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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 11th, 2017, 4:28 pm

3eyes' topic reminded me of this game we used to play on IMDb.

The rules are simple and self-explanatory. Pick whichever film you want and change one letter in its title to come up with a totally different film. You can:


1. Exchange one letter for another. Examples:

The Green Milk (The Green Mile) - citizens of a small US town start turning into weird creatures after drinking radioactive milk. Directed by David Cronenberg.

The Lizard of Oz (The Wizard of Oz) - a giant lizard terrorizes citizens of a small town called Oz.


2. Add a letter. Examples:

Fright Club (Fight Club) - an insomniac decides to spend his nights by forming a team of people who prank unsuspecting civilians.

JAFK (JFK) - a millennial, called Jay (J) realizes how addicted he is to technology and decides to spend a year Away From Keyboard.


3. Remove a letter. Examples:

It's a Wonderful Lie (It's a Wonderful Life) - ambitious young politician does what every politician does; lies all the time, but this one is particularly good at it.

Paytime (Playtime) - Mr. Hulot starts working as a loan shark, but he can't seem to find his debtors.
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Post by Brancaleone » October 11th, 2017, 4:48 pm

This is funny
The groom - "I'm your future husband". While repeating these words, Tommy Wiseau finally realizes how to properly comb his hair.

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 11th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Tsar Wars - An 8-part (and counting) documentary series about the Russian Revolution.

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Post by joachimt » October 11th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Iran Man: In this sequel, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Tony Stark is flying back and forth in an old poor village trying to find his girlfriend's home.
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Post by 3eyes » October 11th, 2017, 7:10 pm

The bungle book -- the White House staff attempts to keep a record of POTUS's decisions

The electric Norseman - Biopic about Norwegian hydropower pioneer Sam Eyde

The polar empress - the Ice Queen battles the effects of global warming
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » October 12th, 2017, 3:42 am

The Incredible Lightness of Bering -- strait talk about the midnight sun.

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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 3:43 am

The Spy Who Moved Me - Danny gets pulled into a life and death moving nightmare when only a single friend - Carrie Mathison - shows up to help him move apartments in suburban Des Moines. Who knew DM Iowa was a hotbed of international espionage and terror cells?
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » October 12th, 2017, 3:46 am

xianjiro on Oct 11 2017, 09:43:27 PM wrote:The Spy Who Moved Me - Danny gets pulled into a life and death moving nightmare when only a single friend - Carrie Mathison - shows up to help him move apartments in suburban Des Moines. Who knew DM Iowa was a hotbed of international espionage and terror cells?
I knew.

Can't talk about it, though.

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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 4:01 am

Rust in the Dust - RuPaul stars (as deceased Divine's progeny AND the reigning Empress of the Unified Imperial Sovereign Court of the Enchanted Land) as a scientist tasked with solving the mystery of why so many cars are rusting out in the New Mexico desert hotland.

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Post by Knaldskalle » October 12th, 2017, 4:14 am

B... For Assassin - Agatha Christie biopic that reveals she was really dyslexic.
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Post by funkybusiness » October 12th, 2017, 5:03 am

The Silence of the Jambs — Repairman fixes doors. Lighthearted indie comedy starring Mark Ruffalo.

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Post by Knaldskalle » October 12th, 2017, 5:23 am

N - The less well-known sequel.
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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 5:37 am

For one title, I've come up with two films:

Boys in the Sand - gay men dish while on patrol during the Second Battle of Fallujah

Toys in the Band - the behind the scenes exposé about what's it's really like working with a bunch of toys including who's hooking up (Buzz and Woody and Jessica and Bo)

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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 6:02 am

Troy story 3 - Mel Gibson does the Aeneid in Greek, Latin, Etruscan, and whatever they spoke in Carthage
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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 6:03 am

Little Dieter needs to flay - newly restored Weimar horror film, long believed lost

Rand upon the brain! - High finance shenanigans centering on South Africa

Downtown abbey - despite NIMBY opposition, disused cathedral becomes homeless shelter
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Post by funkybusiness » October 12th, 2017, 6:31 am

3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 12:02:29 AM wrote:Troy story 3 - Mel Gibson does the Aeneid in Greek, Latin, Etruscan, and whatever they spoke in Carthage
Punic?

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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 6:46 am

funkybusiness on Oct 12 2017, 12:31:03 AM wrote:
3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 12:02:29 AM wrote:Troy story 3 - Mel Gibson does the Aeneid in Greek, Latin, Etruscan, and whatever they spoke in Carthage
Punic?
Duh, thanks. Senior moment
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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 12th, 2017, 7:21 am

Having never watched it and only coming across it occasionally, I used to think it really was Downtown Abbey. I got quite surprised when I realized that second w isn't there.

Anyway, great stuff...keep em coming.

The Mild Bunch - a group of friends in the wild west keep getting mistaken for a notorious gang in this action comedy. They keep trying to reason and escape from sheriff and bounty hunters.

La La Lad - I'm not sure what this is about, but I find the title funny.
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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 8:00 am

Three more for y'all

12 Years a Slav - Madea's hilarious adventures living behind the Iron Curtain

Godfellas - "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a monk." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955

Satanmango - Expecting payment, residents of a collapsing collective farm get a tropical fruit instead.

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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 8:10 am

This one just struck me

Mad Max: Furry Road - A woman's search to find a place where she can live a dystopian life, free of the delights of furries.

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Post by funkybusiness » October 12th, 2017, 8:12 am

piggyback off of that
Mad Man — Jon Hamm is handsome in Australia trying to sell ad time during a gas shortage that somehow turns into a decades-spanning post-apocalyptic franchise.

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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 8:15 am

Jon Hamm? Tight leather pants? What's not to love?!?

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 12th, 2017, 9:16 am

xianjiro on Oct 12 2017, 02:00:31 AM wrote:12 Years a Slav - Madea's hilarious adventures living behind the Iron Curtain
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Post by mathiasa » October 12th, 2017, 10:56 am

Raving Private Ryan American dressed up as soldier attends an early 90ies uk rave party. (Also check out the prequel Raveheart)

Homo Alone No idea what it's about, but there's even a trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3KmRfUqvNs

Eternal Sunshine of the Potless Mind Boring movie about a guy who's out of weed.

The Shiting You don't wanna know

Reservoir Fogs Carpenter and Tarantino do a movie together

Jews Shocking german suspense horror from the 30ies.

Schindler's Lust Rule 34 movie of Spielberg's epic historical period drama.

Black Swag Unlock, the swag, the swag, unlock
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Post by mathiasa » October 12th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Planet of the Apus

Space ships lands on future earth where offspring of this guy have taken over
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Post by Lilarcor » October 12th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Schindler's Mist - the little known story about how Oscar Schindler saved some more Jews.

Scent of a Roman - documentary on Ancient Rome hygiene

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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 2:03 pm

:lol: This is much better to wake up to than the news!

Carousal - Rome declines again: Fellini does Gibbon with Marcello Mastroianni as Claudius

Chair - Anime musical version of Battle royale from Studio Ghibli - rated G
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Post by mathiasa » October 12th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Fat Women Of The Moon - documantery about a rather exotic diet

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 12th, 2017, 2:50 pm

Files on the plain - a businessman's car breaks down so he tries to run across the plain to get to his meeting on time, but a strong gush of wind scatters his files across all over the plain. Will he gather them and arrive on time? Suspense thriller

Midnight in Faris - Anna Faris' sextape

Crazy Stupid Dove - In his efforts to find land, Noah sends a dove, but the stupid bird keeps flying around him and never sets off which drives Noah insane.
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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 3:01 pm

The rube - Hick from the provinces comes to Jerusalem and tries to tell the authorities how to suck eggs.
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Post by mathiasa » October 12th, 2017, 3:22 pm

Adoptation. Meta-meta movie about Spike Jones adopting Kaufman's Adaptation. for the screen.
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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 5:28 pm

mathiasa on Oct 12 2017, 09:22:52 AM wrote:Adoptation. Meta-meta movie about Spike Jones adopting Kaufman's Adaptation. for the screen.
With lots of weird sound effects, right? (that's the Spike Jones I know.)

Angel and the adman - Amish girl convinces Madison Avenue whizkid of the evils of consumerism.

Is it kosher to transpose two letters?

Rouge One - Docudrama about pioneering hermaphrodite cosmetician

Four loins - (I'd say swinging sixties but xianjiro can do better.)
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Post by Knaldskalle » October 12th, 2017, 6:15 pm

3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 11:28:36 AM wrote:
mathiasa on Oct 12 2017, 09:22:52 AM wrote:Adoptation. Meta-meta movie about Spike Jones adopting Kaufman's Adaptation. for the screen.
With lots of weird sound effects, right? (that's the Spike Jones I know.)
I think they've rebooted that franchise. The original is much better.

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 12th, 2017, 6:19 pm

3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 11:28:36 AM wrote:Is it kosher to transpose two letters?

Rouge One - Docudrama about pioneering hermaphrodite cosmetician
maxwelldeux already did it with Tsar Wars and it's not like I can punish you or anything. Just do your thing. ;)

The sad thing is how many people actually thought it was spelled Rouge One.

This screenshot is from Honest Trailer (YouTube comments, obviously).

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Post by mathiasa » October 12th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Knaldskalle on Oct 12 2017, 12:15:51 PM wrote:
3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 11:28:36 AM wrote:
mathiasa on Oct 12 2017, 09:22:52 AM wrote:Adoptation. Meta-meta movie about Spike Jones adopting Kaufman's Adaptation. for the screen.
With lots of weird sound effects, right? (that's the Spike Jones I know.)
I think they've rebooted that franchise. The original is much better.

hahaha, it must be the medicine i take :whistling: :wacko:

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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 7:06 pm

Planet of the Ales - The Hangover gang is at it again, this time they're lost in space when they land on a strange world that has a pervasive odor of barley and hops.

note: studio plans announcement of an extensive tie in marketing campaign with SAB Miller
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Post by 3eyes » October 12th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Lady and the Trump - fellow felines rescue Lady from evil pussygrabber

Jawn - made in South Philadelphia - nuff said

The Pound of music - Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest has lyrics from Ezra's Cantos
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 12th, 2017, 7:36 pm

Cynical Cinephile on Oct 12 2017, 12:19:21 PM wrote:
3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 11:28:36 AM wrote:Is it kosher to transpose two letters?

Rouge One - Docudrama about pioneering hermaphrodite cosmetician
maxwelldeux already did it with Tsar Wars and it's not like I can punish you or anything. Just do your thing. ;)
Well, apparently I can't read - I thought the "exchange one letter with another" thing meant transposing two letters. Oops... :whistling:

I've been particularly intrigued by Tarantino's filmography, including:

Reservoir Bogs
- A documentary about the scotch industry over-harvesting peat.
Bill Bill - A stiffed and miffed waitress tracks down a man named William who walked out on a tab.
Jackie Grown - A coming of age tale about a young woman taking on increasing responsibilities in her family's drug cartel.
The Hatful Eight - A day in the life of 8 men who run a haberdashery.
Pump Fiction - A documentary about the rampant use of steroids in bodybuilding.

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » October 12th, 2017, 7:39 pm

maxwelldeux on Oct 12 2017, 01:36:03 PM wrote:
Cynical Cinephile on Oct 12 2017, 12:19:21 PM wrote:
3eyes on Oct 12 2017, 11:28:36 AM wrote:Is it kosher to transpose two letters?

Rouge One - Docudrama about pioneering hermaphrodite cosmetician
maxwelldeux already did it with Tsar Wars and it's not like I can punish you or anything. Just do your thing. ;)
Well, apparently I can't read - I thought the "exchange one letter with another" thing meant transposing two letters. Oops... :whistling:

I've been particularly intrigued by Tarantino's filmography, including:

Reservoir Bogs
- A documentary about the scotch industry over-harvesting peat.
Bill Bill - A stiffed and miffed waitress tracks down a man named William who walked out on a tab.
Jackie Grown - A coming of age tale about a young woman taking on increasing responsibilities in her family's drug cartel.
The Hatful Eight - A day in the life of 8 men who run a haberdashery.
Pump Fiction - A documentary about the rampant use of steroids in bodybuilding.
Ain't nothing fictional about the use of steroids in bodybuilding. :D
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Post by xianjiro » October 12th, 2017, 10:28 pm

National Lampoon's Vocation - Widower Clark Griswold heeds God's call, joins the Little Brothers, and swears he'll cover the entire Vatican City in one trillion little lights

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