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1:00 PM on 04.17.2014

New Ghostbusters 30th anniversary art revealed

As we previously reported, the Los Angeles based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 will be putting on a Ghostbusters 30th anniversary traveling art show over the next few months with four stops: LA, NY, Chicago and the San...

Liz Rugg


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11:00 AM on 04.14.2014

See Transcendence early and free

Johnny Depp as a computer mind should be pretty interesting, right? I'm thinking so. While the concept behind Transcendence isn't crazy original its execution sounds like it will be. I'm very interested in it, especially...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 04.10.2014

First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting

I Origins is a new Sci-Fi movie from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It follows the story of Ian Gray, (Michael Pitt) a scientist who meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with st...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 04.09.2014

New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around

I have yet to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but Alec was not a fan. He was one of the few, however, so I was remaining neutral on the upcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but thanks to these new images I'm no...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Gallery 1988 to bring traveling Ghostbusters art show to NY, LA, Chicago and SDCC

As fans still reel at the loss of actor and writer Harold Ramis, here's something for Ghostbusters fans to look forward to -- in celebration of the movie's 30th anniversary, LA based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 is or...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Second trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending

The first trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending left a weird impression on me. It looked good, sounded good, but ultimately seemed hollow. It just felt like something was missing within all of the glitz and glamour o...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Second trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise

With all of the reboots and sequels abound, Edge of Tomorrow looks refreshingly unique. Based on Kiroshi Sakurazaka's manga All You Need is Kill, Tom Cruise plays a soldier who repeats the same day every time he's killed in ...

Nick Valdez



Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla photo
Flixist Trailer Theater: Godzilla
by Michael Jordan

Godzilla is quickly approaching, and there is a distinctive lack of talk about how amazing this is and what it means to international audiences.Get ready to get informed as we dissect this trailer, and talk about the TWO big bad monster that will be showing up in this film.

You can also find the full trailer right here on Flixist.

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7:00 PM on 03.21.2014

The Flixist XCast Episode I: X-Men (2000)

[A few awesome Flixist community members and some of our former editors recently got together to form a podcast to specifically discuss an important subject: the X-Men series of films. This is the first episode of Flixist XCa...

Xzyliac

1:00 PM on 03.20.2014

New 'Earth to Echo' trailer features more found-footage aliens

In a trailer that channels Super-8, ET, and a little bit of Explorers, Earth to Echo seems like any other kid-friendly romp through extraterrestrial discovery. Throw in a healthy dose of "found-footage" style filmm...

Isabelle Magliari



The Giver lands its first trailer and it's kind of creepy photo
The Giver lands its first trailer and it's kind of creepy
by Matthew Razak

I was insanely concerned for The Giver. A lot of the news about it seems to lead to the conclusion that they're turning it into a young adult romance that you'd find on the CW when it deserves so much more than that. This new trailer actually assuages some of those fears as its really kind of creepy and actually focuses on the themes of the book while still showing off its sci-fi leanings. Really, it looks a lot more sci-fi than the book was, but we're going to let that slide as long as the focus remains on the characters.

Plus, the cast is just too good to doubt. The Giver could easily be one of the best films of the year if they actually pull it off correctly, and we've waited so long for this adaptation that they better do exactly that. I'm just glad to come out of this trailer without my hopes crushed.

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7:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Flix for Short: StormJumper

In StormJumper, an alien shaman attempts to use meditation and magic to escape from an annihilating planetary storm. I totally love everything about the visual style of StormJumper, from the character design to the color pal...

Liz Rugg



SXSW Review: Predestination photo
SXSW Review: Predestination
by Nick Valdez

Predestination is one of those festival films that you have no idea exists but, when you finally see it, you wonder where it's been your entire life. I'm not the biggest time travel movie fan, nor do I really enjoy science fiction in general, but Predestination uses its premise to rise above the usual trappings of the genre and creates a film which is a lot smarter than I initially gave it credit for. 

I mean, it was pitched to me as "Minority Report with Ethan Hawke" and it's much, much better than that. 

[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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4:46 PM on 03.12.2014

Flixclusive SXSW Interview: Hugh Sullivan and Hannah Marshall (The Infinite Man)

Coming out of the still ongoing SXSW film festival The Infinite Man was easily the biggest surprise. I expected very little and got a whole lot, including what's probably the best comedy of the festival. I was intrigued ...

Matthew Razak



SXSW Review: Space Station 76 photo
SXSW Review: Space Station 76
by Matthew Razak

Space Station 76 is a bit of an odd duck. It's outward appearance of a riff on 1970s science fiction makes it appear to be an oddball comedy full of visual puns and hilarious jokes at the expense of dated future technology. The truth of the film is that its far more dark comedy than playful and its real focus is on drama and the unfulfilled American dream. Pretty heady stuff for a film whose sets look like they were ripped from the original Star Trek.

That's probably what makes Space Station 76 hard to enjoy at first. The dichotomy between the drama on screen and the ridiculously dated sets means your brain has problems putting the two together. That leads to a film that opens up to you gradually, with a beginning that feels slow, and a movie that doesn't really reveal itself in total until after you've finished watching it and had some time to digest.

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5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

The new Star Wars has its first villain

If you watch Girls then you probably know Adam Driver. You've probably never thought that he should be the villain in a massive science fiction space opera, but now he is. Variety is reporting that the actor is close to ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.20.2014

New Godzilla poster basically sells me on the movie

Usually to find great poster art you have to go to Mondo or something. Modern posters are full of big heads and famous starts without much striking about them at all. They've all been co-opted by PR firms who have done so man...

Matthew Razak



Flixist Trailer Theater: Guardians of the Galaxy photo
Flixist Trailer Theater: Guardians of the Galaxy
by Michael Jordan

Wondering who the hell these Guardian folks are. Don't worry we can fill you in second by second in our new Trailer Theater series. We take a look at the First Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and bring you up to speed about why you should care about Marvel's space comic epic with back story, character relation, and info about Marvel Phase 3. 

You can also find the full trailer right here on Flixist.

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1:00 PM on 02.18.2014

New images and 15 sec. tease for Guardians of the Galaxy

Before tonight's big premiere of the full trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy the fine folks at Marvel's PR department have been dripping out tease. Thus we see some brand new images from the film and the first 15 secon...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

New trailer: Transcendence

Omniscient, sentient operating systems-- can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! I mean, what's a researcher to do when the internet houses the malevolent spirit of her dead husband's fractured psyche? Sounds like a sit...

Isabelle Magliari



Review: Robocop photo
Review: Robocop
by Matthew Razak

I have a great fear, dear reader. A great fear that the new RoboCop film will become the next Dredd. I fear that it's a great action movie that's coming out in the doldrums of the movie season without a big enough marketing push and with a character that not enough people care about even though they should. A movie that deserves sequels, but won't get them because it doesn't make enough at the box office. 

I have this fear so I'm putting this here so you don't even have to read very far to see it: Go see RoboCop. It deserves your money. 

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5:00 PM on 02.03.2014

David Goyer The Breach adaptation picked up by Lionsgate

While David Goyer might be well known for his prolific comic book screenwriting career (Man of Steel, Batman movies, Blade) his directing hasn't really been that prolific. His last effort, The Unborn, was a middling horror fi...

Matthew Razak