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8:00 AM on 10.16.2014

Get passes for any showing of Men, Women and Children

Still haven't seen Jason Reitmen's Men, Women and Children? That's OK, I haven't either, but now you can at no risk. We've got passes for the film at any Regal Cinema in DC. The movie looks pretty solid so we'd love for you t...

Matthew Razak


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4:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Red Band trailer for Dear White People finally reveals the story

With every trailer and clip for Dear White People I see, I fall more and more in love with the idea. But until now, we've never had a proper look at the film's plot. Basically, a cartoonishly white fraternity wants to throw ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy was my favorite short from this past year's Oscar nominated animated short films - and I'm excited to say everybody can finally watch it online! Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf fol...

Liz Rugg



Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day photo
Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Matthew Razak

To start this will be the only time I am typing the full name of the movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. There, got that over with. From here on out we'll be referring to the film as Horrible, No. Everyone else is calling it Alexander so we'll be different.

Horrible, No is quite the surprise as from trailers you probably thought it was a bottom of the barrel adaptation of a classic children's book that Disney just threw a few actors at and dumped into the October slumps. You'd be wrong. While it isn't the most original film out there, it is one of the better family comedies put onto the screen in a while. The jokes may be a bit tired, but there pulled off with such aplomb and pluck that at the end of the day it all turns out good.

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Review: Drive Hard
by Nick Valdez

There's an entire genre of films built around older men in action films. Whether it was bred from a need for some sort of budding power fantasy or a legitimate strive toward capturing the feel of their halcyon days, this genre has done especially well in the current era of nostalgia the movie going public has found themselves in. 

With the bevy of options in this particular genre available (I can think of five or six films about old men driving fast cars off the top of my head right now), what makes Drive Hard (a film coming out of absolutely nowhere) so special? Drive Hard knows what kind of power fantasy (and in turn, the audience) it wants to be and never once shies from it. 

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1:00 PM on 10.03.2014

See St. Vincent early and free

You've been sitting around thinking about how you'd love to see Bill Murray in another quirky comedy/drama, haven't you? Flixist is here to grant your wishes because we have passes for St. Vincent a quirky comedy starrin...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 10.03.2014

See Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day early and free

Man, that is a long name to type. We're just going to call it Alexander from here on out. So if you want to see Alexander and would like to bring your young children to enjoy the family fun of a book we all read whe...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 10.02.2014

This trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has more jokes

I've been against Horrible Bosses 2 from the beginning. Comedy sequels rarely work, and if they do it's almost like a miracle. Every trailer I've seen for this film has a few jokes that make me laugh, and a few that rub me t...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for romcom Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer

You're never too old for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That's seriously all this movie is. The same old MPDG song and dance; a grumpy man finds pseudo-salvation in the romance of a quirky, happy-go-lucky possibly mentally unstab...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for The Wedding Ringer features a guy with three balls

If you're a fan of Kevin Hart for some reason, you're bound to enjoy The Wedding Ringer. Starring Josh Gad as a lonely guy who hires some other guy (Kevin Hart) to be his best man at his wedding, this trailer for Ringer look...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First Red Band trailer for The Interview has some jokes

After watching this latest Red Band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film, The Interview, I think I'm okay with its push from October to December. There are some good jokes here as the trailer reveals more o...

Nick Valdez







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Review: This is Where I Leave You
by Matthew Razak

The dramatic family comedy. A staple in our modern day film scene. Throw is some folky pop music and a few stars and you've got yourself a big giant cliche ready for the theaters. There are ways to do it right, though. If you can pull your film out of melodrama and into actual emotion then you can hit the nail on the head. It happens.

It only half happened here. This Is Where I Leave You boldly teases at pushing its characters and feelings in interesting directions, but holds back far too much. It leaves us with a family dramedy that works on basic levels, but never transcends its genre. 

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7:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat in upcoming Grumpy Cat movie

Look, the world doesn't need a Grumpy Cat movie. Grumpy Cat was fun for like a week in 2012. Besides, basically all cats are grumpy, that's why they're so great. Anyway, regardless of what I think, a Grumpy Cat Lifetime Chris...

Liz Rugg

5:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Trailer for Listen Up Philip lets Jason Schwartzman be wonderfully acerbic

Listen Up Philip stars the always fantastic Jason Schwartzman as a self-absorbed, sarcastic writer and the equally fantastic Elizabeth Moss as his equally brusque girlfriend. Things get rocky for the couple when Schwartzman'...

Liz Rugg



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Review: Tusk
by Sean Walsh

I have a long-standing history with Kevin Smith, dating back to high school when I first saw the erroneously named "Jersey Trilogy." When Red State came out in 2011, I was intrigued to see what Smith could do with both the horror genre and a parody of the always-awful Westboro Baptist Church. I was...underwhelmed, to the point where sharing the same room as the man whose films I could quote by heart was undesirable.

I was following Tusk with fairly mild curiosity until I saw the trailer (see below), and then found my curiosity going from mild to full-tilt. When we received the invite for an advance screening in NYC, I took my first-ever paid personal day, hopped a train, and went to see if the idol of my teen years still had it in him. 

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2:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Will Ferrell says Zoolander 2 is really really good looking

I hope I'm not the only person left holding a candlelight vigil every night until Zoolander 2 becomes a thing. News of the struggling production for the sequel a few of us want has been floating around for years. All we've be...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 09.12.2014

See This is Where I Leave You early and free

Indie comedies with an all star cast? Sign you up, right? OK, how about This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and a plethora of other people you enjoy laughing at. Perfect? Good. Grab the passes then and...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 09.10.2014

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter

If you haven't seen 22 Jump Street know it's one of the funniest films this year. It ended in such a way, that making a sequel film would not only prove its ridiculous final jokes right but ruin the film's good will over...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.05.2014

Trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has some jokes

Horrible Bosses 2 is the latest in a long line of comedy sequels that shouldn't exist. Maybe it'll be the one good one out of the bunch, but it certainly has lots against it. For one, the title doesn't seem to make sense any...

Nick Valdez



I'm Kickstarting a short film, and you're coming with me photo
I'm Kickstarting a short film, and you're coming with me
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Sometimes a particularly scathing review is met with some version of "Oh yeah? Let's see you do better." While I don't think it's a valid non-argument, it's an interesting thought. But if you have ever felt that way after reading any of my reviews, I'm giving you the chance to call my bluff. 

You see, I'm making a short film called Reel. It's a martial arts film that I'm co-writing/directing with actor/writer/friend Gerard Chamberlain, and we're both exceedingly excited about the project. We think it's going to be pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, which is why we've set up a Kickstarter.

Kickstarter is a great platform. It's one we've written about dozens (possibly hundreds) of times. I've backed a bunch of things, and I actually spent a semester studying the platform in school. I have a pretty good conceptual understanding of it, but I'm about to see how that can be put into practice. (And yes, I'm totally aware of the direct comparison to conceptual criticism versus practical application of filmmaking you may or may not be making right now.)

Regardless, I want to share this experience with all of you who have been on Flixist with me for the past three-plus years.

Backer updates are all well and good, but there's more to it than that. For the next month, I'll be discussing the process of actually getting a project onto Kickstarter at all. I'll be talking about everything from writing the pitch to figuring out the goal. A lot of work goes into setting up a Kickstarter, and the next month is probably going to take a few years off my life. But I hope you can learn something from that. Whether we raise our funds or not, our successes and failures could be a template for you if you decide to crowdfund in the future.

So let's freaking do this everybody. If there's anything else about the process that you want to hear about, let me know in the comments. 

[Alec is doing a Kickstarter. You can (and should) back it here. Through the project's duration, he will be writing a series of articles about the process. More about that here. Check out the other entries here.]

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6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Watch this 20 minute MTV special for The Interview

Just as how MTV once had a cool promotion for This is the End last year, this year they're working with Sony to promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview. I'm pretty excited for it, North Korea seems less excited,...

Nick Valdez

10:30 AM on 08.14.2014

Sony is digitally altering The Interview

You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...

Matthew Razak