Enjoy the show (& how to predict that you will)
Movies are such an time-intenstive activity. Not only that, the theaters are raising movie ticket prices like crazy. What do you do to make sure you’ll have a good time?
I’ve been paying attention to some movie reviewers and seeing how their experiences matched (or not) my own whenever I see a movie. I’ve personally found that Joe Morganstern of the Wall Street Journal has been dead spot on when it comes to most movies. He also has a way of really articulating weakness or critical factors for why a movie will be thrilling to watch.
Another way is to see what the movie reviewer universe thinks about a given movie in general. Enter sites like RottenTomatoes. They aggregate movie reviews and give each a “fresh” or “rotten” tomato tag and then give an overall score. For example, a movie might be given a rating of “87% FRESH!” meaning that 87% of published movie reviews gave it a thumbs up. It’s then likely that you’ll like the movie too.
Before you head out to the movies — or even Blockbuster to rent a DVD, take a quick click over to RottenTomatoes.com and see if you’re going to like it or not…before seeing it!