Where to View Movies?

A movie, also known as a video, short film, video film, mini-video or digital movie, is a creative work of visual art designed to simulate various experiences which convey messages, ideas, emotions, beauty, or the environment through the medium of moving images. Movie making can be self-production, group project or independent production. Most of the movies are made for entertainment purposes. However, there are some which are made for serious commercial purposes with the help of talented people. The movie directors and producers are generally associated with the major studios and production houses.

The major benefit of these movies is its ability to reach out to large audiences with amazing audacity and creativity. However, the problem is that it can be difficult to generate interest in some of the popular pictures, especially if the subject matter or themes are similar to popular culture of the audiences. This is where the movie ratings and reviews come into focus. These provide information on different aspects of these movies such as themes, casts, special effects, fighting, special performances and various other aspects of the movie. Moreover, these ratings provide information about box-office performance of the particular movie and reviews from various critics.

The ratings are based on various parameters such as rating on overall Entertainment value, Overall Score, Number of Comedies and Romantic Films, the number of Successful Films and Best Selling Films etc. Generally, most of the films are targeted at adult viewers. But in case of pre-teenagers and kids, their preferences come into focus when the movie reviews are reviewed. Most of the times, the ratings used by parents are based on their own subjective opinions and a few films are meant for teenagers and pre-teens only.

The purpose behind developing and maintaining this sort of system is to serve the purpose of the consuming public. In fact, the movie rating system has been introduced by different government organizations such as MPAA (American Society of Cinematographers) and AIFCO (American Film Council). It aims to serve the dual purpose of both viewers and producers. Moreover, it enables viewers and experts to make informed decisions while watching a film. There are various ways in which the film ratings are calculated.

Firstly, the film is ranked according to its overall appeal and the appeals that the audience will get after watching the film. Generally, most of the ratings are based on the star quotient (odds that a movie will be loved by the audience). Other than that, the critics also rate a film on the basis of its theme and message. Similarly, the film critics rate films on the basis of special effects, music, acting, special scenes, special or foreign language scenes, story, screenplay, soundtrack and original score. While films with multiple stars and those having the highest percentage of positive ratings are kept apart from the other.

The ratings on violence and profanity are given separately. While the films are primarily rated by audiences, some of the major producers give preference to certain categories of films for promotions. In the category of violence and profanity, the films which have some of the most foul language are preferred more than the others. For example, films depicting torture are preferred more than others when it comes to controversy. While all the categories are available for free viewing online, the Internet is fast becoming the place for viewing films in the form of DVDs, which are sold at heavy discounts.