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joachimt wrote: May 9th, 2020, 6:14 pmAnd? Review?
Honestly, both the 1st and this weren't as bad as I was expecting. Certainly not good. But on par with some Russian comedies I've seen from the same era. 3/10.
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Handful of new Plats earned in the past week:

IMDb 1930s - Maurice and Of Mice and Men
Rotten Tomatoes - The Farewell, Booksmart, and Widows
FOK 250 - Climax, Midsommar, Mandy, and The House That Jack Built
Tim Dirk's Controversial - Baise-Moi, Snuff, and L'Amour
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Tasselfoot wrote: May 26th, 2020, 6:31 pm Handful of new Plats earned in the past week:

IMDb 1930s - Maurice and Of Mice and Men
Rotten Tomatoes - The Farewell, Booksmart, and Widows
FOK 250 - Climax, Midsommar, Mandy, and The House That Jack Built
Tim Dirk's Controversial - Baise-Moi, Snuff, and L'Amour
Tim Dirk...wow! I see a lot of "controversial" movies, but I still have 28 to go. I'll never get Platinum, because I won't watch the Human Centipede films. Actually, I don't have much need to see about half of those 28. "Song of the South," "Romance" and "A Real Young Girl" probably interest me most.
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There are some bad films on that list, for sure. I had seen about half of the films on the list when it became official, then slowly worked through it over the past 4 years. An ex-girlfriend liked messed up movies (this should have been a red flag), so we watched a bunch together.
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Some more plats of the past 2 months:

IMDb 1920s: Girl Shy & Show People
Euro Film Awards: Riff-Raff & The Ghost Writer
101 Gangster: The Brotherhood & The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Spike Lee Essential: Lust for Life & Seven Beauties
Arts & Faith: The Work & Calvary
OFCS Animated: Mad Monster Party? & Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
BFI 100 British: I'm All Right Jack & Brassed Off

Running out of lists that only need 20-ish films to plat.
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My 5th platinum: Reddit Top 250, last two checks were The Lobster and The Witch. I’ve had this plat before, but I lost it with the last update. Glad to finally have it back, even though it wasn’t a huge priority for me.
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Nirvana 2008 got me the platinum on the new Russian list.
It was also right up my alley (dystopian/subversive/transhumanist) but as expected not really good.
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70 platinums

Most recent AV Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s, got it with Uncut Gems
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Tasselfoot wrote: May 27th, 2020, 1:08 pm An ex-girlfriend liked messed up movies (this should have been a red flag)
:lol:
Well, at least it made for some uncomfortable, yet cleared checks, hm?


Haven't been working on any list for years, gained 2 IMDb platinums en passant: Shorts Top 50 via I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010) (it was kinda nice) and 2010s Top 50 via 1917 (2019) (which was.. nice, too?).

The less static lists, e.g. by critics and some country polls, are more spectacular to finish, I guess.
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I have only five Platinums and don't really worry about this issue, but I realized tonight that I could add *18* more Platinums if I just watched a certain 58 films. But they're so much drawn from crappy IMDb genre lists that I have a solid interest in watching only 15 or so of them. Four (Time of the Gypsies, the Human Condition trilogy) are on my watchlist, so they're super-likely, but otherwise? My most feasible gain would be watching "Heat" and "V for Vendetta" and gaining a Platinum on the FilmTotaal 100 list. Hrm.
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Yeah, sounds familiar to me. Just saw that in addition to my other useless pile of IMDb platinums I could gain platinums on 7 lists (6 of them IMDb) with only 1 missing check by watching 4 different films. 8 lists miss only 2 checks; 6 other IMDb lists among them, often missing the same film like on the others.
Hm ... now that I am calculating, maybe I will go for it someday. :D
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Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
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No, but I hardly ever plan to finish a list. I never tried finishing most of the lists. The only lists I have tried or still trying to finish are these:

- 1001MYMSBYD: Finished the Dutch edition from 2004 one day. The last thing was the one that was the hardest to find. Took me years to collect everything. After that I didn't try to finish the newer editions, but I keep watching whatever pops up on VOD.
- TSPDT: First time I finished it was also the hardest to find back then. After that I kept finishing it every year with the new editions.
- Rosenbaum and UNESCO. I want to finish those. Probably won't ever make it. If I ever do, the last thing will simply be the last thing I'll be able to find.

Apart from that I've never tried to finish a list. Well, except for Jerry Beck and IMDb Shorts, but I just went from #1 down.
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erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
I do, sometimes. I planned Intolerance to be my last watch on the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies list, since it was the oldest film on the list and it was appropriately epic in scope. I also originally planned for Wings to be my final watch on the Oscar best picture list since it was the first winner, but I changed my plans and decided to watch them in chronological order, which made The Greatest Show on Earth my final watch, somewhat arbitrarily.

So sometimes I’ll try to plan ahead, but other times it just works out.
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beasterne wrote: November 15th, 2020, 1:39 am
erde wrote: November 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm Do you guys usually plan with which film to complete a platinum? I'm 8 films away from finishing the TSPDT 1000 list, but I decided already about 200 films ago that Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) will be the one that I'll finish the list with. Kenji Mizoguchi is one of my favourite directors, and I thought that since I've strangely waited this long before watching it, I can make it even more special and wait a little longer. I guess that there might be a risk of building up the expectations too high, though... :circle:
I do, sometimes. I planned Intolerance to be my last watch on the AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies list, since it was the oldest film on the list and it was appropriately epic in scope. I also originally planned for Wings to be my final watch on the Oscar best picture list since it was the first winner, but I changed my plans and decided to watch them in chronological order, which made The Greatest Show on Earth my final watch, somewhat arbitrarily.

So sometimes I’ll try to plan ahead, but other times it just works out.
Same with me. Most times I have just watched whatever felt like interesting at the moment, sometimes I have found it fun to plan ahead. Also, since this will be by far the biggest list that I have ever completed, it felt appropriate to make the finish feel even a little more special this way. Although I guess that it would feel quite nice anyway, whatever the film.
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Finally finished the Most Checked list with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I've been close to finishing for ages but had no interest in any of the film's I had left, but got through Madagascar, Space Jam and the Pirates film over the last couple of days and finally it's over. All generous 4/10s but I'm happy with my new award.
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mightysparks wrote: November 17th, 2020, 11:11 am Finally finished the Most Checked list with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I've been close to finishing for ages but had no interest in any of the film's I had left, but got through Madagascar, Space Jam and the Pirates film over the last couple of days and finally it's over. All generous 4/10s but I'm happy with my new award.
I am very happy that I saw Space Jam multiple times as a child and remember it well enough that I can fairly check it and never have to revisit it. On the down side, I've seen Space Jam multiple times. :(
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Finally got that Jerry Beck platinum, my first! I watched the shorts in ascending order of length, so the 30-minute The Man Who Planted Trees was my final check. There will be many more platinum awards to come, I hope.
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Wait Until Dark (1967), on a whopping 2 lists, got me to Platinum on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills. My 7th plat :)
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The New World gave me my first platinum on a static list.
Took me forever to see Heat, The Best of Youth & The New World but I finally made it :)

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