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Tournament Showdown – Movie Comedies (Second Round – VOTE Now!)

In case you missed the original reason behind this tournament, click here.

The second half of the first round voting is over, with a few more upsets including the #11 seed Napoleon Dynamite, #14 Stripes and in a very close call, #15 Wedding Crashers lose a squeaker to Dumb & Dumber.  A lot of first round blowouts too as five movies won with at least 85% of the vote, including #39 seed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off who could have taken several days off by winning 97% of the vote against Good Morning Vietnam.

And sadly, my faith in the readers has been shattered with the terrible first round loss of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as it loses to American Pie – it’s a sad day here.  Well at least if the Holy Grail has to be eliminated, let it at least go out in style.  RUN AWAY!!!!!!

So now it’s time to vote for the second round for the funniest movie of all-time* and again your votes will determine a winner.  Take a few seconds to look over the matchups and vote for your choice in each to advance to the sweet sixteen.  Voting for the second round is open until Saturday night 10pm (est), with voting for the sweet sixteen to be opened immediately after.

Here’s a quick look at the first round results… Continue reading

Tournament Showdown – Movie Comedies (First Round, Part 2 – VOTE NOW)

In case you missed the original reason behind this tournament, click here.

The first half of the first round voting is over, with a few upsets in the making (at least seed-wise). Top-seeded Animal House destroyed Anchorman in a battle I thought would be much closer, but #4 seed South Park was the round’s biggest upset loser falling to the big bomber Happy Gilmore. Other favorites falling early were #16 Big and #20 Legally Blonde, which lost by the biggest margin 92% to 8% of the vote to Office Space. As for my picks, I went 11-5 in predicting the winners, which is pretty much right on par with how well I pick the first round of March Madness.  Although I am sad to see Young Frankenstein bow out in the first round, I had high hopes for that to make it far.

So now it’s time for the second half of Round One to pick the funniest movie of all-time* and again your votes will determine a winner.  Take a few seconds to look over the matchups and vote for your choice in each to advance to the second round.  Voting for the bottom half of the bracket is open until Tuesday night 10pm (est), with voting for the second round to be opened immediately after.

Here’s a quick look at the top half of the bracket first round results…

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (with percentage of overall vote listed after the winner) Continue reading

Tournament Showdown – Movie Comedies

I’m not sure how or why, but I got emailed a list of the Top 100 comedies of all-time as put together by Bravo. So, either out of sheer boredom, or because it’s really fun to do, I’ve decided to have a 64-movie tournament to decide the funniest movie of all-time (at least according to Bravo’s top 100). Movies will be seeded based on Bravo’s rankings and will be judged on your votes and mine, which include several factors; laugh-out-loud moments, memorable/quotable lines, re-watchability, and coin toss if none of the other factors help pick a winner.

Now before I begin, I should mention that upon further research, this list was compiled in 2006, which makes it even stranger that it wound up in my mailbox. So this list will not have any of the great comedies of the past 3 years, such as, The Hangover, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, Little Miss Sunshine and Borat. Also, this apparently was a TV special where they showed clips and did a countdown, so it wasn’t just a random list posted on their website.

Also, this is Bravo’s list, not mine, and there are some definite omissions to the list that warrant mentioning. Let’s bow our heads and acknowledge these forgotten favorites: The Money Pit, Planes Traines and Automobiles, Liar Liar, Orange County, Home Alone, Spaceballs, Coming To America, Hot Shots, Tommy Boy and Billy Madison. Wow, actually I could probably make a list of Top 100 comedies that aren’t on Bravo’s list. Hmm, possible future blog?  With all those great comedies missing from the list, I wonder if that explains why Bravo has since removed the list from their website.

Here’s the Top 100 list according to the people at Bravo who have all since been fired for putting together such a terrible list and not knowing what true funny movies are.

Let’s see who makes the field of 64. Continue reading