Poll Results: Best Paul Thomas Anderson Film + Weekend Roundup

Well, this wasn’t very close.

There Will Be Blood

THE RESULTS:
– There Will Be Blood: 11 votes
– Boogie Nights: 4 votes
– Punch-Drunk Love: 2 votes

I’m not shocked about the winner, but I am surprised only three films received votes. To be fair, There Will Be Blood is pretty damn epic, and it’s a hard one to beat. I may have to run this poll again in the future once everyone has seen The Master. Perhaps the results will be different.

This Week’s Poll: For the second weekend in a row, The Expendables 2 has taken the top spot at the box office. While the first film was disappointing in my book, the sequel has been getting pretty solid reviews all around. Since both films feature a relative who’s who of action stars, my question this week is: who is your favorite Expendables cast member? I’m opening it up to ALL of the stars and not just the actual Expendables team.

WEEKEND ROUNDUP:
I had a pretty busy weekend but did manage to catch a matinee screening of Pretty Poison, a little-known 1968 film starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld. On Sunday, I also participated in my first fantasy football auction draft, courtesy of Man, I Love Films. Although my initial strategy kind of fell apart, I am mostly satisfied with my team. There are a lot of question marks thanks to some injury prone players, but there’s plenty of potential as well. Here’s my team by position:

QB: Peyton Manning
QB: Andy Dalton
RB: Matt Forte
RB: Ryan Mathews
RB: Trent Richardson
RB: DeAngelo Williams
RB: Mike Goodson
WR: Calvin Johnson
WR: Malcolm Floyd
WR: Sidney Rice
WR: Titus Young
WR: Randy Moss
WR: Mario Manningham
TE: Jared Cook
K: Dan Bailey
D/ST: Baltimore Ravens

My receiving corps are thin outside of Calvin, but if just one of them steps up I’ll be happy. Manning is a big risk, of course, but his upside is huge. Dalton is a capable backup if necessary.

What do you guys think? How’s my team look? For non-football fans, what did you see over the weekend?

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22 thoughts on “Poll Results: Best Paul Thomas Anderson Film + Weekend Roundup

  1. Chris says:

    You’re spot on about Pretty Poison, I know nothing about it.
    I watched couple of horror films. Opera (1987), not bad, not great. Had several memorable scenes, though. Carrie (1976) was the better of the two.

  2. impsndcnma says:

    Really surprised Magnolia didn’t even get one vote. I’d argue that the film might be better than There Will Be Blood, although TWBB got my vote. Mostly because of Daniel Day Lewis though.

    • Eric says:

      Twelve teams. I was hoping to get a stud RB like Ray Rice, but I think Forte/Mathews/Richardson is a good combo. Now if only Mathews can stay healthy…

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