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First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo
First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Nick Valdez

This is it, folks. This is what a good chunk of the internet has been waiting for the past two/three years to see. From Michael Bay producing the film, to the "they're now aliens" rumor, to the extremely bad leaked script, to the weird casting, to the funky looking design leaks, we've all wanted to see how Bay's production of Ninja Turtles would look in motion. 

I'm not as big of a fan of the Turtles as some of the other editors here on Flixist are, so I can't really say much to how well they're represented in this teaser. But from here it all looks okay. Since the only thing I have to go on from director Johnathan Liebesmen is the lackluster Battle: Los Angeles, I hope TMNT has more to offer than its looks. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exerts its turtle power August 8th. Here's the synopsis: 

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

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8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Second trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise

With all of the reboots and sequels abound, Edge of Tomorrow looks refreshingly unique. Based on Kiroshi Sakurazaka's manga All You Need is Kill, Tom Cruise plays a soldier who repeats the same day every time he's killed in ...

Nick Valdez



Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers photo
Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In France, Le Transperceneige was released as three volumes: L'échappe (The Escape), in 1984; L'arpenteur (The Surveyor), in 1999; and La traversée (The Crossing), in 2000. In the space between the first volume's release and the second, writer Jacques Lob passed away, and when it was time to bring the story back, his duties were taken by Benjamin Legrand. 

In 2014, there are only two volumes being released, but they tell the entire story. The Surveyor and The Crossing, which were part of the same story (one taking place long after The Escape), have been combined, making each of Titan's volumes functionally complete. It also means that The Explorers is a bit longer, and as such it carries a $5 premium over The Escape.

But The Explorers is also better than The Escape, so I'd say the extra cost is justified.

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4:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art shows off Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing a year from now, the wait has been seemingly unbearable for concrete news that isn't in the form of skimpy teaser videos. With ABC's "Assembling A Universe" Age of Ultron specia...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

Splinter Cell adaptation gets Bourne Identity director

The last we heard of Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell adaptation (back in 2012) it had a writer and Tom Hardy was set to star, and it looks like it's finally moving forward again. The project itself has been in li...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 03.18.2014

First trailer for 'The Maze Runner' is intense

The first trailer for the film adaptation of James Dashner's The Maze Runner has succeeded in making me curious about an upcoming film/ book trilogy that I didn't know existed until a few hours ago. This intense tr...

Isabelle Magliari



First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding photo
First teaser for the Peanuts movie looks astounding
by Nick Valdez

When news first broke of a CG take of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang, I was hesitant toward the idea. We've been groomed to automatically dislike animated reboots because the majority of the ones we've had have been lackluster and failed to reach the greatness of the original properties. But we have no reason to worry here.

Since the film's not releasing until 2015, this brief teaser shown during Good Morning America doesn't show much, but it looks fabulous. Just look at that animation! The new movie is said to be respectful toward the original comic (going so far as to use Bill Melendez's voiceover work for Snoopy and Woodstock), so I honestly can't wait.

Peanuts hits theaters November 6th, 2015. 

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SXSW Review: Joe photo
SXSW Review: Joe
by Nick Valdez

Before my screening of Joe, I wondered what kind of Nicolas Cage I'd be subject to for its duration. As good of an actor as he is, he has had a varied career. From "the bees" to voodoo make up in Ghost Rider, you never quite know what you're going to get from the man. Color me surprised when Joe forces Cage to subdue the "Rage Cage" and promptly deliver one of the finest performances of his career. 

Joe came out of nowhere to completely surprise me. It's going to be a film I remember for quite a while. It's definitely going to end up on lots of "Best of 2014" lists. 

[From March 7th - 15th, 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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SXSW Review: Predestination photo
SXSW Review: Predestination
by Nick Valdez

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 fiction in general, but Predestination uses its premise to rise above the usual trappings of the genre and creates a film which is a lot smarter than I initially gave it credit for. 

I mean, it was pitched to me as "Minority Report with Ethan Hawke" and it's much, much better than that. 

[From March 7th - 15th, 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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9:00 AM on 03.11.2014

Only four minutes of Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2? That's a good thing.

At SXSW, Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb revealed that the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti, will only be in the movie for a scant four minutes. GOOD. Three villains is too many, something Webb is well aware o...

Sean Walsh



Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's first trailer blasts in photo
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For's first trailer blasts in
by Matthew Razak

We've been waiting forever to see the clean, crisp black and white aesthetic of Sin City return to the screen and now we can finally get a peak at it with the first trailer for the film's sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It's right there, above this. It actually exists!

It's been far too long since I watched Robert Rodriguez's original film, but it's definitely time to pop it back into the player or maybe even pick it up on Blu-ray. This one definitely looks like its carry on in the same foot steeps, though its possible that it's even more visually ridiculous than the first. 

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3:52 PM on 03.04.2014

First teaser for Paddington Bear makes me want marmalade

As a young child the strange puppet/stop-motion/animated/paper cutout Paddington Bear show was totally my jam. The books were good too, but that show, with its wonderful narration and unique look enticed me. So it's wit...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.26.2014

'Inherent Vice' gets December 2014 release date

Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice is getting a silver screen adaptation by none other than Academy Award-nominated and crazy talented writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights/There Will Be Blood). Inhe...

Isabelle Magliari



First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy photo
First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

Update: New images as well, giving us a better look at Del Toro's return as The Collector (you may remember him from the closing credit sequence of Thor: The Dark World.)

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest, yet enticing property. It's their most comic book-y movie by far. Sure we as an audience have grown to accept Robert Downey Jr. schmoozing it up with a green rage monster, defrosted super patriot from the 50s, and a woman, but are we truly ready for a buff Chris Pratt, green Zoe Saldana, friggin' Batista, a motherf**king Vin Diesel tree, and a Bradley Cooper voiced raccoon? Not to mention all of the other humongous stars (Karen Gillan, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and even Glenn Close!) joining the Marvel universe?

I sure hope so. 

The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy is next film in Marvel's Phase Two lineup (following Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Are you ready? I know I am. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st. 

[via Jimmy Kimmel Live] 

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Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 1: The Escape photo
Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 1: The Escape
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

When Bong Joon-Ho announced that he was making Snowpiercer as his English-language debut, Americans let out a collective, "Hmm?" Nobody had any idea what Snowpiercer was, because it had never been released in English. But thanks to the good people at Titan Comics, those of us waiting for Harvey Weinstein to stop destroying what will undoubtedly be the greatest film ever created have the chance to see what inspired the project in the first place. 

So this is only film related in the vaguest sense, but the new cover does have the word "film" on it. So you know what? 

Snowpiercer, guys. I'm so freaking excited.

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9:00 AM on 02.06.2014

First trailer for 'Odd Thomas' starring Anton Yelchin

Stephen Sommers' film adaptation of Dean Koontz's 2003 novel Odd Thomas is due to hit theaters next month, and, by the looks of this first trailer, it's going to be a spooky ride. The film tells the story of young ...

Isabelle Magliari

8:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Final 'Divergent' trailer is action packed

Veronica Roth's best-selling young adult novel Divergent is fast on its way to a big screen release with The Illusionist's Neil Burger at the helm. The final Divergent trailer exposits the film's plot, shows u...

Isabelle Magliari

5:00 PM on 02.03.2014

David Goyer The Breach adaptation picked up by Lionsgate

While David Goyer might be well known for his prolific comic book screenwriting career (Man of Steel, Batman movies, Blade) his directing hasn't really been that prolific. His last effort, The Unborn, was a middling horror fi...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Super Bowl TV spot for The Monuments Men

Releasing later this week (since it was delayed from its intended release last December) is George Clooney's The Monuments Men, and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's filled to the brim with an amazing cast, hearkens ...

Nick Valdez



Second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo
Second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Nick Valdez

Captain America: The First Avenger was my favorite pre-Avengers Marvel movie, and by the looks of this second trailer for its follow up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel is going to be as good or better than the first. The second trailer has quite a bit of new footage mixed in with some old, but it has more of Anthony Mackie's Falcon so it's a winner in my book. But I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this second trailer possibly spoils a few of the film's big scenes. 

If you want to see less footage, but still want to be impressed by what you see, the Super Bowl spot is under the jump. And in the gallery you'll find a load of posters and images we weren't able to get to. Captain America: The Winter Solder waves the Star Spangled Banner April 4th. 

[via Marvel UK]

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9:00 AM on 02.03.2014

Super Bowl TV spot for Need for Speed

This certainly looks like a movie based on a videogame based on cars driving really fast. The upcoming Need for Speed movie debuted a spot during the Super Bowl that completely lacks the fervor of last year's Fast & Furi...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 01.29.2014

‘Choose Your Own Adventure' movie has director and writer

In keeping with the trend of bringing the 80's back to the forefront of our minds, the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure novels are getting their very own movie. Screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (Ni...

Isabelle Magliari