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Watching the Oscars this year was an unfortunate waste of time.  Everything was predictable, I was not entertained, and the hosts were lame.  It’s easy to say that to improve the Oscars you should make it unpredictable, entertaining, and pick fantastic hosts.  But it goes deeper than that.  And with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner producing it, the Oscars has a chance to be entertaining again.  Just remembering how forgettable the last Oscars was, I’ve looked into the past and looked at some o the most entertaining moments at the Oscars [see my video compilation here] and determined how the Oscars can be the best ceremony once again.  Hit the jump for the list

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Rotten Tomatoes is a website that compiles the reviews of critics for temporary and historical movies.  A simple way of demonstrating whether a movie is good or bad is evident of a movie’s ‘Tomatometer’.  On the outside this Tomatometer determines whether a movie is ‘fresh’ or ‘rotten’, and the website’s frequent visitors can use this as a means of creating an opinion of the film without even watching the movie itself.  Movies with a 60% and above are considered ‘fresh’ and below 60% are considered ‘rotten’.  People sometimes throw this percentage and rating around as if they know how to develop an opinion on a movie.  The small misunderstanding in how the percentage works marks an ignorance of how one should review a movie and in this article, I’ll try to defog the misunderstanding so that you can use Rotten Tomatoes in an effective way to help filter what movies you should watch.

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