Thursday, February 6, 2014

The End

Well, this is a sad day.

I knew this would happen eventually. But, I didn't want it to be now.

After working pretty hard to get this Theme Song Bracket together I guess I just finally realized that no one really looks in on this blog anymore. The lack of votes each day just proves that.

This is the third or fourth time I have done a bracket game and each time it has gone down in terms of votes. But, this is the absolute lowest it has ever been.

So, I guess it's time to wrap this blog up. I started it almost six years ago now when I left my job at the newspaper so that I could keep writing. And, it has been pretty fun. I loved doing it and I loved trying to find new things to write about.

Soon it became apparent that most of my blogs were about movies or television, so I morphed it into a movie site. And, I have been posting my thoughts on movies I have watched ever since.

It's actually been fun looking back to see what I thought about a movie, especially after watching it again. It's odd how your perception can change both good and bad after multiple viewings.

Anyway, I guess no need to drag this out. I have found myself not being able to find the time to write my reviews since my daughter has been born. But, I thought I could get back into it with this new bracket game. Unfortunately, I think my wife might be the only person that actually reads my posts. So, despite my love for it I guess it is now time to step away.

Thank you to those that have stumbled upon the site and enjoyed it. Especially to my wife who read almost all of my posts - and pointed out my mistakes - but it was always nice to know at least someone was looking at them.

Goodbye. Enjoy the movies.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TSB: (2) Up vs. (15) Kick-Ass

Voting up just a tick yesterday with 10 total votes. Please remember there are two sets you are voting on each day - this one and the one right below it (today that would be Back to the Future vs. Chariots of Fire).

Let's keep spreading the word. I would like to get the votes well past double digits for each post. Thanks for the help.

No. 2 seeds are now up.

(2) Up

(15) Kick-Ass

TSB: (2) Back to the Future vs. (15) Chariots of Fire

(2) Back to the Future

(15) Chariots of Fire

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TSB: (1) Jaws vs. (16) Bridge on the River Kwai

Well, not very thrilled with the turnout on the first day of this bracket game. Just nine total votes. But, we will try again.

Star Wars and Indiana Jones both move on to the next round, if in fact there will be a next round. Today we have the final two No. 1 seeds in Jaws and Harry Potter. Please vote for both and please spread the word. I definitely want double digits for each set at the very least.

Let's have some fun.

(1) Jaws

(16) Bridge on the River Kwai

TSB: (1) Harry Potter vs. (16) Goodbye Lenin

(1) Harry Potter

(16) Goodbye Lenin

Monday, February 3, 2014

TSB: (1) Indiana Jones vs. (16) Saw

Hello. And welcome to the first day of the first round of the (Instrumental) Theme Song Bracket.

I searched long and hard about trying to add music to these blog posts without having to put in a youtube clip. And, the only way I could figure out how to do it so that it worked was to add a playlist at the top of the page. So, all four theme songs from today are listed above (click on the right side with the four lines to open the playlist) if you so wish to listen to them before voting.

I will update that each day with the theme songs being voted on. So, please enjoy this process and make sure to spread the word - looking for many, many votes this time around.

Don't forget there are two entries each day - vote here and vote in the next one below.

Thank you.

(1) Indiana Jones

(16) Saw

TSB: (1) Star Wars vs. (16) Requiem for a Dream

(1) Star Wars

(16) Requiem for a Dream

The Theme Song Bracket

Well, the Super Bowl is over: Congratulations Seattle. And, March Madness is still over a month away. So, what will keep us entertained?

How about a Movie Theme Song Bracket?

After watching the new Star Trek film this past summer I got to thinking how much of a risk they took in changing the iconic theme song to something new.

Now, Star Trek did it a bit different - and probably smart. They incorporated the old theme into the new series, even though it really isn't considered the theme. In the end, I really loved the new theme - it worked out for them.

However, changing an iconic theme sometimes doesn't work out as well. For instance, also this summer Man of Steel was released - and there is not one piece of music as uplifting or iconic as the original Superman theme. I think they really missed out on not putting it in there.

It got me thinking, have there really been that many decent theme songs of late? I immediately thought of Pirates of the Caribbean and even Kick-Ass. But as I dug even deeper, there are actually a decent amount of theme songs that are somewhat current. But, do they stack up to the iconic films?

Well, let's find out.

I, with a little help, have compiled 64 instrumental movie theme songs and created a Theme Song Bracket. So, over the course of about a month we will whittle them down to the most iconic theme song.

Again, please don't freak out about the original rankings. I had five different people rank the theme songs and I put them all together and this is how they averaged out. In the end, as always, the cream will always rise to the top.

So, check back each day and I will have two chances to vote. Tell your friends, your family, your plumber. Let's get as many votes as possible. Check back tomorrow for our first two sets of theme songs to vote on.

Below we have our bracket of 64 (in four different versions - thanks to my pal Matt. Print out your favorite to follow along) - which theme song is your favorite? Stop back each day to vote.