Reviews Worksheet 3: Exploring the Film Review Market

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Many national/international websites collect formal reviews and informal comments about films across the country.  Plugging your city or zip code into one of their search bars often is another good way to get to reviews of Films in your own neighborhood.  Also, because of the interest these sites have in soliciting user reviews, these sites may present excellent options for publishing your own work.

 

A.  Explore each of following news publication websites (selected at randowm from many possible contenders).  For each site, consider the range of reviews offered, whether the site accepts user-submitted reviews, and, if so, how you might go about submitting a review.

 

The New York Times

http://movies.nytimes.com/pages/movies/index.html

 

San Francisco Chronicle movie reviews

http://www.sfgate.com/movies/

 

Entertainment Weekly

http://www.ew.com/ew/movies/reviews

 

[Your local news publication]

 

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B.  Explore each of following review collection sites (also drawn from many possible contenders). For each site, consider the range of reviews offered, whether the site accepts user-submitted reviews, and, if so, how you might go about submitting a review.

 

Internet Movie Data Base

http://www.imdb.com

 

Fandango

http://www.fandango.com

 

Rotten Tomatoes

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

 

Metacritic

http://www.metacritic.com/film/

 

Flixter

http://www.flixster.com



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