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Hops and Box Office Flops: The Epic Science Fiction/Fantasy Film March Madness Showdown


Every March, there is a basketball tournament that I never watch. To celebrate said tournament, I—the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK)—and a special guest co-host filled out i09’s Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy film of the last decade bracket. Going matchup by matchup, we broke down who we chose and why, eventually crowning an overall winner per region.

In the first episode we discussed the left side of the bracket (the number one seeds were Mad Max: Fury Road and Edge of Tomorrow).

Episode two covered the right side (the number one seeds were Arrival and Attack the Block). We also dove into the Final Four and crowned an overall champion. Unlike the other half of the bracket, the right side saw some real deviation in our picks.

Upsets—dark horses emerging from nowhere—were abound and no seed—high or not—was truly safe. We encourage you to fill out a bracket of your own to see how your selections compare to ours. And, as always, hit us up on Twitter (@HopsandBOFlops) to tell us why you agreed/disagreed with our choices or to even just continue the debate!

This special, and impromptu, two-parter was one wild ride!

You can find these episodes of Hops and Box Office Flops, as always, on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherand Spotify!


Thomas L. Kelly

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