What really annoys me on IMDB and the likes is the amount of ratings a film gets even when it's still a year or so out from being released.
The only potential problem I see with this is when people see pre release/premiere screenings of films if you're in the industry or have worked on a feature... Then you wouldn't be able to mark it as seen... Dunno surely there is a nicer way around this.
Great call. We’re investigating some sources for the data to power something like this, and will let you know how we get on.
And regarding Andrew's comment... I think if it were just an email notification or something with all the settings for it controlled in the settings page, then there'd be no extra clutter in the design ;)
And it'd be cool to be notified when it's released on DVD also... So if a film is on my watchlist, comes out in the cinema, but I don't get a chance to watch it and haven't marked it as seen yet, then another notification upon DVD release could be cray...