Friday, June 30, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Batty Rap vs. Darcy v Elizabeth

Your Champion
Batty Rap (Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest)

VS

Your Challenger
Darcy v Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

The Case for Batty Rap (1):
Robin Williams as a bat.  Rapping.  What more do you want?

The Case for Darcy v Elizabeth:
What's more fun than spicing up Jane Austen's dialogue with some hand to hand combat?

Which do you pick?
Batty Rap
Darcy v Elizabeth
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Final Score:  Batty Rap 15, Darcy v Elizabeth 3

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: I'm Tired vs. Batty Rap

Your Champion
I'm Tired (Blazing Saddles)

VS

Your Challenger
Batty Rap (Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest)

The Case for I'm Tired (1):
In a movie filled with laughs, this number by Lili von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn) is both a breather and another joke, as Lili sings about how she exhausted she is by the constant attention of her admirers.

The Case for Batty Rap:
Robin Williams as a bat.  Rapping.  What more do you want?

Which do you pick?
I'm Tired
Batty Rap
survey maker

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Final Score: Batty Rap 10, I'm Tired 4

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Train Wreck vs. I'm Tired

Your Champion
Train Wreck (Super 8)

VS

Your Challenger
I'm So Tired (Blazing Saddles)

The Case for Train Wreck (1):
While quite and contemplative in the first part, Super 8 shifts into high gear during this moment, with a train derailment that is a symphony of destruction.  While one might argue with how believable it is for all of the kids to be alive by the end of it, that doesn't take away from the thrill of the moment, nor the mystery of the end...

The Case for I'm Tired:
In a movie filled with laughs, this number by Lili von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn) is both a breather and another joke, as Lili sings about how she exhausted she is by the constant attention of her admirers.

Which do you pick?
Train Wreck
I'm Tired
SurveyMaker

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Final Score:  I'm Tired 6, Train Wreck 5

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Pirin Tablets vs. Good Morning, Baltimore vs. Train Wreck

Your Champion
Pirin Tablets (The Birdcage)

VS

Your Champion
Good Morning, Baltimore (Hairspray)

VS

Your Challenger
Train Wreck (Super 8)

The Case for Pirin Tablets (2):
Sometimes you need to cater to the whims of your star, and sometimes you just want her to calm down and do her damn job.  In The Birdcage, Armand (Robin Williams) is trying to get the latter result when he is assisted by a moment of brilliance from Agador (Hank Azaria), who offers Starina (Nathan Lane) some 'Pirin Tablets' to help her perform.

The Case for Good Morning, Baltimore (1):
Movie musicals are a crapshoot:  For every Wizard of Oz or West Side Story, there are a half dozen Rock of Ages or Mamma Mias.  So going into a new movie musical can cause trepidation for one who loves them.  Which is why this opening number from Hairspray is so wonderful: by the time she's on the garbage truck, you know the movie is in good hands, so you can sit back and enjoy the movie.

The Case for Train Wreck:
While quite and contemplative in the first part, Super 8 shifts into high gear during this moment, with a train derailment that is a symphony of destruction.  While one might argue with how believable it is for all of the kids to be alive by the end of it, that doesn't take away from the thrill of the moment, nor the mystery of the end...

Which do you pick?
Pirin Tablets
Good Morning, Baltimore
Train Wreck
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Final Score: Train Wreck 7, Good Morning, Baltimore 3, Pirin Tablets 1

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Pirin Tablets vs. Good Morning, Baltimore

Your Champion
Pirin Tablets (The Birdcage)

VS

Your Challenger
Good Morning, Baltimore (Hairspray)

The Case for Pirin Tablets (1):
Sometimes you need to cater to the whims of your star, and sometimes you just want her to calm down and do her damn job.  In The Birdcage, Armand (Robin Williams) is trying to get the latter result when he is assisted by a moment of brilliance from Agador (Hank Azaria), who offers Starina (Nathan Lane) some 'Pirin Tablets' to help her perform.

The Case for Good Morning, Baltimore:
Movie musicals are a crapshoot:  For every Wizard of Oz or West Side Story, there are a half dozen Rock of Ages or Mamma Mias.  So going into a new movie musical can cause trepidation for one who loves them.  Which is why this opening number from Hairspray is so wonderful: by the time she's on the garbage truck, you know the movie is in good hands, so you can sit back and enjoy the movie.

Which do you pick?
Pirin Tablets
Good Morning, Baltimore
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Final Score: Pirin Tablets 7, Good Morning, Baltimore 7

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: The Tale of Mister Babadook vs. Pirin Tablets

Your Champion
The Tale of Mister Babadook (The Babadook)

VS

Your Challenger
Pirin Tablets (The Birdcage)

The Case for The Tale of Mister Babadook (1):
Sometimes you read a book so scary you cannot finish it, as Amelia (Essie Davis) finds when reading a children's book her son Samual (Noah Wiseman) picks out one night.  From this point on, both mother and child find themselves haunted by the creature, forgetting that once he has been invited in, you cannot get rid of him...

The Case for Pirin Tablets:
Sometimes you need to cater to the whims of your star, and sometimes you just want her to calm down and do her damn job.  In The Birdcage, Armand (Robin Williams) is trying to get the latter result when he is assisted by a moment of brilliance from Agador (Hank Azaria), who offers Starina (Nathan Lane) some 'Pirin Tablets' to help her perform.

Which do you pick?
The Tale of Mister Babadook
Pirin Tablets
Poll Maker

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Final Score:  Pirin Tablets 8, The Tale of Mister Babadook 5

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Ridiculous Revenge vs. The Tale of Mister Babadook

Your Champion
Ridiculous Revenge (The Emperor's New Groove)

VS

Your Challenger
The Tale of Mister Babadook (The Babadook)

The Case for Ridiculous Revenge (2):
This bit from The Emperor's New Groove is Yzma at her best:  Long, convoluted revenge followed by a pragmatic approach, all while beautifully delivered by Eartha Kitt.  Paired with a unique bit of animation, this sequence is one of the more hilarious parts of the movie.

The Case for The Tale of Mister Babadook:
Sometimes you read a book so scary you cannot finish it, as Amelia (Essie Davis) finds when reading a children's book her son Samual (Noah Wiseman) picks out one night.  From this point on, both mother and child find themselves haunted by the creature, forgetting that once he has been invited in, you cannot get rid of him...

Which do you pick?
Ridiculous Revenge
The Tale of Mister Babadook
survey maker

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Final Score:  The Tale of Mister Babadook 9, Ridiculous Revenge 8

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Ridiculous Revenge vs. Gymnastics

Your Champion
Ridiculous Revenge (The Emperor's New Groove)

VS

Your Challenger
Gymnastics (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)

The Case for Ridiculous Revenge (1):
This bit from The Emperor's New Groove is Yzma at her finest:  Long, convoluted revenge followed by pragmatic approach, all the while beautifully delivered by Eartha Kitt.  Paired with a unique bit of animation, the sequence is one of the more hilarious parts of the movie.

The Case for Gymnastics:
That's one way to defeat a velociraptor.

Which do you pick?
Ridiculous Revenge
Gymnastics
SurveyMaker

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Final Score:  Ridiculous Revenge 9, Gymnastics 4

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. Ridiculous Revenge

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
Ridiculous Revenge (The Emperor's New Groove)

The Case for Opera Battle (7):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.

The Case for Ridiculous Revenge:
This bit from The Emperor's New Groove is Yzma at her finest:  Long, convoluted revenge followed by pragmatic approach, all the while beautifully delivered by Eartha Kitt.  Paired with a unique bit of animation, the sequence is one of the more hilarious parts of the movie.

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
Ridiculous Revenge
QuizMaker
 
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Final Score:Ridiculous Revenge 12, Opera Battle 6


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Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. Cell Block Tango

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
Cell Block Tango (Chicago)

The Case for Opera Battle (6):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.

The Case for Cell Block Tango:
It looks like he did, indeed, have it coming.

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
Cell Block Tango
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Final Score:  Opera Battle 10, Cell Block Tango 9

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. Make Me a Woman

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
Make Me a Woman (Mrs. Doubtfire)

The Case for Opera Battle (5):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.

The Case for Make Me a Woman:
Roger Ebert once said the true sign of a lazy Robin Williams movie was putting him in front of a mirror and having him do his voices.  Mrs. Doubtfire has this happen twice, but can one really argue with this moment, where he and his brother (played by Harvey Fierstein) work together to create a face for him to wear?

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
Make Me a Woman
Poll Maker
 
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Final Score:  Opera Battle 7, Make Me a Woman 6

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. The Dangers of Marijuana

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
The Dangers of Marijuana (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

The Case for Opera Battle (4):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.


The Case for The Dangers of Marijuana:
Look, we all know how awful marijuana is, and Walk Hard perfectly encapsulates just how terrible it is in this scene (along with some other drugs).

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
The Dangers of Marijuana
polls

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Final Score:  Opera Battle 10, The Dangers of Marijuana 6

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. Friday Night Knock-Out

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
Friday Night Knock-Out (Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan)

The Case for Opera Battle (3):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.


The Case for Friday Night Knock-Out:
Well, at least he can say he went a round with Jason Voorhees, even if it did end poorly for him.

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
Friday Night Knock-Out
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Final Score:  Opera Battle 13, Friday Night Knock-Out 6

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. The Best Line Delivery Ever

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
The Best Line Delivery Ever (Troll 2)

The Case for Opera Battle (2):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.


The Case for Up There: If you are going to be in a movie as terrible as Troll 2, the best you can hope for is to become a meme, as this actor did with what can only be described as one of the best line deliveries ever.

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
The Best Line Delivery Ever
Poll Maker

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Final Score:  Opera Battle 15, The Best Line Delivery Ever 6


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Opera Battle vs. Up There

Your Champion
Opera Battle (The Fifth Element)

VS

Your Challenger
Up There (South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut)
 
The Case for Opera Battle (1):
Because sometimes the only appropriate battle music is opera.


The Case for Up There:
If there is one constant in the musicals of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it is that the villain will get a heartfelt song full of want and loneliness.  And in South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Satan gets this soaring number about how he wants to go 'Up There' to rule Earth.

Which do you pick?
Opera Battle
Up There
survey maker

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Final Score:  Opera Battle 9, Up There 5

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Battle of Movie Moments: Current Kings of the Mountain

Current Kings of the Mountain:
1)  The Legend of the Beast (The Sandlot) - 10 Wins
  - Lost to NO ONE!  This champion won 10 battles and is now retired.
2)  Opera Battle (The Fifth Element) - 7 Wins
  - Lost to Ridiculous Revenge
3)  A Dynamite Rabbit (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) - 5 Wins
  - Lost to Opening of Scream
4)  The Exorcism of Jonah Hill (This Is The End) - 4 Wins
  - Lost to Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-Long
5)  Opening of Scream (Scream) - 4 Wins
  - Lost to Opera Battle
6)  Batty Rap (Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest) - 4 Wins
  - Lost to The Legend of the Beast
7)  Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-Long (Wayne's World) - 3 Wins
  - Lost to The Torture of the Gingerbread Man
8)  The Torture of the Gingerbread Man (Shrek) - 3 Wins
  - Lost to A Dynamite Rabbit
9)  Church Fight (Kingsman: The Secret Service) - 2 Wins
  - Lost to Be Prepared
10)  Pirin Tablets. (The Birdcage) - 2 Wins
  - Lost to Train Wreck