My wife and I watch a lot of movies together (and I end up watching some by myself, as well). I recently started keeping track of the movies I watch in a personal database (Bento, Mac App Store link). At first, I only planned to keep the information for my own reference, but I decided to start posting it here as well, in case someone else finds it useful.
I plan to post the name and year of the movie, a rating, and my thoughts on the movie (as well as Amazon and IMDb links to the movie). The rating will be from one to six stars. Why not five, you ask? I like the idea John Gruber of Daring Fireball mentioned on an episode of The Talk Show from a while back, while discussing his own database of movies. He mentioned that on his rating scale, there is no middle-of-the-road rating. This forces him to decide whether, overall, he likes the movie or not. I believe he uses a five-star scale, with two shades of disfavor and three of favor. It makes more sense to me to have six stars, since a 3/5 rating would always seem to me like ambivalence.
My thoughts on the movie don’t attempt to form a complete and coherent review of the movie in question. I think of them more as what I would say to someone who I just watched the movie with. Depending on the movie, and how many times I’ve seen it, the comments will vary wildly, and I welcome any feedback you may offer. I’ll tag these posts with “movie thoughts”, like I tagged this one.