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Monday, April 28, 2008

Name the Movie 3: Monday’s Third Clue

He was a cast member of sketch comedy show that lasted only two seasons, despite being headlined by Princess Winnifred the Woebegone.

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Name the Movie 3: Monday’s Second Clue

Malcolm McDowell played the same character as our Secret Actor, although Malcolm played him in a movie, and our man played him on two episodes of a superhero TV show.

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Name the Movie 3:  Monday’s First Clue

Hollywood Montrose is the only cast member returning for this sequel, which features today's Secret actor.

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Name the Movie 3:  A New Format

This week's challenge is set up differently. Each day, I'll give clues that will lead you to an actor or actress. The clues will appear throughout the day, until somebody gets the right answer. You can use Google or IMDB if you'd like, but they won't help much.

On Friday, we'll tie it all together. The actors will all be in the cast of the Hidden Movie. Obviously, Google and IMDB will make it easy to discover, so please refrain from them for the final puzzle.

Have fun!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Answers

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the script, Indy was to have a long fight scene in the bazaar with his whip against a swordsman. Ford was suffering from a bad case of the Hershey Squirts, and filming wasn't going well when the question was asked, "He has a gun, Why doesn't he just shoot him?"
    CInematic history was made.

    Pat Roach, who appeared in all three movie of the trilogy, appeared twice in ROTLA. He was the giant sherpa who was lit on fire and then shot, and he was the German mechanic who got too lose to the propeller.

    And Indy's hat never fell off in the first movie,although it became a sight gag in the two sequels.

  2. Robocop Noted for its satire on American culture, particularly in the faux commercials, when Robocop was released it set a new standard for gore in a "mainstream" film. It also included a scene that would become something of a Verhoeven trademark, men and women showering together in a locker room. A classic scene involves a low level government employee holding a hostage. While negotiating, the police offer him the newest car, with "Really shitty gas mileage", the 6000 SUX, and they offered to throw in a Blaupunkt.

    Dan O'Herlihy, who played Grigg in The Last Starfighter, played the Old Man.

    Peter Weller, who starred as Buckaroo Banzai, played Murphy, who as Robocop, ate a gel like paste compared to baby food.

  3. The Last Starfighter Gavin O'Herlihy, who played the lost Cunningham child Chuck, is the son of Dan O'Herlihy, who plays Grigg. Incidentally, Nick Castle, who directed, is currently attached to a sequel, supposedly coming out in 2010. With the deaths of Robert Preston and Dn O'Herlihy, this seems to me to be an incredibly bad idea.

  4. Legend Tom Cruise running through the forest in a loin cloth. And to think he went on to the Oscars! Mia Sara appeared on Birds of Prey as Harley Quinn, a sometime sidekick to the joker in the animated Batman series. Belinda Keaton was the character played by Shelley Long in the Ron Howard directed Night Shift. Shelley Long appeared with Tom Cruise in the movie Losin it, where he did to her on a trip to Tiajuana.

    Tony Scott, Ridley's brother, directed Tom Cruise in Top Gun

  5. Labyrinth Not many people know that GAtes McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, is an accomplished choreographer as well. She choreographed the fantasy dance sequence after Sara, played by Jennifer Connelly, at the poisoned apple.

    David Bowie starred as Jared, the Goblin King.

  6. Willow Val Kilmer met and fell in love with Joanna Whalley on the set. He played the roguish warrier Madmartigan while she played the rebellious daughter of the evil queen Bavmorda. Kilmer and Whalley married after the film,a marriage which lasted 8 years.

    Val Kilmers other movies include Top Secret, The Saint, Thunderheart, Red Planet, and of course, Batman Forever.

    Incidentally, Willow also featured another link to Happy Days. Gavin O'Herlihy, Richie's disappearing brother Chuck, played Airk, the redheaded warrior.

  7. TRON The part of Danny Zuko was played on Broadway by Jeff Conaway, who appeared on Babylon 5 as Security Chief Zach Allen. On that show, he reported to Captain John Sheridan, played by Bruce Boxleitner, who played TRON.

  8. Bladerunner Ridley Scott once again, this time directing Harrison Ford, who gets hit butt handed to him in every fight scene in this movie. Ford played the part of Henry Turner in Regarding Henry. Edward James Olmos played Gaff, a fellow Blade Runner who left origami everywhere he went. Olmos went on to play Adama in the SCi Fi channel reimagination of Battlestar Galactica.

    In Blade Runner, Darryl Hannah plays Priss, a pleasure android, who uses her skills for a new, less pleasant purpose.

  9. Dragonslayer The movie Peter MacNichol pretends never happened. In it, he plays a sorceror's apprentice. Caitlin Clarke is his love interest, playing Valerian, a young woman who has spent her entire life pretending to be a man, to avoid being eaten by a dragon.

  10. Ladyhawk Rutger Hauer gets to play the good guy for a change. Matthew Broderick is Mouse, a young thief who escapes from the dungeons of Aquilla



The theme of this puzzle was 80's fantasy and science fiction movies.

And the final tally is:

Lissa 3
Cathy 2
Barry 2
Doug 1

I'm already planning next week's quiz. And on that one, google all you want. Heh.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clues

New clues for the unknown movies. Remember to add these to the original clues. Answers tomorrow.

UPDATE: We're down to the final two, and I honestly thought the first one was the easiest one. The second one is a harder one, but I didn't think it was that hard. Here are the final two clues

  1. The hat never comes off

  2. Buckaroo Banzai eats babyfood


Answers and explanations after 5PM.

  1. Pat Roach dies twice in this movie

  2. The guy from three plays The Old Man

  3. Doug The real father of the missing brother plays an alien lizard out to save the universe with his reluctant human partner.

  4. Lissa The director's brother also directed the male lead as he battled a confidence problem. And a few MiGs

  5. Lissa Ziggy Stardust wears the largest codpiece known in cinema since A Clockwork Orange.

  6. Cathy Playing the dashing hero is nothing new for this actor, who has played a rock star spy, a holy thief, a Native American FBI agent, and an astronaut. Oh, and he likes hanging with young men in tight rubber outfits. Unfortunately, in this movie, he plays second banana to a disappearing pig trick.

  7. Barry On TV, Broadway's Zuko reported to this actor's character, but in this movie, this actor's character reported only to his user, Alan

  8. Lissa Normally, being locked between her thighs would be wonderful. I'll have to make an exception in this case.

  9. Barry Latin is the language of magic. The lead actor, whose character falls in love with a cross dresser, no longer wants this movie on his resume. Virgins are sacrificed, old men are brutally stabbed, and villages are destroyed with fire. Did I mention this is a Disney Film?

  10. Cathy Ferris Bueller gets imprisoned for having the worst British accent ever, including Kevin Costner's Robin Hood. Unfortunately, he escapes and gets medieval on an evil bishop.


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Name That Movie

Yeah, I know, I said Friday, but realistically, how many of you will be on your computers over the weekend? So, here we go.

This week's edition will be a little bit different. Instead of just giving you quotes, I'll give you quotes, some fact about the movie, a scene description, trivia about an actor or the production, something that will identify the movie.

The challenge is in two parts. First, identify the movie. Some will be easy; others, not so much. After you've identified the movies, figure out the common theme. It'll be pretty obvious. As always, no Googles, no IMDB, although the structure of this quiz makes IMDB less useful.

Ready?

Here we go!

UPDATE 1: The first answers are in. Cathy, Barry, and Doug each scored one correct answer.

UPDATE 2: Barry springs into the lead by answering number seven, one of the tougher questions of the bunch.

  1. Dysentery doesn't often lead to successful improvisation, but it worked in this case.

  2. Blood, gore, boobs, and scathing social satire. What more could you want from a movie? And it comes with a Blaupunkt!

  3. Doug The real father of the missing brother plays an alien lizard out to save the universe with his reluctant human partner.

  4. She played the Joker's female sidekick on TV. He loses his virginity to Belinda Keaton. Together, they nearly hand the world over to darkness.

  5. Wesley's momma choreographed the soap bubble scene

  6. In the movie, he fell in love with her character because of pixie dust. The dust must have been powerful because the on-screen love affair tuned into an off camera marriage that lasted for 8 years.

  7. Barry On TV, Broadway's Zuko reported to this actor's character, but in this movie, this actor's character reported only to his user, Alan

  8. Adama obsessively folds paper while Henry Turner gets the crap kicked out of him. Several times.

  9. Barry Latin is the language of magic. The lead actor, whose character falls in love with a cross dresser, no longer wants this movie on his resume. Virgins are sacrificed, old men are brutally stabbed, and villages are destroyed with fire. Did I mention this is a Disney Film?

  10. Cathy Ferris Bueller gets imprisoned for having the worst British accent ever, including Kevin Costner's Robin Hood. Unfortunately, he escapes and gets medieval on an evil bishop.


  11. Have fun! Clues Tuesday Evening. Answers on Wednesday.

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Answers for Last Week’s Puzzle

  1. CathyA Fish Called Wanda, Otto(Kevin Kline):"You're the vulgarian, you f@ck!"
  2. The Abyss, Bud (Ed Harris):"God, I hate that bitch."
    Hippy:"Well, I guess you shouldn't have married her then." Michael Biehn played the leader of the Seal team who was affected by pressure sickness and went nuts.
  3. My Favorite Year, Alan Swann(Peter O'Toole):"Double the lad's bet for me, you toad!"Mark Linn-Baker and Peter O'Toole in Richard Benjamin's semi-biographical account of Mel Brook's days on the Sid Caesar Show
  4. CathyClue, Wadsworth the Butler(Tim Curry):"Let's put the cook into the study"
    "Why?"
    "I'm the butler. I like to keep the kitchen tidy."
  5. The Outlaw Josie Wales, Josie Wales(Clint Eastwood):"Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy."Clint Eastwood tries to counsel a young bounty hunter. He fails. So does the young bounty hunter.
  6. Silverado, Jake(Kevin Costner):"All I did was kiss the girl."The only movie where Kevin Costner is allowed to act like a man. He even smiles!
  7. CathyThe Big Chill, Michael(Jeff Goldblum):"Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come."
  8. DougThe Breakfast Club, Andy Clark(Emilio Estevez):"You ask me one more question and I'm beating the shit out of you. "Launched the brat pack
  9. Tuff Turf, Morgan Hiller(James Spader):"Well, what's happening now is, you see; the girls are wondering where they've seen you before and the guys are wondering why the hell they haven't."One of James Spader's first roles, it paired him up with Disney child star Kim Richards. Incidentally, this movie features Knoxville girl Kerry Brennan as a dancer.
  10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Harry(Robert Downey Jr.):I mean, it's literally like someone took America by the East Coast and *shook* it, and all the normal girls managed to hang on.Robert Downey Jr. as a two bit hustler with acting chops and Val Kilmer as a gay detective. Yep, another case of Hollywood typecasting. Very good movie, by the way.


And the winner is Cathy, with 3 correct answers. Her prize is free usage of my laundry room in beautiful Kodak, TN, and I promise I won't make her watch COPS!

This week, I'll post the quiz on Friday.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Movie Quotes

OK, two quotes left from last week, the easy one and the hard one. I guess clues are in order.

Quote 1 "Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy."
Clue: Once kissed an orangutan. Also dumped Sandra Locke. If that doesn't make you question his sexuality...
Quote 2 "If you push hard enough, you might hit the pool.
Clue: One of Dar Robinson's greatest stunts.

New Quote:
"It's not fair!"
"You keep saying that. I wonder what your basis for comparison is?"

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Movie Quotes

Quote 1: (easy) "Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy."
Quote 2: (harder) "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Quote 3: (hardest) "If you push hard enough, you might hit the pool."

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Friday, August 12, 2005

New Movie Quote

"Roll, Roll, Roll in the hay!"

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