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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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7:00 PM on 09.12.2012

LA Friends: See End of Watch next week for free!

Alec enjoyed End of Watch, and now, LA readers, you can too! We've got fifty admit-two passes for a free screening of End of Watch next Wednesday, September 19th at the AMC Burbank 16. All you have to do is go to Gofobo,...

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2:30 PM on 09.12.2012

Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph

Here's a brand new trailer for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph! I swear, this movie is looking more and more fun with every trailer they release for it. This one goes into Ralph's world and his travels in more detail than previous t...

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8:00 AM on 09.12.2012

The Flixist Show 40: Check out that Hamm!

We talk a lot about dicks this episode. Jon Hamm's dick, little person dick, all kinds of dicks. I think this is one of our most unfocused shows yet. We also try to talk about TIFF and Christina Hendicks in fetishwear, but we...

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7:00 PM on 09.11.2012

Major league dudemeat on display for Fast and Furious 6

Holy s**t guys, today's all about sexual charge. Here are your first two official stills from Fast and Furious 6, and one released set photo. Look at that. We've got Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" "Panty Dropper" Johnson ma...

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4:00 PM on 09.11.2012

We're recording The Flixist Show a day early! Questions?

GIVE US YOUR QUERIES HUMAN LISTENERS.

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2:00 PM on 09.11.2012

Christina Hendricks is in a fetish club for Ryan Gosling

Good gentle readers: prepare your boners. In Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks will be starring as a single mother drawn into a weird, underground fantasy world aki...

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4:00 PM on 09.06.2012

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

Here's the first trailer for Cloud Atlas that's actually going to be running in theaters, as opposed to the previous one that was a bajillion years long. It's basically just a condensed version of the previous trailer, ...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 09.06.2012

The Flixist Show 39: Dick Magic

On this summer movie recap episode of The Flixist Show, Nick is inaugurated into the horrible club of people who have erotic fan fiction written about them getting plowed up the back door by Jim Sterling. Jenika and I talk so...

Alex Katz

11:00 AM on 09.05.2012

Finger lickin' good Flixist Show question time!

I saw Killer Joe last night, so now I've got fried chicken on the mind. Ask us questions for tonight!

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6:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Trailer: A Liar's Autobiography

I just happened to watch Monty Python's The Meaning of Life over the weekend, and it reinforced two things. Meaning of Life is way better than Holy Grail. Graham Chapman was clearly the best out of all the members...

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5:00 PM on 09.04.2012

A man falls in love with his phone in Spike Jonze's Her

Spike Jonze is back in the realm of making bizarre movies with Her starring Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Phoenix plays a writer who buys a "newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs." The...

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12:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Win the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack on vinyl!

Congratulations to Valerie Minnich! As tends to be the case with Nolan's Batmovies, I've been listening to the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises a fair amount over the past month and a half. It's pretty awesome pump-m...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 08.30.2012

The Flixist Show 38: SNICKcast

On this episode of The Flixist Show, back after a week's vacation, we pretty much entirely talk about the SNICK lineup on Nickelodeon from our childhoods. Is there actual movie talk? A bit. I briefly mention seeing Paranorman...

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5:00 PM on 08.29.2012

Hey, it's a clip from The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

You know, I never found Emma Watson terribly attractive, probably because I could never get the image of her as the frizzy-haired little girl in the first Harry Potter movie. Even when she grew up through the series, I ...

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8:00 AM on 08.29.2012

Yes, the Flixist Show is late. Ask us more questions.

I saw Paranorman yesterday, and it was awesome. You should go see it. Also, you should ask us questions! We'll answer all your questions from last week as well!

Alex Katz

6:00 PM on 08.27.2012

Flix for Short: Play Dead

Play Dead asks the question that I've often asked when it comes to the zombie apocalypse: what will happen to all our pets? The short film follows a group of dogs as they find themselves separated from their masters and...

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4:00 PM on 08.27.2012

I wish this fake ad for The Thing toys was real

I had the pleasure of seeing The Thing for the first time on the big screen a couple weeks back (on 35mm, no less), and like most of you, the film left me with one lasting thought: "Gee, I wish that toy companies had pr...

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3:00 PM on 08.27.2012

Looper would probably make an awesome video game

Back in the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis days, it was actually surprisingly easy to find good videogames based on moves (look at any of the Super Star Wars games, most of the Disney movie platformers, and tons more)....

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7:00 PM on 08.24.2012

Trailer: #Holdyourbreath

#crappytitle #genericmovie #seriouslywiththehashtags? #yesthatistherealtitle #Darksiders2

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6:00 PM on 08.24.2012

See Nic Cage's Ghost Rider face paint and light rig!

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was a guilty pleasure of mine this year, so this is some awesome stuff for me. This is a reel of deleted scenes from the film, and while a lot of them are on the uninteresting side, chec...

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3:00 PM on 08.23.2012

Chuck Norris says goodbye to The Expendables

Looks like ol' Roundhouses and Hatin' Gays won't be returning to the proposed third Expendables picture (which Nic Cage will appear in). When asked about the possibility of his return, he was cordial and said that his ro...

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12:00 PM on 08.23.2012

Trailer: Dredd

Still not using the 3D subtitle, dammit. I don't think it's fair to expect GREAT things from Dredd, but damn it, it looks fun, and it's going to be a more satisfying movie than the Sylvester Stallone one (which is totally on...

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