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8:00 AM on 04.03.2014

MGM wants a live action/CGI Pink Panther to exist for some reason

MGM is once again trying to bring back long lost franchises for some reason. The Pink Panther is definitely a series that's struggled to keep afloat after the death of Peter Sellers (who played Detective Clouseau in the origi...

Nick Valdez


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9:59 AM on 04.02.2014

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four is a movie already full of people who have a solid chance of being Hollywood A-listers in a few years. The casting has been young and aggressive for the superhero reboot and the news that Toby Kebbell will...

Matthew Razak



First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo
First official trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Nick Valdez

This is it, folks. This is what a good chunk of the internet has been waiting for the past two/three years to see. From Michael Bay producing the film, to the "they're now aliens" rumor, to the extremely bad leaked script, to the weird casting, to the funky looking design leaks, we've all wanted to see how Bay's production of Ninja Turtles would look in motion. 

I'm not as big of a fan of the Turtles as some of the other editors here on Flixist are, so I can't really say much to how well they're represented in this teaser. But from here it all looks okay. Since the only thing I have to go on from director Johnathan Liebesmen is the lackluster Battle: Los Angeles, I hope TMNT has more to offer than its looks. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exerts its turtle power August 8th. Here's the synopsis: 

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

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8:00 PM on 03.24.2014

The Grudge getting rebooted, new franchise to come

Ju-On: The Grudge was a Japanese horror film in 2002 that hit it off so big, an American version was made (dubbed The Grudge, and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar) only two years later. A quick turn around during a time Hollywoo...

Nick Valdez



Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie photo
Final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows the rest of the movie
by Nick Valdez

I kid, I kid. But seriously, The Amazing Spider-Man 2's glut of promotional footage has gone and potentially spoiled the entire movie. But here I am hypocritically sharing it with you all. The weird thing is, I don't really mind. With what we know from Sony, Super Bowl teasers, and Marc Webb himself, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't really all that important. It's just a stepping stone to another future Spider-Man film (but it still looks good, I guess!). Basically, there's no reason why I should be mad that I've seen so much of the film already since I'm getting a brand new one next year. 

And then the year after that. And that. And possibly a third time. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings in May 2nd. 

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8:00 AM on 03.19.2014

International trailer for Godzilla brings the monsters

After a string of awesome things like a great looking poster, Snickers ad, and great looking trailer, I'm still worried that all of this is going to come down at some point. Yet, the more I watch these new trailers for Godzi...

Nick Valdez



Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman photo
Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
by Nick Valdez

When Dreamworks first announced their plans to turn Peabody's Improbable History (a short which ran during The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show featuring Mr. Peabody and his boy companion, Sherman) into a full length animated film, I was a little worried that my once beloved cartoon (I used to wake up at three in the morning in order to catch reruns of it on Cartoon Network) would be run through the standard generic animated blender everything seems to go through now. Little did I know I would be so, so wrong. 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is remarkably smart, adorable, educational, referential, heartwarming, effervescent, hilarious, and even a little rude. But most of all, it's improbably entertaining.

Which is exactly the way I like my Peabody. 

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Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars photo
Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars
by Matthew Razak

Update: All the actors have confirmed their casting via Twitter.

Fox seems to have finally, finally nailed down actors for their upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. We've heard rumors and speculation for forever now, but rewrites and problems casting have delayed the film. Now we finally have our four stars: Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch; Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing; Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.

We all knew Jordan was attached for a long while now, as he's teaming up again with director Josh Trank (Chronicle). The rest of the casting is more of a surprise. While Mara and Teller had had their names pop up Jamie Bell is very out of left field as he was only chosen after a plethora of other actors failed to connect with the part. He's also not very large or craggly, though I suppose with CGI that doesn't matter. 

It's definitely a young cast, and there are no big names, but a lot of up and comers. It will be very, very interesting to see where Fox takes this as the casting choices are nothing like the comic book characters. Also, to be clear, THR is reporting this like its a done deal, but Miles and Teller haven't signed on yet.

[via THR]

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12:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Transporter series getting rebooted with a new trilogy

With all of the reboots and sequels going around these days, it was only a matter of time that we rebooted a series whose last installment hit less than six years ago. But since that's at least twenty years in Internet time, ...

Nick Valdez



Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles sure look rebooted alright photo
Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles sure look rebooted alright
by Michael Jordan

Thanks to a few leaks springing up around the Internet, we've got a good (but completely unofficial) look at what Michael Bay's upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot might look like. While none of this is confirmed, the leaked images look awfully close to that Halloween costume leaked a few days back. 

The accompanying poster looks more finalized than anything else, too. I've compiled the images and poster for you along with some thoughts regarding these designs all in a nice video for your convenience. What do you think of the designs? Are you ready for Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles hitting sometime this year? 

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9:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles might look super ugly

I'm not the hugest fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I understand the very thought of Michael Bay going through a franchise I enjoy and possibly mucking up the whole thing for everybody. And even if I'll stick by M...

Nick Valdez





3:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Second Peabody and Sherman trailer is Valedogtorian

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films of the year. I wasn't too impressed by the film's first trailer, but I've come around thanks to this second one. The focus is rightly on Mr. Peab...

Nick Valdez



Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit photo
Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
by Matthew Razak

Ahhh, the left over goodness of January. The month where every movie goer's hopes are so low that even the most banal film can seem like a worthy excuse to head to the theater. That's where an established name like Jack Ryan can really pull folks in without doing too much.

It's not like Jack Ryan is a banal character. The Tom Clancy spy has been in some of the best spy thrillers ever made, but that was over two decades ago and his last foray into cinema, The Sum of All Fears, didn't exactly ignite the character back to life.

Enter another reboot of the character. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the first of his films to turn the name into a franchise, which is what they studio is clearly attempting to do. The question is can they make a 90s hero into a new millennium franchise or is there a reason the movie was released in January.

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4:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Nick's Flixmas: The Grinch

Back in the early 2000s Universal attempted two live action Dr. Seuss reboots starring notable comedic actors, resulting in two of the weirdest movies. While the less said about the Mike Myers starring The Cat in the Hat said...

Nick Valdez



First trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photo
First trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
by Nick Valdez

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is boring, plain and simple. It has a cumbersome title, odd looking CGI mashed against live actors, and it's ultimately rendered utterly pointless by film's end. If we know humankind is going to be wiped out entirely, what's the point of getting to know them? Down the line it's going to be one of those prequels movie fans use to argue against the idea entirely. Why did we need a prequel to Planet of the Apes? Here to muddy up that question is the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 

With another title that only slightly makes sense (dawn is just after sunrise, I suppose), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the last remaining humans and pits them against Caesar (Andy Serkis)'s army of super monkeys (and maybe the monkeys fight each other in some kind of civil war). I understand why this exists (the first film went bananas in the box office), but that doesn't mean I'm happy about it. If the sequel can somehow be less boring than the original, then I'm game. Dawn of the Planet of The Monkees couldn't leave us if it tried July 11th. 

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7:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Terminator reboot gets its Sarah and John Connor

It seems after testing a bevy of gorgeous women for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot (part of a planned new trilogy), Paramount has chosen Emilia Clarke (whose most notable role is from this Game of ...

Nick Valdez



First trailer for Godzilla is still king of the monsters photo
First trailer for Godzilla is still king of the monsters
by Nick Valdez

The King of the Monsters is back, baby! This first official trailer for Legendary's upcoming Godzilla reboot (not that unofficial one that was quickly pulled down several months back) gives our first real look at the new version of the same old beast. As Godzilla rises in order to fight a batch of bad kaiju (created by humans, of course), plenty of tall buildings will be destroyed. Also Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are there but no one should care about them because the movie stars a giant radioactive dinosaur. 

Sure some Godzilla stories dig into how folks react to a giant monster attack, but the memorable ones just focus on Lizard Numero Uno. Remember the Godzilla cartoon? Exactly.

Godzilla "EHHERRRRGHNNNGH"s (that's a Godzilla roar) into theaters (and probably not in PG, you crazy kids) May 16th. 

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8:00 PM on 12.04.2013

Looks like the new Godzilla film will not be so violent

It seems that the ratings have just come out for the latest Godzilla film and it is looking like it wont be as adult as some people might have wanted, coming in with a PG rating. Personally, growing up, I was a huge fan of Go...

Michael Jordan

9:00 AM on 11.21.2013

International trailer for RoboCop answers a big question

While the other two trailers for RoboCop didn't exactly light the world on fire with their generic overtones, this international trailer for the film at least answers a big question I've had with the upcoming reboot. Is Murp...

Nick Valdez



First trailer for Disney's Maleficent is invited to party photo
First trailer for Disney's Maleficent is invited to party
by Nick Valdez

Maleficent's one of Disney's most evil and cool looking villains. In Sleeping Beauty, she curses a baby because she wasn't invited to a party. And when it didn't go well, she turned into a cool looking dragon for no reason other than being super evil. In Disney's Malificent (starring Angelina Jolie in her horniest role yet), the live action version of the story tackles it from the villain's perspective and probably making her the good one. 

With the first trailer now out and about (after that cool looking poster helped build the hype), how does it look? Surprisingly great! In what could be the most interesting turn for the character since Maleficent's role in Kingdom Hearts, this live action version could be something worth paying attention to (even if the acting seems a bit off)! At the very least, Angelina Jolie looks great even if the horn head thing looks awkward. 

If Maleficent isn't your thing, get used to it. We'll get more films like this in the future with Disney looking to do the same for Cruella de Vil and Cinderella. Maleficent burns green fire into theaters May 30th next year. 

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4:08 PM on 11.12.2013

Fantastic Four and Assassins Creed do some date jumping

Two release date notes to hit you up with here on movies you may be interested in because the involve comic books and videogames, and those sit at the top of the good things to be interested in list. First the Fantastic Four&...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Terminator reboot testing fine women for Sarah Connor

Now that Terminator 5 is officially a reboot of the series coming in 2015 (along with everything else ever) with Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on as a T-800 again, it's time for the cast to be narrowed down as well. According ...

Nick Valdez