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Space Jam 2 is confirmed to begin filming this summer

This isn't really that big a deal to anyone, but Space Jam 2 will begin filming this summer according to Lebron James. We knew it was coming soon so filming had to start soon. They've actually got a decent director helming it in T...

 
 
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Steven Spielberg comes out against streaming films once again

The roaring debate between films getting released in the cinema and heading straight to streaming may eventually end with a whimper with audiences' preferences basically forcing more films to hit streaming sooner and streaming services beco...

 
 
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The Man in the High Castle will end its regime with season 4

I haven't watched a single episode of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle despite the fact that alternate history shows are completely my jam. However, I may dive in after the next season because that season will be its last and once a...

 
 
 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Cinematography

Hubert opened his review of Roma by describing the first shot of the film in detail. I'd like you to go read that paragraph now (heck, read his entire review). He's so incredibly right about this shot. It practically defines the entire...

 
 
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Netflix's Triple Frontier lands an action-packed trailer

Triple Frontier looks like the kind of movie that's been in production since 2010 and been handed off from one director to another. That's probably because it has been. The film is finally, finally releasing on Netflix this year, but ...

 
 
 
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See Fighting With My Family early and free

We all love Dwayne Johnson. Even the people who pretend not to like Dwayne Johnson secretly have shrines constructed to him in their houses. The world loves him. This is just a scientific fact. He's in Fighting With My Family, a movie based...

 
 
 
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Breaking Bad movie will land on Netflix first, is a sequel

If you're like me, and according to Netflix's reported numbers a lot of you are, then you pretty much watched all of Breaking Bad on Netflix. Honestly, it was a great way to watch a show that burns slower than that rash you've had for ...

 
 
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Review: Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day, for me, was a movie that was crushed under expectations. What I wanted was a bloody slasher film that took Groundhog Day and turned it into an excuse for increasingly ridiculous death sequences. What I got was a P...

 
 
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Danny Boyle's Yesterday gets its first trailer today

Danny Boyle is my kryptonite. He has a way of taking high concept material and making it relatable and magical. Even his bad films have a bit of something to them that make them special. Yesterday seems right in line with the director...

 
 
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Review: Isn't It Romantic

The romantic comedy genre gets a lot of hate for playing into tropes and repeating itself over and over again. The thing is, it's been around so long now that making fun of those tropes and subverting them has become part of the genre in an...

 
 
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See Everybody Knows early and free

Director Asghar Farhadi is really good. Both A Separation and The Salesman are some of the best films you can see so we're pretty sure that Everybody Knows will be really good too. I mean look at the stars! We like for you to...

 
 
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Warner Bros. loses some of LEGO Movie 2's pieces

With how AWESOME the original LEGO Movie was Warner Bros. was all set for a massive hit this weekend with the sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, but evidently they didn't do too good a job constructing the sequel. While rev...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Velvet Buzzsaw

Dan Gilroy burst onto the directorial scene after years of screenplay writing with Nightcrawler. It was a disturbing and thought-provoking film that blended the genres of horror, thriller, drama, and arthouse seamlessly, all while offering ...

 
 
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Hot Wheels live-action movie rolling into development

Any kid who was a kid played with Hot Wheels cars at some point. And any IP that Mattel owns the rights to is going to become a movie at some point. So it should come as little surprise that the toy company, who has created its own movie st...

 
 
 
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Black Panther lands its first major award with SAG win

I like the Screen Actors Guild Awards for two reasons. The first is that they have a single focus on actors and its actors who choose the winners. Seems like a good way to go about things. The second is that because they have a single focus...

 
 
 
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Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

There's a certain magic to the perfect childhood movie. It involves the right mix of high adventure, coming of age, poor parental supervision, and the innocence of youth. The 80s was jam-packed with movies that somehow nailed this (or maybe...

 
 
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First trailer for Amazon's The Boys gives away almost nothing

Garth Ennis' comic The Boys is one of those comics everyone tells you to read because it's just so damn good. That's probably why Amazon scooped it up to be a superhero TV show. That and the more superhero content you can put out the better...

 
 
 
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Netflix joins the MPAA, corporate Voltron assembles

Netflix is a movie studio. Well, really they're a content studio, but what's clear is that they really aren't a video rental/streaming service anymore. They're a movie studio with their own releasing platform and to make that abundantly cle...

 
 
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See Miss Bala early and free

I'm not even going to pretend to be all that interest in Miss Bala, an American remake of a fantastic foreign film. There's just nothing in it that looks all the interesting to me. It seems to take the dramatic original and turn it into far...

 
 
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Holiday weekend is a good time for M. Night Shyamalan

It looks like the middling reviews from grumpy critics didn't slow Glass down too much over the long weekend. The film pulled in an estimated $47 million over the four day weekend, which puts it slightly under the $50 million expectati...

 
 
 
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Matt's five best movies of the year you didn't go to see

I'll admit it. Most years I'm pretty in line with everyone else's opinions of the best movies. I like to pretend I'm super original and trendy and can pick out those indie classics that no one else watched because I'm so with it, but I'm no...

 
 
 
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See The Kid Who Would Be King early and free

The King Who Would Be King marks the return of Joe Cornish to the director's chair for the first time since Attack the Block, and it also marks the return of those kinds of movies where kids go on unsupervised adventures to save the wo...

 
 
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Netflix's prices are going to go up again

It hasn't been that long since Netflix raised the price of their streaming service but the insanely successful carrier, hot off winning multiple awards and praise for Roma, is about to do it again. The service announced today that prices fo...

 
 
 
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Aaron Sorkin wants a The Social Network sequel

When David Fincher's The Social Network landed Facebook was still the cream of the social media crop, growing ever bigger and just embracing its money-making promise. It was still a sordid story but the films focus was really on its cr...

 
 
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Aquaman is the first DCEU film to top $1 billion globally

This weekend Aquaman may not have grabbed the number one spot as it lost out to The Upside in its fourth week, but the folks at WB and DC are probably still very happy as they've finally cracked the $1 billion mark with a superher...

 
 
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We may be getting a Baby Shark movie

For anyone alive with children "Baby Shark" is a song that will never ever ever leave your head. Its catchy beat and easy dance has captured the minds of children everywhere and burrowed deep into their cerebral cortexes so that they beg to...

 
 


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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