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Review: Overlord

For the longest time, I didn't think that Overlord would release. Not because it was in production hell or anything like that, but because it was a part of J. J. Abrams Cloverfield universe and those movies can be announ...

 
 
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Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander should not be a superheroine. While the character is resourceful and strong, physically, mentally, and morally, The Girl in the Spider's Web turned her into some sort of action movie secret agent-type. As satisfying as...

 
 
 
 
 
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In defense of jump scares in movies

There's nothing worse than a horror movie that isn't scary. When the entire purpose of your movie is to scare people and you fail to do that, then it's hard to deny that the movie completely failed at its job. There can be a lot of reason w...

 
 
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The Birds is the dumbest horror movie concept ever

Picture this: [INT. 1962, Universal lot, Burbank, CA. Board meeting. Overworked studio execs fumbling paper, looking nervous.] EXEC 1: We’re all dry. We’ve got a big gap next spring, no way of filling it, what the heck are we go...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: First Man

Another year, another epic sci-fi movie that rolls into theatres to rake up award nominations. Since 2013, there's been a trend to release at least one big sci-fi movie that either focuses on scientifically accurate space adventures or a hi...

 
 
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Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

I won’t beat around the bush here; this movie blows. I was gonna do this whole intro I normally do where I tell you about how scary the Goosebumps books were when I was a kid, and blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, and this new thing...

 
 
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God Country takes a leap from the pages to the screen

In a world teeming with superhero sensory overload, sometimes a respite is needed. Sometimes the hero isn’t really a hero and only fights for good because there’s no other choice. A reluctant hero, perhaps. Welcome to God Coun...

 
 
 
 
 
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The first look at Hobbs & Shaw features an intense staredown

In the storied events of the greatest franchise of the modern world, many have come and many have gone. Enemies were disposed of, and friends found a new life on the other side of the law. The Family is safe (for now) and the expunging of c...

 
 
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Ranking Sony's Spider-Man movies

If you're a fan of Spider-Man, it's been a pretty eventful year for you. There was the excellent Spider-Man on PS4, Dan Slott concluded his decade-long run for the character in comics, there's an upcoming animated Spider-Man ...

 
 
 
 
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Mid90s proves skating is good for the soul

In its history, skateboarding has had a roller coaster ride with peaks of cultural acceptance and valleys of You'll Never Amount To Anything speeches. The latter is the setting for Mid90s, Jonah Hill's highly touted film about a young teen...

 
 
 
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The best damn movies of summer 2018

Ah, the summer. After the early year doldrums, moviegoers can finally sink their teeth into a feast that includes numerous sequels, reboots, adaptations, and crappy horror movies. Provided your MoviePass still works, there's a whole lot to ...

 
 
 
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Place your bets: a gambler's guide to the next Superman

Henry Cavill may or may not be leaving his role as Superman. While in the midst of what seems like movie star nonsense, the mere mention of Cavill hanging up the cape sparked speculation around the DCEU fanbases. And sure, we could sit arou...

 
 
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The DC Extended Universe needs to die

I remember back in 2013 when Man of Steel came out. It was meant to be the big return of the Blue Boyscout to theatres after 2006's groan-worthy Superman Returns. After its release, people were split on whether or not Ma...

 
 
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Sinemia wants the movie subscription mantle

In an attempt to wrest the movie-going subscription market from the grips of MoviePass, Sinemia has announced their unlimited offer. While a bit pricier, the $30 a month subscription offers a movie a day, the same plan MoviePass o...

 
 
 
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Comedies today are a tragedy

Last month, The Happytime Murders opened to a pretty tepid response, both critically and financially. Having a budget of $40 million, not including advertising, so far the movie has only made half of that back and it's been out fo...

 
 
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The Academy nixes Best Popular Film from this year's Oscars

Earlier in the summer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a few changes to their Oscar broadcast. Most of the details were pretty nebulous, but the one that got most critics and fans in a tizzy was that the ...

 
 
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Sharknado isn't so bad it's good; it's just bad

When I pitched to Flixist's Supreme Overlord Matt a Sharknado Retrospective, I had a pretty clear-cut goal in mind. I wanted to look at all six movies in the franchise, with the most recent one being last month's The Last Sha...

 
 
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Review: Arizona

From 2007 through 2009, the United States was in a financial crisis created in large part to the housing bubble that burst like a bad appendix. After a strong peak, housing prices dropped dramatically, leading to unpaid mortgages and eventu...

 
 
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Alaska is forever brutal in the Hold the Dark trailer

There's such a thing as wolf experts, go ask Jeremy Renner (Wind River) and Liam Neeson (The Grey). Add Jeffrey Wright as the newest member of the group. In Hold the Dark, after three deaths and a missing six-year-old, the boy's mother enl...

 
 
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Let's fight to the death over the best lamps in film!

The writers at Flixist have come together for a competition. Back in July, we all began a heated debate about something near and dear to all of our hearts. The argument was intense, causing gallons of blood to be spilt and several eyes to b...

 
 
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Mr. Plow finally gets the movie he deserves

What's that? You've been wondering where a Hollywood movie about a man who takes on a drug cartel to avenge his son's death with nary a weapon but his trusty snow plow? Well, thank your lucky Liam that your cries have been heard. ...

 
 
 
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Joker Origin film may see an R -Rating

Oh, boy Joker fans get ready as we may be finally getting to see The Joker as he was originally intended on screen: downright creepy, sadistic and definitely evil. SO evil in fact, that DC Comics has apparently considered the film may ...

 
 
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Review: Slender Man

Slender Man hasn't been relevant in internet culture for years. Remember how back in 2012 Slender Man was all of the rage? Youtubers were going nuts over Slender: The Eight Pages, there were a bunch of fan games, an...

 
 




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They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 
 
 

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Hello! I just picked up Demon Sword on Blue Ray and I cannot wait to watch it!

 
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Hey! So my friend is part of this TV Pilot: Dirty Laundry You should check it out!

 
Retrofraction

Deepwater Horizon was really good! I would probably rate it as my favorite movie this

 
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Oh so theres already a narrative in the making that anyone who dislikes Spiderman Homecoming is merely Racist because of Black Does that mean I can call anyone who disliked Suicide Squad racist now?

 
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My team that I organized and directed won best story in the IFP Phoenix 48 hour short challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

 
 

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