On Monday, Movieline's inaugural basketball movie tournament began with 16 films. You voted, and voted, and voted, and voted some more, and, finally, we have an outcome. Was Hoosiers able to hold off White Men Can't Jump in the finals? The answer just may surprise you...
Just because your Final Four bracket is completely destroyed (thanks VCU and Butler!), doesn't mean you can't participate in a bit of bracketed fun. It's still March! There's still time for some madness! In honor of this, Movieline has put together its own tournament... of basketball movies -- and you get to pick the winner.
When reviewing Sherlock Holmes, Variety critic Todd McCarthy noted of Robert Downey Jr.: "There are times when his well-accented Britspeak reaches such basso depths that his dialogue can't be fully understood." And here I thought I was the only one! For the first half-hour, I often scratched my head at Downey Jr.'s low-register rumblings, and I had the same problem with him occasionally in Iron Man. Still, does Downey Jr. stand a chance of stealing the crown from the Monarch of Mumble, Benicio del Toro? Movieline presents the evidence, but the final decision is up to you.
With Jon Favreau wrapping Iron Man 2 and the zeitgeisty wind at his back, the inaugural Celeb-Twitter Tournament of Champions perhaps should have been his to lose. But now we know better than to ever underestimate Rainn Wilson, who corralled 52 percent of the vote in the final round to claim victory over the weekend. Which leaves us with only one question: Who should be next?
The inaugural celeb-Twitter Tournament of Champions has been a rousing, bare-knuckled success to date, concluding this weekend with a battle between finalists Jon Favreau and Rainn Wilson for the title of Best Celebrity Twitterer (in this tournament, anyway). Of course there are no losers here, just a couple guys with a million-and-a-half followers between them fighting for Twitterverse bragging rights. Not to mention their guaranteed invitation to the Celeb-Twitter World Series we're planning to host this fall. Gentlemen, start your engines, and readers, cast your votes.
Voting was heavy in Wednesday's first round of Movieline's Celeb-Twitter Tournament of Champions, which saw Jon Favreau loyalists stuff the ballots after the Iron Man director's well-timed campaign tweet. We move on now to Round Two, featuring Favreau against the legendary Elizabeth Taylor and Miley Cyrus versus Rainn Wilson in a battle of proud new Emmy nominees. But accolades will only get them so far among discriminating Movieline readers -- the only voters who count in their quest for Twitter supremacy. Make your voice heard after the jump, and return Friday for our championship match-up.
The Twitterverse is stacked higher and deeper than ever with celebrity -- maybe too high and too deep. This calls for a special edition of Movieline's Tournament of Champions, our trademark exercise in Darwinian democracy designed to help streamline and improve your pop-culture intake. This week, in the hopes of desperately needed new-media herd-thinning, we ask you to vote on the best of the celeb-Twitterers above. Only one can survive to tweet another day.* You can thank us later. After the jump: Meet your contestants!
Memorial Day weekend took on new meaning this year as we said our goodbyes to seven Wayans family members -- or at least their careers, which were vanquished by big brother Keenen Ivory Wayans in the latest installment of Tournament of Champions. Results after the jump.
Another pair of Wayanses have been thrown out of the industry, bringing the total of ousted family members to six to date in Movieline's latest Tournament of Champions. The final stage in our Darwinian democracy occurs over the long holiday weekend, when Keenan Ivory Wayans takes on his youngest brother Marlon. Vote for your choice to carry the Wayans torch after the jump.
An industry watershed was reached today as voters in our Wayans-vs.-Wayans battle royale cut Damon Wayans off from his mega-powerful filmmaking family. Another three Hollywood casualties followed as Movieline's latest Tournament of Champions moved into its second cutthroat round.
Another blockbuster vision of the apocalypse is coming to movie theaters this weekend, but don't hold that against Dance Flick. Moreover, don't hate the Wayanses -- all eight of them (at least) -- for crafting what's likely to be another spoof franchise, at least not after their Scary Movie brainchild grossed more $428 million over four installments. The clan that Entertainment Weekly once dubbed "The Most Powerful Family in Hollywood" knows its business, and for that, we tip our caps. But it doesn't mean we shouldn't level the playing field. That's where Movieline's Tournament of Champions comes in.
Many will approach the new Star Trek reboot in a state of intense anticipation, eager for each of the franchise's beloved characters to be reintroduced on-screen. Me? I mostly cared about Winona Ryder and Tyler Perry. So how did their unlikely Star Trek cameos stack up against each other? Let's see!
Maybe it was a mismatch, or maybe readers just weren't ready to let their croaking, sulking caped crusader go. Whatever it was, Batman made unusually easy work out of the Friday the 13th franchise to claim victory in Movieline's first Tournament of Champions.
Movieline's inaugural Tournament of Champions enters its final stage today, pitting a billionaire in a cape against a machete-wielding man-child in a hockey mask. Beneath all the studio hype, they're equally stupid, but only one can retain his bloated franchise supremacy. The voting booths are open after the jump.
A new age of Darwinian democracy has taken hold of Hollywood, and Movieline's inaugural Tournament of Champions has cut off its first four franchise casualties. After the jump, help separate two more chumps from the running before this weekend's championship bout.