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Review: The Void

The 80s aesthetic is chic these days in genre films. Just take a look at Beyond the Black Rainbow, It Follows, or The Guest, among others. Homage and pastiche don't guarantee quality, of course, but it's an indicator that more and more...

 
 
 
 
 
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NYC: Support the Rooftop Films Kickstarter campaign

If you live in New York City and love independent films, chances are you've been to a Rooftop Films event. A registered non-profit group founded in 1997, Rooftop Films holds outdoors screenings of movies through the city in all boroughs: Br...

 
 
 
 
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RiffTrax successfully Kickstarts their MST3K reunion show

Last year a new generation of Mystery Science Theater 3000 was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Yet only series creator Joel Hodgson was involved directly in the new MST3K, which made many fans wonder if the other cast members would make...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Revive Mystery Science Theater 3000 through Kickstarter

If you're a dork of a certain age, you probably watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Comedy Central and later the Sci-Fi Channel. You probably have fond memories of the show and quote it around other MST3K fans. ("Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Fla...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Help fund The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 in NYC

We here at Flixist love the people at Subway Cinema. Not only do they put on the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and the New York Korean Film Festival, they also hold a great showcase of classic martial arts movies here in NYC called T...

 
 
 
 
 
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Help fund an Iron Sky sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Iron Sky is one of those movies that's made with the craziest ideas possible (Moon Nazis try to take over the world in 2018), but it never quite worked out. It's earned quite the following regardless, and has since spawned a prequel and no...

 
 
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How I did Kickstarter: Deciding on the rewards

Each of these posts have made reference to how important any given aspect of the Kickstarter project is. The pitch text is the most important, but so is the video! And also the goal. And while all of that is true, none of it matters if you ...

 
 
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How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video

While I would say that the written pitch is probably the most important part of a Kickstarter project, the video is definitely the face of it. And it’s also vital. While you aren’t required to have a pitch video, campaigns that...

 
 
 
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I'm Kickstarting a short film, and you're coming with me

Sometimes a particularly scathing review is met with some version of "Oh yeah? Let's see you do better." While I don't think it's a valid non-argument, it's an interesting thought. But if you have ever felt that way after reading any of my...

 
 
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Details on Penn Jillette crowdfunded film Director's Cut

Last week we reported that Penn Jillette is going to crowdfund a film called Director's Cut. The FundAnything campaign launched today with the video embedded above, dropping a few details about the film and what to expect. Written by Jille...

 
 
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Penn Jillette turns to crowd funding for a new film

The staff at Flixist has a lot of opinions about celebrity Kickstarters/crowd funding. Good or bad, you can now add Penn Jillette to the list of crowd funding celebs. (Personally I think it's good, like a free Frogurt.) The film is called D...

 
 
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Uwe Boll turns to Kickstarter for Postal 2

While the internet continues its post-mortem on Spike Lee's Kickstarter numbers, there's another director who's jumping into the crowdfunding fray: Uwe Boll. That's right, Uwe friggin' Boll has turned to Kickstarter to make Postal 2, and h...

 
 
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Unlisted donors funded a lot of Spike Lee's Kickstarter

Spike Lee successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign earlier in the week, reaching $1.4 million. On the surface, it seems like Lee turned controversy around and mounted a successful crowdfunding campaign, but some new numbers may tell ano...

 
 
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What do you think of celebrity Kickstarters?

A day late, but all the better for it. Inspired by the news of Spike Lee's weird Kickstarter pitch (and to a lesser extent the Zach Braff and Veronica Mars successes that preceded it), the Flixist staff took to their cameras to explain why...

 
 
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Help complete the doc Ultimate Christian Wrestling

About a year ago I reviewed the documentary Ultimate Christian Wrestling and did an interview with directors Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino. The film explored a group of people who merged independent wrestling and Christianity/worship. The ...

 
 
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Spike Lee talks about his vague Kickstarter film

Some new details are available about Spike Lee's new film that he wants to fund via Kickstarter. The team over at Shadow and Act scored an interview with Spike Lee about the project. Here are some of the basics: The vague, untitled film wi...

 
 
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Spike Lee turns to Kickstarter to fund vague film thing

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy will be out later in the year, and he's already got his sights set on his next project. Rather than looking for traditional backing, Lee is the latest established filmmaker (and highest-profile filmmaker) to use...

 
 
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5-Second Films Kickstarting Dude Bro Party Massacre 3

I don't know if you've ever spent an entire day watching 5-Second Films' five-second films, but let me tell you that it's not as pathetic as you think. The guys and girls over there do some damn good work, and if a particular one is bad......

 
 
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Help fund Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

I really enjoyed the documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, a fine portrait of one of the last great public intellectuals in American life. The film could use your help in the post-production phase, however, which is why dire...

 
 
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Zach Braff launches Kickstarter for Wish I Was Here

OK, who had Zach Braff in the office pool for "Next Person to Launch A Kickstarter After Veronica Mars Did So Well?" Bob, was it you? I could have sworn someone put Zach Braff down. Well, whoever did you win the money because the actor/dire...

 
 
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Help fund the documentary Chuck Norris vs Communism

You may remember last year that we shared a promotional trailer for Chuck Norris vs. Communism, a documentary on how a woman named Irina Nistor dubbed thousands of illegal foreign blockbusters in 1980s Romania. This act of VHS piracy helpe...

 
 




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The Dwelling"The bed that doesn't eat"

 

Frozen 2"Thawing"

 

Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 

Midway"戦争はつまらない"

 

Primal"Cage v. Jaguar"

 

Official Secrets"For your eyes only"

 

Doctor Sleep"Not The Shining"

 

Red Letter Day"'You were going to kill my daughter... live on the internet!?'"

 

Terminator: Dark Fate"We're fated to get more sequels"

 

Inside Game"A different kind of whistleblower"

 

Marla"IUDEAD on arrival"

 

The Lighthouse"A twisted tale of American horror"

 

Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 
 
 
 
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