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Guess The Queen's Rating is Finished! Ze Wins!!

#1 Post by Jelloman » 16 May 2007, 12:05

Guess Nunis's Rating Game

Here it is, the new and not-so-improved version of everyone's favorite game, starring everyone's favorite Queen: the Nunis!

Rules*

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 Nunis's rating will be. To join the game, all you have to do is post a rating.

Currently, we're planning on 2 movies per week (with the occasional double feature), with deadlines on Tuesdays and Fridays. The deadline will be 8:00PM GMT. As Nunis reminded me, I remind you: keep in mind that England is currently on GMT+1. So for the arithmetically challenged, the deadline is 10pm mainland Europe, 9pm UK, 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific. And 1:45 the next morning in Kathmandu.

Everyone starts with 10 points (stars) and each round will lose a number of stars equal to the error in their prediction. All guesses must be in 1/2 star increments.

- 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.

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.

Abide by these rules, or there shall be consequences. I'll let Nunis's #1 man explain.

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I wanted this to be professional. Efficient. Adult. Cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. FilmWiser did not see it that way, so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life.

Now, when asked to define her rating habits, the Nunis replied:
Nunis wrote:The first thing you should know is that I use a fixed system. Some movies will never be able to get a full five stars, whereas others, no matter how disappointing, will still be better than some of the other shit that's out there. A movie has to earn its stars.

But of course, it's all a matter of taste anyway. You should know I do tend to like a lot of older movies. I'm generally not a big fan of the 80s. I like some romcoms, but not the crude contemporary kind. I like sci-fi, but I'm not a fan of Star Wars. I don't like horror. I enjoy animation. I love old epic adventures. I like weird. My favourite film of all time is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I think a lot of Hitchcock is brilliant. I love Chaplin, Keaton and the Marx brothers. I probably watch more old and foreign movies than your average person.

Also, I sometimes arbitrarily give extra points for movies that have one of "my guys" in them, but you know that already. Sue me. I enjoyed Van Helsing and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, both for the aforementioned reason.

I watch a lot of movies in the cinema (usually around 70 in a year), but I tend to avoid stuff I know I won't enjoy (there are many exceptions to prove this rule). Every year, there are a handful of movies I will award full points (last year, it was stuff like Brick, United 93, The Lives of Others, and Pan's Labyrinth).

Here are some sample ratings.

2001: A Space Odyssey :boring:
Big Sleep, The :5stars:
Blade Runner :2stars:
Die Hard :5stars:
Donnie Darko :3.5stars:
Double Indemnity :2.5stars:
Gosford Park :2stars:
Lawrence of Arabia :5stars:
Magnolia :4stars:
Mulholland Dr :4.5stars:
Rashomon :3stars:
The Queen :1.5stars:
And... eh... Spider-Man 3 :1.5stars:. At best.

But why am I telling you all this? Like every true obsessive compulsive, I of course have these outlines written down. Online. So just take a peek here. Yeah, maybe I should have mentioned that up front. Ha. You can also check out some of my favourite movies and types of movie here.

Sorry, that was overall way too rambling.

I reserve the right to contradict myself. I also reserve the right to infuriate one or more participants of this game.
* Wording of rules stolen from Wes, who stole them from Dave Henry, who stole from DrG who stole from Nunis, who stole from smithee.
Mad props to JJ for coming up with the original (and most difficult) version, Guess Ze's Rating.
Shamelessly copied from DrG's shameless copy of Sugarpuss O'Shea's first post of the game before last.
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#2 Post by Jelloman » 16 May 2007, 12:07

Round 1

The Apartment (1960)

Deadline: Tuesday, May 22nd, 8pm GMT

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#3 Post by Jelloman » 16 May 2007, 12:09

:4.5stars:
I was trying to help a driver, a working man, so he wouldn't have to eat with his hands.

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#4 Post by JJ » 16 May 2007, 12:12

There's never going to be a Guess JJ game. :s

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La la la la la.

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#5 Post by knarf » 16 May 2007, 12:30

:4.5stars:
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#6 Post by Middle » 16 May 2007, 12:44

Yeah, :4.5stars: seems reasonable for our Queen...
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#7 Post by sldawgs » 16 May 2007, 12:52

Oh what the hey, I'm in

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#8 Post by Buckykatt » 16 May 2007, 12:55

I'm in, but I'm bucking the trend here:
:2.5stars:

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#9 Post by Jelloman » 16 May 2007, 12:56

JJ wrote:There's never going to be a Guess JJ game. :s
I don't think we'll ever guess what your game is.
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#10 Post by mmmmm movies » 16 May 2007, 13:00

4 stars.

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#11 Post by JJ » 16 May 2007, 13:01

Jelloman wrote:
JJ wrote:There's never going to be a Guess JJ game. :s
I don't think we'll ever guess what your game is.
That's the game
Sad sad game
Mad game
Sad game
La la la la la.

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#12 Post by Gren » 16 May 2007, 13:15

:4stars:
Lionel Hutz, aka Miguel Sanchez, aka Dr. Nguyen van Thoc, was paid $8 for his 32 hours of babysitting.

He was glad to get it.

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#13 Post by bratzks » 16 May 2007, 13:17

:4.5stars:
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#14 Post by JJ » 16 May 2007, 13:23

JJ wrote:
Jelloman wrote:
JJ wrote:There's never going to be a Guess JJ game. :s
I don't think we'll ever guess what your game is.
That's the game
Sad sad game
Mad game
Sad game
This is a song Guns n' Roses stole from Charles Manson. JJ's stealing it back.
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La la la la la.

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#15 Post by Toasty » 16 May 2007, 13:26

:3.5stars:
Elegant Violence

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#16 Post by Steel Frog » 16 May 2007, 13:44

:4stars:

Let the pain begin.

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#17 Post by bing » 16 May 2007, 15:44

:5stars:

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#18 Post by Agrajag » 16 May 2007, 15:48

:4.5stars:-wise
If you wake up at a different time in a different place could you wake up as a different person?

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#19 Post by Bill » 16 May 2007, 16:07

:4.5stars:

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#20 Post by Ze » 16 May 2007, 16:08

:4.5stars:
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#21 Post by Mazer » 16 May 2007, 19:16

4 star camp for me.

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#22 Post by alan smithee » 16 May 2007, 19:16

:3stars: (:overrated:)
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#23 Post by JJ » 16 May 2007, 19:18

alan smithee wrote::3stars: (:overrated:)
We're talking about the movie, not the Charles Manson song.
La la la la la.

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#24 Post by Hiller » 16 May 2007, 19:20

:3.5stars:
Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when we're part of a team
Everything is awesome
When we're living our dream

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#25 Post by F.N.G. » 16 May 2007, 22:33

Gren wrote::4stars:
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