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Episode 43: Taking a Holiday 
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This week might have been a little more interesting if Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET hadn't been moved to a Christmas release, but as it is, here's a week featuring approximately zero Oscar buzz. We still have two movies on the slate and a tightly contested November mini-game. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the Bonus Episode thread, where three points await the winner(s).


The Best Man Holiday-- ***
The Book Thief-- **1/2


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1. PR0METHEU5: 70.0
2. KWRoss: 65.5
3. Pedro: 60.5
4. nitrium: 58.0
5. ShrunkenHead: 51.0
6. ilovemovies: 50.0
7. sunshineisles2: 47.5
8. Vexer: 45.0
9. Steven: 20.0
10. peng: 11.5

November Standings

1. Steven- 5 correct, 7.0 points
2. sunshineisles2- 5 correct, 6.0 points
3. PR0METHEU5- 4 correct, 5.5 points
4. KWRoss- 4 correct, 5.0 points
5. Pedro- 3 correct, 4.5 points
6. nitrium- 3 correct, 4.0 points
7. ShrunkenHead- 2 correct, 4.0 points
8. ilovemovies- 2 correct, 3.5 points
8. peng- 2 correct, 3.5 points
9. Vexer- 2 correct, 3.0 points

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Best Man Holiday-***
The Book Thief-***


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The Best Man Holiday-- **1/2
The Book Thief-- **1/2


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The Best Man Holiday -- 2.5
The Book Thief -- 2.5

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The Best Man Holiday - 3.0
The Book Thief - 2.5


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The Best Man Holiday: 2.0 (a sequel to a by all accounts very average comedy James hasn't reviewed? Colour me skeptical.)
The Book Thief: 2.5 (Oh look, a Holocaust movie! Must be Oscar season. Kate Winslet agrees with me ;-) and so does a NYT reviewer "The Book Thief is a shameless piece of Oscar-seeking Holocaust kitsch" Ouch. I guess it looks basically ok though).


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The Best Man Holiday: **
The Book Thief: ***


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The Best Man Holiday **1/2
The Book Thief **1/2

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nitrium wrote:
The Best Man Holiday: 2.0 (a sequel to a by all accounts very average comedy James hasn't reviewed? Colour me skeptical.)


Ah, but he did review the original. He gave it 3 stars. You can find the review in the site's old-school archives.

http://www.reelviews.net/movies/b/best_man99.html

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KWRoss wrote:
nitrium wrote:
The Best Man Holiday: 2.0 (a sequel to a by all accounts very average comedy James hasn't reviewed? Colour me skeptical.)

Ah, but he did review the original. He gave it 3 stars. You can find the review in the site's old-school archives.
http://www.reelviews.net/movies/b/best_man99.html

Oh well in that case, I'm in for 2.5!
Edit: Actually I've changed my mind (again), and going back top my original 2.0 prediction.


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To be fair, there's Oscar buzz for The Book Thief's score. :P

The Best Man Holiday - **
The Book Thief - **

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Best Man Holiday - 2.5
The Book Thief - 2.5


Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:20 pm
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Sorry, I saw that. Your post for The Best Man Holiday was clearly listed as 2.0. I even checked right after the review went up.

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Sorry, that for me?


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PR0METHEU5 wrote:
Sorry, that for me?

Yes.


Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:18 pm
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Vexer wrote:
PR0METHEU5 wrote:
Sorry, that for me?

Yes.


Indeed. I always check the competitions thread when a review goes up to see if anyone tried to pull a fast one. When you're the most recent poster, you can edit your post without a timestamp showing up. But Pedro and I both caught it.

From this point forward, we're going back to the old-school way of running this. No one will be allowed to edit picks. I'll elaborate in the next episode.

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Dear sirs, I did no edit with malicious intent, I simply have a link to the forum where I edit freely.

Of course if I edited after the review was posted it is easy to detect and I have no qualms either way.

Cheating was not my intent.

I shall now go back to talking normally.


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