Poll Results: Favorite Matthew McConaughey Movie

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Matthew McConaughey

THE RESULTS:
– Dazed and Confused: 8 votes
– Killer Joe: 6 votes
– Mud: 6 votes
– The Lincoln Lawyer: 6 votes
– Bernie: 3 votes
– Reign of Fire: 3 votes
– U-571: 2 votes
– Contact: 1 vote
– Edtv: 1 vote
– How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: 1 vote
– Magic Mike: 1 vote
– The Paperboy: 1 vote
– We Are Marshall: 1 vote

The write-ins:
– Tropic Thunder: 1 vote
– “dr.Mario”: 1 vote (???)

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”

This Week’s Poll: Today was arguably the biggest day of the year for video games, as both Microsoft and Sony played their cards at E3 and really started to push their new consoles. My question for you is: Based on today’s presentations at E3, what is going to be your main system of choice for the next generation of games? I’ll refrain from sharing my thoughts just yet, but I have a pretty good idea of what’s going to be the winner here.

Did you watch any of the E3 conferences today? What impressed you the most?

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Poll Results: Favorite Richard Linklater Film + Weekend Roundup

I had a feeling votes would be spread out, but I wasn’t expecting a three way tie! Here are the winners:

Dazed and Confused
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset

THE RESULTS:
– Dazed and Confused: 3 votes
– Before Sunrise: 3 votes
– Before Sunset: 3 votes
– The School of Rock: 2 votes
– A Scanner Darkly: 1 vote
– Bernie: 1 vote
– Me and Orson Welles: 1 vote

If there’s one thing this poll proves, it’s that Richard Linklater has put out consistently great films for much of his career. I love all three of the winners myself, but Dazed and Confused is one of those rare films that absolutely nails its time period and high school setting. I am surprised that Slacker didn’t receive a single vote — where’s the love for early 1990s Austin, Texas?? It’s a conspiracy, man!

This Week’s Poll: While perusing topics for this week’s poll, I stumbled upon a poster for Barton Fink. This got me thinking about the Coen brothers and their impressive filmography. With so many excellent movies to their names, I am recommending everyone to vote for their top TWO favorite Coen brothers films. I have a feeling these results will be as scattered as Linklater’s.

WEEKEND ROUNDUP:
The NFL is back, baby! I’m starting to think the fall is my favorite time of the year — the temps are cooling down but aren’t too cold, the leaves are changing, and Sundays are filled with pro football. Now, some of you may remember that I am a *huge* Detroit Lions fan, and this is only the second year that I can say that without grimacing. Their game against the St. Louis Rams over the weekend was an ugly one — QB Matthew Stafford shockingly looked like a rookie in the first half — but the team gutted it out and pulled off a huge comeback in the fourth quarter to seal the win, 27-23. They aren’t going to be able to do that against better teams, but I’m hoping they just needed to shake off some rust. Next week’s primetime game on the road against the San Francisco 49ers will be a real test, and based on their beatdown of Green Bay, I am not particularly optimistic about Detroit’s chances. But hey, it’s the NFL, and “any given sunday” and all that jazz.

Outside of football, it was a pretty busy weekend for me. I did manage to catch two films, the last two from Paul Thomas Anderson that I hadn’t seen: Magnolia and Hard Eight. I loved Magnolia, even though the final act was just batshit crazy. Did not feel like a three hour film at all. Hard Eight was pretty solid, too, and it was especially great to see Philip Baker Hall in the lead role. It’s clearly PTA’s weakest effort, though.

What did you guys see over the weekend? Any thoughts on the latest poll results or this week’s question?