Movie Mom

Movie Mom


I Met the Terminator!

posted by Nell Minow

My two jobs collided last week when I got to introduce Arnold Schwarzenegger at a business conference!

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment J.K.

    Nell,
    I’ve been a long time admirer of both of your acheivements in cg and flicks, both are passions which I share. Unfortunately, I find that the MM site is getting very difficult to navigate.
    Although I have many more, my initial suggestions to you are as follow:
    1) First page should not be just “New In Theatres” but should list all major movies that are playing and your grades. It should be “In Theatres” so that one can scroll down to see everything. I believe that most people that come to your site are looking for your expert opinion before they want to see a current movie, particularly with their family. This would allow them to easily and quickly achieve this.
    2)Top part of the first page with your picture should be significantly reduced so that you can see the “In Theatres” and at least the first 2 movies to help expedite this. First time users might not know to look further down otherwise.
    3) Reviews and your Posts should be not combined and should be divided into different spheres. It’s very confusing and occupies a lot of screen space for those that one to focus on one area.
    4)Once you enter the Genre section all the movies should be listed instead of having to press each alphabetical letter. This is very time consuming and laborious for readers.
    5) The Sort function should be improved so that you can sort within a sort to narrow down your search. For instance, add functions so the searcher can specify “Comedy”, “Grade B+ or higher”, “PG+13 or higher” and “highshoolers or higher” such that only moview that fit all of these criteria appear.
    6) When you press the “Most Popular” button you are sent to a 2008 review of “Expelled No Intelligence”. I was expecting a list of the most popular movies that you rate highly and that are currently showing.
    7)Change the Archive of Reviews so that it is not listed by month but should list all movies that have appeared on a quarterly basis. In others words, under “2011 1Q” list all the movies with reviews linked that appeared in the 1Q, below that under “2011 2Q” all the movies in 2Q and so forth. Otherwise you have to go into each month one-by-one to try to find a review which is frustrating when you dont necessarily know which month they appear in!

    I think these suggestions will significantly improve the readability of your site and its wonderful contents. I’ll try to provide more later.

    Ardent CG & Flick admirer,

    jk

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks very much, JK. That means a lot to me. Some of the improvements you list have been in the works for a while but it is a challenge and I’m passing along your other suggestions to the management! Here’s hoping.

  • Pingback: The Spooky Buddies Are Coming! | Christian Media Cross

  • Pingback: Happy Birthday June Foray (Voice of Rocky) | Christian Media Cross

Previous Posts

Smile of the Week: A Boy and a Penguin
This reminds me a little of the depiction of a child's world in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and Barnaby. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccscUFY860[/youtube] Many thanks to Slate for this and the others on its list of the year's best ads.

posted 12:06:45pm Dec. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Mel Torme and Judy Garland: Christmas Song
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaEedtRHklg[/youtube] I love it that Judy Garland sings "rainbows" instead of "reindeer."

posted 8:00:57am Dec. 21, 2014 | read full post »

What Happened to All the Great Quotable Movie Lines?
Michael Cieply has a fascinating piece in the New York Times about the movie lines we love to quote and why there don't seem to be any new ones. Look through all of the top ten lists of the year, and see if you can think of one quotable line from any of them. That doesn't mean they aren't well wri

posted 3:58:57pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

George Clooney and the Cast of Downton Abbey
You don't have to be a fan of "Downton Abbey" (or "Mr. Selfridge") to love this hilarious spoof, with guest appearances by Jeremy Piven, George Clooney and the Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley. [iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ryo7fqdmcGQ?rel=0" frameborder="0"] [

posted 1:43:50pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Ask Amy Says: A Book on Every Bed
I love to remind people about Amy Dickinson's wonderful "Book on Every Bed" proposal: Here’s how it happens: You take a book (it can be new or a favorite from your own childhood). You wrap it. On Christmas Eve (or whatever holiday you celebrate), you leave the book in a place where Santa is

posted 12:00:42pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.