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Universal working on live-action Voltron film

Studios have wanted a live-action Voltron reboot for some time. Before being bought by Universal, Dreamworks Animation had been chugging away at a script for years. But now after their mild success from the Netflix show, Voltron: Legendary ...

 
 
 
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New Van Helsing movie is inspired by Mad Max

You may have forgotten that Universal is working on a big cinematic universe starring all of its classic movie monsters because the movie to kick it all off, The Mummy reboot, has been in production forever. Well, it was Dracula Untold ...

 
 
 
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Universal lost $70 million from The Huntsman: Winter's War

Universal Studios, the folks that brought you nearly SEVEN BILLION dollars worth of brain food last year with hits like Jurassic World, Fast & Furious 7 and Minions may lose as much as $70 million dollars, according to Variety. But don&...

 
 
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Fast and Furious to go the cinematic universe route

Cinematic universes are all the rage thanks to Marvel and their ability to print money with theirs. Universal has been desperate to get their own, but the best thing they have to offer is turning their classic monsters into superheroes. Not...

 
 
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Jem and the Holograms made no money so now it's gone

There are flops and then there are flops. Jem and the Holograms is the latter. It didn't just flop for Universal it broke records while doing it. The movie pulled in just $1.37 million its opening weekend, and couldn't even crack ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Minions

Whether or not you've seen the Despicable Me movies, you definitely know who these little twinkie looking guys are. Perfectly designed to appeal to almost every demographic (a Xanax like shape, a bright and happy yellow, speaking in a faux ...

 
 
 
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Fifty Shades of Grey stars want fifty shades of green

Although Fifty Shades of Grey had the worst staying power imaginable, as it dropped over 70% in box office sales its second weekend out which meant that word of mouth was deservedly awful, it still made $550 million worldwide. Considering t...

 
 
 
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Neighbors renews its lease

Neighbors had, to me, one of the most memorable, laugh-out-loud trailers in recent memory. Unfortunately, and perhaps personally, the film didn't deliver quite as many laughs. The general public seems to disagree, however, and it was c...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV Spot for Minions

They're baaaaaaack! Or, rather, they're here, since Minions serves as a prequel. Arguably the best characters in the Despicable Me franchise finally have their own film, and I couldn't be more excited. In Minions, we're going to ...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for Jurassic World

Jurassic World's first trailer was underwhelming for a number of reasons. As cool as a raptor gang was, the CG wasn't quite there yet and the tone of the trailer couldn't decide if it was supposed to be intentionally goofy or not. Thanks t...

 
 
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Universal's Steve Jobs film gets official title and cast

This Steve Jobs biopic has been through the ringer. After years of director changes, big stars (Christian Bale) joining and leaving the film, and Sony dropping the project after budget concerns, Steve Jobs (the film's now official name) fin...

 
 
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Universal Monsters reboots to be action, not horror

In case you missed Dracula Untold and haven't been paying attention at all to what Universal is doing with its monster films, this may be surprising news: the Universal Monsters Universe that the studio is creating will be based around...

 
 
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Rumor: Justin Lin returning for Fast & Furious finale?

I've reached a crossroads. Writing so much about the Fast and the Furious franchise makes me feel like such a hypocrite. Take the first trailer for Furious 7, for instance. Here I am celebrating a series' seventh installment when, in all ot...

 
 
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Untitled Universal Monster Universe pic scheduled for 2017

Universal doesn't have any comic books to create a cohesive universe out of, but since doing that seems to be a way to make lots of money (at least if you're as good at it as Marvel is) that isn't going to stop them. With recent edits to Dr...

 
 
 
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Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican

Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface. It was painted...

 
 
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Universal sets release dates for Pitch Perfect 2, others

Hot off the heels of announcing Elizabeth Banks as the director for the upcoming Pitch Perfect sequel, Universal has announced a slew of release dates over the next two years. Here in attendance is Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak (October...

 
 
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Vin Diesel says Universal wants more Riddick

Although Riddick completely flopped at the box office despite Vin Diesel leveraging his own house to make it a reality, like Dredd (Riddick's brother in R rated but ignored glory), it has found its place on home video. On his Facebook page,...

 
 
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Elizabeth Banks to direct Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect was a splendid surprise back when it released in 2012. It's funny (but not exactly brilliant), has cool women that do cool things, and the music's pretty fly ("Cups" ended being one of 2013's biggest singles). It's one of thos...

 
 
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Universal announces another Grinch remake

God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was this? I'll tell yo...

 
 
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Fast & Furious 7 getting rewrites to honor Paul Walker

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has officially halted its production for the time being to properly get its bearings after losing Paul Walker, Universal is still in the midst of a very confusing situation. One of the many options they're cons...

 
 
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Part of sales of Fast & Furious 6 going to charity

Since the death of Paul Walker things have been very up in the air with Fast & Furious 7, but Universal is stepping up and creating some good out of it. A percentage of the sales from Fast & Furious 6's Blu-ray/DVD release will...

 
 
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Legendary Pictures signs a deal with NBC Universal

Legendary Pictures has left Warner Bros (their deal produced such hits as The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and The Hangover trilogy) since their deal expired last June. There was an attempt to re-negotiate, but that fell through. Acco...

 
 
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Cabin in the Woods to be theme park attraction

First of all, if you haven't seen Cabin in the Woods, go and do so now. There may be some potentially very small minor spoilers, but mostly having to do with locations. You have been warned! Universal Orlando wants to create a Cabin in the ...

 
 
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Pitch Perfect sequel planned for 2015

Pitch Perfect flourished like wildfire from seemingly out of nowhere. I loved it for what it was and still sort of catch myself watching it from time to time. It featured a nice cast of almost nobodies (not including Anna Kendrick), gave Re...

 
 
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Trailer: The Purge

The Purge takes place in some kind of future where the government makes all sorts of crime legal for one night (12 hours) a year. This "purge" apparently makes America better by reducing crime rates and unemployment somehow. Ethan Hawke st...

 
 
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Trailer: Despicable Me 2

With this new trailer for Universal's Despicable Me 2 we're finally given a plot. You know how Gru became kind of a good guy at the end of the first one? That's going to change here. He's been recruited by the Anti-Villain League in o...

 
 
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Oblivion and Wall-E Trailer mash up

So what would happen if you combined a science fiction film from Disney/Pixar and combined it with another science fiction film from Universal? Well you would have a mash up of Wall-E and Oblivion and their respective trailers. In the ...

 
 
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Oblivion IMAX early release cancelled

Universal Pictures really loves their movies to be released on IMAX. The month of April was rather busy for them with their release of Jurassic Park 3D in IMAX 3D for one week starting April 5th. Then Oblivion starring Tom Cruise and Morgan...

 
 


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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"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"

 

Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming"Third time's the charm"

 
 
 
 
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