Friday, December 4, 2015

Mock Squid Soup: December's Three Clues


Today, for this month's edition of Mock Squid Soup, all society members are invited to post three hints about their film choice for the month.  All are welcome to guess, of course.  My three clues:

- My film belongs to a genre that inspires eye rolls from my wife.  Interestingly, her home state has been the setting for a disproportionate number of the genre's finest examples, including this one.  Perhaps her disdain stems from the very fact that she hails from a place where people take the subject matter of these movies far too seriously.  For example...

- My wife went to a Catholic high school.  One of the nuns - the typing teacher - would lead students in prayer for the success of a certain group of young men each autumn weekend.  These young men are also the subject of my movie.

- The lead was a reasonably successful child actor but my film represented his breakthrough as an adult.  He was just getting started.  A few years later, he would be cast in an important role in one of the most successful franchises in the history of cinema.

Any guesses?  Society reviews will be posted next Friday, December 11th.  See you then.  Meanwhile, please visit my fellow cinephiles today:


20 comments:

  1. I am drawing such a complete blank right now even though these are great clues. I am thinking Star Wars but I know that's not it. I have no clue

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    1. Not Star Wars, though she's not much of a fan of those, either.

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  2. Is it Rudy starring Sean Astin... whom I'll always cherish as Samwise Gamgee?

    (We can't get through cooking any meal with potatoes without quoting his exchange with Gollum on taters, precious...)

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  3. Hmmm. I am at a loss. I love the clues- but I am not sure I can figure it out. :) Can't wait to learn the answer.
    ~Jess

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  4. I'm thinking about something having to do with The Lord of the Rings, but I've never seen those. I read the books. My daughter adores the movies.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well, of course she does. She went to a very good college.

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  5. I'm a day late... can I still join?

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  6. So Cygnus got it. I had no idea with those clues...guess I'm clueless when it comes to this movie! Great fun, Armchair!

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    1. It's possible my clues were a bit Ameri-centric. My apologies for that. Clues 1 and 3 don't offer much. But knowing a little about American football, #2 leads straight to Notre Dame.

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  7. Sorry I'm late to the game, but with those clues, I wasn't going to win this one anyway. Rudy is a great choice. Looking forward to your review.

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  8. What a wonderful film and that is an awesome clue for Sean Austin. It's a marvelous film.

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  9. Sean Astin definitely got my vote.

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    1. Hi, Spacerguy! It's been a while.

      Between Rudy and Sam, how can one not be a fan?

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  10. I cheated by looking at the answers above. Makes sense, though.
    Did you see him in "Woodlawn"?

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    1. I didn't see Woodlawn but the reviews I saw were excellent.

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