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Terence Nance leaves Space Jam 2 over creative differences

If there is one thing that I can promise you about Flixist it is that you will always, always, always be kept up to date on any Space Jam news. In light of that, allow me to tell you that director Terrence Nance is being replaced by Ma...

 
 
 
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Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into number one again

It was another good week for Disney at the box office, though, the company doesn't really have bad weeks. They held firm in the top two positions this week with Spider-Man: Far From Home coming in number one at $45.3 million and Toy St...

 
 
 
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Review: Crawl

The killer animal film has come a long way since Jaws. These days you've got to have a prehistoric giant shark to even get folks talking about your movie. The thinking is that normal-sized, non-mutated animals just aren't enough anymore, I ...

 
 
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Review: The Lion King

When I reviewed Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book I proclaimed that it was a revolution in digital animation. The uncanny valley had been defeated and we now stood on the precipice  of a new era in CGI, where you stru...

 
 
 
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Cuphead cartoon is coming to Netflix

Cuphead is the little indy game that could. With it's wild success on Xbox and now Switch the game has captured the minds of gamers and probably broken a few controllers here and there. A major part of this, aside from challenging, old...

 
 
 
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Spider-Man: Far From Home sets holiday records

Spider-Man: Far From Home came in second ever on July 4th, but over the weekend it made up the loss and delivered the largest six-day opening ever with $185 million. Six day openings aren't actually all the common so Spidey didn't have...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mark Wahlberg taking over for Chris Evans in Fuqua's Infinite

Trading Chris Evans for Mark Wahlberg is like trading your Snickers bar for a Three Muskateers; it's still good but you've lost best stuff. Antoine Fuqua is going to do that anyways after scheduling conflicts have force Chris Evans to leave...

 
 
 
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Review: Yesterday

Let's play a game. Head around the Internet and count up how many Beatles song puns there are as headlines or subheaders for reviews of the movie Yesterday. I mean, I went with one, obviously, and the few other reviews my peepers have lande...

 
 
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Village Roadshow acquires rights to make a Myst movie

Myst, the 90s puzzle video game, basically took over the world and for a while there it was one of the hottest franchises there was. There were book spin-offs, sequels, and a ton of lore developed, but no film ever came out of it. That's po...

 
 
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Paul Rudd joins the cast of Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters

Jason Reitman's re-reboot of his father's Ghostbusters series isn't lacking for star power off that bat since all the surviving original Ghosbusters are slated to return including Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray. However, they've just added...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Not even Toy Story could break the summer's sequel slump

Look, Toy Story 4 did not flop at all. It pulled in $118 million over the weekend, making it the most successful opening of the franchise and the third largest opening weekend of the year. It's a hit, but... it's nowhere near what Disn...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Criminal's first teaser is teasing as all get out

Look, it's not going to be easy going for Netflix in the coming years as media heavyweights start yanking their content from the streaming platform and start putting it on their own platforms. They're not just losing content, but clout. Th...

 
 
 
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Ready or Not red band trailer makes hide and seek deadly

Fox Searchlight is mostly known for their indie dramas and high brow fair, but it looks like they'll be delivering something a bit more horror centered with Ready or Not. As you can tell from the NSFW trailer above the film is a bloody thr...

 
 
 
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See Annabelle Comes Home early and free

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, plus, they're most...

 
 
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Krypton to get a spin-off Lobo TV show on Syfy

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, last season and he...

 
 
 
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Some or all of Miramax will likely be sold in the next month

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 staples like Se...

 
 
 
 
 
 


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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