BP Movie Journal 4/27/17

28 Apr

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
THE LOST CITY OF Z
CHURCHILL
PRIVATE PROPERTY
CITIZEN KANE
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

TV
SILICON VALLEY
FIVE CAME BACK
SURVIVOR
THE AMAZING RACE

7 Responses to “BP Movie Journal 4/27/17”

  1. nathan4me April 28, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

    anyone else find it funny that for David, a “really, really good movie” (his words) like Lost City of Z garners only a B+? that verbiage suggests a higher rating to me. What would he say about a solid A? “really, really, really fucking fantastic”??

    • Battleship Pretension April 29, 2017 at 12:06 am #

      I’d say that, to use the phrase “really, really good”, but never being quite able to dip into “great” would equal a B+. Tantalizing close to an A, but not quite.

      -Tyler

    • Julius April 29, 2017 at 7:49 am #

      “Really, really, really fucking fantastic” is what I would say about a solid A.

      • Julius April 29, 2017 at 7:51 am #

        I mean, not literally, but I certainly wouldn’t give a movie that’s merely “really, really good” an A.

    • Ryan April 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

      The best argument for the uselessness of letter grades or star ratings is that everyone has their own internal scale for what makes a three, four, or five star movie, or what the difference between an A and a B is. Like, four out of five is an 80%, but who thinks of a four star movie as a B-?

    • aaron April 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

      David and I have had this discussion before, except that he thinks a 3 1/2 star movie is a failure because that’s a C+ in his head. He’s really weird.

  2. Caleb May 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    I’ve gotten into keeping track of the movies I watch on a yearly basis, and part of that is rating them on a scale from 1-10. I’ve found it useful, but I often need to clarify to myself that a certain movie is “more a 7.6” then say, a full 8/10. It’s neurotic and more than a little arbitrary, but it helps me make sense of my movie watching in the long run.

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