Episode #106: Bracket Of Badassery – Ellen Ripley vs Carl Weathers

Who is the most badass character from all of action movies?  Using science and superior reasoning we are finding out the answer to that question here in the Brick Room.  Last week Max Rockatansky, from Mad Max:  Fury Road, faced off against Billie, from Predator.  And the victor was:

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Mad Max defeated Billie in a very close match.  This week, we find Ellen Ripley, from Aliens, competing with Carl Weathers, from Predator, to find out which one of them is the most badass.  It’s another great contest.  Get some popcorn and settle in for a good match.

Episode #105: Bracket of Badassery – Billie vs. Mad Max

The Bracket of Badassery continues on.  We’re trying to determine which character from 5 of the most awesome action movies of all time is the most badass of all the characters.  Last week it was Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer, from Predator, facing off against the Terminator from T2:  Judgement Day.  And the victor was…Dutch, from Terminator.  Dutch is the most badass of those two characters and so he advances to the next round, which means our bracket now looks like this:

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This week we find Billie, from Predator, vs Max Rockatansky, from Mad Max:  Fury Road.  This turns out to be a very interesting match up, as well.  Considering how little thought we put into seeding this bracket we’re pretty happy with the level of competition we’ve been seeing so far.  Let the contest begin!

Episode #104: Bracket of Badassery – Dutch vs. Terminator

The Bracket of Badassery continues.  Last week we discovered a new game:  finding out who the most badass character is from action movies.  In order to discover the answer to this question in the most scientific way possible we devised a bracket to sort through the contenders.  Last week saw New York City Police Detective John McClane face off against Colonial Space Marine Corporal Dwayne Hicks.  Who was the victor?  Hicks won that one and is the first winner in our contest to advance to the next round.

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This week we have two contests.  We recorded an entire podcast for the match between Imperator Furiosa and Sarah Connor but, unfortunately, we had a technical issue with our audio recorder and that whole episode was lost.  That was a real bummer to us because we really enjoyed talking about those two characters and trying to figure out which one was the more badass.  It was a difficult decision.  At the start of this episode, we take just a couple minutes to summarize some of what we talked about in the lost episode and declare the winner.  Then we get on to this weeks real match up:  Maj. Alan “Dutch” Schaefer vs. Terminator from Terminator 2.  This is a very interesting match up as well and we think you’ll enjoy the discussion.  As always, let us know in the comments what you think about the contest.  Who should win this weeks match up?  Let the games begin!

Episode #103: Oscars and Badasses

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The Oscars happened.  We didn’t really watch them, it was on in the bar but the sound was off so we couldn’t hear anything.  So, we kind of know what happened.  More importantly, we know who should be getting Oscars for stuff.  We lead off this week’s Brick Room podcast with a discussion of who got some of this year’s Oscars and who should be getting Oscars.

This leads us to a discussion of action movies because one of the greatest action movies ever made hit the screen this year and that was Mad Max:  Fury Road.  We quickly, and unscientifically, determine what the five greatest action movies are of all time.  As we discuss these movies and the characters that are in them we start to wonder:  who is the most badass character to appear in an action movie?  In no time at all we develop a bracket to help answer this import question.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll figure out who wins each bracket position until we know who the most badass movie character is of all time.  Of course, this won’t be the discussion for the whole episode.  We’ll figure out who wins in their match and then move on to discussing the podcast topic of the week.

In this episode, we have match number one from the first round of competition which places Detective John McClane, from Die Hard, up against Corporal Dwayne Hicks, from Aliens.  As expected, this is a good competition.  We announce the winner near the end of the episode.