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Chris Compendio's favorite non-Marvel 2018 movies

I'll begin here by making a reluctant confession: I did not see enough movies in 2018. Blame video games, blame work, blame mental health or what have you, but as I look at the full list of movies I've seen, I disappoint myself. Foolishly, ...

 
 
 
 
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The Angry Birds Movie 2's first trailer takes flight

Can you believe that there was a time that Angry Birds was the hottest game in the world? When the mobile scene was still fresh and young and wasn't overcome by microtransations and pay-to-win mechanics, Angry Birds was the first real hit ...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Action Movie

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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Taron Egerton looks fabulous in Rocketman's newest trailer

Biopics on celebrities might be a bit old hat by now, but you have to admire the dedication to capturing Elton John's persona in Rocketman. Taron Egerton has the look down pat to the point that I'm almost convinced it's Sir Elton, himself. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Space Jam 2 is confirmed to begin filming this summer

This isn't really that big a deal to anyone, but Space Jam 2 will begin filming this summer according to Lebron James. We knew it was coming soon so filming had to start soon. They've actually got a decent director helming it in T...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Supporting Actress

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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Steven Spielberg comes out against streaming films once again

The roaring debate between films getting released in the cinema and heading straight to streaming may eventually end with a whimper with audiences' preferences basically forcing more films to hit streaming sooner and streaming services beco...

 
 
 
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2018 Golden Cages- Best Animated Movie

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: Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom

Why? Why why why? Why? Why why why why? WHY? Why are we here? Why do we live in the universe that not only gave us the original Norm of the North, a film so terrible that for a time it had a perfect zero on Rotten Tomatoes, but punished us ...

 
 
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The Man in the High Castle will end its regime with season 4

I haven't watched a single episode of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle despite the fact that alternate history shows are completely my jam. However, I may dive in after the next season because that season will be its last and once a...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Director

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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The Golden Cages: Best Actor

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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It looks like Bond 25's script is getting reworked

James Bond's 25th outing has been hit with a ton of creative snags over the years. From Danny Boyle exiting the production to writers Pervis and Wade being hired, fired, and then rehired, it doesn't seem like a day goes by without something...

 
 
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Sony's Mr. Rogers biopic gets a title and date

We've known for quite a while that Tom Hanks would be starring in a Mr. Rogers biopic. We even had the initial shot of him on the set in the iconic red sweater. What we didn't know is what the film would be called or when it would be releas...

 
 
 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

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, balanced, di...

 
 
 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Cinematography

Hubert opened his review of Roma by describing the first shot of the film in detail. I'd like you to go read that paragraph now (heck, read his entire review). He's so incredibly right about this shot. It practically defines the entire...

 
 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best "Oh Shit" Moment

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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Why Ben Affleck has officially moved on from Batman

The DCEU has had its issues. That is putting it lightly, but there have been some bright spots with the releases of Wonder Woman and Aquaman gaining praise from fans and critics. Another of these was Ben Affleck's portra...

 
 
 
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Russian Doll is well worth your time

Russian Doll presents a tricky proposition for review. The series is loaded with themes, symbolism and constant mind games, but a lot of the enjoyment hinges on the mystery of it all. Even explaining simple details from the second or third ...

 
 
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Netflix's Triple Frontier lands an action-packed trailer

Triple Frontier looks like the kind of movie that's been in production since 2010 and been handed off from one director to another. That's probably because it has been. The film is finally, finally releasing on Netflix this year, but ...

 
 
 
 




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Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom"Anti-life justifies my hate"

 

Lords of Chaos"A punch to the throat"

 

2050"Emotionless as a blow up doll"

 

Alita: Battle Angel"Do androids dream of anime fight scenes?"

 

Happy Death Day 2U"Timey Wimey"

 

Isn't It Romantic"No, no it is not"

 

Birds of Passage"Bye bye birdie"

 

Cold Pursuit"Taken 4"

 

The LEGO Movie: The Second Part"Some pieces might be missing, but it's still a great set"

 

The Amityville Murders "The Godfather but set in a haunted house"

 

Crossbreed"You never cross the breeds!"

 

Miss Bala"Can't get out of the pageant"

 

Velvet Buzzsaw"What is art?"

 

Piercing"It's all about penetration"

 

The Conners (Season One)"The kids are mediocre"

 

Sundance 2019 : Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"Zac Efron goes from heartthrob to heartless monster"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season One)"Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego?"

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?"Of course I can, Melissa McCarthy!"

 

Don't Come Back from the Moon"With all the men gone, the boys became men"

 

Glass"Half-empty"

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly"Jiren, eat your heart out"

 

On the Basis of Sex"A blast from the past"

 

Time Freak"When at first you mess up at love, build a time machine"

 

Capernaum"An imperfect but affecting piece of realist filmmaking"

 
 
 
 
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