Who is Manbeef?

Manbeef is…the man. That’s all you need to know.

Is your name perverted?

No. When I was at school, I went to buy some groceries (all good stories start like this). Someone requested that I purchase some roast beef. So I bought a package that had ‘BEEF’ in big letters. Consequently, I was ridiculed. “Beef! Beefdez! Jabba the Beef! Menbeef!” and soon came “Manbeef!” and it stuck.

Why the +4…-4 scale?

Well, among many other things, Manbeef is very logical. And, I consider this to be the most logical way to rate films. It’s a statement of whether or not I enjoyed a movie and to what degree. If it’s a negative rating, I didn’t enjoy the movie. If it’s positive, I did. If it’s a +4, I enjoyed it very much. A –4? I hated the movie with a passion and don’t recommend watching it. That just makes sense. Screw that ‘star’ crap. Roger Ebert doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

You’re a pretty soft critic.

Hey. FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. It’s not FSC…frequently said comments. Idiot.

Why are you such a soft critic?

Well, the thing is, I’m not a professional movie critic. People like Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin do this for a living. I’m a *cough* engineer. I only watch movies in my spare time. So I’m not gonna go out and see movies like ‘Catwoman’ or ‘Swept Away’ if I know that I’m not going to enjoy them. I choose to see movies I think I’d enjoy. As a result, most of my ratings are positive.

Why no 0 ratings?

I feel obligated to recommend or not recommend a movie. A zero rating doesn’t say whether or not one should watch a film. So if I can’t find any reason to recommend it, I’ll give it a –1.

Why did you make up a FAQ section with only 6 questions?

Shut up.