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People are losing it learning what ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ scores mean

 - Movies - Jan 16 SHARE ON:
People are losing it learning what ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ scores mean

One of the internet’s biggest determiners of a movie or series’ ratings is ‘Rotten Tomatoes’, which provides an overall score out of 100 for the latest releases. 

However, despite being active for quite a while now, the reason as to why the score is called ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ is just being discovered by people – and it is blowing their minds. 

A TikTok clip was uploaded by user @mistekan, who wrote: “When someone explains to me how a high percentage on Rotten Tomatoes means it was good because people didn’t throw the tomatoes and they became rotten.”

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Racing up a whopping 5.7 million views and over 1 million likes, the comment section showed exactly how baffled people were by this revelation. 

Many reportedly thought that the reason a movie had a high score on Rotten Tomatoes was because they were rotten like tomatoes (a.k.a. bad).

The way it actually works is that movies with at least 60% positive reviews get a red tomato to indicate the ‘Fresh’ status. Meanwhile, films with less than 60% positive reviews get a green splat to indicate a ‘Rotten’ status. 

The tomatoes of course harken back to the time audience members would throw vegetables and fruit at horrible plays and performances. 

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Brendan Fraser gives emotional speech about mental health after winning best actor

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Brendan Fraser gives emotional speech about mental health after winning best actor

Taking to the stage to accept his award for ‘Best Actor’ at the ‘Critics’ Choice Awards’ for his role in ‘The Whale’, actor Brendan Fraser delivered a powerful speech as he broke down in tears. 

‘The Whale’ tells the tale of a reclusive overweight teacher named Charlie, who tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter. 

The film, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky, received immense praise following its premier. The actor spoke over music which attempted to play him off and gave this powerful address: 

“If you – like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie – in any way, struggle with obesity or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea. I want you to know that if you too can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen.”

The 54-year-old also told the audience that he was in the wilderness when the director found him. He said he should have left a trail of breadcrumbs but he was found. ‘Like all bet directors you showed where I had to go to get to where I needed to be’ he said. 

 

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€300 fine for man calling for public hanging for Repubblika activist

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€300 fine for man calling for public hanging for Repubblika activist

A Facebook commenter who called for the hanging of a Repubblika and civil society activist was fined a €300 fine as well as a conditional discharge. 

45-year-old Joe Schembri was charged with incitement in a Żebbuġ district sitting last October after he called for the hanging of Repubblika president Robert Aquilina’s hanging from ‘the nearest lamppost’ in a Facebook comment. 

Aquilina testified, saying how he led a protest in March 2022 to denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Schembri commented below a photo which was posted by zookeeper Anton Rea Cutajar to critique Aquilina. Schembri’s defence lawyer said that his client had no real intent of violence and that such phrases were ‘common in the South’. 

Magistrate Lia found Schembri guilty as charged, with Schembri being conditionally discharged for one year and fined €300. 

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Four vehicles crash in Mosta traffic accident

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Four vehicles crash in Mosta traffic accident

Police were informed yesterday at around 1730hrs that their assistance was needed in Vjal l-Indipendenza, Mosta due to a traffic accident. 

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations showed that a 28-year-old man resident of Mosta who was driving a Honda motorcycle and a 27-year-old man resident of Swieqi driving a Husqvarna suffered injuries after being involved in accidents with two other cars.

A man driving a Toyota Vitz resident of Ħamrun and a 31-year-old man resident of Imsida driving a Peugeot 208 were also involved in the accident. 

A medical team was called on site, with ambulances taking the motorcyclists as well as a 25-year-old man resident of Swieqi who was riding as passenger along with the 27-year-old to Mater Dei. 

The two men were later confirmed to have suffered grievous injuries, but the woman was confirmed to have not suffered any injuries.

Police investigations are still ongoing. 

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