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Review: Ana Maria in Novela Land
by Nick Valdez

It's been a tough time for Latino representation in pop culture. While television has made great strides in casting Latino actors in non-traditional roles to show off a greater range of characterization beyond "gang banger" and "migrant worker," Hollywood is still stuck in the dark ages. But with television shows like Jane the Virgin and the sadly canceled Killer Women making way for telenovelas (basically Spanish soap operas) in the mainstream, it's time for film to follow that path. 

That's where Ana Maria in Novela Land comes in. An well crafted parody of those popular novelas that both celebrates and critiques the genre while never feeling like it's making fun of those who love it. Shame it could've been more. 

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5:00 PM on 03.18.2015

Sharknado 3 has a title

You'd think two movies about weather-related shark attacks would be more than enough to last the human race until our surely-impending end, but sometimes the world is a funny place. Despite all logic, a third Sharknado f...

Matt Liparota

10:00 AM on 03.17.2015

First trailer for Lazer Team, the most funded film in Indiegogo history

I've never heard of Lazer Team, but the film has quite a huge following. Rooster Teeth (most know for sets of webseries like RWBY and Red vs. Blue) has released the trailer for their first film, and it looks pretty good. Cro...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Newest Dead Rising: Watchtower trailer is pretty fun, actually

Starring the John Tucker Must Die kid, the AllState guy, and Rob Riggle as the best f**king Frank West possible, Dead Rising: Watchtower looks surprisingly good. With this trailer elaborating on the bits we got from the firs...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Hansel and Zoolander walk the runway for Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2 is happening and while it isn't so hot right now, it's about to be as the marketing is kicking off in a completely awesome way. Both Ben Stiller as Derrick Zoolander and Owen Wilson as Hansel (so hot right no...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 03.10.2015

Sony is planning a big Ghostbusters universe

If the latest news of Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters film (featuring a cast of awesome ladies) somehow rubbed you the wrong way because Dude Ghostbusters looked like Lady Ghostbusters, don't worry Sony's got your back. Dea...

Nick Valdez

7:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Will Ferrell learns the finer points of fellatio in new NSFW Get Hard trailer

Warner Bros. hopes giving you an uncensored taste of the dick jokes and f-bombs in Get Hard will convince you to buy a ticket when it hits theaters later this month, so today the company dropped a new, NSFW trailer to whet y...

Matt Liparota

5:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Flix For Short: The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To

Hey, I really like this. Essentially a proof of concept short from writer DC Pierson and director Dan Eckman (based on Pierson's novel), it's the story of teenage best friends who get into all sorts of trouble when one ...

Jackson Tyler

3:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Pee-Wee returns in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday on Netflix

It's been teased for years now, but it's finally official-- comedian Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is finally making his long awaited cinematic return in a new original movie headed exclusively to Netflix.  The film has ...

John-Charles Holmes

1:00 PM on 02.16.2015

New poster for Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig's latest is a comedy drama in which she plays Alice Klieg, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery. She promptly throws away her psychiatric meds, buys herself a talk show and uses it...

Ciaran McGarry

7:00 PM on 02.13.2015

First trailer for Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara

Remember The Proposal? It was a not half bad film starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Hot Pursuit is directed by the same woman Anne Fletcher, and also mixes two cast members you wouldn't expect with somewhat interest...

Nick Valdez





6:00 PM on 02.12.2015

First trailer for Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm definitely ready for more comedienne led films. One of my biggest films from last year (which you'll find on this handy list) was the Jenny Slate vehicle, Obvious Child. The two ma...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 02.12.2015

First trailer for Cameron Crowe's Aloha

Sony has finally given us our first look at Cameron Crowe's, who's done so many fabulous projects like Elizabethtown, Jerry Maguire, Say Anything, Almost Famous, and uh, We Bought a Zoo, latest project Aloha. Starring Bradle...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 02.11.2015

Newest Pitch Perfect 2 trailer is almost perfect

I'm still very much as excited for Pitch Perfect 2 as I was in our staff's Most Anticipated of 2015 list, but this newest trailer for it worries me a bit. Sure it's got the same lovable 80s movie cheese (lol European super g...

Nick Valdez



Review: Boy Meets Girl photo
Review: Boy Meets Girl
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Boy Meets Girl is an antique magic mirror. The kind of thing you'd see in a movie.

In an old, cobweb-filled antique shop, the camera slowly pans up an old, cracked and unpolished mirror. It's not really much to look at, but you're inexplicably drawn to it. And in that broken, worn out mirror, you see a true reflection of yourself, of who you are and what you hold dear. Of your beliefs and feelings about your fellow humans. Of what you believe and what matters to you. 

You might not like what you see. I still don't know if I did.

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2:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Super Bowl TV spot for Pitch Perfect 2

I've been worried about Pitch Perfect 2 since it was announced a few years ago. I really liked the first one (enough to watch it several times), and a lot of the humor just kind of *clicked* with me. But the more I watched i...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 02.02.2015

Super Bowl TV spot for Ted 2

While we got a more traditional trailer for Ted 2 this past Thursday it seems that was not what was in store for us during the amazing Super Bowl. Instead Ted 2 delivered almost a short clip starring none other tha...

Flixist Staff



First official trailer for Ted 2 photo
First official trailer for Ted 2
by Nick Valdez

Ted was a nice surprise. Seth MacFarlane's passion project shined with all of the humor and heart that I would've never expected from the guy who brought us Family Guy. Then A Million Ways to Die in the West came along and well, now I'm not so sure what Ted 2 will bring. 

Now that we have our first trailer (playing during the Super Bowl on Sunday) for the sequel I'm not sure what to think. Although comedy sequels rarely turn out well, maybe this'll be that rare gem? I honestly laughed quite a bit, even if it steals that semen joke from Family Guy. But can a guy steal from himself? Ted 2 releases June 26th. 

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12:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Kevin Spacey to play a man trapped in a cat's body in MIB director's next film, Nine Lives"

Here's some weird, wonderful news for you: Kevin Spacey is going to play a man trapped in the body of a cat in Barry Sonnenfeld's new film, Nine Lives. Kevin Spacey, you know, the guy from House of Cards. According to The Wra...

Sean Walsh



All female Ghostbuster reboot nearly cast  photo
All female Ghostbuster reboot nearly cast
by Matthew Razak

We've heard plenty of rumblings about Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot that puts four female leads into the act of busting ghosts. Kirsten Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have both been rumored for quite some time, but today Variety is confirming that they and SNL alums Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in final talks to not be afraid of no ghosts.  

Feig seems pretty confident about the casting too as he Tweeted out an image of all four actresses. This is most likely our final line up if the director is splashing it around like this. The rebooted movie franchise will start from scratch and Feigh claims will actually be scary, but with this cast we're guessing it's mostly going to be funny. 

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10:00 AM on 01.23.2015

First teaser trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower

For a film based off the cheesy Dead Rising videogames going straight to Sony's Crackle streaming service, this doesn't look that bad. Doesn't have enough Frank West covering wars though. Dead Rising: Watchtower is available March 27th. 

Nick Valdez



Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014
by Nick Valdez

It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit about myself. I like movies, songs about butts, and pink frosted donuts. I'm going to get a tattoo of a mix of all three of those things someday. 

Oh but you're here for this list. I've reviewed 51 films this year, and that's way more than I've ever done for the site before. That also means I've been way more involved in 2014 films than in past years so this list has been particularly tough. So, I guess let's get to it then. 

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