Sounds Like: The biopic of a famous, vampire-obsessed novelist. Doesn’t actually contain vampires.
Actually Is: Well, there aren’t any vampires, but there’s no Bram Stoker either. Instead, there’s Mia Wasikowska going kill crazy under the malign influence of Matthew Goode…
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Feb 27th 2013, 7:30
Well, in defense of Halloween 3. After the 2nd part they planned a new Halloween movie every year. And everytime with a different story, cast etc. But after it wasn't well received, Myers came back. And actually Kindergarten Cop is pretty bang on with its title.
The Squid and the Whale on the other hand could easily be an Asylum-movie...just add some words like: The Giant Squid and the Mega Whale (...or did they actually already do that? Well, I lost count on the masterpieces of Asylum).
Another pretty new misleading title is "Lincoln". I thought it's yet another attempt of portraying a story about a car-maker (like the good, but overseen Bridges-movie "Tucker")
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Feb 27th 2013, 8:30
Comedy gold, TF, comedy gold.
Feb 27th 2013, 12:23
The Lovely Bones? Shadowboxer? Attack of the (good guy) clones? about half of the bond titles lets be fair are complete gibberish...A view to a kill..honestly. OK, they say it in the film but what rubbish
Feb 27th 2013, 12:43
American History X - The tenth installment of the complete history of the USA - Or for those who don't do roman numerals, it could be the erotic retelling of the complete history of the USA. The Philidelphia Experiment - One person's quest to deal with their reluctance to eat cream cheese and their subsequent experimentation with the product. Bladerunner - A grand dramatic piece dealing with the competitve nature of figure skating starring Daniel Day Lewis, who actually spent 6 years as a professional skater in preparation for the role. Conan The Destroyer - Chat show host, Conan O'Brien goes on a rampage, slaughtering Jay Leno and David Letterman, before finally being beaten to a pulp by Jerry Springer's audience...
Feb 27th 2013, 13:22
Ok first off they mention in whip it more than once in the movie. It helps the players gain speed on the track. Maybe you should watch the movie
Feb 27th 2013, 13:39
The disease in twelve monkeys was carried by monkeys. So the title does make sense.
Feb 27th 2013, 13:42
and the ghost and the darkness were the names of the lions terrorizing the village.
Feb 27th 2013, 13:44
Omg dude and traffic is referring to the process of drug trafficking so again it makes sense.
Feb 27th 2013, 14:11
Quantum of Solace?
Feb 27th 2013, 14:48
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - not a christmasfilm at all.
Feb 27th 2013, 16:11
Wow! This list was pretty stupid.
Feb 27th 2013, 17:54
I didn't mind most of the inclusions, but if there are more than one meaning to a word, then maybe moviegoers should read a synopsis beforehand.
At least there was nothing like "Iron Man, which is not a man made of iron (in fact, his suit is a Gold-Titanium allow)" "Spiderman, whatever" and there was no "What it should have been called".
Feb 27th 2013, 20:32
American Beauty (sounds like it'd be about a model, not a middle-aged Kevin Spacey), Animal Kingdom (a Lion King knock-off), Attack the Block (tales of an arcade game), Blade Runner (biopic of Oscar Pistorias, largely set in a prison), Brick (another cockney hardman tale), Chopper (either about bikes or helicopters), Gone Baby Gone (heartaching romance), The Loved Ones (more romance), A Prophet (Passion of the Christ 2), s****h (filth), Submarine (English remake of Das Boot), 50/50 (the life and times of a TV game show host)
Feb 27th 2013, 23:15
How could any one forget Day of the Locusts - sounds like a horror film or biblical epic not a film about the seedy underlife in 1930's L.A. with c**k fighting, pornography and child murder.
Feb 28th 2013, 14:00
What a strange article. You're just doing literal translations of random movie titles. Odd.
Feb 28th 2013, 14:05
You missed an opportunity there, surely Monster's Ball is all about a giant creature with only one testicle and how he's mad at the world so destroys everything due to sexual frustration and Hitler comparisons? No?
Mar 1st 2013, 14:23
"Honey, I Blew Up The Kid"
I think it was in Comics Scene -- or was it Starlog, or another magazine altogether -- that reported the original name of the movie was supposed to be "Honey, I Blew Up The Baby", but for some reason they opted to change it.
Mar 1st 2013, 21:34
@Buffy0320: You have completely missed the point of this feature. It is the perception of the storyline you gain from the feature title against the actual events depicted. @trist808: Geneous. My contribution - 'Salt' an ambitious new project by pixar about a family of sodium chloride grains stuck at the bottom of a salt sellar and how they plan their escape before they get deported onto a greasy potato slice and devoured.
Mar 4th 2013, 16:40
Trainspotting is called Trainspotting because wallpaper in Rents' childhood room is covered in trains so that is the majority of what he remembers of the time he was trying to get off Heroin so the title does make sense.
Mar 5th 2013, 16:06
I remember TF giving Scary Movie 4 STARS back in 2000 - and now you're back-pedalling!
Mar 12th 2013, 4:43
Did you actually watch Deer Hunter?
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