Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

My long-time readers are well aware that when going to the movies, I like to tell the cashier, "I'll take one to..." and then say a few words that are a twist on the title of the movie I want to see. For some reason, this tends to make me come off as a total dumb-ass.

I've pretty much pressured myself to give a fake title to every movie I go to now. On many afternoons, I'll be in the parking lot and think, "Oh shit, what am I gonna tell the lady?" That's exactly what went through my head last night as I entered the theatre to see the new James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace". Due to my lack of time, all I could come up with was "Quantum Leap". Some inspired ones from this past year can be found below:

The Spiderwick Chronicles - Spider-Man

Iron Man - Steel Man

Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Illinois Jones

Hancock - HisCock

Tropic Thunder - Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (a dessert at the Outback)

Pineapple Express - Pineapple Juice

The Happening - What's Happening

Disaster Movie - Scary Movie

House Bunny - Bunny Rabbit

The X-Files - The Sex Files

Ghost Town - Ghost

W. - X.

Zach & Miri Make a Porno - Let's Make a Porno


Sarah said...

and how are these generally received?

once when i was studying in paris, i asked for a ticket to "zee way of zee gun" and the movie guy actually laughed. the weirdest part was that it was totally unintentional. i had just been around french people too long.

Thomas said...

That's a good one.

As far as notable reactions, when I said, "HisCock", I believe the lady got a tad embarassed. When I said, "X", the guy said "W?" and I replied in the affirmative. Somebody behind me laughed when I said "Steel Man".

houstonmacbro said...

I love the -X ... cause that is what he is ... a Big MINUS!

Brian said...

"Chocolate Thunder from Down Under"

I declare this Blog Topic Header of the Year!

Thomas said...

Houston, since seeing "W", I've actually started feeling sorry for him (though I'll be quite happy when he's no longer in charge).

Brian, thank you, my good man!

Coconut said...

Haha, how did they react to "Let's Make a Porno?"

Thomas said...

Coco, I didn't really get a reaction on that one (or perhaps I just didn't look close enough).