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Review: Wonderstruck

Watching Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is like watching a juggler who can't quite find the right rhythm. Parallel narratives unfold 50 years apart (one in 1977 and one in 1927), but it takes 20 minutes before the cross-cutting finds a proper fl...

 
 
 
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Star Wars Han Solo Spin-off gets title: Solo

Now that production has wrapped, director Ron Howard took to Twitter today to spill the beans on the title of the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off. And wait for it, it's a doozy: Solo.

 
 
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Newest Black Panther trailer shows its claws

By the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the looks of Thor: Ragnarok, and this latest trailer for Black Panther, it seems Marvel is learning from their past mistakes and allowing their directors a bit more wiggle room within their...

 
 
 
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Stranger Things Season 2's final trailer gives us the goods

In honor of both Friday the 13th and Stranger Things' second season Halloween premiere, Netflix has released the final trailer for season two. It admittedly doesn't have the same pop as the Thriller backed first trailer, but this is our be...

 
 
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Review: The Foreigner

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jackie Chan in US cinemas, especially as a lead, and I for one, am happy to have him back. Think on it for a moment:  Jackie Chan is still one the world’s biggest stars (currently ra...

 
 
 
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Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

All happy families are the same; each unhappy family is only sort of the same, and will eventually wind up in their own movie or book. Take the Meyerowitzes in Noah Baumbach's latest movie. This sophisticated clan of New Yorkers reminded of...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird reminded me of my own experiences growing up. When a coming-of-age movie works, I'm bound to say that, and Lady Bird is one that works so well. Or, as they say in Northern California, hella good. Given, Lady Bi...

 
 
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NYC: The 2017 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight

The second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. The opening night film is Can Evernol's Housewife, which looks like Clive Barker by way of Dario Argento. More than 45 feature films and...

 
 
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Sony is making a Settlers of Catan movie

You know who Sony Pictures is. You know the kinds of movies they create. Jack and Jill, Fantastic Four, Pixels, Ghostbusters (2016), The Emoji Movie. This studio has generated some of the worst pieces of film I've ever seen. Now, they'...

 
 
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Pacific Rim: Uprising is the start of a cinematic universe

If you have a movie franchise these days, even if it isn't that successful, you evidently have to make it a cinematic universe. It's just a rule now. Studios want money and the way to make money these days is assumed to be a cinematic unive...

 
 
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Disney scraps animated feature Gigantic

I'd been pretty excited about Gigantic since Disney announced it on their release slate. It would have been the next in the currently sterling line of Disney animated features, and had the age-old Disney trick of adapting a fairy tale ...

 
 
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally receives a Trailer

It's finally arrived. The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi just premiered during Monday Night Football on ESPN.  This is the first look we've gotten at The Last Jedi since the teaser debuted back in April....

 
 
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Season 11 of X-Files lands a trailer

I was all aboard for the reboot of X-Files when it landed, and then I watched it and remembered why the show had stopped. It's not that it got bad, but it just didn't have anywhere else to go, and it still didn't. It had jumped the sh...

 
 
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Batman: The Animated Series coming to Blu-ray in 2018

At New York Comic Con this weekend Warner Bros. announced that they were moving forward with plans to release a remastered version of their classic animated series Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray in 2018. Not many details are known b...

 
 
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Should there be a third Blade Runner?

Usually I try to leave these things open for debate for at least a sentence or two before giving my opinion, but there's clearly a right answer here. While Blade Runner 2049 is probably the best result to come out of a needless se...

 
 
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Review: The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us promises a lot from the outset. It promises to be a story of survival, one where your life depends on the support of a stranger. It also intends to sweep the audience off their feet with a grand love story, a bond fo...

 
 
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Amazon's The Tick gets a season one part two trailer

It took a long while, but after the unique and funny pilot for The Tick that Amazon studies made they first season came... and then quickly went because it was only half a season. While the first set of episodes had a definitive story...

 
 
 
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New York Comic Con 2017: Saturday's Cosplay

Representing Flixist, this lonely writer made his first pilgrimage to the holly mecca of nerddom that is the New York Comic Con. I'd done my research. I'd read the guide, and reached out to those I knew who'd bravely gone before me. Their w...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: My Little Pony: The Movie

June 28, Hasbro has just released the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie. I’m mildly impressed. It’s fun. Zany. Action-packed. It has great animation and it appears to have references designed for people over the age of ...

 
 
 
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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve has done the impossible. He has pulled off a feat that most directors won't even take a stab at. He has delivered unto us something we haven't seen for years. With this act Villeneuve has firmly established himself as one o...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Rick and Morty (Season 3)

Rick and Morty is a dense series. Not because of its content per se, but because of the discussions it brings to the table. Its a series constantly at odds with its predilection for toilet humor and the overbearing cynicism of its deli...

 
 
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NYCC: Marvel pulls Punisher panel from schedule

Marvel and Netflix have decided to cancel a panel on their upcoming Punisher series at this weekend's New York Comic-Con following Sunday night's massacre in Las Vegas, which left more than 50 dead and hundreds of others injured. It's a dec...

 
 
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Bob's Burgers serving up a movie for 2020

Bob's Burgers is one of those shows I never expected to love as much as I do now. It started a bit slowly, but once it really steered into its grounded absurdity (an oxymoronic nature Bob's Burgers balances so well) it took off and some of ...

 
 
 
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Review: Cult of Chucky

You may not know this, but Chucky, the red headed doll inhabited by a serial killer's soul thanks to some magic, had a bit of a comeback a few years ago with the straight to video release of Curse of Chucky. Believe it or not, after a ...

 
 
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Impressions: 'Inhumans' is a lifeless, uninspired mess

I guess I’ve only got myself to blame. See, because I am an exceptionally cool and popular person (and also because I don’t have any TV that isn’t streaming), I didn’t catch the premiere of Marvel’s The Inhum...

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog movie now at Paramount

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is moving studios. Deadpool director Tim Miller was going to produce with his pal Jeff Fowler directing and Sony had the rights to make it, but they put the proj...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Zama

Zama is a novelistic film, but not because it's an adaptation of a 1956 Argentinian novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Watching Zama creates a feeling that's similar to reading. The shots are so carefully composed, the sound design so meti...

 
 
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Review: Jeepers Creepers 3

If you've read any of my posts for Flixist, you know that I approach most sequels not with trepidation, but with outright skepticism. This is because rather than being an earnest or needed continuation to a great story, they're cash grabs. ...

 
 




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Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 
 
 
 
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