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Six Degrees Summer Movie Tourney – And the winner is ……

Tweet by Dave Umbricht And so we have come to the end of this adventure.  No preamble, let’s get to the results.  Here are the final two entries: Entry 1: Morgan Freeman (who we’ve already established is God) was in the South Africa based INVICTUS with Matt Damon, who travelled to London in OCEAN’S 13 (which I actually love, despite my comments on OCEAN’S 12).…

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Six Degrees Summer Movie Tourney – The Final Challenge

Tweet by Dave Umbricht It all comes down to this.  One week for the championship.  With every subsequent week, the challenges have become more difficult, and the players have stepped up to meet them.  Last week’s was open ended, I knew it would be intriguing to see what you could come up with.  There were good entries, and then there…

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Six Degrees Movie Game Summer Tourney – The Penultimate Challenge

Tweet by Dave Umbricht After last week’s challenge, perhaps you should fear next week’s Ultimate Challenge to decide it all.  But before we can get there, we need to get through the next to last challenge. However, let us not get ahead of ourselves.  First the recap. The leaderboard going into last week was: Daniel 4, Zach 2, Mags 2,…

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Six Degrees Summer Movie Tourney – Three for the Road

Tweet by Dave Umbricht That’s right gang, only three weeks left until our champion is crowned.  To entice you a bit more, I got my hands on the prize you’re all playing for, and it’s a good one.  So, let’s make this quick, because this week is going to be a tough one.  Double points are at stake and creativity…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week 8

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Four more tries gang (including today)!  Does this mean you are out of it?  Absolutely not.  Even if you have never played this summer, there is still time.  You see, 4 x 1pt for each win would mean you could have a maximum score of 4 going forward.  And you are saying to yourself, “well, someone…

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Six Degrees Summer Tournament – Week 7

Tweet This past week I was going to be sweet.  I was going to give all of you a little insight into how I would score the William Katt link.  I was going to tell you that using the Roland Emmerich “Godzilla” would not be looked upon kindly.  But alas, I didn’t, so one poor soul did use it.  However,…

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Six Degrees Summer Tournament – Week 6

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Interesting week, folks. First, the trash talk of Mags and Daniel spilled over to Twitter.  Then, they each threw some tough punches at the game (and at each other).  And for part of the week, it looked like Mags would finally make it onto the leaderboard. But then, as they were rolling around in the mud,…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week #5

Tweet by Dave Umbricht This week was a little light on entries, in fact we just had two.  But the two that entered seem to have a little rivalry going.  Mags vs. Daniel.  As Mags said, “I can’t lose to Daniel, we went to University together.”  While the committee would love to help Mags out, she needs to earn it.…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week #4

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Now that’s more like it.  After getting beat down by y’all, the quizmaster came back and decided to be mean.  Sure it was Ingmar Bergman’s birthday last week, but it still wasn’t nice to make you link Ice Cube and Vin Diesel to him.  But one intrepid soul actually did, giving us our first repeat winner.…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week 3

Tweet by Dave Umbricht So a funny thing happened on the way to the promised land, the quizmaster got smacked down.  Many great entries this week, but there was one that won it quite easily.  Actually it was two.  So yes, a tie. So as Daniel said: Alan Alda was in Everyone Says I Love You with Drew Barrymore, who was in Everyone…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney – Week 2

Tweet by Dave Umbricht We live in a world where everyone is given a gold star, a trophy, or just a “good job little buddy, thanks for playing.”  Participation is good, and this week we had four brave souls enter the game.  However, in this little world of Forgotten Flix, there are winners and there are losers. And so week…

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Six Degrees Summer Tourney Week 1

Tweet So let’s try this gang. A couple of people have emailed me, expressing their interest to enter.  I encourage all of you to do so.  Fun, fabulous prizes at the end of the summer. The rules are simple, email me (dave@forgottenflix.com) with your links between the two actors or actresses listed.  Points will be given for brevity or for…

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Six Degrees – Memorial Day

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Today is Memorial Day in the US.  So let’s take a moment to reflect and remember all the brave people who have given their lives to protect us. Take us from Adrien Brody (who starred in The Thin Red Line, a movie that tried to show the inner struggles of soldiers) to Richard Farnsworth (star of…

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Make the Movie Connection in Six Degrees (or less): “It’s Faaaaaaaantastic”

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Gauntlets are being thrown down out there. And by gauntlets I mean Mags finishing her link with Frank Oz as Animal’s keeper.  Keep warming up everyone.  This is still the preseason.  In a few weeks we will begin the first Six Degrees Tournament. More details to come, but first . . . If you read my…

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Six Degrees Movie Game: Psychos!

Tweet by Dave Umbricht You know who’s awesome? Dave B., that’s who. Who is Dave B.?  The guy who made some fantastic links in some of the previous comment sections – I urge you to check them out.  But do not be intimidated.  Just keep playing and posting. So for this week, let’s talk about PSYCHOs! Psycho Killer/ Qu’est-ce que c’est…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

Tweet by Dave Umbricht I’ve been thinking about Jessica Lange. She may be the remake queen.  She played Fay Wray’s part in the 70’s version of King Kong, was in Cape Fear and did TV movies of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Sybil, and Grey Gardens. So in honor of this, let’s use one more remake she…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #7: The Royals

Tweet My daughter was pretty excited to know that there is a new princess in the world.  She was slightly disappointed to find out that she does not burst into song or have little animal friends. Evil rival is still TBD, we’ll have to see who Harry marries. In honor of the wedding, let’s link two people with royal lineage. …

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Six Degrees Movie Game #6

Tweet by Dave Umbricht No reference to last week’s game.  Why?  Have your answers disappointed the Quizmaster to the point that he has gone insane and is plotting some ridiculous horror movie revenge plot? Perhaps. But, I’m not really sure who this Quizmaster is and why he thinks his name should be written as one word.  I’m just on vacation,…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #5

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Victory! Yes, as far as I know Victory is the movie to link Pele through.  The beautiful thing?  It can be done very quickly.  Pele is in Victory with Michael Caine who was in A Bridge Too Far with Robert Redford.  Those 70’s epics are perfect for this game, because they starred everybody. Thinking of victory,…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #4

Tweet Ah, nothing better in life than being a xenophobic moron.  Thanks to Mags for pointing out that this is not America’s favorite game, but one that is loved globally.  So apologies, to my more enlightened readers.  Now that I the I know the game is truly international, I declare this week: THE WORLD SERIES OF SIX DEGREES! So, in…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #3

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Welcome back to America’s favorite new game.  Good work last week.  I liked that Red K. Queen used Falling in Love, mainly because I confuse it with Stanley & Iris.  Ian continues to play speed demon, linking as quick as can be.  This week triple bonus points to Mags who not only honored Liz Taylor, but…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #2

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Ok hot shots, great work in last week’s exercise.  I particularly loved Ian’s chain which used Sibling Rivalry and Runaway.  Not only did he get there quick, but he used two movies that are definitely forgotten flix.  I also want to thank Nathan for pointing out the little known fact that Dennis Haysbert was typecast as…

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Six Degrees Movie Game #1

Tweet by Dave Umbricht Being a movie geek can be a burden some times.  The more you know, the more you want to share that knowledge.  Unfortunately, there are so few mainstream outlets, because most people could care less.  That is why there was a beautiful period in the 90’s when a movie trivia game became all the rage at…

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