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Aug
24
2011

Operation Guillaume: Return of the Movie Nights

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.

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Comments

meaningless icon! Boondock Saints has always been a fave among my group for quoting. Add it to the next list and see how many votes it gets.
keysturtle said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Aliens, but it has to be the longer directors cut. Adds a little more to the narrative.
Pink Peril said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! "Flight of the Navigator" would be most excellent as well.
Drewbixcube said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'd also like to add to the list "Better Off Dead"
ladyhgiggle said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! All of the Alien series not just the first. Or at least the first and second.
MahEggo said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! How does one choose from all the above....just go down the list and watch them all.
MahEggo said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Frau Blücher.
el fantastico said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! I voted for Ferris Bueller. I do think though that he should be made to watch Big Trouble in Little China (I quote that one quite a bit). Silent Running is kind of obscure these days, you should replace that with Buckaroo Bonzai
Agent Desmond said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! What about Rocky Horror Picture Show?!?!?!?!
TheHippyWitch said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! The Three Amigos - plus he would have to say a plethora of pinatas witha french accent!
Donnadoctor said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! The Three Amigos plus he would have to say a plethora of pinatas witha french accent!
Donnadoctor said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! My personal list would include: Robin Hood: Men in Tights/Spaceballs, Lord of the Rings trilogy of course, Serenity, Labyrinth/Dark Crystal, Hook, Dragonslayer, Mad Max, LadyHawke, and DOGMA. Don't forget to subject him to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh and Evolution...cuz there's always time for lubricant!
Adalaide said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Whoa whoa whoa... No Aliens before Alien! And I'd pick Alien.
corpse_of_taloy said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! young Frankenstein, why? 4 words. PUTTIN ON THE RITZ!
djlenny said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh yes, Buckaroo Bonzai definitely needs to be on the list!
TheHippyWitch said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! A third write in for Buckaroo Bonzai!!!
ashleystew said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Um, I haven't seen a mention of 'Labyrinth' anywhere on this page. Make the man watch it! I've already forced it on two previous boyfriends. (I wonder if that contributed to...oh, nevermind.)
ThatCrazyGirl said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Army of darkness / Evil deads need to be on this list bonus points if you can get him to the musical in the splatter zone.
AxeTaya said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! He needs to see some SciFi classics. So Forbidden Planet
Mailstrom said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! He should totally watch WarGames - best. movie. ever. And then in honor of the event, you should release some WarGames inspired babydoll-style t-shirts that aren't black. (Girls love WarGames, too...and colors).
ISOlatedThinker said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Come On You guys! Picture the robot doing the FrankNStein two-step from Young Frankenstein. I love Adelaide's list, too! Elmo in Grouchland is another one.
MichiMom said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! being a french guy in the US and a movie fan, I know which movies made it to france and which didn't. Which is why I aprove your recommendation of Princess Bride and would also recommend movies such as Logan's Run, Up in Smoke, Caddyshack and pretty much all the John Hughes movies to name a few. But that you say this guy hadn't seen Ghostbusters, Tron or STAR WARS IV???? That's just sad. And I don't know where to go from there. Caddyshack...
grasscar said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! The single most quotable movie of all time "JAWS" was not on the list. So... Young Frankenstein. "Put za candle bek."
smokey14 said this 1190 days ago.
meaningless icon! Um. We need some Animal House and Jaws in here. And while I agree with Shaun of the Dead, I feel as though Paul would be helpful. SO MANY REFERENCES.
RunnerNDA said this 1189 days ago.
meaningless icon! Blade Runner? The Blues Brothers? Trading Places? Serenity?!!
mlindsey said this 1189 days ago.
meaningless icon! How is Better Off Dead not on this list? Eminently quotable, and featuring a French exchange student.
Nolly M. said this 1189 days ago.
meaningless icon! "werewolf...there wolf, there castle" young Frankenstein is a classic... Watch it cause I told you to ... WATCH IT
da slender said this 1189 days ago.
meaningless icon! SHORT CIRCUIT! "Number five is alive!" I also endorse Labyrinth. How can you go past David Bowie in tight tights? "Remind of the babe...what babe...the babe with the power...what power...the power of voodoo...who do...you do!"
SammiMD said this 366 days ago.
meaningless icon! He must see Napoleon Dynamite! Other suggestions: Tomorrow When the War Began, this was a book way before twilight, the hunger games, ect. if you haven't seen it do so; Goonies; Gremlins; Invasion of the Body Snatcher
Whalen said this 97 days ago.

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