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1 "Bad. Blue. Brilliant." What movie is this tagline for?
Answer: Megamind

"Megamind" was released on November 5, 2010. It is about a blue villain with a large, bald head who ends up destroying the superhero of the town, and must become the new superhero in order to save it. Other taglines are below...
"What if the bad guy won?"
"Heroes aren't born. They're made."
"What if these guys had to save the world?"
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"Invisible. Silent. Stolen." What 1990 film used this provocative tagline?

2 A 1973 movie had the tagline "...where nothing could possibly go worng...". What was the film?
Answer: Westworld

As in so many movies based on Michael Crichton's books or scripts ("Jurassic Park", "The Terminal Man", "The Andromeda Strain"), when you rely too much on technology, things can always go 'worng' (and, yes, that's how the movie people spelled the word in the tagline). In this particular case, animatronic robots, at the world's most fantastic amusement park, developed a nasty glitch that caused them to start slaughtering the guests. Richard Benjamin and James Brolin tried to escape, but Yul Brynner (as the Gunslinger) preferred that they draw... and die.
3 What 1999 movie had the fitting tagline "Heads Will Roll"?
Answer: Sleepy Hollow

In "Sleepy Hollow", Tim Burton's interpretation of Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", the villain was the Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken). As his name suggests, he's been decapitated--and he'd like to share the experience with others (thus the 'Heads Will Roll' tagline).

It's not just heads that rolled in "Sleepy Hollow"--there were impalements, bisections and all manner of mayhem in this historical horror extravaganza. Johnny Depp starred as Ichabod Crane, a policeman trying to solve the hideous murders committed by the Horseman. Christina Ricci co-starred. The movie was well-received by the critics, though some thought it was too bloody. Well, maybe they should have read the tagline...
4 Which 1998 remake of a 1960 movie told us to "Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower"?
Answer: Psycho

The 'shower', of course, referred to one of the iconic film moments in history--Janet Leigh's (Anne Heche's, in the remake) murder at the Bates Motel while she was washing off the road dust, by a shadowy figure with a big knife. The '98 remake, by Gus Van Sant, was a shot-for-shot recreation of Alfred Hitchcock's original masterpiece, with Vince Vaughn replacing Tony Perkins as Norman Bates. It was savaged by the critics, but broke even at the box office.
5 Which 1986 movie uses this perfectly descriptive tagline: "One Man's Struggle to Take it Easy"?
Answer: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" concerns the title character (played by Matthew Broderick), his girlfriend and his best friend Cameron skipping school so as to have one final great day before they all head off to different universities. They see a Cubs game, eat at a fancy restaurant, go to the Sears Tower and avoid the Javert-like investigations of the Dean of Students.

"Leisure Rules" was another tag from this movie. The actors who play Ferris's mom and dad in the film (Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward) ended up getting married in real life.
6 The film "Magicians" has which tag line?
Answer: Don't ask how they do it, ask why?

"Don't ask how they do it, ask why?" refers to the fact that Harry (the main character) killed his wife in a guillotine when he was doing a magic trick. Now, a few years later, he and his stage partner are entering a magic competition. However they are forced spilt up and do their act with different people. But Harry ends up doing the same act that killed his wife. Can he pull it off without disaster? You wonder why he does the same trick again, as it becomes clear he is unable to cope with doing it.
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7 "A comedy about growing up, and the bumps along the way." This is a tagline to what movie?
Answer: Juno

"Juno" (2007) stars Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Michael Cera. The movie is about Juno, (Page) a 16 year old girl, who becomes pregnant, and instead of having an abortion, she's giving the baby away to Mark and Vanessa Loring. Will adoption prove to be too hard? The tagline represents the bump on Juno's stomach because she is pregnant, and we watch as she grows with it. Is the symbolic message that we also deal with the bumps on the road through life?
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8 What's slower than a speeding bullet and able to hit tall buildings in a single bound?
Answer: Airplane

The movie "Airplane" stars Robert Hays, and is a spoof of the movie "Airport". Hays falls in love with a stewardess and flies on her plane, but then the captains all succumb to food poisoning, and it is up to Hays to land the plane. The tagline refers to the airplane. Hays is not a very good pilot, and since he is so inexperienced, the plane is probably going to be more prone to crashing.
9 "Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven."
Answer: A Clockwork Orange

"A Clockwork Orange" is an extremely powerful, and confronting film, directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film stars Malcolm McDowell, as Alexander (Alex) de Large, a young ruthless hoodlum, who is jailed for murder. He then volunteers himself, for an experimental brainwashing treatment, to reform criminals. If he completes the treatment, he will receive a shorter sentence. The tag line describes the things that the pre-cured Alex enjoys. It is a good fit for the movie because it fully prepares the viewer for what the movie is going to contain. It explains the main character of the film and is simple yet effective.
10 'Get ready for rush hour.'
Answer: Speed

'Speed' sees SWAT officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) and passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock) trying to keep a bomb-rigged bus above 50 mph in Los Angeles. If the bus drops below that speed, it will explode.
'Speed', 'Speed 2', 'Twister' and 'The Haunting' were all directed by Jan De Bont.
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11 "Everything is under control."
Answer: The Manchurian Candidate

This movie is a remake of a classic. It's about a political conspiracy involving brainwashing and a man who is running for vice president. His mother will do anything to get her son to the top. Denzel Washington stars as Captain Bennett Marco, the man who has dreams of something different happening than what the men were lead to believe.
12 Success didn't go to his head, it went to his neighbor.
Answer: Envy

This movie was released in 2004. Ben Stiller and Jack Black star in the movie. Jack Black's character invents Vapoorizer, which makes dog poop evaporate. Ben Stiller's character, his friend and neighbor, becomes very jealous of his success.
13 "Life is an adventure. Don't blow it."
Answer: Bubble Boy

If you like corny comedies, you'll love this movie. It's about some poor kid in a plastic bubble suit. He takes off on a three day adventure and runs into all sorts of problems. Actors/Actresses: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton
14 "Part man. Part machine. All cop."
Answer: Robocop

Detroit, the future, a cop is killed on duty and is then resurrected as a cyborg cop by scientists. A 1987 sci-fi thriller, directed by Paul Verhoeven.
15 'Unpolished. Unkempt. Unleashed. Undercover.'
Answer: Miss Congeniality

'Miss Congeniality' is a 2000 blockbuster about an FBI agent that goes undercover in a beauty pageant. Michael Caine, Sandra Bullock and Ben Bratt star in this comedic hit.
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16 What 2000 comedy had the tagline "In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in"?
Answer: The Whole Nine Yards

Bruce Willis played the Sammy-the-Bull-type hit man opposite "Friends" star Matt Perry. The movie was made in, and takes place in, Canada. Its French title is "Le Nouveau Voisin" ("The New Neighbor"). "The Whole Ten Yards" is the sequel, released in 2004.
17 "It was the perfect honeymoon... Until it began."
Answer: Just Married

This romantic comedy starring Ashton Kucher and Brittany Murphy is about a couple who goes on the worst honeymoon ever.
18 "Leave no man behind" is the tag line of a movie based on actual events that took place in Africa. What is its title?
Answer: Black Hawk Down

A lot of people get killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, in this movie. Some, unfortunately, are American soldiers.
19 "No can't cheat death." (2000)
Answer: Final Destination

Most of the characters in "Final Destination" are named after directors or classic-horror film stars. To name a few: Amanda Detmer's character is named Terry Chaney (for Lon Chaney), Devon Sawa plays Alex Browning (named after famous "Dracula" director Todd Browning), Roger Guenveur Smith's character (Agent Schrek) is named for "Nosferatu" actor Max Schrek, and finally Seann William Scott is Billy Hitchcock, an obvious homage to Alfred Hitchcock!
20 "Drink from me and live forever."
Answer: Interview With The Vampire

My all-time-favorite movie. The German tagline was "In meinen Adern fliesst dein ewiges Leben" which can be translated as "In my veins, your eternal life is flowing". I liked this version, too.
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21 "Mischief. Mayhem. Soap."
Answer: Fight Club

"Fight Club" was a 1999 movie directed by David Fincher, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. "Tyler Durden says...Use soap." "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." "Mischief. Mayhem. Soap."
22 'Misery loves company.'
Answer: Thir13en Ghosts

Starring Shannon Elizabeth from 'American Pie 1 and 2'. The remake of William Castle's 1960 film by the same name.
23 The truth is always in the last place you look.
Answer: The Usual Suspects

Stars the brilliant Kevin Spacey. Truly one of the best films ever made.
24 'Everything is suspect... everyone is for sale... and nothing is what it seems.'
Answer: 'L.A. Confidential'

25 "A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere."
Answer: Fargo