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Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
by cellocgw
fealuinix wrote:My favorite movie is Merkwürdigliebe PhD.

Spoiler:
Full title: Merkwürdigliebe PhD or How My Fear of Nuclear Weapons Turned into Affection.


Shouldn't that be странная любовь PhD? :oops: (yeah, I know he was a Werner vB caricature, but, hey, why waste a good GoogleTranslate)

Or in "this day and age" it should be حب غريب

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm UTC
by fealuinix
cellocgw wrote:
fealuinix wrote:My favorite movie is Merkwürdigliebe PhD.

Spoiler:
Full title: Merkwürdigliebe PhD or How My Fear of Nuclear Weapons Turned into Affection.


Shouldn't that be странная любовь PhD? :oops: (yeah, I know he was a Werner vB caricature, but, hey, why waste a good GoogleTranslate)

Or in "this day and age" it should be حب غريب


Well, no. He was German, strongly implied (I don't recall it being explicitly stated) to be one of the Nazi scientists we coaxed over here after the war. In fact, the actual name "Merkwürdigliebe" is in the movie itself, the normal title was his Americanized name.

Edit: For some reason I missed the ":oops: (yeah, I know he was a Werner vB caricature, but, hey, why waste a good GoogleTranslate)" ...maybe that was edited in after I intended to reply, but before I quoted you?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:10 pm UTC
by Sizik
The Quick and the Angry
Double Quick Double Angry
The Quick and the Angry Go to Japan
Quick and Angry
Penta-Quick
Quick and Angry 2 x 3
Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
by fealuinix
Sizik wrote:The Quick and the Angry
Double Quick Double Angry
The Quick and the Angry Go to Japan
Quick and Angry
Penta-Quick
Quick and Angry 2 x 3
Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry


Any relation to It's a Crazy Crazy Crazy Crazy Planet? :D

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:16 pm UTC
by Echo244
I think The Quick and the Angry is too easily confused with The Swift and the Late.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:22 pm UTC
by pkcommando
It's been too long since I've enjoyed the wonder that is The Shadowy Mineral.

Although I keep getting caught up in rewatching my DVD collections of Identify the Physician & Lightning Bug, so it's not like I get bored.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:24 pm UTC
by Jackpot777
I like The Requiters, especially that bit when Ferric Bloke steers the enemy towards Stripped Shipwreck and Son of Hlôdyn.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:27 pm UTC
by Jackpot777
pkcommando wrote:It's been too long since I've enjoyed the wonder that is The Shadowy Mineral.

Although I keep getting caught up in rewatching my DVD collections of Identify the Physician & Lightning Bug, so it's not like I get bored.


You can't beat Identify The Physician for its history, although the constant reappearance of Battle-clad Eradicating Squid Nazis every season is getting old. Lightning Bug was great, but did they have to kill of Lather in Calmness?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:31 pm UTC
by Echo244
Jackpot777 wrote:You can't beat Identify The Physician for its history, although the constant reappearance of Battle-clad Eradicating Squid Nazis every season is getting old.


I think that's some sort of contractual agreement, they have to appear in every series. Which is bad because, well, they're overused and never beaten and always finding a way to come back...

Also, everyone mourns Lather from Calmness, but what about poor Tome?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:34 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
Anti Spiral wrote:Conflict Magnificent
Crusader Scott against everybody on the Planet
Return to the Past


No idea what your first one is - Oh! What A Lovely War! ?

Not entirely convinced by Crusader as a synonym for religious traveller...

And past is more of an antonym for future...


Echo244 wrote:Also, everyone mourns Lather from Calmness, but what about poor Tome?


Tome was more of the price of entry given who was responsible for the movie...

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
by Anti Spiral
rmsgrey wrote:
Anti Spiral wrote:Conflict Magnificent
Crusader Scott against everybody on the Planet
Return to the Past


No idea what your first one is - Oh! What A Lovely War! ?

Not entirely convinced by Crusader as a synonym for religious traveller...

And past is more of an antonym for future...


Pick my post apart why don't you! :oops:

Battle Royale is the first

Yeah I'm not sure why I though Past was a good answer.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:43 pm UTC
by HES
Echo244 wrote:Randall correctly displays the full set of Space Fights films.

Whether there are more just out of frame is left to the discretion of the reader

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:04 pm UTC
by FrobozzWizard
Screw those movies, I'm watching TV instead. Let me see, Diversion of Seats, The High-Pitched Voices, Destroying Evil, or perhaps just some old silly Insane Songs?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:05 pm UTC
by Ayeffkay
What kind of monster sorts The Jewelry God between Space Fights and Space Trip on his movie shelf? /eyetwitch

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:25 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
Ayeffkay wrote:What kind of monster sorts The Jewelry God between Space Fights and Space Trip on his movie shelf? /eyetwitch


You mean you'd put them next to each other? Are you insane?!?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:27 pm UTC
by RogueCynic
Ceramic Harold and the man who was stuck on an island


Ceramic Harold and the man who was stuck in Jail FTFY.

Above was good. The Unbelieveables definitely lived up to its name though.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
by Spleen
How about 'The angry raisins'?

Spoiler:
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck book, film directed by John Ford, (CD album by Camel).

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
by Quicksilver
Disappointed in the lack of Space Jam.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:59 pm UTC
by Flumble
Jackpot777 wrote:
pkcommando wrote:It's been too long since I've enjoyed the wonder that is The Shadowy Mineral.

Although I keep getting caught up in rewatching my DVD collections of Identify the Physician & Lightning Bug, so it's not like I get bored.


You can't beat Identify The Physician for its history, although the constant reappearance of Battle-clad Eradicating Squid Nazis every season is getting old.

You sent me astray with the emphasized parts (emphasis mine), but not long afterwards I figured out what the bloody hell you're talking about.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
by pkcommando
I think everyone can agree Mid-Mesozoic Era Planet was vastly superior to Forgotten Planet: Mid-Mesozoic Era Estate.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:15 pm UTC
by CAW4
Pfhorrest wrote:Is "czar" really quite a synonym for "king"?


Not even a little bit. The closest it comes to is "Emporer," meaning king of kings, which would be wrong (think King/Duke, or Governor/President). But even then, It was decided during by the Pope during the 16th century that Czar didn't equate to Emperor either, and that Czar is it's own rank, above king, but below Emperor. So Czar wouldn't equate to anything if you're being strict about it, or-if you're more forgiving-would be a synonym for Emperor, which is above king. Either way, it's wrong.
Despot, Monarch, Grand Duke (if you want to keep the Russian theme) would be more appropriate synonyms for king.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
by fealuinix
Quicksilver wrote:Disappointed in the lack of Space Jam.


You mean Void Preserves?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:33 pm UTC
by iago4096
I am confused.
The joke seems to presuppose that in the title "Return of the Jedi", the word Jedi is singular. The Return of ONE Jedi. The same applies to the title of the Shakespearean version "The Jedi Doth Return".
Having grown up with the German version "Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter" and being aware of the Greek version "Η Επιστροφή των Τζεντάι" I always assumed the word "Jedi" to be meant in the plural. It seems other foreign language titles disagree: "El retorno/regresso del Jedi", "Le Retour du Jedi", "Il ritorno dello Jedi".
So... what does "Return of the Jedi" mean to you?
A) You know Luke, the blond pansy farmboy? He's a Jedi apparently now and he's back.
B) You know the Jedi knights? They were gone, but now they are making a comeback (in the form of that blond pansy farmboy).

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:44 pm UTC
by Jackpot777
fealuinix wrote:
Quicksilver wrote:Disappointed in the lack of Space Jam.


You mean Void Preserves?


ASCII Hex 20 Spread?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
by ps.02
Jackpot777 wrote:ASCII Hex 20 Spread?

Eh, that one's pretty labored. You are having a bad time and you will not go to the heavens today.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
by Echo244
You are having a bad time and you will not go to the heavens today.


Wasn't that a dreadful romcom with her off of Copulation and the Conurbation?

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
by fealuinix
Looking at my movie collection...

The Executioner
Executioner 2: Pronouncement Date
If Possible, Apprehend Me
Sky Hues Siblings
Peacefulness (the movie of the TV show Lightning Bug)
Detroit Suburb Clear
The Ultimate Native American Tribesman
Who Set Up Hodge Hare
Montgomery Serpent and the Sacred Cup
Montgomery Serpent's Purpose of Existence
Fiery Seats
Chiroptera Man Starts
The Black Mounted Warrior
The Black Mounted Warrior Gets Up

Spoiler:
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Catch Me If You Can
Blues Brothers
Serenity
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Last of the Mohicans
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Meaning of Life
Blazing Saddles
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:37 pm UTC
by ebow
I don't think this is part of the most common 1000 words line of jokes, due to the inclusion of "czar".

Anyway, since no one's taken a stab at these...

Mjb wrote:Sandy Hill
Between Stars
Cosmic Spheres
160-Million-Year-Old Reserve (including its sequel, The Misplaced Planet)


The last one took me some time to work out.

Spoiler:
Dune
Interstellar
Spaceballs
Jurassic Park and The Lost World

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:38 pm UTC
by MakingProgress
fealuinix wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
fealuinix wrote:My favorite movie is Merkwürdigliebe PhD.
(I don't recall it being explicitly stated)


Yes it is stated explicitely in the movie.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
by ebow
Anti Spiral wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:Yeah I'm not sure why I though Past was a good answer.


Return to Later

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
by ebow
Not meant to be especially challenging, though I took liberties on a few to achieve alliteration.

The Simian Dozen (originally posted as A Dozen Primates; definitely stretching things with the revised title but it just sounds so much better)
Tenpin for Flowertown (I originally posted it as Candlepins but Tenpin probably works better)
Chuck's Cherubs
Chronology of Later People
Free Chip Platter
Starvation Sweekstakes
Ranch Hands & Rigellians
Tinsmith Seamster Warfighter Spook
Completely Remembered
5.291666... Days

Edit to add: Brawl Buddies

adding the original titles for posterity:
Spoiler:
12 Monkeys
Bowling for Columbine
Charlie's Angels
History of Future Folk
Nacho Libre
Hunger Games
Cowboys & Aliens
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Total Recall
127 Hours
Fight Club

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:18 pm UTC
by KarenRei
Showsni wrote:Continue, officer.
Continue, attendant.
Continue, educator.
Continue, policeman.
Continue anyway.
Continue boating.
Continue, taxi driver.
Continue, John.
Continue surveying.
Continue, Egyptian Queen.
Continue, herdsman.
Continue shouting.
Retain your cranium.
Trail that dromedary.
Continue, medic.
Continue along the silk road.
Continue bivouacking.
Continue once more, medic.
Continue up the rainforest.
Continue adoring.
Continue, Harry.
Continue at a time and place that suits you.
Continue, chief nurse.
Continue in a foreign place.
Continue, young women.
Continue, Richard.
Continue further back.
Continue, Albion.
That is continue!
Continue, God with us.
Continue, Christopher.


One can presume that you are British ;) Most people not from the UK are going to have no clue what you're talking about because the Carry On films are little known outside of the UK. I only know of them because there was a question about them on the show "Pointless".

Haha, I went to look up the list of them on Wikipedia and it included this quote describing them: "The usual charge to make against the Carry On films is to say that they could be so much better done. This is true enough. They look dreadful, they seem to be edited with a bacon slicer, the effects are perfunctory and the comic rhythm jerks along like a cat on a cold morning. But if all these things were more elegant I don't really think the films would be more enjoyable: the badness is part of the funniness."

Anyway, the only thing in either the comic or the comments that I got a laugh out of was "Boron" ;)


Okay, I'll try my own: "22094965.402 Sub-Hadal Chains"

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
by ebow
KarenRei wrote:Okay, I'll try my own: "45619200000 Sub-Hadal Lines"


Hmm, I get 43748031500 or 52497637800 Sub-Hadal Lines, depending on which value of a line I use.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:52 pm UTC
by KarenRei
ebow wrote:
KarenRei wrote:Okay, I'll try my own: "45619200000 Sub-Hadal Lines"


Hmm, I get 43748031500 or 52497637800 Sub-Hadal Lines, depending on which value of a line I use.


I had to correct my numbers a few times because there's so many possibilities with the same name :Þ

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:21 pm UTC
by Sizik
Some Widestreet song-likes:
The Wretched French
Theater Ghost
Felines
Windy City
Smith's Golden Plates
Naughty

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:23 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
I quite liked the original Doorway to Heaven movie, but honestly the spinoff TV series Doorway to Heaven: The First DH Team really built the fictional world up much better (the early seasons more than the later... recurring un-cancellation from seasons 8-10 kinda screwed it up then). The spinoff to that series, Doorway to Heaven: Daughter of the Bearer of the Heavens, was alright, but didn't live up to the original series. The last series Doorway to Heaven: All Of The Heavens got cancelled just as it was getting good so I guess we'll never know how it would have turned out.
Oh and I guess I forgot to mention the direct-to-video movies, Doorway to Heaven: The Box of Facts and Doorway to Heaven: It's Still Going On (alternately: Doorway to Heaven: Non-Discrete Manifold). I thought they were good enough, though really could (and should) have just been two-parter episodes in The First DH Team.

And I'm disappointed that we're never going to get the other two direct-to-video movies that were planned, Doorway to Heaven: Around And Around and Doorway to Heaven: We're All Gonna Die.

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:34 pm UTC
by libra
Znirk wrote:Ceramic Harold and the thinking person's rock
Ceramic Harold and the room we don't talk about
Ceramic Harold and the man who was stuck on an island
Ceramic Harold and the flaming mug
Ceramic Harold and the firebird club
Ceramic Harold and the junior royal of mixed lineage
Ceramic Harold and the reaper man's important things

More like:-
Harold the Ceramicist and the Alchemical Product
Harold the Ceramicist and the Room of Classified Knowledge
Harold the Ceramicist and the Convict of a Prison for Sorcerers
Harold the Ceramicist and the Receptacle of Combustion
Harold the Ceramicist and the Military Faction of the Mythical Bird
Harold the Ceramicist and the Aristocrat with a Partly Questionable Genetic Makeup
Harold the Ceramicist and the Memento Mori

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
by libra
Some of my offerings.

Dialogue with the Undead Saprophyte
Female Sovereign of the Accursed

The People Who Are Having Sex Regularly Being The Sole Survivors

Period of Trepidation After Sunset

Tectonic Oscillations

Towards The Sky

Motor Vehicles

The Untenables

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
by ebow
libra wrote:Some of my offerings.

Dialogue with the Undead Saprophyte
Female Sovereign of the Accursed

The People Who Are Having Sex Regularly Being The Sole Survivors

Period of Trepidation After Sunset

Tectonic Oscillations

Towards The Sky

Motor Vehicles

The Untenables


I didn't do too well on this list.

Spoiler:
Interview with the Vampire?
Queen of the Damned

???

??? (feels like... Twilight... or Dusk Till Dawn? Twilight Zone?)

Earthquake?

Up?

Cars

???

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:05 pm UTC
by da Doctah
Pfhorrest wrote:I quite liked the original Doorway to Heaven movie, but honestly the spinoff TV series Doorway to Heaven: The First DH Team really built the fictional world up much better (the early seasons more than the later... recurring un-cancellation from seasons 8-10 kinda screwed it up then). The spinoff to that series, Doorway to Heaven: Daughter of the Bearer of the Heavens, was alright, but didn't live up to the original series. The last series Doorway to Heaven: All Of The Heavens got cancelled just as it was getting good so I guess we'll never know how it would have turned out.

I avoided the series in first run because of the heavy military content I perceived from the promos. This is something of a trend with me: I didn't see Yellowish-beige Killer of the Undead until it was in syndication, and never did bother with its spinoff Seraph at all. Years before that I skipped the entire original run of Lunar Illumination until it was repeated on basic cable, with the result that I occasionally had to remind myself of the fourth-wall-bending references to the long delays between new episodes.