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Despite being a massive box office success, many audiences who saw Fifty Shades of Grey earlier this year were surprisingly disappointed with how tame the film was compared to the books. Original author E. L. James also repor...


Although Fifty Shades of Grey had the worst staying power imaginable, as it dropped over 70% in box office sales its second weekend out which meant that word of mouth was deservedly awful, it still made $550 million worldwide...


Coming out of absolutely nowhere comes my most anticipated project in some time. After Universal announced that Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation/Step Up) is adapting the popular children's cartoon about a kickass girl band an...


Neighbors had, to me, one of the most memorable, laugh-out-loud trailers in recent memory. Unfortunately, and perhaps personally, the film didn't deliver quite as many laughs. The general public seems to disagree, howeve...




They're baaaaaaack! Or, rather, they're here, since Minions serves as a prequel. Arguably the best characters in the Despicable Me franchise finally have their own film, and I couldn't be more excited. In Minions, ...


Jurassic World's first trailer was underwhelming for a number of reasons. As cool as a raptor gang was, the CG wasn't quite there yet and the tone of the trailer couldn't decide if it was supposed to be intentionally goofy o...


This Steve Jobs biopic has been through the ringer. After years of director changes, big stars (Christian Bale) joining and leaving the film, and Sony dropping the project after budget concerns, Steve Jobs (the film's now off...


In case you missed Dracula Untold and haven't been paying attention at all to what Universal is doing with its monster films, this may be surprising news: the Universal Monsters Universe that the studio is creating will ...


I've reached a crossroads. Writing so much about the Fast and the Furious franchise makes me feel like such a hypocrite. Take the first trailer for Furious 7, for instance. Here I am celebrating a series' seventh installment ...


Universal doesn't have any comic books to create a cohesive universe out of, but since doing that seems to be a way to make lots of money (at least if you're as good at it as Marvel is) that isn't going to stop them. With rec...


Universal's monster movies may have actually been the forerunner to the modern "cinematic universe" trend we're seeing thanks to Marvel as they often crossed over with each other and had stylistic similarities, but that doesn...


Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface....


Hot off the heels of announcing Elizabeth Banks as the director for the upcoming Pitch Perfect sequel, Universal has announced a slew of release dates over the next two years. Here in attendance is Guillermo Del Toro's Crimso...


Although Riddick completely flopped at the box office despite Vin Diesel leveraging his own house to make it a reality, like Dredd (Riddick's brother in R rated but ignored glory), it has found its place on home video. On his...


Pitch Perfect was a splendid surprise back when it released in 2012. It's funny (but not exactly brilliant), has cool women that do cool things, and the music's pretty fly ("Cups" ended being one of 2013's biggest singles). I...


God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was thi...


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...


Since the death of Paul Walker things have been very up in the air with Fast & Furious 7, but Universal is stepping up and creating some good out of it. A percentage of the sales from Fast & Furious 6's Blu-ray/D...


Legendary Pictures has left Warner Bros (their deal produced such hits as The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and The Hangover trilogy) since their deal expired last June. There was an attempt to re-negotiate, but that fel...


First of all, if you haven't seen Cabin in the Woods, go and do so now. There may be some potentially very small minor spoilers, but mostly having to do with locations. You have been warned! Universal Orlando wants to create ...


Pitch Perfect flourished like wildfire from seemingly out of nowhere. I loved it for what it was and still sort of catch myself watching it from time to time. It featured a nice cast of almost nobodies (not including Anna Ken...


The Purge takes place in some kind of future where the government makes all sorts of crime legal for one night (12 hours) a year. This "purge" apparently makes America better by reducing crime rates and unemployment somehow....


With this new trailer for Universal's Despicable Me 2 we're finally given a plot. You know how Gru became kind of a good guy at the end of the first one? That's going to change here. He's been recruited by the Anti-Vill...


So what would happen if you combined a science fiction film from Disney/Pixar and combined it with another science fiction film from Universal? Well you would have a mash up of Wall-E and Oblivion and their respective tr...


Universal Pictures really loves their movies to be released on IMAX. The month of April was rather busy for them with their release of Jurassic Park 3D in IMAX 3D for one week starting April 5th. Then Oblivion starring Tom Cr...


Deadline is reporting that Guillermo Del Toro is set up to produce a version of The Secret Garden by Beasts of the Southern Wild writer Lucy Alibar. Universal snapped up the pitch amiss a battle of four studios...


F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of NWA, could finally wind up at Universal. The project has been in the works since 2009 and is currently with New Line, though a source with The Wrap says that negotiations bet...


UPDATE: Roberto Orci has confirmed, via Twitter (using a single word no less), that Locke and Key is really getting a film trilogy! Original story below.  Several people in the comic world have told me that I'm missing o...


Take at look at the first teaser for Despicable Me 2 which focuses all on the little yellow Minion guys (who're getting their own film too). It premiered around Halloween, so you have a nice tribute to that in this short vid...


Justin Lin actually made a Fast & Furious movie enjoyable so he is clearly a miracle worker and needs to be given  more awesome projects. Universal agrees and has greenlit his next project Subdivision, a sci-fi ...


Len Wiseman, right off the successful bombing of his Total Recall remake, is set to direct Universal's second remake of The Mummy for a 2014 release (the first being the four film franchise starring Brendan Fraser) with ...


Universal have announced a virtual smorgasbord of release date changes for its upcoming schedule, with the most noteworthy news being that Kick Ass 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughan's post-modern teenage superhero pic, is set ...


Seth MacFarlane's big-screen directoral debut, Ted, is coming out next week. It's natural that Universal would want to put out a red band trailer, but they've gone one step further and made a red band featurette that's certa...


Well, it seems like Mark Miller may have been half-right. Universal is currently in talks with screenwriter Jeff Wadlow to put Kick-Ass 2 in production this August. The caveat here is that Wadlow isn't only writing the script...


Universal have announced that two characters from their roster of classic monster movies will be making a comeback with the assistance of Tom Cruise and Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci. Cruise will take the st...


I must be lucky to be able to post news about two of my favorite movies two days in a row. Yesterday it was the Child's Play remake and possible sequel, now it's a... remake of Back to the f*cking Future?!?!  I'm sorry, ...


While promoting his new movie Intruders (which Allistair didn't terribly care for), director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo revealed that he has left the Universal adaptation of the critically-acclaimed video game Bioshock, wit...


Man, some days you just can't win. Universal has picked back up the long in-development movie based around a goddamned magical Ouija board that it dropped last year. McG, long set to direct, is out, and it's fairly likely the...


This year, Universal turns 100 years old. According to Patton Oswalt, the venerable film studio can now legally litter, steal anything it can carry unassisted, and commit murder with its bare hands. Thankfully for us, the st...


With all the success Bridesmaids had last year, it was no wonder that Universal was foaming at the mouth with novelty dollar signs over their eyes at the prospect of making more money. Much like the film it Rule 63'...






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