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Review: Wake in Fright

I've always wanted to delve deeper into the world of Ozploitation movies (exploitation films from Australia). I have a major fondness for Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Turkey Shoot (aka Escape 2000), and Razorback, and my interest in the genre...

 
 
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Sol Yurick, writer of “The Warriors” novel, dies at 87

Sol Yurick passed away last Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 87. According to his daughter, the cause was complications of lung cancer. Before he wrote “The Warriors,” he worked as a social investigator with the welfare depar...

 
 
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Check out the original Star Wars trilogy as maps

These awesome posters were made by artist Andrew DeGraff for an upcoming two person show featuring DeGraff and fellow artist Bennett Slater. The show will be at Gallery 1988, which we've talked about before. In these works DeGraff has creat...

 
 
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New Great Gatsby posters show off 1920s glamour

Continuing with the eye-candy as only Baz Lurhman can, these three character posters for 2013's The Great Gatsby premiered online today. Featuring actresses Elizabeth Debicki and Ilsa Fisher as well as actor Joel Edgerton, each poster inclu...

 
 
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The Cult Club: The Warriors (1979)

The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as t...

 
 
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Review: Nothing But a Man

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 New York Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the week-long theatrical release of the film in New York City.] In a lot of social message movies there's a tenden...

 
 
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Ghostbusters 3 possibly filming as early as next summer

It almost seems cruel to post news about the long purported Ghostbusters 3 because nothing ever comes to fruition, no matter how many drafts of the script are written or how many times Dan Aykroyd reassures us that it's on th...

 
 
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Universal Monsters to creep into Mondo's gallery

Mondo, the collectible movie art distributor and gallery branch of Austin's fabled Alamo Drafthouse theater, has announced that their upcoming end-of-October gallery show will feature works centered around iconic "Universal Monsters." In ot...

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: Bond Month!

Hey guess what! It's Bond Month! In honor of Skyfall, the new James Bond movie coming out this month-ish, and because we've got some crazy James Bond fans on staff around here, we've decided to dedicate an entire month to James Bond's iconi...

 
 
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"Removie" posters reimagine movies with a letter missing

Inspired by an internet meme in which people take a letter out of a film title for silly results, Dublin artist Austin Richards and copywriter Des Creedon have created these "removie" posters based on the one letter removal idea. The poster...

 
 
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Another director attached to Fox's Frankenstein

It seems suitably ironic that the reboot of the classic movie about a reanimated monster seems to have fresh life breathed into it with each new director and studio that takes it on. Fox's version of Frankenstein's monster originally&n...

 
 
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Once Upon a Time in America screenings delayed

How did I miss this? At Cannes this year, a new cut of Sergio Leone's final film Once Upon a Time in America was screened, featuring 25 minutes of previously deleted footage. However, the print is going out of circulation, forcing canc...

 
 
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Movies That Changed Us: Ran (1985)

Yesterday, esteemed British film magazine Sight & Sound announced the results of its once-in-a-decade poll of filmmakers and critics to decide the greatest movies ever made. Following a fifty year reign at the top, Citizen Kane was fina...

 
 
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Lawrence of Arabia is returning to theaters!

This is some of the best news you're going to read today. A digitally restored, 4K version of the director's cut of Lawrence of Arabia may be coming to a theater near you. You may have heard that this new version premiered at this year...

 
 
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Book: Hollywood Movie Stills (Updated Edition)

Earlier this week, an updated edition of Hollywood Movie Stills by Joel W. Finler was released by Titan Books. It chronicles the history and art of movie still photography from the earliest days of film through the 1960s, with little snippe...

 
 
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Check out these posters made up of iconic movie items

It's kind of cool how some objects become so integral to the look or story of a beloved movie that they become iconic on their own, like the cat in the Matrix or the snake staff in Aladdin. French artist Maxime Pecourt has created these coo...

 
 
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Once Upon A Time In America to premiere uncut at Cannes

Every other movie at this year's Cannes Film Festival has become redundant with the news that the festival will premiere the original, 269-minute long cut of Sergio Leone's incredible Once Upon A Time In America, a story spanning five decad...

 
 
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The Award Goes to ... Winnie the Pooh

[For last month's Blogger's Wanted, Andrew Kauz (RIP) asked the Flixist community to respond to this year's award shows by giving an award of their own. Nick Valdez chose to award one of the most overlooked movies of 2011; Winnie the Pooh. ...

 
 
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Melies' remastered Trip to the Moon to screen in Chicago

Georges Méliès' unequivocal masterpiece A Trip to the Moon was recently remastered and the new version now has completely hand-painted color as well as a soundtrack by the French atmospheric band Air. At the time, we were unsu...

 
 
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All of Rear Window in a single shot

Now that was just plain cool. Jeff Deason, who I now proclaim to be amazingly awesome, stitched together every rear window shot from Hitchcock's Rear Window and was able to make a time lapse short of the entire film's events playing out in...

 
 
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Losing My Virginity: The Great Escape

[Losing My Virginity articles are reviews written by someone who still hasn't seen an incredibly popular movie after all these years. LMV reviews are interesting in that they can offer the perspective of a person who's untainted by the clou...

 
 
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Theatrical rerelease of Casablanca coming March 21st

Casablanca turns 70 this year. To celebrate, you have a chance to catch it on the big screen for one night only. Turner Classic Movies is hosting nationwide screenings of Casablanca on March 21st at participating theaters. The screenings wi...

 
 
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Baby recreates famous movie scenes, is adorable

Arthur is described by his mother, Emily Cleaver, as "the world-famous film-buff baby," and I believe this is absolute fact. First of all, this baby is insanely adorable. Secondly, he's been placed in a variety of photographs that show him ...

 
 
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Book: The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

While I'd been into The Three Stooges at an early age and got into both Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in high school, I didn't watch a Marx Brothers movie until I was an undergrad. Since then I've watched most of their movies and Grouch...

 
 
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Mondo's new Planet of the Apes poster series

Know any huge Planet of the Apes fans? Mondo posters has partnered with Sideshow Collectibles and a bunch of awesome poster artists to produce a set of posters for the Planet of the Apes films. There'll be one poster for each of the five or...

 
 
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We Need to Talk About Kevin posters have classic style

Our review of We Need to Talk About Kevin shows that what the movie may fail at being an art film talking about intrinsic evilness, it makes up for in being a relatively enjoyable horror. These new posters seems to be embracing that by seem...

 
 
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Universal celebrates 100 years w/ new logo, restorations

This year, Universal turns 100 years old. According to Patton Oswalt, the venerable film studio can now legally litter, steal anything it can carry unassisted, and commit murder with its bare hands. Thankfully for us, the studio's year-lon...

 
 
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Video: Trip to the Moon with score, color - parade scene

A few weeks ago, we told you about how the French band Air was partnering with the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage to release a brand new score to coincide with the recently restored, hand-painted, color version of George Melies...

 
 
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13 composers and musicians who should rescore Metropolis

Metropolis turns 85 years old in January. It's still an incredible work of movie magic and film art with special effects, sets, and sequences that are astonishing even today. The movie is propelled not just by Fritz Lang's vision, but by th...

 
 
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Air to release A Trip to the Moon score next year

This year's Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a newly restored print of Georges Méliès's A Trip to the Moon, featuring a score by the French music duo Air. Since that time, the band has expanded their score for the sil...

 
 
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Trailer: The Rep

The Rep is an indie documentary about "repertory theaters". You've probably heard about this kind of theater a lot -- but just didn't know it. The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, and Film Forum in New Yor...

 
 
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Awesome Plan 9 From Outer Space poster & screening

Holy moly does this sound like an awesome screening. On December 8th in Seattle, WA, the Seattle International Film Festival will be hosting a screening of Ed Wood's legendary so-terrible-it's-amazing movie Plan 9 From Outer Space! And not ...

 
 
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Grace Kelly film in the works

Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and his production company Stone Angel have recently purchased a script by Arash Amel titled Grace of Monaco. The script is not a biopic, but rather focuses on a specific few months in Kelly's life when the Hollywood pr...

 
 
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The Film One: a zine about favorite movies

The Film One is an awesome zine by artist Mat Pringle. Following his previous zine titled The Music One, The Film One chronicles, examines, dissects and exemplifies the relationship that the contributing artists have the their favorite movi...

 
 
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New poster and teaser image for The Three Stooges

Did you know that the Farrelly Brothers are working on a Three Stooges adaption? The production at one time was a large, expensive project, including Jim Carrey, Sean Penn, and Benecio Del Toro as the main characters. This idea ended up kin...

 
 
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Awesome It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown posters

Just in time for Halloween, artist Tom Whalen has made these fantastic posters for the seminal classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! I'm pretty much in love with these posters. They're so adorably festive and super cute. Perfect fo...

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: A true classic

UPDATE: Last week! Get those blogs in to be eligible for the contest. What does the word "classic" mean to you? An old movie? A great movie? Does the term "instant classic" make you want to dangle someone from a cliff as he begs for his lif...

 
 
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1984 rock version of Metropolis coming to theaters

This Fall, the 1984 version of Fritz Lang's Sci-Fi epic Metropolis is coming to theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The original 1927 film is completely silent, though subsequent versions have been released with musical soundtracks. This 1...

 
 
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Watch The Godfather right here, right now, for free

Jesus Christ. I'm living in the future. I know that Youtube's been putting movies on their site to watch for free, but being able to watch The Godfather on the same site that I like to watch video of dogs barking in a way that sounds ...

 
 




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