dark        

 
 
 blog header photo
Matthew Razak
Fronts 2341Posts 0Blogs 1Following 0Followers 9


 


Login or Sign up to post


 
 
 photo

The Foxmaggedon begins: Disney is shuttering Fox 2000

Disney's acquisition of Fox may be happy for those who wanted to see the X-Men join up with the Avengers eventually but in reality, its actually two giant entertainment companies merging into one and that means there's going to be plen...

 
 
 photo

Review: Us

A few years ago we were all laughing our asses off with Jordan Peele on Key and Peele, but since the director hit us with the bombshell of perfectly-paced horror/social commentary that was Get Out the world has been salivating to see w...

 
 
 photo

Dark Tower show at Amazon gets two leads for pilot

Amazon is looking for a big tentpole show and in doing so they scooped up the rights to not one fantastical epic book series in Lord of the Rings, but also Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The plan was that the Idris Elba led film would kick ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 photo

Captain Marvel triumphant both nationally and globally

These next two months might soon be looked back on as the moment that Disney took over all cinema and possibly the world. With Avengers: Endgame landing at the end of next month and Captain Marvel pulling in more than $760 million...

 
 
 photo

Review: Who Let the Dogs Out

Who Let the Dogs Out is an hour-long documentary, and yet it feels just as powerful as any longer counterpart. Well, powerful isn't the right word. There's nothing powerful about one man's obsessive dive into the history of one-hit-won...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: South Mountain

Confession time: South Mountain is not a movie I would ever normally see. It's a slow-burning, single location, family drama with about as much buzz as a dead bee. The only reason I saw it at SXSW was because it was screening early eno...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Porno

I love a good horror/comedy mashup like Porno, which debuted at SXSW this year, and when you splatter the screen with gore I'll probably love it even more. Take my glowing review of Snatchers, which also debuted at SXSW, as proof if you nee...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: The Highwaymen

We've all seen Bonnie and Clyde. We've all seen it, right? Jesus, people. Watch the classics. Fine, go watch Bonnie and Clyde then we can continue on. Now that we're all where we should be, remember the bumbling Texas police officer th...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Come As You Are

The road trip movie has a long and mostly terrible history. The genre has been done so much and has such specific requirements (you need a road, you need a trip, you need a car, you need an end goal) that it's become pretty redundant. You a...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: The Hottest August

I was in the wrong damn theater. Despite having checked with the SXSW volunteer at the door I was in the wrong theater. The realization hit me the moment they started introducing the film. Dramatic and powerful didn't sound like words you'd...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Body at Brighton Rock

Body at Brighton Rock is a unique horror film in that nearly nothing actually horrific happens in it. And yet, the film can be terrifying to an extreme. A movie that plays more on fear than it does on actual scares is a rare bird, but ...

 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Snatchers

I've seen one horror movie already this SXSW that used the genre to discuss deeper issues, but Us and Snatchers take very different directions in how they do this. That's pretty evident from the trailer below but it was an interes...

 
 
 photo

Arrow will end its run after 8-episode season 10

The CW's Arrowverse shows were the best thing you could watch based on DC Comics for a very long time. Hell, for a while there they were the best comic book TV you could watch period. And it all started with Arrow, which is now coming to an...

 
 
 photo

Review: Captain Marvel

Think about this: two of the last three Marvel movies weren't just great action films, but landmark events in modern cinema. Black Panther was a Best Picture nominee that set off a cultural celebration and addressed social issues that ...

 
 
 photo

Joe Wright to return to WWII with In the Garden of Beasts

Joe Wright and WWII are very good for each other. His two best films, Atonement and Darkest Hour, involved the war and the rest of his movies just aren't as good. This is good news for the adaptation of In the Garden of Beasts as ...

 
 
 
 photo

Madea opens big but can't top Hidden World

There have been nine films in the Madea film franchise, with Madea's Family Funeral reportedly the last one. I have seen none of them. I feel kind of bad about this since their clearly culturally important and, honestly, a pretty big l...

 
 
 
 photo

Review: Greta

Greta is in the tradition of those wonderfully bad thrillers that made B-movies in the 80s so fun to watch. A simple film with a creepy-ass antagonist and a young, beautiful protagonist. There's something welcoming to a premise so basi...

 
 
 
 photo

Will Smith's time with Suicide Squad is dead... shot

WB and DC sure know how to get their movies going, don't they? From director switches to drastic re-edits, we've seen it all. And now one of the headlining stars of Suicide Squad will not be returning. Variety is reporting that Will Sm...

 
 
 
 
 
 photo

Here are your 2018 Golden Cage award winners

There are approximately 20 people who were happy that Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars last night and they were all on the stage to accept the award. The rest of the world was more in line with Spike Lee as he nearly stor...

 
 
 photo

China may save Alita: Battle Angel from being a flop

Alita: Battle Angel may turn out to be the strangest box office story of the year as it has only been exceeding expectations across the board but is also flopping hard thanks to its massive budget. That narrative may change a bit after...

 
 
 photo

The 2018 Golden Cages: Best Film

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balance...

 
 
 photo

Bond 25's working title is reportedly Shatterhand

Thanks to a listing in Production Weekly, it appears that the current title of the next Bond film is Shatterhand. Before you go running around exclaiming what a stupid name Shatterhand is, let's all calm down for a second and...

 
 
 
 
 photo

Space Jam 2 is confirmed to begin filming this summer

This isn't really that big a deal to anyone, but Space Jam 2 will begin filming this summer according to Lebron James. We knew it was coming soon so filming had to start soon. They've actually got a decent director helming it in T...

 
 
 photo

Steven Spielberg comes out against streaming films once again

The roaring debate between films getting released in the cinema and heading straight to streaming may eventually end with a whimper with audiences' preferences basically forcing more films to hit streaming sooner and streaming services beco...

 
 


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.
 
NEXT