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Post by AdamH » November 14th, 2011, 3:20 pm

This is the new thread for discussing your ICM ranking. Discussions of cheaters aren't allowed here as it is a public forum and people have complained already/might be wrongly accused.

Where are you in the rankings and are you trying to improve your ranking or is it a sisyphean task? :P

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Post by mightysparks » November 14th, 2011, 3:26 pm

I am #180. After I watched a bunch of non-check movies during the horror challenge last month, I'm not so bothered about checks anymore, although I still get joyful at seeing my rank go up. Though I have now started playing Skyrim and so instead of watching 4-6 movies a day, I am lucky to get 1 in :( So I expect to see my rank fall now.
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Post by VincentPrice » November 14th, 2011, 5:21 pm

At 59th currently, will probably be moving up one once a certain...uh...fast mover is taken care of then I'm gonna be gunning for burneyfan.

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Post by jeroeno » November 14th, 2011, 6:10 pm

As a special present for getting to 2400 checks i moved up one spot to #123 today. My goal for getting to 2500 official checks by the end of the year is still very much alive.

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Post by burneyfan » November 14th, 2011, 6:33 pm

I seem to hover in the high 50s (57-58 are my usual slots). I don't give a crap whether my rank rises or falls, and unless I'm playing in a particular list-based challenge, I don't give a crap whether some film is on a list. I've been using lists as an idea-generator for films to watch long before iCM came along, and many of the lists I use aren't on iCM and may never be -- for instance, I keep not only "best/acclaimed" lists but also "worst" lists. People who "cheat" can go right ahead -- I see it as a waste of time (along with worrying about specific cheaters), but everyone should be able to use his/her time as desired. (I'd rather spend mine watching movies or blathering in long forum posts which, no doubt, strikes some other folks as a big waste of time, too.)

I also believe in the virtue of watching "mediocre" films -- first, because I've ended up loving quite a few so-called "mediocre" films (or being glad I saw them for isolated moments that I've loved in them), and second, because I think it's all too easy to categorically dismiss a humble-yet-well-executed omelette when you live exclusively on foie gras and champagne -- it's harder not to stop and give that omelette some serious credit when your diet includes a regular supply of Big Macs and rubbery grilled cheese sandwiches along with all the delicacies. I think a lot of what some film viewers classify as "rancid meat" really is more iffy-grilled-cheese territory. The true bottom of the barrel is a loooooooong way down. Do I care if someone chooses to watch only list-checkable films? No. See the "your time is your own" reasoning above.

The only good thing about all the ranking nonsense is that I currently have fellow cheesy horror / John Ford aficionado VincentPrice as my neighbor, though it sounds like he'll be movin' on up pretty soon. (Cippenham used to be around, too, but he took off.)

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Post by St. Gloede » November 14th, 2011, 6:51 pm

Just moved back to 24, hope they'll discover some cheetahs.

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Post by VincentPrice » November 14th, 2011, 7:39 pm

burneyfan on Nov 14 2011, 11:33:05 AM wrote:The only good thing about all the ranking nonsense is that I currently have fellow cheesy horror / John Ford aficionado VincentPrice as my neighbor, though it sounds like he'll be movin' on up pretty soon. (Cippenham used to be around, too, but he took off.)
Moving up seems to be something I aim to do then kinda forget about when I start getting into watching stuff that isn't on any lists, like the few hundred movies currently in my Instant queue, most of which are Horror or straight-to-video action movies (and if anyone wants a good time waster, Route 9 is a solid little Crime flick on NetFlix Instant with Kyle MacLachlan and Peter Coyote).

And January is gonna be hell with the rewatch challenge and February too if rewatches are allowed for the Oscars challenge because I tend to rewatch a ton of stuff with TCM's 31 Days of Oscar.

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Post by mightysparks » November 14th, 2011, 8:03 pm

Until I found icm I was basically watching stuff I wanted to watch (eg horror and sci-fi most of the time) and top 250 movies, so following 'popular' lists is relatively new for me. However, these kinds of movies aren't my taste usually and after having a ton of fun last month, I've decided to spend more time in my comfort zone, because most of these 'great' movies fecking suck and it feels like torture. But I'm still a completionist and I like competition so I can't resist some checks of non-comfort zone stuff.
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Post by AdamH » November 14th, 2011, 8:05 pm

You really think that most films considered great are actually terrible?

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Post by mightysparks » November 14th, 2011, 8:06 pm

But I have a hard time finding stuff I want to watch now because I'm so used to icm :( sometimes my dad will mention a movie to me that I'll go and check out but otherwise i have to hope I'll randomly find something interesting.
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Post by mightysparks » November 14th, 2011, 8:08 pm

intothewild on Nov 14 2011, 01:05:47 PM wrote:You really think that most films considered great are actually terrible?
Well not most, but I find that most of the time they are terribly mediocre. Every now and then I come across something that does deserve to be considered great but otherwise the people who make these lists aren't on my wavelength at all
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Post by WalterNeff » November 14th, 2011, 10:33 pm

been hovering around 210 for the past few days. Hope to make it to 200 by Christmas at the latest.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 14th, 2011, 10:40 pm

Since my ranking seems to be stuck in the 40-50 range my hope is to get to around 41 or 42 by the end of the year before I slow down and slip back. Might make a push to get back into the top 10 on the awards list in December, currently at 19 my lowest in a long time, but not if it requires my watching a bunch of Turkish films.

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 14th, 2011, 10:42 pm

mightysparks on Nov 14 2011, 08:26:49 AM wrote:I am lucky to get 1 in :( So I expect to see my rank fall now.
Me too, except I hope to be able to maintain my rank and see you go into a tailspin MUAHAHAH!!!

Just kidding, of course. I'm currently at #189.
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Post by whymse » November 14th, 2011, 11:24 pm

Broke into the 600s recently. At #598 now. If everyone else stays the same (which, sadly, they won't) then I'm about 100 checks from my goal of breaking the top 500. Then I can die happy.

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Post by allisoncm » November 14th, 2011, 11:27 pm

Trying to break into the top 10. I had around 90 to go, now I have around 114. Since it's so competitive, it takes a lot more effort to break into the top 10, because everyone is trying to maintain their numbers.

When I first joined the site, I was #19 (now am #13). As long as I don't slip below #19, which has happened before, I am happy.

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Post by jakncoke » November 14th, 2011, 11:35 pm

Currently #809, I been going through netflix mostly lately and not paying attention if something is on a list. Seeing i have yet to see a lot of the short films on icm checkables to keep a level ranking. I might throw my hat into a few lists in the upcoming months to go for a new goal like say #500 rank or so, not sure yet.

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Post by timmy_501 » November 15th, 2011, 12:48 am

I've been stuck at #300 for awhile. It's pretty crazy that some days I'll check four or five movies (because I enjoy watching shorts every now and then) and others I'll check none and either way I end up either at #300, 301, or 302. Part of the problem I guess is the two new guys who rocketed into the top ten this week.

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Post by tourdesb » November 15th, 2011, 1:20 am

Currently #117.
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » November 15th, 2011, 1:41 am

Begin of summer: 177
End of summer: 162
Currently: 175

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Post by mightysparks » November 15th, 2011, 3:08 pm

Knaldskalle on Nov 14 2011, 03:42:07 PM wrote:
mightysparks on Nov 14 2011, 08:26:49 AM wrote:I am lucky to get 1 in :( So I expect to see my rank fall now.
Me too, except I hope to be able to maintain my rank and see you go into a tailspin MUAHAHAH!!!

Just kidding, of course. I'm currently at #189.
:'( It's so depressing watching myself fall down the ranks, and this is the same reason I stopped playing video games early this year. As soon as I get addicted to a video game nothing else matters :( And my attention span becomes shorter, so I am currently only watching from the Top 500 Horror Movies list. On the bright side, when I'm addicted to a video game I tend to lose weight since I forget to eat.
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Post by AdamH » November 15th, 2011, 5:09 pm

"On the bright side, when I'm addicted to a video game I tend to lose weight since I forget to eat."

There's something so worrying, yet hilarious about that.

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Post by Kasparius » November 22nd, 2011, 8:50 am

My goal is to disappear from the top 5 before 2012. I've been watching mainly non-lists movies lately. I'm focusing on WWII and directors I love.

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Post by LarsC » November 22nd, 2011, 7:14 pm

Currently at 273. It would be nice to be in the top 250 but I'm not sure if I can be bothered to do the job. Currently I'm watching random movies based on my mood at the time of viewing. And I'm watching norwegian movies to compile a personal list of favourites to rival the awful amanda list.

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Post by ormazd » November 22nd, 2011, 9:48 pm

If the people in front of me would just stop watching movies, I could make the top 10 by Christmas.

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Post by Kasparius » November 22nd, 2011, 10:16 pm

ormazd on Nov 22 2011, 02:48:35 PM wrote:If the people in front of me would just stop watching movies, I could make the top 10 by Christmas.

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Post by Cippenham » November 22nd, 2011, 10:30 pm

Presently No 45, some days can only see one film or even none, so no chance of much advance unless going for Shorts marathons. But there are some cheaters ahead, some to be removed so really not that bothered.

I like going for Awards so I am at No 7 on the Top Awards profiles so would like to go for 50 Platinums, this will not involve just IMDB lists and will not involve watching any Turkish films!
Sander0 has an amazing 61 Plats!
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » November 22nd, 2011, 10:31 pm

#958 now. Had to do a hardcore film marathon over the weekend to get into the top 1000.
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » November 22nd, 2011, 10:55 pm

Oi! mightysparks! I just spotted you sneaking up on me in the ranking, you sneaky sneak! :verymad: At your current rate and mine, you should be above me in a couple of days! :verymad:

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Post by Bobby Peru » November 23rd, 2011, 12:40 am

Finally into the better half of the 300s, at #348. I have a sneaky feeling I might move up 3 places tomorrow though. ;)

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Post by mightysparks » November 23rd, 2011, 2:15 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Nov 22 2011, 03:55:05 PM wrote:Oi! mightysparks! I just spotted you sneaking up on me in the ranking, you sneaky sneak! :verymad: At your current rate and mine, you should be above me in a couple of days! :verymad:
tehe I've been doing well rising in the ranks, even though since Friday I've been watching all of Breaking Bad as well (which I finished yesterday).
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Post by burneyfan » November 23rd, 2011, 3:08 am

mightysparks on Nov 22 2011, 07:15:07 PM wrote:...I've been watching all of Breaking Bad as well (which I finished yesterday).
I just watched the pilot 3-4 days ago! I liked it quite a bit, but I was surprised I wasn't CRAZY about it -- from everything I'd heard, I'd expected to love it from the get-go. How would you say the rest of the series compares to the pilot?
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Post by mightysparks » November 23rd, 2011, 3:26 am

I watched the pilot a few years ago and didn't go crazy over it. I decided to give it a better go this time and got really into it pretty quickly. I think after the second episode I was definitely sure I wanted to continue with it. I'd say try 1-2 more episodes and if you're not really into it then, then maybe don't bother.

I was surprised at how consistent in quality all the seasons were though, you generally start to feel that drop in quality after a couple of seasons, but it hasn't hit that yet.
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Post by burneyfan » November 23rd, 2011, 3:43 am

mightysparks on Nov 22 2011, 08:26:43 PM wrote:I watched the pilot a few years ago and didn't go crazy over it. I decided to give it a better go this time and got really into it pretty quickly. I think after the second episode I was definitely sure I wanted to continue with it. I'd say try 1-2 more episodes and if you're not really into it then, then maybe don't bother.

I was surprised at how consistent in quality all the seasons were though, you generally start to feel that drop in quality after a couple of seasons, but it hasn't hit that yet.
Thanks! I wasn't going to dump it entirely if you said it didn't improve further, because I DID like it, but I was probably going to put it on the back-burner...I'll keep going with a few more episodes in the next week or two, at least!

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Post by tommy_leazaq » November 23rd, 2011, 8:36 am

Came inside of #7000 yesterday.. Currently in #6762.. Hope to get inside 5000 soon.

And, had a look at this thread. Seems I am the only person with 4 digit rank let alone 6000+th rank.. :(

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 23rd, 2011, 8:44 am

tommy_leazaq on Nov 23 2011, 01:36:54 AM wrote:Came inside of #7000 yesterday.. Currently in #6762.. Hope to get inside 5000 soon.

And, had a look at this thread. Seems I am the only person with 4 digit rank let alone 6000+th rank.. :(
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Post by tommy_leazaq » November 23rd, 2011, 9:40 am

Knaldskalle on Nov 23 2011, 01:44:54 AM wrote:
tommy_leazaq on Nov 23 2011, 01:36:54 AM wrote:Came inside of #7000 yesterday.. Currently in #6762.. Hope to get inside 5000 soon.

And, had a look at this thread. Seems I am the only person with 4 digit rank let alone 6000+th rank.. :(
You're looking at this the wrong way. Think of all the great movies you've yet to see for the first time!
Yeah, thats the only consolation I have right now. Recently discovered some awesome ones like Dr Mabuse, Lady Vanishes and Exterminating angels. Hoping to find more. :)

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Post by jvv » November 23rd, 2011, 9:42 am

tommy_leazaq on Nov 23 2011, 01:36:54 AM wrote:Came inside of #7000 yesterday.. Currently in #6762.. Hope to get inside 5000 soon.

And, had a look at this thread. Seems I am the only person with 4 digit rank let alone 6000+th rank.. :(
I'm in the 4 digit ranks as well (1308). :)

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Post by themagician » November 23rd, 2011, 9:46 am

#2735 here. Start by completing the "best cartoons ever" list. Then google for "imdb list shorts on icm", export one of the lists, open in OpenOffice and sort by run time: when you open it make sure Comma is checked as a separator and Unicode (UTF-8) is selected as the character set, then click the run time column, e.g. J letter, go to menu Data -> Sort..., click Extend Selection and click OK and start watching those.

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Post by jvv » November 23rd, 2011, 9:49 am

themagician on Nov 23 2011, 02:46:19 AM wrote:Start by completing the "best cartoons ever" list.
Yes !

Not only are they short, but most of them fun as well. :lol:

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