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Old 07-13-04, 07:33 PM
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Pearl Harbor, it had nothing to do with Oysters.
Old 07-13-04, 07:42 PM
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Office space.... There was NO space in their office... They kept having to move poor Milton
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Dead Presidents: If you read the back of the box, it would make you assume that the entire movie is about a robbery, but in reality it's only for the last 20 minutes of the movie.
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Final Destination, followed up by Final Destination 2? Or of course, could always go with:

Snatch. The prosecution rests, your honor.
Old 07-14-04, 09:59 AM
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Jason Goes to Hell: the Final Friday, second time they were wrong
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George Washington - No, not the president

21 Grams - No, not about drugs

These damn metaphors make the worst titles!
Old 07-14-04, 02:14 PM
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400 blows. not even one.
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The Never Ending Movie
Old 07-14-04, 06:40 PM
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Debbie Does Dallas- the movie's actually about her raising money to go to Dallas, but it ends before she goes there!
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Debbie Does Dallas- the movie's actually about her raising money to go to Dallas, but it ends before she goes there
Very true. If memory serves, I think she finally made it there in Part 2. (she ended up at a whorehouse that I think was supposed to be in Dallas, or somewhere in Texas, anyway)
Old 07-15-04, 03:16 AM
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Brazil
Man on the Moon
Reservoir Dogs

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Old 07-15-04, 03:28 AM
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Pulp Fiction

Obviously based on a true story.
Old 07-15-04, 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by jeffkjoe
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer


Should be:

I Know What You Did Two Summers Ago

You expect the title to be correct when even the script writers couldnt get a timeline continuity right between the movies?

It should be "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Because This Movie Takes Place at the Same Time As The First Movie"
Old 07-16-04, 01:21 AM
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Halloween III

People just might have expected it to have something to do with the first two movies other then just the holiday.
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I, Robot
Old 07-16-04, 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Alan Smithee
I thought "Good Will Hunting" was going to be a documentary about hunting at Good Will stores for 8-tracks!
That's sig material.
Old 07-16-04, 10:13 AM
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Sexy Beast

I do not consider Ben Kingsley to be a sexy beast .
Old 07-16-04, 10:35 AM
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The Last Boy Scout

Wasn't Bruce a little old to be in the Boy Scouts.
Old 07-16-04, 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by devilshalo
Blade
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Swimming with Sharks

and...

Raiders of the Lost Ark. (I know a lot of people thought it was about Noah's ark)
Blade is about a guy named Blade who uses various bladed weapons to kill vampires... with blades.
Old 07-16-04, 12:17 PM
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Men Don't Leave
...he left.

That one came to mind because I remember it was billed as a comedy, and it was really depressing.
Old 07-16-04, 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by devilshalo

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The English title of CTHD is actually a direct literal translation of the Chinese title, which itself is a proverbial Chinese saying (I know... how cliche, a "Chinese Proverb"). The phrase "crouching tiger, hidden dragon" is used to descibe a power(s) that is hidden or unseen.

Common uses of the phrase would be to describe places where powerful people dwelled. Where, on the surface, it seemed like a quite unassuming common town, but in reality, great heros / scholars inhabited the area.

For example, the phrase could be used to describe the different newspaper agencies that fictional Clark Kent & Peter Parker worked at. i.e... "The Daily Planet has crouching tigers and hidden dragons."

Hope that helps.



-NHN
Old 07-16-04, 06:27 PM
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Bottle Rocket - no fireworks
Old 07-16-04, 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by NoxHaveN
Bottle Rocket - no fireworks
Umm.... there were bottle rockets in the movie
Old 07-16-04, 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by Tafellappen
Umm.... there were bottle rockets in the movie

oh and don't forget it bombed so that can be counted as a firework
Old 07-17-04, 01:40 PM
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Not Another Teen Movie. Should be called "Another teen movie spoofing other teen movies"

Scary Movie. Should be called Funny Movie spoofing scary movies.

Spider-man. Should be called "Spider-Teenager" or "Spider-Young man"

Mission:Impossible. Should be called "Mission:Very Difficult and probably impossible if attempted by anyone but Tom Cruise"

Gone in 60 Seconds. Should be called "Gone in 118 minutes"

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Old 07-18-04, 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by Rivero
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
That one seemed pretty apt to me.

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