2008 MOVIE RECAP
MOVIE RECAP 1998-2008  HONOR
# OF ROLL # OF RATED  
YEAR # of DIFFERENT MOVIES RATED  RATERS RATERS RATINGS 5+ TIMES
2008 153 18 10 555 45
2007 154 19 13 561 48
2006 130 20 12 481 40
2005 156 24 15 671 52
2004 154 26 18 731 60
2003 157 30 17 875 77
2002 155 29 20 841 68
2001 145 29 22 856 78
2000 154 24 734 54
1999 138 24 695 60
1998 17 398
     We had 555 movie ratings in 2008, almost the same as the 561 in 2007.  Gran Torino was the highest
rated movie in 2008 with an average rating of 94.36, highest ever that was rated at least 10 times.  Top 12 below.
     We had 18 raters, and a record 10 raters rated at least 34 movies
     The only movies that were #1 more than once by the 14 raters below were: Gran Torino (7) and Slumdog Millionaires (3).
Top 5 picture candidates Benjamin Button, Milk and Reader each made 14 raters top 5 twice as noted below.
     It took 34 ratings to make the top 10 raters in 2008 compared with 27 ratings in 2007, 21 ratings in 2006, 31 ratings in 
2005, 30 ratings in 2004, 34 ratings in 2003, 38 ratings in 2001 and 33 ratings in 2000.  
      All five nominations for best picture ended up in our top 11, the best ever showing.  In 2004 4 of 5 made the top 10.
Only 3 of the Academy Award movies up for best picture cracked our raters top 20 in 2007.  They were Juno #3,
No Country for Old Men #12 and Michael Clayton #17.  In 2006 we had two movies up for Best Picture in our top 20. In 2005
we had 3 best picture nominees making our top 20.   In 2004, four of the 5 Best Picture nominees were in our top 10.   In 2003,
we had rated the Best Picture candidates 3rd, 4th and 5th.  In 2002 we had Best Picture candidates rated 3rd and 4th highest.
In 2001 only one Best Picture candidate was rated over 90.  In 2000 we had Erin Brockvich 2nd,  in 1999 we had Best Pictures
rated 2nd and 4th and in 1998 no Best Picture candidate was rated over 88.  
     Thanks to all of the raters that provided ratings in 2008.  
  TOP 20 MOVIES BASED
TOP 20 MOVIES BASED  ON RATINGS (SEEN BY 
ON TIMES SEEN - 2008 AT LEAST 5 RATERS)
# AVG # AVG
PL TITLE RATING RATING PL TITLE RATING RATING
1 Definite Maybe 13 87.2   1 Gran Torino  11 94.36
2 27 Dresses 12 85.8 2 Mamma Mia! The Movie 9 92.00
3 Bucket List 11 90.4 3 Reader 6 91.50
3 Gran Torino  11 94.4 4 Slumdog Millionaire 9 91.33
5 Forgetting Sarah Marshall 10 86.0 5 Iron Man 6 91.17
5 Indiana Jones:  10 87.8 6 Milk 5 91.00
7 21 9 86.8 7 Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5 90.60
7 Four Christmases 9 81.8 8 Bucket List 11 90.36
7 Get Smart 9 87.2 9 Dark Knight, The 6 89.50
7 Mamma Mia! The Movie 9 92.0 10 Revolutionary Road 7 89.29
7 Slumdog Millionaire 9 91.3 11 Frost/Nixon 5 89.20
7 Tropic Thunder 9 81.1 12 Doubt 8 89.00
13 Doubt 8 89.0 13 Wall E 6 88.67
13 Mad Money 8 85.4 14 Valkyrie 5 88.40
13 Vantage Point 8 85.9 15 Indiana Jones:  10 87.80
13 Woman, The 8 85.9 16 Maid of Honor 7 87.43
17 13 Movies tied 7   17 Get Smart 9 87.22
      18 What Happens in Vegas 6 87.17
  Up for Best Picture 19 Definite Maybe 13 87.15
  20 Smart People 7 87.00
All individual ratings below 65 were adjusted    
to 65 to keep one rating from having so much impact.   10 WORST
  TEN WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR PER OUR
RATINGS OF FIVE MOVIES NOM-INATED FOR BEST PICTURE - 2008 RATERS - (SEEN AT LEAST 5 TIMES) # AVG
# AVG PL TITLE RATING RATING
PL TITLE RATING RATING 1 My Best Friends Girl 5 78.80
1 Reader 6       91.50 2 Burn After Reading 7 80.00
2 Slumdog Millionaire 9       91.33 3 Tropic Thunder 9 81.11
3 Milk 5       91.00 3 Four Christmases 9 81.78
4 Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5       90.60 5 You Don't Mess With the Zohan 7 83.00
5 Frost/Nixon 5       89.20 6 Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2, The 5 83.40
  Average       90.73 7 Pineapple Express 7 84.00
  8 Wanted 6 84.83
  5 BEST PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 2007 9 Hancock 7 85.14
1 Juno 12       92.70 10 Seven Pounds 7 85.29
2 No Country for Old Men 7       88.90    
3 Michael Clayton 8       87.40         TOP 12 MOVIES 1998-2009 PER RATERS MAJOR STARS
4 Atonement 6       86.67 1998 Patch Adams 8        95.40 Robin Williams
5 There Will Be Blood 9       81.20 2006 Akeelah and the Bee 5        95.00 Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett
  Average       87.37 1998 Stepmom 8        95.00 Susan Sarandon, Julie Roberts
2008 Gran Torino  11        94.36 Clint Eastwood
5 BEST PICTURE NOMINATIONS - 2004  2004 Million Dollar Baby 13        94.20 Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank
1 Million Dollar Baby 13       94.20 2001 A Beautiful Mind 22        93.90 Russell Crowe, Jennifer Conley
2 Ray 13       90.40 2005 An Unfinished Life 5        93.40 Redford, Lopez, Freeman
3 Aviator, The 16       89.30 2002 Antwone Fisher 5        93.40 Denzel Washington, Derek Luke
4 Sideways 13       89.10 1999 South Park: Bigger, etc 9        93.30 Animated
5 Neverland 3       83.70 2006 Guardian 5        93.20 Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Costner
  Average       89.34 2007 Freedom Writers 7        93.14 Hilary Swank
2007 Sicko 6        93.00 Michael Moore
TOP FIVE MOVIES BY ALL 14 RATERS THAT RATED AT LEAST 14 MOVIES: (# rated in parenthesis)  
  AVG AVG
  RATINGS RATING RATINGS RATING
Andrew Coates 39 Andrew Hazlewood 37
1 Burn After Reading 95 1 Gran Torino  99
2 Forgetting Sarah Marshall 95 2 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 98
2 Indiana Jones:  95 3 Slumdog Millionaire 98
4 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 93 4 Iron Man 97
4 Step Brothers 92 4 Dark Knight, The 97
     
Virginia Hazlewood 38 Betty Huckaba 44
1 Gran Torino  99 1 Gran Torino  92
1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button 97 2 Woman, The 92
3 Revolutionary Road 95 3 Nights in Rodanthe 92
3 Milk 95 3 Secret Life of Bees, The 92
3 Traitor 93 3 Flash of Genius 91
3 Pineapple Express 93 3 Tyler Perry: The Family That Preys 91
     
Bill Huckaba 44 Mike Juarez 34
1 Gran Torino  92 1 Slumdog Millionaire 95
1 Nights in Rodanthe 92 1 Curious Case of Benjamin Button 95
1 Tyler Perry: The Family That Preys 92 3 Doubt 93
1 Reader 92 4 Gran Torino  92
1 Slumdog Millionaire 21 92 4 Reader 92
1 Bucket List 92      
1 Marley & Me 92       
   
Jean Raymoure 16 Bonnie Shaffstall 34
1 Mongo 97 1 Bucket List   99
2 Doubt 93 1 Nights in Rodanthe 99
3 Reader 92 3 Woman, The   96
3 Indiana Jones:  92 4 6 movies 95
3 Mamma Mia! The Movie 92  
3 Wall E 92
     
  Jerry Slagle 14   Nelson Slagle 111
1 Gran Torino    95 1 Express, The 92
1 Iron Man 95 2 Fireproof   91
3 Dark Knight, The 92 3 Gran Torino  90
4 Rambo 91 3 Bucket List 90
5 Bucket List 87 3 Longshots 90
5 Semi-Pro 87 3 Australia   90
   
Tammy Slagle 17 Amy Stockard 44
1 Doubt 100 1 Slumdog Millionaire 100
1 Mamma Mia! The Movie 100 1 Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The 100
3 Gran Torino  99 1 Changeling 100
4 Under the Same Moon 98 4 Milk 95
5 Sex and the City 95 4 Duchess, The   95
5 Marley & Me 95  
 
Kristin Stoub 45   MELISSA SLAGLE 14
1 Gran Torino  98 1 Gran Torino  92
2 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,  The 97 2 Dark Knight, The 90
3 What Happens in Vegas 91 3 Bucket List 88
3 Bucket List 91 3 Iron Man 88
3 Definite Maybe 91 3 Mamma Mia! The Movie 88
3 Woman, The 91  
   
   
TOP TEN MOVIE RATERS 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2008 Ratings Ratings  Ratings Ratings  Ratings Ratings Ratings Ratings
Place (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10)
1 Nelson Slagle 111 101 103 108 108 104 104 113
2 Kristin Stoub 45 48 39
3 Betty Huckaba 44 38 32 32 33 33
3 Bill Huckaba 44 38 32 31 34 33
5 Amy Stockard 41 41 44 38 32
6 Andrew Coates 39 35 55 55
7 Virginia 'Gaeta' Hazelwood 38 29 41 55 56
8 Andrew Hazelwood 37 29 40 39 60 66
9 Mike Juarez 34 49 33 30 51 40 38
9 Bonnie Shaffstall 34 27
  Jerry Slagle 28 21
  Tammy Slagle   23
  Bonnie Shaffstall   21 31
Jeff Robinette 42 63  
Anne Marie Benson   37
Luis Melo 36
Jean Raymoure    
Jon Stapp 38 73 44 61
John Slagle 34 40
Gale Slagle 31 36