"Midwest Region" - February
down. 2 Segments to go. Next up - the Midwest Region, as
Henry Rollins comes back to the judging crew. I can't
wait to see what the producers consider 'Midwest' to
Ryan Ziegler (Chicago) - This dirty blonde cross
between Ryan Seacrest and Ricky Schroeder has seen Young
Frankenstein so many times, he is dating women who look
like Marty Feldman. Now THAT'S Scary.
Jeff Goodman (Chicago) - This skinnier version of
Jason Biggs says that friends use him instead of
imdb.com. Hopefully, they also won't use him instead of
J.R. McMillain (Columbus, OH) - The guy who looks
like a cross between John Waters and the actor who
played Rooster Cogburn in the 80's version of the movie
Annie says that he has seen 10 films in 48 hours. I do
that too - it's called keeping Starz on while typing all
day for this website.
Erin Davidson (Chicago) - She looks like a cross
between Uma Thurman and Miss Hannigan from the 80's
Annie movies, and she says that she knows the African
Anteater ritual from Can't By Me Love. Speaking of love,
have you met Ryan Ziegler?
Nat Dykeman (Libertyville, IL) - It's Jim Ross if
he was from the Midwest! He says he knows the difference
between Keith David and David Keith - preferring Keith
David, of course. Bonus points to Nat.
Kandice Hart (Gary, IN) - This spunky
African-American female who looks like Trenyce knows all
8 rules of Fight Club. I dig her.
We start with the first cut, where Kandice and Nat will
be deciding over Bombs Away, Scorcese and Urine the
Movies. Kandice, who looks like she doesn't like ANY of
the categories, gets rid of Urine, while Nat wants to
play Scorcese. He gets his wish...
Question - in What 1976 movie did Robert DeNiro say
'You're Talking to Me?'
Right Answer - Taxi Driver
Kandice's Answer - Taxi Driver
Question - in What 1990 movie did Joe Pesci go into his
'Am I a Clown' rant?
Right Answer - Goodfellas
Nat's Answer - Goodfellas
Question - What three actors played the Boden Family in
Right Answer - Juliette Lewis, Jessica Lange and Nick
Kandice's Answer - Juliette Lewis, Jeff Bridges (WRONG)
Nat's strategy works, and he gets to advance to round 2.
eliminated. They ALWAYS get rid of the African-Americans
first, damn it!!!!!
Spaced out is the new category. Erin (who gets rid of
Spaced Out) and JR (who gets rid of Urine the Movies)
get to answer trivia on movie bombs.
Question - In what 2003 Flop features Bennifer as a
lesbian contract killer?
Right Answer - Gigli
Erin's Answer - Gigli
Question - What 2002 Guy Richie movie features Madonna
on a deserted island?
Right Answer - Swept Away
JR's Answer - No Guess
The women are 1 for 2. Erin advances and JR gets to go
visit Kandice in the
Green Room. Jeff and Ryan compete. They see It's The
Law, but they decide to play Spaced Out.
Question - What Austrian actor traveled to Mars in the
movie Total Recall?
Right Answer - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jeff's Answer - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Question - What film starred Tim Allen as a TV Actor
mistaken for an interplanetary hero?
Right Answer - Galaxy Quest
Ryan's Answer - Galaxy Quest
Question - Who directed George Clooney in Solaris?
Right Answer - Steven Soderbergh
Jeff's Answer - Steven Soderbergh
Question - Who Directed Starship Troopers and who played
Right Answer - Paul Verhoeven and Denise Richards
Ryan's Answer - Paul Verhoeven and Denise Richards
Question - What movie featured a video game playing boy
as the last hope for humanity?
Right Answer - The Last Starfighter
Jeff's Answer - The Last Starfighter
Question - What film starred Sean Connery as a Marshall
investigating deaths on a mine in Jupiter?
Right Answer - Outland
Ryan's Answer - Spacecop
That's a tough way to be eliminated, but Ryan is gone.
Someone else will be eliminated painfully, as we get to
the great debate. Erin goes first, while Jeff is second.
Nat will be waiting in the wings to take on the loser.
Round 1 - Biggest guilty pleasure.
Erin - Midnight Madness
Jeff - Mary Poppins
Erin talks about Michael J. Fox and exceeds the 20
second mark. Jeff talks
about the wonders of a super housekeeper. Erin talks
about how a dorky movie made her feel cool while Jeff
said that Mary Poppins made him feel good. That
David - Jeff
Tatum - Erin
(The returning) Henry - Erin
Erin advances to the final round. Jeff plays against Nat
Round 2 - Best High School Comedy Movie
Nat - Rushmore
Jeff - Fast times at Ridgemont High
Jeff talks about the characters that you went to school
with. Nat calls the characters stereotypes, while
Rushmore deals with real people. Jeff talks about
issues, while Nat talks about Rushmore wins Golden Globs
nominations that Rushmore has gotten. I think Jeff is in
Henry - Nat
Tatum - Nat
Keith - Nat
We know that Jeff likes middle aged housekeepers and
stoners. We also know that Jeff will not be winning the
competition, as he is eliminated. And with that, we go
to the obsession round.
Round 1 -
Nat - Put up $2,000 to create his own film festival,
with September 11th and Robot Stories.
Erin - The abominable snowman from Rudolph the Red-nosed
Reindeer, the Cryptkeeper from Bordello of Blood and the
Grinch from her childhood.
Spending $2,000 for a film festival should easily win
this one, as she received the gifts and didn't have to
go out to get them. It does. (Nat leads, 1-0).
Round 2 -
Erin - Gifts of a Dabney Coleman autograph, a Goonies
T-Shirt - which she turned into a purse and modeled it
in front of the judges.
Nat - A date book with every movie that he has seen
during the year - and a list of every year since he was
This one is going to be closer, but I think that Nat is
going to get the sweep here. He does, as he is much more
obsessive than Erin, with Henry recommending that he
goes out, gets some sun and plays frisbee - or does
SOMEthing. (Nat wins, 2-0).
Nat will go on to the finals in a few weeks. He thanks
his wife (well, he has
been getting out a little bit) and thanks everyone who
went to his film festival and the judges. AwwwBarf.
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