MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs Usual Suspects CLOSED

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Which film deserves to advance to the Ultimate Movie Cup Finals?

Poll ended at Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:00 pm

The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
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15%
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
11
15%
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
11
15%
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
11
15%
The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)
7
10%
The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)
7
10%
The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)
7
10%
The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)
7
10%
 
Total votes : 72

MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs Usual Suspects CLOSED

Postby Luhks on Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:00 pm

Congratulations to the two films voted The Ultimate Cult Classic, The Usual Suspects, and The Ultimate Blockbuster, The Empire Strikes Back.

*The Usual Suspects topped David Lynch's head trip Mulholland Drive, Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Christopher Nolan's mystery Memento, and then edged out David Fincher's Fight Club to win the title.

*The Empire Strikes Back dominated its blockbuster competition: Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Zemeckis' Back to the Future, Disney's The Lion King, and finally Ridley Scott's Alien.

Only one can advance to the Ultimate Movie Cup Finals.


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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Academy Awards: 1 win, Best Sound; 2 nominations, Original Score, Art Direction
IMDB Ranking: #9; TSPDT Ranking: #306
All-Time USA Box Office: #12

Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak
Academy Awards: 2 wins, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor
IMDB Ranking: #21; TPSDT Ranking: #644

Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.


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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby Iceman on Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:02 pm

The Empire Strikes Back!
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby zeek on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:33 am

I went for the underdog here. Don't mind who progresses tbh :) Both fantastic films!

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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby Brookie on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:41 am

TESB all the way. :thumbsup:
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby Sandiwich11 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:50 am

Empire :thumbsup:
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby kristy815 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:23 am

I've never seen TESB so I voted for The Usual Suspects.
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby Vertigo on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:44 pm

The Usual Suspects :thumbup:
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby mom on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:56 pm

The Empire Strikes Back :cool:
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby b3rt4 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:13 pm

The Usual Suspects
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby Luhks on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:46 pm

Good battle here. Keep those votes coming.
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Re: ULTIMATE MOVIE CUP SEMIS: EmpireStrikesBack vs UsualSuspects

Postby zeek on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:46 am

Almost at the final! :w00t:

Enpire Strikes Back vs Pulp Fiction? :thumbsup:
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