Netflix's Triple Frontier lands an action-packed trailer

Triple Frontier looks like the kind of movie that's been in production since 2010 and been handed off from one director to another. That's probably because it has been. The film is finally, finally releasing on Netflix this year, but ...


Review: Backtrace

I woke up at 11:30 a.m. this morning to my phone alarm, before setting it to snooze and drifting back to sleep for another half-hour. Just after noon, I crawled like caterpillar out of bed, my feet hitting the cold floors of my apartment. M...


Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?


Review: Logan Lucky

There were two major, mainstream heist movies released summer 2017: Logan Lucky is the one you should see.

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NYAFF Review: Meeting Dr. Sun

In the two hours leading up to the US premiere of Meeting Dr. Sun, I saw director Chih-yen Yee speak twice. First was at a reception hosted by New York Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The second was just minutes before the sc...

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Now You See Me 3 in development already

Remember Now You See Me? Sean liked it a lot, but it was pretty much a one trick poney... or so we thought. The sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act, is something we knew about and were stunned by, but despite it not releasing until June ...

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First teaser for The Nut Job is just so darn nutty

The Nut Job is a heist film in which a group of woodland creatures (featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl) want to steal a whole host of nuts. The trailer may seem a bit lackluster, but the prem...


Infamous 2012 Dutch art heist getting movie treatment

If there are two things that sell movies its being able to slap the words "Based on a true story" and having the movie be about a heist. We just eat that stuff up. This is why every time there's a big robbery you're almost positive a movie ...

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Japan Cuts Review: Fly With the Gold

I don't watch a whole lot of heist movies. It's not that I don't like them (I do), just that they don't usually show up in my queue. As a reviewer, it can make talking in broad strokes about the genre kind of awkward, because when I say tha...


New clips and motion posters for Now You See Me

Now You See Me is the latest casino-illusionist-heist movie to grace theaters. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Ilsa Fischer, Woody Harrleson, Morgan Freeman and others, Now You See Me follows a group of magicians and illusionists who use their p...


Trailer: Fast and Furious 6

After Fast and Furious 6's Super Bowl spot overshadowed the rest of events with its pure testosterawesomeness (obviously causing the blackout), we now have the first full trailer for the film releasing Memorial Day. And may I just say, the...


Super Bowl TV spot for Fast and Furious 6

Let the hypest of hype trains continue. How can a few words do justice to the sublime nature of the Super Bowl spot for Fastest and Furiousest Fast and Furious 6 (it's unfortunate official title)? So badass. There's everything I could ever...


Fast and Furious 6 synopsis is both fast and furious

I am expecting Fast and Furious 6 (still don't know if that's its official name but whatever) to release and be the greatest finale in all finaledom. What with Michelle "Tanktop Jesus" Rodriguez coming back, the entire cast returning for th...


Trailer: Now You See Me

Now You See Me is going to be awesome. It's got Jesse Eisenberg (that one awkward guy), Mark Ruffalo (that Hulk guy), Morgan Freeman (the guy that gets a new freckle every time he provides an explanation), Woody Harrelson (that weed guy) a...


Review: The Babymakers

A little bit of preamble if you will:I like Mark Brendanawicz Paul Schneider. Sure he disappeared after two seasons of Parks & Recreation, but his short time there was enjoyable. I also like Olivia Munn because ... well ... she's v...


Fox and Saldana to star in heist film, threaten boners

Paramount Pictures recently acquired the rights to a action/heist script called Swindle. Is it because of the strong lack of heist films? The involvement of Moneyball producer Michael DeLuca? Might be, but I have a strong inkling that it ha...


Theft of Nic Cage's Action Comics #1 turning into film

Reno 911's Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have a heist movie in the works, and it involves Nicolas Cage and Action Comics #1. The story will center on band of geeks trying to steal Cage's copy the comic book. This is based on the real-...


Trailer: Headhunters

Headhunters is the story of Roger, played by Aksel Hennie, Norway's most prolific corporate headhunter. He is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and steals art to compensate his financial woes. When he is eventually introduced ...


Review: Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge continues the proud tradition that seems to be cropping up of naming movies after the thing they're blatantly about (see: War Horse). The nice thing about Man on a Ledge is that it's actually about a bit more than just a man ...


Review: Tower Heist

In a current national climate that sees the #occupy hashtag used equally to organize political/social demonstrations and make sex and poop jokes, there are two ways for a film to address the collapse of big banks and the rampant corruption ...


Woody Harrelson joins Jesse Eisenberg in Now You See Me

The Zombieland duo of Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up again! This time the actors will be starring in a magician heist movie called Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier. The story follows a group of magicians calle...


Trailer: Contraband

If a movie has Mark Wahlberg in it, I always give it a second glance. That's a rule that's served me both very well and very poorly. If I didn't follow this rule, I never would have seen Shooter, which is one underrated piece of action awe...


Trailer: Man on a Ledge

I hate Sam Worthington. I think he's a charisma black hole of the highest proportions. I have not liked him in a single movie since Hollywood decided he's the new action star to cram down our throats. At least Jason Statham, another black ...


Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel to join Boyle's Trance

We here at Flixist love all things Danny Boyle, namely because he shouted out Flixist much like one would send love to Big Poppa. In turn, we're very excited to hear any kind of news involving Trance, Boyle's heist film that is said to retu...


Drew Barrymore to direct & produce Heist Society

Warner Brothers won the rights to the Ally Carter book adaptation last year, and now the budget ball is finally rolling as Drew Barrymore joins Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, A Walk to Remember, dozens more in all genres) and Alison G...


Trailer: Flypaper

Flypaper premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor and Rob Huebel. Even though it was written by one of the guys who wrote The Hangover, Flypaper ...


Civil War heist film, need I say more?

I don't know if there's a more diverse filmmaker out there than Cary Fukunaga. The guy's first two movies, the sensational Sin Nombre, and the so-so Jane Eyre are about as similar as cheddar and pepper jack. It seems as if he'll contin...


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