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Nick Valdez likes musicals. He once wrote a 15 page thesis on the training montage's effect on the hero's journey in Rocky. His favorite film is Zoolander or Machete. If he could mix the two and create Zoochete, he would in a heartbeat. One day he wishes to travel across the United States "David Banner" style while dragging around a player piano or that orangutan from Every Which Way But Loose.
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12:00 PM on 02.27.2015

Harrison Ford returning for Blade Runner 2, director in talks

After Harrison Ford told Ridley Scott the Blade Runner 2 script was the best thing he's ever read, it appears he's finally signed on for the sequel. And now that the ball's rolling, Alcon Entertainment has a director in talks...

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5:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Rocky spin-off Creed gets a sad synopsis

It took me years, YEARS, to get over Rocky Balboa. When the three decade long Rocky saga finally came to end, it was a good end but I still wanted much more. The Rocky films mean so much to me (so much that I wrote my undergr...

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3:00 PM on 02.26.2015

These Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters have less cooks

Over the next few days, we'll be getting a slew of Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters with something special at the end, according to RDJ's Twitter. and normally I'm not fond of that stuff but it makes sense here. As e...

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10:00 AM on 02.26.2015

Rumor: Naked Schwarzenegger will be sans Penys in Terminator: Genisys

We try to stay away from rumors as much as possible, but as in the past, sometimes something so ridiculous pops up, I just have to tell you about it. Case in point, the craziest thing I've heard about Terminator: Genisys (bes...

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12:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Check out this awesome Birdman toy commercial

There's not really much to say other than this is a neat little ditty promoting Birdman's victory lap through some theaters after taking home the Best Picture Oscar. But it's just really, really neat. If you haven't yet, you should watch Big Birdman too.  "Smells like balls."

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5:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Flix for Short: Power/Rangers, a super gritty MMPR fan film

Last year, around the time Saban and Lionsgate announced they were working on a new Power Rangers movie, I wrote up a few ways to do it properly. One of those suggestions is to keep the grimdark stuff as far away as possible...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 02.24.2015

There are too many cooks on this Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

You kind of forget how massive this movie's cast is until you get it all in one image. It's...overwhelming. Notably, the cast includes Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, and Anthony Mackie as well. Let's hope there's a good balance of all those big names. Avengers: Age of Ultron releases May 1st. [via Twitter] [Header via Hubes]

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12:00 PM on 02.23.2015

Here are your 2015 Razzie winners and losers

With the 2015 Academy Awards come and gone, it's time to focus on the negative stuff...or at least the stuff that's popular to hate rather than actual bad movies. We've got expected "winners" like Michael Bay and lots of hate for Saving Christmas. I've never seen it myself, but was it bad enough to sweep these things?  Full list of winners below.

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10:00 AM on 02.23.2015

Box Office Numbers: The Grouch

I missed the Oscars last night (along with the Flixist chat), but I've caught up on some highlights. Tegan and Sara gave out Lego Oscars (even if the performance was a bit shaky), Common and John Legend brought the house down...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Flix for Short: Big Birdman

We've featured Sesame Street parodies on the site before, but they've never been as mindblowing as this. Featuring Caroll Spinney and Big Bird, this is just all kinds of perfect.  "How did we get here? How did we get to Sesame Street?"

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 02.20.2015

New Line working on new Shaft movie

Was anyone clamoring for a new take on a bad mother shut your mouth? Well, New Line is hoping you're still talking about Shaft as there is reportedly a reboot of the series in the works. Starting off as a 1971 film starring R...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 02.20.2015

First look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

After getting our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder has revealed Jason Momoa's Aquaman in the upcoming, Man of Steel follow up, Batman v Superman: Dawn o...

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10:00 AM on 02.19.2015

Newest Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends trailer is on fire

I'm not a huge anime or manga fan (I'll stick to One Piece thank you very much), but I really dug Rurouni Kenshin and the films adapted from the series. The story of a former assassin who's turned a new leaf and refuses to k...

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8:00 PM on 02.18.2015

Neill Blomkamp will officially direct new Alien film

When you write your list of perfect directors for the Alien franchise, where does Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9, Elysium and the upcoming Chappie) fall in? Hope it's close to the top because after what seems like mon...

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10:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Joel Kinnaman replacing Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

One of the weirdest films coming out of Warner Bros and DC's upcoming film slate is definitely the supervillain team up film, Suicide Squad. Normally I'd make some joke about a bland white guy replacing a bland white guy...

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9:00 AM on 02.16.2015

Box Office Numbers: Laters, Baby

There were a couple of notes I wrote that didn't make it into my Fifty Shades of Grey review. Since it nearly broke the February box office opening record (which currently belongs to The Passion of the Christ's $83.8 million)...

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7:00 PM on 02.13.2015

First trailer for Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara

Remember The Proposal? It was a not half bad film starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Hot Pursuit is directed by the same woman Anne Fletcher, and also mixes two cast members you wouldn't expect with somewhat interest...

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10:00 AM on 02.13.2015

First The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer is F.U.N.

Now here's a trailer our Matthew Razak, Bond aficionado and baby daddy, will definitely get a kick out of. When Guy Ritchie's attached to a project, such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation of a 1960s spy TV show, you know...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 02.13.2015

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

I should start this review by being as frank as possible. I'm not really sure who this review is for. With Fifty Shades of Grey, you'll fall into either one of two camps. You're either planning to see it (or have already...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 02.12.2015

First trailer for Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm definitely ready for more comedienne led films. One of my biggest films from last year (which you'll find on this handy list) was the Jenny Slate vehicle, Obvious Child. The two ma...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 02.12.2015

First trailer for Cameron Crowe's Aloha

Sony has finally given us our first look at Cameron Crowe's, who's done so many fabulous projects like Elizabethtown, Jerry Maguire, Say Anything, Almost Famous, and uh, We Bought a Zoo, latest project Aloha. Starring Bradle...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 02.12.2015

5 Reasons Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bad idea

Yesterday I wrote up a list of five reasons why Spider-Man joining the MCU was a good idea, and while I stand by my points, I couldn't shake the feeling in the back of my head. Cold and cynical as I am, it felt weird just acc...

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