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[–] chirogonemd 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly this. They undermined the purpose of their own service, removing all legitimacy as anything besides a private circle jerk. Congratulations Rotten Tomatoes.

But in all honesty - and this goes for nearly all of my friends who like movies - I stopped using Rotten Tomatoes as a source of good movie reviews a long time ago.

They've been fucked for a few years now. At first, they tended to go with what I perceived to be the general public consensus and what my friends and I would sort of trend toward. Anymore, its just business. They pimp whatever the big studios want pimped. 'Get Out' is rated as the best horror movie of all time by Rotten Tomatoes. Um, fuck yourselves. Hard. In the ass.

Truthfully, I don't use movie reviews at all anymore. Most of the time I just watch it myself now, or if I get a rec from a friend I know has similar tastes, I'll take that.

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[–] bagano1 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I found it dubious that Get Out got a 100% RT rating. It was not even a good movie. Wonder Woman was trash too. These reviews are being bought, plain and simple.

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So much this, it wasn't exceptional either as a race-baiting movie, a horror film, a psychological thriller, or as a social commentary. It was just fairly flat. It wasn't particularly bad, but it wasn't close to approaching a good movie either.

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[–] brandon816 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The problem with RT only appears when you are looking at the reviewer scores. The only one worth checking is the audience score. As an example, for Get Out, that was just an 87%, far more believable and in line with other horror movies of the kind.

Now, that one could still be bought / tampered with. But, they don't seem to bother with it most of the time, instead advertising the more malleable reviewer score elsewhere, even going so far as to exclude the ability to sort by the audience score in their own various search pages.

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[–] fluxguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree with one thin from the "get out" movie though.

"Black is in fashion"

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[–] frogeater 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

star wars the last jew was my final straw, what's the point of a review site if they'll actively undermine me just to force their social agenda

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Star Wars: The Last Jew That actually sounds like it could be a good movie if made.

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[–] 22jam22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I liked get out and i dont really like horror movies.. To me it was more of a black mirror twilight zone type movie.. The idea that rich white people would want to be black kinda fucked the entire thing up, but it obviously had an agenda.

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I never did movie reviews to begin with.

Last time i TRIED to go to the movies was with a gift ticket someone bought me. Got into the MASSIVE queue and looked at the board, it was literally only 50 shades of shit and The Interview for the whole day, and all were 'no free tickets' which according to Hoyts and Greater Union includes tickets someone ELSE actually paid full price for to give as a gift. I threw the ticket out and havent bothered since.

Best new movie ive seen in years was a syfy original called the bounty hunter i think it was They ran it for a month and havent seen it since.

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[–] chirogonemd 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There are two movies I've seen in the past several years (both very recent too) that have been worth a shout out:

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri"

At first, the main character (female) may rub you the wrong way. And that is intentional. Moral relativism is a major theme in the film. But the acting all around, including Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, is just fantastic. The story was written by a playwright, so the events and some of the dialog does have that tinge of "this could have been written for a play". But you should see this movie. I really, really liked it.

"A Ghost Story"

It features Casey Affleck. It's a very strange film, and is very close to being silent in terms of dialog. But the way it manipulates time to tell its story is one of the most original and kind of haunting things I've ever seen in a movie. It'll leave you feeling something when you're done with it. Existential.

Other than this though, there isn't much of anything. I really enjoyed Prometheus, but that's been years ago. I also liked Deus Ex Machina. Also several years old now. I am a big horror fan, and The Conjuring was probably the only horror movie I've seen in a long time that really stood out to me. The first Insidious was okay. The Evil Dead reboot was fun, but just fucking ridiculous and had none of the campy (but good) character of the original.