Everyone was making a big deal about it being 11/11/11 on Friday, and for good reason. That unique date will go down in the record books as being the day when Reader Who Rocks Glenn Berkshier achieved FOUR Freeze Frame wins in a row, a never-before-accomplished feat here on Redblog. Simply amazing. And to think he did it even after I mixed things up and posted the challenge on Friday instead of Saturday like I usually do. Glenn was a man on a mission, ladies and gents. Let’s all give him a round of applause so loud that he’ll be able to hear it through his computer monitor!
And what were the three films that Glenn was the first to correctly identify on Friday? The trio consisted of Casablanca, Fargo, and Philadelphia. Our second-place winner from two weeks ago, Lauranda, came in second place once again this time around, and Reader Who Rocks Paul N claimed the third-place title. These three guys also knew that the common thread between the films was that their titles are the names of cities. Hip-hip-hooray for Glenn, Lauranda, and Paul!
I built the quiz around these location-themed films in anticipation of Monte Carlo arriving at Redbox tomorrow (and yes, I do know that area of Monaco isn’t technically a city…). When I was figuring out options for the challenge I was amazed at just how many location and/or city-titled films there are! Chicago, Elizabethtown, Cedar Rapids, L.A. Confidential, 3:10 to Yuma, Sleepless in Seattle… the list goes on and on. Others besides our three winners who knew what the common thread was, and who therefore get to make a Pin of Pride for themselves, include: Dave, J. Thomas, Laura, Chris Platis, L. Coop, Deaniea Floyd, Sparky, Tiffany Boatright, Leon, Josh J, Donna Grunewald, Matthew the Movie Geek, Danielle, Chris, Hungry Traveler, Elke, AND Diane Bahn.
Great job, one and all! I’ll leave you with the trailer for Monte Carlo, which stars Justin Bieber‘s main squeeze—Selena Gomez—as a young woman who takes advantage of being mistaken for an heiress while on vacation overseas. Gossip Girl co-stars Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester and Glee‘s Cory Monteith are also along for the ride!
More Redbox movies from the cast of Monte Carlo: