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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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Review: Mapplethorpe

Mapplethorpe is a biopic of American photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. If you’re not familiar, Mapplethorpe, who died in 1989, was a controversial artist whose work often centered around themes of homoeroticism and S&a...

 
 
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Taron Egerton looks fabulous in Rocketman's newest trailer

Biopics on celebrities might be a bit old hat by now, but you have to admire the dedication to capturing Elton John's persona in Rocketman. Taron Egerton has the look down pat to the point that I'm almost convinced it's Sir Elton, himself. ...

 
 
 
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Review: Lords of Chaos

Longtime readers of this site will know I've had issues with the biopic genre for a while. I'm a stickler for establishing a theme and feel and following them through the entire movie. The biopic genre a lot of the time seems to forget this...

 
 
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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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The 2018 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balanced, di...

 
 
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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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Review: On the Basis of Sex

Biopics have come a long way in the last 20 years. What used to be extreme dramatizations of a person’s life have given way to more thoughtful looks at the humanity behind powerful figures. At our very core we are all humans and while...

 
 
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Review: Stan & Ollie

For some reason, I grew up watching a good amount of Laurel and Hardie comedies. Now, this wasn't as pervasive as Abbott and Castello, but I knew my classic vaudeville double acts pretty well as a young lad. That's probably not true for mos...

 
 
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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

I think I need to stop doing reviews of biopics for people I love and revere because I go in with too high of expectations for the movie to cover everything about the person and make it an enjoyable filmgoing experience, which is inheren...

 
 
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Review: First Man

Another year, another epic sci-fi movie that rolls into theatres to rake up award nominations. Since 2013, there's been a trend to release at least one big sci-fi movie that either focuses on scientifically accurate space adventures or a hi...

 
 
 
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Peek behind Freddy Mercury's curtain a new biopic trailer

Bohemian (noun): a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. If ever a word could transition from page and ink to bone and flesh, the above would become Freddy Mercury. The Queen singer ...

 
 
 
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Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic Radioactive

Amazon has partnered with Studiocanal to cofinance and distribute the film Radioactive, a biopic about the lives and romance of scientists Marie and Pierre Curie. The film is based on the 2010 graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre C...

 
 
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Ethan Hawke will play Nikola Tesla in an upcoming Biopic

In a role seldom portrayed on the silver screen, actor Ethan Hawke will take up the mantle of Nikola Tesla in an upcoming biopic covering the scientists life.  Tesla, directed by Michael Almereyda, will detail Tesla's life in thor...

 
 
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Tom Hanks will play Mr. Rogers in a new biopic

I told y'all we needed more Fred Rogers in our life and thanks to TriStar Pictures we are going to get it! Today it was announced that Tom Hanks had been cast in the upcoming biopic about Fred Roger's titled You Are My Friend. Based on the ...

 
 
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John Travolta plays another John in the new Gotti trailer

Ever since seeing John Travolta in 2016's American Crime Story: the People vs. OJ Simpson as celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro I've been aching to see more of him as morally ambiguous characters. Well I don't have to look much further than ...

 
 
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Review: Endless Poetry

In what may be the final years of Alejandro Jodorowsky's life, his work has turned inward and become sentimentally personal. He's exploring his own autobiography, but retelling it in his own odd way. Jodorowsky's previous film, 2013's The D...

 
 
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Review: Chuck

Certain movies have the seeds of a much better movie sown through them. Usually these movies are a little bit of a mess, with a jumble of tones and scenes and characters, some working better than others. The stuff that works is so good that...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Ip Man 3

It's weird to think that the first Ip Man came out in 2008. It seems so much longer than that. Since then, the series has spawned two sequels as well as plenty of other media about the eponymous real-life practitioner of Wing Chun. The...

 
 
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Brett Ratner is producing a Tetris movie

Brett Ratner and his production company partner James Packer are reportedly developing a movie about the creation of Tetris, focusing on the game's Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov. As noted on Wikipedia, Pajitnov created Tetris in 1984 wit...

 
 
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Review: Steve Jobs

I was texting a friend about Steve Jobs over the weekend, the new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle. Sorkin thankfully avoided the birth-to-death biopic that we've all seen and grown tired of by now. Instead Jobs' l...

 
 
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Review: Experimenter

If you've taken an Intro to Psychology class, you've heard about Stanley Milgram. His most famous experiments involved obedience and how normal people succumb to the effects of authority. The set up: Subject A is asked to test the memory of...

 
 
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Rob Zombie set to direct a movie about Groucho Marx

While Rob Zombie won't be involved in the Halloween franchise "recalibration" Halloween Returns, he does have another project lined up: a movie about Groucho Marx. And I'm not against it. Zombie is a huge Marx Brothers fan; House of 1,000 C...

 
 
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Selma returning to theaters this weekend with BOGO deal

Did you miss Selma when it was in theaters? You shouldn't have because it was probably the best film of the year and because it's important historically. Basically you're a bad person if you did. However, redemption awaits! This weeken...

 
 
 
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First trailer for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton

I'm normally not a fan of biopics as they're usually hokey, but this first Red Band trailer for N.W.A.'s biopic Straight Outta Compton looks much better than other other ones out right now. It doesn't seem cheesy like those TLC or Aaliyah ...

 
 
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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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Review: The Theory of Everything

Every year, there is at least one biographic film about someone who accomplished great things in his or her life, whether it's something artistic, scientific, or otherwise. This year's biopic of note is The Theory of Everything, which tells...

 
 
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Trailer: Foxcatcher

Yay, a new Foxcatcher trailer! Is anybody as excited for this film as I am? Between my love of Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell, and Mark Ruffalo, the dreary atmosphere, and incredibly intense subject matter, I am ecstatic for the November 14...

 
 
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First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Miles Ahead

Here we have it. After ten years of Don Cheadle trying to make Miles Davis movie happen we get our first look at the actor in character. I know nothing about jazz but I could listen to Miles Davis for all eternity. The image also comes with...

 
 
 




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