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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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Review: Boyhood

12 years of shooting, watching every actor grow older and change along with the times and the styles. That's how long it took for Richard Linklater to create a film  about life (a boy's life to be precise). Many films ha...   more

Review: Boyhood photo

See Hercules early and free

I AM SAAAAAAAD! You see I will not be here to see Hercules with all of you and I so want to. Very, very badly. But also I will be travelling you so you, good readers, will have to go in my stead. Enjoy just how awesomely...   more

See Hercules early and free photo

UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron

UPDATE: EW has a new batch of images which include our first real look at the Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver pair. But if Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are anything like they were in Godzilla weeeeeeeeelllllllll - Nick ...   more

UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo


UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo
UPDATE: First official look at Avengers: Age of Ultron photo



Win passes to see Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python is getting back together for a one time live show and you can see it! Kind of. The tickets to the show have sold out, but they'll be rebroadcasting it in movie theaters across the country. Here is your chance to ...   more

Win passes to see Monty Python Live (Mostly) photo

This is why The Raid 2 is like nothing you've ever seen before

This isn't even the most impressive shot in that sequence! There's others that are even more complicated, but what makes it so awesome is that they did it all for real. No digital tricks, just great camera work. Most likely if you've got The Raid 2: Berandal you've seen this already in the making of, but god damn is that impressive. [via Reddit]   more

This is why The Raid 2 is like nothing you've ever seen before photo

Disney's Jungle Book picks newcomer for lead

No pressure 10-year-old Neel Sethi, but for your first role ever you're going to have to carry a big budget Disney movie based on a beloved book and animated film. Good luck. Judging from your photo you at least have the comp...   more

Disney's Jungle Book picks newcomer for lead photo

The Guns of Christmas being directed by Mortal Kombat: Legacy director

You won't believe it, but The Guns of Christmas Past is exactly what it sounds like: an action adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol. A very loose adaptation. The film has just landed a director in Kevin Tancharoen...   more

The Guns of Christmas being directed by Mortal Kombat: Legacy director photo

Here's the plot of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

You might think you know what The Battle of Five Armies is about, but do you really? The Hobbit is only a short children's book after all and yet there's another 2-plus hour long epic coming that takes its plot and ...   more

Here's the plot of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies photo

See Sex Tape early and free

Isn't the Internet hilarious? I hear some people accidentally upload things to it. Wouldn't it be funny to have an entire plot revolving around the mishap be turned into a movie? Actually, yea you could probably find somethin...   more

See Sex Tape early and free photo

Trailer for Wild with Reese Witherspoon is surprisingly subdued

After the amazing Dallas Buyer's Club I'm pretty much ready for director Jean-Marc Vallée to take me through any biographical film he damn well wants. Thankfully Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed’s me...   more

Trailer for Wild with Reese Witherspoon is surprisingly subdued photo

First look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes

It isn't too often that casting is more perfect than anything could possibly be, but in the case of Ian McKellen as an older Sherlock Holmes I'm pretty sure it is. Can't you just see Benedict Cumberbatch growing up to look ju...   more

First look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes photo

Transformers 4 becomes the highest grossing movie in China ever

Damn it, China. What happened to you? You used to be cool. This is why we can't have nice things.  [via Variety]   more

Transformers 4 becomes the highest grossing movie in China ever photo

First Exodus trailer has a little Christian Bale and a lot of Joel Edgerton

The first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings definitely surprised me a bit. This is clearly not only Moses' story, but instead the story of Ramses and Moses together. That's an interesting take, especially since it seem...   more

First Exodus trailer has a little Christian Bale and a lot of Joel Edgerton photo

First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Miles Ahead

Here we have it. After ten years of Don Cheadle trying to make Miles Davis movie happen we get our first look at the actor in character. I know nothing about jazz but I could listen to Miles Davis for all eternity. The image also comes with a confirmed title of Miles Ahead, and features one hell of jheri-curled mullet.  I'm glad that style went out of fashion.    more

First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Miles Ahead photo

Annabelle from The Conjuring gets spin-off release date

If you remember The Conjuring, which you may not since it was kind of forgettable, then you probably remember the creepy ass doll Annabelle. As with all dolls who look old it was pretty damn scary and evidently caught on enou...   more

Annabelle from The Conjuring gets spin-off release date photo

Rumor: Mark Wahlberg to play the Six Million Dollar Man

Ever wondered what happened to that Six Million Dollar Man reboot that kept trying to get off the ground? Only vaguely, right? I mean of all the reboots possible who is this exciting? We've got enough super powered peopl...   more

Rumor: Mark Wahlberg to play the Six Million Dollar Man photo

See And So It Goes early and free

I think we can all agree that we like Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton and so putting them together in a charming comedy should work out pretty well. This has been done in And So It Goes (assuming it is actually charming...   more

See And So It Goes early and free photo

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Superman vs. Batman

Here it is. I think someone might have been waiting for this. Stunningly he looks almost exactly the same as he did in Man of Steel. I know, your mind is blown. I suppose confirmation of no change is good if you liked how he looked already.  Can we get a cleaner look at Batman now?   more

First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Superman vs. Batman photo

Tina Fey may be producing a Hocus Pocus sequel

If you grew up in the 90s then you most likely are a fan of Hocus Pocus, the Disney Halloween movie that was awesome and starred Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. You've probably rewatched it and found it actually stands...   more

Tina Fey may be producing a Hocus Pocus sequel photo

Review: Tammy

Tammy is a film you really want to be good. An almost entirely female led cast in a raunchy comedy is still a rarity despite Bridesmaids showing us all it can be done successfully. This is the kind of movie we need ...   more

Review: Tammy photo

New images for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

We've seen a scant few images from Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings (that's a new full title by the way), which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Pharo Ramses. Nothing says Egypt like two w...   more

New images for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings photo

Purvis and Wade reportedly brought back to work on Bond 24 script

Neil Purvis and Mark Wade wrote every Bond film from The World is Not Enough to Quantum of Solace before they were removed part of the way through Skyfall so that John Logan could make a script that actually wo...   more

Purvis and Wade reportedly brought back to work on Bond 24 script photo