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Die With The Lie
I love a good con movie. From The Sting to Ocean’s Eleven to Catch Me If You Can, the genre is as formulaic as it is entertaining. The secret to its success is a combination of familiar warmth and detached unpredictab... read feature

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Focus Trailer

Trailer and posters for Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Dec 23
Before we find out if they'll work well together in DC's Suicide Squad, we're getting a taste of Will Smith and Margot Robbie's chemistry in Focus. Starring Will Smith as a former grifter, and Margot Robbie as a current grif... read
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Suicide Squad

WB's Suicide Squad movie reveals full cast, includes Will Smith and Jared Leto

Dec 03
While Warner Bros and DC throw all of their muscle behind Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer's Suicide Squad (the story of a team of villains who're being forced to work for the government) could be the... read

Martin Lawrence announces Bad Boys 3

No, for real this time, guys.
Aug 14
We know. Bad Boys 3 is coming, right? We've been wondering where the hell it is forever, and so has Martin Lawrence, because he doesn't get to start in any other movies. According to him they are officially going to let... read

There are two scripts for Independence Day 2

One is jiggy with it, the other is not
Oct 24
Will Smith has been all over the place in terms of Independence Day 2 (officially titled ID Forever Part 1). He wasn't returning and then he was in talks and then he wasn't again. It's all a bit confusing as it's unclear why ... read
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New Willenium?

Could Will Smith get jiggy wit Independence Day sequel?

Big Willie Style returning to Earf?
Sep 09
Consider this bit of news with the heaviest, heart attack causing salt as this is merely Roland Emmerich mentioning some things. According to an interview with Digital Spy, Roland Emmerich said he and Big Willie Style are "ba... read
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Men in Black 4

Will Smith not jiggy with Men in Black 4 yet

Will Smith: "Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah nah."
Jun 04
We may not have covered this when first announced, but Sony is producing a Men in Black 4 because money. It's going to be written by Oren Uziel and would have presumably starred Will Smith since he's agreed to three of t... read
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Off on the road to redemption?
It hasn't been so easy for M. Night Shyamalan since entering Hollywood. There is, of course, the infamous graph showing his downward spiral to horribleness via Rotten Tomato ratings. If the trend in that graph continued,... read feature

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The Wild Bunch remake

Will Smith to star and produce The Wild Bunch remake

May 15
After turning down Django Unchained because he felt his character wouldn't be the hero, Will Smith now sets his eyes on another violent Western. This time it's a remake of The Wild Bunch, a film about a group of men who ... read

See After Earth early and free

Washington DC screening
May 14
Probably the biggest question of the summer season is m. Night Shyamalan's After Earth. The director has been on the skids since his debut film, and if The Last Airbender is any indication he can't even handle other people's ... read
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Benjamin Stackz

Jamie Foxx in talks for Benjamin Stacks in Annie reboot

"Wanna be ballers, shot-callers, It's all about the Benjamins baby, Brawlers who be dippin in the Benz wit the spoilers"
May 01
Now that Will Smith and Jay Z's Annie hip-hopera reboot (I will never stop calling it that, ever) is no longer a vehicle for Willow Smith's hair whipping and instead will star the impressively talented Quvenzhané ... read
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Will Smith passed on Django Unchained because he felt it wasn't the "lead" role
Mar 25
A few weeks after Django Unchained released, I wrote an analysis piece explaining why Django wasn't the hero of DU as the greater thematic resonance of the film focused on Dr. King Schultz. In speaking with EW recently, Will ... read

Trailer: After Earth

Welcome to After Earf
Mar 08
Part of me wants to make fun of this trailer because of Will and Jaden Smith's nonsensical indiscriminate accents, weird looking CG, and that it's an M. Night Shawarma flick, but for some reason, most of me is intrigued by A... read

New poster for M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth

Are we really giving this guy another chance?
Dec 28
If there's anyone out there who's actually giving this guy another shot, here's a new poster for M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi feature After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith as a father and son who crash to Earth and m... read

Trailer: After Earth

The Smith Dynasty continues
Dec 10
I don't even know where to start with a movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The fact that he's still even making movies is kind of mind boggling. Could this be his redemption? Eh, probably not. The trailer seems interestin... read

Independence Day not being re-released in 3D after all

Nov 21
With sequels reportedly on the way, Fox has surprisingly opted to shelve a 3D re-release of 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day, which had been set for release on July 3rd 2013. No word has been given on any reas... read

Independence Day is getting sequels and they have names

and those names are stupid and I hate everything and I don't want to live on this planet anymore
Sep 12
Apparently next Independence Day, we'll be getting a 3D version of the classic Will Smith sci-fi masterpiece/celebration of our nation vehicle Independence Day, something that director Roland Emmerich is not a fan off. Also, ... read

Will Smith starring as Cain the vampire slayer

Sep 04
Leave it to Hollywood to fill the void of originality with completely off the wall, bats**t craziness. Will Smith is apparently going to star in a film that retells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel...except with vampires. ... read

Will Smith's 'Annie' hip-hopera gets '27 Dresses' writer

Jul 27
When we last reported on rumors for Will Smith and Jay Z's Annie reboot, all we knew back then was that it was primarily being used as a vehicle for Smith's impressively talented daughter, Willow (Doe... read

21 Jump Street and Men in Black sequels in the works

Jul 19
Doug Belgrad, a big wig at Columbia pictures, stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that a sequel for the awesome 21 Jump Street will start filming this fall with Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall coming back to writ... read

Movie Debate to the Death! Favorite Will Smith film role?

Jul 03
In the previous debate we all discussed what our favorite Jeff Goldblum roles are, and it's fitting that on the eve of Independence Day we're finding out who won. Here are the results:      Seth Brun... read

The actual review for Men in Black III follows, but I just wanted to get something off my chest. I am severely disappointed that Will Smith did not make a new rap song for this movie. While the Pitbull single is a catchy remi... read feature


New MIB3 poster elicits euphoric giggling

Apr 30
While the Men in Black franchise is fairly whimsical in its own right, I am unsure of whether this poster is having its intended effect on me, as I cannot look at it without tittering like a girl. Featuring Will Smith riding ... read

Men In Black 3 concludes trilogy *sound of snoring*

Apr 20
Director Barry Sonnenfeld has claimed his upcoming Men In Black III will conclude the trilogy of movies that blatantly was never intended to be a trilogy until some studio head decided he wanted to wring every last dime from ... read

Will Smith out, Pitbull in for Men in Black 3 theme

Mar 23
So, Will Smith, star of the Men in Black franchise will not be contributing the theme song this time 'round. Instead, it will go to Pitbull. This has broken my heart. I've said on numerous occasions that the part I was m... read

There are more I Am Legend movies coming for some reason

Feb 17
I really loved the first half of I Am Legend. Will Smith gave a command performance as the lonely last man in Manhattan, the visuals of a city overgrown with vegetation were awesome, and there was just enough intelligence to ... read

Will Smith and Russell Crowe join Winter's Tale

Feb 02
Akiva Goldsman has long struggled to secure financing for his directorial debut, Winter's Tale, which is surprising considering it is a magic-themed gangster story (adapted from a 1983 novel by Mark Helprin) from the man who ... read

Isabelle Fuhrmann joins Will Smith on After Earth

Jan 12
Fresh off The Hunger Games, fourteen year old actress Isabella Fuhrman has signed up to star alongside Will Smith and his bioengineered-for-success son Jaden on After Earth, a sci-fi set in a post-apocalyptic future where the... read

First Look: Jemaine Clement in Men in Black 3

Jan 04
Man, I never get tired of making fun of this movie. It's like the gift that just keeps on giving. Anyway, here's an interesting still of Jemaine Clement who actually signed on to be in this movie. He's some kind of Easy Rider... read

Men in Black 3 poster teases with Men in Black 3?

Nov 28
So, there's this little indie flick called Men in Black 3 coming out next year. You may have heard of it. It's supposed to be a sequel to Men in Black II, but to be honest, I only recall seeing the first Men in Black. I wonde... read

Attack of the clone movie

Jul 05
It would seem there is a trend developing to make movies based on "how to" books, but I'm fairly certain these books are of a comedic nature. I wouldn't know because I don't read books, because there are words in them. Like, ... read

New images from Men In Black III surface

May 31
I'd like to be the jaded cyncial film buff here, but I'm actually quite excited for the new Men in Black. I always thought the franchise had more to offer than the second film allowed and think the extension of the series cou... read

Will Smith in Django Unchained? Maybe

May 06
If you couldn't tell by our recent coverage of Django Unchained, we here at Flixist are very excited about Tarantino's next movie. Since the script is starting to make its rounds around town, right about now we should be hear... read

The Smith boys suffer lapse in judgement with Shyamalan

Apr 04
Considering how badly his last three movies bombed, critically and financially, I'm utterly shocked that movie studios are still giving M. Night Shyamalan money to make crappy movies. Despite an overwhelming abundance of evid... read

Who's writing Men in Black 3?

Mar 31
Men in Black 3 has been facing problems for a while now. Maybe it's just me, but starting production without a finished script that meets Will Smith's approval doesn't seem like the best thing for a movie's quality. The scree... read

Men In Black 3 suffering further production problems

Mar 10
Men In Black III was already rushed into production without a complete script in order to take advantage of New York tax breaks potentially on the verge of expiring, but having taken a three-month break over Christmas to fini... read

Will Smith may be a modern-day Job

Mar 01
Will Smith, also known as the father of acclaimed musical artist Willow Smith, is attached to star in Joe, a modern day interpretation of the Book of Job from the Bible. For those unfamiliar, Job’s story is a parable ab... read

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