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ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Rounds Played
« on: October 11, 2007, 10:35:37 am »
I will update this archive after each round concludes. I have also reposted the rules here for a quick reference.



Announcing a New ABCs Game: ABCs at the Movies!

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of life, we forget that what brought us together was a story and a movie. In the spirit of celebration, this new ABCs game has been created and I hope that many Bettermostians will participate! The more the merrier I always say.

The rules are pretty straightforward:

1) It follows the pattern of the other ABC games: go through the alphabet in order. What will be posted in this game will be movie names. In case that's not clear, here's an example: "B" is Brokeback Mountain.

2) Each round is a year. We'll start in 2007 and work backwards so the first round of the game will be Round 2007. In that round, every movie posted must have come out in 2007. The second round will be 2006 and each movie in that round must be from 2006...and so on. Each round will be 26 movies from that particular year. Let's see how far in history back we can get!

NOTE: Since it is only 26 movies per year, let's try to stick to theatrical releases (no made for TV movies). I realize we may have to get a little bit obscure for letters like X and Q but I think there are enough movies out there that we can come up with titles that people have, by and large, heard of. I would also prefer to not use obvious porn titles such as  "A$$ Fanatics" and the like.

3) To play, in the subject line post the letter and movie name, ie: "B" is Brokeback Mountain. In the message box, post something about the movie. It could be a picture, a piece of trivia, an interesting fact, a quote, box office stats, awards, or even a personal experience or comment. The sky's the limit is my take on this!

4) IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) will be the final source for verifying dates and any facts or other information that might be in dispute.

5) "The," "A" and "An" don't count. So, for example, "The Apartment" could be posted as "Apartment, The" and count as an A. Likewise, "A Night to Remember" could count as a N.

6) English language titles will be preferred UNLESS a movie has a foreign language title and country listed on IMDb. For example, "Lust, Caution" is listed as "Se, jie" on IMDb so the latter would be acceptable as a "S" entry. However, if someone played it as "L" (which I would allow, since it is also listed that way on IMDb) then it would be ineligible as the "S" entry. "Il Postino" (The Postman) is another example that comes to mind and could be played as an "I" entry with its Italian title. In that case, it couldn't be played as a "P" in English.

7) One you have played a letter, two additional letters must be played before you can take another turn. For example, if you played an A, you'd have to wait until D to play again. It is permissible to "hold a space" by posting a letter while you dash off to find the perfect piece of trivia for the perfect movie you have in mind. This is helpful if the game is moving really fast.

8) Of course, we reserve the right to add or modify the rules as circumstances might require, once the game gets going. I've tried to think of everything but there is no guarantee I have!

Please feel free to PM me with any questions or comments!

Leslie (MaineWriter)
Game Mistress with the support of

Sandy and Fran
ABCs Moderators


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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2007
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 10:38:28 am »
Movie without a date, played in the Heath Ledger Round

Queen's Gambit, The (20XX)

Round 2007

Are We Done Yet?
Brave One, The
Control
Devil Came on Horseback, The
Eastern Promises
Fracture
Grindhouse
Heartbreak Kid, The
Invasion, The
Jane Austen Book Club, The
Khadak
Lookout, The
Meet the Robinsons
Number 23, The
Ocean's Thirteen
Pirates of the Carribbean at World's End
Quench
Ratatouille
Shrek 3
Teeth
Unbequeme, Der
Vacancy
Waitress
X-Day
Yella
Zodiac

Round 2007 Redux

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Bee Movie
Charlie Wilson's War
Dan in Real Life
Enchanted
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Golden Compass, The
Hairspray
I'm Not There
Jake's Closet
Knocked Up
Lust, Caution
Mr. Woodcock
No Reservations
Otro, El
Perfect Holiday, The
QWERTY
Rendition
Simpsons Movie, The
Transformers
Underdog
Vampire Diary
World Unseen, The
Wildcard X: 3:10 to Yuma
Year of the Dog
Zoo


From the special rounds:

Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk
American Gangster
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Bratz
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The
Funny Games
Hannibal Rising
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Man Behind the Movie: A Conversation with Chris Gardner, The
Naked Boys Singing
Next
One Piece Move: The Desert Princess and the Pirates Adventure in Alabasta
Quatrieme morceau de la femme coupee en trois
Reno 911!: Miami
Song of Solomon
Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion
Underdog
War on Drugs, The
Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, The
Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox
Youth Without Youth
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2006
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 03:12:08 pm »
Round 2006

American Dreamz
Babel
Candy (x2)
Date Movie
Eragon
For Your Consideration
Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties
Happy Feet
Idlewild
John Tucker Must Die
Keeping Up with the Steins
Little Children
Marie Antoinette
Night at the Museum
Open Season
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Queen, The
Rocky Balboa
Salvador
Transformers
United 93
Volver
Why We Fight
X-Men: The Last Stand
You, Me and Dupree
Zoom


From the special rounds:

Been Rich All My Life
Buck
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Day2
Departed, The
Half Nelson
History Boys, The
Illusionist, The
Inland Empire
Jindabyne
Last King of Scotland, The
O Jerusalem
One Percent, The
Path to Nuclear Fission: The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, The
Prestige, The
Quinceanera
Valet, The
Wicker Man, The
Zinda
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2005
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 10:16:28 am »
Round 2005

Adam and Steve
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Derailed
Eyes of Van Gogh, The
Four Brothers
Good Night and, Good Luck
Hustle & Flow
Interpreter, The
Jarhead
King Kong
Lords of Dogtown
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Nanny McPhee
Oliver Twist
Pacifier, The
Queens
Rent
Syriana
Thank You for Smoking
Upside of Anger, The
Valiant
Walk the Line
Xiang ri kui
You're Gonna Miss Me
Zathura: A Space Adventure


From the special rounds:

Casanova
Constant Gardener, The
Crash
Dark Water
Dying Gaul, The
Exorcism of Emily Rose, The
Family Stone, The
Gideon's Daughter
History of Violence, A
House of Wax
I Am A Sex Addict
Into the Blue
Kingdom of Heaven
Kinky Boots
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Little Fish
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Memoirs of a Geisha
Must Love Dogs
Proof
Waiting
You Are Alone
Zizek!
Zui hao de shi guang
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2004
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007, 08:06:07 am »
Round 2004

Alfie
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Coffee and Cigarettes
Day After Tomorrow, The
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
First Daughter
Garden State
Home at the End of the World, A
I Heart Huckabees
Jersey Girl
Kinsey
Ladder 49
Meet the Fockers
Notebook, The
Ocean's Twelve
Prince and Me, The
Quase Dois Irmaos
Raising Helen
Sideways
The Terminal
Undertow
Van Helsing
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Xavier
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
Zen Noir x2

from the special rounds:

Aviator, The
Door in the Floor, The
Envy
Erik, of het kleine insectenboek
Finding Neverland
Garfield
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
L4yer Cake
Open House
Saved!
Twisted
Untergang, Der
Yes
Zach & Avery of Fergus
Zapata - el sueno del heroe
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2003
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 12:16:54 pm »
Round 2003

About A Boy
Big Fish
Calendar Girls
Damn Right I'm A Cowboy
Elf
Finding Nemo
Good By Lenin!
Hulk
Identity
Johnny English
Kangaroo Jack
Lost in Translation
Mighty Wind, A
Noviembre
Order, The
Peter Pan
Quigley
Radio
S.W.A.T.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
United States of Leland, The
View From The Top
Wake
X2: X-Men United
Young Adam
Zero Day

from the special rounds:

Charlie's War
Education of Gore Vidal, The
Fire Island on $0 a Day
Gigli
Gothika
Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films
Just Married
Kiss That Would Last a Billion Years, The
Love Actually
Ned Kelly
No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon
Old School
Open Range
Pinjar
Sin Eater, The
United States of Leland, The
Veronica Guerin
Zus & Zo
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2002
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 03:27:32 pm »
Round 2002

(About A Boy) -- played accidentally in Round 2003
Ash Wednesday
Bloody Sunday
Catch Me If You Can
Derrida
Eight Crazy Nights
Friday After Next
Ghost Ship
Hours, The
Insomnia
John Q.
K-19: The Widowmaker
Life or Something Like It
Men in Black II
New Best Friend
Oasis
Panic Room
Queen of the Damned
Rookie, The
Sum of All Fears, The
Talk to Her
Undercover Brother
Vampire Clan
Windtalkers
XXX
Year That Trembled, The
ZigZag

From the special rounds:

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen
Chicago
Demon Island
Drumline
8 Women (8 Femmes)
Four Feathers, The
Gangs of New York
In This World
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Maid in Manhattan
Nicholas Nickleby
One Hour Photo
Pianist, The
Unfaithful
We Were Soliders
Yossi and Jagger
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2001
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 06:51:28 am »
Round 2001

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Beautiful Mind, A
Chelsea Walls
Deep End, The
Enemy at the Gates
Fluffer, The
Glitter
Harry Potter and th Sorcerer's Stone
In The Bedroom
Joe Dirt
Kissing Jessica Stein
Lord of the Rings
Matrix Revisited, The
Not Another Teen Movie
Others, The
Planet of the Apes
Queenie in Love
Royal Tenebaums, The
Shrek
Tailor of Panama
Under the Moonlight
Valentine
Waking Life
Xango de Baker Street, O
Y tu Mama Tambien
Zoolander

From the special rounds:

Donnie Darko
Enigma
Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, Le
15 Minutes
Ghost World
Hannibal
Joy Ride
Kate and Leopold (x2)
Knight's Tale, A
Legally Blonde
Monsoon Wedding
Monster's Ball
Victoria and Albert
Zen and the Art of Landscaping
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 2000
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 12:11:26 pm »
Round 2000

Almost Famous
Billy Elliot
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dr. T & The Women
Erin Brockovich
Family Man, The
Gladiator
High Fidelity
Isn't She Great
Judy Berlin
Keeping the Faith
Lucky Numbers
Men of Honor
Nurse Betty
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Patriot, The
Quills
Requiem for a Dream
Saving Grace
The Tao of Steve
Unbreakable
Vertical Limit
Wonder Boys
X-Men
Yi yi
Zen Tale, A

From the special rounds:

Chicken Run
Legend of Bagger Vance, The
Gone in 60 Seconds
Hamlet
House of Mirth, The
Innocence
Nine Queens
O Fantasma
Traffic
Under Suspicion
Yards, The
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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Archive of Movies Played - 1999
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 09:38:01 pm »
Round 1999

American Beauty
Boys Don't Cry
Cruel Intentions
Dogma
Eyes Wide Shut
Forces of Nature
Green Mile, The
Haunting, The
Instinct
Jawbreaker
Kennedy et moi
Liberty Heights
Muppets From Space
Never Been Kissed
October Sky
Payback
Qian yan wan yu
Run Lola Run
Sixth Sense, The
Topsy-Turvy
Unlucky Cowboy, The
Vampire Sorority Row
Wild Wild West
X-Treme Teens
Young Girl and the Monsoon, The
Zapatista

From the special rounds:

Barenaked in America
Beau travail
Cotton Mary
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Fight Club
Idle Hands
Jesus' Son
Midsummer's Night Dream, A
Ride With the Devil
Two Hands
Virgin Suicides, The
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