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  Watch Video There are those who proclaim that horror should stick to scaring you instead of trying to be something more, especially in recent years as the slasher has given way to more cerebral and nuanced fare. However, horror has alway...   read
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  Watch Video There are no slow motion walks away from explosions. There are no men in spandex. There are no massive movie stars projected onto screens the size of buildings. There are no brutal fight sequences. There are no action movies....   read
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  Watch Video Trolls is probably the first full film my son, who is now five, ever sat through. I have since watched it more times than I'd like to admit. No, that's a lie. I'll happily admit I've watched Trolls a ton of times. The origina...   read
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  Watch Video There is a lot of money and a lot of talent and a lot of marketing going into Quibi but I'm not sure it's working. I know not a single person who is excited about the service, which seems more like an idea execs and investors...   read

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The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was one of those shows that was surprisingly full steam ahead. You could never quite believe it was actually happening, Ewan McGregor returning to the role of a beloved character that wasn't screwed ...   read

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The MCU looked unstoppable. Yes, Avengers: Endgame wrapped up the decade long plotline that the series had been building towards but the studio had a plan for the next run and it was all going to kick off with Black Wido...   read
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I'm dedicated here. I'm dedicated to bringing you the news of the box office even if that news is nothing. Literally nothing. I mean, there are some theaters in the USA showing things so some movie made money somewhere but no...   read

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Wonder Woman 1984 has finally been delayed. It was bound to happen given the fact that theaters are indefinitely shuttered and coronavirus in the U.S. isn't slowing down, but Warner Bros. definitely dragged their feet ab...   read

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In a groundbreaking occurrence since box office numbers have been tracked this is the first weekend ever that the box office was $0. No movie made any money in theaters because all theaters have been shuttered. Well, not all ...   read

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Review: Bloodshot

  Watch Video I have a soft spot in my heart for budget Vin Diesel action movies. Yes, The Fast and Furious is a billion-dollar empire but Diesel dramatically gruffs his way through other franchises as well. There's a certain magic to it...   read
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The last two movies Pixar released broke box office records for animated films, which says something about how unexcited people were for their latest outing, Onward. The movie only netted $40 million of the weekend, which was...   read

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  Watch Video There's something that intrinsically hooks into humans about sports. We get invested. Some of may not care bout sports in general but you put Rudy or Remember the Titans on and we're all fans. What I'm saying is there's ...   read
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I hate every PalpatineThat Skywalker had on screenBut you'll never ruin Star Wars, Walt Disney!Oh my god! I was wrong!He's a clone all along!Yes, you've finally ruined Star Wars(Yes, we've finally ruined Star Wars)Yes, you've finally ruined Star Wars, Walt Disney! Star Wars Confirms Palpatine Was A Clone In Rise Of Skywalker [Screen Rant]   read

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Want to feel good through watching people overcome challenges by winning at sports? Then The Way Back is the movie for you. It's also got Ben Affleck who is really good at acting and looks to hit some emotional notes pre...   read

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A movie called Burden sounds like it might be a slog to get through but this one looks exactly the opposite. Premiering at Sundance the film looks to be a stirring story of love triumphing over hate. I haven't seen ...   read

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Ready to see a classic horror movie monster actually adapted into a scary movie? It looks like The Invisible Man might be the one that does it. Taking the concept of the Universal movie monster and turning it into a meta...   read

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Looks like making an enjoyable, inoffensive, faithful video game adaptation can actually pay off. Who would have thought? Sonic the Hedgehog managed to stay in the number one spot this weekend despite another family-frie...   read

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  Watch Video It's here. Sonic did not go so fast to get here in feature film form but he is finally here. After the Internet blew up so much at the original design for Sonic that the studio actually went back and redid the entire movie wi...   read
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Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two ...   read

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As the credits roll for Come to Daddy the first thing that comes on screen is a "Based on an idea" credit for director Ant Timpson. Those usually roll by when a screenplay is developed by a writer based on some story ide...   read
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Super Bowl weekend is never a good weekend for movies. People are basically staying at home waiting for the big game to happen or out buying copious amounts of cheap beer and nachos. This year was much the same, though now it...   read

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It's been more than a month since a superhero comic book movie has been out in theaters! How have we all survived? Well, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is here to save the day with a...   read

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  Watch Video There's an interesting premise to The Rhythm Section or at least one that's a bit more surprising than the trailers let on. The film is a revenge movie. One of those movies where a person's family is killed by someone an...   read
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Looks like relaunching Bad Boys with a shoulder shrug and a January drop date is working out just fine for Sony. I mean, it helps that Bad Boys for Life doesn't suck and the word of mouth around it has been str...   read

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Usually when we get an Americanized adaptation of a successful foreign film things are not good from the get go. However, the announcement that HBO is partnering with Adam McKay and the film's director, Bong Joon Ho, to make ...   read

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  Watch Video There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear when watching Bad Boys for Life and that is the simple fact that Michael Bay is one of the best action directors working when he cares about what he's making (when he does...   read
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1917 may have been out for two weeks but it spent those two weeks playing in only 11 theaters. This weekend, however, it finally opened wide in 3,434 theaters and it rode its Golden Globe wins to a stunning victory, best...   read

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Review: 1917

  Watch Video You're already aware that 1917 is good. Even if it hadn't just received the Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director there was a lot of evidence to point you in that direction. For one, it comes from one o...   read
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The big news over the weekend was that Frozen 2 became the highest grossing animated movie ever but that was only a sliver of the money made this weekend by Disney and Sony. That's right, a company that isn't Disney made...   read

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When thinking about how to make a list of the best films of the decade it seemed daunting. For one thing the staff has changed dramatically since Flixist started and for another there were just a lot of movies that came out. ...   read
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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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