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2014 Film Olympics: Attack of the Eyes!

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM Central
Last updated Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM Central

by John Couture

OK, let's be frank. What the heck is up with Bob Costas' eyes?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, then there's a pretty good chance that you're not watching the Winter Olympics, or at least the prime time coverage on NBC. Let's face it, there's something going on with Bob Costas' eyes and the pink eye explanation is starting to wear thin.

Did Bob disobey the widespread #SochiProblems dictum that said to not put their water on their face? That could explain it. Or is this some subversive play by Matt Lauer to step up into the big chair once and for all?

I would normally discount the overzealous co-worker angle, but NBC actually used it on their series The Michael J. Fox Show, so maybe this is just another example of life imitating art imitating life.

Whatever it is, it's just plain icky.

Yep, icky.

Well now that we got THAT out of the way, it's time to reveal today's theme. Given that Bob Costas' pink eye has gotten so bad that he has had to defer to Matt Lauer now two nights in a row, we can't ignore it any longer.

So, sit back and enjoy our medal winning "eye" films.


While the film is just OK, the title is too perfect to pass up. I mean Red Eye pretty much sums up most of the Bob Costas jokes I've heard in the last few days. Oh and you can't go wrong with Cillian Murphy oozing all over the screen like he is wont to do.


Now this film is a fun little gem if you haven't ever seen it. The scene of the cat standing on Drew Barrymore's chest and sucking out her soul is just beyond creepy. I mean Cat's Eye and that scene still resonates with me today, almost 30 years later. And you know, there's the whole Stephen King thing going on.


Not to be confused with that crappy English-language remake, the original The Eye by the Pang brothers is creepy and perfect in so many ways. Sort of like Pink Eye Bob Costas himself.

I would be forlorn if I didn't at least give a shoutout to the film Pink Eye. I've never seen it, so it would be difficult to judge but from the looks of the art alone it deserves some sort of recognition, no?

Today was another big day for Warner Bros. as it adds two more medals to its lead total. It's still close though and any studio can still win.

Stop back tomorrow when I do a little "throwback Thursday" on the competition.