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Thu, Jan 9, 2020 8:28 AM

Live Poll: Are You a Film Freak?

Intro:

This issue includes any technical formats. Please guess on your former years. How many movies you never saw before are you going to watch over the year? (including the movies you alredy have seen in this year) Discuss here.

Rules:

The idea is set, but open for better ideas. Specially for the movies as wildcards. Debateable.
Except option 1, 2 & 8.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093263470/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/mC20f-m4u7w/

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10 months ago

I'm ranging from 26-50 (Jumanji - The Next Level) - however, that's NOT one movie I intend to watch!

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That can always happen. Sometimes when I took an experiment on guessing or experimenting, I also was disappointed. I usually have a good nose for movies that excite me, but also fail. Rarely but yet. That's life! ;)

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10 months ago

Changed the intro a little to keep it shorter & make it more clear and exact.
So the content changed a little to the past (the last year).

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10 months ago

0 - 10 ... I'm not so into it. I like a good book better.

Actually, in my case I tend to re-watch older films.

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Re-watch the 12 Angry Men (I just did).

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10 months ago

I am most definitely a film freak and my "to watch" list for this year is roughly 360 movies, most of the list being movies I haven't seen yet (which for me is the main purpose of having a curated list at all: I discovered in 2018-2019 that I can vurtually forget for years that I wanted to watch something and first list in 2019 had some cases that I was circling for 10 years already). There is also expanded list, since I also have roughly 74 movies of 2019 list catch-up and a similar amount of "to watch at some point". That roughly makes 500-505 movies. 

Realistically it's a hard-to-impossible challenge. Counting some of the partial views (I do in cases when I had no control over circumstances, like glancing over something in cinema as it ends, TV, etc.) and technically feature films, not all of which are convenionally considered movies (some live streams, minimal features of 45 minutes, amateurish shoddy half-productions, partially lost movies etc.) the number of previously unseen movies I was able to reach in 2019 was 164 (54 of them from the list which had roughly 130 entries). But 2019 was kinda weak in that regard and I might be closer to 300 this year, I guess. I think I'll be fine if I'll be able to take 200-250 movies from the list, but the more the merrier.  

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10 months ago

What the hell is a wildcard in this context?

I can tell you I've seen 72 never before seen movies at the movie theater.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040651531/

I'm not sure how many movies I've seen at home in 2019. The IMDb advanced search engine cannot help in that department because you cannot narrow the ratings down to the year you rated them.

I'm not sure how to figure out the math from this point.

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Hi, Stephen. :D

I for myself am not sure, if these are the best wildcards, except #1 & #8.
I might change Tenet to another movie, because it is a future release. It's just because some people just see about 20 movies in one year, because they read something about it or got told to come with. Most of these I guess as blockbusters. That's why I've chosen the wildcard 'Tenet'. I will change it for sure. Ideas wellcome.

To narrow it down to the year, it's how much movies I rated a last year. I don't need a list for that. It is close enough for me, if people guess how often they've seen a new movie this year. I for myseld re-rated movies over last year, but still remember when I re-rated a movie so can decrease the ammount according to the databases date datas. If I want, I could tell you exactly which new movies I've rated. There is only a small black number I could have forgotten. :D

The math is about getting close to the interval the user watches movies. Again ... that isn't exact. I just want aproximately correct numbers. This is not a math or physician contest. ;D

When someone has seen 365 movies last year, it's 1 movie a day. If someone has seen 150 movies last year, it comes close to a movie every 2nd or 3rd day. It's about "consuming" new material. I'm a freak for sure. ;)

P.S.:
It's not only at the movie theatres. It's from every media, like stream, DVD, Bluray, VHS, Beta-Max, the movie theatres, Stoneage wall paintings and even flipbooks. :D Every movie I rate, I've seen shortly before. If I remember a formerly years seen movie, I'd still rate it, but take it out of the sum. In other words: Anyone Just guesses her/his/* ammount, that's also ok. ;D

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Completed the question to make it more clear:
"last year ... for the first time?"

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Made it a little more precise, because it's not easy to remember in Oktober 2020, what one saw in the beginning of 2019. So back for 365 days. Change:
"... did you watch past 365 days (year) for the first time?"

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Added a new line to define it more exact:
"... did you watch past 365 days (year) for the first time? (Including older, old and very old movies you saw the first time.)"

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10 months ago

Hi Breu,

I can't quite understand the context of the question, you to be asking how many movies I saw last year? If I'm correct, I guess I'm a movie maniac. When I create my IMDb account (at the beginning of 2019) I only registered about 300 rated movies, now I've rated 700 movies, about 350 movies watched last year, without count those that I had already seen and I had to check them one more time to qualify them.
There was a really hectic season for me, I watched up to 2 movies or more per day.

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It's not about the exact the ammount of movies you saw last 365 days. It's more about how of them were new.  When you think you saw 350+ new movies, you might be a movie maniac. That's ok. ;) I think people will decide the answere by their feelings about the issue, maybe many of them will pick a amount way more than the exact ammount of movies they would have seen. Guessing ...

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10 months ago

I reviewed 1600 movies in a span of 9 years, which mean 1600 watchings and maybe 30 re-watching per year so I guess it mounts up to an average of 200 movies every year.
I'm a movie freak... gobble gobble... one of us!

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Welcome, ElMo. Did you see 200 or 201 a year? I guess you might have.  As I said, it's not exact. :D It's your own consideration if it were 200 or 201. ;D It's the emotional component that exceeds borders. If you want, you can also count your ratings or reviews and decide then.

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9 months ago

Breumaster,

Please change the title of your list from:
Are You A Film Freak?

To:
Are You a Film Freak?

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Hi, Dan. I did. :D

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9 months ago

Breu, your question is still a bit confusing. 
May I suggest:
How many movies did you watch for the first time the past year?

Also:
(Including older, old and very old movies you saw for the first time.)

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Jessica:
Thank you for helping, Jessica! I know I still got language hurdles and I'm grateful, when I write something wrong. Your formulation is better for sure. I changed it and also put in the lost "for". :D

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The issue about the last 365 days was mentioned by me, because when someone is taking the poll in November 2020, she or he might have troubles remembering what he or she saw in the year 2019. I wanted it as a 365-days-countback-question. Sorry, I have no other words for it. They should count from the point they're standing right now, e.g. 01/14/2020 --- from there 365 days back to 01/14/2019.

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Maybe there is a better formulation for that? I have to go to work now, sorry. :)

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9 months ago

I'm a cross between 2 and 3... I do watch movies I've never seen before quite often, but with life going on I can also just let the same 'I Am Dragon' or MST3K play all week, lol.
But I guess 3 is more accurate.