Hollywood-Elsewhere points us to two developments in the online movie world – the first is a new site that will offer film clips on demand, movieclips.com – and high quality clips at that – note the clip from There Will Be Blood above. This is quite exciting as much of my time on YouTube is spent searching in vain for film clips. That should be quite a useful site.
The other is MovieReviewIntelligence, which scores movies much the same way Rotten Tomatoes does – not quite what MetaCritic does (which is, use subjective judgment in deciding how a film scores).¬† They are leaner than RT, not as rigid as Metacritic – but I’ll have to give it some time before deciding whether it is useful or not.
Here is some background info on MRI:
MovieReviewIntelligence.com was launched in June 2009.¬†The goal is¬†to provide¬†the most accurate and complete picture of movie reviews possible.
The¬†purpose is to give¬†moviegoers,¬†filmmakers, marketers,¬†critics and¬†editors¬†a¬†professional¬†standard for measuring and understanding movie reviews.
MovieReviewIntelligence.com is dedicated to showing exactly what the critics are saying. The site makes every effort to cover all movies — big,¬†small, mainstream, indie, foreign and documentary.¬†The critics included¬†are selected because¬†they¬†represent the body of¬†film criticism that moviegoers see and read everyday.
The founder, editor and publisher of MovieReviewIntelligence.com is David A. Gross, a¬†movie marketing executive, consultant, and researcher with 25 years of experience in the movie business. “This is the best¬†site¬†to rely on as a moviegoer,”¬†Gross says.¬†”It’s the¬†site I would have liked to have had¬†as¬†an executive at the studios.”
MovieReviewIntelligence.com¬†is¬†an independent web publication.¬†The site is¬†not affiliated with a movie studio or other¬†entertainment company.
Based on¬†ten years of research, what sets¬†MovieReviewIntelligence.com apart from other movie review web sites is its thoroughness, accuracy¬†and faithfulness to the critics.
They’ll break it down as follows:
The¬†publications are weighted according to the size of their readership/audience and they are organized into eight categories that align with moviegoers‚Äô tastes and parallel how movies are released, as follows:
Broad National Press
New York/Los Angeles/Chicago/Toronto
Cities 4 to 11 (by size)
Cities 12 to 25 (by size)
I’m hoping someone with better thinking skills than I have can figure out exactly what they do and why they do it, but for now, you can read all about it on their site.