In the tradition of 50 Dark Movies, Hidden in a Painting and 50 Comedies, here's another great game about identifying the titles of movies from a drawing full of visual puns. While I recognize that the previous sentence stretches the definition of both "game" and "great", I just can't resist a smorgasbord of rebuses. I can't even resist saying "a smorgasbord of rebuses". I've been saying it non-stop for the last half-hour, sometimes in a falsetto cockney accent, and the spider who lives in the upper-Northwest corner of my office is looking at me a little nervously. Feel free to set up shop under the porch instead, Mrs. Webberdasher. I won't change who I am.
So, Cryptic Canvas lets you guess the titles of 50 more movies from clues sprinkled throughout a handsome illustration by Amie Bolissian, and gathered under the theme of "great movies". This is again an abuse of the word "great", because Bolt is in there. That's not a spoiler; there's a big ol' unmistakable picture of a bolt, just sitting there on the grass, and the only reason I had a hard time solving that mysterious riddle is that my fingers kept typing "Wall-E" instead, out of principle.
That's not the only easy clue in the painting. Depending on how well you know your recent Hollywood hits, this could keep you occupied for a very short time indeed. But there are some very clever hints as well, and the interface is pleasant enough (the manual zoom feature is a blessing), and the artist commits herself to each gag, so even the brain-coagulatingly simple ones may satisfy you on the "lol easy riddle is easy" level.
A Note About the Sign-In: Cryptic Canvas asks you for your email address, as a reference so that you don't lose your progress. However, I gave it a fake address, and I was able to quit and resume my game later from the same computer without having to input the address again. So if you want to remain the anonymous cinephile, you can.