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Elvis biopic set to Jailhouse Rock in 2021

The untitled Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann will be heading to theaters on October 1, 2021. Warner Bros. confirmed the news last Friday after addressing that Denis Villeneuve's Dune adaptation will be getting pushed back to...

 
 
 
 
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SXSW Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s impact on music is undeniable. With his stern voice and lyrics reflecting blue-collar life, Cash found a way to blend folk into country, country into pop, and pop into rock. The man felt as comfortable singing in&nb...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Mr. Jimmy

At some point in our lives, we’ve aspired to be our heroes. I can’t tell you how many times while playing backyard baseball I’d turn my hat backward and take a long, swooping swing a la Ken Griffey Jr. But no matter how ma...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Soundtrack

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
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Review: Lords of Chaos

Longtime readers of this site will know I've had issues with the biopic genre for a while. I'm a stickler for establishing a theme and feel and following them through the entire movie. The biopic genre a lot of the time seems to forget this...

 
 
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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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Peek behind Freddy Mercury's curtain a new biopic trailer

Bohemian (noun): a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. If ever a word could transition from page and ink to bone and flesh, the above would become Freddy Mercury. The Queen singer ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Junun

How do you review a home movie with a great soundtrack? In a lot of ways that's precisely what Paul Thomas Anderson's Junun is. Anderson shot the footage earlier this year, chronicling a month-long recording session between Radiohead's Jonn...

 
 
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First trailer for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton

I'm normally not a fan of biopics as they're usually hokey, but this first Red Band trailer for N.W.A.'s biopic Straight Outta Compton looks much better than other other ones out right now. It doesn't seem cheesy like those TLC or Aaliyah ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Tribeca Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper

As a child, my parents lived and breathed Alice Cooper. My father had a particularly terrifying poster of his made-up, screaming face thumbtacked into the cork-board wall of his office that scared me too much to ever listen to his music. No...

 
 
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Trailer: Heaven Adores You - an Elliot Smith documentary

You've probably heard of Elliot Smith before. Maybe you've heard his music, maybe you've heard about how he died, maybe you've heard about the Elliot Smith memorial mural in Los Angles. Heaven Adores You is a documentary about the late son...

 
 
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Rubber director and Marilyn Manson working on new flick

Recently I had the pleasure to do a round table with Quentin Dupieux, Director of Rubber, Wrong, and most recently, Wrong Cops, starring Marilyn Manson. It seems their relationship in the entertainment world is only growing because Que...

 
 
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Bret McKenzie writing a fairy tale comedy musical script

In an interview with the dudes over at Collider, Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets fame, revealed that he is in the process of writing a script for a "fairy tale comedy musical" with "singing dragons and monsters and...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" short film

Say what you will about Jay Z's new album, Bible Quran Torah Dreidel Magna Carta Holy Grail (I know I've said plenty), but his newest music video (referred to as a "performance art film") is built on a pretty neat idea. The ten minute vide...

 
 
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Review: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

During junior high and high school, I was a big fan of Matthew Sweet, whose music I still dig today. When I hear songs from Girlfriend, Altered Beast, and 100% Fun, they bring me back to that age and those awkward adolescent feelings. ...

 
 
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Review: A Band Called Death

It's weird what manages to slip through the cracks. In last year's Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, the music of Sixto Rodriguez was ignored in its time, but he'd somehow garnered a major following in South Af...

 
 
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Interview: The Detroit protopunk band Death

After speaking with A Band Called Death directors Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, I had the opportunity to speak to the band Death itself. Bobby Hackney (bass, vocal), Bobbie Duncan (guitar), and Dannis Hackney (drums) were all really cool gu...

 
 
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Trailer: One Direction: This Is Us

It was really only a matter of time before there was a One Direction documentary. After being formed in and finishing in 3rd place in the seventh series of Britain's The X-Factor television show, the young boy-band has catapulted to stardo...

 
 
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HRWFF Review: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot was back in the news following the 11-day hunger strike of Maria Alyokhina. Alyokhina started the hunger strike on May 22 to protest the conditions of her imprisonment, which she claimed turned other inmates against her. The Russ...

 
 
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Review: The History of Future Folk

The History of Future Folk is about the origins of the universe's only alien bluegrass folk duo, and how they discovered and fell in love with Earth's music. It's charming, adventurous, and a ton of fun. I mean when's the last time you saw ...

 
 
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This Is Spinal Tap soundtrack getting reissued on vinyl

This Is Spinal is one of the best movies of the 1980s and one my my favorite movies of all time. It's still the grandaddy of the mockumentary genre, and I don't think it'll be topped in terms of execution or sheer quality. The soundtrack to...

 
 
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Trailer: The History of Future Folk

After years of neglect, the Alien Folk Duo Sci-Fi Action Romance Comedy genre is finally getting some attention with John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker's The History of Future Folk. The movie stars Nils d’Aulaire and Jay Klaitz as ...

 
 
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Trailer: A Band Called Death

"Before there was punk, there was a band called Death." Death is a band that's now referred to as protopunk, basically meaning they were punk rock before punk rock existed. Basically meaning that they're super cool and were super cool befo...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Mistaken for Strangers

If you're going into Mistaken for Strangers looking for a rockumentary/tour documentary on The National, you're in for disappointment. The film was directed by Tom Berninger, the younger brother of the band's frontman Matt Berninger. Tom's ...

 
 
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Interview: Rob Zombie (The Lords of Salem)

Even though I didn't care for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, I was interested in speaking to him, having dug White Zombie growing up and enjoying The Devil's Rejects. A friend of a friend had met Zombie through his job and said he was a r...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Los Wild Ones

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX. Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] I'd originally planned to catch a l...

 
 
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Documentary on The National to open Tribeca Film Festival

Even thouh SXSW is almost upon us, a few of us New York-based editors are also gearing up for the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 17th to April 28th. The opening film was just announced: Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary on...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

David Bowie just put out a music video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," the second single from his forthcoming album The Next Day. Whereas the previous single, "Where Are We Now?", was melancholic and a touch wistful before its hopeful c...

 
 
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David Bowie & Iggy Pop biopic Lust for Life in the works

A new film is going to focus on David Bowie and Iggy Pop's collaboration and friendship in West Berlin circa 1976-1978. Titled Lust for Life, the film will be directed by Gabriel Range (Death of a President). The screenplay is by Robin Fren...

 
 
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Jay-Z will score Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

The most recent trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby featured Filter's abysmal cover of "Happy Together." I hope that song doesn't wind up in the final film. But even if it does, at least the score will be interesting. Turns out that...

 
 
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Lady Gaga documentary in the works

A documentary about Lady Gaga is now in the works, which will chronicle her life as well as the creation of her forthcoming album, Artpop. (Oh, I get it... how drôle.) The film will be made by Terry Richardson, who you may know better...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Labrador and Charmer

I've been a big fan of Aimee Mann since the late '90s after a chance encounter with the song "I Should've Known." With the year winding down, I figured it's a good time to highlight two music videos from her new album Charmer. Above is the...

 
 




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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

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"

 
 
 
 
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