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Review: Wonderstruck

Watching Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is like watching a juggler who can't quite find the right rhythm. Parallel narratives unfold 50 years apart (one in 1977 and one in 1927), but it takes 20 minutes before the cross-cutting finds a proper fl...

 
 
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'The Incredibles 2' picks up where the first left off

The Incredibles ended on a high note, with the Parr family jumping into action to defeat The Underminer, and then a cut to black implying that their adventures would continue one day. Today we know that there is indeed a second Incredibles ...

 
 
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Family friendly Fantastic Four threeboot planned

After the dismal response on the gritty Fantastic Four reboot from a few years back, the planned sequel that was supposed to come out this summer season was scrapped. Rather than let a single comic series go untapped, 20th Century Fox is pl...

 
 
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Review: Cars 3

Pixar has made a name for itself these past few decades by delivering quality kids films that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age. Yet among those films, the Cars series is rarely included, and for good reason. The storytelling and jokes ...

 
 
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Paddington 2 gets a trailer, is adorable

Do you remember the first Paddington movie? Are you also British? If you answered 'yes' to both of these questions, strap in, because there's finally a trailer for Paddington 2. If you aren't familiar with the first film, it's about a cute ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Moana

Disney Animation has had one critical success after another since they're in the middle of a new creative renaissance. Fully embracing CG animation, Disney has produced hits like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, and most importantly, Froz...

 
 
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Aardman says a Shaun the Sheep Movie sequel is in the works

Two of my favorite films last year reminded me of great comedies of the past. There's Mad Max: Fury Road, which owes a lot to Buster Keaton's The General. And then there's Shaun the Sheep Movie, which seems to offer several nods to Jacques ...

 
 
 
 
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NYC: Metrograph showing Willy Wonka in 35mm Labor Day weekend

If you live in New York City and can't get into the AMC screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this weekend, you may still get to see the movie on the big screen in the next few days. Metrograph (one of my favorite indie theate...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Paramount drops The Little Prince, Netflix picks it back up

I've never actually read The Little Prince, but I know fans keep their memories of the 1943 French novella in the warm places of their hearts. Despite a stellar cast comprised of Jeff Bridges (The Giver), Paul Rudd (Captain America: Civil W...

 
 
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Watch the gorgeous trailer for The Boy and The World

The Boy and the World has been on my radar for a few months after seeing still from the film. This Brazilian animated feature won great acclaim at film festivals, and is currently on the shortlist for Best Animated Feature. Told without dia...

 
 
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Watch dinosaurs talk in a new trailer for The Good Dinosaur

In true Pixar fashion, the closer we get to the release of one of their new films, the more specific details we start to see in the trailers. While many early trailers for The Good Dinosaur showed off awe-inspiring shots of nature more than...

 
 
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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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Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Mommy teases sweeping family drama

Director Xavier Dolan's film Mommy examines the tumultuous lives of a mother and son as they go through the challenge of growing up. Unable to do everything alone, the sassy widowed mother finds balance when their neighbor offers to help h...

 
 
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See This is Where I Leave You early and free

Indie comedies with an all star cast? Sign you up, right? OK, how about This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and a plethora of other people you enjoy laughing at. Perfect? Good. Grab the passes then and enjoy yourself...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trailer: Refuge

In Refuge, Krysten Ritter plays a young woman who is struggling to take care of her younger brother and sister after their parents abandoned them when she meets Sam, a boy who may or may not be a good influence on her and her family. Refug...

 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: The Grinch

Back in the early 2000s Universal attempted two live action Dr. Seuss reboots starring notable comedic actors, resulting in two of the weirdest movies. While the less said about the Mike Myers starring The Cat in the Hat said the better, Ho...

 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: A Christmas Story

Did you know they made a sequel to A Christmas Story? That's like opening your gifts on Christmas morning and finding out your parents are getting a divorce. It's rough stuff. Hollywood makes unnecessary sequels all the time, so I shouldn't...

 
 
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Trailer: Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son is an intense-looking family drama from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. The story centers on a young family who realize that their son was accidentally switched at birth with another boy, and the following emotion...

 
 
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Trailer for 2014 sequel Muppets Most Wanted

The new trailer for Muppets Most Wanted claims that "the sequel always strives to be better, bolder, and bigger." The follow-up to 2011's The Muppets takes Kermit, Animal, Miss Piggy and the rest of the crew overseas on a grand European ad...

 
 
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Wan approaching Fast & Furious 7 as 70's revenge film

Now that Fast & Furious 6 has come and gone (thank god for fast cars and #FAMILY), it's time to rev into full gear for Fast Se7en releasing next Summer. James Wan (who's taking over as director for Justin Lin), currently in his PR run f...

 
 
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How To Train Your Dragon 2 gets a cheeky trailer

Ooh. How To Train Your Dragon was one of those usual surprisingly brilliant Dreamworks features, and now the sequel is showing off all of its fire-breathing fury. Kind of. This cheeky new teaser shows off some of the beauty of the new...

 
 
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Trailer: The Family

In Luc Besson's The Family, Robert DeNiro returns to one of his best forms - a mobster trying to stay out of trouble, and failing. The movie centers around DeNiro's character and his tough-as-nails family; his wife played by Michelle Pfeif...

 
 
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Trailer: August: Osage County

August: Osage County is an upcoming movie from director John Wells based off of the acclaimed stage play of the same name by Tracy Letts. The family drama has a star-studded cast, from Meryl Streep in one of her more bitter and biting char...

 
 
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Monsters University wishes you a Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching (this is your official Flixist reminder by the way) in the U.S. it's this Sunday, May 12th. Did you forget? Because Pixar certainly hasn't. To continue their tradition from last year when the studio release...

 
 
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New images from Pixar's Monsters University!

Look at Mike Wazowski up there, all bright eyed and packed up for his first semester of college. That's a kid who has plans; that's a kid who knows he's going to make a difference. Of course, if the pic down below is any indication, the fra...

 
 
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Angry Birds film crashing into theaters in 2016

Is there such a thing as being "too late"? If so, chalk this news up in that column. After more than a year of little to no news, it would appear that progress is being made on the proposed Angry Birds film. It was announced today that...

 
 
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Trailer: The Croods

For those of you who may not have seen, Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians hasn't been doing so hot at the box office. In fact, it sorta bombed. Hard. Like, could lose $50 mil hard. What does this have to do with The Croods? Nothing pa...

 
 




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Justice League"Super, man?"

 

Inhumans (Season 1)"How did this happen?"

 

Murder on the Orient Express"Starring Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by..."

 

Stranger Things 2 "Less of a killer thriller"

 

Thor: Ragnarok"♫ On we sweep with threshing oar / Our only goal will be the western shore / Ah-ah, ah! ♫"

 

Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

A Bad Moms Christmas"Moms are trouble"

 

Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

Blade of the Immortal"If you came here for Wesley Snipes, look elsewhere"

 

Suburbicon"Suburbicant get it right"

 

Jigsaw"Gettin' jiggy wit it"

 

The Square"The square is the ideal, the world is rectangles and trapezoids"

 

The Snowman"When you try your best but you don't succeed"

 

Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

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"

 
 
 
 
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