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See The Sisters Brothers early and free

I am not so sure what to make of The Sisters Brothers. I know I love westerns, and I like some comedy in them, but I can't tell if this one is going to work or not. It just seems weird. That actually makes me want to see it even more, thoug...

 
 
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Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls

You know what a lot of kids movies lack these days (I ask while waving my cane in the air at a cloud)? Charm. There's some amazing stuff going on for sure, but that certain "charming" characteristic is often missing. Maybe it's because chil...

 
 
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Kevin Feige and Marvel will oversee the X-Men movies

I think we all knew this was coming, though I've got a strong argument for why it shouldn't, but Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, confirmed in an interview with THR that the X-Men will be housed under the Marvel umbrella once the Fox merger goes thr...

 
 
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Star Wars is going to slow the hell down for a little bit

Every comment section.  Every single one. If the article is even tangentially related to Star Wars then the entire comment section turns into a debate on the franchise. The one thing that seems nearly unanimous in all these "...

 
 
 
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Marvel's marvelous Captain Marvel trailer is a marvel

Well, Marvel waited. They held their cards to their chest and they didn't give us even a whiff of Captain Marvel until the first looks last week, but now it's here. The damn trailer for Captain Marvel has finally arrive...

 
 
 
 
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Neil Purvis and Robert Wade rehired for Bond screenplay

The next Bond film is floundering hard after Danny Boyle turned in a screenplay that the producers disliked so much he quit the production. And when you're scared and alone with no plan for the future what do you do? You return to some...

 
 
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See Life Itself early and free

We have a super last minute screening that you can get passes for is you're free tonight. Life Itself looks like one of those movies that will touch every emotional bone in your body and then make them cry. I'm not sure if it is, but i...

 
 
 
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(Update) Henry Cavill quits Superman, leaves DCEU

[Update: Where is DC going to go from here? Deadline says that they don't really have any idea, which is why Supergirl is so important. They've tossed around future possible actors for Superman, including Michael B. Jordan (s...

 
 
 
 
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See The House with a Clock in Its Walls early and free

As we roll into Halloween it's time for things to get scary. But what about the kids! Think of the children! How will they enjoy the holiday if they can't see bad horror movies? Never fear, adaptation is here! The House with a Clock in Its ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Peppermint

Peppermint looked so good on paper. The director of Taken returning to the revenge genre with Jennifer Garner doing her best Linda Hamilton and telling a bad guy she was going to shoot him in the face? That screams like somet...

 
 
 
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See The Nun early and free

This whole Conjuring universe is getting a little out of control, but I suppose if they keep on making money why not keep on making them. They're also all relatively good in quality (relative to the vast majority of bad horror films ou...

 
 
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Review: The Happytime Murders

The term gimmick has a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to. Gimmicks can work. When a gimmick is implemented appropriately it turns into creativity and fresh ideas. The key to making a gimmick work, I would argue, is it can...

 
 
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See God Bless the Broken Road early and free

God Bless the Broken Road is one of those inspirational films about family and faith and stuff. That's not really my bag, man, but maybe it's yours. If it is then I think you'll probably enjoy it since most of the films in this genre f...

 
 
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Veronica Mars may return on Hulu where dreams do come true

Veronica Mars was canceled way too soon, and while it was nice to get the movie (note: I helped kickstart it), that didn't really make anyone all that satisfied. But Hulu is possibly coming to the rescue. Sources tell Variety that both...

 
 
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Danny Boyle exits Bond 25 over creative differences

It looked like the Bond franchise was going to hop from one fantastic director to another with Bond 25 as Sam Mendes moved on and Danny Boyle was set to tackle the next film, which will probably be Daniel Craig's last. However, it...

 
 
 
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Alfonso Cuaron's stunning Roma gets its first trailer

Alfonso Cuaron is one of the most powerful directors working. You need to look no further than the rare 10 we gave his last movie, Gravity, to see how I feel about his work. That's why Roma, from Netflix, is probably one of the most h...

 
 
 
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Thankfully the MGM Child's Play reboot is happening

It's very possible that you hadn't heard -- considering that Chucky isn't on very many people's daily radar and it's been delayed years -- that MGM is planning to reboot the Chucky franchise without creator Don Mancini and pr...

 
 
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See The Happytime Murders early and free

No sesame. All Street. With that one tagline, I had to see The Happytime Murders. Do I think it will be good? I'm not sure. It looks like a lot of the comedy is just based off of puppets doing adult things, and that's kind of tired. But tha...

 
 
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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...

 
 


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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