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Jump Street

Jump Street to get female led spin-off and Men in Black crossover


We really are getting to 43 Jump Street aren't we?
Apr 30
Sony's really putting all of their eggs in one basket. Banking on the few films that work, Sony's slowing turning all of their properties (and future properties) into huge universes. Starting with Spider-Man, continuing on wi... read
Spider-Man again

Lord and Miller working on an animated Spider-Man film


Apr 23
It seems like I'm talking about Spider-Man every other day, so I care a little less every time. But you know what brings me back into the fold? Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the guys who're pretty much involved with every movie... read
Joe Deertay

Here's the first teaser trailer for Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser


Apr 15
Despite all of my better judgement, and how many times I've reviewed terrible comedy sequels made years later, I'm actually looking forward to Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. The first one holds a lot of memories for me as I go... read
Spider-Man again

Newest Spider-Man film will not be another origin story


Apr 14
Thanks to Sony's Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I've spent far more time writing about comic book movies than I'd like. But I couldn't help it either because Spider-Man's muh dude. After spending some time ... read
How many times will we write this headline?
I know, I know. You've heard it all before. Stephen King's massive, world-spanning book series The Dark Tower will be made into a movie or TV series or both and Ron Howard is on board to produce and possibly direct. Well... read feature

Metal Gear Solid adaptation to be written by Jay Basu


METAL GEAR!
Mar 31
As Deadline reports that Jay Basu will write the screenplay for Sony Pictures feature film adaptation of the hugely popular Metal Gear Solid video game, it seems the pieces are finally falling into place.  We've hea... read
"Zombies, huh? I had a feeling you'd show up..."
Videogames have had a rough time in cinema. Since videogames are such an interactive medium, a film adaptation always misses out on the intimacy of player involvement or the videogame's story struggles to find an identity in ... read feature

Sony planning Little Women remake


You can't keep a good woman down
Mar 24
Another day, another Sony reboot. This time around, the studio is looking to once again adapt the Louisa May Alcott classic novel about sisters in the post-Civil War era, Little Women, which was most recently in theaters over... read

Gendy Tartakovsky leaves Popeye film


Not even some spinach can save it now
Mar 13
It's a Gendy Tartakovsky kind of day evidently. The awesome animation director was all set and very excited to direct Sony's animated Popeye movie even to the point of putting together a fantastic animation test, but it ... read
Ghostbusters

Sony is planning a big Ghostbusters universe


It's Gozer not GozHER.
Mar 10
If the latest news of Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters film (featuring a cast of awesome ladies) somehow rubbed you the wrong way because Dude Ghostbusters looked like Lady Ghostbusters, don't worry Sony's got your back. Dea... read
Spider-Meng

Drew Goddard could direct Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man reboot


Mar 03
When Sony announced they were bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought of many reasons it could be a bad or good idea. But one thing I had never thought of was what potential directors we'd get for th... read
Wherever there's a hang up, you'll find the Spider-Man
Yesterday I wrote up a list of five reasons why Spider-Man joining the MCU was a good idea, and while I stand by my points, I couldn't shake the feeling in the back of my head. Cold and cynical as I am, it felt weird just acc... read feature

To him, life is a great big bang up
I don't know about you all, but I'm still shocked at the news that Sony and Marvel are finally getting along and Spider-Man will officially join the Marvel movies. The finer details of the deal are still shrouded in mystery w... read feature

Does whatever a miracle can
Wow, so, uh, yeah. I'm at a loss for words. Because both Sony and Marvel like money, and Sony has been wondering what to do with the The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, the two companies are now working together. According to t... read feature

They all come (web)crawling back
After Sony was soundly disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the company was struggling with what to do with the character. As some leaked documents (that we did not cover) showed they even reached out to Marvel ... read feature

Music to my eyes
Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Li... read feature

Land of the free, home of the butthole
After a crazy couple of weeks of Sony hacks, full on terrorist attack threats, cancellations, and a last minute reneging, I sort of forgot that at the center of all this mess was a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.... read feature

It's a Christmas miracle!
After all of the hubub and hooey giving attention to a film that's probably super funny, but forgettable, Sony is allowing a limited theatrical run of The Interview on its intended Christmas Day release (for those theaters th... read feature

Full of hard knocks
Remakes are always at a disadvantage. Regardless of the final product's quality, it will always be compared to the film it's adapting. Remakes usually are stuck with two options: Either pay homage to the original and make fan... read feature

Paramount bans screenings of Team America: World Police


Quick lets all cower in that corner
Dec 18
After yesterday's news that The Interview (why?) would no longer be releasing on December 25 (if ever) many smaller theaters announced that they would instead be screening Team America: World Police, which, as we all rem... read
This is only the beginning
There are certain times in your life that you just sit down, hunch over, and bury your face in your hands. This is one of those times. Fresh in the wake of the Sony/North Korea debacle over The Interview, New Regency has... read feature

Unsettling at best.
UPDATE: We've passed the point of beating around the bush. This has gone from hacking some emails to threatening full out violence against people who would consider seeing some damn movie. Sony has taken the next step and is ... read feature

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We here at Flixist appreciate that while you can get your movie news fix from anywhere, you lovingly come back to us. We'd like to thank you for your readership wholeheartedly. Without you all, there's a good chance we'd be t... read feature

Spooderman

Rumor: Sony is coming up with a bunch of random Spider-Man movie ideas


Nov 12
We like to steer clear of most rumors here on Flixist because if we told you all about each one, we'd be writing about outlandish stuff every day. But Sony's discussing so many crazy Spider-Man movies, we gotta talk about 'em... read
Zombieland 2

Zombieland 2 is undead, gets new writer


Oct 01
Last we heard about a sequel to the 2009 film Zombieland, was about two years ago when the kibosh was effectively put on any sequel talk. Then last year talk had begun of a Zombieland TV series for Amazon's Instant Video. But... read
Popeye

Here's a stunning first look at the CG animated Popeye


Sep 19
If you were at all worried about the state of Genndy Tartakovsky's (the man who brought us Hotel Transylvania, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack) take on Popeye, there's no need to worry anymore. Although this first foot... read
Summer Remake

We're getting another I Know What You Did Last Summer


Sep 16
I Know What You Did Last Seventeen Years Ago was a big hit when it first arrived in 1997 during Kevin Williamson's golden age where he wrote scripts for films like Scream and The Faculty. And as such, it did well enough to ge... read
Venom Spin-off

Alex Kurtzman teases a darker Venom spin-off


Just adapt that Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon
Sep 12
It'd be incredibly risky to take a dark tone with a big superhero franchise, but that might be the perfect kick in the pants for The Amazing Spider-Man. And what better character to do it than Venom? After The Amazing Spider-... read
23 Jump Street

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter


Sep 10
If you haven't seen 22 Jump Street know it's one of the funniest films this year. It ended in such a way, that making a sequel film would not only prove its ridiculous final jokes right but ruin the film's good will over... read

Sony is digitally altering The Interview


Communism wins
Aug 14
You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch... read
Spider-Woman?

Sony planning female led Spider-Man spin-off


Spider-Woman, Spider-Woman, does whatever a spider does
Aug 07
While fans are waiting on Marvel or Warner Bros to usher in the first superheroine film (sorry Marvel fans, Feige said Marvel's too busy for that), the dark horse Sony may be the first to break ground. Amongst their seemingly... read
Amazing Spider-Man 3

Roberto Orci leaves Amazing Spider-Man 3


Not-So-Amazing
Jul 15
If The Amazing Spider-Man 2's quality left you wondering about the franchise's state of affairs, I'm sure this news may shake that up a bit more. Sony's had huge plans for the films with Venom, Sinister Six spin-offs, an... read
Sanic

Sony producing a live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie


It took so much effort not to put a photo of "Sanic" here.
Jun 11
You know how Sega seems to think Sonic the Hedgehog is still cool? Branching into Nintendo games, that Sonic Boom cartoon, and now thanks to Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a film adaptation. According to THR, Sony (who h... read
Captain Quark is in this, so it's got all of my money already
The internet may have ruined the word "ratchet" for me forever, but I still adore the Ratchet and Clank videogames. I just can't believe something like this exists. Much like Sony's Sly Cooper film, Ratchet and Clank is head... read feature

Did it truly do whatever a spider could?
Thanks to the Spider-Man property's massive popularity, talking about its movies are the most fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already started out in a hole since it seemed like a cynical sequel to Sony's original cyni... read feature

X-Men: DOFP

Here's Amazing Spider-Man 2's X-Men: Days of Future Past tease


That was a mouthful
May 06
Normally we here at Flixist like to keep away from spoiling things like a post-credits scene (and not the one you have to Shazam for some reason), but this is such a bizarre situation, it should be okay to move forward. In o... read
Listen bud, we've got radioactive blood
From all of the talk I've seen here in the comments, on Twitter, and other film critics, everyone seems to be divided with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Much like the response to the first film, we have both extreme negative and ... read feature

"Whenever there's a hang up, you'll find the Spider-Man"
The first Amazing Spider-Man failed to live up to the "Amazing" in its title. But while it wasn't perfect, it certainly had potential to become something great. Like with most superhero franchises, there's always a promise of... read feature

Spider-Man 2

You'll have to Shazam Alicia Keys to get Spider-Man 2's real post-credits tease


What goes around comes around, what goes up must come down, now who's cryin?
May 01
For all of you going to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend, know two things. First, the mid-credits scene of the film is a commercial for X-Men: Days of Future Past due to hilarious contractual obligations, and second,... read
Life in plastic. It's fantastic.
Looking for the next Transformers or The LEGO Movie, Sony's search for the next big toy movie has brought it to Mattel's Barbie. Closing a partnership with Mattel, Sony hopes to start a franchise based on the children's popul... read feature







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