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Laika puppets and art sold in auction for up to $50k

This past month, Laika recently wrapped up a touring gallery of original art, posters, props, and puppets from their animated features.  You know, those last few critically acclaimed stop-motion films of the past few years like Coralin...


Chicago: Movies in the Parks 2013 lineup

Summer is practically upon us and there are so many free film events going on across the country. Out in Chicago, the Movies in the Parks series will launch in June and run through September in various parks throughout the city. The outdoor...


Netflix Now: Belated Birthday Edition

Last week, I had a birthday that brings me uncomfortably closer to 30. Since I'm a dainty lad, I won't say the number, but let's just say my life is going downhill from this point on. Luckily, Netflix Instant delivered some amazing new cont...

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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Animated Film

I have never really cared too much about animation. I like animated films for the most part, but I rarely seek them out. I don't actually know why that is, and it's very possible that that will change in 2013. Why? Because 2012 was a damn g...

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The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2013 edition

Last year we made the bold statement that our Oscar predictions were the best ever. Were we 100 percent right? No. But that doesn't mean we're going to back down from outlandish claims about our incredible ability to predict who is going to...


3 Mondo posters for the 2013 Oscars revealed

For the second year in a row, Mondo (the movie poster art powerhouse) has commissioned a set of posters for select Academy Award nominees. Three of the set have been officially announced, and others are going to debut during the broadcast o...

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Jenika's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2012

In recent years, a lot of animated movies have been formulaic and underwhelming, but 2012 brought us the variety and quality that has been missing in the genre for a while. Sure, Disney brought back Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, and M...


New Releases, week of 12/1/12: Yanni edition

There are a couple big new releases this week as we get closer to the end of the year. The biggest of them is Men in Black III, which comes out Friday the 30th rather than today since it's special like that. Also out this week are ParaNorma...


Review: ParaNorman

I think there's a point in everyone's childhood where one feels displaced from their surroundings and possibly alienated from their friends and family. It's just a part of growing up and it helps us appreciate ourselves as individuals befor...



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Isle of Dogs"It's Wes Anderson"


Pacific Rim: Uprising "You Can (Not) Advance"


Game Over, Man!"Let's hope there are no extra lives"


Ramen Heads"Ramen doc lacks focus in more ways than one"


Love, Simon"Gay teen romance, sponsored by Google and Oreos"


Tomb Raider"Not nearly enough rebar through the abdomen"


Jessica Jones season 2"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


SXSW Family"Not a Fast and Furious documentary"


Number 37"A Rear Window homage that's also like a lot of other thrillers"


SXSW The World Before Your Feet"And I would walk 8,500 miles ..."


SXSW Blockers"The true film title has a large 'chicken' in front of it"


SXSW The Unicorn"Threesomes are hard"


SXSW A Vigilante"Olivia Wilde is frickin' vicious"


SXSW Wobble Palace"A bit wobbly"


SXSW: Barry"Bill Hader is a hitman and the violence is "not funny""


Gringo"Does every nice guy have bad guy plans in reserve?"


A Wrinkle In Time"Mxyzptlk would not approve"


Ravenous"Fast zombies can't help this film's slow pace"


Death Wish"Timing is everything and nothing"


They Remain"Beautiful Cinematography in Horror"


The Ritual"This can't be good for Sweden's tourism"


Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)"Fullmetal Avengers: Age of Alchemy"


November"Still a better love story than Twi-- *chokes on own tongue and dies*"