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12:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 87th Annual Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are a tough sell every year. Each year their relevance continues to fade as more and more folks rely on word of mouth from social media rather than purchasing their movie ticket or DVD based on how many awa...

Nick Valdez


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10:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Here are your 2014 Razzie winners and losers

The Academy Awards have come and gone, and while they were full of pleasant moments (the super selfie, the pizza, Lupita Nyong'o and Matthew McConaughey's speeches), the Razzies also happened but were full of not so pleasant ...

Nick Valdez



Here are you 2014 Oscar winners photo
Here are you 2014 Oscar winners
by Matthew Razak

The Academy Awards have once again come and gone. Considering they ran about 30 minutes late it's quite possible you fell asleep before they were over, and since Flixist is your only source of movie news (right?) we thought it best to let you know what won. Below you'll find them in easy to digest list form. Once you've scrolled through let us know what you think?

I'm of the opinion that they actually came out pretty well. This is one of the rare years where I can't argue too much with any win. While I would have liked to see Gravity take the best picture award I can understand giving it Best Director and 12 Years a Slave best picture. I'm also not surprised American Hustle got shut out. It just wasn't as great as its fellow contenders. As predicted Matthew McCoughnahey gave an awesome speech and Ellen was of course endearing and nowhere near as boundary pushing as the previous hosts.

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Join us for our live Oscars Google Hangout photo
Join us for our live Oscars Google Hangout
by Matthew Razak

Update: We're live! Toss questions at us in the comments or, you know make fun of us or whatever. Thanks for watching! If you'd like to join us for the Hangout  on camera just send your Google+ account email to matthew@flixist.com and I'll invite you in.

That's right, we're bringing it back. Last year's Oscar Hangout was so incredible that we just had to do it again. Watch this space for the Google Hangout going live the night of the Oscars and then toss questions, comments and anything else you can our way as we basically make fun of everything ever.

I'll even be wearing at tux. You have to dress up for the Oscars. So come back here at 7 p.m. on March 2 to discover just how stupid we can all act on camera. Hint: really stupid.

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The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2014 edition photo
The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2014 edition
by Matthew Razak

Looking back over the years at our Oscar predictions its almost scary how often we're right. In fact we're right all the time. Some times the Academy might make the wrong choice, but feel safe in knowing that our Oscar predictions are clearly 100 percent accurate no matter what. That's why you don't need to read any other Oscar predictions but ours.

Below you'll find not only predictions on what is going to win, but also what should win and what will make us break things if they happen. Seriously. We got worked up. If you don't believe me join us for our live Google Hangout the night of. You may see a chair get thrown through a television if things go poorly. 

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2:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Community: What are your thoughts on this year's Oscars?

Hello gentle readers of Flixist! Did you know that the 2014 Academy Awards is this weekend!? I sure forgot. What do you guys and girls think? Are you surprised by some of the nominees? (*cough cough* Lone Ranger *cough*) Are ...

Liz Rugg



Your 86th Academy Award nominees are here photo
Your 86th Academy Award nominees are here
by Matthew Razak

And here they are. The real contenders for the real awards... that just don't matter anymore. In all honesty the Oscars are a great bit of fun, but we aren't expecting too many surprises this year. I don't think American Hustle is going to fool as many people as it did at the Golden Globes and you can bet that Gravity and 12 Years A Slave dominate the all the categories pretty darn heavily. 

You can watch the nominees get announced live above or if you're too late for that just read them below in the handy printed form. Your call. We'll have reaction and predictions coming at you later in the week so stay tuned. 

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Here are your Golden Globe Winners photo
Here are your Golden Globe Winners
by Matthew Razak

And here come the Golden Globes! Right now we're watching the entirely useless red carpet where we get to see Jennifer Lawrence be charming and everyone else try to be interesting -- at least they have a decent crew out there this time. Soon, however, we'll be getting all the winners from Hollywood's silver medal. Should be fun.

Below you'll find all the categories (in the movies) with the winners in bold. We'll update each time there's a winner so be sure to come back. If you're interested for the staff takes make sure you check out Nick Valdez, Isabelle Magliari and myself on Twitter as we Tweet out our reactions.

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Your 2014 Golden Globe nominations are here photo
Your 2014 Golden Globe nominations are here
by Matthew Razak

And the big guns are fired. The Golden Globes have announced their nominees setting us up for endless debate of what deserves to be there and what doesn't. What surprises are there? Well, how about five non-comedy/musical movies being nominated in the Best Comedy Musical category. The Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, Her, Nebraska and American Hustle all grabbed nominations in the category and none of them fit there. Her is the most egregious misrepresentations, but American Hustle comes in a close second. Seems to be a case of the Globes wanting to nominate 10 Best Drama films and shoving the extras into the comedy category.

Other notables are the obvious nods for Gravity and 12 Years a Slave in almost every category and the lack of Monsters University in the Best Animated category. First time Pixar has been missing in a while. The Globes also liked Rush a bit more than I did, nominating it for Best Drama along with a few others. 

Check out the full list below and tell us what you think got snubbed or shouldn't be there.  

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3:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Independent Spirit Awards nominations have arrived

It's getting to be that time of year! Awards season is coming upon us and the early nominations award nominations are in. The Independent Spirit Awards are kind of the indy Oscars, but everyone gets drunk and actually has fun...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 11.06.2013

19 animated films were submitted for Oscar consideration

It's that time of year again, folks. It's the time of year where the bigwig films are all vying for an Academy Award nomination. It's going to be an interesting year given the amount of spectacular films that debuted this yea...

Nick Valdez





11:30 AM on 07.19.2013

Audience votes Hentai Kamen as best film of NYAFF 2013

At the beginning of every screening at the New York Asian Film Festival, the good folks at Subway Cinema handed out little slips of paper with ratings of 1-5 on them, ranging from "Worst Film Ever" to "Awesome." At the end, t...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

11:00 AM on 04.15.2013

Pitch Perfect cast performed during the MTV Movie Awards

While this isn't a big deal to most of you (since I assume Flixist readers are part of a cool motorcycle gang that terrorizes a single small town once a year), the cast of Pitch Perfect (minus Anna Kendrick and Adam Devine) ...

Nick Valdez



Flixist Awards 2012: Best Film photo
Flixist Awards 2012: Best Film
by Matthew Razak

We've gone through a lot of awards over the past week honoring some of the best films in pretty much every way we can, but now we come to it. No more genres or categories, simply put, what follows is the best movie of the year. 

What's great about giving out awards each year is it gives us a chance to honor films that might have flown past other awards' radar. We've got a diverse staff who love all sorts of movies, and it makes our awards far more varied. Of course, much like last year's winner, this year's was an underdog for best film everywhere else, but it won here.

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1:34 PM on 03.02.2013

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Documentary

The much maligned documentary gets an unfair shake. You say documentary to someone and they think talking heads and boredom. However, as this year's nominees show, that's pretty much one of the most inaccurate statements ever...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 02.27.2013

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actress

Much like this year's Best Actress Oscar nominations, our Flixist Award nominees ranged from girls about 9 years old to women about 90 years old. Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild was a lot of people's...

Liz Rugg

7:00 PM on 02.26.2013

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Screenplay

As a hopeful screenwriter, Best Screenplay is the one award I pay the most attention to in every awards. Our kind isn't so often publicly recognized, no matter how handsome we all are. Screenplays are important thou...

Nathan Hardisty

2:00 PM on 02.26.2013

Flixist Awards 2012: Worst Film

As we award the best of 2012 with shiny golden dino statues it's important to note that sometimes movies aren't good. Sometimes movies are really, really, really, really, really, ridiculously bad. And we don't mean bad simply...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 02.25.2013

Here's your list of Razzie winners and losers

While we were stuck in Oscar mania, another set of awards took place a few nights beforehand. The 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards handed out "awards" to "winners" in ten categories ranging from Worst Actor to Worst Remake, Rip-O...

Nick Valdez



Flixist Awards 2012: Best Director photo
Flixist Awards 2012: Best Director
by Matthew Razak

The 2012 Flixist Awards (known as the Golden Pterodactyls by those in the know) have arrived. Now that those far less important awards have come and gone, it's time to get down to the ones that really matter. We'll be spending the next week honoring the best films of 2012. To kick things off we're opening with a big one: Best Director.

Our nominees this year are basically a who's who of directing ranging from seasoned pros like Steven Spielberg to indy darlings like Wes Anderson. It's a telling fact about the wide variety and quality of film we got last year that we have such depth to our nominees. We also didn't forget about how truly good The Master was unlike every other person who watches movies. It was definitely a good year for talented directors to show us their best, but only one could win...

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Here are your 2013 Oscar winners photo
Here are your 2013 Oscar winners
by Matthew Razak

They're over! We stayed up late and watched them all and now we have the winners. If you missed our Google Hangout of the show you can check it out here. You'll learn about statue polishing robot technique, our ability to get dressed up and see our lovely faces. It's a good time.

But enough with all this nonsense. There were some surprises (Ang Lee!) and plenty of things we should have expected. Seth McFarlane instantly won us over simply because he had Captain Kirk on. We're nerds we're easy to please.

Without further ado the winners.

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Watch the Oscars with us in a Google Hangout photo
Watch the Oscars with us in a Google Hangout
by Matthew Razak

Update: And we're live! All dressed up and ready for the Oscars! You can watch the Hangout right here and talk with us in the comments. If you want to join the hangout just let us know and we can invite you.

You know what's so 2012? Liveblogging. All that typing and spelling. It's just too much thinking. That's why this year instead of liveblogging the Oscars we're going to watch them with you in a Google Hangout. Come this Sunday as the red carpet festivities start we'll post up the public link to the Hangout and you can come watch the Oscars with us. 

We'll make jokes, laugh and give truly thoughtful commentary on important subjects like Anne Hathaway' in ability to appear genuine or how we all knew that Daniel-Day Lewis was going to drink all the milkshakes. If you've never been in a Google Hangout you can learn about them here. Basically it'll be like watching the Oscars with your best friends, except we're even better than your best friends because we have super powers.

So join us! Keep your eyes on this post come Oscar time Sunday for the link.

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