IMC Feature – Haiku Movie Review

April is national poetry month and to that end we bring you IMC resources annotated in poetry’s simplest form, the haiku.  While the original intent and nature of haikus was probably more thoughtful and structured, the pop-culture version requires only 17 syllables in an arrangement of three lines – 5, 7, 5.  Added to these haikus is a guessing game where we give you a description and call number.

How many movies
Can you correctly surmise?
Add your very own!

(as a comment at the bottom)

PN1995.9.H6 S565 2007 DVD
All work and no play
Makes Jack a dull boy.  But wait…
Here’s Johnny! Redrum.

PN1995.9.H67 J398 2005 DVD
Speilberg’s crew go fish
For giant man-eating shark
Bigger boat needed

PN1997.E183 E18 2002 DVD
It’s no fun, being
An illegal alien
Who needs to phone home

PS3566.U9 G64 2001 DVD
Don’t cross the Don or
You will sleep with the fishes
Ask Abe Vigoda

PN1995.9.H6 R624 2006 DVD
Oh damn it Janet
Let’s do the time warp again!
In our underwear

PN1995.9.P75 C665 2008 DVD
What we’ve got here is
Failure to communicate
And a lot of eggs

ML38.B48 W66 2009 DVD
Too many hippies
Watch good bands in bad weather
And leave a big mess

PN1995.9.H5 C35 1999 DVD
Penthouse Productions
Featuring – Romans Gone Wild!
Sex and violence

PN1995.9.H6 P8935 2000 DVD
Norman loves mother
Marion stole some money
A shower showdown

PN1995.9.M86 H439 2001 DVD
A long story short…
Botched sex change operation
Inspires great music

PS3575.U7 W32 2000 DVD
Assassination
New York’s gangs come out and play
Costumed Odyssey

DS557.7 A6673 1999 DVD
The Colonel’s gone mad
And so has the director
And Charlie don’t surf!

PN1995.9.S695 T756 2008 DVD
A jedi orphan
With patricide destiny
Learns to use the force

PN1995.9.C59 G654 2009 DVD
“Frankly my dear, I
Don’t give a damn.”  Scarlett burns.
The Butler did it

PN1995.9.G3 S4374 2006 DVD
Al Pacino – “Say
Hello to my little friend”
Worst accent ever

PN1997.2 .L673 2002 DVD
One ring to rule all
Creates an epic journey
For fantasy nerds

PN1995.9.C655 S5645 2002 DVD
Talkies are coming
Don O’Connor’s “Make ‘em Laugh”
Best dance scene ever

PN1997 .D57 2004 DVD
How I learned to stop
Worrying and love the bomb
Kubrickan humor

PN1995.9.D6 C595 2001 DVD
William Randolph Hearst
Was not a fan of Orson
In the end, Welles wins

PN1997.2 .A83 2010 DVD
The native blue folks
Rally around the Hometree
And defeat The Man

PN1995.9.S26 B5334 2007 DVD
Philip Dick novel
Conflicted android hunter
Tinfoil unicorn

PN1997 .G7348 2007 DVD
Mrs. Robinson
Seduces recent grad to
“The Sound of Silence”

PN1997.A1 B56 2002 DVD
Griffith’s film proves more
Shocking today than debut
Normatives evolve

PN1995.9.M86 W489 2003 DVD
Sondheim and Bernstein’s
Music and lyrics lead to
Sharks and Jets dance fight

PN1997 .G354 2002 DVD
Martin Scorsese’s
Natives versus Dead Rabbits
Do bloody battle

PN1995.9.C45 K53 2000 DVD
New York City kids
Hanging out and partying
Are ticking timebombs

PN1995.9.R63 E389 1999 DVD
Peter and Dennis
Launch the unfortunate song
Born to Be Wild. Ugh.

PN1995.9.M86 W5937 2005 DVD
Toto and Dorothy
Follow the yellow brick road
Watch out for the witch

PN1997 .B659 2000 DVD
Here comes Dirk Diggler
Who knew Marky Mark could act?
Dancing in the sheets

PN1995.9.H6 S598 2000 DVD
Look for hidden clues
Things are not as they appear
Kid sees dead people

PN1997 .B74354378 2006 DVD
Capote wrote it
Hepburn made it iconic
Mancini soundtrack

PN1995.9.F36 H377 DVD
Raised as a muggle
Harry kicked Voldermort’s  ass
And played quidditch

PN1995.9.D4 V478 1999 DVD
Carlotta Valdes
Lost in the spiral of time
I will make her mine

PN1997 .G866 2000 DVD
Altamont madness
Rolls in on motorcycles
The sixties are dead

PN1997 .M854 2002 DVD
In search of a twin
Meet me at Silencio
Life is a bad dream

PN1997.2.S77 2016 DVD
The boyz n the ‘hood
Are rappers with attitude
Not fans of police

PN1997.2.A77 2017 DVD
Reed College alum
Helps Amy Adams talk to
Abbott/Costello

PN1997.2.M66 2016 DVD
The award for best
Picture goes to La La Land
Hold on… it does not!