About Us


Hello there, and thanks for visiting. BeyondHollywood.com forced its way onto the Interwebs way back in 2005, which in Interwebs time makes us practically ancient. Before BeyondHollywood.com, we previously existed as Nixflix.com, a site that focused primarily on Asian movie reviews. Since those carefree days, we’ve become involved in the high-falutin’ world of movie news, including coverage of Hollywood mainstream studio films, cause let’s face it, there just aren’t enough movie sites reporting on the latest and greatest $100 million dollar Hollywood studio film. Nowadays, we do a little bit of just about everything, from Asian movies to horror to rarely seen Independent films to the latest Adam Sandler monstrosity, though usually so we can point and laugh at Adam Sandler because we think everyone, even Adam Sandler, deserves a chance.


You know you wanna. All correspondences relating to the site (complaints, suggestions, helpful cooking tips) can be sent to the Editor, nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.

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The people below are highly skilled writers from all walks of life (and some from places I’d rather not know about, if you know what I mean, and I think you do — wink wink). They are highly dedicated to their craft, to their love of movies, and are shockingly underpaid. This site would not exist without them. Okay, so maybe it would still exist, but it certainly wouldn’t be nearly as cool.

Nix (Editor)

Editor and Contributing Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: Long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: Shaky cam with quick cutting — in 3D. Mixed on: Long walks on the beach while watching shaky cam movies starring Kevin Costner in 3D.

Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email him in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.

James Mudge (Movie Reviewer/Bon Vivant)

James is a Scottish writer based in London. He is one of BeyondHollywood.com’s oldest tenured movie reviewer, specializing in all forms of cinema from the Asian continent, as well as the angst-strewn world of independent cinema and the plasma-filled caverns of the horror genre.

James can be reached at jamesmudge (at) btinternet.com, preferably with offers of free drinks.

Todd Rigney (Movie Reviewer/News Contributor)

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing quality news and reviews for BeyondHollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, hanging around the local Cineplex, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided.

His favorite movies include Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” Takashi Miike’s “Audition,” and anything starring Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Todd is also a published author. You can discover and purchase his masterpieces over at Amazon.com. You can contact him at todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.

Brent McKnight (Movie Reviewer/News Contributor)

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are “Rubin and Ed”, “A Bittersweet Life”, and “Out for Justice”.

He wishes his knees didn’t hurt.

If you have questions for Brent, or knee pain remedies, you can contact him at brent (at) beyondhollywood.com.

Additional Writers and Contributors

Joseph Savitski
Felix Vasquez
Andrew Mackenzie
Bodhi Grrl
Brian Holcomb
Dejan Ognjanovic
Jodie Bass