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5:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Luke Evans leaves The Crow reboot...which is probably not going to happen

Well, let's consider this the final nail in the coffin. Although someone somewhere wants a Crow reboot, it's having all sorts of trouble getting the ball rolling. The closest it got to going somewhere was a few months ago whe...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.27.2015

First official teaser for Fantastic Four

After a few years of back and forth between good and bad sounding news, we finally have our first concrete look at Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. Aaaand it's not that bad. Sure it's a bit dark (literally, that shading i...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.23.2015

X-Men: Apocalypse gets its new Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm

After X: Men Days of Future Past sorted the X-Men series out, it's time to move forward...by moving backward again. Set to take place in the 80s and following the returning cast from the First Class (along with Hugh Jackman i...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.22.2015

Steven Spielberg's version of American Sniper sounds a bit better

When it comes to American Sniper, I've found over the last few days that it's better to tread water when criticizing. It's a shame, but I've been hit by quite a few slurs from folks that are taking the film to heart. But desp...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.20.2015

First trailer for DC's direct to video Batman vs. Robin

Ever since the animated Justice League specials committed to the New 52 continuity (after The Flashpoint Paradox), they haven't been very good. I don't know what's to blame for that either. Is it the comics themselves? Is it...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.19.2015

Ouija 2 is happening because money

It may not have been a good film, or even entertaining, but Ouija is going to get a sequel on top of its already bare bones story because it made near $85 million dollars from its slim $5 million dollar budget.  In an in...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 01.16.2015

Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014

It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit abo...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Nick's Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014

Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Li...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014

We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.13.2015

Newest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is better than the first

This may technically be a TV spot that debuted during, um, sports(?), but it's long enough and full of new footage so I'm going to go ahead and say this is the second trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's much more balan...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 01.09.2015

Review: Predestination

Predestination is one of those festival films that you have no idea exists but, when you finally see it, you wonder where it's been your entire life. I'm not the biggest time travel movie fan, nor do I really enjoy science fi...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Fan edit of Marvel's Ant-Man trailer makes it a bit better

After the release of the first trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man a few days ago, talk around the water cooler led me to believe most people found it underwhelming. I'd sadly agree. I'm fond of how weird it's going to be, but some...

Nick Valdez

9:25 PM on 01.06.2015

First official trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man

It's been a bumpy road for Marvel's Ant-Man. From former director Edgar Wright publicly leaving the project, to multiple writers tackling rewrites, to multiple cast additions late in production, the odds have certainly been ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.06.2015

Scarlett Johansson cast in Ghost in the Shell

A live action adaptation of the classic manga Ghost in a Shell has been kicking around since before Flixist was even a thing, but I think we may actually see it soon. Not only does the film have an actual director in Rup...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 01.06.2015

Fox reveals release dates for Gambit, Assassin's Creed and others

As we've covered here before, Fox has been working on an Assassin's Creed film for some time now. Every time we've gotten a release date for it, it either gets pushed back or swept under the rug. I don't want to say that it's...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.06.2015

Newest trailer for The Peanuts Movie gives us more Snoopy

You know how I wrote that list of the ten best trailers of 2014? Well, I've already found my favorite trailer of 2015. It may be mostly the same as last trailer we got for The Peanuts Movie, but shows off what great trailer ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.28.2014

Review: Into the Woods

For a Disney adaptation of a popular musical, Into the Woods has flown surprisingly under the radar. Coming out of practically nowhere, and with all of the early advertising hiding the fact that it is a musical, you'd think D...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 12.19.2014

Review: Annie

Remakes are always at a disadvantage. Regardless of the final product's quality, it will always be compared to the film it's adapting. Remakes usually are stuck with two options: Either pay homage to the original and make fan...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.17.2014

International trailer for Cinderella works them shoes

I'm caught in a pickle, folks. While I want Disney's live action version of Cinderella to be different from its animated counterpart (so it has a reason to exist other than money), I don't like the changes. Thus the latest t...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.15.2014

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Marvel's Ant-Man gets official synopsis

From the looks of things, Marvel's Ant-Man is finally settling down after months and months of trouble. Whether or not you like the idea of multiple rewrites, late cast additions, or Edgar Wright leaving a project he helped g...

Nick Valdez



Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings photo
Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings
by Nick Valdez

Folks don't know this about me, but I have a soft spot for biblical stories. Having been raised half Roman Catholic, half who gives a hooey, I have an abundant knowledge of Christian bible quotes and intricacies. Regardless of your beliefs, you have to admit the Bible is full of fantastical, involving stories ripe for big budget adaptations like these. 

It's really the simplicity of it all that makes it entertaining. Bad guys are bad, good guys are unequivocally good, and some invisible force is guiding everyone's decisions. But when that guiding force doesn't know when to reign it in, you get Exodus: Gods and Kings. 

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