WATCH OUT: Fandango buys RottenTomatoes

Whenever it's Friday -or sometimes Wednesday- and new releases come out, I will always go and check their ratings on RottenTomatoes and Metacritic. It's always a great way in knowing what the general consensus is and both are different enough from each other that you end getting the gist of it all. RottenTomatoes is a complete consensus with every possible film critic weighing in. Metacritic is the highbrow types, getting a score of 70 is actually awesome for a film. A 70% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes is average at best. All this to say that my weekly ritual might come to an end soon as Fandango has just bought RT and Flickster. Yikes. Fandango is already know as being very lenient and biased in its management of films, let's hope we don't get that with RT, but I have a feeling this will be the end of an era, When you then realize that Fandango is also owned by NBC Universal then you truly get the whole picture. I'll be keeping an eye out on this, but for now let's just say Metacritic seems as relevant as ever.

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