Tag: movie fights; film; film history

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Okay, so most of you weren’t into the whole Hero Team concept. Sorry, but I only win these things once in a blue moon so I wanted to let my nerd shine for change. Of those who did participate we ended up in a tie between Eustace and RushBabe. Dumbledore squared off against Gandalf while […]

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Have you ever thought, “There’s just not enough fighting on the internet?” I do. And there’s certainly not enough fighting on RMFC. We’re just too nice around here. So today, I say we get into a good scrap, and use some of the great characters to do it. Ever wonder who would win in a […]

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Last week we all added some foreign language films to our watchlists. For the second time this month Das Boot lost despite a strong, late-week showing. This time it fell at the hands of a German audio voyeur, and to MWD B612 “Dawg” earning him the right to ask: What’s the best “private-eye” movie that […]

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Last week we battled it out with soundtracks old a new, consisting of songs mostly old. It came down to Southern country and gospel vs. Romantic era classical, with Skip James making the difference, thus earning B.W. Wooster the right to ask: What is the best child actor performance (under the age of 14)? The […]

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Meryl Streep, Marlon Brando, sit down. James Stewart, Tom Hanks, into the back seat with the both of you. It was the grizzly sea captain personified by the late great Robert Shaw sitting at a small table in Jaws that stands as the greatest performance in a single scene. Tex929 called it, and thus earned […]

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Last week we saw a battle royale [battle royal? I’ve always heard it the other way] between the collective works of history’s greatest actors; male actors, that is, such misogynists we are. And whereas John Wayne has the most extensive filmography (152), Jack Lemmon and Alan Rickman have some of the most beloved titles to […]

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Due to the purported irregularities in last week’s vote tally Dr. Bastiat has demanded a recount. While the paper pushers try to sort that out, on the other side of the country Hoyacon has enlisted Sydney Powell in an attempt to drum up missing votes for Christie Brinkley. Whatever happens there, Joshua Bissey is still […]

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Last week’s fight was over before it started as Arahant was quick to snatch up Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World as the best offering out of the extensive filmography about the Napoleonic Wars. Cheech and Chong just didn’t have a chance. This week Arahant asks: What is the best performance by a […]

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Last week we watched the Blues Brothers piling the Chicago PD cruisers up high, Nicholas Cage running far and wide with a box of diapers, Steve McQueen jump a motorcycle over a fence, and Mad Max…doing Mad Maxian things. We also go to witness @hoyacon lament the fact that so few people appreciate To Live […]

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Last week’s fight was over before it started. Buster Keaton’s mind boggling stunt in Steamboat Bill Jr. was second off the line and never looked back as it left all of the other entries in the dust, which may have inspired Eustace C. Scrubb to ask: What is the best chase or stunt with gasoline […]

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Well, this week has sucked. What do you say we dispense with the pleasantries this week and just get down to the fun. Repmodad won and he’s got an idea to make us smile again: What is the single best sight gag in movie history? In the event of a tie, preference will be given […]

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Last week, Charlotte treated us to an exploration of the documentary genre, providing us with some much needed distraction from the uncertain season we find ourselves in, replenishing our watchlists with a variety of new films including the one Eustace Scrubb took the prize with and earning the right to ask: “What is the most […]

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Indiana kids sinking jump shots in the 50’s? Indiana kids riding bikes in the seventies? Nah, Charlotte rightfully recognized that the, “unabashedly pro-American and anti-Commie, quintessential underdog story,” of Minnesota and Northeastern kids in the 80’s in Miracle was the obvious choice for best sports movie. In doing so she cemented her record as the […]

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In our previous discussion on favorite depictions of clergy we got thirty comments deep before anyone thought to mention the sisters of Nonnberg Abbey and their not-so-subtle assistance toward the Austrian resistance in The Sound of Music. It was an oversight Charlotte immediately recognized and exploited. A week later she was singing her victory song as […]

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Our last fight saw perennial contenders Phil Turmel, and Eustace C. Scrubb locking horns in the final day. Seawriter was spared the turmoil of having to break the tie however as Eustace pulled out a narrow one-vote victory in the final seconds earning the right to ask: What is your favorite depiction of a clergyperson […]

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The joy of Movie Fight Club is the weekly potential for any member winning the right to choose the next week’s question. This subtlety no doubt escaped Seawriter or else he may never have nominated Patton as the best character entrance. As a result he found himself in the unenviable coveted  position of having to […]

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Week 25 was all about food (also candy, wine, and beer). LC gambled that Willy Wonka could deliver her the win, jumped out to an early lead, and never looked back even though Charlotte, and Susan in Seattle, made it interesting in the final stretch. Perhaps had they challenged the notion of candy qualifying as […]

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Some surprising developments were uncovered last week: We learned that Repmodad was emotionally scarred by the Back to the Future franchise, discovered that there is a surprising amount of hate for Return of the Jedi (I’m watching you Taras), and that apparently nobody but Miffed White Male and I saw Knowing (fun premise, terrible ending). […]

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Ricochet Movie Fight Club: Question 23

 

Last week we had dozens of fantastic death scenes to sort through before settling down on a top four. A two-vote lead was all that mattered in the end as we saw a baby xenomorph burst forth, killing its host and securing Repmodad victory, and the right to ask: What is the greatest action scene in movie history?

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Ricochet Movie Fight Club: Question 22

 

Last week, we discussed how certain films depict the true-stories unfolding around us. I M Fine won that fight pretty handily. Across the backdrop of national tragedies large and small looms a contemplation of individual mortality, and may have prompted I M Fine to ask What is the most memorable death scene in a film? (Any film genre is eligible, but the one caveat is the death must occur onscreen.) One big Spoiler Alert at the beginning here should suffice for what is to follow.

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  • Post your answer as a comment. Make it clear that this is your official answer, one per member.
  • Defend your answer in the comments and fight it out with other Ricochet member answers for the rest of the week.
  • Whoever gets the most likes on their official answer comment (and only that comment) by Friday night wins the fight.
  • The winner gets the honor of posting the next question on Saturday.
  • In the case of a tie, the member who posted the question will decide the winner.

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