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Jun 9, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #24

Last week's winner: Jess, who was the only one to get any correct tags + the theme = 13 points.
The theme: Each film is its director's first feature. (Jess)

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 weel, I'm in a bit of a rush, so the tags and the theme are pieces of cake. The theme is worth 3 points.

1. It is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.
2. They changed her diapers. She changed their lives.
3. The Heat Is On!
4. A Family Comedy Without The Family.
5. The adventure takes off!
6. Let The Magic Begin.
7. Inside a snowflake, like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe.
8. We've always believed we weren't alone. Pretty soon, we'll wish we were.
9. There are three sides to this love story!
10. Love means never having to say you're sorry
11. This Christmas the journey ends.
12. One Tiny Spark Becomes A Night Of Blazing Suspense.

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

Justin - 6
Nick - 5
Jess - 4
J.D. - 2.5
Shane - 2
Sea_of_Green, Jason, Kyle - 1
Dead Pan - .5

Correct answers so far:
1. Aladdin (David Bishop)
2. Three Men and a Baby (Nick)
3. Beverly Hills Cop (BD79)
4. Home Alone (BD79)
5. Toy Story (BD79)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Nick)
7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Nick)
8. Independence Day (Nick)
10. Love Story (J.D.)
11. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Nick)
12. The Towering Inferno (David Bishop)
Theme -

24 people have chosen wisely: on "Tuesday's Twelve Tags #24"

Nick said...

2. Three Men and a Baby
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Theme - Plots that revolve around a baby (or where a baby is important).

Nick said...

7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Nick said...

The sad thing is, I recognize the majority of these tags, but I can't think of the movies they go with.

Nick said...

11. LOTR: Return of the King

Nick said...

8. Independence Day

(sorry I'm spamming the comments).

J.D. said...

10. Love Story?

David Bishop said...

1. Aladdin

That's a line in the movie, so it's gotta be a tagline, right?

bd79 said...

3. Beverly Hills Cop
4. Home Alone

David Bishop said...

12. Towering Inferno?

bd79 said...

5. Neverending Story or Toy Story?
10. Love Story

BD79 said...

*They're all in the all-time top 100 box office movies.*

BD79 said...

Edit: Make that the all-time inflation adjusted top 100.

Nick said...

Another theme guess, just in case:

Each movie has a child separated from his/her parents.

Fletch said...

Ok, here's where we stand:

Nick has 5 points
BD79 has 3 points
David Bishop has 2 points
J.D. has 1 point

There is one tag left. And, despite one person being very close with their theme guess (I ain't sayin' who), the theme remains, and is worth 3 points.

So technically, everyone listed above has a chance at a win or tie, at the least. Tuesday's Twelve Tags - Where Drama Happens.

Nick said...

If it's closer to BD79's theme... All of these movies have made an AFI Top 100 list?

If it's closer to my theme(s)...

Each movie has an estranged family.

Each movie focuses on family units.

Each movie deals with oddball relationships between at least two nearly opposite characters (street rat and princess, cowboy and space man, axel and others, pilot and chess nerd, three man and a baby, etc.).

Nick said...

Or, each movie has a character that loses family or friend during the course of the film.

Fletch said...

It's closer to BD's guess.

"Each movie deals with oddball relationships between at least two nearly opposite characters (street rat and princess, cowboy and space man, axel and others, pilot and chess nerd, three man and a baby, etc.)."

I can promise you this much - my themes may at times be difficult (a common song, for example, or an appearance by one of my FF-UNs), but they will never be this convoluted.

Nick said...

Have you noticed that the themes you feel are really easy are usually the hardest, and the ones you feel are super hard end up being figured out quicker? :P

And with this supposedly an in-your-face 3-pointer, I feel like it's just... right there and I can't figure it out.

Nick said...

Is it "each movie set a holiday record"?

(ROTK or Grinch for 'Christmas', Harry Potter for 'Thanksgiving', Independence Day for, well, 'Independence Day')?

Fletch said...

I might have underestimated the difficulty of this one, but I think that, by and large, my point values for this are pretty good.

And this should be on the tip of your tongue.

However...I'm pulling the plug on this whole affair. BD's initial guesses were probably technically right, so I'm giving him the theme win. It was actually this:

"Each film was the number one film at the box office in the year it was released."

This puts us in a tie at 5 points each with one tag remaining.

Nick said...

I wanted to get the theme and win it, but I'll take a tie (doesn't this put BD at 6, not 5?).

9. Kramer vs. Kramer

Nick said...

Though, by the way, according to wikipedia (I know, not the best source), Kramer Vs. Kramer isn't the highest grossing film of its year.

But that is the movie's tagline.

bd79 said...

IMDB does list K v K as the highest grossing film in 1979.

Fletch said...

You're right, Nick - it's now a tie. Good job to both of you.

The majority of my box office data came from boxofficemojo - for <1980, it was form boxofficereport. I trusted both.