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?"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sixth Round Nominations

posted by Beth

This week's nominations are in:

 Kick-Ass. Lots of swearing = good movie. That's what Goodfellas taught us.
 The Lady Eve. Our third Preston Sturgess movie (third time may be the charm).
 Catch 22. The catch is that John will get to curate a week if this wins.

Enchanted. Go-for-broke appeal to the Disney lovers among us.

Minority Report. Tom Cruise plus Steven Spielberg: this could be great. Or hateful.


  1. Hmm. Your descending order may be unintentional but it is exactly right. The pesky thing about Tom Cruise movies is they always have Tom Cruise.

  2. The order is determined by the draw of the "hat" -- which in our case is a plastic ziploc bag -- and that's the order that we view the movies that week.

    But if, on the evening we make the nominations, any of the movies are "play now," we watch those first, out of order, while we wait for the other DVDs to arrive. (If you nominate a movie that's "play now" but you prefer to have it screened on Blue Ray or DVD, you're supposed to make a notation on your nomination slip.)