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Nick Valdez likes chick flicks, kid flicks, dick flicks, and skin flicks. Also musicals (Glee!). One time, he wrote a 15 page thesis on the training montage's effect on the hero's journey in Rocky. His favorite film is Zoolander or Machete. If he could mix the two and create Zoochete, he would in a heartbeat. One day he wishes to travel across the United States "David Banner" style while dragging around a player piano or that orangutan from Every Which Way But Loose.
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6:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Ridley Scott addresses Exodus: Gods and Kings' White cast

Casting in Hollywood has always been predominantly White. You can argue about certain stars or certain roles, but that's the cold, hard truth. Regardless of the film, the leads have always been a certain race, and in a perfec...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Some Like It Hot: Eva Green

Eva Green has definitely made herself known these past few years, and with good reason. Regardless of the overall quality of the project she's attached to, she's not one to slack. She gives her all in every performance as I'v...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.29.2014

First trailer for Rosewater, directed by Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart, most known as the guy who got stabbed in the eye in The Faculty and the guy weird bangs in Death to Smoochy (also for hosting The Daily Show, I guess), is ready to showcase his directorial debut, Rosewater, base...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.28.2014

The Simpsons Movie is not very good

I don't think I'll ever be able to properly explain how big of an influence The Simpsons has had on my life. Rather than learn any useful skills, go out on dates with cute girls, or have a social life in general, I watched ep...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.28.2014

Here are some rebel character posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

So these posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (out November 21st) are neat as they finally show off Cressida (who manages all the propaganda in the book), but I DON'T KNOW WHO THE REST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE. Enjoy!  [via Wired]

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Trailer for Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

Whoa, why hasn't anyone told me about Whiplash? Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller, as a jazz student and incredibly harsh teacher, Whiplash looks like it's going to be one of my favorites this year if the rest of it is ...

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2:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Rumor: Warner Bros has a "no jokes" policy for its DC comics movies

Folks, superhero movies are dumb. I don't care how many famous actors fill the roles, how many Oscars you think a performance should get, how many famous directors take on the stories, or how gritty each series is, superhero ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Check out this weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art

I finally caught Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for myself the other day and it's not that bad. It's not that good either, but if any of those early rumblings had come to pass (alien turtles, military general Shredder, Casey Jo...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.27.2014

Trailer for The Pyramid is yet another found footage movie

With Halloween just around the corner, we're going to run the gamut of horror films that all want that your hard earned candy money (I don't know how Halloween works). So we'll try our best to only tell you about the distinc...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.26.2014

UPDATE: Check out this cool Guardians of the Galaxy concept art

UPDATE: We've got more concept art! This time, it's Andy Park's work on Nebula and Gamora's designs. All cooooool stuff.  Are you still hooked on a feeling a few weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy's release? Then do I h...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Red Band Trailer for As Above, So Below is above and also below

Opening later this week, I'm pretty interested in As Above, So Below. Although I don't like the title, I've always wanted someone to utilize that giant grave site under the streets of France for some kind of horror thriller. It may look a bit more generic than I initially thought, but I'm hoping the setting helps alleviate some of that feeling.  As Above So Below releases August 29th. 

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.26.2014

Trailer for sasquatch film Exists, uh, exists

When I don't know how to react to a trailer I'm posting here, I like to rely on the running joke "Trailer for [Movie] exists." And I'd like to take the film, Exists, for completely throwing that joke out.  Anyway, ...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 08.25.2014

Hey everyone, let's talk about Frank Miller!

So...Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is definitely a thing that exists. Whether or not it's good doesn't matter anymore since it bombed pretty hard this past weekend. As always with Flixist Community Discusses, I want to get som...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.25.2014

First teaser for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

I've never seen 2012's The Woman in Black for myself, but I've heard good things. Not particularly about the film's plot, but hey, whatever works. Anyway, here's the first super brief teaser for its sequel, The Woman in Blac...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.25.2014

Here's what Sin City: A Dame to Kill For looks like without the effects

Although Sean seemed to enjoy Sin City: A Dame to Green For, nothing about its trailers, concept, or its existence really jumps out at me. It all just looks so hollow, with Rodriguez and Miller fully committing to style rath...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.25.2014

Box Office Numbers: Football in the Groin

Even with all of the illustrious new options like the sequel to a nine year old movie and, uh, football, it looks like everyone just decided to watch Guardians of the Galaxy again (or stayed at home and watched the big Simpso...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen are a match made in heaven in this Outcast trailer

What do you get when you cross an actor who can't seem to say no, and an actor who can't afford to say no? You get Outcast, the absolutely insane looking film where Hayden Christensen teams up with a British accent spewing N...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.22.2014

First trailer for Young Ones starring Michael Shannon

To be honest, I wouldn't normally pay attention to a film like Young Ones if it weren't for the cast. Young Ones stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water has become scarce, and sec...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.22.2014

This trailer for Nightcrawler makes me want it more

I had no idea Nightcrawler even existed before that awesome teaser released a few weeks back, and now I can't get it off my mind. And thanks to the newest trailer for it, looks like I'm not going to stop thinking about it an...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 08.21.2014

This trailer for Annabelle does not look very good

More like Anna-blegh.   

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.21.2014

First trailer for Automata features Antonio Banderas and some robots are there too

You ever watch I, Robot and wonder to yourself "Man, if only this movie had more Antonio Banderas?" Then you should really paying attention to Automata. Taking place 30 years in the future, Automata is in the cusp of a ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Dead Rising movie gets a director

Wait, did we ever get around to telling you all there's a film based on the almost popular Dead Rising videogames in the works? You think we're ready for the zombie parade again? If there's any good zombie idea, it's how Dead...

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