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Re: Rankdown II - Best Picture Nominees ('09-'19) (Round 8, #6-#1!)

#1201

Post by Onderhond » July 23rd, 2020, 8:37 pm

Time to KkKut it.

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#1202

Post by AB537 » July 23rd, 2020, 9:08 pm

brokenface wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:01 pm
sol wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 2:55 pm
And yes, I know it's just a game and all. ;) I guess I am just getting a bit bored at this stage since it's obvious that Budapest Hotel is going to win and because it's not a film that I would have placed in the top quarter of contenders myself. :shrug: Just getting bored and all, that's all. Sorry. :(
I can see this last round would be frustrating for the Grand Budapest voters. It's kinda the nature of doing this round by round rather than a one and done ranking - people aren't really going to change their minds on films, and there's only so much you can do tactically.

What could be cool if the final round was done like this but rapidly, if everyone online at once for an hour or two. Not sure if would be practical
That probably would be more fun. The other thing is, now that we're down to a much shorter list of films, players' rankings are probably a lot more locked in. Back when we had even 10 films, there were likely some players - like me - who had at least some films clustered together, so when people were piling onto La La Land or the Hurt Locker, I didn't have them ranked clearly higher than others I might have voted for (e.g. A Serious Man or Amour), so there was no upside to casting a vote with zero strategic value that round. Whereas now, everything I had ranked around A Serious Man, except maybe Her, is out, so my options are much more restricted unless I want to go way off my actual rankings for some reason.

I think Cinewest's reality show analogy actually fits the round by round vote better than the phase where we were each picking a film to drop each round - from what I recall/understand, many of these "vote out" shows tend to have landslide votes for a number of different reasons.

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#1203

Post by cinewest » July 23rd, 2020, 11:51 pm

Since GBH and the GBH crowd has given me such consternation in this game by eliminating my two favorite films in the vote off, I feel it is my duty to make the game a little more difficult for them, so I am changing my vote from Parasite to The Grand Budapest Hotel.

C’mon Nathan, make them at least use a veto to keep GBH alive.

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#1204

Post by Nathan Treadway » July 24th, 2020, 1:42 am

A Serious Man 2
Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 6
BlacKkKlansman 5
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 2

Thought I voted before work. Sorry for the delay.

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#1205

Post by beasterne » July 24th, 2020, 1:58 am

Alright vetoers, any takers?


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#1207

Post by jeroeno » July 24th, 2020, 5:20 am

Not me

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#1208

Post by Onderhond » July 24th, 2020, 8:02 am

Hah! Seems we reached the stage of the game were people are showing their true colors by suddenly changing votes to upset other players. Guess that's why I saved my vetoes.

The Grand Budapest Hotel gets a veto, BlacKkKlansman on the chopping block.

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#1209

Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 8:06 am

:) The GBH mob is strong and has lot’s of ammunition.

Was kinds hoping someone would do that Since I can’t vote for Blackkklansman directly, and was at least able to flush out another veto.

It’s called tactics... something much needed to compete in a game where one is comparatively disadvantaged

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#1210

Post by jeroeno » July 24th, 2020, 8:47 am

no veto for BlacKkKlansman

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jeroeno (1 veto left) NO veto

If AB537 or jeff_v feel like vetoing BlacKkKlansman there will be a vote-off between A Serious Man and Parasite (Gisaengchung)
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#1211

Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 9:04 am

Jeff votes for Blackkklansman, I believe, so that leaves AB.

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#1212

Post by jeroeno » July 24th, 2020, 10:12 am

cinewest wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:04 am
Jeff votes for Blackkklansman, I believe, so that leaves AB.
Just because jeff voted against BlacKkKlansman in favor of Grand Budapest doesn't mean he can't veto it now and make us go to a vote-off between A Serious Man and Parasite.

In fact, in theory Her can still go out if jeff vetoes BlacKkKlansmann, AB537 vetoes A Serious Man and I veto Parasite.

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Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 10:23 am

jeroeno wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 10:12 am
cinewest wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:04 am
Jeff votes for Blackkklansman, I believe, so that leaves AB.
Just because jeff voted against BlacKkKlansman in favor of Grand Budapest doesn't mean he can't veto it now and make us go to a vote-off between A Serious Man and Parasite.

In fact, in theory Her can still go out if jeff vetoes BlacKkKlansmann, AB537 vetoes A Serious Man and I veto Parasite.
A very far-fetched theory, but since we’re killing time, why not?

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#1214

Post by AB537 » July 24th, 2020, 12:38 pm

AB537 (1 veto left) NO veto
jeff_v (1 veto left)
jeroeno (1 veto left) NO veto

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#1215

Post by jeff_v » July 24th, 2020, 2:19 pm

No veto for me... sorry, West Coast time zone, hard for me to get here earlier.

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#1216

Post by sol » July 24th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Let the endlessly repetitive game continue! :sleeping: Cutting The Grand Budapest Hotel again, of course.

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#1217

Post by OldAle1 » July 24th, 2020, 2:29 pm

And I'm going to continue on my fairly useless and lonely quest to deny Parasite the victory

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#1218

Post by jeroeno » July 24th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Yeah my whole top 3 is still in the game so even A Serious Man which I gave a 8/10 has to go now.

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#1219

Post by mightysparks » July 24th, 2020, 2:34 pm

Parasite is my only non-favourite left, easy choice.

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Post by OldAle1 » July 24th, 2020, 2:35 pm

jeroeno wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Yeah my whole top 3 is still in the game so even A Serious Man which I gave a 8/10 has to go now.
Are you just better at strategy, or do the gods smile down on you?

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Post by beasterne » July 24th, 2020, 2:36 pm

Really happy to see any of these 4 win. But, since I have to make a cut I'm going for Parasite, which was really well done, but I think might not hold up quite as well on subsequent viewings.

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#1222

Post by jeff_v » July 24th, 2020, 2:39 pm

A Serious Man 1
Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 1
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 4

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#1223

Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Looks like I'll be playing the waiting game, again, as there is only one film I'll try to protect against what I expect will be a hardcore attack this round.

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Post by sol » July 24th, 2020, 2:46 pm

cinewest wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Looks like I'll be playing the waiting game, again, as there is only one film I'll try to protect against what I expect will be a hardcore attack this round.
This round is going to get crazy. I'm predicting at least 8, maybe 9 votes against Parasite since the GBH mob have decided to use that as their go-to attack film this round. (D:)
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Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm

jeroeno wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Yeah my whole top 3 is still in the game so even A Serious Man which I gave a 8/10 has to go now.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel 1
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 1
The top 3 contenders became obvious to me around the time I joined the game based on what seemed to be the most unifying films among the players in the game. What a luxury to simply be able to vote off everything else without really having to worry about your top 3 (GBH has been attacked every round for awhile but with all the players and vetoes on its side, it has continued to advance despite continued effort to remove it).

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Post by OldAle1 » July 24th, 2020, 2:54 pm

It's really not a bad final four. For me, 2 are among my top 10 in the overall list, and on the top 65 (ranked portion) of my 2010s list; the third is in the unranked portion, and the fourth is a fine film that just doesn't quite make it to "favorite" status for me. Could have easily been worse - as much crap as he gets from me and some others, I expected QT to do better; might've expected NOLAN to make a little impact as well, and I didn't expect my favorite to make it to the top 10. So I'm really pretty happy whatever happens. And good discussion too even if I blew my top earlier.

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Post by blocho » July 24th, 2020, 2:56 pm

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Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 4

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Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 2:56 pm

sol wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:46 pm
cinewest wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Looks like I'll be playing the waiting game, again, as there is only one film I'll try to protect against what I expect will be a hardcore attack this round.
This round is going to get crazy. I'm predicting at least 8, maybe 9 votes against Parasite since the GBH mob have decided to use that as their go-to attack film this round. (D:)
I think there are some serious Parasite boosters in the game, so it could be saved with a veto even if it accrues the most votes, and before I jump on board, I have to consider how best to protect my favorite film left.

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Post by Smoover » July 24th, 2020, 3:01 pm

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Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 3
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 4

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Post by AB537 » July 24th, 2020, 3:04 pm

A Serious Man 2
Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 3
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 4

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Post by shugs » July 24th, 2020, 3:06 pm

A Serious Man 2
Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel 4
Parasite (Gisaengchung) 4

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Post by jeroeno » July 24th, 2020, 3:13 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:35 pm
jeroeno wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Yeah my whole top 3 is still in the game so even A Serious Man which I gave a 8/10 has to go now.
Are you just better at strategy, or do the gods smile down on you?
Well my strategy from the start has been to protect my favorte four movies. Inglourious Basterds was number 4 and I used my one veto to get it into the final stage. I'm just lucky Her and Parasite were never in trouble and Grand Budapest got saved by other people. I'm happy with all four of the remaining movies as a winner.

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Post by cinewest » July 24th, 2020, 3:15 pm

I want to echo my "enemy's" sentiments, above.

Though Inception was in my top 8 for this game, I am tickled pink that Tarantino was bounced altogether just before I entered the game, and hope that my comments about his 3 films earlier in the game had something to do with that.

I am also thrilled that 3 out of my top 4 made it to the "vote off" even as none of them are real favorites for others.

All of the top 4 rate between 7.5 and 8.5 in my book, which is very good to excellent, and 2 of them are on a top 100 of the decade list of mine, with the other 2 certain honorable mentions.

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Post by brokenface » July 24th, 2020, 5:28 pm

I'm feeling very much at ease with the final 4 as these are my top 4 from the final round of 15. There's two I'd prefer to win, but honestly happy with any. I'll vote Her

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Post by jeff_v » July 24th, 2020, 5:30 pm

What's the last round I can use a veto? Next round?

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Post by beasterne » July 24th, 2020, 6:04 pm

Yes, the Final 3 is the last round to use a veto.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » July 24th, 2020, 10:26 pm

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Her 1
The Grand Budapest Hotel 4
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Post by Onderhond » July 24th, 2020, 10:29 pm

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Her 1
The Grand Budapest Hotel 4
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Post by toromash » July 24th, 2020, 10:29 pm

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Post by Onderhond » July 24th, 2020, 10:38 pm

Side bet anyone? Will cinewest let his irk for TGBH and its supporters get the better of him, of will he defend ASM by pushing Her?

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