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First official photo from Rocky spin-off Creed

We're mostly just posting this to remind you that, yes, another Rocky film is coming and it's called Creed. Remember? Probably not since it's hard to get excited outside of the fact that Michael B .Jordan is starring in it as Apollo Creed's...

 
 
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First trailer for Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal

After Enemy and Nightcrawler, I've been really looking forward to what Jake Gyllenhaal would do next. Thankfully the wait looks completely worth it with this first trailer for Southpaw. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and starrin...

 
 
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Rocky spin-off Creed gets a sad synopsis

It took me years, YEARS, to get over Rocky Balboa. When the three decade long Rocky saga finally came to end, it was a good end but I still wanted much more. The Rocky films mean so much to me (so much that I wrote my undergrad thesis on it...

 
 
 
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Trailer for McFarland, USA features minorities triumphing

As far as motivational sports movies go Disney has been on a pretty good streak of pumping out at least descent films. Million Dollar Arm was enjoyable and the next in the line up is McFarland, USA, which, you guessed it, is based on ...

 
 
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Real Steel 2 in development, but not likely

As a fan and supporter of the first Real Steel I was happy to hear a while back that they were working a sequel. While the movie wasn't perfect it was just enough fun to make it worth your while and I figured that more boxing robots co...

 
 
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Review: When the Game Stands Tall

I'm a sucker for sports movies. You give me a gang of lovable underdogs, a few training montages and a triumphant final game and I'm in your pocket. It's just so easy to get caught up in a sport film even when their bad. They hit all the ri...

 
 
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See When the Game Stands Tall early and free

Football is almost here! That's really exciting (if you like football). To get into the mood how about a little sports movie celebrating greatness on the gridiron. When the Game Stands Tall is perfect for that, and we've got your passe...

 
 
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Trailer for Mudbloods makes Quidditch awesome

Harry Potter has a huge, huge fandom. Spanning seven books, eight movies (possibly more soon), theme parks, and now a real sport based on the fantasy sport Quidditch. While I never liked the Quidditch sections of the story (thankfully, it ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: O Futebol Classico, a Mickey Mouse short

To celebrate the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil, Disney has crafted a new Mickey Mouse short entirely in Portuguese, O Futebol Classico. It's short, sweet, and funny. You don't even need to know Portuguese to like it!  JOSE CARI...

 
 
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New trailer for whimsical soccer movie This is Not a Ball

Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, (which is taking forever, am I right?) artist Vik Muniz has created the quirky, tongue-in-cheek documentary This is Not a Ball. This is Not a Ball follows Muniz all over the world as he explores how people...

 
 
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Review: Million Dollar Arm

A feel good sports movie from Disney? I don't think anyone was expecting anything to earth shattering from Million Dollar Arm. Life lessons will be learned. Sports will be played. People will change. It's the kind of thing that Disney has b...

 
 
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Kickboxer getting remade with kickass dudes

Normally I'm not fond of remakes or reboots, but when it seems like the newer version might be an improvement over the original, I don't really mind. The original Kickboxer was part of a long line of "Jean Claude Van Damme kicks people" mov...

 
 
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See Million Dollar Arm early and free

A feel good sports movie from Disney? Sign me up. Summer is full of action and drama, but I want to feel good about something. Home runs and Jon Hamm make me feel good. You too should feel good by grabbing our passes to Million Dollar Arm&n...

 
 
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First trailer for Ping Pong Summer

By the looks of this first official trailer for Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer, we're going to get a critical, yet loving look at 80s sports films. Or even 80s films in general. Taking place in 1985, a kid named Rad Miracle (see what I'm...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Maravilla

One of the most significant differences between a documentary and a film based on a true story is that documentaries can be about things that failed. Documentaries about big events are often started during the setup, and it’s always p...

 
 
 
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See Draft Day early and free

FOOOOOTBALL! No, wait. DRAFTING PLAYERS TO PLAY FOOTBALL!  It's a testament to how desperate America is when there's no football to be watched that an entire film can be based on the draft, but, I mean, we are really desperate. Se...

 
 
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Space Jam 2 is [possibly] happening [without LeBron]

[ESPN's Brian Windhorst has made a whole lot of very happy people very sad. Via Twitter, he says that Lebron's sources have completely refuted this and stated that he is not involved in any Space Jam sequel. But while Windhorst's ...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for Draft Day

Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, isn't a movie made for me, but I can see why it's going to be a big deal. Backed by the NFL as it morphs a sitting room into a stirring drama, Draft Day takes the most important day in a lot of young athl...

 
 
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Trailer for Draft Day turns sitting in a room into drama

Draft Day looks like a big, long advertisement for how awesome the NFL and football is. Now, I'm a major football fan, and the draft can beinteresting, but the plot of an entire movie based on it? That sounds like it's going to stretc...

 
 
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Review: Grudge Match

Grudge Match is a movie based entirely around getting two old actors (Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro) from two of the greatest boxing movies ever made (Rocky and Raging Bull) back into the ring to punch each other. It really...

 
 
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See Grudge Match early and free

Old people boxing? No it's not another Rocky movie, though Stallone is in this as well. It's Grudge Match, which sees not only Stallone returning to the ring, but Robert DeNiro as well. There's going to be a lot of wrinkles. At least this t...

 
 
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Yahoo takes a realistic look at Space Jam

Arguably one of the worse movies starring a professional athlete, Space Jam was something of an ambitious project. Meshing cartoon characters into the physical world while packing as much 90’s pop culture references as possible, and ...

 
 
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First trailer for Grudge Match settles all bar bets

Let's say you're drunk and your drunk nerd friend goes, "Hey, who'd win in a fight between Rocky from the Rocky movies and Jake La Motta from Raging Bull?" Assuming any of that comes out coherently, the two of you get into an argument and ...

 
 
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Review: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

I remember talking to a friend of mine about Muhammad Ali once, and he mentioned the nuttiness of the Ernie Terrell fight in 1967. About three years prior to that match, Ali had joined the Nation of Islam and officially changed his name to ...

 
 
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Friday Night Lights movie script is complete

If you've ever watched TV and Friday Night Lights wasn't a show you watched when you did then you did it wrong. Go to Netflix now and watch it all. While the series had a decent run on TV more of it could never be a bad thing so news t...

 
 
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Michael B. Jordan to star in Rocky spin-off, Creed

First of all, I'd like to go on record as saying the Rocky saga is favorite franchise of all time. More than Godzilla and The Simpsons combined. So when someone says they're making more of them (you guys weren't around for Rocky B...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Adult Wolf

Adult Wolf is the sequel that Teen Wolf never got (and no we're not counting Teen Wolf Too because c'mon) "starring" Jack Black and Kyle Gass, otherwise known as Tenacious D. You want your movie to be spectacular? All you need is more Tena...

 
 
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Interview: Rob Zombie (The Lords of Salem)

Even though I didn't care for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, I was interested in speaking to him, having dug White Zombie growing up and enjoying The Devil's Rejects. A friend of a friend had met Zombie through his job and said he was a r...

 
 
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Review: 42

Just to make it clear, it's nearly impossible not to enjoy 42 in some way. It's a sports movie about civil rights involving the holy grail of sports movie sports, baseball. Seriously, no other sport lends itself to drama like baseball ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Love Sport: Love Big Game Hunting

Earlier today we featured a new short called Jojo in the Stars from the animators at Studio Aka, and while making all of that happen I stumbled upon an older series of animated shorts from Studio Aka called Love Sport. There's about 13 dif...

 
 
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Trailer: 42

42 tells the story of the first black American man to play in major league baseball; Jackie Robinson. Judging by the trailer, 42 will focus on a lot of the racism and bigotry that Robinson had to overcome, and how he eventually became a na...

 
 
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Trailer: Drift

As much as I hate to say it, Sam Worthington is "that guy" of the movie industry. He's starred in huge blockbusters (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminatior Salva...oh wait, that one doesn't count) and yet remains completely forgettable. ...

 
 
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DOC NYC Review: Ping Pong

[For the next week and half, we will be covering DOC NYC 2012, New York City's premier documentary film festival. Check back with Flixist for reviews of the DOC NYC 2012 slate. You can read all of our DOC NYC coverage here.] Competition doc...

 
 
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CIFF Review: Benji

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...

 
 
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Stallone and De Niro are getting their Grudge Match

Back when Xander first told us about the Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro starring old codger boxing film Grudge Match, it was moving forward with production without an official greenlight. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has just greenlit th...

 
 
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Al Pacino to play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in biopic

Al Pacino is attached to play disgraced Penn State coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic. Based on the recent biography Paterno by Joe Posnanski, the film currently has no screenplay or director. Paterno was once the winningest coach in c...

 
 
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LeBron James wants Space Jam 2 to happen

When our own Max Roahrig jokingly mentioned his idea for a sequel to 1996's Space Jam to Kevin Durant, I would like to believe that set a very coincidental set of actions in motion. Oddly enough, the Warner Bros representative present ...

 
 
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Fat kid + raised by whales + Olympic swimmer = Beached

National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub is set to develop/direct Beached, which has a plot made of awesome things: a chubby 4-year-old falls overboard during a family trip, is raised by whales, and then becomes an Olympic swimmer. No joke...

 
 




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

 

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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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