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FlixList: Ten Crimes I'd Commit During a Real Purge

With The Purge: Anarchy in theaters and another #CrimeDay in the history books, I've been thinking about crime for a bit now. In the series, everyone and their mothers are so focused on committing violent crimes they don't see the bigger pi...

 
 
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Six filmmakers who should direct Star Wars spin-offs

When Disney killed the Star Wars Expanded Universe last month, they negated decades of side stories that fleshed out the galaxy far, far away. But they left open the door for a new Expanded Universe, one filled with canon spin-offs tha...

 
 
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The 15 greatest yelled lines in the history of cinema

Yelling has been an integral part of cinema since the first talkies came to be. I bet you didn't know that the original screenplay for The Jazz Singer was typed in all caps and was supposed to be yelled the entire time. That's a true ...

 
 
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Flixist's 2014 Movie Preview-palooza

Last week some of our ranks recorded ourselves talking briefly about our most anticipated films of 2014, and now we’re looking at some of those films more in depth as well as mentioning others that we missed. 2013 was a pretty am...

 
 
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Alec's Top 15 Movies of 2013

As our unofficial two weeks of arbitrary best of 2013 lists comes to a close, it seemed fitting to cap the whole thing off with a couple of actual Best Of lists. Nick posted his picks earlier in the day, and now I'm doing mine. Unfortunatel...

 
 
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Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2013

You're probably thinking, "Who's this Nick guy and why should I care about what movies he liked the most?" Let me introduce myself. I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor of Flixist. I'm the guy who wrote about 25 Christmas flicks last December, some...

 
 
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The Top 6 Korean Films Released on Netflix in 2013

Nearly every time I tell people that I'm a fan of Korean films, I point them to the Korean subgenre on Netflix. It's easy, and even though many people won't ever check them out, I'm happy that the option is there. I understand that some of ...

 
 
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Liz's 5 Hottest Movie Hunks of 2013

2013 had its fair share of hot ladies in the movies, but let us not, let us never, forget to celebrate the hot dudes the movies of 2013 blessed us with as well. From motorcycle misfits to vigilante justice cowboys to sentimental writers, th...

 
 
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Sean's Hottest Babes of 2013

I love women. We all know this about me. I've been, for better or for worse, the resident 'Babe Expert' since the time before Flixist took its first steps onto dry land. I love women of all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds, heights, and athlet...

 
 
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Nick's 10 Best Movie Music Moments of 2013

I'm a sucker for a good soundtrack. Your film could be the worst thing since sliced bread and I'd still love it if the songs were nice. But the best movies take their song choices (or original works) and use them in spectacularly interestin...

 
 
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Matt's 10 best 2013 movies you can watch on Netflix

Netflix is awesome. Streaming movies is great and they've got tons of classics and a decent amount of more recent blockbusters. However, Netflix isn't actually known for being super up to date with the movies on it. While it gets some great...

 
 
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FlixList: Top 10 Worst Grossing Movies of 2013

Since the dawn of time, there have been winners and there have been losers. There's no question about that. Sometimes, the winners deserve to win, like those damnable Colonial upstarts fighting for their freedom during the Revolutionary War...

 
 
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Mike's Top 5 Action Sequences of 2013

Maybe I’m just young, but a good movie fight is the quickest way to my heart. A well-choreographed or inventive action scene appeals to a certain part of my brain in ways I don’t quite understand yet. For an action junkie, 2013 ...

 
 
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Isabelle's Top 5 Movie Romances of 2013

Romantic comedies are all well and good, but who doesn't love a movie that tears their heart out through their chest? Heartache is an integral part of romance, and 2013 provided movie-goers with a plethora of strange, sad, and bea...

 
 
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Nick's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2013

2013 was a great year for film. Due to the lack of straight up blockbusters, other genres had to step up their game to present something interesting. That of course means even animated films, a genre that's been heading more and more toward...

 
 
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FlixList: The Ten Worst Trailers of 2013

Bad movies are bad, no ifs or buts about it. But a good trailer could make even the worst movies at least look interesting. The ten trailers featured today are not those trailers. You see, a trailer is the most important thing for a movie. ...

 
 
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FlixList: The Ten Best Trailers of 2013

A lot of very good movies released this year, and boy have they been advertised. In fact, so many films had trailers this year I once tried to round them up every week until I abruptly gave up because the mountain was way too steep to climb...

 
 
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FlixList: The Ten Best Modern Box Office Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! To celebrate the carving of the bird, we here at Flixist decided to look into the recent past at box office failures (also called "turkeys") and list off some of our favorites. It's never fun to hear that a fil...

 
 
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Ten possible Batman actors worse than Ben Affleck

So Ben Affleck is going to play Batman in a few years (in a Superman movie no less) and a lot of folks are angry about that for some reason. Despite his Academy Award win and not being terrible for the last ten or so years, some people just...

 
 
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Ten more films that should be in the Criterion Collection

As many of you already know, Barnes & Noble is doing their 50% off sale for the Criterion Collection. We offered some staff recommendations for available Criterion Collection titles earlier in the week. This is a time when many of us go...

 
 
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Ten films that should be in the Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection is amazing, but it could always be more amazing. The ever-expanding list of films (so much of which is worth buying) has some pretty big gaps. So that's why I'm here: to help coax the company into choosing some film...

 
 
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FlixList: Best of the Criterion Collection (Part 2)

It's that time again: the sun is up and both game and movie lovers go back into their caves to enjoy their respective hobbies. For gamers, Valve's Summer Sale is in full swing; for cinephiles, it's Barnes & Nobles' 50% Criterion Collect...

 
 
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FlixList: Top 5 Actors to Play Iron Man

A bit of a hullabaloo was spread across the internet when word came out that Robert Downey, Jr. hinted at being done with portraying Iron Man. While salary negotiations haven't begun yet for The Avengers 2, in which Downey, Jr's Tony Stark ...

 
 
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FlixList: The best Star Trek movies

That title is a bit of a misnomer since I'm listing all of the Star Trek films here so really it's about ranking them from best to worst, but if we consider the fact that all Star Trek movies are awesome simply by being a Star Tre...

 
 
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SXSW 2013: Top Films of the Festival

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] As we were wrapping ...

 
 
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Nine famous movie houses I want to live in

You ever watch a movie and got jealous of things you couldn't own? For example, how about the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo or one of the many incarnations of the Batmobile? I'm always jealous of settings. I'll watch a movie like Hallowee...

 
 
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Writers who should script the Justice League movie

Warner Bros. has hit a big stumbling block with the Justice League movie. Yet again. (Just ask George Miller.) The latest problem for WB: the script by Will Beall is rumored to have been terrible, so they junked it. It seems like WB set the...

 
 
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Sundance 2013: Top five films of the festival (and more)

Another Sundance, another 27 films reviewed. Though this is only my third year, Sundance 2013 is by far the greatest one I attended yet. Even bolder, I'll say that it may be the greatest in the festival's history. Looking back on previous y...

 
 
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Sundance 2013: Top ten most anticipated films of the fest

Going through the catalog of Sundance films feels a bit like Christmas. Discovering the latest actor-turned-director debut, long awaited sophomore effort, and film description too bizarre to pass up almost makes scheduling this beast of a f...

 
 
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Sean's worst films of 2012

2012 was a fantastic year for films. Out of the 116 or so films I saw this year, 94 were at the very least tolerable. I'm also an easy sell. That being said, there were movies even I didn't like. And I liked The Devil Inside.

 
 
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The Top 6 Korean Films Released on Netflix in 2012

When it came time for the Flixist staff to do end-of-year lists, we obviously wanted to have things that reflected us as a site, but we also wanted lists that reflected the individual writers. When you boil it down, the real difference betw...

 
 
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Geoff's Top Five Limited Release Films of 2012

In addition to all of the big budget, big theater releases I saw in 2012, a large portion of my time was spent covering festivals in both Chicago and Austin. On a personal level, SXSW had a huge effect on me, both in terms of film coverage ...

 
 
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Geoff's Top Five Wide Release Films of 2012

2012 was a huge year for the film industry. The year followed 2011's trend of having the top three films grossing more than $1b worldwide, with Marvel/Disney's The Avengers grossing more than $1.5b alone. In fact, nine out of the top t...

 
 
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Nick's 9 Best Hero Films of 2012

The monomyth, or hero’s journey, is an accepted archetype of storytelling in which a character responds to the call of adventure and transforms as a result of overcoming adversity. Most of the films released last year centered around ...

 
 
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Hubert's 10 Best Documentaries of 2012

If you watch a lot of documentaries, you begin to admire the craft and diligence that goes into a great non-fiction film. There's just as much skill required as making a narrative film, sometimes more if you're dealing with complicated or d...

 
 
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The 12 best Jackie Chan fight scenes of the last 12 years

Roughly one year ago following the release of a promo video for Chinese Zodiac (CZ12), I did a list of the 12 best Jackie Chan fight scenes. The list ended at 1999's Gorgeous. Now, with the premiere of Chinese Zodiac and the full relea...

 
 
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The 12 best Donnie Yen fight scenes

It was only a matter of time before this happened. I've already done Jackie Chan's best fights and Jet Li's best fights, so with the domestic release of Dragon (Wu Xia), it's time to look at the best fights from the current king of Hong Kon...

 
 
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FlixList: Best of the Criterion Collection

There is just a day and a half left in Barnes & Noble's 50% off art-house DVD/Blu-ray sale, and your friends at Flixist are here to tell you how to break your bank. We've collected 19 of our favorite Criterion Collection releases a...

 
 
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The 12 best Jet Li fight scenes

Last year following the teaser trailer for Chinese Zodiac, I put together a list of Jackie Chan's 12 best fight scenes. Now with the release of The Expendables 2, we thought it would be a great chance to look at Jet Li's best fights. While ...

 
 
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10 Batman villains we'll never see in the Nolanverse

Ever notice how grim and gritty Christopher Nolan's Batman universe is? The effort to make everything as 'realistic' as possible? I mean, the Batmobile is a tank, Joker was just a crazy guy with a Glasgow smile, and there's no teenage boys ...

 
 




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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"

 
 
 
 
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