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And for some time…

Found an article today that I thought I’d share. After spending ten years in the movie theatre industry I can tell you, a lot of things are broken but the fixes aren’t as easy as one would think…

The way we measure box office success is completely broke.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Film, General

 

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Review Ratings

I rate each review and I realized that I should probably explain my reasoning. Here is a breakdown of the scores.

5 of 5 – Prefect: If there is anything wrong, I don’t care, it’s just that good.

4 1/2 of 5 – Awesome: Almost prefect but can’t ignore the fault, or, a 4  pointer which has just that something extra.

4 of 5 – Great: Better than average, a well put together showing that goes above and beyond.

3 1/2 of 5 – Good: A solid 3 pointer which has something extra, or a 4 pointer that doesn’t quite make it past its faults.

3 of 5 – Solid: Average, conveys its story and is entertaining but doesn’t pop or have flare.

2 1/2 of 5 – Okay: A 3 pointer which is lacking something vital or a 2 pointer with a redeeming quality.

2 of 5 – Meh: While I can see where they are going, they don’t quite get there.

1 1/2 of 5 – Blah: There might be one or two redeeming factors in this train wreck.

1 of 5 – Train Wreck: I am dumber for having watched this.

I do grade on a curve with tv episodes. A new show I may be more cautious about because there is an unknown quantity about them while a show in its 4th or 5th year has a lot of backstreet pilling up which helps sell the story. Conversely, I can be harsher on an older show because they should know better by now while a new show is still getting its sea legs.

I’ll post this later in maybe its own section or I could turn About into an FAQ. Thinking on that one.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in General

 

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Incoming

I have a few updates I need to finish, last nights Once Upon a Time, new Grimm and Royal Pains along with some overviews of shows which are between seasons like Haven. But what I really need is to start putting up some film reviews.

I used to see at least one movie a week but since I changed jobs I have more time to write and less to go out and see a movie unless I really want to see it. While I work on trying to figure out what to do about that I’m going to start posting movies which have already been released. I wasn’t sure where to start so going to begin with my all time favorites and move on from there. I should have one up tonight.

As for books, I think I’ll start with the same idea and go from there. Maybe focus on film-related books? It’s always the ‘getting started’ part that is the hardest, isn’t it.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in General

 

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Purpose

To put it mildly, I watch a lot of movies, tv, and read a lot too. Because of this I have plenty of opinions when it comes to how good/bad/meh a show might be. Since I’m not shy about my opinions I thought I’d start up a blog.

I have dvd sets of some shows and so I am going to work my way through them, but at the same time I will blog about new stuff as well. I kind of want to start from the beginning though, or at least a good spot like a season or mid-season premiere because starting in the middle does lose something in the translation since over-arching plot lines are continuing.

And then there are the Movies. Occasionally I seen brand new ones (not as much as I used to) but I have a huge DVD collection and so I will likely grab one from time to time and post on it.

Books, well, it takes me awhile to read a book, esp since I spend a lot of time on writing and watching tv, but I do have my favorites and plans on reading a few in the future so I can’t forget that medium.

As for the ‘and more’ part… it sounded cool, and who knows, maybe there will be more.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in General