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Last week Eustace provided us with a great fight: What movie was best when you were eight years old? Several entries generated double-digit likes. We learned a bunch of new things about the childhood fandom of our members, and settled on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as the winner. Postmodern Hoplite provided the winning answer and […]

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With a runaway victory Eustace C. Scrubb has once again regained his title of RMFC champion. This time with the help of the venerable Gene Wilder. Eustace asks: When you were eight-years-old, what did you believe was the best movie in the world?   The Rules: Post your answer as a comment. Make it clear that […]

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We supplanted muppets into our favorite movies last week to see how they’d stack up against a single human character. The results were…interesting. One thing we all seemed to agree on: Who wouldn’t want to see General George S. Patton slap the crap out of a muppet? Seawrwiter called it, earning the right to ask: […]

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We forced prominent politicians to watch a few movies last week and hopefully they learned something (especially AOC with Schoolhouse Rock) but I wouldn’t count on it. Drew in Wisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf provided the winning formula and earned the right to ask: “You can replace the cast of any movie with The Muppets, but you […]

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It was all about Hitchcock last week, or rather, Hitchcockian [?] fare. I’ll admit, most of these movies I’ve never seen, but I’m sure the winner was the right one. Eustace C. Scrubb called it early and for the eleventh time earned the right to ask: If you could Clockwork Orange style make someone watch […]

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Last week we celebrated life by discussing the best movies about pregnancy and parenthood. After a tight race we almost ended up with a three-way tie (sorry, Gary) but instead, watched previous winner Drew, and multiple runner-up Samuel, cross the finish line together. This left Vance Richards with the honor of casting the winning vote, […]

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The battle for best movie dad saw old men with swords, old men with bats, old men with young men, old men with guns, and cats versus middle-aged men with weddings, middle-aged men with astronauts, a clownfish, and more. As it turns out, the most masculine depiction of fatherhood was by an old-man who mentored […]

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We started off last week with a few front runners right out of the gate. But as the week progressed, Dmak slowly chipped away at MdHahn’s lead. By Friday they were tied, leaving The Girlie Show the honors of casting the tiebreaker, for Dmak as it were. Dmak asks: What is the best film on […]

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Last week we shelved the moratorium on Princess Bride and Casablanca to see how they’d fare in a battle royale for the greatest movie of all time. Surprisingly, both Citizen Kane and Casablanca  got fewer votes than Airplane! And even if you combined the likes from the three people who chose The Seven Samauri it […]

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In the early days of the RMFC it became clear that certain films are so revered that they suck all of the air out of whatever room they’re in. Put up any question and these movies were at top of everyone’s list. It wasn’t any fun, and most of us decided a rule was necessary […]

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Last week we took a look at depictions of artists in film. Most of the entries focused on musicians, which I suppose means that Hollywood finds painters, sculptors, writers, and photographers rather boring subjects. Hang On picked a popular one right out of the gate and never needed to look back. The landslide win was […]

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Last week’s fight over the best of Clint Eastwood was full of controversy over who picked Unforgiven first. LC chimed in with her oft nominated The Good The Bad and The Ugly and shifted the argument. Eastwood’s Empty Chair speech was also right up there with the leaders, as was Gran Torino, but in the end […]

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  In a battle of movies outshined by their soundtracks, boomer favorites The Big Chill, and Saturday Night Fever spent the week garnering votes. Gen X favorite Purple Rain made a showing thanks to a millennial (good one, LC), and no doubt a few purists nostalgically dusted off the vinyl this week walking down memory […]

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In fight 108 we discussed remakes and argued about what constitutes an original. There were a few chairs thrown around regarding the “original” animated Lord of The Rings but it didn’t win so that controversy didn’t matter in the final result. Actually, the fight was sort of over from the first comment by Stina. She […]

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I knew from the moment Saint Augustine suggested it that a question about the best Sci-fi movie would generate a exhaustive response of Rico nerddom. I had no idea it would become the longest thread in RMFC history. After scrolling 11 pages of debate, mostly about Star Trek, we ended up with a tie between […]

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Every Friday afternoon I scroll through the comments looking for the winning entry. Usually that winner is on page one. It appeared that we were on our way to another three-way tie with three movies at seven likes apiece. I was just about to text LC to get her decision when what to my tired […]

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Last week, LC got us talking about smart and clever movies. A wide range of genres were tossed around, everything from slapstick comedy to sinister dramas with even some zombie action thrown in. It came down to two vastly different comedies: Blazing Saddles versus Groundhog Day in a 15 point tie. LC had the honor […]

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In the latest round of our perennial game of leapfrog for most wins, LC scored a victory and brought herself even with Eustace once again. I’m not sure how many times LC has nominated The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in various fights, but I know the sting of its split-decision loss in fight […]

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Good and bad symbolism was the topic of last week’s fight. After a week of debate we settled on nothing, resulting in a three-way tie between ctlaw, 9thdistrictneighbor, and Hartmann Von Aue. TBA was forced to make the call and did so in favor of the Dark lord known as Vader, win number two for […]

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