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Which films Did You See Last Week? 17/03/19 - 23/03/19

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Torgo wrote: August 29th, 2022, 2:10 pm
Minkin wrote: August 29th, 2022, 1:56 pm BTW....

WTF happened to the "which films did you see last week?" threads???? Was this week an outlier or was there actual discussion between people each and every week + more than just Onderhond, PdA, Torgo and myself posting??
I don't know man :(
2019 seemed to be a crazy active year in that regard. It still used to be a lot more than now in 2020 and then died down during 2021.
From what I know, people do most of their reviewing now in the currently ongoing challenge threads.
Alright, here's a quick history lesson on the "weekly thread" for the uninitiated:

There once was a forum on the IMDb where film aficionados of all ages, sizes and walks of life gathered. It was called "Main Boards". A user named "Systematicer" entered that scene and became active on those "Main Boards" around the year 2-double-O-5. He is the one recounting this story. Whatever history the "weekly thread" had before that year has now been lost to the things that time forgot. On those "Main Boards" there were many, many subforums which they called "boards". One of them was the "Classic Films" board, another one was the "Horror Films" board, and yet another one was "Film General" (folks there generally preferred to drop the "board" part - I guess they thought without "board" they sounded cooler than the rest; and to sound even cooler they all agreed to just call it "FG" and the citizens of FG called themselves "FGers"). Your faithful narrator was one such FGer, although he also liked to dabble in the other boards. The individual boards were akin to rivaling gangs, few users dared cross over. Point is, the boards that were named by your faithful narrator (which were three of the mostest popular boards on all of the IMDb), they all had the "weekly thread" where magic happened every week. The Systematicer fellow, when he arrived, noticed those threads and he saw that it was good.

Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of posts were made in those threads, each and every single week. Many, many useres gathered there to let all the other users know what they had witnessed this past week in the world of cinema. And discussion, too, was very lively. Scarcely one record of the week remained without comment. In fact, the hostmasters of those threads knew that they had a mission and they took it upon themselves to comment on every single record that was made public there. But many other users too engaged in public discourse in those magical places, wherever one gazed this same picture was seen, no matter if it was on the Horror Films board, on Film General or on the Classic Films board (the CFB, as it was also called, leaned a bit more towards less records being posted and instead more in-depth discussion taking place between the participants about each and every film, typically revolving around actors and what other showbiz person they were married to back in 1918).

This went on for years and years without fail or wane. When some of the Film General members started to have beef with their own the gang split and some of the members started their own gang far away from the turf of IMDb. At their new place they created their own Film General (they called it "FG2") and there too a "weekly thread" sprang out of the ground to delight and educate. The details shall remain a mystery but tragic events occurred and FG2 soon migrated to another land and they henceforth called their community FG3. But at the new place once again a "weekly thread" was established to be the focal point for the community to gather and share their history and knowledge. This congregation, though full of enthusiasm, remained rather small, for the walls around their village were too high for many newcomers to enter, and none of them were fertile, so they could not create offspring. And so, with cruel time taking its course, over the years the community slowly shrank, and so did the cult that kept the "weekly thread" alive. During all this time, back at the turf on IMDb, the "weekly thread" flourished. Even your faithful narrator - once a youngling by the name of Systematicer, who during these recounted events grew to become Perception de Ambiguity - came to be knighted hostmaster of the "weekly thread", and taking his duties very seriously he shall hold this position for numerous years.


And then the dark age came. The overlords of the IMDb announced that they would close all their message boards before the lunar cycle was to be repeated, their money god had told them so. This would mean the total extinction of all communities on the IMDb, and with it the fate of all the "Main boards" was sealed. There was a great panic at first, and to be truthful, it lasted until the last minute of recorded IMDb forums time. But amidst the chaos many of the communities and their members devised plans to keep their communities alive despite their towns and cities being burned down by the evil overlords. They hurriedly held their town meetings while time was quickly running out.

On February 20th, 2017 the IMDb forums were history. The overlords had ruthlessly pulled the plug, all the pleading and bargaining by many members of the community had been proven futile. This was the end, and with it the tradition of the "weekly thread" too shall be forever lost...

But suddenly rays of light appeared all over the internet kingdom. Different offshoots of Film General and even of the Main boards in their entirety emerged out of the ground. And with them the "weekly thread" too was a tradition that was proudly continued.


Meanwhile, in another part of the internet kingdom, there stood a village unperturbed by any of these dramas. They had lived their lives during the age of the IMDb forums, and they shall continue living them in the post-IMDb forums age, making lists for all eternity. But there was one user that they hadn't counted on. It was Perception de Ambiguity. During the time of the panic on the IMDb forum he had devised his own plan. He had known about the list-crazy village and even called himself a member (although he was kinda "meh" about them and their endeavors), and so the idea came to him, simple but brilliant: Build an ark and move as many Main Boarders to the forgotten village as possible before the inevitable flood would wash them all away and destroy civilization. You may have already guessed the name of the forgotten village, dear reader... it was the "i Check Movies forum".

Perception de Ambiguity explained the situation to the people of the iCM village and negotiated the conditions of the mass immigration with the heads of the village. At the same time, over at the land of panic, Perception de Ambiguity recruited as many users as he could for the exodus. He was helped by many, many faithful followers in this endeavor, whose names are now forgotten but their works shall echo throughout history for all eternity.

It was not to end there, for along with the idea to move his fellow people to a place that provided sanctuary came the intention to model the once forgotten village of iCM into the image of the old Idol. And so he signed a contract with the founding father of the iCM village that permitted the continuation of the "weekly thread" tradition (among other cool projects that went beyond the thus far narrow focus on various list-obsessed festivities).

At first the docile indigenous people of the village were fearful about the new apparition that shattered their list-making peace, but slowly but surely a good many of them embraced the ancient tradition and the weekly festival became one of their own. The other old and new traditions that were introduced too became part of the town identity, and so the spirit of the IMDb Main Forums and the spirit of the iCM forum merged into a perfect unity - a new religion was born. The once-IMDb members (mainly FGers) and the long-time ICMers came together, and Perception de Ambiguity saw that it was good.

Then the time came that a plague ravaged the lands of all the kingdoms. The people of the world gave it the name "COVID-19". The weekly thread on this forum started to peter out around then, and now here we are, telling fairy-tales, asking ourselves what the fuck went wrong.

The End(?)
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: August 29th, 2022, 6:26 pm Alright, here's a quick history lesson on the "weekly thread" for the uninitiated:

There once was a forum on the IMDb where film aficionados of all ages, sizes and walks of life gathered. It was called "Main Boards". A user named "Systematicer" entered that scene and became active on those "Main Boards" around the year 2-double-O-5. He is the one recounting this story. Whatever history the "weekly thread" had before that year has now been lost to the things that time forgot. On those "Main Boards" there were many, many subforums which they called "boards". One of them was the "Classic Films" board, another one was the "Horror Films" board, and yet another one was "Film General" (folks there generally preferred to drop the "board" part - I guess they thought without "board" they sounded cooler than the rest; and to sound even cooler they all agreed to just call it "FG" and the citizens of FG called themselves "FGers"). Your faithful narrator was one such FGer, although he also liked to dabble in the other boards. The individual boards were akin to rivaling gangs, few users dared cross over. Point is, the boards that were named by your faithful narrator (which were three of the mostest popular boards on all of the IMDb), they all had the "weekly thread" where magic happened every week. The Systematicer fellow, when he arrived, noticed those threads and he saw that it was good.

Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of posts were made in those threads, each and every single week. Many, many useres gathered there to let all the other users know what they had witnessed this past week in the world of cinema. And discussion, too, was very lively. Scarcely one record of the week remained without comment. In fact, the hostmasters of those threads knew that they had a mission and they took it upon themselves to comment on every single record that was made public there. But many other users too engaged in public discourse in those magical places, wherever one gazed this same picture was seen, no matter if it was on the Horror Films board, on Film General or on the Classic Films board (the CFB, as it was also called, leaned a bit more towards less records being posted and instead more in-depth discussion taking place between the participants about each and every film, typically revolving around actors and what other showbiz person they were married to back in 1918).

This went on for years and years without fail or wane. When some of the Film General members started to have beef with their own the gang split and some of the members started their own gang far away from the turf of IMDb. At their new place they created their own Film General (they called it "FG2") and there too a "weekly thread" sprang out of the ground to delight and educate. The details shall remain a mystery but tragic events occurred and FG2 soon transformed into FG3. But there too a "weekly thread" was established, to be once again the focal point for the community to gather and share their history and knowledge. Their community, though full of enthusiasm, remained rather small, for the walls around their village were too high for many newcomers to enter, and none of them were fertile, so they could not create offspring. And so, cruel time taking its course, over the years the community slowly shrank, and so did the cult that kept the "weekly thread" alive. During all this time, back at the turf on IMDb, the "weekly thread" flourished. Even your faithful narrator - once a youngling by the name of Systematicer, who during these recounted events grew to become Perception de Ambiguity - came to be knighted hostmaster of the "weekly thread", and taking his duties very seriously he shall hold this position for numerous years.


And then the dark age came. The overlords of the IMDb announced that they would close all their message boards before the lunar cycle was to be repeated, their money god had told them so. This would mean the total extinction of all communities on the IMDb, and with it the fate of all the "Main boards" was sealed. There was a great panic at first, and to be truthful, it lasted until the last minute of recorded IMDb forums time. But amidst the chaos many of the communities and their members devised plans to keep their communities alive despite their towns and cities being burned down by the evil overlords. They hurriedly held their town meetings, but time quickly was running out.

On February 20th, 2017 the IMDb forums were history. The overlords had ruthlessly pulled the plug, all the pleading and bargaining with their masters by many members of the community had been proven futile. This was the end, and with it the tradition of the "weekly thread" too shall be forever lost...

But suddenly rays of light appeared all over the internet kingdom. Different offshoots of Film General and even of the Main boards in their entirety emerged out of the ground. And with them the "weekly thread" too was a tradition that was proudly continued.


Meanwhile, in another part of the internet kingdom, there stood a village unperturbed by any of these dramas. They had lived their lives during the age of the IMDb forums, and they shall continue living them in the post-IMDb forums age, making lists for all eternity. But there was one user that they hadn't counted on. It was Perception de Ambiguity. During the time of the panic on the IMDb forum he had devised his own plan. He had known about the list-crazy village and even called himself a member (although he was kinda "meh" about them and their endeavors), and so the idea came to him, simple but brilliant: Build an ark and move as many Main Boarders to the forgotten village as possible before the inevitable flood would wash them all away and destroy civilization. You may have already guessed the name of the forgotten village, dear reader... it was the "i Check Movies forum".

Perception de Ambiguity explained the situation to the people of the iCM village and negotiated the conditions of the mass immigration with the heads of the village. At the same time, over at the land of panic, Perception de Ambiguity recruited as many users as he could for the exodus. He was helped by many, many faithful followers in this endeavor, whose names are now forgotten but their works shall echo throughout history for all eternity.

It was not to end there, for along with the idea to move his fellow people to a place that provided sanctuary came the intention to model the once forgotten village of iCM into the image of the old Idol. And so he signed a contract with the founding father of the iCM village that permitted the continuation of the "weekly thread" tradition (among other cool projects that went beyond the thus far narrow threshold of various list-obsessed festivities).

At first the docile indigenous people of the village were fearful about the new apparition that shattered their list-making peace, but slowly but surely a good many of them embraced the ancient tradition and the weekly festival became one of their own. The other old and new traditions that were introduced too became part of the town identity, and so the spirit of the IMDb Main Forums and the spirit of the iCM forum merged into a perfect unity - a new religion was born. The once-IMDb members (mainly FGers) and the long-time ICMers came together, and Perception de Ambiguity saw that it was good.

Then the time came that a plague ravaged the lands of all the kingdoms. The people of the world gave it the name "COVID-19". The weekly thread on this forum started to peter out around then, and now here we are, telling fairy-tales, asking ourselves what the fuck went wrong.

The End(?)
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Minkin wrote: August 29th, 2022, 1:56 pm
Torgo wrote: August 29th, 2022, 1:50 am
maxwelldeux wrote: March 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm BILDERBERG, the movie (2017) - 4/10
Watched because DbW. Terribly put together, no sourcing, just a rambling conspiracy theory.
Of all the URLs, you had to mess up this one .. :P

WTF happened to the "which films did you see last week?" threads???? Was this week an outlier or was there actual discussion between people each and every week + more than just Onderhond, PdA, Torgo and myself posting?? I guess when its only 4 people, there isn't much to say about the other's choices. But I usually comment when its something that I recognize and seen, but that's an exception rather than norm.

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I used to post here: my comments on the other films listed as well as those I watched, but I got very little response besides the occasional scores of others, which don’t really mean that much to me.
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