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7:30 PM on 02.22.2015

Here are your 2015 Oscar winners

Despite what some may say (and even more might want), the Academy Awards are a huge deal. It's a club for old white men, sure, but the choices they make absolutely affect what projects studios do and don't greenlight going fo...

Alec Kubas-Meyer




We're live-talking the Oscars! photo
We're live-talking the Oscars!
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Hello everyone. With the Academy Awards just an hour away, we're finalizing our plans (which were thrown out of whack by the crazy news that someone on the Flixist staff is about to be a dad holy shit!). Check it out. Unlike in years past, I will be wearing a shirt, so you have that to look forward to.

So if you don't already have plans, join us, cause we're pretty cool. And so are movies. (And so are our opinions of movies.)

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My 10 favorite movies of the year … as told by pictures of puppies photo
My 10 favorite movies of the year … as told by pictures of puppies
by Chad Concelmo

I love making lists. Love it. At the end of every year, I genuinely look forward to putting together lists of the best movies I saw, best video games I played, best roller coasters I rode and best potato balls I devoured (#1 IS ALWAYS PORTO'S POTATO BALLS!).

But I also love puppies. LOVE 'em.

So I thought: Why not combine the two this year? It's a logical pairing and one that I am very excited to share with you all. With the Oscars airing tonight, what better time to present to you my 10 favorite movies from last year … represented by pictures of puppies.

Enjoy!

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Here are your 2015 Oscar nominees photo
Here are your 2015 Oscar nominees
by Matthew Razak

And we have them! The nominations are in with Birdman and Grand Budapest pulling in the lead with nomination count. A few snubs and a few surprises. How about Whiplash sneaking in for a Best Picture nominations? It totally deserves it, but people were thinking its only nom would be Best Supporting Actor. That's probably the biggest surprise for me.

The biggest snub? No LEGO Movie. Clearly an instance of the Academy not watching a film and simply not voting for it because it was branded. While the other nominations are all great there's no way this would have been snubbed if it wasn't based on a brand. 

Despite all the buzz Jennifer Aniston did not make it into the Best Actress category for Cake, but that was a long shot anyway. Probably the category with the biggest "snubs" is best director. Ava DuVernay did not pick one up for Selma and Wes Anderson and Bennett Miller snuck in crowding out the likes of Clint Eastwood and Christopher Nolan. J.K. Simmons has supporting actor locked up by this point, but how the hell does Robert Duvall get nominated for The Judge other than old-timers club? Slow clap for Nightcrawler getting at least a little nod with screenplay, but once again the Academy ignores a host of smaller films that had stellar writing.

What do you think of this year's nominees?

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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

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