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Jul 7, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #28

Last week's winner: Jason Soto, with 9 points.
The theme: Each film starred a former and/or current famous stand-up comedian. (Jason Soto)

Early!

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's worth 4 points.

1. The adventures of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world.
2. They only met once, but it changed their lives forever
3. Strangers shouldn't talk to little girls.
4. Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.
5. How far would you go for a friend?
6. May the best hitman win.
7. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
8. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the fright.
9. Just Because They Serve You... Doesn't Mean They Like You.
10. The world's greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now only the deadliest man alive can save him.
11. The hardest thing in life is sell
12. They're selling music but not selling out.

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, Jason Soto - 2
Sea_of_Green, Kyle - 1
Dead Pan, BD79 - .5

Correct answers so far:
1. Falling Down (BD79)
2. The Breakfast Club (Justin)
3. Hard Candy (Justin)
4. Magnolia (Justin)
5. 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 day (BD79)
6. Smokin' Aces (Justin)
7. The Paper (Justin)
8. Snakes on a Plane (Justin)
9. Clerks (Justin)
10. Escape from New York (BD79)
11. Glengarry Glen Ross (BD79)
12. Empire Records (Rick "The Hat" BMan)
Theme - Each film takes place over the span of a single day (or less). (BD79)


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Justin said...

These I knew right away. . .

3. Hard Candy
7. The Hoax
8. Snakes on a Plane
9. Waiting. . .

. . .

Now guesses

1. The Weather Man?
2. Serendipity?
6. That Julia Roberts/Clive Owen flick from a couple months ago . . Deception, I think? Or. . . hmm

bd79 said...

6. Ecks v Sever?
10. Air Force One
11. Glengarry Glen Ross
12. Red Eye

bd79 said...

Wait, 10 is clearly Escape from New York.

bd79 said...

1. Falling Down?

Justin said...

6 is Smokin' Aces! Love that movie (checking through my library always gets me at least one haha)

and 4 just might be my least favorite movie of all time. . . Magnolia

Fletch said...

Justin - you're slipping. Two of the ones "you knew" were wrong. Tsk tsk. ;)

BD - haha, nice try on 12 (there was no tag, just the answer, in case you didn't see it). My bad. I've edited it to a different movie.

Ok, Justin...getting those two helps ya. Two-man race thus far. Nick will be so angry.

Justin said...

How could I be so stupid!

9 is Clerks! I am ashamed as a Kevin Smith fan : /

Justin said...

And The Hoax does have that tagline. . . I guess we have a duplicate then. Damned if I know any more haha

Wait. . . is 2 The Breakfast Club!?!?

Fletch said...

Indeed The Hoax does. But yeah, there's a dupe, as that's not what I'm looking for.

Correct on both other guesses.

This is all but another win for Justin. BD could get the theme to win, but anyone else would need all of the remaining tags + the theme.

JLG said...

Is 12 High fidelity?

Rick "The Hat" Bman said...

These are total guesses.

7. Big Fish?
12. Empire Records?

Nick said...

The theme: All the movies have characters somewhere they don't want to be.

Justin said...

Part of me wants to swoop in and say that its not that they don't want to be there, but instead they are STUCK or being FORCED TO STAY. . .

But I don't know if I should :)

In light of this. . . could 5 be Free Willy?

bd79 said...

Each movie concerns a character who hates his or her job?

Fletch said...

JLG - sorry, no, Rick swooped in and got number 12 right after ya.

No dice on 7, Rick.

Similarly, no dice on any guesses since then. You can DO it! [/Schneider]

Justin said...

Found 7... It's called The Paper directed by Opie himself. Right?

bd79 said...

They all take place over a very short time period, like a day or 2?

Fletch said...

Bingo. BD79 gets a few tags right away, sits back, then swoops in for the theme when hope was almost lost.

Puts us at a 7-7 tie, gents, with one tagline remaining.

And the official line is that "each film takes place over the span of a single day (or less)."

BD79 said...

4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days!!

If I don't get done what I'm supposed to get done by Thursday, I'm blaming you Fletch.

Fletch said...

Winnah!

Hey, I didn't force you to watch the Jacko funeral concert... ;)