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Three big things happened at he box office this weekend. The first is, of course, that The Curse of La Llorona came in number one, outperforming expectations with $26.5 million. That's a very good box office for a movie ...   read

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So far the Adam Sandler/Netflix team up has delivered unto us almost nothing worth of any value. It has, according to Netflix, delivered them great streaming success, but for the viewer its mostly been terrible comedy after t...   read
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Cheap and quick horror is on the rise for studios as Blumhouse is paving a way to be profitable without even trying, and New Line is right behind them with their slew of Conjuring spin-offs. The Curse of La Llorona ...   read

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Have you been in the mood for an actually good romantic comedy? Well, since we got to check out Long Shot at SXSW I can indeed tell you that it's actually good. It's both surprisingly touching and thoughtful. You don't h...   read

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Did you feel the Internet explode over the past couple of hours? That's because Disney was busy basically swinging their massive media dick all over the place. Like, they just walked out laughed at everyone else's stream...   read

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Hellboy is getting absolutely destroyed by critics right now. We'll have our review up tomorrow so you'll be able to know what truly right opinion on the film is then, but until then it isn't looking too hot for the film. Of ...   read

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Spoilers for the end of Shazam! incoming If you stayed just a little bit longer after Shazam! ended you saw a bit of a cameo in it. Superman shows up to surprise all the kid's, and specifically Freddy, at school. It...   read

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The Russo brothers have pretty much had their entire lives taken over by guiding the MCU through its most important stages, but once Avengers: Endgame drops their going to have a lot of time on their hands. That time, it...   read

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  Watch Video They're going to try again with the Addams Family as MGM has released a teaser trailer for their animated take on the morbid family that first appeared as comic strips, and then a TV show, but then became icons thanks to the...   read
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  Watch Video Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam, Shazam's counterpart in the comic books, for nearly a decade. Johnson has been integral in bringing Shazam and Black Adam to the big screen in a devout way that's almost as...   read

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Well, they've finally done it. The DCEU has now released two movies in a row that are both successful at the box office and with critics. Shazam! pulled in a respectable $53.4 million this weekend (and another $3 million...   read

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  Watch Video We are smack-dab in the middle of the cinematic second coming of Stephen King. The man's work already hit its heyday decades ago when horror film began taking off in the 80s and his books were quickly adapted into a host of c...   read
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Review: Peterloo

  Watch Video What if nothing happens? What if a big, massive, terrible event occurs and the world collectively shrugs at it and everything goes on as it was. That's probably what happens most of the time, actually. But in cinema that's no...   read
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Breakthrough is a movie I hadn't heard of until we got these tickets to give away. From what I can tell from the poster I glanced at it involves breaking through some ice. It's got a decent cast and a whole bunch of...   read

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  Watch Video No one really has any clue what Todd Phillip's Joker is going to be like but we've got our first poster for the movie and it is incredibly subdued, hinting at a film that is more character than comic. Contrasting this with, s...   read
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I think, instead of diving deep into the remake of Pet Semetary here, I'll just talk about how damn creepy the original is and all thanks to Miko Hughes is as a child actor. I don't even remember that many details about ...   read

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  Watch Video Usually when you see a long list of famous people doing random cameos in a film you know exactly what you're in for: a romantic comedy based around a holiday. Not, however, in this case. No, despite the rom-com style marketi...   read
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We're not going to be calling Dumbo a hit any time soon unless something magical happens. The film, which would be the first real flop in Disney's sturdy line of animated remakes, pulled in only $45 million. While P...   read

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  Watch Video Fine, The Silence is based on a book that was written well before A Quite Place ever came out, but it's pretty clear what Netflix is going for here. The streamer wants another horror hit after Bird Box did so ...   read
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  Watch Video Sometimes a movie looks interesting, timely, and well put together. That's exactly what The Hummingbird Project looked like to me. With a cast of big names led by Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, ...   read
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Alien is about to turn 40, and heaven forbid we miss an anniversary these days without an opportunity to market and sell more Blu-rays and digital copies. However, 20th Century Fox Disney actually came up with somet...   read

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If you've got a British period piece and you want to be taken seriously as an award contender then there's no better way to do it than grab Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth to raise the film's profile. That's exactly what...   read

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  Watch Video The revenge thriller has been in a rut for a good long time. It's either an old guy going after the people who hurt his family or a person harmed by a drug cartel who seeks revenge or both of those things together. El Chican...   read

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TriStar Pictures is scooping up rights left and right so they can seemingly make a remake of the Broadway musical and 1955 classic film Guys and Dolls. They've bought the rights to the collection of short stories the mus...   read

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Not going to lie on this one, I haven't even watched the trailer for Best of Enemies. I know, bad film writer person, but sometimes things slide past me and I'm listening to Weezer right now and don't want to pause it so... h...   read

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  Watch Video This isn't our first look at Mary Magdalene but the trailer might as well be the film has been delayed from a US release so long. With Rooney Mara starring as the titular character and Joaquin Phoenix in the r...   read

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Want to see Shazam! before anyone... no, wait. They did that super early screening thing. Plus, our review is already up. Still, not that many people saw it then so do you want to see Shazam! before most other peopl...   read

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  Watch Video Oh, what convenient timing! Just as Us once again catapults Jordan Peele in the public consciousness in a big way, CBS All Access has released two new trailers for his upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone.&nbs...   read

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  Watch Video In case you missed it, Apple had an Event today. That's not an accidental capitalization, they literally had the balls to just call it the Apple Event. Ballsy branding aside, the company let a whole host of new services drop...   read

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Jordan Peele's Us absolutely destroyed the Box Office in every way possible this weekend, pulling in $70.25 million. That's mind-blowlingly better than expectations had it at and drove a hefty $18,778 average per th...   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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