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It’s time for KSR Movie Madness!

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Do you have your bracket ready? If not, click here to view it online and/or print one out.

The rules are simple: A movie needs three votes to advance to the next round. Matt, Ryan, Shannon and I will place our votes and we’ll go to the next caller on the line if a fifth is needed to decide the matchup.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

94 Comments for It’s time for KSR Movie Madness!



  1. ukjaybrat
    10:04 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    how much blood will be shed over this bracket?



  2. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:05 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Back to the Future vs Saving Private Ryan in the second round is a joke!



    • ukjaybrat
      10:07 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      no no my friend… the biggest travesty of all time is gladiator and shawshank have to faceoff in the second round. that was my toughest decision of the entire bracket



    • runningunnin.454
      10:08 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Back to the Future; I had assumed the target audience was adults.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      10:10 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I also agree that was a tough decision. The two toughest decisions in the second round.



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:06 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Basketball first. Mark Smith to Illinois; is that the University of Illinois? i didn’t know they have a team.
    And somebody is saying Bamba to Texas? Egad…have fun at the football games.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:08 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      They had a team for 2 seasons around the turn of the Millennium. MIA before and since.



    • J-Dub421
      10:31 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Does anyone actually watch Big 10 basketball?



    • runningunnin.454
      10:48 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I watched Purdue some; and Wisconsin….just love to see them get beat.



  4. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:06 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    What is the rule on trilogies/sequels? Am I voting for Raiders of the Lost Ark or all the Indiana Jones movies?



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:10 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Reasonable, erudite humans would judge each flick on it’s own. KSR seems to think otherwise.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:10 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      that’s why i had issues with mine. sometimes i looked at the entire trilogy (star wars) but sometimes i just looked at the original Jurassic Park.



    • Realme
      10:12 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Matt should have just went with the best single film out of any trilogy/franchise.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:13 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      New Hope- groundbreaking; Empire- Epic; Jedi- well…………..



  5. Laker Cat 18
    10:07 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Gladiator over Forrest! The West is a joke.



  6. CATandMONKEY
    10:07 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Based on prior KSR brackets I fully expect Subway or Fazzoli’s to beat out any Brennan establishment. Oh wait; movies? Well you get the picture.



  7. ukjaybrat
    10:08 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KotDy_EKL9HL6EuOnAXYLwtbuV9DuXDD2M_ERg13_QU/edit?usp=sharing

    My bracket… not how i think ksr will pick them, because shannon’s bad taste in movies will eventually knock out some of my picks for sure.



  8. Laker Cat 18
    10:09 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Drew is in the house. There’s no way Forrest Gump doesn’t make the Final Four at a minimum.



  9. Realme
    10:09 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t really care about the movies, but I will enjoy Matt getting frustrated and them coming up with some kind of nonsense winner because the 4 of them are so different.



  10. runningunnin.454
    10:10 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    The whole 1980 thing is arbitrary and superficial.
    And, why don’t we get to vote? Nutz.



  11. Laker Cat 18
    10:10 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I’m going to make a prediction that the comments section will be hotter today than any other day of 2017 so far.



  12. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:12 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Ok…my Final Four…
    Indiana Jones
    A Few Good Men
    Star Wars (Because the West was weak!)
    Forrest Gump (By far the strongest bracket)



  13. secrick
    10:15 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I remember the good ole days when this use to be a sports show.



    • Craig
      10:17 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      You must not have been a listener for long, because this kind of goofy stuff always happens in the offseason.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:20 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yup, Craig.



    • secrick
      10:57 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Been listening for years. was just my opinion. Doesn’t mean a thing. Love this site.



    • ukbradstith
      11:03 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      No you don’t, because it never has been, not even from day one. And thank goodness for that.



  14. runningunnin.454
    10:16 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Well, Shannon blew the very first one.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:19 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Amen.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Not surprising.



  15. Cats or Die
    10:17 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    What is the thing Matt can’t talk about? Papa John?



  16. Craig
    10:18 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Anybody know the story they “can’t talk about?”



    • Cats or Die
      10:19 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I think it’s the Papa John story, since apparently Matt’s bosses have been getting on to him about the UL Board stuff. But, I’m not sure.



    • Realme
      10:21 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, that’s got to be it. Papa getting booted for speaking up and demanding accountability at the most corrupt institution in Ky.



    • Cats or Die
      10:29 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      If it is the Papa John story and Matt’s bosses won’t let him even talk about, then to me they are really holding him and this show back. I think it’s time for Matt to revisit what he wants the radio show to be. He doesn’t need these Louisville stations for him to be successful. His brand is bigger than them. His audience would follow him where ever he goes. I know Shannon would probably be a casualty, but MJ and Ryan need to just do it on there own and let the station reap what they sow.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:30 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      He was booted or he resigned? I don’t really keep up with UL politics.



    • Realme
      10:32 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agree C or D. He’s one of few media who speak openly and honestly about the stuff going on over there, and stifling that is bad for the show and for overall public knowledge.



    • Realme
      10:34 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Papa John no longer on athletic association board. He was told another trustee replaced him. This from a Chris Otts tweet Matt quoted.



    • J-Dub421
      10:34 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe he’ll do a write up on it for the website.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:40 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Jurich the dark emperor strikes again. I look for the signal to go out or an emergency broadcast test any minute now…



    • RealCatsFan
      10:51 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Drew needs to put out a Photoshop with a Star Wars theme and Jurich as Darth Vader, Papa John as Luke Skywalker, and Katina Powell as Princess Leia. πŸ˜€ (Pitino would make a good Yoda)



  17. CATandMONKEY
    10:18 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    KSR already more arbitrary and capricious than the NCAA? THANKS STD!



  18. Kevin
    10:20 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Please talk more about your ratings. It is really exciting radio. Would love to hear more about the Central Louisville 33-52 demographic for white guys.



  19. runningunnin.454
    10:22 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I’ m surprised Matt didn’t include Cocktail. Argh.



  20. Laker Cat 18
    10:25 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Did Jeff Goodman get the boot?



    • Cats or Die
      10:31 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      No



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:31 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      To my knowledge he survived. SMH



    • Realme
      10:36 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Most of the terrible ones seem to be safe.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:38 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Him and Myron Metcalfe are the two I would have plucked out first. Crazy they’ve both survived this far.



  21. Kindergarten Cop
    10:33 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    How are they going to put Top Gun over Unforgiven?…..Can’t take the bracket serious anymore. COMPLETE JOKES!!!



    • RealCatsFan
      10:43 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agree – Top Gun was completely overplayed and formulaic. Unforgiven was a gritty classic in its own time. You just can’t beat Clint Eastwood in a Western.



  22. J-Dub421
    10:37 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Field of Dreams is terribly slow and boring.



  23. runningunnin.454
    10:41 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Titanic???? This is getting silly.
    I’m going Casablanca vs The Godfather; hell with the rules.



  24. RealCatsFan
    10:42 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I have to confess that I have not seen “Fight Club” or “Gladiator”, but based on the plots, “Gladiator” sounds much more interesting to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a history buff…



    • ukbradstith
      11:07 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Fightclub is terrible. Like not good in any way. Don’t know how it gained an audience.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:12 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I figure it probably attracts a lot of fans of pro wrestling. Not my thing.



    • ukbradstith
      11:56 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I’m a huge pro wrestling fan. Honestly it would be over the head of most rasslin’ fans. I got the movie, just thought it was really, REALLY stupid.



  25. RealCatsFan
    10:48 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Can someone update me on what the retweets are all about?



    • Realme
      10:49 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Someone asked Blue Smith how many re-tweets it would take to get him to commit to UK, he responded 5k. We can do that easy.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:52 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Is he a football recruit? With the first name “Blue”, he HAS to commit to UK anyway.



    • Realme
      10:55 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yes. I’m sure he’ll “commit”, but we all know that won’t mean anything until signing day.



  26. J-Dub421
    10:57 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Lord of the Rings is my favorite.



    • Realme
      11:03 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Same.



  27. runningunnin.454
    11:01 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Top Gun was pure fantasy; hotdog pilots sit behind desks at Norfolk.



  28. J-Dub421
    11:04 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Shannon’s taste in movies is equal in awfulness to Matt’s taste in music.



  29. runningunnin.454
    11:15 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    You’re bothering Steve and you didn’t include “That Thing You Do” and “You’ve Got Mail”? Heresy.



    • ukbradstith
      11:17 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      You seriously, honestly believe You’ve got Mail is one of the 64 best movies since 1980?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:20 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Just a joke; Zahn was in both of those.



    • ukbradstith
      11:23 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Gotcha. Haven’t been able to listen today?



  30. ukbradstith
    11:15 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    It should be listed as “Batman Begins” and not Dark Knight…every other series is listed starting as the first movie. Not sure that is a great way to list movies. Ghostbusters awesome, Ghostbusters II, not as great. Terminator really good, but Terminator 2 one of the best movies ever made. Where is Stand by Me and Slingblade?



  31. J-Dub421
    11:15 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    There Will Be Blood was 3+ hours of my life I can never get back.



  32. Realme
    11:17 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I’d like to see Zahn take over for a week when Matt’s gone.



  33. J-Dub421
    11:25 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Speed is a terrible movie. Shannon just hates anything he thinks is nerdy. He must have been a bully in school.



    • Realme
      11:27 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      I think OVO wrestling is way nerdier than any of the movies he hasn’t seen but votes against.



  34. Realme
    11:29 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    I say take Johnson now, for some maturity.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:32 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agree, need a purse shooter for zone buster.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:33 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Ha ha, make that PURE shooter.



    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      If Johnson wants to commit, I say take him. According to rumors, Knox likes Kentucky but his dad likes Duke. We’ve all seen how that turned out in the past.



  35. Earned Not Given
    11:36 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    If you have Schindler’s List, why wouldn’t you have The Passion, by the same logic?



    • ukbradstith
      11:56 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Great point, I had forgotten about that.



  36. Realme
    11:39 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    So, in Bilas’s eyes, he has a conflict of interest because he pays attention to academics?



  37. runningunnin.454
    11:39 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Who says Sankey is an advocate of UK?
    If an athletics commissioner even mentions academics, he can’t sit in judgment of NC. Rubbish.



  38. J-Dub421
    11:40 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    BS Jay! If you’re the Commissioner of your conference, you should have a basic knowledge of the academic standing of the schools in your conference.



  39. Realme
    11:42 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    He is usually so spot on, and always way smarter than I am, but Jay is really reaching today.



    • J-Dub421
      11:45 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed.



  40. Booby Petrino
    11:45 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    Testing, testing…every comment I’ve made today (3) is awaiting moderation. Just trying to see if it’s me or the comment (which said nothing bad)



    • Booby Petrino
      11:46 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      oh good, not me. Must be a key word in my comments. They are about Jurich, so perhaps he’s behind this πŸ™‚



    • Realme
      11:48 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      3 in the same day? I’d have probably punched my computer.



    • J-Dub421
      11:57 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      The mod-bot strikes again.



    • Booby Petrino
      12:25 pm April 27, 2017 Permalink

      well they were similar comments, I just kept rewording the first one trying to eliminate the problem word but apparently I didn’t eliminate the right word.



    • Booby Petrino
      12:27 pm April 27, 2017 Permalink

      the word I didn’t eliminate was turtleneck. Tommy turtleneck. Now lets see if this comment goes through. Maybe turtleneck is the bad word πŸ™‚



    • Booby Petrino
      12:28 pm April 27, 2017 Permalink

      well that’s not it. I’m officially at a loss as to what the problem was. Oh well, I guess I’ll move on with my life lol



  41. runningunnin.454
    11:48 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

    OH good, Matt can tell the difference between the Beatles and Buck Owens.
    I hope they never do a music bracket.



    • Realme
      11:51 am April 27, 2017 Permalink

      Oh, man, that would be bad.