Win Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder Brian Leaf’s newest book!

Name That Movie!

As I have murdered most of the English language at, Brian Leaf, word genius and all around wonderful author decided I might need a little help.  So he is sending me a copy of his newest book Name That Movie!  A Painless Vocabulary Builder.  Not only is he sending me a book but he is going to send one to one of you lucky readers!  All you have to do is comment below with your favorite word used in a movie and the line that it was used in.  If you want to get fancy on us, drop the definition of the word as well, but that is not required.  On Friday Dec 17th, I will use to pick a random number and you will be our winner!  Just so you know my favorite word is superfluous used in Pirates Of The Caribbean.  

"Jack Sparrow: It's a fine goal, to be sure. But it seems to me… that a ship like that one, makes this one here seem a bit superfluous, really."

You can find quotes, definitions, and usage all in Brian Leaf's new book, Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder,  If you can't wait to see if you have won, or if you just want to buy one anyway, you can check out for a sample chapter of his book, and check out all the other books he has written.  I probably would of done a lot better on my SAT's and ACT's if I had this book 15 years ago!  More about Name That Movie! below.

Can students learn the high-level vocabulary words umbrage, imperious, innocuous, categorical, and mawkish from the Harry Potter movies? Did Captain Jack Sparrow use the words macabre, belligerent, and superfluous in Pirates of the Caribbean movies? The answer is “Yes!” So, see if they can Name That Movie! as they test their movie trivia knowledge and learn more than 1,000 SAT, ACT, GED, and GRE vocabulary words taken from Harry Potter, Titanic, Step Brothers, Knocked Up, 300, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Iron Man, Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, Pride & Prejudice, Miss Congeniality, Shrek, and more!

View a sample chapter and learn more about Name That Movie! at


  • kelly


    Danny Masterson in Puff Puff Pass — “Irregardless is not a word! This is going to drive me fucking crazy…”

  • Diana

    “Bond”. “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” Need I say more.

  • JC

    plethora – an excess of.

    El Guapo: Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?
    Jefe: A what?
    El Guapo: A plethora.
    Jefe: Oh yes, El Guapo. You have a plethora.
    El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?

  • Mary C

    “Mawwage”….(slightly better than INCONCEIVABLE!)

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