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Looking back on ten years of FPPs

I've joined many web communities in my life, but none for as long or as wholeheartedly as MetaFilter. I've learned a lot, grown as a person, and taken direction from the thousands of smart, funny, and caring people who write here. And I've been inspired to write, too, putting more time and effort into researching worthwhile posts than I have at any other creative hobby. Sadly, what with work and the news chaos and competing interests it feels like there's less and less time to focus lately, and seeing linkrot erode what I do post is a drag. So when showbiz_liz's lovely celebration of ten years on the blue made me realize my own 10th Mefiversary was approaching, I was moved to do something about it. Nothing on the web lasts forever, but armed with old notes files, the Wayback Machine, and a drive to rediscover my own personal Best of the Web, I plowed through all 149 posts (and a few comments) to recover lost links, check on what had happened since, and organize it all into a single FPP omnibus for your reading pleasure. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 29, 2017 - 28 comments

Strange Club

After some discussion, it looks like there's enough interest, so I'm starting up Strange Club on FanFare. It's all about the strange, sublime, arty, and unclassifiable. Join up, and vote for the first viewing here. We're also welcoming film suggestions and ideas for the club over in the discussion thread.
posted by naju on Aug 5, 2015 - 20 comments

The ins and outs of posting movies to FanFare

As sort of a companion MeTa to this one about posting TV shows to FanFare I'm posting this to get some clarification and input about posting movies.

I started thinking about this earlier because I'd like to put up Enemy of the State but once I started digging around I realized there were many variations to the movie posts, including whether or not the movie had been proposed in FanFare Talk.

Another thing I noticed today in the post about Three Kings was the tag "Spiritof99" which is how I discovered there was a club about movies from 1999. And just now someone proposed starting a MST3K club, which has already been established, so I'm also wondering if we need a way to display the clubs so people can find them. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 7, 2014 - 10 comments

MeFi Horror, #3 Carnival of Souls/#4 Pontypool

Pick #3, for Wednesday, July 2nd: Carnival of Souls. And, to give folks a head start, because of the coming US holiday, we'll announce announce that Pick #4 for Wednesday, July 9th is MeFi favorite Pontypool. Pick #5 will be a non-English film. Post suggestions in this thread. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 27, 2014 - 109 comments

Fantasy Movie League

As a distraction from the big news, codacorolla has foolishly offered to set up a MeFi movie fantasy league. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 20, 2014 - 65 comments

New FanFare Feature: testing the waters with Movies

The FanFare site is evolving and we mentioned in the first post about it that we'll someday be moving into other areas of pop culture on the site. The TV experiments have gone pretty well so we're going to start playing with movies as a major post type matter on the site. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 16, 2014 - 83 comments

Chekhov's Dirtbike

Cortex and Griphus' Hellraiser recap podcast WE HAVE SUCH FILMS TO TO SHOW YOU (previously) comes to the end of all Hellraiser movies so they watch and talk about the 2012 meta-fictional horror trope breakdown, The Cabin In The Woods. And structure, and false codas and what kind of human sacrifice it is. And it's neat.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 26, 2013 - 127 comments

"Ferris"

Cool Papa Bell's Ferris Bueller/Fight Club theory has been turned into a poster. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 16, 2012 - 40 comments

Mel Stuart deserved better

Why editorialize in a FPP obit? [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Aug 10, 2012 - 74 comments

Are you on GetGlue

How many other MeFites are on GetGlue? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 23, 2012 - 24 comments

We Could've Hit the Bigtimes

A fairly popular thread on the Blue of a month or so ago has been picked up by Warner Brothers. No credit to us -- that goes, rightfully, to the original Reddit thread, but fun to see all the same.
posted by rtimmel on Oct 14, 2011 - 94 comments

Spoilers: Do Not Want.

Just a reminder I'm sure we've had before, but I guess we need a refresher. Whether you like the show or not, have some consideration for others & don't give out spoilers like candy. I gave up on this thread after reading two comments containing the same spoiler.
posted by scalefree on Mar 28, 2011 - 238 comments

Searching for the Young Folk Rebels

Searching for an old post. It was a SLYT clip, if memory serves. I bellieve it was the introduction to a movie that featured three people (I think E. European gypsies) playing folk music in a field... [more inside]
posted by PeterMcDermott on Nov 29, 2010 - 27 comments

Filmic.org - MetaFilter Film Club

In a world where darkness ruled... Fully remastered with a new domain and quadrophonic surround sound, the MetaFilter Film Club returns; watching movies, talking about movies, and this time — it's personal. Nominations are now open at Filmic.org, please come and participate!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jul 14, 2010 - 24 comments

MetaFilter Film Club v2.0

MetaFilter Film Club v2.0. Anyone interested? [more inside]
posted by starman on Jul 7, 2010 - 111 comments

Weekend on the spreadsheet

There's a pretty active AskMe thread of movie recommendations going on right now, I threw all the recommended titles into a spreadsheet people can download along with plot, director, etc. Right now it's about 200 titles, I'll update it in a few days with whatever else gets added. Hope someone finds it useful.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 20, 2010 - 35 comments

Help make me cry with a recent mefi thread!

Looking for a relatively recent ask mefi thread concerning scenes in movies and short, internet available videos that would cause one to cry, although not necessarily sad. More along the lines of "uplifting and touching." All I remember is that both Big Fish and UP were mentioned, and it was around 3 weeks ago. Help!
posted by broadway bill on Dec 8, 2009 - 16 comments

I'd like help finding an interest thread about music in movies.

I'm looking for the thread in which a person was interested in putting the music in movies, and wanted to know what that occupation was called/how to get there. Thanks!
posted by biochemist on Oct 9, 2009 - 8 comments

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART LISA!!

Previously covered on the blue, The Room will be showing at Chandler Cinemas, May 15th at 11pm. If you haven't had a chance to see this fantastic trainwreck of a film, now would be a great opportunity. I'd like to host a meetup/pre-film party at my house starting around 6 ir 7 if any AZ Mefites would be interested. [more inside]
posted by Bageena on May 6, 2009 - 8 comments

How about a *real* policy on spoilers?

Could we have a real documented policy on spoilers, ideally enforced by the people who approve the posts in question? Is it *really* necessary to approve posts (Warning: multiple "House" spoilers!) that are basically spoilers as read, or that have unwarned *spoiler* links? Perhaps all spoilers should be in the "more inside" section, with a prominent warning in the description field?! If multiple people are complaining that a post basically spoiled the episode, then what's the point of expecting the *spoilers!* or *NSFW* courtesies from posters at all, if no such standards actually exist?
posted by markkraft on Apr 7, 2009 - 192 comments

Fred and Sharon go to Hollywood?

Who needs a movie? Apparently Jimmy Kimmel needs a movie.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 29, 2008 - 34 comments

Suck it, SF.

Mefi movie night in NoVa. Anybody interested? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Jan 8, 2008 - 61 comments

How do people feel about movie "link-dump" posts?

Considering how well the Pan's Labyrinth thread is going-- how do people feel about the idea of a series of similar 'link-dump' FPPs about other Academy Award nominees? [mi]
posted by empath on Jan 29, 2007 - 62 comments

Please don't post spoilers.

PLEASE don't be a spoilsport! I can't understand why people gleefully post spoilers. In the thread linked below (read it if you want some movies spoiled), one poster proclaimed "15 years is well past the spoiler expiration date." Maybe this is a joke (i.e. Milk Carton expiration date), but if not I totally disagree. A young person might see an old movie for the first time. He deserves to see it unspoiled. [link] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 5, 2005 - 69 comments

Where's the line between being perceived as a shill and a real self-link?

shill?
posted by muckster on Jun 7, 2005 - 22 comments

Complete silence theatre

I had a crazy idea that I mentioned, off the cuff, in this thread. It seems there are many of us who hate it when people talk during movies. My idea: theatres should have special "complete silence" shows. During these shows, you would not be allowed to talk or munch popcorn. There would be an usher stationed in the theatre to enforce the rules. The theatre would charge double the normal ticket price (to pay for the usher and as a further deterrent to talkers).

I was surprised so many were into it. What if we contacted a theatre an proposed the idea? If we get enough people interested, they might go for it. There are many of us in the NYC area. And we could, perhaps, partner with other sites like ainitcool.com. What do you guys think?
posted by grumblebee on Mar 12, 2005 - 38 comments

We're not the pirates you're looking for

The inside track: requests for pirate copies of movies (even films you're too busy to see) are not cool here.
posted by scarabic on Oct 17, 2004 - 18 comments

Weekly movies meetup in Toronto.

As per this ask.me thread, I'm considering starting a weekly movie screening at my (Toronto) house. A few people posted in the thread that I should email them if it goes ahead. I'm getting closer to actually doing it so thought I'd post officially and say that if this interests you, please post here or send an email to me at metafilter @ victoryshag DOT com and I'll send you an invite with details. {more}
posted by dobbs on Aug 1, 2004 - 19 comments

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