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My wife and I have invented a virtual drinking game. It’s virtual because it’s to be played in movie theaters, which don’t usually allow alcohol.

It’s the Movie Trailer Cliche Game. Take a sip every time a trailer includes:

“[Name] was just an ordinary guy — until . . .”
“I Feel Good” by James Brown, “All Star” by Smashmouth, “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, or “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
Fast fades in and out of black
Person in front of explosion
Slow-motion walk toward the camera
People looking up in shock or awe
Three-word sentences (e.g., “This ends now,” “Let’s do this.”)
Two-word sentences (“Let’s roll” or, before a fight, “Let’s dance.”)
White or pale gold credits on a black background
Poop joke or fart joke in a kids’ movie
Black screen with voice-over

By the end of the trailers before most movies, you’ll be smashed silly.

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