Tuesday, April 8, 2008

M3 2008: The Champion!

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With a final score of Holy Grail 4, Young Frankenstein 2, The Grail has prevailed!

And with final scores of 103 each, Paticus and Asbestos Dust are co-champions of this year's March Movie Madness pool! They, along with O'Tim and Teacake, picked The Grail as the best comedy (or funniest movie) of all time.

Paticus and Asbestos Dust will each receive a digital certificate that they will be able to proudly display on their own blogs, as well as being recognized here at Film Freaks Film Club. Congrats and great work, guys!

Special props to Nat who managed to come in third without picking the winning film.

Here is the final breakdown of scores, along with each person's pick for the best comedy:

Paticus 25+18+24+18+8+10=103; Holy Grail
Asbestos Dust 25+18+16+18+16+10=103; Holy Grail
Nat 26+24+24+12+8+0=94; Some Like it Hot
O’Tim 26+16+16+12+8+10=88; Holy Grail
Teacake 26+18+8+12+8+10=82; Holy Grail
Lucy 23+20+20+12+0+0=75; Airplane
Brad 27+20+20+6+0+0=73; Dr. Strangelove
Lady Strathconn 21+18+12+12+8+0=71; Young Frankenstein
Looney 22+18+16+6+8+0=70; Dr. Strangelove
Paula 25+16+12+6+8+0=67; Young Frankenstein
Sour Grapes 22+18+16+6+0+0=62; Life of Brian
Eden 23+14+12+12+0+0=61; Duck Soup
Cody Bones 24+18+12+6+0+0=60; Airplane
Jodie 26+22+8+0+0+0=56; A Fish Called Wanda
Krissy 27+12+12+0+0+0=51; A Fish Called Wanda
Emma 19+12+8+12+0+0=51; Life of Brian
Joe the Troll 24+14+8+0+0+0=46; Being There
Arlene 11+6+4+0+0+0=21; Princess Bride

Thanks to everyone for playing. Can't wait to decide what we do next year!


Cody Bones said...

I already knew I liked Lucy, her taste in movies, is one more reason. Thanks for doing this Jefe, I had tons of fun, and I'm already looking forward to next year.

One more question, if I may, do any of you Freaks, have a movie recomendation for me? The missus and I are staying in this Friday, and I'm looking for a good rental. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks

Natsthename said...

Cody, I loved "Once," a musical film with a refreshing soundtrack and sweet love story. My hubby liked it, too, and he HATES "chick flicks," so you know it's not just another one of those.

Congrats to Paticus and Asbestos Dust, who beat me out in the end! I wanted to pick The Grail, but I just could not do it over SLIH!!

Jodie K said...

Nicely done!! Applause, applause ;)

Hey, was thinking about a possible topic for Madness 2009. "Best movie of the 70’s". Think about; you got your “Godfather” series, the whole genre of big disaster flicks, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”.

“Star Wars”, “Jaws”, “The Exorcist”, “Last Tango in Paris”, “The Sting”, “American Graffiti”, “Apocalypse Now”, “The Deer Hunter”, “Taxi Driver”…must I go on?

And even those of us to young to have been around for first run, we of the FFFC know the beautiful classics.

Only downside? “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), “Planet of the Apes (1968) and “Midnight Cowboy” (1969).

Teacake said...


Nice job, guys.

Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

Jefe said...

Behind the rabbit?

Looney said...

It really is like watching the NCAA tournament, as so often happens, the team that is really just second or third best manages to win...


Grapes 2.0 said...

Yeah thanks, everybody, for totally ruining my life. It's a consolation that Mel Brooks didn't win, but only a small one.

PS the best film of the 70s was The Godfather, so that's that one sorted out.

I suggest bad good movies i.e. movies that should have been good, so no Killer Tomatoes, but weren't.

OR quotable movies. Like Hamlet, number of quotes from said movie (not Hamlet, obvo) which have entered common parlance. You'd need to organisize that one differently (which movie says organisize?) to force peeps to defend their choice.

As for this year, I'm writing it off. What a travesty of justice. I'll never watch a movie again. But apart from that I'm okay.

Miz UV said...

Thx, Jefe.

Don said...

Most Quotable Movie of the 70s: American Graffiti

Grapes 2.0 said...

Most Quotable Movie of the 70s: American Graffiti

Nah dude. The Godfather. And Godfather II. Ten times a day, in all sorts of situations, somebody cuts in line at the supermarket, I'm like, I knew it was you, Fredo, you broke my heart, you broke my heart. With the big smackeroo and everything.

Grapes 2.0 said...

Also, while I'm on, thanks Jeffrey. Leave it not be said I was less than grateful, just because I said you'd ruined my life. So much hard work, you did us proud.

Jodie K said...

How hard do I get spanked for admitting I've seen none of "The Godfather's"?

Grapes 2.0 said...

How hard do I get spanked

Is it me or did it suddenly get really warm in here?

Looney said...

How hard do I get spanked for admitting I've seen none of "The Godfather's"?

If you're looking for a good spanking, sweetums, you certainly don't have to go nearly so far. I'm sure there are several of us who would be happy enough to oblige :-)

O' Tim said...

"You must spank her well, and after you have spanked her, you may deal with her as you like. And then spank me."

Sorry, couldn't resist a little celebration of the BEST COMEDY EVER!

I am also celebrating my virtual victory in the 2008 MMM - 119 points by way of my alternate bracket, with but 2 mis-picks past round three.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a little victory dance.

BTW, GREAT job Jefe, despite the dearth of John Hughes flicks.

Paticus said...

Whoo-Hoo !!!
And congrats to Asbestos Dust as well.
And thanks Jefe, for coordinating the whole gosh-darned thing. Helluva job.
But, I must add..."what dark times these are when passing roughians can say "ni" at will to old ladies."

Brad said...

Jefe! Great work again this year. I vote for Horror movies next year. Maybe we could all submit our top 10 favorite movies for the genre that's selected and the ones that get the most faves are part of the Movie Madness!

Think about it...

Looney said...

SciFi movies. SciFi... Methinks the overall result might be more in doubt than it may seem at first blush...

Eden said...

A moose once bit my sister...

Asbestos Dust said...

Cool. I never won anything before. Except for that "Worldwide Search For The Nicest Guy On The Internet" thing, but that was no contest, really.

Congrats Paticus.

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