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Review: The Secret Life of Pets 2

The first The Secret Life of Pets was a big hit, not only because it functioned as a children's movie but because it had lots of fluffy animals that could be turned into toys and then bought by children. You have to keep the momentum g...

 
 
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Review: Dark Phoenix

The storm of production woes and legal hand-overs surrounding Dark Phoenix, the latest and final entry in this cinematic iteration of Marvel's X-Men, has no doubt swayed the public in one way or another. Some of us were calling it quits bef...

 
 
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Five reasons why you should never see Dark Phoenix

[Editor’s note: this piece contains spoilers relating to Dark Phoenix] Marvel/Disney is pushing Dark Phoenix hard. It’s not their film in that they didn’t make it, but they own it now, and they’re going to try to cap...

 
 
 
 
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Deep Analysis: Mad Max: Fury Road

Action films can be so difficult to discuss, and even before that they’re difficult to qualify. You think of Die Hard and Commando, and clearly those fit our notion of what an “action movie” is. But is Heat an action movie...

 
 
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The multiverse will ruin the MCU

Within my social circles, I'm known for my enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heck, I even sat through all of Inhumans, if you want an idea of how much a completionist I am. But to the surprise of many, I'v...

 
 
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Flixist on YouTube - Top 3 Third Films in A Franchise

We can all agree John Wick 3 rocked the box office and all of our minds with Parabellum as the 3rd entry into the franchise. But how rare is it for a third film in a franchise to be so good? I answer that question with the latest edition to...

 
 
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Review: Brightburn

There's an interesting concept behind Brightburn. We take the Superman myth and instead of him being instilled with good morals by two wonderful Kansans he turns out evil instead. There's so much to unpack in that concept. Debates about nat...

 
 
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I've never seen There Will Be Blood and I'm not proud of it

(Editor's Note: After discovering the movies that the staff hasn't watched they've all been fired. We will rebuild with people who actually enjoy watching movies.) We've all got that movie right? The one that we keep saying we're going to w...

 
 
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Terminator: Dark Fate goes hunting in first trailer

Well, if you're going to reignite excitement over a franchise that I'd struggle to still call a franchise at this point this trailer is the way to do it. Taking the cliche tactic of playing a slow, dramatic cover of a song over an action m...

 
 
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Game of Thrones' biggest death was the death of logic

With HBO's Game of Thrones being perhaps the biggest pop culture television phenomenon of the past decade, all of the close examination and scrutiny that came with it in its final year made sense. The eighth and final season has gone, and o...

 
 
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Good trailer, bad movie: the films we were duped into seeing

Have you ever watched a trailer that got you excited about a movie? I hope so, seeing as that is their main purpose. It's supposed to get you excited and bring you into the theater, right? It's such a rewarding feeling when the goodwill tha...

 
 
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A guide to new and upcoming streaming services

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Netflix began a revolution; by offering a number of film and television titles from a number of different studios and companies, the dream of cable subscriptions becoming obsolete was looking more ...

 
 
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Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

When John Wick was first announced it wasn't that clear that the franchise would be anything special. After all, Keanu Reeves had made plenty of action films before that of varying quality, and elderly action hero coming back for reven...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2010

Welcome back to the Decade Decathlon, where we're taking an extended look back at the past decade of filmmaking to see what worked, what didn't, and what stories we can learn from the past. As is usually the case with a new decade, a lot of...

 
 
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Pokemon: Spell of the Unown is still the best Pokemon movie

So that Detective Pikachu movie was pretty good, wasn't it? It's not like I was expecting it to be a train-wreck or anything, but you can never be too sure with video game adaptations. Even when they're decent, like that Silent Hill movie t...

 
 
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Review: The Hustle

My recommendation for seeing The Hustle? Just rent the original, which is a remake itself. The Hustle, despite its name change and gender swapping, is often a shot-for-shot remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I thought it was strange that th...

 
 
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Watchmen teaser shows off the first footage of HBO spin-off

There's been a void of information about the upcoming HBO "adaptation" of the seminal comic Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. While showrunner Damon Lindelof (LOST) has been pretty upfront about it not being a direct adaptation, he's...

 
 
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Continuity, Endgame, and the future of the MCU

Since it's been well over a week since Avengers: Endgame came out, I think it's time for us to have a serious discussion and just what exactly the MCU's future is going to look like. Because of this, there will be major spoilers for th...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Fearless

Over here in America, martial arts films don't tend to be well received. While there are a few exceptions to that statement, you typically don't hear people bringing up the films of Jackie Chan aside from Legend of Drunken Master or any of ...

 
 
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Endgame: exploring the MCU’s post-9/11 trauma

Avengers: Endgame has fast become a part of history. With its monumental $1.3 billion opening weekend, the film was nothing short of a cultural event, solidifying the MCU in modern history. Yet in the hype it’s easy to fo...

 
 
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Review: Shadow

Zhang Yimou’s Shadow is a movie I need to see twice. How fitting. A second watch won’t just help me understand the complicated palace intrigue or enjoy the visual poetry that plays out in stunning tableaux; the images seem rende...

 
 
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Review: Uglydolls

Uglydolls is an ugly movie. And, yes, I realize that the moral of the film is supposed to be about not judging things by how they look, but what's on the inside. But Uglydolls is ugly throughout. At no point in its under 90-minute...

 
 
 
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Review: Avengers: Endgame

"Avengers assemble" is a stupid line. Actually, it's a stupid line when spoken out loud. In comics it's a great line. You've got the alliteration of the two As lining up in print. It rolls across the eyes when read and you can do some great...

 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: Introduction

It's not every day you get to see a decade come to a close. In fact, it's only every ten years. It's easy to look back on how much time has passed between January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2019, but that's an incredible amount of tim...

 
 
 
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The Flixist 2019 Summer Movie Preview

It's that time of the year again folks! It's getting warmer outside, the flowers are blooming, and schools are getting ready to be let out, flooding the world once more with the gremlins know as "children" and the abominations we know as "t...

 
 
 
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Review: Missing Link

Anyone with eyeballs needs to see every Laika movie, no questions asked. After personally being enlightened with Paranorman, there was no question about the studio's status as unparalleled stop-motion masters. Even more exciting is the vari...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Pet Sematary

We are smack-dab in the middle of the cinematic second coming of Stephen King. The man's work already hit its heyday decades ago when horror film began taking off in the 80s and his books were quickly adapted into a host of classic (and not...

 
 
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Review: Shazam!

Shazam, or Captain Marvel if you're a classic DC fan like myself, is a hero that doesn't get as much of the spotlight as he deserves. The character is celebrating his 80th birthday this year and there was a point in time that he was more po...

 
 
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A first-timer's guide to Agnes Varda: Faces Places

French cinema is an area of filmmaking I’m really enthused by, and since learning about it as a student, the sheer novelty of the New Wave has always remained an area of fascination. Like many before me, I have a lot of respect fo...

 
 
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Apple launches Apple TV+, their own original content

In case you missed it, Apple had an Event today. That's not an accidental capitalization, they literally had the balls to just call it the Apple Event. Ballsy branding aside, the company let a whole host of new services drop during the eve...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Spring Breakers

Okay, let's get this out of the way right now so we can actually have a serious discussion about Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers is full of... Asses. Big ol' bums. Badunkadunks. Apple bottoms. Backpacks. Booty booty booty booty r...

 
 
 




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Men in Black: "Oh, they have crap overseas too!"

 

The Dead Don't Die"Shambling wreck or full of brains?"

 

Shaft"Shut cho mouth!"

 

Diamantino"Ignorance is bliss"

 

The Fall of the American Empire"Big ideas, bad ideas, muddled ideas"

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2"A move with the attention spa... SQUIRREL!"

 

Dark Phoenix"Rising from ashes or better off soot?"

 

The Last Black Man in San Francisco"An ode to a home slipping out of grasp"

 

Changeland"Seth Green goes to Thailand"

 

Rocketman"I'm still standing"

 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters"Call me when they add Jet Jaguar"

 

The Cleaning Lady"Expect the expected"

 

Rondo"A little blood never hurts"

 

Free Trip To Egypt"Not a ploy to sell you into sex slavery"

 

Domino"Line 'em up"

 

The Perfection"A blood and vomit duet"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 3 - "Fear and Loathing..."A weird space comedy you didn't know you wanted"

 

Aladdin"Touch nothing but the lamp!"

 

Brightburn"What if Superman was evil, but also boring?"

 

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight"May your journey overflow with curses and blessings"

 

Avengement"Bone-breaking Brits"

 

Aniara"How grim it is, one's detonation."

 

All is True"To die, to sleep - no more"

 
 
 
 
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