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Alex Katz, not to be confused with the famous painter, basically did nothing in college but watch movies, write about them, and try in vain to learn computer animation. One time, he watched the long tracking shot at the end of Children of Men six times in a row. It was basically the best day of his life. He has also written three screenplays that, God willing, no one will ever be forced to read again.
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9:00 AM on 11.01.2012

Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Almost immediately, there's a weird dissonance in Wreck-it Ralph, Disney's love-letter to the 80s/90s age of arcades. From frame one, where the film begins at the arcade that is home to all the characters and games we're abou...

Alex Katz

9:00 AM on 10.24.2012

The Flixist Show 43: The end of a smutty, smutty era

END?! That's right! This episode of The Flixist Show is the final episode for a little bit of time. We're experiencing a bit of a reboot, after we take a brief hiatus, and we decide to close this chapter of The Flixist Show w...

Alex Katz

7:00 PM on 10.23.2012

Tonight, on a very special episode of The Flixist Show...

Someone will probably get molested. Not Spider-Man, though. He's already been...handled. Tonight is actually a very special show, and we're going to have a good chunk of the staff dropping by at random points throughout. Why is it so special, though? You'll just have to find out! Anyway, ask us your questions!

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 10.12.2012

Review: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths, written and directed by In Bruges's Martin McDonagh, features a character named Martin (Colin Farrell) who is a screenwriter working on a script for a film called...Seven Psychopaths. Now, before the i...

Alex Katz

2:00 PM on 10.10.2012

Trailer: Hitchcock

Here we have the very first trailer for the Alfred Hitchcock biopic Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins as the big fella himself, with Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife and Scarlett Johannson as Janet Leigh. The film most...

Alex Katz

2:00 PM on 10.04.2012

Trailer: A Good Day to Die Hard

Finally, a trailer for the Die Hard sequel no one really asked for from the director of the Max Payne movie no one wanted! Kidding aside, there's no story to find in the first trailer, just a lot of punches and sho...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 10.04.2012

Flixist Movie Club: Loopercast

It's the return of the Flixist Movie Club, this time dissecting Rian Johnson's Looper! Surprisingly, this is a very coherent, not-disturbing show, so if you're looking for someone to get raped, it's sadly not going to happen....

Alex Katz

2:00 PM on 10.03.2012

Ask us your questions for Loopercast!

Tonight the Flixist Movie Club returns to talk about Rian Johnson's Looper, which basically means we're going to go one week without an insane story from Matty Shoestring. Ask us your non-spoiler-y questions in the comments below! If you have a specifically spoiler-y question, email it to us at podcast@flixist.com!

Alex Katz

10:00 AM on 09.27.2012

The Flixist Show 42: A cottage on Ryan Gosling's balls

Man, you guys love asking us about balls. This week, we talk some about our awesome Sinister screening, come really close to intellectual discussion, and then Jenika describes her dream home on Ryan Gosling's ballsack.  Find us on iTunes (write us a review!), the Amazon App Store, or by this direct link! See ya next week for Loopercast!

Alex Katz

11:00 AM on 09.26.2012

HEYHEYHEY ask the Flixist Show your questions!

In related news, I'm super excited to see Seven Psychopaths tomorrow, so eat it, nerds. Just joshin', I love you guys. Ask us your questions!

Alex Katz

3:00 PM on 09.19.2012

Trailer: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Here's the newest trailer for this December's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, because the story of The Hobbit is so huge and epic and expansive that it needs three whole movies just to do it justice. This would be a ...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 09.19.2012

The Flixist Show 41: U can't hate a colour

We've got a particularly short show tonight, but that doesn't mean we don't talk about butts a whole hell of a lot. Between anus discussion, we gab about the new Justice League movie and superhero continuity, a little on The ...

Alex Katz

5:00 PM on 09.18.2012

Trailer: Citadel

I can't remember ever seeing an Irish horror film before, and I have to say, I'm really digging what I've seen of Citadel so far. This trailer goes a little bit further into the film's plot than the last one, though it'...

Alex Katz

2:00 PM on 09.18.2012

James Gunn confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy

Super director James Gunn confirmed today that he would be rewriting and directing Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel and Disney, having only just been "in talks." Moreso than anything, this quote from Gunn confirms...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 09.18.2012

Give us up them thar Flixist Show questions!

By diggity, you should do it! Another early show, so get your burning questions filling up your ear sockets! Also ISN'T THIS THE HAPPIEST BEAR EVER??

Alex Katz

5:00 PM on 09.17.2012

Despite all logic, Boondock Saints 3 may be happening

The Boondock Saints is a deeply stupid yet occasionally entertaining Tarantino rip-off("There was a FIREFIIIIIIIIGHT!"). Its sequel is pretty much the most godawful thing imaginable. According to star Norman Reedus, Troy...

Alex Katz

3:00 PM on 09.17.2012

LA Friends: See Sinister with us and Geekscape!

[Update: We got upgraded to a larger house! There are less than forty tickets left, and the screening is in one week!] Hey, fellow Los Angeles denizens! Remember that time we went to see The FP together with Jonathan Lon...

Alex Katz

6:30 PM on 09.13.2012

Trailer: Lincoln

You hear that sound? Yep, I'm pretty sure that was Daniel Day-Lewis's Oscar win for his performance as Abraham Lincoln reaching back through time to say "YEAH BOYEEE." Indeed, it's the first trailer ever for Steven Spielberg...

Alex Katz

6:00 PM on 09.13.2012

This is the first color film footage ever recovered

This is absolutely astonishing. The National Media Museum in Bradford, England has discovered the world's very first color film, dating back to 1902. The film is made from a process developed by Edward Raymond Turner in 1899...

Alex Katz

5:00 PM on 09.13.2012

Trailer: Texas Chainsaw 3D

Wow, I totally didn't realize there was another Texas Chainsaw Massacre coming out, this time in 3D. THAT'S certainly not going to be used for cheap effect with the chainsaw plunging towards the screen at all! Really, t...

Alex Katz

2:00 PM on 09.13.2012

There's no Strange Viggo, but we may see the Ant-Man test

While Dr. Strange may still show up in Thor: The Dark World, we won't see him battling anyone in the buff in a bathhouse. Marvel exec Victoria Alonso completely shut down the rumor that Viggo Mortensen was attached to cameo a...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 09.13.2012

Should you see Finding Nemo in 3D?

Finding Nemo is the latest in a string of 3D re-releases from Disney and the third 3D re-release specifically from Pixar (the first two being Toy Story and its sequel). With Finding Nemo, Disney chose to not only co...

Alex Katz