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Danger Girl movie picks up a screenwriter

The Danger Girl film now has a screenwriter, and it probably isn't going to blow anyone away. Rising action screenwriter Umair Aleem will take on the task of turning the 90s comic book into what is hoped to be a new female-led action franch...

 
 
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Danny Boyle is the front runner to direct next Bond film

The next Bond film, temporarily referred to as Bond 25 until we have a better name, is getting closer and closer to production, but we still don't have a director. That means the rumors are going to start to swirl, and Variety is repor...

 
 
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See Game Night early and free

Black Panther is now behind us so it's time for some other movies to open up, and game night is another movie! Huzzah! Comedy. Laughs. Other things you might enjoy. Actually game nights looks better than it should be so how about scoop...

 
 
 
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The first Incredibles 2 trailer is here

We've all had to wait wait a long time for this, but it's finally here. Incredibles 2 has a full trailer full of incredible sequel things. Well, mostly just parenting. Of course that's what made the The Incredibles so g...

 
 
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Review: Black Panther

The fact of the matter is you don't see movies like Black Panther made. I'm not talking about the groundbreaking facts you already know about the movie: its almost entirely black cast, with an almost entirely black creative team l...

 
 
 
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Comcast may revisit bid for Fox, beating out Disney

A little while ago we reported that Disney was in line to basically buy a lot of Fox's assets, bringing in their movies and TV shows, and making the company an even larger entertainment behemoth. However, it appears America's other massive ...

 
 
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See Annihilation early and free

What do you do when you have a high concept science fiction movie from the man who directed the best high concept science fiction film of the past decade, Ex Machina? You shove it into a corner and sell off the overseas distribution rights ...

 
 
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Young, white women, why do you love Fifty Shades?

Fifty Shades Freed smashed (relatively) the box office this weekend, propelling the franchise past a billion dollar box office. While the third installment saw a 17 percent drop off from the last film, and a 54 percent drop off from th...

 
 
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See Early Man early and free

February likes to pump out kids movies because that helps the box office survive, and Early Man is one of those movies. But it's also from Aardman Animation so it's actually kind of exciting. Their work isn't always the best, but it's alway...

 
 
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Review: Peter Rabbit

Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder? Or maybe you've had a desire to see a weird love triangle between a rabbit, a man...

 
 
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Marvel gathers together all their heroes for an epic photo

Believe it or not the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for 10 years now if we consider the universe being established when Marvel Studios was founded by Marvel to start making their own movies. It's hard to begrudge Marvel doing a...

 
 
 
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Season 2 of Jessica Jones now has its first trailer

The first trailer for the second season of Jessica Jones sure looks like its jumping off from all the strong points of the first season. It's dark, moody, full of Jessica being a bad ass, psychologically challenging, and plays up...

 
 
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Multiple Star Wars TV shows in the works

It was just yesterday that we got the news that the guys behind Game of Thrones would be making some Star Wars movies, but why stop there? Disney has announced that they have multiple Star Wars television shows in d...

 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for Skyscraper features tall building

Dwayne Johnson can do no wrong (well, almost no wrong). The guy just makes blockbusters, and not much looks more blockbustery than Skycraper, a movie where Johnson must traverse a really tall building in order to save his family from evil ...

 
 
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Jumanji is now Dwayne Johnson's top grossing film

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming? Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now Dwayne Johnson's biggest domestic box office success, and that means it's grossed more than any of his Fast and Furious films. It's just b...

 
 
 
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J.J. Abrams new show, Demimonde, picked up to series by HBO

J.J. Abrams hasn't sat down to write a TV show since Fringe ended, but that doesn't mean people weren't clamoring to get their hands on his next effort, a sci-fi drama called Demimonde. HBO has picked up the show and is going straight ...

 
 
 
 
 
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First Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer has a giant Pez dispenser

Ant-Man is easily Marvel's most underrated film. Not the Edgar Wright classic we were sure to get (still bitter), but people don't give it the props it deserved. The movie was a little heist film in the middle of a giant Marvel univer...

 
 
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Steven Soderbergh's Unsane looks completely insane

Steven Soderbergh is well known for, well, everything. The guy directs whatever the heck he wants, and does it however he wants, and that's brought us to Unsane. The first trailer of which is now out, and it looks like it's going to be one...

 
 
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Are we done with the YA adaptation movies?

I don't have to write about Jumanji this week! Ever since Hunger Games tore through the box office every studio out there has been trying to make their own dystopian film series based off a young adult novel, and mostly ...

 
 
 
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Greatest American Hero reboot is coming to ABC

It looks like the Greatest American Hero reboot that was being shopped around is moving forward, with ABC ordering the show to pilot. That means they'll at least be making a pilot, and most likely the beginning of episodes. The new ver...

 
 
 
 
 
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Steven Soderbergh's Unsane gets new images and not much else

What kind of director would you say Steven Soderbergh is? I have no clue. The man seems to do whatever the hell he wants and be really good it no matter what. His next "whatever the hell he wants" is a horror film called Unsane, which was s...

 
 
 
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Review: Den of Thieves

We all know January sucks for the most part in terms of movie releases. Studios are either pushing their Oscar hopefuls out wide or dumping the things they couldn't release the rest of the year. It's a rare case when a January movies are ra...

 
 
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Second trailer for Tomb Raider movie expands on the plot

When the first trailer for Tomb Raider hit I was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic about it. While the film does star the awesome Alicia Vikander it also looked kind of like a hot mess of scenes from the game clumsily stuck t...

 
 
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Best look at Ant-Man and the Wasp in... Ant-Man and the Wasp

I think of all the Marvel films Ant-Man is the least appreciated. The studio made a fun little heist movie that sat outside most of the continuity of the universe, and as such it didn't generate quite as much hype as other films. Hopef...

 
 
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Creed 2 casts Ivan Drago's son with Romanian boxer

Creed was a superbly directed and acted small film about boxing, that successfully brought Rocky back to its roots, and ditched decades of cheesy ridiculousness that had infested the series. Before Creed Rocky had kind of slipped from ...

 
 
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Matthew Razak's personal picks for the best movies of 2017

2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Not so much for the industry as a whole, as sexual misconduct allegations tore Hollywood down (not a bad thing), but in terms of movies we landed some pretty amazing stuff. Personally, I didn't ...

 
 
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Is there anything you want to see before Black Panther?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sure opened at the right time, huh? It's positive word of mouth and the complete lack of competition anywhere else has propelled it into a stellar box office. It pulled way ahead again this weekend, and d...

 
 
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John Wick spin-off show, The Continental, is a go at Starz

John Wick is a damn tiny miracle brought to us by our lord and savor Keanu Reeves. The first movie was a blast of fresh action air and the sequel didn't dissapoint either. That's why news of a the possibility of a spin-off TV show call...

 
 


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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