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te18's avatar


Thanks for everything you've done guys. This is a great site and you can be proud of it.
3 years 3 months ago
WillaWonka's avatar


Thank you all of you for your work, my passion for movies has grown thanks to this website! And thank you Marijn for keeping the site going!
Let me now if you need any help.
3 years 3 months ago
TalkingElvish's avatar


Thank you so much for all the work you've done and sacrifices you have made to make this site what it is. I'm sure there are thousands more who feel the same.

Please let me know if I can help in any way. I adore this site, the life-enriching films it has lead me to and the passions that get shared here and on the forum. Onward and upward.
3 years 3 months ago
MrE2Me's avatar


It's a sad day for the users, but a happy one for Erik and Piet, and ultimately that's what's important. It would only be selfish of us to expect them to continue to devote so much time and energy to something that has gone from being a fun side-project to an increasingly demanding obligation.

When I first discovered this site (5 ½ years ago!), it was a dream come true. For a movie-buff with an OCD-enhanced love of lists, you couldn't do any better than iCM. Watching enough films on a certain list in order to earn an award became a constant mission, the completion of which was usually entertaining and always rewarding. iCM has been directly responsible for my discovery of countless cinematic gems, ranging from film-noir to spaghetti westerns (thanks to this list and this list, respectively), a feat for which I am eternally grateful.

Also, it should be noted that while the IMDB has become the most ubiquitous of the online movie databases, it is the Wal-Mart to iCM's mom and pop store - sure, it's bigger and flashier, but it's missing that homegrown, personal touch, and its size and popularity prevent it from being able to provide certain options or the same level of customer service. Heck, iCM has had some useful features for years that the IMDB still hasn't even hinted at implementing (such as the ability to import lists, for example). And when browsing on iCM, I always feel like I'm in the company of people just as passionate about film as I am, sort of how it used to feel when I was a kid, browsing the aisles of the local independent video rental shop.

To conclude this already overlong comment, I'll leave you with this fact: to this day, after watching a movie, the very first website I go to is I have no doubt that many others here do the same thing. That may not sound like a big deal, but if you really think about it - taking into consideration the ever-increasing number of choices and distractions (online and off), each constantly vying for our attention - it's a remarkable achievement.

Bottom line: iCM has made a significant impact on the lives of its users, something for which we are all thankful, and of which Erik, Piet and Marijn should be proud. Best wishes to the former 2 in all their endeavors, and to the latter in the continuing adventures of the site. If you're ever looking for beta/bug-testers (or any other voluntary assistance), I'd be more than happy to give something back to this great place.

3 years 3 months ago
Dr No's avatar

Dr No

Thanks to all of you for having created this wonderful website!
3 years 3 months ago
SilentWarrior's avatar


Thank you guys so much for spending your freetime to build this awesome website. All the best for your future!

@Marijn: I’d love to help.
3 years 3 months ago
connormacleod's avatar


Thanks for all your hard work in developing this fantastic site guys and thanks for sharing your story. You should feel very proud of what you have achieved here.

Best wishes and good luck!
3 years 3 months ago
Thorkell's avatar


Thanks Erik & Piet for your work and even bigger thanks for Marijn for not giving up. I was a paying member but stopped because I felt like things where not happening according to plans (or at least very slowly). I will become a paying member again now to help Marijn with his work.
3 years 3 months ago
St. Gloede's avatar

St. Gloede

Thank you for all the work you've put into the site! Your creation is among the best film related sites out there.
3 years 3 months ago
Ralf's avatar


I'm glad to read that users are encouraged to send messages if movies need updating, every time I do that I feel like I'm hassling hard-working people with small mundane issues!
3 years 3 months ago
allisoncm's avatar


I understand Erik & Piet's decision and I applaud Marijn for keeping the site going. Thank you!

If I can help in any way, let me know.
3 years 3 months ago
dhan_bo's avatar


Erik and Piet, thanks for everything you've done for us!

Marijn, thank you for staying and keeping make iCM. We all need this site.
3 years 3 months ago
poppunknerd182's avatar


I need this site up and running for the rest of my life haha, it has done wonders showing me great films I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

I'll help whenever needed.
3 years 3 months ago
Marijn's avatar


Marijn, now you are "The Guy" you know you are obliged to come to the next Dutch forum meet-up, right? ;)
And bring Erik and Piet as well. It was fun with them the last time. Would be fun to meet you there as well!

Haha of course I'll be at the next Dutch meet-up. Would love to meet you guys :)
3 years 3 months ago
Rohit's avatar


Thanks to all your work, Erik and Piet, and Marijn, of course. You have already done a lot for all the film fanatics out there. You are leaving a legacy behind, and I hope Marijn soon finds a way to keep this alive and running.

I am not writing this comment just to be polite, iCM has literally been a life-changing experience for me personally, and I am pretty confident for a lot of other folks as well.

3 years 3 months ago

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