Nick Spake's Picks

  • Shazam! Review

    Shazam! is not only one of the best DC movies, but one of the best modern comic book adaptations, which is saying a lot given how oversaturated the market is with superheroes.

    Shazam! is not only one of the best DC movies, but one of the best modern comic book adaptations, which is saying a lot given how oversaturated the market is with superheroes.
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  • Us Review

    With his follow-up movie, Us, Jordan Peele further proves that he’s the real deal, cementing his place one of modern filmmaking’s finest.

    With his follow-up movie, Us, Jordan Peele further proves that he’s the real deal, cementing his place one of modern filmmaking’s finest.
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  • Happy Death Day 2U Review

    Just when it looks like Happy Death Day 2U may run the risk of literally repeating itself, the screenplay flips the formula on its head and takes us to uncharted territory.

    Just when it looks like Happy Death Day 2U may run the risk of literally repeating itself, the screenplay flips the formula on its head and takes us to uncharted territory.
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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is huge

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!
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Latest Movie News

  • 2018 Oscar nominations full of snubs and surprises

    The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have officially been announced. As per usual, the lineup is full of shocking snubs and pleasant surprises.

    The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have officially been announced. As per usual, the lineup is full of shocking snubs and pleasant surprises.
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  • The Last Jedi has second biggest opening ever despite mixed audience reception

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi had one of the biggest opening weekends ever, second only to The Force Awakens. What IS surprising is just how mixed the audience reception has been.

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi had one of the biggest opening weekends ever, second only to The Force Awakens. What IS surprising is just how mixed the audience reception has been.
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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi has second biggest preview night ever

    Audiences finally got to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi Thursday evening.

    Audiences finally got to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi Thursday evening.
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  • Ocean's 8 poster showcases all-star female cast

    George Clooney and Brad Pitt are nowhere to be found on the first Ocean’s 8 poster, but their replacements are just as impressive.

    George Clooney and Brad Pitt are nowhere to be found on the first Ocean’s 8 poster, but their replacements are just as impressive.
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Latest Movie Reviews

  • Booksmart Review

    If you mixed Superbad and Lady Bird in a blender, you’d get something along the lines of Booksmart.

    If you mixed Superbad and Lady Bird in a blender, you’d get something along the lines of Booksmart.
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  • Aladdin Review

    If you were a fan of Disney’s live-action takes onBeauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book, Aladdin will fulfill you desires.

    If you were a fan of Disney’s live-action takes onBeauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book, Aladdin will fulfill you desires.
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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Review

    The John Wick series is like a snowball rolling down a mountain that keeps gaining momentum and expanding in size, leaving behind a beautiful trail destruction wherever it goes.

    The John Wick series is like a snowball rolling down a mountain that keeps gaining momentum and expanding in size, leaving behind a beautiful trail destruction wherever it goes.
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  • Tolkien Review

    With a director like Marc Forster behind the camera, this might’ve been another Finding Neverland. As a straight-forward biopic, however, Tolkien is none-the-less an involving story, even if it could’ve journeyed farther.

    With a director like Marc Forster behind the camera, this might’ve been another Finding Neverland. As a straight-forward biopic, however, Tolkien is none-the-less an involving story, even if it could’ve journeyed farther.
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Latest Movie Previews

  • Jeff Goldblum returns in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom featurette

    Jeff Goldblum reprised one of his most iconic roles a while back in Independence Day: Resurgence, but was sadly absent from 2015’s Jurassic World. Fortunately, Ian Malcolm is set to come back in next year’s Fallen Kingdom.

    Jeff Goldblum reprised one of his most iconic roles a while back in Independence Day: Resurgence, but was sadly absent from 2015’s Jurassic World. Fortunately, Ian Malcolm is set to come back in next year’s Fallen Kingdom.
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  • Luke trains Rey in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi clip

    Throughout most of the previews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has demonstrated some reluctance to train Rey. In a new ad, however, we see Luke calling out to his young Padawan as she’s torn between the light and dark side of the Force.

    Throughout most of the previews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has demonstrated some reluctance to train Rey. In a new ad, however, we see Luke calling out to his young Padawan as she’s torn between the light and dark side of the Force.
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  • Danny Elfman's Batman theme featured in new Justice League clip

    Just as Tim Burton’s Batman set a new standard for superhero movies in 1989, Danny Elfman’s musical score remains one of the genre’s most iconic compositions.

    Just as Tim Burton’s Batman set a new standard for superhero movies in 1989, Danny Elfman’s musical score remains one of the genre’s most iconic compositions.
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  • Fifty Shades Freed drops a major tease

    The new trailer for Fifty Shades Freed is set to hit on Monday.

    The new trailer for Fifty Shades Freed is set to hit on Monday.
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Latest Movie Features

  • Why Lady Bird is a coming-of-age gem

    It seems like every year we get at least one indie comedy that ever so masterfully taps into the teenage mindset. In 2015 it was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, in 2016 it was The Edge of Seventeen, and this year it’s definitely Lady Bird.

    It seems like every year we get at least one indie comedy that ever so masterfully taps into the teenage mindset. In 2015 it was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, in 2016 it was The Edge of Seventeen, and this year it’s definitely Lady Bird.
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  • Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about this Oscar nominated Halloween classic?

    Flickreel looks over a Halloween hoot that deserves to be revisited, especially with the recent recurrence of creepy kids movies and 80s nostalgia.

    Flickreel looks over a Halloween hoot that deserves to be revisited, especially with the recent recurrence of creepy kids movies and 80s nostalgia.
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  • Why is Halloween III gaining a cult following?

    After years of being considered the black sheep of the franchise, Halloween III has gained a cult following as of late.

    After years of being considered the black sheep of the franchise, Halloween III has gained a cult following as of late.
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  • How The Nightmare Before Christmas changed stop-motion forever

    When people think of projects that launched stop-motion animation into the mainstream, Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas usually come to mind.

    When people think of projects that launched stop-motion animation into the mainstream, Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas usually come to mind.
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Latest Movie Trailers

  • Trailer Roundup 2/9/2018 - Venom, Deadpool 2, and more

    This past week brought us a treasure trove of new trailers, from Deadpool 2 to Venom. If you missed any of them, don’t worry. Just catch up with our trailer roundup.

    This past week brought us a treasure trove of new trailers, from Deadpool 2 to Venom. If you missed any of them, don’t worry. Just catch up with our trailer roundup.
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  • Solo and Cloverfield among Super Bowl preview highlights

    Super Bowl LII wasn’t just a great night for Eagles fans, but moviegoers as well.

    Super Bowl LII wasn’t just a great night for Eagles fans, but moviegoers as well.
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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is huge

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!

    The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and it’s huge (but also quite small, naturally)!
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  • John Boyega suits up in Pacific Rim Uprising trailer

    Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost might not be returning in Pacific Rim Uprising, but John Boyega will continue to fight the Kaiju as his son.

    Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost might not be returning in Pacific Rim Uprising, but John Boyega will continue to fight the Kaiju as his son.
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Latest Movie Interviews

  • Thank You For Your Service - 5 Questions with writer/director Jason Hall

    Flickreel interviews Jason Hall of Thank You For Your Service and American Sniper.

    Flickreel interviews Jason Hall of Thank You For Your Service and American Sniper.
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  • Step - Five inspirational questions with the cast and crew

    Flickreel recently had the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with the cast and crew of Step, a charming documentary about a Baltimore high school dance team on their road to college and a state championship.

    Flickreel recently had the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with the cast and crew of Step, a charming documentary about a Baltimore high school dance team on their road to college and a state championship.
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  • Demetri Martin discusses Dean and the secret to looking forever 30

    Flickreel recently spoke with Demetri Martin about his directorial debut, Dean, as well as the secret to his eternally youthful looks.

    Flickreel recently spoke with Demetri Martin about his directorial debut, Dean, as well as the secret to his eternally youthful looks.
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  • Phoenix Forgotten Exclusive Interview – Director Justin Barber

    On March 13, 1997, a series of mysterious lights appeared in Phoenix, Arizona. Twenty years later, the Phoenix Lights phenomenon is still widely considered one of the most infamous UFO sightings in human history. This provided the basis for…

    On March 13, 1997, a series of mysterious lights appeared in Phoenix, Arizona. Twenty years later, the Phoenix Lights phenomenon is still widely considered one of the most infamous UFO sightings in human history. This provided the basis for director Justin Barber’s new psychological horror film, Phoenix Forgotten. Flickreel recently spoke to Barber about his film, as well as what really went down almost two decades ago.

    Q: The film was inspired by the Phoenix Lights UFO sighting, which…
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