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Alamo Drafthouse to serve Pakistani cuisine for The Big Sick

Indie darling and all around wonderful microchain Alamo Drafthouse is setting the mood to prepare for the upcoming release of Kumail Nanjiani's semi-autobiographical romcom The Big Sick. To help get movie patrons in the mood the theater is ...

 
 
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See Dope early and free

Dope came out of Sundance with a ton of good press, and when that happens it means the film is sure to be talked about around Oscar time so make sure you're in the loop. You can grab some passes to what folks are calling a classic. Som...

 
 
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First trailer for Diary of a Teenage Girl touts accolades

Diary of a Teenage Girl came tearing out of Sundance with a lot of buzz around it. It's an indie coming of age story so that makes a lot of sense since the festival eats that stuff up with a spoon. Judging from the trailer I'm not sure...

 
 
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Katie Holmes in Miss Meadows trailer

Wait, I'm actually interested in something Katie Holmes is doing? This is... an odd feeling. Yet Miss Meadows actually looks pretty interesting and Holmes playing off her sweet to death persona so she can kill bad guys looks to work. ...

 
 
 
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Review: Begin Again

Director/Writer John Carney is establishing a little nitch for himself in the film industry. A modern take on the backstage musical except now the stage is the studio and the music is far less grandiose. With Once, his academy award winning...

 
 
 
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Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and her family. Refug...

 
 
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Independent Spirit Awards nominations have arrived

It's getting to be that time of year! Awards season is coming upon us and the early nominations award nominations are in. The Independent Spirit Awards are kind of the indy Oscars, but everyone gets drunk and actually has fun at the show (h...

 
 
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Trailer: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete may not have received the greatest buzz from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but I'm staying relatively optimistic. This newest trailer for the film may paint it as overtly melodrama...

 
 
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Flix for (Not So) Short: Clapping for the Wrong Reasons

Last month, Donald Glover (Community) released a mysterious trailer without context for a project called Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. Last week, it was revealed that the project was a short film written by Glover and directed by Hiro Mu...

 
 
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Review: Coffee Town

CollegeHumor has been one of the premiere comedy websites since practically the internet got super popular. Before YouTube, before Twitter, before Facebook, before MySpace, there was CollegeHumor providing some of the best comedic content d...

 
 
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Review: Missed Connections

Missed connections serve as the chosen medium for lovelorn, hopeless romantics who believe in fleeting chance encounters in public. I can say this with confidence, because I used to regularly check missed connections on a daily basis despit...

 
 
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Review: The History of Future Folk

The History of Future Folk is about the origins of the universe's only alien bluegrass folk duo, and how they discovered and fell in love with Earth's music. It's charming, adventurous, and a ton of fun. I mean when's the last time you saw ...

 
 
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Trailer: LICKS

Directed by newcomer Jonathan Singer-Vine, LICKS debuted at this year's SXSW. While Hubert, Matt, and I didn't get a chance to catch it, the film received some good acclaim. LICKS is about a young Oakland resident returning ...

 
 
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New poster for indie adventure The History of Future Folk

Yesterday we brought you the first trailer for the upcoming Indie sci-fi romance comedy The History of Future Folk, and today we have a brand new poster for it! The poster itself is actually a bit underwhelming, it features the two main cha...

 
 
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Trailer: Girl Most Likely

Kristen Wiig doesn't appear to be resting on her Bridesmaids laurels too much. Instead of pumping out a Bridesmaids sequel immediately following the movie's success, Wiig has been using her new-found leverage to work on some passion projec...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Hybrids

Hybrids, written and directed by Patrick Kalyn, is a science-fiction/action short about an ex-soldier, Dakota (Daniella Evangelista), seeking vengeance for the death of her young daughter. In this short teaser for a longer feature, Dakota ...

 
 
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Trailer: Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch was one of Matt's favorite films from this year's SXSW Film Festival, though when Hubert saw it recently at the Tribeca Film Festival he thought it was somewhat predictable. Simply judgi...

 
 
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Zach Braff launches Kickstarter for Wish I Was Here

OK, who had Zach Braff in the office pool for "Next Person to Launch A Kickstarter After Veronica Mars Did So Well?" Bob, was it you? I could have sworn someone put Zach Braff down. Well, whoever did you win the money because the actor/dire...

 
 
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Thoughts on twohundredfiftysixcolors

twohundredfiftysixcolors is hard to discuss without any outside exposition. It's not a "film" so much as it is a collection of thousands of GIFs played back to back in a somewhat loose progression with no sound, no music, nothing ...

 
 
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A playful poster for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

I feel like "playful" is a pretty good way to describe director Joss Whedon's newest movie, a Shakespeare adaptation called Much Ado About Nothing. Even though it's coming from one of the most fiercely loved directors of our time and based ...

 
 
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Trailer: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a gorgeous looking indie film by Terence Nance that has been running the festival circuit under the radar for the past year, and I don't really understand why. The film looks visually stunning, and th...

 
 
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Trailer: Before Midnight

The third installment in Richard Linklater's series of movies -- which include indie darlings Before Sunrise and Before Sunset -- Before Midnight finds characters Celine and Jesse (played by Julie Deply and Ethan Hawke) in their early 40s ...

 
 
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Trailer: Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo (titled L'Écume des Jours or "Froth on the Daydream" in French) is director Michel Gondry's newest dealings with love and loss. With such previous heavy-hitters as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Good Night

[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!] How would you react ...

 
 
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Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

After director Joss Whedon's mega block-buster The Avengers last year, he decided to tone it down a bit for his next project. It's a bit of a palate cleanser - Much Ado About Nothing is an adaption of the classic Shakespearean comedy by th...

 
 
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International Spring Breakers posters will get you amped

Amped in the pants still counts as amped. These new international posters for wildcard indie director Harmony Korine's new movie Spring Breakers have appeared online and seem to reinforce the idea that Spring Breakers will be a ton of steam...

 
 
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Trailer: Somebody Up There Likes Me

In Somebody Up There Likes Me, Nick Offerman (of Parks & Rec fame) stars alongside Keith Poulson in an indie drama/comedy about love and disappointment. Offerman shines in the trailer as his hilarious, dry self, and the rest of the mov...

 
 
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Flix for (Not So) Short: If I Am Your Mirror

An underrated film I really liked a few years ago was Richard Linklater's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Outside of the film's narrative of a cop-turned-junkie torn between his internal struggle with reality (and the film...

 
 
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Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download

Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and download a .pdf file t...

 
 
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Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week

Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's four Oscar nomin...

 
 
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Trailer: Upstream Color

This full trailer for Upstream Color - the anticipated, forthcoming film from director Shane Carruth - seems to give the film a broad sense of transience and fluidity, with hints of violence and unease. A lot of people, including myself, a...

 
 
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Trailer: I Am Not A Hipster

I Am Not A Hipster is a moody indie drama darling from this year's Sundance Film Festival. The story follows Brook, a talented, aspiring musician who kind of falls apart after his mother dies. His three sisters and estranged father come to...

 
 
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Review: Out There

I've always equated short films with short stories: they make the most of their abbreviated space by filling in the most important of information. Of course, given the short period of time, the format provides both a test and a sense of cre...

 
 
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Trailer: The Girl

The Girl (which unfortunately shares a name with an upcoming Hitchcock film on HBO) stars Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as she loses her child to Social Services. To earn some extra money she becomes a Coyote, someone who is willing to tran...

 
 
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Jay and Silent Bob are getting an animated film in 2013

That's right, good old Paul Revere Kevin Smith himself is set to release a Jay and Silent Bob animated feature next Spring! It's being produced by Jason Mewes (Jay, otherwise known as the Snoochie Boochies guy) and will most likely be ...

 
 
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CIFF Review: A F*ckload of Scotch Tape

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...

 
 




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The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 
 
 
 
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