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4:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Here's that great Hanging Tree song from Mockingjay- Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was pretty good. It's the best in a rough series and stands out due to some great decisions. But one of the clunkier ones was "The Hanging Tree." A song featured in the book, it was...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Oscar Isaac is X-Men: Apocalypse's...Apocalypse

Oscar Isaac truly is a renaissance man. He's one of the few actors I can take seriously in anything he chooses. In fact if he decided to don a fat suit and fart for three hours in his next film, I'd still see it six times. Bu...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Wonder Woman movie nabs director Michelle MacLaren

We're going to get so many superhero films the rest of this decade I say we just pay attention to the ones with enough unique bits to stand out. Chief among these is Warner Bros' eventual take on Wonder Woman. After our most ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 11.21.2014

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.18.2014

Here's "I Am Groot" in 15 different languages

ICH BIN GROOT  [via Disney]

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.14.2014

Newest trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey will see you now

So I had to find out about this teaser from my mom. Premiering during last night's Scandal on ABC, my mother felt the need to contact me to ask if I had any more info on it. While I don't want to see my mother that way (as I...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.13.2014

First official teaser trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Despite some hangups, I liked Divergent. It's got an interesting world and the cast was well put together, but the whole thing was just stuck in cement. Pace was mishandled, the world was skipped over in favor of two ho...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.12.2014

Rumor: Sony is coming up with a bunch of random Spider-Man movie ideas

We like to steer clear of most rumors here on Flixist because if we told you all about each one, we'd be writing about outlandish stuff every day. But Sony's discussing so many crazy Spider-Man movies, we gotta talk about 'em...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.11.2014

Doctor Doom's going to be quite different in The Fantastic Four movie

With the deluge of comic book films coming our way the rest of this (sigh) decade, anything that'll make one film stand out from the rest is good. Fox's newest Fantastic Four reboot has been getting quite a lot of attention a...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Newest Into the Woods trailer finally reveals it's a musical

It's not like Disney has been hiding the fact their latest big budget project, Into the Woods, is based off Stephen Sondheim's musical, but they're not shouting it from the rooftops either. With the first couple of trailers ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Margot Robbie is our big-screen Harley Quinn in 2016's Suicide Squad

Get your comically large mallets ready, boys and girls! According to their sources, Collider reports that Margot Robbie, one of Flixist's Hottest Babes of 2013, will be donning the red and black unitard of DC's craziest broad...

Sean Walsh

6:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Mark Wahlberg will be rebuilt as The Six Billion Dollar Man

When rumor of a Six Million Dollar Man reboot starring Mark Wahlberg hit the mill a few months ago, it pretty much came and went with little fanfare. Maybe it's due to the weak dollar making "Six Million" pretty much worthles...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.04.2014

Trailer for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water

I'm not ashamed by how much I laughed at this trailer. Sure the new Spongebob film, Sponge Out of Water, will appeal mostly to kids with its bright colors and hyperactive characters, but Spongebob's stuck around for a reason...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.04.2014

Jamie Dornan won't go the full monty for Fifty Shades of Grey

Although I may not be one of the many folks eagerly anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey, the first trailer for the adaptation drew quite a bit of attention. Whether or not I agree with its use of Sado Masochism, I kind of have ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.03.2014

Ridley Scott to produce '2001: A Space Odyssey' sequel, '3001: The Final Odyssey'

Renowned curator of all-around quality content, SyFy, has ordered a mini-series adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey, to be adapted by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, G.I. Jo...

Sean Walsh

5:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Here's our first look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Did you know there was an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the works? It's been in development hell for quite some time with a script that's been written and rewritten many times ov...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 10.30.2014

Final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

With the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the awesome marketing this film has had comes to a close. From great propaganda style teasers and posters, to how few trailers for the film we actually got (usu...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 10.28.2014

The Avengers may look different after Avengers: Age of Ultron

So with that darker trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Robert Downey Jr. showing up in Captain America 3, it sounds like Marvel has some interesting plans for the future of the films (and looking at their slate for Phase...

Nick Valdez

1:50 PM on 10.28.2014

Marvel reveals Phase Three films and release dates

There was a huge Marvel event today and they've essentially revealed every film ever. Here's what we know so far, and we'll give more info as it comes:  Captain America 3 is now Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016&...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Agents of SHIELD to show off newer Age of Ultron footage

Did you check out that cool teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron yet? If not, get on that and come back. Okay? Wasn't that pretty neat with the Pinocchio song and fat Iron Man suit? Since this teaser was leaked early du...

Nick Valdez



Benedict Cumberbatch in talks for Doctor Strange photo
Benedict Cumberbatch in talks for Doctor Strange
by Nick Valdez

Benedict Cumberbatch has played everything from a literary detective character, the guy with WikiLeaks, the super being Khan, a leading man in several amazing dramas, to a mocap dragon, so it's very appropriate that Marvel is tapping him to headline their Sorcerer Supreme film, Doctor Strange. 

While the deal isn't set in stone (sometimes these things fall through), talks have gotten to the point where he's pretty much getting the role. So now that Marvel has a director and release date, by the Hoary Hype of Hoggoth, I'm ready. Doctor Strange releases during Marvel's Phase Three July 8th, 2016

[via THR]

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Review: Ouija photo
Review: Ouija
by Nick Valdez

Ouija, read as "wee jah" and not "wee gee," is the latest in a line of films I can't believe exist. Movies are pretty much made from anything with a recognizable name now. I mean, we're in a post-Battleship world here people, so sky's the limit for potential money makers. What's next? An ultra dramatic adaptation of Operation? A super depressing Life? What about a science fiction take on Mouse Trap? 

But Ouija wants to avoid all of this by attempting to be a horror movie that just so happens to involve a certain toy...sort of like the million other films that feature the game. But the main question here is: Can Ouija mine horror tropes and go beyond its namesake to become a film capable of standing on its on two feet?

Not really, no. 

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