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6:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Here's another image of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batman

My biggest question: Does he still fight for family and live for love?  [via DC Comics] 

Nick Valdez


1:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Amazing Spider-Man 3 pushed to 2018, Sinister Six dated

After The Amazing Spider-Man 2's dubious quality (although I was a fan!) and tepid box office performance, it seems Sony's taking a step back with this franchise. In a classic case of "counting chickens before they hatch," So...

Nick Valdez



FlixList: Ten Crimes I'd Commit During a Real Purge photo
FlixList: Ten Crimes I'd Commit During a Real Purge
by Nick Valdez

With The Purge: Anarchy in theaters and another #CrimeDay in the history books, I've been thinking about crime for a bit now. In the series, everyone and their mothers are so focused on committing violent crimes they don't see the bigger picture. A futuristic utopia where everyone secretly wants to murder each other may make for witty satire, but it doesn't always provide room for other things. 

With the kind of flexibility 12 hours of consequence free crime a Purge would provide, I figured I'd write a list of ten things I'd do with that time.

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2:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Character posters for The Expendables 3 get colorful

While the trailers for The Expendables 3 refuse to drop the Fast & Furious-style title font, at least it's trying something different with the rest of its marketing. In a lighthearted move to remind us the film will be ra...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it

There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze]

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 07.21.2014

The Ring 3 gets director, reminds us it exists

Do you folks remember The Ring? It was a horror movie in which watching a VHS tape leads to your death in seven days when a ghost girl comes out of a TV to eat donuts or something. It was all the rage for about two weeks, the...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Here are Marvel's release dates through May 2019

With Guardians of the Galaxy only two weeks away, the Marvel hype train never ceases to amaze me. I've talked about my distaste for Marvel's marketing strategy before (where we know when and what we're getting so there's no r...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Purge: Anarchy photo
Review: The Purge: Anarchy
by Nick Valdez

The Purge came and went without much fanfare. It had an interesting premise (which spawned the #CrimeDay Twitter game here on Flixist), but wasted it with a by-the-numbers home invasion film. When The Purge: Anarchy was first announced (along with the sentiment that we'd get a new Purge film every year), I was initially against the idea of yet another mediocre franchise getting run into the ground. 

But, Anarchy has something no other Blumhouse Productions film has (the company that's responsible for Paranormal Activity and Insidious): Quality. For once, I found myself okay with getting more of the same series. 

If every Purge film can be as good as Anarchy going forward, then we're in for a hell of a good time. 

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10:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Here's some cool Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept art

I really enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's smart, cool to look at, and I still want to grunt "AAAAAAAAAPESSSSSSSSS" from time to time. It's got its problems (that I've realized in retrospect), but it's a good film ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Roberto Orci leaves Amazing Spider-Man 3

If The Amazing Spider-Man 2's quality left you wondering about the franchise's state of affairs, I'm sure this news may shake that up a bit more. Sony's had huge plans for the films with Venom, Sinister Six spin-offs, an...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Hellboy 3 definitely isn't happening

After years of endless trying and never giving up, Guillermo del Toro finally gave up on making Hellboy 3 a reality. On a recent Reddit AMA, del Toro admitted the film wasn't happening due to a lack of a studio backing: ...

Nick Valdez







Fast & Furious 7 has finished filming, here's a super sad note about it photo
Fast & Furious 7 has finished filming, here's a super sad note about it
by Nick Valdez

The Fast & Furious franchise is never going to be the same without Paul Walker. The filming process of the seventh film has been paved with heartache and drama, but at least it's finally over. Knowing that Fast & Furious 7 will sadly have the best box office performance in the franchise, it's good to see these folks take it stride. Here's a note commemorating the completed shooting. 

I'm just going to get this dust out of my eyes. Fast & Furious 7 opens April 3, 2015

[via Facebook]

 

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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photo
Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
by Nick Valdez

When a prequel to Planet of the Apes was first announced, it seemed like yet another cynical cash in. Yet Rise of the Planet of the Apes tried its hardest to prove everyone wrong with top notch visuals, acting, and score. Although its eventual finale made it seem more like a reboot of Harry and the Hendersons than Planet, it was a good step in the right direction despite its problems.

Which is why Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sticks out so much. Could a sequel accomplish what its predecessor didn't? Could it finally live up to the technological advances of the first? It turns out, I had no reason to worry. Dawn far exceeds Rise, and it's the rare sequel that even makes the original film a better experience. 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes definitely did not make a monkey out of me. 

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10:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Second The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 teaser keeps the propaganda going

Continuing on with the awesome propaganda-like campaign, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 gives us another President Snow address. This time, however. He's joined by several surprising guests. Once again, this is both a...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.08.2014

First trailer for Sharknado 2, a movie that somehow exists

UGH WHYYYYYYYYYYYY' [via Fandango]

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Enchanted 2 is still happening because money

Wait..."still"? Yes, a sequel to the 2007 Disney Princess film Enchanted has been in the works for some time now, but it hasn't progressed passed the "it should happen" stage. But now that Frozen was a mega hit for Disney, th...

Nick Valdez

1:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Tina Fey may be producing a Hocus Pocus sequel

If you grew up in the 90s then you most likely are a fan of Hocus Pocus, the Disney Halloween movie that was awesome and starred Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. You've probably rewatched it and found it actually stands...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 07.01.2014

Check out this cool Transformers: Age of Extinction Dinobot art

As bad as Transformers: Age of Extinction is, it has a few saving graces. One of them is the cuddly, yet super spiky looking Dinobots. Since the first trailer, the film had been hyping up the appearance of these fan favorite ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Frank Darabont in talks to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2, Stewart not returning

Consider me a bit more interested in Snow White and the Huntsman And Their Sequel. First of all, this story allows me to revive one of my favorite headers, and secondly, everything but Kristen Stewart was good in the first fi...

Nick Valdez



Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show photo
Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show
by Matthew Razak

It seems that Guillermo Del Toro has made everyone's wishes come true and then some. When Pacific Rim failed to be a truly massive hit it was unclear if we'd ever see more, but now according to the above video we'll see a lot more. Del Toro has announced not only a sequel coming in 2017, but also an animated TV show and the continuation of the comic book series. Legendary, the production company behind the films, is evidently pretty confident in the franchise.

I thought Pacific Rim had its flaws, but I'm all about giving it another chance. The action was solid and with a bit better storytelling there could be something really special here. Details are obviously a long way off, but Del Toro already has a script in the works and if this franchise is turning into a universe than we should probably expect some big things. 

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12:00 PM on 06.26.2014

These new Mad Max: Fury Road images are filthy

Mad Max: Fury Road's production has have been a bumpy road with constant delays, hiccups and whatnot. For example, it's not hitting theaters until next year yet most of the film has been shot since December 2012. But by the l...

Nick Valdez



First teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is cooler than you'd expect photo
First teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is cooler than you'd expect
by Nick Valdez

Rather than go for the conventional teaser trailer that we run on the site everyday, our first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is much better than I expected. A unique twist on the viral propaganda campaign the film has been running for the last few months, here we have a message from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) explaining why The Capitol is so important. 

If you've read the books, you understand why Snow's with a certain guest in the video. If you haven't then you're going to have so many questions. A cool delivery with a teased mystery? That's the perfect way to make teaser trailers, folks. More please. 

Expect a more conventional trailer to pop up soon given that we're five months away from the film's release. I liked Catching Fire enough, so I can't wait for more. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 releases November 21st. 

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