Top 5 Anti-Heroes

After a round of Flickfessions, Anderson and Bryan talk about the bad guys you love to root for during the TOP 5 ANTI-HEROES.

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20 thoughts on “Top 5 Anti-Heroes

  1. Bryan is incorrect about Hannibal Lector. You can be AN anti-hero without being THE anti-hero.


    Posted by Sam Williams | February 8, 2012, 10:09 AM
  2. Just watched The Wave (2008). Great show! Thanks for the suggestion!


    Posted by moviejunkie | February 6, 2012, 6:28 AM
  3. Regarding all the recent cross-over on your lists lately, you know how women that are together a lot, like work in the same offices, over time get on the same menstrual cycles sometimes? Well, I think that is why you guys have been crossing over so much lately.

    I like I am matching your cycles too. I can’t even tell you how many times I have watched a completely obscure movie (like Dogtooth obscure) and you guys will discuss that movie on Flickfessions or on a list. For instance, this week you guys talked a little about The Fall, which I just happened to have borrowed from a friend the night before your show posted. Happens all the time.

    Oh, and the first person I thought about on this subject was Randall P. Mcmurphy. Surprised he wasn’t on one of your lists.


    Posted by moviejunkie | February 5, 2012, 11:32 PM
  4. “Fartbarf” kind of reminds me of John Carpenter’s self made scores. Not too shabby.


    Posted by Joey shanks | February 5, 2012, 7:45 AM
  5. Brian, please read some copy in the future as Bronko Nagurski. There can be no two surnames, or human beings, more diametrically opposed as Brian Bishop and Bronko Nagurski.

    Love you by the way. Praying for your continued health. If you’re trying to having kids please update us. We’re all dying to know.

    P.S. This list could be broken into; Sci-fi, Drama, Comedy, Westerns, Misc…. way to narrow to fit into just 5 overall.


    Posted by Craig | February 5, 2012, 2:04 AM
  6. The Wave was an American movie and it was an after school special. It came out in the mid-80s?


    Posted by Khanheir (@Khanheir) | February 4, 2012, 1:30 AM
  7. I saw “the wave” when I was in grade school… in english. It was a made for TV movie, and it was pretty good.

    Remember how you said the version you saw seemed like an afterschool special? Two years after first being brodcast the TV version was put into the after school special system 😀 Check it out.




    Posted by Keith McDonnell | February 3, 2012, 10:00 PM
  8. No love for Rorschach?


    Posted by dervorbote | February 3, 2012, 3:31 PM
  9. No Snake Plissken?


    Posted by Adam Dolan (@MrAdamDolan) | February 3, 2012, 3:31 PM
  10. One more thought… is Anderson the anti-hero of the podcast world? I guess now that i think about it more well-known podcasters probably resemble anti-heroes: Ace, Marc Maron, Anderson etc. and that Tobolowski, now that guy is a huge dick!


    Posted by Joe L | February 3, 2012, 2:36 PM
  11. Great idea on the anti-hero list. Anti-heroes are a pretty interesting phenomenon in arts and entertainment in general. A case can be made that they’ve existed for thousands of years in literature, but the current understanding has only been around for the last 40 or so years and in some ways has really only taken hold in the last fifteen years. I watched WWF wrestling as a kid, (and will always argue hogan v ultimate warrior in Wrestlmania 6 is the greatest match ever) but I remember being shocked when I caught a few episodes years later in college that the bad guys had as many fans as the good guys.

    Anyway, I know this wasn’t about movies necessarily, but related by a very cool topic. Would anyone consider Uncle Buck a comedic anti-hero? He isn’t as dispicable as most, but in a way the goalposts for both a hero and anti-hero would change for a family comedy.


    Posted by Joe L | February 3, 2012, 2:30 PM
  12. I thought, “if you guys don’t include Daniel Plainview your lists are… sniff… irrelevant.”
    You came through.
    I attended an advance screening of “Blood” at Arclight Hollywood a couple of months before it was released to the general public… because I’m a badass. Best movie of the ’00s.
    My list:

    1. Daniel Plainview in Blood
    2. Doc McCoy in The Getaway (although “Papillon” is the best overall McQueen film, McCoy is the character that captured his coolness best)
    3. Ace in Casino
    4. Rupert Pupkin in King of Comedy
    5. Luke in Cool Hand Luke (good call)

    I saw “Cool Hand” in film school, and its most memorable moment for me is when they do a close up of the guard’s sunglasses near its beginning.
    A student (not me, I swear) said, “wow, that’s a great shot.” The prof said, “No, that’s what we jokingly call in the industry, ‘a film school shot.’ It’s pretty amateurish.”
    Student: “Really?”
    I realized years later that the prof–much like many filmmaking teachers– is an idiot. That shot was awesome, and it symbolized and foreshadowed later events.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | February 3, 2012, 12:53 PM
  13. Bryan, can you explain to Carolla how good Drive is on his podcast? I’m tired of hearing someone who knows absolutely nothing about movies turn people off to one of the best movies of the year. It’s funny how Carolla wants critics who give good reviews to bad movies thrown off Rotten Tomatoes but doesn’t realize there is something wrong with him when he hates something that virtually all critics love. Also, flies into a rage over bad reviews of his movie because most critics like it but can’t apply the same argument to himself when he talks about Drive.

    Please do this as a public service for ACE listeners.


    Posted by Brian | February 3, 2012, 12:43 PM
  14. Stop pluging your pet projects, Anderson. Nobody cares about “Fartbarf.”


    Posted by Scott in NC | February 3, 2012, 11:23 AM
  15. Randle McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is conspicously absent from this list.


    Posted by RayZ | February 3, 2012, 8:53 AM
  16. Fun list guys! I agree with Anderson re: Bryan’s #3, there was just something about that movie I didn’t dig.

    I’m finally going to get to see Drive. Carolla’s hate of this movie has kept me away but hearing you two gush over it really makes me want to see it!


    Posted by LFC | February 3, 2012, 5:58 AM
    • Don’t listen to Corolla. He is fucking crazy. I quit listening to his podcast after hearing his disdain for this movie, not to mention the increasingly repetitive rants he goes on continuously.


      Posted by Brutal Bisp | February 4, 2012, 3:53 AM
      • Yes, I 2nd that. He’s doesn’t seem to be able to judge himself anymore, he doesn’t have the time and freedom to live a life where he can even develop solid observational material, and he’s surrounded by kiss-asses afraid to lose their job. Sorry Bryan. Somebody should drag Howard Hughes out of his goddamn house, cut his nails, cloth him, and tell him to shut the fuck up if he doesn’t like it. Just because the guy’s rich doesn’t mean we’re not being selfish by failing to challenge his increasingly poor reasoning. Somebody should straight up tell Adam that his focus on cars and dismissal of comedy has actually hurt him substantially. He didn’t become who he is by obsessing over toys for rich guys.


        Posted by Michael Hill | February 5, 2012, 11:05 AM
      • I’m an anti-hero for going off-topic in this comment section.


        Posted by Michael Hill | February 5, 2012, 11:08 AM
      • Haven’t listened to the Ace podcast in over a year. Does he still go on long, screaming and spitting rants about Los Angeles? I don’t live in L.A. I’ve never been to L.A. And I don’t care to hear it’s every little problem and civic matter hashed out in half hour chunks every few weeks on a podcast that’s supposed to be for a national audience.


        Posted by Sam Williams | February 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

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