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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Cloverfield continuum, The Cloverfield Paradox happened. The third installment in the Cloverfield trilogy / continuum / universe offers nothing new and little that's exciting. ...

 
 
 
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A meteorologist reviews Geostorm

Whenever you see a new action movie coming out that defies the laws of physics or sense you are always told to "check your brain at the door." Now for most movies I can do this, I'll watch a giant green man who got his powers from exposure ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bill Nye Saves the World is coming to Netflix in spring 2017

Everyone's favorite science guy is coming back to the small screen thanks to Netflix. Bill Nye Saves the World will debut in spring 2017. According to the official Netflix synopsis, "Each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point ...

 
 
 
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The next season of Mythbusters will be its last

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have been blowing stuff up real good for 13 seasons on Mythbusters. To date, it's the longest-running show on Discovery Channel. In its first couple years, it was also one of the more enjoyable shows on basic c...

 
 
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Review: Particle Fever

I like physics. I probably have as good a grasp of the field as any film critic, and I frequently read articles about things like the Large Hadron Collider and the revelation of the mass of the Higgs Boson and how that revelation has impact...

 
 
 
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Review: Coherence

Coherence is part of a genre that will be heretofore referred to as "subtle sci-fi." Mention sci-fi to anyone and they'll think of Star Wars or Star Trek first. And they'll think of those films because that's w...

 
 
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New Ghostbusters 30th anniversary art revealed

As we previously reported, the Los Angeles based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 will be putting on a Ghostbusters 30th anniversary traveling art show over the next few months with four stops: LA, NY, Chicago and the San Diego Comic Co...

 
 
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First trailer for Sci-Fi drama I Origins looks interesting

I Origins is a new Sci-Fi movie from Another Earth director Mike Cahill. It follows the story of Ian Gray, (Michael Pitt) a scientist who meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with striking eyes. Th...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Jonas Cuaron's Aningaaq

Gravity is pretty high on a lot of people's Best of 2013 lists, and is expected to get some serious Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season. Gravity was created by Alfonso Cuaron with his son Jonas Cuaron, and now Jonas and Time Wa...

 
 
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Mondo to release an awesome poster for Gravity today

At a random time today, Mondo -- the poster and apparel and other cool things division of the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse -- will be releasing online this awesome poster for Alfonso Cuarón's critically lauded science fiction thrill...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Tim's Vermeer

Watching Tim's Vermeer, I was sort of reminded of a pair of art documentaries that turn ideas about artists and creation on their ear. There's My Kid Could Paint That, a doc about a purported child prodigy named Marla Olmstead, and there's ...

 
 
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Trailer: Gatchaman

Super Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (or known as Battle of the Planets in the English version) was one of my dad's favorite cartoons. Naturally this meant that I watched a ton of it myself, so I'm very invested in this (although I really ha...

 
 
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Science ruins Fast Five for everyone

With Fast & Furious 6 releasing domestically tomorrow, let's all take a look back at how great Fast Five's last ten minutes were. You have two Dodge Chargers pull a kajillion ton bank vault by chains, throw it around like it was made ou...

 
 
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Check out the 10ft Robocop statue going up in Detroit

Just when you think the world couldn't get any more awesome, we finally have pictures of the glorious statue of Robocop that's going to be placed in the city of Detroit. Detroit is were the original movie takes place and thus, justly, a pet...

 
 
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New closed-caption glasses for Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas plans to have new closed-caption glasses distributed to over 6,000 of their theaters across the country by the end of this month. These new closed-captioning glasses are Sony Entertainment’s Access Glasses. While the Acc...

 
 
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Director Richard Raaphorst reveals new horror projects

At the end of our interview with Richard Raaphorst, the director of Frankenstein's Army, he mentioned two new biological horror projects that he's developing, both of which are conceptually great. One of them Raaphorst described as follows:...

 
 
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Weird Science getting an edgy remake because reasons

Universal, working with Joel Silver (who produced the original) with a script by Michael Bacall (who wrote the scripts for Project X and 21 Jump Street), is setting out to remake one of the John Hughes saga of badass 80's flicks, Weird Scie...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Hawking

[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!] Stephen Hawking has always struck me...

 
 
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Trailer: Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles

Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles is an upcoming sci-fi horror movie about a group of friends who go on a camping trip only to accidentally become trapped in a deadly battle with .... themselves! According to the press release for Cloned, t...

 
 
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Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight makes his 2013 Oscar picks

If you're a politics nerd like me, you were probably checking Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog multiple times a day in the lead up to the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Silver's predictions for both elections were startlingly accur...

 
 
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Flix for Short: A Pale Blue Dot

Joel Somerfield worked on A Pale Blue Dot in his spare time over the course of three months. The short is a visualization of Car Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" monologue, which concerns a view of Earth taken by Voyager 1. Even though a single spe...

 
 
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Red Letter Media hits every plothole in Prometheus

This should go without saying, but: SPOILERS. Prometheus is a film that raises a lot of questions. Sometimes it means to raise them and other times not so much. It's definitely philosphical in many ways, and often those kind of questi...

 
 
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Jeff Goldblum replacing Geoff Goldbloom on Earth-2

Starting April 3rd, Jeff Goldblum will replace Geoff Goldbloom, an actor from a parallel world that scientists refer to as "Earth-2." Goldbloom has starred in a number of successful films on Earth-2, including The Fly, Independence Day, Jur...

 
 
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Hey, you bojos, we might really get hoverboards!

A little while back we told you about Nike Air Mags, self-lacing shoes like in Back to the Future Part II. Oh, but the future is even brighter now, my friends. A bunch of crazy scientists with big brown puppy dog eyes and long sil...

 
 




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Book of Monsters"Horror by committee"

 

SXSW Tread"Too true crime"

 

SXSW Strange Negotiations"One man's search for meaning"

 

SXSW Mr. Jimmy"When the music strikes a chord "

 

SXSW Olympic Dreams"I wish I could watch it again every day "

 

SXSW Red Dog"Lives from the rowdiest, most infamous strip club in Oklahoma"

 

SXSW Bluebird""It will help you find where your soul is located""

 

SXSW Pig Hag"The film I wish I'd made"

 

SXSW Museum Town"Behind the museum"

 

Triple Threat"They brought guns to a fist fight"

 

SXSW Adopt a Highway"Some laws are just ridiculous"

 

SXSW La Mala Noche"Compelling subject matter, promising direction"

 

SXSW Frances Ferguson"A bored wife finds a boring affair"

 

Who Let the Dogs Out"Art creation through popular music"

 

SXSW Them That Follow"Subtle, tense, and lasting"

 

SXSW South Mountain"An affair to remember"

 

SXSW The River and the Wall"Gonna make lemonade from these weather-lemons!"

 

SXSW Red 11"Lab rats and reality perception"

 

SXSW For Sama"Why aren't we all talking about Syria?"

 

SXSW Aleksi"Just get a pizza and move on! "

 

Woodsrider"Exercise in apathy"

 

SXSW I Love You, Now Die"How texts led to one man's suicide"