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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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10:00 AM on 10.30.2014

UPDATE: First look at Terminator: Genisys and its horrible plot

UPDATE: We've gotten some more images of the super angry/squinty EW shoot, and I...yeah I have nothing for this. Check them out in the gallery.  I think we all could see this coming when they named the film Terminator Ge...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 10.29.2014

Extended trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Thanks to Hydra Marvel had a bit of a leak last week and the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the web early and the big reveal during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which you should be watching) was dulled. Scrambl...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 10.28.2014

Divergent sequel Insurgent to be in 3D

It's hard to think about anything else than how much Marvel is rocking our faces right now, but remember Lionsgate does enjoy monopolizing the YA movie scene. Hunger Games may be dominant, but Divergent did well too...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 10.28.2014

See everything that happens in the movie in this new Paddington trailer

Want to see Paddington before it releases in theaters? No we aren't doing a giveaway. Just watch this incredibly detailed and long trailer for the film that shows you basically the entire plot and even delivers the emot...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 10.27.2014

See Before I Go to Sleep early and free

Nicole Kidman in a movie that looks a lot like Memento? I'm in. Before I Go to Sleep has all the makings of a film that blows your mind with an awesome premise or an unseen twist. Want to know what it is before everyone ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to premiere during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Look we were all there. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kind of sucked for the first chunk of the season. The Winter Solider happened and damn did it get good. The second season is good too, but if you haven't gotten back on the ...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 10.21.2014

James Wan returning for The Conjuring 2

In case you missed the news The Conjuring 2 was delayed until 2016 instead of having a 2015 release date. That was kind of weird because Annabelle did really well at the box office so you'd think they'd want more ou...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 10.21.2014

Judge Dredd Superfiend gets first teaser

While we may all be chomping at the bit for a return of Karl Urban's Judge Dredd, I think we were happy to hear about the film's producer Adi Shankar taking the character further through a mini-series like he did with The Pu...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 10.20.2014

More John Carter movies could be in the works

John Carter was one of the biggest cinematic flops in recent history and heads rolled at Disney after it floundered out of the start gate. It was too bad because it was actually an entertaining piece of science fiction a...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.20.2014

My Little Ponies coming to the big screen

I have actually never watched an episode of the new My Little Ponies, but man are they popular. Like, scarily so. Who knows that it is. Well, I'm sure I could find plenty of fans who could tell me what it is, but that's not t...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 10.16.2014

First poster for Jurassic World

With Jurassic World now being truly and imminently a thing that we will be able to watch with our eyes a poster has arrived via the film's director. It might be the least original, yet still functional poster ever. Clear...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 10.16.2014

Get passes for any showing of Men, Women and Children

Still haven't seen Jason Reitmen's Men, Women and Children? That's OK, I haven't either, but now you can at no risk. We've got passes for the film at any Regal Cinema in DC. The movie looks pretty solid so we'd love for you t...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 10.15.2014

Dave Bautista to play Bond villain

Bond villain casting alert! Is that a thing? It should be. Bond villains are awesome, especially the ridiculous henchman, but we really haven't had that iconic henchman show up since Craig took over. You know, an Oddjob or Ja...

Matthew Razak

8:44 AM on 10.14.2014

Robert Downey Jr. cast in Captain America 3, story based on Civil War

Big news today coming from Variety as they report that Rober Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to play Iron Man/Tony Stark in the third Captain America film. They're also saying that the film will launch the next ...

Matthew Razak

11:17 AM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: Dreamworks panel featuring Home and Penguins

The last true movie related panel of NYCC is now over. The movie stuff wrapped up with Dreamworks Animation presenting a panel for both Home and Penguins of Madagascar for our viewing pleasure. The panel consis...

Matthew Razak

7:57 AM on 10.12.2014

NYCC: First look at Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil show

With the announcement of Netflix launching five Marvel series all leading to a Defenders show things got pretty exciting for streaming television. At New York Comic Con Marvel debuted the first of this story and we got to che...

Matthew Razak

8:10 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC: Up close with Ben Affleck's Batman cape and cowl

At New York Comic Con they're celebrating Batman's 75th anniversary and part of that celebration bring us our first chance to get up close to the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck will be wearing when he takes over the role in B...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 10.10.2014

NYCC: New trailer and toys for Big Hero 6

Disney opened up New York Comic Con with a bang. First they showed off the first trailer for Tomorrowland and then they finally released a trailer for Big Hero 6 that wasn't just a bunch of cute stuff from Baymax. ...

Matthew Razak

2:30 PM on 10.10.2014

Why is Interstellar one minute shorter in 70mm?

Today the critics in DC got information on the upcoming screenings of Interstellar and for some reason it turns out that Christopher Nolan's space film is one minute longer in its non-70mm format. As you hopefully know t...

Matthew Razak

10:30 AM on 10.10.2014

NYCC: We're here. Join us! (over the Internet)

New York Comic Con is back again and Flixist is here to bring you all the movie news you can handle. Can you tell how excited we are? OK, that picture isn't actually representative of the excitement we're feeling with chances...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 10.10.2014

Review: Dracula Untold

Everyone listen. I'm going to pretty much surprise the crap out of you because by writing the next sentence I'm surprising the crap out of myself. I enjoyed Dracula Untold. I know. You've probably just decided that maybe you ...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 10.10.2014

Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

To start this will be the only time I am typing the full name of the movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. There, got that over with. From here on out we'll be referring to the film as Horri...

Matthew Razak