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Monday Review: The Karate Kid

'The Karate Kid' comes kicking back The Karate Kid just won the award for surprise of the year. It's good. No, like actually bona-fide good. While remakes of 80s films might be in vogue it's been tough going, but Karate Kid nails it. I m...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Splice

People seemed to like/hate my Prince of Persia review so I figured I'd start these up again for now. I got behind as I should also have a review for Get Him to the Greek, but I'll just say that it's definitely as funny as Forgetting Sarah M...

 
 
 
 

I'm Thankful for Destructoid

Hi Destructoid Community (of which I count myself a proud member), I'm thankful for you. I'm thankful you read my posts on weekends. I'm thankful you yell at me when you disagree with a post. I'm thankful you agree with me on things i...

 
 
 
 

Monday Review: Zombieland and Whip It

Remind you of anything? *cough*Left4Dead*cough* 'Zombieland' has it all Zombieland has one flaw, and its so minuscule that it's almost not worth mentioning, but for any zombie movie lover it is important. See, it should really be called ...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Pandorum and Surrogates

'Pandorum' brings space horror back In the future, when interplanetary space travel is required because earth is about to be destroyed and we need to find a new planet, if the ships that are built are huge hulking things of metal with ir...

 
 
 

Monday Review: 9

'9' is not so fine What an absolutely gorgeous and intriguing yet entirely underdeveloped and sadly shallow world the film 9 takes place in. It's like watching a painting come to life, and then realizing that the world of the painting is...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Extract and The September Issue

Sorry guys, no Gamer review as my screening was canceled. Hopefully I'll get to see it over the weekend. Judge extracts the plot, leaves the comedy It's pretty clear that at some point in time Mike Judge was a comic genius. Anyone who f...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Taking Woodstock

'Woodstock' wants it all, but misses I was not alive to experience Woodstock, and since the hippie movement (or anything like it) doesn't seem to be coming back any time soon I seriously doubt I'll have the pleasure of ever experiencing ...

 
 
 
 

Monday Review: District 9 and Ponyo

'District 9' brings humanity to aliens There is one key thing the best science fiction films have in common, and that is that if you took out the aliens or lasers or spaceships or androids they'd still be compelling stories. Despite all ...

 
 
 

Monday Review: G.I. Joe

Go Joe? As a film critic I was pretty sure that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was going to be the worst film of the summer, but one must do what one must do. I thus headed into the theater and firmly shoved the film critic inside me out of...

 
 
 

Monday Review: (500) Days of Summer

'(500) Days' brings freshness and life to rom-coms The set-up for (500) Days of Summer is hardly anything new, as the film readily admits. The story of boy meets girl is as old as stories go, and has been told on film so many times that ...

 
 
 
 

Monday Review: Bruno

<p> Brüno brings the funny back After Borat came out, and was the funniest movie in years, the question was how long could the film's star, Sacha Baron Cohen, keep up his trademark comedy of tricking people into thinking he was...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Public Enemies

'Public Enemies' makes a man out of a legend Sadly that headline is not a compliment, but it isn't an insult either, it's just a statement of fact. John Dillinger, the subject of Public Enemies, Michael Mann's latest film, is an American...

 
 
 
 

Monday Review: Year One and The Proposal

Say yes to 'The Proposal If you're not a film critic and don't see every romantic comedy ever made it's often easy to assume that we're all stuck up jerks who don't like fun, love or mushy stuff. The actual case is that we all like that ...

 
 
 

Monday Reveiw: Terminator Salvation

Terminating 'Terminator' might be wise Somehow along the way everyone fooled themselves into thinking that Terminator Salvation was going to be a good movie and not a slapped together, franchise expanding piece of corporate film making. ...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Star Trek

I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie, but like almost everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s I have a certain affinity for science fiction series that were created before my time. Star Trek is of course one of them, and the original show hol...

 
 
 

Monday Review: State of Play

'State of Play' states it well I'm a Washington DC local so when film comes along that has been entirely filmed in DC I get a little nervous. Most of the time the nation's capitol is butchered geographically and a large monument somehow...

 
 
 

Monday Review: Observe and Report

Observe and Distrub A bi-polar, delusional and mentally unstable young man lives with his alcoholic mother while working as a security guard in a mall. He becomes obsessed with the apprehension of a flasher who is terrorizing the mall an...

 
 

About Matthew Razakone of us since 2:04 PM on 04.03.2009

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

If you want to know the movies you have to see to get Flixist head here.

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