For years, teen Boggy held the Netflix queue hostage, moving the rest of the family's selections around like chess pieces on a board, or deleting them as heartlessly as toppling pawns. Then he magnanimously created the Boggy Movie Tournament, and a meta game was born. The playing field is finally open. The competition is fierce. You'll never recommend another movie without asking yourself, "But, is it a winner?"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An Annotated List of This Week's Nominees

by Eric

The nominees for the Fifth Movie Tournament are:

Tales from Earthsea

Summary: Miyazaki's son shows us how much of a Telemachus he really is.

The, the second of many inexplicable plot points.

Nine Queens

Summary: A dark comedy about con-men with a twist. (The twist is that someone tricked you into watching a foreign film).

!Hola, chumps!


Summary: Angelina Jolie plays a gollum pretending to be a human in the 1920s. Her moist lips and starved body eventually give her away.

What's taters, Precious?


Summary: A fantasy epic that promises to be as self-important as its original author: Neil Gaiman.

Yes, a unicorn.

Winter's Bone

Summary: It's like Midnight Run, except there's a bitch in it and it's an independent movie and there are no funnies. So it's nothing like Midnight Run.


Summary: "Have you chosen a movie for the movie tournament, John?"
"No. Have you guys seen Patton?"
"You're not supposed to tell us what you choose."
"I think I'm going to choose Patton."

He might be trolling.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Boggy Quote of the Day

posted by Beth

"Movie Time is the most important thing. In the world." -- Boggy

Beth's curated week has the theme of Movies You Little Bastards Should See. So far we have:

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
The Searchers
Enter the Dragon
Raging Bull
Notorious (1946)

I think I get one more after that. It might have to be Bridge on the River Kwai, just so Gene and I can stop agonizing over when to screen that one.