In the days of old, when a movie was released in the theater, people often took their chances as to whether or not it was going to be a good movie or not. Today, movie reviews really help us decide whether or not we want to see a certain movie. There are so many films available today; you might not be sure which you would like to see and which you wouldn't. With the help of movie reviews, you get a better picture of what the movie is like and if it is something you will want to see.
For years Siskel and Ebert were the most influential people in the movie review business. Their television show enlightened viewers on whether or not a movie was all the commercials had made it out to be. Sadly, Gene Siskel passed away in 1999, but Roger Ebert has found himself a new partner to give thumbs up (or maybe a thumbs down). Richard Roper is the new sidekick with Ebert to help give us movie reviews. Not only are movie reviews informational, but also they can be entertaining, especially when the movie is not so good.
Another source for movie reviews is your local newspaper. Most papers give a simple synopsis of the movie, along with a star based rating. Usually the movie is given a rating from one star to five, with five being the best and one being the worst. These reviews serve as a guide to help us decide whether or not we want to spend our money and go see a certain film in the theater, whether we would rather rent it on DVD when it comes out, or whether or not we decide to just pass on it altogether. Thankfully we have these reviews available to use so we can make decisions on what movie to rush out and see, and perhaps what movie to avoid.