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Flixgiving: Five Movies Liz Is Thankful For

It's Flixgiving! The Flixist staff has gathered together around the cool glow of the TV to share movies that we're thankful for; ones that have impacted our lives, ones that we feel are important, and ones that we just love. The movies I'm ...

 
 
 
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Trailer: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatened with deportat...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy was my favorite short from this past year's Oscar nominated animated short films - and I'm excited to say everybody can finally watch it online! Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf follows Albert the...

 
 
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Mondo makes more Mondocon leftovers available online

Mondo is continuing to release items from their recent Fantastic Fest stint, aka Mondocon, to the public via their online store. This week Mondo is putting beautiful posters for Ghost in the Shell, The Iron Giant, Night of the Living Deadpo...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Space Cat Hob

In Space Cat Hob, we meet Hob, an anthropomorphic cat with a fancy space suit who has crash landed on a dangerous planet. Despite just wanting to do the right thing, Hob finds himself in trouble after trouble as he navigates his way throug...

 
 
 
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Mondo to release some exclusive Mondocon prints online

This past week was the first ever Mondocon in Austin, Texas. It was one of the many facets of this year's Fantastic Fest, which included the Fantastic Fest Film Festival, Fantastic Arcade and Mondocon. Obviously not all of us are lucky enou...

 
 
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Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Mommy teases sweeping family drama

Director Xavier Dolan's film Mommy examines the tumultuous lives of a mother and son as they go through the challenge of growing up. Unable to do everything alone, the sassy widowed mother finds balance when their neighbor offers to help h...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Planets

The Planets, by Andy Martin, is a wonderful short film "told in twelve parts." The short features 12 mini-stories, each on its own planet and each with its own brilliantly unique animation style. Towards the end the larger story comes toge...

 
 
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Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat in upcoming Grumpy Cat movie

Look, the world doesn't need a Grumpy Cat movie. Grumpy Cat was fun for like a week in 2012. Besides, basically all cats are grumpy, that's why they're so great. Anyway, regardless of what I think, a Grumpy Cat Lifetime Christmas movie is h...

 
 
 
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Trailer for Force Majeure creates avalanche of family drama

Force Majeure is a Swedish film that premiered at Cannes and it examines a seemingly perfect Swedish family (husband and businessman Tomas, refined wife Ebba and their two lovely children) as it unravels when their trip to the French Alps ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Manly

Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Jesse Moynihan teamed up with his brother Justin Moynihan to create this awesome Cartoon Hangover short film; Manly. In the short we meet Manly, the daughter of the emperor god of the universe an...

 
 
 
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Watch Pierce Brosnan play GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64

I'm pretty sure everyone who grew up in the 90s either had or knew someone who had the James Bond videogame GoldenEye 007. I literally have two N64 copies of this game. It's probably one of the most popular games of the Nintendo 64 generat...

 
 
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Check it out: Mondo releases Boyhood poster

Boyhood is supposed to be really good. Really, really good. I haven't seen it myself but the film's critical reception has been overwhelmingly positive. I have to give Linklater props for filming the movie in such a unique way, filming over...

 
 
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Laika releases adorable character posters for The Boxtrolls

If you aren't excited about The Boxtrolls, you should be. Laika, the animation studio that's brought us stop-motion gems like Coraline and Paranorman, is currently working on The Boxtrolls, a movie set in the fictional Cheesebridge, a town ...

 
 
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Enter to win a The Purge: Anarchy prize pack!

Good afternoon, dear readers! In honor of #CrimeDay, the release day of The Purge: Anarchy, we have an extra special giveaway in store for you! To help you on your crimey-est Crime Day adventures, we're giving away to one lucky reader a The...

 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced by real musician...

 
 
 
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First Trailer: Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans

Think what you will about reviving old franchises, this first trailer for Dracula Untold looks surprisingly cool. I mean, personally I set the bar for these kind of namesake reboots pretty low, but at least this movie seems to be taking a ...

 
 
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Enter to win Transformers: Age of Extinction toys and hats!

Hello dear readers, today we've got a pretty cool contest opportunity for you! To coincide with the film's theatrical release this week, we have some awesome Transformers: Age of Extinction Hasbro toys to give away to two (2) luck...

 
 
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Dreamworks picks up Felix the Cat rights

Felix the Cat is a bit of an oddball. Not just character-wise within the various incarnations of his television shows and movies, but also his iconic status. I feel like most people can recognize the character, even if they haven't seen any...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Big Bang Dog

"Is it possible that it happened yesterday? He disappeared right before my eyes and everything remains just as different? Why do they multiply and divide? Only the dogs take this as a natural fact. Please don't go into the wrong door. The...

 
 
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New trailer for Norwegian adventure movie Ragnarok

Ragnarok is the story of archeologist Sigurd Svenden, a man who has always been enthralled with the Oseberg Viking ship, which contains a mysterious engraving in runes that says "Man knows little." When one of his archeology friends finds ...

 
 
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Trailer for Frank starring Michael Fassbender is goofy fun

Frank tells the story of a young musician named Jon who joins a group of eccentric musicians, lead by the enigmatic Frank, a man who makes music purely for the joy of creating ... and who wears a giant fake head all the time. Frank looks p...

 
 
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New trailer and poster for Mad Men creator's Are You Here

Are You Here marks Matthew Weiner's (the creator of popular TV show Mad Men) film directorial debut. And apparently it's a bit of a doozy. Are You Here has a pretty big-name cast, including Zack Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, y...

 
 
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New trailer for animated film Song of the Sea is beautiful

Song of the Sea is the latest film from the Irish animation collective that brought the world the 2009 Academy Award nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and maaaan it looks just as gorgeous. Song of the Sea follows a young boy and...

 
 
 
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Trailer for horror flick Beneath feels claustrophobic

In Beneath, a long-time coal miner played by Jaff Fahey decides to take his environmentalist lawyer daughter, played by Kelly Noonan with him for a trip into the mines for his last day on the job. Of course, things soon go awry, and it see...

 
 
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New trailer for whimsical soccer movie This is Not a Ball

Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, (which is taking forever, am I right?) artist Vik Muniz has created the quirky, tongue-in-cheek documentary This is Not a Ball. This is Not a Ball follows Muniz all over the world as he explores how people...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb is a wonderful animated short by animator Alex Grigg about a couple's struggles physically and psychologically after a motorcycle accident. The animation and design of the characters and settings is simple but superb. Phantom ...

 
 
 
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Watch a clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of those directors people either love or don't understand. His classic surrealist films from the 1970s like The Holy Mountain are still taught in film studies courses. This year is the first time in over 20 year...

 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Birder Dash

Birder Dash is the first animated short from Russian illustrator and artist Max Litvinov. It's a pretty cool little short, the animation style is full of repetitive yet somehow fresh movement - it feels more like a comic brought to life, b...

 
 
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Review: Blood Glacier

When I heard there was a movie titled Blood Glacier, I knew I wanted to see it. After learning about its premise, my heart was set on it. What Blood Glacier ended up being was more, oh -- so much more, than I ever expected. I was able to ca...

 
 
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James Franco and Kate Hudson star in trailer for Good People

In Good People, James Franco and Kate Hudson play an American couple who move to England with dreams of having a home and starting a family. When they fall on hard times financially, the sudden death of a neighbor and subsequent discovery ...

 
 


About Liz Ruggone of us since 7:09 AM on 03.02.2011

Liz Rugg loves animals, beer, video games, movies, media and the Internet. She lives in Chicago, Illinois where she works at an emergency vet clinic in between writing about movies and playing cute animal games. Someday she will probably be survived by her pet cats; Hailey and Hobbes. Be friends with her because she probably needs some!
 
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