post-apocalyptic

An impression of the 80s but not memorable
The vibe of Jackrabbit, a no-budget dystopian cyberpunk thriller, was inspired by trips to the video store. Its whole mood is defined by vaguely remembered VHS box art, and the types of films that fill a person's childhoo... read feature

New Mad Max trailer

International trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road


I'm going MAD waiting for this movie to come out...
Mar 20
This Japanese trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has more of everything I want from this film: more madness. More Max. More, more MORE. The giant Japanese characters strewn throughout make it even more enjoyable. The May 15th release feels so far away. I can't imagine living in Japan and having to wait until 6/20. [via YouTube] read

Trailer for Crumbs by Miguel Llansó


A post-apocalyptic love story set in Ethiopia
Feb 17
There's no shortage of post-apocalyptic stories in the pop-culture landscape these days, but if this enigmatic trailer for Miguel Llansó's Crumbs is any indication, there are still ways to put a new spin on the old ta... read
Turbo Kid Trailer

First teaser for Turbo Kid, set in a post apocalyptic 1997


Jan 27
This may be the very definition of a teaser, coming in at less than 40 seconds, but boy do I need Turbo Kid in my life. Premiering at Sundance this year, Turbo Kid is an apocalypse set in a futuristic 1997. This is teaser is... read
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highwaaay
Looks like a girl, but she's a flame. As Flixist's resident Young Adult book advisor, I love me some Hunger Games (and will always exploit Alicia Keys' once hit single) and I'm glad the newest trailer finally shows off how d... read feature

Young Ones Trailer

First trailer for Young Ones starring Michael Shannon


Aug 22
To be honest, I wouldn't normally pay attention to a film like Young Ones if it weren't for the cast. Young Ones stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water has become scarce, and sec... read
Maze Runner Trailer

Trailer for The Maze Runner features mazes and people running through them


Aug 01
The Maze Runner has an idea I can get behind. Reminiscent of films like The Running Man, Runner drops these kids without memories into a secluded area and forces them to run through a giant maze filled with monsters. While i... read
Furiously cool
Thanks to the Mad Max: Fury Road panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, we've finally gotten our first trailer for the long awaited, long delayed, long in trouble sequel to George Miller's original trilogy. It's str... read feature

The Giver

Character posters for The Giver feature my boo, Taylor Swift


It's so weird Meryl Streep is in this.
May 26
Although Taylor Swift said we'd never ever ever get back together, I'm still clinging on to hope because she's just the best person. As an example of this, she's in the upcoming film based on The Giver. Although the first tra... read

First trailer for 'The Maze Runner' is intense


Gotta go faster, faster, faster-faster-faster
Mar 18
The first trailer for the film adaptation of James Dashner's The Maze Runner has succeeded in making me curious about an upcoming film/ book trilogy that I didn't know existed until a few hours ago. This intense tr... read
Help me Dr. Zaius!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is boring, plain and simple. It has a cumbersome title, odd looking CGI mashed against live actors, and it's ultimately rendered utterly pointless by film's end. If we know humankind ... read feature

The Monkees

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets posters, release date


Dawn of the Rise of the Fall of the Revenge of the Planet of the Apes
Dec 12
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, hopes to capitalize on the potential Rise left behind. Showing off one last battle between the humans who survived the virus in the last... read

Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer may not be cut for Weinstein


Apparently it's all under negotiation still
Sep 10
Not too long ago we reported that Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer would be getting cut by 20 minutes for US release because The Weinstein Company thinks flyover country is full of slackjawed dummies with short attention spans. It ... read
This is the End

This is the End getting re-released in theaters soon


The end is back, alright! (Sooner than you think!)
Sep 02
This is the End was the best film of the Summer hands down (Fast & Furious 6 notwithstanding). It brought the biggest surprises, biggest laughs, and most memorable moments (that finale had to be the greatest thing I've se... read

Trailer & animated prequel for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer


The film opens in South Korea next week
Jul 25
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer will be out next week in South Korea, and here's the final trailer for the film (at least until it goes international). Everything's looking wonderfully intense and apocalyptic. Given, it's shorter... read
This is the End

Flix for Short: The Real World: This is the End Edition


"I should've been more polite and stopped being so f**king real."
Jun 13
This is the End is one of the funniest films of the year so far if you're a fan of Seth Rogen and his gang. Even if you're not, you're still going to find yourselves laughing. A good gauge of how funny This is the End is goi... read
It's the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine.
I've been harsh toward This is the End from the very beginning. First batch of trailers painted the film as a "Hey look at [enter famous name here] acting wacky!" sort of comedy, but as the trailers rolled on and hinted at th... read feature

This is the End Trailer

Trailer: This is the End


"Take it easy, Dumbledore."
May 31
Opening in just a little under two weeks, we have one more trailer for This is the End. This is the international version of the trailer so there's mostly repeat footage, but the new material? The new material is just fantas... read
This is the End

New This is the End posters take yo panties off


"Take em off take em off take em off take em ooooofff!"
May 30
I'm still holding firm in my belief that This is The End, the post-apocalyptic Rapture comedy starring famous funny guys like Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves, is going to go either one of two ways. It's either going... read
Rapture-palooza Trailer

Trailer: Rapture-palooza (Red Band)


Still looks as bad as it did last time.
May 15
Rapture-palooza (with a newly minted hyphen) should be taken as is and nothing more. It's a straight to VOD (with a limited theater run) comedy about the Rapture that happens to star lots of recognizable faces releasing arou... read
Michael Cera dies in this

Trailer: This is the End (Red Band)


Emma Watson has an axe. You want to see this now, don't you?
Apr 03
This new Red Band trailer for This is the End has enough new content and hints of plot (it seems to be a biblical apocalypse) to help you figure out what kind of movie it's going to be. It's filled to the brim with comedians... read

Trailer: Pineapple Express 2


Uh, ha, well, uh, no not really
Apr 01
Well, uhhh, the fools they are in April. Those fine fellow actors of mine have, uh, created a humorous trailer for their upcoming film This is the End. The joke is that it is a trailer for a movie that, well, uh, doesn't exi... read

This is the End is somewhat more nigh


Mar 29
This is the End might be one of the more anticipated comedies of the year. We'll all be anticipating two days less now as the film has been bumped up to a June 12 release instead of a June 14 release. Those two days shou... read

New Oblivion TV spots have the moon getting blowed up


Mar 26
There's something about mayhem perpetrated against the moon that I find kind of absurdly funny, whether it's threats to blow it up or Chairface Chippendale trying to write his name on it. In this new TV spot for Oblivion, a ... read

Trailer: Rapturepalooza (Red Band)


Mar 06
Rapturepalooza is a comedic take on the Rapture, that biblical story that Jesus Christ will leave behind all sinners on Earth as the Antichrist tries to take over the world (For better reference, watch that "Rapture's Deligh... read

Trailer: Oblivion


The plot thickens, still about Tom Cruise
Feb 13
Oblivion has gone from quite the mystery in its first trailer to quite the intriguing film in this one (HD here). We learn a lot more about the film's plot and the "enemy" that Tom Cruise will be fighting in this d... read

Mad Max: Fury Road production vid shows off vehicles


Jan 22
If we lived in the Mad Max world, my name would be Bruiser Shovelpit, a man who carries around the shovel he used to bury his former pet Goldfish, Jamal (and I would hope I looked as good as Tom Hardy does). A... read
If you were me, you'd be good lookin'
[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pa... read feature

Flix for (Not So) Short: Overture


Jan 07
Overture, directed by Dan Sachar, is an Israeli short film about a man who is struggling to recover pieces of his memory. The whole film is minimalist in nature with very little spoken dialogue, a slim cast (most of the film surrounds a singular man as he finds a beautiful woman in the forest), and it has a stark, lonely feel. It's simply gorgeous. [Dan Sachar, via Twitch] read

First pic of Tom Hardy as Max in Mad Max: Fury Road


Forgive the poor quality
Dec 20
Even though there were initially doubts, it looks like this pic of Tom Hardy as Max from Mad Max:Fury Road is the real deal. Warner Bros. confirmed earlier today that the pic was a keepsake signed by Hardy and given to t... read

Trailer: Oblivion


Tom Cruise is all post-apocalyptic
Dec 10
Even though Tom Cruise is busy taking five guys at the same time, we now have a trailer for his next film, Oblivion. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), Oblivion looks like a strange mash-up of Wall-E and The Om... read

Flix for (not so) Short: Threads


It's the end of the world as we know it, and we're all gonna die
Nov 30
With the end of the world coming up (so say the Mayans, who were clearly never wrong about anything), here's an apocalyptic installment of Flix for (not so) Short. Threads was a 1984 BBC-produced film written by Barry Hines ... read






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