Movie-haulic?
January 30, 2005 8:06 PM   Subscribe

filmaffinity.com looks like another useful tool to get recommendations for your viewing pleasure-once more of us start rating! It's in English and Spanish now (with more languages yet to come). Movielens seems promising as well. IMDb Pro looks cool too, though I haven't gone that far. However, this guy says beware!!
posted by HyperBlue (11 comments total)

 
From the last link:

University of Minnesota computer science professor John Riedl loves the potential of recommender programs, having created one himself. But he also studies and fears the potential abuses.

"It's scary," said Riedl, whose research group has proven that people can be manipulated into renting certain movies by showing them bogus approval ratings generated by a computer. Unscrupulous marketers can "shill" for products that make them a higher profit, he said. Movie studios could flood recommender sites with high ratings of their own movies.

"Even naive attempts to shill can work, and you have to be pretty sophisticated to detect them," Riedl said.

posted by HyperBlue at 8:09 PM on January 30, 2005


Isn't this essentially what the thread two down is about?
posted by Captaintripps at 8:13 PM on January 30, 2005


Yep, Damn I'm slow to format and check links. Matt Please Delete my 1st Blue Post.
posted by HyperBlue at 8:15 PM on January 30, 2005


FUck!

They need to take
my email address
for fuckings sake
am I a mattress
for spammers to rape?
posted by delmoi at 8:50 PM on January 30, 2005


I used Mailinator.
posted by HyperBlue at 8:55 PM on January 30, 2005


Tangentially, I also like cin-o-matic.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:29 PM on January 30, 2005


"...also like?" Cin-o-matic smokes these sites: better interface, netflix integration, theater listings, critic links -- and all customizable.
posted by minnesotaj at 10:03 PM on January 30, 2005


cin-o-matic can't hold metacritics jock.
posted by AVandalay at 11:09 PM on January 30, 2005


cin-o-matic can't hold metacritics jock.

Well, I wouldn't put it so crudely, but in some ways, yes. Both are useful.

But who doesn't know about Metacritic by now?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:08 AM on January 31, 2005


I don't know about you, but Rottentomatoes.com has totally changed the way I view movies. I haven't seen a bad film in ages.
posted by zwemer at 3:57 AM on January 31, 2005


for spammers to rape?

posted by delmoi at 8:50 PM PST on January 30



Um, delmoi , how the fuck do you equate rape with anything that might happen via E-mail?
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:52 AM on January 31, 2005


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