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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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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

I think I need to stop doing reviews of biopics for people I love and revere because I go in with too high of expectations for the movie to cover everything about the person and make it an enjoyable filmgoing experience, which is inheren...

 
 
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The big difference between the Mean Girls movie and musical

While in NYC covering NYCC I decided to check out Mean Girls on Broadway at the iconic August Wilson theater. When I first heard it was coming I was pumped to check it out.  Also since Tina Fey was involved with it, she truly showed sh...

 
 
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Easy money won't not let Pitch Perfect 4 be a thing

Let me get my dig in upfront about how a potential sequel to the worst sequel ever is totally fine and definitely not capitalism squeezing out my last gasp of creative hope for Hollywood. Nope, just another Wednesday where once excitin...

 
 
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Review: A Star is Born

I feel like I've been availed with trailers for A Star is Born since last year. This movie has a lot going on so it needed the head start: Bradley Cooper writing, producing and directing, Lady Gaga (billed as Lady Gaga) in her fir...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The original Mamma Mia, based off the theatrical musical of the same name, was an absolute blast. Cram packed full of stars, fantastic numbers, clever direction, and clever winks at the genre the movie worked just as well as the musical did...

 
 
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Tenacious D announced a followup to the Pick of Destiny

The best band ever PERIOD, Tenacious D are currently in the sixth year of their six-year cycle of a new album release and with the imminent release of  Post-Apocalypto some more information is coming out about what the new album w...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Baby Driver

Edgar Wright is a director with a specific vision, and it's led him to make some of the most genre-bending films in the past decade, and some of the funniest. It's also led him to leave Ant-Man. How do you bounce back from someone not letti...

 
 
 
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Pitch Perfect 3 has picture perfect poster: Last Call Pitches

Pitch Perfect has been an unexpectedly enjoyable franchise. It's irreverent, yet stays on point, and by and large does a wonderful job of staying in the realm of comedy while still having a story (as non-earth shattering as it may be). It's...

 
 
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Newest Beauty and the Beast clip finally features singing

I've been looking forward to Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast remake for a while now, and despite a funky looking Beast, every bit of footage we've seen has been fantastic. But Disney has smartly held off the film's all-important s...

 
 
 
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Watch the fantastic "You're Welcome" from Disney's Moana

If you didn't get to catch Disney's newest dynamo Moana over the Thanksgiving holiday, Disney has helpfully (and awesomely) given a little preview. Although I didn't get to gush about it as much as I wanted to in our review, Dwayne Johnson'...

 
 
 




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Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"

 

Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

The Farewell"Sad, funny, but most importantly honest"

 

Darlin'"Feral and tender"

 

Midsommar"Sumer is Icumen in"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja""Everyone is here (and lacking common sense)!"

 

Ophelia"Hamlet 2.0"

 

Maiden"Girls to the front, go rock the boat"

 

Yesterday"Nowhere man"

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home"EuroTrip except with superhero violence instead of sex"

 

The Third Wife"Fate has the upper hand."

 

Toy Story 4"An existential nightmare (for kids!)"

 

Jessica Jones Season 3"What is your truth?"

 

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

 

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

 
 
 
 
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