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Bad Moms Christmas red band trailer has hos 'n' balls

Bad Moms Christmas made my must-see list for the Flixist annual fall movie preview (see the rest of our picks here) and several days later it conveniently dropped a red band trailer. Sorry internet, but there are no Mila Kunis nude sce...

 
 
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Review: Why Him?

Sometimes questions shouldn't be begged in the titles of pieces lacking the substance to back up or even fully answer the suggested question. Why Him? Falls victim to this trope. Why him? Why me? Why see this movie?  

 
 
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Review: Office Christmas Party

The grand holiday tradition happens on a yearly basis. You gather your friends and loved ones. You pop open a bottle of wine. You silence your phone, sit back, and hope that this year’s Christmas comedy is as good as the last. Let&rsq...

 
 
 
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This Red Band trailer for Bad Santa 2 is pretty bad

I wasn't a fan of Bad Santa all those years ago, and to this day I still don't understand the appeal. It grew such a cult following that a sequel has been in the works for years, but despite efforts to stop it, Bad Santa 2 is a thing.&...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Holidays

Horror anthologies are all the rage now. Get a couple of creatives together, pick a theme, and they're allowed to explore one of the smaller ideas they have in their heads. At best, you're in for a good time overall, at worst, each of the s...

 
 
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Review: The Night Before

When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produce a film, you pretty much know what you're going to get. As the duo have made their way through the romantic comedy, high school buddy film, stoner comedy, old Hollywood existential, superhero story, ...

 
 
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Flixgiving: Five Movies Megan is Thankful for

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Normally, during this holiday I'm at my parents' house and I get to eat all sorts of delicious things my mom makes (although I hated all of it when I was little and kept insisting when I was grown up I'd just order piz...

 
 
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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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Flixgiving: Five Movies Sean Is Thankful For

Who doesn't love Turkey Day? A day of food, family, and gratitude for all you have. It's great. Unless, of course, your family is going away and you don't have any personal days from work to go with them! That being said, I'm still thankful...

 
 
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Flixgiving: Five Movies Alec Is Thankful For

Seeing so many movies means that sometimes it's hard to really appreciate any individual film. Just because I loved Movie X doesn't mean I'll be thinking about it three months later when I've seen Movies Y, Z, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta,...

 
 
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Flixgiving: Five Movies Nick is Thankful For

This time of year always has me thinking about how great life is. Sure it's not the best, but to breathe, eat, love, and squat every day is truly an invisible blessing. I also start thinking about how great movies are, and I'm thankful for ...

 
 
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Review: The Book of Life

Although advertisements for The Book of Life really didn't kick in until a few months before its release, I've been eagerly anticipating the film for a bevy of reasons. It's produced by Guillermo Del Toro (thus giving it a pedigree), it's d...

 
 
 
 
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Rogen and Gordon-Levitt coming back together for Xmas

The heavily under appreciated 50/50 was probably one of Seth Rogen's best performances and really landed Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an entirely awesome human being in every way for me. It's exciting to hear that they'll be getting back to...

 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: Scrooged

Day eight of Nick's Flixmas takes us through our second A Christmas Carol flick, Scrooged, an adaptation of the story starring Bill Murray. Unlike the previous installments of this little event, I've never actually seen Scrooged before toda...

 
 
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First trailer for Labor Day lacks romance and comedy

Was anyone else disappointed when they found out that Labor Day was not yet another holiday-based, ensemble cast romantic comedy, but instead a tense thriller that takes place over Labor Day weekend? No? The great cast and fact that i...

 
 
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First trailer for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

I have a small confession to make. I've seen a few Madea flicks. While I don't particularly like Tyler Perry's side projects (like Tyler Perry Presents: Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Tyler Perry) the plays and films s...

 
 
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Free Birds trailer shows us how to ruin Thanksgiving

Here's a tip: do not bring your children to a movie about anthropomorphic turkeys attempting to rescue other turkeys from being eaten before Thanksgiving. What you'er going to get is a kid who won't eat their turkey or a reenactment of Hom...

 
 
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Monsters University wishes you a Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching (this is your official Flixist reminder by the way) in the U.S. it's this Sunday, May 12th. Did you forget? Because Pixar certainly hasn't. To continue their tradition from last year when the studio release...

 
 
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Disney nearly trademarked a Mexican holiday

For the two of you who aren't aware, I'm a 6'3 Spanish-Mexican-American Indian. I've been waiting forever for a Disney film to explore any part of that culture. I would've preferred a Spanish Disney Princess that isn't Sophia the First, but...

 
 
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SXSW Review: When Angels Sing

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX. Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] I hopped into When Angels Sing ...

 
 
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Dreamworks to lose $50M for Rise of the Guardians failure

Regardless of having to only compete with Wreck It-Ralph for children's attention, Rise of the Guardians had a weak opening weekend, losing out to Twilight 5. This paltry performance apparently didn't get any better since, according to The ...

 
 
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Review: Rise of the Guardians

It's nearly Christmas and that means the obligatory Christmas animated film from one studio or another. Sometimes you get a new Christmas classic (like last year's surprisingly good Arthur Christmas) and sometimes you get a film so devoid o...

 
 
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These new Rise of the Guardians posters are not that bad

Dreamworks Animation has just dropped a couple of "new" character poster images for the upcoming Rise of the Guardians releasing in a few weeks. These posters are essentially the same as the posters release some time ago but, for some ...

 
 
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10 films that should be remade as horror movies

You may have noticed by now thanks to the myriad of children running around in costumes or the fact that your coworker came into the office dressed as Psy or a binder full of women, but today is Halloween! It's the time of year when adorabl...

 
 
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Trailer: Life of Pi

Looks like we have a new trailer for Ang Lee's Life of Pi, and before you become too perplexed at the random symbols at the bottom of the screen, it does have Vietnamese subtitles. There's some new footage to be found here, along with some...

 
 
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Global James Bond day announced

In house everyday is James Bond day, but I understand that not everyone keeps Bond in their heart year round. For them there is Global James Bond day on Oct. 5. The completely made up holiday celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release o...

 
 
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Eli Roth says Thanksgiving is still happening

The Grindhouse double feature produced two of my favorite films, Planet Terror and Death Proof. The neatest thing about the entire experience, however, were the extremely creative fake trailers before the films. So now that Hobo with a Shot...

 
 
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Happy Independence Day! Here's Bill Pullman

Damn those alien invaders. We're busy fighting them off all day so you can enjoy blowing stuff up and eating red meat. Not so much news and writings, lots of overblown Michael Bay explosions. AMERICA!

 
 
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Peeps take over Hunger Games, Harry Potter and more

I know Easter's already over, but if you're like my family, you've probably still got about fifty to seventy five peeps lying around. What on earth are you to do with all those leftover, squishy sugar-bombs? Well, you could always make litt...

 
 
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Silent Night Deadly Night to be remade

Holiday cult classic Silent Night Deadly Night has been selected to get a 2012 remake by The Genre Company and Ember Productions. The original 1984 SNDN has been a cult hit for it's gratuitous violence and nudity, perpetrated in the guise o...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Alien: The Easter Edition

Ah, Easter. The day that families celebrate Jesus doing something by telling children that a giant rabbit put candy in their yards. Everyone knows that the rabbit is the real star of the show. But where does he come from? How did he come t...

 
 
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30 years of Lucasfilm's Christmas card collection

I barely get my ass together enough to send out thank you cards for Christmas presents so sending out a card before the holiday has even occurred is downright out of the question. Who has time to do that and buy gifts and watch at least fou...

 
 
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Flixist Faves: Christmas Movies

Tomorrow is Christmas and you're probably settling in with family or friends at some point today to watch a Christmas film. After all, what's a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching a movie full of it with the people you...

 
 
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Mondo debuts two Gremlins posters - and more

This past Tuesday, Mondo held a screening of the 1980s kid's classic, Gremlins. Because Christmas! As per usual Mondo style, audience members also received a poster with their ticket price, including two posters for Gremlins designed by Ken...

 
 
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The Cult Club: Jingle All the Way (1996)

Welcome to a very special holiday edition of Cult Club. Why is it special? Well, for one we're talking about a Christmas movie. But for two, we're doing things a bit differently this time around. See, this month's Cult Club film is Jingle A...

 
 
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Bad Dads art show's Wes Anderson themed costumes

Over the Halloween weekend, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, California hosted an art show dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson. Not only was the art fantastic, but the gallery encouraged visitors to dress up as their favorite Wes ...

 
 
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Awesome It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown posters

Just in time for Halloween, artist Tom Whalen has made these fantastic posters for the seminal classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! I'm pretty much in love with these posters. They're so adorably festive and super cute. Perfect fo...

 
 




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