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Nick Valdez likes chick flicks, kid flicks, dick flicks, and skin flicks. Also musicals (Glee!). One time, he 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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4:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen are a match made in heaven in this Outcast trailer

What do you get when you cross an actor who can't seem to say no, and an actor who can't afford to say no? You get Outcast, the absolutely insane looking film where Hayden Christensen teams up with a British accent spewing N...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.22.2014

First trailer for Young Ones starring Michael Shannon

To be honest, I wouldn't normally pay attention to a film like Young Ones if it weren't for the cast. Young Ones stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water has become scarce, and sec...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.22.2014

This trailer for Nightcrawler makes me want it more

I had no idea Nightcrawler even existed before that awesome teaser released a few weeks back, and now I can't get it off my mind. And thanks to the newest trailer for it, looks like I'm not going to stop thinking about it an...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 08.21.2014

This trailer for Annabelle does not look very good

More like Anna-blegh.   

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.21.2014

First trailer for Automata features Antonio Banderas and some robots are there too

You ever watch I, Robot and wonder to yourself "Man, if only this movie had more Antonio Banderas?" Then you should really paying attention to Automata. Taking place 30 years in the future, Automata is in the cusp of a ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Dead Rising movie gets a director

Wait, did we ever get around to telling you all there's a film based on the almost popular Dead Rising videogames in the works? You think we're ready for the zombie parade again? If there's any good zombie idea, it's how Dead...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.21.2014

Check out this cool Guardians of the Galaxy concept art

Are you still hooked on a feeling a few weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy's release? Then do I have a solution to fix that. It could have been much, much darker (or at the very least, rougher) if this earlier concept art by...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Trailer for Open Windows features windows, they're possibly open

Open Windows is a film that probably could've been much better. It's got a lot of promise with a talented cast (Sasha Grey and Elijah Wood) and director (Nacho Vigalondo), but it falls apart toward the finale. It was the fir...

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2:00 PM on 08.20.2014

First trailer for Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children

This teaser trailer for Jason Reitman's next film, Men, Women & Children has quite the hook. It's nearly silent, folks are looking at their phones, and people stare blankly into space. While that doesn't make for th...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Benedict Cumberbatch joins WB's Jungle Book

I don't think we've mentioned it yet, but there are currently two competing versions of the Jungle Book in the works. One is produced by Disney (which just cast their Mowgli) releasing 2015, and the other Warner Bros, which w...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Trailer for The Death of Superman Lives documentary is kookoo bananas

Remember how bad everyone thought Man of Steel was? Could you imagine that film being about six times worse? The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is a Kickstarter funded documentary that explores a film that near...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Watch this 20 minute MTV special for The Interview

Just as how MTV once had a cool promotion for This is the End last year, this year they're working with Sony to promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview. I'm pretty excited for it, North Korea seems less excited,...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 08.19.2014

US teaser trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Although there were a few rumblings of Studio Ghibli closing its doors a few weeks back, thankfully none of those rumors came to be as the company's just getting its act together. Case in point, The Tale of Princess Kaguya i...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.19.2014

FlixList: Ten Cartoons that Deserve Big Movies

Cartoons are great. Growing up, I loved to get up early weekend mornings (Fox Kids on Saturday, WB Kids on Sunday) and rush home from school during the week to catch all the best cartoons. Before the advent of DVR, piracy, an...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Ant-Man begins production, adds T.I., Judy Greer, and more

Ant-Man, a film opening a little under a year from now, has finally begun production after months and months of public troubles. Adding to that list of strange events, the production is starting in San Francisco while later m...

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4:00 PM on 08.18.2014

These Dumb and Dumber To posters parody Lucy

Although I've never seen Lucy (as I still regret seeing Hercules over it), I've heard lots of good things and it's apparently popular enough to warrant a parody. Specifically, a parody of the "use 10% of the brain" premise.&n...

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2:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently overturtlepowering the box office, let's not forget another anthropomorphic comic book hero, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi, a rabbit samurai, once hung out with the turtles...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Box Office Numbers: T.M.N.T.R.E.A.M

Get the money, turtle turtle shell y'aaaaaaalllllllll. For some reason, folks still wanted to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last weekend despite having tons of mediocre options at their disposal. Not having seen it myself,...

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10:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy's super cute, super spoilery final scene

DAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Review: The Expendables 3

The Expendables could've been a good series had it been advertised differently. First touted as a return to form for aging 80s action stars as they wax nostalgic about their glory days, The Expendables turned out to be a grey...

Nick Valdez

6:07 PM on 08.13.2014

Power Rangers movie gets release date

I've written about this movie as much as I can because I'm just so excited about the possibilities. A big budget Power Rangers movie that might not be terribly written or full of bad CG? Take all of my money now...or in 2016,...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's what Nova would've looked like in Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy had a lot of things. Green skinned folks, talking plants and animals, attractive men, and loads of shout outs to the original comics books. What it didn't have, however, was Nova. Nova, or Richard Ride...

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