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26 April 2010 @ 01:04 am
I totally should be in bed but THIS IS TOO FUN AND I WANT TO DO IT.  
Stolen from all over the place. Some of this are ridiculously easy. Some, I hope, are harder. Also, it's pretty much even between books, films and TV shows, but they didn't have half of the tv I watched on the list and so movies might be slightly more.

Pick 25 movies/literary works/television series and put their summaries from Better Than It Sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess them.

1. A mostly retired hitman falls in love with a woman he might have to kill. Blade Runner guessed by onlyechoes

2. After The End, a cowboy with six-guns forged from the sword of King Arthur sets out on a quest to stop Satan from destroying the universe after his childhood love is burned at the stake in an infernal Xanatos Gambit. Along the way he joins forces with a coke mule from the '80s, a ten-year-old-boy, and a paraplegic black woman with multiple-personality disorder, matches wits with a psychotic train, and saves the author of the novel from being killed in an auto accident. The Dark Tower guessed by wandersfound

3. People stuck in a place where weird things happen and no one has any idea what's happening. Not even the producers. Also features a soap opera set in East Asia. Lost guessed by fosfomifira + glycerine_clown + briteskies

4. Girl falls for bad boy, but marries someone else. Bad boy chucks an Emo-fit and seeks revenge. Wuthering Heights guessed by martu89

5. Big rectangles change the course of human evolution, a computer goes nuts, and an astronaut sees lots of colored lights. 2001: A Space Odyssey guessed by wandersfound + variola_vera

6. A family moves from Oklahoma to California, but find that they don't like it. The narrator takes the opportunity to wax lyrical about the glory of collectivism. Every. Other. Chapter. The Grapes Of Wrath guessed by wandersfound

7. A man is let out of prison and is hired as chauffeur and bodyguard to a weird man who's conducting a secret war against another bunch of other weird people. The story is occasionally interrupted for history lessons or stories that are almost completely unrelated. American Gods guessed by wandersfound + variola_vera

8. A dying old man says something very strange on his deathbed, prompting someone to order someone else to interview everyone he ever met to try and find out what he meant. Citizen Kane guessed by emiliglia

9. A baker/necromancer brings his murdered girlfriend back to life; together with an undead dog, a cynical private eye, and a singing waitress, they solve gruesome yet hilarious murders. Pushing Daisies guessed by emiliglia + variola_vera

10. Guy gets arrested because he can't read. Tries digging a tunnel out of prison, but never gets to use it. Proceeds to ruin nearly everyone else's lives. The Count Of Monte Cristo guessed by aurilly + variola_vera

11. A show where some of the "heroes" include a drunk Irish cop, a drug addict with a penchant for putting red hats on people, a reformed felon, and a gay stickup artist. The antagonists include a man who goes to community college and works at a copy centre, a young adult who hangs out at a wheel rim shop, a boss that doesn't have a valid driver's license, and an enforcer with a love for tropical fish. The Wire, guessed by onlyechoes

12. After a long time, a guy meets his ex-girlfriend, who ditched him for another guy. He's bitter and jealous, but he begins to fall in love with her again. And then he forces her to stay with the other guy. Casablanca guessed by onlyechoes + mollivanders

13. A musical about a slut and an asshole who get corrupted by a crossdressing mad scientist and his retinue. Rocky Horror Picture Show, guessed by emiliglia + variola_vera

14. Murders are committed while everyone involved, including the killer, is asleep. This movie will also make you not like Tim Burton anymore.

15. A college professor joins forces with a bartender to fight an entire army over a box that will kill you if you try to open it. Raiders Of The Lost Ark guessed by emiliglia + variola_vera

16. Two gorgeous brothers with major-league Daddy issues seek out monsters and kill them in various nasty ways, using things as diverse as salt-filled shotgun shells, barbed wire, and circular saws. Lots of sex is had along the way. A really great car and lots of eighties rock, apocalypses, and angst are also involved. The world really really sucks, but it's funny anyway. Supernatural guessed by wandersfound + variola_vera + mollivanders

17. Ordinary man from an ordinary planet (which has recently been torn down) goes galaxy- and dimension-hopping with a hot scientist, a perpetually unhappy robot, an alcoholic daredevil, and a narcissist with two heads and three arms. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy guessed by emiliglia + variola_vera + mollivanders

18. Two members of all-girl band are actually fugitives from the mafia. One of them tries to seduce the lead singer. Some Like It Hot guessed by aurilly + wandersfound + variola_vera

19. Young man fights in the Second World War, goes home, gets married, is abducted by aliens, goes home, dies. Not necessarily in that order. Slaughterhouse 5 guessed by wandersfound

20. Four people can't seem to agree on a testimony. One of them is a ghost. Rashomon guessed by wandersfound

21. A man learns to love his brother. This is considered a bad thing. 1984 guessed by wandersfound

22. An Unlucky Everydude accidentally becomes a Magical Database and fights crime with the help of a hot blonde CIA agent and a grumpy male NSA agent. Chuck guessed by emiliglia + variola_vera

23. A trigger-happy botanist and an elderly sanitation worker fall in love. Then they rescue some fat people from a steering wheel. Wall-E guessed by variola_vera

24. A stomach cramp gets out of hand. Alien, guessed by variola_vera

25. Pop band and grandfather spend time in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room. They all then get chased by the police and perform a concert. A Hard Day's Night guessed by wandersfound

Will probably answer tomorrow because it's 1 AM, but I just wanted to get it out. ;)
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Emily: mishaemiliglia on April 25th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! I was hoping more people would repost this!

Although most of yours that I know are because I picked them too. :P I'll just guess the ones I think I know that aren't also on mine.

8. Citizen Kane
9. Pushing Daisies
13. Rocky Horror Picture Show
14. Nightmare on Elm Street
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
17. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
19. I know it but guessed it on hkath's, so I'll let someone else have it ;)
22. Chuck
23. Same situation as #19 :P
the female ghost of tom joad: misha collinsjanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
8. Correct!
9. Correct!
13. Correct!
14. Nope. Much earlier movie. ;)
15. Correct!
17. Correct again. ;)

And ha, now I need to check yours, why did I miss it? *hopes there's still some to guess*
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the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower roland/eddiejanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
LOL, all correct. You win!!! ;)
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(no subject) - janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jenni: film › a single manonlyechoes on April 25th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
3. Lost
11. Ummm... The Wire?
12. Casablanca?

I fail at guessing these, I much prefer making other people guess.
the female ghost of tom joad: casablancajanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
1. Yep!
11. Yeeesss!
12. YES!

(also, there's one which was on your list too. *cough*) ;)
(no subject) - onlyechoes on April 25th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Aurilly: clark on the phoneaurilly on April 25th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
18 = Some Like It Hot.
10 = The Count of Monte Cristo! LOL!

This is hilarious!
the female ghost of tom joad: some like it hotjanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
BOTH CORRECT!

I know I should have counted on you to get the Monte Cristo one, lol. I was so disappointed when they didn't have the musketeers, so I had to go with plan B. XDD And yeah MC is HILARIOUS.
variola_veravariola_vera on April 25th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
5. 2001, A Space Odyssey
6. East of Eden? Something Steinbeck-y and Dustbowl?
7. American Gods
9 Pushing Daisies
10. Count of Monte Cristo?
13. Rocky Horror Picture Show
14. Dark City?
15 Raiders of the Lost Ark
16 Supernatural
17 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
18 Some Like It Hot
22 Chuck
23 Wall-E (if that's correct that's probably the funniest summary I've heard)
24 Aliens?

Number 2 sounds amazing. I really want to know what it is so I can read/see it.
the female ghost of tom joad: 1984janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
5. Correct!
6. It's Steinbeck but it's not that one. But yeah. You're close.
7/9/10/13: all correct!
14. Nope. Ha, I knew that one would be evil.
15/16/17/18/22: correct!
23: YES! LOL, Wall-E wasn't in my programs but when I read that? I HAD TO.
24. It's Alien, but since Aliens wasn't that different, correct!

#2 got guessed, it's Stephen King's Dark Tower series. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. -nod-
(no subject) - variola_vera on April 25th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - variola_vera on April 26th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sad side of normal: Lost: cheers!fosfomifira on April 25th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
3 is Lost, I think. And I'm too late to guess the rest, but I had to study :/
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Yeeesssss, it is! :D ;) and ha, I was surprised that no one got it until now actually.
(no subject) - onlyechoes on April 26th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
martu89: Supernatural: Dean/Cas angsty ç_çmartu89 on April 26th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Il sonno mi distrugge. Ma credo, forse, che la 4 sia Wuthering Heights!♥
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean/cas tie fixingjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
SIIII è Wuthering Heights!! :D Non ci speravo che lo beccasse qualcuno XDD
(no subject) - martu89 on April 26th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Laura: Kids in the Hall: mozartfan1313 on April 26th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
This looks like fun. But how do you do it? I looked at that site but I must be missing something. haha.
the female ghost of tom joad: stand by me gordie & chrisjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, that site is kind of hard, it took me three tries to get how it worked. ;) Basically you click on the links for animation, tv, films etc and they give you the summary hiding the original title, you need to highlight the whole thing in order to see what is what. Uh, was it anywhere near clear? ;)
kind of an indoor girl: lostglycerineclown on April 26th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
3. Lost?

(Hi.)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost -> generaljanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Yes and HI! ;)
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the female ghost of tom joadjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Yes, yes and yes! :D
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on April 26th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
These are hilarious! I love the one from Wall-e. I have no idea about the remaining ones.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
The Wall-E one was so good I had to put it in. I hadn't been exactly searching for it but it was just too brilliant!
♪ Saranade -- BoomBoom! ♫: LOST | Jack&Kate | La Jolla~!briteskies on April 26th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
3 is LOST?
the female ghost of tom joad: lost -> generaljanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Correct, it is! :D
missy_useless: :D!missy_useless on April 26th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
I think I just died laughing. Amazing. *ggg*
the female ghost of tom joad: loljanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
LOL, this is SO FUN. :D