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1:00 PM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: Cosplay photos from the floor

If you live in New York, you're probably used to walking pretty quickly to get from points A to B. This makes being in a packed convention center like the Javitz Center during the increasingly popular New York Comic Con absol...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

11:17 AM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: Dreamworks panel featuring Home and Penguins

The last true movie related panel of NYCC is now over. The movie stuff wrapped up with Dreamworks Animation presenting a panel for both Home and Penguins of Madagascar for our viewing pleasure. The panel consis...

Matthew Razak

10:30 AM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: So... someone made "sexy" female Freddy vs. Jason figurines

You know what I've never once thought? "There should be female versions of Freddie Krueger and Jason Vorhees!" And even if I had, I certainly wouldn't have followed that thought with, "Let's put them in skimpy outfits and sex...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

8:10 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC: Up close with Ben Affleck's Batman cape and cowl

At New York Comic Con they're celebrating Batman's 75th anniversary and part of that celebration bring us our first chance to get up close to the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck will be wearing when he takes over the role in B...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.10.2014

NYCC: Tomorrowland toy gives another look at the movie

While we've got our first in motion look at Tomorrowland thanks to a New York Comic Con panel yesterday morning (more on that later), the revealed teaser was a small look at what's going on. Thanks to an exclusive toy spotted...

Nick Valdez

NYCC: Thoughts on Disney's Tomorrowland panel photo
NYCC: Thoughts on Disney's Tomorrowland panel
by Nick Valdez

Yesterday morning was the official start of 2014's New York Comic Con. What was originally a press day was opened to the public thanks to the other three days filling up so quickly. We'll have smaller impressions up throughout the weekend, but for now, I'm going to dish out some details regarding the big opening panel: Disney's Tomorrowland.

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NYCC: We're here. Join us! (over the Internet) photo
NYCC: We're here. Join us! (over the Internet)
by Matthew Razak

New York Comic Con is back again and Flixist is here to bring you all the movie news you can handle. Can you tell how excited we are? OK, that picture isn't actually representative of the excitement we're feeling with chances to look at Birdman, Netflix's new Daredevil series and possible a few leaks here and then about the Avengers movie. Not to mentions some penguins.

Tune in all weekend to catch cosplay and coverage as Nick, Alec, Geoff and myself bring you everything we possible can from the panels and floor. Maybe we'll even find a few things to give away to you guys. You never know.

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NYCC: Disney's Tomorrowland gets its first teaser photo
NYCC: Disney's Tomorrowland gets its first teaser
by Matthew Razak

If you're not excited for Tommorowland now is the time to get there because at the New York Comic Con Disney started the hype. Nick will be supplying us with a full rundown from the event itself, but above you'll find our first look for the finally-here film from Pixar director Brad Bird. 

Britt Robinson plays a young teen who joins up with a jaded scientist (George Clooney) to discover the mysterious Tommorowland. Just from the trailer alone you can tell they'll be imbuing something special into this film. The only real worry is that Damon Lindelof co-wrote the screenplay with Bird so we might be in for a lot of nonsensical science fiction stuff. Hopefully it is kept at bay by the fun we know Bird can have. 

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NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy photo
NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy
by Hubert Vigilla

Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy has drawn many strong opinions from our staff. While it's one of our most anticipated films of the holiday season, it's also a movie that makes us question how a remake can negatively affect the original. Screenwriter Mark Protosevich understands why this is.

"I know there are fundamentalists out there who feel that the original movie should never have been remade," he said during the New York Comic Con last weekend. "I respect their feelings and there's probably nothing I can say to change that." At the same time, Protosevich hopes people go in with an open mind given the history of good-to-great remakes. "I'm glad David Cronenberg remade The Fly, you know?" he said. "There's a Japanese version of Unforgiven -- I'm curious about that!"

Protosevich was in attendance at the NYCC to promote the film along with co-stars Pom Klementieff and Michael Imperioli. Near the beginning of the panel, Josh Brolin provided a video introduction to a pseudo-trailer. In his hand was a cardboard hammer. Whether you're looking forward to it or simply loathe it out of principle, there'll be a lot to discuss when Oldboy comes out on November 27th.

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8:00 AM on 10.14.2013

NYCC 2013: Cosplay Photos

Another New York Comic Con means a whole lot of great cosplay. In my days at the con, I was able to snap a fair amount of pics, the best of which I'm sharing here. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the convention on S...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 10.13.2013

Flixist's NYCC 2013 Wrap-Up: Saturday, October 12

So, Matt, Hubert, and I are at this year's New York Comic-Con. We were planning on telling you earlier, but the internet at the Javitz Center is terrible at best, so it didn't happen. But we're going to be there again today,...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

Superman 75th short screened at NYCC photo
Superman 75th short screened at NYCC
by Matthew Razak

At the Superman 75th Anniversary panel most of the discussion was on the legend of Superman and the comic book itself, but we got to check out two things from the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Man of Steel, which lands on November 12. Despite what you think about what Man of Steel did to Superman it sounds like there’s going to be some great stuff on the release of the film for home viewing.

The awesome starts with a quick short that Zack Snyder and the creator of DC animated properties Bruce Timm put together. We got to watch it and it’s basically every bit of Superman awesomeness condensed into one minute of animation. The short starts with a pull out from Action Comics #1 and then dramatically flows through every iteration of Superman there’s been. It’s really cool to watch the animation styles sort of fade into one another as you go through the eras, and their take on all the live action portrayals is pretty spot on. I’m sure there’s a ton of head nods to Superman history that I didn't pick up on, but there are definitely nods to notable moments like when Superman boxed Muhammad Ali or less notable ones like Turtle Boy Jimmy Olson.

The other part we got to check out was a bit of documentary, which was pretty much the talking heads you've come to expect from special features on DVDs. Nothing actually special there and considering the short will be broadcast on TV and most likely eventually viewable on YouTube I don’t think either are worth buying the Man of Steel Blu-ray for if you weren't planning on it anyway. Definitely worth going out of your way to see the short, just not worth laying down money.

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Review: Zero Charisma photo
Review: Zero Charisma
by Geoff Henao

There are nerds, and then there are nerds. Nerds may like to flash a retro gaming shirt or spout Star Wars trivia, whereas nerds tend to obsess over their interests and fascinations. It's cool to be proud and comfortable about the things we love, but when our obsessive fascinations begin to stop being fun and shape us into wholly negative people, where should the line be drawn?

[This review was originally written as part of Flixist's coverage of South by Southwest 2013. It is being reposted (along with a rather substantial second opinion) to coincide with the film's VOD release and New York premiere.]

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Interview: Barry Levinson photo
Interview: Barry Levinson
by Hubert Vigilla

Barry Levinson's career spans four decades, with acclaimed films like Rain Man, The Natural, Wag the Dog, Good Morning, Vietnam, and Diner under his belt, not to mention the show Homicide: Life on the Streets. It was a bit peculiar to see he was the director of the found-footage eco-horror film The Bay, which comes out today. Yet the film has roots in Maryland, his beloved home state. There was clearly something that Levinson had found interesting about a terrible infection the sweeps through a coastal Anytown, USA.

During the New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, I sat down at a table with other journalists to speak with Levinson about his first foray into the horror genre. He seemed in good spirits despite the clamor of the Javits Center.

In retrospect, I probably should have cosplayed as a parasitic undersea creature for the interview.

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7:00 PM on 10.25.2012

Interview with Silent Hill's writer/director and producer

A couple weeks ago, at New York Comic-Con, I was lucky enough to sit down with four very important players from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D at two different roundtable interviews at the super-swanky Trump SoHo. The first in...

Sean Walsh

9:00 AM on 10.18.2012

NYCC: Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez talks changes

Along with sitting down with Bruce Campbell at NYCC I also got the chance to talk with the director of the upcoming Evil Dead remake, Fede Alvarez. This is the guy who convince Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell that he...

Matthew Razak

NYCC: An interview with Bruce Campbell photo
NYCC: An interview with Bruce Campbell
by Matthew Razak

At NYCC I was able to fulfill one of my life goals: interview Bruce Campbell. The man did not disappoint. In a red sports jacket and black shirt he was walking around like he owned the joint (he basically did) and brashly declaring the new Evil Dead film, which I got to check the trailer out for, as amazing. Even when he wasn't up on stage at the panel he was on, and as he sat down to be interviewed you could tell he was excited about the new movie. 

The new Evil Dead takes another group of teens into a small cabin in the woods, but this time the reason for heading up there is an intervention for one of the girls who is a heroin addict. Aside from the new plot we got to chat about why he thinks the new film needed to be made, how they went about re-imagining a horror classic with new director Fede Alvarez, and how much pain they put lead actor Jane Levy through with every torture they could. It was, in short, everything I could have hoped for, and coupled with the brutal trailer it has me believing in this new Evil Dead

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12:00 PM on 10.15.2012

NYCC: Inside The Batmobile panel

On Friday at the New York Comic Con, there was a world premiere screening of The Batmobile, an hour-long documentary about Batman's most wonderful of wonderful toys. A half-hour version of the documentary aired earlier this y...

Hubert Vigilla

New York Comic Con Flixist Video Recap (Sunday) photo
New York Comic Con Flixist Video Recap (Sunday)
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

As promised, one final video about the Flixist experience of the New York Comic Con. This one was taken a bit earlier, because I had things to do, so it's just me and Hubert talking sort of vaguely about what it was like to be there (incredibly unpleasant). Still, I can't get enough of Luchador Hubert so it's totally worth watching anyways. Today we decided to do it before the throngs of costumed attendees, and I kind of wish we'd done it that way for the other two as well. I think it's more interesting to look at, and the sound worked out better than I expected. Oh well.

We've still got some Comic Con-y things going up over the course of the week, including a lot more photos and some panel recaps and transcriptions of things. So as the Jacob Javits Center hopefully airs itself out, rest easy knowing that our work is not done. It is never, ever done.

We hope to see you there next year!

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NYCC: Carrie remake panel recap photo
NYCC: Carrie remake panel recap
by Matthew Razak

One thing was absolutely clear from the New York Comic Con's Carrie panel: they do not want this to be called a remake. Over and over again both director Kimberly Pierce and lead actors Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz stressed that they really went back to Stephen King's original novel for inspiration. They of course love the De Palma version, but really wanted this to be another take on the subject matter.

Who knows if that is true or not, but they definitely seem to be doing up. The panel featured a teaser (described below) along with discussion on the characters, bullying and really digging into the characters. Also, blood. Lot's and lot's of blood.

Also, stay tuned later in the week for interviews with Moore, Mortez and Pierce.

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8:00 AM on 10.15.2012

NYCC: Cosplay from Sunday

The final day of New York Comic Con meant horrible musk on the main floor -- it was like the inside of a gym sock at the bottom of a laundry bag. It took a little time to acclimate to the awful smell. There was still a lot of...

Hubert Vigilla

New York Comic Con Flixist Video Recap (Saturday) photo
New York Comic Con Flixist Video Recap (Saturday)
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Hey guys, it's me again. I'm sure you've all watched (and loved) our first NYCC video recap, and here we are again with our second (and possibly final?) attempt at talking coherently into a camera. Today, Hubert, Sean, and I are joined by our wonderful Editor-in-Chief Matthew Razak, who makes for one of the best pterodactyls I have seen in my entire life.

So watch the video. It's a bit longer than yesterday's, but there was more to see and more to talk about. If you're only going to watch one of them, make it this one. Matt talks about the Evil Dead remake trailer he saw, Hubert wears a badass Luchadore mask, Sean complains about things, and I tell the Comic Con/Jacob Javitz Center coordinators how to make the convention a less terrible place to be. All that and more can be found just one click and a few seconds/minutes of buffering away.

So do that. Pretty please. 

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