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Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer revels in monsters

I'm sure there's some other stuff going on in Godzilla: King of Monsters because WB is building out a whole cinematic universe thing and that requires humans to be in it and their underlying Monarch subplot to continue, but man does this m...

 
 
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See Vice early and free

Vice is definitely one of the best movies of the year. It's both darkly comical (in that you can only laugh at how depressing it is), and wonderfully made. Christian Bale's Dick Cheney has to be seen to be believed, and the r...

 
 
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Slow weekend is slow for the box office

We're in a small calm before the holiday box office storm right now as the big release of Thanksgiving get some time to breather before the onslaught of Christmas releases starts to bear down upon us. With nothing but a re-release of Schind...

 
 
 
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Review: Mowgli

When it was announced years ago that Andy Serkis (yes, that Andy Serkis) would be making a film based off of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book it looked like we'd get two major blockbusters going head to head as Disney had their v...

 
 
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Vice leads Golden Globes nominations with six

Just this Monday the Washington Area Film Critics Associations, of which I am a member, dropped their awards but now it's time to really start talking about the bigwigs. The Hollywood Foreign Press has released the nominations for the Golde...

 
 
 
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See Once Upon a Deadpool early and free

Are you as curious as I am about what the hell a PG-13 Deadpool would be like? Or maybe you're just a super big fan of Fred Savage and The Princess Bride? Or maybe you want to see the new Once Upon a Deadpool, but you hate giving to chariti...

 
 
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See Mary Queen of Scots early and free

The film world is abuzz with Margot Robbie's turn as Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots, and now you can be too before anyone else. We're giving away passes to see the film and all you need to do is click a link. If you're down with his...

 
 
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Washington Area Film Critics selected Roma as best picture

In what has become an increasingly rare occurrence my selection for Best Picture of the year won Best Picture of the year in the Washing Area Film Critics Association awards. I'm actually a member of this group, and as such love it whe...

 
 
 
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Candyman franchise reboot with Jordan Peele confirmed

Remeber Candyman? He's back! In Pog form! No, actually, movie form, though some sweet Candyman Pogs would totally round out my collection of super dated things.  As previous rumors stated MGM has partnered with Monk...

 
 
 
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First look at more violent and bloody Hellboy in action

Hellboy is coming back, but this time he's coming back hard. Horror director Neil Marshall is taking over the reins and he's basically been promising since day one to get real weird up in this thing. This first look of Hellboy him...

 
 
 
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Review: Creed II

Rocky is not only one of the greatest sports movies ever, it is one of the greatest films ever. It was a dramatic, gritty, and surprisingly grounded film that redefined the genre, established now common tropes, and basically created th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Instant Family

I honestly got stuck with Instantly Family to review. Sometimes as EIC you gotta take a bullet for the team and let someone else review the big Harry Potter film (review coming later) or whatever. I was all set to take t...

 
 
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Bad Boys 3 is most likely called Bad Boys for Lif3

There's a third Bad Boys movie coming. If you didn't know that then you can read all about it here, with the only update being that Martin Lawerence has confirmed that he is returning alongside with Will Smith. Instead of fil...

 
 
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Lee Childs say Jack Reacher is becoming a streaming TV series

I thoroughly enjoyed both Jack Reacher movies for the 90s throwback action that they were. Low on budget, but not on determination, the movies cast Cruise in the arrogant superman he plays best and basically just let him kick butt the entir...

 
 
 
 
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See Creed II early and free

I'm not sure what to think about Creed II. Is it going to be the dramatic and stunningly good drama that Creed was or are we going full Rocky III here and just turning the franchise into boxing ridiculousness. It's hard to tell, a...

 
 
 
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New Captive State trailer warns of us of their lies

One of the longest traditions of science fiction is its incredible ability to address social issues and concepts without directly being about the specific social issues of the day. Captive State is very clearly a science fiction ...

 
 
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Review: The Grinch

Believe it or not, prior to my screening I wasn't paying that much attention to Illumination's The Grinch, but from what I did see I thought the film was going to try something a little new with the character and focus on how he became...

 
 
 
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See Overlord early and free

Overlord looks schlocky, gruesome, terrible and wonderful. I'm guessing for a sleeper hit on this one with probably some sort of twist on the Nazi/Zombie sub-genre you weren't expecting. Then again maybe not. Maybe it will just be a straigh...

 
 
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Paddington 3 in the works and you all better go see it

At Flixist we don't cover kids movies with that much regularity. With that in mind, you're probably wondering why I've chosen to publish a story about a possible third film in the Paddington series coming out as, at face value, th...

 
 
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See Widows early and free

Widows looks like something we don't get all that often: a clever and original crime film, replete with strong performances and an actually compelling story. It's definitely caught my attention after it stormed out of festivals with great r...

 
 
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Bohemian Rhapsody and Fox are the champions, my friends

Who knew that what the people really wanted were drama-filled musicals? This weekend showed that evidently what we've all actually been craving are films filled with great songs and big emotional moments as Bohemian Rhapsody destr...

 
 
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We may know the names of the four Avatar sequels

James Cameron and Warner Bros. are about halfway through shooting Avatar 2-5, but we still know almost next to nothing about them aside from the fact that they'll take place on Pandora and a few casting tidbits. Now the&...

 
 
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See Boy Erased early and free

Boy Erased looks like it's going to have a lot of people talking when it lands given both its subject matter and quality. Now you'll have the chance to talk about it first. We've got passes for an early screening of the film that you c...

 
 
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Ridley Scott is currently working on a sequel to Gladiator

Gladiator was one of those seminal films that if you were the right age and saw it at the right time has stuck in your mind since then. I was both at the right and at the right time so the movie for me is one of my favorites from direc...

 
 
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See the Girl in the Spider's Web early and free

I'm not so sure about The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo series rebooting itself with a story not based on the original trilogy, but on the other hand, Claire Foy is awesome so it's hard to know what we're going to get from The Girl in the...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Halloween

Like all slasher franchises Halloween has had its ups and downs over the years. Sure there's something to appreciate in even the worst of the eight original films and two Rob Zombie reboots, but it's hard to argue that the fr...

 
 


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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