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  Watch Video Be still my Star Trek loving heart. If showrunner Michael Chabon wanted to give every Trek fan in Hall H multiple orgasms with the SDCC trailer for Star Trek: Picard he succeded wildly. This thing is half nost...   read

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It was Alice in Wonderland that changed it all. The Johnny Depp-led film was a stunning and massive box office success for Disney that took them a bit by surprise. Less of a remake and more of a film that got Depp (a con...   read
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  Watch Video The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if y...   read

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  Watch Video 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,...   read
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One of the outstanding features of Star Trek: The Next Generation is its episodic structure, which allowed for a variety of themes, subjects, and tones to be tackled by the show. However, in this day and age of every tel...   read

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I wasn't going to write about Mindhunter's first images for the second season being released today because I know very little about the show and it wasn't that interesting. But here we are with me presenting you eight images ...   read
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  Watch Video Oh, what could have been. The Dark Universe seemed like such a... thing. Yes, it was definitely a thing. A thing that was going to happening until it, of course, did not happen thank to The Mummy getting absolutely no o...   read

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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...   read

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Over the weekend the internet went a little crazy with some news that Lashana Lynch would be playing 007. Of course, the trolls got up in arms without reading the entire story, which basically states that after James Bond ret...   read
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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 mil...   read

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  Watch Video When Spectre first went into production the worst kept secret in all of film was that Christoph Waltz would be playing Blofeld. I mean, everyone knew it, but the Bond folks walked around like it wasn't super obvious. For...   read

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Review: Crawl

  Watch Video 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 eno...   read
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You may recall way back in the 90s when Paul W.S. Anderson directed a Mortal Kombat movie and even childhood you thought it was pretty bad. A lot of mistakes were made with that film but the biggest one was the complete ...   read

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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 c...   read

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The next film in the Saw franchise is a bit of an oddball. The movie is being directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who did Saw II, III, and IV, it was written by the duo who did Jigsaw and it's based on a story dev...   read

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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 Spi...   read

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Every week there's another article about how the next movie to release in the MCU is going to be the film that finally starts to show that there is fatigue with the franchise and then the movie releases and it's easily proven...   read

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  Watch Video Blue Sky Studios have an odd animation track record. They are probably best known for the Ice Age movies, which vary in quality drastically, but they've done a host of other things that have not sucked. See, nothing sta...   read

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  Watch Video Sometimes we're just wrong here and back when Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came out Rick was just damn wrong about it. I mean, to each their own, but he was wrong. The movie was fun as hell. However, when the inevitab...   read

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There was a bit of doubt last week that Toy Story 4 was going to keep its legs since its opening weekend was below the admittedly staggering expectations the studio had for it. However, things seem just fine. The movie d...   read

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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...   read

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  Watch Video Jordana Brewster's Fast and Furious charcter, Mia, has never been all that integral to the plot. While she's Vin Diesel's sister and Paul Walker's wife in the films that never let her do all that much. She'd appear on the pho...   read

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Review: Yesterday

  Watch Video 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 pee...   read
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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 o...   read

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  Watch Video 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, the...   read

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  Watch Video Three kick ass spy ladies doing kick ass spy stuff is an awesome premise and that's basically what Charlie's Angels is, but this initial trailer for the rebooted franchise doesn't seem to reflect that very much. It's a ...   read

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It's no secret why Netflix is shoving out more and more original content at faster and faster paces. They need to hook us on shows so we'll stayed subscribed to their service when every non-original show and movie eventually ...   read

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There is nothing in the world that is perfect, but the Mike Hodges directed 1980 Flash Gordon film with a soundtrack by Queen is probably the closest that humanity is going to get to it. However, for some reason, Hollywood wa...   read

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  Watch Video In the ever growing collection of superhero movies there are plenty of classics that people will talk about, and with Dark Phoenix firmly not being one of them it's time to look an X-Men movie that is. You've got the fir...   read
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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...   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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