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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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** About my reviews, or "how can you like The Incredibles and Sin City equally?"
I try to rate the movies against my perceived standard in their genres. So an action movie like Sin City isn't rated against the Incredibles, but is, instead, rated against the Kill Bills, Resevoir Dogs (Michael Madsen - stuck in the middle with you!!), the Usual Suspects, Departed, etc. So, yeah, I am a big wimp and like The Notebook, but I also loved Grind House.
** About my favourite movies, actors, directors, or "how the hell can you rank them?"
I can't, so please don't pay attention to the order of things.
** About what I've learned since joining Flixster, or "I am woefully uneducated."
Man, I am so out of touch with a lot of genres: Indian, Korean, Romanian, manga, Japanese, foreign documentary, etc. Thanks to my friends list experts for directing me to good stuff.
** And a quote: "So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one---big hitter, the Lama---long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice." - Carl, Caddyshack
** Thanks for asking but, for God's sake, that's NOT me in the user photo. My hair is so much more flammable...