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Tarantino's next film will be distributed by Sony

Quentin Tarantino and the Weinstein brothers are almost synonymous. They gave him his first break and he's made ever single movie with them either through Miramax or The Weinstein Company. Well, after Weinstein was finally publicly revealed...

 
 
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Rumor: Jake Gyllenhaal wanted for Batman

(Note: I'm referring to Gyllenhal's creepy turn in the film Nightcrawler, not the X-Men character. I suppose explaining a joke means it's not a good one, but here we are.) It's been pretty clear that Ben Affleck hasn't been having as m...

 
 
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Danger Girl movie rights scooped up

I'd like to tell you that I got into the Danger Girl comics when they first came out because I was into their tongue-in-cheek take on the James Bond spy film genre. But I was a teenage boy in the 90s so I think we all know why I picked...

 
 
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A Quiet Place gets its first, very silent trailer

I've been excited for A Quiet Place since we first heard about the idea. Basically a family is living in some situation where they can't make a sound or else they'll be attacked by monsters. Of course, as the trailer shows, they event...

 
 
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Review: Justice League

Warning: I'm going to discuss a thing that is obvious, but some may consider a spoiler so don't read if you've been in a cave for the entire marketing campaign of this movie.  Well they did it, folks. DC made two movies in a row that d...

 
 
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First Rampage movie images punch their way into existence

The Rampage games were never anything that special. Basically the same thing level after level for more than 100 levels with slight variations as things progressed through the years. But they hold a special place in my heart becau...

 
 
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Bond distribution rights go to Annapurna

Every studio wants a piece of James Bond. The movies are hits no matter what. They bring in money, and that's why landing the distribution rights to the films was a massive deal with almost every studio out there putting bids in. MGM was lo...

 
 
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What non-blockbusters are you looking forward to?

Look, we pretty much know what the rest of the year looks like in terms of number one opening weekends. It's going to go like this including this week's number one: Thor > Justice League > Coco > ...

 
 
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Universal's Dark Universe has been mummified

Universal's Monster Universe, not-so-lovingly called the Dark Universe, has lots its captains and is on hold.  They had a plan. They really did. Universal didn't have any comic book properties, and they didn't want to risk spending a l...

 
 
 
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See The Room at a special screening

Are you dying to see The Disaster artist, but feel like you need a refresher of The Room, the best worst movie ever made that the film is based on? I mean you could rent it or you could see it in all its cinematic glory by snagging some fre...

 
 
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Are Marvel movies really all the same?

Anyone want to take a wild guess at what movie won the box office this weekend? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Yea, it was Thor: Rangnarok by a long shot. In fact it made over $100 million more than the next movie on the list, A ...

 
 
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Disney announces the cast for their live action Lion King

And the live action adaptions continue. We've known that Disney has been and will be rolling out live action versions of their classic movies until they don't have anymore to adapt, and the next one on the docket is The Lion King. With the ...

 
 
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Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

It's the first day of November so of course that means we're in open season for all things Christmas. Like a runner leaving the blocks before the starting gun fires, A Bad Moms Christmas is storming into the Christmas season long befor...

 
 
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See Mudbound early and free

Ready for Oscar season to kick into high gear? Mudbound has a ton of buzz around it, and may be the movie that finally pushes Netflix's films into the Academy award winning category. They've been desperate to snag one since Beast of No Nati...

 
 
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Christoph Waltz says he's not coming back for Bond

One of the worst kept secrets in film history was that Christoph Waltz was playing Blofed in Spectre. On the whole I thought they pretty much wasted a fantastic actor and performance for the film so I was excited when it was pretty obvious ...

 
 
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What's your favorite horror franchise?

With Halloween just two days away, a dismal box office, and Jigsaw hitting the number one spot this weekend (in a most unimpressive manner), seems like the perfect time to ask everyone what their favorite horror franchise was...

 
 
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Bad Boys my get a spin-off TV series

Deadline is reporting on rumors that a Bad Boys spin-off is being pitched around networks at the moment by Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad, and is receiving strong interest from multiple sources. The show would focus on Gabriel Unio...

 
 
 
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Ben Mendelsohn looking to be evil in Captain Marvel

Some pretty cool casting news: Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the villain in the new Captain Marvel movie. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are in talks with the actor, who they worked with before in Mississippi Grind. I don't...

 
 
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Godzilla anime gets a trailer that animes hard

Godzilla is so hot right now. Not only is he starring in his own cinematic universe, but he's been reborn in Japan as well. Now he's going to be all reborn again with a new anime, Godzilla: Monster Planet. If you check out the trailer you'...

 
 
 
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Pacific Rim: Uprising is the start of a cinematic universe

If you have a movie franchise these days, even if it isn't that successful, you evidently have to make it a cinematic universe. It's just a rule now. Studios want money and the way to make money these days is assumed to be a cinematic unive...

 
 
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Disney scraps animated feature Gigantic

I'd been pretty excited about Gigantic since Disney announced it on their release slate. It would have been the next in the currently sterling line of Disney animated features, and had the age-old Disney trick of adapting a fairy tale ...

 
 
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Season 11 of X-Files lands a trailer

I was all aboard for the reboot of X-Files when it landed, and then I watched it and remembered why the show had stopped. It's not that it got bad, but it just didn't have anywhere else to go, and it still didn't. It had jumped the sh...

 
 
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Should there be a third Blade Runner?

Usually I try to leave these things open for debate for at least a sentence or two before giving my opinion, but there's clearly a right answer here. While Blade Runner 2049 is probably the best result to come out of a needless se...

 
 
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Amazon's The Tick gets a season one part two trailer

It took a long while, but after the unique and funny pilot for The Tick that Amazon studies made they first season came... and then quickly went because it was only half a season. While the first set of episodes had a definitive story...

 
 
 
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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve has done the impossible. He has pulled off a feat that most directors won't even take a stab at. He has delivered unto us something we haven't seen for years. With this act Villeneuve has firmly established himself as one o...

 
 
 
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Review: Cult of Chucky

You may not know this, but Chucky, the red headed doll inhabited by a serial killer's soul thanks to some magic, had a bit of a comeback a few years ago with the straight to video release of Curse of Chucky. Believe it or not, after a ...

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog movie now at Paramount

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is moving studios. Deadpool director Tim Miller was going to produce with his pal Jeff Fowler directing and Sony had the rights to make it, but they put the proj...

 
 
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Is there any actor that you'll show up to the theater for?

Time was if you shoved Tom Cruise into a movie and emblazoned all the marketing with his name bigger than the name of the movie you'd pretty much have a guaranteed number one opening weekend, and most likely a box office hit. That time has ...

 
 
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Review: American Made

At this point there's an entire adult generation who thinks of Contra as a retro video game first and a group of right wing militants backed by the US government second. That simple fact might lead you to be surprised that the CIA, White Ho...

 
 
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Underworld franchise is moving to television

Like some sort of early 2000s zombie that just won't die the Underworld franchise is making a move to television with creator Len Wiseman bringing the show to the small screen. The director/writer/producer and his production compa...

 
 
 
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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I think I open up every post I write about the original Kingsman movie like this, but what an effing surprise it was. In a rare occurrence I didn't catch the flick in theaters, and despite the positive reviews I still thought it l...

 
 
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Taika Waititi in talks to direct reborn Akira adaptation

It's not like we haven't been here before so no one get to excited, but Deadline is reporting that Taika Waititi is in talks to direct a live action Akira adaptation. WB has kept the adaptation in development hell for years now wi...

 
 
 


About Matthew Razakone of us since 2:16 AM on 02.17.2011

Matthew Razak is the Editor-in-Chief here at Flixist, meaning he gets 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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