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M. Night Shyamalan inks two movie deal with Universal

Universal seems to still be high on M. Night Shyamalan as the studio as announced a deal with the director to make two original thrillers that will and February 26, 2021 and February 17, 2023. The director and studio have a long history tog...

 
 
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Midway gets its first action-oriented trailer

There was a time in the early 2000s that the war movie turned into an action movie. Films like Valkyrie and Pearl Harbor delivered epic heroism. It wasn't good or bad, it was just what was working at the time. That time passed, th...

 
 
 
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See The Goldfinch early and free

I'm not sure how good The Goldfinch will be but I can say that the movie is going to look fantastic. It's got Roger Deakins as a cinematographer and whatever that man shoots comes out real pretty. He's probably the best cinematographer work...

 
 
 
 
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See Bluff City Law in theaters before its TV debut

Bluff City Law law is a TV show but that doesn't mean you can't see it on the big screen. We have passes to an early screening of the show before the television premier so you can sink your teeth into all the righteous lawyering you can han...

 
 
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Michael Bay will direct Black 5 as Sony is set to produce

I am a not-so-proud Michael Bay fan. Or, to be more precise, I am a fan of Michael Bay when he isn't direction Transformers movies he clearly doesn't care about. The man use to be able to direct action, he's actually got a pretty good ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Bond 25's title is revealed to be No Time to Die

Somebody hold me up because I can't handle this much sexy all in one 30-second clip. The James Bond folks have revealed the title for the next Bond film as No Time to Die, and it is amazing. We'll get to that video above first, but lets ju...

 
 
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Underwater is a movie that takes place underwater

I swear that the name of the movie Underwater, a film which takes place under the water, is not a gag. It's just that the creators literally could not think of anything more clever than just stating the location of the movie. This is the eq...

 
 
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Good Boys does good, everything else flops

It's good to see risky films do well. Good Boys is an R-rated comedy starring pre-teens that could have completely whiffed but the strong reviews seem to have brought in the audience as it out performed expectations and pulled in $21 m...

 
 
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Review: Good Boys

Good Boys has, since its initial trailer landed, been touted as Superbad with younger kids. A film that uses comedy to address an awkward transition in life. Here it's the movement from childhood to teenager instead of teenager to...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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See Angel Has Fallen early and free

There are fans of the Has Fallen franchise. There must be because people keep going to the movies. I'm not sure why but I do know that you're out there. Since you're out there I also know that you want to see the third film in the seri...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 


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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