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Dave the Necrobumper

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1870 on: July 07, 2013, 03:23:18 PM »
I don't disagree with your choice, but I am sad to see Andre go.

Well, it is best two of three so I don't think this is settled yet.

Good news

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1871 on: July 07, 2013, 03:52:18 PM »
 :))

You wonderful friends! Thanks for being so great. Someday, I'm going to write an unadulterated review and surprise us all.

I wish we could all go get lunch. That pastrami sandwich is calling my name.


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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1872 on: July 07, 2013, 04:03:06 PM »
Excellent reviews, Sandy.  I love the comparisons you make.  And I love your choice.  When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorites of all time.

I have to be honest that although I typically love conversation films, the complicated monologues of Andre bored me and I only made it half way through, never to come back.   :-[   
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1873 on: July 07, 2013, 08:05:46 PM »
What's for dessert, Sandy? :)

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1874 on: July 07, 2013, 09:45:55 PM »
 :D

I forgot the best part!

Wallace and Andre's choices of espresso and amaretto don't sound like real dessert, so I'll head over to Katz's Delicatessen. I'm not big into cheesecake and I don't know what Sally is having, so I'd go with either




Rugelach




or Babka






What would you choose for dessert? :)

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1875 on: July 07, 2013, 11:39:12 PM »
Amaretto is a digestif, a liqueur that aids digestion, and thus is a delicious and practical desert. Plus there is alcohol in it so really it fits into my schedule any time of day.

Very happy about your pick and hope it carries through. My earlier verdict ejecting Andre was not held up but I just wasn't interested by it at all when I tried.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1876 on: July 08, 2013, 12:29:20 AM »
Amaretto is a digestif, a liqueur that aids digestion, and thus is a delicious and practical desert.

 :D

The things I'm learning. I think I'd still go with chocolate.

I'll see if I can find your reviews for that round...

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1877 on: July 08, 2013, 04:13:12 PM »
Cinnebon doesn't aid my digestion but that what's I'd have. :)

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1878 on: July 08, 2013, 07:20:15 PM »
Cinnebon doesn't aid my digestion

QFT

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but that what's I'd have. :)

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #1879 on: July 10, 2013, 02:32:57 AM »
Another Woman
I haven't been giving Woody Allen enough love in this bracket, his films are always good and enjoyable but never enough to get by other more interesting movies. Another Woman was an amazing discovery. A lot of the Allen movies I've watched for this bracket I'd heard of, at least by name, but I had not immediately realized that this was one of Allen's works and was pleasantly surprised by its quality. Comparisons to Bergman might apply but I am not familiar enough with Ingmar's work to make that correlation. What I do know, is that Another Woman is a fantastic film. Very much a Woody Allen film but with heavier themes and a more serious tone. Rowlands is strong as always and the fact that Allen himself isn't in the film allows it to have its own life outside of the neurotic Allen persona. I really found this movie exciting and fascinating and hope that more people get to see it.

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The Thing
John Carpenter's The Thing is incredible. With its gorgeous wide-framed cinematography, perhaps the greatest creature effects ever portrayed on screen and the scenes of immense tension and excitement, this movie is the definition of a great creature feature. Endlessly emulated by so many other films it is a landmark of horror film history. I rewatched it for the bracket and it held up on a second viewing.

Verdict:
Both films are really fantastic but Another Woman gets my vote.
I have no idea how my fellow bracketeers will vote on this one but I will be happy either way.