2003 MOVIE RECAP
      Our number of ratings for the last four years have been similar as noted below: MOVIES
# OF RATED  
YEAR DIFFERENT MOVIES RATED  RATERS # RATINGS 5+ TIMES
2003 157 30 875 77
2002 155 29 841 68
2001 145 29 856 78
2000 154 24 734 54
MOST SEEN MOVIE HIGHEST RATED MOVIE
TIMES  # OF
   MOVIE SEEN RATINGS MOVIE  AVERAGE
2003 Seabiscuit & Bruce Almighty 17 9 Somthings Gotta Give 93
2002 Road to Perdition 22 5 Antwon Fisher 93.4
2001 A Beautiful Mind 22 22 A Beautiful Mind 93.9
2000 Erin Brockovich 19 12 Finding Forester 92.3
1999 American Beauty & Notting Hill 15 9 South Park, Bigger & Longer 93.3
1998 Something About Mary 14 8 Patch Adams 95.4
1997 Titantic 13 6 Rainmaker 91
1996 3 Sling Blade 90
1995 4 Bravehart 92
    The 875 ratings is a record beating the 856 ratings we had in 2001 at Oscar time even though this years Academy
Awards is being held 4 weeks earlier then past ceremonies.  Bruce Almighty and Seabiscuit were seen the most times
(17) in 2003, 5 short of the top movies of the last two years as noted above.  Somthings Gotta Give won the award for
the highest average with an average of 93.0.  
     We had 17 raters on the honor roll as they all rated at least 20 movies.  That compares with 20 in 2002,  22 in 2001
and 13 in 2000. Seven movies was top rated movie by two raters.  Those movies were"  Pirates of Carribean,
Something's Gotta Give, Cold Mountain, Mystic River, Seabiscuit, Last Sumari and Old School. 
     It took 34 ratings to make the top 10 compared with 38 ratings in 2001 and 33 ratings in 2000. 
     See below for the top 20 movies based on times seen and average rating, the 10 worst movies
of the year, all honor roll raters top 5 and top ten raters for 2003.
      One amazing stat is the similarity of top 5 for Betty Huckaba, Bonnie Shaffstall and Nelson Slagle.  The three 
siblings are withing 4 years of age.  All of Bonnies top 5 movies were in Nelson top 6 and 4 of Betty's top six were
in Nelson's top 6.  Of the other 14 honor roll raters, 11 have none or one their top 5 that agrees with Nelson!  Amazing!
     Three of the movies nominated for Best Picture finshed in 3rd, 4th and 5th in our raters highest rated movies.  Lost in
Translation averaged 84.6 by 8 raters and made no ones top 5.  Master and Commander was rated the worst movie of
the year by our raters although out of 9 ratings three were 90, 90 and 92.  This movie was much like Gangs of New
York last year with ratings all over the map.
     Thanks to all the raters that rated movies in 2003.  
 
TOP 20 MOVIES BASED
TOP 20 MOVIES BASED  ON RATINGS (SEEN BY 
ON TIMES SEEN AT LEAST 5 RATERS)
# AVG # AVG
PL TITLE RATING RATING PL TITLE RATING RATING
1 Bruce Almighty 17 87 1 Something's Gotta Give 9 93.0
1 Seabiscuit 17 91 2 Mona Lisa Smile 6 91.3
3 Love Actually 16 88 3 Seabiscuit 17 90.7
3 Old School 16 89 4 Mystic River 12 90.4
5 Recruit, The 15 87 5 Lord of the Rings, Return of the King 6 90.0
5 Matrix Reloaded 15 88 6 Last Samurai, The 7 89.9
7 Phone Booth 14 85 7 Idenity 9 89.6
7 Italian Job, The 14 85 7 Radio  7 89.4
9 Bringing Down the House 13 84 9 Bend it Like Beckham 12 89.3
9 X2: X-Men United' 13 85 10 Calendar Girls 6 88.8
9 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 13 86 11 Old School 16 88.7
12 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde 12 79 12 Monster 6 88.7
12 Charlie's Angels:  Full Throttle 12 84 13 Out of Time 8 88.6
12 Anger Management 12 85 13 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 12 88.4
12 Terminator 3 12 88 15 Runaway Jury 9 88.3
12 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 12 88 15 Cheaper by The Dozen 6 88.3
12 Bend it Like Beckham 12 89 17 Rundown, The 7 88.3
12 Mystic River 12 90 18 Matrix Reloaded 15 88.2
19 Life of David Gale 11 87 19 S.W.A.T. 11 88.1
19 S.W.A.T. 11 88 20 Freaky Friday 5 88.0
       
  TEN WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR PER
OUR RATERS - (SEEN AT LEAST 5 TIMES)
RATINGS OF FIVE MOVIES NOMINATED FOR BEST PICTURE # AVG
# AVG PL TITLE RATING RATING
PL TITLE RATING RATING 1 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 9 79.1
1 Seabiscuit 17 90.7 2 Hulk 7 79.4
2 Mystic River 12 90.4 3 Scary Movie 3 8 79.5
3 Lord of the Rings, Return of the King 6 90.0 4 Hunted, The 9 79.8
4 Lost in Translation 8 84.6 5 Stuck on You 7 80.1
5 Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World 9 64.7 6 Malibu's Most Wanted 5 81.0
    7 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde 12 81.1
NOTE:  I changed all ratings below 65 to 65 so not to distort  8 In-Laws 9 82.1
the averages for worst movie.  It I would not have changed the 8 American Wedding 9 82.1
ratings much.  Master and Comander would still have been the 10 Gothika 5 82.2
worst rated movie of the year with a 64.7 average ratings based        
on three ratings of 0, 20, and 45.
TOP FIVE MOVIES BY ALL 17 RATERS (HONOR ROLL) THAT SAW AT LEAST 20 MOVIES: (# rated in parenthesis)  
 
RATINGS AVG RATINGS AVG
Tom Bays      26 RATING Andrew Coates   55 RATING
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 96 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 94
2 Matrix Reloaded 93 1 Kill Bill: Vol 1 94
2 Tears of the Sun 93 3 Bad Boys II 93
4 Out of Time 90 3 Anger Management 93
4 Daredevil 90 5 Bringing Down the House 92
4 Phone Booth   90 5 S.W.A.T. 92
4 Matrix Revolution, The 90 5 Swimming Pool 92
   
Andrew Hazelwood 66   Betty Huckaba 33
1 Cold Mountain 97 1 Something's Gotta Give   93
2 Matrix Reloaded 95 2 It Runs in the Family 93
2 Bad Santa 95 3 Seabiscuit 92
2 Love Actually 95 3 Radio  92
5 Runaway Jury 94 3 Bend it Like Beckham 90
5 Lord of the Rings, Return of the King   94   Calendar Girls 90
 
  Bill Huckaba 33 Stuart Hull 22
1 Mystic River 92 1 Matrix Reloaded 94
2 Radio  90 1 Matrix Revolution, The 94
3 Something's Gotta Give 89 3 Kill Bill: Vol 1 93
3 It Runs in the Family 89 4 Idenity 92
3 Seabiscuit 89 4 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 92
     
Mike Juarez 51   Luis Melo 28
1 Cold Mountain 93 1 Bend it Like Beckham 100
2 Finding Nemo 92 2 Holes   98
2 Dirty Little Things 92 3 Something's Gotta Give 97
4 Seabiscuit 91 4 Camp 96
4 Lord of the Rings, Return of the King 91 5 Love Actually 95
4 Swimming Pool 91  
4 House of Sand and Fog 91  
   
  Gabe Maxwell (53) Luis Melo (40)
Jeff Robinette 63 Bonnie Shaffstall 25
1 Under the Tuscan Sun 96 1 Something's Gotta Give 100
2 Tears of the Sun 92 2 Bend it Like Beckham 95
3 Confidence 91 2 Seabiscuit 95
4 Nine Moives tied 90 4 Mona Lisa Smile 94
  4 Runaway Jury 94
 
Gale Slagle 31 Jerry Slagle 25
1 Mystic River 88 1 Last Samural, The 98
2 Seabiscuit 87 2 Old School 93
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 87 3 Matrix Reloaded 91
4 Six movies tied 86 4 Elf 90
  4 Shanghai Knights 90
  4 Kill Bill: Vol 1 90
  4 Matrix Revolution, The 90
  4 Bend it Like Beckham 90
   
John Slagle 34 Nelson Slagle 104
1 Seabiscuit 95 1 Seabiscuit 93
2 Mystic River 89 2 Radio  92
2 Italian Job, The 89 3 Bend it Like Beckham 91
2 Recruit, The 89 4 Runaway Jury 90
5 Elf 88 4 Something's Gotta Give 90
5 Bruce Almighty 88 4 Mona Lisa Smile 90
5 Life of David Gale 88  
5 Terminator 3 88  
   
Jon Stapp 73 Amy Stockard 29
1 Old School 98 1 Old School 90
2 Seabiscuit 96 1 Mystic River 90
2 Italian Job, The 96 1 Whale Rider 90
4 Down With Love 95 4 Eight movies tied 80
4 Bruce Almighty 95  
4 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The 95 2002 2001
4 Matrix Reloaded 95 2003 Ratings Ratings
    TOP TEN MOVIE RATERS Ratings (if top 10) (if top 10)
Scott VanCamp 28 1 Nelson Slagle 104 104 113
1 Mystic River   93 2 Jon Stapp 73 44 61
2 Seabiscuit   92 3 Andrew Hazelwood 66
3 Idenity 91 4 Jeff Robinette 63  
3 Runaway Jury 91 5 Andrew Coates 55
5 Matrix Reloaded 90 6 Mike Juarez 51 40 38
5 Basic 90 7 John Slagle 34 40
5 Confidence 90 8 Betty Huckaba 33
5 Missing, The 90 8 Bill Huckaba 33
  10 Gale Slagle 31 36