Thursday, March 23, 2006

Vote for Pedro

Is it just me, or does Pittsburgh Police Chief Dom Costa look like he could be Pedro's dad?


Blogger "O" said...

That is friggin' sweet!

9:47 PM

Blogger Sherry P said...

oh god! yes, he does.

12:44 PM

Blogger Amos_thePokerCat said...


Obviously in order to get the comparison, I have had to see the movie, "Napoleon Dynamite". (on DVD) I understand it was trying to be funny. I know some people think it was the funniest picture of all time. It was like somebody was trying to tickle me, but I just was not ticklish.

I have not really looked at a lot of IMDB rating histograms. SO I do not know if this is typical or not.
User Ratings for Napoleon Dynamite
28.6% gave it a 10, 9.0% gave it a 1. 30658 votes. While there might be people that have multiple IMDB IDs, for the most part, these are individual votes.

1:01 AM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

I thought it was very funny. But I understand how frustrating it can be to not like a movie that the rest of the culture has deemed a masterpiece.

Take, for example, "Jerry Maguire." How that got nominated for Best Picture is beyond me. And don't tell me it was a chick flick--I have no problem acknowledging that a chick flick is good. Good movies are good movies, period.

9:00 AM

Blogger Amos_thePokerCat said...

No, not frustrating. I really don't care what the culture, or the mob (the hoi polloi kind, not the Italian one) thinks is the flavour of the month. I would expect it is more frustrating for the person tickling me, and not getting a reaction. I just watch with detached curiosity.

If you look at the demographics details of the user rating for NP, women rated it higher than men (7.4 vs 7.0) highest raters: Females aged 18-29 7.5, lowest raters: Males aged 45+ 6.6 (me). Most votes (13486 out of 30738, or 44%) from Males aged 18-29.

Interesting. The people that have made the most number of votes on IMDB, (Top 1000 voters) liked it the least, 6.2.

JM got more votes than NP, 40645 vs 30738 , and a slightly better rating, 7.2 vs 7.0. The ratings curve for JM is more "normal". A some people (12.5%) really liked it (10), most people (25.5%+23.2%) thought it was better than average (8,7), a few people (2.1%) hated it (1).

Me? I never have been a big fan of Cruise, and now even less so. The film, I thought was ok. Better than average, 6, or 7ish, but not great. I would say essentially the same things for NP.

Neither film is in the IMDB Top 250. A min rating of 7.8 is needed.

9:08 PM

Blogger Potts said...

Yup, it looks possible he could be Pedro's dad. To comment on the discussion above while I found the movie funny the first few times I watched it, after awhile it just got dumb, and if I hear the word freakin' used anymore I think I might just go crazy.

10:34 PM


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