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Beauty Vs Beast - The Boys of Bruges

JA from MNPP here with this week's sorta St. Paddys edition of our "Beauty Vs. Beast" series. I say "sorta" because several factors contributed to me wanting to do a face-off between who we're doing a face-off between, and the lusty leprechaun Colin Farrell making my eyes smile is probably the smallest factor on the list (though Colin being lusty is never negligible, of course).

The main factors were that five of the six pairings so far have been lady vs lady and, though I know we all love our ladies up in here it felt right to swing back to the different-chromosomed side of the fence this round; two, we were just ogling writer-director Martin McDonagh last week at our site; and three, I watched Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend, as I'm sure many of you did as well, and every time Ralph Fiennes lost his cool therein I couldn't help but think upon Harry.

It's an In Bruges-off, people.


Sometime before or after you vote and before or after you hit the comments to tell us why you voted the way you voted I would like you to take a moment to appreciate the fact that I made that list of Pros and Cons without using a swear-word once. It was a f**king task and a f**king half, people. Whoops.

PREVIOUSLY ON Last week's poll has closed, SlayerFest 2014 has come to an end, and which Chosen One is left standing victorious? Oh it's Buffy, Buffy Buffy Buffy, always Buffy. Every vampire in Sunnydale and beyond seemed to fall in love with the quippy Summers girl and we proved no different. S'cool, Faith doesn't need you people anyway. Said JS:

"I voted Buffy but most likely I was simply voting for Sarah Michelle Gellar, who gave an acting masterclass for seven years on that show. Faith is definitely the more interesting character, but Faith's best episode was performed by SMG."


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Reader Comments (14)

If you're just talking about the actors this goes to Fiennes but if you're just talking about this movie, I have to go with Farrell who just DESERVED that Globe. plus the eyebrows win on the "pro" section.

March 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Ditto what Nathaniel said.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

I'm voting for Ray. Just once I'd like to be on the winning side of one of these polls.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

Love them both but Colin's elfin charm gets me every time.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

This was the hardest poll yet. Both are such fantastic characters. To be honest, I voted for Harry because he was losing and this poll should be much closer.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSquasher88

In Bruges is the only recent movie that comes to mind where I *completely* disagree with the consensus of cinephiles. I feel "flames... on the side of my face"-style hatred toward it, as well as Seven Psychopaths. McDonagh will probably make a third obnoxious killing "comedy" soon to complete the trilogy.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan

Colin Farrell deserved that Oscar. There, I said, and I've seen The Wrestler and Milk.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

wow early voting is so slanted. why is it always 70 to 30?

March 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I'm with Ray since Harry is a cunt. (That whole scene never fails to make me laugh)

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

Come on, Ralph is always the right answer.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Collin Farell deserves a better career.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

"being sad" belongs on ray's pro list

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpar

Definitely voting for Harry. The gun, the inanimate fucking object - he's endlessly hilarious.

And come on, the fact that they got the guy that played the English Patient to do this role? Brillant. Truly Ralph Fiennes at his best and also most Oscar worthy.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGJP

Harry was kind of playing Sexy Beast, whereas Ray was an original.

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

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