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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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3:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Here's all the trailers you'll get to see during the Super Bowl

While the Seahawks and Patriots might be one of the least interesting Super Bowl match ups we've seen in a while that doesn't mean you shouldn't be watching. There's going to be commercials and some of those commercials will ...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 01.27.2015

All female Ghostbuster reboot nearly cast

We've heard plenty of rumblings about Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot that puts four female leads into the act of busting ghosts. Kirsten Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have both been rumored for quite some time, but toda...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 01.23.2015

Review: The Boy Next Door

I'm not actually sure who I'm writing this review for. Anyone whose seen the trailers for The Boy Next Door has undoubtedly made their made up about it. It's a trashy stalker film with Jennifer Lopez seducing a teenager ...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 01.23.2015

Write for Flixist and become the ruler of the world

Hello. Are you enjoying yourself here? Do you think that you'd like to have a bigger role than just reading about movies at Flixist? Do you want to write about movies at Flixist? Then now is your chance. We're looking for a f...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 01.22.2015

Matt's Top 15 Movies of 2014

As a person who gets to attend press screenings for almost every major and minor release out there I get to see way too many movies. You're thinking that sounds awesome, but it can be a horrible burden. Do you know how many b...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 01.21.2015

See Black or White early and free

Ready for some family friendly films about race? Then Black or White is your ticket. Forget Selma and grab a free pass to the true movie of the moment. Obviously I'm being sarcastic, but Black or White does see...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 01.20.2015

World War Z sequel starting with a clean slate

We here at Flixist actually dug World War Z despite it's horrible third act, which was rewritten and abandoned many of the book's themes to give us a happy ending. Despite all the troubles the movie had it still came out...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 01.16.2015

Taken 4 trailer is here

With the success of Taken 3 (do not listen to Sean it is a terrible movie and a waste of your money) we all have to ask why the hell we keep seeing really bad movies. We also have to expect that despite the third film c...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 01.16.2015

Review: Blackhat

I am a big Michael Mann fan. Collateral might be one of my favorite films. The guy just knows how to direct. You can be guaranteed at least one breath taking, though provoking shot in one of his films. This is espec...

Matthew Razak

2:36 PM on 01.15.2015

Get Hard trailer with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is... actually funny

Both Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart can be really funny guys, but the second I heard about Get Hard I figured I'd be driving the other way. It looked like a dumb film playing on all the wrong racial stereotypes just pull l...

Matthew Razak

7:32 AM on 01.15.2015

Here are your 2015 Oscar nominees

And we have them! The nominations are in with Birdman and Grand Budapest pulling in the lead with nomination count. A few snubs and a few surprises. How about Whiplash sneaking in for a Best Picture nominations? It...

Matthew Razak

3:03 PM on 01.14.2015

Rumor: Spider-Man to appear in Avengers: Infinity War

After Sony was soundly disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the company was struggling with what to do with the character. As some leaked documents (that we did not cover) showed they even reached out to Marvel ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 01.14.2015

Avatar sequels get pushed back a year for script work

Avatar exploded on the scene and was a wild success and had people dressing up like giant blue aliens and then... nothing. Well, not actually nothing. We heard we'd be getting three sequels to the film, but James Cameron...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 01.13.2015

DGA nominations are in and they like biopics

The Directors Guild of America has announced the directors for 2014 that it thinks did the best job, and man did they make some interesting choices. While Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 01.13.2015

First trailer for Spy brings Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig back again

Melissa McCarth and Paul Feig are like bestest comedy buddies, and their efforts turn out pretty solid as Bridesmaids and The Heat (Nick was too harsh) can attest to. The pair are pairing up again for a spy sp...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 01.12.2015

See The Wedding Ringer early and free

Some folks find Kevin Hart hilarious. I find him modestly amusing depending on the film, but if you find him hilarious then you should grab these tickets to The Wedding Ringer because then you can see him and laugh. Pret...

Matthew Razak

11:04 AM on 01.12.2015

See American Sniper early and free

I thought American Sniper missed its target (sorry) a bit, but there is no doubt that the film is both powerful and well made. If you're into that kind of thing then you probably want some passes to see it... tonight. Ye...

Matthew Razak

9:04 AM on 01.12.2015

Your 2015 Golden Globe Winners

And here we have it. Well, not really "it." "It" is reserved for the Oscars, but here we have the secondary it: the Golden Globes. More fun, better hosts and more drinking than the Oscars so really a better show. Below you'll...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Batman v Superman trailer may be attached to Jupiter Ascending

Look, we all know something is seriously wrong with Jupiter Ascending. The film was pushed back from a blockbuster holiday release to a dead zone release of February 6. Am I still excited for the film? Yes, it's an original i...

Matthew Razak

10:47 AM on 01.08.2015

The Voices trailer delivers more than it appears

In the realm of talking animal movies there's pretty much one genre and that genre is children's comedies. The Voices is not that. Yes, it has talking animals, but it's also a dark comedy with slasher instincts. Plus, it...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 01.07.2015

First trailer for The Lazarus Effect

Olivia Wilde is just the perfect combination of hot and interesting to pull of incredibly scary if she needs to. It appears she needs to as she joins Mark Duplass (also that perfect combination) in The Lazarus Effect, which ...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 01.06.2015

First poster for Ant-Man is small, but oh so big as well

Sold. You sold me, Marvel. Not that I needed much selling on Ant-Man, but this poster has done it. Eschewing their usual "faces of heroes in front of dramatic background" theme Marvel has released the first poster for the fil...

Matthew Razak