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10:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy's super cute, super spoilery final scene

DAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Nick Valdez


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Flixist Community Discusses: Guardians of the Galaxy photo
Flixist Community Discusses: Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

Guardians of the Galaxy has caused quite a stir in the Flixist Community. It's blown up on Twitter, Facebook, and I've even heard some of my non-fan friends discussing it for some reason. It's got the kind of pull I haven't seen since Marvel debuted the first Iron Man movie. 

Even if I don't completely like it myself, it's still an invigoration of the tired Marvel Studios plan, so folks have been heaping praise. But I wanted to know what folks liked (or did not like) about it specifically. Thanks to Flixist Community Discusses, we'll discover why Guardians of the Galaxy may or may not be successful in what it set out to do

Gathered from the comments and Twitter, here's what the Flixist Community thinks of Guardians of the Galaxy. Spoilers ahead! 

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy photo
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

I should admit this outright. Whether it's the nature of my job, or the seemingly endless deluge of Marvel Studios news that we write on everyday, I've succumbed to Marvel fatigue. That's why I was instantly drawn to Guardians of the Galaxy. From the first trailer on it promised something entirely unique within the Marvel formula, and although it too is a stepping stone within Marvel Studios' grander scheme, it stood out for good reasons. 

With a quirky director whose only done smaller projects, a star studded cast painted green and voicing things like animated raccoons and trees, its 70s rock inspired soundtrack, and its complete foray into comic book oddities, Guardians of the Galaxy could've easily been Marvel's biggest failure.

Good thing it's not. 

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1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

See Guardians of the Galaxy early and free

Guardians of the Galaxy is probably my most anticipated Marvel movie in ever. It looks like it's finally shaking up the stale franchises for good. And if not, at least it's got a great cast at the center. So for some lucky fo...

Nick Valdez



Fast & Furious 7 has finished filming, here's a super sad note about it photo
Fast & Furious 7 has finished filming, here's a super sad note about it
by Nick Valdez

The Fast & Furious franchise is never going to be the same without Paul Walker. The filming process of the seventh film has been paved with heartache and drama, but at least it's finally over. Knowing that Fast & Furious 7 will sadly have the best box office performance in the franchise, it's good to see these folks take it stride. Here's a note commemorating the completed shooting. 

I'm just going to get this dust out of my eyes. Fast & Furious 7 opens April 3, 2015

[via Facebook]

 

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12:00 PM on 06.13.2014

UPDATE: Here are all the character posters for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

UPDATE: Following Groot and Rocket Raccoon's poster reveal, we now have posters for Star-Lord, Drax, and Gamora in the gallery. Gamora's poster has to be my new favorite. That smirk, oof.  There's not much to say about t...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Here's an image from the restarted production of Fast & Furious 7

There's not much to say about this image. We're still waiting on crucial details about the nature of O'Conner's story and it's conclusion in Fast & Furious 7, and seeing that the budget to replace him is costing near $200 million is just the worst. So, let's just sit here and be sad for a moment. Things have changed.  [via Vin Diesel...again]

Nick Valdez

10:34 AM on 02.20.2014

Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter lives again

Back in September of 2012 we got word that ol' deep voice, Vin Diesel, was jumping into a new film called The Last Witch Hunter. The movie would be directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies) and be about a guy (Diesel) killing wi...

Matthew Razak



First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy photo
First trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
by Nick Valdez

Update: New images as well, giving us a better look at Del Toro's return as The Collector (you may remember him from the closing credit sequence of Thor: The Dark World.)

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest, yet enticing property. It's their most comic book-y movie by far. Sure we as an audience have grown to accept Robert Downey Jr. schmoozing it up with a green rage monster, defrosted super patriot from the 50s, and a woman, but are we truly ready for a buff Chris Pratt, green Zoe Saldana, friggin' Batista, a motherf**king Vin Diesel tree, and a Bradley Cooper voiced raccoon? Not to mention all of the other humongous stars (Karen Gillan, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and even Glenn Close!) joining the Marvel universe?

I sure hope so. 

The James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy is next film in Marvel's Phase Two lineup (following Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Are you ready? I know I am. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st. 

[via Jimmy Kimmel Live] 

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10:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Vin Diesel says Universal wants more Riddick

Although Riddick completely flopped at the box office despite Vin Diesel leveraging his own house to make it a reality, like Dredd (Riddick's brother in R rated but ignored glory), it has found its place on home video. On his...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 01.02.2014

First official image of Guardians of the Galaxy is great

Guardians of the Galaxy is quickly shaping up to be my most anticipated film of the year. While I may have begun feeling fatigue from comic book movies as 2013 provided lots of brilliant, non-comic book films, I think I'm rea...

Nick Valdez





12:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Vin Diesel is officially Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot

Four months back Diesel had let this cat out of the bag, yet nothing was confirmed until now. Joining Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, John C. Reilly, and Bradley Cooper is Vin Diesel...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 12.23.2013

Fast & Furious 7 gets a new release date

After Paul Walker's death threw Universal and the Fast & Furious production team into disarray, everything has been in the air as to how the film was going to move forward. First the seventhquel was temporarily placed on ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.05.2013

Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel could join Kane and Lynch movie

Remember way back in 2007 when talks of a movie adaptation of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men was in the works? Me neither. What I do remember, however, was the film was almost released in 2011 with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in ta...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 09.25.2013

Kurt Russel confirmed for Fast and Furious 7

Damn that Vin Diesel just loves posting pictures of the movies he's working on, and in turn releasing new information about those movies. This time around he's thrown up a set photo that confirms that Kurt Russell will be joi...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 09.16.2013

There are no tanks in the first Fast & Furious 7 image

Since the start of the Fast & Furious series, Vin Diesel has been wearing tanktops. Michelle Rodriguez wears tanktops, Gal Gadot wore tanktops, basically every character in the Fast series has worn a tanktop or V-neck at ...

Nick Valdez

11:52 AM on 08.30.2013

Vin Diesel leveraged his house to make Riddick

We all know Riddick was a bit of a passion project for star Vin Diesel and that it wouldn't have gotten off the ground without a lot of help from him, but I didn't think he put this much into the movie. The movie is as i...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 08.15.2013

Flixistentialism 25 - Butt Bots

We have a bro cast on this weeks episode! (BA-BA-BA-BROOOO CASSSTTT)Dre and Nick reach out to Geoff amidst his vacation in Japan and get all the stories about Japan's little eccentricities. On the film front, we fawn over Vin Diesel/Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, talk the fragmentation of Marvel properties, Spring Breakers and the nature of Indies. Also, bananas.

Andres Bolivar

11:00 AM on 08.12.2013

Vin Diesel in talks for Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot

Once again, Vin Diesel made another announcement via Facebook. Except this time, he might've jumped the gun a little bit. Vin Diesel has been recently letting on that he's been talking with Marvel about a possible role in one...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 07.22.2013

New Riddick trailer finally ups the ante

The past few Riddick trailers have been pretty redundant, and didn't show off Riddick to the level of badassness that the guy really deserves. Evidently that was because they weren't showing any blood. This new restricted tr...

Matthew Razak

4:05 PM on 06.17.2013

Trailer: Riddick

This second trailer for the third Riddick film, titled simply Riddick, doesn't show off too much new stuff from the last trailer, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get us excited. Once again it looks like Riddick is returning...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Video: behind the special effects in Fast & Furious 6

Part of what has made the Fast & Furious franchise thrive under Justin Lin's direction is his insistence on filming as much real action in-camera as possible. In other words, (spoilers, I suppose) for the final chase sce...

Liz Rugg