Meet Guillaume! Fun fact: He hates photos.
It's time to
experiment subject entertain Guillaume, our French codemonkey, with another movie night!
If you're not aware of Operation Guillaume, here's the quick rundown. Way back in January 2010, we set upon American-geek acculturizing Guillaume, our newly-hired French codemonkey. He was already a geek, of course, but our favorite part of our meetings--the part where we quote movies and try to out-funny one another with pop culture memes--wasn't really impressing him. We had to fix that.
Also, we like watching movies.
So with our readers' help in choosing movies, we've shown Guillaume Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, TRON, Office Space, and last but not least, Star Wars Ep IV over the last year and 8 months.
But what next? We've whittled down the top suggestions from our poll, and we'd like you to help us choose the final candidate for the next screening.
Oh, and... We'll be at Crystal Screen in Crystal City, Arlington, VA on Monday August 29th to see 2001: A Space Odyssey. We'll have some freebies on us--some of them kind of obvious--so we hope you'll stop by and say hello!
UPDATE 8/25 10:15am: Ferris Beuller's Day Off has a very narrow lead over Young Frankenstein! Mel Brooks fans, you better step up before it's too late.
Update 8/31 7:05pm: The winning movie for this screening is (Drumroll, please!) YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! We'll subject Guillaume to this masterpiece tomorrow night, along with bushels of crabs from our favorite local crab place. Congrats to everyone who voted for this Mel Brooks classic, and thanks for helping us
brainwash educate our favorite French codemonkey!
NOTE: Guillaume has already seen Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Planet of the Apes (the original), and Monty Python's Holy Grail--though they were dubbed in French. We may revisit those classics at a later date.