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Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« on: 26 Oct 2012, 16:15 »

I saw this today, on the book of faces, and I was laughing pretty hard so I thought I'd try to start a thread here.

This is the description that was in the Television guide of a newspaper for Wizard of Oz:

"Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets, then joins three strangers to go kill again."

I've seen others, and as I can find them, I'll post here.  Anyone else, feel free to join in.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #1 on: 26 Oct 2012, 17:30 »

Classic! 

Les Miz (the movie) is coming out soon (and looks fabulous!), and all I could think of was one wit's comment about the original...

"So much fuss, over a loaf of bread..." 
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #2 on: 27 Oct 2012, 00:02 »

Let's see if you can guess this one.

A fantastical journey into the mind of one of this era's greatest actors.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #3 on: 27 Oct 2012, 00:02 »

Being John Malkovich?
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #4 on: 27 Oct 2012, 00:19 »

Yes,  bit too obvious.

How about One man's interminable fight against lawlessness and moral decline.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #5 on: 27 Oct 2012, 03:28 »

Judge Dredd
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #6 on: 27 Oct 2012, 03:34 »

A secretive, manipulative old man grooms a young boy to take over in his personal vendetta against a former student, and finally drives the boy to suicide from the grave.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #7 on: 27 Oct 2012, 06:59 »

Harry Potter?

I have two;

"A bewildered teenage boy fends off his mother's disturbing and unnatural attraction to him."
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"An employee at a garbage dump abandons his job to pursue a woman he's just met."
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #8 on: 27 Oct 2012, 08:36 »

"A bewildered teenage boy fends off his mother's disturbing and unnatural attraction to him."

At first, I thought "Oedipus Rex", but then I realized you forgot "AT 88 MILES PER HOUR!"
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"An employee at a garbage dump abandons his job to pursue a woman he's just met."

Joe Dirt?
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« Reply #9 on: 27 Oct 2012, 09:01 »

Yes to the first.
No to the second.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #10 on: 27 Oct 2012, 10:54 »

For Barmymoo's: Dead Poet's Society?

TED: Ernest Scared Stupid?
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« Reply #11 on: 27 Oct 2012, 10:57 »

Nope. And rather than drag it out, it was Wall-E.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #12 on: 27 Oct 2012, 11:01 »

Oh sorry, it was indeed Harry Potter. I haven't seen Dead Poets Society.

Wall-E! Of course!
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« Reply #13 on: 27 Oct 2012, 11:12 »

... everyone should see Dead Poets Society.

There's a young Wilson in it.

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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #14 on: 27 Oct 2012, 11:41 »



Wilson?  Just kidding, I know what you meant.

Here's one:

"Local farm boy destroys government complex, kills thousands."
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« Reply #15 on: 27 Oct 2012, 11:46 »

"Local farm boy destroys government complex, kills thousands."

Star Wars.
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« Reply #16 on: 27 Oct 2012, 12:02 »

In a post 9/11 world, a struggling aspiring actor is forced to take up arms in the fight for freedom.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #17 on: 27 Oct 2012, 12:36 »

Not a film, but...

A shirtless man in tight pants stomps his feet in complicated patterns, accompanied by about 100 Irish people in funny dresses who also stomp their feet in complicated patterns and hardly ever move their upper bodies.
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« Reply #18 on: 27 Oct 2012, 12:48 »

Not a film, but...

A shirtless man in tight pants stomps his feet in complicated patterns, accompanied by about 100 Irish people in funny dresses who also stomp their feet in complicated patterns and hardly ever move their upper bodies.

Riverdance. And you could have made it a little more difficult if you didn't say Irish.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #19 on: 29 Oct 2012, 11:48 »

In a post 9/11 world, a struggling aspiring actor is forced to take up arms in the fight for freedom.

Still working on this one...

Meantime:

A New Yorker has trouble getting along with his neighbors, especially at night.
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« Reply #20 on: 29 Oct 2012, 13:01 »

I'm going to guess Gremlins, but that's completely out of the air.
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« Reply #21 on: 29 Oct 2012, 14:05 »

Actually, that sounds like Night At The Museum.
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« Reply #22 on: 29 Oct 2012, 14:15 »

In a post 9/11 world, a struggling aspiring actor is forced to take up arms in the fight for freedom.

Ooh, it's not a film, but a description of the production of it!

Live Free or Die Hard/Die Hard 4.0
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« Reply #23 on: 29 Oct 2012, 14:34 »

I Am Legend.
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« Reply #24 on: 29 Oct 2012, 16:41 »

Yep, tis I Am Legend.  :D
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« Reply #25 on: 31 Oct 2012, 02:43 »

Aw jesus, y'all can't guess Team America to save yr lives
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« Reply #26 on: 31 Oct 2012, 05:31 »

"Set in a bleak, cold world, this story explores how three men's relationship evolve as a consequence of interracial adoption".
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« Reply #27 on: 31 Oct 2012, 05:33 »

... three men and a baby?
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« Reply #28 on: 31 Oct 2012, 11:46 »

Never saw Team America, but I want to.  Still trying to get Snalin's right now...
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« Reply #29 on: 31 Oct 2012, 14:52 »

ICE AGE!
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« Reply #30 on: 31 Oct 2012, 16:17 »

A boy matures, reaching mid-adolescence by the end of the movie.
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« Reply #31 on: 31 Oct 2012, 16:21 »

A well dressed man gets away with mass murder.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #32 on: 01 Nov 2012, 04:39 »

Is that not American Psycho? Because that's a pretty accurate synopsis.

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« Reply #33 on: 01 Nov 2012, 05:42 »

A well dressed man gets away with mass murder.
Dexter, of course.
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« Reply #34 on: 01 Nov 2012, 05:46 »

Well dressed?

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« Reply #35 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:09 »

I have no answers, but I just wanted you all to know that I've been reading these synopses in the voice of the movie trailer guy.

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« Reply #36 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:09 »

Doctor Who.
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« Reply #37 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:13 »

I refuse to accept that.
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« Reply #38 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:16 »

What, that the Doctor was well-dressed, that he got away with mass murder, or that I just referred to him as if his name were Who?
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« Reply #39 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:31 »

... on reflection ... all three, actually.
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« Reply #40 on: 01 Nov 2012, 07:37 »

A boy matures, reaching mid-adolescence by the end of the movie.

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« Reply #41 on: 01 Nov 2012, 08:58 »

A well dressed man gets away with mass murder.

The correct answer is every James Bond film. Seriously the amount of people that guy murders (and thats what he does O_o) is staggering.
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« Reply #42 on: 01 Nov 2012, 09:02 »

A well dressed man gets away with mass murder.

Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory? 
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« Reply #44 on: 01 Nov 2012, 09:40 »

Conquests. Hmph.
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« Reply #45 on: 01 Nov 2012, 11:23 »

Argh that chart made me so mad I registered on The Economist so I could tell them so. One, don't call it "over the years" and then not put it in chronological order. Two, why are you stacking the bars; they do not add up to anything.
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« Reply #46 on: 01 Nov 2012, 11:38 »

Heh, should have gotten that as James Bond, considering that there is even a movie called "Licence to Kill."

Yeah, he's left a fuckton of bodies in his wake.
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Re: Completely accurate, but totally misleading...
« Reply #47 on: 01 Nov 2012, 11:42 »

"Adolescent girl wanders through dangerous areas far from home, tries talking to venomous snakes, and asks strangers for help."
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« Reply #48 on: 01 Nov 2012, 12:08 »

I would say Dora the Explorer, but she's not an adolescent.
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« Reply #49 on: 01 Nov 2012, 12:51 »

A boy matures, reaching mid-adolescence by the end of the movie.

Big?

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