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let's play a game

I need some distraction from the news and from the bizarre news day at work here today.

We played this game once before and it was a lot of fun.

Describe a plot to any movie in EXACTLY SEVEN WORDS.

No more, no less. Just seven words. Everyone can guess, no turns or anything like that. Anarchy is good in games like this.

Comments

News guy has funny friend, a brick.

con man gains daughter, right? maybe not?

Easycure-Anchorman?

Easy one:
Houston, we have a problem.

Preppie joins Peace Corp, builds Thailand bridge

drunk duck's dork helps ruin girl's birthday.

Lectroids menace... what's that watermelon doing there?

Coffee mug shatters when realization finally dawns

Professional Driver has a change of heart

Clyde's sounds like "Volunteer's", a Tom Hanks movie that had some good laughs. Shanks' is "Apollo 13", but the clue is 7 syllables instead of 7 words.
Here's mine:
Slave owners loose land, get it back.

Hubris = Usual Suspects

Zombie infestation prevents or postpones couple's breakup.

All those having sex die horrible deaths.

Oh wait... that's every slasher flick ever made. Nevermind...

Ginzos kill each other for three hours.

Dumb Philly guy gets punched a lot.

Jeff R. sounds like "Shaun of the Dead".
Here is an easy one:
Throw ring into fire, end movie, finally!
Here is one I saw last night on DVD:
"Comic" book based, boobs, mayhem, murder, torture.

A chick dies and her mother cries.

As opposed to 'a guy dies and his mother cries'.

Steel Sheehanolias - soon to be a major motion picture!

"Strong coffee, absent husband, not in Rosenheim."

"Guns, insects, heavy handed commentary, spaceships, Doogie."

"Plays women, gets played, bones Tyson's squeeze."

"Time travel rescues by a former Angel"

"Totally embarrassing black Saturday Night Live movie"

"Doctor falls in love with beautiful brain."

"Hag dies, enters attorney, finds true love."

"Michael Bay blows up shit on Alcatraz"

Jewish nurse burns down Challah. Hilarity ensues.

Man hates office. There's not enough space.

Little people totally pwn the big folk.

A chick dies and her mother cries. = Terms of Endearment

Time travel rescues by a former Angel = Constantine

Guns, insects, heavy handed commentary, spaceships, Doogie = Starship Troopers

Dumb Philly guy gets punched a lot = any of the Rocky movies

Throw ring into fire, end movie, finally = Return of the King

con man gains daughter, right? maybe not? = Paper Moon

Hag dies, enters attorney, finds true love. = All of Me

Constantine is not the answer, Trish.

Ooh! You got All of Me right!

"Anarchy is good in games like this."

Oo! Oo! I know, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!" No wait, it's "Searching for Bobby Fischer - The Director's Cut" with the Thunderdome seen with the elementary school kids at the end! Or "Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome". No wait, maybe it's "Wargames". No it must be "The Longest Yard".

Aw hell, Michele, I have no idea....

Keith, yeah, I didn't think so but figured I'd give it a shot. Should have put a question mark after it...lol.

That should be "scene", not seen. Duh.

I'm using Les Nessman rules, which means hyphenated terms count as a single word.

Also, spoiler warning.

Good American betrays bad American in Vienna.

Corrupt, fat cop keeps interrupting Charlton Heston.

Henry Fonda talks them out of it.

She was her sister and her daughter.

Shy girl does good deeds, gets guy.

Plantation family declines, son is a twit.

Holy crap, Angela Lansbury is scary. BANG!

she was her sister and her daughter-- Chinatown
Holy crap Angela Lansbury is scary. Bang-- Bedknobs and Broomsticks?

Black sheriff saves inbred town, eats German.

America f--- yeah derka derka derka derka

"con man gains daughter, right? maybe not?" - Matchstick Men

"Black sheriff saves inbred town, eats German." - Blazing Saddles

Holy crap, Angela Lansbury is scary. BANG! = The Manchurian Candidate

Here's mine:

Albino monks burn books, spear Charlton Heston.

Plantation family declines, son is a twit - Forrest Gump

Albino monks burn books, spear Charlton Heston = The Omega Man

Henry Fonda talks them out of it-- 12 Angry Men

Slave owners loose land, get it back = Gone With The Wind?

Two guys "on a mission from God"

Way ta go Trish! Hmmm....try this one:

London floods, burns...Rumpole of the Bailey.

Man hates office. There's not enough space = Office Space (but that's too easy?)

London floods, burns...Rumpole of the Bailey. = The Day The Earth Caught Fire

That was a great movie, one I need to add to my DVD collection (if it's available).

Two guys "on a mission from God" = Blues Brothers

Corrupt, fat cop keeps interrupting Charlton Heston. = Earthquake (?)

Trying to get laid in middle age.

Wow Trish you're on fire...here's another one:

Legless Saigon fortune stuffed in sock drawer.

oh and
Trying to get laid in middle age =
40 year old Virgin

caltechgirl got 12 Angry Men and Chinatown, and Bri2K got The Manchurian Candidate. And oh, if only Bedknobs and Broomsticks had ended the way The Manchurian Candidate had!

Sorry, Trish, but Forrest Gump and Earthquake are incorrect.

Since three were solved, let's add three more, to keep the number at seven:

Again: spoiler warning.

Dad's a pervert; Philip Seymour Hoffman; ugh.

Poisoned man has days to discover whodunit.

Addict fights the fat man and himself.

Let's try seven from horror movies:

As always, spoiler warning.

Unexpected mences yield ruin and religious symbolism.

Jonesy and the girl just make it.

Westward expansion, manifest destiny - are you hungry?

She's evil, lonely middle-aged Japanese guy! AUGH!

Massive zombie grossfest targets Australian momma's boy.

Hostel visitors die thanks to three mothers.

Detective shouldn't have looked in that box.

G-Do:

"Corrupt, fat cop keeps interrupting Charleton Heston": Touch of Evil.

Spinal Tap: Road diary of a metal band.

Arrrgh, I can't believe I didn't get Touch of Evil.

here's another:
Unicorn dreams reveal six year android lifespan.

Massive zombie grossfest targets Australian momma's boy.

Dead Alive

Detective shouldn't have looked in that box.

Se7en

Well played, HT!
The next one is:

Homeless nut proves therapeutic for former shock-jock.

My guesses:

Unicorn dreams reveal six year android lifespan. Was this Blade Runner?

"Comic" book based, boobs, mayhem, murder, torture. I'm guessing this was Sin City.

Michele, I expected someone to get Se7en, but I didn't think anyone would get Dead Alive for awhile. Guess I should have known better. So riddle me this:

Twin muskets fire into flesh and fur.

And this!

Self-proclaimed "feminist" fights armed zombies in woods.

Reality Bites
"Prententious, Boring, Worst Movie Ever, it bites"

G-Do:
"Jonesy and the girl just make it."

Could this be Alien?

Jodie Foster channels Sagan... Dad's an alien?

"War, war, war"... Scarlett finds it's more.

Lectroids menace... what's that watermelon doing there? -- Buckaroo Banzai

Time travel rescues by a former Angel -- Millenium

Jodie Foster channels Sagan... Dad's an alien? -- Contact

Edminster got alien. How about:

Round space muppets hunger for human flesh.

Er, Alien, rather.

"War, war, war"... Scarlett finds it's more = Gone with the Wind

Here's another one, maybe a bit obscure:

Speed kills but bull dozers kill faster

Here are a bunch, with varying degrees of difficulty.

"Why is the cork on the fork?"

"Hot girl teases men with sexy carwash."

"Repeat the title. She doesn't steal anything."

"Every seventh wave gives hope for freedom."

"Tricky old man. The dog DOES bite."

"There. There. There. There. There. There. SNOG!"

"Evil husband. Crazy wife? Light grows dimmer."

"What about the new sheriff? What? What?"

"First one to sleep, goes home emptyhanded."

Homeless nut proves therapeutic for former shock-jock = Down & Out in Beverly Hills?

11:27 P.M. and I'm still playing this = I have no life...G'night all!

She was her sister and her daughter. - Chinatown

Yes G-Do that was Blade Runner.

"Hot girl teases men with sexy carwash." - Cool Hand Luke

"Round space muppets hunger for human flesh." - Critters

"Homeless nut proves therapeutic for former shock-jock." - The Fisher King

"Jonesy and the girl just make it." - Um, Raiders of the Lost Ark?

"She's evil, lonely middle-aged Japanese guy! AUGH!" - Audition

"Plantation family declines, son is a twit." - The Long, Hot Summer

And...

"Steal through time/space in a bathrobe."

"To sit in a standing man's lap."

Peter got Critters, The Fisher King, and Audition - but not the plantation family one. That's an older film. And FYI, Jonesy was the name of the ship's pet cat in Alien. I only know that because I read the novelization when I was sick as a boy.

Here's one to top off the seven normal ones I have going currently:

Pasty German whistles, hunts kids, gets caught.

And here are two to update the horror list:

Father hires monster for vengeance, regrets it.

Woman escapes aptly-named spot with mannequin friends.

Bri2k - I am coming up empty on this one: Legless Saigon fortune stuffed in sock drawer.

Good game, michele.

"To sit in a standing man's lap." -- The Big Sleep

Trish,

Legless Saigon fortune stuffed in sock drawer = The Deer Hunter.
(Remember the scene where Robert DeNiro goes to visit a legless John Savage at the VA? Savage's wife keeps sending him socks.)

Being a SW PA local, I have a fondness for this flick.

Why is the cork on the fork? Because they are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Dad's a pervert; Philip Seymour Hoffman; ugh. = The Butterfly Effect

Sorry, Junglebum, not the one I was thinking of.

G-Do: Ah.

Mark J.: Correct. (I finally read the book. Wow, that movie makes so much more sense now. ;-)

"Dad's a pervert; Philip Seymour Hoffman; ugh." - Happiness. I thought someone got this one.

"Pasty German whistles, hunts kids, gets caught." - M

"Father hires monster for vengeance, regrets it." - Pumpkinhead

Moving from the classic to the modern and obscure:

"Partying performer balloons, battles booze and Robin."

"Her pom-poms fail to be scared straight."

"Septugenarian reverses seige, romances a smith's SO."

Violent rendition of "Singing in the Rain"...

Drunken clowns versus mimes in a park.

Famous punk stabs girlfriend, then OD's.

Violent rendition of "Singing in the Rain" = A Clockwork Orange

Famous punk stabs girlfriend, then OD's = Sid and Nancy

Couldn't come up with anything for that second one though...

YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE THE BALL-LICKERS.

Hey, "the" is half a word, okay?

"Why is the cork on the fork?" Dirty Rotten Scoundrels winner: junglebum

"Hot girl teases men with sexy carwash." Cool Hand Luke winner: Peter

Still up for grabs:

"Repeat the title. She doesn't steal anything."

"Every seventh wave gives hope for freedom."
[c'mon... I really want someone to get this one!]

"Tricky old man. The dog DOES bite."

"There. There. There. There. There. There. SNOG!"

"Evil husband. Crazy wife? Light grows dimmer."

"What about the new sheriff? What? What?"

"First one to sleep, goes home emptyhanded."