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12:00 PM on 12.15.2014

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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...

Nick Valdez


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10:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Wonder Woman movie nabs director Michelle MacLaren

We're going to get so many superhero films the rest of this decade I say we just pay attention to the ones with enough unique bits to stand out. Chief among these is Warner Bros' eventual take on Wonder Woman. After our most ...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 photo
Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
by Nick Valdez

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 the latest, Mockingjay- Part 1 (which is based off half of the final text in the book trilogy), that upward trend certainly continues. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 is the pinnacle of the Hunger Games series. A payoff of two years of buildup that finally cements this series as the main example of how to do these Young Adult book adaptations. It may have taken a while to get to the peak, but the view is totally worth it.  

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3:00 PM on 11.20.2014

First official trailer for Pitch Perfect 2

I once wrote an article on why making a sequel to Pitch Perfect, one of the most charming films of 2012, was a bad idea. The first is kind of dumb, Glee isn't the juggernaut it was a few years ago, but through all of that, I...

Nick Valdez



Flixgiving: Matt is thankful for The Babadook photo
Flixgiving: Matt is thankful for The Babadook
by Matthew Razak

I can count the number of truly scary horror films I've seen this year on one finger. That's not to say there haven't been other good horror movies, but for a horror buff like myself it takes something special to actually make me scared. Like worried to walk upstairs in a dark house scared. Most people wouldn't be thankful to have nightmares, but the last time a horror movie gave me one was when I was a kid. That is until I watched The Babadook (review coming).

But there are great horror movies coming out every year and while I'm thankful for them I'm not writing entire blogs dedicated to my thanks for them. There's an extra layer of thanks for The Badadook that I'd have towards it even if I hadn't seen it and that's because it's a horror film directed by a woman (Jennifer Kent), which, in case you hadn't noticed, isn't something that comes along very often.

[Happy Flixgiving, everyone! We'll be posting these leading up to the actual Thanksgiving. Click here to see all of the films our writers are thankful for.]

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11:00 AM on 11.13.2014

Wonder Woman close to having female director

I think we're all aware of the under representation of female directors in Hollywood. That problem is even greater when we're talking about big budget blockbusters. Women directors are almost completely missing from tent pole...

Matthew Razak



Review: Laggies photo
Review: Laggies
by Nick Valdez

I'm at a point in my life where I have absolutely no idea what to do next. I graduated from college two years ago and, even with all I think I've accomplished over that time, I sometimes feel like I'm walking in circles. Like I'm a turtle stuck in a mound of sand desperately trying to get back to the ocean. 

That's why Laggies appealed to me. It's a type of film that's been done many times in the past, but the cast of well placed actors helps anchor the film in a loose, humorous reality. Although it's not a complete reveal, it's a nice window into the millennial pause. 

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5:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Here's our first look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Did you know there was an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the works? It's been in development hell for quite some time with a script that's been written and rewritten many times ov...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 10.16.2014

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

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. 

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 10.06.2014

More Twilight films in the works...sort of

With all of the Young Adult properties out there now trying to fill the void Twilight left behind, you figure we'd never hear about the series again. Well, someone out there really wants to explore those films again. Luckily,...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Scribbler photo
Review: The Scribbler
by Nick Valdez

When I choose to review a film it's because something about it speaks to me. Whether it's the premise, the setting, the look, or the cast involved, I'm willing to take a chance on pretty much anything if some of those things are there. I chose to review The Scribbler because it happened to have everything on that list: great cast, interesting idea, and it's based on a graphic novel. I'd figure that maybe I'd stumble into something great. 

The Scribbler taught me not to blindly choose films anymore. 

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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