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Friday, June 3

Would You Like To Play a Game?

I seem to be watching a lot of retro movies about punk rock lately, and saw Hard Core Logo this week.

It was billed as a ‘darker, edgier Spinal Tap,’ but really it was more interesting than that. I guess it was an easy way to bill a psuedo-documentary about a faded punk band. It’s a shame because who really needs a darker, edgier Spinal Tap? This movie was better than that. And it wasn’t terribly funny, so it must have disappointed those people who were looking for that.


Anyway, at one point in the movie they played the same road game that my family often played during those long drives from Iowa to Miami. Someone named a country and then the next person named another country whose first letter was the same as the last letter of the previous country. You probably played it too, remember?

England…Dominican Republic…Columbia…then the run of countless countries whose names begin and end with the letter A.

But instead of countries they played with cool movies.



So I thought maybe we could play here, using the posts.


Here are the rules, with a few arbitrations to prevent fights later on:

1) First letter of your movie begins with the last letter of previous movie. Articles do not count. (Otherwise, we’ll have a glut of A’s and T’s.)
2) No Repeats! No Do-over's!
3) Movies have to be cool by your standard, not anyone else’s.
4) If you want to critique someone’s choice, you have to start by playing your turn, not a suggestion for what their turn should have been. That included stuff like ‘I LOVE THAT ONE!’ I swear to god, I’ll delete any post that does not move the game forward, you sons of bitches.
5) Yes, porn titles do count.
6) You can place as many entries as you want, but someone else has to go between each of your entries.
7) If two people submit entries simultaneously, the entry that appears first will be the path taken. The second entry will be ignored. (Better Luck Tomorrow!) If it gets missed and people start playing off the second entry, then just keep the game moving. The first responder will get his reward in the next world.
8) If someone makes a wrong entry, either not naming a movie or not beginning with the last letter of the previous, ignore it and take your turn.
9) Numbers and symbols would be spelled out. 12 Monkeys would be appropriate for the letter T.

I’ll start the game:

158 Comments:

6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Citizen Ruth

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Anonymous writes:

Hairspray

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Y tu mama tambien

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Nesferato

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Others

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Sex Lies and Videotape

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Election

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

nine and a half weeks

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Spice World

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the A-Bomb

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Better off dead

Nesferato should be Nosferato. Got caught up in the later vowels and missed the obvious one.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Donnie Darko

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Out of Sight

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

To Kill a Mockingbird

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Will writes:

Dead Poets' Society

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

You Can Count on Me

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Damon writes:

Evil Dead

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Will writes:

Dancer in the Dark

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Anonymous writes:

Dead Man Walking

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Kill Bill
(I went with the first response above, as stated in the rules)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger robotomy writes:

(Monty Python's) Life of Brian

I decided the title begins with "Life" -- just as I would call "National Lampoon's Animal House" simplyl "Animal House."

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Anna writes:

National Lampoon's Animal House.

Wassupper.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Edward Scissorhands

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

Sense and Sensibility.

I do *so* think it's cool.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Spider writes:

Silkwood

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Ileana writes:

yellow submarine

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Kristy writes:

E.T.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Will writes:

The Trip

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

The Piano

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Spider writes:

Oklahoma!

Well, someone had to post a gay musical...

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Emily A. writes:

Ameilie!

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Kristy writes:

Envy

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Spider writes:

Year of Living Dangerously

 


6/03/2005
Blogger nycbabylon writes:

Young Frankenstein

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Napoleon Dynamite

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Anna writes:

Elf.

I heart Will Ferrell.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

Frida

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Apocolypse Now

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous B writes:

Welcome to the Dollhouse

 


6/03/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Daytrippers

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

Schindler's List. Schindler's list, baby.

(Although I could have gone with Shine.)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

two hundred cigarettes

and sorry georgia, but rules are rules.

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Sleepy Hollow

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous TOPH writes:

Saturday Night Fever

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The River's edge

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Elephant Man

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous TOPH writes:

Newsies :)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Notorious

I just saw I spelled Nosferatu incorrectly twice. Brilliant.

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous toph writes:

Spaceballs

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Safe

Toph, we said cool movies.

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous TOPH writes:

Emmitt Otter's Jugband Christmas
(These ARE cool movies...you must have had a terrible childhood...)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Scanners

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous TOPH writes:

Savannah Smiles

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Sound of Music

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous toph writes:

Caddyshack

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Kung Fu Hustle

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous TOPH writes:

Erin Brockovich
(Kentucky Fried Movie is NOT cooler than Emmitt Otter)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous toph writes:

Heidi

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

I Heart Huckabees

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous toph writes:

Supersize Me

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

easy rider

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Raising Arizona

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

After Hours

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous toph writes:

Adaptation (weird i was just typing raising arizona)

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Saved

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Dazed and Confused

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Deconstructing Harry

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Yojimbo

 


6/03/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

O Brother Where Art Thou

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The untouchables

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Toph writes:

Smokey and the Bandit

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Thirteen conversations about one thing

 


6/03/2005
Anonymous Toph writes:

Goonies

 


6/03/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Spirited Away

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Yentl

ok, i went there

 


6/04/2005
Blogger hot babe writes:

Lake Placid

 


6/04/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Dead Man
(not to be confused with Dead Man Walking)

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

North by Northwest

 


6/04/2005
Blogger hot babe writes:

Twister
(the last movie I ever saw in the theater with my entire family)

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Real Genius

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Scotland, PA

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Airplane!

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Empire of the Sun

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

A Nightmare on Elm Street

J. Depp always comes through in a fix!

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

To Live and Die in LA

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Akira

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Astronaut's Wife

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Everybody's All American

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Superman II

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Orlando

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

O Brother Where Art Thou

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Once Upon a time in China


OK, Todd seems to be intentionally picking movies that have already been named, and georgia is doing it by accident. We will accept James' Orlando and go from o.

 


6/04/2005
Anonymous Todd writes:

Over the Top

(The Stalone Arm-Wrestling movie now on DVD)

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

About a Boy

 


6/04/2005
Anonymous Anonymous writes:

The Year of Living Dangerously

Okay, so Mel Gibson is so crazy-deranged-out right now, but what makes this movie is that woman playing a man!

rob -- didn't feel like logging in

 


6/04/2005
Blogger dan writes:

You Can't Take It With You

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Unfaithful

 


6/04/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Lolita

 


6/04/2005
Anonymous Anna writes:

Alien

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Neverending Story

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The Young Poisoner's Handbook

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Kissing Jessica Stein

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Nashville

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Ed Wood

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Dogfight

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Torch Song Trilogy

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Young at Heart

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Triplets of Belleville

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The Emerald Forest

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Trick

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Kalifornia

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Another Country

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

You've Got Mail

Hey! Parker Posey was in it!

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Lawrence of Arabia

Damian, You should be ashamed of yourself, first for seeing you've got mail, and then for admitting it.

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

About Schmidt

Erik, I see everything with Parker in it. Even if it is swill unrealistic romance with T. Hanks and M. Ryan.

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

This Boy's Life

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

eXistenZ

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

A Zed & Two Noughts

Probably my favorite movie.

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

A Streetcar Named Desire

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Escape from Planet of the Apes

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Some Like It Hot

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Trainspotting

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Go

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Office Space

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Everyone Says I Love You

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Garden State

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Everything you wanted to know about sex*


*but were afraid to ask

(I think we should count the x as the last letter)

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Xanadu

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

The United States of Leland

 


6/04/2005
Blogger Brooke writes:

Dr. No.

Sorry about that O Brother citation...

 


6/04/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

The Opposite of Sex

 


6/05/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Xizao

(Mandarin title, released in the states as "Shower")

Perhaps a bit too sentimental to really be called cool. Still an excellent movie.

 


6/05/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

 


6/05/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Taxi Driver

 


6/05/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Run Lola Run

 


6/05/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Nick of Time

 


6/05/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Empire Records

 


6/05/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

SLC Punk

 


6/05/2005
Anonymous Todd writes:

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

 


6/05/2005
Anonymous David Cronenberg writes:

eXistenZ

 


6/05/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Elizabeth

(I used eXistenZ yesterday, so I continued with "E")

 


6/05/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Hudsucker Proxy, The

 


6/05/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Young Einstein

 


6/05/2005
Blogger hot babe writes:

Notting Hill

 


6/06/2005
Blogger jamesdamian writes:

Love Actually

 


6/06/2005
Anonymous Another Dan writes:

Year of the Horse

(A Neil Young Rockumentry)

 


6/06/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Electric Dreams

 


6/06/2005
Anonymous Anonymous writes:

Sex in the city (does this count?)

 


6/06/2005
Blogger Bewareoftheblog writes:

Yi yi

 


6/09/2005
Blogger dan writes:

I Shot Andy Warhol

 


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