Movie Mashup game

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CorrespondentFebruary 21, 2013 

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    1. Jimmy Stewart spends Christmas at sea with a hungry Bengal tiger.

    2. CIA agents infiltrate the monster community in Ben Affleck’s adaptation of the Maurice Sendak kids’ book.

    3. Jennifer Lawrence returns to Burkittsville, Maryland, in this sequel to the original found-footage horror classic.

    4. Retired cat burglar Frank Langella reanimates the family dog.

    5. Russell Crowe and Philip Seymour Hoffman team up as seafaring cult leaders aboard the HMS Surprise.

    6. Robert Redford’s bizarre 1990 Tolstoy adaptation finds the actor playing a corseted Russian aristocrat during the Cuban Revolution.

    7. James Bond squares off against a villainous model rocket enthusiast, played by a young Jake Gyllenhaal.

    8. Linda Blair returns to the big screen as Quentin Tarantino makes his inevitable foray into the women-behind-bars genre.

    9. Based on the Bret Easton Ellis book, this ill-conceived thriller features Jessica Chastain as an Alaskan CIA vampire battling decadent teenagers in L.A. (three films)

    10. Sam Mendes directs this animated Disney fiasco starring Kevin Spacey and Will Smith as depressed suburban cowboys in the Louisiana bayou, with Quvenzhané Wallis as Belle. (four films)

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony, televised live Sunday night at 7, is expected to be fairly competitive. It should also be pretty entertaining – first-time host Seth MacFarlane is a veteran of comic roasts and doesn’t pull his punches with celebrity jokes.

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

Note: At least one of the films in each item is an 2013 Oscar nominee in a major category, paired with one or more well-known films from movie history. Remember that titles can be mashed up phonetically as well, e.g. “Nosferatu Kill a Mockingbird.”

Send your answers by noon Tuesday to ajohnson@newsobserver.com for a chance to win a prize.

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