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4:00 PM on 10.16.2013

NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy

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 aff...

Hubert Vigilla

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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10:00 AM on 10.14.2012

NYCC: Cosplay from Saturday

The busiest day at the New York Comic Con meant very little space to move around but a lot of cosplay. Here's a solid batch of pics I took while wandering the Javits Center and the area around the convention. One last batch of cosplay pics coming tomorrow.

Hubert Vigilla

5:30 PM on 10.13.2012

Director discusses future of Silent Hill movie franchise

Michael Basset, the director of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, is a pretty cool dude. I had a roundtable interview with him and producer Samuel Hadida today and the interview closed out with the obvious question of "Do you see a...

Sean Walsh

NYCC: First image/trailer recap for the Evil Dead remake photo
NYCC: First image/trailer recap for the Evil Dead remake
by Matthew Razak

Update: Official image below.

I just got out of the panel for the Evil Dead remake where director . Needless to say Bruce Campbell rocked the house, pretty much pulling the most cheers and being generally awesome. He even gave a fan five dollars after she said something nice about him. The man knows how to work a comic convention crowd that's for sure. 

But the reason we were all there was to learn about the new Evil Dead. We got to sit down with the three before the panel so we'll go into more details then, but during the panel we got to see an exclusive trailer before anyone else. I wasn't a massive fan of the idea of relaunching the series, but after seeing this truly brutal trailer it's very obvious that they're going all out with this thing.

Full description and thoughts below.

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9:00 AM on 10.13.2012

NYCC: Cosplay from Friday

Here's a small batch of cosplay photos from Friday at the New York Comic Con. I took a few photos with one of Alec's cameras, which he'll upload eventually. I'm going to be taking a lot more the next two days, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, peep the pics in the gallery.

Hubert Vigilla

8:30 AM on 10.13.2012

NYCC: Legendary Comics/Pacific Rim panel

Even though there was cool news about comics projects from Matt Wagner and Grant Morrison, the Pacific Rim portion of the Legendary Comics panel stole the show. The panel was moderated by Chris Hardwick and also featured Lege...

Hubert Vigilla

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

So, you know, we're at the New York Comic Con and stuff, and it's pretty cool. But you know what's better than reading about what we thought? Seeing and hearing what we thought. That's right, for the first time (probably) ever, you get to watch Flixist editors talk. How freaking cool is that?!

Joking aside, Sean, Hubert, and I all saw things today (mostly them), and we wanted to let you know on video. Unfortunately, there's no interesting intro or anything, but I've always liked being able to put names to faces to voices, so if anyone is interested, here's your chance (in brilliantly glorious HD, no less)!

Also, if any fancy animators out there want to make an official Flixist video intro thing, we totally can't pay you, but you would have the satisfaction of seeing it before looking at our ugly mugs. It would probably be the most attractive thing in the video.


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10:00 AM on 10.12.2012

NYCC: The Image Revolution documentary panel

Last night at the New York Comic Con there was a panel on the forthcoming documentary The Image Revolution, directed by Patrick Meaney and produced by Jordan Rennert. The film chronicles the rise of Image Comics in the 1990s...

Hubert Vigilla

Flixist is at NYCC 2012! Be prepared photo
Flixist is at NYCC 2012! Be prepared
by Matthew Razak

We're here! We're queer! We like movies! 

Wait that doesn't seem right. We are here (here being the New York Comic Con), we do love movies as well. Maybe it's the middle line. No can't be that because we've got a Flixist orgy planned for later tonight. Well I guess we'll just have to stick with that slogan as we bring you all the news, interviews and other bits of awesome (cosplay) from this years event.

Stay tuned for interviews from the stars of Carrie and the upcoming Evil Dead remake. We'll also be chatting with God Bruce Campbell himself. And of course when the big news hits the Javitz center from whatever comic book movie is bound to have big news (please?) we'll get it to you with on the ground live coverage. What does that mean? It means the freshest coverage you can get anywhere, straight from the source like pure cocaine. 

Keep up to date with all our coverage here.

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