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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » December 8th, 2018, 10:21 pm

Still a bit more left in the year, but it's good to plan early :)

List your film goals for 2019 here. Here are my goals in order of priority. Some I won't be able to finish but I should get 4/6 goals done:

Watch my 8000th film
Finish the 2019 edition of TSPDT and the forum's 1001 list
Have all 10 entries for each year in my top 10 list with a score of 8/10+ for the 1930s and 1940s
Finish the 500<400 list before the next edition comes out
Rewatch the work of Bergman, Ray (Satyajit), and Rohmer that I haven't favourited
Finish next year's DtC
Finish the Locarno and the Golden Lotus awards
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Post by blocho » December 8th, 2018, 10:22 pm

I'm going bold this year. Here is my goal:

See a lot of movies I enjoy.

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Post by Cocoa » December 9th, 2018, 2:00 am

My goal is to work on the 2019 version of my 1000 film list. Since 2016, each year I create a 1000 film list of movies I've never rated and want to see, and it's always fun to work on ^_^ I use different ways each year to come up with what films are on my list. For 2019, I have ten categories, with 100 films each for seven of those categories, 100 directors (represented by movies I've never rated) for two of the categories, and 100 actors (represented by movies I've never rated) for one of the categories. My exact goal is to watch at least ten from each category.

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Post by mightysparks » December 9th, 2018, 2:11 am

Cocoa wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 2:00 am
My goal is to work on the 2019 version of my 1000 film list. Since 2016, each year I create a 1000 film list of movies I've never rated and want to see, and it's always fun to work on ^_^ I use different ways each year to come up with what films are on my list. For 2019, I have ten categories, with 100 films each for seven of those categories, 100 directors (represented by movies I've never rated) for two of the categories, and 100 actors (represented by movies I've never rated) for one of the categories. My exact goal is to watch at least ten from each category.
That's a really awesome idea, but there's no way I can hit 1000 films in a year anymore. Sounds pretty fun though.

Inspired by Fergenaprido's goal spreadsheet, and maxwelldeux's challenge awards, I am hoping to focus more on challenges and decades/regions next year. I've been watching mostly only newer releases the last few years but want to go back to exploring the past. I also want to read more film books and write more reviews. I wanted to this year but uni drained me, and I need to start improving my writing and consolidating my knowledge better, even if I'm not getting marked for it.. I also want to finish TSPDT and TSZDT.
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Post by Knaldskalle » December 9th, 2018, 4:17 am

Oh dear, is it already that time of year again? Okay, lemme see...
  1. Platinum on the Empire 100 Best Films of World Cinema. 7 to go.
  2. Gold on the 100 Korean Films list. Currently 21 to go.
  3. Gold on the BFI 100 list. 9 to go.
  4. Gold on the BFI Sci-fi list. 8 to go.
  5. Bronze on Bodil Award Winners. 4 to go.
  6. Watch a shitload of gialli.
  7. Actually make real progress on my Conquer the World challenge. I've been shamefully negligent of this one this past year.
Not very ambitious, but I've realized that I'm not too happy with ambitious goals. They start feeling like chores that must be done rather than something I want to actually achieve. I have other goals that are less specific, iike watch more von Sternberg movies and more Scorsese movies.
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Post by tobias » December 9th, 2018, 4:29 am

Make at least one new film
Read a book
Something with Oliveira and Ruiz
Watch more contemporary films
Watch some long films I've been meaning to watch for ages (is that you Satantango? Oh no, a wild Love Exposure appears!)
Get a little more into the DTC list maybe.

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Post by joachimt » December 9th, 2018, 8:22 am

1. Finish iCM Forum's 1001 favorite movies (and refinish after the update): currently 2 left
2. Gold on iCM Forum's 500<400: currently 31 left
3. Finish TSPDT All Editions: currently 144 left

That's enough. I'm not doing a rewatch goal again, because I failed two years in a row.
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Post by funkybusiness » December 9th, 2018, 8:41 am

1. Watch all existing silent soviets.
2. get good enough at reading russian to read russian intertitles to be able to watch all existing silent soviets.
3. kevyip, especially the ~100 chinese films I've got piled up from July's challenge that I didn't manage to watch.

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Post by 72aicm » December 9th, 2018, 9:04 am

1. Get and maintain plat on the 500<400 list.
2. Finish the One hundred film and one country, Italy list.
3. Watch every available movie (with E-subs) from Will Tremper, Elio Petri, Rolf de Heer, Dino Risi, Vittorio De Sica, Antonio Pietrangeli and Ladislao Vajda

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Post by fori » December 9th, 2018, 9:12 am

1. Watch more than half of UNESCO
2. Complete Korean Film Archive & Shaw Bros library
3. Investigate unfamiliar areas, particularly Nollywood
4. Reach top 10 users
5. More from South east Asia.
Not in order. #4 was a goal for this year that I drastically failed to meet. Without two higher ranked users going dark I wouldn’t be in the top 20. That said this is not a priority.

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Post by Ivan0716 » December 9th, 2018, 10:24 am

1. Completely clear my Netflix & Amazon queue, and everything on my harddrive just for once
2. Watch more films from the 40s and before that aren't in English, French, German, Russian or Japanese
3. Sit through Les vampires

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Post by HVM » December 9th, 2018, 12:27 pm

1. Visit here regularly.
2. Watch 10.

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 10th, 2018, 10:36 am

HVM wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 12:27 pm
1. Visit here regularly.
2. Watch 10.
HVM's back! :wub: :cheers:

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Post by peeptoad » December 11th, 2018, 4:18 pm

2019

9% off my watch list (~150 films)
9 Jose Ramon Larraz films (my best directorial find this year)
9 challenges

plus I'd like to see at least 30% (i.e. ~ 35 films) of what I haven't yet watched from seth_yeah's gialli list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls072424018/
(and I should have at least 2 opportunities during monthly challenges next year)
Also just found this list, so might work off this as well... https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/gial ... list/alk0/
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Post by matthewscott8 » December 11th, 2018, 4:26 pm

Need to set some more realistic goals for 2019, didn't even meet my "easy" goals for this year. (1) I turned Satantango off when they actually filmed one of the actors torturing a cat for real. (2) Was going for Platinum from Gold for Thriller, but they changed the list again recently, and I missed a cinema screening of Sholay due to bad weather.

Have been really bad at scheduled watching, and check following has resulted in the quality of films I'm watching deteriorating.

I need to go to the cinema more in 2019. Will work out some other stuff, most ICM lists not appealing to me at the moment, and having big problems sourcing obscure stuff due to SMz death, CG login expiring, and no KG invite.

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Post by cinephage » December 11th, 2018, 5:08 pm

I will have reached 3 of my 5 goals for 2018, that's not bad really, especially since my movie-watching dropped after september... I will keep the 2 remaining goals, and add 2 easy goals, for fun...

1 - Reach gold on the They shoot zombies, don't they ? list (210 films to watch)

2 - get bronze on the <400 list : 96 movies to check.

3 - Get 6 more bronze medals (100 Classic Martial Arts Films, 1910, Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Goya Awards, Belgian Film Awards)

4 - Finish iCM Forum's Favourite French Films list : https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... htysparks/

This should keep me occupied for most of the year... :lol:
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Post by beasterne » December 11th, 2018, 6:27 pm

2018 was a pretty good year for me overall. I was able to reach a couple of milestones that I've been working towards for a long time, like Bronze on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list and Platinum on the Reddit Top 250. I think 2019 will be another year for many of my long-term film projects to get wrapped up. I'll try to do these things in 2019:

1. Bronze on 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (40 films)
2. Platinum on IMDb Top 250 (14 films)
3. Platinum on Academy Award Best Pictures (12 films)
4. Platinum on Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century (18 films)
5. Maintain Platinum on Rotten Tomatoes and Reddit lists

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Post by Coryn » December 13th, 2018, 8:31 pm

1. Get into top 10.000 on ICM

2. Simply discover new films
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Post by maxwelldeux » December 13th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Coryn wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 8:31 pm
1. Get into top 10.000 on ICM

2. Simply discover new films
Oh heck - you can knock that first one out by tomorrow, probably. Shorts are your friend: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/all+ ... ts/mjf314/

That list is super cool because a) it lists all the official shorts on ICM, and b) a lot of the shorter ones are really early cinema, which was fascinating to me when I joined ICM (still is) because I had seen almost nothing that old. :cheers:

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Post by OldAle1 » December 13th, 2018, 10:07 pm

1. Watch the complete filmographies of William Beaudine, Lew Landers, Michael Madsen, Steven Seagal and Kirk Cameron.

2. Find the 25 longest Indian films and watch each of them three times.

3. Watching nothing but English-language rom-coms made in the 2010s for February; goal is 200.

4. Watch every German or Japanese film with the (translated) word "rape" or "torture" in the title, and then repeatedly PM every female member of this forum with details.

5. Learn to make YouTube videos that are a stylistic combination of the Nostalgia Critic and ConfusedMatthew but twice as long and about experimental, non-narrative films.

6. Watch twice as many features as fori.

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 13th, 2018, 10:18 pm

You know, it wasn't until #2 that I realized you were joking... the Kirk Cameron thing made me pretty worried for a second.

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Post by weirdboy » December 13th, 2018, 10:25 pm

joachimt's goals are close to mine, so I'm going to copy them:

1. Finish iCM Forum's 1001 favorite movies (and refinish after the update): currently 11 left
2. Platinum on iCM Forum's 500<400: currently 47 left
3. MAYBE Finish TSPDT All Editions: currently 246 left

I think I'll stick to that. I have some other ideas in the back of my brain, but they are not fully formed just yet.

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Post by Mate_cosido » December 13th, 2018, 10:38 pm

Mate_cosido wrote:
January 7th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Watch less movies so i can focus on real life

I'll probably fail miserably
this, but now for real

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Post by Coryn » December 14th, 2018, 6:16 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Coryn wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 8:31 pm
1. Get into top 10.000 on ICM

2. Simply discover new films
Oh heck - you can knock that first one out by tomorrow, probably. Shorts are your friend: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/all+ ... ts/mjf314/

That list is super cool because a) it lists all the official shorts on ICM, and b) a lot of the shorter ones are really early cinema, which was fascinating to me when I joined ICM (still is) because I had seen almost nothing that old. :cheers:
Good point and good list.
My goal is to get 27 awards (currently on 14 but had 17 last update)
But most importantly I am going to discover more films. I don't really focus on completing lists. I just watch movies who are on a few official lists and work my way up.
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Post by matthewscott8 » December 14th, 2018, 9:46 am

OldAle1 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 10:07 pm
1. Watch the complete filmographies of William Beaudine, Lew Landers, Michael Madsen, Steven Seagal and Kirk Cameron.

2. Find the 25 longest Indian films and watch each of them three times.

3. Watching nothing but English-language rom-coms made in the 2010s for February; goal is 200.

4. Watch every German or Japanese film with the (translated) word "rape" or "torture" in the title, and then repeatedly PM every female member of this forum with details.

5. Learn to make YouTube videos that are a stylistic combination of the Nostalgia Critic and ConfusedMatthew but twice as long and about experimental, non-narrative films.

6. Watch twice as many features as fori.
Hehehe, could have been successful hoax but for OTT #4. Made I laugh (Bristolianism), so thanks!

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Post by HVM » December 14th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 10:36 am
HVM wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 12:27 pm
1. Visit here regularly.
2. Watch 10.
HVM's back! :wub: :cheers:
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It's only taken me five days to reply so I'm slowly -- but surely -- working on point one! tehe

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Post by brokenface » December 14th, 2018, 6:18 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 10:07 pm
1. Watch the complete filmographies of William Beaudine, Lew Landers, Michael Madsen, Steven Seagal and Kirk Cameron.
I guess you've already completed Eric Roberts?

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Post by OldAle1 » December 14th, 2018, 6:19 pm

brokenface wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:18 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 10:07 pm
1. Watch the complete filmographies of William Beaudine, Lew Landers, Michael Madsen, Steven Seagal and Kirk Cameron.
I guess you've already completed Eric Roberts?
Let's not get ridiculous now.

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Post by dirty_score » December 14th, 2018, 7:02 pm

Mate_cosido wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Mate_cosido wrote:
January 7th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Watch less movies so i can focus on real life

I'll probably fail miserably
this, but now for real
I think we're the only ones trying to watch less movies :lol: I've actually been doing that sucessfully and this year I will end with more or less 200 new films checked. It's a record for me since I registered in ICM 7 years ago. Stop caring about maintaining platinums or pursuing new bronzes/platinums helped among others things :)

So for 2019..


1. Watch/check less or the same amount of new movies and only the ones I really want to see.

2. Try to rewatch more, especially childhood favorites to see if they still hold up. It's a bittersweet task actually, some of them haven't aged well! :(

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Post by blueboybob » December 14th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Ive actually been thinking about this and I don't know exactly what i want. I'm just going to go with

"Watch all movies on 4 or more lists"

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Post by Mate_cosido » December 16th, 2018, 10:43 pm

dirty_score wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 7:02 pm

I think we're the only ones trying to watch less movies :lol: I've actually been doing that sucessfully and this year I will end with more or less 200 new films checked. It's a record for me since I registered in ICM 7 years ago. Stop caring about maintaining platinums or pursuing new bronzes/platinums helped among others things :)
I think i'll end up around 900 so failed miserably indeed :pinch: , i'm aiming for 400-500 for 2019, but more importantly i'm aiming to get a job and finish college :sweat: , 200 is too low, don't think i could do it

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Post by dirty_score » December 17th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Mate_cosido wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 10:43 pm
I think i'll end up around 900 so failed miserably indeed :pinch: , i'm aiming for 400-500 for 2019, but more importantly i'm aiming to get a job and finish college :sweat: , 200 is too low, don't think i could do it
If you do get a job and focus on finish college, which I hope you do, I'm sure you will make it! But 400-500 is a good start. :thumbsup:

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Post by blueboybob » December 20th, 2018, 8:45 pm

blueboybob wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Ive actually been thinking about this and I don't know exactly what i want. I'm just going to go with

"Watch all movies on 4 or more lists"
Another goal I just thought of

"Watch all official checks (that are available) with a runtime under 80 minutes"

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Post by RedHawk10 » December 21st, 2018, 7:05 am

Nothing specific in mind as of right now, but as with last year, I'd like to continue to broaden my horizons with film and art in general.

Although seeing all of Guy Maddin's feature length work might be pretty cool...

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Post by Nathan Treadway » December 21st, 2018, 8:14 am

OldAle1 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 10:07 pm
1. Watch the complete filmographies of William Beaudine, Lew Landers, Michael Madsen, Steven Seagal and Kirk Cameron.
Alex Kendrick may be closer to your style.

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Post by Leopardi » December 30th, 2018, 3:09 am

I was hoping I'd be able to take on a goal of reaching the top 200 on every official list in 2019, but I've just crunched the numbers and it looks like I would need 141 official checks to do that, which is more than I've ever attempted in a previous challenge. In 2018, for example, I started the year needing 74 checks and it wound up taking the entire year to complete (I'll be doing what I think will be my last check tomorrow). Getting to top 225 on every official list doesn't have the satisfying round number attached to it that 200 does, but I'd only need 50 to achieve it, and since I suspect 2019 will be a busy year for me, I think I should stick to that humbler goal. I may change my mind at midyear if I think I can manage it.

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Post by mightysparks » December 30th, 2018, 3:20 am

Leopardi wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 3:09 am
I was hoping I'd be able to take on a goal of reaching the top 200 on every official list in 2019, but I've just crunched the numbers and it looks like I would need 141 official checks to do that, which is more than I've ever attempted in a previous challenge. In 2018, for example, I started the year needing 74 checks and it wound up taking the entire year to complete (I'll be doing what I think will be my last check tomorrow). Getting to top 225 on every official list doesn't have the satisfying round number attached to it that 200 does, but I'd only need 50 to achieve it, and since I suspect 2019 will be a busy year for me, I think I should stick to that humbler goal. I may change my mind at midyear if I think I can manage it.
I need about 424 checks to get in the top 500 of every list :( 175 of those are just from the All-Time Worldwide Box Office list so I think it's going to take me a few years...
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Post by Hunziker » December 30th, 2018, 5:57 am

I'm aiming for a minimum of 5 out of 7 of these goals:

1. Up my rank to the top 500 (currently at 599)
2. 5000 checks (566 to go)
3. Watch all 101 remaining movies on 13+ toplists
4. Platinum on Ariel; Gold on Brief Encounters
5. Silver on Anthology and the National Film Registry
6. Bronze on Cien años sin soledad and Amos Vogel
7. Watch all Brakhage
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Post by joachimt » December 30th, 2018, 6:43 am

Hunziker wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 5:57 am
7. Watch all Brakhage
That seems like a tough goal, because some are only available to view at one place in the world. Maybe there are even some that can't be viewed at all, but I'm not an expert there.
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Post by Knaldskalle » December 30th, 2018, 7:13 am

Hunziker wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 5:57 am
7. Watch all Brakhage
MoMA in New York has a print of The Art of Vision. Canyon Cinema in San Francisco has a print as well. Just found out that the University of Colorado Boulder has one (he worked there and they named the film center after him), in their "Norlin Archive". It may not be available to the public (i.e. for preservation only).

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