Thumbs Up: Useful Entertainment Review Sites
There’s nothing worse than spending your hard-earned money on a movie, CD, or video game that turns out to be below average. Thankfully, the Internet is full of awesome websites that present reviews of just about everything under the sun. These sites are essential stops before you purchase:
Entertainment Weekly covers a wide range of media, and boasts fairly in-depth reviews as well as interviews, features, and more. It's a good place to go for a general audience perspective.
Growing from a niche site that covered alternative music exclusively into one of the most trusted music reviewers on the Internet, Chicago-based Pitchfork puts up multiple reviews every day that cover a huge range of genres.
Featuring reviews sourced from its users, Epinions covers a wide range of products, including movies, TV shows, CDs, video games, and more. It's also a good source for home electronics reviews.
Unlike the other sites on this list, Metacritic works as an aggregator, taking scores from all over the Internet and combining them into an overall critical impression on a product. With great coverage and an easy-to-read design, it’s probably the best one-stop shop for reviews on the Internet.