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2:00 PM on 04.08.2014

The Raid 2 Arcade Edition out NOW?

As you may well be aware, The Raid 2 is one of the best action movies of all time, and you can read all about it right here on Flixist! In celebration of the movie's release, some clever marketing teams have put together this...

Michael Jordan


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11:51 AM on 04.01.2014

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay...

Matthew Razak

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

8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

Splinter Cell adaptation gets Bourne Identity director

The last we heard of Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell adaptation (back in 2012) it had a writer and Tom Hardy was set to star, and it looks like it's finally moving forward again. The project itself has been in li...

Nick Valdez



Review: Need for Speed photo
Review: Need for Speed
by Nick Valdez

Need for Speed is in a tight spot. As a videogame adaptation it not only has to be a well made film, but also needs to please fans of the videogame series. It's got to do an odd little dance where it needs to show just enough evidence of its origin without it becoming overbearing or it succumbs to the same problems as other videogame movies had in the past. 

You can argue all day whether or not Need for Speed is unfairly held to a higher standard of quality thanks to the unbelievable amount of criticism videogame movies get already, but this is what we've got to work with. So I guess the ultimate question is: Does Need for Speed fulfill your needs? 

Haha, no. 

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5:58 PM on 03.06.2014

The Last of Us movie confirmed: a haiku

I'm not sure exactly what to do with this news. Except write it in haiku form, of course.

Mike Cosimano

2:30 PM on 02.18.2014

Need for Speed screening free in 100 theaters tomorrow

Do you have a need? Maybe for speed? Although the upcoming Need for Speed movie isn't opening until March 14th, it's screening for free in 100 cities tomorrow night. Whether or not you're looking forward to Not Fast &...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.05.2014

Uncharted movie lands a director in Seth Gordon

So you're a film studio looking to get one of the biggest action gaming franchises around into theaters and you need a director. You've been through a few so you're getting a little desperate. Who to settle on? How about the ...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 02.03.2014

Super Bowl TV spot for Need for Speed

This certainly looks like a movie based on a videogame based on cars driving really fast. The upcoming Need for Speed movie debuted a spot during the Super Bowl that completely lacks the fervor of last year's Fast & Furi...

Nick Valdez



Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser photo
Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser
by Matthew Razak

They're amping up the buzz for the Sly Cooper movie pretty darn early with a full teaser animation that shows off the new look for the entire crew. Looks like the same style of humor will be in full force with bad puns galore and plenty of food jokes. This "short" pretty much could be mistaken for a cut scene in the game if it wasn't for the sharper animation and tweaks to character design.

Sly himself looks a bit more conniving in his new, more mature style and the pink of Murray's skin has definitely been toned down a bit. Of course, playing out like a cut scene from a videogame isn't always that great of an endorsement. While the animation does look pretty solid, the voice acting could use a little work. Still, seeing Sly jump around with his cane isn't something I'm going to want to miss once the movie lands in 2016.

You can check out the official plot description below along with some new images. The plot, like the teaser, doesn't seem to deviate much from the first game.

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12:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Safe House director may helm Assassin's Creed movie

While the Assassin's Creed games may be hella deep into their mythology by now a film adaptation of the series has taken a while to get rolling. We finally got word that Michael Fassbender would be starring in the 2...

Matthew Razak





8:00 AM on 12.06.2013

Canceled Bioshock movie art captures Bioshock nicely

The Bioshock movie was under a sea of of budget and rating issues until the videogame's creator Ken Levine mercifully pulled the plug on the project many years ago. But after seeing how great Bioshock Infinite looked (even if...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Inside the Xbox One Launch Event in LA, is it just games?

Now when anyone thinks of a console launch, they think videogames. That is their primary function, but with technology making everything easier and simpler, consoles do far more than just play games. You can start to see thi...

Michael Jordan

4:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Watchman writer to take on Gran Turismo

What do you do with an insanely popular game that has almost no plot and sells itself on its ability to look like the best car porn in the world? You make a movie out of it! We've been hearing murmurs about the Gran Turismo&n...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 11.18.2013

Need for Speed gets a second trailer

About two months ago, some very talented editor put together a Need for Speed trailer that actually got me to care about the Need for Speed movie. It didn't look amazing, but the stunts looked pretty cool, Aaron Pa...

Mike Cosimano

2:05 PM on 11.14.2013

Flix for Short: The Four Players

Super Mario Bros. adaptations come along every so often on the web and usually they're cute, but not much to talk about. The Four Players, four short films from screenwriter Evan Daugherty, on the other hand defini...

Matthew Razak

4:08 PM on 11.12.2013

Fantastic Four and Assassins Creed do some date jumping

Two release date notes to hit you up with here on movies you may be interested in because the involve comic books and videogames, and those sit at the top of the good things to be interested in list. First the Fantastic Four&...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 11.05.2013

Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel could join Kane and Lynch movie

Remember way back in 2007 when talks of a movie adaptation of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men was in the works? Me neither. What I do remember, however, was the film was almost released in 2011 with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in ta...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Tancharoen fatalities his Mortal Kombat movie involvement

Kevin Tancharoen is singlehandedly responsible for Mortal Kombat's revival. While Netherrealm's game did a splendid job of getting everyone interested in the fighting game series again, Tancharoen's projects kept that hype af...

Nick Valdez

4:20 PM on 09.25.2013

Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer

If there's one thing the Need for Speed videogames are known for its their complex plots full of complicated characters and though provoking criticisms of modern culture. Oh no, I've got that wrong. It's fast cars speed...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.23.2013

World of Warcraft movie gets a bunch of casting news

The Warcraft movie is finally trucking along with a director and that means casting choices. First we have two people that are in the last stretch of becoming part of the movie as Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are negot...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 09.17.2013

Alvarez to direct Dante's Inferno videogame adaptation

Some good news for those of us who thought Fede Alvarez did an awesome job on the Evil Dead remake/relaunch movie. It seems that Hollywood noticed. The newly discovered director is in talks to direct the forthcoming Dant...

Matthew Razak