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Not content with directing a bunch of movies about aliens and space, NYMag has confirmed that director/writer/viral auteur J.J. Abrams is returning to helm Star Trek 2, which isn't really the second Star Trek, but whatevs, as...   read

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It's been quite some time since our last Movie Chowdown, and I thought something special might be in order for all of you loyal readers out there. As many of you know, summer is winding down, and I thought there would be noth...   read
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Shuffle over, Ruby Slippers, there's a new sheriff in town. The Smithsonian Museum of American History has laid out the Yellow Brick Road to a new member of The Wizard of Oz ensemble, The Scarecrow. I thought, being the 72nd ...   read

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Splendent Media, a recently formed production company based out of Los Angeles, has acquired the rights to most of acclaimed Japanese writer/director Akira Kurosawa's catalog. In short, there may be a lot of Kurosawa remakes ...   read

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Review: One Day

One Day (July 15th, 1988, to be exact) a young, mousy college lass named Emma (Anne Hathaway) found herself escorted to her flat for some of the naughty stuff by a young, drunk lad named Dexter (Jim Sturgess). Nothing actuall...   read
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  Watch Video As it turns out, there is much more to whiskey advertising than the pieces I covered in Whiskey Business. Those wonderful people over at Japander (a site chronicling the successes and failures of celebs in Japanese ads) have ...   read

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Whiskey Business

Although you may not have known it at the time, chances are you have seen some lesser-known works by famous directors. Not movies, or even tv shows, but other, everyday encounters that exposed you to some of Hollywood's busie...   read

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If this were a newspaper, where we could get creative with our titles (instead of the required "Review: Friends With Benefits"), I would put something smarmy like "Friends With(out) Benefits" or "A Ravishing Tale of Lust...   read
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I have been on a bit of a cameraman kick (you can read my interview of cinematographer Ryan Hill here), so when I heard there was a documentary about one of my favorite DP's, Jack Cardiff, I was quite excited. Cameraman:...   read
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A new image from Steven Spielberg's Tintin has surfaced courtesy of /Film, and from the little we have to peruse (plus our early reactions here), we can gather plenty about the project. The film, written by Steven Moffat...   read

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It takes a lot of people to put together a film, but to make a movie look good, it takes a special kind of person. I am referring of course to the cinematographer, the man (or woman) who is in charge of framing up shots, ligh...   read
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Hey gang, Sam here with a few thoughts about the festival. For this article I will be focusing on Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Cafeteria Man, two movies that explore food in vastly different realms. Next week I will bring you some interviews with filmmakers responsible for Buck and The Redemption of General Butt Naked. Join me, won't you?     read
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Since Monday evening, the buzz around the AFI in Silver Spring, MD has been electric. Maybe it's because you can brush shoulders with the filmmakers in the lobby, bring tasty beers into the theater, or ask the directors and p...   read
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Hello documentary fans, how's it going? Keeping it real, I suppose... This week, our nation's capital hosts one of, if not the most prestigious documentary film festival in the US, or anywhere for that matter. Over seven days...   read

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[This week is Pixar Week here at Flixist, so we're doing special reviews and features for all things Pixar. Keep your eyes on the Pixar Week tag page for more updates, or just watch the front page!] The Pixar Story&...   read
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THR is reporting that Robin Wright may join Kevin Spacey in a remake of the acclaimed British mini-series House of Cards. Netflix outbid HBO and AMC, amongst others, for the exclusive rights to produce and distribute the seri...   read

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For some time now there has been buzz about Kevin Smith's post Red State project, Hit Somebody. Based on a Warren Zevon song about a hockey goon who wants to score a goal, Hit Somebody seems to be a natural fit for a director...   read

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It's not easy making a sequel to a critically and commercially successful animated film. Just ask the Pixar guys, who fretted for months trying to make Toy Story 2 as awesome as the first. The team at Dreamworks hit it out of...   read
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A few weekends ago, our own Adam Dork made the trip up to D.C. to live-blog our 48 Hour Film adventure (part I, part II, and part III). The 48 Hour Film Project is a competition to make the best film you can in 48 hours. On a...   read

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Flixist Film School is proud to present the third installment of our ongoing production series. Part one brought us a great lesson in editing, and part two filled us in on how to write an ending.  In this lesson, we will...   read
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In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. ...   read
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In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. T...   read
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Review: Prom

Oh my gosh, when I heard Disney was making a prom movie, I was like, sooo excited. That girl Aimee something from Friday Night Lights was in it, and she is soo cute :) The movie is about this girl Nova who is getting ready fo...   read
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It takes months of planning, months of shooting, and months of editing to put together a feature film. Even shorts take loads of time to write, storyboard and shoot, not to mention the tremendous effort required to acquire ge...   read

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The Producers Guild of America is in talks with major production companies to change the credit system for feature films. Under the current system, titles such as A.S.C. (cinematography) and A.C.E. (editing) denote  peop...   read

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Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet passed away Saturday morning at the age of 86. Lumet, whose career spanned five decades (1957's 12 Angry Men to 2007's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead), died of lymphoma at his home in Manha...   read

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarsem has cast the three main parts in his upcoming Snow White project. Confirmed this week were Armie Hammer as The Prince, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and, drumroll...Lily Collins ...   read

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As promised, we are running the second part of our interview with Duncan Jones. This half will feature more content specifically relating to Source Code, which hits theaters this Friday. Mr. Jones went on record about the exp...   read

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In anticipation of the release of his upcoming  film Source Code, Flixist is proud to present part one of our interview with Duncan Jones. The breakout director of the critically acclaimed Moon and the soon-to-be-release...   read

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Duncan Jones, director of the critically acclaimed Moon and the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Source Code says that he really wants to do Mute, a sci-fi picture that he calls "my Don Quixote." Jones, son of famed rocker Dav...   read

 

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