Cinema City Film Quiz #20

[25 April 2010]


Winning Team:
Charlie’s Angles

Genre – A Dyslexic Action-Comedy Blokebuster

Runners Up:
Charlie’s Angels III: Charlie Says Never Go Off With Homicidal Megalomaniacs You Don’t Know
Genre – Instructional Action Comedy
Charlie & Lola’s Angels
Genre – Action Blockbuster For The Under 3s
Charlie’s Fuckwits
Genre – The Sordid Story Of Three Potty-Mouthed, High-Kicking Bints
Charle’s Bitches
Genre – Royal Corgi Action Film
Charlie’s Honky Tonk Angels
Genre – Documentary On The Effects Of Prostitution In San Francisco
Charlie’s Spangles – Hard Boiled
Genre – A 70’s Re-Imagining With Cheap Product Placement
The Full Throttlers
Genre – Experimental Film


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the new class that Principal Sweeney teaches Danny in American History X?
AMERICAN HISTORY X
2. What is the name of Tony Stark’s company in Iron Man?
STARK INDUSTRIES
3. What was the name of the sequel to Meet The Parents? [bonus point for correctly naming the upcoming third instalment]
MEET THE FOCKERS [Little Fockers]
4. What was the name of Frodo Baggins’ sidekick/companion in The Lord Of The Rings?
SAMWISE GAMGEE
5. In A Grand Day Out, Wallace and Gromit travel to the moon in search of what?
CHEESE
6. Which instalment of the original Star War trilogy doesn’t involve an exploding Death Star?
STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
7. There are five official books in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy but how many films have been made?
ONE
8. Which Disney character has the catchphrase ‘To Infinity And Beyond!’ ?
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
9. How many times did James Stewart work with Alfred Hitchcock? [bonus points for naming the titles]
FOUR [Rear Window / Vertigo / Rope / The Man Who Knew Too Much]
10. Where was Cary Grant born? (one point for country, five for city)
BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
11. What was the name of the femme fatale in Double Indemnity?
PHYLLIS DIETRICHSON
12. Who plays the sadistic exterminator Delbert McClintock in Arachnophobia?
JOHN GOODMAN

ROUND II: Filming [Charlie’s Angels & Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Special]
1. What is the name of the millionaire who employs the ‘angels’?
CHARLIE
2. What are the names (just first names) of Charlie’s Angels and the actresses who play them? (one point per correct answer)
NATALIE COOK (Cameron Diaz) / DYLAN SANDERS (Drew Barrymore) / ALEX MUNDAY (Lucy Liu)
3. Who plays Bosley in each film? (one point per correct answer)
BILL MURRAY / BERNIE MAC
4. Which Angel continually tosses her boyfriend on his back when he approaches her from behind? (In retrospect, I could have phrased this question better) ***1000th question asked at the Cinema City Film Quiz!***
ALEX
5. Who plays the main villain in each film; Eric Knox and Madison Lee? (one point per correct answer)
SAM ROCKWELL / DEMI MOORE
6. Which angel bought the rights to the Charlie’s Angels TV series and made around $120 million out of both films?
DREW BARRYMORE
7. What is the name of the communications-satellite company in Charlie’s Angels?
REDSTAR
8. How many minutes longer is the uncut version of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle?
ONE MINUTE
9. What did the nuns name the Thin Man?
ANTHONY
10. Which of the majors (the seven major Hollywood studios) produced the Charlie’s Angels films?
SONY PICTURES
11. What was the working title for the Charlie’s Angels sequel?
HALO
12. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle was the first film to be released on Blu-Ray. What year was this?
2005

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How many Lebowskis feature in The Big Lebowski? [bonus points for naming them]
FOUR [Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, Jeffrey ‘Big’ Lebowski, Maude Lebowski, Bunny Lebowski]
2. Which film features the following exchange: “Have you ever been liberated before?” “I got divorced twice. Does that count?”
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
3. Name the three films that star both John Travolta and Bruce Willis. (one point per correct answer)
LOOK WHO’S TALKING / LOOK WHO’S TALKING TOO / PULP FICTION
4. About Schmidt opens on a retirement party. How old is Warren Schmidt at this point?
SIXTY SIX
5. Edgar Wright’s Pegg/Frost films, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and the yet to be filmed The World’s End have been dubbed the ‘Blood And Ice Cream Trilogy’, owing to the fact that a specific flavour cornetto features in each film. Which flavour has yet to be seen? [bonus points for matching the other flavours to the films]
MINT [Shaun Of The Dead – Strawberry (red) / Hot Fuzz – Classico (blue)
6. What is director McG’s real name?
JOSEPH MCGINTY NICHOL
7. In Chasing Amy, Silent Bob says to Jay, “What you don’t know about me could just about fill the Grand Canyon” This is said in homage to which film?
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
8. At the start of The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, three references to time are displayed. ‘Late 18th Century’ and ‘The Age Of Reason’ are the first two. What is the third?
WEDNESDAY
9. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Willie Dynamite and Velvet Smooth all belong to which seventies genre?
BLAXPLOITATION
10. What Princely alias does Aladdin take in the 1992 Disney film of the same name?
PRINCE ALIABABWA
11. Which Japenese animation studio is responsible for releases such as Grave Of The Fireflies, Ocean Waves and Laputa: Castle In The Sky?
STUDIO GHIBLI
12. Air Bud was a 1997 family film about a golden retriever that played basketball.. or something equally ridiculous. This spawned four sequels and four spin-off ‘buddies’ films (with puppy versions). Name them.
GOLDEN RECEIVER / WORLD PUP / SEVENTH INNING FETCH / SPIKES BACK / AIR BUDDIES / SNOW BUDDIES / SPACE BUDDIES / SANTA BUDDIES

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Based on net losses, which of the following is considered the biggest box office bomb? The Adventures Of Pluto Nash? Cutthroat Island? The Alamo? [bonus point for correctly guessing the adjusted net loss figure]
CUTTHROAT ISLAND [$146,947,958]
2. Which war is depicted in Mel Gibson’s The Patriot? The American Revolutionary War? The American Civil War? The Vietnam War?
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
3. Who made a cameo playing the piano in the San Francisco saloon in 1956’s Around The World In 80 Days? Burt Bacharach? Frank Sinatra? Ennio Morricone?
FRANK SINATRA
4. Which silent Western famously ends with Barnes firing directly into the camera, terrifying and exciting audiences of the day? The Bank Robbery? The Great Train Robbery? Broncho Billy’s Redemption?
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
5. What is the Gorignak in Galaxy Quest made of? Water? Rocks? Wood?
ROCKS
6. Which of the following dinosaurs does not feature in either Jurassic Park or Jurassic Park: The Lost World? Pteranodon? Ankylosaurus? Pachycephalosaurus?
ANKYLOSAURUS (which was only seen in Jurassic Park III – albeit briefly)
7. Which Baldwin brother starred in 8 Seconds, Silent Warnings and Crossing The Bridge? Alec? William? Stephen?
STEPHEN
8. How many years has it been since Goldie Hawn has released a film? 8? 9? 11? [bonus point for naming her last feature]
EIGHT [The Banger Sisters]
9. What reason does Todd give his parents for spending so much time with his (Nazi war criminal) neighbour in Apt Pupil? He’s writing an essay about him? He reads to him? He cleans his house for money?
HE READS TO HIM
10. Across The Universe is a 2007 musical inspired by the songs of which band? U2? The Beatles? ABBA?
THE BEATLES
11. Three Bob Dylan tracks are used in Watchmen although two are cover versions, which is the only one sung by him? All Along The Watchtower? Desolation Row? The Times They Are A-Changin?
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN
12. Due to WWII security measures it was impossible to film the final scene of Casablanca at a real airport. Instead a half-sized scale cardboard plane was built with midgets as the cabin crew, to cheat perspective. True or False?
TRUE

Cinema City Film Quiz #19

[11 April 2010]


Winning Team:
Internal Affairs: Night In Rodent

Genre – Wildlife Romance

Runners Up:
Geres Of War II: The Runaway Budget
Genre – Clone-Based Action Thriller / Hollywood Biopic Satire / Gay Rom-Com
Tiffany 2 (Tiffany Squared): “I Think We’re A Clone Now”
Genre – Richard Gere + Tiffany are cloned with hilarious and sexy results
Pilchard Schmere
Genre – An animated biopic of Richard Gere in the metaphorical goldfish bowl of life
Richard Geres Of War
Genre – Clone War Drama


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What was the name of the refugee camp in District 9?
DISTRICT 9
2. Which of the following was not directed by Akira Kurosawa? Seven Samurai? Yojimbo? Rumble In Hong Kong?
RUMBLE IN HONG KONG
3. What causes the infamous screaming sequence in Home Alone?
APPLICATION OF AFTERSHAVE
4. Which family consists of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Wednesday? [bonus: what year was this Barry Sonnenfeld directed film and its sequel released?] (I haven’t classed Values and Reunion because they were both awful)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY [1991 / 1992]
5. What was the ‘bad colour’ in The Village?
RED
6. Who played the mariachi in Desperado? [bonus point for naming the man he was looking for]
ANTONIO BANDERAS [Butch]
7. Who directed Apocalypse Now?
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
8. What sport does Ignacio secretly compete in, in Nacho Libre?
WRESTLING
9. Which actress starred in You’ll Never Get Rich, Gilda and The Lady From Shanghai? [five bonus points for identifying her actual name as opposed to her stage name]
RITA HAYWORTH [Margarita Carmen Cansino]
10. By what title is the film Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo better known?
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
11. Who plays the Russian terrorist Ivan Korshunov in 1997’s Air Force One?
GARY OLDMAN
12. In which country is Cinema Paradiso mostly set?
SICILY

ROUND II: Filming [Richard Gere Special]
1. What is Julia Roberts profession in Pretty Woman?
PROSTITUTE (or variations thereof)
2. Which knight of the round table does Gere play in First Knight?
LANCELOT
3. Which Gere film depicts a lawyer joining a dance school to escape the tedium of his life? [bonus point for naming the actress who played the dance instructor]
SHALL WE DANCE [Jennifer Lopez]
4. Who received the higher salary of 17 million dollars for Runaway Bride? Richard Gere or Julia Roberts? [bonus point for naming how much the other received]
ROBERTS [13 mil]
5. How many months did Gere spend training to tap-dance for his role in Chicago?
FIVE
6. By what nickname does Gunnery Sergeant Foley refer to Zack Mayo in An Officer And A Gentleman?
MAYONNAISE
7. Which actress co-starred with Richard Gere in Sommersby? Farah Fawcett? Jodie Foster? Kim Basinger?
JODIE FOSTER
8. In The Hoax, Gere’s character supposedly has permission to pen the biography of which millionaire?
HOWARD HUGHES
9. Gere was offered the lead role in which 1988 action film before turning it down?
DIE HARD
10. Who was originally cast as Bill in Terrence Malick’s Days Of Heaven?
JOHN TRAVOLTA
11. What is the name of the character who refuses to provide Julian’s alibi in American Gigolo? (one point per name)
MICHELLE STRATTON
12. Who plays the arms dealer, Ian Lamont in The Jackal?
JACK BLACK

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Name the four lead male characters in The Hangover (first name only, one point per correct answer).
PHIL / STU / ALAN / DOUG
2. Which film did Cecil B. DeMille originally shoot in 1926 before remaking in colour and sound in 1956?
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
3. What were William Wallace’s last words in Braveheart?
FREEDOM
4. Which cult 1970 movie was credited as John Lennon, David Lynch, Peter Fonda, Bob Dylan and Marilyn Manson’s favourite film?
EL TOPO
5. Buster Keaton’s finest work was in the silent film The General. Who or what was The General in question?
LOCOMOTIVE
6. What was the name of Dumbo’s mouse friend?
TIMOTHY
7. What was Robert Redford’s last film (most recent release)? [bonus point for naming the year of its release]
LIONS FOR LAMBS [2007]
8. The tool-belt and all the various gadgets worn by Tuttle in Brazil were provided by Robert De Niro. True or False?
TRUE
9. What is the name of the club in Cabaret?
KIT KAT KLUB
10. Which actor starred in The Conversation, Antz and A Bridge Too Far?
GENE HACKMAN
11. In which Steve Martin film does the lead famously shout “Stay away from the cans!”?
THE JERK
12. What was the name of the show Rex Manning starred on in Empire Records?
THE FAMILY WAY

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What was the surname of the deceased couple in Beetlejuice? Deetz? Maitland? Butterfield?
MAITLAND
2. Which Lethal Weapon movie features Joss Ackland as a South African diplomat? Lethal Weapon? Lethal Weapon II? Lethal Weapon III? [two bonus points for identifying his last words]
LETHAL WEAPON II [“Diplomatic immunity”]
3. Who directed Steve McQueen’s 1968 hit, Bullitt? Peter Yates? Harry Kleiner? Robert Fish?
PETER YATES
4. Which character chases Lane (played by John Cusack) down the K12 in Better Off Dead? Charles? Ricky? The Paperboy? [for a bonus point, why?]
PAPERBOY [Two Dollars!]
5. What was the top grossing film of 1953? Peter Pan? The Robe? From Here To Eternity?
PETER PAN
6. Which of the following was not one of Gary Cooper’s nicknames? The Montana Mule? Old Silent Coop? Studs?
OLD SILENT COOP (although he was often referred to as ‘Coop’ and ‘the strong, silent type’)
7. What was the last line typed up by Gordie in Stand By Me? (The sentence starts “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.”) But I guess I wasn’t trying? Jesus, did anyone? I miss them?
JESUS, DID ANYONE
8. How many Smokey And The Bandit sequels were made? One? Two? Three?
TWO
9. What was Edward G. Robinson’s final film? Song Of Norway? Soylent Green? Never A Dull Moment?
SOYLENT GREEN
10. How many times is the word Fuck said in Sam Mendes’ Jarhead? 276? 277? 278? [bonus point for how many times Motherfucker was said]
TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT [38]
11. To date Toy Story is the only Pixar release to spawn sequels. Which film is going through this process for a June 2011 release? Ratatouille? Cars? The Incredibles?
CARS
12. Before filming The Sting, Robert Shaw injured his ankle and incorporated the limp into his performance. True or False?
TRUE