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Star Trek: Discovery casts Ethan Peck as its Spock

If you watched all the way through Star Trek: Discovery you know that it ended on a cliffhanger that surprised, angered, and excited Trek fans. The show also heavily involved Spock's family, but no Spock. I'm going to talk about t...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Meg

What makes a good bad movie? It's a question I've been pondering over the years as I sit through more and more bad bad movies trying to be good bad movies. Take Skyscraper as a recent example. It's a bad movie, but it's not a good...

 
 
 
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No other heroes will appear in Aquaman except Aquaman

The DC Extended Universe has been all about the crossovers. They jumped right in with Batman v Superman and didn't look back, with a bit of crossover in almost every film since. The exception? Wonder Woman, which is the only film that ...

 
 
 
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Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman in new CW show

CW is pulling out some big guns for their possible upcoming Batwoman TV show. They've just announced that Ruby Rose, of Orange is the New Black fame, is donning the cape and cowl of the titular superhero. The show is onl...

 
 
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See Crazy Rich Asians early and free

Crazy Rich Asians wasn't really on my radar at all, but after seeing the trailer a few weeks ago and I started seeing the damn book or its follow up all over the place. Now I'm concerned I've missed out on some cultural phenomenon. I m...

 
 
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Marvel is to blame for Donald Glover's Deadpool not happening

If you recall a while back Donald Glover was working on making a Deadpool TV show for FX. It didn't get as far as it should of in that it didn't get anywhere and it should have been a hilarious show that ran for years. Glover responded with...

 
 
 
 
 
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Our first look at Terminator 6 reveals three bad ass women

Terminator 6 is coming with some hope for it not sucking given to the fact that Tim Miller, director of Deadpool, is helming the film and James Cameron is intimately involved. With the movie releasing next holiday season and shoot...

 
 
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Sandlot prequel in development with original creator

It looks like The Sandlot might be getting an actual, released in theaters prequel. Deadline is reporting that the original's writer/director, David Mickey Evans is co-writing a script with Austin Reynolds. While the plot hasn't been o...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The original Mamma Mia, based off the theatrical musical of the same name, was an absolute blast. Cram packed full of stars, fantastic numbers, clever direction, and clever winks at the genre the movie worked just as well as the musical did...

 
 
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Review: Unfriended: Dark Web

(This review was originally published as part of Flixist SXSW 2018 coverage.) Blumhouse is on a roll right now. They're making some of the biggest hits in horror, and, of course just pulled in an Academy Award nomination for Get Out.&n...

 
 
 
 
 
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First teaser for the new series of Doctor Who mostly teases

Doctor Who is is starting anew again with regeneration, new companions, a new showrunner, and, of course, the first female Doctor. While we'd seen Jodie Whittaker's Doctor in action at the end of the last season's finale and in h...

 
 
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Skyscraper opens with a thud while Ant-Man drops hard

It wasn't a good weekend for muscle-bound heroes. Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper opened nearly $5 million below where predictions had it, pulling in a paltry $25.48 million, while Ant-Man and the Wasp suffered the worst sec...

 
 
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See The Equalizer 2 early and free

The Equalizer was a bit of fun with Denzel Washington basically doing his best Liam Neeson so hopefully, the sequel won't be a drop off in quality the same way Taken 2 was. At least we're getting the same creative team back. Want to kn...

 
 
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Review: Skyscraper

I'm not sure why, but I was kind of thinking that Skyscraper would be something special. Not like, "good" special, but just some sort of low-key, fun action flick that riffed a bit on Die Hard and The Towering Infer...

 
 
 
 
 
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Wonder Park trailer is clearly hiding a dark secret

We got the first trailer for Paramount's Wonder Park today and normally I'd let it slide right by but the teaser trailer is so devoid of anything even remotely hinting at a plot that I felt compelled to share it. It definitely lo...

 
 
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Ant-Man and the Wasp lands another success for Marvel

Looking at the raw numbers you'd have to say that Ant-Man and the Wasp was a letdown for Marvel. After all, their last five openings easily crossed the $100 million dollar mark on opening weekend without even trying, and Ant-...

 
 
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Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

I laid my feelings out about the Ant-Man films and their importance to the Marvel cinematic universe yesterday so I won't dive too deeply into that again, but suffice to say Ant-Man is a bit of an odd duck in the MCU, and it'...

 
 
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Ant-Man movies are the most important films in the MCU

We all know that Marvel has done something special with their cinematic universe. Well, not just special, groundbreaking. They invented the cinematic universe, and despite being the first people to do one of these things they're also the be...

 
 
 
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M. Knight Shyamalan shares a reflective poster for Glass

I saw Split late and the entire time sitting through it all I could think was that it was good, but not great, and whatever twist everyone was talking about wasn't going to change that. AND THEN THE TWIST MADE IT GREAT. Never have...

 
 
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Showtime brings teabagging to life with Halo TV show

Halo is a franchise ripe for film adaptation. Lone, badass in cool armor tearing up an alien race while saying cool stuff? Yea, it writes itself. Actually, turns out it doesn't, as Halo film adaptations have been stuck i...

 
 
 
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See Sorry to Bother You early and free

Sorry to Bother You is one of our most anticipated movies of the summer, and for good reason. It just looks amazing and interesting and weird. It's the kind of movie you go see when you're tired of action films. If you're there then we've g...

 
 
 


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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