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Will there very be an end to the Conjuring cinematic universe? Who knows? They keep pumping them out and people keep showing up to them. Plus, they're made for so little that it's nearly impossible for them to flop. Plus, plu...   read

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It appears that Krypton, the Syfy television show about Superman's home world, is still a thing and so much of a thing that the show is getting its first spin-off. The series introduced Lobo, the foul-mouthed space biker, las...   read

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Bethesda has some of the biggest IP in gaming under its label. They make millions from brands like Fallout, DOOM, Wolfenstein and Elder Scrolls, but those IPs -- aside from Doom -- haven't made the jump over into an...   read

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There was a time, back in the 90s, that Miramax was the the vanguard of independent filmmaking, despite being owned by Disney at the time. The studio, founded and run by the Weinstein brothers until 2005, pumped out cultural ...   read

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At the moment there isn't much demanding our attention on WB's not-yet-named streaming service, but that doesn't mean it won't come. The biggest volley so far? The announcement that Denis Villenueve will be directing the pilo...   read

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It's pretty clear by now that despite a solid international box office Godzilla: King of Monsters didn't perform nearly as well as Legendary and Warner Bros. was hoping. I'm sure the studio saw a burgeoning cinematic uni...   read

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By now we all know that Dark Phoenix is a train wreck. Actually, to be more precise, given the film's terrible opening weekend, we've all heard that it is mediocre; none of us actually saw it. But how did one of the...   read

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Think that superhero movies a guaranteed thing? Try releasing a film in a defunct cinematic universe as the follow-up to a universally panned outing. Basically, everything went wrong for Dark Phoenix and it looks like th...   read

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Before Avengers: Endgame landed and we were all whisked away into a series of problematic time travel adventures the going theory on how the Avengers were going to defeat Thanos was that Ant-Man would fly in his butt whe...   read

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It would be lazy of me to just put the lyrics to the Shaft song in here and then the link, right? Fine, I'll say some words or whatever. They've made yet another Shaft movie, and I'm not even sure what the hell they're t...   read

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  Watch Video The first The Secret Life of Pets was a big hit, not only because it functioned as a children's movie but because it had lots of fluffy animals that could be turned into toys and then bought by children. You have to keep...   read
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5B seems like a very interesting documentary. It's about the nurses who first cared for AIDS patients in the 80s when the epidemic was its height. That's a big, brave thing to do considering the misinformation that aboun...   read

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  Watch Video Amazon's Brittany Runs a Marathon isn't exactly setting off any pangs of originality or excitement in my brain from this first trailer. However, my perception from the trailer is reportedly wrong as it did win the audie...   read
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Jim Jarmusch is a director that basically does whatever the hell he wants and turns it into magic. Evidently, the next thing he wanted to do was make a zombie movie with a bunch of famous people. So he did. And now it's somet...   read

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  Watch Video In the past years science fiction has become far more prestigious as seminal directors like Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuaron use the genre to explore humanity and ask us challenging questions. It's actually something tha...   read
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  Watch Video For All Mankind is one of Apple TV+'s launch shows and it asks the not-so-daring question of what if the Russians landed on the moon first. At first blanch this seems a bit trivial compared to other alternate history pr...   read

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We've already been shouting from the cinematic hilltops about how good Late Night is but we figured we'd give you a chance to see for yourself with some passes to a special screening of the film. The comedy, which stars ...   read

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While the amount of monsters in Legendary's burgeoning Godzilla franchise may be growing the box office returns seem to be dwindling. While Godzilla: King of the Monsters won the weekend with a domestic pull of $49 milli...   read

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With the confirmation that Robert Pattinson has been cast to play Batman in Matt Reeve's The Batman there's a certain section of the Internet exploding with frustration over the fact that the pale guy from Twilight ...   read
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Anyone who saw The Dark Tower made a poor choice in seeing a movie. If you were a fan of Stephen King's book series you were nothing but let down and if you weren't then you just saw a rushed, uninteresting film that mad...   read

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You all remember that Sony is trying to make He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into a cinematic universe or, at the very least, a successful film franchise, right? Nope? You totally forgot. Well, here's a poster wit...   read
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  Watch Video The Goldfinch might me one of my most anticipated dramas of this year. While I haven't read the Pulitzer-prize winning book the film is based on, the fact that it's directed by John Crowley with Cinematography by R...   read

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Going to the movie theaters isn't actually getting any easier. Well, it is in some ways. AMC and Cinemark have their own subscription services and Regal is experimenting with some pricing shifts, so it is easier to get a tick...   read
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Well, the Aladdin remake is in a whole new world of box office then anyone expected. And you're about to punch me through the Internet because I'm just going to make terrible Aladdin-based puns for the rest of this post....   read

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  Watch Video There's an interesting concept behind Brightburn. We take the Superman myth and instead of him being instilled with good morals by two wonderful Kansans he turns out evil instead. There's so much to unpack in that concept. De...   read
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  Watch Video CBS may have lost a ton of fans with the lackluster second season of Star Trek: Discovery but that doesn't mean they're going to stop making Star Trek shows, and they know one way to get fans slobbering is to bring back...   read

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(Editor's Note: After discovering the movies that the staff hasn't watched they've all been fired. We will rebuild with people who actually enjoy watching movies.) We've all got that movie right? The one that we keep saying w...   read
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  Watch Video Well, if you're going to reignite excitement over a franchise that I'd struggle to still call a franchise at this point this trailer is the way to do it. Taking the cliche tactic of playing a slow, dramatic cover of a song o...   read
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Vanity Fair of all places has pulled the big exclusive for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker delivering a detail-filled behind-the-scenes story on the upcoming film that basically the entire franchise is betting on to be ...   read
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I would not have guessed that as the MCU comes to a close the cinematic universe I am most excited to dive into would be the Godzilla/King Kong one, but here we are. After years of trying to make Godzilla work as a Western bl...   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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