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Review: Annihilation

Annihilation is one of the best recent print to film adaptations. Strangely enough, this is not because it’s entirely faithful to the source material. Far from it. Sure, the bones might be same, as they are between any two human being...

 
 
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Joss Whedon exits Batgirl film, "didn't have a story"

Warner Bros. and DC seem to enjoy announcing a new superhero movie every other day, and it's no surprise that most of them will never actually make it to the big screen. Enter Joss Whedon's Batgirl project, the latest casualt...

 
 
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The 300 Week 7: THIS IS T'CHALLA!

Welcome back to The 300, a recurring feature that chronicles my attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems as a way to explore the wide world of cinema in all of its forms. ...

 
 
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Review: Early Man

You know, I remember watching my first Wallace & Gromit movie very clearly. It was Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Now, I didn’t know what or who Wallace and Gromit were, but the unique animation alongside the ec...

 
 
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50 Shades: Porn afraid to be porn

I don't think I'm really offending anyone when I say that the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy is one of the worst trilogies to ever happen to cinemas. It's rare to see a story told where every installment is awful from beginning to end,...

 
 
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The 300 Week 6: Old School and Indie Cred

Welcome back yet again to The 300, a weekly feature chronicling my attempt to see 300 movies on the big screen in 2018. I'll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems to explore the wide world of cinema. Hopefully you'll find some...

 
 
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Review: Black Panther

The fact of the matter is you don't see movies like Black Panther made. I'm not talking about the groundbreaking facts you already know about the movie: its almost entirely black cast, with an almost entirely black creative team l...

 
 
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Review: Peter Rabbit

Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder? Or maybe you've had a desire to see a weird love triangle between a rabbit, a man...

 
 
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Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed is the final chapter in a franchise that has been solemnly focused on one thing. No, not the bondage or the S&M, though those do play a crucial role in dressing up (or stripping down) the focal-point of this series. R...

 
 
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First trailer for Venom doesn't give up the goods

When Sony announced they were still moving forward with some of their "Spider-Man Cinematic Universe" ideas before gently sitting under Marvel's Avengers umbrella, the most intriguing project to come out of this was Venom.  Starr...

 
 
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The 300 Week 5: THIS IS SUN RA!

Welcome back to The 300, the weekly feature that chronicles my ongoing attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in 2018. I'll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems in hopes to explore the wide world of cinema in all its forms. As...

 
 
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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Cloverfield continuum, The Cloverfield Paradox happened. The third installment in the Cloverfield trilogy / continuum / universe offers nothing new and little that's exciting. ...

 
 
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Rick Lash's 10 best films of 2017

[Ed. Note: We do awards a bit different at Flixist. Most of our writers do not get early screenings or award screeners of movies, which means it isn't easy to see some of the films that only get limited releases in December for many of us. ...

 
 
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The 300 Week 4: The Citizen Kane of Adorable Bear Movies

Welcome back to The 300, a weekly feature that recounts my foolhardy attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. Each week I'll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems to explore the wide world of cinema. As always...

 
 
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First Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer has a giant Pez dispenser

Ant-Man is easily Marvel's most underrated film. Not the Edgar Wright classic we were sure to get (still bitter), but people don't give it the props it deserved. The movie was a little heist film in the middle of a giant Marvel univer...

 
 
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Drew Stuart's favorite films of 2017

[Ed. Note: We do awards a bit different at Flixist. Most of our writers do not get early screenings or award screeners of movies, which means it isn't easy to see some of the films that only get limited releases in December for many of us. ...

 
 
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The 300 Week 3: Mary and the Ghibli Gravy

Welcome back to The 300, a weekly feature recounting my attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. Each week I’ll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems, trying to explore the many joys of cinema. As always, ...

 
 
 
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Review: Den of Thieves

We all know January sucks for the most part in terms of movie releases. Studios are either pushing their Oscar hopefuls out wide or dumping the things they couldn't release the rest of the year. It's a rare case when a January movies are ra...

 
 
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The 300 Week 2: Double Digits on the Dime

Welcome back to The 300, a weekly feature chronicling my quixotic attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in 2018. Each week I'll be checking out new releases, classics, and hidden gems playing at movie theaters wherever I am. Hopefully ...

 
 
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Review: The Post

The Post is one of those movies you go into just knowing it's going to be good. Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Stephen Spielberg? I mean, how could that possibly go wrong. In fact, you know it's going to be good so you kind of set your expecta...

 
 
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The 300 Week 1: Let's Get This Party Started

Welcome to the first installment of The 300, a weekly feature chronicling my attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in 2018. Why am I doing this? Part of it is just to see if I can and to get away from my laptop. Another part of it is to r...

 
 
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Review: Insidious: The Last Key

There’s a fatal flaw that’s lodged in every good horror franchise: sooner or later, their quality begins to drop exponentially. Saw was a great film, but Saw IV? What about Paranormal Activity, and each entry into that after the...

 
 
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Review: Black Mirror (Season 4)

We live in a time of fear. Fear of other people, fear of our government. We’re afraid of where we are, but more than that, we are terrified of where we are going. We can hardly predict what will happen in a given year, and technology ...

 
 
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Review: All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World was originally getting a lot of press for being an Oscar contender. With Ridley Scott directing and a reportedly fantastic performance from child molester Kevin Spacey, the film was set to start showing up in...

 
 
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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi fumbles its potential

(Editors Note: We've had two pretty glowing takes on The Last Jedi, found here and here, so Drew offered to provide a counterpoint to those.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a puzzling movie. Not because it’s...

 
 
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Unraveling the Christmas Cinematic Universe

There is a house down the street from me that looks like the seasonal section at K-Mart ejaculated over its front yard. There is Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, some gingerbread men, birds, presents, a Shrek for some goddamn reason; all...

 
 
 
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Disney is set to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion

After a lot of hemming and hawing Disney and 21st Century Fox have agreed on a mega-buyout in which Disney will acquire all of Fox's entertainment production assets, and subsequently become an entertainment behemoth the likes we'v...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I really thought I had gotten some Star Wars fatigue. In the build up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi I just wasn't feeling that usual excitement, but as the day of my screening got closer it started to swell....

 
 
 
 
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Review: Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects ...

 
 
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Check out the first teaser for The Incredibles 2

There isn't much to go on in this teaser, honestly, but it does confirm a few things. Baby Jack Jack has a couple of new powers, and the Incredibles theme still pulls at my heartstrings the way it used too.  The sequel will ...

 
 
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Review: Justice League

Warning: I'm going to discuss a thing that is obvious, but some may consider a spoiler so don't read if you've been in a cave for the entire marketing campaign of this movie.  Well they did it, folks. DC made two movies in a row that d...

 
 
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Review: Inhumans (Season 1)

Well, I did it. I watched the whole thing. A few weeks ago, I wrote (well, ranted) about my impressions of the first two episodes of Inhumans. I’m not, frankly, all that confident I have much to say about the thing as a whole that&rsq...

 
 
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The Walking Dead Season 8 Recap: 'Some Guy'

'Some Guy' (TWD, s8e4) kicks of with Ezekiel calmly donning his persona, he's indoors, and clearly not in danger. For a moment, it's unclear if we're viewing some time after the ambush that concluded last week's episode, or if we're getting...

 
 
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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Adaptions are tricky. Any work that is remade will inevitably draw comparison from versions that came before, whether positive or negative. Differences in direction, photography, acting, theming and execution are felt immediately by anyone ...

 
 
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What to (hopefully) watch when Game of Thrones ends

News broke Friday that Amazon is in discussions with with Warner Bros. and the J.R.R. Tolkien estate to acquire television rights for the epic fantasy classic. Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is looking for content that is "large-s...

 
 
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Review: Stranger Things 2

As Netflix crawls further into debt, and continues its larger push into original programming, it means there's a lot more pressure on its flagship shows to succeed. Stranger Things' first season hit a nostalgic vein, and made a huge im...

 
 




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Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)"Fullmetal Avengers: Age of Alchemy"

 

November"Still a better love story than Twi-- *chokes on own tongue and dies*"

 

Annihilation"Natalie Portman with a machine-gun, on shrooms!"

 

LIKE ME"SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON!"

 

Early Man"A step down the evolutionary ladder"

 

Black Panther"Fight the power"

 

The 15:17 to Paris"An honest homage that lacks pace"

 

Peter Rabbit"In which Peter kills Mr. McGregor on screen"

 

Fifty Shades Freed"Mama-Mia, that's a spicy pizza"

 

Before We Vanish"Humanity shining through an alien lens"

 

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure"Still no cure for bad movies and bad sequels"

 

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters"A beginner's guide to losing a war vs. giant monsters"

 

Den of Thieves"The most January movie to ever January"

 

The Post"As good as it should be"

 

The Commuter"The Commuter, reviewed by an actual New York commuter"

 

Black Mirror (Season 4)"A bleak future with a smile"

 

All the Money in the World"None of the Spacey"

 

Pitch Perfect 3"Can you aca not?"

 

Bright"MIB: Men in Blue -- Will Smith's 2nd buddy cop franchise heralds his triumphant return"

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"Your level 9 stellar cast is no match for my bad writing, He-Man!"

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 
 
 
 
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