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End of the World Edition

December 20, 2012 

  • More information 1. Lily Tomlin and Denzel Washington star in director David O. Russell’s comedy about big-box stores and tenacious post-apocalyptic wanderers. 2. Martin Scorsese directs Griffin Dunne in the Cold War TV movie that terrified a generation of 1980s kids. 3. This heist film sequel finds Bruce Willis traveling back in time to stop suave thief George Clooney and/or a deadly plague. 4. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine star as rival CIA operatives battling over the affections of teenage hacker Matthew Broderick. 5. Alien hunter Tommy Lee Jones and stubborn juror Henry Fonda stare down the Mayan apocalypse. (3 films)

In honor of the Mayan apocalypse, this edition of the Movie Mashup Game honors films that chronicle the end of the world. Assuming we all survive to see tomorrow, you can send your answers by email to ajohnson@newsobserver.com by 5 p.m. Monday for a chance to win our cataclysmic DVD prize pack.

The object: The blurbs below combine the titles of two or more well-known movies. Can you guess the new mash-up movie title?

Example: Michael J. Fox stars as a time-traveling teenager in this second installment of George Lucas’ original space opera trilogy.

Answer: The Empire Strikes Back to the Future

At least one of the films in each item has an apocalyptic story or theme, and is paired with one or more well-known movies from movie history. Remember that films can be mashed up phonetically as well, e.g. “Nosferatu Kill a Mockingbird.”

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