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10:00 AM on 08.04.2014

Paul Feig may direct Ghostbusters 3, could be all female reboot

Ghostbusters 3 never seems to die. Years of developmental trouble, years of Bill Murray's public distaste for idea, and Harold Ramis' sad death still could not quell talk of this sequel. We try to keep away from most of the t...

Nick Valdez


5:00 PM on 06.07.2014

New clip for Obvious Child involves drunk-dialing ex-boyfriends

In this new clip for Obvious Child staring Jenny Slate, the main character Donna gets to do something most jilted women (including myself) have either done or rreeeeaaaallly wanted to do: drunk dial the guy that just broke u...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast

With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis join Jem and the Holograms movie

Consider me a hell of a lot more interested in Jon M. Chu's upcoming Jem and the Holograms adaptation than I was before. After starting production and providing info on the main cast, the new movie is now more outrageously 80...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Scarlett Johansson is pretty badass in this international Lucy trailer

Luc Besson's Lucy continually looks better every time we get a new look at it. This international trailer has a few different scenes than the first one (and they're cut very differently), and it's well worth it. Lucy is an o...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Second trailer for Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy

I really, really want to love this trailer for Tammy, but I can't find it in my heart to do so. It's got everything I'm supposed to love: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, PIE, but I've just been let down by McC...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 04.25.2014

First image and cast for Jem and the Holograms movie

Since we never actually covered the initial announcement, there's quite a bit of ground cover. First of all, production of a live action Jem and the Holograms (the popular, and outrageous, 80s cartoon about women in a ro...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 04.16.2014

First trailer for Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate

Obvious Child is one of the films I regret missing out on during SXSW. It stars Jenny Slate, in her first starring role (though she's played numerous, fabulous supporting roles), as a comedienne who's life takes an unexpecte...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Red Band trailer for Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks

As Flixist's News Editor, I've seen so many trailers they eventually start bleeding into each other. Premises start sounding the same, jokes sound the same, and then things stop being entertaining. And then there's Walk of S...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 04.11.2014

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up again for The Nest

In a move that should end world conflict and have people dancing in the street out of sheer happiness, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are teaming up for Universal's The Nest. The film will follow Foehler and Fey as they return home...

Jonathan Wray

8:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters

Artist and designer Mike V has been making an awesome set of pixel drawings of Disney princesses and other female Disney characters as classic Street Fighter and Capcom fighting videogame characters. From Belle, Jasmine and S...

Liz Rugg







SXSW Interview: Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words)  photo
SXSW Interview: Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words)
by Nick Valdez

This was my first time covering the SXSW festival, so I was very nervous. My first big press job was to sit in a roundtable interview (where a bunch of press folks get to interview an actor/actress) with Kathryn Hahn for her film, Bad Words. Thankfully as the interview went on, I had no reason to be nervous as Hahn was energetic, fun, and full of humor. 

During our roundtable we discussed curse words, Hahn's favorite curse word, what it's like to wor for your friend, and the dynamics of the two sex scenes Bateman and Hahn share together. 

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SXSW Review: Que Caramba es la Vida photo
SXSW Review: Que Caramba es la Vida
by Nick Valdez

Growing up as a young Latino boy in San Antonio, Texas, I've had quite a few experiences with Mariachi groups. There was a Mariachi club in my high school, and on several occasions, my great uncle would hire groups to sing at his parties. While I know little Spanish myself (being 5th generation Mexican, Spanish, and Native American), there's always been something special about Mariachi music. It helps me feel closer to the culture years of assimilation have separated me from. 

But there's one perspective I shamefully admit I've never considered: the women. How do the women of Mariachi exist within this male dominated field? And as bad as it is to say, men are and have always been a dominant part of Mexican culture stemming from some passed down belief that women are supposed to stay home and raise the children. 

Que Caramba es la Vida paints a new picture of the previously homogeneous term "starving artist" with wonderful results. 

[From March 7th - 15th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2014 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!]

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3:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Expendabelles gets a plot description and director

As we all knew -- because we keep up on important thing like this -- The Expendables is getting a all female cast spin off called The ExpendaBelles. It's be in the works for bit, with our last news on it coming a few mon...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson returning for Pitch Perfect 2

I highly expected these two to return given how Pitch Perfect's unexpected blow up helped springboard Wilson's career (nabbing her the TV show, Super Fun Night) and Kendrick's single "Cups" made lots of music chart money, but...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire photo
Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
by Nick Valdez

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 Catching Fire has notably gone through a bit of trouble with its change of directors (now helmed by Francis Lawrence), and most fans (including myself) were worried about the nature of the adaptation given the original Hunger Games film had a fair share of problems. 

The trailers for Catching Fire showed a film that seemed to learn from its predecessor's mistakes (less shaky cam footage, more balanced use of color, Phillip Seymour Hoffman joined the cast), so does the final product hold up to the potential of the series? Is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hotter than a fantasy or is it filled with catastrophe? Read on for the answer!

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Review: Paradise photo
Review: Paradise
by Nick Valdez

Diablo Cody is quite the opinion splitting screenwriter. Her fast paced, biting, and pop culture infused dialogues have been used as a deterrent in the past to keep most folks away from her work. However what those folks don't realize is underneath that layer of heavy dialogue, there is a creamy nougat center of fine character work. With Cody's directorial debut, Paradise, a major concern of the film is whether or not that strong character work is discernible beneath Cody's sometimes cumbersome dialogue exchanges. 

Should you book two tickets to Paradise? Or is Diablo Cody's slice of heaven too sweet?  

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10:00 AM on 10.07.2013

Sandra Bullock is so over horrible sequels

Assuming after Gravity's mind blowing success that my boo Sandra Bullock gets the respect she deserves, Bullock will no longer have the time to degrade herself with cheap comedies and their even cheaper sequels. A sequel to T...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Flix for Short: Wonder Woman

While DC Comics continues to flounder about with twenty more Batman and Superman movies, I suppose this fan film from Rainfall films is the only incarnation of Wonder Woman we'll see on screen. Well, not including the Linda ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Trailer for Diablo Cody's directorial debut, Paradise

Diablo Cody is a divisive screenwriter. She's always had films that you either love or hate (like Juno, Young Adult, or Jennifer's Body) thanks to her quickfire pop culture infused dialogue. I like her work, so I can't wait ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Ellen DeGeneres hosting the 86th annual Academy Awards

For awhile it seemed that The Academy just wanted Seth MacFarlane to host the 2014 Oscars (despite his use of anti-women jokes), but then he dropped out because he was too busy. Scrambling to find a host with the same amount ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.02.2013

Trailer: Passion

This newest trailer for Passion features two gorgeous women (Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace) making out several times while they each want to murder each other or something. It looks fantastically schlocky like some Lifetim...

Nick Valdez