Top 5 Shootouts

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Find out who shot first as Anderson and Bryan run down the TOP 5 SHOOTOUTS.  However, you won’t hear about any westerns or war films on these lists.

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30 thoughts on “Top 5 Shootouts

  1. Bryan: Please tell me you didn’t compare Jim Carrey to Eddie Murphy on Carollas’ show – way, way off. Carrey is sooooooo overrated and Murphy’s a genius without a decent script to capitalize on his comedy. The last one was Trading Places.


    Posted by BW | March 21, 2013, 8:26 AM
  2. First time posting. I love the show. I love movies and you guys have a really refreshing lack of pretension and lack of self deception in the way you guys love and talk about movies. And watch ALL movies good and bad. I dig it.

    The show has turned me on to some great movies like Sin Nombre, Badlands, and Ressurect Dead. But one thing, I gotta agree with Anderson, Bryan has got to learn that he can talk about a movie without spoiling it. It’s insane. A few movies I’ve watched as a result of the Film Vault were spoiled by Bryan, and really hurt my viewing experience. Like why say: “This film has a bleak ending! Bleak ending!” So now when i’m 3/4 of the way through the movie that’s ringing in my ears, and now i know what’s going to happen. Just be more sensitive to it because it’s super annoying.


    Posted by MSR | March 20, 2013, 11:54 PM
  3. Blood Simple was a great selection by Bryan, but again, no movies selected before the 80’s. The classic number one shoot out was the ending shoot out in High Noon. It set the standard for shoot outs. Completely out gunned, Gary Cooper was able to take out the bad guys with ingenuity and toughness as well as a little help from Princess Grace at the end. All time classic best shoot out by far. No better since.


    Posted by stevo | March 20, 2013, 9:12 AM
  4. If you’re just going for a shoot out in length and beauty then I guess The Towns shoot out shouldn’t have been mentioned, but Jeremy Remmers shoot out/death scene was by far one of the most real – thus best – and most recent.


    Posted by Jac | March 20, 2013, 2:51 AM
  5. A Bloody Simple Plan. Loved that one. Hilarious.

    Also, Children of Men is amazing. Those long shots are incredible. Plus, Clive Owen was fantastic. That scene where is in the foreground and in the background Michael Caine is talking about his lost child, incredible. Watch Clive’s subtle reaction.


    Posted by thisguyjones@yahoo.com | March 18, 2013, 6:40 PM
  6. I will never question Anderson’s masculinity again.

    Any man who dotes on three chihuahuas and doesn’t feel the need to hide a lavender cell phone with – what is that, an elf? – on it, possesses a comfort level with his own masculinity that other men can only dream of.

    Great show, guys.


    Posted by gail | March 18, 2013, 3:33 PM
  7. Anderson will NOT like Smokin’ Aces. That movie was lame.


    Posted by That Man | March 17, 2013, 11:47 PM
  8. I love the film…but “Lock Stock”!?! The scene mentioned is fun, but its not a shootout. It’s one gun being comically fired. That’s not a great, Top 5 shootout.

    Same with “Boogie Nights” IMHO. More like guns being fired scene than a shootout.

    Crappy Lefty sludge “Children of Men” number 2 in Top 5 shootouts? No guns to fire back with…it’s yet another guns being fired scene.

    “Shooting Aces” & “Heat” were great choices, “Blood Simple” was a quirky choice. Not seen “Boondock”.

    Damn good picking Woo, bit ‘meh’ it’s the hipster American choice “Hard Boiled” & not “The Killer” but at least it was there…even if Anderson was rather snobby towards Woo being there.
    But at least he was & number 1 too. Nice.

    And to repeat…fuck “Children of Men” explicitly for being here, & generally for existing.

    Fucking late in the day, Hong Kong rip-off “Matrix” in viewers list, but no Woo? No other HK Nu Wave?
    American easy picks.


    Posted by Grindhouse Dave | March 17, 2013, 4:20 PM
  9. Not listened to yet.
    But if there’s not one Hong Kong John Woo film (not fucking castrated “Face/Off”) on any of your lists (even mainstream known “Hard Boiled” will do…church fight in “The Killer” the preferred option) then it’s cyber slaps all round!

    I understand having no Westerns (though that loses various greats and one utter essential in “The Wild Bunch”) but war films? Truth be told not many War films have great SHOOTOUTS…battles maybe, but rarely shootouts as such, so finding a great one would have been interesting.


    Posted by Grindhouse Dave | March 17, 2013, 10:03 AM
  10. Great show. One thing though, Dredd does not hold a candle to The Raid Redemption. Dredd is your standard big Hollywood shoot ’em up movie. The Raid Redemption was art with the most amazingly choreographed scenes I’ve seen. Dredd is what Hollywood does to great movies like The Raid Redemption.


    Posted by moviejunkie | March 17, 2013, 1:20 AM
    • That’s kind of the ‘trap’ you step into when you’re doing a movie based on rather well known source material. The Judge Dredd books aren’t known for flashy martial arts or sophisticated plots. If you stray away from the books, you lose the die hard fans. If you try and stay too close, others will find the movie predictable and as you said a” standard shoot ’em up”.

      Overall though, I’d say they struck a pretty good balance between the two. The Raid is definitely a good movie but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s that much better than Dredd, it’s just a different kind of animal. It’s like comparing Watchmen to The Avengers, they’re both “superhero” movies but one is more story driven while the other is a ‘popcorn’ action flick.


      Posted by Cory D. (@Voss451) | March 17, 2013, 8:51 AM
    • But it’s SHOOTOUTS, “The Raid” has no great shootout scenes. Nor does “Dredd” come to that. Some good action, but a Top 5 truly great shootout scene? No.

      I fear this Top 5 list is going to frustrate me!


      Posted by Grindhouse Dave | March 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
  11. So, just to sum up, Blood Simple and A Simple Plan are actually separate movies? Anderson’s egregious error of the week was pretty egregious this week.


    Posted by Chester | March 15, 2013, 11:13 PM
    • Also, I was fairly surprised that Albert Finney’s shootout scene in Miller’s Crossing wasn’t even mentioned. That is one hell of a scene. One would think that it would have at least been a contender for an “almost made the list” list.


      Posted by Chester | March 17, 2013, 5:46 PM
  12. As LFC stated, (I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll edit his name) the “Sir T–y D—y” comment caused me to laugh so hard that I could hardly breathe. The thought of him earning a regal award from the queen of England in a dignified, elegant setting…. a pudgy, brash Irish (not even English) American… omg…
    On a related note, HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND! 😀


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | March 15, 2013, 10:56 PM
    • ……..she places the sword on both of his shoulders as he kneels in front of her, and he is wearing his famous coveralls-with-no-shirt and a Boston Red Sox hat…
      SORRY. The comedic possibilities for that scenario are endless.


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | March 15, 2013, 11:23 PM
  13. Great show you three. Loved it as always.


    Posted by Michael McParland | March 15, 2013, 6:44 PM
  14. As per The Walking Dead, if you have the season 1 blu-ray, it includes a b&w version of the pilot episode. I’m thinking that perhaps Frank Darabont originally wanted to air the show that way but AMC thought it too risky. I say that because the blu-ray version of Darabont’s “The Mist” includes a “director’s vision” version of the movie which is pretty much the same as the original but in black & white which is how the movie was originally pitched.

    The funny thing is that I find that in the case of The Mist, it being in b&w adds quite a lot to the overall atmosphere of the movie. If you liked the original, I HIGHLY recommend watching the black & white version if you haven’t already seen it.


    Posted by Cory D. (@Voss451) | March 15, 2013, 6:05 PM
  15. JOEY WAX!!!!! I love it. Anyone who wants to see our SXSW selected film SCI-FLY, visit our webpage at http://MovieMagicNow.com & shoot me a message. I will send you a password protected link to view film.


    Posted by Joey Shanks | March 15, 2013, 3:20 PM
  16. “You’re gonna love it doodle-ee-doo” good stuff haha


    Posted by Gabe | March 15, 2013, 1:55 PM
  17. The Walking Dead comic is black and white. When the show was first announced I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t going to be shown in black and white. Seems a little gimmicky to start showing the show in black and white now.


    Posted by James | March 15, 2013, 9:50 AM
  18. Anderson, can you link that Vimeo video you were talking about on the show. Thanks.


    Posted by Scott in NC | March 15, 2013, 7:50 AM
  19. Lagon reolly? “you want hear…” The O ond the A ore an appasite ends af the keybaord. Hoho, gaad episade thaugh guys


    Posted by drew | March 15, 2013, 5:57 AM
  20. The comment about a certain director being knighted was maybe one of the funnies things I’ve ever heard. Simply bloody, that one!


    Posted by LFC | March 15, 2013, 5:22 AM

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