In order to 'support' this hobby at home, I bought an Hi-Fi system with Dolby Pro Logic, a stereo videorecorder and a TV (unfortunately only 17" due to space constrictions) and installed them in my own room, I can now have a powerful and directional sound more similar to the cinema rather than to a plain monophonic TV.
Thanks to my friend Cristian I started using EachMovie (and more recently MovieLens), a site that provides predictions for the new movies based on the votes I give to movies I've already seen. The predictions are quite accurate and they should even improve as the number of movies I vote continues to increase.
I am used to give a numerical vote (0-10) to every movie I see while
MovieLens uses a scale from 0 to 5,
this is the relationship I use in order to convert between the two voting
|8.2 - 10.0|
|7.5 - 8.0|
|6.8 - 7.2|
|5.8 - 6.5|
|4.5 - 5.5|
|0.0 - 4.2|
For more informations about this mailing list you can send an email containing the sentence 'info movie-reviews' in the body of the message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thelma & Louise||9.5|
|Dead poets society||9.2|
|When Harry Met Sally...||8.5|
|Leaving Las Vegas||8.5||17/04/96|
|Courage Under Fire||8.5||01/02/97|
|City of Angels||8.5||20/08/98|
|Short Circuit 2||2.8|
|Highlander II: The Quickening||3.0|
|Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen||4.0||09/10/97|
|Bad Boy Bubby||4.0||11/11/97|
|To die for||4.2||22/09/95|
Most of the links above point to IMDB pages (except for any movie I've seen at the cinema after I started writing reviews). I'll eventually produce my own pages for the best movies I've ever seen...
|Meg Ryan||Val Kilmer||Demi Moore||Bruce Willis|
|Michelle Pfeiffer||Brad Pitt||Sharon Stone||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Elisabeth Shue||Tom Hanks||Nicole Kidman||Tom Cruise|
|Alicia Silverstone||Al Pacino||Cameron Diaz||Matt Damon|