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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 properly monetize...

 
 
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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). Sure, there we...

 
 
 
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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, check out the scene...

 
 
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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 role in Expendabl...

 
 
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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 one of my guiltie...

 
 
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F**k everything, a Videodrome remake is happening

Commercials director Adam Berg will be directing a remake of David Cronenberg's classic Videodrome, a story about a skeezy television producer descending into a world of madness and hallucinations as television destroys his mind. ...

 
 
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I'm gonna learn you about this Lincoln poster, boy

Ok, on Twitter I said I was going to write this with a bad Confederate affectation, but screw you, I'm tired. This is the first poster for Spielberg's Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. As we can see from this, the man has b...

 
 
 
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John Travolta rumored to star in Toxic Avenger remake?

This is one of those rumors that's so bonkers stupid that it'll either be debunked within the hour, or it'll turn out to be true, and we'll be sitting here, wondering where our sane world went. I don't know what It's on the Grid is, other t...

 
 
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Deleted scene from The Avengers has what the movie needed

And what's that, you ask? Do you really need me to spell it out? In order for The Avengers to not be a complete and utter piece of s**t (which is totally is), it needed more of HARRY DEAN MOTHERF**KING STANTON. Iron Man? Who gives a c...

 
 
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Trailer: Wet and Reckless

Here we've got the second trailer for Wet and Reckless from The FP mastermind Jason Trost. It goes a bit more into the whole treasure hunting plot the reality TV stars find themselves embroiled in after their producers leave them...

 
 
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Trailer: Citadel

Citadel took the Midnighter Audience Award at SXSW this year, but I've never heard of it. I gotta say, it looks promising. Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) loses his wife after an attack by a group of thugs and develops extrem...

 
 
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Review: Cosmopolis

I've always been a big defender of Robert Pattinson. My argument is that he's a reasonably normal person and a solid actor that got trapped by the Twilight franchise playing a character he himself admits is really pretty badly drawn. I...

 
 
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Untitled Marvel's Avengers Sequel releasing May 1st, 2015

Disney has officially announced the release date for the upcoming Avengers sequel. It's May 1st, 2015. Joss Whedon, as we know, is returning to write and direct the film. No announcements have been made on which Avengers will...

 
 
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The Flixist Show 37: Max Starts a Race War

Surprisingly, despite the title, this is one of our tamer episodes. We actually have a good deal of serious conversation about the future of Daredevil with Marvel Studios, the possibility that the Robocop remake might be not as bad as ...

 
 
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A Walking Dead movie may shamble onto the horizon

Here's a rumor about an idea that's in "non-business conversation[s]," so treat it as just a sorta kinda maybe thing. As with basically every vaguely cinematic, hugely-popular television show, rumors are floating around that AMC may be cons...

 
 
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Dive whilst firing two guns asking Flixist Show questions

I got Sleeping Dogs yesterday, and now all I want to do is watch John Woo's Hong Kong movies. I could watch The Killer and Hard Boiled every day until I die, and I'd still grin like a son of a bitch the whole way through. Ask...

 
 
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Eastern Promises 2 is dead, says Cronenberg

So much for that great header. Focus Features has dropped a proposed sequel to David Cronenberg's 2006 Eastern Promises, which would have reunited David Cronenberg with Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen as their characters from the origina...

 
 
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Baby Got Back, as sung by 295 different movies

On any given day, you see a lot of these sorts of mashups on the internet, and a lot of them, for me, live in that grey area between boring and awful. This one, however, from Dondrapersayswhat, features "Baby Got Back," a song scientifical...

 
 
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Trailer: Great Expectations

I tend to forget that there are other film adaptations out there aside from David Lean's immortal 1946 version* of Great Expectations. Mike Newell is the latest gentleman to take on Charles Dickens's novel of love and coming of age and cre...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The LEGO Story

Ok, first thing's first: this is basically just a seventeen-minute ad for LEGO products. That's just a fact. That said, it's a very well-made little short film, featuring some pretty wonderful 3D animation. It's very Pixar-esque. It's also...

 
 
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Nic Cage attached to The Expendables 3!

While The Expendables 3 isn't a sure thing (though it will be if the sequel makes bank), casting is already ramping up and getting super, super awesome. That vast bastion of genius insanity, that crazy-bones pile of ACTING TALENT ...

 
 
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Trailer: Red Dawn

WOLVERIIIIIIINES! I'm a huge fan of the original Red Dawn. It's probably the best piece of 80s action movie/anti-Commie propaganda you can find. Also, Emilio Estevez shoots people in the face a lot. Remember that guy? This remake, which fa...

 
 
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The Flixist Show 36: The Kevin and Kel Show

Nick joins us again on this episode of The Flixist Show, and Dre and I talk about how awesome V/H/S is a whole lot. Seriously, when it hits VOD at the end of the month, get on that. Even if you hate found footage to death, you should give i...

 
 
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Ben Affleck may direct WB's Justice League movie

Here's a welcome surprise! Ben Affleck, who's proven infinitely more talented as a director than he ever was as an actor (and f**k y'all, I love Ben Affleck as an actor), is now being approached by Warner Brothers to direct their perpetuall...

 
 
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Obviously The Hobbit in 48FPS is having a limited release

This shouldn't surprise anyone with even a small amount of technical know-how. Part one of The Hobbit will only be releasing in its new-fangled 48FPS (or HFR as they're now calling it) in a very select number of theaters across the world. T...

 
 
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Ask us the Flixist Show questions!

Full warning, I'm probably going to talk about V/H/S a whole bunch tonight, since I saw it yesterday, and I've got no embargo on it. Hint: it's awesome. So ask us your questions! We'll probably answer them! 

 
 
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Your first official look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

I can't believe Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln is almost upon us. It's probably going to be pretty crazy maudlin and Oscar bait-y, but you know what? Don't care. The man's been trying to make this movie for decades, and now it's finally h...

 
 
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LA Friends: Go see Hit & Run for free!

Do you live in Los Angeles? Do you want to look at Kristen Bell for up to two hours? Does the creamy intersection of crime, action, and comedy get you all up in that? Rejoice! Written, co-directed, and starring Dax Shepard, along with the a...

 
 
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Trailer: Zero Dark Thirty

I think we can all agree that Kathryn Bigelow's film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden has a pretty thoroughly terrible title. I've got no doubt that Zero Dark Thirty is probably the code name for the operation that ended in Sea...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Superman's Best Friend

This will probably be the best thing I'll see all day. In this gorgeous animated short by Brett Underhill, Superman, after a hard day of saving the world, has to take his dog Krypto out for his evening walkies, with slightly unpredictable ...

 
 
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The Expendables Musical is a cheerful little ditty

Like me, you've probably said to yourself that most action movies would be about a thousand times better if they were musicals. Until the day Michael Bay decides to make Transformers 4: Singing in the Energon Rain, this video from John and...

 
 
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The Flixist Show 35: Erosion Dicksplosion

Welcome back to The Flixist Show! Liz rejoins us after a lengthy absence, so we obviously have to figure out a new name for her, which we did beautifully. Matty Shoestring has another piece of erotic fanction for us, this time starring Liz ...

 
 
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Trailer: The Paperboy

While I'm a little disappointed this isn't an adaptation of the videogame Paperboy, it still looks pretty cool. Zac Efron plays a young journalist investigating the possibly-wrongful incarceration of a man (John Cusack, looking country-fri...

 
 
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Trailer: Paranormal Activity 4

Hey, look everyone, it's the trailer for the next Paranormal Activity! This time, there's a blonde teen girl played by someone from Glee! I bet she won't get on your nerves at all! This one claims to be what all the others have been leadin...

 
 
 
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Trailer: The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding is about a couple that adopted a child and then divorced, except now that the son is getting married, his bio mom is coming to town, is crazy religious and doesn't believe in divorce, and this is suddenly OH MY GOD TIM...

 
 
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Trailer: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

I somehow missed that DC's newest animated outing, an adaptation of Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns was coming in two parts. Considering that means, assuming an average Blu-ray price is $25, the whole story has a $50 ch...

 
 
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Ant-Man may shoot as early as the end of this year

Regardless of what you think of Ant-Man as a character (one-time wife beater) or as a collection of super-powers (ant control/getting super small IS kinda lame), there might be something wrong with you if you're not excited for an Edgar Wri...

 
 


About Alex Katzone of us since 3:30 AM on 02.17.2011

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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