Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to thrive at the box office. While I had a lot of problems with the film's flabby storytelling, there was one thing about the movie that was perfect: Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Freeman can rarely do wrong -- he's an amiable everyman whether he's a hobbit, a sidekick, or a self-deprecating office drone.
Enter The Office: An Unexpected Journey by Eager Beaver Productions. This mash-up brings together the comic drudgery of The Hobbit and the fast-paced adventure of The Office. I'd love to hear the dwarves sing "Free Love Freeway," David Brent's rubbish song about Princess Di, or "More to Lose," a 1983 song by Ricky Gervais's real-life '80s New Wave band Seona Dancing. (Song included after the cut. It was a big hit in The Philippines in 1985.)
Since Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing Smaug and the necromancer in the next two Hobbit movies, I expect a Sherlock mash-up next year with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
A while ago comedian Patton Oswalt appeared on the TV show Parks and Recreation as a citizen of the town of Pawnee who made a filibuster rant... about Star Wars Episode VII, and all that it could be. And the internet went cr...
Tallest Heights was painstakingly made by filmmakers Becky & Joe, who employed an old filmmaking technique that reached the height of its popularity in the 1960s and 70s - physical manipulation of actual analogue film. T...
Omelette was created by artist Madeline Sharafian at Calarts. The story follows a happy-go-lucky dog who loves its master so much that it'll do anything to take care of him. The short film is super adorable and I love the mu...
Hybrids, written and directed by Patrick Kalyn, is a science-fiction/action short about an ex-soldier, Dakota (Daniella Evangelista), seeking vengeance for the death of her young daughter. In this short teaser for a longer f...
Spy vs. Guy, written and directed by Seth Worley for software company Red Giant (who's short film, Tempo, we've featured before on Flixist), is basically what its namesake says. It's about a spy who needs who retrieve a devi...
What do you get when the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion and animator for Nausicaa Of The Valley The Wind, Anno Hideaki, commissions a short film, gets direction by Higuchi Shinji (animator on Evangelion), and a gia...
Last month, my cousin and I played through Dead Space expecting a cerebral, ridiculously scary game. Instead, we just shot through hundreds of Necromorphs and combat rolled everywhere. What a shame, too, since we both h...
Everything I Can See From Here is a beautiful little film by artists Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim. The dark comedy features two guys and their dog minding their own business, playing some football in a dystopian, industrial la...
Waste, directed by Anton Groves, has to be one of the best short films I have seen in awhile. At first I had no idea where the story was going (a man lives obliviously with loads of papercraft monsters ad he goes through lif...
Illusions is a sweet little film that begins as a look at optical illusions and their impact on the mind, and quickly rallies into a philosophical call for reverence of human life.
It's a short, subtle and very enjoyable lit...
Back from warm and awful nice Austin to the cold, jerk-filled New York and what do I see? Lots of major releases out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. (Worst thing about Austin by the way: limited free wifi at the airport. Damn y...more
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has done pretty well for itself given its mixed reviews. Looks like the decision to turn a singular book into a trilogy has paid off since The Hobbit became the 15th film in history (for refe...more
When The Hobbit went from a pair of movies to a trilogy, the original plan was to release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 12, 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13, 2013, and The Hobbit: There...more
While I had issues with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for its flabby storytelling, the film has set the box office on fire and I did at least appreciate lots of choices in production design. These two feat...more
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in a really tough spot. The film is the follow up to what is pretty much the most epic trilogy in film history. Plus, being based on a children's book and having a smaller story ...more
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With the trailers, the posters, the pics, the featurette, and the other TV spots, there has been a whole slew of content for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Well friends, it looks like we've finally reache...more
We're one week away from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and if you're looking for some new footage to get you hyped, here's a 13-minute featurette for the film via Warner Bros. Belgium. It's got loads of new stuff, inclu...more
For some reason it hasn't quite dawned on me that I'll be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week at midnight. The original Lord of the Rings Trilogy came out when I was in college, and I remember going to the mid...more
Just a few days ago, Joss Whedon confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are in The Avengers 2. Today we have an interesting development from Bryan Singer on Twitter (your premier source for everything related to X-Men: ...more
The last we heard about Jurassic Park 4, the production had been delayed indefinitely. It was odd and abrupt, especially since the script was in place and Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) was all set to direct.
Regardless your feelings on The ABCs of Death, this is something that fans and non-fans can probably get behind. Producers Ant Timpson and Tim League made a special children's book version of The ABCs of Death, written by Zac...more
The latest trailer for The Lone Ranger is here, apparently disproving the last trailer's status as the final trailer. There's even more Armie Hammer, more Johnny Depp, more trains, more horses, and more face paint. Like...more
It's been a little while since we last heard about the next two Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. Even though I had some issues with The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (Matt, like the majority of...more
Here is the trailer for The Young and Prodigious Spivet, the latest from Amelie and City of Lost Children director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film is an adaptation of the book The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, ...more
It was only two years ago that Alejandro Jodorowksy turned to crowfunding to complete The Dance of Reality (La Danza de la Realidad), his first movie in more than 20 years. Here is the first trailer for the film, which scree...more
Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh are set to star in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which is currently titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny. Shooting will start in March 2014 with legendary f...more
Here is the international trailer for The Congress, the new film from Ari Folman (Waltz with Basir). This movie is loosely based on the novel The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem (the author of Solaris) and stars Robi...more
Clive Barker was my favorite author in middle school and high school, and he remains a fond favorite to this day. After 20 years in development hell, his first children's book, The Thief of Always, may finally become a film. ...more
Back when Disney bought out Marvel (and reinvigorated comic book movies) we were all wondering if any property would get the Pixar treatment (or at least hoping Spider-Man would show up in Kingdom Hearts). While it's not Pixa...more
As most of you probably already know, Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio have already done another Shakespearean adaptation called Romeo + Juliet. With The Great Gatsby releasing tomorrow May 10th, this will be the second lit...more
First off, if you don't understand that sub-header than you need to crack F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby open and give it a read. If you're like me you haven't touched the thing since high school and it's well worth a...more