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6:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Only Lovers Left Alive trailer: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as vampires

Only Lovers Left Alive features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as cultured vampire lovers, whose romance has lasted for centuries. They have evolved and become more civilized than the need to kill for blood, but retain a v...

Liz Rugg


2:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 could have been worse

Back when I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, I admired the saga's balance of tones (I gave the film a 75, and still stand by it to this day) but I absolutely hated the film's cheap CG effects. For the first ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Second Vampire Academy trailer is pretty much the same

Vampire Academy (dropping the Blood Sisters subtitle) is pretty much a movie made for me. It's got cute girls that are really cute vampires, it's adapted from the book by the same writer who wrote Heathers (which is one of t...

Nick Valdez



NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive photo
NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive
by Hubert Vigilla

On its surface, a vampire film is the last thing I'd expect out of Jim Jarmusch. Then again, the same can be said about a hitman movie (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Limits of Control) and a western (Dead Man). And sure enough, there's still something very Jarmusch about Only Lovers Left Alive. Our two main characters, the vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), feel like immortal versions of Jarmusch creations -- clever, literary, worldly, and also world-weary. Very world weary.

They're also too cool like many Jarmusch characters. They've cultivated their taste beyond criticism and their wardrobes beyond a fixed era; their hair looks part feral and part post-punk scenester. They've got the shades, the gloves, the air of been-there-done-that -- twice.

At one point, a supporting character calls Adam and Eve total snobs.

Yeah, maybe they are, but you would be too if you've watched the steady decline of the world like they have.

[For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the 2013 New York Film Festival, now in its 51st year. Flixist will provide you with reviews, video, news, and features on some of the best films on the festival circuit. To check out all of our coverage of NYFF51, click here.]

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10:00 AM on 09.16.2013

NYC: See Vampire's Kiss w/ Nicolas Cage free on 9/20

There are many reasons to love Nicolas Cage, as our own Nathan Hardisty has noted. One of the most compelling cases for loving the man is the 1988 Robert Bierman film Vampire's Kiss. The movie features one of Cage's Cage-iest...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Vampires are still cool in Vampire Academy Trailer

At this rate there won't be anymore young adult novels to adapt to the big screen. Vampire Academy:Blood Sisters does seem a bit special in that totally nondescript way since it looks like a cross between Harry Potter a...

Matthew Razak



Review: Byzantium photo
Review: Byzantium
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Imagine you are in a large store and off in the distance you see a quilt. It’s an intriguing design, and you walk towards it, fascinated. It’s really a gorgeous thing, brilliantly composed with designs depicting bizarre visions of well-known mythologies. You go up to it and it’s still beautiful, and you are captivated by that beauty, so captivated that you don’t realize it’s fraying at the edges. You reach out and touch it, but as you are running your hand along it, feeling the underlying materials, the beautiful thing completely falls apart.

That’s what watching Byzantium is like.

[This review originally ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of the film.]

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10:00 AM on 05.21.2013

Jim Jarmusch on his vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive

I'm a fan of Jim Jarmusch's movies. He has a weird way of turning moments of boredom into something complicated and interesting, as seen in Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Night on Earth, and Mystery Train. He's also cap...

Hubert Vigilla

2:00 PM on 05.03.2013

Trailer: Kiss of the Damned

Kiss of the Damned is yet another sexy vampire movie, who's characters much choose between romantic passion and bloodlust. In Kiss of the Damned, the lovely vampiress Djuna succumbs to the advances of human Paolo and soon he...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Trailer: Byzantium

Continuing popular culture's seemingly never satisfied fascination with vampires - Neil Jordan, the creator of Interview with a Vampire, brings us the heady, red shifted Byzantium. The story follows a mother and daughter pai...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 02.04.2013

Vampire Academy to be adapted with Mean Girls director

The next book series fighting for the attention of the tweensies is Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy. Reliance Entertainment and IM Global have purchased the rights to adapt the first in the six (SIX) book series, Vampire...

Nick Valdez





7:00 PM on 02.01.2013

International Trailer: Byzantium

When I first read the word "vampire" I immediately began to think 'We're still doing this? Really?' So it's fair to say I had already made my judgments before even seeing this trailer for Byzantium, which, quite honestly, ma...

Thor Latham



Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 photo
Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
by Nick Valdez

There's no real way to predict what you're getting when watching one of the Twilight films. You either get a surprisingly corny and fun film (the first Twilight) or you'll get something severely disappointing like Breaking Dawn Part 1. These wildly varying outcomes affect the overall nature of the series since there's no set definition as to what the Twilight films actually are. Should we expect schlock or greatness going into a Twilight film? It's been unclear up until this point. 

As the final film of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 looks to narrow down the answer for us, for better or worse. It needs to end the entire series well while still becoming an adequate film in its own right. Does Breaking Dawn Part 2 accomplish either of these things? Read on for the answer. 

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10:00 AM on 11.12.2012

Ridley Scott's I Am Legend vampires are better than CG

Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend (starring Will "Movin' in with your Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air" Smith) was okay. Not bad, not great, but okay. Part of the reason my enjoyment for it was tempered was that the vampires had cha...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 09.18.2012

Trailer: Vampire Dog

In the straight to DVD flick releasing next Tuesday, (why Norm why?) Norm MacDonald plays a talking dog who drinks the color red from like jelly and stuff. Then a "Cruella De Vil" type villainess tries to catc...

Nick Valdez



E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases photo
E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases
by Nick Valdez

To celebrate E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (one of the most redundant names ever)'s 30th anniversary Blu-ray release, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures are showing the digital remastered version in select theaters October 3rd. So...the tickets are probably sold out by now. If you're lucky enough to live near one of theaters and can get to the site before the tickets are all gone, you can try your luck here (I'm so jealous of you jerks!). 

In other theatrical re-release news, much like the Marvel movie marathon before The Avengers premiere, Summit Entertainment will sponsor a marathon of the previous four Twilight films before the world premiere of Twilight 5 (TTS:BDP2) on November 15, 2012 in a wide selection of theaters across the United States of 'Merica. Chances are, you won't be able to get tickets for this either. I once saw Twilight Dos at midnight, and there was a group of girls waiting at my theater since noon o' clock that morning. Those tweens is crazy, y'all. 

Good luck to those attempting to get in either of these wonderful events (I'm trying my damndest to get in on that Twi-Marathon)!

[via /Film]

 

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10:00 AM on 09.10.2012

Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

I am so glad that I decided to use quotations when I described the last "final" trailer. This new "final" final trailer has a lot of the same footage as the previous one (it even shares the same thumbnail!), but it comes wit...

Nick Valdez

11:30 AM on 09.07.2012

Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Last night during MTV's VMA's (which I totes wasn't watching, I swear!), the "final" trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part II, or Twilight 5 for short, was released. Naturally, I freaked out...I mean, the little...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.04.2012

Will Smith starring as Cain the vampire slayer

Leave it to Hollywood to fill the void of originality with completely off the wall, bats**t craziness. Will Smith is apparently going to star in a film that retells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel...except with vampires. ...

Thor Latham

10:00 AM on 08.31.2012

First clip of Hotel Transylvania is full of holy rabies

Like everyone else, I've been looking forward to Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania because I miss the heck out of his genius (why was Sym-Bionic Titan cancelled?!?). This new clip gives a little something beyond what's...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.22.2012

Freddie Wong gives us 8-Bitham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Matt was reasonably partial to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, releasing today. If you're like me, though, you probably took one look at the trailers and said, "Poppycock! Such a premise is beneath me, save in the form of a...

Alex Katz

1:00 PM on 06.22.2012

You will believe a werewolf wants to bang a child

In case you've forgotten, the final entry in the Twilight series features a werewolf(Tay-Lautes) that falls in love with a child(Mackenzie Foy) with the absolutely normal name of Renesemee. Photographic evidence is above...

Alex Katz