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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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5:00 PM on 09.15.2014

The Mockingjay lives in this newest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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 d...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Will Ferrell says Zoolander 2 is really really good looking

I hope I'm not the only person left holding a candlelight vigil every night until Zoolander 2 becomes a thing. News of the struggling production for the sequel a few of us want has been floating around for years. All we've be...

Nick Valdez

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 09.15.2014

Box Office Numbers: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Surprising absolutely everyone, No Good Deed managed to take the top spot at the box office during a dead weekend. Seriously, if you had to choose between a glistening, shirtless Idris Elba, watching a poorly advertised crime...

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3:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Alex Kurtzman teases a darker Venom spin-off

It'd be incredibly risky to take a dark tone with a big superhero franchise, but that might be the perfect kick in the pants for The Amazing Spider-Man. And what better character to do it than Venom? After The Amazing Spider-...

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

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

12:00 PM on 09.10.2014

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter

If you haven't seen 22 Jump Street know it's one of the funniest films this year. It ended in such a way, that making a sequel film would not only prove its ridiculous final jokes right but ruin the film's good will over...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 09.09.2014

Robert Downey Jr. says Marvel has no plans for Iron Man 4

While I didn't like Iron Man 3 completely, I did appreciate its brave choices (such as the conclusion of Tony Stark's 4 movie arc). While I suspect the finale to be undone by Avengers: Age of Ultron next year, I hoped that Ma...

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

12:00 PM on 09.09.2014

Terminator: Genisys already has sequels because future money

The next installment in ever rebooting Terminator franchise, Genisys (I still can't believe I have to spell in like that), is on a quick track for a 2015 release even if we've seen literally nothing at this point. Despite thi...

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

10:00 AM on 09.08.2014

Box Office Numbers: Wake Me Up When September Ends

Now that Summer's officially over, we've hit that period where new releases just sort of die out until the end of the month for some reason. Maybe it's in anticipation of the Summer films dominating the box office, but the go...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.05.2014

Trailer for final Rurouni Kenshin film, The Legend Ends

Although we'll never get a proper release here in the states, I can't stop covering the Rurouni Kenshin films. After seeing the first one, I read through the manga it's based off of and I can't wait to see it in action someh...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.05.2014

Vin Diesel gets hairy in first Last Witch Hunter image

From Vin Trieesel to Vin Beardsel, Vin Diesel is always working on some kind of project. And as natural for the one man PR firm, we've got our first look at his next big film The Last Witch Hunter from his Facebook page with ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.05.2014

Trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has some jokes

Horrible Bosses 2 is the latest in a long line of comedy sequels that shouldn't exist. Maybe it'll be the one good one out of the bunch, but it certainly has lots against it. For one, the title doesn't seem to make sense any...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Katniss gives good back in this Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

She's just a girl, but she's on fire. November 21st can't come soon enough. 

Nick Valdez