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Kate Beckinsale, Underworld vampire, can't die, new Blood Wars trailer


Sep 09
// Rick Lash
"Impossible," to quote the trailer's final spoken word. Yes. I too thought they were referring to the reality of this trailer or the implication that there was indeed another Underworld movie coming soon to theaters, or comin...
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Mandy Moore shark thriller 47 Meters Down gets theatrical run


Didn't Blake Lively just do this? YES.
Jul 27
// Rick Lash
Bob and Harvey Weinstein may have just made the biggest tactical error of all time: selling the North American theatrical distribution rights for Mandy Moore's "survival adventure" 47 Meters Down from their Dimension Films to...
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Divergent Series final chapter, Ascendant, going straight to TV


And Hell, if we're lucky ...
Jul 21
// Rick Lash
Remember back in May when Allegiant bowed to a $29 million opening weekend and the CEO of Lionsgate (the Dream Team behind the Divergent series films) said, "Yeah, our movie is the worst"? Me neither, but it happened! Well, n...
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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin (1989 - 2016)


Jun 19
// Geoff Henao
Guys, this one hurts a little more than the standard fare of actor/celebrity deaths. Anton Yelchin, one of Hollywood's most talented young names, has died at the age of 27 due to a freak accident early yesterday morning. Yelc...

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Golden Globes to prevent dramas from competing as comedies


Sorry Matt.
Apr 19
// Geoff Henao
The Golden Globes were an unfunny joke this year, anchored by its comparatively unfunny Best Comedy, The Martian. The film's win, paired with lead actor Matt Damon's Best Comedy Actor win, was met with almost unanimous ire. H...
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"Top-secret" bidding war for live-action Pokemon movie comes to light


Calling all Poke Fans!
Apr 15
// Geoff Henao
Despite never getting a proper Pokemon game for consoles, we might get the next best thing in the form of a live-action Pokemon film! Last night, The Hollywood Reporter shed light on a "top-secret" bidding war for a live-acti...
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Ben Affleck directing, starring in solo Batman film


No (April) fooling.
Apr 13
// Geoff Henao
It was easy to poke fun at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for our April Fool's Day shenanigans this year, given its divisive nature across the internet. While the jokes increased in wackiness as the day went on, it s...
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Michael Fassbender: Assassin's Creed is kinda like The Matrix


DNA memory "elevates" the material
Feb 10
// Matt Liparota
Early looks at the upcoming videogame adaptation Assassin's Creed might give the appearance that the film is an adventure set in the distant past, but all might not be what it seems. Star Michael Fassbender tells Empire that ...
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Avengers: Infinity War will supposedly feature nearly 70 characters


Better start clearing room in the tower
Jan 12
// Matt Liparota
It's no secret to anyone following the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the two-part Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a massive blowout to cap off the shared franchise as it currently exists, the likes of which we've never...
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Doctor Strange: First images of Benedict in the costume, film's main villain is cast


He's a real KILLER, ha ha ha
Dec 29
// Matt Liparota
For months, fans have been clamoring for their first real look at Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character of Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange. Entertainment Weekly answered the prayers of nerds everywhere this week, wit...
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First Star Trek Beyond trailer will play before Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Nerdfiiiiiiight
Dec 08
// Matt Liparota
It's a meeting of nerd worlds – Hollywood Reporter confirms that Paramount has secured the rights to screen the trailer for the next movie in the Star Trek film franchise, Star Trek Beyond, before arguably the biggest m...
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Muppets showrunner and co-creator steps down


Show will get a "soft reboot" in spring
Nov 05
// Matt Liparota
ABC's The Muppets is one of the network's highest-rated comedies in years, but it's been taken to task by critics. That's why it's only somewhat surprising to hear that that showrunner and co-creator Bob Kushell has left the ...
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The Magicians trailer shows off a sex-fueled Harry Potter


Magic comes from pain
Oct 14
// Matt Liparota
Ask yourself for a second, if you will, what Harry Potter was missing. Take a moment and really think about it. Got it? I bet your answer was "Harry Potter would've been way better if it had been set in something resembling a...
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Sinister Six spin-off could still happen, maybe


But, really, probably not
Sep 25
// Matt Liparota
Back when Spider-Man was solely in the hands of Sony, they had a whole Spidey-centric cinematic universe planned; besides the Amazing movies, spin-offs like Venom and Sinister Six were planned. That was a lifetime ago, though...
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New Point Break remake trailer...well, exists


Tubular
Sep 18
// Matt Liparota
Okay, look. We all know remakes are all the rage right now, and we all know there's a Point Break remake incoming and we all just have to accept that. The new one follows pretty much the plot of the original –fresh-face...
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Arrow season 4 trailer pulls Oliver away from suburban bliss


Also, Diggle's, um, cool new helmet
Sep 09
// Matt Liparota
Season 3 of Arrow wrapped with Oliver Queen finally deciding to walk away from his dangerous, taxing life of crime-fighting to settle down with his love Felicity Smoak. That romantic bliss won't last long, if the CW's trailer...
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Comic Book Movie Roundup: Who run the world?


Feige run the world
Sep 04
// Matt Liparota
Let's face it – there are a lot of comic book movies out there these days, and they can have a tendency to dominate the conversation. With Comic Book Movie Roundup, Flixist hopes to consolidate some of the nerdy ne...
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Ridley Scott is still making Prometheus 2 for some reason


Director says it will be his next movie
Aug 28
// Matt Liparota
So...like, remember Prometheus? That modern classic sci-fi film that set the world on fire and had clamoring fans eager for a sequel the second they left the theater? No? Well...you're getting a Prometheus sequel anyway. In a...
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ABC decides it might want that Agents of SHIELD Mockingbird spinoff after all


Sorry, Hawkeye isn't in it
Aug 21
// Matt Liparota
Last year was a pretty good one for Marvel's television properties. Daredevil and Agent Carter both premiered and ended up being pretty solid, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to come back from a really mediocre first year...
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Arrow will have a posthumous Constantine crossover this season


Magic comes to the Arrowverse
Aug 12
// Matt Liparota
Fans of the short-lived Constantine adaptation rejoice – the character will appear in an upcoming episode of Arrow's fourth season, according to the yesterday's CW panel at the Television Critics Association.  Matt...
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Joel McHale: Community is done for realsies this time


Insert hashtag here (you know the one)
Aug 04
// Matt Liparota
Start your hashtag campaign, nerds: Community is finally, totally, 100 percent over, like for real this time, no joking, quit asking – at least according to series star Joel McHale. The show recently(ish) wrapped up its...
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Trailer for The Revenant depicts the gritty side of the American frontier


Leo gets gruff
Jul 20
// Matt Liparota
The American Frontier was a dangerous place – a time of expansion, genocide and men looking to find their place in the world. Alejandro G. Iñárritu's upcoming film The Revenant, based on Michael Punke...
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Newest Fantastic Four trailer is the best yet


It makes the movie look...okay?
Jul 14
// Matt Liparota
Fresh off of Comic-Con, Fox has released a new trailer for Fantastic Four onto the world. It's easily the most comprehensive glimpse at the movie yet, and it makes a solid case for the film's existence. Dare we say it actually looks kinda...good? Take a look at the trailer below and see for yourself. Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, Fantastic Four hits theaters on Aug. 7.

RIP The Dissolve (2013-2015)

Jul 08 // Hubert Vigilla
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A great place for film writing is gone
The Dissolve was one of the best places on the internet for intelligent, funny, in-depth, and insightful film criticism and features. This morning, editor-in-chief Keith Phipps announced that The Dissolve would be shutting do...

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Michael K. Williams joins Assassin's Creed, Ghostbusters


Omar comin'
Jul 07
// Matt Liparota
Michael K. Williams is set to join a couple of big movies next year that'll have nerds in a tizzy. The fan-favorite alum of The Wire will join Paul Feig's Ghostbusters and Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed adaptation. Williams...
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials gets a Minecraft trailer because...teens?


How do you do, fellow kids?
Jul 06
// Matt Liparota
The Maze Runner franchise is another one of those "teens railing against The Man in a dystopian future" stories that I don't get because I'm an old, cranky man still complaining about the Harry Potter movies. Anyway, kids see...
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The Rock will star in live-action Rampage adaptation


Hopefully he plays the giant lizard
Jun 23
// Matt Liparota
It's something of a pop culture truism that it's impossible to make a good – or even competent – movie based on a video game. That doesn't stop studios from trying, of course, probably thanks to the fact that the ...
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David Tennant joins animated Chew adaptation


Insert Doctor Who joke here
Jun 22
// Matt Liparota
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Marvel Comics will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens


Star Wars: Shattered Empire out in fall
Jun 18
// Matt Liparota
Up until a couple of years ago, Star Wars fans knew exactly what happened after the credits rolled on Return of the Jedi – the massive Expanded Universe, comprised primarily of novels, explored the continuing adventures...
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Disney eyes a sequel to Maleficent


No word yet on whether Jolie will return
Jun 17
// Matt Liparota
Love it or hate it, Disney's Maleficent was a massive success – it almost quadrupled its budget when it hit theaters last year and more or less set Disney on its current "live-action remake" trajectory. So it shouldn't ...
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Anna and Rebel are officially in for Pitch Perfect 3


It's also got a release date
Jun 16
// Matt Liparota
Are you ready to...like...sing again, or something? Sing about stuff competitively, maybe? Look, I don't know, I haven't seen Pitch Perfect or its sequel, so I don't really know anything besides the trailers. But hey, good ne...
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Chris Hemsworth to be hunky in Ghostbusters


Thor is the new receptionist
Jun 11
// Matt Liparota
Paul Feig's upcoming all-female Ghostbusters won't settle for gender-swapping just the main characters. Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast as the new team's receptionist, filling the slot originally held by Annie Potts in th...

First TV Spot for Spectre

Jun 10 // Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
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Explosions and Bond girls confirmed!
James Bond is set to return with Spectre later this year, and as the 24th instalment in the franchise, it is unsurprisingly on a lot of people's "most anticipated lists" - mine included. Now we have some new footage to drool ...

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Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games.
Last week we saw a beautiful poster for the fourth and final instalment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay - Part 2. Now we have the first trailer, and it promises tons of action and confrontations, as Katniss Everdeen...

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First trailer for Bridge of Spies


Spielberg, the Coens and Hanks
Jun 08
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
Bridge of Spies is directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Joel and Ethan Coen (and Matt Charman) and it stars Tom Hanks. Names most everyone knows and respects to a certain degree, which means it is automatically positioned...
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Ron Perlman wants to make Hellboy 3 happen


The question is, should he?
Jun 05
// Matt Liparota
Hey, do you remember Hellboy? You know, the mildly successful 2004 adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book franchise directed by Guillermo del Toro? Well, star Ron Perlman sure does, and it looks like he's ready to get back i...
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James Gunn says Guardians 2 will have fewer characters than the original


"There's just too many characters"
Jun 05
// Matt Liparota
The sequel to the surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy will scale down the number of characters it features in order to avoid overstuffing the film, writer and director James Gunn said this week. The comments come just a coup...
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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm gets US distribution


Finally!
Jun 02
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme) will finally be distributed to the United States, via Amplify Releasing. The psychological thriller had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, and has si...
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Eddie Redmayne will star in Harry Potter spin-off trilogy


He's gonna magic it up in 1920s NYC
Jun 02
// Matt Liparota
Eddie Redmayne is trading in his big Stephen Hawking brain for a wizarding wand. Warner Bros. has announced that the Oscar winner will star in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find The...
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The Hungriest Game

New poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2


Slick and minimalistic anarchy!
Jun 02
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
The second poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 was released yesterday, featuring a destroyed statue of Mr. Douche - President Snow - himself, and a bright red Mockingjay-symbol (spray-)painted onto the background...

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