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Star Wars isn't special anymore

Last year around this time, I wrote an article where I said that Star Wars was becoming an oversaturated franchise thanks to Disney milking the franchise for all of the green milk that it's worth. I talked about how Disney was content with ...

 
 
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Dark Phoenix looks cliched as hell in its final trailer

Fox has unleashed the final trailer for Dark Phoenix and I'm not really sure what to say. Maybe the footage used for the trailer was cut to look cliche, but this is some really sloppy writing. How many stories are we going to get where "go...

 
 
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Space Jam 2 and LeBron's next stage

It’s been a rough season for LeBron James. His Lakers missed the playoffs by a wide margin (this will be the first time since the 2004-05 season that James won’t appear in the postseason), and now his Space Jam 2 movie...

 
 
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Disney CEO Bob Iger to retire by 2021

Disney CEO Bob Iger is expecting to retire by 2021. During Disney's investor day meeting yesterday, Iger stated that "I'm expecting my contract to expire at the end of 2021." While Iger has extended his contract twice already, there were pr...

 
 
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Disney to lay off on Star Wars films after Episode IX

Disney is set to take a break from producing Star Wars films after the release of Episode IX. According to recent comments from Bob Iger made to Bloomberg, Disney isn't concerned about overexposure for the brand, but, "will take a pause, so...

 
 
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Review: Mary Magdalene

There seems to be a common trend with a lot of biblical films. They have extreme reverence for their source material but tend to lack substance and depth. While there are obviously exceptions to that, I can't really name a lot of religious ...

 
 
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All Star Wars films will be on Disney+, even A New Hope

During Disney's "Investor Day," a sinister phrase that I suspect will be a national holiday in the near future, the company confirmed that all Star Wars films"will roll out within the first year" of the Disney+ streaming service. It will be...

 
 
 
 
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New Terminator: Dark Fate stills show a much older cast

Paramount Pictures has given fans a look at the cast in the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate and, expectedly, everyone looks much older. It's been roughly 28 years since Terminator 2 hit theaters, so I'm not sure what I was thinking. I just c...

 
 
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Black Widow film nabs Stranger Things star David Harbour

The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that David Harbour of Stranger Things fame will be joining the cast of Marvel's upcoming Black Widow film. Still officially unannounced, the movie will be the first solo project for Scarlett Johans...

 
 
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Review: Screwball

America’s national pastime was in a tight spot in the late nineties. Coming off a strike during the 1994-95 season, attendance and viewership were low and Major League Baseball was concerned. Then, like a couple of caped avengers swoo...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s impact on music is undeniable. With his stern voice and lyrics reflecting blue-collar life, Cash found a way to blend folk into country, country into pop, and pop into rock. The man felt as comfortable singing in&nb...

 
 
 
 
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Cannes 2019 will not host any Netflix films

Netflix may be an extremely popular service for watching films, but the old guard of critics and film institutions haven't taken to it. With the company making a push into producing exclusive films, a lot of walls are starting to be erected...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Mr. Jimmy

At some point in our lives, we’ve aspired to be our heroes. I can’t tell you how many times while playing backyard baseball I’d turn my hat backward and take a long, swooping swing a la Ken Griffey Jr. But no matter how ma...

 
 
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Review: Triple Threat

There's an unspoken rule in cinema that team-up films are typically bad. While Marvel seems to have bucked that trend, other studios still struggle with giving all of their leading stars proper screen time. You'll have a bunch of A-list act...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Booksmart

There’s something to be said for working hard to achieve goals. It’s what makes successful people successful, according to the barrage of "How To" articles that circulate on a regular basis. Tunnel vision and depriving oneself o...

 
 
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Tolkien's second trailer still looks quite formulaic

Last month, we got our first look at the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic titled Tolkien. Covering the formative years of the renowned author's life, I felt the teaser came off a bit formulaic and full of Hollywood cliches. This longer trail...

 
 
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Two more Kingsman films are on their way!

Usually, directors like to round out their trilogy before moving on to other projects in that same universe, but word is the next Kingsman movie has begun shooting and it's a prequel! Yes, earlier reports were correct and the next...

 
 
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Review: Penguin Highway

Youth being wiser than their age might be a well-worn trope of cinema, but it's effective for one simple reason: we all wish we had our current knowledge when we were young. The ability to make deductive choices, carefully weigh the outcome...

 
 
 
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Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho adds some new faces

Edgar Wright might be my favorite director working today. His sense of humor and layered shots in his movies are so well constructed that rewatches are a necessity. He has cast Thomasin McKenzie from Leave No Trace and Matt Smith ...

 
 
 
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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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It looks like Bond 25's script is getting reworked

James Bond's 25th outing has been hit with a ton of creative snags over the years. From Danny Boyle exiting the production to writers Pervis and Wade being hired, fired, and then rehired, it doesn't seem like a day goes by without something...

 
 
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Sony's Mr. Rogers biopic gets a title and date

We've known for quite a while that Tom Hanks would be starring in a Mr. Rogers biopic. We even had the initial shot of him on the set in the iconic red sweater. What we didn't know is what the film would be called or when it would be releas...

 
 
 
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Why Ben Affleck has officially moved on from Batman

The DCEU has had its issues. That is putting it lightly, but there have been some bright spots with the releases of Wonder Woman and Aquaman gaining praise from fans and critics. Another of these was Ben Affleck's portra...

 
 
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Triple Threat will hit theaters for one night only

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced that the star-studded, kung fu team-up film Triple Threat will be heading to US theaters for one night only on March 19, 2019. Featuring the likes of Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen, this film is ...

 
 
 
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Kung Fu Hustle 2 is officially in the works

15 years ago, Stephen Chow unleashed his magnum opus Kung Fu Hustle upon the world. The film was a glorious send-up of kung fu cinema tropes with a dash of absurdist comedy for good measure. Featuring the likes of Chow in the starring role ...

 
 
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Tolkien's teaser name drops a bunch of his novels

No one can deny that J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most important authors that ever lived. He created rich fantasy worlds that would later be adapted into one of the most successful Hollywood franchises around. He also brought to light a gen...

 
 
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Another day, another Captain Marvel teaser

Seeing as how it has been half a week, Marvel figured we were getting antsy for some more Captain Marvel footage. While not revealing a whole lot new, this latest teaser does give us a glimpse of the action in the film. We also see Brie Lar...

 
 
 
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Shaft's latest trailer shows old age can't stop a badass

Warner Bros. uploaded a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Shaft sequel and I'm surprised at how good it looks. I've never associated Shaft with being low quality or bad, but I don't remember the last film being that fondly remembered. Now...

 
 
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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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Hanna"Unique just means alone"

 

Mary Magdalene"The Passion 0.5"

 

Missing Link"No no, I think I found it all"

 

Hellboy"Oh boy..."

 

Ploey"A parent-child team review!"

 

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy"AKA: How to waste Michelle Yeoh"

 

Girls of the Sun"Women taking freedom into their own hands"

 

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"The impossible dream meets the imperfect reality"

 

Rottentail"10,000 square feet of holiness"

 

The Haunting of Sharon Tate"Haunting for all the wrong reasons"

 

The Wind"A prairie home cacodemon"

 

Pet Sematary"Sometimes remade is better"

 

Peterloo"The sound of silence"

 

Shazam!"Say my name"

 

Trip of Compassion"Everything you know about PTSD, rewritten"

 

Dogman"Kindness can only get you so far"

 

Screwball"A swing for the fences results in a groundout "

 

Ramen Shop"Passes inspection"

 

The Beach Bum""Ain't that far down if we don't look, right?""

 

Dumbo"Guess how I'm feeling? Dumbo."

 

The Hummingbird Project"Nothing more exciting than laying cable"

 

Arrested Development - Season Five Part Two"They've Made a Huge Mistake"

 

Us"Turns out, the real monsters were us all along"

 

Relaxer"Sit back and relax (and also probably vomit a bunch)"

 

SXSW The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash"What is a man if he doesn't have a spirit"

 
 
 
 
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