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Five reasons why you should never see Dark Phoenix

[Editor’s note: this piece contains spoilers relating to Dark Phoenix] Marvel/Disney is pushing Dark Phoenix hard. It’s not their film in that they didn’t make it, but they own it now, and they’re going to try to cap...

 
 
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Review: Aladdin

Apprehension, noun: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen. Disney’s original Aladdin is iconic. Robin Williams, in voice only, gave arguably his most memorable (and best) performance ever. Gilbert Gottfried&rsqu...

 
 
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Review: Long Shot

Things started on a high note at the SXSW 2019 premiere of the Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen headliner comedy Long Shot. Upon entry to the Paramount theater, staff distributed free drink vouchers. It was either a semi-transparent ploy...

 
 
 
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Review: Ploey

I must confess, I may be a terrible parent. I conducted an experiment on my kids.  It wasn’t intended as an experiment, but it was one all the same and, as with any experiment, the results may be positive or negative. It beg...

 
 
 
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Marvel gets Angelina too, may star in 'The Eternals'

Well, they sort of proclaimed it in Black Panther when Marvel told Kendrick Lamar to write a song about how they'll get "all of the stars." Seems they weren't joking. Marvel's latest catch is none other Maleficent herself, Angelina Jol...

 
 
 
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SXSW Review: Tread

The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, a one-time actor of some repute, died on June 5, 2004. Not surprisingly, the event dominated the news cycle for some days afterward. It also cut short a story that out of Granby, ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Red Dog

Some people’s mothers are made for TV, might be the takeaway from Casey Pinkston and Luke Dick’s docu-dramedy Red Dog. Much like the infamous Twitter feed-turned-books-turned-Shatner-sitcom Shit My Dad Says proved...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Museum Town

There’s a moment when you first see a work of art that you consider the individual behind it: how did they even conceive of this project, let alone execute it? What was their inspiration? What was their thought process, by Jove! Somet...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Them That Follow

I’m struck by just how at home Walton Goggins seems as some redneck pulled from a holler deep in Kentucky or elsewhere in the Appalachians. First made apparent in his epic run as Boyd Crowder on FX’s Justified, Goggins retu...

 
 
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Review: Woodsrider

Woodsrider, a documentary from Uncork’d Entertainment bills itself as a “season of adventure and self-discovery.” This is true, in so far as I, through the self-discovery of watching have learned to another degree, more or...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Yes, God, Yes

Sitting in her parent’s basement, 15-year-old Alice (Natalia Dyer) is about to get more than she bargained for playing movie title word scramble in an AOL chat room. Kids, AOL stands for America Online and, as their name sug...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Salvage

Filmed over the course of nine years in Yellow Knife, Canada, Salvage is a straight forward presentation of a difficult documentary, which is something, considering its runtime is under an hour. Director Amy Elliott was motivated ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Boyz In The Wood

After my screening, I left the theater smiling madly like a pretty girl I’d been crushing on in high school just texted me when I’d never given her my number. You know, broadly, too much teeth, nearly careening into things, like...

 
 
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Review: The Umbrella Academy

Imagine this: one day, you’re a person who’s totally not pregnant, not even a drop, minding your own biz-ness, enjoying some beach weather, and then, wham-o, the next and you’re full-term about to burst, like Jesus or...

 
 
 
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Review: Mapplethorpe

Mapplethorpe is a biopic of American photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. If you’re not familiar, Mapplethorpe, who died in 1989, was a controversial artist whose work often centered around themes of homoeroticism and S&a...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Supporting 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: The LEGO Movie: The Second Part

There are two (maybe three, but we'll get to that) sorts of people who are definitely going to like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, kids, and people who like LEGOs. It’s not that it’s bad, cause it’s not. It's good...

 
 
 
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw trailer

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, or more simply Hobbs & Shaw, is the ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and the first true spinoff. Featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham  reprising their titular rol...

 
 
 
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Zach Snyder is making a zombie movie for Netflix

Zack Synder, two words recently synonymous with everything wrong with the DC Extended Universe—at least until Aquaman swam along and gave it all CPR. It’s easy to forget that prior to Batman v Superman: Dawn of J...

 
 
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Netflix releases first full The Umbrella Academy trailer

If 43 women becoming pregnant and spontaneously giving birth in the course of one day doesn't get your attention, I'm not sure what will. Back at the New York Comic Con in October, Netflix delivered a teaser for The Umbrella Academy th...

 
 
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Review: Wayne (Season 1)

[Note: This review is for the first half of Wayne, Season 1, all that was made available to us prior to the series debut.] Tell me if you’ve seen this movie before: a loner hero type with a moral compass that’s written in s...

 
 
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Review: Holmes & Watson

There’s a scene in Holmes & Watson where Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are getting in disguise. Sherlock puts on a fake mustache and is instantly unrecognizable to anyone else in the film. Then, Sherlock ...

 
 
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Review: Mortal Engines

Post-apocalyptic films have enjoyed a long run, and apparently, that’s not changing anytime soon. We humans are concerned about the future; what’s it going to be like? Will cars fly? Will my Nike’s self-lace? Will people b...

 
 
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Review: The Favourite

Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the quest for ...

 
 
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Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

So let’s talk about alchemy, the magical art of turning one thing into another, or usually, crap into gold (alchemy, after all, plays a small role in the film). For Potter fanboys, this is (in many respects) another welcome view into ...

 
 
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Review: Monster Party

Monster Party is a well-named film. Meaning it has a catchy title. It caught my interest. Especially when the film is described to be about a group of would-be thieves pretending to be caterers robbing a Malibu mansion, only they get m...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Blu-Ray copy of Blackkklansman

I won't go on about this for too long, but it's nice to be able to give something away that's not only really good, but socially relevant. It's even better in that while Blackkklansman is based on a true story, it's a movie, it's ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Free Solo

It’s been a great year for climbing films. Where The Dawn Wall left off, with climbing megastars Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climbing the previously unclimbed route of El Capitan in Yosemite, Free Solo c...

 
 


About Rick Lashone of us since 4:40 PM on 03.17.2016

Passionate about the world, the human experience, and how they co-exist.

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