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2:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Final Trailer for Rogen and Goldberg's The Interview

I've been worried how Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were possibly going to follow up This is the End, hands down one of the best films of 2013, after their recently produced effort Neighbors showed quite a few cracks in their...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 11.26.2014

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

You know when something is funny you just have to do it again, right? That's the logic with Horrible Bosses 2. The original film actually had an appealing cast that worked well together pulling the film out of cliche and into...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 11.20.2014

First official trailer for Pitch Perfect 2

I once wrote an article on why making a sequel to Pitch Perfect, one of the most charming films of 2012, was a bad idea. The first is kind of dumb, Glee isn't the juggernaut it was a few years ago, but through all of that, I...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.17.2014

First trailer for The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler signs on for so many films for the money, it's hard to parse whether or not he's in that one winning film he gets every couple of years. It's clear that he's got talent, but it's a shame to see him go down such ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.14.2014

First official trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

WHO DID THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS?????????

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 11.14.2014

Review: Dumb and Dumber To

Twenty years is a long, long time. I was five years old when Dumb and Dumber first hit theaters in 1994, so the madcap antics of Harry and Lloyd appealed to me. Fart jokes, sex jokes I was not yet old enough to comprehend com...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.12.2014

Trailer for Mortdecai features another "wacky" Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp may have a long career of play cartoony weirdos, but it seems like these days he can't accept a job unless a role is draped in more oddness than you could shake a stick at. The latest cartoon he's involved in is ...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 11.12.2014

See Horrible Bosses 2 early and free

I have not seen Horrible Bosses but according to this very website it is funny. When things are funny and make money they get sequels. Maybe they should. Maybe they shouldn't. Who knows. That's not a discussion for here....

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 11.10.2014

We're getting another Joe Dirt for some reason

You know when you come across some news and suddenly feel like you've stumbled across the worst idea ever? I'm sure I'm supposed to be feeling that right now, but I'm can't shake how stupidly happy I am this exists. Sony's Cr...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Review: Laggies

I'm at a point in my life where I have absolutely no idea what to do next. I graduated from college two years ago and, even with all I think I've accomplished over that time, I sometimes feel like I'm walking in circles. Like...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 10.16.2014

Get passes for any showing of Men, Women and Children

Still haven't seen Jason Reitmen's Men, Women and Children? That's OK, I haven't either, but now you can at no risk. We've got passes for the film at any Regal Cinema in DC. The movie looks pretty solid so we'd love for you t...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Red Band trailer for Dear White People finally reveals the story

With every trailer and clip for Dear White People I see, I fall more and more in love with the idea. But until now, we've never had a proper look at the film's plot. Basically, a cartoonishly white fraternity wants to throw ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy was my favorite short from this past year's Oscar nominated animated short films - and I'm excited to say everybody can finally watch it online! Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf fol...

Liz Rugg

8:00 AM on 10.10.2014

Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

To start this will be the only time I am typing the full name of the movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. There, got that over with. From here on out we'll be referring to the film as Horri...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.03.2014

Review: Drive Hard

There's an entire genre of films built around older men in action films. Whether it was bred from a need for some sort of budding power fantasy or a legitimate strive toward capturing the feel of their halcyon days, this genr...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 10.03.2014

See St. Vincent early and free

You've been sitting around thinking about how you'd love to see Bill Murray in another quirky comedy/drama, haven't you? Flixist is here to grant your wishes because we have passes for St. Vincent a quirky comedy starrin...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 10.03.2014

See Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day early and free

Man, that is a long name to type. We're just going to call it Alexander from here on out. So if you want to see Alexander and would like to bring your young children to enjoy the family fun of a book we all read whe...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 10.02.2014

This trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has more jokes

I've been against Horrible Bosses 2 from the beginning. Comedy sequels rarely work, and if they do it's almost like a miracle. Every trailer I've seen for this film has a few jokes that make me laugh, and a few that rub me t...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for romcom Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer

You're never too old for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That's seriously all this movie is. The same old MPDG song and dance; a grumpy man finds pseudo-salvation in the romance of a quirky, happy-go-lucky possibly mentally unstab...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for The Wedding Ringer features a guy with three balls

If you're a fan of Kevin Hart for some reason, you're bound to enjoy The Wedding Ringer. Starring Josh Gad as a lonely guy who hires some other guy (Kevin Hart) to be his best man at his wedding, this trailer for Ringer look...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.22.2014

First Red Band trailer for The Interview has some jokes

After watching this latest Red Band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film, The Interview, I think I'm okay with its push from October to December. There are some good jokes here as the trailer reveals more o...

Nick Valdez



Review: This is Where I Leave You photo
Review: This is Where I Leave You
by Matthew Razak

The dramatic family comedy. A staple in our modern day film scene. Throw is some folky pop music and a few stars and you've got yourself a big giant cliche ready for the theaters. There are ways to do it right, though. If you can pull your film out of melodrama and into actual emotion then you can hit the nail on the head. It happens.

It only half happened here. This Is Where I Leave You boldly teases at pushing its characters and feelings in interesting directions, but holds back far too much. It leaves us with a family dramedy that works on basic levels, but never transcends its genre. 

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