HitFix is three years old today: What's next?
10 blogs. 17,843 articles and blog posts published. Over 3,500 videos posted. And, now officially, three years of HitFix.
It's still hard to believe that on Dec. 22, 2008 with the economy in the crapper, Drew McWeeny, Dan Fienberg and Melinda Newman were willing to take a chance with this little dream my business partner, HitFix CEO Jen Sargent, and I had. It's been amazing run since then and we've been blessed to have fantastic writers such as Alan Sepinwall, Katie Hasty and Liane Bonin Starr join the mix. This past year, Kris Tapley's In Contention became part of the HitFix family and we brought on two gentleman who have helped us keep the show running seven days a week, the underheralded Dave Lewis and Chris Eggersten. And, of course, we would be nowhere without the amazing video editing stylings of Mr. Alex Dorn. Moreover, the HitFix team has grown substantially behind-the-scenes, a group of talented professionals that make sure the lights, er, server stays on and we're all gainfully employed (thanks guys).
As we enter year four, there are a number of new product launches you'll soon notice on HitFix. Brand new event pages will roll out after the New Year giving fans a new destination to get all the info they need on upcoming movies, TV shows, albums, concerts and more. HitFix boards will also debut shortly allowing you to keep the conversation going (cause we know you all haven't gotten that "Killing" finale out of your system). Our Music channel will get some much deserved love with a revamp and redesign (anyone got any ideas for our music color other than purple? taking suggestions). We also have new tools in the works to help you keep track of those intense conversations and we're very excited about a sleek new iPad app that should make our TV fans, at the least, very happy.
And of course, if it's a major event in the world of entertainment we plan on being there. Sundance, SXSW, Golden Globes, Coachella, Grammys, Oscar, Indie Spirit Awards, Bonarroo, Cannes, Comic-Con, Lollapalooza, Telluride, Toronto and both yearly TCA panels. We'll suffer through them all, just for you (O.K., maybe we get a thrill out of them too).
So, for those of you who have been here since the beginning, sincere thanks for sticking by us as we matured into the destination we've become today.*
*Quick note: If you've seen any of HitFix's Big Movie videos in your local supermarket checkout line or Sam's Club electronic dept., those are narrated by radio legend Jordo, one of our very first commenters and fans. Amazing what can happen over the years, isn't it?
To all our fans, thank you for your passion and honest feedback. We couldn't do it without any of you.
Here's to a great year four.
Happy Holidays from the HitFix team to you and yours.
Editor-in-Chief, President and Co-Founder
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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