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The movies that surprised us and live on in eternity

As the summer heat rescinds and kids head back to school, those aching for a two hour theatrical vacation are scraping the barrel for options. Not known for hits, August tends to be a wasteland reserved for fill-in movies. As of publicati...

 
 
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Rosario Dawson isn't messing around in the Briarpatch trailer

A dead sister brings a determined investigator back to her hometown of Saint Disgrace to find out just who was involved in her sister's demise. As the trailer alludes, there's more than meets the eye in a town with questionable characters ...

 
 
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Review: Driven

The DMC-12 is the epitome of potential unfulfilled. Commonly known as the DeLorean, the stainless steel car never reached the aspirations of its creator, its legacy instead cemented in film as a time machine. John DeLorean was a mover and a...

 
 
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Disney+ is coming for your monthly subscription money

In the battle for streaming supremacy, there can never be enough competitors. Or maybe there can be, but that doesn’t stop others from jumping in the pool. In a move long time coming, Disney officially announced its entry into the sub...

 
 
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Silicon Valley's final season is coming this fall

For five seasons, the core crew of Pied Piper has seen more than its share of ups and downs. Nervous doctor visits and schmoozing investors to stay afloat often coincided with threats of court hearings and production pivots. Through it all,...

 
 
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The gang's all here in the first Harley Quinn trailer

During San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, DC unveiled its first trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series. Kicking off with a bang ("it's me, dickhead"), the trailer is chock full of swinging bats, smug remarks, and a surprising numb...

 
 
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Amazon is taking all the Jacks

In 2012, Tom Cruise took a break from his role as a militaristic secret agent to shift into a new role as a militaristic secret agent. As the titular Jack Reacher, Cruise ran, jump, drove, and shot his way in and out of trouble for two film...

 
 
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The Jesus Rolls brings the Lebowski creep to center stage

1998 introduced the world to Jeff Lebowski, a man so chill he made ice cubes look hot by comparison. While intitially considered a disappointment in its theatrical release, the cult of The Dude gained steam over the following two decades. H...

 
 
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Five handsome men are vying for the role of Elvis

The race to play Elvis has been shortlisted to five of the planet's most eligible Kings. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles, Miles Teller, Austin Butler, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have been linked to the upcoming biopic from Baz Luhrmann. Who has th...

 
 
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Watch the heartwarming trailer for The Peanut Butter Falcon

Putting on his dirtiest hat and donning his best non-inebriated Jackson Maine voice, Shia LaBeouf returns to the big screen in a modern day version of a Mark Twain story. A small town outlaw on the run, LaBeouf's Tyler crosses path with Za...

 
 
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NoHo Hank is joining the Bill & Ted cast

The Bill & Ted train is on a roll. With Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter set to reprise their roles as the bodacious buds, the film’s villain is now set. Fresh off an excellent season two of HBO’s Barry, Anthony Carrigan has b...

 
 
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Review: Changeland

“The question you gotta answer is...you wanna fight for it or not?” This is posited within the first five minutes of Seth Green’s Changeland, and it’s one being asked both externally and internally throughout the fil...

 
 
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Deadly Class and Happy! are getting axed from Syfy

In the land of comic books, few can maintain television viewership. Such is the fate of Syfy's Deadly Class and Happy!, both gritty books of heroes without capes. Deadly Class focused on Marcus, a homeless teen recruited to a scho...

 
 
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Ford v Ferrari is a race for the ages

For six years straight, vehicles designed and made by Enzo Ferrari dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A grueling race around an eight-and-a-half mile track with speeds reaching over 200 miles-per-hour, the race was initially created to tes...

 
 
 
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Michael Pena joins the neverending Tom and Jerry feud

For nearly eight decades, an eternal struggle has existed between two immortal beings. One a mouse and the other a cat, the two were created with the intention of thwarting the other while causing a massive disrupt. We don't know what start...

 
 
 
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Sinemia is down for the count

There are some companies who thrive in subscription based services. Cord cutters rebel against traditional cable companies and instead opt for Netflix or Hulu of Amazon or HBO or Showtime or...you get the idea. Beyond entertainment there&...

 
 
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Chadwick Boseman connects the dots in 21 Bridges trailer

While the focus may be on a larger scale film that's been building for over a decade, Chadwick Boseman's non-Marvel film released its first trailer. 21 Bridges sees the actor trade his Vibranium suit for a blue oxford and his crown fo...

 
 
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Space Jam 2 and LeBron's next stage

It’s been a rough season for LeBron James. His Lakers missed the playoffs by a wide margin (this will be the first time since the 2004-05 season that James won’t appear in the postseason), and now his Space Jam 2 movie...

 
 
 
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Review: Screwball

America’s national pastime was in a tight spot in the late nineties. Coming off a strike during the 1994-95 season, attendance and viewership were low and Major League Baseball was concerned. Then, like a couple of caped avengers swoo...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s impact on music is undeniable. With his stern voice and lyrics reflecting blue-collar life, Cash found a way to blend folk into country, country into pop, and pop into rock. The man felt as comfortable singing in&nb...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Mr. Jimmy

At some point in our lives, we’ve aspired to be our heroes. I can’t tell you how many times while playing backyard baseball I’d turn my hat backward and take a long, swooping swing a la Ken Griffey Jr. But no matter how ma...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Adopt a Highway

In Adopt a Highway, Ethan Hawke plays recently released convict trying to find his way in a world that’s changed drastically since his incarceration over twenty years earlier. An ounce of weed and California’s third strike ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Frances Ferguson

Frances Ferguson is bored. She’s a 25-year-old substitute teacher with a dead marriage and a mother who is just as annoyed with her daughter as her daughter is with her. One day at school, she meets a student and, as dry and awkward f...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Red 11

In 1992, an aspiring filmmaker spent a month as a lab rat in exchange for a $7,000 paycheck. He flipped that check into El Mariachi and from there Robert Rodriguez’s career took off. Now, 25 years since the film’s rele...

 
 
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SXSW Review: I Love You, Now Die

“If I talk about it, it gets better” That’s what Conrad Roy III said about his social anxiety. Speaking to his computer in a self-prescribed therapy session, Roy laid his feelings bare. At the age of 18, he had deep suicid...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Booksmart

There’s something to be said for working hard to achieve goals. It’s what makes successful people successful, according to the barrage of "How To" articles that circulate on a regular basis. Tunnel vision and depriving oneself o...

 
 
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The first final trailer for Game of Thrones is here

As if the itch for Game of Thrones wasn’t bad enough, HBO (finally) dropped the first trailer for the final season. In all honesty, the premium cable channel probably wouldn’t have needed to release anything given the show&rsquo...

 
 
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The Irishman teaser is exactly that

A long, long time ago, way back in 2017, Netflix acquired the rights for Martin Scorsese's new gangster movie surrounding the death of Jimmy Hoffa. The film reunites Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, and Joe Pesci, th...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Soundtrack

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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The Scripter Supreme returns for Doctor Strange 2

Last month, it was confirmed that Scott Derrickson would be returning to direct Doctor Strange 2, and now the original’s writer is back as well. C. Robert Cargill is confirmed for the next go-round, rejoining Derrickson and the Bene...

 
 
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Review: Don't Come Back from the Moon

In Don’t Come Back from the Moon, the men are gone. Surrounded by desolation in a town that has been left behind, the patriarchal leaders treat their responsibilities in kind. Whether it’s to find work or to start over is unkn...

 
 
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The new Game of Thrones teaser is oh so chilly

In a matter of four (hopefully short) months, the new season of Game of Thrones will premiere. To help sate the hungry appetites, HBO has released a new teaser for fans and theorists to drool over.  In the past, the crypts of Win...

 
 
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SXSW attendees will have the first shot at seeing Us

In 2017, Jordan Peele hit a moonshot with his directorial debut with horror psycho-thriller Get Out. Up to then, Peele was viewed as a comedy guru with his time on Key & Peele and Keanu before dropping a surprising horror movie tha...

 
 
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Review: Bird Box

One of the scariest, most anticipatory parts of a thriller (or horror) movie is what the evil itself looks like. Signs left the imagination running wild until M. Night Shyamalan made the extraterrestrial visitors visible late in the film. J...

 
 


About Nick Hersheyone of us since 5:31 PM on 02.07.2018

Nick watches Top Gun on a monthly basis to help keep life balanced. He also enjoys snowboarding, concerts, sports, traveling, and video games. He's currently reading through the Dark Tower series and now considers himself a modern day Gunslinger even if no one else does.

Find his tepid takes on Twitter @nickhershey33
 
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