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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


CIFF Review: The Day of the Crows

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


Review: Butter

[This review was originally posted as part of our Austin Film Festival 2011 coverage. It is being reposted to coincide with the film's wider theatrical release.] There are some movies you simply seek-out due to the plot desc...


Jay Chandrasekhar is writing/directing Yogi Bear sequel

From a mustachioed, sex-crazed state trooper to an inherently blessed beer pong player, Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar has had quite the film career. Beyond his acting roles, he's also known as an adept director, directing the Broken Liz...


Trailer: Parental Guidance

I have a confession to make. As cheesy and lame as this trailer seems, I giggled more than I should have (Especially that slight commentary of Billy Crystal's comedy). I straight up love me some Bette Midler. There's something about her bi...


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...


Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

When I first heard about Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green, I was intrigued by its depressing, yet charming premise.  Although Timothy Green is being billed as a family film, it actually has hidden themes that make it a sligh...


The odd clips of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green looks charmingly depressing. The plot follows a married couple that is unable to have children, and as the clip above demonstrates, dream about their ideal child when suddenly, as the clip below the jump demon...


Trailer: The Oranges

Truth be told, I thought the trailer for The Oranges was going to focus on a family of Mexican orange farmers as they adjust to the harsh realities of living illegally in the United States. Instead, I got a "quirky" family comedy starring ...


Trailer: Hotel Transylvania

Following up on the first trailer released a couple of months ago is the latest trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania. This new trailer goes more in-depth, introducing the human character (Andy Samberg) and the unlikely, budd...


Beyonce, Colin Farrell, and Josh Hutcherson are Epic

The studio behind such CG family films as Ice Age and Rio recently announced the the voice cast for their upcoming film, Epic. Receiving top billing are The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson, the Total Recall reboot's Colin Farrell, and Dreamgi...


Trailer: Hotel Transylvania

I absolutely love CG ensemble comedies. They always attract a large range of funny actors, allowing them to just let loose and have essentially cartoon versions of themselves exaggerate and accentuate all the wacky things they say. Of cour...


Steve Carell to star in Alexander and the very long title

Look, I have no idea what Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is about, other than it's a children's book and that a kid probably has a bad day. I really only took this story to make that glorious header of our manag...


Trailer: Jesus Henry Christ

Jesus Henry Christ is the story of a 10 year old boy-genius who, much to his single-mother's dismay, embarks on a quest to find his biological father. Written and directed by Dennis Lee, the movie looks like your typical adorable and quirk...


Popeye gets Smurfed into a 3D CG-animated film

Everybody's favorite forearm tumor-riddled cartoon character, Popeye, is making his return to the big screen in a 3D computer-generated animated film. Sony Pictures Animation is handling the adaptation and have tapped the stellar minds behi...


Fantastic Fest Review: A Boy and His Samurai

[For the next few weeks Flixist will be covering Fantastic Fest 2011. We'll be bringing you news, reviews, interviews and other pieces of awesome so make sure to come back and check out all the festival has to offer here.] When I read ...


Trailer: Big Miracle

In Big Miracle, John Krasinski plays a small town news reporter in northern Alaska who finds three whales trapped in ice. He enlists the help of a Greenpeace volunteer, played by Drew Barrymore, who rally the town, the state and even the s...


Listen to this Pixar musical montage

Everybody likes musical montages and Pixar movies, right? Chaz Dela Cruz combined some of the best scores from a plethora of Pixar films into one incredible medley. "Pixar Medley" sweeps through a range of emotions, starting off friendly a...


Review: The Incredibles

[This week is Pixar Week here at Flixist, so we're doing special reviews and features for all things Pixar. Keep your eyes on the Pixar Week tag page for more updates, or just watch the front page!] Here at Flixist, a 100 score is an absolu...


Shane Acker to run a train with Thomas the Tank Engine

Were you a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends when you were a kid? I hated the majority of shows on Chicago's WTTW because they were too educational and moralistic (outside of a few exceptions, like Arthur and Sesame Street). Thomas ...


Furry Friday is a thing that oddly warrants a rewrite

Get those face palms ready.New Line Cinema received a spec script for a live action family comedy in which a cat and a dog exchange bodies a la Freaky Friday titled Furry Friday (hurr hurr hurr). New Line, instead of realizing it for the aw...


Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner aren't too cool for Ice Age

We all know she's Jenny from the block, but we didn't know that block was made of ice. Reports are coming in that Jennifer Lopez is joining the rest of the Ice Age cast in the franchise's next sequel, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. Another m...


Review: Rio

I know I keep bringing this up every time I review a CGI-animated film, but it has to be asked: Is it fair to be compared to Pixar? On the one hand, Pixar is the premiere CGI studio and has been for more than fifteen years. On the other han...


Flix for Short: I'm A Monster

Flix for Short is Flixist's way of showing off awesome short films we find around the web. Do you have a favorite short you saw? Why not tell us about it in our Cblogs? We'd love to see what short films you can make and find! A few months ...


First Look: Pixar's Brave

Holy concept art, Batman! Cinematical has a first look at Pixar’s next movie, Brave. And boy does it look... like concept art. While the flick has has a bunch of shake-ups in the past, with the original director being replaced, and mo...


Review: Open Season 3

Direct-to-video sequels aren’t usually of the highest quality, probably due to the rarity for such sequels to even retain the actors that made the original popular. Typically, you’ll want to take DTV sequels with a grain of salt with l...


Losing My Virginity: A Christmas Story

[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 clo...


Review: Jingle All the Way

For the most part, I'm a bit of a grinch when it comes to Christmas. I hate this time of year and even more than that, I hate holiday themed movies. With that being said, Jingle All the Way has a special place in my heart. I think it’s s...


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