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    Match Cut Madness 3: Best of the 00s

    Welcome to Match Cut Madness 3.0, a March Madness-style bracket tournament in which movies engage in 1v1 battles for glory and for shame. In Madness 1.0, MC chose its favorite films of the 80s (results: [
    ]). In Madness 2.0, MC chose its favorite films of the 90s (results: [
    ]). In Madness 3.0, MC tackles a new decade: the best movies of the 00s.

    The Rules: Vote for one of two movies. If you haven't seen both movies, don't vote. If you have seen both movies, you must vote no matter how painful. The movie with the most votes moves to the next round, and the other is burned in a fire and can never be seen again by anyone. Eventually one movie will reign supreme.

    First up: Competing movies revealed, plus the Play-In Round!

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    Round 1 Results
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    Round 2 Results
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    Sweet Sixteen Results
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    Elite Eight Results
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    Final Four Results
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    This will be brutal

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    The Play-In Round
    Have you ever looked at the list of movies in a Madness tournament, thought to yourself, "What is [inferior movie X] doing here when [superior movie Y] would be a better competitor," and wanted to do something about it? Well now you can -- with The Play-In Round!

    Play-In Round Rules:
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    The 32 movies that are on the bubble, and therefore able to be replaced:
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    The 32 movies that are locked in, and therefore shouldn't be suggested as replacements:
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    Play-In Round Rules Recap:
    -- You may replace movies that are on the bubble until you have replaced three movies.
    -- The movie you suggest must have more views on Letterboxd than the movie you're replacing.
    -- I choose which suggestions are accepted, and will vote for all accepted movies in round 1.
    -- Once you have replaced three movies, you may "block" one replacement attempt by another player, even if it's already "locked in." The movie you defend advances to Round 1. The other player may attempt another replacement. If you don't block anything you get an extra Round 1 vote.

    Baby Doll, Ezee E, Peng, and Yxklyx were huge contributors in the Madness 2.0 Play-In Round, drastically changing the course of the tournament. Peng even got two films (Three Colors: Red and Ed Wood) into the Sweet Sixteen, and as a reward received two extra votes to use during the remainder of the competition. In an Elite Eight nail-biter match-up, Ed Wood very nearly took out Fargo!

    Who will be the Play-In Round MVP of Madness 3.0? It's time to find out!

    The Match-Cut Madness 3 Play-In Round is now open!
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    so.... if I see movies on the bubble that I think should be in I should just.... wait until someone bumps them off? Then when I reply, they will be locked in? I feel like I'm in defensive mode here...
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    DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (46k) IN
    Yi Yi - GET THE FUCK OUT

    Try and watch the Diving Bell and the Butterfly and not cry at least once. If you don't cry, well then at least admire Janusz Kaminski's masterful cinematography and a performance that is completely affecting despite being from a POV for a good portion of the movie.

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
    Nobody - ***


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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    I feel like I'm in defensive mode here...
    I feel ya, had to think for a sec...

    New Rule/Incentive:
    Once you have replaced three movies, you may "block" one replacement attempt by another player, even if it's already "locked in." The movie you defend advances to Round 1. The other player may attempt another replacement. If you don't block anything you get an extra Round 1 vote.
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Yi Yi - GET THE FUCK OUT
    Excuse me, sir?
    Stuff I've Watched out of *****

    The Last Duel - ***
    Only Murders in the Building: **
    Squid Games: **.5

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    I feel ya, had to think for a sec...

    New Rule/Incentive:
    Once you have replaced three movies, you may "block" one replacement attempt by another player. The movie you defend advances to Round 1. The other player may attempt another replacement. If you don't block anything you get an extra Round 1 vote.
    I thought that if we replaced a movie it got locked in - wasn't that how it was before?
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    Quote Quoting quido8_5 (view post)
    Excuse me, sir?
    Unfortunately I don't recall a single thing about Yi-Yi - I rated it mid-level 8.
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    I thought that if we replaced a movie it got locked in - wasn't that how it was before?
    Yes that's correct. But with this new rule you are now encouraged to be aggressive (rather than defensive, as you say) because you can promote three films and then get an additional "block," for a total of four "moves" in the play-in round. If it turns out there isn't a film you want to defend, you can turn it into an extra round 1 vote.

    Also, locking in a movie that's been bumped off by someone else is kind of like guessing $1 more in the Price is Right. Technically it's allowed, but be aware you'll get some serious side-eye the more you do it.

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    Quote Quoting quido8_5 (view post)
    Excuse me, sir?
    GONE!

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
    Nobody - ***


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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    GONE!
    Sorry, not gone. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (46k) does not have more LB views than Yi Yi (52k). You were definitely getting bonus points for your impassioned plea. Try again!

    EDIT: May I suggest to E or anyone else Beau Travail as an easy target... LB lists it as 1999, and that's a huge knock against it. (Claire Denis fans should know I mentioned Beau Travail specifically during the play-in round of Madness 2.0 and no one voted it in.)
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    IN: I'm Not There.
    OUT: Beau travail (great film but obviously it shouldn't be here)
    Just because...
    Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960) mild
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

    The last book I read was...
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontė


    The (New) World

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    Hmm...

    DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
    will now say
    GOOD BYE TO WENDY AND YOUR DOG TOO

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
    Nobody - ***


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    IN: Marie Antoinette
    OUT: Let the Right One In (so chilly and clinical I could never get involved in it)
    Just because...
    Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960) mild
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

    The last book I read was...
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontė


    The (New) World

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    IN: A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    OUT: Atonement (seriously?!?)
    Just because...
    Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960) mild
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

    The last book I read was...
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontė


    The (New) World

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    sorry - rules are too confusing...
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    I just realized Dogtooth (138k) isn't on the list. That seems like an oversight.
    Just because...
    Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960) mild
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

    The last book I read was...
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontė


    The (New) World

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    IN: I'm Not There.
    OUT: Beau travail (great film but obviously it shouldn't be here)
    + Beau Travail is 1999. Todd Haynes is a respected director
    - Beau Travail is part of an underrepresented group. Claire Denis is a respected director
    = Beau Travail is out! I'm Not There is in!


    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
    will now say
    GOOD BYE TO WENDY AND YOUR DOG TOO
    + The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is non-English language. You gave an impassioned plea
    - Kelly Reichardt is a respected director
    = Wendy and Lucy is out! The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is in!
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    Yeah, get that Atonement and its one cool shot out of here!

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
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    Gaspar Noe, MC legend, is so saddened to not be in this grouping.

    Enter the Void or Irreversible???

    No Time to Die - ** 1/2
    Black Widow - *
    Nobody - ***


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    Enter the Void and Wendy and Lucy should be in - but the rules are so complex...
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    Irréversible is definitely the more disciplined of the two, and it has 107k views. I'd much rather watch it again than The Squid and the Whale (the second-best Noah Baumbach movie of the decade).
    Just because...
    Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960) mild
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson, 2021) warm
    High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) mild

    The last book I read was...
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontė


    The (New) World

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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    but the rules are so complex...
    -- The movie you suggest must have more views on Letterboxd than the movie you're replacing.

    This is the main rule. If you follow this you're doing it right.


    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    I'd much rather watch it again than The Squid and the Whale (the second-best Noah Baumbach movie of the decade).
    I also prefer Margot at the Wedding.
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    I suspect this will be a game that I barely vote in if Baby Doll continues this rampage.
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