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Deep Analysis: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Editor’s note: this article contains spoilers for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg I have a soft spot for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg). Directed by Jacques Demy, this 1964 French musical doesn’t just be...

 
 
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Cats isn’t quite the disaster people think

We at Flixist, like the rest of the Internet, were simultaneously amused and horrified by the trailer for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Cats in the summer. But although I’m the first to admit that I can jump on the hype and criti...

 
 
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Cats will be receiving VFX updates while in theaters

In a completely unprecedented move, Universal Pictures has announced it will be updating the recently released Cats with new visual effects during its theatrical run. In what The Hollywood Reporter is saying is a move that "is being done at...

 
 
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Review: Cats

Let's just cut to the chase so I don't have to waste everyone's time on this. Cats is an atrocious movie that we always knew was going to be bad, but I didn't think it would be this bad. I saw this for free and I still felt ripped off. We h...

 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2016

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. I think we as a society would like to forget that ...

 
 
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Review: Frozen 2

Sequels to children's films are tricky. There's a balance you have to make between creating a new movie and repeating the stuff that worked for kids. Unlike an adult film's sequel, repetition isn't a bad thing. Kids love more of the same, i...

 
 
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Cats has a new trailer to fuel your jellicle nightmares

The first trailer for Tom Hooper's Cats prompted an apology from our own Jesse Lab on the behalf of fans of musical theater. This new trailer for Cats is not as uncomfortably horny but still discomfiting. Maybe I just don't get the ap...

 
 
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Newest Trailer for Trolls World Tour delivers plot and music

Trolls turned out to be a really good kids movie when it landed many years ago. It was followed up by a cartoon and a Christmas special but the absence of a sequel meant that parents (like myself) were stuck watching the first movie ov...

 
 
 
 
 
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A Walking Dead musical is actually being worked on

During the panel for the new, as of now untitled, The Walking Dead series at NYCC the producers were chatting about how the series will be different from the original series and what is going to happen in it. The producers we're discus...

 
 
 
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Frozen 2's latest trailer gives us a clearer idea of the plot

The initial trailer for Frozen 2 looked almost like a completely different movie from the original. Once a story about subverting fairy tale tropes, the sequel appeared to be going in the direction of a war story. Were Anna and Elsa going ...

 
 
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Review: Steven Universe: The Movie

Reviewing Steven Universe: The Movie feels awfully nostalgic for me. I remember growing up watching Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and seeing made-for-TV movies of some of my favorite cartoons. The Fairly Odd Parents had Abra-Catastrophe a...

 
 
 
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Descendants 3 is a fitting end to its villain centric saga

Man, I have so many feels as I write this. I can't believe Descendants which was the story about the kids of famous Disney Villians has finally come to end. Descendants 3 which aired on The Disney Channel Friday night, was the end of the s...

 
 
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On behalf of theatre fans I apologize for the Cats trailer

I've been trying to rewrite this intro for the better for part 10 minutes just trying to succinctly sum up my thoughts on the Cats trailer now that it's here, but I could never find a way that accurately summed up my feelings for it. There...

 
 
 
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Austin Butler cast as Elvis in King of Rock's biopic

I have decided that my niche for Flixist will be complaining about they don't make musicals like they used to these days. I assure you it's not just because I'm a millennial with terrible taste in  music (Hello the 3 people over 60 who...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2012

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. 2012 is unique when looking at the trajectory of t...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Rocketman

Hey, did you think Bohemian Rhapsody kinda sucked and wasn't authentic about the artist it was trying to portray? Good, this is that done right.

 
 
 
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Guys and Dolls remake in the works, Marlon Brando still dead

TriStar Pictures is scooping up rights left and right so they can seemingly make a remake of the Broadway musical and 1955 classic film Guys and Dolls. They've bought the rights to the collection of short stories the musical is based o...

 
 
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Danny Boyle's Yesterday gets its first trailer today

Danny Boyle is my kryptonite. He has a way of taking high concept material and making it relatable and magical. Even his bad films have a bit of something to them that make them special. Yesterday seems right in line with the director...

 
 
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Movie based on the musical Wicked finally gets a release date

Great news for fans of Wicked, the sixth most longest running musical on Broadway. After tons of speculation about when it would get the inevitable movie treatment, we finally get a legitimate release date. December 22, 2021, is when we wil...

 
 
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Disney's Hercules to get stage adaption this summer in NYC

More childhood nostalgia is coming at us this year. It was just announced that 1997 hit  Disney animated film Hercules is getting a stage adaption later this summer in New York City. Are we ready for a stage version? I think so, consid...

 
 
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Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame to get live-action remake

Disney seems to be handing us a big old dose of nostalgia in the past few years, and it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. It was announced by Deadline that The Hunchback of Notre Dame is getting a new live-action makeover. The new t...

 
 
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Sony Screen Gems to make a Just Dance movie

I don't think it needed mentioning, but video game film adaptations are usually never good. The hurdle that video game movies always run into is that they try to adapt several dozen hours of gameplay and narrative into a two-hour time frame...

 
 
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Jesse's top five favorite movies of 2018

2018 was one hell of a year for me. By the time this list gets posted, it'll be officially one year since I was asked to join the Flixist team! In that year I've been to film festivals, NYCC, seen some putrid, horrifying, no-good, vile, and...

 
 
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The one with Sian's best films of 2018

Undoubtedly there have been a whole host of brilliant films in 2018 - and several completely terrible ones which I wish I could scratch out of my memory forever yet continue to haunt my dreams. I'm looking at you, Wonder Wheel (more li...

 
 
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Review: Mary Poppins Returns

We're in an era of sequels and remakes, and with 2018 being the biggest box office year in the history of cinema we're going to be getting plenty more. If a studio can bring something old and beloved back they're probably going to do it. It...

 
 
 
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Review: Anna and the Apocalypse

I don't think I will ever be able to explain how Anna and the Apocalypse exists. Someone had to have woken up one day and decided "Gee, you know what the world needs? A musical about the zombie apocalypse set during Christmas!" Just by...

 
 




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The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"

 

Uncut Gems"Tell 'em Howie Bling sent ya"

 

The Witcher - Season One"Toss a coin to your Witcher"

 

Final Space Season 2"Clash of the titans"

 

Cats"Wow"

 

Bombshell"Dirty bomb"

 

South Park - Season 23"Goin on down to Tegridy Farms"

 

6 Underground"Blood, Babes, and Bay"

 

Black Christmas"Paint it black and SHUT THIS DOWN"

 
 
 
 
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