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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 Tick cancelled by Amazon after season 2

Damn it. Stupid streaming services.  Amazon today announced that The Tick, the latest television adaptation of the classic comic series, will not be picked up for a third season. As for reasons, they listed a hatred of darkly comic TV ...

 
 
 
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Review: Hanna

Imagine you are a 15-year-old girl who has never known anything but the woods. You have your father there, who is both a teacher and a trainer. You train endlessly for an unknown purpose and live a simple life. What if that simple life is u...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Peterloo

What if nothing happens? What if a big, massive, terrible event occurs and the world collectively shrugs at it and everything goes on as it was. That's probably what happens most of the time, actually. But in cinema that's not what we see. ...

 
 
 
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Youtube finally realizes they aren't Netflix

The greatest lesson from Youtube is that even a company as rich and smart as Google can absolutely still fail on an incredible level. The world's largest video site has been a comedy of errors in how not to build a brand, community, or anyt...

 
 
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Dark Tower show at Amazon gets two leads for pilot

Amazon is looking for a big tentpole show and in doing so they scooped up the rights to not one fantastical epic book series in Lord of the Rings, but also Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The plan was that the Idris Elba led film would kick ...

 
 
 
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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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First trailer for Amazon's The Boys gives away almost nothing

Garth Ennis' comic The Boys is one of those comics everyone tells you to read because it's just so damn good. That's probably why Amazon scooped it up to be a superhero TV show. That and the more superhero content you can put out the better...

 
 
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Amazon Prime members can see Aquaman a week early in theaters

Amazon is always looking to promote their Prime Video and shopping services, so today's news comes as no surprise. Amazon has struck a deal to show Aquaman a week early in theaters for members of their Prime subscription program. The shoppi...

 
 
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Everything from NYCC, cosplay, and Bowsette

After a few days of recovery, it's time to wrap up our coverage of New York Comic-Con. Between all of the running around most of us did from the Javitz Center to Madison Square Garden for the big panels, the Flixist crew is pretty damned ti...

 
 
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NYCC: The Boys teaser shows little but has promise

Garth Ennis is the best thing that ever came out of the terrible period of comics known as the 90's. There I said it. Yes, there are a few other merits from that decade but Ennis and his writing just embodies so much of the 90's while stil...

 
 
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NYCC: Good Omens panel is a good omen for Good Omens

Bringing Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens to the screen was a saga far too long. Multiple attempts to make the fantasy-comedy story into a movie had failed, and it was then decided to turn it into a television sh...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Suspiria trailer keeps in step with the original

Amazon Studios has just released the first official trailer for Luca Guadagnino's upcoming Suspiria remake, and it actually looks pretty good! Suspiria, as a classic of supernatural horror, has few equals in the genre. It made Dario Argent...

 
 
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Jordan Peele's Nazi hunting show lands at Amazon

The Jordan Peele train keeps on rolling, this time over a bunch of Nazis. Produced by Peele's MonkeyPaw Productions alongside Sonar Entertainment, The Hunt follows a group of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York. The aptly named Hunters disco...

 
 
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Amazon's Lord of the Rings series will focus on young Aragorn

A tweet from the trusted and fan vetted @TheOneRingNet yesterday revealed that they had discovered through multiple sources that the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings series first season would focus on Aragorn before the events of the Fello...

 
 
 
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Amazon inks Jordan Peele for Bobbitt Docuseries

One night in 1993 Lorena Bobbitt's husband came home, raped her, then went to sleep. In the ultimate act of defiant revenge, Lorena grabbed a knife and--while he was still asleep--cut off his manhood. As if that wasn't enough, she got in he...

 
 
 
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Amazon is giving Lore a second season

Amazon has announced that it will be renewing its hybrid series for a second season, which will start production in April. Lore, based on the podcast by Aaron Mahnke, is a series that uses narration along with archival footage and animation...

 
 
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Amazon Video bets big with the Dark Tower series

Netflix led the way in streaming, and Amazon followed.  Stephen King's Dark Tower series is regarded as a masterpiece in writing and storytelling. The Dark Tower movie is generally regarded as a dumpster fire. There's a ...

 
 
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Amazon to adapt Ian M. Banks' Consider Phlebas for TV

Amazon Studios will be partnering with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and writer Dennis Kelly to adapt Consider Phlebas, the first novel in Ian M. Banks’ The Culture series. Consider Phlebas is a space opera focused on the w...

 
 
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New trailer for Amazon's The Tick's second half of season 1

I'm getting a pretty swell birthday present this year: new episodes of Amazon's The Tick. The first half of season one turned out to be something pretty great. A new take on the the big blue superhero that still felt like it was The Tick w...

 
 
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Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV series

News has been brewing for days now that Amazon was pursuing a deal with Warner Bros. and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to bring an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings to television (or streaming), and today, it was confirmed.

 
 
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What to (hopefully) watch when Game of Thrones ends

News broke Friday that Amazon is in discussions with with Warner Bros. and the J.R.R. Tolkien estate to acquire television rights for the epic fantasy classic. Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is looking for content that is "large-s...

 
 
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Review: Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater's movies tend to work best when they feel like hanging out. There's a breeziness to the language as people walk, talk, and spend time with one another that resembles genuine conversation. The Before trilogy best exemplifie...

 
 




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Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

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

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

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?"

 

Shaft"Shut cho mouth!"

 

Diamantino"Ignorance is bliss"

 

The Fall of the American Empire"Big ideas, bad ideas, muddled ideas"

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2"A move with the attention spa... SQUIRREL!"

 
 
 
 
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