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Last week, J D Fitzpatrick, gave us an opportunity to watch some of the best duels ever filmed. The voting became a duel itself as Songwriter slowly wore down Philo over several days. On Friday they clashed swords up the castle stairs, finally collapsing in a bloody draw, causing JD Fitzpatrick to step in to […]

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Two-time champion, Brian Watt, learned exactly how hard it is to win three in a row. Teaching that lesson (with a little help from a blind Audrey Hepburn) was J D Fitzpatrick, who earned the right to ask: What movie has the best duel? All movies should be pre-CGI. For this question, a duel is defined as a single moment of combat between two characters, with a clear resolution. Duels can be short or long, but they should display unity of time, place, and action, meaning that the contest is restricted to a particular moment in the film, not drawn out over its course.
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Last week, Brian Watt asked a simple question that created a complex discussion on what makes a bad movie bad. As a result we learned a lot about one another, including getting a good look at Samuel and his dog. But Brian was the only one standing at the end of that 300 comment battle […]

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Last week Brian Watt came out of his corner raging for a Page One knockout. Philo’s Page Three uppercut sent him reeling and Brian ended up clinging to the ropes, eying the clock but still upright when the final bell sounded. His jaw may be a little sore today, but not too sore to ask: What is the worst movie (not a made-for-TV movie) ever made?

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Last week Arahant asked about the best love story. Songwriter was quick to snatch up The Princess Bride which had no trouble knocking out heavyweights like Casablanca, Dr. Zhivago, and even The Passion of the Christ. Two things happened as a result 1) we learned to never underestimate the might of The Princess Bride, and […]

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It took a mere 219 comments to convince us that Arahant was right (he usually is) and that Casablanca was the most entertaining movie set in WWII. Today he gets to revel in his victory and also ask this week’s question: What is the best movie love story? The Rules: Preview Open

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Week 13 saw a Gary McVey, and Repmodad slug it out twelve rounds, then pull off their gloves and wrestle into the stands. Repmodad finally knocked him out in the parking lot, winning the right to ask: What is the quintessential American movie?  You can go a lot of ways with this one. Happy Independence […]

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I.M. Fine, the winner of last week’s fight asks: “What is the worst acting performance in an otherwise good film?”In other words, you can’t attribute the bad performance to a poor script, director, or other members of the cast; this judgment rests on the actor/actress, alone. And please offer a rationale for your choice.The Rules: […]

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Last week Charlotte edged out Richard O’Shea for the win. It may have been Covid-19’s fault, officials are looking into it. This week Charlotte asks: Name the best animated feature-length movie of all time. Ideally “best” would encompass story, character development, and technical brilliance (ie, it should be beautiful to look at). Go!The Rules: Preview Open

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Pursuant to Ricochet Movie Fight Club rules section 37B, which states the undersigned shall forfeit all rights privileges and licenses herein and herein contained et cetera et cetera… huhh fax mentis incendium gloria culpum et cetera et cetera… huhh memo bis punitor delicatum, LC the runner up of last week’s Movie Fight Club question asks: […]

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E J Hill, the back-to-back winner of week six and seven’s Movie Fight Club questions asks: Name the worst movie portrayal of your profession (where applicable.) Note: if there are no movie portrayals of your profession you may substitute any profession. The Rules: Preview Open

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