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A guide to new and upcoming streaming services

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Netflix began a revolution; by offering a number of film and television titles from a number of different studios and companies, the dream of cable subscriptions becoming obsolete was looking more ...

 
 
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Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

When John Wick was first announced it wasn't that clear that the franchise would be anything special. After all, Keanu Reeves had made plenty of action films before that of varying quality, and elderly action hero coming back for reven...

 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: 2010

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. As is usually the case with a new decade, a lot of...

 
 
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Pokemon: Spell of the Unown is still the best Pokemon movie

So that Detective Pikachu movie was pretty good, wasn't it? It's not like I was expecting it to be a train-wreck or anything, but you can never be too sure with video game adaptations. Even when they're decent, like that Silent Hill movie t...

 
 
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Review: The Hustle

My recommendation for seeing The Hustle? Just rent the original, which is a remake itself. The Hustle, despite its name change and gender swapping, is often a shot-for-shot remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I thought it was strange that th...

 
 
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Watchmen teaser shows off the first footage of HBO spin-off

There's been a void of information about the upcoming HBO "adaptation" of the seminal comic Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. While showrunner Damon Lindelof (LOST) has been pretty upfront about it not being a direct adaptation, he's...

 
 
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Continuity, Endgame, and the future of the MCU

Since it's been well over a week since Avengers: Endgame came out, I think it's time for us to have a serious discussion and just what exactly the MCU's future is going to look like. Because of this, there will be major spoilers for th...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Fearless

Over here in America, martial arts films don't tend to be well received. While there are a few exceptions to that statement, you typically don't hear people bringing up the films of Jackie Chan aside from Legend of Drunken Master or any of ...

 
 
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Endgame: exploring the MCU’s post-9/11 trauma

Avengers: Endgame has fast become a part of history. With its monumental $1.3 billion opening weekend, the film was nothing short of a cultural event, solidifying the MCU in modern history. Yet in the hype it’s easy to fo...

 
 
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Review: Shadow

Zhang Yimou’s Shadow is a movie I need to see twice. How fitting. A second watch won’t just help me understand the complicated palace intrigue or enjoy the visual poetry that plays out in stunning tableaux; the images seem rende...

 
 
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Review: Uglydolls

Uglydolls is an ugly movie. And, yes, I realize that the moral of the film is supposed to be about not judging things by how they look, but what's on the inside. But Uglydolls is ugly throughout. At no point in its under 90-minute...

 
 
 
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Review: Avengers: Endgame

"Avengers assemble" is a stupid line. Actually, it's a stupid line when spoken out loud. In comics it's a great line. You've got the alliteration of the two As lining up in print. It rolls across the eyes when read and you can do some great...

 
 
 
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The Decade Decathlon: Introduction

It's not every day you get to see a decade come to a close. In fact, it's only every ten years. It's easy to look back on how much time has passed between January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2019, but that's an incredible amount of tim...

 
 
 
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The Flixist 2019 Summer Movie Preview

It's that time of the year again folks! It's getting warmer outside, the flowers are blooming, and schools are getting ready to be let out, flooding the world once more with the gremlins know as "children" and the abominations we know as "t...

 
 
 
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Review: Missing Link

Anyone with eyeballs needs to see every Laika movie, no questions asked. After personally being enlightened with Paranorman, there was no question about the studio's status as unparalleled stop-motion masters. Even more exciting is the vari...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Pet Sematary

We are smack-dab in the middle of the cinematic second coming of Stephen King. The man's work already hit its heyday decades ago when horror film began taking off in the 80s and his books were quickly adapted into a host of classic (and not...

 
 
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Review: Shazam!

Shazam, or Captain Marvel if you're a classic DC fan like myself, is a hero that doesn't get as much of the spotlight as he deserves. The character is celebrating his 80th birthday this year and there was a point in time that he was more po...

 
 
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A first-timer's guide to Agnes Varda: Faces Places

French cinema is an area of filmmaking I’m really enthused by, and since learning about it as a student, the sheer novelty of the New Wave has always remained an area of fascination. Like many before me, I have a lot of respect fo...

 
 
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Apple launches Apple TV+, their own original content

In case you missed it, Apple had an Event today. That's not an accidental capitalization, they literally had the balls to just call it the Apple Event. Ballsy branding aside, the company let a whole host of new services drop during the eve...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Spring Breakers

Okay, let's get this out of the way right now so we can actually have a serious discussion about Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers is full of... Asses. Big ol' bums. Badunkadunks. Apple bottoms. Backpacks. Booty booty booty booty r...

 
 
 
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James Gunn Returning for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Well well well, look who finally came around to their senses? Going off of a report from Deadline that was confirmed by someone in the Marvel camp, James Gunn is returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. Gunn was taken o...

 
 
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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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Preview: American Gods (Season 2)

This is an early review of the first two episodes of Starz's American Gods. There will be spoilers for the first season of American Gods featured here. We will run a full season review once the finale has aired. It's been quite some time si...

 
 
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Review: An Elephant Sitting Still

Writer/director Hu Bo took his own life shortly after completing An Elephant Sitting, adapted from one of his own stories. He was only 29 years old. His lone feature film is so deeply moving and despondent. It is beautiful, and yet it aches...

 
 
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Review: Captain Marvel

Think about this: two of the last three Marvel movies weren't just great action films, but landmark events in modern cinema. Black Panther was a Best Picture nominee that set off a cultural celebration and addressed social issues that ...

 
 
 
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Review: Greta

Greta is in the tradition of those wonderfully bad thrillers that made B-movies in the 80s so fun to watch. A simple film with a creepy-ass antagonist and a young, beautiful protagonist. There's something welcoming to a premise so basi...

 
 
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Review: Climax

An introductory scene of Gaspar Noé’s Climax gives viewers some hints of what to expect. Interviews with the film’s character play on a CRT TV, where they speak of the artistic power of dance and what it means to their li...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Jackie Brown

There are two distinct opening scenes in Quentin Tarantino's overlooked film Jackie Brown. The first is the opening credits sequence, a pseudo-homage to The Graduate, albeit more upbeat and colorful to introduce the tone and protagonist (pl...

 
 
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Here are your 2018 Golden Cage award winners

There are approximately 20 people who were happy that Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars last night and they were all on the stage to accept the award. The rest of the world was more in line with Spike Lee as he nearly stor...

 
 
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Why Green Book winning best picture is a joke

Disclaimer: This is going to be a long, long rant. My soapbox has been checked for its sturdiness and I am perched upon it and ready to go.  It is an absolute joke that Green Book won Best Picture last night and the Academy should...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Film

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 2018 Golden Cages: Best Documentary

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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Aniara"How grim it is, one's detonation."

 

All is True"To die, to sleep - no more"

 

A Dog's Journey"Old Yeller eat your heart out"

 

Perfect"More plastic than meat"

 

Saint Bernard"This guy's got some problems with wood"

 

Pokemon Detective Pikachu"The ending was not very effective"

 

The Hustle"A remake for those who have not seen the original"

 

Redcon-1"Doomsday but longer and worse"

 

Tribeca Georgetown"That's nearly a bingo"

 

Tribeca Crown Vic"I am... the LAW"

 

Tribeca After Parkland"A not so fitting memorial"

 

Shadow"Wuxia romance by way of Shakespeare and Machiavelli"

 

Uglydolls"You ain't got no alibi"

 

Long Shot"You'll probably tape over your laptop camera from here on out"

 

Tribeca Bliss"Paint it red, red, and more red"

 

Sundance 2019 : Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"Zac Efron goes from heartthrob to heartless monster"

 

Knock Down The House"Everyone loves an underdog"

 

Room for Rent"Why old women shouldn't read romance novels"

 
 
 
 
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