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  Watch Video Ten years ago, when the zombie craze was at its peak a little Zom-Com called Zombieland came out and help invent the entire genre of Zom-Com. The film, which at the time starred some of Hollywood's biggest up-and-comers,...   read
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  Watch Video Bombshell dropped its teaser trailer a few months ago and it was on fire. Now, the first full trailer for the movie has landed and it doesn't drop the ball either, making nice use of the song "Bad Guy" and delivering some go...   read

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  Watch Video There are more than 800 shows and movies that are going to be on Disney+ when it launches in November and the streaming service appears to want to make sure that every last one of them has a Tweet. To that end they've tasked ...   read

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It's been ten years but the sequel fans have been clamoring for (well, those fans that are left) is finally here. Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters soon but you can see it before anyone else since we've got some passe...   read

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  Watch Video A good psychological thriller is a rare gem. It's hard to balance the intrigue with the crazy people and a lot of times it just gets cheesy. Earthquake Bird looks like it's going to avoid that. Maybe it's because Alicia Vikan...   read

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Well, you're never going to get better than the live-action The Addams Family but since they're going animated with this one why not check it out? That's right, the Addams Family is back in pog animated form. I'll admit,...   read

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  Watch Video In case you missed it the CW is trying their hand at adapting the Nancy Drew novels. That's something that's been done a lot but this new show, titled Nancy Drew, is looking to set itself apart a bit by making Ms. Drew a teen...   read
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There might be plenty of debate over the quality and messaging of Joker but one thing is clear: it's a massive hit. The film pulled in $93.5 million over the weekend. That gives it the biggest opening ever for an October...   read

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Want to hear a crowd of Star Trek fans basically go crazy and lose all self-control? Have Patrick Stewart walk out on stage, which is exactly what happened at NYCC when he took the stage to discuss Star Trek: Picard. Eve...   read

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  Watch Video At the Star Trek: Picard panel today at NYCC a new trailer for the film dropped announcing that the series will debut on January 23rd on CBS All Access. The show is going to star a host of old Star Trek alum including Data, ...   read

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  Watch Video With basically the entire cast and creative team behind Star Trek: Discovery on stage NYCC went in-depth on the next season of the show. It will pick up 930 years in the future after the events of the last season, but t...   read

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As we all know, The Walking Dead is forever shambling forward with spin-offs, movies, and even season 10. The biggest mystery recently has been the subject matter and name of the newest, third, series. Thanks to NYCC we have ...   read

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During the panel for the new, as of now untitled, The Walking Dead series at NYCC the producers were chatting about how the series will be different from the original series and what is going to happen in it. The produce...   read

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  Watch Video Anyone of a certain age -- and according to the youngsters on the Flixist staff that age is over 30 -- remembers Are You Afraid of the Dark. Staying up on Saturday nights to watch Snick was some kind of right of passage, the ...   read

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Today at NYCC Alan Tudyk was on hand to discuss his upcoming SyFy show Resident Alien, which sounds like a pretty fun little bit of dark comedy. But, of course, the audience questions began diverging from there and some of Tu...   read

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Review: Joker

  Watch Video There's been a lot of debate about Joker since its wild success on the festival circuit over its portrayal of a troubled, lonely, white male becoming the violent mouth piece for a social uprising. Then there's been ...   read
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This might come as a surprise to anyone who glances at box office but it is not Disney who has the most number one openings of the year. No, as of this weekend, with Abominable opening at number one with $20.85 million, ...   read

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There's not much more to this news story other than the fact that the greatest actor ever, Nic Cage, will star in a film about a man looking for a truffle pig. Directed Michael Sarnoski the movie is called Pig. Thankfull...   read

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There's going to be a lot of people talking about Joker. It's already received rave reviews but its also stirring up a ton of controversy. You should be in the know first and to do that you'll need to grab the passes we have ...   read

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It is a good time to Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Fleabag writer and star is pretty much the hottest writing commodity going right now and her 3 Emmy awards just made her hotter. She's so hot in fact that Amazon Studios has...   read

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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 l...   read

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  Watch Video 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 ...   read

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  Watch Video Apples got a bit of a heavy lift on its hands coming in to the streaming game a bit late and as the market gets more and more crowded. However, if they're going to be delivering content that looks as good as See it migh...   read

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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 cinem...   read

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It: Chapter 2 might not have garnered the same critical acclaim as the first film did but its box office didn't suffer too much because of it. The film brought in a whopping $91 million, the second largest horror opening...   read

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Well, another summer of massive blockbusters and Marvel/Disney dominating the box office has come and gone. Remember the days of surprise hits and mid-budget films making decent money in August? Those days are gone and now we...   read

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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 lawyer...   read

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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...   read

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James Gunn is doing something with his chance to basically reboot Suicide Squad after the first film made a ton of money but was also ridiculously bad. That something isn't too clear but it involves basically casting eve...   read

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Relativity is a funny thing. Relative to most action movies, especialy those featuring superheroes, Angel Has Fallen's $21.25 million box office looks like nothing. An action film pulling in that much money from Disney would ...   read

 

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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