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Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Luc Besson may not be a household name, but ask any fan of film who he is and you’ll be swept into a drawn-out lauding of his movies. Besson directed both The Fifth Element and Leon: The Professional, both of which found huge critical...

 
 
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Review: Okja

Bong Joon-Ho's Okja is a chimera of genre and tone. It's a lovable mutant like its titular super pig--the best super pig, we're told, the superlative like something out of Charlotte's Web. Which makes sense. As a director, Bong has avoided ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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First trailer for Netflix's Stranger Things

When J.J. Abrams delivered Super 8 to us I reveled in its unabashed homage of classic Spielberg adventure films. I kind of wondered why it hadn't kicked off a bit of a renaissance of the 1980s supernatural film, but alas it was not to ...

 
 
 
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You should be watching the mini-series Adventure Time: Stakes

Last year, Cartoon Network took home audiences by surprise with their first mini-series, Over the Garden Wall. The ten episode event delighted critics and fans with a short form original story, and this year Cartoon Network took a chance ag...

 
 
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Adventure Time news-- new season, miniseries, and a movie?

Can you believe Adventure Time has been runnig for over half a decade now? It's true! Cartoon Network's modern flagship show will be entering its seventh season starting November 7th at 6 PM EST on the channel, kicking things off with th...

 
 
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How to Do It BETTER: Howard the Duck

[How To Do It BETTER takes a look at films that already exist that could use the tender love and care only a reboot can bring. Some were good, some were...not. Either way, Flixist takes an in-depth look at how to make it better the second t...

 
 
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Indian Jones 5 is confirmed, but still in early development

When Disney bought LucasFilm pretty much everyone got excited about Star Wars, but they picked up another franchise that was in series need of saving: Indiana Jones. We all remember where we left that one, right? Space aliens, hiding in ref...

 
 
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First trailer for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

After missing my chance to see it during SXSW earlier this year, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter has been on my most anticipated list for quite some time. Based on the urban legend of a girl who mistook the movie Fargo for a true story, Kumiko...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Manly

Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Jesse Moynihan teamed up with his brother Justin Moynihan to create this awesome Cartoon Hangover short film; Manly. In the short we meet Manly, the daughter of the emperor god of the universe an...

 
 
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New trailer for Norwegian adventure movie Ragnarok

Ragnarok is the story of archeologist Sigurd Svenden, a man who has always been enthralled with the Oseberg Viking ship, which contains a mysterious engraving in runes that says "Man knows little." When one of his archeology friends finds ...

 
 
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Rumor: Indian Jones could go the way of Bond

Here's an interesting prospect: Indiana Jones going on forever because Harrison Ford isn't the only man who plays him. Latino Review has gotten word that this might be the next step for the franchise as the window for Ford to return is gett...

 
 
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Peter Jackson still intent on making Tintin 2

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was everything Indian Jones and the Crystal Skull should have been. An action-packed throwback to adventure movies, full of fun and old school daring. The fact that it was CGI ma...

 
 
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Check out these awesome Mondo Pacific Rim posters

Earlier this morning Entertainment Weekly debuted these awesome posters via Mondo for Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming monster-robot action movie Pacific Rim. There's four different posters by three different artists. The black and gray pos...

 
 
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Pacific Rim featurette shows off lots of robots, action

As if you needed any more of a reason to be excited to see Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Summer action movie Pacific Rim, in this new behind the scenes featurette, the director talks about some of the crazy set design that went into helpin...

 
 
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in talks for Star Wars: Episode VII?

So far the actors who'll likely be in Star Wars: Episode VII are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, all of whom would reprise their roles from the original trilogy. They're still in negotiations, as far as anyone knows. No offic...

 
 
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit back in production for pick ups

It's been a little while since we last heard about the next two Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. Even though I had some issues with The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (Matt, like the majority of people, really...

 
 
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Paul Verhoeven wants to direct The Legend of Conan

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 65 years old and Conan the Barbarian came out about 31 years ago. Schwarzenegger is also planning to reprise his role from the 1982 film. The Legend of Conan project currently has no director in mind, but a previous...

 
 
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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Abrams Star Trek with all of its timeline meshing, cute references and lens flares. Into Darkness has been on my radar for a good while, and with Abrams now in the chair for Star Wars this seems...

 
 
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David Goyer helming new Count of Monte Cristo adaptation

Eventually I'll get to reading Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo. Eventually. In fact, I'm looking at my good, cheap 880-page Wordsworth Classics copy of it right now and I'm thinking, "Yup, I'd love to read this... definitely eve...

 
 
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New Robin Hood movie called Merry Men in development

Robin Hood has been a staple of big screen adventure ever since the days of Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn. The most recent high-profile Robin Hood movie was the 2010 Ridley Scott film starring Russell Crowe, which most people didn't wat...

 
 
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The Hobbit: There and Back Again delayed to December 2014

When The Hobbit went from a pair of movies to a trilogy, the original plan was to release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 12, 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13, 2013, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again...

 
 
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UPDATE: Super Bowl TV spot for Star Trek Into Darkness

[UPDATE: In addition to getting tix to early screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness, downloading the Star Trek App will also give users an exclusive look at an extended cut of this Super Bowl spot. A little more information about the Star T...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for The Lone Ranger

Now if memory serves, this TV spot for The Lone Ranger marked the transition from normal commercials to Super Bowl commercials. It was a long spot, essentially a trailer for people watching on TV, and you know what? It doesn't look half ba...

 
 
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Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

I like it when a movie skews the usual perspective of a concept, genre, or an idea that the general public feels to be a certain way. Remember growing up and reading fairy tales like“Hansel and Gretel"? Did you ever believe that it co...

 
 
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Trailer: Mud

Mud stars Matthew McConaughey as he tells stories to young children. Then bounty hunters show up, and those stories seem more like reality. I may have over-simplified the premise, but I'm intrigued by the fact that I can do just that. It l...

 
 
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Trailer: Trance

Danny Boyle's newest venture, entitled Trance, looks like a good old fashioned psychological thriller mixed with an art heist movie. Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, Trance follows an art thief (McAvoy) who steals ...

 
 
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Book: Tarzan - The Centennial Celebration

Last month, Titan Books released Tarzan - The Centennial Celebration by Scott Tracy Griffin, a massive full-color coffee table book that looks at 100 years of Tarzan. It's a gorgeous book, and perfect whether you're an avid fan of Edgar Ric...

 
 
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Peter Jackson working on Tintin sequel for 2015

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out tomorrow, but Peter Jackson isn't ready to slow down. He's already shooting a new movie next year: a sequel to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Jackson served as co-producer on th...

 
 
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Trailer: The Lone Ranger

A new trailer has just come out for The Lone Ranger, Gore Verbinski's big-budget action-western starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, and Helena Bonham Carter. While I don't think it's as good as the first trailer for Lone Ran...

 
 
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13-minute featurette on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

We're one week away from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and if you're looking for some new footage to get you hyped, here's a 13-minute featurette for the film via Warner Bros. Belgium. It's got loads of new stuff, including how they d...

 
 
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New Hobbit TV spot and Entertainment Weekly covers

For some reason it hasn't quite dawned on me that I'll be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week at midnight. The original Lord of the Rings Trilogy came out when I was in college, and I remember going to the midnight shows for...

 
 
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Teaser: The Monkey King

Yesterday we shared the new poster for The Monkey King from director Soi Cheang, a forthcoming Chinese fantasy film based on characters from the book Journey to the West. The film stars Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok, Joe Chen Chiau-...

 
 




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Justice League"Super, man?"

 

Inhumans (Season 1)"How did this happen?"

 

Murder on the Orient Express"Starring Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by..."

 

Stranger Things 2 "Less of a killer thriller"

 

Thor: Ragnarok"♫ On we sweep with threshing oar / Our only goal will be the western shore / Ah-ah, ah! ♫"

 

Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

A Bad Moms Christmas"Moms are trouble"

 

Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

Blade of the Immortal"If you came here for Wesley Snipes, look elsewhere"

 

Suburbicon"Suburbicant get it right"

 

Jigsaw"Gettin' jiggy wit it"

 

The Square"The square is the ideal, the world is rectangles and trapezoids"

 

The Snowman"When you try your best but you don't succeed"

 

Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 
 
 
 
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