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7:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat in upcoming Grumpy Cat movie

Look, the world doesn't need a Grumpy Cat movie. Grumpy Cat was fun for like a week in 2012. Besides, basically all cats are grumpy, that's why they're so great. Anyway, regardless of what I think, a Grumpy Cat Lifetime Chris...

Liz Rugg


Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.

Rumor: Warner Bros has a
Rumor: Warner Bros has a "no jokes" policy for its DC comics movies
by Nick Valdez

Folks, superhero movies are dumb. I don't care how many famous actors fill the roles, how many Oscars you think a performance should get, how many famous directors take on the stories, or how gritty each series is, superhero movies will always involve folks in speedo jumpsuits punching each other into explosions or something along those lines. It's when you forget how inherently dumb each property is that you'll run into trouble.

According to Drew McWeeny at HitFix: 

Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point.

"No jokes."

What? While it explains the stupidly serious photos of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman in the rain, it seems like a terrible direction for WB's nine (NINE) DC comics films going forward. Sure the reasoning is admittedly business sound (apparently it's because Green Lantern, full of jokes, bombed), but having all of these movies be all same-y and serious is a bad, bad idea. Remember Man of Steel? Oy. 

What do you all think? Ready for the gloomy guses?

[via HitFix]

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2:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Now we're getting a Space Invaders movie

Next up in the long line of turning random properties into movies because sometimes they make money, is Space Invaders. Back when Warner Bros first acquired the rights for a movie adaptation of the Taito arcade game, they tri...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Enchanted 2 is still happening because money

Wait..."still"? Yes, a sequel to the 2007 Disney Princess film Enchanted has been in the works for some time now, but it hasn't progressed passed the "it should happen" stage. But now that Frozen was a mega hit for Disney, th...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 05.07.2014

Spring Breakers is getting a sequel because money

Because of its success on home video, talk of a sequel to last year's Spring Breakers has begun. The film, officially titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, won't involve Harmony Korine (writer and director of the origina...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Green Acres will be a movie

Did you grow up with fond memories of the sitcom Green Acres gracing your television screen? Maybe as a kid you caught it on Nick at Night and thought it was kind of funny. It really wasn't. It was terrible, and now it's...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 05.01.2014

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

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,...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 04.25.2014

Cyborg also in Batman vs. Superman apparently

The still without an official title (that we've been dubbing Batman vs. Superman for simplicity's sake) sequel to Man of Steel adds yet another character. Joining Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ben Aff...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 04.07.2014

The Goonies is most likely getting a sequel

Talk of a sequel to The Goonies has yet to say die. Years of rumors, failed scripts, and Broadway musical dreams have finally come to a head as TMZ caught up with Richard Donner (director of the original) and he stated a sequ...

Nick Valdez

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

1:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Trailer: Zombeavers

So, here's a thing. Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns grue...

Sean Walsh

12:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Paul Blart 2 gets a director, Hell freezes over

The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Andy Fickman, amateur necromancer and director of movies with posters of the cast over a white background, will be directing the unholy Cthulhu-spawn Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. For...

Sean Walsh

What was the best (or worst) movie trend of 2013? photo
What was the best (or worst) movie trend of 2013?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In our second week of 2013 video retrospection, the Flixist staff considers the trends that were found in last year's movies. Some people (like myself) focused on all of the terrible and negative things that films seemed to cling to, while others talked about all of the great and wonderful things that made 2013 amazing.

This week's is particularly exciting because we get to see and hear the three newest members of our staff. The fact that they are all towards the end is not actually a trick trying to get you to watch all of the stuff from the usual suspects; it had to do more with length and what I think is a funny juxtaposition between Mike's last line and Isabelle's first.

Also, Michael (who is different than Mike) did some interesting things with his. So that's worth sitting around for.

Or skipping to, if that's what you're into.

And once you've done all that, let us know below what trends you noticed and loved and/or hated, because we certainly missed some big ones.

[Header via Ashi Investments]

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10:00 AM on 12.06.2013

Michael Bay doesn't apologize for the Transformers movies

Remember Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? Neither do I. But apparently Michael Bay does. It all started when Yahoo visited the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Michael Bay reportedly stated that the fourth film...

Nick Valdez

It's a Wonderful Life NOT getting not so wonderful sequel photo
It's a Wonderful Life NOT getting not so wonderful sequel
by Nick Valdez

[UPDATE: Paramount currently owns the rights to It's A Wonderful Life and they're like "b!*&$@s please." Read more here.]

"Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence!" is all I'm thinking right now. I've been through at least three different drafts of this post and I have no idea how to properly state what's going on here. You know It's a Wonderful Life, the famous film about Christmas time suicide from the 1940s? A sequel for the film is currently in the works for no reason other to exist, I suppose. 

Much like A Christmas Story 2 which exists for reasons, the sequel, officially titled It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story (whhhhyyyyyyy), will feature Karolyn Grimes (who played George Bailey's daughter in the original) as an angel teaching a new George Bailey (the original's grandson) that the world would a worse place without him. Now if the film were actually a meta-narrative explaining how the world would be a terrible place without It's a Wonderful Life, then I'd be for it. But as it is now, a simple retread that exists because f**k knows why, I'm extremely sad this is a thing I'm reading at what should be the happiest time of the year. 

Oh yeah the film's scheduled for a Holiday 2015 release alongside Star Wars: Episode VII and Mission: Impossible 5 so hip hip ho- oh f**k this. 

[via Variety]

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12:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shad...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.07.2013

The Purge writer/director returning for the sequel

After a sequel to The Purge was announced shortly after it made its original run in theaters (and I apologized for it), we haven't heard much news since that announcement. That just means someone jumped the gun, right? Couldn...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 could have been worse

Back when I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, I admired the saga's balance of tones (I gave the film a 75, and still stand by it to this day) but I absolutely hated the film's cheap CG effects. For the first ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Vanilla Ice wants a part in Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot

Back when Michael Bay first announced that he was rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, Vanilla Ice coyly hinted that he was involved with the film while showing off his sick ass tattoo that was totally done while...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.03.2013

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 gets a 2014 release date

While Hot Tub Time Machine may have not been the best comedy, it performed well enough on home video to warrant a sequel. Production on the sequel began last Summer with John Cusack dropping out and Adam Scott filling in as C...

Nick Valdez

NYC: Upper West Side Alamo Drafthouse ain't happening photo
NYC: Upper West Side Alamo Drafthouse ain't happening
by Hubert Vigilla

Good news for New Yorkers who like bad news: plans for a proposed Alamo Drafthouse in the Upper West Side have been scrapped. Kaput. Finito. Not pining for the fjords. Has ceased to be. The sad news was posted on the Drathouse website. The key part of the statement:

Construction costs have risen tremendously since engaging in the project back in early 2012 (due in some measure to ongoing Hurricane Sandy reconstruction efforts) and ultimately the location is no longer financially viable for us. We would love to make the upper west side location our next neighborhood theater in New York, but we cannot see this particular location as sustainable under current conditions.

The Yonkers Drafthouse location is currently open at least, and plans appear to be unchanged for the downtown Brooklyn Drafthouse location in 2015. I haven't had a chance to get out to the Yonkers one yet since it's inconvenient to get to from where I am. It's going to happen eventually, though.

Looks like it's back to the Nitehawk for now... or, you know, brown bagging it at the Pavillion.

[Drafthouse blog via NY Times ArtsBeat]

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3:00 PM on 10.01.2013

Waterworld director working on family friendly Jesus film

Joining the likes of current Biblical adaptations like Ridley Scott's Exodus and Darren Aronofsky's Noah, is The Resurrection, a family friendly mystery directed by Kevin Reynolds (the same guy who directed Waterworld, or mor...

Nick Valdez