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Jun 30, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #27

Last week's winner: Justin yet again, with 10 points.
The theme: Each film featured actor Tom Wilkinson. (Justin)

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, it might be difficult. It's specific yet general. I'm making it worth 8 points.

1. Check your pulse at the door... if you have one.
2. He's taken them hostage. They're driving him nuts.
3. The only thing white is the house.
4. They'll do anything to save their best bud.
5. Brian's about to discover the woman he loves isn't the woman he loves.
6. A comedy with a language all its own.
7. An American excess story.
8. "Hello, my name is Andy and this is my poster."
9. After life there is more. The end is just the beginning.
10. A comedy of incredible proportions.
11. The show has been cancelled...but the adventure is just beginning.
12. He sees dead people... and they annoy him.

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

Standings
Justin - 8
Nick - 5.5
Jess - 4
J.D. - 2.5
Shane - 2
Sea_of_Green, Jason, Kyle - 1
Dead Pan, BD79 - .5

Correct answers so far:
1. The Haunted Mansion (Clive Dangerously)
2. The Ref (Jason Soto)
3. Head of State (Clive Dangerously)
4. Half Baked (Clive Dangerously)
5. The Truth About Cats and Dogs (Alex)
6. Spanglish (Alex)
7. Brewster's Millions (Alex)
8. Man on the Moon (Clive Dangerously)
9. What Dreams May Come (Clive Dangerously)
10.
11. Galaxy Quest (Clive Dangerously)
12. Ghost Town (Clive Dangerously)
Theme - Each film stars a former/current famous stand-up comedian.


13 people have chosen wisely: on "Tuesday's Twelve Tags #27"

Clive Dangerously said...

3. Head of State
4. Half Baked
8. Man in the Moon
9. What Dreams May Come
11. Galaxy Quest
12. Ghost Town

Jason Soto said...

1. Pulse (Why not?)
2. The Ref

Theme: Movies Featuring Comedians or Comedians/actor's first starring role?

Nick said...

Damn... all the ones I knew were taken. I'm never going to catch up to Justin :( .

(If technicalities count, 8 is Man ON the Moon... not 'IN').

Let's try for the theme...

Nick said...

Theme - Movies featuring actors outside their typical roles?

(Comedians doing serious, etc.).

Clive Dangerously said...

All I've got is (of the ones I'm familiar with) that some feature the main character having a brush with death; Tim Allen (and the rest) are all shot in Galaxy Quest, Ricky Gervais dies temporarily during his surgery, What Dream May Come is about Robin Williams' death, Jim Carrey dies-or-does-he in Man on(?) the Moon.

According to imdb's plot key words, there is an assassination attempt in Head of State.

Half Baked leaves me high-and-dry.

Alex said...

6. Spanglish
7. Brewster's Millions

Alex said...

5. The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Fletch said...

Well crap. In hindsight, I really don't like what I chose for the theme. Jason was the first to come close, and Nick's guess grazes over it as well.

Fact is, it's one of those things that seems like such an obvious statement that it'd never be thought of as a theme, kind of like if I chose Tom Wilkinson, like last week, only the theme was actually that "all the films starred a man."

This one isn't that bad, but it's rubbing me the wrong way.

The theme was "Each film starred a former and/or current famous stand-up comedian."

I'm giving it to Jason. Sorry if I sucked this week.

Clive Dangerously said...

1. Haunted Mansion

I haven't the slightest on ten

Nick said...

Guesses for 10:

Norbit. The Nutty Professor.

Fletch said...

No dice on the guesses for 10, guys.

Clive, you've certainly put in a worth effort here. Looks like Jason will get 9 points, but you're at 7 now and could get to 8 with number 10.

You get $10 for finishing second place in the Beauty Contest - congrats!

Justin said...

Lots of things going on with me the last couple days, so I couldn't take part. Glad Clive won. . . keeps my lead strong.

For good measure, allow me to get 10:

My Giant, starring Billy Crystal and the one, the only, Gheorghe Muresan, the 7'7" NBA center. Wow. Probably a career low for Crystal, huh?

Fletch said...

Liking this Justin-Nick rivalry. Good for the game.

Good going on My Gigante.

I never did see My Giant, but I'm still willing to put Father's Day as Crystal's career low. What a heaping piece of crap that was...