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    New movie review site combines Facebook with Rotten Tomatoes

    Reem Azem

    Issue date: 4/10/09 Section: Focus
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    While perusing through reviews on the site, it was difficult to find a review that was incoherent or even grammatically incorrect. Some of the writing was actually insightful, even impressive. However, the one complicating factor is the level of the neutrality in the reviews. Most of the reviews that I've read were very positive, which can be expected. When you think about it, most people reviewing movies as a hobby want to write about films they enjoyed (unless their contempt for a certain film is consuming their thoughts). It would be refreshing to see some brutal honesty infused into these reviews.

    A great feature of the site is that it's very easy to navigate through. The links are clearly displayed, and lead you to exactly what you'd expect them to. After clicking on the blog link, I found yet another lovely feature. The moderator(s) had posted updates regarding the site's development, and among these posts were movie suggestions. I noticed that in October, two blogs were posted and titled "Ten Classic Horror Movies" and "Ten Great Horror Movies You (probably) Haven't Seen." I know I hadn't seen any. While scrolling up the page, I also noticed a list of St. Patrick's Day movies that included Once, a phenomenally made, touching music film with must-have soundtrack. It's fun features like these that add personality to the site.

    In honor of the site's launch, if you visit Popcorn Confessions before May 2nd, you'll be eligible to win a free Ipod touch. So next time you need a quick review before your next trip to the cinema, forget Rotten Tomatoes and try Popcorn Confessions.
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