Baconsale Episode 11: Raters Gonna Rate

In this episode, Joel tries to explain his 5-star rating system, while Kent tries to find the fault in Joel’s stars. Kent also thinks he earns some courage points by daring to be the enemy…

“Two Thumbs Up!” declares the late Siskel and Ebert!

31 comments

  1. Drew · June 17, 2015

    That was the best “Welcome to Baconsale” yet. I give it two stars up.

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      Glad to hear it! Thanks!

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  2. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Triangulo, you were correct.

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      Muito bem!

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  3. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Are you getting paid as judges?

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  4. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Clinton Film Festival! You guys are big time!

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  5. Drew · June 17, 2015

    The worst thing you can do is not be a fence sitter, it is to be a hater of pretty much every movie that isn’t dark and thought provoking.

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  6. Drew · June 17, 2015

    I don’t think the rating system: stars vs. thumbs vs. letters vs. percentages vs numbers, is the problem. I think the problem is the ratings criteria. What constitutes a 5 star vs 2 star or thumbs up vs thumbs down or 85% vs. 10%

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  7. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Speaking of Maliffluous. I loved your youtube video about the movie pitch for that movie. 7 thumbs up.

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  8. Drew · June 17, 2015

    So, Kent rags on Joel for giving half stars, but then he gives + and – to his letter ratings which means he could have a scale of 15 levels, whereas Joel’s scale has 10.

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  9. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Kent still has to give definitions of his A-F ratings system. No system is perfect, the key is to have understandable definitions.

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  10. Drew · June 17, 2015

    What is so wrong with pixar movies? I really like most of them.

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    • Drew · June 17, 2015

      I guess I’m just a slack jawed yokel

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      • Joel · June 17, 2015

        Apparently we all are in Kent’s eyes.

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  11. Drew · June 17, 2015

    You gave UP a D?!?! My only beef with UP is that it didn’t need a villain. Plus talking dogs are awesome—SQUIRREL!!!

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    • Drew · June 17, 2015

      I cannot believe that Kent did not laugh at least once during the whole movie.

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      • Joel · June 17, 2015

        Kent has no heart.

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  12. Drew · June 17, 2015

    I’ve never heard of The Artist.

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  13. Drew · June 17, 2015

    I think most Oscar winners are not deserving oscar winners

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      We’re going to have a podcast about that, actually. We’ve watched almost all of the Best Picture winners now.

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  14. Drew · June 17, 2015

    Instead of comparing your ratings for specific movies, I want to hear Joel attempt to rate movies using Kent’s system and vice versa

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  15. Drew · June 17, 2015

    I like Joel’s better, mostly because I think Kent hates on too many movie genres that I really like (pixar, marvel, etc.). I would trust a rating from Joel to describe a movie I would like or not like better than a rating from Kent.

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      That sounds like good logic to me. Let’s go with that.

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  16. Drew · June 17, 2015

    I give this podcast a 3 star minus.

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      That seems fair.

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  17. Crisagrm · June 17, 2015

    Does anyone comment besides Drew?

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    • Joel · June 17, 2015

      You just did. 🙂

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  18. marlygf · June 23, 2015

    Ok, so I kind of lives the new Pixar movie, mostly because I have a kid who can’t describe his feelings and I was hoping the movie would help.
    Clinton heritage days. We’ll totally have to come on a date.
    So, Joel, I think your rating system is a little confusing. It just had a lot of criteria. I actually liked listening to Kent’s reviews on the radio and I liked how he rated them.

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    • Joel · June 23, 2015

      I give you review of my review system one star.

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      • marlygf · June 23, 2015

        Not even a 1 1/2 stars?

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