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Question Time XXIV – Keeping Track

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WordPress is still not fixed for a lot of us here in the UK. No end is in sight, and they have no idea when it will all be sorted. However, I have been able to post on your sites and comment here, so things are slowly getting back to normal. I am still going into spam on some of your sites, but that aside things are becoming more manageable. Thank you to everyone that said nice things on my issues post last week. I just couldn’t get on to reply, but now I can and want to get some regular posts back, like I used to have. So that leads me on to this weeks Question Time.

I’m guessing if you read my site, you like movies. You will have seen hundreds if not thousands of them, and maybe even boast an awesome collection. I know there are people out there that document EVERY film they have ever watched. That’s insane, and I’m so jealous I haven’t done it. What I have done recently is start to keep a list of all the films I’ve watched this year. I always see people write a yearly best films list, and I never do it because I worry I’d miss something off. Not any more. I recently created a list over on IMDB and it’s a great way of seeing what I have actually seen. What better way than by using the worlds biggest movie website. I just find the film, add it to my list, and it can be ordered alphabetically, by your rating, or however you like.

It got me thinking, do any of you keep a track on what you watch? Maybe your blog is how you do it. Do you review every film you see? I don’t (or review anything as it looks recently!) and I do watch a lot more than I review. I’m sure there are countless ways of keeping track of what we watch if you are so inclined, and I’d love to know what you do. And if you don’t bother, would it be something you’d be interested in, or is it just too much work?

I hope that when I look back at my list at the end of the year, there will be films I had forgotten about and I won’t miss any highlights if I make an annual Top 10 for example. Here is my list so far, if anyone is interested, and yes, it does include some TV shows I’ve seen. Although I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, I only started this a few weeks ago but the idea is there, and next year I’ll be prepared and ready to start it straight away.

http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/1/list/dPyrHD3MiT4/

So there we go, an easy question:

Do you keep track of the movies you watch, either from all time or just a yearly list? And if not, why not?

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  1. Eventually I’ll actually have the time to document everything I’ve ever seen. Hahaha. For now, it’s just whatever comes out that I’m able to watch…and then I try to right about them as soon as I can afterward.

    As for WordPress being broken…huh? What’s going on?

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    • Hey stranger!! 🙂

      I would love to have a list of everything, but it’s too late now! I have a great movie collection, but I know some of them are untouched and unwatched 😦

      As for WordPress…….yeah its been down for a lot of UK users for nearly a month now, hence my lack of output. I havent been able to visit any other blogs, so I have some making up to do!!

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  2. Yes, I keep track of everything I watch, as far back as the 1970s, but only what I see at the cinema: movie, date, time, cost, theater, city, and who I went with. At home, I try to take notes on and review everything I watch, but sometimes if the movie just isn’t interesting enough to me, or I have nothing to say about it, I won’t review it. And sometimes I just want to relax with a film, and not worry about taking notes…although I recently bought a digital voice recorder, so now I can enjoy a film without having to pause it every ten seconds to jot something down with pencil and paper!

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    • Thats amazing Todd!! Is that all written down somewhere? I bet thats a cool thing to look back on.

      I barely manage to review anything these days, but when I do I want them to be in-keeping (as you know) with my theme around here. So there are lots of films I watch that are just for fun, and I dont have to review. I dont know how people manage to review EVERY film that is released in that year. Mental. 🙂

      So you’ll sit there and make voice notes now eh?! Crazy but I like it 🙂

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      • Crazy, yes, but…a two-hour movie now takes two hours to watch with the recorder, instead of four-and-a-half with pencil and paper!

        And yes, my cinema-going movie list is all in a database on my computer!

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        • You must miss some dialogue as you talk over it? 😉

          Hope you back up your computer! You should upload that man, must be an awesome thing to look back on.

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        • No, I wait for sex scenes before I dictate! And yeah, it’s fun to check out the list every now and then, and look back on the many movies I’ve seen, and theaters I’ve seen them in. Strangely enough, I remember quite a few screenings and the experiences I had at them.

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        • LOL!!

          No one needs to know about your ‘special’ column you have for romantic experiences in the cinema 😉

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        • Don’t worry, I’ll send that information to you in an unmarked envelope via the postal service!

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        • Good man!! 🙂

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  3. I just started this year keeping track of all movies I’ve watched this year. I used to save my movie stubs but stopped doing that.

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    • How do you keep track Nate? I’m too cheap to go to the cinema so I wouldn’t have many stubs! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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      • Back when I kept the stubs I was in college and the theaters around there were around $4 for a movie, so it wasn’t too bad. This past year I had a special card that I paid $25 a month for and could see unlimited movies. Unfortunately that recently expired so now I don’t see as many. I keep track on an Excel spreadsheet, the name, date, how I saw it (theater, dvd, tv channel) and whether I have seen it before. Pretty easy to maintain, I just update it whenever I see something.

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        • That sounds pretty good if you go a lot. Working nights messes up my cinema going sadly. I’m hoping now I’ve started my list it will be easy to keep up with. Just miles behind you but at least Ive started 🙂

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  4. I keep a list of what I’ve watched in a page on the blog and listing on Letterboxd.com. I don’t review everything (couldn’t if I tried), but have been adding a grade for each on Letterboxd. Hope WP settles down for you Tyson. Have they explained what exactly is going on? Thanks.

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    • Your page and listing are excellent, really smart way of showing off what you’ve seen! I have heard of Letterboxd but dont know much about it.

      WordPress tried blaming our ISP’s, but its something to do with WordPress being marked as a bad site, or something, so a lot of the ISP’s blocked access to it, and they are trying to work on a fix. They aren’t very good at updating us though……….This week, touch wood, mine is working fine, but a lot of people still have no access at all. Very frustrating.

      Thanks for joining in 🙂

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  5. theipc

     /  August 8, 2013

    My blog is pretty much it – and no it’s not everything I watch. You know my place is kind of thematic so I don’t put down the things I watch with the wife which are mostly comedies and more mainstream shit.

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  6. Thomas Priday

     /  August 8, 2013

    I keep track of all the blu-rays I’ve watched (350 in my collection). I might have to start an IMDB list as well to document what I’ve seen.

    Good question, Tyson. Long time without commenting as well. 😛

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    • Jesus wept, thats a lot of Blu Rays!!! 🙂

      It’s a good way to keep track the IMDB list, doesnt take long to do either.

      And thanks, I know, my commenting has been non-existant but I’m getting back on track. Keep an eye out for me in your spam file 🙂

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  7. I take a Polaroid of the title screen and put them all in a filing cabinet, alphabetical by year of release.

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  8. I’m a total fiend for list-making. I have a listography.com account where I make lists about everything — my collections, my movie-watching, wish lists, college courses I’ve taken, states I’ve visited, nicknames for my dog. You name it, I’ve probably got a list for it! I started tracking my viewing habits in 2010 out of curiosity and have just stuck with it since then. I start a new list each year. I include rewatches in the list — I tracked them the first year because I wanted to estimate my total number of hours spent watching movies when the list was complete. So I continue to include them, partially for the sake of tradition and partially because I still have that same curiosity regarding the number of hours I devote to movies each year. I mark “new to me” films in bold so I can also see my rewatch-to-discovery ratio, and I include release years in the list so I can see how many films I watched from each decade or year as well as the classic-to-modern viewing ratio. In other words, I’m a huge nerd, haha.

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    • Nothing nerdy about that!! Some dedication you have Lindsey, must be an impressive sight! I hoped this post would unearth answers like this, thank you!! 🙂

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      • No problem, glad to share! 🙂 I always look forward to your Question Time posts.

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        • Thank you! They always get such a good response, I’m happy people take the time to join in. Hopefully I can start making more effort and visiting your site too, now WordPress is kind of working 🙂

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  9. This year is the first year I’ve tracked everything I watched in 2013. Last year was just the movies I saw in theatres and some marathons. I usually can remember which movies I’ve seen and if I don’t remember, well, first moments of the rewatch usually will remind me of it and its probably average and I’ll turn it off..haha! Other than that, I track the movies I own because I have a good 30 that I haven’t seen and they have their own special pile which I change around once in a while since my boyfriend just picks off the first one and we might end up with 5 dramas in a row and that makes for a pretty depressing week..haha! Point is, I track my movies with my blog now and my very forgetful brain. 😉
    Love the IMDB list!! 🙂

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    • I used to try and keep my DVDs separate with the watched & unwatched, but they just kept growing and getting mixed up I had to admit defeat. Glad it works for you 🙂

      Thank you, I’m sure I’ve missed some off my list (Sharknado apparently!!) but nothing too embarrassing just yet 🙂

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  10. I have an ongoing list that dates back years, broken down by genre. Also, I have a constantly revised top-100 all-time film list as well. I’ve recorded well over a thousand films so far. Don’t have the exact total in front of me.
    -Bill

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    • More dedication, I like it Bill! Your top 100 list sounds great, cool idea. Thanks for sharing, good to see you take it pretty seriously 🙂

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  11. Yes, I keep track of all the movies I see, using icheckmovies.com and sometimes my blog for reference. Don’t review everything I see.

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  12. I only ever watch Predator and Commando so it’s quite easy for me to do a list 🙂

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  13. I’m not 100% with it, but I try to keep track via Letterboxed where I can leave a rating, the date I saw it and other stuff.

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  14. Since starting my blog earlier this year, I’ve been reviewing all the films I’ve seen, which is pretty tiring I admit, but it’s the only way I can remember what I liked about a film given my memory is so terrible. I also have a spreadsheet with all the movies I’ve been to at the cinema (as well as a fair few videos I rented, though that’s a lot patchier) going back to 1996, date/place/film/director/who I went with.

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    • Sounds tough Ewan, I struggle reviewing about 10% of what I’ve seen! Impressive spreadsheet though, again, someone showing some great dedication! Making me wish I’d done something like that. Thanks for joining in buddy 🙂

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  15. Mrs C

     /  August 8, 2013

    I don’t keep a list of what I watch but used to have a database on my laptop of films I own split by year, actor etc. I then once read through a movie encyclopaedia and made a list of films I hadn’t seen and wanted too. Sad I know don’t know what happened to that list. Would love to do a list of all the films I’ve ever seen maybe I’ll start it when I’m on maternity leave or ‘holiday’ as people keep calling it.

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  16. Tom

     /  August 8, 2013

    great question!! i’ve only recently started keeping track of film i’ve seen via Rotten Tomatoes app on Facebook. generally i didn’t bother rating the movies i had just seen but since maintaining a blog about films, i’ve become addicted to giving things ratings (for whatever reason lol). so that’s actually led to me recounting every single film i’ve seen in my life. its adding up to a nice number, and that’s been fun.

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    • I should start rating my list really. Lazy 😉

      Can’t believe your going through your whole life’s movie watching! How the hell do you start such a thing? Good luck Tom 🙂

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  17. I did once but I was to lazy to really keep track. Instead I have a list of movies I want to see in the future and I just tick them. =)

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    • I used to have a list of movies to buy and watch, but I have no idea what happened to it. Hence why I have multiple copies of films 🙂 Hope you are better at keeping track than me 🙂

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      • My problem is that I always forget the list at home when I go to buy some new movies. So whenever I’m at the store I completely forget about all the movies on my list and I’m standing there thinking “What the hell did I want to buy???”

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  18. Last year, when I watched and reviewed 366 movies in 366 days, I kept track using Excel and Letterboxd. I haven’t kept track at all this year, which disappoints me, but I haven’t seen nearly as many as I did in 2012. I hope that next year, when I finally have some decent cash, I want to see almost everything in theaters, even the shit. So I’ll definitely be keeping track then.

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    • Thats some great work last year dude! Lazy this year 😉

      I look forward to all the shit you’re gonna have to watch next year. Hope you make enough money to make it happen. 🙂

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  19. I don’t; but I would like to. I guess I just never thought about doing it. The IMDb thing sounds like a cool thing to do. Do you have to have IMDb Pro?

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    • No, just the free version. Just register an account if you don’t have one and create a list. Easy as that 🙂

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      • I should do a list of all the movies I own.

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        • Be a good way of keeping track of what you own. And stops you buying duplicates like I do 🙂

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        • I have over 500 movies in either DVD or Blu-ray format. I have never bought a duplicate. I’ve just always had a good memory and if I’m not sure whether I have something or not (which I am 99.5% of the time) I just don’t buy it until I know for sure.

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        • I own about 500 dvds, but not as many blu rays. Blu rays are in order and I can see what I have so never buy duplicates. DVDs though, are in about 4 different places and in no order, hence the duplicates as I forget what Ive bought in the past! I need your memory 🙂

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  20. I’m very much like you mate, I have only recently started making a record of what I watched through my blog, although that doesn’t count TV and some crappy stuff I can’t be bothered to review.

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  21. Great seeing you posting, even if not regularly. WordPress is having issues. All kinds of issues. But I guess you’ve gotten the worst of it. I not only have not kept track of all of the movies we’ve seen, we don’t even keep track of the ones we own. I haven’t even managed to keep them in any kind of order, which is how come we have duplicates and triplicates of some. Garry remembers who starred in and directed every movie made from about 1920 up through the 1970s, but neither of us can find the DVD we want to watch. Oh well.

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    • Thank you, and hopefully I can get it back a little more regular. 🙂

      Like you, I have multiple copies of films since I let them get out of order. Easy to do! Not surprised by Garry’s knowledge, I expect nothing less! You need to get him on some mastermind quiz show to utilise that talent 🙂

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  22. The “best of the year” issue is exactly why I started tracking mine. I didn’t for the first two years, and last year it became obvious how difficult it was to remember a full year’s worth of movies (the first “year” was only three months). So now I keep track of every movie and short film I watch in a text file on my computer.

    I also track them on Letterboxd.com. Last year, starting about mid-July, I started going through IMDb year by year, marking and rating all movies I could remember seeing (and could remember enough to rate). (Yes, this was tedious). Finished late December. A few other bloggers suggested Letterboxd to me, so I imported my IMDb list into there (it was still in beta then, so it didn’t have the “Pro” restriction it does now). So I’ve got my list here, my list at IMDb, and my list at Letterboxd. Redundant, but at least it’s easy to ensure I don’t lose anything.

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    • I only did 6 months blogging last year and still couldn’t remember stuff Id seen, so had no chance compiling a list. Although I started keeping track late again this year, at least I’m in a slightly better position 🙂

      Letterboxd is really coming highly recommended, I need to look into it. Although if it costs I’ll keep on IMDB, as Im cheap! Sounds like you have it all covered, lists in a few places so you’re all set for your end of year awards!

      Thanks for joining in Morgan 🙂

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      • The basic Letterboxd service doesn’t cost anything. “Pro” costs money, and allows you to do a direct import from an IMDb output file. It also allows you to make lists of more than 20 items (basic is limited to 20). Your diary and your collection of watched movies are unlimited, though.

        I was in the public beta, and they had the Pro features available to everyone at that time, so I used the import function get most of my viewed films in. Also got grandfathered in for the over-20 lists (at least on the lists I already had created; not sure how it would work with a new list.)

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        • So I could do one list there, just not the massive amount it sounds like you have! You’re far too organised Morgan 🙂

          I appreciate the advice, hopefully I can maintain my IMDB one so one day when another blogger asks this question I can reply and show off a nice list!

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        • I’m doing a poor job of explaining, I guess. Must be the tiredness talking. 😀

          You can have as many lists as you want. The lists are limited in size to 20 items if you don’t use Pro and/or were grandfathered in as a beta user. Your diary (record of what movies you’ve watched this year) is unlimited. Your collection of watched movies is unlimited.

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        • No no all confusion my own doing. Not slept in over 24 hours, my apologies. Too tired to comprehend simple things. Thanks for explaining it, I understand I think 😉

          Will definitely have to check it out, be good to have a back up list 🙂

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        • A ha. I’ve been averaging about 4 hours a night this past week, so it was the blind leading the blind — or the sleep-deprived leading the sleep-deprived. 😀

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        • Since this message I’ve actually slept. Whilst waiting patiently for WordPress to allow me back on my site 🙂

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  23. Nice question. I’ve always wanted to track down all of the movies I’ve seen, but have always been too lazy to do so. I’ve even been putting off tracking all of the movies I’ve seen this year.

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  24. I never used to keep track of what I watched, beyond a database of my DVDs where I marked which ones I’d seen or not. Then I started my blog, and as it’s all about the (new) stuff I’ve seen each year, I guess that started doing it for me.

    Then I started a second blog, where I basically just catalogue everything I watch, read, listen to, etc. So for the past five or so years, I not only know what I’ve watched/read/listened to/etc, but I know how many times (usually just once!) and on what day. Which isn’t anal at all.

    And after I got Blu-ray I started using Blu-ray.com to keep track of my BD collection, so whenever I watch one of those for the first time I mark it off there.

    And then I found iCheckMovies, which I think is pretty good, and I see others have mentioned above. I got into it when it was all free and never intended to go for a paid option, but I ended up getting the cheapo subscription (something like $1 a month, I think it is) because it added some features I wanted/missed and I was quite invested in the concept by then. As I can’t remember what those features were, I should probably consider if I still ‘need’ them!

    And then, just recently, I kept seeing people on Twitter using Letterboxd, so I’ve gone and signed up for that too. I like iCheckMovies for keeping quick tabs on how I might be doing completing lists (like the IMDb Top 250, Sight & Sound’s, Oscar winners, mainly IMDb genres, it goes on (and on and on)), but Letterboxd is more social media-y, seeing what online chums have watched/rated/etc. And the side of me that created that blog way back in my second paragraph likes that you can date when you watched the films and mark if that’s your first viewing or not.

    And whenever I watch something I make sure to rate it on IMDb, and on LOVEFiLM.

    Yep, whenever I watch something new it basically turns into a half-hour of adding it to lists, blogs, and ticking boxes all over the web. Slippery slope, this cataloguing malarky…

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    • Holy shit thats not only an awesome response but one hell of a lot of lists. I do not envy you……but at least you are organised 🙂

      Youve also convinced me to look into those sites you mention, especially Letterboxd which has rave reviews from folks on here. Thanks for taking part and answering this buddy 🙂

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  25. I’ve got some really bad OCD that manifests itself in random ways, and making lists is one of them, so it might sound kinda weird, but I am actively trying to NOT make lists of what I watch, just to break the chain and let things go.

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  26. Welcome back Ty!

    I try to review every movie that I watch. There will be the odd, unpredictable movie that I’ll end up watching, because it came on TV, or something… which I completely forget to Review. I’ve definitely seen more than I’ve reviewed. I’ve only started my site, almost 3 years ago… been watching movies since I could remember. Also because I feature some TV show, Comics and non-Hollywood films too… it’s all on a rotating basis. Ideally anyways.

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    • Thanks buddy (delayed, stuid wordpress blocking me access!!) 😉

      You do cover a wide variety of films and tv, never know what your gonna be reviewing next! Always love what you do Shah.

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  27. Abbi

     /  August 9, 2013

    When I was younger I used to glue all my movie stubs into my journal of course now I don’t have a journal or vast quantities of “scrapbooking” time. I review everything new that I watch, according to the current rules of my movie feature, however after recent voting I am intending to change the rules to include rewatches that I have not already reviewed.

    I kind of wish I did have a definitive list…

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    • More dedicated than me, I dont know how you find time to review everything!! I do have rewatches on my list so far, had to be done 🙂

      Cheers Abbi 🙂

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      • Abbi

         /  August 12, 2013

        Because I review 4 movies a week, I kind of have to review everything I watch or I’d never have enough time. My reviews are very short though.

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        • Short reviews are something Ive considered on here, just to get through more. Maybe one day. I’ll just steal your idea 😉

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  28. I’ve only been keeping track of what I watch in the past couple years. Well, I suppose I’ve kept track for movies that released in a given year, which I used to help me compile my end of year lists, but last year I started keeping track of every movie I see, for no real particular reason. Just a fan of pointless lists for my own personal use is all, I suppose. 😛

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    • Pointless lists are the future!! 😉

      At least your ahead of me, I hope in a few years my list(s) will at least be up to date and look impressive (to me!)

      Cheers Chris 🙂

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  29. I find it hard to keep track of everything I’ve watched. I don’t make yearly top ten lists for the same reason as yourself. There’s just no way to compile a list that’s absolutely true to your taste. Some you may forget to mention and others you just haven’t seen yet. If I was to make a list from last year, I wouldn’t have had The Master on it as it took me so long to get around to it. As it turns out, it was my favourite of the year. I don’t buy yearly lists. They strictly come down to what you’ve seen and that isn’t accurate. You’re better making your yearly list at least two years after that year has passed. That way there’s a better chance that you’ve seen everything you wanted to see.

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    • Nice points you raise chief. Im always late to the party and see films way after their release date, another reason I dont compile lists as such. Maybe we should do a post to see peoples favourite top 10 from past 5 years 🙂

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  30. Yeah I use my blog for it man. It was actually the reason I started the ‘Worth Watching’ monthly posts on my site. They capture everything I don’t have the time or inclination to write a full blown review on. I think it works well. Allows me to bash out a three sentence review for a film so I can then look back and remember how I feel about it. People are always asking me what I thought about a film, and I can’t always remember off the top of my head.

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    • I wanted to do something similar and just do a post with about 5 mini reviews. But then Id have to branch into all sorts of movies I dont want on my blog 🙂

      Love your idea buddy, thanks for stopping by

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  31. WordPress has been giving me fits as well, but it seems okay for now. Hope you get it sorted out.

    As for your question, lately I have been reviewing all the movies I see so that helps me keep up with them, but I don’t keep a running list or anything like that. Use to, but not anymore.

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    • Me too mate, still giving me hassle sadly 😦

      At least you used to keep track, Im very late to the party but determined to keep it up. Plus Im too lazy to review everything I watch 🙂

      Cheers buddy

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  32. I have Excel spreadsheets of movies I’ve watched, television program episodes, music, books I’ve read, etc. I’m a list guy.

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    • Very organised!! Never thought of branching out into music and books……must of taken you a long time compiling it! 🙂

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      • I started very young. Been a list maker all my life, at least from the age of 10 that I know of.

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        • From the age of 10? Wow. Great that you’ve kept it going 🙂

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        • When Lotus 1-2-3 came out, I knew that I had to have a computer for my lists. That weekend, I did! I’ve been computer-listing ever since.

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        • I used to fill A4 pads with football stats from an early age. Not even real stats either, ones I made up and worked out. Still love fantasy football and stats, but I need to transfer that note making skill to films 🙂

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  33. I use my blog to keep track of most of the stuff I watch. I don’t actually get the time to watch a huge number of films, so I do tend to review most of what I watch. I also have a pretty terrible memory so it helps me recall what I liked and disliked about a film. I do like the idea of keeping an IMDB list though, I might start doing that. Oh and I hope WordPress sorts itself out. Think i’m alright now but it’s clearly still messing up for quite a few.

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    • From the sound of this thread, Letterboxd is the way to go. All social and stuff on there, we should add each other 🙂

      Glad WordPress is working for you, seems to be improving here but still no definitive answer.

      Cheers buddy 🙂

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  34. Hi Tyson! Well, I try to review every film I watch, esp those at the theater as I go to about 1-2 press screenings a week. But as far as rental goes, it depends. I’ll only review those that I feel like doing, or would benefit my readers. Generally I keep track in my head, which isn’t the smartest thing to do as I’m very forgetful, ahah 😀

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    • Hey Ruth 🙂

      SO jealous you get to attend press screenings! Hope your better than me at keeping track in your head. I’m terrible, hence this list attempt 🙂

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      • Hey, all you have to do is contact a local PR company and tell them you have a blog, that’s how I got my press cred 😀 I usually put a draft in my blog of stuff I’m at least planning to review, though I don’t always follow through on it, ahah.

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        • Wouldnt even know who a local PR company was! I live in the middle of nowhere, our cinema is ancient!! I will go to a film festival one day, that is my big aim 🙂

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  35. I’ve never been one for keeping track of my movies. That is, until I came across Letterboxd. Which, as some people have already said, is really great (and simple!) for keeping a log of everything you watch. It’s actually helped my blogging, as it’s a nice little reminder of what films I’ve seen during the month (you can log the date you watched them), and everything now gets a write up at some point on my site. If it’s not a full review, it gets dropped into one (or two) of my monthly round up posts, with about 200 words or so for each film.

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    • I’m signing up and posting a list on there tomorrow, so many recommendations!! Well worth making this post now 🙂

      Thanks for singing the praises of it, and explaining how you do how you do Monkey 🙂

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  36. I know I am super late to this. But, what the hell.
    I have a google doc with all the movies I’ve ranked for my site. It lists date watched, title, the scores for the movie (Film, Movie, Acting, and Writing. Marks the bonus point(s) if applicable), then does the math and shoots an average score out. I then mark if it was the first time I’d seen it or not. This is all sortable, since it is a spreadsheet, so I can go back and do and end of year review based on what I thought of the movie when I saw it rather than what it has become in my mind (though the latter isn’t an invalid thing to discuss, of course).
    It’s up near 600 titles now… so it’s become fun to sort through when I am bored at work (but only because I am a numbers dork). All the titles are also on my site, of course, but not in a way which makes it possible to sort by rankings.

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    • Better late than never!! That sounds like one hell of a spreadsheet. Good thing you like numbers 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your methods John 🙂

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  37. Every time I watch a movie, I immediately check it off on icheckmovies.com then log it at IMDB and Letterboxd. I also keep track of my viewings via my “month in review” blog posts. I may have an addiction. 😀

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  38. I’ve been keeping track of what I watch since probably 2001 or so. It was all IMDB but now I use my blog as well. I used to only keep a list mainly of every film I actually went to in the cinema but now I’m including everything I watch at home as well. I have a page on my blog where I’ve listed everything I’ve watched so far this year (and already ranked according to how much I liked them so my end of year post of my favorites will be a breeze). Yes, I think I’m a little sad. And anal retentive. 🙂 As for reviewing them, I’m not doing too bad but just don’t have the time to review them all. Trying to catch up on that… But I focus on reviewing the ones I see in cinema as those are the main films people seem to want to read about.

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    • Wow, long time you’ve been keeping track! Nice work 🙂

      I need to check out that page you have, must have missed it. I’m terrible for looking for pages!

      Thanks for sharing, and I dont think its sad at all. Just read up, plenty sadder commenting here lol 😉

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      • My Movies Seen In 2013 page should be at the top of my blog. I warn you – it’s very organized and extremely sad. 😉 But easy to keep up if you make sure to update the list right after watching another film.

        I’ve always been pretty sad on keeping lists. Before this fancy Internet thingy, I used a pen & paper. Because I’m Old School! 🙂

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        • Old school is the best! Ill check it out ASAP, looking forward to it. I’m Already forgetting to edit my list, need to make more effort 🙂

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  39. I started keeping track of my movie watching in 2004 using IMDB. I just rate the movies and they will show up in my ratings list (which you can find here: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur4186270/ratings (hope it works)). Have rated over 1650 movies since then. A couple of year ago I also started using whatiwatch.net, which will allow you to see the exact movie each month and year and allows you to see all the statistics which go with it (total length of all movies watch during a period, which format etc).

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    • Yeah it works, great list Nostra!!! I need to add ratings to mine, love how it looks with yours. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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      • Yeah, just start rating and you don’t need to update your list as you can just see them all in your profile (of course you won’t see then which year you watched them, but I use the other site for that).

        Of that number most of them I watched when I started blogging, which really pushed the amount of movies I watch every week. Just went on holiday for three weeks and didn’t watch a lot….must say I didn’t miss it though as I really enjoyed myself.

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        • I watch a lot each week so Im hoping my list will soon start to take shape. Sometimes its good to take a break, as you have just done. Glad to hear you had a good time away 🙂

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