What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew, was the only someone for you? That’s the question asked by Nora Ephron’s 1993 hit Sleepless in Seattle, which climbs into the Reel Rumbles ring this week to do battle with 2004’s The Notebook, a film that claims that behind every great love is a great story. Are these films promising chick flick classics, or just heavy-handed weepy tear-jerkers going for cheap shots over quality storytelling? Find out as the bell rings for The Notebook vs. Sleepless in Seattle.
Welcome to Flick Fights, the Official Podcast of Flickchart!
Travis Betz and Devin Barry are two movie lovers, who are also obsessed fans of the film ranking website, Flickchart. Join them as they pit movies against each other, waging verbal cinematic war while building a “best of” list on the blood of the defeated. Tune in each week with new special guests who will act as the tie-breakers for their particularly difficult matchup decisions.
This episode’s special guest: Ward Roberts
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For all its dazzling effects, epic mythology, iconic performances, and spectacular worlds and characters, the original Star Wars trilogy is essentially the tale of a boy and his father.
This week, that relationship takes center stage in the Reel Rumbles ring as the question that has been lurking about since the final curtain closed on George Lucas’s original space opera is answered: which is the better film, The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi?
We just pushed up some new code to take care of a few requested features and fixes:
BUGFIX: Adding Friends now works correctly. You can go to any user’s profile page and add them as a friend. They’ll receive an alert on their profile telling them about your request, which they can approve or delete.
> on Get Satisfaction: I get an internal server error when adding people as friends
UPDATE: Posters Stick When Choosing “Haven’t Seen” – while many of you have been enjoying the new “Haven’t Seen” functionality while ranking, the “seen” movies were sometimes moving from side to side or changing posters. This is now fixed by keeping the poster of the seen movie on the same side and only replacing the unseen movie.
> on Get Satisfaction: Do not randomly place movies when clicking “Haven’t seen it”
FEATURE: A New Look For Discussions! – We’ve simplified the sometimes confusing 2-column matchup comments and consolidated everything into a single column. We still show which movie a commenter prefers, as well as their agreements and disagreements in a more streamlined way. Your feedback on this new look is welcome as we continue to refine the experience of debating classic movie matchups.
> on Get Satisfaction: Matchup Comments Not Useful