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I usually watch movies based on recommendations by Roger Ebert, the New York Times and the Wall St. Journal. I also use Rotten Tomatoes as a "second opinion."
Ebert's star system quantified his opinions. In contrast, I can read reviews in the Journal and sometimes can't tell if it is a good or bad movie.
Are there any other Ebert like sources out there?
Thanks in advance.
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I've been using James Berardinelli's reviews for a long time, probably at least 15 years.http://www.reelviews.net/movies.php
Overall very reliable and Ebert-like.
His main weaknesses IMO are a bit over-fondness for movies based on comic books, and he does not seem to review many foreign flix (other than major releases).
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I don't watch too many current movies. When I do watch one, I usually see what the critics are saying on Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com
It gives me quick access to a variety of critics.
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I use Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), but do not generally watch current movies. IMDB is also good for reviews of the premium cable shows which I watch a lot of on DVDs from the library.
I used to read Roger's reviews on the Chicago Sun Times.
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This thread is off-topic and does not belong on this forum. It's locked.
Best Regards - Mel
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After further review (and a PM to the moderators), I retitled this thread to be actionable. The thread is reopened.
Please bear in mind that general comments in reference to Roger Ebert will cause the thread to be relocked, as was done here: Roger Ebert, RIP
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I know some folks who like this one.http://www.metacritic.com
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