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I have no idea but she's gorgeous!
Well, then, you have a 100% hit rate for gorgeous women in this film.

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'Oblivion'
Correct! I presume that's a body double in the pool, but what do I know?



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OMG!

I suck at this game! That's my favorite freakin movie and I couldn't figure that out??

I caved!
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I know. The cruelty of this game is one of its most entertaining features.

That and picking difficult pictures.

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That and picking difficult pictures.

I'm always afraid of making them too difficult. On that note...

Name this TV series.
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Spoiler!

I caved!
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I'm always afraid of making them too difficult. On that note...

Name this TV series.

It's not a TV Series but a movie - Redemption Road (2010) ??

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It's not a TV Series but a movie - Redemption Road (2010) ??
Sorry, it's not Redemption Road. It is a TV series.
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I'm always afraid of making them too difficult. On that note...

Name this TV series.
The Finder. Michael Clarke Duncan's last TV show before his untimely death.
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The Finder. Michael Clarke Duncan's last TV show before his untimely death.
Correct. There are two different TV series that I would have accepted as correct answers, The Finder and Bones.
The picture I posted was The Finder's Walter Sherman and Leo Knox (Geoff Stults and Michael Clark Duncan) from season 6 episode 19 of Bones. That Bones episode was a backdoor pilot for The Finder.
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I'm always afraid of making them too difficult.
You're right, it's a balancing act. The goal is for challenges not too easy, but not impossibly hard. You have to figure it out with trial and error; there's no science to it. And the group often surprises me.

Too easy is probably better than too hard. In the latter case people just get frustrated with the game. In the former case someone gets a point, which is not a bad thing.

By "difficult" I meant to say I look for tricky or deceptive challenges. Unusual shots from well-known films or luring people into guessing the wrong title.

* * *

Anyway... name this film.

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Spoiler!


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You're right, it's a balancing act. The goal is for challenges not too easy, but not impossibly hard. You have to figure it out with trial and error; there's no science to it. And the group often surprises me.

Too easy is probably better than too hard. In the latter case people just get frustrated with the game. In the former case someone gets a point, which is not a bad thing.

By "difficult" I meant to say I look for tricky or deceptive challenges. Unusual shots from well-known films or luring people into guessing the wrong title.

* * *

Anyway... name this film.

-Bill
Bava's The Whip and the Body with Christopher Lee (who turned 93 Wednesday). I really need to finish the second half of that film.... someday.

"It's an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world."
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Bava's The Whip and the Body with Christopher Lee (who turned 93 Wednesday). I really need to finish the second half of that film.... someday.
Correct! Review: The Whip and the Body (1963).

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Name this movie.

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Panic in the Year Zero
CORRECT ! - PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962)

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MOVIE TRIVIA ALERT

Panic in Year Zero! was the first film to employ the"555" prefix for fake phone numbers. The practice of using "555" for a movie character's phone number - the idea being that, since no private citizen has a phone number beginning with 555, curious moviegoers won't dial the number they see on the screen and harass anybody - started here, in this B movie directed by and starring Ray Milland.

The North American Numbering Plan -- which has been the governing document for assigning and maintaining telephone numbers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and various nearby countries since 1947 -- was amended in 1994 to formally reserve exactly 100 telephone numbers for fictional use. That is to say, any telephone number falling between 555-0100 and 555-0199 would never be placed in service, and instead be reserved for use in movies, television, and other mass media works of fiction.

In fact, fiction-safe phone numbers predate the 555 rule. Until the early 1970s, AT&T kept a list of inactive but potentially "real" phone numbers that it shared with Hollywood, but by 1973, every possible seven-digit phone number was in use somewhere in the United States. Thus, from 1973 on, the 555 exchange became Ma Bell's recommended fake phone prefix. In 1994, further demand for additional phone numbers forced the reserved list down to just 100 phone numbers under the 555 exchange.

That’s when the North American Numbering Plan Administration started taking applications from people and businesses who wanted their own 555 numbers. Theoretically, these numbers would have worked from anywhere in the continent; dialers would be able to dial 555-XXXX and always end up with the same number regardless of area code. The hope was that if you needed, say, a taxi anywhere in the country, you could just remember one number that would always work.

Things didn’t work out quite so smoothly. People and businesses snapped up the 555 numbers —except for 555-0100 through 555-0199, which were held back for fictional use—but they soon learned that owning a phone number isn’t all that useful if you don’t also own a phone company that can connect the number. Phone companies protested that setting up these services would be wildly expensive; in 2003 Verizon told The New York Times that adding the nationwide 555 service to its systems would cost the company $108 million. (Verizon did offer to hook up the 555 numbers for owners, but the same Times story noted that the service usually required a $2,500 set-up fee per area code.)
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That's Jennifer Connelly in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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Is not!

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Looks to me like the first Mission: Impossible feature.

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CORRECT ! - PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962)

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In fact, fiction-safe phone numbers predate the 555 rule. Until the early 1970s, AT&T kept a list of inactive but potentially "real" phone numbers that it shared with Hollywood, but by 1973, every possible seven-digit phone number was in use somewhere in the United States. Thus, from 1973 on, the 555 exchange became Ma Bell's recommended fake phone prefix. In 1994, further demand for additional phone numbers forced the reserved list down to just 100 phone numbers under the 555 exchange.

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