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Beauty Vs Beast: A Table For Two At Dorsia

JA from MNPP here with this week's new drug (sorry I've been listening to a lot of Huey Lewis and the News these days - I consider their album Sports to be their finest acheivement, don't you?) aka another round of "Beauty Vs Beast."

Here's the deal - tomorrow's my birthday and it wasn't exactly planned this way but since there's a screening of American Psycho happening this weekend here in NYC my week's taken on that movie as a sort of non-official theme. I'm not murdering homeless men or stuffing kittens into ATM machines, mind you - don't get too freaked out. It's just a sort of general thing. But with the specter of Patrick Bateman hanging in the air I figured what better time to give you what I think might be one of the toughest picks between two bad apples (Christian Bale and Jared Leto) that we've had so far in this series.

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A vote for Paul Allen is a vote for that whole Yale thing! Yeah you know, that whole Yale thing. So per usual you've got seven days to make with the picking and the commenting - in seven days our masks of sanity will slip and we'll crown a winner.

PREVIOUSLY And speaking of slipped masks of sanity, last week's competition was a literal face off between the two Jake Gyllenhaal's in this year's best-picture-so-far-says-me Enemy - since this choosing was slightly arbitrary (either way you win, with Jake) the competition remained close but in the end the "nice" guy won first - we all decided to let Adam stay on. Carmen honed in on the peculiars of this decision:

"I'm voting on blueberries alone. It's Jake Gyllenhaal vs Jake Gyllenhaal, I can afford to be frivolous."

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Ashamed to say this, but the image of Patrick Bateman flexing his biceps,staring at himself in the mirror while screwing prostitutes left such an indelible image frozen in my brain for years. So yes Patrick Bateman, a thousand times yes.


July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I'll go with the one with the hot body too. We're perverts.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I had to go with Paul Allen because he has the best business card AND Huey Lewis and the News are highly overrated.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Paul Allen.

In a Fuck,Marry, Kill scenario, you Fuck and then Kill Bateman (unless he gets you first, but what a way to go), but you Fuck and Marry Allen, because he can get the best reservations and that, along with a great apartment, makes you King of NY.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Patrick. Duh.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

I love Reese Witherspoon in this. She used to be such a fun actress.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBia

they both have Oscars now, so that doesn't help anyone.

July 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

This is a horrible movie.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

One of the better shower scenes in movie history. Team Bait Me, Man!

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

cant wait to see this on the big screen again on Friday.

July 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I am with David here-you cannot help but want to get up on Patrick.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Me neither, Nat! I don't think I've actually seen it on a big screen since it came out. Super glad you're coming :)

To everyone bringing up Naked Bale, believe you me it was incredibly hard for me to keep this post PG.

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJA

JA -- that's what "after the jump" is for.

July 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I stand by Jason's choice of keeping it PG. Bateman already has 50+% lead, and that's WITHOUT soapy muscle nudity. Add the pics and poor Allen wouldn't get any votes at all, regardless of how one may feel about Huey Lewis!

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen Sandiego

What Carmen said. Christian's muscles would have hypnotized us all. As is the sense-memory of them is enough!

That didn't keep me from posting the pictures of him naked over at my blog this morning though :)

July 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJA

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