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4:00 PM on 04.16.2014

First trailer for Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate

Obvious Child is one of the films I regret missing out on during SXSW. It stars Jenny Slate, in her first starring role (though she's played numerous, fabulous supporting roles), as a comedienne who's life takes an unexpecte...

Nick Valdez


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12:00 PM on 04.16.2014

See A Haunted House 2 early and free

Want to see A Haunted House 2? Well then you're entirely different from me, but considering the first one made enough money to get a sequel some of you are out there and we're glad to give you some passes to it. I'm sure it w...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Red Band trailer for Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks

As Flixist's News Editor, I've seen so many trailers they eventually start bleeding into each other. Premises start sounding the same, jokes sound the same, and then things stop being entertaining. And then there's Walk of S...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 04.15.2014

First trailer for Intramural, a sports parody featuring SNL cast members

I'm not the biggest fan of sports movies as they all tend to look the same. But every once in a while, something new comes along and manages to rock the sports genre with its uniqueness. Intramural might make it close to tha...

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

9:59 AM on 04.10.2014

New red ban trailer for 22 Jump Street

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the sequel to the hilarious 21 Jump Street will be crammed full of cuss words and other R-rated antics, but just in case you were worried here is a red band trailer confirming...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 04.09.2014

New 'Neighbors' red band trailers are hilariously raunchy

It is an interesting transformation to see Seth Rogen go from playing schluby, sweet, stoney screw-ups to a new father who is worried about neighborhood parties waking his baby. But Rogen plays a good dorky dad, and ...

Isabelle Magliari

11:00 AM on 04.08.2014

First official trailer for Jon Favreau's Chef

Chef is an interesting film. It's definitely Favreau's passion project, but it just doesn't quite gel completely. I saw the film at SXSW and while I liked most of what I saw, the majority of the film lacked Favreau's tradema...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Newest trailer for Blended is the saddest thing I'll see all day

I'm probably the only person left waiting for the end of the Sandler/Barrymore Rom-Com trilogy that started with The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Those films were pretty great because they were made back when Sandler s...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Trailer: Sex Tape (Red Band)

You know, being one of the youngest guys at my office (at a whopping 27), I encounter a lot of technical questions. I understand 'computer stuff' better than a lot of my older coworkers (many of whom still use Internet Explo...

Sean Walsh

5:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ...

Liz Rugg







Review: Muppets Most Wanted photo
Review: Muppets Most Wanted
by Nick Valdez

2011's The Muppets was a breath of fresh air since it was a reboot which never really felt like one. There wasn't a grand gesture to reinvent the characters, a notable lack of cynicism, and it was most importantly, fun. It was a reunion with old pals that sort of wrote itself into a corner. Their meta narrative of avoiding obscurity left them at a place they really couldn't continue from. 

That's where The Muppets...Again! Muppets Most Wanted comes in. In an attempt to return to their Caper days, Most Wanted tries to pretend The Muppets never happened by jovially throwing the original premise out of the window. By returning to their classic comedy, however, the Muppet gang may have gotten themselves into a worse situation. 

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2:00 PM on 03.27.2014

MGM wants Barbershop 3 to exist for some reason

What's with MGM and their fascination with reviving comedies that don't really deserve it? Just as they have done with Hot Tub Time Machine, MGM is currently in negotiations with Ice Cube over Barbershop 3. Let it be known th...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2 in the works

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil is quite the hidden gem. It had a small release on VOD, but quickly found its audience when it hit Netflix. It's a strangely charming, yet horrific movie about two best friends relaxing at their log c...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 03.26.2014

First official trailer for Let's Be Cops, starring Jake Johnson

Let's Be Cops stars New Girl alums (Wait, are they alums if they're still a part of the show? Whatever) Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as two guys who go to a costume party dressed as police officers, decide they like pre...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Suit up for these fancy Dumb and Dumber To posters

Dumb and Dumber To may have gone through a rough patch and almost never existed, but now that it's set to release later this year, it's time for the hype train to chug along. We've had on the set images, and one official imag...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 03.21.2014

NSFW: Red band trailer for Filth sure is filthy

James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with ...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for Bad Johnson, a movie about a living... you know

As this trailer started I was rolling my eyes so hard they got a good look at my brain. I mean the lead characters name is Rich Johnson, two euphemisms for penis? This is not going to go well. Just wait until he starts talki...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury' gets US release date and trailer

The last time Cuban Fury popped up around these parts, an American release date had not yet been established. Well, prepare for your curiosity to be satisfied, folks! Nick Frost and Rashida Jones' Cuban Fury is on ...

Isabelle Magliari

4:46 PM on 03.12.2014

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Hugh Sullivan and Hannah Marshall (The Infinite Man)

Coming out of the still ongoing SXSW film festival The Infinite Man was easily the biggest surprise. I expected very little and got a whole lot, including what's probably the best comedy of the festival. I was intrigued ...

Matthew Razak



SXSW Review: Neighbors photo
SXSW Review: Neighbors
by Nick Valdez

I had completely written off Neighbors. Coming off of Seth Rogen's last starring role in This is the End, the first trailer for Neighbors underwhelmed me. I've gotten used to Rogen acting, writing, and directing his own films so I was a little concerned when Rogen placed himself in someone else's film. Was his lack of major involvement going to impact the overall quality of the film? Should you expect less because Rogen didn't write a lot of it himself? 

Thankfully not. Even with some groan inducers, Neighbors is smart. It just needs to reign it in a bit. 

[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: Chef photo
SXSW Review: Chef
by Nick Valdez

Before attending this year's SXSW, I had no idea Jon Favreau's Chef even existed. Given the nature of my job (as I constantly write about films months, and even years before their official release), it's rare that film goes under my radar. But when that happens (and a film goes oddly without any kind of promotion) it raises some flags. To be blunt, the films with the least promotion usually have something to hide. 

But why was Favreau's Chef so concerned? As SXSW 2014's big opening film, there was a lot of pressure to deliver, and it sort of did. It's like a greasy sandwich made with love. You know it's bad for you, but it's got a lot of corazón.

[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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