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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I think I open up every post I write about the original Kingsman movie like this, but what an effing surprise it was. In a rare occurrence I didn't catch the flick in theaters, and despite the positive reviews I still thought it l...

 
 
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Review: American Assassin

There was a time back in the 90s and early 2000s when an American spy or hero or killer guy in a movie could go over to another country, kill all the terrorist bad guys, come back and the audience would think, "Yup, that was OK to do." But ...

 
 
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Review: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde looks like one of those scrappy little action flicks that has a slow burn of success. Think of things like John Wick or Taken. Films that succeed because they're cram full of action and their plots actually...

 
 
 
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Full trailer for Kingsman 2 cuts a good jib

After the prolificly well done teaser we received for Kingsman: The Golden Circle it should come as no surprise that the full trailer is damn fine too. Full off all the stuff we are now coming to expect from the Joel Edgerton led franchise:...

 
 
 
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Jason Bourne assumes we know him in first trailer

The Bourne franchise was supposed to be going its own merry way without Matt Damon, but after The Bourne Legacy failed to be a mega hit the actor was lured back to the character to help the universe out again. The first tease for Jason...

 
 
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Ridley Scott wants to adapt The Prisoner for the big screen

Originally aired in 1967 and 1968, The Prisoner is one of the best TV shows of all time. Many directors have tried to bring it to the big screen, including Simon West and Christopher Nolan, and the show had a poorly received AMC remake in 2...

 
 
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Review: Spy

Over the past few years I've grown increasingly tired of Melissa McCarthy's shtick. I figured this was because I was tired of her, but it turns out she's just been making mediocre movies. Her shtick still works when someone is actually maki...

 
 
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First The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer is F.U.N.

Now here's a trailer our Matthew Razak, Bond aficionado and baby daddy, will definitely get a kick out of. When Guy Ritchie's attached to a project, such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation of a 1960s spy TV show, you know you're in for ...

 
 
 
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Jack Ryan sequel a no-go, according to Chris Pine

Sad news for people who like Chris Pine, Tom Clancy, and spy movies in general. According to the star of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, there won't be a sequel. As he told Moviephone: No. I don’t think it made enough money for that to ha...

 
 
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Christoph Waltz joins Bond 24 cast

Think of an actor that you'd like to see as a Bond villain because it's like they were born to play a Bond villain. Was it Christoph Waltz? It should have been. And since you did think of him you'll be excited to hear that Waltz will be joi...

 
 
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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass returning for Bourne

Remember when Jeremy Renner took over the Jason Bourne franchise and was going to basically do a whole new set of trilogies? Yea. Not so fast. Deadline is confirming a rumor that went around last year that Matt Damon and director Paul Green...

 
 
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Review: The November Man

The fact that Pierce Brosnan was returning to spy movies pretty much made me one of the most excited people around. The November Man would be a harder, R-rated James Bond with some good action and maybe a little throwback feel to the s...

 
 
 
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New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay so that filmin...

 
 
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Splinter Cell adaptation gets Bourne Identity director

The last we heard of Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell adaptation (back in 2012) it had a writer and Tom Hardy was set to star, and it looks like it's finally moving forward again. The project itself has been in limbo for quite s...

 
 
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John Logan talks Bond 24 and the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Sometimes do you just sit around and wonder why there isn't more news about the next James Bond film, momentarily titled Bond 24? No? Well, I do and so it's with great pleasure I bring myself (and you by proxy) news from screenwriter John L...

 
 
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Review: 3 Days to Kill

3 Days to Kill is oddly complicated, and it has the potential to lose people right from the start. To understand this review you will have to keep that in mind, as what the movie appears to be and what the actual movie is are two total...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Spy vs. Guy

Spy vs. Guy, written and directed by Seth Worley for software company Red Giant (who's short film, Tempo, we've featured before on Flixist), is basically what its namesake says. It's about a spy who needs who retrieve a device hidden insid...

 
 
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De Niro and LaBeouf to star in Spy's Kid

No, no. Not Spy Kids, though that would be kind of awesome in a really horrible way, Spy's Kid. If the name didn't tip you off the film, which Paramount just announced will star Robert De Niro and Shia LeBeouf, is a spy movie about a father...

 
 
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John Logan taking on writing duties for Bond 24 and 25

Bet you didn't expect news about a Bond sequel so soon did ya? Hell, Skyfall hasn't even released in the states yet! Of course, that doesn't really mean anything when it comes to the Bond franchise, because it's not like we're not goin...

 
 
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Losing My Virginity: The Spy Who Loved Me

[Losing My Virginity articles are reviews written by someone who still hasn't seen an incredibly popular movie after all these years. LMV reviews are interesting in that they can offer the perspective of a person who's untainted by the clou...

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: Bond Month!

Hey guess what! It's Bond Month! In honor of Skyfall, the new James Bond movie coming out this month-ish, and because we've got some crazy James Bond fans on staff around here, we've decided to dedicate an entire month to James Bond's iconi...

 
 
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Daniel Craig to be in at least two more Bond films

I'm not sure this will surprise anyone, but Daniel Craig's contract obligates him to at least five films for the Bond franchise. If my calculations are correct, that would leave two more after next month's Skyfall. How is this news? Well, t...

 
 
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Kenneth Branagh in talks to direct, star in Jack Ryan

I'm excited to report that the Christ Pine-starring Jack Ryan reboot from Paramount may finally be back on track. Having recently lost director Jack Bender, the studio has tapped Thor director and Dutch angle-enthusiast Kenne...

 
 
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Trailer: Argo

I love how Ben Affleck's evolved as an entertainer. We all cackled and laughed at him back in the day, largely from the whole Jennifer Lopez crap, and a lot of us had written him off. Then with the two-shot of Gone Baby Gone and The T...

 
 
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Trailer: Safe House

Usually, I'm not really one for big-budget action movies. This however, looks pretty awesome. Safe House stars Denzel Washington as an infamous CIA agent who goes rouge and Ryan Reynolds as an inexperienced, mid-level agency drone who gets...

 
 




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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"