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10:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Comic-Con trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Robert Rodriguez's recent work has been criticized for being more style over substance, and this trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For showed off during San Diego Comic-Con isn't helping matters. While it plays like an ex...

Nick Valdez


12:00 PM on 07.31.2014

First teaser trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

While I've never been drawn to the Night at the Museum series myself, I know a lot of people who enjoy them. They're a harmless set of films where Robin Williams gets to dress as a convincing Teddy Roosevelt, and there are a...

Nick Valdez



Godzilla 2 bringing the big dogs Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah photo
Godzilla 2 bringing the big dogs Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah
by Nick Valdez

Although a Godzilla sequel was announced shortly after the first film made Legendary Pictures a king-sized amount at the box office, they've finally confirmed it during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Didn't like the MUTO from the first film? Don't worry, we won't have to deal with their generic thoraxes anymore! Joining everyone's favorite giant lizard are Mothra, the giant moth queen (who sometimes fights as a pupae/larvae), Rodan, the giant pterodactyl that's sometimes a good guy, and King Ghidorah, the three headed dragon (sometimes a robot) whose power rivals Godzilla's.

Keen observers might remember the little Mothra shout out from the first film, and while I don't expect that to mean anything in the long run, it proves bringing all of these big dogs back was the plan all along. Couple that with news of the King Kong reboot and Pacific Rim sequel, and I'd like to think we're going to get a film starring all three franchises in the (hopefully not too) distant future. Oh, and Gareth Edwards is returning to direct once he's done with Star Wars. Cool! 

[via io9]

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2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Here's Avengers: Age of Ultron's San Diego Comic-Con panel

The lucky few who went to San Diego Comic-Con got to see a bit of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while we won't get any of that footage officially for awhile, here's a look at the rest of their Comic-Con panel. Notable bits in...

Nick Valdez



First official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies photo
First official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
by Nick Valdez

I love how they're claiming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is "The Defining Chapter" in the story since the book itself is only a fraction of all of this. In what is most likely the most bloated title of the series, the third film takes place after the events of The Desolation of Smaug as Bilbo finds himself in the middle of a fight between Smaug, Orcs, Sauron, and many other things. 

Sorry, I'm just not into these films so I'm not the proper fellow to tell you why any of this is notable. Help me out, community! The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters December 17th. 

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6:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron props tease Hulkbuster, Ultron and more

Avengers: Age of Ultron caused quite a big hubub over at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend as it confirmed a few things. Namely Vision has density shifting powers, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are indeed mutants, Josh Brolin ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.28.2014

First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

After teasing for months with two pictures of Batman and a Superman with zero changes from Man of Steel, it's now Wonder Woman's time to shine. After Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian princess/goddess/badass in Batman v. Su...

Nick Valdez



Comic-Con trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 photo
Comic-Con trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
by Nick Valdez

I'm loving the advertising campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 so far. Continuing on with the minimalist teasers is the Comic-Con trailer which contains the first actual footage from the film. Not much is said, but a lot is teased. If I had one qualm about the footage, it's going to take me a bit to get used to Julianne Moore's hair/wig. But I hope that discomfort goes away since I'm still not used to looking at Lawrence's fake hair. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 releases November 21st. Here's the cool Comic-Con poster. 

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First official trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road photo
First official trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road
by Nick Valdez

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 striking, loud, and perfectly captures the tone of the original films (with some disgusting beauty to boot). Some of the visuals looked off the first time I viewed the trailer, but watching it over again I realized I was off my rocker. There's just some weird CG here and there.

Starring Tom Hardy as the titular Max, a man just trying to survive without his wife and child, and Charlize Theron as Furiosa, a woman who just wants to get home, Fury Road is essentially one long chase scene in the desert. That sounds fantastic. 

Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters May 15th, 2015 but I wish it came sooner. Here's the synopsis and character posters: 

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1:00 PM on 07.25.2014

First Red Band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine is an acquired taste. By that I mean it's not particularly funny or interesting, yet folks seem attached to it anyhow. Now that John Cusack has dropped out (I guess once he realized the film really isn't...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Comic-Con posters for Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hobbit and more

With San Diego Comic-Con well underway, there have been quite a few posters released for each film. I thought about this for quite a bit, and instead of having each poster get their own post, I figured I'd just put them all i...

Nick Valdez





6:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Here's another image of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batman

My biggest question: Does he still fight for family and live for love?  [via DC Comics] 

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Amazing Spider-Man 3 pushed to 2018, Sinister Six dated

After The Amazing Spider-Man 2's dubious quality (although I was a fan!) and tepid box office performance, it seems Sony's taking a step back with this franchise. In a classic case of "counting chickens before they hatch," So...

Nick Valdez



FlixList: Ten Crimes I'd Commit During a Real Purge photo
FlixList: Ten Crimes I'd Commit During a Real Purge
by Nick Valdez

With The Purge: Anarchy in theaters and another #CrimeDay in the history books, I've been thinking about crime for a bit now. In the series, everyone and their mothers are so focused on committing violent crimes they don't see the bigger picture. A futuristic utopia where everyone secretly wants to murder each other may make for witty satire, but it doesn't always provide room for other things. 

With the kind of flexibility 12 hours of consequence free crime a Purge would provide, I figured I'd write a list of ten things I'd do with that time.

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2:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Character posters for The Expendables 3 get colorful

While the trailers for The Expendables 3 refuse to drop the Fast & Furious-style title font, at least it's trying something different with the rest of its marketing. In a lighthearted move to remind us the film will be ra...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it

There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze]

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.21.2014

The Ring 3 gets director, reminds us it exists

Do you folks remember The Ring? It was a horror movie in which watching a VHS tape leads to your death in seven days when a ghost girl comes out of a TV to eat donuts or something. It was all the rage for about two weeks, the...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Here are Marvel's release dates through May 2019

With Guardians of the Galaxy only two weeks away, the Marvel hype train never ceases to amaze me. I've talked about my distaste for Marvel's marketing strategy before (where we know when and what we're getting so there's no r...

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Review: The Purge: Anarchy photo
Review: The Purge: Anarchy
by Nick Valdez

The Purge came and went without much fanfare. It had an interesting premise (which spawned the #CrimeDay Twitter game here on Flixist), but wasted it with a by-the-numbers home invasion film. When The Purge: Anarchy was first announced (along with the sentiment that we'd get a new Purge film every year), I was initially against the idea of yet another mediocre franchise getting run into the ground. 

But, Anarchy has something no other Blumhouse Productions film has (the company that's responsible for Paranormal Activity and Insidious): Quality. For once, I found myself okay with getting more of the same series. 

If every Purge film can be as good as Anarchy going forward, then we're in for a hell of a good time. 

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10:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Here's some cool Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept art

I really enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's smart, cool to look at, and I still want to grunt "AAAAAAAAAPESSSSSSSSS" from time to time. It's got its problems (that I've realized in retrospect), but it's a good film ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Roberto Orci leaves Amazing Spider-Man 3

If The Amazing Spider-Man 2's quality left you wondering about the franchise's state of affairs, I'm sure this news may shake that up a bit more. Sony's had huge plans for the films with Venom, Sinister Six spin-offs, an...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Hellboy 3 definitely isn't happening

After years of endless trying and never giving up, Guillermo del Toro finally gave up on making Hellboy 3 a reality. On a recent Reddit AMA, del Toro admitted the film wasn't happening due to a lack of a studio backing: ...

Nick Valdez