4.05.2013

The Final Four


Hello, readers! Last blog I revealed the Elite Eight and let you choose who would be in the Final Four. Coincidentally I included a lot of quotes from Roger Ebert on those movies, and sadly the very next day we learned of his passing. He really was a great critic with a wonderful way of using words....even after battling cancer for so long. Perhaps after our tourney is over I'll have to do a tribute post to him since he was the type of critic that really inspired me to share my thoughts on movies too. Anyway, back to the topic at hand. It's time to recap the last round and reveal the winners! After that's through it will be time to pick the two films that will make it to the finals! You ready?



ROUND 2 RECAP

HOOSIERS VS. CHARIOTS OF FIRE
WINNER: HOOSIERS. This was the closest matchup and Chariots of Fire would have come up with the upset with just a couple more votes. But alas, it was not meant to be.

FIELD OF DREAMS VS. PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
WINNER: FIELD OF DREAMS. The battle of the two baseball greats wasn't even close as fan favorite Field Of Dreams would not be denied a spot in the final four.

ROCKY VS. MONEYBALL
WINNER: ROCKY. The newcomer just couldn't hold its weight against this veteran sports classic.

CINDERELLA MAN VS. NATURAL.
WINNER: CINDERELLA MAN. Looks like another boxing film just took down another baseball film. Boom!

So with that.... here is the updated bracket!

And onto the FINAL FOUR!!!


FIELD OF DREAMS VS. HOOSIERS - The stakes couldn't be higher!! Which one of these beloved classics gets your vote??


CINDERELLA MAN VS. ROCKY - So. Who WOULD win in a fight between Rocky Balboa and Jim Braddock? Vote below which boxing film wins your heart!!




All right guys that's it for this installment. Tune in Monday to see which two films will be duking it out for the title!!!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Anything but Cinderella Man! (I don't hate it...it just makes me cringe too much! Violent!)

Emily said...

Hahaha! The boys will have your head for that!

Johanna said...

My bracket was totally messed up with the loss of The Natural. Didn't Robert Redfort at his best carry some weight?

Rocky is the quintessential underdog movie, but I prefer Cinderella Man because it's the true story of a man fighting a bigger fight than the one in the ring. I watch men everyday take those same kind of punches all in the name of feeding their families. True bravery! Kind of like those farmers in The Magnificent Seven. :)

Emily said...

Well now what about the other side of the bracket? ;)

Howard said...

Yes, it's violent, but so is Rocky. The difference is, Cinderella Man is the true story of a man literally fighting for his life, and winning! You can't do better than that.

Laurie & Clint said...

Cinderella man is not a great movie. It gets you with its sentimentality. Time to open your eyes and finally see it is not great filming! Gooooo Rocky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!