Death Becomes Her Proving that anything zombie-related continues to dominate Hollywood, the newly released comedy from A24, Life After Beth, tells the story of Beth, a recently deceased 20-something who’s sudden “resurrection” begins to wreak havoc on her boyfriend and parents. In his directorial debut, Jeff Baena presents the theme of the undead in a new light, adding the comedic element of adolescent love to the mix. The result is a Read More
This year’s most captivating romantic comedy is anything but Obvious The brainchild of writer-director, Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child tells the story of Donna Stern, a late twenty-something stand-up comedienne with a bohemian sensibility and quirky sense of humor. After getting dumped by her less-than-sympathetic boyfriend and losing her job at a local bookstore, Donna stumbles into a drunken, one-night stand with handsome, well coiffed stranger, Max. When she discovers weeks later that she’s pregnant, Donna Read More
Bilbo Baggin's Journey Continues The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film in the famed trilogy from visionary director Peter Jackson, is this week’s FridayFlix feature. Picking up where the first Hobbit adventure left off, Smaug follows Bilbo Baggins as he unites with wizard Gandalf the Grey and exiled dwarf king, Thorin, to recapture the land of Lonely Mountain from the evil dragon, Smaug. Bilbo, this time with the magical Read More
School's in session! It’s back to school season and we’re celebrating by featuring four of our most spirited films. First is Frat Brothers, a story of two brothers torn apart by Fraternity allegiances. Tanner Hall, starring Hollywood starlet Rooney Mara, is a stirring drama that takes audiences into the world of a small New England boarding school and the teenage girls who inhabit it. Our third pick, Authors Anonymous, features Kaley Read More
This week’s FridayFlix piece, The Rover, is the much buzzed about follow-up from Animal Kingdom’s acclaimed director, David Michôd. Set against the landscape of an economically blighted Australian outback, the film follows wandering loner, Eric, as he treks across the terrain in search of his stolen car. Along the way he picks up a wounded Rey, the younger, intellectually stunted brotherRead More
A message from FlixFling CEO, Thomas Ashley... My great friend Brad Heffler and I would like to thank those who nominated us for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn nominate Star Lotta, Robert Marcin, Jeff Cuban, Tori Heffler, Jason Heffler, Josh Heffler and the FlixFling staff for the Ice Bucket Challenge. As many of you, know cancer has devastated my family, but because of great institutions like the Abramson Read More
Sequels can really be a hit or miss, and are very rarely better than they’re predecessor. However, there are some Hollywood gems that break this stigma and exceed the original. A prime example of a sequel that is better than the original is V/H/S 2, the found-footage anthology of terrifying installments from various directors. Although the first film was revolutionary for the horror genre, providing plenty of originalRead More
In Rage, action film favorite Nicolas Cage takes on the familiar, yet gripping role of Paul Maguire, a former Mafioso turned legitimate businessman. Paul’s carefully cultivated life as a loving husband and father is thrown off balance when his teenage daughter is mysteriously murdered. Suspecting the involvement of a Russian rival gang, Maguire rounds up his old crew and sets outRead More
Locke hits the acceleration. Hard.
Locke, a stirring drama from director Steven Knight, captures an unusually tumultuous moment in the life of hardworking family man, Ivan Locke. Our protagonist, played by Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hardy, has just gotten word from a former mistress that she is in labor with his child. Refusing to follow in his father’s footsteps and abandon his illegitimate child, he makes the drive from hisRead More
End your summer with a bang! Look for these titles and more this month on FlixFling. I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN is about an accomplished physicist who mysteriously disappears on a business trip. Abandoned, his wife and son, named Erol, struggle to cope. Years later, now a young scientist himself, Erol uncovers papers, formulas, a machine, and a mind-bending possibility. But time travel is impossible. Isn't it? Cast: Haley Joel Osmont, Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell, Victor Garber Director: Richie Read More
The Most Terrifying ABCs You'll Ever Learn.
This week’s feature, The ABCs of Death, is comedy-horror compilation of 26 short vignettes as told by various, prominent genre directors from all over the world. Premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the film assigns to each director a letter of the alphabet as inspiration for a unique death scenario. The shorts are as varied as the directors who craftedRead More
Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Way of the Wicked, the latest thriller from director Kevin Carraway, tells the story of a small community plagued by an evil spirit. After a series of mysterious deaths leave the town reeling, a fanatical priest teams up with a hardened detective to uncover the truth. Their initial suspicions center around local teenager Robbie, a social outcast who has recently moved back into townRead More
Based on an unbelievable true story, Kid Cannabis chronicles overweight nerd, Nate Norman, and his journey from bottom-feeder stoner to drug kingpin. When we first meet Nate he’s stuck in quite the rut; a high school dropout working for scraps as a pizza deliveryman with a few joints to his name and little else. During an eventful trip to Canada withRead More
FlixFling is heating up this July! Look for these movies and more this month on FlixFling. RIGOR MORTIS is a visually stunning piece of horror that pays homage to classic Chinese vampire films of the 1980’s, especially the Mr. Vampire series. An ensemble cast leads this bizarre and chilling story of a desperate, washed-up actor who moves into a dilapidated apartment building with the intent of committing suicide. After a failed Read More
It Just Might Get Under Your Skin.
At first glance, Under the Skin appears to be a classic science fiction tale; an alien comes to earth from an unknown planet, inhabits the body of a human, and wreaks havoc. Upon viewing, however, it is clear that director Jonathan Glazer’s latest project is anything but traditional. Under the Skin is an exploration in light and color, of visuals and sounds,Read More
A Powerhouse Performance by Song Kang-ho.
The Attorney, the debut feature from South Korean writer-director Yang Woo-seok, tells the story of wealthy tax attorney, Song Woo-seok, as he takes on a controversial National Security case to help a wrongly convicted friend. With only a high school education and very few professional connections, Song has managed to rise in the ranks and become one of his city’s most successful lawyers.Read More
Flixibility (noun) – The quality of being able to experience FlixFling through Subscription or On Demand on any supported device, including Smart TVs, mobile applications, set-top boxes, and game consoles. All users of FlixFling can experience our titles on your computer, phone, tablet, Roku box, or Smart TV. When you rent or purchase a title on FlixFling, it will automatically save to your digital locker, called MyFlix, where you can access Read More
A valiant effort by veteran director, Atom Egoyan.
Based on the 2002 true crime novel of the same name, Devil’s Knot tells the story of the now infamous trial of the West Memphis Three, a group of three teenage boys accused of the brutal murders of three young boys in the name of satanic ritual in 1993. The murders shook the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, whipping itsRead More
Most streaming services don’t offer all of the options that FlixFling does, so we understand where there may be some confusion. We’ll clear that up for you now, so you can efficiently use all that we have to offer on our site. As depicted in the graphic below, there are two categories of films on our website: movies that are included in the subscription and movies that are premium (available only Read More
At FlixFling, we pride ourselves on offering the most versatile streaming service in the industry. As you may have seen on our exciting new splash page (which can be found HERE), we give all of our users the choice between a Subscription or On Demand experience. Are you a moviegoer who appreciates hidden gems, cult classics, and independent cinema? Then look no further than the FlixFling Subscription, where a monthly charge Read More
FlixFling has always been known to have controversial, boundary-pushing content, such as A Serbian Film and They All Must Die! As well, we offer titles that are best viewed late at night, if you catch my drift. That’s why we have our now new and improved Parental Control options to best suit any FlixFling user, from the kiddies watching Escape From Planet Earth to those enjoying Cannibal Holocaust on a Read More
Looking for something good to watch? Look no further than HotFlix on FlixFling! Here's some of what's Hot now: Silver Linings Playbook Django Unchained The King's Speech My Week With Marilyn Party Down Blue Valentine Food, Inc. Scream 4 Bronson The Men Who Stare at Goats Heathers Pawn Solitary Man Tom Green Live The Agent ...and more! Check out HotFlix at the bottom of our homepage to see all of our HotFlix now!
New on FlixFling - a great series for serious horror fans. What happens when a group of the best names in horror get together for dinner? Twenty-six awesome, hour-long horror flicks, that's what! Masters of Horror features episodes from the likes of Takashi Miike, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Tobe Hooper and many more. We're featuring Seasons 1 & 2 for rental & purchase now on FlixFling! Click any title below to Read More
Some new & notable titles have been added to our catalog this week. Here's what you'll find! (Click any title below to watch now!) From STARZ: Django Unchained The Agent From Brain Damage: Deadly Karma Killer Clown Strange Things Happen at Sundown From Midnight Releasing: Attack of the Giant Leeches Contagio Death on Demand From Echelon Studios: Five Stepfather 2 Star Pilot Catch these new titles and many more now on FlixFling.
There are four new & exciting additions to our Grindhouse channel this week! Click any title to learn more & watch now: Escape Fraulein Devil Headless Eyes Tormentor Check out our Grindhouse channel to see these titles and more now!
We've got some chilling new additions to FrightFlix this month. Here are the thrillers you'll find this month in our FrightFlix Channel: Day of the Dead Dead Alive Hellraiser Hellbound: Hellraiser II The Evil Dead Bird with the Crystal Plumage Carry on Screaming! City of the Living Dead Dead and Buried Don't Look in the Basement Don't Panic Dread Eaten Alive! Evil Laugh House by the Cemetery House II: The Second Story Killer Clowns from Outer Space Metamorphosis Naked Massacre Night of the Demons Shock The Boneyard The Wizard of Gore Tucker and Read More
We've got some great new titles this week from STARZ! Check out what's new (Click on any title to watch now): Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 13 Dinocroc vs. Supergator Hiding Sharktopus Solitary Man Texas Killing Fields The Big Bang The Company Men The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation The Dog Who Saved Christmas The Dog Who Saved Halloween The Entitled Beyond Sherwood Forest Dante's Inferno Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema Street Fighter Alpha Street Fighter Alpha Generations Lies and Illusions Watch all these titles & many more in our Read More
Check out some of this month's new additions below. Click any title to watch now: Day of the Falcon The Frankenstein Theory Tom Green: Live
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Oliver TwistNight of the Lepus Panic in the Year Zero Adam Resurrected The Other Man Katt Williams Live: Let a Playa Play The Who: At Kilburn 1977 Jeff Dunham: A Very Special Christmas Special A Beer Tale All Superheroes Must Die The Devil's in the Details Sugar Mommas Cherry Tree Lane Ghoul Harland Williams: Force of Read More
We have two of 2012's biggest titles debuting on FlixFling in April - and we can't wait to give you the details! On April 16th Django Unchained comes to FlixFling. Best Actor nominee Jamie Foxx & Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph Waltz star in Quentin Tarantino's latest hit flick. Django garnered a ton of OSCAR® attention this year and is a must-see for any Tarantino fan. WATCH NOW And on April Read More
Movies are meant for big screens - and streaming movies are no exception. That's why we're so excited to bring you an updated channel for Roku! Roku Players let you stream movies, shows, music and more from the Internet directly to your TV (Learn more about Roku). If you're not yet enjoying FlixFling movies and shows on your TV, Roku is a great option for you! The FlixFling channel for Roku Read More
If you're a silent film fan there's a lot for you to enjoy on FlixFling. From adventure to comedy to drama to horror - we've got some great silent classics streaming for you. Here's just some of what you'll find in our library: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea This 1916 film adaptation of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel takes some liberties with the storyline - but is impressive for it's time. The General 1926's The Read More
Are you in awe of amazing architecture? Fascinated by skyscrapers, tunnels, ships and space stations? Well, we've got a great series for you. Superstructures of the World takes you inside the construction of the world's most amazing feats of engineering including the London Underground, the International Space Station, The Panama Canal and more. Each episode reveals the secrets behind some of the worlds most awe inspiring structures. We're featuring Read More
We love Sci-Fi at FlixFling and when it comes to great Sci-Fi of the past - Flash Gordon is a must! In Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, Flash (Buster Crabbe) once again battles Ming the Merciless (Charles B. Middleton) and his fellow villains. With the help of Dr. Zarkov (Frank Shannon) & Dale Arden (Carol Hughes), Flash travels the universe to find a cure to Ming's Purple Death plague. Will Read More
We're proud to bring you a great batch of new titles this week in our channel from Image Entertainment. Here's what's new (Click any title to learn more & watch now): Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Chain Letter Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning 35 and Ticking American Violet Pete Smalls is Dead Love and Other Disasters All Things Fall Apart Alien Trespass Sondheim: The Birthday Concert Memorial Day Fingerprints The Resident Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life k.d. Lang: Live in London Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia In the Read More
New this week: Great new concerts, musicals and music docs fresh from Image Entertainment. Here's some of what's new (Click any title to watch now!): Sondheim! The Birthday Concert k.d. Lang Live in London Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life Roy Orbison Black & White Night Company Catch these titles and more in our channel from Image Entertainment!
There are thousands of movies on FlixFling and one of the best ways to find the ones you love is to search by Genre. To search my Genre, click "Genre" in the top navigation bar of the home screen (above). The screen below will pop-up. Choose the drop down menu at the right to select a Genre. Choose from one of our 22 Genres to search for your favorite films & Read More
FlixFling's got something for everyone - and that doesn't exclude kids! Our new channel, KidsFlix, offers the best movies and shows for kids on FlixFling. Find the following shows & movies in KidsFlix: Superman Cartoons Little Big Foot Cartoon Explosion Captain January Catch these titles and many, many more in our KidsFlix Channel now!
We're rolling in new comedy at FlixFling this week! Some great stand-up specials are now available for you instantly! Here's what you'll find: Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man Louis CK: Chewed Up Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas Whitney Cummings: Money Shot We'll be adding even more titles this week! So stay Read More
Some exciting new additions to the FlixFling library this week courtesy of Image Entertainment! Here's what's new (Click any title to learn more & watch now): Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Louis CK: Chewed Up Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious Time Bandits The Last Emperor Franklyn Encounters at the End of the World Of Mice and Men The Edge of Love Dinosaurs Alive! Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Love and Other Disasters Short Circuit The Air I Breathe Whitney Cummings: Money Shot The Read More
A new series is now available on FlixFling courtesy of STARZ. Masters of Science Fiction is a six episode series from the creators of Masters of Horror. Each episode is actually a short film based on novels by well-know "Masters" of science fiction like Harlan Ellison and John Kessel. Episodes are hosted off-screen by physicist Stephen Hawking and each features a different director - including "The Discarded" directed by Read More
We've got so many new movies and shows for you - it's hard to keep up! That's why there's HotFlix! HotFlix - at the bottom of our home page - showcases the latest and greatest FlixFling titles! We pick a bunch of great titles for you to easily access from our homepage. So what's Hot right now? Here's the list:
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FlixFling's FrightFlix channel is your go-to spot for great horror movies! This channel features FlixFling's best horror movies - curated by the FlixFling team. Find new & old thrillers and chillers in this great channel on FlixFling. Here's a few films you'll find now in FrightFlix: Ichi the Killer Psycho Holocaust Beast of Blood Check out these titles and many more in FrightFlix now!
We've got a brand new channel for you - full of great titles from Image Entertainment! Image is one of the largest distributors of home entertainment and we're happy to be bringing you some wonderful movies & specials from their library. Over the next few months, we'll be adding over 100 titles from Image. Our first additions include (Click any title to learn more & watch now): Heathers Children Read More
New this week on FlixFling is a great stand-up series from comedian Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys, Martin) featuring some great comedy talent. Seasons 1 & 2 of the series (now available) feature the comedy stylings of Doug Williams, Finesse Mitchell, Griff, Ralphie May, Corey Holcomb, Jay Lamont, Tommy Chunn, Benji Brown and many more. This series comes to us courtesy of STARZ. Check out all episodes in our STARZ channel or click below to start Read More
You may have noticed a few changes to FlixFling lately. We're working hard to make FlixFling the best place for you to enjoy the movies and shows you love. Here's what's new: - We've added Premium Subscription Channels to our lineup. Learn more about them here. - Pay As You Go accounts are now On Demand accounts. Nothing has changed about these accounts - just the name. - The FlixFling Subscription is now called Read More
We're rolling out premium subscription channels this month on FlixFling! Here's how they work: Either as an addition to your FlixFling subscription (now, FlixFling Basic Subscription) or separately, these new channels give you unlimited access to FlixFling Premium movies and shows. As a subscriber, you'll get access to exclusive "Channel Only" titles within these channels too. Subscription channels we'll be rolling out over the next weeks will be Full Moon Features and Full Read More
We've been busy this month adding new TV shows and movies to our catalog. Scroll down to see some of what's new in both movies & TV! Click on any title below to start watching now. TV Series The Walking Dead Camelot Spartacus: Blood & Sand Dan Vs. Martin Lawrence's First Amendment Seasons 1 & 2 Descendants of Darkness Z Rock Martian Successor Nadesico Head Case Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Boys Be... Hollywood Residential Gravitation Requiem from the Darkness Eon Kid Gasaraki Movies The King's Speech Kill Read More
Kiddie parties by day. Heavy metal by night. Welcome to the life of the Z Brothers (AKA ZO2), Paulie & David Zablidowsky and their buddy, Joey Cassata. They rock out as ZO2 at night - but keep it mellow as the Z Brothers at kids' parties to make ends meet in the IFC series "Z Rock". Semi-scripted "Z Rock" follows the band's trials and tribulations and features some awesome guest Read More
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, so in our second installment of Classic Novels on Film, we're honoring a few past films that garnered Oscar buzz. Click on any title to learn more & watch now. Great Expectations (1946) David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations was nominated for a total of five Academy Awards in 1948 - including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Read More
Catch episodes of "Head Case" now on FlixFling. "Head Case" is stars Alexandra Wentworth as Dr. Elizabeth Goode, Hollywood's "it" therapist. Dr. Goode unconventionally treats a myriad of celebs including Jeff Goldblum, Jerry Seinfeld, Christopher Lloyd, Mario Batali, Tom Sizemore, Ralph Macchio, Andy Dick and many more. All three seasons of "Head Case" are now streaming on FlixFling. Click below to start watching now. Head Case: Season 1, Episode 1 "Goode Morning"
We're very excited to bring you some great new Anime series in our channel from STARZ. Here's what's new: (Click on any Title to Watch Now)
Eon Kid Gasaraki Requiem from the Darkness Boys Be... Descendants of Darkness Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
If you didn't catch the hilarious series Party Down while it was airing - here's your chance. We're now streaming episodes from seasons 1 & 2 of the show which follows a group of struggling actors in LA forced to make ends meet in the catering business. Party Down features an all-star cast including Parks & Rec's Adam Scott & Megan Mullally, Glee's Jane Lynch and New Girl & True Blood's Read More
When it comes to watching movies - you can't beat the experience you get watching on a big screen. That's why we love the FlixFling channel on Roku. If you have a Roku Player, you can easily enjoy all your favorite FlixFling movies and TV Shows on your TV. You can find FlixFling in the Roku Channel Store under Movies & TV. Once you've added the channel, you can create a new Read More
If you love classic TV, you're going to love The Picture Show. The Picture Show channel on FlixFling features great classic TV series as well as some great movies. Here's just some of what you'll find: The Lucy Show Flash Gordon Ozzie and Harriet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea The Andy Griffith Show ...and many more. Head on over to The Picture Read More
Now streaming on FlixFling - The complete first and second seasons of AMC's "The Walking Dead" The series comes to us courtesy of STARZ Digital Media and all episodes can be found along with many other great movies and shows in the STARZ channel on FlixFling. Rent or purchase episodes and store them in your MyFlix digital locker to access instantly on all of your favorite devices. Watch Now: The Walking Read More
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We're happy to bring you a brand new channel from Renderyard. Renderyard brings us some great indie films and documentaries from their network of independent filmmakers. Renderyard has great resources for filmmakers of all kinds and we're glad to feature 25 titles from them in our new Renderyard channel. Click here to watch now.
Hey MMA fans!We've got a brand new channel for you on FlixFling! Catch UCMMA fights now! We've got 12 live now in our new UCMMA channel and more to come soon! Stay tuned to FlixFling and our UCMMA channel for the newest additions coming soon! Watch Now!
It wouldn't be the holiday season without curling up with a good movie. Here are some holiday picks that will satisfy every movie lover you know. . For the Cartoon Lover: Christmas at Home Five old-school classic 'toons featuring the usual suspects in all their animated & stop-motion glory: Santa, Rudolph, Jack Frost - even the 3 Bears make an appearance. Read More. . . . . . For the Classic Movie Lover: Miracle on 34th Street Who can resist this one? Read More
Below are some additions to the FlixFling Library this November: New From Magnolia Pictures: 13 Assassins Black Death Bronson Chocolate Client 9 Food, Inc. Freakonomics HOBO with a Shotgun Let the Right One In Monsters Ong Bak 2 Ong Bak 3 Rubber The Girlfriend Experience The Perfect Host The World's Fastest Indian Trollhunter Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Two Lovers VIEW ALL New From Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries: Red Shoe Diaries, Season 3 Red Shoe Diaries, Season 4 VIEW ALL New From Echelon Studios: All the President's Men Bedazzled (1967) Alice Adams Matango Atragon Conquest of the Planet of the Read More
We are very excited to introduce our new channel from Magnolia Pictures! This new channel will feature over 150 great indie titles from Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing. Visit FlixFling's Magnolia Pictures Channel to check out these titles and more - all now available for unlimited rental with your basic subscription: Bronson 13 Assassins Trollhunter Let the Right One In And coming soon for individual rental Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Adopt A Sailor Sailors file off of a naval ship. Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra singing “...the Bronx is up and the Battery’s down...” pops into my head. Later, On the Town is criticized horridly, which irks me, since I love that movie and most stupid musicals like it. But that’s off topic. I’m talking about Adopt A Sailor, a 2008 film about a bourgeoisie New Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Submarine Submarine is the directorial debut of Richard Ayoade, who the geekier of readers will remember from “The IT Crowd” and “Darkplace.” It is an autobiographical coming-of-age set in Wales, and follows Oliver Tate as he learns about love and loss. Oliver Tate is, as are many of his indie-protagonist peers, an overly articulate, utterly unique young man in a community so backwards, its members have ostracized Read More
HOW TO ENTER For a chance to win $1,000 cash, you must register by Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST. To register, send a message to our official FlixFling Facebook page (facebook.com/FlixFling), or email to email@example.com, with your name, email address, phone number, and home address. Exceptions for late registrations may be made after the November 1st 5pm deadline at the exclusive discretion of FlixFling. ELIGIBILITY The contest is open to men and women Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Murder! Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder! is an example of all the pieces fitting together, but the completed puzzle is still a little lopsided. The film is about a young aspiring actress who is caught red-handed standing over the murdered body of her rival. She is whisked off to prison and promptly sentenced to death. After the verdict is passed, one juror, an actor himself, reconsiders his vote Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Rainbow Valley In college, I took this class that was, in part, about the evolution of the American West. In the class, we discussed the era of the cowboy and the bandit and how it was romantic, but clashed quite clamorously with progress. If you want to get serious about it, Rainbow Valley is about the death of the Wild West due to progress. If you Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews The Lady Vanishes And yet again, the film directed by Hitchcock is the best one I’ve seen in quite some time. The Lady Vanishes surpasses even the half dozen other early Hitchcock’s I’ve watched on FlixFling. This film was simply wonderful. The bulk of the action takes place on a train speeding through Europe. Before the train leaves, we meet a cast of characters whose humor Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Sword Of Lancelot Sword of Lancelot is a retelling of the classic Arthurian story of Guinevere and Lancelot's torrid affair. Personally, I have always loved Arthurian stories -- the magic, the chivalry, the gratuitous violence. This particular version, however, I did not love. It would make a stupendous drinking game; it does not make a good movie. The thing that is wrong with this movie, the thing Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Beat the Devil When I read the description for Beat the Devil, I could hardly believe it. The film stars Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre and was directed by John Huston. The last time I saw these three names together, I was watching The Maltese Falcon and it was awesome. Twelve years after making the noir classic, they reunited for Beat the Devil, a noir satire Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Abbott & Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk What an education in classic comedy I’m getting! Last week, I watched my first Laurel and Hardy and now onto Abbott and Costello! Jack and the Beanstalk is a retelling of the classic tale with the humorous styling of Abbott and Costello. The film begins with Abbott and Costello acting as babysitters for a precocious little boy. Costello sits down Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews The Skin Game While The Skin Game sounds like a film that I shouldn’t admit to have watched in polite company, it is actually the exact opposite. The phrase “the skin game” refers to dirty antics that can take place during a hardened feud or disagreement between two parties. The movie The Skin Game is a 1931 Hitchcock film about industrial progress, social change, and deep Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews A Star Is Born When you think A Star is Born, you may think of the film starring Judy Garland, or the later Barbara Streisand movie. Indeed, Judy and Babs pop into my mind when I think about A Star is Born, but you mustn’t neglect the original 1937 version starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. A Star is Born is another story of the Hollywood game Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews The Painted Desert The Painted Desert starts, as so many Westerns do, with two cowboys riding through the desert. They come across a ransacked carriage, its inhabitants, dead or alive, are nowhere in sight. Along with some pots and pans, the only thing left behind is a baby boy. The cowboys, Cameron and Holbrook, take the baby in as their own. Later that day, after arguing Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matthew Bussy reviews Blood and Black Lace It’s incredible, and somewhat uncomfortable when you think about it, how filmmakers can make human deaths look so beautiful on camera. Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria, for example, is utterly revolting but every time a character dies the scene is brightly colored and gorgeous to watch. That’s the same case with Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace, a classic slasher pic that Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matthew Bussy reviews Black Sunday Black Sunday (which is also known as The Mask of Satan) is one of the most visually gorgeous horror movies of all time (and it’s in black and white!). It has the vibe of a Tim Burton Gothic horror tale involving curses, witches, and zombies. Burton himself has even said that Black Sunday is his all-time favorite horror movie. Anyone can see the movie’s Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy reviews Them! Them! (and yes, it needs to always have an exclamation point when it’s being referenced) is a classic black and white B-movie about giant killer ants. When the giant, very fake-looking ants are onscreen the movie is entertaining. When they’re off-screen, it’s quite dull. We’ve seen movies about giant spiders but ants? Are they really that scary? I was a crazy nature child and would Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy review Creature From The Black Lagoon In the olden days Universal Studios was renowned for making monster movies. The Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera. The list goes on and on. The four I just mentioned are perhaps the most famous but a fifth one, Creature from the Black Lagoon, is usually mentioned a lot when film historians/professors discuss the history of the Hollywood Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Nosferatu Nosferatu is the original cinematic representation of a vampire. It is the tomb from which crawled Buffy, Angel, Twilight, and the Vampire Diaries, though it may be difficult to see the resemblance. Nosferatu is the 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which entangled the stories of Jonathan and Mina (here changed to Nina) Harker, Van Helsing, bug-eating minions, and the legendary vampire himself. Upon hearing that Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a long-running TV show starring “America’s Favorite Family,” The Nelsons. From 1952 to 1966, The Nelsons, the archetypal American nuclear unit graced TV screens across the country. The adventures that Ozzie and Harriet have take place in the home or very close to it. They consist mainly of teenage shenanigans between brothers/best friends Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews A Farewell To Arms If A Farewell to Arms were about 45 minutes longer, it would be termed an epic love story. As it is, it leaves me wanting more, wishing that intimate parts of the couple’s relationship were given more space. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful story of timeless love with great performances, especially from male lead Gary Cooper. This film takes place during World War Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews Of Human Bondage In most cases, when characters seem confused about the direction their lives are headed, they drop what they are doing, quit the jobs their parents wanted them to get, and go on journeys of self-discovery, often moving to Europe or becoming artists. In Of Human Bondage, the main character does exactly the opposite. Played by the sometimes dashing, sometimes whiney Leslie Howard. When Read More
FlixFling contributor, Jordana Lipsitz reviews In The Land Of Milk And Money There is a pretty real truth in this world that most people ignore and that is that milk is really, really disgusting. On the Richter Gross Scale it’s a level 7.8. That’s a thing. Look it up. So it stands to reason that In the Land of Milk and Money (2004) would also be a strangely gross flick. And Read More
FlixFling contributor, Jordana Lipsitz reviews His Private Secretary On one hand, I like old movies and John Wayne. On the other hand, His Private Secretary (1933) is a really bad movie. There was honestly very little appeal to it. The movie had pretty mediocre production quality and the story line was pretty, I’m just going to say…meh. I was unimpressed and mostly bored. I can’t quite put my finger on why Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy reviews House On Haunted Hill Take my word for it: House on Haunted Hill won’t scare you. It should certainly entertain you though, that is, if you’re a big fan of utterly campy, old black and white horror films. You might be thinking of the silly 1999 remake with Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, and Ali Larter. This is the original one starring Vincent Price, the famous horror Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy reviews Night Of The Living Dead Night of the Living Dead is a classic for two reasons: it’s the first real zombie horror movie and the first successful low-budget horror movie. It cost $114,000 to make, featured unknown actors, and was filmed not in a big Hollywood studio but the small town of Evans City, Pennsylvania. It’s also been remade two times (one of which was in Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy reviews Ghost Adventures Just to be clear, you can’t watch any episodes of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures on FlixFling. Before the series debuted in 2008, the ghost hunters/stars of the paranormal show, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin, made an hour and a half long documentary film. It was finished in 2004 and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2006 NYIIFVF Read More
FlixFling contributor, Matt Bussy reviews His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees has had a pretty rough life. He’s appeared onscreen over twelve times. He’s been killed and then brought back to life in every way UNhumanly possible. He’s been sent to outer space. He’s battled Freddy Krueger. And obviously, he’s killed A LOT of people in every way possible. In addition many of the women Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews My Favorite Brunette In the beginning of My Favorite Brunette, we find Bob Hope in an unlikely place – prison, awaiting execution on death row. Immediately, my interest was piqued. When reporters arrive to hear his story, Hope’s Ronnie Jackson tells us the whirlwind tale of how he wound up on the chopping block. It’s filled with lust, deception, intrigue, and more than a few pitfalls Read More
FlixFling contributor, Alexandra Gibson reviews The Dick Van Dyke Show As I watched The Dick Van Dyke Show, I could not help but think of AMC’s Mad Men. Rob Petrie and Don Draper, both dapper men in the media business, are products of the urban work life/suburban home life split of the 1960s. Both have pristine wives and adorable children at home. Perhaps Mad Men depicts what that lifestyle was really Read More
FlixFling contributor, Jordana Lipsitz reviews Film Geek Film Geek (2005) was actually a pretty good watch. It is the story of Scotty Pelk, an incredibly dorky movie-obsessed young lad who makes people so uncomfortable he is fired from his job at a video store. He has a little bit of trouble adjusting until he befriends Niko (Tyler Gannon), gets really drunk with some guys, and starts getting more hits on his Read More