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Here we are, at the precipice of the season 8 premiere and the first new episode of Game of Thrones since August 27, 201 and the fervor is at an all-time high. Unlike some television series, GOT’s ratings...   read
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Review: Ploey

  Watch Video I must confess, I may be a terrible parent. I conducted an experiment on my kids.  It wasn’t intended as an experiment, but it was one all the same and, as with any experiment, the results may be positive or m...   read
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[Editor's note: SPOILERS for season 9 of The Walking Dead ahead] Despite steadily declining ratings, The Walking Dead Universe isn't going anywhere. It was announced today that The Walking Dead will get a third seri...   read
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Well, they sort of proclaimed it in Black Panther when Marvel told Kendrick Lamar to write a song about how they'll get "all of the stars." Seems they weren't joking. Marvel's latest catch is none other Maleficent hersel...   read
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The machine don't sleep, and to that point, some new one-sheets were released for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Captain Marvel's been out for two and a half weeks and Avengers: Endgame is due out in one month, but Marvel (a...   read
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SXSW Review: Tread

The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, a one-time actor of some repute, died on June 5, 2004. Not surprisingly, the event dominated the news cycle for some days afterward. It also cut short a story that ...   read
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SXSW Review: Red Dog

Some people’s mothers are made for TV, might be the takeaway from Casey Pinkston and Luke Dick’s docu-dramedy Red Dog. Much like the infamous Twitter feed-turned-books-turned-Shatner-sitcom Shit My Dad S...   read
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There’s a moment when you first see a work of art that you consider the individual behind it: how did they even conceive of this project, let alone execute it? What was their inspiration? What was their thought process,...   read

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I’m struck by just how at home Walton Goggins seems as some redneck pulled from a holler deep in Kentucky or elsewhere in the Appalachians. First made apparent in his epic run as Boyd Crowder on FX’s Justifie...   read
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Review: Woodsrider

  Watch Video Woodsrider, a documentary from Uncork’d Entertainment bills itself as a “season of adventure and self-discovery.” This is true, in so far as I, through the self-discovery of watching have learned to another ...   read
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  Watch Video Sitting in her parent’s basement, 15-year-old Alice (Natalia Dyer) is about to get more than she bargained for playing movie title word scramble in an AOL chat room. Kids, AOL stands for America Online and, as...   read
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  Watch Video Things started on a high note at the SXSW 2019 premiere of the Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen headliner comedy Long Shot. Upon entry to the Paramount theater, staff distributed free drink vouchers. It was either a semi-t...   read
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SXSW Review: Salvage

  Watch Video Filmed over the course of nine years in Yellow Knife, Canada, Salvage is a straight forward presentation of a difficult documentary, which is something, considering its runtime is under an hour. Director Amy Elliott...   read
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  Watch Video After my screening, I left the theater smiling madly like a pretty girl I’d been crushing on in high school just texted me when I’d never given her my number. You know, broadly, too much teeth, nearly careening in...   read

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  Watch Video Imagine this: one day, you’re a person who’s totally not pregnant, not even a drop, minding your own biz-ness, enjoying some beach weather, and then, wham-o, the next and you’re full-term about to burst...   read
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  Watch Video NOS4A2 is AMC's turn at the vampire game. It's an adaptation of the phenomenal 2013 novel by Joe Hill. While the antagonist, Charlie Manx, isn't a vampire in the traditional Twilight sense, or even the more staunch...   read
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Review: Mapplethorpe

  Watch Video Mapplethorpe is a biopic of American photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. If you’re not familiar, Mapplethorpe, who died in 1989, was a controversial artist whose work often centered around themes of homoer...   read
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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 th...   read
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  Watch Video Bonnie and Clyde are indelible American icons, popularized in every medium possible, from film to television and song to written page. All that was really missing was a Netflix adaptation. Well, scratch that off their checkl...   read
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It’s been one month since Wayne debuted on YouTube Premium and the series has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans and critics alike. It’s with good reason. Wayne is one of the freshes...   read
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  Watch Video It's been a few years since we've been subjected to random snippets of "Let It Go" from random strangers on the street. Disney thought today was the perfect day to remind us that's changing soon enough. Frozen II dropped its first official trailer and I must say, color me impressed.   read
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  Watch Video There are two (maybe three, but we'll get to that) sorts of people who are definitely going to like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, kids, and people who like LEGOs. It’s not that it’s bad, cause it’s...   read
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Disney CEO and knife game aficionado Bob Iger is telling investors to keep their pants on, Deadpool will forever remain an R-rated franchise. If this sounds familiar, it’s because I reported the exact sam...   read

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  Watch Video Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, or more simply Hobbs & Shaw, is the ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise, and the first true spinoff. Featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham  reprising th...   read
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  Watch Video Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since you first heard Liam Neeson murmur “I will find you, and I will kill you” into a phone. How’s that for a dose of reality? Taken, the film responsible fo...   read
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Zack Synder, two words recently synonymous with everything wrong with the DC Extended Universe—at least until Aquaman swam along and gave it all CPR. It’s easy to forget that prior to Batman v Supe...   read
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  Watch Video If 43 women becoming pregnant and spontaneously giving birth in the course of one day doesn't get your attention, I'm not sure what will. Back at the New York Comic Con in October, Netflix delivered a teaser for The Umbrella Academy that got me super pumped. Well, the full trailer does not disappoint and gives adequate reason to circle February 15 on the ol' calendar when the series debuts.   read

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  Watch Video [Note: This review is for the first half of Wayne, Season 1, all that was made available to us prior to the series debut.] Tell me if you’ve seen this movie before: a loner hero type with a moral compass that&rsquo...   read
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  Watch Video There’s a scene in Holmes & Watson where Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are getting in disguise. Sherlock puts on a fake mustache and is instantly unrecognizable to anyone else in the film. ...   read
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  Watch Video Post-apocalyptic films have enjoyed a long run, and apparently, that’s not changing anytime soon. We humans are concerned about the future; what’s it going to be like? Will cars fly? Will my Nike’s self-lace...   read
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About Rick Lashone of us since 4:40 PM on 03.17.2016

Passionate about the world, the human experience, and how they co-exist.

Areas of expertise and interest: writing / photography / film / basketball / exploration / literature / production

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