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10:00 AM on 09.23.2014

Trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service features old dudes and ass kicking

As the latest Mark Millar comic (with some help by Dave Gibbons) to hit the big screen, Kingsman: The Secret Service actually looks okay thanks to the talent involved. Directed by Michael Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and star...

Nick Valdez


4:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First Red Band trailer for The Interview has some jokes

After watching this latest Red Band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film, The Interview, I think I'm okay with its push from October to December. There are some good jokes here as the trailer reveals more o...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First trailer for Tim Burton's Big Eyes

Since Tim Burton's latest string of films have all been of the family variety, sometimes I forget that he's always got something big up his sleeve. That looks to be his latest project, Big Eyes. Starring Amy Adams and C...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Flix for Short: The Planets

The Planets, by Andy Martin, is a wonderful short film "told in twelve parts." The short features 12 mini-stories, each on its own planet and each with its own brilliantly unique animation style. Towards the end the larger s...

Liz Rugg



How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video photo
How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

While I would say that the written pitch is probably the most important part of a Kickstarter project, the video is definitely the face of it. And it’s also vital. While you aren’t required to have a pitch video, campaigns that do use them raise 40% more than those that don’t. Even if you don’t know much about video editing, it’s highly recommended that you have some kind of something.

With any kind of video project, it’s all but mandatory. I couldn’t imagine funding a film that wasn’t accompanies by some kind of basic proof of competence. So for Reel, we knew we had to do something. And what we ended up with wasn’t particularly fancy or high tech, but it was what we were looking for.

Here’s what we did, how we did it, and why we did it that way.

[Alec is doing a Kickstarter. You can (and should) back it here. Through the project's duration, he will be writing a series of articles about the process. More about that here. Check out the other entries here.]

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12:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye

If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Trailer for Listen Up Philip lets Jason Schwartzman be wonderfully acerbic

Listen Up Philip stars the always fantastic Jason Schwartzman as a self-absorbed, sarcastic writer and the equally fantastic Elizabeth Moss as his equally brusque girlfriend. Things get rocky for the couple when Schwartzman'...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Trailer for Force Majeure creates avalanche of family drama

Force Majeure is a Swedish film that premiered at Cannes and it examines a seemingly perfect Swedish family (husband and businessman Tomas, refined wife Ebba and their two lovely children) as it unravels when their trip to t...

Liz Rugg

10:38 AM on 09.18.2014

MST3K now on Vimeo

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was for some reason not readily available to stream in all its glory. Yes, Netflix had some episodes, but never the full canon. Now, thanks to Vimeo, we can all watch crappy movies get brill...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 09.16.2014

First trailer for Serena reunites Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

A few years ago, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence shot three films together: Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Susanne Bier's Serena. Although Serena was filmed at the same time as the other two, it's been st...

Nick Valdez



The Mockingjay lives in this newest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 photo
The Mockingjay lives in this newest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
by Nick Valdez

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 different the final book in the series is from other copycats out there. 

Watch the trailer. It's so good. This'll probably be the last you can see for awhile before they start spoiling everything too. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opens November 21st. 

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12:00 PM on 09.15.2014

First trailer for John Wick starring Keanu Reeves and a puppy

John Wick has no right looking as interesting as it does. Revenge thrillers are always hit or miss. You take an aging actor, and send him out to kill some dudes. Sometimes it's goofy fun (Man of Fire), sometimes it's goofy f...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.12.2014

First trailer for alien abduction horror film Extraterrestrial

Now that Halloween is a few weeks away, we're going to get a deluge of trailers for horror films. I'll try and highlight only the most interesting, but to be honest I picked this one because it reminded me of that sweet Katy...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.11.2014

First trailer for The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Now I don't know much about the original The Town That Dreaded Sundown from 1976, but I do know it came out before slasher films became super popular and crafted personalities for each series of films. When you look back and...

Nick Valdez

3:10 PM on 09.11.2014

Getting dramatic in new trailer for The Judge

With the cast and subject matter I think we were all thinking The Judge was going to be something special, but coming out of TIFF its good reviews were few and far between. A little concerning, for sure, but this new in...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

I think I may be one of the few people who prefer David Cronenberg's eXistenZ to films like Eastern Promises or Scanners. But regardless of whether he takes a fantastical or realistic bend on his films, they're always twiste...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Godzilla was only in Godzilla less than ten minutes

One of the primary complaints most folks have with the latest Godzilla film was that the big lug wasn't around enough (yet it earned enough at the box office to earn a kick ass sequel). That's a fine complaint, but my issue ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.10.2014

First trailer for The Devil's Hand

Remember that one horror comedy starring Jessica Alba and Devon Sawa, Idle Hands? Yeah, The Devil's Hand is absolutely nothing like that. In fact, it looks pretty interesting despite my attempts to pair it with a really bad ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.09.2014

First trailer for boy scout horror film Cub

I really don't know what to expect from Cub. It premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival, and has a unique premise (cub scouts are attacked by a feral child) but the trailer doesn't look too appealing. Then again, we rarely get a chance to promote a Belgian horror film.  There's no domestic release date yet, but we'll keep an eye out for one. The poster's neat though.

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.09.2014

Trailer for The Boy Next Door starring...Jennifer Lopez?

Remember when JLO used to star in movies? Here's why she doesn't anymore. 

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 09.08.2014

International trailer for Fury has a few kinks

I've been all for David Ayer's Fury since its inception. Ayer's track record is great, it's got a great cast (highlighted by Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf), and I like tanks on tanks on tanks. But with this newest international...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Early test footage for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is very, very different

Before Disney's (through its Touchstone Pictures studio) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? lit up screens with the only time you'll find Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Bob Hoskins share the same screen in 1988, Disney tried to ad...

Nick Valdez