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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...

 
 
 
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Thank the American Gods we have a premiere date

At New York Comic Con, fans got their first look at a teaser trailer for the new season of American Gods, but a definitive release date for the sophomore season was withheld until a future date. That future date is now.  Starz announce...

 
 
 
 
 
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We've reached peak reality TV with Shaq and Ken Jeong

Last spring, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal took on actor Ken Jeong in a rap battle of mismatched proportions. Shaq isn't shy on a mic by any means, and Jeong got a few good licks on the big man, including a dig on Kazaam. Now, aft...

 
 
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Naomi Watts joins one-fifth of the Game of Thrones Prequels

We know for sure that there is one Game of Thrones prequel in pilot mode, with four (4!) others in the works (none of which include Dunk and Egg or Robert’s Rebellion for reasons known only to George himself, but that’s neithe...

 
 
 
 
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HBO provides its first look at the upcoming Watchmen series

There's no denying the greatness of Alan Moore's Watchmen. The 1987 story took a dark look at the superhero realm, filled it with riotous prerogatives and semi-retired heroes forced into a choice of underground vigilante or common civilian ...

 
 
 
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God Country takes a leap from the pages to the screen

In a world teeming with superhero sensory overload, sometimes a respite is needed. Sometimes the hero isn’t really a hero and only fights for good because there’s no other choice. A reluctant hero, perhaps. Welcome to God Coun...

 
 
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The first look at Hobbs & Shaw features an intense staredown

In the storied events of the greatest franchise of the modern world, many have come and many have gone. Enemies were disposed of, and friends found a new life on the other side of the law. The Family is safe (for now) and the expunging of c...

 
 
 
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Mid90s proves skating is good for the soul

In its history, skateboarding has had a roller coaster ride with peaks of cultural acceptance and valleys of You'll Never Amount To Anything speeches. The latter is the setting for Mid90s, Jonah Hill's highly touted film about a young teen...

 
 
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Place your bets: a gambler's guide to the next Superman

Henry Cavill may or may not be leaving his role as Superman. While in the midst of what seems like movie star nonsense, the mere mention of Cavill hanging up the cape sparked speculation around the DCEU fanbases. And sure, we could sit arou...

 
 
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Sinemia wants the movie subscription mantle

In an attempt to wrest the movie-going subscription market from the grips of MoviePass, Sinemia has announced their unlimited offer. While a bit pricier, the $30 a month subscription offers a movie a day, the same plan MoviePass o...

 
 
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LeBron James and Ben Simmons join forces for new comedy

Fresh off his first full season that included a playoff series win and the Rookie of the Year award, Ben Simmons is already following his mentor's footsteps and dipping his toes into the entertainment industry. It's been announced that NBC ...

 
 
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Review: Arizona

From 2007 through 2009, the United States was in a financial crisis created in large part to the housing bubble that burst like a bad appendix. After a strong peak, housing prices dropped dramatically, leading to unpaid mortgages and eventu...

 
 
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Breaking down the new Always Sunny trailer

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is coming back to the small screen for its thirteenth (13th!) season next week, and FX just dropped a new trailer teasing the gang’s upcoming antics. There’s a lot going on in this trailer, so b...

 
 


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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