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12:51 PM on 02.24.2014

Box Office Numbers: All hails the mighty LEGO

The LEGO Movie didn't face much stiff competition this week, but it still pulled in a whopping amount beating out both new releases and pulling in more money than many films make in their entire run. Looks like word of mouth ...

Matthew Razak


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The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
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1:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Frozen is highest grossing original animated film ever

I don't think anyone would have guessed that Disney would be back on top of the animation world, knocking Pixar down, at the beginning of 2013, but it seems the animation studio finally figured out (with the help of Pixar hea...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 12.17.2013

More 'Divergent' coming 2015/2016

Variety is reporting that Neil Burger, director of the latest attempt by a studio to cash in on that sweet, sweet young adult money, will not be returning to direct Latest Attempt By A Studio To Cash In On That Sweet, Sweet Y...

Mike Cosimano

12:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Fast & Furious 7 getting rewrites to honor Paul Walker

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has officially halted its production for the time being to properly get its bearings after losing Paul Walker, Universal is still in the midst of a very confusing situation. One of the many optio...

Nick Valdez

Disney nabs future Indiana Jones film rights  photo
Disney nabs future Indiana Jones film rights
by Nick Valdez

Disney continues its quest to own everything most people enjoy with Indiana Jones. Reaching a distribution deal with Paramount, Disney now owns future rights to every future Indiana Jones film (with Paramount still making a small sum off of each of them) while Paramount will own the rights to the previous four. Although there's no set confirmation of a fifth Indy movie, you'd be crazy to think Disney would make a deal like this and not capitalize on it. 

Expect them to pull a Star Wars: Episode VII and announce Indiana Jones and the Incontinence Problem in the near future given that both Spielberg and Harrison Ford expressed interest in another one despite Ford being a sad and craggly senior citizen.  

[via Variety

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2:00 PM on 12.04.2013

You cannot afford Han Solo's blaster, now up for auction

Do you like The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi? Do you like Han Solo so much you'd be willing to sell several of your kidneys to own a piece of him? Do you have 200,000 ducats lying around, taking up space? Do I ha...

Nick Valdez

2:33 PM on 12.02.2013

Oldboy may be one of the biggest bombs in recent history

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy has been pretty much universally panned across the board. Some of this might be simply because the original never needed to be remade, but it's also because the movie just isn't that good. It...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Disney breaks its own all-time box office record

Did you know that Disney held the all-time box office record? In 2010 they made $3.79 billion. They still hold the record, it's just more now. This year they've officially made $3.79 billion, and they still have the holiday s...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 09.17.2013

Insidious: Chapter Three is now a thing because money

Since Insidious: Chapter Two (Insidiou2) made big bucks during its opening weekend, Sony Pictures Worldwide has announced that Leigh Whannel (the screenwriter of the previous Insidious films) has now begun working on Insidiou...

Nick Valdez

11:52 AM on 08.30.2013

Vin Diesel leveraged his house to make Riddick

We all know Riddick was a bit of a passion project for star Vin Diesel and that it wouldn't have gotten off the ground without a lot of help from him, but I didn't think he put this much into the movie. The movie is as i...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Paramount looking to expand on "day-and-date" VOD indies

While going out to see a movie is getting more and more expensive, it makes smaller independent movies more of a risk to the consumer. Would you rather spend you ten dollars on a smaller film like Only God Forgives, or go wit...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.26.2013

Ticket prices are too damn high according to NATO

NATO, or better known as the National Association of Theater Owners, confirmed what most of us already knew. Seeing movies in theaters is getting too damn expensive. According to them, the average price of a movie ticket rose...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 05.23.2013

Regal Cinemas to raise their ticket prices 4%

Deadline reported that Regal ticket prices are expected to go up 3% to 4% this year, in keeping with patterns from previous years. This means that you'll need to take out a loan if you want to waste your money on World War Z ...

Hubert Vigilla

3:00 PM on 05.01.2013

World War Z needs $400 million to break even

Summer movie train wreck World War Z is looking to cause a world of hurt for Paramount when it releases if a recent Vanity Fair article is correct. Doing some quick math the article concludes that the film will have to b...

Matthew Razak

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

3:00 PM on 04.03.2013

Jack the Giant Slayer on track to lose $125-140 million

The rest of the world seems to agree with Matt on this one. In his review, he criticized Giant Slayer's lack of anything special, and that's now reflected in its Box Office performance. After its four week run (it's only been...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 04.02.2013

G.I. Joe 3 is definitely happening. Go Joe!

As someone who has not seen G.I. Joe or the recently released Retaliation, I'm not sure whether this should be taken as good or bad news. Either way, it's kind of nutty for Paramount to announce that they've green-lit a ...

Thor Latham

7:00 PM on 03.19.2013

Veronica Mars creator planning production documentary

Following the tremendous (and continuing) success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter, series creator Rob Thomas has been doing his best to comfort the naysayers in regards to just how those millions of dollars are go...

Thor Latham

7:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Hansel & Gretel sequel already in the works

In the age of instant sequels and reboots, there is usually only one factor that influences the future of a film franchise, and it's those greenbacks y'all. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters saw mediocre results domestically, ...

Thor Latham

Coatwolf hits $100K in their crowdfunding campaign photo
Coatwolf hits $100K in their crowdfunding campaign
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

A little more than a month ago, we brought you news of the hippest new crowdfunding campaign in town. The team behind Bellflower, Coatwolf Productions, decided to make a throwback to videogames and action films from the 1980s, called Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins, and they turned to IndieGoGo to make that happen. After writing the post up, I immediately forgot about the awesome-looking project and went about my life until yesterday, when I realized that I totally had never actually pledged that amount I said I would pledge.

Fortunately for me, there are still nine days left in the campaign; fortunately for everyone else, the team has completely smashed through their initial funding goal of $60,000. As of this morning, the team broke the $100,000 mark, with their current total sitting nicely at $105,886. Bellflower's budget was a mere $17,000, and the team still pulled off some truly amazing stuff. With this much money (and more) at their disposal, I have no doubt that they will make one of the most amazing action films of the past few years.

And I'm not just saying that. When the team hit their initial funding goal, they posted an amazing thank you video showing exactly what kind of brutal violence they are capable of. Fists, hammers, knives, and even a sledgehammer are used to fantastic effect, and I'm hoping that something similarly awesome comes out now that they've hit this new milestone. If you want to help them put even more money into their film, head over to their website/IndieGoGo page. If you want to see that most amazing of Thank You videos, it can be found below. Be warned, though, it is incredibly not safe for work in the best possible way.

Unless you wanted nudity or something, because it doesn't have that.

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Half of Dtoid's readers use ad-block, and that affects us photo
Half of Dtoid's readers use ad-block, and that affects us
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It's unlikely that this will come as news to many of you, since I expect our readership is pulled pretty heavily from the Destructoid community, but it's a big deal, so we wanted to put it out there for you guys too: ad-block is great, but it cuts deep. Niero, lord and master of all things Modern Method, has written up an article over on Destructoid about adblocking, as well as an explanation of what exactly it is doing to that site. More than 40% of Dtoid's users block ads, which is crazy, and it's bad. The exact numbers for the other Modern Method sites are a bit hazier, but they are likely comparable.

If you use an ad-blocker, we would love it if you would whitelist us. It could even allow the writers to get paid for all of the work that they put in here, which would in turn allow us to put even more effort into making Flixist the best damn movie site on the internet.

But if you want to do more than just whitelist us, there is something brewing behind the scenes: a membership system for Modern Method. BUT, and I bolded it so you would understand how important it is, it's a community driven affair. Over on Destructoid, US Community Manager Andy Dixon has created a poll asking what people would like from their Dtoid membership. Well, that Dtoid membership is also a Flixist membership, a Tomopop membership, and a Japanator membership. Let's say you are interested in that membership: what would you want from us? You can vote on Dtoid, you can comment there, or you can comment here. We're reading. I promise.

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1:00 PM on 03.05.2013

The Hobbit has now made one BILLION dollars worldwide

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has done pretty well for itself given its mixed reviews. Looks like the decision to turn a singular book into a trilogy has paid off since The Hobbit became the 15th film in history (for refe...

Nick Valdez