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Box Office Bombs and the sequels we deserve

Box Office bombs and early months at the beginning of the year go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is usually the dumping ground for studios getting rid of their less-than-stellar efforts or movies they have no faith in. This year ...

 
 
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Will the MCU survive the coronavirus?

The MCU looked unstoppable. Yes, Avengers: Endgame wrapped up the decade long plotline that the series had been building towards but the studio had a plan for the next run and it was all going to kick off with Black Widow releasin...

 
 
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Ranking the Resident Evil movies from bad to worst

Seeing as how most of the world is in a self-imposed isolation, or social distancing as we're now calling it, not a whole lot is happening in the film industry. The world and culture in general have just kind of been put on pause while we p...

 
 
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Review: Bloodshot

I have a soft spot in my heart for budget Vin Diesel action movies. Yes, The Fast and Furious is a billion-dollar empire but Diesel dramatically gruffs his way through other franchises as well. There's a certain magic to it all: sometimes...

 
 
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Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

It's here. Sonic did not go so fast to get here in feature film form but he is finally here. After the Internet blew up so much at the original design for Sonic that the studio actually went back and redid the entire movie with a new, less ...

 
 
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Here are your 2019 Golden Cages winners

With Oscar season over and all of our staff voting finished for this year's Golden Cages awards, we here at Flixist wanted to take the time to recap everything that won and let you know what else was in the running. There were a ton of movi...

 
 
 
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Here are the 92nd Academy Award winners

Well, it's finally time. After a briefer than normal awards season, everything finally comes to a head tonight. The Academy Awards haven't had as much controversy this year compared to previous years, but there's still plenty of time for pe...

 
 
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Jordan's Top 5 TV Shows of 2019

This is the time of year in which we look back at the year prior and think about the art and pop culture that left an impact on us. Many writers here at Flixist have written articles about our Top 5 Films of 2019 (myself included). I love f...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2018

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. As the Decade Decathlon slowly makes its way ...

 
 
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Hubert's Top 5 Movies of 2019

As I look back on the last year in film, I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t see nearly as many movies in 2019 as I did in 2018, so there’s no way I could do a top 50 movies list. Yet even though I&rsqu...

 
 
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Review: Bad Boys for Life

There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear when watching Bad Boys for Life and that is the simple fact that Michael Bay is one of the best action directors working when he cares about what he's making (when he doesn't it's anothe...

 
 
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Sian's top 5 films of 2019

We're halfway through January and it already feels like an age since 2019. So, sitting down to add a few of my thoughts to this edition of our top 5 films was a chance to reflect on some of the best experiences of the last year, some e...

 
 
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Here is your full list of 2020 Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. The biggest showing came from Todd Phillips' Joker, which earned 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography. Mart...

 
 
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Review: 1917

You're already aware that 1917 is good. Even if it hadn't just received the Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director there was a lot of evidence to point you in that direction. For one, it comes from one of the best dire...

 
 
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The Best Films of the Decade (That Flixist Reviewed)

When thinking about how to make a list of the best films of the decade it seemed daunting. For one thing the staff has changed dramatically since Flixist started and for another there were just a lot of movies that came out. How could we po...

 
 
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Flixist's worst reviewed movies of 2019

Another year, another heaping serving of trash to unload from our collective thoughts. While 2019 didn't have a ton of offensively bad movies, what 2019 did produce were a large amount of movies that clearly should have been killed before g...

 
 
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Flixist's best reviewed movies of 2019

Hello boys and girls! 2019 is slowly drawing to a close and as sad as it may be to see it go for some, it's probably my favorite time of the year. Why? Because I get to look back at the past year of films that we reviewed and determine whic...

 
 
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The DEFINITIVE ranking of every Star Wars film

Star Wars has been one of the biggest cultural forces in Hollywood for the last four decades. Coming from an unassuming little serial that George Lucas directed in 1977, we're now right at the "end" of the saga with the series' ninth offici...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker

In my review for The Force Awakens I concluded by saying that the film was a strong blend of nostalgia and modernity, mixing our love for the original trilogy with a host of new characters and ideas. My concern then was that Disney would no...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2017

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. With 2016 relegated to the year that no one rememb...

 
 
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Hey, what were our personal favorite movies of the decade?

As we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, not only will we be ringing out the year, but we'll be closer out an entire decade. It's been an insane ten years in the film world, and with so many good movies to discuss, it's going to...

 
 
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Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

When the first images for the first Jumanji film (well, the first one in this series, not the Robin Williams one) landed people were distraught. The picture didn't look much like anything good and was replete with nothing but cliches. Turns...

 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 3)

"I hate how the rules of this world keeps changing," says Nico Minoru at one point in the third and final season of Marvel's Runaways. It's a really easy quote to apply to the entire season, which continued the last season's trajectory of t...

 
 
 
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Deep Analysis: Frozen

I shouldn't have to explain what Frozen is.  The concept of cultural osmosis fascinates me. Essentially, the idea is that even if you haven't experienced an aspect of culture, in this case pop culture, you're still aware of its existen...

 
 
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Review: Harley Quinn (Season 1)

There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientated Batman media....

 
 
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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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Review: Lady and the Tramp

It's finally happened. Disney+ has launched and the streaming wars have begun in earnest. Oh sure, companies have been competing against each other for the better part of a year about which of their streaming services would be better, but i...

 
 
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Review: Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is a strange thing. Part a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's seminal film The Shining and part an adaptation of Stephen King's seminal book The Shining it sits in an awkward spot. See, the film and the book have drasti...

 
 
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Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

Ten years ago, when the zombie craze was at its peak a little Zom-Com called Zombieland came out and help invent the entire genre of Zom-Com. The film, which at the time starred some of Hollywood's biggest up-and-comers, was smart, cle...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Joker

I made an offhand remark to my brother before we went in to our screening of Joker comparing Batman and his arch-nemesis to contemporary facets of pop culture equivalent to great historical works like Homer's Odyssey, or works of Shakespear...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Midway through Céline Sciamma’s masterful Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we get the film’s thematic archstone. So much of this painterly, poetic queer romance is about looking at someone we desire and the feeling of being se...

 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2015

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. If there’s one word I can use to define 2015...

 
 
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Review: Gemini Man

It may be time to put the phrase "visionary mind" in moratorium from film trailers. The latest Will Smith vehicle is Gemini Man, and its marketing suggest that it's one of those films that just could not be made without recent advancements ...

 
 
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Everything that happened at New York Comic Con 2019

It's been a couple of days since New York Comic Con wrapped up and while most of our writers are recovering from the dreaded con flu, you can read all of our articles without feeling like your stomach is turning inside out!  While this...

 
 
 
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Review: Joker

There's been a lot of debate about Joker since its wild success on the festival circuit over its portrayal of a troubled, lonely, white male becoming the violent mouth piece for a social uprising. Then there's been a lot of discus...

 
 




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Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 
 
 
 
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