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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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SXSW Review: The Infinite Man photo
SXSW Review: The Infinite Man
by Matthew Razak

Usually the first movie you watch for a festival is a bit of a let down. You're super excited for the festival to kick off and you've hyped yourself up so much that almost nothing is going to stand up to your expectations of what that first movie is going to deliver. The Infinite Man is my first movie of SXSW and I went in not really expecting one of my faves of the festival so not meeting my already middling expectations would have been pretty bad.

What I came out with was a possible contender for one of the top spots at SXSW. (Hopefully after seeing the rest that the festival has to offer it's a close competition because I'd love for all the movies to be this enjoyable.)

[From March 7th - 16th, 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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RIP Harold Ramis (1944-2014) photo
RIP Harold Ramis (1944-2014)
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

When you think about classic comedy films, your thoughts will inevitably turn to Harold Ramis's filmography. The writer of Ghostbusters and Animal House and writer/director of Caddyshack and Groundhog Day (among others) is responsible for as many hilarious movie moments as anybody out there.

Sadly, he passed away yesterday at the age of 69. And I'm still too sad to think of anything else to say. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

[Via Chicago Tribune]

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2:04 PM on 02.21.2014

Anchorman 2 getting R-rated re-release

It appears that when we all went out to the theaters to see Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues we weren't getting the legit version of the film. You know the one that was rated R and had all the bad words in it. That movi...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 02.19.2014

An Appreciation of Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

[Community Member TheRealMattC wrote an awesome Community Blog about his appreciation and sadness for the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and it's full of sentiments shared by a lot of Flixist's staff. For your chance to be fea...

TheRealMattC

4:00 PM on 02.19.2014

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 02.19.2014

First look at Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz's 'Sex Tape'

Director Jake Kasdan (New Girl/Bad Teacher) is back again to regale our funny bones with his upcoming summer comedy, Sex Tape. Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz star as a married couple who lose their sex tape and embark upon...

Isabelle Magliari

3:00 PM on 02.14.2014

First trailer for Drive Hard confirms driving... hard

We here the first trailer for Drive Hard, a new action comedy with Thomas Jane and John Cusack... and that's about all I got. To be honest this one comes a bit out of the blue. You may think that this film already came out s...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Melissa McCarthy stars in teaser for Tammy

In Tammy, Melissa McCarthy plays a woman having the worst day of work (and maybe of life) ever, and this prompts her to try to leave town. However, she's car-less and penniless, so she hitches a ride with her grandma, played...

Liz Rugg

10:45 AM on 02.11.2014

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt coming back together for Xmas

The heavily under appreciated 50/50 was probably one of Seth Rogen's best performances and really landed Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an entirely awesome human being in every way for me. It's exciting to hear that they'll be ...

Matthew Razak