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6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Sam Raimi had to save The Last of Us adaptation from the game's writer

The Last of Us was a fascinating movie with a not-very-good game attached to it. The narrative and cutscenes told a compelling story that were undermined at every minute by stupid decisions forced onto the narrative by i...

Alec Kubas-Meyer


12:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Pixels gets images, also cameos from Pac-Man and Donkey Kong

Pixels, a full fledged film adapted from Patrick Jean's short film of the same name, is about a group of folks who are asked to fight an invasion of videogame characters when they mistake arcade machines as an act of war. Dir...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Now we're getting a Space Invaders movie

Next up in the long line of turning random properties into movies because sometimes they make money, is Space Invaders. Back when Warner Bros first acquired the rights for a movie adaptation of the Taito arcade game, they tri...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Next Resident Evil film is probably the last one

The Resident Evil series has been a huge moneymaker. Although the original videogame series has been on a decline the last few years (with their parent company Capcom currently under financial duress), the films have made Son...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.11.2014

Sony producing a live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie

You know how Sega seems to think Sonic the Hedgehog is still cool? Branching into Nintendo games, that Sonic Boom cartoon, and now thanks to Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a film adaptation. According to THR, Sony (who h...

Nick Valdez



First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie photo
First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie
by Nick Valdez

The internet may have ruined the word "ratchet" for me forever, but I still adore the Ratchet and Clank videogames. I just can't believe something like this exists. Much like Sony's Sly Cooper film, Ratchet and Clank is heading to theaters with direct oversight from its original creator, Insomniac. Which means we've got a movie that looks just like the videogame counterpart (but much, much better), and the same voice cast, but it all seems like something that's meant for home video rather than theaters. 

Maybe I'm just so shocked, a theater release seems unlikely. But it outright claims "in theaters 2015," so I'm at a loss here. At least it looks very, very pretty and it'll be a fun time for sure. Ratchet and Clank wrenches into theaters some time next year. 

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4:00 PM on 06.04.2014

You should watch Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

So apparently Ultra Street Fighter IV Supreme Deluxe Pizza Extra Mushrooms with a Side of Cheesy Sticks released on Xbox and PS3 recently. In celebration of that, Machinima released a line of short films much like that ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West has an 8-bit game you can play

A Million Ways To Die In The West, Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Western comedy movie, now has an 8-bit videogame counterpart online at Adult Swim. Perhaps capitalizing on the nostalgically easy-to-die-in games of the 80's 8-bit...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 04.08.2014

The Raid 2 Arcade Edition out NOW?

As you may well be aware, The Raid 2 is one of the best action movies of all time, and you can read all about it right here on Flixist! In celebration of the movie's release, some clever marketing teams have put together this...

Michael Jordan

11:51 AM on 04.01.2014

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters

Artist and designer Mike V has been making an awesome set of pixel drawings of Disney princesses and other female Disney characters as classic Street Fighter and Capcom fighting videogame characters. From Belle, Jasmine and S...

Liz Rugg





8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

Splinter Cell adaptation gets Bourne Identity director

The last we heard of Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell adaptation (back in 2012) it had a writer and Tom Hardy was set to star, and it looks like it's finally moving forward again. The project itself has been in li...

Nick Valdez



Review: Need for Speed photo
Review: Need for Speed
by Nick Valdez

Need for Speed is in a tight spot. As a videogame adaptation it not only has to be a well made film, but also needs to please fans of the videogame series. It's got to do an odd little dance where it needs to show just enough evidence of its origin without it becoming overbearing or it succumbs to the same problems as other videogame movies had in the past. 

You can argue all day whether or not Need for Speed is unfairly held to a higher standard of quality thanks to the unbelievable amount of criticism videogame movies get already, but this is what we've got to work with. So I guess the ultimate question is: Does Need for Speed fulfill your needs? 

Haha, no. 

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5:58 PM on 03.06.2014

The Last of Us movie confirmed: a haiku

I'm not sure exactly what to do with this news. Except write it in haiku form, of course.

Mike Cosimano

2:30 PM on 02.18.2014

Need for Speed screening free in 100 theaters tomorrow

Do you have a need? Maybe for speed? Although the upcoming Need for Speed movie isn't opening until March 14th, it's screening for free in 100 cities tomorrow night. Whether or not you're looking forward to Not Fast &...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.05.2014

Uncharted movie lands a director in Seth Gordon

So you're a film studio looking to get one of the biggest action gaming franchises around into theaters and you need a director. You've been through a few so you're getting a little desperate. Who to settle on? How about the ...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 02.03.2014

Super Bowl TV spot for Need for Speed

This certainly looks like a movie based on a videogame based on cars driving really fast. The upcoming Need for Speed movie debuted a spot during the Super Bowl that completely lacks the fervor of last year's Fast & Furi...

Nick Valdez



Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser photo
Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser
by Matthew Razak

They're amping up the buzz for the Sly Cooper movie pretty darn early with a full teaser animation that shows off the new look for the entire crew. Looks like the same style of humor will be in full force with bad puns galore and plenty of food jokes. This "short" pretty much could be mistaken for a cut scene in the game if it wasn't for the sharper animation and tweaks to character design.

Sly himself looks a bit more conniving in his new, more mature style and the pink of Murray's skin has definitely been toned down a bit. Of course, playing out like a cut scene from a videogame isn't always that great of an endorsement. While the animation does look pretty solid, the voice acting could use a little work. Still, seeing Sly jump around with his cane isn't something I'm going to want to miss once the movie lands in 2016.

You can check out the official plot description below along with some new images. The plot, like the teaser, doesn't seem to deviate much from the first game.

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12:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Safe House director may helm Assassin's Creed movie

While the Assassin's Creed games may be hella deep into their mythology by now a film adaptation of the series has taken a while to get rolling. We finally got word that Michael Fassbender would be starring in the 2...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 12.06.2013

Canceled Bioshock movie art captures Bioshock nicely

The Bioshock movie was under a sea of of budget and rating issues until the videogame's creator Ken Levine mercifully pulled the plug on the project many years ago. But after seeing how great Bioshock Infinite looked (even if...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Inside the Xbox One Launch Event in LA, is it just games?

Now when anyone thinks of a console launch, they think videogames. That is their primary function, but with technology making everything easier and simpler, consoles do far more than just play games. You can start to see thi...

Michael Jordan

4:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Watchman writer to take on Gran Turismo

What do you do with an insanely popular game that has almost no plot and sells itself on its ability to look like the best car porn in the world? You make a movie out of it! We've been hearing murmurs about the Gran Turismo&n...

Matthew Razak