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Movie Equations

October 2, 2010

Sometimes the movie math adds up. Other times the sum is not equal to the parts.

Now it’s your turn to play armchair movie studio exec.

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  1. evmaroon permalink
    October 2, 2010 1:44 pm

    What fun! How about:
    Full Metal Jacket + Three Kings = The Hurt Locker
    Adventures in Babysitting + The Devil Wears Prada = Confessions of a Shopaholic?

  2. October 2, 2010 3:16 pm

    omg, I’ve been brainstorming some “rebus puzzles” for frybutter, this is on the same wavelength! I will marinate on this more and be back, but somewhat relatedly, my favorite movie review (that I’ve written) was: “if the epcot center giant golf ball came to life, ate the smithsonian natural history museum, and then vomited it up onto film, you’d get 10,000 BC.”

  3. meganwhitney permalink
    October 2, 2010 4:28 pm

    For the record, I LOVE Xanadu! I’ll leave it on while I’m writing, maybe it helps me feel gounded? I wish I watched more movies so I could join in!

  4. October 2, 2010 5:48 pm

    How about: Dr. Strangelove + Tron = War Games

  5. October 2, 2010 5:50 pm

    Rocky + Sidekicks = The Karate Kid

  6. October 2, 2010 5:54 pm

    This is fun!

    Bustin’ Loose + Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 = Speed

  7. October 2, 2010 5:55 pm

    The Wizard of Oz + Roots = The Wiz.

  8. October 2, 2010 5:58 pm

    Plan 9 from outer space + The Parallax View = Capricorn One

  9. October 2, 2010 5:59 pm

    Okay one more:

    Murder on the Orient Express + Rocky Horror Picture Show = Clue

  10. October 2, 2010 6:00 pm

    The Big Chill + Love Jones = The Best Man

  11. meganwhitney permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:29 pm

    redlami, I was trying to think of one with Dr. Strangelove, Awesome!

  12. evmaroon permalink
    October 2, 2010 6:44 pm

    Brazil + Edward Scissorhands = Sweeny Todd
    Bedknobs & Broomsticks + Lord of the Rings = Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

  13. October 2, 2010 8:55 pm

    This could be a great new game show!

    Ok, let me try…

    Bad Boys + Some Like It Hot = Big Momma’s House

    they don’t all have to be addition…

    Casablanca – Passage to Marsaille = Havana

  14. October 2, 2010 9:45 pm

    loling at so many of these!

    I, Robot 16 Blocks = Surrogates

  15. October 2, 2010 9:52 pm

    Clueless + Heathers = Jawbreaker (but that’s easy)

    The Bad Seed + The Hand That Rocks the Cradle = Orphan

  16. October 2, 2010 9:53 pm

    the Jude law edition!

    Repo the Genetic Opera Gattica = Repo Men

    Logans Run The Village = The Island

    Alfie – Michael Caine = Alfie redux

  17. October 2, 2010 10:11 pm

    (sorry, the plus sign doesn’t go through when using mobile)

  18. meganwhitney permalink
    October 2, 2010 10:43 pm

    New Jack City + Total Recall = Demolition Man!

  19. October 2, 2010 10:44 pm

    I, Robot 16 Blocks = Surrogates

    Okay, now I definitely want to see Surrogates

    Casablanca – Passage to Marsaille = Havana

    HAHAHAH! That was brilliant.

  20. October 2, 2010 10:45 pm

    Midnight Cowboy + I, Robot = AI: Artificial Intelligence.

  21. October 2, 2010 10:47 pm

    Escape From NY + Planes, Trains & Automobiles = Escape From LA

  22. October 2, 2010 10:47 pm

    A View to a Kill + Love at first Bite = Vamp.

  23. October 2, 2010 10:48 pm

    @meganwhitney: New Jack City + Total Recall = Demolition Man!

    Excellent!

  24. October 2, 2010 10:49 pm

    New Jack City + Total Recall = Demolition Man!

    I was trying to find a way to use all these movies. Didn’t occur to me they were their own equation. Mad props!!!

    @Redlami – Ha! I see you, Cliff Robertson.

  25. October 2, 2010 10:52 pm

    Blade Runner + 1984 = Minority Report

  26. October 2, 2010 11:29 pm

    Three Days of the Condor + Eyes Wide Shut = The Interpreter

  27. October 2, 2010 11:38 pm

    Ray + Legally Blonde = Walk the Line

  28. October 3, 2010 2:19 am

    Three Days of the Condor + Eyes Wide Shut = The Interpreter

    LOL! Sydney Pollack to the MAXX.

  29. evmaroon permalink
    October 3, 2010 9:45 pm

    The Odyssey + Annie Get Your Gun = O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  30. October 3, 2010 10:27 pm

    These are based solely on the previews I saw tonight in the theater:

    Moulin Rouge + Showgirls = Burlesque

    The Hangover + Nine Months = Due Date

  31. hsofia permalink
    October 3, 2010 11:01 pm

    Am I doing this right?

    Hunt for Red October + Das Boot = U571

    Pitch Black + The Women = The Descent

  32. October 4, 2010 12:33 am

    Sophie’s Choice + The Sixth Sense = Beloved.

    @hsofia – you’re doing just fine!!!

  33. evmaroon permalink
    October 4, 2010 2:36 am

    Get Smart – True Lies = Top Secret
    The Poseiden Adventure + The Amityville Horror = Ghost Ship

  34. October 4, 2010 2:56 am

    A more complex equation…

    Independence Day – Men In Black + (Regarding Henry / Working Girl) = Seven Pounds

  35. October 4, 2010 3:50 am

    Set It Off Auntie Mame = BAPs

  36. October 4, 2010 3:57 am

    @dean. Thanks for that one! It helps me decide to pass on Seven Pounds!!!

    @Everett, LOL on Ghost Ship. Bang on!

  37. October 4, 2010 8:08 am

    (definitely pass on Seven Pounds.)

  38. evmaroon permalink
    October 4, 2010 3:02 pm

    (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes * Spaceballs) + The Last Starfighter = Starship Troopers

  39. hsofia permalink
    October 4, 2010 8:23 pm

    How bad is it that I couldn’t make it past the opening CREDITS of 7 Pounds?

  40. October 4, 2010 9:38 pm

    Oh good God…movie algebra.

    Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers + The Crusades= Kingdom of Heaven

    (by the way, that’s Cecil B. Demille’s The Crusades…not the actual events)

  41. October 23, 2010 8:27 pm

    The Wrestler + Sherrybaby = Crazy Heart

  42. Chris permalink
    October 23, 2010 8:53 pm

    I wish I could go back in time and pass on 7 pounds or alternately create a movie equation that erases it from memory.

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