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Talking
about
liking
movies
mine
are
the
Bourne
identity,the
Bourne
Supremacy,the
Bourne
Ultimatum
I
bought
those
3  DVD 's
I
like
any
action
movies
My
favorite
western
of
all
Is
Lonesome
Dove....Jerry




I
love
all
the
Jason
Bourne
movies
as
well
and
have
them
in
my
collectionI
also
have
all
of
the
Lonesome
Dove
movies
including
the
recently
released
Commanche
MoonOne
of
my
favorite
Westerns
is "How
The
West
Was
Won".....Janese

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Laverne
No
that
is
only
the
boy
in
me
that
always
wanted
to
be
a

cowboy.Jerry




I
see- And, good
that
you
admit
to
still
being
a
boy!

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Dear
JerryPC



I
had
to
say - I
love
the
picture
of
you
in
western
garb. Or, is
that
how
you
always
dress??and , are
you
packing?




Laverne
No
that
is
only
the
boy
in
me
that
always
wanted
to
be
a

cowboy.Jerry


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Talking
about
liking
movies
mine
are
the
Bourne
identity,the
Bourne
Supremacy,the
Bourne
Ultimatum
I
bought
those
3  DVD 's
I
like
any
action
movies
My
favorite
western
of
all
Is
Lonesome
Dove....Jerry



Dear
JerryPC



I
had
to
say - I
love
the
picture
of
you
in
western
garb. Or, is
that
how
you
always
dress??and , are
you
packing?

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Hi
Cyndi,




Glad
to
see
that
Shelby
gave
you
a
detailed
description
of
the
star
systemAs
for
the
movie "The
Illusionist" both
my
girlfriend
and
I
loved
itBoth
that
movie
and "The
Prestige" came
out
about
the
same
time
and
we
had
a
hard
time
deciding
which
one
we
enjoyed
moreI
liked
it
enough
that
I
bought
the
DVDI
guess
it's
a
matter
of
opinion.




Janese




Talking
about
liking
movies
mine
are
the
Bourne
identity,the
Bourne
Supremacy,the
Bourne
Ultimatum
I
bought
those
3  DVD 's
I
like
any
action
movies
My
favorite
western
of
all
Is
Lonesome
Dove....Jerry

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Does
anyone
know
who
gives
movies
the
star
ratings? Is
it
the
Motion
Picture
Association
of
America, or
does
it
depend
on
the
publication in which you
see
the
movie
listed? It's
so
subjective. I
watched "The
Illusionist" recently
and
it
was
given
3
stars (in
TV
Guide), but
it's
not
that
great
of
a
movie. (Despite
the
fact
that
I
think
Edward
Norton
and
Paul
Giamatti
are
good
actors, I
was
bored
with
their
performances.) I've
seen
plenty
of
supposed
two-star
movies
that
were
better
than
that
one.




Hi
Cyndi,




Glad
to
see
that
Shelby
gave
you
a
detailed
description
of
the
star
systemAs
for
the
movie "The
Illusionist" both
my
girlfriend
and
I
loved
itBoth
that
movie
and "The
Prestige" came
out
about
the
same
time
and
we
had
a
hard
time
deciding
which
one
we
enjoyed
moreI
liked
it
enough
that
I
bought
the
DVDI
guess
it's
a
matter
of
opinion.




Janese

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Does
anyone
know
who
gives
movies
the
star
ratings? Is
it
the
Motion
Picture
Association
of
America, or
does
it
depend
on
the
publication in which you
see
the
movie
listed? It's
so
subjective. I
watched "The
Illusionist" recently
and
it
was
given
3
stars (in
TV
Guide), but
it's
not
that
great
of
a
movie. (Despite
the
fact
that
I
think
Edward
Norton
and
Paul
Giamatti
are
good
actors, I
was
bored
with
their
performances.) I've
seen
plenty
of
supposed
two-star
movies
that
were
better
than
that
one.




Hi
Cyndi,   I
immediately
went
to
Google
and
this
is
what
I
foundNow,
besides
the
Professional
Reviewers
rating
movies, the
General
Public
rates
movies
tooI
might
do so, when
they
ask
for
Movie
Goers
for
their
opinions
on
Movies!    Shelby





Star (classification) - Wikipedia, free encyclopedia








Among
reviewers
of

movies
, TV
shows, theatre, and
music, the

star

system
is
...
Some
members
of
the
hospitality
industry
have
claimed
a
six

star
rating

for
...



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Star
_(classification)





 




          Stars

are
often
used
as
symbols
for

classification


purposes. They
are
used
by
reviewers
for
ranking
things
such
as
movies, TV
shows, restaurants,
and
hotels. For
example, a
set
of
one
to
five
stars
is
commonly
employed
to
categorize

hotels.



          
Among
reviewers
of
movies, TV
shows, theatre,
and
music, the
star
system
is
the
most
popular
classification
system. One
star
generally
indicates
the
worst
rating
though
some
reviewers
use "No-stars" or
"Bomb" to
indicate
the
lowest
rating
possible. On
the
other
end
four
or
five
stars
represents
the
highest
rating
possible. Some
reviewers
also
allow
for
increments
of ½-stars
such
as
1½ stars
or
3½ stars
for
example.



             
Some
reviewers
do
not
use
the
star
classification
system, instead
employing
methods
such
as
the

letter
grade system



used
by

Entertainment Weekly

magazine (i.e. D, C+, A-, etc.). Some
reviews
do
not
employ
any
sort
of
definite
rating
system, instead
leaving
the
opinion
to
be
expressed
by
the
review
itself. Movie
reviewers

Gene Siskel


and

Roger Ebert


employed
a
thumbs
up/thumbs
down
system
on
their
television
show

Siskel
& Ebert
. They
would
give
a
thumbs
up
to
films
they
liked
and
a
thumbs
down
to
film
they
disliked. In
order
to
provide
nuance
to
their
ratings
they
might
add
adjectives
to
a
rating
such
as "A
big
thumbs
up/down" for
a
film
the
really
liked
or
disliked
or
a "minor
thumbs
up/down" for
a
film
they
just
barely
liked
or
disliked.



          
Another
alternative
classification
system
used
by
movie, TV, and
theatre
reviewers
in

San Francisco Chronicle

involves
symbols
representing
of
a
movie, TV, or
theatre
viewer
in
different
states
of
enjoyment
of
the
presentation. In
the
highest
rating, the
character
is
shown
standing
on
his
seat
clapping. The
next
highest
features
a
man
sitting
in
his
seat
clapping. This
is
followed
by
a
man
just
sitting
looking
attentively
at
the
screen, followed
by
a
man
asleep
in
his
seat. At
the
lowest
end
is
an
icon
of
an
empty
seat
indicating
the
man
has
walked
out
of
the
presentation.

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Does
anyone
know
who
gives
movies
the
star
ratings? Is
it
the
Motion
Picture
Association
of
America, or
does
it
depend
on
the
publication in which you
see
the
movie
listed? It's
so
subjective. I
watched "The
Illusionist" recently
and
it
was
given
3
stars (in
TV
Guide), but
it's
not
that
great
of
a
movie. (Despite
the
fact
that
I
think
Edward
Norton
and
Paul
Giamatti
are
good
actors, I
was
bored
with
their
performances.) I've
seen
plenty
of
supposed
two-star
movies
that
were
better
than
that
one.

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