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Mar 31, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #14

Last week's winner: Nick, with 7 points. He got only one of the 12 flicks, but got the 6-point theme (and with only one minor hint).
The theme: At least one of The Goonies was in each of the films.

Here's the new dozen. The rules are simple: I'm going to give you a dozen taglines, all you have to do is name as many flicks that they belong to as you can. Try to resist the Google. Get the most and you win. There will always be a theme, though it's worth will vary according to how difficult I think it is. This week's theme will likely piss you off. 10 points. On the bright side, many of the tags themselves are pieces of cake.

1. Welcome to Savannah, Georgia. A City Of Hot Nights And Cold Blooded Murder.
2. I am not an animal! I am a human being! I...am...a man!
3. We got to do something...You know what we are gonna do ? Toga party!
4. When good luck is a long shot, you have to hedge your bets.
5. A Masterpiece Of Modern Horror
6. John Landis - the director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal
7. Heel the love
8. When Ambition Meets Faith
9. . . and when it's all over one of them won't be laughing
10. They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.
11. The Dark Side of Nature.
12. An ordinary high school day. Except that it's not.

As you get them right, I'll mark them as gotten and stuff. Good luck. No hints.

Standings
Justin - 4
J.D. - 2.5
Shane - 2
Sea_of_Green, Jason, Jess, Nick - 1
Dead Pan - .5

Correct answers so far:

1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Jess)
2. The Elephant Man (Jess)
3. Animal House (Jess)
4. Sydney (Jess)
5. The Shining (BD79)
6. An American Werewolf in London (dreamrot)
7. Marley and Me (Jason)
8. There Will Be Blood (Jess)
9. The King of Comedy (Jess)
10. The Big Lebowski (Jess)
11. Twister (BD79)
12. Elephant (Jess)
Theme - Each film features a lead actor (star or co-star) that shares their first name with their character name (ex. - Jeff Bridges: Jeffrey Lebowski, Daniel Day-Lewis: Daniel Plainview).


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dreamrot said...

6 An Amaerican Werewolf in London

Jess said...

1. Midnight int eh Garden of Good and Evil.

Jess said...

10. The Big Lebowseki

Jess said...

2. The Elephant Man
3. Animal House
4. Sydney
8. There WIll be Blood

bd79 said...

11. Twister?

Fletch said...

Nice work, all. Jess has staked out at worst a 2nd place finish, but of course, it's wide open with a 10 point theme.

bd79 said...

5. The Shining or Halloween
7. Devil Wears Prada
9. Anger Management
12. Dazed & Confused

Jason Soto said...

7. Marley and Me
-Jason

Theme: Dogs?

Nick said...

5. The Shining

But I need to work on that theme to win this...

Nick said...

Theme guesses:

- Movies that feature bowling or bowling alleys.

- Movies with dream sequences.

- Each movie has a connection with Boogie Nights?

Jess said...

12. Elephant. All the movies have an animal connection. Okay, I know they all don't, but that's my guess.

Jess said...

9. The King of Comedy

Nick said...

Oh, and my fourth theme guess is that each movie's director has had a movie at least nominated for an Academy Award.

Fletch said...

All tags picked up. All theme guesses...not even close.

Your first hint: Characters.

Jason Soto said...

All have characters that go by a nickname?
-Jason

Nick said...

All have a major character that dies?

Shane said...

Wild Guess # 1. They all have a character that gets checked out by a doctor.

Fletch said...

No, nope, huh-uh.

Second hint: now think Actors.

Justin said...

Does it have to do anything with facial hair on actors that may not have had much before?

Nick said...

a ha!

The theme is that every movie has an actor whose character shares their own first name.

Nick said...

For bonus points... (or at least kudos)...

1. John Cusack - John Kelso
2. John Hurt - John Merrick
3. John Belushi - John Blutarsky
4. John C. Reilly - John
5. Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrence
6. David Naughton - David Kessler
7. Jennifer Aniston - Jennifer Grogan
8. Daniel Day-Lewis - Daniel Plainview
9. Jerry Lewis - Jerry Langford
10. Jeff Bridges - Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski
11. Bill Paxton - Bill Harding
12. The entire freakin' cast.

Fletch said...

I'm impressed, Nick. Nice job. I didn't think anyone would get it.

Though, for clarification, it was that one of the "lead actors" shared the first name with their characters. I wouldn't be cruel enough to do one where it was a lower supporting or bit player. In the 12 I chose, it's either the 1A or 1B star.

Two in a row!

Fletch said...

Damn - I hadn't even noticed that I had ordered them in such a way that the stars/character names of the first four films were all "John." Bad coincidence/planning on my part, as that could have been a huge clue in and or itself.

Nick said...

I'm having a good day for figuring out the impossible today.

This guy I work with has been trying to figure out a movie based on about a 1-minute clip. The movie's about 40 years old, French, and with no clearly famous actors. Not to mention the clip is utterly random.

So I've been searching for it for a couple days and have found nothing. He shows me the clip finally today (he had just described it to me before, though fairly well). So I do another google search of randomness and find it the first time. It was some 1969 French movie called "The Milky Way." Totally random.