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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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Danny Boyle in talks for Leonardo DiCaprio led Steve Jobs film

Well, we had Jobs, which was kind of the quick cash in on the whole Steve Jobs biography thing, but it's time for the big guns to come out. Sony pictures has been whipping up fervor over its adaptation of the popular biograph...   more

Danny Boyle in talks for Leonardo DiCaprio led Steve Jobs film photo

The Grand Seduction gets its first trailer

I'm a big fan of Taylor Kitsch and of charming comedies so putting the two together gets a big thumbs up from me. That's the gist of The Grand Seduction, which finds Kitsch as a doctor who comes to a small town for a month, ...   more

The Grand Seduction gets its first trailer photo

Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script

The drama over Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has been pretty crazy. After the script leaked online he swore he was going to put the film on the back burner, and then decide to hold a one-time only reading of the ...   more

Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script photo

First trailer for Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is a pretty easy sell. A musical about the Four Seasons featuring all their greatest hits? Yea, people are going to come out to see that. It could, however, go horribly wrong as adaptations go if they decide...   more

First trailer for Jersey Boys  photo

See The Other Woman and get some free wine too

Ladies (you are out there, right?). We've got deal for you tonight. A screening and some wine. You'll get to see The Other Woman and enjoy some fine glasses of Butterfly Kiss wine. Sounds like a pretty good night. Guys i...   more

See The Other Woman and get some free wine too photo

First trailer for Eli Roth's Green Inferno

Eli Roth's Green Inferno got plenty of folks talking when it screened at TIFF last year. You can probably guess why considering its a movie by Eli Roth that is clearly heavily influenced by the cult film Cannibal Holoca...   more

First trailer for Eli Roth's Green Inferno photo

See A Haunted House 2 early and free

Want to see A Haunted House 2? Well then you're entirely different from me, but considering the first one made enough money to get a sequel some of you are out there and we're glad to give you some passes to it. I'm sure it w...   more

See A Haunted House 2 early and free photo

Magic Mike XXL releasing in July, 2015

We've known that the sequel to Magic Mike was coming for a while now and a few weeks back we learned it would be called Magic Mike XXL. After all why not let all those actors strip off their clothes again for our vi...   more

Magic Mike XXL releasing in July, 2015 photo

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman

In news that should shock no one -- he scored Man of Steel, all three Nolan Bat films and probably enjoys getting payed money -- Hans Zimmer has confirmed that he'll be returning for Batman vs. Superman. The prolifi...   more

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman photo

See Transcendence early and free

Johnny Depp as a computer mind should be pretty interesting, right? I'm thinking so. While the concept behind Transcendence isn't crazy original its execution sounds like it will be. I'm very interested in it, especially...   more

See Transcendence early and free photo

New details on X-Men: Apocalypse from Brian Singer

In the world of the comic book movie it's become a game of "on to the next one." We're not even done with X-Men: Days of Future Past as it doesn't come out for another month, and here we are talking about X-Men: Apo...   more

New details on X-Men: Apocalypse from Brian Singer photo

New red ban trailer for 22 Jump Street

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the sequel to the hilarious 21 Jump Street will be crammed full of cuss words and other R-rated antics, but just in case you were worried here is a red band trailer confirming...   more

New red ban trailer for 22 Jump Street photo

New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around

I have yet to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but Alec was not a fan. He was one of the few, however, so I was remaining neutral on the upcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but thanks to these new images I'm no...   more

New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo


New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo
New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo
New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo
New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo
New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo
New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes images not monkeying around photo



See Oculus early and free

It's been a while since we've had a solid scary movie land so I'm a bit hyped for Oculus, which got very solid buzz coming out of SXSW. Plus, it has Dr. Who companion Karen Gillan in it making it totally nerd awesome. Wa...   more

See Oculus early and free photo

See Draft Day early and free

FOOOOOTBALL! No, wait. DRAFTING PLAYERS TO PLAY FOOTBALL!  It's a testament to how desperate America is when there's no football to be watched that an entire film can be based on the draft, but, I mean, we are reall...   more

See Draft Day early and free photo

Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters

The cast for the Expendables films just keeps getting larger and larger, and in this very rare instance that is a completely awesome thing. You can tell it's completely awesome because despite the absurd amount of charac...   more

Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo


Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo
Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo
Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo
Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo
Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo
Expendables 3 rolls out a whole ton of posters photo



See Dom Hemingway early and free

Jude Law usually goes all clean cut for his roles. That's probably good because he's pretty nice to look at, but what happens when he goes scummy? We can all find out when Dom Hemingway lands, and you can find out earlie...   more

See Dom Hemingway early and free photo

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four is a movie already full of people who have a solid chance of being Hollywood A-listers in a few years. The casting has been young and aggressive for the superhero reboot and the news that Toby Kebbell will...   more

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom photo

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay...   more

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie photo

8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red

I think I was more excited for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for when it was just an idea that was never actually going to happen. Now that it is actually upon us I'm finding it hard to get really excited for it. These eight ...   more

8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo


8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo
8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo
8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo
8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo
8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo
8 new images for Sin City: A Dame to Kill for bring black, white and red photo



Review: Sabotage

I've been hyping Sabotage since I first heard about it. I'm a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan and a huge David Ayers (End of Watch) fan so the two together sounds like sweet, sweet cop action bliss. Ayers is great and mel...   more

Review: Sabotage photo

Rumor: Indian Jones could go the way of Bond

Here's an interesting prospect: Indiana Jones going on forever because Harrison Ford isn't the only man who plays him. Latino Review has gotten word that this might be the next step for the franchise as the window for Ford to...   more

Rumor: Indian Jones could go the way of Bond photo