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Apr 7, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #15

Last week's winner: Nick, on a roll winning his 2nd straight, with 10 points. He didn't get a single tagline, but nailed the 10-point theme.
The theme: In each one of the lead actors shared their first name with that of their character (ex. There Will Be Blood starred Daniel Day-Lewis, who played Daniel Plainview).

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 is worth a modest 5 points.

1. A lot can happen on the road to nowhere.
2. Women want him for his wit. The C.I.A. wants him for his body. All Nick wants is his molecules back.
3. They locked him up. They crushed his spirit. But they couldn't hide the truth.
4. 1964. When America was at war with itself.
5. They only look like cops.
6. Every dog has his day
7. Warning: Exposing the Truth May Be Hazardous
8. This time you can't change the channel.
9. Some memories are best forgotten
10. A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger
11. You can shine no matter what you're made of.
12. The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.

As you get them right, I'll mark them as gotten and stuff. Good luck.

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

Correct answers so far:

1. Wild Hogs (Justin)
2. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (Kyle N.)
3. Murder in the First (Justin)
4. Mississippi Burning (J.D.)
5. National Security (Jason Soto)
6. Groundhog Day (Kyle N.)
7. The Insider (Paul)
8. Freddy Got Fingered (Paul)
9. Memento (Nick)
10. Basic Instinct (Kyle N.)
11. Robots (Paul)
12. Romeo is Bleeding (Justin)
Theme - Every film features character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Kyle N.). Bing!

17 people have chosen wisely: on "Tuesday's Twelve Tags #15"

J.D. said...

4. Mississippi Burning

That's all I got.

Dave said...

Is #6 Reservoir Dogs?

Nick said...

I'm pretty sure 6 is Reservoir Dogs. Is 11 The Brave Little Toaster? And 9, Memento?

Nick said...

Oh, and I'm gonna guess 8 as The Ring 2.

Nick said...

And to triple-post... 5 - Super Troopers?

Kyle N. said...

I'm gunna say that
7.) Is An Inconvenient Truth
2.) It's something like Memories of an Invisible Man...memoirs maybe?
10.) Is definetly Basic Instinct

The only other ones I know everyone else already got.

Kyle N. said...

It's Memoirs of an Invisible Man, my dad loves that movie which means that I've been forced to see it multile times...glad it finally paid off

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

6. Reservoir Dogs
7. The Insider
8. Freddy got fingered
11. Robots

Jason Soto said...

4. JFK?
5. National Security
9. Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind?

Fletch said...

Decent work here. I'm a bit surprised they haven't all been grabbed yet.

Wide open game with 4 more tags and a 5 point theme. Paul has the early lead with 3 points.

Kyle N. said...

is 6 Groundhog Day?

Kyle N. said...

is the theme that they all have steven tobolowsky in them

Fletch said...

Yes, and yes. Kyle, sweet sweet victory is yours. Welcome to the leaderboard!

Kyle N. said...

haha, should I give an acceptance speech now?

Fletch said...

Yes, Kyle, absolutely - an acceptance speech is definitely in order.

As for the rest of you - for shame! If y'all were in a marathon and Kyle crossed the tape, would you all lie down and quit? There's 3 more tags left! And while Iceman would surely tell you that there's no points for second place, I will grant 2 bonus points (for next week) to whomever gets those 3 tags first.

Oh, and you can be my wingman anytime.

Justin said...

Ok, then I'll bite. Usually, I just let everyone go at it and watch if I'm late like I was this week, but I'll take the extra points for next week : )

1 is the atrocious Wild Hogs
3 is a film called Murder in the First
12 is Romeo is Bleeding

Hard not to "cheat" this time when we had the theme already, but I am the first to bring the goods. Give 'em to me Fletch ; )

Fletch said...

Good deal, Justin. What an easy way to pick up a head start for next week...you just can't be late again.