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The Angry Birds Movie 2's first trailer takes flight

Can you believe that there was a time that Angry Birds was the hottest game in the world? When the mobile scene was still fresh and young and wasn't overcome by microtransations and pay-to-win mechanics, Angry Birds was the first real hit ...

 
 
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Review: Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom

Why? Why why why? Why? Why why why why? WHY? Why are we here? Why do we live in the universe that not only gave us the original Norm of the North, a film so terrible that for a time it had a perfect zero on Rotten Tomatoes, but punished us ...

 
 
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The Golden Cages: Best Actor

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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Review: Alita: Battle Angel

You wouldn't guess by looking at it, but the production behind Alita: Battle Angel is the stuff of legends. Robert Rodriguez may be in the director's chair, but this movie has been James Cameron's baby for nearly two decades. Cameron has be...

 
 
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This year's Academy Awards will be a complete disaster

I love to hate the Oscars, but I also hate that I love them.  For the past several years I've had a tradition where I try to see as many Oscar Best Picture nominees as I can. I want to see which movies were considered the best of their...

 
 
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The Favourite takes home seven awards at the BAFTAs

While not quite as popular as the Golden Globe or the Academy Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, also called the BAFTAs, are usually an entertaining show that honors the best movies of the previous year, though with ...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Actress

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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What you need to know about the 2019 Animated Oscar Shorts

The art of animation is something truly spectacular. Through dedication and passion, any artist can create a world of limitless possibilities through a variety of techniques and art styles. While it's very easy to honor the big budget anima...

 
 
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FX CEO John Landgraf calls bull on Netflix's numbers

This may be an unpopular opinion to some, but I really dislike Netflix. I don't hate the streaming giant, since it does give me a healthy amount of shows that I do like, but I find their business model and secrecy infuriating. Netflix ...

 
 
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Made In Abyss: Journey's Dawn to be released March 2019

A personal vow that I made in 2019 was to not only cover more anime projects on Flixist, but just to watch more anime in general. While I wouldn't say that 2018 was a bad year for anime, it was a year where I barely saw any new shows and th...

 
 
 
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Birds of Prey gets its first Hot Topic infused teaser

The current state of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) seems to be in a state of flux. With the critical and commercial failures of Batman v. Superman and Justice League, compared to the extremely lucrative solo films like Aquaman and Wonder...

 
 
 
 
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Ryan Reynolds teases a new direction for Deadpool 3

I've never been a huge fan of the Deadpool movies. I don't think that they're inherently bad, both of them are actually pretty okay, but I'm just sick and tired of Deadpool as a character. The snarky, fourth-wall breaking routine has run it...

 
 
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Hannibal Season 4 isn't dead yet, still being shopped around

Remember Hannibal? The cult classic show that NBC sent out to die repeatedly but just wouldn't? The one that was canceled well before its time? The one that took a graveyard shift timeslot to kill? My favorite TV show of all time? Well...

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

I don't think I'm being hyperbolic when I say that Dragon Ball Z is one of the most important anime to ever exist. For many, Dragon Ball Z was how we became diehard anime fans in the first place. I remember watching Toonami as a kid and bei...

 
 
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Sony Screen Gems to make a Just Dance movie

I don't think it needed mentioning, but video game film adaptations are usually never good. The hurdle that video game movies always run into is that they try to adapt several dozen hours of gameplay and narrative into a two-hour time frame...

 
 
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Jesse's top five favorite movies of 2018

2018 was one hell of a year for me. By the time this list gets posted, it'll be officially one year since I was asked to join the Flixist team! In that year I've been to film festivals, NYCC, seen some putrid, horrifying, no-good, vile, and...

 
 
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Review: A Dog's Way Home

Greetings, humans. I am Lacey. I am the pupper of Jesse. I am here to tell you all of the new doggo movie, A Dog's Way Home. Why is Jesse not telling you of this new movie? Because my human is sleepy. He came back from the movie theater lat...

 
 
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Margot Robbie to produce and star in Barbie movie

Hey kids! Did you know that Mattel has just launched their own film division, called Mattel Films, and that they're making a Barbie movie? Well they are! And they brought along everyone's favorite Hot Topic sensation Harley Quinn! I mean Ma...

 
 
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Flixist's worst reviewed movies of 2018

2018 may have had some truly phenomenal movies, but never forget that every year has its share of garbage. 2018 may not have had the smelliest garbage, but trash is trash no matter how you slice it. Thankfully audiences seemed to wise up th...

 
 
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The story of Skate Jam, the failed follow-up to Space Jam

I'm always fascinated by the story of movies that could have been. Projects that get announced and fade into obscurity are a real passion of mine and there are plenty of movies that I want to know about the history of. Like, why did a proje...

 
 
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Flixist's best reviewed movies of 2018

2018 has come and gone and while the writers at Flixist are hammering away their best of 2018 lists, it's important to look back on all of the quality titles that came out over the past 365 days. To that end, we've collected together here o...

 
 
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Review: Vice

I always find it amusing when people criticize actors and Hollywood in general for talking about politics and when people say that actors should stay out of politics because their job is to entertain audiences, not preach to them about poli...

 
 
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Jordan Peele's Us trailer weirded out my mom

If you were to tell me five years ago that Jordan Peele was going to be one of the most compelling horror directors in Hollywood and win an Academy Award for his 2017 movie Get Out, I would wonder who you were and why you were asking me su...

 
 
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Review: Mary Queen of Scots

As unpleasant as it may be for some people, think back to when you were in high school. Specifically, remember when you were in your high school history class. Remember those days when your history teacher told you that the class was going ...

 
 
 
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The Grinch 2000 is the worst Christmas movie I've ever seen

I hate it when my well thought out plans get screwed up.  Originally, this piece was going to be a feature about all of the various big screen and small screen adaptations of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, one of my favorite Christmas...

 
 
 
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Kevin Hart out as Oscar host over decade old tweets

I have never been a fan of Kevin Hart. It's not that I don't like the guy or think that he's annoying, but it's simply because I don't find him funny. I acknowledge that humor is subjective, so when a friend of mine tells me that he finds K...

 
 
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Review: Anna and the Apocalypse

I don't think I will ever be able to explain how Anna and the Apocalypse exists. Someone had to have woken up one day and decided "Gee, you know what the world needs? A musical about the zombie apocalypse set during Christmas!" Just by...

 
 
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Funimation and Hulu announce streaming partnership

Funimation is at it again! After Sony, Funimation's parent company, decided that Funimation and Crunchyroll shouldn't be cozy together, it was only a matter of time before we found out what was going to happen to Funimation's catalog of tit...

 
 
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Praise Humperdoo! Preacher returns for a fourth season

With all of the recent cancellations of beloved comic book TV shows, I was worried as hell about the fate of AMC's Preacher. To say that Preacher is a bizarre show would be doing it an injustice. Last season alone includ...

 
 
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Sony is already eyeing Spider-Verse sequels and spinoffs

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hasn't even released yet and Sony is already planning sequels and spinoffs for the animated feature. According to THR, Sony is already in the planning stages of two new Spider-Verse movies. O...

 
 
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I'm happy John Lasseter is leaving Disney

I've always had very conflicting feelings about Disney's former Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. This was even before the frequent sexual harassment claims, which led him to take a six-month sabbatical last year before announ...

 
 
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I forgot that Alita: Battle Angel still exists

It's weird that I keep on forgetting about Alita: Battle Angel. At the beginning of the year, I couldn't wait to get the chance to see this movie for a whole host of reasons. Not only has it been a passion project for James Cameron an...

 
 
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Review: Overlord

For the longest time, I didn't think that Overlord would release. Not because it was in production hell or anything like that, but because it was a part of J. J. Abrams Cloverfield universe and those movies can be announ...

 
 
 
 


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