Happy Birthday To Us – Screen Rant’s 4th Anniversary!

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm,

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about vic Happy Birthday To Us   Screen Rants 4th Anniversary!Wow.

It’s hard to believe that Screen Rant has been online four years already. When I started this site on November 11th, 2003 I had no idea what I was doing… I’d just always been a movie and Sci Fi fan and with this whole internet thing that seemed to be up and coming, I decided that I wanted a place online where I could talk about movies and TV, both the good and the bad. I never thought anyone would read it outside a couple of friends of mine.

The first thing I ever posted was Sandy Collora’s short fan film Batman: Dead End. One of the coolest things I’d ever seen up to that point (I wonder what he’s up to these days…). Other early posts included my review of the horribly dissapointing Matrix Revolutions, how much I disliked the Battlestar Galactica pilot and a rant against talking in movie theaters.

Back then the site was VERY heavy on the “Rant” side of things and I think we’ve mellowed at least a little bit since then. We’re still opinionated but not quite as angry. icon smile Happy Birthday To Us   Screen Rants 4th Anniversary!

The site has been through a lot changes over the past four years, and will probably continue to change as I try to figure out what you guys and girls would like to see on the site and how to make your visits a better experience. I’m always open to suggestions on how to improve the site, whether it be the design or the topics and features we cover and write about.

Since I’m very sure none of you (with the exception of sometime contributor Brian) know what the site looked like when it was born, I thought you might get a kick out of this (click on the image for a larger version):

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We’ve come a long way, baby. Screen Rant still isn’t a huge site but it’s come a long way from 3,000 visits per month back in 2004. Although we get a heck of a lot more visits than that these days we’d still like to see lots more visitors, so tell your friends about us and tell us what would make you come back more often and spread the word!

There have been some ups and downs but overall it’s been a great ride and has given me the chance to meet other really cool movie bloggers, movie directors and actors and to connect to other movie fans like yourselves.

Now I just need some big honkin’ movie site to come buy me out like John over at The Movie Blog. icon smile Happy Birthday To Us   Screen Rants 4th Anniversary!

Oh, and what’s been the most popular story on the site, bar none? It’s related to Iron Man, of course:

Rejected Iron Man Movie Armor Concepts, September 2006.

Anyway, if you’re a regular visitor I want to thank you for coming back again and again. If you’re a first time reader, kick off your shoes, relax, and have a look around… join in on the conversation and hang out. I consider a lot of you folks family, so again, thanks for hanging around for our first thousand posts and four years.

Here’s looking forward to the next thousand and four!


Vic Holtreman

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  1. Congrats Vic, and Happy Birthday Screenrant!

    You’ve got a great thing going. May you have many more good years of blogging ahead of you!

  2. Vic your site is great! I also tune into your site everyday. Its like the Sci-fi drudge report!!!
    All the best!!!

  3. Vic your site is great! I also tune into your site everyday. Its like the Sci-fi drudge report!!!
    All the best!!!

  4. Vic these is my favorite syte to came and visit ( I baisicly visit the site every day) but what I am trying to get at is it would be cool if we could see some comic books or video games rewies.

    That would really kick the raitings up.

  5. Well done Vic, four years is a damn long time on the Internet, I think it’s like dog years or something.


  6. Congrats, Vic! I remember you starting it and telling us about your new site on the Invincible Iron Man boards. Where’s the frowny face logo?


  7. Congrads Vic!

  8. congrats vic, and Happy Birthday screen rant !

  9. Happy Birthday!!

    It’s good to be around.

    Many happy returns.

  10. I love Screenrant and I go on here to check on everything daily.

    Gratz Vic and Happy B’day Screenrant!

  11. What more can I say besides keep up the good work? Love your Iron Man coverage.

  12. A very Happy Birthday to Screen Rant …. and congrats to you Vic!! I really do enjoy this space and learn so much each time I visit.
    Keep up the great work ….


  13. Congrats on your 4th Anniversary!! Screenrant is my mainstay online blog for movie updates that matter, and I wish you all the best and I hope Screenrant stays that way!

  14. Happy Blog-Birthday to Vic and Screen Rant! I love this site and I appreciate your consistent and enthusiastic interaction with your commenters. Keep up the great work and people will keep visiting!

  15. Congrats Vic! Cheers to 4 more years!

  16. Congrats Vic! Love the site!

  17. Hey everyone, thanks so much for the kind words, I truly appreciate them.

    I continue to write for my readers and to hear back from you guys… if no one was reading this site and I was talking to an empty room I wouldn’t bother. :-)

    Thanks again,


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    Screen Rant is a great source for movie and science fiction news, reviews and information. It just celebrated its fourth anniversary and is going strong. This post is a thank you to Screen Rant’s fans and a recap of its success over the last four year…

  19. Congrats! I’m a relative newcomer here and have enjoyed reading your posts and the comments that follow. Great place to hang out and discuss movie stuff with like minded people.