Welcome to Flixist


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Hey there. Welcome to Flixist. I’m going to have to ask you to pardon the dust as we’re still unpacking a bit here and getting everything set up. The moving guys showed up a bit late and some dick pissed on our rug. It really tied the room together. But you’re here and we’re here so introductions are probably in order.

To start off, we’re serious about movies. We’re also not serious at all. It’s an inner struggle we have to deal with on a daily basis. We love movies and we love to talk about them in deep meaningful ways, but we also love seeing a guy’s head get lopped off by a machete. Why does serious appreciation and understanding of the artistic medium of film have to be at odds with serious appreciation of the banality and pure awesomeness of movies?

At Flixist we don’t think it does.

We’re here to discuss everything, from the tiniest independent film that you probably won’t hear of again at the latest festival to the biggest blockbuster ever released. From the deconstruction of a film’s mis en scène to the top ten car chases ever put to film. From why the latest action blockbuster sucks so bad to why the latest action blockbuster is the greatest experience you will ever have in a theater.

Drama, horror, action, science fiction, animated, foreign, kung fu, Westerns, classics, silent film, independent, art house, documentary, romantic comedies, dramadies, musicals, superheroes, fantasy? Yes. If it’s been put on celluloid (or digital) we want to talk about it and we’re going to, damn it. We’re film snobs, but we’re also film geeks and if you love movies and know movies then you know exactly what we’re talking about.

We’ll also be bringing you movie news throughout the day and from around the world. We’ve got writers stationed in countries as far flung as Canada (and Europe and Australia)! Of course, we won’t just be repeating the information, but injecting our brand of humor and fart jokes (mostly fart jokes) into it. Couple this with a plethora of intriguing and recurring feature articles and the in depth discussions… ummm… discussed above, and you’ve pretty much got the greatest movie site ever.

We’ll be rolling out a massive film review section that will eventually cover every movie you could ever think of. Tom Froznack, our Reviews Editor, will be around later to explain exactly how that will all work and our rating system as well, but know that when you want a complete and honest review of a film from not simply one source, Flixist is the place to come. We’ll be pooling not only all of our editor’s reviews for you to read, but the community’s as well. It’s going to be really exciting and we hope you stick around to be part of its growth.

So we’re going to tackle movies from every angle, and we want you to tackle them with us. Notice an interesting read you want to respond to? Do it. We have blogs. Want to comment on a post? Go ahead, it’s easy as that (just don’t be a douche). Think our podcast isn’t enough movie talk? Start a community one. Got a tip, suggestion or complaint? Get in touch with us. Hate every word we write? Well, there’s no accounting for taste, but you can stick around if you really want to.

There’s so much more going on, but I’d rather leave it to be a surprise as we roll it out over the next coming weeks. I’m sure we’ll chat sometime during one of our community events or yelling at each other over a flame war involving the merits of the Speed Racer movie, but until then what I really wanted to say was very simple:

 “Hi, thanks for reading.”

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flixist. He has worked as a critic for more than a decade, reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.