Screen Junkies » Tournament http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:49:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Winner Of Our Best Of Westeros ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament Is? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/and-the-winner-in-our-best-of-westeros-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-is/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/and-the-winner-in-our-best-of-westeros-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-is/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:03:11 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247612 Half-Man! Half-Man! Half-Man!

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After more than a week of voting, we have a winner in our Game of Thrones Best of Westeros Tournament. And while nine-out-of-ten times I’ll root for the underdog, I can’t say I’m displeased to see this number one seed make it to the Iron Throne.

Tyrion Lannister has proven unstoppable all week long. While other favorites were knocked off along the way, The Imp continued on like hoard of White Walkers, besting Jon Snow in the final. The only real chance to take him down fell to Arya Stark in the semi-finals, but even the beloved tomboy could not overcome Tyrion’s sarcastic charm. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: people love whore-mongering dwarfs.

Click on the image below to see all the results, and thanks to all who participated.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 5) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-5/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-5/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:11:03 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247503 We're down to the final four...

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Voting is now closed. Click here to see the results, and vote in the final round.

We’re down to the final four, and surprisingly, there’s only one #1 seed left in tournament‘ class=’linkify’ target=’_blank’>the tournament. Unfortunately for the competition, it’s the odds-on favorite, Tyrion Lannister (1).

Arya Stark (2) pulled off on upset against her dear old dad, but now she’s facing off against The Imp. As charming as this character is, I don’t think she has what it takes to defeat the whore-mongering half-man, but only time will tell. Jon Snow (3) and Syrio Forel (3) also advanced, and will go head to head, but whoever wins this battle is a major underdog going into the final. The last match-up might not be until Monday, but I have a feeling the tournament will be decided today.

Let the voting begin.

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Day Five’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Tyrion Lannister (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 4) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-4/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:18:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247476 We're down to the elite eight...

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Day four of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament is here, and were down to the elite eight. For the most part, there haven’t been a lot of surprises with the exceptions of Sandor Clegane (6) and Petyr Baelish (4).

I suppose Baelish, a four seed, isn’t that surprising. I didn’t expect him to knock of King Robert (1), but I shouldn’t have underestimated a man who owns whore houses. Sandor Clegane, on the other hand, is a bit of a shocker. When the six seed won against Joffrey, it made sense, since Joffrey is arguably the biggest asshole in the Seven Kingdoms. However, I didn’t expect him to knock off Jamie Lanister (2) so easily. I figured his hideously deformed face would be a turn off to voters, yet here we are.

But I’m guessing Sandor’s Cinderella story will end today, as he goes head-to-head with fan favorite Tyrion Lannister (1). Elsewhere, Ned Stark must face his tomboy daughter Arya (2), Baelish (4) and Syrio (4) face off, while Dany (1) and Jon Snow (4) fight for control of their region. Let the voting begin.

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Day Four’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Arya (2) wins.

Voting is now closed: Tyrion (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (6) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 3) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-3/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:48:36 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247434 The Sweet 16!

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Voting for day 3 is now closed. Click here to see the results, and vote for day four.

Day two of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament has come and gone, yielding another day of predictable results. My apologies to all six fans of Janos Slynt.

But with the first round completely behind us, it’s time to move on to the more interesting match-ups. How will Ned Stark do against the new King in the North, his son Robb? Everyone loves Drogo, but does he have what it takes to beat the bastard Jon Snow? And do I have what it takes to get through writing any more of this pointless copy? Only time will tell!

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Day Three’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Ned Stark (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Arya (2) wins.

Voting is now closed: Tyrion (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Sandor (6) wins.

Voting is now closed: Baelish (4) wins.

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Voting is now closed: Dany (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 2) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-game-of-thrones-tournament-day-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-game-of-thrones-tournament-day-2/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:39:21 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247383 The epic battle continues, and by "epic" I mean "somewhat entertaining."

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Voting for day two is now closed. Click here to see the standings and vote in the sweet 16.

The first day of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament was a predictable one. All of the favorites moved on, with only the match-up between Catelyn and Sansa Stark proving relatively close, although Catelyn still won by more than 100 votes. However, there was one small surprise: While they both lost to their respective challengers, Rickon Stark did pull in three more votes than Tywin Lannister, gaining 11 to his 8. This proves once again that people just don’t seem to care for child-murdering war lords. #TywinAndKony2012

With day one behind us, logic dictates that it’s time for day two. Today’s match-ups feature warriors from King‘s Landing, The Wall, and even a few exiles and savages from Essos. Enjoy.

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Day Two’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: King Robert (1) wins.

What’s not to like about King Robert Baratheon (1)? He’s fat, he’s funny, he’s constantly banging whores and leaving them pregnant. Good times for all! Of course, there is the matter of his wife beating, which under normal circumstances is considered “bad.” But considering he’s married to Cersei Lannister, you should go ahead and give him a freebie on that one. Are you going to give Janos Slynt a freebie for betraying Ned Stark? Probably not.

Voting is now closed: Petyr Baelish (4) wins.

In season one, Grand Maester Pycelle came across as a doddering old fool, at least until we figured out it was all an act, a revelation which added a much more interesting element to the character. Petyr Baelish was interesting to begin with, but his unscrupulous actions are sure to hurt him in a popularity contest like this. Will his charm be enough to overcome his treachery?

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Fans of the books might have a more favorable impression of Renly Baratheon, but fans of the TV show didn’t really get to know him. Sure, he tried to help Ned Stark. And sure, he likes banging dudes. But other than that, he didn’t get much screen time. Then again, neither did Syrio Forel, but every time he was on screen he was charming. Plus Syrio saved Arya Stark, which should get him some real street cred round these parts.

Voting is now closed: Varys (2) wins.

It’s hard to get a read on Lord Varys (2). Is he good? Is he bad? Is the spot where his testicles used to be smooth, or covered over with scar tissue? These are questions that must be left for season two, but there’s no denying that Varys is fascinating character. Loras Tyrell (7), on the other hand, pretty much just jousts and gives blow jobs, both of which seem fun, but he’ll need more than that to beat Varys.

Voting is now closed: Dany (1) wins.

Daenerys Targaryen (1) is a hot, blonde queen who has her own dragons. Jeor Mormont (8) is a fat old man who has his own crow. Granted, the crow can talk, but still, Mormont’s in for some trouble.

Voting is now closed: Jorah Mormont (4) wins.

Jorah Mormont (4) is Knight who was thrown into exile for selling slaves. Not exactly the noblest of pursuits, but he did it for love, so I guess it’s OK, right? Uh, yeah. Then there’s Viserys Targaryen (5), who is an interesting character. However, he suffers from the same affliction as King Joffrey. By “affliction,” I mean everyone hates him and wants him dead.

Voting is now closed: Khal Drogo (3) wins.

You don’t f*ck with Khal Drogo (3), unless, of course, you want molten metal poured over your head. But apparently people do f*ck with Benjen Stark (6), since he spent the bulk of the first season missing in action beyond the wall. Today, I expect his supporters to be missing in action, as well.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

It’s hard to put Jon Snow (2) up against Samwell Tarly (7), mainly because the two are good friends. But I’m also worried that Snow might let Tarly win, just like he did in Night’s Watch training.

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THE MICHAEL BAY EXPLOSION TOURNAMENT http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-michael-bay-explosion-tournament/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-michael-bay-explosion-tournament/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 VOTING FOR ROUND 1 IS CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN STILL VOTE FOR WHO GOES TO THE BIG BOOM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP!

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VOTING FOR ROUND 1 IS CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN STILL VOTE FOR WHO GOES TO THE BIG BOOM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP!

Welcome to Baywatch Day 2, junkies.  Yesterday, we introduced you to Michael Bay’s music video oeuvre.  The hits were many.  The explosions?  Merely metaphorical. 

And that’s just not what we really really really love about Bay, is it? 

Well you’re in luck.  Today marks the launch of "Michael Bay and the Bracket of Boom," a tournament pitting the filmmaker’s best cinematic eruptions against each other.  We selected the participants – one from each of Bay’s eight feature films – and you get to choose which explosion survives its head-to-head matchup.  Each day you can come back and see who won the previous day, then vote – as many times as you like – for your favorite one.  And if you need to refresh your memory, the clips are embedded below.

There can BOOM only one.  The detonator is in your hands. 

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MATCHUP #1


The boom that saves the world versus the boom that vaporizes a complex piece of machinery.  You’d think Bruce Willis’ detonation in Armageddon would reign supreme, but when you get down to it, it is just a really big rock.  The helicopter in The Island has bells and whistles and blades and gauges.  Engineers spent countless man-hours calibrating those delicate devices and in a flash they’re gone.  You tell us what’s the bigger loss.   

NOTE: Results slightly delayed!

 

 

MATCHUP #2


 One can’t deny the sweet irony of a missile hit blowing Nic Cage into the ocean right before he started making poor movie choices.  It’s like it tossed him into a world of mediocrity where his sarcastic quips don’t quite have the same resonance when they’re bellowed through a cloud of bees.  Bees?!  On the other hand, you have a CG robot breaking through a wall and you can’t help but yearn for a time when Bay’s explosions where practical and not rendered on a computer.  Is it Cage’s acting or movie magic that makes the explosion hit harder? 

 

NOTE: Results slightly delayed!

 

 

MATCHUP #3


I’m not sure you can vote for an attack on Pearl Harbor and still call yourself an American, even though following that bomb down to the ship’s galley is pretty sweet.  But go ahead and vote for it if you like it because movies are exaggerated depictions of real life tragedies.  As far as Transformers goes, we haven’t seen mass public transit explode like that since Keanu crashed a bus into a plane.  The damn thing gets ripped in half by a gigantic robot!  Screw global warming, people need to get to work alive!   

NOTE: Results slightly delayed!

 

MATCHUP #4

A plane and a mansion.  Two luxuries people don’t mind watching be destroyed because most are owned by corrupt bankers or drug dealers.  And oh how destroyed they are in these two films.  The amount of flames that spew out of them is almost unfathomable.  New physics were created to meet Bay’s vision.  Below-the-line crewmembers probably died and wer buried in the ashes of fusel lodge and foyer.  But hey, if you want to make a omelet you gotta crack a few eggs.  Another note: Bad Boys was the first time Michael Bay’s trademark "silhouetted body blown across screen with fireball background" was used.  Perhaps this is Mr. Bay’s version of avant-garde.

NOTE: Results slightly delayed!

 

STAY TUNED FOR ROUND 2 TOMORROW!

 

Other Junk You Might Like:

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Bruno’s Body Suits             Cheeseburger Nikes

      

 

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