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Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people who live in Brooklyn. He writes about film, television, books, music, politics, culture, and the internet on the internet.

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6:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Tribeca Film Festival tickets go on sale March 31st

The Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 15th-26th here in New York City. American Express holders can order festival tickets on March 31st, and the general public can order tickets starting April 6th. The festival will ...

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1:00 PM on 03.25.2015

Maggie trailer has Arnold Schwarzenegger and his zombie daughter

Arnold Schwarzenegger's played diverse roles throughout his career: a barbarian, a cybernetic organism, a concerned father, a cop (you idiot), a soldier, a secret agent, a pregnant man, a governor of the state of California,...

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6:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Ip Man 3 will feature Mike Tyson and a CG Bruce Lee

Ip Man 3 (or Ip Man 3D) has been in the works for a while, but the Donnie Yen sequel started shooting today in Shanghai. With the start of production comes news of some really bizarre stunt casting. According to The Hollywood...

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3:00 PM on 03.23.2015

The Cult Club: The Last Dragon (1985)

The Last Dragon is a sort of time capsule. It's so era-specific with its plot elements--early music videos, a Soul Train analog, arcade culture, grindhouse cinemas, a song by DeBarge--that it couldn't be anything but an 80s m...

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12:00 PM on 03.19.2015

The Dredd sequel is deadd

Dredd may not have performedd well at the box office, but there was still some hope of a possible sequel. Star Karl Urban saidd talks were underway about a new film, and there was even an online petition startedd for a Dredd ...

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2:00 PM on 03.18.2015

Alejandro Jodorowsky successfully funds his new film via Kickstarter

Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (pictured above with his biggest fans, Kanye West and a grey cat) successfully funded his new film, Endless Poetry, through Kickstarter. We reported about Jodorowsky's Kickstarter campaign ...

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12:30 PM on 03.04.2015

Latest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer brings the noise

The third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has just hit the interwebs, and if you aren't excited enough for the film already, well, this will do it for you. (Though the too many cooks version of the Avengers poster was pr...

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2:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Help fund The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 in NYC

We here at Flixist love the people at Subway Cinema. Not only do they put on the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and the New York Korean Film Festival, they also hold a great showcase of classic martial arts movies here ...

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10:00 AM on 02.20.2015

Drafthouse Films releasing the bizarre lion-filled cult movie Roar

Drafthouse Films is releasing a cult oddity called Roar from 1981, a reckless and little seen box office bomb. And my, does it look glorious. The film's working title was supposedly Lions, Lions, and More Lions, and it d...

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5:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky launches Kickstarter for his new movie

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the legendary cult filmmaker behind El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Santa Sangre, is turning to fans to help fund his latest film, Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin). Jodorowsky turned to crowdfundin...

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4:00 PM on 02.13.2015

The Cult Club: Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

[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...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Review: Kill Team

The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in which the United States has been involved. The operation is nowhere near as successful as hoped, which is part of the reality of fighting a war in Afghanistan, a less...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 11.08.2013

Review: It's Me It's Me

Doppelgangers are the stuff of horror and of comedy. It would be uncanny to see yourself as a stranger -- the self's own reflection as the Other -- and yet being able to step outside yourself might provide you with some persp...

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5:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Review: Man of Tai Chi

Most press screenings are pretty stodgy as far as audience reaction goes, even for comedies. When people laugh, it's often the very polite and quiet kind -- almost private -- a synonym for, "Oh my, how absolutely dr&ocir...

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3:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Review: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Slavoj Žižek is one of the most popular public intellectuals in the world, though maybe in a "big in Japan" sort of way. (Most public intellectuals who aren't Noam Chomsky or a member of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism have ...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Review: These Birds Walk

Many people who hop into documentaries casually expect a certain amount of overt filmmaker guidance -- voiceover narration, talking head interviews, infographics, archival footage; anything to help impart information. Yet the...

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4:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color

There are many examples of desire in Blue Is the Warmest Color that are nuanced and downright erotic. These moments are communicated in coy shifts in facial expression, through the brinkmanship of flirtation, the intimate ris...

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8:00 AM on 10.18.2013

Review: CZ12 (Chinese Zodiac)

When the first promo/trailer hit for CZ12 (aka Chinese Zodiac), I bought into the hype and the possibility of the film. When news landed that CZ12 was going to be Jackie Chan's last big action movie, I was eager to see how he...

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6:30 PM on 10.17.2013

Review: All Is Lost

For some reason I was expecting Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity to be almost as spare as All Is Lost, though not quite. I actually don't know if Gravity would work if it dialed back its dialogue that much. The vast majority o...

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9:30 AM on 10.17.2013

The trailer for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Here's the first trailer for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and it looks old-timier than usual. Note the full frame aspect ratio throughout most of the trailer, which was probably a conscious decision to help evoke...

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8:00 AM on 10.17.2013

Review: 12 Years a Slave

When 12 Years a Slave played at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, there were reports of walkouts during screenings, even among the press. It wasn't because the movie was bad. Far from it. People walked out b...

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4:00 PM on 10.16.2013

NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy

Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy has drawn many strong opinions from our staff. While it's one of our most anticipated films of the holiday season, it's also a movie that makes us question how a remake can negatively aff...

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