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Guess Buckykatt's Rating - game over man, game over

#1 Post by F.N.G. » 01 Jul 2011, 09:02

Guess Buckykatt's Rating

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- The object is to guess what rating Buckykatt will give a movie.
- Everyone starts with 10 stars. All guesses must be in 1/2 star increments.
- Each round, players lose the number of stars equal to the error in their prediction.
- On double feature rounds, the points you lose are calculated differently, using this formula: Error for movie 1 + Error for movie 2 + (Error for movie 1 x Error for movie 2)

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- You're responsible for checking your score to let me know if I got it right.
- At the beginning of each round, I will post a deadline for the next round, a movie title, and scores from the previous round. You have until that deadline to post your guess for what you think Buckykatt's rating will be. To join the game, all you have to do is post a rating.
- Currently, we're planning on two movies per week (with the occasional double feature), with deadlines on Mondays and Thursdays. The deadline will usually be around 8pm GMT. (You may sometimes have until later than that, but I will never close a round earlier.)
- If we reach a point where only one person has a positive number of points, they will be declared the winner and will be the player whose ratings are guessed in the next game. If no players with positive points remain, the player with the highest score (i.e., closest to 0) will be declared the winner. If there is a tie for the player with the highest score, a tie breaker will be played.
- If you do not post a guess in the round, you will be given the maximum error penalty; i.e., you will lose as many points as the player who gives the farthest-off guess. If anyone misses 3 rounds in a row, they're automatically disqualified.
- All rules can be modified (e.g., for special rounds like double features, etc.) at any time by me and will be done so by a post here.

Here's how Buckykatt. sums up her rating style:
Buckykatt wrote:While I’ll occasionally dish out a 0 or 5 rating, I tend to rate most movies in the middle. I don’t like puerile teen comedies (not a huge fan of Judd Apatow, couldn’t even finish Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and I hate being consciously manipulated. Some of my 5 star movies are: Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense, Love, Actually, Die Hard, West Side Story, Close Encounters,and The Fifth Element. Gorgeous visuals can add a couple of points but won’t carry a movie wholly (sorry Terrence Malick), as can a strong performance in an otherwise meh movie (sorry I can’t seem to think of an example right now). While it won’t garner 5 stars, a movie with modest aims that succeeds at what it sets out to do (say, Lake Placid—cheery, cheeky, self-mocking cheese-fest) will get a better rating from me than something wildly ambitious (or pretentious) that fails miserably (I’m looking at you, Last Airbender). You should probably also know that I almost never see movies in the actual theater (Mr. B finds it too loud, too crowded, and he can’t have popcorn anymore, but misses it terribly, so sitting there smelling theater popcorn all around him is kind of torture); most stuff we watch at home on a huge LCD tv. That’s fine, but it means I do miss out on some of the sheer spectacle of big stuff (Star Trek re-boot) and if part of a movie’s charm stems from the camaraderie of sharing it with an audience (Snakes on a Plane, The Hangover), I’m almost certainly going to rank it lower because of that lack. It also means that this whole round is going to be shy on new releases. I'll try to get at least a few in there, though. But enough from me.
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Up (2009)

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8:00pm GMT Thursday 7th July
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#2 Post by F.N.G. » 01 Jul 2011, 09:03

Could somebody please stickyfy this thread
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#3 Post by knarf » 01 Jul 2011, 09:04

F.N.G. wrote:Could somebody please stickyfy this thread
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#4 Post by F.N.G. » 01 Jul 2011, 09:05

knarf wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:Could somebody please stickyfy this thread
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#5 Post by knarf » 01 Jul 2011, 09:05

F.N.G. wrote:
knarf wrote:
F.N.G. wrote:Could somebody please stickyfy this thread
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#6 Post by Wes » 01 Jul 2011, 09:42

:4stars:

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#7 Post by figjam » 01 Jul 2011, 10:32

3.5

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#8 Post by Bill » 01 Jul 2011, 10:45

:3.5stars:
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#9 Post by Middle » 01 Jul 2011, 10:57

:4stars:
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#10 Post by knarf » 01 Jul 2011, 11:21

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#11 Post by Philip » 01 Jul 2011, 11:35

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#12 Post by Sela » 01 Jul 2011, 11:47

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#13 Post by Batman » 01 Jul 2011, 12:16

while this is one of my :5stars: movies, I think Bucky will only give it :4.5stars:.
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#14 Post by bratzks » 01 Jul 2011, 12:20

Batman wrote:while this is one of my :5stars: movies, I think Bucky will only give it :4.5stars:.
That's pretty much what I was going to say... except I think I'll guess the safer :4stars: rating.


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#15 Post by Middle » 01 Jul 2011, 12:44

bratzks wrote:
Batman wrote:while this is one of my :5stars: movies, I think Bucky will only give it :4.5stars:.
That's pretty much what I was going to say... except I think I'll guess the safer :4stars: rating.
I thought exactly the same...
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#16 Post by alan smithee » 01 Jul 2011, 12:45

Batman wrote:I think Bucky will give it :4.5stars:
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#17 Post by NoShoes » 01 Jul 2011, 15:46

:4stars:
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#18 Post by sldawgs » 01 Jul 2011, 16:11

:5stars:
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#19 Post by McT » 01 Jul 2011, 19:01

:3.5stars:
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#20 Post by Dawson » 02 Jul 2011, 04:31

McT wrote::3.5stars:
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#21 Post by Nunis » 03 Jul 2011, 23:10

bratzks wrote:
Batman wrote:while this is one of my :5stars: movies, I think Bucky will only give it :4.5stars:.
That's pretty much what I was going to say... except I think I'll guess the safer :4stars: rating.


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#22 Post by Will » 04 Jul 2011, 07:57

:4stars:
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#23 Post by Mazer » 04 Jul 2011, 16:06

:4.5stars:

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#24 Post by justdrewit » 05 Jul 2011, 03:18

:4stars:
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#25 Post by You Know, for Kids » 05 Jul 2011, 06:16

:4.5stars:
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