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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.

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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

11:00 AM on 09.09.2014

Funko releasing Fantastic Mr. Fox toys

Fantastic Mr. Fox has quite the cult following behind it (as do all Wes Anderson movies) so it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Funko, the toy makers who make cult following toys, is releasing some new toys for...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Real Steel 2 in development, but not likely

As a fan and supporter of the first Real Steel I was happy to hear a while back that they were working a sequel. While the movie wasn't perfect it was just enough fun to make it worth your while and I figured that more b...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.05.2014

See The Drop early and free

Ready to get a little sad? The Drop is James Gandolfini's final film, and thankfully it looks pretty darn cool. A bit of Thriller and tension never hurt anyone and having a stellar cast, great director and awesome screenwrite...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Here is Nymphomaniac's nudity filled Director's cut teaser

Seriously, not safe for work. Damn near not safe for life. Lars von Triers sex filled Nymphomaniac was split into two films and edited for the theatrical release. We reviewed the first and found it interesting to say the lea...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Shadow of the Colossus movie is still a thing, has new director

I'm pretty sure once the Shadow of the Colossus movie is made we'll be repeating that subheader (which is a quote from the game) back at the filmmakers because despite being awesome I fear they will ruin it. Wait, you fo...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Hateful Eight official release date an 70mm love

Ready for some great news? Not only is Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight coming out next year in fall of 2015, but it will also be getting one of the widest 70mm release in years. Tarantino has been long bragging abo...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 09.02.2014

Want new Gone Girl images? Here they are

Are you excited for Gone Girl? You should be. If you're not perhaps these still images will help. Probably not though as the only thing they show off is David Fincher's well known subdued color palette and nothing about the intriguing plot that follows a husband accused of murdering his wife. Still, pictures are pretty to look at when we won't get the actual thing until October 3. 

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Pierce Brosnan's best and worst since Bond

We all know that that the apex of any actor's career is playing James Bond. Well, that's what us Bond fans like to think anyway, but after leaving the role did you know that Bond actors continue to act -- even ones not named ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 08.28.2014

First possible look at Doctor Doom in new Fantastic Four

We'll of course preface this with the fact that these are leaked images and thus may not be real at all, though someone would have to go to some lengths to pull this off. These are supposedly images from the set of the new Fa...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Review: The November Man

The fact that Pierce Brosnan was returning to spy movies pretty much made me one of the most excited people around. The November Man would be a harder, R-rated James Bond with some good action and maybe a little throwbac...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 08.27.2014

Inferno starts shooting in April with Tom Hanks

Dan Brown's Robert Langdon may have inspired two massive blockbusters, but it has been very long time since we've heard anything about the third film in the series, Inferno. It is, of course, still going to be made with Ron H...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Blade Runner 2 script is finished, brings back Harrison Ford

We've been hearing about the Blade Runner sequel for nigh on forever now, but it looks like one giant hurdle has been leaped: the screenplay is finished. Ridley Scott told EW as much while also telling them that it was "...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 08.25.2014

See November Man early and free

Pierce Brosnan as a spy? Yes and please. Where do I sign up? Well, right here if you'd like to see him doing his spy thing again in November Man. We've got admit-two passes for you to grab and see if he can recapture the Bond...

Matthew Razak

1:04 PM on 08.25.2014

Dancing Groot toy actually coming, but not what you wanted

People left Guardians of the Galaxy with two thoughts. The first being that the movie was awesome. The second being that they wanted a dancing Groot like those dancing Santas they have. Thankfully Marvel likes to sell th...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Review: When the Game Stands Tall

I'm a sucker for sports movies. You give me a gang of lovable underdogs, a few training montages and a triumphant final game and I'm in your pocket. It's just so easy to get caught up in a sport film even when their bad. They...

Matthew Razak