Basic History
Movieman’s Guide to the Movies has been online, in some form and fashion, since around 2000 that began on the website building site, Homestead with a small community of like-minded movie lovers. It began as a hobby site and over the years has grown from theatrical to home video reviews on DVD and Blu-ray. As the site creator, my interest vary across genres though I have preferences over others.

My ratings system is rather simple:

  • 4.5-5 Stars – Excellent
  • 4.0-4.25 Stars –  Very Good
  • 3.5-3.75 Stars – Good
  • 3.0-3.25 Stars – Fair
  • 2.5-2.75 Stars – Average
  • 2.0-2.25 Stars – Below Average
  • 1.5-1.75 Stars – Poor
  • 0-1.25 Stars – Downright Awful

I decided on this range of ratings as a way to distinguish certain movies especially on the upper end where perfection, especially with films, is hard to come by for me. How I rate the video and audio portions vary though I do tend to give some leniency to older films compared with newer releases which more often than not, especially from studio releases, are near perfect in both categories.

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  1. Hello.

    I’m writing review of 4K VOD in Poland, and want to compare some movies with different quality (SD, HD and 4K).

    May I use few (about 3 or 4) of your pictures from your BD Screen Caps? Of course with links to your site.

    Best regards from Poland,
    Szymon Adamus.

  2. Is this Brian Oliver’s site? Wasn’t sure I deliver your movies everyday that come FedEx I wanted to find your webpage

  3. Indeed it is!

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