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A red sun rises in the Great Land up north while elsewhere, fighters recover from a week of shootouts and violence. One of these, Eustace C Scrubb, surpassed Charlotte as the all-time champion with his fifth win. And perhaps since we’re at a bit of a milestone today with our fiftieth fight, or maybe just […]

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Last week we dealt with movies featuring all variety of childhood trauma, including kids who see ghost, a kid getting processed by a demon, a kid taking on the mantle of vigilante and/or bounty hunter to avenge a murdered father, kids traveling the road of scam artists and thieves, and even a kid learning how […]

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Last week the blows came fast and furious, and within minutes two fighters had scored on the winning combination, seconds apart. We almost had our first RMFC scandal but Mark Camp, gentleman that he is, poured water on the fire by deferring to his fellow fighter, Dan Pierson, the right to ask: What movie has […]

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Who would have thought that a matter of costume design would lead to an all-out brawl. But this is Ricochet, and AUMom pointed out that it only took 49 comments for the matter to morph into a discussion on who was the better monarch, Henry VIII or Elizabeth I. By Friday we had six fighters […]

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Friday Night Movie Debate – The Quintessential Gen X Movie

 

My wife and I were trying to explain to our daughters what made Generation X what it is, and why we’re thoroughly irked by the whole Boomer/ Millennial fighting.  Face it – GenX is a squeeze generation – outnumbered by both our parents and the Millennial baby boom kids of the last of the true Boomers.  Our parents and grandparents blamed us for not having some unifying theme like Vietnam or WWII (at least we also didn’t have disco!), and accused us of being cynical slackers so often that we readily imbibed the latter while putting paid to the former by working our keesters off.  We’re not “woke”, we can’t afford to be because somebody has to clean up the messes everyone else keeps making.  Whatever.  The one president we can claim as roughly ours was Obama, but hell he was just another glorified preppy class president who went right back to looking down his snooty nose at us the moment he got the votes.  Again, whatever, and screw this.  We know the next prez will be either another Boomer or a woke transsexual pansexual Millennial wiccan.  Whatever! I got bills to pay.

So my fellow cynics, if you had to pick one movie that you could show to the Zoomers (and trust me, we’ve got allies in those kids – they’re sharp, and have BS detectors to rival ours), what would that movie be?

I know, 20 years ago, my sister would have demanded a double feature (cheating, but whatever) of St. Elmos Fire and Reality Bites.  I’m not sure, now that she’s married and has kids, that she’d vote the same, but they’re not bad snapshots of what we thought we had to look forward to when we were the Zoomers’ age.

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Last week we pitted our favorite Sci-Fi characters against one another. Owing to other factors, somehow Jar Jar Binks managed to make it into the top three. But the ship righted itself and Groot of Guardians of the Galaxy took the prize, earning Eustace Scrubb the right to ask: What film is your favorite for […]

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In our last fight we had a gay old time revisiting the glory days of Cold War spies, Olympic hockey, and East German dart tag (it’s complicated), a time when communists who dropped from the sky were mowed down by Colorado kids with rifles instead of being elevated to the White House. But nothing was […]

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Last week we tackled the best movies about historical figures. Spoiler alert: Jesus wins, He always wins.  Sisyphus was quick to dial in on that fact and thus earned the right to ask: What is the best movie about the Cold War?The Rules: Post your answer as a comment. Make it clear that this is […]

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When LC asked us to determine the best coming of age movie she admitted she had Studio Ghibli films in the mind. Most the rest of us went straight to the John Hughes anthology. But Hartmann von Aue had a different take on the matter, digging into the depths of mild childhood tragedy as told […]

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Last week’s fight came down to a question of which would you rather do: jump off of a four story balcony and fall through a plate of glass, or kiss Barbara Streisand? But after a week of infighting on other matters LC made an astute observation – it’s not about which one you’d rather do, […]

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The curtain was lowered on the tragic, rotten tomato known as 2020, and as it fell, was peppered with whole boxes of uneaten popcorn and hundreds of Milk Duds from angry moviegoers wishing they could get their money back. But at least Gumby Mark was moderately satisfied having won his first fight. And as he […]

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As we spend the holiday weekend channel surfing, or scrolling through our streaming services looking for a two-hour escape from news of the crumbling Republic we will no doubt come across Roadhouse. Whether or not we admit it, most of us will stop and watch at least a few scenes. Hoyacon knew it, chose it, and […]

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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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Ricochet Movie Fight Club: Question 20

 


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.
The Rules:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • Only movies will qualify (no TV shows) however films that air on television (BBC films, a stand-alone mini-series) will qualify.
  • Your answer can be as off-the-wall or controversial as you’d like. It will be up to you to defend it and win people to your side.
  • Fight it out.

Movie Fight Club Questions by Week:

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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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Ricochet Movie Fight Club: Question 18

 

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?

From Brian:

It should be a movie shown in a movie theater produced or distributed by a major studio (MGM, Universal, United Artists, 20th Century Fox, Columbia, RKO, Warner Brothers, Disney, etc.); a movie that others may have raved about which prompted you to see it; that was so bad, you may have walked out or griped about it and felt cheated for wasting your money on it; so bad that you may have even heckled it or made catcalls at the screen in the theater while watching it; and so bad that you may actually think less of others’ taste in movies – whether critics, celebrities, or friends — who actually hold this awful film in high regard.

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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: Post your answer as a comment. Make […]

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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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