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Old 01-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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TDC Movie Club: Film Of The Week Discussion Redux:: Pick #4 - Frequency

So this thing kind of petered out while it was run by nick, but it looks like he won't be coming around here anymore so I say we give it another shot. I have some ideas for how it can run a little better and be a little easier on everyone involved. Everyone is free to give suggestions and we can hopefully turn this thing into something pretty great.

- One movie every two weeks. I want to be pretty firm about the deadlines only because it got to the point where everyone just completely ignored them after they were pushed back for 4 movies in a row. So I figure two weeks instead of one is more than enough time to watch one movie. Hopefully will put up the first pick this Monday night.

-We'll still do reviews, but the main purpose of them I think should just be to give a rating which will still be based on a 10 point system. I think where this also went wrong before was the emphasis on just getting a review in and moving on. That's pointless to me. This should be a discussion club more than anything else. I'd like to actually talk about the movies instead of everyone just writing the same shit in all of their reviews. So don't worry about the reviews being comprehensive or anything. I think that also put people off and got them behind, thinking they had to write a mini-essay or something. Something short and sweet is fine, just as long as you give a rating.

-I don't think we should make this as complicated as he did. We're not going to do averages of all the ratings unless you guys really want them.

-Everyone is welcome. I'll lead off the first pick, and we'll work on a rotation. If you're interested just chime in that you want to participate and we'll add you to the back of the line. I personally really enjoyed this thing in theory, let's make it work.


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1. Highway
2. Red Rock West
3. American Movie
4. Run Lola Run
5. After Hours
6. The Big Empty
7. Dead Ringers
8. Living in Oblivion
9. Interstate 60
10. 11:14
11. Mean Creek
12. Basquiat
13. Waking Life
14. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
15. Narc
16. Daddy and Them
17. Mary and Max
18. Son of Rambow
19. FUCK
20. The House of the Devil
21. Lenny
22. The Mist
23. Big Fan
24. The Game
25. No Way Out
26. Stir of Echoes
27. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
28. Attack the Block
29. Bully
30. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
31. Blow Out
32. Rules of Attraction
33. Toy Soldiers
34. Thief
35. RocknRolla
36. Troll Hunter
37. Magnolia



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MaLaKaS
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Pick #1: FiddySpence - Bronson
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Pick #2: brian3641 - The Salton Sea
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Pick #3: drummerkrf - Teeth
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Pick #4: mja271 - Frequency
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Next Pick: MaLaKaS - March 18

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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I'd try to get in on this. I was wondering when you'd be spearheading its return.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #3
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cool, you'll be 2nd pick then
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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this is going well.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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I'm thinking it over.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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I'm in.

Made it through one movie before, so clearly ill be a trusted timely member.
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we'll give it a shot.

malakas try and let me know by monday, i'd like to have at least 5 people in it to make it decent but we can get by on 4.

mja, you in?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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I'm not in shit! I was promised 2nd pick!

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i forgot about that. you said you were in last night so you're second.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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I have considerably more down time than I did last time, so I'll be able to keep up with this. Especially w/ the two weeks.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Thank you. But seriously:

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-We'll still do reviews, but the main purpose of them I think should just be to give a rating which will still be based on a 5 star system. I think where this also went wrong before was the emphasis on just getting a review in and moving on. That's pointless to me. This should be a discussion club more than anything else. I'd like to actually talk about the movies instead of everyone just writing the same shit in all of their reviews. So don't worry about the reviews being comprehensive or anything. I think that also put people off and got them behind, thinking they had to write a mini-essay or something. Something short and sweet is fine, just as long as you give a rating.
That's what hung me up honestly. I'd sometimes see the movies but not want to write this long, drawn out thing so I just skipped posting about them.
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Yeah, I definitely agree. Ratings are great & if people feel like they need to say something, they can point it out with a paragraph of analysis, or whatever.

I do like the X/10 system. I have a few ratings up on Flixter w/ Facebook and I'm generally fairly stingy with those.
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I wouldn't be against making it a 1 to 10 system instead of 5 stars. But, that's up to Spence I guess.
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Oh, I didn't notice that he pointed out it would be 5 stars. Basically, it's the same thing and I'm cool with both.
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I know they're both the same thing essentially, but 1 to 10 seems to give you more leeway.
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I know they're both the same thing essentially, but 1 to 10 seems to give you more leeway.
True, especially when using .5 increments.
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10 point system it is.
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Now I just need to find a pick that will totally alienate Spence.
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Now I just need to find a pick that will totally alienate Spence.
Let's all do that and drive Fiddy away from his own club.
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