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4:00 PM on 01.04.2013

Jenika's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2012

In recent years, a lot of animated movies have been formulaic and underwhelming, but 2012 brought us the variety and quality that has been missing in the genre for a while. Sure, Disney brought back Beauty and the Beast, Find...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 11.13.2012

The Cult Club: Funky Forest: First Contact (2005)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 10.03.2012

Netflix Now: Carlos the Dwarf Edition

I don't remember Harriet the Spy being a terribly good movie, but its childlike sense of espionage was absolutely gripping as a kid. The house we rented at the time had a cinderblock wall with a few blocks jutting out at a pe...

Jenika Katz

2:00 PM on 09.27.2012

Review: Frankenweenie

Let's be real: Tim Burton hasn't exactly been churning out hits lately. Between Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, it's hard to have a lot of faith in the man anymore. What seemed to be passion projects seem more and more ...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 09.27.2012

Netflix Now: Boob Tube Edition

Netflix brings us a fine variety of television this week. First off, there's Sherlock! If you haven't seen Sherlock yet, now you have no excuse. It's absolutely fantastic, and both seasons are up. Completely unrelated, there'...

Jenika Katz

5:00 PM on 09.24.2012

Post adorable puppies, win a Frankenweenie CD

You know what's awesome? Puppies. You know what else is awesome? Free stuff. I've got this sweet CD full of music from Frankenweenie, including Winona Ryder warbling like a fourteen-year-old girl, and I want to give it to you...

Jenika Katz

3:00 PM on 09.24.2012

Winona Ryder so not excited about Beetlejuice 2

As you may have heard, Tim Burton is making a sequel to Beetlejuice. Seth Grahame-Smith, the screenwriter behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is working on a draft at the moment. Michael Keaton will be returning. Some of u...

Jenika Katz

9:00 AM on 09.20.2012

Netflix Now: Town Without Ducks Edition

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. The FP has hit Netflix instant. The world may never be the same. In case you haven't heard of The FP, either from our awesome LA screening earlier this year or our contest or our...

Jenika Katz

2:00 PM on 09.05.2012

Netflix Now: Not/The Mama Edition

Netflix is absolutely crawling with awesome things this week. It's also crawling with bugs and it really should see someone about that. TV has Taking on Tyson, a documentary series about Mike Tyson and his passion for the pig...

Jenika Katz

1:00 PM on 08.29.2012

Netflix Now: Fish Cupcake Edition

Netflix isn't offering up a lot this week, but what it does have is fairly solid. TV has a fairly decent selection. Both Parks and Recreation and Parenthood are up to season three. There's also more My Fair Wedding and a show...

Jenika Katz

1:00 PM on 08.22.2012

Netflix Now: Riki Ricky Edition

This week actually has a pretty good selection for all you guys and gals at home. For bigger movies, we have Super 8, which I definitely want to revisit after all the mixed reviews. There's also the fantastic Riki-Oh: The Sto...

Jenika Katz

10:00 AM on 08.22.2012

Glasses-free 3D movies may come sooner than you think

Do you hate those horrible 3D glasses you need to watch movies in theaters? Of course you do. You're human. They're especially heinous for anyone who tries to wear regular glasses underneath. Have you ever gotten a seat in a ...

Jenika Katz

5:00 PM on 08.20.2012

Teaser Trailer: Song of the Sea

The people who brought us The Secret of Kells are hard at work on their next project, Song of the Sea. The story seems to focus on a family in a lighthouse that can turn into seals. This is just a conceptual trailer, but the...

Jenika Katz

1:00 PM on 08.15.2012

Netflix Now: Right Said Fred 3

I know it must be a generation gap, but I've never understood that Fred thing the kids like. I suppose it's the kind of thing I would have found hilarious when I was ten and stupid, but watching a child crack up at that guy i...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 08.08.2012

Netflix Now: Hide and Seek Edition

There are a lot of good things on Netflix this week. The list of new items is large and varied, and there's something to fit most tastes. Normally, I would point out some key interesting choices in different genres to stimula...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Trailer: Liberal Arts

Kids, the autumn that I met your mother, I was only planning on returning to my alma mater for my favorite professor's retirement party. I was thirty-five, and life hadn't exactly led me where I expected it to. Then, there s...

Jenika Katz

9:00 AM on 08.02.2012

Chewie moving forward with Fanboys director

One of the most interesting choices on the 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays was Chewie, a look at the creation of Star Wars through the eyes of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca. Kyle Newman, director of F...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 08.01.2012

Netflix Now: Fantasy Lincoln Edition

[Header source photo by Bruno Sousa] Hey, look! It's the much-hyped early summer film, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies! It may seem a bit early for it to be on Netflix already, but it seems like the powers that be are smiling upo...

Jenika Katz

6:00 PM on 07.30.2012

Disney's Frozen will have wacky sidekicks, hijinks

A few new details have come out about Disney's adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen. The original fairy tale follows a young girl, Gerda, as she tries to save her friend Kai from the corruption of the Snow Q...

Jenika Katz

11:00 AM on 07.25.2012

Netflix Now: Waterlogged Child Edition

This week brings us what is possibly my favorite genre mixture ever. The story of La Llorona, or the crying woman, may not be terribly well-known to North American audiences. It tells the tale of a woman who drowns her childr...

Jenika Katz

1:00 PM on 07.23.2012

DreamWorks to buy Classic Media, capitalize on nostalgia

A lot of modern-day releases are remakes of beloved older franchises, and DreamWorks is well aware of the kind of money nostalgia can bring in. In October, DreamWorks began talks to acquire Classic Media, the company that own...

Jenika Katz

12:00 PM on 07.18.2012

Netflix Now: Little Black Dress Edition

The fourth season of Breaking Bad made it to Netflix this week. I was just thinking that I would really like to pick up from where I left off in season two, and Netflix was kind enough to read my mind and give me a gentle rem...

Jenika Katz