Monday, May 2, 2011

Blog Poll #1.

NEW THING: While sifting through the Netflix Instant Watch "Tearjerkers" section for possible blog material, I came across two films that caught my eye: Autumn In New York, a 2000 film starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, and Sweet November, a 2001 film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. For as long as I can remember, I have not been able to tell these two movies apart. Their titles are similarly autumnal (one more directly so than the other, but still). They came out at around the same time. From what I understand, both films have similar plots, feature Manic Pixie Dream Girls, and are sad. They are also both probably terrible.

I intend to watch one of these two films this week for the blog (I'll probably watch the other one in a few weeks or so), and seeing as how I cannot distinguish between the two, I figured I'd leave it up to you, the readers. So please take the poll at right. I arbitrarily set the deadline for the poll for Wednesday, May 4, at 11:59 PM. After you decide, I'll do my best to watch it Thursday and have my post ready for all of you to read on Friday. (Although if my previous attempts at setting time-sensitive goals for this blog are any indication, I will have my post ready for all of you to read sometime next year.) 

I'd also love it if you explained your choice in the comments! So do some research, check out the Wikipedia links above, then go ahead and intelligently defend your violent hatred of either known shoplifter Winona Ryder, or known simpleton Keanu Reeves. Or both. 

Thanks!

10 comments:

  1. Richard Gere has never given a good performance. Watch First Knight.

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  2. i hereby intelligently defend my violent hatred of manic pixie dream girls. COME HITHER, HIPSTER BOYS! WE EXIST SOLELY TO SAVE YOU FROM YOUR UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS ANGST AND EMO EXISTENTIALISM! WE HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER THE WORLD BESIDES OUR DESIRE TO AID YOUR CHARACTER ARC! Gag me.

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  3. Have you even read the IMDB plot summary for Autumn in New York?

    "Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman."

    The 22 year age difference between these two promises to be delightfully creepy.

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  4. If I see the name Keanu but not the title "Hard Ball" in the same blog post on a website claiming to be dedicated to sad movies, then I lose a lot of respect for that website. Makes me wonder why I come to write on the boards of that website even once in a while.

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  5. Next blog poll: Hard Ball vs. The Sandlot. Or Hard Ball vs. For Love of the Game. Or Hard Ball vs. Hardball with Chris Matthews.

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  6. winona's so hot! plus see julia's comment re: AGING PLAYBOY WHO FALLS FOR TERMINALLY ILL WOMAN. this is a walk to remember (which omg you should watch) with a whole new weird daddy-issues angle. delightful is a good word.

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  7. I voted Sweet November because the main character is named Nelson Moss.

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  8. I LOVE HARDBALL. i may even own the soundtrack.

    ...okay, i totally do.

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  9. I voted for Keanu twice. G-Baby is so disappointed in those who did not.

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  10. Never seen Hard Ball, but Sandlot and For the Love of the Game get me every time

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