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Old 04-13-2016, 03:00 AM
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Default The IMDB Keyword Game

This is a simple game: guess the movie (or TV or Video Game) from the imdb.com keywords.

Rules. Put a few keywords. Let a person or some person guess. Tell them they are wrong unless they are right. Then give more words. When someone gets it, tell them. Then it is there turn.

Pretty straightforward, but just to put in some more rules to help:

1) Movies (full-length, made for theatres) are default, but if you want to do the keywords for a TV Show, Video Game or other, please state the form ("OK, this is a straight to video movie") so people aren't erroneously guessing movies when the answer is Alfred Chicken.

2) Keywords can be misleading. It is up to you if you want to point that out or not (the term "gun fu" has been terribly abused on imdb. Or you can just make commentary (there are some odd keywords).

3) you can add as many words you want each turn. Doesn't have to be too many. I usually do five on the first turn and three in subsequent turns, unless maybe they share a theme that helps paint a picture (like "Shot in the head", "shot in the knee", "shot in the torso" etc.)

4) No looking up the answers on imdb. You are on the honour system here. I don't mind you thinking "Oh, this sounds like a Wes Anderson movie" and then looking up the Wes Anderson filmography, but don't just go and use the keyword filter on imdb. Then there's not much of a game.

OK, I hope I haven't scared you away with rules (I love rules but the reading of them bores and confuses me), because this game is blood simple. By the way, the first film isn't Blood Simple.

Here are the keywords for the first movie.

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:50 AM
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:27 AM
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Good guess, but no.

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Old 04-13-2016, 04:33 AM
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:25 AM
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Nope, but again, good guess.

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Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
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Naturist
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:51 AM
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Damn, before the last set I was going to guess Crimson Peak, but now it doesn't fit anymore.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:53 AM
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(I love rules but the reading of them bores and confuses me)
Speaking as someone who has had to teach new board games to Johnny on many an occasion: he's not lying.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:03 AM
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Damn, before the last set I was going to guess Crimson Peak, but now it doesn't fit anymore.
I'm going to take this as a guess, though. And you are right, it isn't.

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Engraving
Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:03 AM
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This game is designed in such a way that I am uniquely unsuited to it, but I'm making up my own film from the tag list and having a grand time. My favourite scene is when the engraved canoe that the despairing young wife had received as a gift from her husband but then gave to the man she that was having an affair with was held at gunpoint for killing said man, who was the sole black character. (The canoe, of course, was a trap, as the jealous husband has transferred his consciousness into it.)
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:13 AM
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I like this game within the game and encourage its continuance.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:27 AM
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Friday the 13th?

(I have not seen the movie and am basing this off my knowledge of the NES game, which I have not played)
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:30 AM
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Nope. Not even a black person in the original Friday the 13th, I think.

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Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)

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Whiskey
Betrayal
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:39 AM
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I tried to tell the cop that I was "rescuing" that whiskey, but he wasn't buying it.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:46 AM
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I had to look it up. This is going to be a tricky one
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:13 PM
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...Rambo?

I don't think he was married.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:20 PM
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I want to say Cape Fear, but I don't remember a solo black character dying. I'll still toss in the ring anyways.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:02 PM
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This is a good game. I could let myself get really frustrated by it. I swear I know what movie this is somehow, but I simply don't, somehow.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:32 PM
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It can be frustrating at times, even with big movies.

Receipt
Engraving
Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)

Rescue
Whiskey
Betrayal

Gore (I actually don't recall this being terribly gory, but it has been a long time)
Older Man Younger Woman Relationship
Shotgun
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:38 PM
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Leon: The Professional
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:41 PM
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No!

Receipt
Engraving
Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)

Rescue
Whiskey
Betrayal

Gore (I actually don't recall this being terribly gory, but it has been a long time)
Older Man Younger Woman Relationship
Shotgun

Stupid Victim (weird judgment call, imdb keywords)
Attempted Murder
Five Dollar Bill
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:22 AM
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Imma gonna try to get a few more bites.

Receipt
Engraving
Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)

Rescue
Whiskey
Betrayal

Gore (I actually don't recall this being terribly gory, but it has been a long time)
Older Man Younger Woman Relationship
Shotgun

Stupid Victim (weird judgment call, imdb keywords)
Attempted Murder
Five Dollar Bill

Bear
Bear Attack
Bear Trap
Bearskin
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:14 AM
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Is.. is it The Revenant? I didn't watch The Revenant, but I heard Leo had a bad time with a bear.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:20 AM
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Nope, but good guess.

Receipt
Engraving
Jealousy
Battle of Wits
Trap

Young Wife
Despair
Isolation

Naturist
Sole Black Character Dies Cliche
Extramarital Affair

Canoe
Held at Gunpoint
Moral Principles (I'm having a hard time thinking of movies where this isn't a thing. Non-narrative art films maybe?)

Rescue
Whiskey
Betrayal

Gore (I actually don't recall this being terribly gory, but it has been a long time)
Older Man Younger Woman Relationship
Shotgun

Stupid Victim (weird judgment call, imdb keywords)
Attempted Murder
Five Dollar Bill

Bear
Bear Attack
Bear Trap
Bearskin

Millionaire
Photographer
Supermodel
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:33 AM
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I... I think I saw a movie once in theatres with Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins on a mountain, and I seem to recall a bear attack? Was it that one? Do I win?
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:17 AM
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It's not... Ravenous is it?
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:46 AM
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It's so not Taken, but I'm guessing it anyway for the lulz.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:04 PM
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Now I want to see Liam Neeson fight a bear.
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:29 PM
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JBear got it. Except really you are supposed to give the name. But this one went on a little long, so I'm giving it to you. And that you ARE allowed to look up (I just didn't want you to use the keyword filters in your research).

It's called the Edge!


Also, I too want to see Liam Neeson fight a bear.

JBear's turn.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:40 PM
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Oh wow, really? I just mentioned the only movie that I think I've ever seen with a bear attack. I remember literally nothing else about that movie. I... I was unprepared for this. How the heck did I win? Um... huh. Wow. Alright, give me a few and I'll see what I can come up with.

My first instinct would be to go with one of my favourite movies, but then Johnny will have an unfair advantage...

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Also, I too want to see Liam Neeson fight a bear.
*ROAAAAAAR*

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Old 04-17-2016, 05:49 PM
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Alright, let's give this a shot and hope that I can remember the movie that I picked when I check this thread again tomorrow morning:

title spoken by character
colorado
laser
surprise ending
hand to hand combat
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