Cinema City Film Quiz #137

[15 February 2015]


Winning Team:
Kong With The Wind

Genre – The king suffers with flatulence but frankly no one gives a damn

Runners Up:
The Numb-Arse And The Furious
Genre – Film critic Matthew Stogdon goes on a murderous rampage after suffering through yet another film that had no business being 1hr 58mins long
Uranus Descending
Genre – Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum hit rock bottom
Edit Scissorhands
Genre – The story of a lonely editor who is hired to recut films


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Pollock, starring Ed Harris is a biopic about which painter?
JACKSON POLLOCK
2. What was the title of Roger Moore’s first appearance as James Bond?
LIVE AND LET DIE
3. Who directed Unbreakable?
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN
4. Who played the lead role in Sexy Beast?
RAY WINSTONE
5. James Cameron’s The Abyss was released in which year?
1989
6. The following all belong to which genre, Pumping Iron, Touching The Void and Fahrenheit 9/11?
DOCUMENTARY
7. The Road Warrior and Thunderdome were subtitles of instalments in which franchise?
MAD MAX
8. Which film starred Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy?
DREAMGIRLS
9. In Disney’s The Sword In The Stone, Junius Matthews voices the character Archimedes, Merlin’s pet what?
OWL
10. After being nominated in Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts won her best actress Oscar for which film?
ERIN BROCKOVICH

ROUND II: Filming [Films Matt thinks are at least 30mins too long]
1. Which of the following Transformers films has the longest running time? Age Of Extinction? Dark Of The Moon? Revenge Of The Fallen?
AGE OF EXTINCTION
2. In The Dark Knight Rises, other than Bruce what was the name of the only prisoner who climbed out of the prison called the Pit? Bane? Talia? Ras?
TALIA
3. What is the name of the captain of the Venture in 2005’s King Kong? Captain Hayes? Captain Preston? Captain Englehorn? [bonus point for naming the actor who played him]
CAPTAIN ENGLEHORN [Thomas Kretschmann]
4. The airline Jackie works for in Jackie Brown flies to and from the United States and which country? Mexico? Columbia? Brazil?
MEXICO
5. American Gangster is predominantly set in which city? Seattle? New York? St Louis?
NEW YORK
6. How do you correctly spell the name of the villain played by Stephen Lang in Avatar? Qoarish? Quorige? Quaritch?
QUARITCH
7. Baz Luhrmann’s Australia takes place in how many countries? One? Two? Three?
ONE
8. How long is the 1976 film, 1900, starring Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu and Donald Sutherland? 4 hours? 5 hours? 6 hours?
FIVE HOURS (317mins)
9. Which character in AI: Artificial Intelligence said the following quote, “I’m in bad trouble”? Teddy? David? Joe?
JOE
10. Judi Dench had more screen time in Skyfall than Desmond Llewelyn had in his seventeen appearances as Q. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What is the name of Kiefer Sutherland’s character in The Lost Boys?
DAVID
2. The following quote is from which film, “Infidels. You have touched the forbidden treasure, now you will never again see the light of day”?
ALADDIN
3. James Earl Jones played Vice Admiral James Greer in how many adaptations of Tom Clancy books?
THREE (The Hunt For Red October / Patriot Games / Clear And Present Danger)
4. In Frances Ha, what is Frances’ full surname?
HALLADAY
5. 10 Things I Hate About You was released in which year?
1999
6. Al Pacino, Russell Crowe and Michael Gambon all appeared in which film?
THE INSIDER
7. The following songs are from which film: For The First Time In Forever, In Summer and Love Is An Open Door?
FROZEN
8. When Enid and Rebecca first meet Seymour in Ghost World, he is selling what in a garage sale?
RECORDS
9. Who directed Face/Off?
JOHN WOO
10. The following quote is from which film, “I’d like you to tell me that you are and have been a false prophet and that God is a superstition”
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Annie Hall was released in which year? 1977? 1978? 1979?
1977
2. What is the name of the leader of the gangsters in Some Like It Hot? Toothpick Charlie? Spats Colombo? Fingers McGee?
SPATS COLOMBO
3. At the end of Fargo, Marge learns that her husband’s artwork is going to appear on a stamp but not the most prestigious one. Which stamp is he being featured on? 50 cents? 12 cents? 3 cents?
THREE CENTS
4. Who directed the following films, Scarface, The Big Sleep and Rio Bravo? Howard Hawks? John Huston? Nicholas Ray?
HOWARD HAWKS
5. Who starred in the lead role in 1974’s The Parallax View? Gene Hackman? Warren Beatty? Robert Redford?
WARREN BEATTY
6. Who conducted the score for Midnight Cowboy? Henry Mancini? Jerry Fielding? John Barry?
JOHN BARRY
7. 1948’s Bicycle Thieves made in which country? Italy? France? Spain?
ITALY
8. What is the eponymous Melancholia in the 2011 Lars Von Trier film? A will? A planet? A diamond?
A PLANET
9. In Persepolis, fearing Marji’s outspoken nature will get her arrested, she is sent to a school in which country? France? Belgium? Austria?
AUSTRIA
10. In Patton, George C Scott insisted he drive his own tank and spent seven weeks and $50,000 of the film’s budget being taught. True or False?
FALSE

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Walk The Line / Legally Blonde / Monsters Vs Aliens
Poster: Election
Actor: Reese Witherspoon

JUPITER ASCENDING

Expand Your Universe

Director
Lana Wachowski
Andy Wachowski

Starring
Mila Kunis
Channing Tatum



As the story opens, we are introduced to the universe unseen: the concept that life beyond our world not only exists but has done so for millennia. Furthermore, life didn’t start on Earth and in actuality our planet is little more than a commodity to be cultivated and reaped. After a brief introduction to three of the ruling royal siblings who hold claim over such planets, we are brought back to Earth and witness the birth of illegal Anglo-Russian immigrant, Jupiter Jones [Kunis]. Her life is an unassuming one as she accompanies her mother and aunt on their daily occupation of cleaning the homes of the wealthy. But one night, Caine Wise [Tatum], an ex-soldier, is contracted to find Jupiter, who is apparently the reincarnated form of the aforementioned sibling’s mother and therefore rightful heir to the Earth (among other systems). Oh, Cinderella, you shall go to the ball! *sigh* Watching Jupiter Ascending with its dark palate, hidden world narrative, god-awful script and bland directing, I couldn’t shake the feeling I was rewatching Super Mario Bros.; a comparison I haven’t drawn once in over ten years of reviewing films. It was probably all the shitty lizard people.

In the lead up to this release (and the terrible early reviews) there have been reports that we should all go a little easier on this film for ‘the sake of the industry’ that even a bad original film is still an original film and without its success, studios will hesitate before backing unique and novel scripts. There is a tiny element of truth in this mentality but of all the films deserving leniency, Jupiter Ascending is certainly not it. The first sin to scrutinise is the foundation; the utterly appalling script. I can almost imagine a Wachowski pitch resembling the archetypal Ron Howard pitch famously parodied by The Simpsons: “So we have a story, it’s a huge space opera” “I’m listening” “There are these three siblings who rule the universe and trade in planets” “Interesting” “But we learn that what they actually trade is the life on the planets” “Wait a minute..” “Which they harvest to stay young forever” “God damn it! That’s just The Matrix in space” “No, it’s different because there’s a princess, who doesn’t even know she’s the one” “For crying out loud” “And she’s going to open everyone’s eyes and change the world” “Why do I even bother?” “And the male lead is a guy with dog ears” “Ok, you can leave now.” For every step in the right direction, the script navigates the film straight into a pit and shrugs its shoulder innocently. A good example would be presenting the central character as a potentially strong female lead only to reveal her as a cripplingly weak individual, bouncing off of the walls, manipulated by everyone, waiting to be saved by a man. And it’s not just the fish-out-of-water human in an alien environment issue, it’s that she’s so blind and so easily coerced. Too often we’re presented with a building event that almost turns to the audience and whispers, “Woah, I think she’s a goner here!” before someone (Tatum mostly) bursts in and saves her right at the last second, “Close call there! I wonder what’s going to happen next” says the film to a completely unsurprised audience. And if the characters and story weren’t middling enough, we have the shockingly dumb dialogue. It’s uninspired, hollow, stereotypical and should be penalised for the sheer wealth of colloquialisms alone. I know you want the banter to be relatable but if you have a universe as vast as is implied by the script and Earth is just a tiny cog in an industrial machine, surely our references would be lost on everyone offworld – something shows like Stargate: SG1 and Farscape managed to play up to brilliantly.

As much as it’s a cliché to say this, you can’t make a good film out of a bad script and Jupiter Ascending is no different, displaying astonishingly bad performances given by talented actors. Every single character is horribly one dimensional and their presence is either to push exposition or populate an action scene. In fact, I’m not entirely confident I could name any of the supporting roles. So we have a hackneyed story, crappy dialogue and sub-par acting. Anything else the film can throw at us? How about ineffective genre categorising? I understand this film is supposed to be a science fiction action drama but being clearly marketed at teenagers, there’s a healthy dose of comedy injected throughout. However, it’s the kind of comedy that not only falls flat but has to really hammer to the audience that a comedic moment is apparently happening. Case in point, having escaped yet another deadly scenario, Tatum and Kunis are speeding away from Chicago in a stolen car, which gives Kunis just enough time to notice “Oh my God, you’re bleeding!” because that’s wholly original. So does she do the clichéd standard of ripping the hem of her shirt to fashion a tourniquet? No, no, this is a unique and original movie, let’s check the glove-box for a sanitary towel. Problem solved. Slap that on your gash. But it’s not that it was used as a bandage, in all honesty it actually makes a lot of sense, it’s Tatum’s disdain and humiliation that threw me off. As stated earlier, how well versed in every planets’ industries and practices are known to these off-world creatures that he would immediately know the purpose of the sanitary towel.. and why in the hell would he care either way? Despite this, they thought it was funny enough that it merited a call-back and we’re graced with Sean Bean shooting Kunis a look too, as if to say, “Really?”

The classic safety net of a terribly scripted film is the saving graces of the technical production; the aspect of cinema that ensures that if it’s pretty enough, even massive cinematic failures can win Oscars. Many critics and defenders will argue the ambitious nature of the visuals but for all the time and effort put into the importance of the scale it never enters the realms of credibility, leaving the actors looking as if they’re plodding around a green screened environment.. which they are (one of the key issues with the galactic sequences in the equally miserable Green Lantern adaptation). Furthermore, the production design of the animal/human DNA cross-spliced characters and assorted other alien life forms was lazy, stupid and laughably fake. On one hand we have the outright unhuman races from the bulbous-headed typical alien creatures to the leather coat wearing, bat wing sporting lizard people to the quasi-animalistic humanoids. Cross a guy with an elephant, he’s going to have a trunk (and they call him Nesh.. as in Ganesh for pity’s sake), character spliced with a deer or a wolf? Change their ears.. problem solved. Sean Bean’s character, Stinger, is spliced between a human and a bee. This naturally means that he is very fast, has hexagonal irises and yellow and black stripy hair. It also affords the film some amazingly moronic dialogue, such as “Have you ever been stung by a bee? They are very loyal and sense royalty.” Who’s the poor sap they wheeled in to work on the score? Michael Giacchino? Really? Well at least it’ll sound good, even if everything else is unsalvageable. But even Giacchino seems to be completely thrown off-kilter by this lemon. The man is one of the most prominent rising composers in mainstream cinema, yet somehow produced a rather flat, disinterested score, devoid of all life, personality and connection with the visuals. I know the score was recorded prior to filming but as a method that works perfectly well for other movies, it really shouldn’t have generated this kind of mediocre result.

Admittedly, I’ve rated dumb action and dumb science fiction movies higher than this one in the past (I enjoyed John Carter for crying out loud), so I’m sure my inbox will be flooded with accusations of bias and unfair treatment. But allow me to explain. This is a bad movie. It’s a bad movie in the same way that the recent run of high CGI prequels of family classics (Alice In Wonderland, Oz The Great And Powerful, Maleficent et al) are bad movies. They solely exist to show off lavish computer generated worlds that are so saturated with colour and nonsensical quirkiness that they never really rise above video game quality. All complexity, maturity and interest are lacking from the narrative and the ‘story’ is only there to string together visual sequences. Ironically, the words we use to describe this would be cheap and lazy but the truth is neither is accurate. The cost of this film was something like 176 million dollars and the time it would take to generate all these effects would have been months upon months. Yet the final result is shoddy, lacklustre and forgettable tripe and unless the Wachowski’s next feature is something genuinely innovative or gripping, their career may be tarnished permanently.


Release Date:
6th February 2015

The Scene To Look Out For:
**Spoiler laden paragraph**
By the time we approach the final onslaught against the evil Balem (played by Eddie Redmayne), at least ninety per cent of the audience lost complete interest. Tatum growls at the camera, pushes his ship through the protective barrier of Jupiter’s upper atmosphere and *bang* the shields are ruptured and the vampiric harvesting factory begins to collapse on itself. At this point, as nauseated as I was by everything going on around me, I couldn’t help but wonder, if it was so easy to take down the most powerful ruler in the galaxy, why had no one else done it up until now? Because ‘plot’, that’s why. Plot dictates that now is the time for this to happen so we can cue a rather mediocre but very busy action sequence. This is what I meant when I described the film as lazy. Absurdity and naivety wreathed in idiocy.

Notable Characters:
Without a doubt, the highlighted and most memorable character of this schlock fest is Eddie ‘what the fuck happened to your acting abilities’ Redmayne. I’ve never been much of a fan of Mr. Redmayne but he’s getting quite a bit of media attention these days and his chances of Best Actor Oscar are incredibly high this year. But watching this mess, you really wouldn’t think it. Every utterance is delivered in a fart-breath whisper which is supposed to imply nobility but just comes off as amateur old man acting. But feeling the full extent of his acting prowess isn’t being explored, Redmayne will, on occasion, scream a singular word like a small animal in a trap. The whole thing is depressingly laughable really.

Highlighted Quote:
“I’m not your damn mother”

In A Few Words:
“Unpleasingly stale and unoriginal space drivel that offers little in the way of originality and less in the way of entertainment”

Total Score:

1/5

THIRD ANNUAL TRIVVY AWARDS (2014)

Top 5 Motion Pictures of the Year
Short Term 12
Boyhood
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
12 Years A Slave
Whiplash

Best Cinematic Experience Of 2014
The Lego Movie
captain America: The Winter Soldier
Whiplash

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)

Best Leading Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
Andy Serkis (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

Best Leading Actress
Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
JK Simmons (Whiplash)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Jessica Chastain (Interstellar)
Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Ensemble Cast
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Writing For An Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie)
Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Best Writing For An Adapted Screenplay
Peter Craig & Danny Strong (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I)
Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (Edge Of Tomorrow)

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave)
Hoyte Van Hotyema (Interstellar)
Sharone Meir (Whiplash)

Best Musical Score
T Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford & Ivy Skoff (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Justin Hurwitz (Whiplash)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Art Direction
Stephen O Gessler, Gerald Sullivan & Steve Summersgill (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Ray Chan (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
Anja Fromm (Only Lovers Left Alive)

Best Sound Design
Douglas Murray & Will Files (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)
Johnnie Burn (Under The Skin)
Craig Mann & Ben Wilkins (Whiplash)

Best Costume Design
Judianna Makovsky (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Mary Zophres (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle)

Best Hair And Makeup
Karen Cohen, Andrew Simonin & Lizzie Yianni Georgiou (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
Lori McCoy-Bell & Evelyne Noraz (American Hustle)
Julie Dartnell & Heike Merker (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Visual Effects
Tom Skinner, Earle Stuart Callendar, Tim Field & Louise Brand (Under The Skin)
Cameron Waldbauer, Virginie Bourdin, Raine Anderson & David Bemi-Bajer (X-Men: Days Of Future Past)
Sophie Cherry, Nicholas Illingworth & Adam Harriman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Click here for more information about Tim Maytom from his blog, Trivia Lad.

THE SIXTH OATLEYS (2014)

Top 10 Motion Pictures of the Year

Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Gone Girl
Paddington

Most Under-Rated Film of the Year

The One I Love

Most Over-Rated Film of the Year

Interstellar
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Fury

Best Director

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Jonathan Glazer (Under The Skin)

Best Leading Actor

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)
Elisabeth Moss (The One I Love)
Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins)

Best Supporting Actor

Jonah Hill (The Wolf Of Wall Street)
Melissa McCarthy (St Vincent)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Best Screenplay

Justin Lader (The One I Love)
Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Score

Mica Levi (Under The Skin)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)

Best Soundtrack

Inside Llewyn Davis
Boyhood
Paddington


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11TH ANNUAL RRH AWARDS (2014)

Best Motion Picture of the Year

12 Years A Slave
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Calvary
Under The Skin
The Wolf Of Wall Street
The Double
The Lego Movie
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Worst Motion Picture of the Year

InAPPropriate Comedy
Mrs Browns’ Boys D’Movie
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
I, Frankenstein
300: Rise Of An Empire

Most Under-Rated Motion Picture of 2014

Noah

Most Over-Rated Motion Picture of 2014

American Hustle

Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Book Of Life

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Ralph Fiennes [The Grand Budapest Hotel]
Chiwetel Ejiofor [12 Years A Slave]
Leonardo DiCaprio [The Wolf Of Wall Street]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Rosamund Pike [Gone Girl]
Emily Blunt [Edge Of Tomorrow]
Scarlett Johansson [Under The Skin]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Jared Leto [Dallas Buyers Club]
Michael Fassbender [12 Years A Slave]
Tony Revolori [The Grand Budapest Hotel]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong’o [12 Years A Slave]
Carrie Coon [Gone Girl]
Carey Mulligan [Inside Llewyn Davis]

Best Achievement in Directing

Steve McQueen [12 Years A Slave]
Richard Ayoade [The Double]
John Michael McDonagh [Calvary]

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Spike Jonze [Her]
John Michael McDonagh [Calvary]
Wes Anderson [The Grand Budapest Hotel]

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Gillian Flynn [Gone Girl]
Gary Hawkins [Joe]
Elan Mastai [What If]

Best Achievement for Original Musical Score

Clint Mansell [Noah]
Michael Giacchino [Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes]
Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross [Gone Girl]

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Jeffrey L Kimball [The Double]
Jeff Cronenweth [Gone Girl]
Bruno Delbonnel [Inside Llewyn Davis]

Best Achievement in Editing

James Herbert / Laura Jennings [Edge Of Tomorrow]
Jeffrey Ford / Matthew Schmidt [Captain America: The Winter Soldier]
Keith Brachmann / David Rennie [22 Jump Street]

Best Achievement in Production Design

Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Double
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Achievement in Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Edge Of Tomorrow
The Book Thief

Best Achievement in Hair & Makeup

Dallas Buyers Club
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Horns

Best Achievement in Sound

Godzilla
Interstellar
Frank

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

The Lego Movie
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Exodus: Gods And Kings

Cinema City Film Quiz #136

[01 February 2015]


Winning Team:
Star Trek Into Uranus

Genre – ‘Don’t mispronounce my planet’

Runners Up:
Willennium Falcon
Genre – Will Smith captains the greatest party in the galaxy
Plan 69 From Outta Space
Genre – ‘This is the sort of thing they pick, it’s sexual’
Silent Punning
Genre – Comedy
Coriolanus On Uranus
Genre – Traj.
Stark Wars
Genre – Robert Downey Jr is naked and thinks he really is Iron Man (Tony Stark), Sean Bean is naked and thinks he really is Nedd Stark. They fight a Stark War whilst naked. Ringo Starr does the music
Fly Catchers
Genre – The best fly catchers in the East of England


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the sequel to which film?
WALL STREET
2. What genre does Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street belong to?
MUSICAL
3. How many sharks do Marlin and Dory meet in Finding Nemo?
THREE
4. Who plays the male lead in The Notebook?
RYAN GOSLING (I’ll also accept James Garner)
5. Name any feature film directed by Terrence Malick.
BADLANDS / DAYS OF HEAVEN / THE THIN RED LINE / THE NEW WORLD / THE TREE OF LIFE / TO THE WONDER / KNIGHT OF CUPS
6. Robin Williams starred in which 1993 film?
MRS. DOUBTFIRE
7. The following quote is from which film, “Come and live with me in peace and safety, away from the wangdoodles and hornswogglers and snozzwangers and rotten vermicious knids”?
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
8. What was the title of the only James Bond film to be rated 15?
LICENCE TO KILL
9. Which Richard Linklater film starred Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jnr and Woody Harrelson?
A SCANNER DARKLY
10. Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio is the lead character in which film?
THE KARATE KID / PART II / PART III

ROUND II: Filming [Films set on spaceships]
1. What is the title of the science fiction directed by Christopher Nolan? Interstellar? Insomnia? Following? **6000th question asked!**

INTERSTELLAR
2. Tom Hanks portrays which astronaut in Apollo 13? Jack Swigert? Jim Lovell? Fred Haise?
JIM LOVELL
3. In Sunshine, the Comms officer of the Icarus II picks up a distress signal from the Icarus I after passing which planet? Mars? Venus? Mercury?
MERCURY
4. Alien Resurrection is set how many years after Alien 3? 200 years? 100 years? 75 years?
TWO HUNDRED YEARS
5. The 1972 adaptation of Solaris was produced by which country? West Germany? Soviet Union? France?
SOVIET UNION
6. What is the name of the terrorist group in Lost In Space? Universal Subterfuge? Galactic Insurrection? Global Sedition?
GLOBAL SEDITION
7. What is the name of the robot in The Black Hole? Vincent? Victor? Vern?
VINCENT (Vital Information Necessary Centralised)
8. Which British science fiction film starred Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel? Galaxy Of Terror? Saturn 3? Capricorn One?
SATURN 3
9. Who wrote the screenplay for the 1974 film, Dark Star? Lawrence Kasdan? David Newman? Dan O’Bannon?
DAN O’BANNON
10. At least one quote from every single Shakespearean tragedy is quoted throughout Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. True or False?
FALSE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. The following quote is from which film, “I’d like to talk about Madeline Ashton”
DEATH BECOMES HER
2. How many named hallucinatory figures does Nash see in A Beautiful Mind?
THREE (Charles, Marcee and Parcher)
3. Bryan Mills is the lead character in which franchise?
TAKEN
4. In I’m A Cyborg, Il-Soon’s mask resembles which animal?
RABBIT
5. In Life Of Pi, what is the lead character named after?
A SWIMMING POOL
6. What did Alfred Hitchcock direct in between Dial M For Murder and To Catch A Thief?
REAR WINDOW
7. Doubt, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams was released in which year?
2008
8. Who directed The Dark Crystal? (one point per correct answer)
JIM HENSON / FRANK OZ
9. What is the name of the boy in the rabbit costume who visits Donnie in Donnie Darko?
FRANK
10. Madmartigan, Sorsha, Elora and Bavmorda are characters in which 80’s film?
WILLOW

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. How many loops does Lola experience in Run Lola Run? Three? Four? Five?
THREE
2. Who directed and starred in the 1976 film The Tenant? Francis Ford Coppola? Roman Polanski? Ingmar Bergman?
ROMAN POLANSKI
3. Which Kubrick film was released in 1968? Lolita? Dr Strangelove? 2001: A Space Odyssey?
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
4. Which of the following was not directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu? Y Tu Mama Tambien? 21 Grams? Biutiful? [bonus point for naming the film’s actual director]
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN [Alfonso Cuaron]
5. Why was the adolescent Salvatore put in charge of the projector in Cinema Paradiso? His father demands he take over the family business? The projector was blinded in an explosion? He was born without a sense of smell and could work in the poor conditions?
THE PROJECTOR WAS BLINDED IN AN EXPLOSION
6. Which of the following films was written by John Hughes and starred Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd and Jeffrey Tambor? Dutch? Nate And Hayes? Mr. Mom?
MR. MOM
7. The 400 Blows, Day For Night and The Last Metro were directed by whom? Francois Truffaut? Jean-Luc Godard? Claude Chabrol?
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
8. Who played the role of Oliver Warbucks in the 1982 adaptation of Annie? John Huston? Albert Finney? Spencer Tracey?
ALBERT FINNEY
9. In Doctor Dolittle, on Sea-Star island the natives name their children after what? Composers? Scientists? Authors?
AUTHORS
10. John Carpenter was offered the chance to direct The Goonies, Lethal Weapon and Footloose but turned them all down. True or False?
FALSE (but he was offered Top Gun and Fatal Attraction)

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Once Upon A Time In America / Requiem For A Dream / 9
Poster: The Day The Earth Stood Still
Actor: Jennifer Connelly