Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:00 am

Early November is too early, but maybe we should move it up to the day after Thanksgiving which would give more people an opportunity to participate before he springs his list on us.
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:00 pm

We should start the contest early November to make sure we have a lot of entries before Peter Travers plops his Top 10 list. Anyway, 4 entries were able to sneak in before he released it and here are the results. Let me know if there's any discrepancies in the calculations.

FilmFan720 = 9 points.
ksrymy = 10 points
anonymous1980 = 12 points

and this year's champion is:

Big Magilla with 14 points!

Congrats!

FUN FACT: Everyone correctly predicted that he'd have Boyhood and Birdman as #1 and #2 respectively. And once again, predicting an animated film, a foreign film and a documentary did not pay off.

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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:11 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Greg wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:You mean I actually won again? I didn't do any calculations. I was just happy that something was going right today.


I think Sonic is referring to Peter Travers.

Oh!


LOL, I was.
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:31 pm

Greg wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:Jeez, Peter, you couldn't give it a few days more?

You mean I actually won again? I didn't do any calculations. I was just happy that something was going right today.


I think Sonic is referring to Peter Travers.

Oh!
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:51 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:Jeez, Peter, you couldn't give it a few days more?

You mean I actually won again? I didn't do any calculations. I was just happy that something was going right today.


I think you actually did win...and I think I came in last. Again.
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Greg » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:38 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Sonic Youth wrote:Jeez, Peter, you couldn't give it a few days more?

You mean I actually won again? I didn't do any calculations. I was just happy that something was going right today.


I think Sonic is referring to Peter Travers.
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:26 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:Jeez, Peter, you couldn't give it a few days more?

You mean I actually won again? I didn't do any calculations. I was just happy that something was going right today.
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:23 pm

I never defended his taste :)
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:06 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:Maybe he liked it?

Right -- because his kist is always full of idiosyncratic favorites?

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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:58 pm

Maybe he liked it?
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Has Travers crossed the line to full-fledged Oscar blogger? Unbroken is getting some blistering reviews -- it's at 59 on Metacritic, and rotten on the Tomato thing. What reason for it to make his list, apart from "it's been expected as an Oscar contender"?

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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:21 pm

Jeez, Peter, you couldn't give it a few days more?
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:21 pm

Whoo-eee! I got the first eight including the first four in correct order!
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:51 pm

Dammit, I was literally making my list right now!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/list ... 4-20141204

1. Boyhood
2. Birdman
3. Foxcatcher
4. Selma
5. Gone Girl
6. Whiplash
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Unbroken
9. Under the Skin
10. Interstellar
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Re: Peter Travers Top 10 List Contest!

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:51 am

Thank you, anonymous. I'll try to have a ballot of my own soon. BTW, I wasn't too busy to do it. Just unmotivated. A toddler who discovers that letting food spill out of her mouth and onto the floor is the funniest activity ever? Things like that tend to make one's brain go all foggy......
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