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Or something like it
I imagine that the script for Reality is caustic. That it antagonizes the reader and makes for something that is even less comprehensible on paper than it is on screen. Rather than following the regular format, it's prob... read feature

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Ip Man 3 will feature Mike Tyson and a CG Bruce Lee


So... will this Donnie Yen sequel be partial schlock or total schlock?
Mar 24
Ip Man 3 (or Ip Man 3D) has been in the works for a while, but the Donnie Yen sequel started shooting today in Shanghai. With the start of production comes news of some really bizarre stunt casting. According to The Hollywood... read
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#CrimeDay
Good afternoon, dear readers! In honor of #CrimeDay, the release day of The Purge: Anarchy, we have an extra special giveaway in store for you! To help you on your crimey-est Crime Day adventures, we're giving away to one luc... read feature

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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)


A stop motion rap about food
Jun 27
Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced b... read
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Watch: two new featurettes for Obvious Child are obviously adorable


Jun 27
Look guys, I'm not a huge rom-com kind of girl. They're usually too saccharine and unreal for me. Obvious Child, however, looks more my speed. Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child stars the adorable and... read
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Dreamworks picks up Felix the Cat rights


Jun 20
Felix the Cat is a bit of an oddball. Not just character-wise within the various incarnations of his television shows and movies, but also his iconic status. I feel like most people can recognize the character, even if they h... read
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Trailer for Frank starring Michael Fassbender is goofy fun


Jun 20
Frank tells the story of a young musician named Jon who joins a group of eccentric musicians, lead by the enigmatic Frank, a man who makes music purely for the joy of creating ... and who wears a giant fake head all the time... read
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New trailer for whimsical soccer movie This is Not a Ball


May 30
Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, (which is taking forever, am I right?) artist Vik Muniz has created the quirky, tongue-in-cheek documentary This is Not a Ball. This is Not a Ball follows Muniz all over the world as he expl... read
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Watch a clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality


May 16
Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of those directors people either love or don't understand. His classic surrealist films from the 1970s like The Holy Mountain are still taught in film studies courses. This year is the first time ... read
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Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West has an 8-bit game you can play


May 16
A Million Ways To Die In The West, Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Western comedy movie, now has an 8-bit videogame counterpart online at Adult Swim. Perhaps capitalizing on the nostalgically easy-to-die-in games of the 80's 8-bit... read
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Are you ready to get Blood Glaced?!
When I heard there was a movie titled Blood Glacier, I knew I wanted to see it. After learning about its premise, my heart was set on it. What Blood Glacier ended up being was more, oh -- so much more, than I ever expected. I... read feature

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Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics


Apr 10
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... read
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Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles might look super ugly


They ain't got no alibi.
Jan 23
I'm not the hugest fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I understand the very thought of Michael Bay going through a franchise I enjoy and possibly mucking up the whole thing for everybody. And even if I'll stick by M... read
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Road House is ...sigh... getting a remake


Sometimes you just want to give up on the world
Nov 25
This is only going to get worse so if the idea of a Road House remake already has you pulling out your hair in anger then just stop reading. MGM will indeed be remaking the Patrick Swayze starring Road House, thus confir... read
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J - A - C... See you real soon!
During an event in Beijing, Jackie Chan said he's interested in creating his own theme park in Yizhuang. According to the Malaysia Times, the park will be called JC World. The two square kilometer park will be comprised of fi... read feature

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Seriously
While the internet continues its post-mortem on Spike Lee's Kickstarter numbers, there's another director who's jumping into the crowdfunding fray: Uwe Boll. That's right, Uwe friggin' Boll has turned to Kickstarter to make ... read feature

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Sadako (The Ring) throws opening pitch at baseball game


Oh, Japan, don't ever change
Aug 26
Sadako from The Ring (Ringu) series is one of the most iconic characters in J-horror. To promote the forthcoming release of Sadako 3D 2, Sadako threw the opening pitch at a Chunichi Dragons/Hanshin Tigers baseball game. Yes,... read
The Weight Review photo
Hunchbacks, necrophiliacs, and bares, oh my!
When The Weight started, I thought for a moment that I was watching the wrong movie. Even though the opening credits were in Korean, I was very clearly not looking at Korea. What I was looking at what actually outside my wind... read feature

Bad Film Non-Review photo
Truly it must be seen to be believed
Sion Sono's Bad Film is truly a movie that should not exist. Shot in the mid 90s on Hi8 video, the film ran out of money and lay unfinished for well over a decade. If it were anybody else's project, it would likely have staye... read feature

The Warped Forest Review photo
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When I explained to a friend that I had just seen a film that featured trees that are actually women with skin colored "branches" that are watered by a woman putting water into her mouth and kissing it into theirs and be... read feature

Who Wants to See Trash? photo
Look how sad this is making me
Earlier this week, I finally posted my review of A Woman and War, a film that I saw several weeks ago and have been stewing over ever since. Here on Flixist, it got the reaction I was hoping for: "Nope." Even Matty Shoestrin... read feature

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Flix for Short: Airy Me


Jul 18
Airy Me is a beautiful little animated video for the ethereal songstress Cuushe and animated by artist Yoko Kuno. The animation in the video is so fluid, constantly shifting and swirling like it's a liquid, but it also suppo... read
Hentai Kamen Review photo
Oh, Japan...
Hentai Kamen is a superhero movie about a guy who becomes an unstoppable force for perverse goodness whenever he wears a woman's panties on his head. I know, you've heard that story countless times, but this movie makes that ... read feature

Is Tonto still offensive? photo
An analysis of the characterization of Tonto in The Lone Ranger
The portrayal of Native Americans in film has been problematic for a long time. Going back as far as John Ford's 1939 western Stagecoach, the Native American has been stereotyped, truncated and even vilified by traditional Ho... read feature

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If you smell what The Rock is cooking.
In a weird twist (or ankle lock or double-arm suplex), WWE will help produce a new straight-to-DVD Flintstones special that will feature voice cameos by WWE superstars John Cena and CM Punk, with WWE CEO Vince McMah... read feature

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Check out the 10ft Robocop statue going up in Detroit


OMG
May 14
Just when you think the world couldn't get any more awesome, we finally have pictures of the glorious statue of Robocop that's going to be placed in the city of Detroit. Detroit is were the original movie takes place and thus... read
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Theater manager hires cosplay gunmen for Iron Man 3


Seriously? What the hell?
May 13
In Jefferson City, Missouri, Capital 8 Theaters manager Bob Wilkins had one of the dumbest ideas ever for a publicity stunt. Wilkins hired cosplayers dressed as Iron Man and armed (!) S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to storm a screening... read
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Seth MacFarlane asked to host the Oscars again


Apr 19
After a very controversial run as last year's Oscar host, The Academy has reportedly asked director and comedian Seth MacFarlane if he would like to host next year's show too. Now, what's important is that MacFarlane's Oscars... read
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World War Z being changed to appease Chinese censors


Just the latest bit of news in the not-very-close adaptation of World War Z
Apr 02
Our report yesterday about the PG-13 World War Z barely having blood in it was not a joke. And neither is this: The Wrap reports that Paramount will be changing some story elements in World War Z in order to get past the Chin... read
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There may be little to no blood in World War Z


Surprisingly and unfortunately not a joke, mmm, ahh... I know!
Apr 01
Greetings yet again, friends and-and-and countrymen. First, let me be a little bird real quick -- tweet, uh, tweet. I hear Flixist is now trying to open a small store in Newbridge, New South Wales, Australia and in Newbridge,... read
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Ad company recuts movie trailers using Vine app


Apparently Vine trailers are the new thing.
Mar 29
Earlier this week, director James Mangold tweeted a six second trailer for his upcoming The Wolverine using Twitter's new video loop creator, the iPhone app Vine. The post has caused a bit of a stir in the trailer-making comm... read
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More canceled TMNT art has blind Donatello, 'Raptor Raph'


Dec 17
Last week, we totally went back to the 90s because of some concept art of the (thankfully) canceled live action TMNT: The Next Mutation. The last batch featured tweaks to the ancillary characters of the series (boobtacular Ap... read






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