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Review: Rondo

Rondo is a weird blend of half-intentional and half-probably-not-intentional weirdness, humor, and spectacle. Sometimes actors forget to act and just say their lines. Sometimes they gleefully nosh the scenery like it's made of cotton candy....

 
 
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Trailer for El Chicano brings vengeance in a mask

The revenge thriller has been in a rut for a good long time. It's either an old guy going after the people who hurt his family or a person harmed by a drug cartel who seeks revenge or both of those things together. El Chicano doesn't ...

 
 
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Review: Death Kiss

Death Kiss is a weird movie. Not so much for its content, which is the grindhouse standard, but for its star's uncanny resemblance to the late Charles Bronson. Perhaps stranger than using CGI to bring a dead actor to life, this impersonator...

 
 
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Review: Peppermint

Peppermint looked so good on paper. The director of Taken returning to the revenge genre with Jennifer Garner doing her best Linda Hamilton and telling a bad guy she was going to shoot him in the face? That screams like somet...

 
 
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Review: Acrimony

I hate to say it, but the trailer and poster for Acrimony tricked me into thinking it might be better than it is. Congratulations, Tyler Perry marketing team. I’m going to attempt to untangle what exactly the point of Acrimony ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: A Vigilante

A few weeks ago I had the displeasure to sit through Eli Roth's Death Wish, a revenge thriller that sucked for many reasons, but most importantly because you didn't really care about the revenge at all. There was no emotional push to g...

 
 
 
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Trailer: Watch Jackie Chan vs Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner

Jackie Chan fights Pierce Brosnan. Yeah, you read that right. The Foreigner has Jackie Chan vs. an evil 90s James Bond (so basically Sean Bean?), and it looks like a solid revenge thriller. Rather than Chan playing his usual happy-go-lucky ...

 
 
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First trailer for John Wick starring Keanu Reeves and a puppy

John Wick has no right looking as interesting as it does. Revenge thrillers are always hit or miss. You take an aging actor, and send him out to kill some dudes. Sometimes it's goofy fun (Man of Fire), sometimes it's goofy for the wrong re...

 
 
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Katie Holmes in Miss Meadows trailer

Wait, I'm actually interested in something Katie Holmes is doing? This is... an odd feeling. Yet Miss Meadows actually looks pretty interesting and Holmes playing off her sweet to death persona so she can kill bad guys looks to work. ...

 
 
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Wan approaching Fast & Furious 7 as 70's revenge film

Now that Fast & Furious 6 has come and gone (thank god for fast cars and #FAMILY), it's time to rev into full gear for Fast Se7en releasing next Summer. James Wan (who's taking over as director for Justin Lin), currently in his PR run f...

 
 
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Flix for Short: SNL's Djesus Uncrossed

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a great parody of Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino movies in general. Behold Djesus Uncrossed, with Christoph Waltz as the Man (with No Name) of Galilee. I'm not going to give away any of the...

 
 
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Spike Lee's Oldboy is picked up by FilmDistrict

First off, if you haven't seen Chan-wook Park's Oldboy, you better get the f**k up and go watch it at least a dozen times. Only then will anything to do with Spike Lee's remake have any relevance to you. Only then will you realize that we a...

 
 
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Trailer: Taken 2

Here is the international trailer for Taken 2: The Sequel. The revenge is set up, Famke Janssen is put in peril, and there is a brief display of mad skills. There is also a phone call of some kind, but the spiel is to the point. Perhaps Ne...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Revenge for Jolly!

[From April 19th to the 29th, Flixist will bring you live coverage of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Keep an eye out for news, features, interviews, videos, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films to hi...

 
 




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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?"