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Liz Rugg loves animals, beer, video games, movies, media and the Internet. She lives in Chicago, Illinois where she works at an emergency vet clinic in between writing about movies and playing cute animal games. Someday she will probably be survived by her pet cats; Hailey and Hobbes. Be friends with her because she probably needs some!
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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...   more

First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting photo

Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood's distribution rights acquired, new poster debuts

Errol Flynn is an interesting character, almost the archetypical devil-may-care 1940's Hollywood playboy, whose life fell to tatters once his shinning celebrity star began to wane. The Last of Robin Hood is a biopic about Fly...   more

Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood's distribution rights acquired, new poster debuts photo

Trailer for Fed Up takes a look at America's food industries

It's no secret that America has some pretty big food problems. Genetically modified crops, fast food, and of course, tons of sugar. In documentary Fed Up, producer Katie Couric takes a hard look at the big businesses behind ...   more

Trailer for Fed Up takes a look at America's food industries photo

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics

I don't think anybody really expected the talk shows on right-wing news organization FOX News to love Darren Aronofsky's bible story inspired movie, Noah. However, it appears they have gone as far as to criticize the movie w...   more

Watch: Jon Stewart takes on FOX News Noah critics photo

Trailer: Heaven Adores You - an Elliot Smith documentary

You've probably heard of Elliot Smith before. Maybe you've heard his music, maybe you've heard about how he died, maybe you've heard about the Elliot Smith memorial mural in Los Angles. Heaven Adores You is a documentary abo...   more

Trailer: Heaven Adores You - an Elliot Smith documentary photo

Flix for Short: Francis

Francis is an animated short based off of a short radio piece for the (incredible) radio show This American Life. The original short story was written by novelist Dave Eggers and was later transformed into an animated short ...   more

Flix for Short: Francis photo

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...   more

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

Blood Glacier looks gory, has the best title ever

BLOOD GLACIER. Guys. This movie's called Blood Glacier. I can't believe this exists and can't believe it hasn't already existed. In Blood Glacier, a team of glacial researchers (and their trusty and adorable dog) studying in...   more

Blood Glacier looks gory, has the best title ever photo

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...   more

Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo


Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo
Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo
Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo
Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo
Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo
Check it out: female Disney characters redesigned as pixel art Street Fighter characters photo



Trailer for romantic comedy Words and Pictures pits painting against language

Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen as Jack Marcus -- a disillusioned English teacher at a small private school who is just as frustrated by his classes' increasing apathy as he is with his own withering writing career. Juli...   more

Trailer for romantic comedy Words and Pictures pits painting against language photo

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters

Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr...   more

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters photo

Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ...   more

Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner photo

New poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction looks surprisingly cool

I'll be honest and admit that I've never really been into any of the Transformers movies. A lot of the past movies in the franchise have seemed like blundering, all flash, no substance action-y movies, and for the most part t...   more

New poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction looks surprisingly cool photo

Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and he...   more

Trailer: Refuge photo

Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity

I may not be the biggest Gravity fan on the Flixist staff, but I do respect the film's cinematography and visual aesthetics. With most of the film's setting being the utter vastness of empty space, it would make sense that ca...   more

Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo


Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo
Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo
Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo
Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo
Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo
Check out these cool, unused official poster designs for Gravity photo



Watch: video recap of the Mondo & Disney gallery show at SXSW

At this year's SXSW, Mondo - the collectible poster and merchandise division of Austin's Alamo Drafthouse - did something pretty special: they partnered with legendary animation powerhouse Disney to commission new works base...   more

Watch: video recap of the Mondo & Disney gallery show at SXSW photo

NSFW: Red band trailer for Filth sure is filthy

James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with ...   more


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...   more

Flix for Short: StormJumper photo

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights

Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se...   more

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights photo

Watch Jason Schwartzman in new Alamo Drafthouse PSA: Dont Talk

If you've been keeping up with SXSW coverage, you'll know that Jason Schwartzman was recently in Austin, Texas for the SXSW screening of Wes Anderson's newest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Apparently while he was in town, ...   more

Watch Jason Schwartzman in new Alamo Drafthouse PSA: Dont Talk photo

Enter to win a Veronica Mars DVD and hat!

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, smurfee mcgee! Thank you to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for more contests in the near future! -Liz] Attention: Veronica Mars fans! Can't wait to get yo...   more

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Muppets Most Wanted spoofs action movie posters

The Muppets Most Wanted promotional campaign has been as delightful as expected from the franchise, though with these new parody posters, The Muppets have upped their game yet again. Each poster parody's a famous action movie...   more

Muppets Most Wanted spoofs action movie posters photo