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Scorch Trials

First official trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials


Smokin'
May 19
Although I don't remember liking The Maze Runner too much, I did appreciate what it did differently from all of the other Young Adult book films floating around. A testosterone riddled film full of run and gun dumb action. It... read
Let's Play a game
I went into Unfriended expecting garbage. I told multiple people that I was on my way to the screening, and they asked why. I told them I didn’t know, but I was expecting terrible things. The trailer compared itself to ... read feature

New Insurgent posters will teach you to spell the word 'insurgent'


Give me an I! Give me an N! Give me a...
Mar 05
If you're at all fuzzy on how to spell the title of the upcoming film Insurgent, the latest set of posters for the movie has got you covered (okay, technically the full title is The Divergent Series: Insurgent, but whatever).... read
Insurgent Super Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Jan 29
With as interesting as the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, may be, I really hoped it would've fixed its CG issues by now. It's a shame too because the whole dreamscape aspects are putting out all sorts of crazy Matrix vibes (al... read
Unfriended

Unfriended looks like a made for TV movie, but is coming to theaters anyway


Jan 14
Losing out on a big chance to debut with a neat viral thing, here's the first trailer for Unfriended. A horror film taking place on computer screens, it's about a group of friends on a skype call as they're haunted by t... read
Insurgent Trailer

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Dec 15
I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the... read
Smoke, she is a rising fire
The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into... read feature

Insurgent Teaser

First official teaser trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Nov 13
Despite some hangups, I liked Divergent. It's got an interesting world and the cast was well put together, but the whole thing was just stuck in cement. Pace was mishandled, the world was skipped over in favor of two ho... read
Yeah we got that fire, fire, fire
With the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the awesome marketing this film has had comes to a close. From great propaganda style teasers and posters, to how few trailers for the film we actually got (usu... read feature

Mockingjay Part 1

Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 teaser shows off new footage


Oct 16
This newest teaser for The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 1 is short (clocking in at barely over a minute), but boy does it work. Showing off Lorde's new single "Yellow Flicker Beat," the teaser reveals what happens when Katniss makes her way back to District 12. Let's just say things are going to get pretty good.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 releases November 21st.  read
Hungah Games

Here's Lorde's Hunger Games: Mockingjay single "Yellow Flicker Beat"


"Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart"
Oct 02
Although she's been a great contributor on the Hunger Games films soundtracks, Lorde has never got the headlining spot (that honor went to Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound" for the first film and Coldplay's "Atlas" for Catch... read
Maze Sequel

The Maze Runner getting a sequel because money


Sep 23
With the way Young Adult book films are made these days, production on a sequel has begun before the first film is even released. Thus when a film gets a successful run through the box office (or at the very least, a successf... read
Running in circles
As  Flixist's resident Young Adult novel correspondent, I've seen lots of forgettable teen films. With studios betting huge fortunes on these films becoming successful franchises (like Twilight and The Hunger Games), mos... read feature

Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highwaaay
Looks like a girl, but she's a flame. As Flixist's resident Young Adult book advisor, I love me some Hunger Games (and will always exploit Alicia Keys' once hit single) and I'm glad the newest trailer finally shows off how d... read feature

Mockingjay poster

Katniss gives good back in this Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster


Sep 04
She's just a girl, but she's on fire. November 21st can't come soon enough.  read
Mockingjay posters

District 13 character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


Aug 07
Have you been enjoying The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1's minimalist advertising campaign so far? I definitely am, but it seems like the uniqueness is done with. Now that we've gotten our first proper teaser, we're proba... read
Maze Runner Trailer

Trailer for The Maze Runner features mazes and people running through them


Aug 01
The Maze Runner has an idea I can get behind. Reminiscent of films like The Running Man, Runner drops these kids without memories into a secluded area and forces them to run through a giant maze filled with monsters. While i... read
"Badly" just about nails it
If you've followed my reviews here on Flixist, you'll realize that I'm particularly drawn to smaller VOD projects in between the big releases for any bevy of reasons. Whether it's because it features pretty ladies, pretty gen... read feature

This girl's still on fire
I'm loving the advertising campaign for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 so far. Continuing on with the minimalist teasers is the Comic-Con trailer which contains the first actual footage from the film. Not much is said... read feature

FFS: Secondary Education

Flix for Short: Secondary Education, a science themed Kamen Rider


May 27
Secondary Education, a short by Jon Truei, takes tokusatsu influences (namely Kamen Rider and Power Rangers) and gives them a science spin to provide a fun, educational adventure. It's sort of like Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus became a masked hero and fought a lobster man. You should give it a watch. [via io9] read
The Giver

Character posters for The Giver feature my boo, Taylor Swift


It's so weird Meryl Streep is in this.
May 26
Although Taylor Swift said we'd never ever ever get back together, I'm still clinging on to hope because she's just the best person. As an example of this, she's in the upcoming film based on The Giver. Although the first tra... read
Hungah Games

First images of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


Mock - yeah - ing - yeah - bird
May 16
I've been a little hesitant toward the next film in the Hunger Games series ever since it was announced Mockingjay would be split into two parts. Mockingjay is my favorite in the trilogy (the first half anyway, go figure... read
Diverges from entertainment
Back before the final Twilight film hit theaters, I wrote up an article in which I discussed whether or not certain Young Adult book films would be the "next big thing." My initial outlook for Divergent looked good, but that ... read feature

First trailer for 'The Maze Runner' is intense


Gotta go faster, faster, faster-faster-faster
Mar 18
The first trailer for the film adaptation of James Dashner's The Maze Runner has succeeded in making me curious about an upcoming film/ book trilogy that I didn't know existed until a few hours ago. This intense tr... read
Mockingjay poster

First Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I poster is on fire


Mock. Yeah. Ing. Yeah. Bird. Yeah
Jan 23
It feels like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out just yesterday. With the final book in the series, Mockingjay, being split into two parts, expect one final push for The Hunger Games. Although The Hunger Games: Moc... read
NF: Home for Christmas

Nick's Flixmas: I'll Be Home For Christmas


This yule, be cool.
Dec 12
Because it was on Netflix and I needed a film to fill the gap between now and the Twelve Days of Nick's Flixmas (which will officially start on the 14th since I'm considering Christmas Day as a part of this rather than end it... read
Looks like a girl, but she's a flame.
I'm a pretty big fan of The Hunger Games series of books. I tore through them in a day and while Catching Fire isn't my favorite in the series, it does have the most intriguing setups in the trilogy. The production for Catchi... read feature

I Still Belieb trailer

First trailer for Justin Bieber documentary, Believe


Do you Belieb in life after love?
Nov 18
In a spiritual sequel to Justin Bieber's Never Say Never documentary, Believe, oh wait Justin Bieber's Believe sorry, this documentary catalogs the sad and terrible life of the fallen teen idol. Wait, little girls still like... read
Divergent Trailer

Second trailer for Divergent diverges from the norm


A little bit different
Nov 14
Awhile back I wrote an article claiming that Divergent was going to be "the next big teen thing." Ever since the Twilight Saga ended, there's been a notable void in the box office landscape for a romantic thriller for teens.... read
Vampire Academy Trailer

Second Vampire Academy trailer is pretty much the same


Nov 04
Vampire Academy (dropping the Blood Sisters subtitle) is pretty much a movie made for me. It's got cute girls that are really cute vampires, it's adapted from the book by the same writer who wrote Heathers (which is one of t... read
This girl is on fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire already looks much better than its predecessor. It's got a nice mix of orange and blues, less shaky cam, Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays a bad guy, and Jennifer Lawrence is so hot right now. Now... read feature

Flix for Short: Noah


An entire story told on electronic screens
Sep 11
Noah debuted as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this year and garnered plenty of buzz as a creative short. It's easy to see why as it's go a great gimmick that the entire film's plot plays out over the m... read
If teens know what's good for them that is.
In case you missed MTV's Video Music awards on Sunday, know you didn't miss much. Justin Timberlake did a thing with four old guys, Kevin Hart flailed his arms and legs around, and Lady Gaga went to the beach or something. W... read feature

How I Live Now

First trailer for How I Live Now, starring Soairse Ronan


Aug 16
How I Live Now is an upcoming adaptation of a book of the same name. The story's about Daisy (Soairse Ronan, who's so hot in the teen book world right now) who's sent to England to live with her relatives. She falls in love ... read

See The Mortal Instruments early and free


Washington DC screening
Aug 16
Evidently this one is kind of a big deal. I have no background on it since I haven't read a young adult novel since Hunger Games and I'm not really planning to jump into it. Suffice to say mythical angel teenagers fight ... read

Vampires are still cool in Vampire Academy Trailer


Aug 16
At this rate there won't be anymore young adult novels to adapt to the big screen. Vampire Academy:Blood Sisters does seem a bit special in that totally nondescript way since it looks like a cross between Harry Potter a... read
Catching FI-YAH

Second Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer is hungry


"We hongry"
Jul 21
When the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered during the MTV Movie Awards, I was pleased with what I had seen. A notable bump in narrative quality, camerawork, and just all around coolness. Does the sec... read
We answer The (Movie) Question!
Sorry we're a day late, folks, but festival season has officially kicked off and that makes scheduling everything else much more difficult. Next week we should be back on track. To make up for our lateness, we've got a fulle... read feature

Percy Jackson 2 Trailer

Trailer: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters


May 31
Here's the second trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, which saw fit to change its title to coincide with the changing of its release date (releasing August 7th rather than the 16th), and it's pretty much the sam... read
First teaser for Catching Fire, um, catches fire?
I took a bullet for all of you. Tonight (or last night depending on when you see this) I watched through the MTV Movie Awards (and its multiple Ted nominations for some reason) just so I could grab this teaser for all of you... read feature







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