Jun 15, 2010

Movie Review Sites (That I Actually Read)

While I'm generally quick to form a critical opinion of my own as soon as a movie trailer pops up, the truth is that I just don't have the time to see as many movies as I used to. So in recent months I've started turning to movie review sites for quick opinions on what's worth seeing when I do get the chance. Here are some of my favorite review sources:

100 Words or Less

I love that this site is brief, to the point, and generally highlights a specific reason that a movie was good or bad (in 100 words or less). That kind of simplicity is easy to digest, fun to read, and a refreshing gimmick in a sea of overzealous critics. For a site that's also relatively new and low-key, I think I like it even more because of the potential it shows.

Angry Charlie Reviews
What I like specifically about this site is (much like the first one) it's up-and-coming and takes an ambitious approach. Opting for a more traditional review format, it's been the recent introduction of video reviews that's really hooked me. There's also a nice balance between positive and negative reviews for some of the latest blockbusters, which adds a lot of variety to a fast growing library of original content.

The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current
Whether you're out to watch funny clips, recaps, reviews, or the full half hour weekly show, The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current is a refreshing take on the movie review genre. Witty commentary and numerous features about random aspects of cinema make this an easy show/site to dive into.


Dann said...

Thank you for the shout-out. It is always nice to see people appreciate the reviews I do.

Glad to see you did well in the film festival you were posting about a month or so back.

Angry Charlie said...

I too must thank you for including me in this prestigious list. :-) And I promise more video reviews to come soon! So again, thank you very much good sir!

And Dann, I have to say I didn't know about your site until this post. Makes me wish I would have thought of it. But who am I kidding? I love hearing myself talk. :-P