Tag: review

Hollywood Is Ready To Blame Rotten Tomatoes For Everything

Most people have a good idea how good or bad the summer blockbuster movie season was, and I think most people could agree that the quality was not as high as earlier years. For every ‘Baby Driver‘ there was a ‘Baywatch‘ or ‘King Arthur‘. The big game of Hollywood has always been to not be apportioned blame when the music stops. So the industry has decided to blame Rotten Tomatoes. Brooke Barnes reports on the scapegoating in the New York Times; from how it averages review scores, how it decides Fresh or Rotten, and how it looks outside the handful of

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Choose Your Own iPhone 7 Review

Right, time for some fun with the iPhone 7 – rather than write a single article, I’ve decided to review the launch of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 plus in the form of a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure / Fighting Fantasy’ book. Which means the summary text has to be… “You are the reviewers. Find all the flaws. Can you review Apple’s latest smartphone? Love it or hate it, you control the final outcome as you ‘Choose Your Own iPhone 7 Review’.” Start your Apple adventure here.

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When Lego Batman beats Superman V Batman

Scott Mendelson reviews ‘Batman V Superman’ for Forbes: The best moments of Dawn of Justice resemble nothing less than a feature length adaptation of a series of Alex Ross paintings in all their naturalistic glory. But amid the visual treats is an utter mess of thinly sketched characters, haphazard plotting, surprisingly jumbled action, and “cut your nose to spite your face” world building. It’s not a success either as a stand-alone Man of Steel sequel or a would-be kick-off to the DC Extended Universe, and attempts to insert Batman and his Super Friends do real damage to the story and thus

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The traditional christmas take-down of ‘Elf’ is here

Ah, Elf, the film that many think would be this generation’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’… which subtly forgets that this generation still has Bedford Falls, and that Channel 4 not showing ‘Elf’ two years in a row is not a national disaster. So it’s a delight to read Gary Bainbridge’s view on the film… It has the rigid journey of a sat nav and the emotional heft of a Steven Moffat Doctor Who episode. And that is because it is so relentlessly sweet, like the four food groups I mentioned earlier. Because a good Christmas film needs grit. You have to earn that

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Reviewing the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony continue to iterate their Android line-up to good effect. I reviewed the Xperia Z2 Tablet over the weekend, and while owners of the first Z Tablet don’t need to be looking yet for an upgrade, anyone looking to the market for a new ten-inch Android tablet should seriously consider this tablet. …every piece of hardware is about compromise, and Sony has made different decisions to Samsung, Amazon, and Apple with the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Those decisions (go for a thin design, focus on media consumption, and beef up the IP55 and IP58 protection) have created a distinctive tablet range

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