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Matthew Razak is the Editor-in-Chief here at Flixist meaning he get to take credit for all this awesome even though its really the rest of the amazing staff that gets it done. He started as a community member back in the early days of Destructoid and bugged his way into writing for the site while being the Managing Editor over at That VideoGame Blog. He was also writing as a film critic for a local newspaper in the DC area and for Examiner.com. Finally after seven years of thinking silently to himself why the Modern Method network doesn't have a movie site he told Niero that we should start one. At the same time Fronz had been telling him to start a movie site too. The two of them teamed up with Niero's go ahead and now we have Flixist.

Matthew is totally open to any movie of any genre, but his wheelhouse is horror, action and James Bond. Doesn't sound too respectable but he's also got a fancy film degree from Vassar College and he's a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Society so that makes him semi-official in some capacity. He just really like movies and hopes that's enough to let you trust his opinion on them slightly.

He get asked these questions a lot when he tells people he writes for a movie blog, so:

Favorite movie: Evil Dead 2

Favorite franchise: Bond

OK, Favorite Bond movie: From Russia With Love

Movie You Should See Right Now: Midnight in Paris

Movies You Should See You Haven't: 16 Blocks, Lucky Number Slevin, Superman Returns (but watch it as an homage to the first two films and not as a movie, it's genius that way), Singing in the Rain (I know you haven't seen it), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

If you want to know the movies you have to see to get Flixist head here.
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12:00 PM on 09.30.2014

First Tak3n trailer lacks anything getting taken

After Taken 2 was easily the most disappointing thing to hit movie screens in years (Sean's review is far too kind) and Liam Neeson came out saying he probably wouldn't do another I was pretty happy that we wouldn't be ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 09.30.2014

Tetris is really getting a movie

Never, ever underestimate Hollywood's love of a brand. They'll take even the most plotless thing in the world and make a movie out of it. Well, now they've found an even more plotless thing. Tetris is getting a movie. No...

Matthew Razak

1:14 PM on 09.29.2014

See Men, Women and Children early and free

Been wanting to moan about love in the modern age, but haven't found the focal point for your angst? Here comes Men, Women and Children from that guy who brought us Juno and Up In the Air. Festival buzz has been hit or m...

Matthew Razak

5:07 PM on 09.25.2014

Listen to the entire Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross Gone Girl score

OK, we're all excited for Gone Girl, but how do we hold ourselves over for the next week before it comes out? The score. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross teamed back up with director David Fincher (they previous did The Social N...

Matthew Razak

12:20 PM on 09.25.2014

The Babadook's trailer is going to creep you out

The Babadook has been getting great buzz since Sundance and judging from this trailer there's a reason why. Stark and taught the film looks damn scary as it relies on tension and style to scare over blood and gore. I'm ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.23.2014

William Shatner has a role in Star Trek 3 if he wants it

Rumors are coming in that screenplay for the third Star Trek film may have a crucial part for William Shatner that will reteam him with Leonard Nemoy. Evidently the part is a pretty integral part of the film and thus won...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.23.2014

Steven Soderberg made a silent cut of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Steven Soderberg has had some time on his hands after "retiring," and with that time he's been tinkering with the art of film by practicing doing weird and fun stuff. His latest project is turning Indiana Jones and the Raider...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.22.2014

Rumor: Deadpool movie aiming for PG-13 rating

All right. Everyone calm down. I know we were all excited when we heard that the Deadpool movie was actually going to happen, but this is Hollywood and just like they screwed up the character the first time around they're aim...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.19.2014

Review: This is Where I Leave You

The dramatic family comedy. A staple in our modern day film scene. Throw is some folky pop music and a few stars and you've got yourself a big giant cliche ready for the theaters. There are ways to do it right, though. If you...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 09.19.2014

Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Looking back over Liam Neeson's career since Taken turned him into an action hero one could argue that he's basically made the same movie over and over. A vengeful individual in some sort of manly battle involving life a...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Here is everywhere Liam Neeson has killed people

Liam Neeson has killed a bunch of people throughout his career, but important questions remained like where and how many. Now those questions are answered thanks to this map the UK publicity company behind A Walk Among the To...

Matthew Razak

10:38 AM on 09.18.2014

MST3K now on Vimeo

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was for some reason not readily available to stream in all its glory. Yes, Netflix had some episodes, but never the full canon. Now, thanks to Vimeo, we can all watch crappy movies get brill...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.17.2014

Her and Interstellar cinematographer to join Bond 24

One major worry for Bond 24 being as good as Skyfall was that cinematographer Roger Deakins wasn't returning, His cinematography for the film set it apart from some of the more rote Bond films and should have netted...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 09.17.2014

Bond 24 starts shooting in December

I never really get excited for news that a film has started to shoot because it really doesn't affect anything. You don't get reports that books have gone to the publisher or people have started to work on games. You just get...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 09.16.2014

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass returning for Bourne

Remember when Jeremy Renner took over the Jason Bourne franchise and was going to basically do a whole new set of trilogies? Yea. Not so fast. Deadline is confirming a rumor that went around last year that Matt Damon and dire...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 09.15.2014

See The Maze Runner early and free

Young adult dystopian science fiction! Can't get enough of it can you? Then hop right up and grab passes for The Maze Runner, yet another film where the future is bleak and teenagers are going to save the day. Actually this o...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Obi Wan Kenobi rumored to be getting a Star Wars spin-off

We've pretty much heard a spin-off rumor for every character that exists in the Star Wars universe. We know they're coming and we know the directors of some, but they're still shrouded in mystery, thus more rumors. The n...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.12.2014

See This is Where I Leave You early and free

Indie comedies with an all star cast? Sign you up, right? OK, how about This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and a plethora of other people you enjoy laughing at. Perfect? Good. Grab the passes then and...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Review: The Drop

The Drop is one of those little crime thrillers that comes out and no one really hears about it and you aren't sure why it was made. Possibly the studio thought it could grab some award love or something, but nothing is ...

Matthew Razak

3:10 PM on 09.11.2014

Getting dramatic in new trailer for The Judge

With the cast and subject matter I think we were all thinking The Judge was going to be something special, but coming out of TIFF its good reviews were few and far between. A little concerning, for sure, but this new in...

Matthew Razak

7:30 AM on 09.11.2014

Update: Batman v Superman's Batmobile is half classic, half Nolan

Update: And we have an official view from Zack Snyder, which you can see in the gallery. Actually looks even more throwback than I originally thought.  One of my less-than-favorite things in the Nolan Batman films w...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.10.2014

Denzel Washington to star in Magnificent Seven remake

A remake of The Magnificent Seven has been in the works for years now with Tom Cruise at one point attached (maybe he still is). But with Tarantino getting ready to drop The Hateful Eight, a Tarantino homa...

Matthew Razak