GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Smmr Blckbstrs

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Here is last week’s puzzle, as previously posted:

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Nora has been looking forward to this summer’s blockbuster movies since, well, last summer. She is a big fan of the summer blockbuster, and I asked her for a list of her favorites so that we could rent them. However, her brother Max (being a big brother and all) has disemvoweled her list, and scrambled the remaining letters. I was able to at least sort the remaining letters in each film, and her list of favorites (with the year of their release) appears below:

RRSSTW (1977)
GRS (1978)
BBHHLRRSSTT (1980)
DFHKLRRRSSTT (1981)
GLPRSTT (1982)
GNPT (1986)
LNS (1986)
DDHR (1988)
CJKPRRSS (1993)
GHKLNNT (1994)
DPS (1995)
BLMMNPSSSS (1996)
CNR (1997)
BCKLMNN (1997)
DDGMNR (1998)
DGLRT (2000)
MNNR (2008)
CNNPT (2010)

This week's puzzle had a record number of submitted and correct responses - despite my incorrectly attributing "DPS" to 1995 when it really came out in 1994! Who would have thought that there were so many movie buffs?

The properly reconstituted movie titles appear below:

STAR WARS - RRSSTW (1977)
GREASE - GRS (1978)
THE BLUES BROTHERS - BBHHLRRSSTT (1980)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - DFHKLRRRSSTT (1981)
TOP GUN - GNPT (1986)
ALIENS - LNS (1986)
DIE HARD - DDHR (1988)
POLTERGEIST - GLPRSTT (1992)
JURASSIC PARK - CJKPRRSS (1993)
THE LION KING - GHKLNNT (1994)
SPEED - DPS (1994)
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - BLMMNPSSSS (1996)
CON AIR - CNR (1997)
MEN IN BLACK - BCKLMNN (1997)
ARMAGEDDON - DDGMNR (1998)
GLADIATOR - DGLRT (2000)
IRON MAN - MNNR (2008)
INCEPTION - CNNPT (2010)

Congratulations to Gary Herdsman for submitting a correct answer and being randomly selected from all of the correct answers to win this week's $50 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a response!

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