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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 10 - "Leap"

A silly pet peeve of mine is when people label any television episode in a confined space a "bottle episode." That's one of the requirements for sure, but in the spirit of problem-solving in filmmaking, it has to solely take place on one of...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Luz

When a film leans heavily into a retro aesthetic, I sometimes wonder how much is homage and how much of it is an affectation for cachet. Homage I’m fine with, but I have a hard time with filmmakers posturing for cred. I say this becau...

 
 
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His Dark Materials trailer has an ARMORED POLAR BEAR

Hot off the presses from the ongoing assault of pop cultural goodness that is the San Diego Comic Con, HBO and the BBC have released a new, rousing trailer for His Dark Materials, the upcoming series adapting Phillip Pullman's epic fantasy...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if you've seen dire...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Lion King

When I reviewed Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book I proclaimed that it was a revolution in digital animation. The uncanny valley had been defeated and we now stood on the precipice  of a new era in CGI, where you stru...

 
 
 
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On behalf of theatre fans I apologize for the Cats trailer

I've been trying to rewrite this intro for the better for part 10 minutes just trying to succinctly sum up my thoughts on the Cats trailer now that it's here, but I could never find a way that accurately summed up my feelings for it. There...

 
 
 
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Pennywise wakes up hungry in the new IT: Chapter 2 trailer

Pennywise has been dreaming about this day. He's come back after 27 years and he's hungry. This chapter picks up with the adult versions of our characters from the first movie. Most have grown up and moved away, but one stayed and retained...

 
 
 
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot tokes up its first trailer

The time has finally come. Iconic stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob will be returning to cinema this October in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. A meta-sequel poking fun at the recent trend of Hollywood rebooting everything, this latest installment ...

 
 
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The Little Mermaid may be taking Javier Bardem unda da sea

Disney has gone from trickling out information regarding its Little Mermaid live-action remake to outright pouring it from a bucket. In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Javier Bardem is in talks to play King Triton in the ...

 
 
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will end with season 7

It hasn't been the easiest time for Marvel Television in the past year, with cancellations left and right coming from their Netflix fare. At the same time, their flagship show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continued to avoid the bubble, and it wil...

 
 
 
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New trailer for Ad Astra paints interstellar intrigue

Director James Gray's science-fiction mystery Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, arrives today with a new trailer further fleshing out its mysterious space-faring adventure. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Nega, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland co-star.

 
 
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Flix for Short: Guaxuma

Unless you’re well-traveled, you may not have heard of Guaxuma (pronounced Gua-shu-ma). And maybe for good reason: it’s a relatively small beach in Maceio, North-East Brazil. Yet director Nara Normande shows she has an affin...

 
 
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Happy Death Day 3 is not being developed

If you are a fan of the genre switching Happy Death Day franchise then we've got some bad news for you.  According to a tweet by series director and Happy Death Day 2U scribe Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day 3 is not in development ...

 
 
 
 
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Harry Styles being eyed to play Prince Eric

Looks like Ariel may have found her leading man. Harry Styles is set to play Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. The newest installment of Disney's remake craze now has announced two of the titular characters. Ariel...

 
 
 
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Gossip Girl reboot is official set for HBO Max

HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from the TV juggernaut, has just nabbed a new show. The reboot of the CW series Gossip Girl has been given a straight-to-series order from the network for Max. Joshua Safran, the showrunner for t...

 
 
 
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Review: Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Hey kids, do you remember Sarah Palin? What feels like centuries ago, in the years bordering 2010, the former Alaska governor became something of a firebrand when she ran with John McCain's doomed 2008 presidential bid. The thought of this ...

 
 
 
 
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2019's Emmy nominees include lots of HBO and Netflix shows

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Emmy nominees and the list sees a lot of HBO and Netflix shows. It seems the rise of streaming services is starting to become too big to ignore because each company is up...

 
 
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Austin Butler cast as Elvis in King of Rock's biopic

I have decided that my niche for Flixist will be complaining about they don't make musicals like they used to these days. I assure you it's not just because I'm a millennial with terrible taste in  music (Hello the 3 people over 60 who...

 
 
 
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Taika Waititi to direct Thor 4, Akira film on hold

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Taika Waititi will be returning to the MCU for the follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok. Injecting some much-needed levity and spunk into the Asgardian god, Waititi's turn for the MCU resulted in my personal...

 
 
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Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek will be his last film, if made

A number of oddball headlines make their way through the film news beat, with word about potential ideas and productions being just that and never coming to fruition. The news of Quentin Tarantino making a successful pitch to J.J. Abrams fo...

 
 
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Terence Nance leaves Space Jam 2 over creative differences

If there is one thing that I can promise you about Flixist it is that you will always, always, always be kept up to date on any Space Jam news. In light of that, allow me to tell you that director Terrence Nance is being replaced by Ma...

 
 
 
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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 Decade Decathlon: 2012

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. 2012 is unique when looking at the trajectory of t...

 
 




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Reviews   filter by...

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Iron Sky: The Coming Race"Bigger budget, older jokes"

 

Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

The Farewell"Sad, funny, but most importantly honest"

 

Darlin'"Feral and tender"

 

Midsommar"Sumer is Icumen in"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja""Everyone is here (and lacking common sense)!"

 

Ophelia"Hamlet 2.0"

 

Maiden"Girls to the front, go rock the boat"

 

Yesterday"Nowhere man"

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home"EuroTrip except with superhero violence instead of sex"

 

The Third Wife"Fate has the upper hand."

 

Toy Story 4"An existential nightmare (for kids!)"

 

Jessica Jones Season 3"What is your truth?"

 

Men in Black: "Oh, they have crap overseas too!"

 

The Dead Don't Die"Shambling wreck or full of brains?"

 
 
 
 
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