Tuesday, March 18, 2008

M3 2008: Zeppo Region, Round 1, 2nd Half














SCORES:
Raising Arizona 13, Harold and Maude 4
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 15, Withnail and I 2
Caddyshack 15, Up in Smoke 2
It Happened One Night 13, Little Miss Sunshine 4

10 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

Harold and Maude loses? That's just plain stupid.

Looney said...

Jeez, Joe, if you and I were gay I'd probably be taking you to the fucking movies (just not a George Clooney flick!) I love the Coen Bros. as much as anyone, but Harold and Maude is fucking brill. Too many people looked at that and said "Jeepers, I saw RA a long time ago and never saw H&M and RA is, like, a higher number, so it must be betterer..."

Jeeeeez...

Joe the Troll said...

It's funny you say that, Looney, because I may have seen RA long ago, but don't remember. H & M is a movie I'd NEVER forget!

Anonymous said...

I've seen exactly 4 of these films (and yes I still made picks). I think this was the hardest bracket for me b/c of that.

Eden said...

That was me, Eden. I'm showing as logged in but why I'm suddenly anon, I have no idea.

O' Tim said...

This is where I was pretty sure I'd get screwed, because I had my all-time favorite film Withnail and I going nearly the distance. Arguably the greatest British dark comedy ever made, and it's based on real people, too. I didn't expect that many people have seen it, and the vote confirms that. Still, I had to go with my heart.

O' Tim said...

Oh, and H&M is wonderful, sweet, and/or oddball funny throughout, but it's just not as riproariously funny as AZ, which is also A LOT more oddball. Wasn't a tough pick for me.

Teacake said...

Too many people looked at that and said "Jeepers, I saw RA a long time ago and never saw H&M and RA is, like, a higher number, so it must be betterer...

Or it could be that we're NOT morons and just thought Raising Arizona was really funny and worthy of voting for. *shrug*

I think Holly Hunter is a fine comedic actress. People tend to focus on how great she is at doing the funny accent, but I love the way she reacts to whoever else is in the scene. This movie is a great example.

Joe the Troll said...

"Oh, and H&M is wonderful, sweet, and/or oddball funny throughout, but it's just not as riproariously funny as AZ, which is also A LOT more oddball. Wasn't a tough pick for me."

Evidently, you were like me - sometimes voting for the funnier film, and sometimes voting for the BETTER film. Like I said, I MIGHT have seen RA, but it wasn't memorable. H & M wasn't forgettable from the first time I saw it. Wasn't a tough pick for me, either.

"Or it could be that we're NOT morons and just thought Raising Arizona was really funny and worthy of voting for. *shrug*"

Well, I've spoken to some Harvard Economists about it, and they say no, that couldn't be. They say you obviously voted for RA because Keith Olbermann is a traitor.

Emma said...

"I MIGHT have seen RA, but it wasn't memorable. H & M wasn't forgettable from the first time I saw it. Wasn't a tough pick for me, either."

I feel the same way...except the opposite. Harold & Maude was just not that memorable for me. Raising Arizona? I quote from it at least once a week.