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Why Do People Read Movie Reviews?

Why Do People Read Movie Reviews?
Many people read movie reviews because there is an automatic (and often times subconscious) assumption that they will provide insight into a movie. Another reason is that we some how are inclined to wanting to know what other people think about practically everything. The Main Purpose of Movie Reviews Whether or not it’s the writer’s intention, the main purpose of a movie review is to inform an audience about a movie. This sounds so simple that it’s almost ridiculous to state. The fact is, to review something is to dissect it to come to some conclusion while showing how you arrived at said conclusion. If a reviewer thinks a movie is ‘bad’ then he or she must show how that conclusion was drawn if the review is to be considered as having much (or any weight). Simply put, a review demands...

Why Did the Spice Girls Break Up?

Why Did the Spice Girls Break Up?
To this day there are still speculations and questions as to why the Spice Girls broke up. Their albums sold over 60 million copies, making them one of the most successful bands in music history. Yet it was at the peak of success when the group disbanded. Differences with Halliwell For some observers the real cause was when Geri Halliwell left the group in 1998. Even though the remaining members continued for a while, a lot of their plans were thrown off track. Halliwell’s exit was sudden and it became the subject of much speculation. Halliwell herself would only state that there were some differences between her and the other girls. Exactly what those differences were have never been made clear. However, it’s been claimed that the major reason why the Spice Girls broke up was rooted...

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Numbers on Their Jerseys?

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Numbers on Their Jerseys?
Baseball is definitely one of the most exciting, enjoyable and challenging sports in the world today. It has many interesting features, rules and elements that set it apart from other popular games. It has been a subject of numerous films such as “Field of Dreams,” “The Natural” and “The Pride of the Yankees.” Despite its popularity, many people are still wondering why baseball players wear numbers on their jerseys. To answer this, here is a closer look at the game. The Reason for Putting Numbers on the Jerseys of Baseball Players Why do baseball players wear numbers on their jerseys? The primary reason for wearing jersey numbers in baseball is to help game officials identify or recognize players. Because the game is played in an open field, the players are positioned...

Why Did They Call Ronald Reagan the Gipper?

Why Did They Call Ronald Reagan the Gipper?
Aside from being the 40th U.S. President, Ronald Reagan also has other interesting details and information about himself. In addition to his impressive political and economic policies, he also starred in numerous motion pictures. His beautiful and vibrant personality landed him special roles in the films “Kings Row” and “Knute Rockne.” To know more about this wonderful person, here is a quick take on why many people called Reagan by the nickname ‘the Gipper.’ The Professional Career of Reagan as Entertainer Why did they call Ronald Reagan ‘the Gipper?’ The former-U.S. president got the nickname because of the leading role he once played in the motion picture “Knute Rockne, All American.” In that particular film, he portrayed George Gipp, a very good college football player...

Why Do People Like Horror Movies?

Why Do People Like Horror Movies?
Psychologists and laymen have often wondered why people like horror movies. The general assumption is that humans try to avoid discomfort. Why would they pay to be scared out of their wits? The following are some of the most prevalent theories and hypothesis. It’s Only Make Believe On trail of thought holds that people like these films because they know it’s not real. Although the scenes are scary, there’s the assurance that it’s only a movie. It’s true that some films are so engrossing you forget that you’re just watching it. But before the movie begins, the viewer knows that they will be able to come out of the movie theater safely. This is one reason cited why people like horror movies. The Adrenaline Rush Another popular idea is that it gives people a surge of adrenaline or...