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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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Final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It looks like they've saved the best trailer for last. As X-Men: Days of Future Past gets closer to its release later this May, we finally have a trailer that is as great looking as the first one. We have a good amount of pl...   more

Final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past photo

First trailer for Intramural, a sports parody featuring SNL cast members

I'm not the biggest fan of sports movies as they all tend to look the same. But every once in a while, something new comes along and manages to rock the sports genre with its uniqueness. Intramural might make it close to tha...   more

First trailer for Intramural, a sports parody featuring SNL cast members photo

New Releases, week of 4/19/14: Ride Wit Me Edition

Looks like we've finally left the Oscar season as this week's home video releases range from interesting to, well, Ride Along. First off, there's Philomena, Wrong Cops, and The Secret Life of Papa John's KFC's Cinnabon's...   more

New Releases, week of 4/19/14: Ride Wit Me Edition  photo

First trailer for A Most Wanted Man, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman

A Most Wanted Man looks to be a great film that is going to fly under a lot of folks' radars. It's got everything you want. It's based on a novel, it's a spy thriller, and it stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, and ...   more

First trailer for A Most Wanted Man, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman photo

Box Office Numbers: Try and Stop Us

For the second week in a row, Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the top spot at the box office raking in just over $41 million. Coming in at an extremely close second is Rio 2, with $39 million. It nearly took the who...   more

Box Office Numbers: Try and Stop Us photo

Second How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer spoils dragons

Much like the first full trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, this second trailer continues to spoil a lot of the movie. But rather than spoil the entirety of the film's plot, we only get a bit of it. It's a shame because...   more

Second How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer spoils dragons photo

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters

Fox has always had the worst luck with promoting its X-Men films. From X-Men to X-Men: First Class, they can never seem to put an adequate poster together. With Days of Future Past bringing the largest cast in the franchise, ...   more

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo


X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo
X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo
X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo
X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo
X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo
X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters photo



New Releases, week of 4/12/14: Smog County Edition

This week's new releases have every audience covered. The big releases include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which I'll never see), August: Osage County (which my mom wants to see), Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones...   more

New Releases, week of 4/12/14: Smog County Edition  photo

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser posters are neat

Now that the first trailer for the Michael Bay produced, Liebesman directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has come and gone, it's time for the hype train to officially get rolling. Now we have a collection of teaser posters fo...   more

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser posters are neat photo

First official trailer for Jon Favreau's Chef

Chef is an interesting film. It's definitely Favreau's passion project, but it just doesn't quite gel completely. I saw the film at SXSW and while I liked most of what I saw, the majority of the film lacked Favreau's tradema...   more

First official trailer for Jon Favreau's Chef photo

Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Episode VII filming already underway

Like much of JJ Abrams' other projects, the plot, casting, and production of Star Wars: Episode VII has been kept tightly under wraps. The only things we know of for sure are R2-D2's return, the new story taking place thirty ...   more

Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Episode VII filming already underway photo

Newest trailer for Blended is the saddest thing I'll see all day

I'm probably the only person left waiting for the end of the Sandler/Barrymore Rom-Com trilogy that started with The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Those films were pretty great because they were made back when Sandler s...   more

Newest trailer for Blended is the saddest thing I'll see all day photo

Transformers 5 probably happening in 2017

With Transformers: Age of Extinction looking to reboot the Transformers series, and with it most likely making lots of money, it's sadly natural that the follow up would already be discussed. According to some leaked toy docu...   more

Transformers 5 probably happening in 2017 photo

Box Office Numbers: America...F**k yeah.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier may not be the best movie, but it's a great follow up to The First Avenger and it's going to be especially hard for future Marvel films to top. Given that The Winter Soldier set a new recor...   more

Box Office Numbers: America...F**k yeah.  photo

The Goonies is most likely getting a sequel

Talk of a sequel to The Goonies has yet to say die. Years of rumors, failed scripts, and Broadway musical dreams have finally come to a head as TMZ caught up with Richard Donner (director of the original) and he stated a sequ...   more

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Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The First Avenger is my favorite film out of the Marvel line up (which is why I claimed this review). Captain America has always been my personal favorite Marvel character due to a mix of that cool Saturday m...   more

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier photo

Netflix Now: Whole Buncha Stuff Edition

Usually I like to use this space in Netflix Now to talk about the week's events, but there are far too many Instant additions to waste any time. Since it's the beginning of the month, we're in that flux of losing/gaining a bu...   more

Netflix Now: Whole Buncha Stuff Edition photo

First trailer for The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini

The Drop has the unfortunate stigma of being James Gandolfini's final film. Whether or not it's spectacular, there's always going to be a sense of dread watching the film knowing we've lost a man with such potential. Like wi...   more

First trailer for The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini photo

MGM wants a live action/CGI Pink Panther to exist for some reason

MGM is once again trying to bring back long lost franchises for some reason. The Pink Panther is definitely a series that's struggled to keep afloat after the death of Peter Sellers (who played Detective Clouseau in the origi...   more

MGM wants a live action/CGI Pink Panther to exist for some reason photo

Review: Divergent

Back before the final Twilight film hit theaters, I wrote up an article in which I discussed whether or not certain Young Adult book films would be the "next big thing." My initial outlook for Divergent looked good, but that ...   more

Review: Divergent photo

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Gabriel Mann (Cesar Chavez)

My final interview of SXSW was a three on one with Michael Pena, America Ferrera, and Gabriel Mann. I had just seen the screening for Cesar Chavez the night before, and we were all kind of pumped to talk about the movie. Just...   more

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Gabriel Mann (Cesar Chavez) photo

Review: Cesar Chavez

There is a lot riding on Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez to succeed. Latinos aren't exactly given a lot of representation in fiction, and if there's one man, one figurehead we can rally behind, it's the activist Cesar Chavez. As ot...   more

Review: Cesar Chavez photo