Guess That Movie: IX: Ocean’s Eleven

January 23rd, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

[Guess That Movie Take 9]The previous “Guess That Movie” image was of when Basil Exposition (played by Michael York) was programming Austin Power’s Pimpmobile to travel back in time to 1975 so he could rescue his Dad – Nigel Powers (Michael Caine) – who had been kidnapped by the owner of Club 69 – Goldmember – as part of Dr.Evil’s plan (Austin, Goldmember and Dr.Evil all played by Mike Myers. Oh – LD (welcome back!) was the correct guesser by realising it was from Austin Powers 3 – Goldmember [Order from Amazon.co.uk] . Most people fell for my “Back To The Future” set up – but if you had paid attention to that excellent series, you would have realised that the DeLorean shows the entire date and time on the display and it also shows “Previous, Current, Destination” times in three rows with the describing text to the left of the time display and not on top. Yep, I’m evil – so sue me πŸ™‚

I’ve decided that once this image has been guessed I’ll try and construct the high score table – so allow at least an hour between me saying “Yep, guessed correctly” in the comments and the next image.

To enter, just leave a comment with your guess. The comment system isn’t just about the guesses though – if you’ve got an idea or something (“hey – how about blurring the next picture?” πŸ™‚ ) then feel free to post it. I’ll try not to be too stringent about what is a guess though – “Did you see film XY or Z last week” won’t be interpreted as a guess, but “It looks like that sexy man Richy C. in Y, but I’m not sure” will be a guess.

Why the “what’s a guess” bit? Well, my money is at stake!

A: Ocean’s Eleven. Correctly guessed by Super Beastmaster.

At the moment the “prize scheme” text reads as follows:

Each screenshot is worth 100 points. Every incorrect guess made on that image takes the prize down by 5 points. After the image has been “live” for 12 hours, the points value goes down by 10 – and then it falls by a further 10 every 24hours after posting. So, let’s say you guessed it 2 days 1hour after it was posted and there had been 3 incorrect guesses before yours – you would be awarded 65points: made up of 100points – 3 times 5 (3 incorrect guesses) – 10 (as its after 12 hours) – 10 (as it’s been 24hours since posting).

Once you’ve got over 500 points, you can consider claiming your prize which will be a choice between an electronic Amazon gift certificate for the Amazon store of your choice (500 points will get you a minimum of a £5 gift certificate – of course £5 will be converted into your local currency, so Americans can look forward to an a Amazon certificate of at least $8 at current market rates ) and maybe something else (I’m still trying to decide what the something else could be)! You could, if you were a quick guesser, be able to get the prize within 5 movies… I will shortly be going back through the previous entries and tallying up winners scores so far – expect a “score chart” soon (it’ll just show a name and score – nothing else, so there’s no need to worry about your email addy).

Yep, I am being generous – a contest which costs you nothing to enter, and one that I get no money from…. I must be a fool (yep ). I’m going to make a little “promise” here that I’ll try and keep “GTM” running until at least post number 24 (which is when the current “prize run” will halt, but I may decide to keep running it) – so the quicker you correctly guess the image the better. Judges decision (ie mine) is final, yadda yadda yadda. Of course, if people decide to make a donation to me it may convince me to either “up” the prize fund or keep it running even longer…

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8 comments

  1. Ph33r_m3 says:

    a wild one here, The Pelican Brief?

  2. Great guess Ph33r m3, but I really hope you’re wrong πŸ™‚ I’m going to go with “My Best Friend’s Wedding”.

  3. Ph33r_m3 says:

    pret a porter

  4. Sorry about your lack of food, but this has suddenly become very important for me – Ocean’s Eleven?

  5. Ph33r_m3 says:

    super beastmaster should be banned, hes only on this site cos i told him about it, now he wants to strip me of my title of king because he is a very insecure person

  6. Hey, calm down. You’re just sore because I’M the Super Beastmaster :p

  7. Ph33r_m3 says:

    I reached super beastmaster on level 27, and you didnt till you were on 30something, speed isnt any match ro pure l33t skills. Dying young by any chance?

  8. Richy C. says:

    Bad luck Ph33r_m3: Super Beastmaster guessed right at Ocean’s Eleven!

    I do *need* food now, so the next “Guess The Movie” probably won’t be for another hour – and that’s when I’ll announce “the scores so far”.

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