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Review: The Hustle

My recommendation for seeing The Hustle? Just rent the original, which is a remake itself. The Hustle, despite its name change and gender swapping, is often a shot-for-shot remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I thought it was strange that th...

 
 
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Batwoman teaser is all about dat cape

Normally I'd open up with some quip about the most recent happenings in the CW's Arrowverse (do we have to rename it now), but I am so far behind on all the shows that I barely know what's going on. I mean, I know that Batwoman is joining ...

 
 
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See The Hustle early and free

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is comedy royalty. Still one of the funniest movies you can ever watch, a remake/reboot is a risky ask. The Hustle is going for it, and I'm hoping it can live up to its predecessor. It's a bit of a strange ...

 
 
 
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Review: Uglydolls

Uglydolls is an ugly movie. And, yes, I realize that the moral of the film is supposed to be about not judging things by how they look, but what's on the inside. But Uglydolls is ugly throughout. At no point in its under 90-minute...

 
 
 
 
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See Poms early and free

I think there's a new sub-genre being born. It's lightly raunchy comedies starring casts of older women. I'm not sure why it's here, but if it does well and delivers some good movies then I'm happy to have it. Poms is the next installm...

 
 
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See Uglydolls early and free

I think Uglydolls are thing with the kids these days? I don't know. I've seen them at places possibly. A blur in my eye. The kids are the kids, I try not to interfere in their Fortnite and their Nintendos as I sit on my lawn and shake my ca...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Avengers: Endgame

"Avengers assemble" is a stupid line. Actually, it's a stupid line when spoken out loud. In comics it's a great line. You've got the alliteration of the two As lining up in print. It rolls across the eyes when read and you can do some great...

 
 
 
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No curse for The Curse of La Llorona's box office

Three big things happened at he box office this weekend. The first is, of course, that The Curse of La Llorona came in number one, outperforming expectations with $26.5 million. That's a very good box office for a movie that had very l...

 
 
 
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See the Curse of La Llorona early and free

Cheap and quick horror is on the rise for studios as Blumhouse is paving a way to be profitable without even trying, and New Line is right behind them with their slew of Conjuring spin-offs. The Curse of La Llorona isn't one of th...

 
 
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See The Long Shot early and free

Have you been in the mood for an actually good romantic comedy? Well, since we got to check out Long Shot at SXSW I can indeed tell you that it's actually good. It's both surprisingly touching and thoughtful. You don't have to take our...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Russo brothers are going to remake MGM classics

The Russo brothers have pretty much had their entire lives taken over by guiding the MCU through its most important stages, but once Avengers: Endgame drops their going to have a lot of time on their hands. That time, it appears, will ...

 
 
 
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Dwayne Johnson teases filming of Shazam! spin-off, Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam, Shazam's counterpart in the comic books, for nearly a decade. Johnson has been integral in bringing Shazam and Black Adam to the big screen in a devout way that's almost as impressive as ...

 
 
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Shazam! magics its way to a strong opening weekend

Well, they've finally done it. The DCEU has now released two movies in a row that are both successful at the box office and with critics. Shazam! pulled in a respectable $53.4 million this weekend (and another $3 million from the early...

 
 
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Review: Pet Sematary

We are smack-dab in the middle of the cinematic second coming of Stephen King. The man's work already hit its heyday decades ago when horror film began taking off in the 80s and his books were quickly adapted into a host of classic (and not...

 
 
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Review: Peterloo

What if nothing happens? What if a big, massive, terrible event occurs and the world collectively shrugs at it and everything goes on as it was. That's probably what happens most of the time, actually. But in cinema that's not what we see. ...

 
 
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See Breakthrough early and free

Breakthrough is a movie I hadn't heard of until we got these tickets to give away. From what I can tell from the poster I glanced at it involves breaking through some ice. It's got a decent cast and a whole bunch of faith-inducing...

 
 
 
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See Pet Sematary early and free

I think, instead of diving deep into the remake of Pet Semetary here, I'll just talk about how damn creepy the original is and all thanks to Miko Hughes is as a child actor. I don't even remember that many details about the original, b...

 
 
 
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Dumbo flies in with a winning box office

We're not going to be calling Dumbo a hit any time soon unless something magical happens. The film, which would be the first real flop in Disney's sturdy line of animated remakes, pulled in only $45 million. While Pete's Dragon&nb...

 
 
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New trailer for Netflix's The Silence brings the noise

Fine, The Silence is based on a book that was written well before A Quite Place ever came out, but it's pretty clear what Netflix is going for here. The streamer wants another horror hit after Bird Box did so well, and why n...

 
 
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Review: The Hummingbird Project

Sometimes a movie looks interesting, timely, and well put together. That's exactly what The Hummingbird Project looked like to me. With a cast of big names led by Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, I couldn't unde...

 
 
 
 
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Trailer for El Chicano brings vengeance in a mask

The revenge thriller has been in a rut for a good long time. It's either an old guy going after the people who hurt his family or a person harmed by a drug cartel who seeks revenge or both of those things together. El Chicano doesn't ...

 
 
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Guys and Dolls remake in the works, Marlon Brando still dead

TriStar Pictures is scooping up rights left and right so they can seemingly make a remake of the Broadway musical and 1955 classic film Guys and Dolls. They've bought the rights to the collection of short stories the musical is based o...

 
 
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See Best of Enemies early and free

Not going to lie on this one, I haven't even watched the trailer for Best of Enemies. I know, bad film writer person, but sometimes things slide past me and I'm listening to Weezer right now and don't want to pause it so... here we are. Hon...

 
 
 


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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