ABOUT MY 1997 MOVIE REVIEWS
In 1997 I saw a LOT of movies . . . I went with
friends . . . I went with relatives . . . I even went alone . . . as
long as I went! I found that nothing came close to the big screen
experience for a place where I could lose myself for a couple of
carefree hours. And, since I was in school nights, I was always looking for an escape
from homework. Consequently, I saw a lot of movies; usually at
least 1 a week. Friends and co-workers were always seeking an
opinion before they went to see something, so that year I wrote
them up and put online them for everyone.
I see many types of
movies; I especially like comedies, romantic comedies, and of
course science fiction. I tend not to
see pure romance, horror, or thrillers.
I gave very brief reviews that speak to
the entertainment value of the movie (the reason that I go: to be
entertained). I've always been annoyed at movie reviews that tell
you the entire plot, a detailed storyline, and sometimes even the
ending. What I gave is a rating and then some attributes of the
movie that brought me to that rating (e.g. boring, fast moving,
lots of laughs, predictable, etc.). A major factor for me is how
well a movie pulls me in. If I was thinking about where I'd go or
what I'd eat after the movie, it didn't do well on the CIN·E·MARK Ratings.
When you click on a movie title, you
will get my review, sometimes followed by a one line concurring
or dissenting opinion of who I went with. Following that I
put in a canned description of the movie, either from a
Cinema brochure or the Internet Movie Database. These
descriptions will not give away the movie, but if you have no
idea of what the movie is about, they will give you a general
overview. I always put these at the end, so you do not have
to read them if you don't want to.