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Review: Yesterday

Let's play a game. Head around the Internet and count up how many Beatles song puns there are as headlines or subheaders for reviews of the movie Yesterday. I mean, I went with one, obviously, and the few other reviews my peepers have lande...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Worst Film

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, bala...

 
 
 
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Review: Isn't It Romantic

The romantic comedy genre gets a lot of hate for playing into tropes and repeating itself over and over again. The thing is, it's been around so long now that making fun of those tropes and subverting them has become part of the genre in an...

 
 
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Review: Time Freak

If you love romantic comedies and sci-fi then you will enjoy Time Freak. When I first saw the trailer, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. At first glance, it looks like another version of 50 First Dates but with the ...

 
 
 
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Gambit movie will have a romantic/sex comedy vibe

Look, I know that comic book movie news often takes little quotes and blows them out of proportion, and maybe this information from Gambit producer Simon Kinberg is just that, so I'm going to start by letting his quote speak ...

 
 
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Review: Little Italy

As a lifelong Jersey boy, I have immense pride in my Italian-American heritage. Sure everyone thinks that we're all mobsters who only wear tracksuits and love our mothers to an almost Oedipal level, but there's something so great about t...

 
 
 
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Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Much of the talk surrounding the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is the need for Asian representation in Hollywood—while I'm with it all the way, it isn't what attracted me to the movie. See, people seem to forget that being Asia...

 
 
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Life Itself brings heartwarming Fogelman feels to TIFF

Get ready to light some candles, grab a hot cup of cocoa, and curl up on a corner sofa with your loved ones, because Dan Fogelman is back to make you cry and muse about life in a deep way. Now that the Tangled and Cars 2 writer has milked...

 
 
 
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SXSW Review: The Unicorn

The romantic comedy is a genre that will never die, but often seems like it should as trite and redundant films are released over and over again. Thankfully, every once in a while something a bit more charming comes along and makes you enjo...

 
 
 
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Alamo Drafthouse to serve Pakistani cuisine for The Big Sick

Indie darling and all around wonderful microchain Alamo Drafthouse is setting the mood to prepare for the upcoming release of Kumail Nanjiani's semi-autobiographical romcom The Big Sick. To help get movie patrons in the mood the theater is ...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: The Mermaid

It's always fascinating to me to see blockbusters from other countries. The Mermaid is the highest grossing Chinese film of all time; that's a big flipping deal. Apparently the lead actress was chosen out of literally 100,000 people who aud...

 
 
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Review: Mother's Day

I'm not going to pull punches here because Mother's Day is easily the worst movie I have seen in years. It is unfathombly offensive, boring, unfunny and terrible in every way possible. I didn't head into it thinking it was going to be great...

 
 
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Results trailer looks weird as it should

Anyone who caught writer/director Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess knows that he's got a very, shall we say, interesting take on the romantic comedy genre -- in that he almost completely destroys it. His newest film Results ...

 
 
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Simon Pegg and Lake Bell rom-com it out in Man Up trailer

Romantic comedies live or die on their leads. There's a bunch of other stuff that came make them bad, but if the leads don't jive then the ship is sunk. Thankfully, both Simon Pegg and Lake Bell are awesome so they should be able to keep M...

 
 
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First trailer for Cameron Crowe's Aloha

Sony has finally given us our first look at Cameron Crowe's, who's done so many fabulous projects like Elizabethtown, Jerry Maguire, Say Anything, Almost Famous, and uh, We Bought a Zoo, latest project Aloha. Starring Bradley Cooper and Em...

 
 
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Trailer: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam is the latest Rom-Com from Drafthouse Films, telling the story of Sam, a veteran trying to readjust to civilian life, and Amira, an Iraqi woman trying to make it on her own in America. When Amira is threatened with deportat...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: That Awkward Moment

I feel like I should hate That Awkward Moment more than I actually do. On paper, it seems like a real disaster. I mean, look at the title! Nine times out of ten, only inane dribble follows the phrase “that awkward moment…&rdquo...

 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: Elf

Now it may be to early to call Elf a Christmas classic, but it's still has been ten years. I figure that's a good enough wait period. Elf is one of those films that you have to watch at least once every year like I do. Now it's not somethin...

 
 
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The Best Man Holiday getting a sequel because reasons

A few of you may not know that The Best Man Holiday, which almost dethroned Thor: The Dark World its opening weekend, is actually a sequel 14 years in the making. The follow up to 1999's The Best Man was surprisingly wanted this entire time...

 
 
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First trailer for Cuban Fury starring Nick Frost

Cuban Fury may not have a domestic release date yet (only releasing in the UK for now), but that doesn't make me want to see it any less. Nick Frost stars as a young salsa dance project who's trying to get back in the groove in order to ge...

 
 
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Ghost is getting turned into a TV series for some reason

Ghost may not be my favorite Patrick Swayze flick (that honor goes to To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Juile Newmar), but it is one of my favorite romantic comedy/dramas. It's dark, scary as all get out (tell me those shadow things don't...

 
 
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NYCFF Review: So Young

I'm still young. Young enough that I can understand and generally relate to the characters in So Young, but also old enough to see just how silly they actually are. It's an odd place to be, and it leaves me wishing I was a few years older. ...

 
 
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Review: About Time

You probably haven't heard too much about About Time, and if you have you may have passed it off as another romantic comedy and simply forgotten about it. Hell, we've done a grand total of one post on the film and I'm not about to admit I d...

 
 
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Tim Burton in talks for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton returning

KatzSmith Productions has been kicking around the rights and ideas for a Beetlejuice rebootquel for awhile now, so we all knew it was going to exist someday in some capacity. Most of us feared that a new Beetlejuice would somehow ruin our c...

 
 
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Review: Don Jon

Our rabid consumption of media informs our lives and habits as much as our upbringing. For Jon, that media obsession is porn. When he isn't debating what number to rate a girl at the club, he is masturbating three times a day. Or five. Or e...

 
 
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Le Week-End pulls on the charm and the Jeff Goldblum

I could lie to you all and say that the only reason I'm posting this trailer is because of Flixist's deep love of all things Goldblum, but that's not entirely true. Le Week-End looks absolutely charming. One of those movies where you ...

 
 
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After the Credits: The Korean Rom-Coms of NYAFF 2013

I very seriously considered doing a dual review of How to Use Guys with Secret Tips and Very Ordinary Couple. I've only ever written a double review once, back at Tribeca, because I felt like Whitewash and Big Bad Wolve...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: How to Use Guys with Secret Tips

At last year's NYAFF, it seemed like every other film I saw blew me away. Looking back at the roundup, almost half of the non-Japan Cuts crossover films received Editor's Choice awards from either Hubert or myself, and looking back at that ...

 
 




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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"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"

 
 
 
 
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