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Sam Mendes next project is a WWI film called 1917

Sam Mendes is eternally one of my favorite directors after his visually stunning turns on both Skyfall and Spectre, not to mention his revitalization of the Bond franchise. As such I've been excited to see what he's going to bring...

 
 
 
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Review: Tag

I'm going to say this right up front because I know most of you don't even read past this first paragraph. Tag is easily one of the funniest movies I've seen in years. I was not expecting that going in, but coming out I had laughe...

 
 
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Get free passes to American Animals!

American Animals is pretty good, but even when a movie is good seeing it for free is best. Then you can afford the popcorn and candy and all the stuff. That's why we're bringing you free passes to see it whenever the heck you like. Yea, we'...

 
 
 
 
 
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Ocean's 8 has best opening in franchise history

Hello. We interrupt your E3 news blasts to bring you this important update on how much money movies made. You're probably just playing Skyrim on your Alexas anyway. So Ocean's 8 did pretty well this weekend, pu...

 
 
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Suicide Squad 2 pulls off a writer switch

Looks like Gavin O'Conner, director and writer of Suicide Squad 2, is getting a little support. WB has brought in David Bar Katz and Todd Stashwick to help him develop the screenplay into something. It was in the early stages anyw...

 
 
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Review: Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis, like some cool, hole-in-the-wall motel you find on a road trip, has promise. You think it looks cool and a bit retro, and it'll have heart. Not like those big chain hotels that cost twice as much. It'll be an adventure stayin...

 
 
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Review: Hereditary

Hereditary had so much buzz coming out of festival season that I was chomping at my horror bit to get into theaters and see it. I'm not sure I was more excited to see a single film at SXSW this year (until the surprise announcement of&...

 
 
 
 
 
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The pieces come together for first LEGO Movie 2 trailer

I am hyped for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part because it looks like it's basically the first movie, but more. Most of the time when a movie is just the first movie but more things go wrong. Jokes get recycled, characters get dull, ...

 
 
 
 
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See Hotel Artemis early and free

Sometimes you just want some clever low budget action, and that's exactly what Hotel Artemis looks like. Awash with style and plenty of big names, the movie looks like it leans more towards John Wick than Avengers, which is kind of nic...

 
 
 
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See Action Park early and free

Have you been missing the Jackass guys? I mean YouTube is full of idiots doing stupid things, but the Jackass guys did stupid things well not just stupid. Thankfully, they're back in a movie with a plot. I'm not entirely sure abou...

 
 
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Holy crap, with Solo you actually voted with your wallets

It's a familiar refrain across the Internet when some company does something crappy or puts out a less-than-stellar product: vote with your wallets. "It's the only way we can speak to these big corporations," commenters and bloggers shout f...

 
 
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Danny Boyle confirmed as director of Bond 25

Rumors had been swirling for a while about who would be directing the next Bond film after Sam Mendes left, but Eon Productions has finally officially announced that Danny Boyle will be taking over behind the camera, bringing with him ...

 
 
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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

When Disney started rolling out their plans a long time ago for damn near every character in the Star Wars universe to have origin movies, the general reaction was one simple question: Why? Why was this necessary at all? It just s...

 
 
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James Mangold to write and direct Boba Fett movie

Look, I enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars Story plenty, but it gave me the definite feeling that I just wasn't going to be as excited about Star Wars movies anymore. Then Disney goes and pulls something like this. They've tapped James Man...

 
 
 
 
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The LEGO Movie sequel gets release date and name

When The LEGO Movie came out everyone was rolling their eyes at it and thinking it would suck as a weird attempt at a cash grab for kids. Well, everybody who hadn't played a LEGO video game, that is. Anyone who had was already awa...

 
 
 
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Batwoman is coming to the Arrowverse in next crossover event

DC can't get its ass out its head (yes, I said that backwards, that's how backwards they are) with its movies, but on the TV side of things the "Arrowverse" has been solidly good as a whole. By taking some of the smaller DC characters, CWin...

 
 
 
 
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Marvel pulls in two writers to make an Eternals movie

Marvel has shown over and over that it can dig deep into its canon and make a hit film, and with Avengers: Infinity War turning out to be a Thanos movie, it's the perfect time for them to dive into the Eternals. Thanos is an Etern...

 
 
 
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See Upgrade early and free

Time for some low budget action, folks. Upgrade looks like some stupid fun, and Blumhouse does know how to deliver that. It's like if Iron Man's armor took over for a bit and was kind of a dick. We'll see how it turns out, but I'm hopi...

 
 
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Fox just cancelled two of the best comedies on TV

Yesterday Fox decided it wanted to kill the majority of its quality comedy shows by cancelling both The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn 99. This is in a world where The Big Bang Theory, a show that is basically just repea...

 
 
 
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Sherlock Holmes 3 will be here Christmas 2020

Sherlock Holmes 3 has been talked about since before the second film landed, but Robert Downey Jr. being so busy being Iron Man has meant the film has been shelved for years now. What was supposed to be a trilogy released close to...

 
 
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See Show Dogs early and free

Does your family like cute dogs and possibly comedy? Then we've got the deal for you. Four tickets to the movie Show Dogs. If you've been looking for a movie with dogs in it, here it is. It could be fun for the kids. To grab the tickets jus...

 
 


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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