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1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« on: June 27, 2009, 03:52:50 AM »
Round 1
Ghostbusters versus Near Dark - roujin
Pretty in Pink versus Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - FLYmeatwad
Dressed to Kill versus Four Friends - THATguy
The Natural versus My Dinner with Andre - skjerva
A Nightmare on Elm Street versus Tongues Untied - roujin
Glory versus Re-Animator - Bill Thompson
Popeye versus Lost in America - matt the movie watcher
Stand by Me versus Paris, Texas - Clovis8
The Evil Dead versus Escape from New York - skjerva
Damned If You Don't versus Eat a Bowl of Tea - skjerva
Blue Velvet versus Melvin and Howard - ses593
Dead Poets Society versus The Fly - worm@work
Stardust Memories versus Working Girls - roujin
Beetlejuice versus Down by Law - smirnoff
The Karate Kid versus Sixteen Candles - ferris
Dirty Dancing versus Hopscotch - smirnoff
Bird versus Ms. 45 - smirnoff
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn versus Amadeus - skjerva
Chameleon Street versus The Sure Thing - Melvil
Tootsie versus Sex, Lies & Videotape - smirnoff
The Untouchables versus Friday the 13th - skjerva
On Golden Pond versus The Verdict - BlueVoid
Broadcast News versus Gloria - Emiliana
Radio Days versus The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - Melvil
History of the World versus Water and Power - smirnoff
They All Laughed versus Gremlins - skjerva
Mystery Train versus An American Werewolf in London - smirnoff
Model versus Raiders of the Lost Ark - matt the movie watcher
Coming to America versus Kiss of the Spider Woman - roujin
Navajo Talking Picture versus The Last Temptation of Christ - 'Noke
El Norte versus Repo Man - ferris
Barfly versus The Breakfast Club - Melvil
The Goonies versus Wall Street - smirnoff
Enemies: A Love Story versus Hannah and Her Sisters - BlueVoid
Pennies from Heaven versus Reds - Bill Thompson
Talk Radio versus The Secret of NIMH - smirnoff
The Terminator versus The King of Comedy - Bondo
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers versus Working Girl - Bondo
Top Gun versus Let's Get Lost - Bondo
Batman versus Heathers - smirnoff
Hoosiers versus Swing Shift - Bondo
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? versus Another Woman - michael x
Who Killed Vincent Chin? versus After Hours - smirnoff
Forevermore: Biography of a Leach Lord versus The Drums of Winter - Bondo
The Thing versus Dangerous Liaisons - michael x
The Loveless versus Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - tinyholidays
Housekeeping versus Vampire’s Kiss - Bondo
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial versus Jimi Plays Monterey [& Shake!…] - Corndog
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid versus Risky Business - tinyholidays
The Naked Gun versus Before Stonewall - NeutralGrey
When Harry Met Sally versus Secret Honor - GothamCity151
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt versus Trading Places - Bondo
Say Anything… versus Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam - GothamCity151
Blade Runner versus Better Off Dead - GothamCity151
Sleepwalk versus Slumber Party Massacre - flieger
Top Secret! versus Year of the Dragon - michael x
St Elmo's Fire versus Reassemblage - GothamCity151
Ferris Bueller's Day Off versus Mr. Hoover and I - smirnoff
The Fox and the Hound versus Platoon - flieger
To Live and Die in L.A. versus Streetwise - GothamCity151
The Shining versus Siesta - flieger
Airplane! versus The World According to Garp - GothamCity151
Robocop versus Pumping Iron II: The Women - Beavermoose
Once Upon a Time in America versus Tron - GothamCity151
Blood Simple versus The Times of Harvey Milk - GothamCity151
Desperately Seeking Susan versus Stripes - Bondo
The Big Red One versus Vernon, Florida - GothamCity151
Rembrandt Laughing versus The Great Mouse Detective - flieger
White Dog versus House of Games - GothamCity151
Real Genius versus Sherman's March - GothamCity151
Running on Empty versus Born in Flames - jbissell
The Elephant Man versus Commando - GothamCity151
Mala Noche versus Return of the Jedi - matt the movie watcher
Silkwood versus All of Me - GothamCity151
River's Edge versus Border Radio - roujin
Crimes & Misdemeanors versus Body Double - GothamCity151
Empire of the Sun versus The Little Mermaid - GothamCity151
This is Spinal Tap versus Hammett - GothamCity151
Yes: 9012 Live versus The Atomic Café - GothamCity151
She's Gotta Have It versus My Brother's Wedding - NeutralGrey
The Princess Bride versus Witness - Beavermoose
Koyaanisqatsi versus American Gigolo - GothamCity151
Prince of the City versus Cruising - GothamCity151
Choose Me versus Cracking Up - roujin
Cutter's Way versus The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years - GothamCity151
Dead Ringers versus Chan Is Missing - GothamCity151
Never Cry Wolf versus The Ties That Bind - tinyholidays
Bull Durham versus Drugstore Cowboy - tinyholidays
The Blues Brothers versus Spaceballs - GothamCity151
Broadway Danny Rose versus Hairspray - GothamCity151
Midnight Run versus Ishtar - Bondo
Forest of Bliss versus Oliver & Company - jbissell
Missing versus The Big Chill - michael x
Raising Arizona versus Heaven's Gate - GothamCity151
Out of the Blue versus Runaway Train - flieger
Rain Man versus The Dead - BlueVoid
Thief versus The Outsiders - smirnoff
Big versus The Man Who Envied Women - Bondo
Modern Romance versus Parents - GothamCity151
Zelig versus The Lost Boys - Bill Thompson
The Ninth Configuration versus Variety - GothamCity151
Wargames versus Stop Making Sense - lotr-sam0711
Hardly Working versus Blow Out - flieger
Talking to Strangers versus Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Bondo
Raging Bull versus Far From Poland - matt tmw
Naked Spaces: Living is Round versus Roger & Me - Bondo
Cat People versus The Empire Strikes Back - roujin
The Unbelievable Truth versus Diner - BlueVoid
Back to the Future versus Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy - michael x
Surname Viet Given Name Nam versus The Right Stuff - flieger
Field of Dreams versus Liquid Sky - Bondo
Full Metal Jacket versus Walker - Beavermoose
The Purple Rose of Cairo versus Caddyshack - StudentOFilm
China Girl versus Labyrinth - michael x
Return of the Secaucus Seven versus flieger - flieger
Southern Comfort versus Steven O. Selsnik - Steven O. Selsnik
The Man With Two Brains versus jbissell - jbissell
The Color of Money versus lotr-sam0711 - lotr-sam0711
One From the Heart versus Bill Thompson - Bill Thompson
The Thin Blue Line versus NeutralGrey - NeutralGrey
Scarface versus ses593 - ses593
Golub versus tinyholidays - tinyholidays
New York Stories versus tinyholidays - tinyholidays
Atlantic City versus ¡Keith! - ¡Keith!
Die Hard versus Day of the Dead - StudentOFilm
Burden of Dreams versus The Blob - flieger
Ghostbusters versus A Christmas Story - flieger
Amadeus versus Stranger Than Paradise - GothamCity151
Beverly Hills Cop versus Love Streams - pixote
The Empire Strikes Back versus Eight Men Out - Beavermoose
They Live versus The Decline of Western Civilization - Bondo
The Times of Harvey Milk versus Purple Rain - smirnoff
The Fabulous Baker Boys versus Clue - flieger
Stop Making Sense versus Under the Volcano - flieger
Landscape Suicide versus ¡Three Amigos! - flieger
Tough Guys Don't Dance versus A Fish Called Wanda - flieger
For All Mankind versus The King of Comedy - michael x
A Christmas Story versus Predator - Mosca
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? versus Major League - matt tmw
Aliens versus Manhunter - Bondo

Round 2
My Dinner With André versus Mala Noche - GothamCity151
Top Secret! versus Ferris Bueller's Day Off - GothamCity151
Chameleon Street versus Escape from New York - Beavermoose
Hannah and Her Sisters versus The Naked Gun - flieger
The Last Temptation of Christ versus The Verdict - GothamCity151
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters versus Four Friends - Bondo
China Girl versus Broadcast News - flieger
Raiders of the Lost Ark versus The Fox and the Hound - Beavermoose
Beetlejuice versus To Live and Die in L.A. - StudentOFilm
Crimes & Misdemeanors versus Desperately Seeking Susan - flieger
Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter versus Choose Me - flieger
Blade Runner versus Say Anything… - THATguy
Working Girl versus Broadway Danny Rose - matt tmw
Friday the 13th versus The Unbelievable Truth - flieger
The Blues Brothers versus Dead Ringers - flieger
Water and Power versus Hoosiers - flieger
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure versus Damned If You Don’t - GothamCity151
Bull Durham versus Gremlins - smirnoff
Running on Empty versus The Terminator - Beavermoose
Paris, Texas versus Out of Africa - flieger
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels versus Zelig - Bondo
Blood Simple versus An American Werewolf in London - matt tmw
When Harry Met Sally versus Forest of Bliss - Bondo
Lost in America versus Raging Bull - flieger
Evil Dead II versus She's Gotta Have It - flieger
Kiss of the Spider Woman versus Re-Animator - StudentOFilm
A Nightmare on Elm Street versus Modern Romance - Bill Thompson
Stardust Memories versus Sex, Lies and Videotape - Bondo
Cat People versus Cutter's Way - michael x
Ghostbusters versus The Fly - Mosca
Rain Man versus Thief - GothamCity151
Out of the Blue versus Poltergeist - Bondo
Sixteen Candles versus After Hours - BlueVoid
Talking to Strangers versus Full Metal Jacket - flieger
The Princess Bride versus Midnight Run - matt tmw
Big versus Rembrandt Laughing - matt tmw
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure versus Koyaanisqatsi - Bondo
Do the Right Thing versus Surname Viet Given Name Nam - michael x
Top Gun versus The Purple Rose of Cairo - Mosca
Sleepwalk versus River's Edge - michael x
Prince of the City versus The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - flieger
The Empire Strikes Back versus Style Wars - Bondo
Silkwood versus They Live - Mosca
Robocop versus The Loveless - ses
Amadeus versus The Atomic Café - smirnoff
Die Hard versus Beverly Hills Cop - Mosca
White Dog versus The Big Red One - Bill Thompson
Back to the Future versus Near Death - BlueVoid
Missing versus Landscape Suicide - Bondo
Wall Street versus St Elmo's Fire - Beavermoose
The Thing versus The Fabulous Baker Boys - Mosca
Hollywood Shuffle versus Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Beavermoose
Stop Making Sense versus Matewan - smirnoff
For All Mankind versus Reds - BlueVoid
Aliens versus Near Dark - Bill Thompson
Blue Velvet versus Empire of the Sun - FroHam
Burden of Dreams versus Hollywood Shuffle - StudentOFilm
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? versus Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt - smirnoff
Airplane! versus Rumble Fish - tinyholidays
Raising Arizona versus Bird - Mosca
The Ninth Configuration versus Dirty Dancing - 'Noke
Starman versus Altered States - ses
Sherman's March versus Hardly Working - tinyholidays
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial versus A Christmas Story - matt tmw
This is Spinal Tap versus Repo Man - jbissell
Ordinary People versus The Shining - Bondo
Never Cry Wolf versus Naked Spaces: Living is Round - roujin
Starman versus Wargames - tinyholidays
Tough Guys Don't Dance versus Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - matt tmw
Once Upon a Time in America versus The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Beavermoose
The Times of Harvey Milk versus Heathers - flieger
The Breakfast Club versus Talk Radio - Junior
Another Woman versus Housekeeping - pixote
The Elephant Man versus Field of Dreams - ¡Keith!

Round 2.5
Once Upon a Time in America versus Ferris Bueller's Day Off - flieger
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 03:09:33 PM »
roujin's first foray into this disgusting thing called the 80s US Bracket

Ghostbusters vs. Near Dark

Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)

Small Texas towns with teenagers taking the truck out for the night and looking for opportunity. Of course, there is a girl and that girl brings trouble. The Lesson: if something wants to feed off you, don't let it. Our hero will learn that lesson well. There is a strange beauty to these slightly idyllic magic hour moments, they straddle the two absolutes that the film deals in: night and day. After meeting the pretty cute girl, all he will know is night. One of the things that I found interesting was just the setting and the kind of people that are in this film - dusty small towns along the highway, rough and tumble truckers with knives ready to flash. It's not that different of a setting from something like No Country For Old Men. Motels play a key role in this film as well. The night is so bright and loud and the feeding scenes between the boy and the girl are quasi-orgasmic (keeping with all that vampiric shit). But the boy isn't part of the crew yet. I don't really know what I'm saying. Something about how bad ass and scary it is when the crew goes out the bar. They test him, show him their strength. Who needs the day anyway? This movie is simply bad ass, Tangerine Dream score and all and, at its best, is ridiculously exciting and compelling (and when it actually goes thru with the whole western/vampire thing, it's pretty awesome). The performances are pretty good for what they are, you know? Bill Paxton is fantastically over the top as Severin and Lance Henrikson is all quiet leader bad ass. The boy and the girl are nice and all but it's not really about them. It's about the pull and that magic hour and wanting to live in the sun and wanting to die at night. Shit's good and it's filmed pretty well, too and all that stuff. Right away, its textures are interesting and all that stuff. eh, life sux, get over it.

Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)

I didn't laugh that much. I mean, it was pleasant and all. There's something very nice about it which I liked. I think Sean mentioned it wasn't cynical and all that stuff. Yeah, there's something very wide-eyed and optimistic about the film. I dug that. But, I just didn't laugh that much. Bill Murray was pretty funny being his usual smug self. His face by itself could just make laugh. The rest of the cast was good but not up to his level (although Harold Ramis's line readings were kind of funny). I don't know what to tell you. I've never seen this movie before because I figured it was a nostalgia thing, you know? I can see some of the merits but I don't see what makes this all that great. I must say that the ending with the Stay Puft Marshmallow man deserves its iconic status and all that junk.

This bracket is going to be insane. CINECAST! this shit. Kill yr idols, Near Dark moves on.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 03:14:37 PM »
Well, there's one that's going to be resurrected.  I knew you would go with Near Dark.
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 03:26:32 PM »

"We're here to CINECAST! shit up"

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 03:27:43 PM »
You're a good man roujin, way to kick things off!

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 03:36:18 PM »
I knew you would go with Near Dark.
What she said. Roujin should be kept away from things duder likes in the Bracket.
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 03:38:29 PM »
I don't like Ghostbusters.
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 03:45:32 PM »
I don't like Ghostbusters.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 03:46:54 PM »
Yeah, I don't get Ghostbusters. Rewatched Near Dark yesterday, some of the dialogue is kinda dumb ("remember that fire we started in Chicago?" ::)), but everything else is tops.
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 03:51:06 PM »
What she said. Roujin should be kept away from things duder likes in the Bracket.



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