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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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5:00 PM on 03.30.2015

Adam West and Burt Ward BAMFing back into action for animated Batman

Anyone who doesn't like the Adam West Batman TV show is clearly not someone you should be associating with. Now that it's finally on Blu-ray we've all been given a chance to watch its splendor once again, and it seems we...

Matthew Razak

8:01 PM on 03.27.2015

Spectre teaser trailer brings Bond back

OH MY GOD I CAN'T EVEN FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. Where to start on this Bond teaser. How about it's frickin' perfect? Let's get the Blofeld (Cristoph Waltz) awesomeness out of the way and the veiled reference to him not being in B...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Smurfs reboot gets a release date

I know what you're asking yourself, and yes, the Smurfs are getting another movie and despite the fact that the whole premise was actually making a ton of money Sony has decided to reboot the series. They'll be releasing the ...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 03.25.2015

Friday the 13th machete swings back into action with new screenwriter

We all knew Friday the 13th would once again return. As the greatest of all the slasher series it had to. Once Paramount got the rights from WB it was just a matter of time and that time is almost nigh. Paramount has set...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Crow reboot pulls in Jack Huston for lead

The Crow reboot has been kicking around for years now. It's to the point that our general "whatever" attitude towards it has turned into really just not caring at all. However, it is still happening and that means an act...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 03.24.2015

New images for Terminator: Genisys still don't explain title spelling

Been dying for a nice long look at Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the T100? Good, here's your chance. Empire has released a host of new images for the film and there's a nice one of Schwarzenegger looking down right handsome in his old age. Think he's wearing a girdle? Not much else new here, but at least they're better than the first look we had.  [via Collider]

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Mr. Holmes detects new teaser trailer

The great thing about Sherlock Holmes, and one of the reasons that he is so popular, is that you can take his logical deduction crime solving and place it in almost any scenario with great success. What often gets lost in th...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell rom-com it out in Man Up trailer

Romantic comedies live or die on their leads. There's a bunch of other stuff that came make them bad, but if the leads don't jive then the ship is sunk. Thankfully, both Simon Pegg and Lake Bell are awesome so they should be...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.20.2015

Jurassic Park LEGO is made all the more adorable by team behind it

OK, so LEGO stop motion of movies is all over the place, but this Jurassic Park take on it is damn awesome. It's made even more awesome by the fact that $100,000 worth of LEGOs were used to make it. And then even more a...

Matthew Razak

3:20 PM on 03.18.2015

Selma returning to theaters this weekend with BOGO deal

Did you miss Selma when it was in theaters? You shouldn't have because it was probably the best film of the year and because it's important historically. Basically you're a bad person if you did. However, redemption awai...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.18.2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 gets first teaser and poster

If you go see Insurgent this weekend you'll get a bit of a treat beforehand thanks to the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Or, if you don't want to go see Insurgent, you can just watch it at EW now. ...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 03.17.2015

See Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in first poster for Steve Jobs

This is some fantastic viral advertising here. The upcoming Danny Boyle directed Steve Jobs biopic has cropped up with a vintage poster showing Michael Fassbender selling Apple's NeXT computers. Clever, marketing people. Clev...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 03.17.2015

First teaser poster for Spectre reveals an all black Bond

Here comes Spectre. Well, at least the true beginning of all the teases. Sure they had that onset video, but now we get our first full look at Craig in his next turn as Bond, and he's looking sharp as hell. Seriously, his eye...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 03.13.2015

Gendy Tartakovsky leaves Popeye film

It's a Gendy Tartakovsky kind of day evidently. The awesome animation director was all set and very excited to direct Sony's animated Popeye movie even to the point of putting together a fantastic animation test, but it ...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 03.13.2015

Hotel Transylvania 2 now has a trailer

Hotel Transylvania was a great big pile of mediocre filmmaking, but it was a rare hit for Sony's animation studio and we all still Genndy Tartakovsky. So a sequel was pretty inevitable, especially since we all know the ...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 03.12.2015

Disney announces Frozen 2 in production

Buzzing has been non-stop about Disney releasing a sequel to Frozen, but we've never received word that it was actually going to happen. Now we have it. On the same call that delivered plenty of Star Wars details it was ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.11.2015

Rumor: Tron 3 to star production in the Fall

When TRON: Legacy was released it was announced that it was the launch of a new franchise, and usually when a film is highly successful and is part of a franchise the rest of the movies come out pretty quick (disregardin...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Hansel and Zoolander walk the runway for Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2 is happening and while it isn't so hot right now, it's about to be as the marketing is kicking off in a completely awesome way. Both Ben Stiller as Derrick Zoolander and Owen Wilson as Hansel (so hot right no...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 03.09.2015

American Sniper is the top grossing film of 2014

I had a lot of problems with American Sniper as a movie about PTSD and veterans, but despite these issues it had a very good redeeming value of bringing Veteran issues to the forefront of the discussion in America. It se...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 02.21.2015

The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2015 edition

Every year we like to come in and completely and totally accurately predict the Oscar awards. We have, in fact, never been wrong (except when we have been). It's a track record we're looking forward to keeping up and we're pr...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Red band trailer for Kill Me Three Times features killing more than three times

Kill Me Three Times is definitely an odd one. A dark comedy about an assassin played by Simon Pegg who stumbles into a mess of murdering and betrayal, it just looks kind of off kilter. That's in the best way possible, o...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Terminator: Genisys to release in IMAX 3D

Terminator: Genisys is slowly turning things around. After being easily mocked for both its ridiculous name and its ridiculous first look images the film landed with a solid trailer. I'm not actually excited for it yet, ...

Matthew Razak