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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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11:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Getting to know Zero Theorem's characters

Like my profound sub-header there? It felt necessary with all this talk of nothing in these new Zero Theorum character posters that just landed to celebrate the film's release on iTunes yesterday. If you're into Terry Gi...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.19.2014

J.J. Abrams teases Edgar Wright coming to Star Wars

Well here's a hell of a tease (not to mention what would be an awesome wedding). J.J. Abrams just tweeted this image of him and Edgar Wright holding hands hinting strongly that he's getting married to the man... or that Wrigh...

Matthew Razak

3:05 PM on 08.18.2014

Godzilla 2 roaring onto screens in 2018

Godzilla made the money and was also not too bad so we weren't surprised when a sequel was announced. It looks like it will be a while until we get to see it, however. WB and Legendary have set June 8, 2018, as the relea...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

What Up would be like if Michael Bay directed it

At first glance I thought they totally missed the mark on this little edit of an Up trailer as it really feels like a Nolan film with all the drama and the WUuuuUUHHhUUHH music. Then the explosions start. Now that's some Michael Bay action.

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.18.2014

See Sin City: A Dame to Kill For early and free

Having rewatched Sin City last night I am once again excited for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you too are excited you should click below and grab these last minute passes to a screening tonight for the movie. It shou...

Matthew Razak

10:10 AM on 08.15.2014

Is this what Storm Troopers will look like in Star Wars Ep. VII

Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams might be the best in the business at keeping his films secret when you're dealing with Star Wars things are going to leak. These Stormtrooper helmets might be the first real big things i...

Matthew Razak

10:30 AM on 08.14.2014

Sony is digitally altering The Interview

You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...

Matthew Razak

7:54 AM on 08.14.2014

Martin Lawrence announces Bad Boys 3

We know. Bad Boys 3 is coming, right? We've been wondering where the hell it is forever, and so has Martin Lawrence, because he doesn't get to start in any other movies. According to him they are officially going to let...

Matthew Razak

3:10 PM on 08.13.2014

See When the Game Stands Tall early and free

Football is almost here! That's really exciting (if you like football). To get into the mood how about a little sports movie celebrating greatness on the gridiron. When the Game Stands Tall is perfect for that, and we've...

Matthew Razak

9:24 AM on 08.13.2014

Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works

Warner Bros., in a desperate bid to catch up with Marvel, is being crazy aggressive with its release schedule over the next few years. While we're pretty sure there will be more Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman we didn't know ...

Matthew Razak

3:18 PM on 08.12.2014

Marvel moving forward with Inhumans

With Guardians of the Galaxy a record breaking hit, Marvel is feeling pretty damn good about their ability to take lesser known characters and turn them into awesome. That means that the long-ago-teased The Inhumans...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Evil Dead 2 not likely to happen

I was quite the fan of the relaunch of Evil Dead, and with rumors of Ash returning for a crossover at some point and a sequel pretty much confirmed things looked up for more ridiculous bloodshed and awesome. Then director Fed...

Matthew Razak

6:05 PM on 08.11.2014

Robin Williams found dead at age 63

We bring you some truly sad news tonight. Robin Williams was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Reports from the family spokesperson say that the actor was suffering from depression and recently...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 08.11.2014

First look at James Franco's The Sound and the Fury

As the next step in James Franco's epic prank on the entire world (that is the only explanation for his existence as a whole) an adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury must signal we are near the prolifi...

Matthew Razak

2:30 PM on 08.11.2014

See Let's Be Cops early and free

We've got passes for comedy tonight! I know you've all been kind of maybe waiting to laugh at something and that something is possibly Let's Be Cops. To be honest I can't get a pin on this movie. It's either going to be drop ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Green Inferno on hold indefinitely

Sad news for those you like the boundary pushing of Eli Roth and the disturbing Cannibal Holocaust. His homage to that film, Green Inferno, has been put on hold indefinitely. It's not because of any controversy, surprisi...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Review: Into the Storm

Into the Storm is one of those movies that you wonder where it came from. Natural disaster films are so early 2000s and this one feels particularly ancient. Clearly the thinking was that with all the super storms hitting...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 08.08.2014

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

OK, we've all seen the new look of the Ninja Turtles, and if you haven't there it is up there in the header. It's hideous. They look really weird and totally ugly. That doesn't change in this movie. We're just all going to ha...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.07.2014

Two more LEGO movies may already have release dates

With The LEGO Movie being awesome and also destroying the box office WB was quick to announce a sequel and a spin-off based on their Ninjago line of LEGO. Two upcoming movies should be enough, but the want more. THR...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 08.06.2014

The Guest brings its first trailer to our door

If you read our review of the fantastic You're Next or saw the movie you know the guys behind it are fantastic at subverting our expectations of genres. That's why its awesome that they seem to be branching out with The...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.06.2014

Ricky Gervais announces Office movie, Life on the Road

Can't get enough of squirming uncomfortably in your seat pondering whether something was funny or just horribly awkward? Then get excited for the return of David Brent, Ricky Gervais' character from the British The Office, as...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Images of Hitman: Agent 47 get all bald

The Hitman games make for some pretty easy action fodder, and the movie that released in 2007 based on them wasn't all that bad. It didn't really take off though, so why not reboot! The new Hitman film, Hitman: Agen...

Matthew Razak