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2013-08-11 09:54:41 PM
I have no complaints so far. They must be far more sane and professional than Fark modmins.

/on the other hand, I had a bowel movement this morning that was more professional than Fark modmins.
 
2013-08-11 11:11:10 PM
Link votes: 0

Based on your rating of this headline, we recommend: "This goose didn't duck"
 
2013-08-12 12:20:33 AM

bingethinker: I have no complaints so far. They must be far more sane and professional than Fark modmins.

/on the other hand, I had a bowel movement this morning that was more professional than Fark modmins.


Not swayed by featured partners and troll bait headlines, you mean?
 
2013-08-12 02:07:24 AM
The value of film degrees has exploded!
 
2013-08-12 02:09:41 AM
Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.
 
2013-08-12 02:20:01 AM
Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.
 
2013-08-12 02:30:02 AM
Netflix sometimes gets real creative with their genre groupings.  I can't hear well so, when some movies are just quiet, I use the subtitles.  One morning, I wake up and there's a row of "Movies in English that still require subtitles" and the notification that my taste preference created this.  Great.  They were right though, those movies did still require subtitles.

Otherwise, no complaints.  I trust their star rating for me and I LOVE the new profile dealie.
 
2013-08-12 02:32:59 AM

gadian: Netflix sometimes gets real creative with their genre groupings.  I can't hear well so, when some movies are just quiet, I use the subtitles.  One morning, I wake up and there's a row of "Movies in English that still require subtitles" and the notification that my taste preference created this.  Great.  They were right though, those movies did still require subtitles.

Otherwise, no complaints.  I trust their star rating for me and I LOVE the new profile dealie.


Thats something I noticed as well, I have a lack of hearing and quite a few of their movies seem rather quiet.
 
2013-08-12 02:33:27 AM
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2013-08-12 02:57:12 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.


Agreed. I get some pretty odd suggestions based on past viewing as well. Because we like ST:TNG and Vegas (TV show), we might also like Family Guy, New Girl and Fringe? Because we liked Platoon and Argo we might like The Pianist and Capote? I'm confused.
 
2013-08-12 02:57:30 AM
The web interface is astounding. I want a dark romantic comedy that features characters who enjoy knitting. Bam!

I just want them to integrate that into every other interface. On PS3 all they give me are new releases I have no interest in.
 
2013-08-12 03:33:32 AM

frostus: The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.

Agreed. I get some pretty odd suggestions based on past viewing as well. Because we like ST:TNG and Vegas (TV show), we might also like Family Guy, New Girl and Fringe? Because we liked Platoon and Argo we might like The Pianist and Capote? I'm confused.


So you'd prefer that Netflix suggest movies that are pretty much just like what you've already watched?

I'd  much rather have suggestions that cast a wide net. Plot and genre shouldn't always be the deciding factor of what's recommended. If Netflix stuck to those as the primary deciders,  many of your suggestions would be things you've probably already seen. And that's the problem I seem to have:  a good 65% of my Netflix suggestions are either things I've already watched on Netflix or things that are already in my queue.

Of my Top 10 suggestions right now, only 3 of them are things I haven't watched or don't already have in my queue. The Popular on Netflix suggestions should also exclude things I've already seen or are in my queue - right now they're wasting 29 slots in that list on stuff that already interests me, and they know it.

Futher down, the "TV Shows" suggestions based on my tastes profile includes includes 18 seen/queued items (most of which are repeats from my Top 10 or Popular on Netflix.

And curiously, "Watch It Again" includes 16 titles I've never watched on Netflix (although I might have  rated them at some point when I was killing time).
 
2013-08-12 03:36:34 AM
And I really wish Netflix wouldn't attempt to "best guess" how I'd rate a movie. Of the movies I've seen, but not on Netflix, they're way off on my tastes at least half the time.
 
2013-08-12 03:38:40 AM

Misconduc: Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.


WAT? Three stars from whom? (You realize that the stars you're shown by default are what the system thinks you would rate the title, don't you?) What is "over watched on regular TV" mean?
 
2013-08-12 03:41:08 AM

100 Watt Walrus: frostus: The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.

Agreed. I get some pretty odd suggestions based on past viewing as well. Because we like ST:TNG and Vegas (TV show), we might also like Family Guy, New Girl and Fringe? Because we liked Platoon and Argo we might like The Pianist and Capote? I'm confused.

So you'd prefer that Netflix suggest movies that are pretty much just like what you've already watched?

I'd  much rather have suggestions that cast a wide net. Plot and genre shouldn't always be the deciding factor of what's recommended. If Netflix stuck to those as the primary deciders,  many of your suggestions would be things you've probably already seen. And that's the problem I seem to have:  a good 65% of my Netflix suggestions are either things I've already watched on Netflix or things that are already in my queue.

Of my Top 10 suggestions right now, only 3 of them are things I haven't watched or don't already have in my queue. The Popular on Netflix suggestions should also exclude things I've already seen or are in my queue - right now they're wasting 29 slots in that list on stuff that already interests me, and they know it.

Futher down, the "TV Shows" suggestions based on my tastes profile includes includes 18 seen/queued items (most of which are repeats from my Top 10 or Popular on Netflix.

And curiously, "Watch It Again" includes 16 titles I've never watched on Netflix (although I might have  rated them at some point when I was killing time).


I just don't see how they get from point A to point B on those. It would be like my kids saying "Hey Dad, watch this romance movie!". By what they've seen me watch in the past they should know better.

I also have both the DVD and Streaming options so I have a ton of movies in both queues. At one point they separated the two but I think they talk to each other again, right?
 
2013-08-12 03:44:43 AM

frostus: The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.

Agreed. I get some pretty odd suggestions based on past viewing as well. Because we like ST:TNG and Vegas (TV show), we might also like Family Guy, New Girl and Fringe? Because we liked Platoon and Argo we might like The Pianist and Capote? I'm confused.



Their algorithms probably know that a lot of other netflix users who watch the one also like the other(s), although there may not be an obvious link between the two.

However, I find it all comes crumbling down when you have multiple different people with different tastes watching netflix from the same device -- recommendations turn.. odd.. really quickly.

I also find it weird that you can't block certain categories from being recommended flat-out: in the preferences screen I told it that I don't care for horror movies, but it kept suggesting them on my home screen. Even rating a bunch of their recommendations as 'hated it' it still doesn't get the hint. Which is less than ideal when you have children in the household as well, and don't want to lock the whole thing in kids-mode.
 
2013-08-12 03:51:41 AM

Excelsior: Their algorithms probably know that a lot of other netflix users who watch the one also like the other(s), although there may not be an obvious link between the two.

However, I find it all comes crumbling down when you have multiple different people with different tastes watching netflix from the same device -- recommendations turn.. odd.. really quickly.


That could be it. My wife and I and our son (age 22) all use Netflix and our tastes are wildly different.
 
2013-08-12 03:53:08 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Misconduc: Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.

WAT? Three stars from whom? (You realize that the stars you're shown by default are what the system thinks you would rate the title, don't you?) What is "over watched on regular TV" mean?


Really I had no clue about the stars, I assumed that was IMDB type rating or something, I watch random genres depending on what I feel in the mood for so the viewing history for me and a rating system won't work. Overwatched movies are movies that tend to be shown more on TV often then none.
A christmas story plays once a year on christmas day, Die Hard plays once a week on a different tv channel, one would think if nobody watches a certain movie they would at least rotate the movies out for something new.
 
2013-08-12 03:58:48 AM

frostus: Excelsior: Their algorithms probably know that a lot of other netflix users who watch the one also like the other(s), although there may not be an obvious link between the two.

However, I find it all comes crumbling down when you have multiple different people with different tastes watching netflix from the same device -- recommendations turn.. odd.. really quickly.

That could be it. My wife and I and our son (age 22) all use Netflix and our tastes are wildly different.


They  just implements (like last week) a feature where they ask "which person is using Netflix right now?" and gives a list of people associated with the account (and lets you add more). It kind of sucks at the moment since I have ZERO watched movies/shows on my name (the account is in the wife's name) which means that for the meantime I'm sticking with the wife's name (too many TV shows that I'm in the middle of and I don't want to lose my place)... but eventually I'll start watching things on that name.

/That or I'll just use it for watching the porn.
//Just to keep "Recently Watched: The Story of O" from appearing when friends are over
///Well, except for  those kinds of friends.
 
2013-08-12 06:42:44 AM
Somebody actually got paid to watch "Nude Nuns with Big Guns" and "Cheerleader Massacre"?  Where do I sign up?
 
2013-08-12 06:46:39 AM

Misconduc: 100 Watt Walrus: Misconduc: Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.

WAT? Three stars from whom? (You realize that the stars you're shown by default are what the system thinks you would rate the title, don't you?) What is "over watched on regular TV" mean?

Really I had no clue about the stars, I assumed that was IMDB type rating or something, I watch random genres depending on what I feel in the mood for so the viewing history for me and a rating system won't work. Overwatched movies are movies that tend to be shown more on TV often then none.
A christmas story plays once a year on christmas day, Die Hard plays once a week on a different tv channel, one would think if nobody watches a certain movie they would at least rotate the movies out for something new.


I don't buy that about the stars being what they think you'll rate it.  Those are an average of everybody else's scores.  They constantly recommend 1 and 2 star movies to me.  Maybe they think I'm just a glutton for punishment.  I did try to watch "Sleeping Beauty" once.
Die Hard is on TV every week for a reason.  Those of us who don't have snail TV anymore can watch it on Netflix every week, on whatever schedule we want.
 
2013-08-12 07:22:59 AM
welcome to Netflix - Where you can't disable Movies for Children.

welcome to Netflix - Where you can't browse films by alphabetically

welcome to Netflix - Where 'new films' are from the 50,60,70s, 80s or 90s, but not the last 5 years.

welcome to Netflix - Where you can't pay a little more to stream better movies.

welcome to Netflix - Who is totally getting Disney movies, but not Star Wars, and not soon.

welcome to Netflix - Where Doctor Who is still in 2010

welcome to Netflix - Where you can't exclude movies that you know will suck , like everything from the History channel.

/Yes, they're all this bad.
 
2013-08-12 07:28:12 AM

rubi_con_man: you can't browse films by alphabetically


huh?
 
2013-08-12 08:04:40 AM
Someone a while back suggested a Privacy Mode that will allow you to watch something without it showing up in your history.
 
2013-08-12 08:13:25 AM

gadian: Netflix sometimes gets real creative with their genre groupings.  I can't hear well so, when some movies are just quiet, I use the subtitles.  One morning, I wake up and there's a row of "Movies in English that still require subtitles" and the notification that my taste preference created this.  Great.  They were right though, those movies did still require subtitles.

Otherwise, no complaints.  I trust their star rating for me and I LOVE the new profile dealie.


That was part of their April Fools day pranking. Those odd categories kept shifting all day, kind of like the Fark main page.
 
2013-08-12 08:27:12 AM

UNC_Samurai: Someone a while back suggested a Privacy Mode that will allow you to watch something without it showing up in your history.


When you watch via the web they have a "don't share this" button, which at least keeps it off your Facebook page.  No idea if that also keeps it out of your normal history, but yeah that would be nice to have.
 
2013-08-12 08:28:32 AM
*Waiting for the mobile (Kindle, phone) and Wii versions of Netflix to implement profiles so I can watch Lake Consequence to my  penis' heart's content*
 
2013-08-12 08:30:22 AM

serial_crusher: rubi_con_man: you can't browse films by alphabetically

huh?


He/she/it is obviously trolling.
 
2013-08-12 08:30:59 AM
Netflix is already starting to kick the network's butts in original programing. In another 4-5 years about half the good shows on TV I'm betting will on streaming services.
 
2013-08-12 08:39:03 AM
You know what would be nice?

IF I COULD BROWSE THE DAMN TAGS AND CATEGORIES MYSELF.

/CAPS, because this shiats important.
 
2013-08-12 08:44:53 AM

Carth: Netflix is already starting to kick the network's butts in original programing. In another 4-5 years about half the good shows on TV I'm betting will on streaming services.


I'm really hoping it shifts away from Netflix's business model though.  Otherwise you're going to have to pay $10-$20 to each different streaming services each month to get the shows you want to watch, and it'll be just like cable, where you're paying $200 a month but only care about a handful of shows.

Eventually there should be dumb pipes that you stream video through on a pay-per-show basis, and all the content producers would make their content available on all the pipes.
 
2013-08-12 09:02:51 AM

serial_crusher: I'm really hoping it shifts away from Netflix's business model though. Otherwise you're going to have to pay $10-$20 to each different streaming services each month to get the shows you want to watch, and it'll be just like cable, where you're paying $200 a month but only care about a handful of shows.


Since the shows are released all at once you really only need to subscribe when the show is released. I don't mind paying $8 per good series.

Eventually there should be dumb pipes that you stream video through on a pay-per-show basis, and all the content producers would make their content available on all the pipes.

That is pretty much what itunes season pass was originally meant to be but the networks made it undesirable by charging more than the DVD would cost when the season is done airing.
 
2013-08-12 09:22:34 AM
Netflix has the best preference algorithm of any site anywhere, and if you disagree you're stupid.
 
2013-08-12 09:36:33 AM
It's as if people have never heard of cataloging and subject headings... Not impressed with amount of titles catalogued by Netflix. Watching this is impressive:  http://experimental.worldcat.org/xwwg/
 
2013-08-12 09:41:27 AM
Recently turned Netflix back on after a three year break using the same old email address but with a new password. When I went to set up the PS3 upstairs with the Netflix app again it of course had an update for the PS3 and then an update for the Netflix app and then the app just started without asking for the new password. Good security, eh? Meanwhile the Xbox downstairs and the iPad correctly asked for the new password. Don't know how the PS3 bypassed that step.

BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison.
 
2013-08-12 10:05:42 AM
it took forever to get my queue to give me something worth watching after I liked a movie in a genre I don't usually watch.  It felt like I was penalized for liking a good movie :-/
 
2013-08-12 10:21:16 AM

Spanky3woods: Recently turned Netflix back on after a three year break using the same old email address but with a new password. When I went to set up the PS3 upstairs with the Netflix app again it of course had an update for the PS3 and then an update for the Netflix app and then the app just started without asking for the new password. Good security, eh? Meanwhile the Xbox downstairs and the iPad correctly asked for the new password. Don't know how the PS3 bypassed that step.

BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison.


They issue a unique token to each device, which it then uses rather than caching your password locally.  I think best practices say to invalidate those tokens when a user changes his password, but theoretically it shouldn't matter.  They used to have  page that would list your devices and allow you to deprovision them, which is the way you'd proceed if you wanted to sell your PS3 to somebody else or whatever.  They seem to have removed or hidden that page though.

/ I think they have a rule that there have to be boobs in the first episode of every Netflix original show, just to let people know it's better than TV.  House of Cards had 'em, Hemlock Grove had 'em, and Orange Is The New Black had 'em.
// Bonus: Donna from That 70s Show.
/// She looks weird as a brunette though
 
2013-08-12 10:28:30 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.


This. They don't do it as often, but I liked their earlier days when it would pop up with "Because you watched [insert kid's show here] we recommend:" and then include R rated horror films in the list with the kid's shows.

Or have the 'Family fun' category include Crash or Breaking Bad.
 
2013-08-12 10:36:41 AM
They do not do very good on my tastes, but I think that might be to my watching movies, because some actress is in it more over than the subject of the movie. Just this weekend I watched Wilby Wonderful, because Ellen Page was in it.
 
2013-08-12 10:49:43 AM

serial_crusher: Spanky3woods: Recently turned Netflix back on after a three year break using the same old email address but with a new password. When I went to set up the PS3 upstairs with the Netflix app again it of course had an update for the PS3 and then an update for the Netflix app and then the app just started without asking for the new password. Good security, eh? Meanwhile the Xbox downstairs and the iPad correctly asked for the new password. Don't know how the PS3 bypassed that step.

BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison.

They issue a unique token to each device, which it then uses rather than caching your password locally.  I think best practices say to invalidate those tokens when a user changes his password, but theoretically it shouldn't matter.  They used to have  page that would list your devices and allow you to deprovision them, which is the way you'd proceed if you wanted to sell your PS3 to somebody else or whatever.  They seem to have removed or hidden that page though.

/ I think they have a rule that there have to be boobs in the first episode of every Netflix original show, just to let people know it's better than TV.  House of Cards had 'em, Hemlock Grove had 'em, and Orange Is The New Black had 'em.
// Bonus: Donna from That 70s Show.
/// She looks weird as a brunette though


Yeah, but they didn't have boobs again till episode 13. Oh sure, some underwear and sexy time was had. Let's just be clear that show is not a show that spends time with the boobage.

Whar Skinemax  stuff on my Netflix?

WHAR?!

/ok, so The L Word and Lip Service are serviceable, but still
 
2013-08-12 11:13:50 AM

Misconduc: Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.


Farking Amazon and Netflix have gone to shiat.

Every movie I tried to view was not on Netflix and for pay only on Amazon.

The worst example is Step Brothers. Not available at all on Netflix. Instant Video Amazon purchase is $9.99

Amazon sells the farking DVD for $6.84 and the 2 dis Blu-ray for $9.99.

I've started buying Blu-ray and DVD's again.

Netflix and Amazon can bite me if they think I'm going to pay to watch crappy resolution and cropped frame shiat.
 
2013-08-12 11:26:47 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Netflix and Amazon can bite me if they think I'm going to pay to watch crappy resolution and cropped frame shiat.


You really think netflix and Amazon are to blame and no the studios who sell streaming rights? The studio figure if they don't sell the streaming rights people will pay $10 for the bluray instead of watching something else and they make more money. I guess you just proved them right.
 
2013-08-12 11:28:01 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Misconduc: Netflix where half the movies don't even have 3 stars or is something over watched on regular TV.

Farking Amazon and Netflix have gone to shiat.

Every movie I tried to view was not on Netflix and for pay only on Amazon.

The worst example is Step Brothers. Not available at all on Netflix. Instant Video Amazon purchase is $9.99

Amazon sells the farking DVD for $6.84 and the 2 dis Blu-ray for $9.99.

I've started buying Blu-ray and DVD's again.

Netflix and Amazon can bite me if they think I'm going to pay to watch crappy resolution and cropped frame shiat.


I always buy DVDs, I pretty much scavenge the local pawn shops for them - in my area if you buy (for example) 6 or more DVDs the price drops to maybe a dollar a piece. I bought this scanning software a while back that allows me to scan the bar code and save the movie in a handy little list.
I made a TEXT version of that list so I can use on my phone, this allows me to shop and make sure I don't buy duplicates. My biggest problem with netflix is I use a samsung smart TV, however its in my bedroom where my WIFI has no rabbit ears and is sitting in my office.
I tend to get choppy video at times and it really bites ass, I think it has something to do with netflix because MLB.TV gives me HD graphics all the time. I did try to buy an extender for my linksys, but either my router is messed up or I stumbled across the first bad linksys product so far.

It lasts about a week then completely blows up, and I have to RMA it back (it happened twice now).
 
2013-08-12 11:33:22 AM

Carth: TheShavingofOccam123: Netflix and Amazon can bite me if they think I'm going to pay to watch crappy resolution and cropped frame shiat.

You really think netflix and Amazon are to blame and no the studios who sell streaming rights? The studio figure if they don't sell the streaming rights people will pay $10 for the bluray instead of watching something else and they make more money. I guess you just proved them right.


I don't care who is to blame but Netflix and Amazon could have tied up rights for ever with the right amount of money early on. They wanted to be different but followed the same contractual procedures for buying up content.

If Netflix and Amazon can't or won't provide me with the content I want in the quality I want, then I am going to find alternatives. And I'm very happy to watch my DVD of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum instead of not being able to see it on Netflix streaming or having to rent the digital download from Amazon.com and watch poor resolution because my cable company has crippled my internet speeds.
 
2013-08-12 11:35:49 AM

Spanky3woods: BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison


That, and it's also really good.  Crazy Eyes is my favorite character on TV at the moment.
 
2013-08-12 11:48:07 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: I don't care who is to blame but Netflix and Amazon could have tied up rights for ever with the right amount of money early on. They wanted to be different but followed the same contractual procedures for buying up content.


Streaming rights don't work like that.  The expire after a few years and need to be renegotiated no studio is going to give them perpetual streaming rights to their catalog which is why Netflix started making their own content. Netflix didn't have the billions of dollars needed to get studios back catalogs back in 2008 when they started streaming and now that they do have that much no studios will sell it to them.

 It is great you don't mind watching your dvd instead of streaming because as long as people keep buying home media the studios have no incentive to license their content to Netflix, Amazon or anyone else. They have your money already.
 
2013-08-12 11:48:20 AM

Lumbar Puncture: Spanky3woods: BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison

That, and it's also really good.  Crazy Eyes is my favorite character on TV at the moment.


Loved it when she woke up to see Crazy Eyes "marking her territory" in the middle of the night.

"I've got someone else's pee on my hands...?!?"
 
2013-08-12 11:53:02 AM

exparrot: You know what would be nice?

IF I COULD BROWSE THE DAMN TAGS AND CATEGORIES MYSELF.

/CAPS, because this shiats important.


On the web site, hover over "DVDs" and notice the list of categories. Click on "Documentaries". Notice on the right side the list of subcategories... and the last item is "See All Genres", which takes you to  http://dvd.netflix.com/AllGenres
 
2013-08-12 11:53:04 AM

Spanky3woods: Lumbar Puncture: Spanky3woods: BTW, the show Orange is the New Black is worth checking out if you're into nekkid yuppie lesbians in prison

That, and it's also really good.  Crazy Eyes is my favorite character on TV at the moment.

Loved it when she woke up to see Crazy Eyes "marking her territory" in the middle of the night.

"I've got someone else's pee on my hands...?!?"


Seeing crazy eyes in her normal hair/makeup made me do a double take.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-12 12:44:49 PM

100 Watt Walrus: frostus: The My Little Pony Killer: Judging by the weird suggestions that pop up, these film buffs are all drunk monkeys.

Agreed. I get some pretty odd suggestions based on past viewing as well. Because we like ST:TNG and Vegas (TV show), we might also like Family Guy, New Girl and Fringe? Because we liked Platoon and Argo we might like The Pianist and Capote? I'm confused.

So you'd prefer that Netflix suggest movies that are pretty much just like what you've already watched?

I'd  much rather have suggestions that cast a wide net. Plot and genre shouldn't always be the deciding factor of what's recommended. If Netflix stuck to those as the primary deciders,  many of your suggestions would be things you've probably already seen. And that's the problem I seem to have:  a good 65% of my Netflix suggestions are either things I've already watched on Netflix or things that are already in my queue.

Of my Top 10 suggestions right now, only 3 of them are things I haven't watched or don't already have in my queue. The Popular on Netflix suggestions should also exclude things I've already seen or are in my queue - right now they're wasting 29 slots in that list on stuff that already interests me, and they know it.

Futher down, the "TV Shows" suggestions based on my tastes profile includes includes 18 seen/queued items (most of which are repeats from my Top 10 or Popular on Netflix.

And curiously, "Watch It Again" includes 16 titles I've never watched on Netflix (although I might have  rated them at some point when I was killing time).


Yes actually, I'm a creature of habit and I'd appreciate that the films they suggest to me have SOME relation of some sort to the types of movies that I am seeking out to watch. And no, watching a bunch of varied movies doesn't make you cultured, it makes you somebody who sits around watching a lot of movies.
 
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