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9:00 AM on 04.23.2014

The 15 greatest yelled lines in the history of cinema

Yelling has been an integral part of cinema since the first talkies came to be. I bet you didn't know that the original screenplay for The Jazz Singer was typed in all caps and was supposed to be yelled the entire time....

Matthew Razak


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Michael & Mike See a Movie: Joe photo
Michael & Mike See a Movie: Joe
by Michael Jordan

This Episode we take a look at the new Nicolas Cage movie Joe, as well as a bonus top 10 Nicolas Cage moments in movies.

 

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4:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Movie Monday for April 07, 2014

  Sunny LA got some wetness this week as we had a bit of that water stuff that falls from the sky, rain, I think its called. Whelp lets get down to the new you might have missed.

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5:00 PM on 03.31.2014

Michael & Mike See a Movie: Oculus

  Welcome to the first (maybe last) episode of Michael & Mike See a Movie! This week we got a chance to explore the horror movie Oculus, and tell you about our first impressions right off the bat. Have some laughs, get informed, and have some fun while we talk about a horror movie with allot of interesting ideas.

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Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla photo
Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla
by Michael Jordan

Godzilla is quickly approaching, and there is a distinctive lack of talk about how amazing this is and what it means to international audiences.Get ready to get informed as we dissect this trailer, and talk about the TWO big bad monster that will be showing up in this film.

You can also find the full trailer right here on Flixist.

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Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers photo
Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 2: The Explorers
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In France, Le Transperceneige was released as three volumes: L'échappe (The Escape), in 1984; L'arpenteur (The Surveyor), in 1999; and La traversée (The Crossing), in 2000. In the space between the first volume's release and the second, writer Jacques Lob passed away, and when it was time to bring the story back, his duties were taken by Benjamin Legrand. 

In 2014, there are only two volumes being released, but they tell the entire story. The Surveyor and The Crossing, which were part of the same story (one taking place long after The Escape), have been combined, making each of Titan's volumes functionally complete. It also means that The Explorers is a bit longer, and as such it carries a $5 premium over The Escape.

But The Explorers is also better than The Escape, so I'd say the extra cost is justified.

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What did you think of the 86th Academy Awards? photo
What did you think of the 86th Academy Awards?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Bit late this week because reasons (same ones that explain why my video quality is so terrible), but opinions never die, so whatever!

Although most of us have probably already forgotten that the Oscars happened a mere 6 days ago, there are still things left to be said about it. Not a ton of things, necessarily, because this year was surprisingly acceptable, but things nonetheless.

Once you've watched, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And then subscribe to our YouTube channel, because that's what all the cool kids are doing, and you want to be a cool kid, right? (Yeah you do!)

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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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After the Credits: Feeling bad after negative reviews photo
After the Credits: Feeling bad after negative reviews
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

True story: Reviewing movies is not all sunshine and rainbows. Like any job, there are parts of it that really kind of suck. This week, I decided to talk about one that was particularly relevant to my life: feeling bad about telling people they're bad at things.

I don't like writing negative reviews. If I had my way, every review I ever wrote would be positive and happy, but that's not how it works. Movies are bad, and I have to say it like it is. That's how this works. But it doesn't mean I don't sometimes feel bad about that reality. It doesn't really affect my writing in any meaningful way, so I'm just sort of complaining to complain, but if you were ever wondering if I have emotions and feel things, there you go.

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What is your favorite movie remake? photo
What is your favorite movie remake?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In honor of the Robocop remake that I still haven't seen yet but is apparently pretty good, this week, members of the Flixist staff took to their cameras to talk about their favorite remakes. (Spoiler: nobody said Robocop.)

Once you've heard our thoughts, let us know yours in the comments below, and then go to our YouTube channel and subscribe, then like every video we've ever done and flood your friends with Flixist content. They'll be so overwhelmed they'll have no choice but to fall in love with us like you probably haven't (but should).

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After the Credits: Not caring about unlikable characters photo
After the Credits: Not caring about unlikable characters
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Last week, I saw a movie I didn't like very much, but I found the fact that I didn't like it interesting. I got about halfway through writing the review when I realized that I would rather talk about it than write. Hence this week's edition of After the Credits. I didn't really get into the idea of empathy (and maybe I should have), but another person being a human isn't reason enough to feel for them (especially when, as in a film, they aren't actually human). There needs to be something more there.

Good films have that something else, the thing that makes you feel something other than disinterest when terrible things happen to its characters. But when a character in Vic + Flo Saw a Bear had her leg broken by someone she had apparently wronged in the past? I didn't feel a thing.

If you enjoyed the video, please head over to the YouTube page and like it and subscribe to our channel (we hit 100 subscribers! WHOO!) check below for previous videos in the series. This is the 10th! That's actually kind of a milestone. Double whoo!

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Flixist Trailer Theater: Guardians of the Galaxy photo
Flixist Trailer Theater: Guardians of the Galaxy
by Michael Jordan

Wondering who the hell these Guardian folks are. Don't worry we can fill you in second by second in our new Trailer Theater series. We take a look at the First Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and bring you up to speed about why you should care about Marvel's space comic epic with back story, character relation, and info about Marvel Phase 3. 

You can also find the full trailer right here on Flixist.

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10:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Movie Monday for February 17, 2014

Welcome to an extremely late version of Movie Monday, but it was Presidents day so I knew you would have a super hangover. Be sure to check the links below.

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What is the worst date movie? photo
What is the worst date movie?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Some of you are watching this video because you have nothing else to do today, and others are terrified that they're going to show their significant other the wrong thing and end their nights on a sour note.

If you're that latter person, we've got your back. Well, most of us. Liz totally didn't answer the question, but she's adorable so whatever.

Once you've heard our thoughts, let us know about your choices for the worst (and they can be stories or movies that you just know won't work out). Then like the video on YouTube and subscribe to our channel. That'd make all of us feel loved, which is what today is supposed to be about. Probably.

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10 Movie Valentines for 2014 photo
10 Movie Valentines for 2014
by Michael Jordan

Lets face it, Valentine's Day has become so compressed with corporate Hallmark cards, that no company has the chance to make Valentines with the reckless abandon that we used to see back in the late 80's and early 90's. 

And that is where we come in with the blatant disregard for any relation to sense, to give you Valentines themed after the movies we know you love as much as your significant other. So make sure to copy these and send them to your sweet heart so he or she really knows that you care, because nothing says love more than movie references.

 

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After the Credits: Why I gave The Raid 2: Berandal a 97 photo
After the Credits: Why I gave The Raid 2: Berandal a 97
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

It returns!

Sure, the role that was once filled by After the Credits has been replaced by Michael Jordan's Movie Monday, but I like the name After the Credits, so I'm keeping it. This week, I'm pulling back the curtain just a little bit to talk about Flixist's review scores, specifically discussing why I gave The Raid 2: Berandal the score I did, despite not being completely blown away by its narrative.

If you've ever wondered what sort of thoughts go into making decisions like that, you might find this interesting. And if you haven't, you probably won't. But you should watch it anyway, then like it and subscribe to our awesome YouTube channel that is growing more interesting and original by the minute. (And by that I mean every few days.) The intention is for this to return as a weekly series, posting each Wednesday (day early this week), so watch out for them going forward! And if there's anything you want me to talk about, let me know and maybe that'll be a future topic.

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Movie Monday for February 10, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for February 10, 2014
by Michael Jordan

The only Online Movie News Show Endorsed by Pornstar April O'Neil is back for another Monday! Check out all the movie news that you might have missed.

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What do you think of theatrical re-releases? photo
What do you think of theatrical re-releases?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Theatrical re-releases are a big thing nowadays. Whether it's Oscar-hopefuls like Gravity and Captain Phillips returning to theaters to score some mindshare or big events like the 4K projection of Lawrence of Arabia, missing a movie in theaters the first time around may not mean you won't get the chance to see it at all.

What do you all think about that trend? We've certainly got some thoughts, and this video has a pretty big cast (including a surprise appearance from the guy who used to have half of my job), so buckle in and get ready to be inundated with the best damn movie opinions on the entire internet.

And once you've done that, head over to our YouTube channel and like every single video we've ever done and then subscribe so you can continue to do that for every video going forward. Then come back and comment on things and be an active member of our community, because doing so will make everyone a better human being.

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Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 1: The Escape photo
Graphic Novel Review: Snowpiercer Vol 1: The Escape
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

When Bong Joon-Ho announced that he was making Snowpiercer as his English-language debut, Americans let out a collective, "Hmm?" Nobody had any idea what Snowpiercer was, because it had never been released in English. But thanks to the good people at Titan Comics, those of us waiting for Harvey Weinstein to stop destroying what will undoubtedly be the greatest film ever created have the chance to see what inspired the project in the first place. 

So this is only film related in the vaguest sense, but the new cover does have the word "film" on it. So you know what? 

Snowpiercer, guys. I'm so freaking excited.

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Movie Monday for February 03, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for February 03, 2014
by Michael Jordan

Hey movie fans, Super Bowl has come and gone, and we got all the trailers and movie info that might have gotten buried while you were drinking the big game away.

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Flixist's 2014 Movie Preview-palooza photo
Flixist's 2014 Movie Preview-palooza
by Flixist Staff

Last week some of our ranks recorded ourselves talking briefly about our most anticipated films of 2014, and now we’re looking at some of those films more in depth as well as mentioning others that we missed. 2013 was a pretty amazing year (we’re all still catching up on the best of the best), and we can only hope that this year will be even better.

But even if it’s not, the non-exhaustive list you’ll find below shows that there’s a whole lot of stuff worth looking forward to.

Time to get excited, but you really should have been already. I mean, it's been 2014 for an entire month already.

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What is your guiltiest movie pleasure? photo
What is your guiltiest movie pleasure?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I don't like the term "guilty pleasure," because I feel like everyone should totally own the things that they like. That being said, there are certain tastes that I don't shout from the rooftops, and all but the most socially-inept have those as well. Today, some of our lovely Flixist staffers have taken to their cameras to shout them from some proverbial rooftops.

And once you've heard about their embarrassing/weird secret-ish loves, tell us yours in the comments below. Then head over to our YouTube page and like every video we've ever made and then subscribe so you can keep doing that always and forever going forward. You'll feel super good about it.

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