90s Movie Madness

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90s Movie Madness: Round 2, Brackets C & D

Voting for Bracket C and Bracket D of 90s Movie Madness have concluded, and it’s on to Round Two – vote for Round 2, Brackets C & D after the jump:

Bracket C rd 2
Bracket D rd 2

And if you haven’t voted on Round 2 of Brackets A & B yet, go make your voice heard — it’s your duty as an American with a lot of time to kill and internet access.

Remember, the question isn’t “Which movie is better,” it’s “Which movie is more 90s?” – voting will be open until Wednesday morning, so you only have until tomorrow night to argue away in the comments:

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90s Movie Madness: Round 1 Recap

AirborneRound 1 of 90s Movie Madness is finally behind us, and despite only three upsets by lower-seeded movies (Silence of the Lambs, Home Alone, and House Party), Round 2 is already shaping up to be far less predictable.

Blowouts

Tournament favorite Clueless is already looking somewhat unstoppable after a 97% victory over Showgirls, by far the largest margin of any Round 1 contest. Wayne’s World made a statement with their 91% victory over My Cousin Vinny, the only other contest decided by more than a 90% margin — American Pie, Encino Man, She’s All That, Clerks, and Empire Records each won their contests with more than 80% of the voting margin.

Close Calls

Some of the contests came down to the wire; Friday rallied on the last day of Round 1 voting to edge Point Break, 51-49%, and Dangerous Minds held off Free Willy, in its own 51-49% contest. Austin Powers (52%) and Singles (53%) and Cruel Intentions (54%) barely escaped first-round upsets. #2 seed (and really frickin’ 90s movie) Airborne looked vulnerable in a 59% win over Dunston Checks In, and a bevvy of The Craft fans gave #1 seed Billy Madison a scare in an eventual 60-40% win.

After the jump, looking ahead at Round 2 and beyond:

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90s Movie Madness: Round 2, Brackets A & B

Voting for Bracket A and Bracket B of 90s Movie Madness have concluded, and it’s on to Round Two – vote for Round 2, Brackets A & B after the jump:

Bracket A rd 2
Bracket B round 2

Remember, the question isn’t “Which movie is better,” it’s “Which movie is more 90s?” – voting will be open until Tuesday morning, so you have several days to argue away in the comments:

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90s Movie Madness: Round 1, Bracket C

Voting is open on the third Bracket of 90s Movie Madness:

Bracket C

Remember, the question is “WHICH MOVIE IS MORE 90s?” not just “which movie is better” – Vote away after the jump and leave your arguments in the comments!

(Ed Note: The past two comments sections for this tournament contained some of the most passionate, articulate arguments in the history of online commenting – you should all form a debate team and stick it to those Harvard kids from that Denzel Washington movie)

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INTRODUCING: 90s Movie Madness!

Clueless StillIn honor of March Madness, BWE is holding a two-week event to answer a question which society has yet to properly determine:

Which is the 90s-est movie of all time?

The winner will be selected via a single-elimination bracket format in which the winners are determined by YOUR VOTES. Remember, the question isn’t “What is the best movie from the 90s?”, it’s “Which movie best represents 90s-ness.”

The films have been selected and seeded based on the following highly scientific criteria:

1) Representation of 90s cultural themes, people, styles, music, and language.

2) Features actors/actresses synonymous with the 90s.

3) Overall popularity in the 90s / cultural impact.

Voting on the first bracket will open at 2:00 – After the jump, check out The Brackets:

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