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2013 Movies I Liked that Rotten Tomatoes Didn’t

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For years, Rotten Tomatoes has been the best measurement I know of to pre-judge the strength of a film.  In case you’re unfamiliar with the site, rottentomatoes.com takes the reviews of media outlets all over the world, converts their reviews into a 1-10 rating and then averages them to find the movie’s “percentage positive”.  Over 60% is positive for them; less than that it’s a rotten tomato of a film.  Continue reading 2013 Movies I Liked that Rotten Tomatoes Didn’t

Top 5: 2013 Movies I Liked That Rotten Tomatoes Didn’t

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I see a lot of movies.  I average 70 a year, but that can easily creep into the 85-90 range in busy years.  Mostly I see them to review them and because, heck, I like movies.  But knowing what to see in the theater and what to give a chance on rental or streaming is tricky business and that’s in large part the purpose of movie reviews.  For the last decade plus, my go-to guide to get a general idea of the quality of a film has been Rotten Tomatoes.  If you’ve never heard of it, www.rottentomatoes.com is a site that takes all the “qualified” reviewers that it has sanctioned from media outlets all over the world, averages their scores together and comes up with a “tomato-meter number”.  This is, essentially, the percentage of the  polled reviews which were positive.  So if a movie has a 88% RT rating, that means 88% of the reviews were positive.  Continue reading Top 5: 2013 Movies I Liked That Rotten Tomatoes Didn’t

Weekend Streaming: What’s New on Netflix – 11/23/2013

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Welcome to our weekly look at what’s new on Netflix streaming for your weekend viewing.  First, I have to mention the awesome new interface Netflix rolled out for Xbox.  It’s a vast improvement over the old one, allows much easier navigation and rating of programs and it’s just purty.  As always, I have not seen all of these, I’m not endorsing them, so don’t shoot the messenger if you hate Sharknado.  It’s sharks in a tornado.  It’s on there.  I’m passing the message.  If you wanna get semi-smashed and MST3K a movie, I’m betting Sharknado would make for an awesome 90 minutes of shark flying excitement. Continue reading Weekend Streaming: What’s New on Netflix – 11/23/2013