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Slow weekend is slow for the box office

We're in a small calm before the holiday box office storm right now as the big release of Thanksgiving get some time to breather before the onslaught of Christmas releases starts to bear down upon us. With nothing but a re-release of Schind...

 
 
 
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Review: Mowgli

When it was announced years ago that Andy Serkis (yes, that Andy Serkis) would be making a film based off of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book it looked like we'd get two major blockbusters going head to head as Disney had their v...

 
 
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Vice leads Golden Globes nominations with six

Just this Monday the Washington Area Film Critics Associations, of which I am a member, dropped their awards but now it's time to really start talking about the bigwigs. The Hollywood Foreign Press has released the nominations for the Golde...

 
 
 
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See Once Upon a Deadpool early and free

Are you as curious as I am about what the hell a PG-13 Deadpool would be like? Or maybe you're just a super big fan of Fred Savage and The Princess Bride? Or maybe you want to see the new Once Upon a Deadpool, but you hate giving to chariti...

 
 
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See Mary Queen of Scots early and free

The film world is abuzz with Margot Robbie's turn as Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots, and now you can be too before anyone else. We're giving away passes to see the film and all you need to do is click a link. If you're down with his...

 
 
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Washington Area Film Critics selected Roma as best picture

In what has become an increasingly rare occurrence my selection for Best Picture of the year won Best Picture of the year in the Washing Area Film Critics Association awards. I'm actually a member of this group, and as such love it whe...

 
 
 
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Candyman franchise reboot with Jordan Peele confirmed

Remeber Candyman? He's back! In Pog form! No, actually, movie form, though some sweet Candyman Pogs would totally round out my collection of super dated things.  As previous rumors stated MGM has partnered with Monk...

 
 
 
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First look at more violent and bloody Hellboy in action

Hellboy is coming back, but this time he's coming back hard. Horror director Neil Marshall is taking over the reins and he's basically been promising since day one to get real weird up in this thing. This first look of Hellboy him...

 
 
 
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Review: Creed II

Rocky is not only one of the greatest sports movies ever, it is one of the greatest films ever. It was a dramatic, gritty, and surprisingly grounded film that redefined the genre, established now common tropes, and basically created th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Instant Family

I honestly got stuck with Instantly Family to review. Sometimes as EIC you gotta take a bullet for the team and let someone else review the big Harry Potter film (review coming later) or whatever. I was all set to take t...

 
 
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Bad Boys 3 is most likely called Bad Boys for Lif3

There's a third Bad Boys movie coming. If you didn't know that then you can read all about it here, with the only update being that Martin Lawerence has confirmed that he is returning alongside with Will Smith. Instead of fil...

 
 
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Lee Childs say Jack Reacher is becoming a streaming TV series

I thoroughly enjoyed both Jack Reacher movies for the 90s throwback action that they were. Low on budget, but not on determination, the movies cast Cruise in the arrogant superman he plays best and basically just let him kick butt the entir...

 
 
 
 
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See Creed II early and free

I'm not sure what to think about Creed II. Is it going to be the dramatic and stunningly good drama that Creed was or are we going full Rocky III here and just turning the franchise into boxing ridiculousness. It's hard to tell, a...

 
 
 
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New Captive State trailer warns of us of their lies

One of the longest traditions of science fiction is its incredible ability to address social issues and concepts without directly being about the specific social issues of the day. Captive State is very clearly a science fiction ...

 
 
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Review: The Grinch

Believe it or not, prior to my screening I wasn't paying that much attention to Illumination's The Grinch, but from what I did see I thought the film was going to try something a little new with the character and focus on how he became...

 
 
 
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See Overlord early and free

Overlord looks schlocky, gruesome, terrible and wonderful. I'm guessing for a sleeper hit on this one with probably some sort of twist on the Nazi/Zombie sub-genre you weren't expecting. Then again maybe not. Maybe it will just be a straigh...

 
 
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Paddington 3 in the works and you all better go see it

At Flixist we don't cover kids movies with that much regularity. With that in mind, you're probably wondering why I've chosen to publish a story about a possible third film in the Paddington series coming out as, at face value, th...

 
 
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See Widows early and free

Widows looks like something we don't get all that often: a clever and original crime film, replete with strong performances and an actually compelling story. It's definitely caught my attention after it stormed out of festivals with great r...

 
 
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Bohemian Rhapsody and Fox are the champions, my friends

Who knew that what the people really wanted were drama-filled musicals? This weekend showed that evidently what we've all actually been craving are films filled with great songs and big emotional moments as Bohemian Rhapsody destr...

 
 
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We may know the names of the four Avatar sequels

James Cameron and Warner Bros. are about halfway through shooting Avatar 2-5, but we still know almost next to nothing about them aside from the fact that they'll take place on Pandora and a few casting tidbits. Now the&...

 
 
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See Boy Erased early and free

Boy Erased looks like it's going to have a lot of people talking when it lands given both its subject matter and quality. Now you'll have the chance to talk about it first. We've got passes for an early screening of the film that you c...

 
 
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Ridley Scott is currently working on a sequel to Gladiator

Gladiator was one of those seminal films that if you were the right age and saw it at the right time has stuck in your mind since then. I was both at the right and at the right time so the movie for me is one of my favorites from direc...

 
 
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See the Girl in the Spider's Web early and free

I'm not so sure about The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo series rebooting itself with a story not based on the original trilogy, but on the other hand, Claire Foy is awesome so it's hard to know what we're going to get from The Girl in the...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Halloween

Like all slasher franchises Halloween has had its ups and downs over the years. Sure there's something to appreciate in even the worst of the eight original films and two Rob Zombie reboots, but it's hard to argue that the fr...

 
 
 
 




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Mowgli"Uncanny jungle valley"

 

Anna and the Apocalypse"We've reached uber niche!"

 

The Favourite"Probably not a pun, but it should be--it's my favorite"

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet"The deepest piece of media that also has the floss dance"

 

Creed II"Creed : Creed II :: Rocky : Rocky II"

 

Robin Hood"For the last time, arrows are not bullets"

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald "Doesn't break the mold, just dusts it off for more"

 

Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 

Blessed Are the Children"Won't someone think of the children?"

 
 
 
 
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