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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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8:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Netflix Now: Year End, Rear End Edition

As the last Netflix Now before the end of the year, I'd like to say it's been a good run. Although 2014 could've been a better year, I've had a lot of fun myself. Met a bunch of cool people, went to some cool places, ate some...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Newest trailer for American Sniper is American

I'm not usually one for these "America" films, but Clint Eastwood has proven time and time again he's good at deconstructing the jingoistic nature of the country. I've been gripped by American Sniper ever since its first tra...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 12.19.2014

First trailer for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

After missing my chance to see it during SXSW earlier this year, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter has been on my most anticipated list for quite some time. Based on the urban legend of a girl who mistook the movie Fargo for a tru...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 12.19.2014

Review: Annie

Remakes are always at a disadvantage. Regardless of the final product's quality, it will always be compared to the film it's adapting. Remakes usually are stuck with two options: Either pay homage to the original and make fan...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 12.18.2014

First trailer for True Story starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

When you hear James Franco and Jonah Hill are starring in a movie together chances are some cheap comedy comes to mind. But beside their comedic talents, they're terrific actors capable of leading any drama (see Palo Alto or...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.18.2014

The last couple of days have been crazy, so here's Chris Pratt with a dinosaur

I don't know how good Jurassic World is going to be, but thank Jebus it exists.  [via Twitter]

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.17.2014

International trailer for Cinderella works them shoes

I'm caught in a pickle, folks. While I want Disney's live action version of Cinderella to be different from its animated counterpart (so it has a reason to exist other than money), I don't like the changes. Thus the latest t...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.16.2014

This fan recut Terminator: Genisys trailer is the best thing

The Auralnauts folks (the ones behind the Bane Outtakes and Schwarzenegger kill count video) have hit it out of the park again.  "I know you can do it, because you already did it." Awesome. 

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.16.2014

First trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups

I don't have very much experience with Terrence Malick's films, but while I don't necessarily "get" his movies myself, I understand why he's a big deal. Filmed back in 2012, Knight of Cups is finally primed for a 2015 releas...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 12.15.2014

King Kong reboot Skull Island gets new title and release date

In case you've forgotten, Legendary has been inching closer and closer to bringing us another King Kong vs. Godzilla...or at least I hope that's what's going to happen. After the success of Godzilla, King Kong is next in...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.15.2014

First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.15.2014

Box Office Numbers: Thus Saith the Lord

Although the final product turned out to be less than stellar (even putting a man to sleep), Ridley Scott's latest "epic," Exodus: Gods and Kings won over a quiet pre-holiday weekend with $24 million. Mockingjay- Part 1 came ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Marvel's Ant-Man gets official synopsis

From the looks of things, Marvel's Ant-Man is finally settling down after months and months of trouble. Whether or not you like the idea of multiple rewrites, late cast additions, or Edgar Wright leaving a project he helped g...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters

Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 12.12.2014

Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Folks don't know this about me, but I have a soft spot for biblical stories. Having been raised half Roman Catholic, half who gives a hooey, I have an abundant knowledge of Christian bible quotes and intricacies. Regardless o...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 12.11.2014

Here are your 2014 Golden Globe nominees

Here we go. Awards season has officially begun. The Golden Globes may not seem like a big awards ceremony anymore, but their set of nominees and winners set the stage for the rest of the season. Big winners and nominees here ...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 12.11.2014

Stephen Colbert is just the best person

I mean, who else would dress up as Hobbit characters to promote The Battle of the Five Armies or defend funky lightsabers? Truly a king among us.  [via EW]

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 12.11.2014

This trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 certainly exists

Despite its flaws, Hot Tub Time Machine gained quite the momentum on home video. That's usually how most of these comedy sequels work nowadays. The original is a small hit, gains cult status on home video, then is repeated s...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.11.2014

Full trailer for Disney/Pixar's Inside Out is adorable

I've been digging how Pixar has been marketing their upcoming animated project, Inside Out. This latest trailer, like the last, may not feature any of the story, but it's got enough substance to chew on. I will never kn...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.11.2014

Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has a road...it is furious

You never know quite what you're getting with Mad Max, and Fury Road will deliver that bonkers mentality in spades. With this trailer (and the one released around San Diego Comic-Con) I'm already won over completely. Stunning visuals, comic grit, and we have yet to see Tom Hardy say a word. Calling it early, 2015 Movie of the Year for sure Mad Max: Fury Road opens May 15th next year. 

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 12.10.2014

Sony's hack, Flixist, and you

We here at Flixist appreciate that while you can get your movie news fix from anywhere, you lovingly come back to us. We'd like to thank you for your readership wholeheartedly. Without you all, there's a good chance we'd be t...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.10.2014

Trailer for White God features the dogpocalypse

Remember those awesome Homeward Bound movies? White God is nothing like that. Imagine the worst possible outcome for that film (and throw in Lady and the Tramp for good measure) and you've got what looks and sounds like a gr...

Nick Valdez