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10:00 AM on 06.25.2014

First official trailer for Fury, starring Brad Pitt

David Ayer is one of my favorite writer/directors. From Training Day, The Fast and Furious, to End of Watch, he's always impressed me with his smaller dialogue moments around hefty action scenes. Looks like we'll be getting ...

Nick Valdez




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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Liz's 5 Hottest Movie Hunks of 2013 photo
Liz's 5 Hottest Movie Hunks of 2013
by Liz Rugg

2013 had its fair share of hot ladies in the movies, but let us not, let us never, forget to celebrate the hot dudes the movies of 2013 blessed us with as well. From motorcycle misfits to vigilante justice cowboys to sentimental writers, the men of movies in 2013 had someone for everybody.

Below I have complied my list of my top five favorite male actors and characters of 2013. Beware, some fan-girlish gushing ahead. (haha.)

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7:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Flix for Short: Tim Daly's Batman vs. Superman

Tim Daly was once the voice of Superman in Superman: The Animated Series (before getting replaced by George Newbern in Justice League) and was pretty damn great at it. Recently he's been blowing up YouTube with The Daly Show...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Judd Apatow working on movie for Key & Peele

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's Key & Peele's sketch comedy show on Comedy Central is absolutely genius. While the two may have been around for a long time (some will recognize the duo from their stints on MADtv), t...

Nick Valdez



Trick 'r Treat gets a sequel, Trick 'r Treat 2 photo
Trick 'r Treat gets a sequel, Trick 'r Treat 2
by Nick Valdez

If you haven't seen 2007's Trick r' Treat, you should remedy that immediately. It's one of the best slasher films, nay horror films in recent memory. It's an anthology of stories akin to classics like Creepshow (with comic book transitions no less) all tied together by a mascot of sorts, Sam (a childlike monster that strikes with a lollipop and wears a sack over his face). 

Because the film originally released in December, it unfortunately didn't catch in theaters but gained a strong cult following. Thankfully, during a special fan screening of the film, director Michael Dougherty announced the sequel. If the sequel is anywhere near as fun as the first film, then I'm game for sure. It's at least a worthwhile sequel in a sea of forgetables. Keep an eye on Flixist in the future for more details. 

[via Legendary]

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9:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Clive Barker working on a Hellraiser remake

Hellraiser is quite an interesting franchise. I don't want to necessarily label it as the most "niche" of the horror monster genre, but its overt S&M themes make it one of the few franchises that both stands out, yet stic...

Nick Valdez



Tim Burton in talks for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton returning photo
Tim Burton in talks for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton returning
by Nick Valdez

KatzSmith Productions has been kicking around the rights and ideas for a Beetlejuice rebootquel for awhile now, so we all knew it was going to exist someday in some capacity. Most of us feared that a new Beetlejuice would somehow ruin our childhood with a different cast (I mean, Winona Ryder didn't seem too interested in the idea), directed by someone other than Tim Burton, or a lack of Michael Keaton. 

Well, we don't have to worry about one of those things anymore. First off, Beetlejuice 2 is still kickin', and more importantly, Michael Keaton will return to play Beetlejuice because no one else could feasibly do so. Secondly, according to The Wrap, Tim Burton is now in talks to direct the film eventually. The site notes now that Warner Bros is confident in the script Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) wrote, they're now going through Burton's schedule and waiting for an availability. Basically, it won't be Burton's next film but it is in the pipeline. Who wants more Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice? I'll just stick to watching the cartoon, thanks. 

[via The Wrap]

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8:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Watch Del Toro's Simpsons Treehouse of Horror couch gag

The Simpsons has been around for a long, long time. I may be the only one who believes this, but I want the show to keep going for as long as it can. As the show enters its 25th season, one of the staples of the show has bec...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.02.2013

This is the End getting re-released in theaters soon

This is the End was the best film of the Summer hands down (Fast & Furious 6 notwithstanding). It brought the biggest surprises, biggest laughs, and most memorable moments (that finale had to be the greatest thing I've se...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Ellen DeGeneres hosting the 86th annual Academy Awards

For awhile it seemed that The Academy just wanted Seth MacFarlane to host the 2014 Oscars (despite his use of anti-women jokes), but then he dropped out because he was too busy. Scrambling to find a host with the same amount ...

Nick Valdez





7:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Michael B. Jordan to star in Rocky spin-off, Creed

First of all, I'd like to go on record as saying the Rocky saga is favorite franchise of all time. More than Godzilla and The Simpsons combined. So when someone says they're making more of them (you guys weren't aro...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 06.24.2013

Trailer: Gatchaman

Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (or known as Battle of the Planets in the English version) was one of my dad's favorite cartoons. Naturally this meant that I watched a ton of it myself, so I'm very invested in this (altho...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 06.03.2013

Expendables 3 adds Cage, Chan, Snipes and Jovovich

Okay, I'm going to type this calmly. You know how awesome The Expendables was when Sylvester Stallone, Ahnuld Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis had that one scene together? You know how awesome The Expendables 2 wasn't because...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 05.30.2013

Trailer: Machete Kills

Update: An English version of this trailer was released. You can watch that below. Despite the narration and most of the trailer being in Spanish (well, because Machete), there's plenty of stuff to hook you to the first trai...

Nick Valdez



Review: Fast & Furious 6 photo
Review: Fast & Furious 6
by Nick Valdez

The Fast and Furious series started from humble beginnings and has since grown into the behemoth of explosions, familial bonds, fast cars, and wild stunts folks have grown to love over the years. Before it races into the future with part seven, however, the sixth entry in the series needs to succeed and somehow live up to the madness its predecessor thrived in. 

Where Fast & Furious (2009) and Fast Five sought to turn the series into a set of bank heists and crime dramas, Fast & Furious 6 takes the first step into serious action movie territory. A genre that isn't limited to "vehicular warfare" as the characters take notable steps out of their vehicles. It's a bold, smarter step for the growing series. 

Well, smart enough to enjoy how Ludacris this all is anyway. 

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12:00 PM on 05.20.2013

Whedon confirms Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver for Avengers 2

While a rumor that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (Magneto's son and daughter, which means that mutants would exist within the Whedonverse) were joining the Avengers for UMAS: 2015 has been floating around the Internet for som...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 05.16.2013

Karl Urban says Dredd sequel still possible

Dredd was a fantastic movie that was horribly ignored because reasons. Then suddenly, everyone realized how badass it was. And like The Raid: Redemption (which is already getting a sequel), Dredd gained a following through ho...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 04.29.2013

You cannot afford this life sized Iron Man 3 figure

Are you swimming in an ocean of extra couch change and are eagerly awaiting Iron Man 3 this Friday because Nathan gave it rave remarks in his review? Maybe Sideshow Collectibles has the right thing for you! If you have an ext...

Nick Valdez



Trailer: Fast and Furious 6 photo
Trailer: Fast and Furious 6
by Nick Valdez

Here's the final trailer for Fast and Furious 6, one of my most anticipated films of the Summer. Although all roads no longer lead to the sixthquel, it sure feels that way by the look of this trailer. There's some repeated footage of previous trailers and spots, but the new stuff is gold. I don't want to spoil for you (as half of the greatness of the Fast series is witnessing the Ludacris things for the first time), but maaaaan May 24th feels like forever from now. 

For serious though, when did Fast and the Furious cross the line from ironically cool to genuinely entertaining?

[via YouTube]

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10:00 AM on 04.26.2013

MTV getting Scream TV series, Wes Craven to direct pilot

While we normally don't post about television, Flixist does like to post things that are super relevant to movies. Is Wes Craven relevant to movies? You betcha. MTV, the network currently known for shows like Awkward. (which ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 04.25.2013

Flix for Short: Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

What do you get when the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion and animator for Nausicaa Of The Valley The Wind, Anno Hideaki, commissions a short film, gets direction by Higuchi Shinji (animator on Evangelion), and a gia...

Nick Valdez