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Review: The Kitchen

The Kitchen, with its small budget, big names stars, and comic book roots, is the kind of August movie that sounds like it could turn into a sleeper classic. It's got the the low-budget but high-quality feel to it that always seems to lead ...

 
 
 
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See Blinded By the Light early and free

We are in a time of a new kind of musical. One where a famous musician or band's music is used to inspire us all as it inspires a character going through tough times. Yesterday is the most recent example of this and Blinded By the Ligh...

 
 
 
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ABC is looking into a second female-led Marvel TV show

ABC is about to lose its lat Marvel show when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D leaves the network but the Disney-owned channel is working on new series as we speak, specifically a brand new ("mostly"), female-led superhero show. That's pretty muc...

 
 
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Hobbs & Shaw opening is not as big as The Rock's biceps

It wasn't a bad opening at all for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw as the movie pulled in $60.8 million domestically and $180 million globally. That puts the box office squarely in expectations for the domestic and highly...

 
 
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See The Kitchen early and free

The Kitchen  looks like an interesting one as we head through August and look for the that sleeper hit that summer always provides. A mafia crime thriller led by three of the hottest actresses working right now and based on a comi...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Look, I'm as surprised as the rest of the world that a little drag racing crime movie starring two B-grade actors has somehow spawned what is now, thanks to the release of Hobbs & Shaw, a cinematic universe but we're here now and we jus...

 
 
 
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Sequel for overrated Baby Driver is possibly happening soon

I love Baby Driver as long as I don't watch past the first 20 minutes or so. Edgar Wright constructed a masterful short film involving Ansel Elgort's character, Baby, and his music-based driving skills. Then he extended it into a featu...

 
 
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See The Art of Racing in the Rain early and free

The Art of Racing in the Rain might be the the ultimate "talking dog" movie. We're reaching an apex here with dog movies and this film is just so obvious in its dog movieness it's starting to feel like it might be the end of the trend....

 
 
 
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Disney is the big winner this weekend, and every weekend

If you had to take a wild guess at which company made the most money every weekend at the theaters it wouldn't make much sense to guess anyone but Disney. Even when they don't open number one, as they did this weekend with The Lion King&nbs...

 
 
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The Orville is moving to Hulu for its third season

The fallout from Disney buying Fox is far and wide. While the obvious things like the X-Men coming to the MCU are just beginning to roll there's smaller stuff as well. For instance, The Orville is leaving Fox and moving over to Hulu for its...

 
 
 
 
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Every Disney live-action movie, ranked

It was Alice in Wonderland that changed it all. The Johnny Depp-led film was a stunning and massive box office success for Disney that took them a bit by surprise. Less of a remake and more of a film that got Depp (a confirmed supersta...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if you've seen dire...

 
 
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Review: The Lion King

When I reviewed Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book I proclaimed that it was a revolution in digital animation. The uncanny valley had been defeated and we now stood on the precipice  of a new era in CGI, where you stru...

 
 
 
 
 
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Terence Nance leaves Space Jam 2 over creative differences

If there is one thing that I can promise you about Flixist it is that you will always, always, always be kept up to date on any Space Jam news. In light of that, allow me to tell you that director Terrence Nance is being replaced by Ma...

 
 
 
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Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into number one again

It was another good week for Disney at the box office, though, the company doesn't really have bad weeks. They held firm in the top two positions this week with Spider-Man: Far From Home coming in number one at $45.3 million and Toy St...

 
 
 
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Review: Crawl

The killer animal film has come a long way since Jaws. These days you've got to have a prehistoric giant shark to even get folks talking about your movie. The thinking is that normal-sized, non-mutated animals just aren't enough anymore, I ...

 
 
 
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Cuphead cartoon is coming to Netflix

Cuphead is the little indy game that could. With it's wild success on Xbox and now Switch the game has captured the minds of gamers and probably broken a few controllers here and there. A major part of this, aside from challenging, old...

 
 
 
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Spider-Man: Far From Home sets holiday records

Spider-Man: Far From Home came in second ever on July 4th, but over the weekend it made up the loss and delivered the largest six-day opening ever with $185 million. Six day openings aren't actually all the common so Spidey didn't have...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mark Wahlberg taking over for Chris Evans in Fuqua's Infinite

Trading Chris Evans for Mark Wahlberg is like trading your Snickers bar for a Three Muskateers; it's still good but you've lost best stuff. Antoine Fuqua is going to do that anyways after scheduling conflicts have force Chris Evans to leave...

 
 
 
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Review: Yesterday

Let's play a game. Head around the Internet and count up how many Beatles song puns there are as headlines or subheaders for reviews of the movie Yesterday. I mean, I went with one, obviously, and the few other reviews my peepers have lande...

 
 


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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