I Suggest They Keep at It

When I was in college, there was a service called MovieCritic.com or something similar (B: do you remember?) where you could rate movies and it would recommend titles you might also enjoy. Nowadays, this is a fairly common feature, but I remember this site in particular because after I rated some 500 titles, they basically said “We really have no idea what you would like.”

That service came to mind when I tried the new Yahoo! Movie Recommendations service. I rated 260ish movies, and made it clear that I tend to skew towards art house/international.

Y! Movies replied by predicting that, of films currently in theaters, based on my ratings I would likely enjoy:

  • Madagascar
  • The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
  • Cinderella Man
  • Unleashed
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • The Interpreter
  • The Longest Yard

There is one movie in that list I would consider seeing. (To be fair, their DVD/Video recommendations were closer to the mark.) Clearly, some refinement of their engine is in order…

One Response to “I Suggest They Keep at It”

  1. meq Says:

    haha i love the title
    “the sisterhood of the travelling pants”

    i think i could make that a party theme 🙂

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