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5:00 PM on 12.02.2014

15 documentaries advance for Academy Awards

Documentary film is awesome, but most people don't rush out to watch it or even have the ability to do that if they wanted. You usually get sucked into a documentary by accident and then you remember how great they can be. So...

Matthew Razak


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3:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy was my favorite short from this past year's Oscar nominated animated short films - and I'm excited to say everybody can finally watch it online! Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf fol...

Liz Rugg

8:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity

I may not be the biggest Gravity fan on the Flixist staff, but I do respect the film's cinematography and visual aesthetics. With most of the film's setting being the utter vastness of empty space, it would make sense that ca...

Liz Rugg



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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Flixist on the Red Carpet, 86th Academy Awards photo
Flixist on the Red Carpet, 86th Academy Awards
by Michael Jordan

Welcome one and all to one of the most well known and respected awards ceremonies for actors, directors, and everyone else vaguely related to this crazy world of show business. With such a prestigious ceremony, you know that Mike Cosimano (just call him "King of all Cosmos") and myself will report from the red carpet with the utmost dignity and....

Sorry, could not finish that last sentence with a straight face. We all know that we are on the red carpet to talk about who we think should win a giant gold phallic award that are handed to Hollywood's elite, and have a good time. So please join us on our rainy day adventure.

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2:51 AM on 03.02.2014

Have some pictures from the Oscar Red Carpet!

Today, fellow Associate Editor Michael Jordan swung by my place of residence and spirited me away for a spectacular adventure! We hit up the Oscar Red Carpet as it was essentially being put together and shot a pretty decent amount of video. That should be up very soon, but for now, enjoy these tantalizing shots!

Mike Cosimano



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

4:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Let It Go will be at the Oscars

So I wasn't the only person who thought Frozen got robbed at the Golden Globes, right? Look, U2 is fine, I like a couple of their songs, but they have to be the least interesting popular band out there. Even Nickelback is int...

Mike Cosimano

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Check out this trailer for Oscar nominated short Feral

This brief trailer for Daniel Sousa's short film Feral gives us a glimpse into the world and story of the Oscar nominated animated short film. Feral follows the story of a young boy who is raised by a pack of wolves in the w...

Liz Rugg





5:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Watch the adorable trailer for Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young mouse and a big bear, in a world where inter-species friendships are highly discouraged, due to like eating each other and stuff. The movie is ...

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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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

12:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Spike Jonze's Her pushed back because Oscars

Looks like Warner Bros. is pretty confident in the quality of Her, as we all probably should be considering the trailer looked great. They've decided to bump the film's opening from November 20 to a limited release in Ne...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Ellen DeGeneres hosting the 86th annual Academy Awards

For awhile it seemed that The Academy just wanted Seth MacFarlane to host the 2014 Oscars (despite his use of anti-women jokes), but then he dropped out because he was too busy. Scrambling to find a host with the same amount ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 05.21.2013

Seth MacFarlane officially not hosting the 2014 Oscars

Feminism can breathe a collective sigh of relief, comedian, actor and director Seth MacFarlane will officially not be hosting the 2014 Oscars. But, it's not because the Academy has redacted their (probable) love of rape jokes...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 04.19.2013

Seth MacFarlane asked to host the Oscars again

After a very controversial run as last year's Oscar host, The Academy has reportedly asked director and comedian Seth MacFarlane if he would like to host next year's show too. Now, what's important is that MacFarlane's Oscars...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 02.26.2013

Mondo releases poster series for the 2013 Oscars

As we mentioned last week, the movie poster art mavens at Mondo commissioned and released a series of posters for various Oscar nominees this year. They showed us three posters before the Oscars were awarded, but now that the...

Liz Rugg



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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The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2013 edition photo
The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2013 edition
by Matthew Razak

Last year we made the bold statement that our Oscar predictions were the best ever. Were we 100 percent right? No. But that doesn't mean we're going to back down from outlandish claims about our incredible ability to predict who is going to win. In fact we were actually never wrong. It was the academy that was making the mistakes!

So we're back this year once again with our rundown of all of the Oscar predictions. But we don't just stop with who is going to win. It's important to note that just because something is going to win doesn't mean it should win and that's why we lay out which movies should be the winners even if they aren't going to be. Then we go ahead and try to make ourselves angry by coming up with all the possible outcomes that will really piss us off.

Chairs were thrown through windows by the time we stopped writing this thing.

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