Lady Bird was probably my favorite movie of the Best Picture nominees. It was quirky and a little artsy, so you can now make fun of those dumb people that “don’t get” movies like this. Movies in Minutes.
Strolling around Reddit can let you stumble upon things that can throw hours and hours away. Today was no different. Redditor DannyC724 posted a bracket-style tournament with 128 different sports movies.
This is so goddamn cool. Lets break down this ish:
- Raging Bull
- (Old) Bad News Bears
- The Wrestler
- Bull Durham
3 of these 4 are powerhouses. I’ve never seen the Wrestler… Maybe that one is on me but I have never heard anyone talk about this movie like it’s a #1 seed in any bracket. I think of these 4 top seeds, Bull Durham would be my choice as the favorite to move on far in this tournament.
If you are like me and have never seen The Wrestler, here is the trailer:
The Longshots That Could Make a Run:
- #17 Remember the Titans (Based on True Events)
- #23 Greatest Game Ever Played (Based on True Events)
- #22 D2: Mighty Ducks (Family Friendly)
- #30 Semi-Pro (Comedies)
These are 4 of my favorite movies of all time. Remember the Titans being a 17 seed might be the biggest sham since the Wichita State got that 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament last March. It might be in the top 10 best sports movies of all time. It had Denzel, a young Ryan Gosling and Hayden Panettiere. What a bunch of bologna.
My Final 4:
- Based on True Events: #17 Remember the Titans
- Comedies: #12 Caddyshack
- Family Friendly: #7 The Sandlot
- Action/Drama: #6 Field of Dreams
Wow. Finally Down to the Final Four. Crazy. Let’s go over the tale of the tape.
Remember the Titans VS The Sandlot
I’ve already given my thoughts on Remember the Titans. Absolute monster of a flick. But the Sandlot IS my childhood. Baseball has been my favorite sport my whole life and the Sandlot is the sole reason. Benny, Smalls, Squints, YaYa, Ham, Hercules, Timmy, Tommy, DeNunez, Bertram, Mr. Mertle. Murderers’ Row of movie characters. I love these guys so much. And last, but not least… Wendy Peffercorn. I cannot say for certain, but I am 99% sure Wendy Peffercorn is the reason I went through puberty. Her pool scene still stands as one of the hottest scenes in cinema. So because of all of this…
The Sandlot moves on to the Finals.
Field of Dreams VS Caddyshack
A movie with historic baseball players or a movie with peak Bill Murray? This is why I get paid the big bucks. Field of Dreams has given the state of Iowa enough tourism to keep it open for years. Just a simple baseball diamond in the middle of nowhere that people go bananas for. My buddy even spent money to buy some sand from the field. That is when you know a movie is good as shit. Caddyshack on the other hand gets better every single time I watch it. Dangerfield is incredible and makes me laugh each and every scene he is in. I quote Bill Murray’s character every time I step onto a golf course. It’s a perfect movie that you find on TV, as you are flipping through channels, and can pick up at any point in the movie and watch the rest. Hilarious, inspirational and has some funny ass characters.
Caddyshack moves on.
The Sandlot VS Caddyshack
Two of my favorite movies of all time, sports or not. These two movies are maybe 20% of what sculpted me as a human being. But since I have already gave my two cents on each one, I have to go with puberty 100 times out of 100. My favorite movie of all time. I love you boys.
PS. Whoever made Sandlot 2 should be in jail for life. Sandlot is the highest of highs and 2 is the lowest of lows. It makes me sick to my stomach whenever I watch it. 3 isn’t a crime, but its still not good. Fuck #2. The Sandlot for life.
(What’s good Wendy?)
So as we were planning our next episode of Live From the 815, me and Jake talked about what starting 5 of fictional basketball characters could beat the Warriors in a 7 game series. You can listen tomorrow to get Jake’s 5, but I am here to give you a breakdown of my squad:
PG: Air Bud
One of the first names that came to mind. The Warriors like to play a fast paced game. Running up and down the floor tiring out the defense. I need someone who is in shape and can run with the best of them with ease. Air Bud is in great basketball shape and will always give it his all out there. He’d be a tough match up on both ends.
SG: Lucas Scott
Lucas was always the lesser talented Scott son. But like Air Bud, he alwyas showed heart. He brings intangibles to a team that are hard to find. A good coach needs his best players to also be his best people. A guy like Scott will keep the team grounded and level headed during a heated series and won’t have anyone get under his skin. On top of that, his basketball IQ is off the charts and he shows that by becoming Tree Hill’s coach in later seasons. It’s always nice to be on the same page as one of your players on the court. It gives the coach more confidence in his squad.
SF: Dimitri Petrovich
This may be a shocking move to some of you out there. And I will admit, this pick may make or break my team. But “Paste” was always one of my first picks in Backyard Basketball. He is absolutely deadly from downtown. He has decent size and will always be a guy that can get hot and take a quarter over. A great option to answer a 3 if needed. He basically has no emotions, and that includes nerves. Dimitri has ice in his veins and doesn’t care who the other team is, he calculated the trajectory of his shot and can adjust his formula to accommodate any defender. Dimitri is my dark horse that may just push my squad over the top.
PF: Billy Hoyle
The Warriors like to go small so I will too. Hoyle doesn’t have the prototypical NBA size of a power forward, but he’s going to hustle out there. Always being underestimated, Billy will leave everything he has on the court to show that he can play. The man can ball. His style of play is perfect for the league right now. He has the speed and the leaping ability to jump out of the gym and his jumper isn’t anything to sleep on either. A big reason I picked him over Sydney Deane is because Billy won the initial shooting contest between the two. One of the easiest times you can judge their abilities against each other. One won and one lost. He’s got some work to do on defense against these Warriors, but I picked him for a reason.
C: The Orange Monstar
This might be my most confident pick. The Orange Monstar from Space Jam is the perfect fit for this squad. He’s got a mean streak in him and loves to Billy his opponents, which will be perfect for dealing with Dreymond. He has natural leadership qualities, as he seems to be the leader of the group from Moron Mountain. This Monstar gives us the size advantage 10x over. With actual coaching and a good team around him, he has the potential and size to completely dominate the paint. Like a young Magic Shaq out there. Now, I think he takes over Charles Barkley’s abilities, so rebounding is all taken care of. As long as he doesn’t have to face anyone on Michael’s Secret Stuff, I think he will be an asset in helping me take down the defending champions.
So there you have it. The Warriors have absolutely no chance. They may score 130 a game, but we’re going to score a million. We have everything: shooting, speed, intelligence, grit and a chip on our shoulder that will not leave until we take down these bastards. #NewSuperteam
This past weekend I was looking around Hulu and wasn’t feeling anything I was coming across. We’ve all been there. Couldn’t commit to any show or movie with confidence. And then I stumbled upon it… a classic gem starring the voice of Gary Busey…
The Gibgerdead Man
I watched as Gary Busey played a murderer who dies and comes back to life as a gingerbread man. Yeah it’s some serious shit. I sat there for a three-hour long trilogy, watching the gingerdead man wreak havoc and kill everyone.
This trilogy made me realize that I am and always will be a sucker for cheesy low budget sci-fi horror movies.
All of it is amazing to me. That Supergator poster was the background on my first flip phone. Even before I drank and exporemented with illegal substances, I would just sit for hours and hours and watch the bad acting and still stay hooked to the story line.
I recommend giving them a try. They are great stoned movies to watch and you will lose hours and hours to the glorious world of mythical creatures and killing cookies. Thank you sci-fi. I owe you one.
So I like to consider myself a big movie guy. I love to watch movies and dive into the deeper meaning behind anything important or symbolic. I love reading articles talking about behind the scenes stories and inside jokes between the cast. That being said, I recently stumbled upon the Rotten Tomatoes “Top 100 Movies of All Time” list and I realized that I haven’t seen a good amount of the movies on there. In fact, I’ve only seen 16 of them. But after going through the list, I have decided to go with IMDb’s list instead. Rotten Tomatoes’ list was simply just incorrect.
So today is officially when I begin my quest to see the entire list before the year’s end. Now, I have seen a decent amount of these movies, so when I come up on those choices, I will just skip them and move on to the next movie, unless they are one of my favorite movies ever, then I will rewatch it. (Aren’t I a giver?) I will begin at #100 and move to #1, giving you a blog for each film.
My scale will go from 1-10 for a few categories:
-Writing- Is the script fluent and believable?
-Acting- Do the actors seem to fit their roles?
-Watchability- Would I watch this movie if I wasn’t on this cinematic adventure?
-Overall- I’m going to rank these in a few sections
–> 1-5.9 means it sucked and I wouldn’t tell a soul to waste their time
–> 6-6.9 its not a bad flick, I wouldn’t watch it again, but I don’t regret it
–> 7-8.9 means its good and I’d recommend it to others
–> 9+ means it should win an Oscar and I have already bought it to watch it over and over again
I almost guarantee that you will disagree with me on most things that I say, but I suggest that you watch along with me so we can compare notes.
First up on the agenda: #100 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Here is the complete IMDb List: