Welcome to the New Flixist


Hello! Welcome back to Flixist. You may notice things look a bit different around here now. That’s because we’ve relaunched the site! What does that mean? Well, mostly nothing for you, good reader, except that things look a lot better and we have a fancy logo. You’ll still get the same great reviews from our stunningly good-looking staff, the same in-depth features, and the same sense of humor you’ve come to know and love (or just discovered). It’s like Flixist… but better.

First, I’ll ask that you excuse the dust. The migration from our old publishing system means that older posts that we brought over are missing some images here and there. We’re working on fixing them up as needed and hope you don’t mind seeing some of those little broken image things every so often. You read us for the articles anyway, right?

The redesign reflects the way that Flixist has grown as a site, into something more than just a news roll and snarky comments. We’re known for our analysis alongside our sarcasm and the new look is a lot cleaner to reflect that. It also ditches our neon green X, which was out of date when we started the blog. Instead, the gold and black reflect the history of the films and television we love. When you see the site, you think movies, not video games, because that’s what we’re about.

The biggest change you’ll notice, aside from the new look, is that we’ve returned to our 100 point review scores! Scores run from 0-10, with decimal places, giving us a glorious amount of range in our review scores that we’ve sorely missed. A 100 point scale may seem a bit too much but it not only adds more credibility to score numbers but also actually makes scoring easier. When you’ve got more choices to choose from it makes you think about that score more, lending it more credence and helping it define your reviews. It also makes quality movies stand out all the more. With a 100 point system giving a 10 is far more monumental, which is why, in our long history, we’ve given so few.

We’re going to be working hard to make sure the content is as high quality as the new look, pushing forward with efforts to expand our features, review the hell out of everything, and deliver news in a way that makes you want to read it even though you already heard about it on Twitter. Keep a lookout for pieces that hone in on what makes Flixist special. We’re excited to be jumping into this venture and looking forward to making Flixist even bigger and better over the next ten years of existence.

For me personally, as the founder and editor-in-chief of Flixist, it’s exciting to be coming up on our 10-year anniversary and celebrating it with this brand new look. If you’re just returning, welcome back and come chat with us in the comments or shoot us an email. If you’re new to the site, welcome to the crazy. Sit back, dive deep into the unique brand of movie site we are, and have fun. I’m excited to have you here.

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.