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4:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Godzilla 2 bringing the big dogs Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah

Although a Godzilla sequel was announced shortly after the first film made Legendary Pictures a king-sized amount at the box office, they've finally confirmed it during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Didn't ...

Nick Valdez


4:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Legendary rebooting King Kong with 'Skull Island' in 2016

When Legendary Pictures brought back Godzilla, one of my first thoughts was "Where the hell is King Kong?" Now I finally have an answer. Although King Kong took a shot at a reboot a few years back with Peter Jackson, it focus...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Comic-Con posters for Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hobbit and more

With San Diego Comic-Con well underway, there have been quite a few posters released for each film. I thought about this for quite a bit, and instead of having each poster get their own post, I figured I'd just put them all i...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Laika releases adorable character posters for The Boxtrolls

If you aren't excited about The Boxtrolls, you should be. Laika, the animation studio that's brought us stop-motion gems like Coraline and Paranorman, is currently working on The Boxtrolls, a movie set in the fictional Cheese...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Watch: two new featurettes for Obvious Child are obviously adorable

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...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

First trailer for Dear White People

I had no idea a film like Dear White People existed, but after this first teaser trailer for the film, it has instantly shot up to the top spot of my most anticipated film of 2014. Written and directed by Justin Simien (a na...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Check out these slick Hunger Games propaganda posters

Although we've been particularly focused on another set of sequels lately, to remind everyone that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part I releases later this year, we have a set of super slick propaganda posters featuring "The ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Flix for Short: Big Bang Dog

"Is it possible that it happened yesterday? He disappeared right before my eyes and everything remains just as different? Why do they multiply and divide? Only the dogs take this as a natural fact. Please don't go into the ...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Check out this cool Edge of Tomorrow concept art

I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow for myself (maybe I'll see it tomorrow), but I've read the book and the adaptation sounds great according to Matt's recent review. If this concept art done by Kevin Jenkins is anything to go by...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 06.13.2014

UPDATE: Grand Budapest and LEGO together at last!

UPDATE: We've figured out what the teaser is for! To promote the releases of Grand Budapest Hotel and LEGO Movie on home video, Ryan Ziegelbauer and 8 other artists put together a Grand Budapest made entirely out of LEGO bri...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 06.07.2014

New trailer for animated film Song of the Sea is beautiful

Song of the Sea is the latest film from the Irish animation collective that brought the world the 2009 Academy Award nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and maaaan it looks just as gorgeous. Song of the Sea follows ...

Liz Rugg





10:00 AM on 06.06.2014

Forrest Gump and Ghostbusters re-releasing in theaters this September

Forrest Gump is one of my top ten movies of all time. It's probably in the top five too. It's just something I can watch over and over again without fault. Ghostbusters is something I'll watch again for sure, but not nearly a...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast

With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 06.02.2014

New trailer for The Green Inferno shows lots and lots of promise

I've been anticipating Eli Roth's upcoming cannibal film, The Green Inferno, since it was announced. As a fan (if that's the right word) of the 1980 classic (definitely the wrong word) Cannibal Holocaust, I wanted to see wha...

Alec Kubas-Meyer



We're getting another Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie photo
We're getting another Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie
by Nick Valdez

After 20 years, the Power Rangers brand has gained a huge audience. Starting out with a team of "teenagers with attitude" the (now in its 21st season) show has since gone into space, lost galaxies, apocalyptic cities, magical worlds, to fights against demons, alien armadas, and even dinosaur men. Because fandom for the show has grown stronger than ever (with the older fans creating conventions and whatnot), Saban has teamed up with Lionsgate (The Hunger Games, Divergent) to produce a film based on the original Mighty Morhpin Power Rangers series (which technically means the first 3 seasons).

The new film franchise will re-envision the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

Although it'd make more sense to take their newest series, Power Rangers Super Megaforce or Power Rangers: Dino Charge, and turn it into a film, it seems Saban wants to connect with the older audiences by rebooting the show they know. It's perfect since most of the kids who grew up with it are ironically loving jerks now. As someone who still watches the show 21 seasons later, I'm excited for this as long as it's not too serious. There's a fandom out there for a "darker" Power Rangers series and that's just stupid. Nothing about spandex warriors says "serious."

Really, you can reuse the six episode "Green With Evil" arc and I'm sure people would be good with this. 

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9:00 AM on 04.24.2014

First trailer for Richard Linklater's Boyhood

Boyhood was the one film at SXSW I regret not seeing. Since Matt was covering it, we couldn't double up. Then it ended up being fantastic and oof, I won't make that same mistake twice. With Boyhood, Richard Linklater has don...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 04.11.2014

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again for The Nest

In a move that should end world conflict and have people dancing in the street out of sheer happiness, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are teaming up for Universal's The Nest. The film will follow Foehler and Fey as they return home...

Jonathan Wray

11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

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...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters

Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr...

Liz Rugg



Review: The Raid 2: Berandal photo
Review: The Raid 2: Berandal
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I will admit that I have not seen every movie that has ever been made. I have not seen every action film, martial arts film, or even all of the most revered of the action and martial arts films. I’ve seen my fair share, but there are gaps in my knowledge.

But you know what? That doesn’t matter. Even with my critical blind spots, I can say with conviction something that I know in my heart of hearts to be true: The Raid 2: Berandal is the best action film ever made.

Ever.

[This review is being reposted to coincide with the film's theatrical release.]

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7:00 PM on 03.21.2014

The Flixist XCast Episode I: X-Men (2000)

[A few awesome Flixist community members and some of our former editors recently got together to form a podcast to specifically discuss an important subject: the X-Men series of films. This is the first episode of Flixist XCa...

Xzyliac

6:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights

Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se...

Liz Rugg