Cinema City Film Quiz #218

[29 July 2018]


Winning Team:
Chips, Dips, Chains, Whips, Hicks
Genre – Corporal Hicks throws a kinky party for Ripley and the marines. The alien queen eats the food and a golden ball hovers near her as they all shout, “Get away from her you snitch”

Runners Up:
First Team Name (The Allegations Are Untrue) / Second, Better Team Name
Genre – Meta
Carry On Casting
Genre – A film producer continually loses his stars and so must recast.. even as filming is almost over
Jaws 2
Genre – It’s a different shark
The Mask Of Crispin Glover
Genre – The story of a man whose face gets stolen
Fairly Bobbins
Genre – Nanny in below average caper


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the cursed board game in Jumanji?
JUMANJI
2. Who plays the lead role in the Die Hard franchise?
BRUCE WILLIS
3. What is the name of the school for witchcraft and wizardry that Harry Potter attends in the franchise of the same name?
HOGWARTS
4. The following quote is from which film, “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too”?
THE WIZARD OF OZ
5. What is the name of M’s secretary in the James Bond franchise?
MISS (EVE/JANE) MONEYPENNY
6. Which Disney animated film was released in 1992?
ALADDIN
7. What animal is Kaa in The Jungle Book?
PYTHON
8. Comic duo Stan & Ollie were more commonly known by which alias?
LAUREL AND HARDY
9. Which playwright does Johnny Depp portray in Finding Neverland?
JM BARRIE
10. Which film franchise features Sylvester Stallone in each of its eight instalments?
ROCKY


ROUND II: Filming [Actors recast at the last minute Special]
1. Who was originally cast in the title role in Django Unchained? Cuba Gooding Jr? Idris Elba? Will Smith?
WILL SMITH
2. How many Shrek films have been released to date (excluding spin-offs and shorts)? 3? 4? 5?
FOUR
3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark was released in which year? 1981? 1983? 1985?
1981
4. The following quote is from which film, “Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you had to act in a certain way but when you got there you didn’t know if you could go through with it”? Minority Report? Back To The Future? Wall Street?
BACK TO THE FUTURE
5. Which character did not appear in X-Men? Pyro? Jubilee? Leech?
LEECH
6. Which of the following appears on the ATM in American Psycho? Insufficient funds? Feed me a stray cat? This isn’t real, you know?
FEED ME A STRAY CAT
7. Excluding the 9 ring-wraiths, how many characters feature on The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring theatrical release poster? 11? 14? 18?
ELEVEN (Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Arwen, Galadriel, Legolas, Boromir, Gimli, Samwise, Pippin, Merry)
8. Who was set to play the lead role in 50/50 before Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast? James McAvoy? Cillian Murphy? Tom Hardy?
JAMES MCAVOY
9. What was the last word in the poster tagline for The Godfather Part III, “All the power on earth can’t change..”? Destiny? Family? History?
DESTINY
10. The highest grossing film of every year since 2002 has been a sequel or prequel. True or False?
FALSE (2009 and 2013 weren’t)


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What was the title of the 1999 British independent film about the drug and club scene starring John Simm?
HUMAN TRAFFIC
2. Which film did Christian Bale win an Oscar for?
THE FIGHTER
3. What does Steve McQueen have tattooed on his chest in Papillon?
BUTTERFLY (which is Papillon in French)
4. The following quote is from which film, “He punched the highlights out of her hair”?
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
5. Which hand does Luke Skywalker lose in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?
RIGHT
6. The Golden Bear prize is awarded at which film festival?
INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN
7. Which actor appeared in JFK, True Romance, The Dark Knight Rises and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes?
GARY OLDMAN
8. What did Joss Whedon direct in between The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron?
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (also the Captain America: Winter Soldier post credits scene)
9. Who plays the role of King Charles II in The Libertine?
JOHN MALKOVICH
10. Casablanca was released in which year?
1942


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What is the name of Master Shifu’s elite group in Kung Fu Panda? Martial Warriors? Action Team Go? Furious Five?
FURIOUS FIVE
2. Which musketeer was portrayed by Oliver Reed in 1973’s The Three Musketeers? Aramis? Athos? Porthos?
ATHOS
3. The following quote is from which film, “Every man has a price which he is willing to accept. Even for that which he hopes never to sell”? Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest? POTC: At World’s End? POTC: On Stranger Tides?
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
4. Which of the following did not appear in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids? Terry Crews? Anna Kendrick? Matt Lucas?
ANNA KENDRICK
5. Which film was the first to be dubbed a “summer blockbuster”? The Sting? Jaws? Star Wars?
JAWS
6. Who directed The Exorcist? George Roy Hill? William Friedkin? Franklin J Schaffner?
WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
7. What is the name of the company that Miles Dyson works for in Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Virtucon? Sirius? Cyberdyne?
CYBERDYNE
8. Who played the female lead in Top Gun? Elisabeth Shue? Valeria Golino? Kelly McGillis?
KELLY MCGILLIS
9. Grease is set in which year? 1953? 1955? 1958?
1958
10. Cars was both Paul Newman’s final film and his highest grossing film. True or False?
TRUE


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Life Of Pi / Slumdog Millionaire / The Amazing Spider-Man / Jurassic World
Poster: Inferno
Actor: Irrfan Khan


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Some Missions Are Not A Choice

Director
Christopher McQuarrie

Starring
Tom Cruise
Henry Cavill
Ving Rhames
Simon Pegg
Rebecca Ferguson
Sean Harris



Continuing from the events in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, IMF agent Ethan Hunt [Cruise] receives his next mission: to secure three plutonium cores before they hit the black market. Pairing with his colleagues Benji [Pegg] and Luther [Rhames], Hunt’s mission goes badly and while his director trusts him, the CIA does not. Subsequently, Hunt’s team is assigned the kill-happy Agent Walker [Cavill] to ensure the plutonium is recovered at any cost. When the price of the black market deal turns out to be freeing a prisoner Hunt helped capture, the arrival of former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust [Ferguson] and evidence that one of the anarchists is a rogue agent, things become significantly less straightforward.

As this incredibly unusual collection of semi-discordant films progress, I can see the genuine benefits and pros to this franchise; especially in an age where CGI dominates the screen. Seeing real life stunt work, there is an element of peril and suspense which is sort of lost and neglected by most big budget releases. With each passing instalment, the franchise evolves and presents a different style of action espionage to suit different audiences, this can produce a hit-and-miss body of work but it also ensures the films themselves avoid too many tick-box tropes and reinvention through recasting – James Bond, I’m looking at you. A major shift that was introduced in Ghost Protocol was the continuation of story. There had been certain components that had been brought over (specifically Ving Rhames as Luther) but the fourth film brought back a handful of characters and started a storyline which would effectively unfold with each passing release. Now we have a welcome sense of legacy and investment with the characters, rather than just a new team of expendables every single time; a good example of this is the new character of the elusive White Widow, who is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave’s character from the first film.

Staying with the cast for a second, we need to talk about Tom Cruise. This series is Cruise’s playground and while it is a completely indulgent excuse to show-off, it plays to his strengths and it is genuinely hard to fault him in this role. He gets to emote, appear clever and charming, perform his own ridiculous stunts, look confused, scream, be funny and run. It’s everything he wants and in a strange way, it’s everything we seem to want too. It’s a role that has shifted with his priorities and subsequently, could never really be portrayed by anyone else. The returning cast all perform admirably within the confines of their type and Henry Cavill really stands out with a great performance largely because the script utilises his best skills as an imposing, menacing villain.
The dialogue edges closer and closer to eye-rollingly dumb, littered with trailer lines that we frequently see forced into films but I feel this is a bit of a blockbuster occupational hazard and pleasingly does not happen too often.

With Rogue Nation, I didn’t take issue with McQuarrie’s ability so much as I didn’t care for the lacklustre script. Thankfully this feature feels closer to Ghost Protocol – I would argue the best Mission: Impossible film – and gives us the twists and set-pieces that we both enjoy and have come to expect. Furthermore it displays thrilling direction, editing and sound design, which feel like call-backs of the 90s, as we have become more reliant on post-production fixes and fewer in-cam techniques. The bombastic routines are also helped along by an urgent score that cleverly works with the iconic series motif but for all its positives, Lorne Balfe can’t escape his Zimmer trappings and it never truly feels completely unique or innovative.

While the film thinks it contains clever plot twists, all it eventually does is produce a series of bluffs and fake-outs, highlighting a scenario before jumping out of the shadows shouting, “Only kidding!” I appreciate this is a literal staple of the franchise and a trope that few other series can get away with but after a while the magic-trick wears thin and a great deal of investment and suspension of disbelief is lost. There’s an old adage that no one is questioning if someone like James Bond will get out of a trap, it’s how he gets himself out of it. This conceit is the same here and I am more than willing to participate in the charade but when you are expected to question everything, you believe nothing and either confusion sets in or immersion is lost. Admittedly, the Mission: Impossible series (outside of the first instalment) does a decent job of avoiding the former but the latter is something that happens time and time again.

In truth, this is an instalment that will thrill and greatly please fans of the franchise and once again makes Tom Cruise look especially good. The more he works on these films he will either end up killing himself or continue to sup from the fountain of youth long enough for people to say, “How is he 80!? He just punched a lion in the face before outrunning it!” But interestingly, there is such a wealth of production work and cinematic thrills that those who aren’t fans may enjoy it too; and that is an extremely impressive feat.


Release Date:
27th July 2018

The Scene To Look Out For:
**spoilers throughout**
When you start analysing the formula of scripts and film, you quickly understand the patterns; you would think that would extend to audiences but it rarely conscionably does. Subsequently, if a shot hangs for a couple of seconds longer than necessary it’s either a foreshadowing element or product placement. When these shots go nowhere, they are incredibly frustrated loose ends but even if they are addressed, they can give away too much. Case in point, during a bathroom fight in a club, we have a very clear shot of the target’s phone being smashed. A few scenes later, long before anyone’s identities and loyalties are openly called into question, Walker hands over a mint phone claiming it belonged to the target and has evidence incriminating Hunt. Right away I saw how the rest of the film would unfold, the magic was lost and the mystery ruined. I mean, there are carefully placed clues and there are obvious signposts; this, painfully, was the latter.

Notable Characters:
I’ve always felt there is something wonderfully menacing about Sean Harris and as an unhinged, nothing-to-lose psychopath who feels he is a higher force than the terrorist title he has been labelled with is genuinely fun and disturbing to watch.

Highlighted Quote:
“That’s not anarchy, that’s revenge”

In A Few Words:
“Genuinely entertaining high-octane action thriller ”

Total Score:

4/5

Cinema City Film Quiz #217

[15 July 2018]


Winning Team:
The Nightmare After New Year
Genre – Jack Skellington breaks out the hydra teeth after Halloweentown’s New Year’s party

Runners Up:
Seven Osteopaths
genre – A down on his luck screenwriter becomes embroiled in LA’s medical underworld after kidnapping the skeleton of Colin Farrell’s dog
Bonejangles N Harmony
Genre – A ‘humerus’ tale about Bonejangles joining an RNB (rhythm and bones) group


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. 2017’s It is based on which Stephen King novel?
IT
2. The Great Escape is set during which military conflict?
WORLD WAR II
3. Jim Carrey played the role of The Riddler in which film?
BATMAN FOREVER
4. Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and Giovanni Ribisi starred in which Steven Spielberg film?
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
5. What is the title of the Danny Boyle zombie film starring Cillian Murphy?
28 DAYS LATER
6. Which Monty Python film tells the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table?
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
7. The Matrix was released in which year?
1999
8. What is the name of Dick Van Dyke’s character in Mary Poppins?
BERT
9. Who directed Snatch?
GUY RITCHIE
10. Commodus, Lucilla, Antonius Proximo and Maximus Decimus Meridius are characters in which film?
GLADIATOR


ROUND II: Filming [Skeletons Special]
1. Pixar’s Coco is set in which country? Brazil? Mexico? Argentina?
MEXICO
2. Who composed the score for The Nightmare Before Christmas? John Williams? Danny Elfman? Hans Zimmer?
DANNY ELFMAN
3. Which of the following actors has not played Hamlet on film? Mel Gibson? Tim Roth? Ethan Hawke?
TIM ROTH
4. What is the subtitle of the sequel to Ghost Rider? Road To Damnation? Spirit Of Vengeance? Vicious Cycle?
SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
5. Jason And The Argonauts was released in which year? 1958? 1963? 1971?
1963
6. Which Dinosaur in Jurassic Park did Steven Spielberg claim was “the star of the movie,” rewriting scenes to feature it more? Brachiosaurus? Velociraptor? Tyrannosaurus Rex?
TYRANNOSAURUS REX
7. The following quote is from which film, “One possible future, from your point of view. I don’t know tech stuff”? The Terminator? Terminator 3? Terminator Genisys?
THE TERMINATOR
8. What was the poster tagline for Army Of Darkness? Good. Bad. He’s the guy with the gun? Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas? One man, one mission, one boomstick?
TRAPPED IN TIME, SURROUNDED BY EVIL, LOW ON GAS
9. The cosmic key is a mcguffin device in which film? Mortal Kombat? The Book Of Life? Masters Of The Universe?
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
10. Among Johnny Depp’s many suggestions for Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, he wanted Jack Sparrow to have no nose and be afraid of pepper. True or False?
TRUE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Who starred in The African Queen, Angels With Dirty Faces and The Maltese Falcon?
HUMPHREY BOGART
2. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free”?
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
3. Who played the role of Desi Collings in Gone Girl?
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
4. The following quote is from which film, “Ryan, some things in here don’t react well to bullets. Yeah, like me. I don’t react well to bullets”?
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
5. Which two Pixar films came out in between Wall-E and Cars 2? (one point per correct answer)
UP / TOY STORY 3
6. Rollo Tomasi is an alias given to an unidentified killer in which film?
LA CONFIDENTIAL
7. Leon is set in which city?
NEW YORK CITY
8. Travis, Iris, Betsy, Sport and Wizard are characters in which 70s film?
TAXI DRIVER
9. Who composed the score for Blade Runner?
VANGELIS
10. The theatrical release poster for Pulp Fiction is styled like an old pulp novel, complete with worn edges and a price tag. How much is listed on the tag?
TEN CENTS


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following actors has not appeared in a Christopher Nolan film? Anton Yelchin? Aidan Gillen? Pete Postlethwaite?
ANTON YELCHIN
2. After Adonis’ first match in 2015’s Creed, what are Adonis, Rocky and Bianca watching on TV? Raging Bull? Boyz N The Hood? Skyfall?
SKYFALL
3. The Princess Bride was released in which year? 1981? 1985? 1987?
1987
4. Who played the role of Max Taber in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? Christopher Lloyd? Danny DeVito? Brad Dourif?
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
5. The following quote is from which film, “If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough”? All The President’s Men? Citizen Kane? Spotlight?
CITIZEN KANE
6. How many years has Joy been imprisoned at the start of Room? 5? 7? 10?
SEVEN
7. Which Chan-wook Park film tells the story of an investigation into a shooting between North and South Korean border guards? Thirst? The Moon Is The Sun’s Dream? JSA?
JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA
8. In Amadeus, while attending a fancy dress party with his wife and father, Mozart dresses as which animal? Bull? Dragon? Unicorn?
UNICORN
9. Who is the first crewman to die in Alien? Dallas? Brett? Kane?
KANE
10. To see which studios were actually reading the script for Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon added a sex scene between their characters halfway through. True or False?
TRUE (and the only one who mentioned it was Miramax)


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid / The Big Lebowski / The Golden Compass / Tombstone
Poster: Gettysburg
Actor: Sam Elliott


INCREDIBLES 2

Back To Work

Director
Brad Bird

Starring
Craig T Nelson
Holly Hunter
Sarah Vowell
Huck Milner



Set immediately after the events of 2004’s The Incredibles, we follow the Parr family (Bob [Nelson] Helen [Hunter] Violet [Vowell] Dash [Milner] and Jack-Jack) as they combat nefarious villain, the Underminer. Despite their best efforts, the bank robber gets away with the money and the family are arrested. With superhero acts still illegal, they are chastised and sent to stay in a motel. Witnessing the battle, tycoon Winston Deavor [Bob Odenkirk] asks fellow hero Frozone [Samuel L Jackson] to reach out and liaise with the Parrs on his behalf. Helen and Bob, realising they have a limited window to find a job in the private sector, agree to meet Winston. All three learn that Winston is an avid fan of heroes, as was his father and wants to change public perception in order to make them legal once more. In order to do this, Winston introduces his sister, Evelyn [Catherine Keener] who can rig tiny cameras into the suits to show the public the good work that is done. Bob immediately assumes he will be the frontrunner for this campaign but the Deavors believe that Helen’s Elastigirl persona would be the ideal re-introductory opportunity; leaving Bob to look after the children – something he has little solo experience with.

If we are being perfectly honest with ourselves, I think it would be fair to say that Pixar’s track record with sequels (outside of Toy Story) is not exactly great. On the one hand they have created some of the most heart-wrenching and beautiful original stories, only to have their follow-ups feel lacklustre or straight-up awful (looking at you Cars 2). Incredibles 2 picks up exactly where the last film left off and that, for me, is the first problem. The definition of a good sequel should be a justified continuation of a story or character’s journey that warrants telling but also forges new ground. I would have assumed a time-skip to age the characters with the audience, showing us Helen and Bob dealing with being grandparents, would be great fodder but I can appreciate that doing so would mean a lot of world-building and altering the visual style to fit the new decade; which could have hurt the film. Having said all that, the biggest issue with this continuation is the effective character arc reset. By the close of the first film, Violet is more confident, Dash has learned some restraint and Bob and Helen have a stronger, more communicative relationship. But in order to create conflict for this film, Bob goes back to hiding things from his wife, Helen takes on Bob’s role from the first film and the kids effectively revert back to how they were, albeit with a higher focus on Jack-Jack. And that’s not to say these aren’t pleasing performances because they’re really great, it’s just a shame.

One thing that is abundantly clear is the progression of the technology over the last 14 years. While the character designs remain unaltered, the level of detail is gorgeous. On top of that the cinematography and lighting are stunning, creating static images that silhouette and glow beautifully. Up until printing this review, I wanted to list my favourite scene as Bob and Helen sitting next to the motel pool, just for the glow of the under-lit water and the luminescent neon signs. It’s also really satisfying to see the return of the masterful pairing of high-octane action scenes with a captivating, nostalgic score. In this way, Michael Giacchino reminds us why he is such a formidable force in the world of cinematic music, destined to go down as one of the absolute greats.

But when you move away from the technical marvel and sit down to analyse the story and themes throughout, a few noticeable cracks begin to form. When this film was first advertised, I rolled my eyes at the prospect of telling a story about a father having to look after his children. I worried that it would feel poorly timed and would pull central focus. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and we ended up with a charming tale of a father trying to get to know his kids (rather than control them), analysing the shift from the archetypal and antiquated “male household role” to a more progressive and modern mindset. But the truly wonderful thing is that this is a subplot, the main driving story is Helen’s mission. Having said that, I would argue that Bob doesn’t learn very much because he still gets what he wants in the end but we’ll step over that for now. In addition to the subtle but welcome gender politics questions there are also some very bold issues about following the law even if the law is wrong, the idea of accountability and oversight of the judicial process and the existence of superheroes keeping mankind weak and sedate (the Lex Luthor argument). It’s very apparent that these conversations seem geared towards adults more than kids but their presence in this film is far from negative, as it means younger audiences aren’t being talked down to and being surreptitiously presented with powerful core values regarding authority and power.

**major spoilers at the end of the paragrpah**
In order to address the flaws, we must first address the production. Incredibles 2 was initially slated for a 2019 release but after work on Toy Story 4 fell behind, the dates were switched and this film was brought forward, meaning an entire year’s worth of development was lost. While what we’ve ended up is fantastic, I can’t help but feel a degree of refining and gestation could have ironed out any present issues. Issues such as the fact that this film is disappointingly predictable; from the story to the character progression, I was not at all surprised by any of the developments. On top of that, a lot of the story was too much of a retread of the first one with a role reversal for Bob and Helen. But before we get dragged into the “how original can a superhero story be” argument, I’ll just quickly touch on the villain. What exactly is Evelyn’s plan? At the start of the film, superheroes are already illegal and while the return of these supers has caused a modicum of public interest, the general message from politicians and the media is that any likelihood or rescinding this is slim to non-existent. Why work with her brother to make legitimise legal superhero activity only to make them illegal again? Again, the argument for replacing a locked door for an improved locked door is fine but this film never really gets around to it, so what we end up with is a solid motivation but flawed logical planning; which is unfortunate.

As stated at the start of this review, I genuinely feel this is one of Pixar’s better follow-ups but that’s really not saying much. Incredibles 2 is a fun, exhilarating and entertaining ride but cannot exceed or truly compete with its predecessor. With the amount of open-ended threads and a few underdeveloped elements, I wouldn’t be surprised if an Incredibles 3 was on the table, whether it will take another fourteen years to produce, remains to be seen.


Release Date:
13th July 2018

The Scene To Look Out For:
In a film that deals with so many lofty subjects about justice and responsibility, it’s a genuine welcome treat to see that simple comedy has not been neglected. Nowhere is that more prevalent than Jack-Jack’s backyard fight with the racoon, while discovering many of his newly formed superpowers. It’s silly, pretty, inventive, extremely well designed from a sound point of view and very funny.

Notable Characters:
My highlighted character is Frozone but not for the reasons one might assume. Frozone was a criminally underused cameo role in the first film and even more so in this feature. The only thing I can tell you about the character is that he looks, sounds and acts like Samuel L Jackson, has ice powers and has an off-screen wife who gets a line or two of dialogue per film for comedic effect. The only thing Incredibles 2 adds to that is that he has a theme song. In a film that could have branched out with the supports more, this was very disappointing.

Highlighted Quote:
“Politicians don’t understand people who do good simply because it’s right. Makes them nervous”

In A Few Words:
“An absolutely fantastic follow-up to one of Pixar’s finest works mired only by a handful of frustrating failings”

Total Score:

4/5

Cinema City Film Quiz #216

[01 July 2018]


Winning Team:
Asses Of Fire 2: Ass Flame Zarathustra
Genre – Philosophical fart flames of pretension

Runners Up:
You’re Fired
Genre – Political drama
Elmo’s Fire
Genre – After Oscar the Grouch is murdered and his bin set on fire, alcoholic detective Elmo returns to the bario to crack the case. Noteworthy for the infamous Big Bird water-boarding scene
Backdraft 2: Firefarter
Genre – The crew learn the real meaning of a draft from the back.. side, as they face off against a flatulent arsonist


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah tells the story of which biblical character?
NOAH
2. Who directed Jaws?
STEVEN SPIELBERG
3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet first appeared together in which film?
TITANIC
4. What is the name of Orlando Bloom’s character in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise?
WILL TURNER
5. Who played the lead role in Chinatown?
JACK NICHOLSON
6. Which Kevin Costner film is set in a dystopian future where the polar ice caps melted and covered the earth in water?
WATERWORLD
7. What is the title of the cold war submarine action thriller starring Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery?
THE HUNT FOR THE RED OCTOBER
8. Troy is an adaptation of which classic poem?
THE ILIAD
9. The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, was released in which year?
2000
10. What is the full title of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove?
DR STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB


ROUND II: Filming [Fire Special]
1. What is the title of the sequel to Pixar’s Planes? Planes: Supersonic? Planes: Air Police? Planes: Fire And Rescue?
PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE
2. Which X-Men film opened with a scene featuring Nightcrawler? Logan? X-Men: Apocalypse? X2?
X2
3. The Towering Inferno was released in which year? 1974? 1979? 1983?
1974
4. Man On Fire is set in which country? USA? Mexico? Brazil?
MEXICO
5. Who directed 2017’s Free Fire? Martin McDonagh? Edgar Wright? Ben Wheatley?
BEN WHEATLEY
6. Who plays the role of Kurt Russell’s character’s father in flashback in Backdraft? Robert De Niro? Donald Sutherland? Kurt Russell?
KURT RUSSELL
7. The following quote is from which film, “I have come to love that little tap of the fingernail against the syringe. Tap, tap, tap.”? Trainspotting? Hannibal? The English Patient?
THE ENGLISH PATIENT
8. The majority of Reign Of Fire is set in which year? 2018? 2020? 2023?
2020
9. Which of the following did not appear in 1987’s Roxanne? Shelley Duvall? Damon Wayans? Lance Henriksen?
LANCE HENRIKSEN
10. Christopher Lee appeared in The Wicker Man for free. True or False?
TRUE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth was released in which year?
1959 (ignoring the 1988 and 2008 versions)
2. Bruce Willis played the role of Harry S Stamper in which film?
ARMAGEDDON
3. What did Steven Spielberg direct in 1977?
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
4. Which Roger Donaldson directed disaster film came out in 1997 in direct competition with Volcano?
DANTE’S PEAK
5. Who played the lead role in The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain?
HUGH GRANT
6. The following quote is from which film, “Oh here he comes. Well, here I come. Hello John. Say hello.”?
JURASSIC PARK
7. What is Lawrence Of Arabia’s runtime?
222 MINUTES (3hrs 42mins)
8. Which film depicts a series of earthquakes hitting California, interrupting a LA fire rescue pilot’s holiday with his daughter to San Francisco?
SAN ANDREAS
9. Tremors was released in which year?
1990
10. In which film does Ryan Reynolds play Paul Conroy, a kidnapped American truck driver working in Iraq?
BURIED


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which character does Dorothy meet first in The Wizard Of Oz? The Tin Man? The Scarecrow? The Cowardly Lion?
THE SCARECROW
2. Flight Of The Phoenix is set in which North African country? Libya? Morocco? Algeria?
LIBYA
3. What is the name of Woody’s horse in Toy Story 2? Silver? Bullseye? Sandy?
BULLSEYE
4. At the start of The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Damien O’Donovan is set to leave Ireland to work as what? Doctor? Sailor? Barrister?
DOCTOR
5. The following quote is from which film, “In a severe lightning storm, you want to grab your ankles and stick your butt in the air”? Twister? Flubber? Geostorm?
TWISTER
6. Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises was released in Japan in 2013. What year was it released in the west? 2014? 2016? 2017?
2014
7. 1981’s Gallipoli follows young soldiers fighting for which nation during World War I? Australia? Canada? Great Britain?
AUSTRALIA
8. Which of the following appeared in Rear Window? Ingrid Bergman? Tippi Hedren? Grace Kelly?
GRACE KELLY
9. Who directed Blow, Life and Beautiful Girls? Mathieu Kassovitz? Ted Demme? David Dobkin?
TED DEMME
10. The first teaser trailer for Star Wars was voiced by William Shatner. True or False?
FALSE (although it does sound a lot like him)


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: The Social Network / Batman v Superman / Now You See Me 2 / The Double
Poster: Rio
Actor: Jesse Eisenberg