LEGO's a big property, so I expect good things from it. Or I just plan to be charmed the whole time. Either's good. 

At the very least, this first full trailer for The LEGO Movie shows so much promise and character. Just hearing Arnett's lethargic Batman and Chris Pratt's hyperpositive Emmet try to save the world from President Business looks just amazing (and animated wonderfully!). The LEGO Movie builds a home in theaters February 7th next year. 

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3:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Stretch Armstrong movie gets dropped

Now, now. Dry your tears. We know you're so terrible upset that the Stretch Armstrong movie won't be happening anymore that you're most likely curled up in a corner hugging your childhood Stretch Armstrong toy cursing the wor...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.11.2013

Toy reveals Optimus Prime's new Age of Extinction look

While Michael Bay is content to show off pictures of himself and the human cast rather than the robots for the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hasbro has jumped the gun a little and revealed one of those precious, p...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 10.08.2013

Chu drops Masters of the Universe, rewrites ensuing

The only news we ever really had about Columbia Pictures reboot of The Masters of the Universe was that Jon M. Chu, of G.I. Joe fame, was directing. Now that news is gone as he's left the project. Not too surprising...

Flixist Staff