Supposedly there's some kind of sports tournament taking place this month, possibly involving teams from Nashville. We hear it features some sort of spherical object. But who can find media coverage of such a thing, above the clamor surrounding the "Best Movie Scene 2000-2009" death-match brackets on Netbrawl?
Yes, Netbrawl has paired off some 64 of the Aughts' most hair-raising, heart-rending, side-splitting, gut-wrenching movie moments, and readers' votes will determine the outcome of each bracket. Will it be the boxing match from Bad Santa, or the nude wrestling from Borat? The knockout "Rhythm of the Night" finale from Claire Denis' Beau travail, or Bjork's "I've Seen It All" from Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark? The "Free Bird" finale of The Devil's Rejects, or the interstate pileup that opens Final Destination 2?
What's going to be great are the absurd face-offs that await in subsequent rounds — where you might well see, oh, the hospital attack from Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies (showing next week at The Belcourt) throwing down against the swimming-pool massacre from Let the Right One In. Check out the list, and see if there are glaring omissions or contenders that should've been melted for guitar picks. But remember: There can be only one. And I'm voting the one above all the way down the line, baby.