Cinema City Film Quiz #238

[02 June 2019]


Winning Team:
Ghidorah The Explorer Vs Rodan The Accuser
Genre – A Nickelodeon, MCU, kaiju mashup

Runners Up:
Kaiju! All Monsters Sneeze
Genre – Monster movie
God-Is-Dead-Zilla
Genre – The studio regrets giving the franchise to Werner Herzog
Street Shiter XI
Genre – Action
I Have 2 “Cats”
Genre – Inappropriate teen comedy


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the title of the 1980 comedy about an airplane out of control due to mass food poisoning?
AIRPLANE!
2. What type of animal is King Kong?
GORILLA
3. What was the full title of the Robin Hood film starring Kevin Costner?
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
4. Who plays the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy?
AL PACINO
5. Who directed Hook?
STEVEN SPIELBERG
6. In The Rock, Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery break into which prison?
ALCATRAZ
7. How many Evil Dead films have been made to date?
FOUR
8. Which two actors played the lead roles in Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas? (one point per correct answer)
JOHNNY DEPP / BENICIO DEL TORO
9. What was the name of Brendan Fraser’s character’s name in The Mummy films?
RICK O’CONNELL
10. Who composed the score for Escape From New York?
JOHN CARPENTER


ROUND II: Filming [Godzilla]
**10,000th question asked at the Cinema City Film Quiz!!**
1. The word Gojira is a portmanteau of the Japanese names for which two animals? Elephant & Shark? Lion & Octopus ? Gorilla & Whale?
GORILLA & WHALE (gorira and kujira)
2. How many forms does Godzilla take in Shin Godzilla? 2? 4? 6?
FOUR (tail, eel, bipedal, fully formed, 5th form incomplete)
3. In Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters, despite millennia passing on Earth, how long has the Aratrum been in space? 10 years? 20 years? 30 years?
20 YEARS
4. Which of the following monsters did Godzilla battle first? King Ghidorah? Mothra? King Kong?
KING KONG
5. The 32 Japanese releases to date are grouped by how many periods? 4? 5? 6? [bonus points for naming any of them]
FOUR (Showa, Heisei, Millennium, Reiwa)
6. What type of kaiju is Ebirah? A giant crustacean? A giant tortoise? A giant bird?
A GIANT CRUSTACEAN
7. Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, dubbed Zilla, appeared in which Japanese Godzilla film? All Monsters Attack? Final Wars? The Return Of Godzilla?
FINAL WARS
8. What is the name of the eye-patch wearing scientist who creates the oxygen destroyer in the original Godzilla? Daisuke Serizawa? Hideto Ogata? Kyohei Yamane?
DAISUKE SERIZAWA
9. The music during the HALO jump sequence in 2014’s Godzilla is Gyorgy Ligeti’s Requiem. This was famously used in which other film? The Exorcist? 2001: A Space Odyssey? Suspiria?
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (specifically during the monolith scene)
10. Mechagodzilla was built by aliens as part of an invasion plan. True or False?
TRUE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What are the respective titles of the three 1992 movies Robin Williams appeared in? (one point per correct answer)
FERNGULLY / ALADDIN / TOYS
2. The Bad Boys films are set in which US city?
MIAMI
3. What were the two titles for the fourth Die Hard film? (one point per correct answer)
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD / DIE HARD 4.0
4. The following quote is from which 1996 film, “I know you’ll come carry me out of the Palace of Winds. That’s what I’ve wanted, to walk in such a place with you. With friends on an earth without maps. The lamp has gone out and I’m writing in the darkness”?
THE ENGLISH PATIENT
5. Steve Guttenberg played the role of Officer Mahoney in how many Police Academy films?
FOUR
6. What is served for dessert in Pankot Palace in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom?
CHILLED MONKEY BRAINS
7. Captain Marvel, Enemy At The Gates, Road To Perdition and The Aviator featured which actor?
JUDE LAW
8. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “He’s dying to become a chef”?
RATATOUILLE
9. In The Little Mermaid, what does Scuttle describe as a banded bulbous snarfblatt?
A PIPE
10. Ben Affleck has portrayed three superheroes. Name them. (one point per correct answer)
DAREDEVIL / SUPERMAN / BATMAN


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. The following quote is from which film, “Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt. Whoever opens this box will be turned into brimstone and ashes”? The Maltese Falcon? Kiss Me Deadly? Touch Of Evil?
KISS ME DEADLY
2. Molly Brown, Thomas Andrews, J Bruce Ismay and Cal Hockley are characters in which film? Legends Of The Fall? The Prestige? Titanic?
TITANIC
3. What is the name of the school in 1978’s Grease? Rydell High? North Shore High? Bayside High?
RYDELL HIGH
4. Jacob’s Ladder was released in which year? 1987? 1990? 1994?
1990
5. What colour is the dark crystal in the film of the same name? Green? Purple? Orange?
PURPLE
6. What is the name of the card cut-out of a little girl that Jay shoots during his interview for the Men In Black in the film of the same name? Tiffany? Britney? Sandy?
TIFFANY
7. Which of the following countries does not feature in World War Z? Ireland? Israel? South Korea?
IRELAND
8. Who directed Man On The Moon, Amadeus and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? Andrei Tarkovsky? Milos Forman? Oliver Stone?
MILOS FORMAN
9. What does Tom do for a living in (500) Days Of Summer? Designs corporate logos? Play tests video games? Writes greetings cards?
WRITES GREETINGS CARDS
10. Mike Wazowski’s eye in Monsters Inc was originally green as well but was made brown to match Billy Crystal’s. True or False?
FALSE (it’s green)


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Super 8 / King Kong / First Man / The Wolf Of Wall Street
Poster: Broken City
Actor: Kyle Chandler


FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

The Fate Of One. The Future Of All.

Director
David Yates

Starring
Eddie Redmayne
Katherine Waterston
Dan Fogler
Alison Sudol
Ezra Miller
Jude Law
Johnny Depp



Shortly after the events of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we are shown the prison break of notorious criminal and radical wizard Gellert Grindelwald [Depp]. We are then reintroduced to Newt Scamander [Redmayne] who has been told by the Ministry Of Magic that he can no longer travel internationally after the events in New York. Newt is then contacted by Albus Dumbledore [Law] who tells him that Grindelwald is in Paris. At the same time, Newt is reunited with his muggle friend Jacob Kowalski [Fogler] and his girlfriend Queenie [Sudol]. With their relationship illegal in the United States, they have plans to elope but Jacob is fearful of the consequences, causing a rift between the two. Queenie then rushes off to spend time with her sister, Tina [Waterston], who is investigating the location of Credence [Miller] who survived his attack at the end of the last movie. And so the principal cast all gravitate toward Paris.

In order to discuss this movie in depth, I need to cover a few spoilery reveals, so to start with, let’s talk about the technical accomplishments. As with the first (and indeed all the Harry Potter films) the production design and aesthetic are still marvellous. From the costuming to the locations and sets, there is a truly beautiful level of detail and majesty that makes up these spectacularly levelled visual feasts. Granted, the French magical world could have used further development outside of “it’s like everything you’ve already seen but with an accent and cats.” But for every magnificently crafted physical creation there is a layer of CGI slapped all over it to ruin everything. Five years ago it became apparent that blockbusters are too reliant on computer generated imagery and a shift started to bring a harmonious balance between practical and digital effects. Crimes Of Grindelwald has the unfortunate distinction of badly pairing the two with erratic camera movements and direction ensuring that we literally can’t tell what the fuck is going on. A great comparison I could give would be the prequel to The Thing, irritatingly titled The Thing. The original is one of the best uses of amazing and horrifying practical effects in cinema history and while several members of the prequel team wanted to create something in a similar vein, it was laced with CGI that did not compliment the practical element and left a very mediocre final result. This film is almost so aware of this fact that the camera moves around and cuts so jarringly that it takes a little too long to adjust to what you’re seeing – and woe betide anyone watching this in 3D.

Performance-wise there are essentially two tiers, the well acted and the obsolete. That may sound incredibly harsh but for a cast of this scale it is an unfortunate by-product. The first Fantastic Beasts film offered a chance to get away from the central canon with new characters who can stand on their own. And while they achieved that for a time, the nature of the prequel (and how they have been handled to date) is that they inevitably come back to the familiar the longer they go on. Law is perfectly serviceable in the role of Dumbledore but isn’t exactly given much to work with, Redmayne returns to the role of Newt pleasantly but the other veterans felt wasted with contradictions and developments that force them apart solely for the purpose of getting them to the next set-piece. One of the biggest frustrations is the villainous elements in the form of Credence, who is still effectively a puppet and Grindelwald himself, who was sinister and calculating as Colin Farrell but is devolved into an incredibly weak and confusing adversary; throughout the first film Credence was a misdirect before being revealed as important and now we have prophecies, schedules and agendas that must be observed to fulfil his destiny – all of which feels like an antithetical pivot for the sake of dragging out events.

This movie has gaping plotting issues. The coincidences are infuriating, there is practically zero tension throughout and by the end of the movie nothing feels accomplished. On top of that we have character shifts that feel like a betrayal to what has already been established and allegiances and pointless character deaths that are robbed of significance because we haven’t gotten to know the characters yet. As the film progresses, it becomes too bogged down in its own spiralling mystery that it leaves the whole film feeling a little less magical, only really reminding us that this takes place within the Potter universe thanks to the Hogwarts flashbacks. This may sound like a slight contradiction, saying that I wanted these characters and locations to stand on their own but by trying to make a more adult story it has forgotten to instil in the audience a sense of wonder at this world. By focusing on bureaucrats rather than children, the world of magic is left mundane and bland. Then we have Grindelwald’s big speech, his rallying cry to his fellow wizards, justifying coming out of the shadows to avert World War 2. Now, this is very tricky ground because when you pair a very real travesty with a fictional setting, you are immediately on this ice. The first film mentioned the First World War but in a way that impleid it affected all communities. That’s fine, that works. This film features a vision of WWII that includes concentration camps. On the one hand the weight of significance is vitally important and with the nature of the story, having a specific sect of society being targeted for genocide feels like an appropriate link but as a plot point in a mediocre film, it just felt uncomfortable. On the other, it’s worth noting that the first Fantastic Beasts had a great deal of political reflection regarding acceptance and neglect leading to radicalisation, while this movie addresses enigmatic figures manipulating embittered feelings leading to acceptance of unacceptable ideals; which is a message films with a big budget have a responsibility to take, as art. But none of that really matters (which is arguably part of the problem) because these movies have now set up a formula which mimics big TV shows like Game Of Thrones or The Walking Dead wherein we get 80% filler which gives way to a huge exposition dump followed by a last minute cliff-hanger reveal that will hopefully keep the audience hungry for more when it all it actually does is breed a sense of familiarity for another huge franchise.

Which brings us to Star Wars. The aforementioned grand plans and significance of Credence’s character elevates him from monster-of-the-week bad guy to franchise shifting key player and all of it feels like it comes out of nowhere. But this is now standard fare for prequel releases. There is an underlying acknowledgement that the prequel story is not the interesting one (if it were, it would have been told in the first place). While we can draw lots of comparisons with the cinematic handling of The Hobbit and the diminishing rate of return with every mounting instalment, that one is somewhat different as the source material was released before The Lord Of The Rings but with Star Wars it was painfully obvious that none of its contents were important, everything was an attempt to revise plot holes and water down the mythology by solidifying it with evidence; like having a treasured memory spoiled by watching a video of that moment played back and realising it wasn’t exactly how you had been remembering it all along. We have already seen the rise and fall of Voldemort and Harry Potter, why do we care about Grindelwald’s attempts to start a war that either never happened or was quickly superseded by an even greater threat. The actions of Henry VII were very important for the nation of Britain but Henry VIII had the greater impact for the mainstream. The first film had its issues but it was serviceable. The best thing about it was the world building but this film suffered by neglecting that and committing the seemingly inevitable prequel sin of name dropping left-and-right in the hope it will assuage fans but often ends up confusing or angering them while alienating those without an encyclopaedic knowledge of the franchise. It also tends to mean that this vast, expansive universe is populated with “specials,” i.e. those families of note and importance that influence everything. Meaning progenitors and bloodlines are the most important things and characters can’t simply be introduced without being Draco Malfoy’s great uncle or Hagrid’s third cousin, it both limits and confines the possibilities and stifles the gene pool. I would have like Fantastic Beasts to be an exploratory step away from the British wizarding world but instead, it’s found its way straight back to Hogwarts and the various revelations feel largely like revisions, taking huge logic leaps to justify a twist that nobody really needed.

Ultimately, this movie is a disappointment. For those who liked Fantastic Beasts, this feels like a cold, flabby addition, for those who didn’t like the first, this will be just as unpalatable and for Harry Potter fans, it may raise some interesting questions about the canon but will never be anything more than a bridge to those talking points that few will have the overwhelming desire to revisit outside of completionism.


Release Date:
16th November 2018

The Scene To Look Out For:

Random comment to make but I actually enjoyed Nagini’s introduction scene. Not because of the acting (although it was fine), not for visual effects (also fine) an not for the headache it gave fans to learn that Voldemort’s loyal servant and horcrux is an Asian lady (which isn’t really fine) but for the music. James Newton Howard’s score works well enough and I like that the title music has been kept as that is one of the best motifs outside of the regular Harry Potter fanfare but the Nagini theme was genuinely enjoyable and one which elevated a very dry scene.

Notable Characters:
**Spoilers mentioned within**
In my review for Fantastic Beasts, I mentioned one of the highlights being the character of Jacob Kowalski and his relationship with mind-reader, Queenie Goldstein. While I was grateful this film brought them back, they robbed a lot of the positivity that came with them due to circumstance – and no matter how they sell the idea of Queenie joining Grindelwald, it was a cheap and stupid development that made no sense a) coming from a mind reader and b) based on her actions in the first film. And don’t tell me it was because it would keep them together because that’s nonsense.

Highlighted Quote:
“There are no strange creatures, just blinkered people”

In A Few Words:
“A barren cinematic spectacle that tries to justify its runtime and contents with some uninspired last minute revelations”

Total Score:

2/5

Cinema City Film Quiz #224

HALLOWEEN EVENT SPECIAL

[21 October 2018]


Winning Team:
Freddy Krueger

Runners Up:
Frankenstein’s Monster
Gill-Man
Pinhead
Michael Myers


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is an adaptation of which novel? [bonus point for naming the actor who played the role of the monster]
FRANKENSTEIN [Robert De Niro]
2. What type of weapon does Miller use in Driller Killer?
DRILL
3. What is the name of the killer in the Saw franchise? [bonus point for naming the killer’s actual name]
JIGSAW [John Kramer]
4. What is the title of the 1987 vampire film starring Kiefer Sutherland?
THE LOST BOYS
5. Which insect features prominently in Candyman?
BEES
6. The following quote is from which film, “If you hang up on me, you’ll die just like your mother. Do you wanna die Sidney? Your mother sure didn’t”?
SCREAM
7. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found”?
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
8. Sleepy Hollow was released in which year?
1999
9. Which horror film did Peter Jackson direct in 1996, starring Michael J Fox?
THE FRIGHTENERS
10. Let Me In is the US remake of which Swedish film?
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN


ROUND II: Filming [Halloween Special]
1. Norman Bates is the name of the killer in which film? The Fly? The Reanimator? Psycho?
PSYCHO
2. Who played Carrie in the 1976 film of the same name? Patricia Clarkson? Melanie Griffith? Sissy Spacek? [bonus point for naming who played the role in the 2013 remake]
SISSY SPACEK [Chloe Grace Moretz]
3. What is the name of the lead character in A Nightmare On Elm Street, played by Heather Langenkamp? Nancy? Lily? Sandy?
NANCY
4. Which room is Danny told not to go in, in The Shining? 237? 350? 419?
237
5. Which of the following films has not won an Oscar for best makeup? The Exorcist 1973? The Fly 1986? Beetlejuice 1988?
THE EXORCIST (the category was only introduced in 1981)
6. How many films make up the Child’s Play/Chuckie series? 5? 7? 9?
SEVEN
7. In Interview With The Vampire Louis first meets Lestat in which year? 1634? 1791? 1856?
1791
8. The following quote is from which film, “Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted in life a juke box that played nothing but Connie Francis records”? Carrie? The Craft? Paranormal Activity 3?
THE CRAFT
9. What was the subtitle of Urban Legends 2? No Tomorrow? Final Cut? Suburban Nights?
FINAL CUT
10. John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of the few Universal films that doesn’t open with the Universal logo. True or False?
TRUE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What are the respective names of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus? (one point per correct answer)
WINIFRED / MARY / SARAH
2. What is the name of the actor who portrayed Frankenstein’s monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein?
BORIS KARLOFF
3. What is the name of Shaun’s local pub in Shuan Of The Dead?
THE WINCHESTER TAVERN
4. What is the name of the paper boat in It?
SS GEORGIE
5. What name does Regan give Pazuzu, the demon possessing her, in The Exorcist?
CAPTAIN HOWDY
6. The following quote is from which film, “First of all, my dad would have voted for Obama a third time if he could have. Like, the love is so real”?
GET OUT
7. Of the ten Hellraiser films, how many did not feature Doug Bradley as Pinhead?
TWO (Revelations and Judgment)
8. The following ensemble of characters appeared in which film, Ben, Barbara and Harry, Helen & Karen Cooper?
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
9. House On Haunted Hill was released in which year?
1959
10. What is the name of the killer from Friday The 13th?
PAMELA VORHEES


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What is the name of Meat Loaf’s character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Frankie? Freddie? Eddie?
EDDIE
2. Who directed It Follows? Ana Lily Amirpour? David Robert Mitchell? Trey Edward Shults?
DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL
3. In The Witch, Caleb’s family is made up of how many members? 5? 7? 9?
SEVEN
4. In which room does Lorraine see the woman who was possessed and killed her child in The Conjuring? Attic? Cellar? Bathroom?
CELLAR
5. Where is Damian born in The Omen? London? Paris? Rome?
ROME
6. The following is the poster tagline for which film, Who will survive and what will be left of them?” The Blob? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Invasion Of The Body Snatchers?
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
7. Who is the first person to die in Halloween? Annie? Bob? Judith?
JUDITH
8. The remake of Poltergeist was released in which year? 2002? 2009? 2015?
2015
9. Ginger Snaps is about which type of monster? Werewolves? Demons? Zombies?
WEREWOLVES
10. Ringu is an adaptation of a book that is based on a classic Japanese ghost story which translates to The Dish Mansion At Bancho. True or False?
TRUE


BOUNS MUSIC ROUND
1. Halloween – 1978 [John Carpenter]
2. Psycho – 1960 [Bernard Herrmann]
3. The Omen – 1976 [Jerry Goldsmith]
4. A Nightmare On Elm Street – 1984 [Charles Bernstein]
5. 28 Days Later – 2002 [John Murphy]
6. Get Out – 2017 [Michael Abels]
7. The Wolfman – 2010 [Danny Elfman]
8. The Thing – 1982 [Ennio Morricone]
9. Beyond The Black Rainbow – 2010 [Sinoia Caves/Jeremy Schmidt]
10. Candyman – 1992 [Philip Glass]


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: The Thing / Halloween (2007) / 28 Days Later / Silent Hill
Poster: The Addams Family Values
Actor: Robert Englund


ANNIHILATION

Fear What’s Inside

Director
Alex Garland

Starring
Natalie Portman
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Oscar Isaac



A year after her husband goes missing, cellular biology professor Lena [Portman] is brought to a facility known as Area X. There she meets psychologist Dr Ventress [Jason Leigh] who explains that an asteroid has hit and a dome of iridescent light is spreading from the source. Several teams have entered what they call the shimmer but none of have returned, except Lena’s husband Kane [Isaac]. Desperate to unearth what has happened, Dr Ventress assembles a team and heads into the shimmer, where time and more importantly DNA all seem to be affected.

Despite sharing the title and premise of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, there is a distinct separation from the books. Subsequently this version is very much inspired by the concept rather than a straight adaptation and in terms of building tension and disorientation and feels like a mixture of Arrival, The Thing, Event Horizon, Under The Skin, Apocalypse Now and Lovecraft’s The Colour Out Of Space. Much like that plethora of titles, the audience is as clueless as to what’s happening as the characters and even by the close of the feature there are so many questions and ideas that need to be pored over but viewers may never reach a complete consensus. That narrative replication of a discombobulated environment is hardly new but it’s refreshingly bold considering how hesitant films can be to trust an audience. As a fan of challenging cinema that refuses to pander to viewers, this really is my kind of feature.

From the marketing alone, it’s evident that Annihilation is undeniably pretty. Presenting amazing cinematography, brilliant direction, captivating production design and a unique visual style, this is colourful, disturbingly beautiful science fiction, making a refreshing change to the desaturated wastelands of late. Everything about this film screams “look at me” to ensure it has your utmost and complete attention, knowing full-well that you will need it to process the dream-like structure of the story. But considering the projects that Garland has worked on, as writer and director respectively, that merely goes with the territory. I am big fan of this mid-budget semi-independent level cinema which has enough room to create something innovative as well as the money to back it up and Garland has proved himself a masterful director of the contained; layering visual clues throughout, narrowing focus and drawing you in before eventually realising how lost you are in this dangerous world (even as a spectator). To my mind, Garland’s work feels reminiscent of the early releases of Werner Herzog and Darren Aronofsky yet I feel he will eventually break away from these comparisons and surpass them in terms of unwavering quality.

As mentioned above, every single component of this release works in absolute harmony. In addition to the visuals, the sound design is mesmerising and while these things can elude an audience’s conscious focus, the music is something they tend to be more distinctly aware of. Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow are obvious choices after their sublime work on Ex Machina and the concept behind the score is a magnificent one. From the outset we are treated to something simple, a lone acoustic guitar with gentle backing. It feels very humble and relatable, an instrument one can (arguably) easily learn to play and one which has been part of our culture as a species for hundreds of years in one form or another. The deeper we traverse into the shimmer, the score then changes and warps with the visuals, taking something recognisable and synthesising it to something digital and otherworldly. It’s a breath-taking use of music which heightens the narrative and a masterclass in the importance of harmony between visual and audio.

As mentioned before, Garland’s projects tend to be quite contained and always push interesting characters that feel, for lack of a better word, real. And while I can’t believe this is a sentence I still need to type in 2018, he writes them excellently and believably regardless of gender or ethnicity. Now, I’m not saying he’s setting out to portray groups, quite the opposite, I’m saying it’s nice to see that in each of his films there has been a level of diversity which neither defines the character nor feels like a token consolation. In other words, a character is presented for the importance they play to the narrative as opposed to an exaggerated stereotypical portrayal for the sake of it. But I digress, the point I’m trying to get across is this amazing cast impresses throughout and the group dynamic is a wonderful and engaging one. My only gripe – possibly the only one I have with the film as a whole – is the nature of casting the more prominent actors by screen-time; in other words, the more prolific the actor, the more likely they’ll live until the end, allowing a sharp audience member to rack up a reliable dead-pool with ease.

If it wasn’t already evident, I really enjoyed this feature, partly for the huge spectacle and mystery of it all, partly for the little things. For example, the parallels between the loss of identity and being consumed by dementia or cancer is a prime example of the power of science fiction; to take a terrifying and untranslatable concept and present it subtly for all to absorb. Powerfully thematic, alluringly captivating and enticingly deep, Annihilation is a fantastic feature full of probing questions but very reticent with answers; depending on what kind of film fan you are, that may charm or irritate you.


Release Date:
12th March 2018

The Scene To Look Out For:
**major spoilers within**
I’ve been told that the scene in the lighthouse does not take place in the book and is entirely of Garland’s construction. In a way, that makes sense as it lends itself to a visual medium in the best way, relying on dialogue-free physicality, like a mimicry ballet. Taking humanoid form, the slick alien being learns from Lena by copying her movement, from stepping around the room to returning a physical attack. It’s a beautiful and somewhat terrifying performance, if only because the alien is without form and feels more like a marionette than a sentient being with actual wants. Simply, creepy and transfixing.


Notable Characters:
Although not explored as much as I would have liked, Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character is a sharply interesting individual, a woman of drive and resolve who seems to be almost without empathy but it is only through dialogue that we come to understand her motives and reasoning.

Highlighted Quote:
“The shimmer is a prism but it refracts everything”

In A Few Words:
“High-concept science fiction as it should be: spellbinding, poignant and mystifying”

Total Score:

5/5

Cinema City Film Quiz #197

[27 August 2017]


Winning Team:
Rouge One: A Sexy Star Wars Story… With Sexy Results
Genre – Ging-Erso is tasked with stealing the sexy plans to an intergalactic windmill

Runners Up:
Flaming Beauties
Genre – A red pride documentary
Red Bobs & Boom Sticks
Genre – Leelo from The Fifth Element and Ash from The Evil Dead team up to fight deadites in the bowels of futuristic New York City
The Hunt For Red-Croptober
Genre – One man’s hunt for the ultimate red cropped haircut during the month of October
Lost In Translation
Genre – Comedy


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of Tom Cruise’s character in Jerry Maguire?
JERRY MAGUIRE
2. Who played the lead role in Anchorman?
WILL FERRELL
3. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them is the prequel series to which franchise?
HARRY POTTER
4. What is the title of the most recent Star Trek film?
STAR TREK BEYOND
5. Trainspotting is predominantly set in which country?
SCOTLAND
6. What is the title of the sequel to Magic Mike?
MAGIC MIKE XXL
7. Leonardo DiCaprio won his first acting Oscar for his performance in which film?
THE REVENANT
8. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy played the lead roles in which Paul Feig film?
THE HEAT
9. Which 1960 science fiction features a time traveller named George and his adventures with the Eloi and Morlocks?
THE TIME MACHINE
10. American Graffiti was released in which decade?
SEVENTIES


ROUND II: Filming [Red-Headed Actors Special]
1. [Karen Gillan] What is the name of Karen Gillan’s character in Guardians Of The Galaxy? Starlord? Nebula? Thanos?
NEBULA
2. [Alicia Witt] David Lynch directed an adaptation of which science fiction novel? War Of The Worlds? Dune? Ender’s Game?
DUNE
3. [Jeffrey Jones] Ichabod Crane is a constable working in which city before being dispatched to Sleepy Hollow in the film of the same name? New York? Boston? Chicago?
NEW YORK
4. [Simon Pegg] In the cornetto trilogy, which flavour does Shaun Of The Dead represent? Mint? Vanilla? Strawberry?
STRAWBERRY
5. [Eric Stoltz] The following quote is from which film, “I bet you could cut down on the hero factor in a place like this”? Reservoir Dogs? Jackie Brown? Pulp Fiction?
PULP FICTION
6. Which of the following films did not feature Bryce Dallas Howard? Pete’s Dragon? Terminator Salvation? The Tree Of Life?
THE TREE OF LIFE
7. [Jessica Chastain] Who wrote the screenplay for The Martian? Steven Zaillian? William Monahan? Drew Goddard?
DREW GODDARD
8. Chuck Norris appeared in which Bruce Lee feature? The Big Boss? Way Of The Dragon? Fist Of Fury?
WAY OF THE DRAGON
9. [David Wenham] The following is the poster tagline for which film, “This land will be civilised”? The Proposition? High Plains Drifter? Zulu Dawn?
THE PROPOSITION
10. [Julianne Moore] Throughout The Big Lebowski, the dude is seen consuming 31 White Russians. True or False?
FALSE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. The following quote is from which James Bond film, “I know you’ll find this crushing 007 but I don’t sit at home every night praying for some international incident so I can run down here all dressed up to impress James Bond”?
GOLDENEYE
2. Who directed The Conversation?
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
3. Based on the mountain range at the end of The Great Escape, in which country is the film set?
GERMANY (Fussen)
4. Margaret Hamilton played Miss Almira Gulch in which classic film?
THE WIZARD OF OZ (also The Wicked Witch Of The West)
5. Chronologically speaking, Resident Evil Retribution is which number in the release sequence?
FIFTH (of six)
6. What is the title of the sequel to Romancing The Stone?
THE JEWEL OF THE NILE
7. What is George Harkness’ alias in Suicide Squad?
CAPTAIN BOOMERANG
8. North By Northwest has a climactic finale atop which US monument?
MOUNT RUSHMORE
9. Who played the role of Dr Catheter in Gremlins 2: The New Batch?
CHRISTOPHER LEE
10. Michael Fassbender, David Wenham, Dominic West and Rodrigo Santoro appeared in which film?
300


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What name is given to the puzzle box in Hellraiser? The Cryptic Of Pain? The Cenobite Cube? The Lament Configuration?
THE LAMENT CONFIGURATION
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Public Enemy and Yankee Doodle Dandy starred which actor? James Cagney? James Stewart? Clark Gable?
JAMES CAGNEY
3. Which of the following isn’t a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical? The King And I? South Pacific? Seven Brides For Seven Brothers?
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
4. Who directed the following films: Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose Of Cairo and Cassandra’s Dream? Woody Allen? Jim Jarmusch? John Cassavetes?
WOODY ALLEN
5. Mannequin was released in which year? 1980? 1984? 1987?
1987
6. What are the names of Steve Martin and Martin Short’s respective characters in The Prince Of Egypt? Bay & Ardeth? Hotep & Huy? Kask & Mumra?
HOTEP & HUY
7. The following quote is from which Eddie Murphy film, “I don’t give a damn who you are. This is America, Jack. Now you say one more word about Lisa and I’ll break my foot off in your royal ass”? The Nutty Professor? Coming To America? The Golden Child?
COMING TO AMERICA
8. Mary Lennox emigrates to Yorkshire from which country at the start of The Secret Garden? India? Australia? Egypt?
INDIA
9. Which actor served as producer on the 1997 science fiction film Gattaca? Joe Pesci? Danny DeVito? Mel Brooks?
DANNY DEVITO
10. The creative team behind The Goonies reunited two years later to release Monster Squad using the same formula but substituting adventure with horror. True or False?
FALSE (Monster Squad featured an entirely different cast and crew)


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Rango / Now You See Me / The Great Gatsby / Rise Of The Guardians
Poster: Nocturnal Animals
Actor: Isla Fisher


Cinema City Film Quiz #165

[24 April 2016]


Winning Team:
Captain America: Quizil War
Genre – Earth’s mightiest film geeks collide over pop culture

Runners Up:
The Quill And The Dead
Genre – Fastest draw wins, the pen is mightier than the word
2B Or Not 2B
Genre – Shakespeare’s indecision at pencil choosing causes loss at Norwich film quiz
Redrum And Coke
Genre – Body Horror
Who Let George R R Martin Write 2016
Genre – The only people left alive are Jagger, Jovi and Bieber.. on second thoughts, take Bieber
Miles Behind
Genre – Miles Davies biopic: the greatest arse-blowing jazz trumpeter
Drawing Miss Daisy
Genre – Miss Daisy’s driver draws her like one of his French girls
The Spoon Collectors
Genre – Proud owners of four last-place spoons
There Will Be Ink
Genre – “I draw your milkshake”


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Lou Costello and William Abbott were better known by what alias?
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
2. What pet name does Gollum give the one ring in The Lord Of The Rings?
MY PRECIOUS
3. Who played the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop?
EDDIE MURPHY
4. What was the subtitle of the second JJ Abrams Star Trek film?
INTO DARKNESS
5. Jim Carrey played a Pet Detective in which 1994 film?
ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE
6. Which film featured the line, “I love you all and, oh, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home”?
THE WIZARD OF OZ
7. Name one of the villains in Disney’s Robin Hood.
PRINCE JOHN / THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM / SIR HISS / TRIGGER / NUTSY
8. How many Ice Age films have been released to date (not including the upcoming Collision Course)?
FOUR
9. What were the titles of the two Bond films starring Timothy Dalton? (one point per correct answer)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS / LICENCE TO KILL
10. Michael Madsen played which character in Reservoir Dogs?
MR. BLONDE


ROUND II: Filming [Drawing Round special]
1. Draw a spinning top from Inception.
2. Draw Captain America’s shield.
3. Draw Jaws (the shark rather than the Bond villain).
4. Draw Mike Wazowski from Monster’s Inc.
5. Draw the Batman logo (only film versions).
6. Fill in the incomplete poster for Forrest Gump.
7. Draw Wall-E.
8. Draw the Silence Of The Lambs poster.
9. Draw Eric Draven’s make-up from The Crow.
10. Draw an AT-AT Walker from the Star Wars franchise.


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. List all the Die Hard films, including subtitles. (one point per correct answer)
DIE HARD / DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER / DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE / DIE HARD 4.0 (also LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) / A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
2. Michael Keaton starred in which 2005 horror film?
WHITE NOISE
3. John Musker and Ron Clements have directed six Disney animated films (seven if you include the upcoming Moana). Name one of them.
THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE / THE LITTLE MERMAID / ALADDIN / HERCULES / TREASURE PLANET / THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
4. V For Vendetta was released in which year?
2006
5. The following quote is from which film, “Now witness the fire power of this fully armed and operational battle station”?
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI
6. Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts and Geoffrey Rush starred together in which Australian film?
NED KELLY
7. Which production company was set up by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1981?
AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT
8. Esteban Vihaio, Rufus and Boss Koji are characters that appear in which volume of Kill Bill?
VOLUME II
9. What is the title of Georges Melies’ iconic and most recognised silent film?
VOYAGE TO THE MOON (one point) / LA VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (two points)
10. In Man On Fire, Pita is kidnapped after attending a music lesson. Which instrument is she learning how to play?
PIANO


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following was not directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet? Micmacs? Caché? A Very Long Engagement?
CACHE
2. What is the title of the 1964 Japanese film about two women who kill passing samurai then sell their weapons and armour, only to be cursed by one victim’s mask? Onibaba? Gate Of Hell / Jigokumon? A Page Of Madness?
ONIBABA
3. Which film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1962 (34th Academy Awards)? West Side Story? To Kill A Mockingbird? Cleopatra?
WEST SIDE STORY
4. Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez and Sharpay Evans are characters in which film? Hannah Montana: The Movie? Camp Rock? High School Musical?
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
5. Which of the following has not appeared in any of The Expendables films? Kelsey Grammer? Steven Segal? Stone Cold Steve Austin?
STEVEN SEGAL
6. The following is a quote from which film, “Newsflash Ray, we ain’t never been friends. We’ve just been stuck together for twelve years!”? The Shawshank Redemption? Cool Hand Luke? Life?
LIFE
7. Who wrote the score for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly? Stelvio Cipraini? Ennio Morricone? Ludovico Einaudi?
ENNIO MORRICONE
8. The Candyman, in the film of the same name, can be summoned by saying his name into a mirror how many times? Three? Five? Seven?
FIVE
9. Of all Studio Ghibli’s films, two were released on the same day. Which two? Grave Of The Fireflies & My Neighbour Totoro? Only Yesterday & Porco Rosso? Princess Mononoke & My Neighbours The Yamadas?
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES & MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (16-Apr-1988)
10. For his first five on-screen appearances Jack Nicholson was credited under his real name, James Furcillo. True or False?
FALSE (John Joseph Nicholson but always credited as Jack Nicholson)


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Domino / Atonement / Anna Karenina
Poster: Bend It Like Beckham
Actor: Keira Knightley


Cinema City Film Quiz #143

[07 June 2015]


WINNING TEAM:
Ghost II: Sexy Pottery Hands
– Erotic paranormal romance sequel where Patrick Swayze’s character opens an erotic pottery shop

RUNNERS UP:
SHIELD Of Dreams
– The team build a baseball field at the back of Agent Coulson’s house and watch ghostly disgraced Loki stooges and Hydra reformed agents play ball
All About Evita
– Musical melodrama
Manbusters
– Scary but feminist take on classic comedy
Don’t Cross The Streams
– A hard hitting documentary on river mismanagement in the Nile Basin
Nympho-Jamie-Acs
– Erotic thriller


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. 1940’s The Grapes Of Wrath is an adaptation of which novel?
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
2. Who played the title character in Terminator 2: Judgement Day?
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
3. What is the full title of the third Indiana Jones film?
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
4. What colour is Dory in Finding Nemo?
BLUE (with black and yellow trim)
8. Which Frank Darabont film features Tom Hanks as a prison officer?
THE GREEN MILE
6. Who directed Snatch?
GUY RITCHIE
7. Monty Python And The Holy Grail is set in which country?
ENGLAND
8. In which film did Rutger Hauer say, “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe”?
BLADE RUNNER
9. What is the name of the emperor played by Richard Harris in Gladiator?
MARCUS AURELIUS
10. In which year was Full Metal Jacket released?
1987


ROUND II: Filming [Ghosts]
1. Excluding the upcoming Ghost Dimension, how many Paranormal Activity films have been released to date? 1? 2? 4?
FOUR
2. Who directed The Lovely Bones? Luc Besson? Peter Jackson? Jason Reitman?
PETER JACKSON
3. What is the name of the estate that Arthur Kipps must stay in, in The Woman In Black? Eel Marsh House? Rook Hill House? Black Wood House?
EEL MARSH HOUSE
4. What is the name of Bruce Willis’ character in The Sixth Sense? Vincent Grey? David Dunn? Malcolm Crowe?
MALCOLM CROWE
5. The original 13 Ghosts was released in which year? 1958? 1960? 1962?
1960
6. Which of the following was the poster tagline for the Bill Cosby film, Ghost Dad? As you’ve never seen him before.. invisible? You’ll never see him coming? Seeing is believing.. but they can’t see him?
AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE.. INVISIBLE
7. What is the name of the captain of the leper’s ship in The Fog? Bennett? Burke? Blake?
BLAKE
8. Which of the following quotes is not from Beetlejuice? Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose? Shut up skinbag? Not so fast round boy?
SHUT UP SKINBAG
9. In the 1944 film The Uninvited, Rick and Pamela move from London to a haunted house in which county? Cornwall? Norfolk? Cumbria?
CORNWALL
10. Robbie’s fears in Poltergeist (clowns and a tree outside his window) are based on Steven Spielberg’s own childhood fears. True or False?
TRUE


ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Who directed each Mission: Impossible film (1-4)? (one point per correct answer)
BRIAN DE PALMA / JOHN WOO / JJ ABRAMS / BRAD BIRD
2. Which 1990 science fiction adaptation was remade in 2012?
TOTAL RECALL
3. How many cardinals are kidnapped in Angels & Demons?
FOUR
4. Which book is Dr Harry Adams (Samuel L Jackson) reading in Sphere?
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
5. What is the running time of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours?
NINETY THREE MINUTES
6. How many films did Martin Scorsese direct in the 1990’s?
SIX (Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age Of Innocence, Casino, Kundun, Bringing Out The Dead)
7. What is the name of the masked villain in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior?
LORD HUMUNGUS
8. In Disney’s animated Peter Pan, Mr. Smee’s outfit is predominantly what colour?
BLUE
9. What was the title of Paddy Considine’s directorial debut?
TYRANNOSAUR
10. Which Australian film starred Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston and John Hurt?
THE PROPOSITION


ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which actor said the following, “I don’t approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying ‘Shucks, I ain’t no actor, I’m just a bridge builder or a gas station attendant.’ If they aren’t actors what the hell are they getting paid for? I have respect for my profession, I worked hard at it”? James Cagney? Clark Gable? Humphrey Bogart?
HUMPHREY BOGART
2. Which film starred Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci? Good Times? Mermaids? Tea With Mussolini?
MERMAIDS
3. Who played the title role in the 1969 western Sam Whiskey? Burt Reynolds? Bob Hope? Tony Curtis?
BURT REYNOLDS
4. Two of the following are the only individuals to win the best actor Oscar for a film they directed. Which one didn’t? Roberto Benigni? Laurence Olivier? George Clooney?
GEORGE CLOONEY
5. Excluding made for TV and straight to DVD releases, how many movies have been released under the National Lampoon’s banner? 7? 19? 41?
NINETEEN
6. Which actor appeared in Goodfellas, Nixon and Jersey Shore Shark Attack? Paul Sorvino? Ray Liotta? Powers Boothe?
PAUL SORVINO
7. John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper and Matt Damon have all portrayed which fictional literary character? Jason Bourne? Kurtz? Tom Ripley?
TOM RIPLEY
8. Who voiced the lead role in the 1997 animated feature, Anastasia? Helen Hunt? Meg Ryan? Minnie Driver?
MEG RYAN
9. The following quote is from which film, “I’m fifty nine years old and they still keep pinching my cheeks like I’m a child”? Drive? Jackie Brown? RocknRolla?
DRIVE
10. In Back To The Future Part II there is a character credited as CPR Kid who comments several times, “I think he took his wallet.” This is an inside joke as Robert Zemeckis was once knocked out and a passer-by adamantly insisted he had been mugged. True or False?
FALSE


BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Moulin Rouge! / Trainspotting / Star Wars – Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
Poster: Big Fish
Actor: Ewan McGregor


Cinema City Film Quiz #138

[01 March 2015]


Winning Team:
The Colour Gradation Of Jesse James By The Coward Roger Deakins

Genre – Western

Runners Up:
The Secret Lady Garden
Genre – A trek where men have been before
No Country For Old Hens
Genre – Cutting docu-drama remake of Chicken Run – everyone dies
Beauty And The Beastie Boys
Genre – Fightin’ for their right to party.. all night long with Belle de Jour (Rated PG-13)
Bird-Is-The-Word-Man
Genre – Comedy


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Ridley Scott’s A Good Year was an adaptation of which novel?
A GOOD YEAR
2. Which actor plays Greg’s father-to-be in Meet The Parents?
ROBERT DE NIRO
3. What was the subtitle of Star Wars: Episode II?
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
4. What colour is The Mask’s skin in the film of the same name?
GREEN (arguably Caucasian but his face/head is green)
5. Shaun Of The Dead is set in which city?
LONDON
6. In Bridesmaids, Annie Walker falls for Nathan Rhodes. What is Nathan’s job?
POLICE OFFICER
7. Which 80’s film starred Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Michael Schoeffling?
SIXTEEN CANDLES
7. Under The Skin was released in which year?
2014
9. The following quote is from which film, “Locksley, I’m gonna cut your heart out with a spoon”?
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
10. White Heat, Yankee Doodle Dandy and The Public Enemy all starred which actor?
JAMES CAGNEY

ROUND II: Filming [Roger Deakins]
1. Nineteen Eighty-Four was released in which year? 1984? 1985? 1986?
1984
2. Which actor played the title role of Rubin Carter in The Hurricane? Jamie Foxx? Denzel Washington? Terence Howard?
DENZEL WASHINGTON
3. Which real-life bank robber do Ulysses, Pete and Delmar encounter in O, Brother Where Art Thou? John Dillinger? Charles Floyd? George Nelson?
GEORGE NELSON
4. What type of animal is Jake, the gunslinger in Rango? Rattlesnake? Hawk? Gila Monster?
RATTLESNAKE
5. What is the name of the eponymous settlement in The Village? Clearfield? Covington? Sunbury?
COVINGTON
6. Who directed The Reader? Stephen Frears? Michael Winterbottom? Stephen Daldry?
STEPHEN DALDRY
7. What is the name of the gamekeeper in Skyfall, played by Albert Finney? Kincade? Kirkwell? Kilbride?
KINCADE
8. Doubt is set in which year? 1957? 1964? 1971?
1964
9. Complete the following quote from Barton Fink, “Look upon me, I’ll show you..” The curse of glory? What we truly fail to understand? The life of the mind?
THE LIFE OF THE MIND
10. Kundun’s director, writer and the writer’s husband were banned from entering Tibet because of the film. True or False?
TRUE (Martin Scorsese, Melissa Mathison and Harrison Ford were added to a list of 50 names)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. How many Disney animated films start with a ‘storybook opening’?
TWELVE (Snow White, Pinocchio, The Adventures Of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book, Sword In The Stone, Robin Hood, Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Piglet’s Big Movie, Winnie The Pooh, The Tigger Movie – Beauty And The Beast is stained glass.. doesn’t count)
2. Name a film directed by Rian Johnson.
BRICK / BROTHERS BLOOM / LOOPER (Star Wars 8 and 9 don’t count)
3. Last Man Standing, starring Bruce Willis was a remake of which film?
YOJIMBO / A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
4. Audrey Hepburn was born in which country?
BELGIUM
5. The following films featured which actor, Pretty In Pink, Sex, Lies And Videotape and Lincoln?
JAMES SPADER
6. What payment does Andy request in return for completing Captain Hadley’s tax returns, in The Shawshank Redemption?
BEER
7. In The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Robert’s deal with the Governor to catch or kill Jesse James has a deadline of how many days?
TEN
8. How many Hannibal Lecter movies have been made?
FIVE (Manhunter, Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising)
9. Who played the lead role in the poorly received 2000 remake of Get Carter?
SYLVESTER STALLONE
10. At the end of After Hours, Paul is trapped in a plaster mould resembling the central character of which famous painting?
EDVARD MUNCH’S THE SCREAM

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What is the name of the wolf in Dances With Wolves? Two Socks? Fang? Lonestar?
TWO SOCKS
2. What was the title of the 1988 film featuring Michelle Pfeifer, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack and Matthew Modine? Oliver & Company? Married To The Mob? Caddyshack II?
MARRIED TO THE MOB
3. Who directed Strange Days, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis? Robert Redford? Neil Jordan? Kathryn Bigelow?
KATHRYN BIGELOW
4. The Madness Of King George is about which monarch? George III? George IV? George V?
GEORGE III
5. Which of the following films did not feature Roberto Benigni? Asterix And Obelix Vs Caesar? Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian? To Rome With Love?
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
6. To date, how many feature films has Kar Wai Wong directed? 6? 8? 10?
TEN
7. Bollywood is a sobriquet for Indian films produced in Mumbai. What is the formally correct name? Hindi cinema? Gujarati cinema? Bengali cinema?
HINDI CINEMA
8. How many years passed between the release of The Odd Couple and The Odd Couple II? 20 years? 30 years? 40 years?
THIRTY YEARS
9. Which of the following directors has made the most films? Uwe Boll? Clint Eastwood? Woody Allen?
WOODY ALLEN (46) [Eastwood = 34 / Boll = 29]
10. The only single film to win three Academy awards for acting are A Streetcar Named Desire and Zorba The Greek. True or False?
FALSE (A Streetcar Named Desire and Network)

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington / Vertigo / The Flight Of The Phoenix
Poster: Harvey
Actor: James Stewart

Cinema City Film Quiz #134

[21 December 2014]


Winning Team:
Thy Womb With A View

Genre – E.M. Forster’s birth in Thailand

Runners Up:
Dangerously Banging Cock.. With Sexy Results
Genre – Pixar animation featuring voice talent of Rob Schneider
A Tale Of Two Fisters
Genre – A ghoftly tale of fiblings who are scary
Nick Menage A Tree
Genre – A sexy Christmas tree, two lovers, one hell of an orgy; starring Nicki Minaj


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. The Italian Stallion is the nickname of which boxer, in Rocky?
ROCKY BALBOA
2. Alistair Sim, Albert Finney, Michael Caine, Tim Curry, George C Scott, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer and Jim Carrey have all played which character?
EBENEZER SCROOGE
3. What two colours make up Buddy’s outfit in Elf? (one point per correct answer)
GREEN / YELLOW
4. What is the subtitle to Home Alone 2?
LOST IN NEW YORK
5. Who played the title role of the deceased musician resurrected as a snowman in the 1997 family film, Jack Frost?
MICHAEL KEATON
6. Bill Murray starred in which 1988 Christmas film, directed by Richard Donner?
SCROOGED
7. Crash is set over two days in which US city?
LOS ANGELES
8. What is the name of the lead character in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
JACK SKELLINGTON
9. In what type of building is Die Hard 2 predominantly set?
AN AIRPORT
10. Christian Bale starred in the adaptation of which Bret Easton Ellis novel?
AMERICAN PSYCHO

ROUND II: Filming [South East Asian Cinema]
1. Ang Lee was born in which Asian sovereign state? Cambodia? Malaysia? Taiwan?
TAIWAN
2. Toho Studio’s Godzilla was released in which year? 1950? 1954? 1959?
1954
3. What was the first Western film to be publically screened in North Korea (albeit heavily edited)? Spider-Man? Bend It Like Beckham? Die Another Day?
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
4. Raise The Red Lantern is set in which decade? 1920’s? 1930’s? 1940’s?
1920’s
5. Bong Joon-ho, Kim Ji-woon and Lee Chang-dong are all directors from which country? South Korea? Hong Kong? Vietnam?
SOUTH KOREA
6. In addition to being revered by critics, which film was named the greatest Chinese language film ever made at the Hong Kong Film Awards? Blood On Wolf Mountain? Spring In A Small Town? Ashes Of Time?
SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN
7. Which of the following Ozu films is about a young lady finding a husband and coming to terms with the notion of her widowed father remarrying? Late Spring? Brothers And Sisters Of The Toda Family? Floating Weeds?
LATE SPRING
8. What did Akira Kurosawa direct in between Seven Samurai and Throne Of Blood? I Live In Fear? The Lower Depths? The Idiot?
I LIVE IN FEAR
9. Who does Sung Tse-Ho work for in A Better Tomorrow? The Triad? The Hong Kong Police Force? The People’s Liberation Army, Hong Kong Garrison?
THE TRIAD
10. The 2002 biopic Chi-hwa-seon is also known as Fly High Run Far, I’ll Never Cry Again and Thunder Sword. True or False?
FALSE (Painted Fire / Drunk On Women And Poetry)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In Rise Of The Guardians, what is the name of the Father Christmas character?
NORTH
2. Which 2006 film features the following couples forming a relationship: a Hollywood composer and a Daily Telegraph columnist; a book editor and an owner of a movie trailer advertising company?
THE HOLIDAY
3. In the alternate version of his life, in The Family Man, how many children does Jack Campbell have?
TWO
4. Which two actors play the lead roles of the 1983 John Landis film, Trading Places? (one point per correct answer)
DAN AYKROYD / EDDIE MURPHY
5. Which Disney animated film opens and closes around Christmas?
LADY AND THE TRAMP
6. Dudley Moore, John Lithgow and Burgess Meredith appeared in which film?
SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE
7. Sam Lowry is the lead character in which film?
BRAZIL
8. In Eastern Promises, what type of business does Semyon as a front for his Russian mafia dealings?
TRANS-SIBERIAN RESTAURANT
9. How many years pass between the opening scene of Just Friends and the rest of the story?
TEN
10. What was the title of the Christmas film Doug Liman directed in between Swingers and The Bourne Identity?
GO

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. What is the name of the baby in Tokyo Godfathers? Kiyoko? Miyuki? Hana?
KIYOKO
2. Which character gives Charles a sled for Christmas in Citizen Kane? Mary Kane? Walter Parks Thatcher? Jim Gettys?
WALTER PARKS THATCHER
3. Which Christmas film did Catherine Hardwicke direct before Twilight? Black Christmas? The Family Stone? The Nativity Story?
THE NATIVITY STORY
4. Which of the following Christmas films is set during the first world war? Joyeux Noel? I’ll Be Seeing You? Remember The Night?
JOYEUX NOEL
5. In The Lemon Drop Kid, Bob Hope’s character has three weeks to raise how much money? $5,000? $10,000? $15,000?
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
6. In the John Ford/John Wayne film 3 Godfathers, how many of the title characters live until the end of the film? 3? 2? 1?
ONE (John Wayne’s character Robert.. who is then arrested)
7. What is Fran’s (Shirley MacLaine) job in The Apartment? Elevator operator? Bus conductor? Singing telegram?
ELEVATOR OPERATOR
8. The last line of It Happened On Fifth Avenue starts “Remind me to nail up the board in the back fence.” How does the quote end? Don’t want the dog running away? He’s coming through the front door next winter? You know where the toolbox is?
HE’S COMING THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR NEXT WINTER
9. Which of the following celebrations does not feature in Holiday Inn? Lincoln’s birthday? Independence day? Labour day?
LABOUR DAY
10. The father/son roles of Pietari and Rauno in Rare Exports are played by actual father/son actors. True or False?
TRUE (Onni and Jorma Tommila)

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Santa Clause / Jingle All The Way / Miracle On 34th Street
Poster: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Actor: Richard Attenborough

Cinema City Film Quiz #133

[07 December 2014]


Winning Team:
Over The Topless

Genre – Sylvester Stallone arm wrestles a group of strippers

Runners Up:
The Four Amigos
Genre – Magic realism
Naked Topless Gun
Genre – Leslie Nielson and Tom Cruise team up for allegedly non-homoerotic times
Bras’d Off
Genre – Miley Cyrus gets her bangers out in a mining town
Les Quizerables
Genre – Sad quiz revolution musical (with people getting their heads chopped off.. topless)


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. 2000’s Dungeons & Dragons was an adaptation of which RPG franchise?
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
2. The Jim Carrey film Liar Liar is part of which genre?
COMEDY
3. What colour are the Terminator’s eyes (the endoskeleton of the T101 model)?
RED
4. Emmet Brickowski, Vitruvius and Batman are characters from which film?
THE LEGO MOVIE
5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released how many years after Jurassic Park?
FOUR
6. Which John Wayne film was remade by the Coen Brothers?
TRUE GRIT
7. What is the name of Drew Barrymore’s character in The Wedding Singer?
JULIA SULLIVAN
8. How old is Kevin McCallister in Home Alone?
EIGHT
9. Who stars in the lead role in the 1980 film, Private Benjamin?
GOLDIE HAWN
10. Don’t Lose Your Head and Follow That Camel are part of which franchise?
CARRY ON

ROUND II: Filming [Topless scenes in film]
1. What is the name of Ariel’s father in The Little Mermaid? Poseidon? Triton? Neptune?
TRITON
2. In Cast Away, Chuck Noland works for which courier service? FedEx? UPS? Royal Mail?
FEDEX
3. X-Men Was released in which year? 1999? 2000? 2001?
2000
4. Who played the role of Frankenstein’s father in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Ian McKellen? Bernard Hill? Ian Holm?
IAN HOLM
5. The following quote is from which film, “Pardon me, my good sir, but I demand you release that young lady”? Hercules? The Hunchback Of Notre Dame? Pocahontas?
HERCULES
6. What is the name of the governing vampire coven introduced in Twilight: New Moon? Spezia? Volturi? Anatra?
VOLTURI
7. How many astronauts are part of Taylor’s crew in Planet Of The Apes (including Taylor)? 4? 5? 6?
FOUR
8. How many songs feature in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut? 11? 14? 18?
FOURTEEN
9. Which studio distributed The Incredible Hulk? Universal? Sony? MGM?
UNIVERSAL
10. While filming The Passion Of The Christ Jim Caviezel suffered hypothermia on the cross, separated his shoulder and was struck by lightning. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Which three Terry Gilliam films make up his Orwellian Triptych? (one point per correct answer)
BRAZIL / 12 MONKEYS / ZERO THEOREM
2. The following films are mostly set in which year: Bobby, The Deer Hunter, Made In Dagenham and Girl, Interrupted?
1968
3. Complete the title of this film: The Englishman Who..
WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN
4. What did Ivan Reitman direct in between Ghostbusters II and Dave?
KINDERGARTEN COP
5. What was the budget on Django Unchained?
ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS
6. Tucker and Esther are the names of the parents of which character in the Batman franchise?
OSWALD COBBLEPOT / THE PENGUIN
7. Who directed the 2003 film, Elf?
JON FAVREAU
8. When imitating a Nakatomi employee, in Die Hard, what alias does Hans Gruber adopt?
WILLIAM/BILL CLAY
9. The majority of Schindler’s List takes place in which country?
POLAND
10. The following quote is from which film, “Better a silly girl with a flower, than a silly boy with a horse and a stick”
A KNIGHT’S TALE

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. How many of Seven Psychopaths’ cast feature in the Marvel film adaptations? 3? 4? 5?
THREE (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Harry Dean Stanton)
2. What is the name of the ancient blood god in Blade? La Magra? Il Sangue? Da Blutgott?
LA MAGRA
3. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “It was the deltas against the rules.. the rules lost”? Animal House? Monsters University? Old School?
ANIMAL HOUSE
4. The Polar Express is set in which decade? 1950’s? 1960’s? 1970’s?
1950’S
5. Bill Harford’s mask in Eyes Wide Shut is predominantly white, with what colour decoration/trimmings? Gold? Silver? Red?
GOLD
6. What is the running time of It’s A Wonderful Life? 110 minutes? 120 minutes? 130 minutes?
130 MINUTES
7. Who received top billing on the poster for LA Confidential? Kevin Spacey? Russell Crowe? Danny DeVito?
KEVIN SPACEY
8. How many years pass between Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2? 3? 5? 7?
FIVE
9. Which Lethal Weapon film opens with Riggs, Murtaugh and a cat attempting to disarm a bomb? Lethal Weapon 2? Lethal Weapon 3? Lethal Weapon 4?
LETHAL WEAPON THREE
10. Kingston Falls (Gremlins) and Hill Valley (Back To The Future) were the same set on the Universal backlot. True or False?
TRUE

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom / Casper / Grosse Point Blank
Poster: Evolution
Actor: Dan Aykroyd

Cinema City Film Quiz #132

[23 November 2014]


Winning Team:
The Ascending Magic Side Effect Of Stepping Up Jupiter

Genre – Four explorers go to outer space to learn dance moves

Runners Up:
Magic Dike On Humpy Pumpy Street
Genre – Tale of a wizard stripper
Inter-Stella
Genre – A plane load of lager is split through a black hole in Inter Milan. Chaos ensues
Frenching Tatum
Genre – Romance.. and a little more


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What was the title of the 1998 remake of Psycho?
PSYCHO
2. What colour is Gandalf’s beard in The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King?
WHITE
3. The film Moonraker is part of which franchise?
JAMES BOND
4. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and John Hammond are characters in which film?
JURASSIC PARK
5. Who directed The Usual Suspects?
BRYAN SINGER
6. Toothless is the name of the dragon in which film?
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON / HTTYD2
7. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “They’re here”?
POLTERGEIST
8. Which ballet is the central focus of Black Swan?
SWAN LAKE
9. The adaptation of Othello starring Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh was released in which year?
1995
10. Who plays the lead role in Shakespeare In Love?
JOSEPH FIENNES

ROUND II: Filming [Channing Tatum]
1. What is the title of the sequel to 21 Jump Street? 21 Jump Street 2? 22 Jump Street? 2 Jump 2 Street?
22 JUMP STREET
2. What was the name of Tatum’s character in G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra? Duke? Ripcord? Heavy Duty?
DUKE
3. Which actor voices the role of the villain in The Lego Movie? Will Ferrell? Steve Carell? Jim Carrey?
WILL FERRELL
4. Who directed Magic Mike? Mike Nichols? Steven Soderbergh? Rob Reiner?
STEVEN SODERBERGH
5. In which of the following films does Tatum make a brief cameo? Batman Begins? Milk? Public Enemies?
PUBLIC ENEMIES
6. Excluding Emma Watson, how many celebrities take refuge in James Franco’s house, in This Is The End? 5? 6? 7?
SIX (Franco, Hill, Rogen, Baruchel, McBride, Robinson)
7. In Dear John, John’s father is obsessed with his collection of what? Comics? Stamps? Coins?
COINS
8. What is the name of the drug circulating the high school in 21 Jump Street? HFS? WTF? TFIT?
HFS
9. In which year does Marcus Flavius Aquila arrive in England, in The Eagle? 140? 160? 180?
140 AD
10. Channing Tatum married his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Complete the title of this film: Dr Strangelove?
OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
2. How many sisters make up the March family in Little Women?
FOUR
3. Speed, True Romance and Apocalypse Now all starred which actor?
DENNIS HOPPER
4. Who played the title role in the 2004 adaptation of The Phantom Of The Opera?
GERARD BUTLER
5. The King And I, The Lone Ranger, Yojimbo and Gone With The Wind are all set in which decade?
1860’s
6. Which film featured Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Martin Freeman and Salma Hayek?
THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS!
7. Where is the Empire’s shield generator (protecting the second Death Star) located in Return Of The Jedi?
THE FOREST MOON OF ENDOR
8. The following is the synopsis for which film, “A wanted man agrees to convince a company head to dissolve his corporation, in exchange for all charges against him being dropped”?
INCEPTION
9. What is the name of the Prince in Cinderella?
PRINCE CHARMING
10. Inglourious Basterds is divided into how many chapters?
FIVE

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. The following quote is from which film, “Don’t give me that. I’m sick and tired of facts! You can twist ’em anyway you like!”? Memento? Heat? 12 Angry Men?
12 ANGRY MEN
2. Who composed the score for the 1999 adaptation of The End Of The Affair? Elliot Goldenthal? Dario Marianelli? Michael Nyman?
MICHAEL NYMAN
3. How many superheroes make up the second incarnation of the Watchmen, in the film of the same name? Six? Seven? Eight?
SIX
4. In The Day The Earth Stood Still, Klaatu’s ship lands in which US city? New York? Washington? Chicago?
WASHINGTON
5. Who directed Starman, Memoirs Of An Invisible Man and The Ward? John Carpenter? Francis Ford Coppola? Ron Howard?
JOHN CARPENTER
6. In Shutter Island, what is Teddy’s response to the following line, “If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you”? Give it a try? Not if I break your jaw? You haven’t got the balls?
GIVE IT A TRY
7. The 1988 anime Akira is set in which year? 2014? 2017? 2019?
2019
8. How many films has Terrence Malick directed (excluding the upcoming untitled film and Knight Of Cups)? 4? 5? 6?
SIX
9. Which actor wrote the script for Sam Raimi’s The Gift, based on his own mother’s reputed psychic abilities? Mel Gibson? Billy Bob Thornton? John Travolta?
BILLY BOB THORNTON
10. The Godfather: Part II is the only sequel to have won the Best Picture Oscar. True or False?
FALSE (The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King)

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Tombstone / Sideways / Spider-Man 3
Poster: 3000 Miles To Graceland
Actor: Thomas Haden Church

Cinema City Film Quiz #131

[09 November 2014]


Winning Team:
Wedding Crashers 2: Quiz Crashers

Genre – After weddings dry up, the ‘crashers’ find new ways to meet women

Runners Up:
Bride And Gloom
Genre – Horror
The Sanctity Of Mawwiage
Genre – Arnie dresses as The Terminator and slays adulterers, whilst using a corny lisp
Mr Turner & Smooch
Genre – Artistic documentary about the first interspecies marriage


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What was the title of the sequel to Wayne’s World?
WAYNE’S WORLD 2
2. Who directed the 2000 film, Gladiator?
RIDLEY SCOTT
3. Ted, Fozzie and Little John are all what type of animal?
BEAR
4. Which actor played the title role in Peter Jackson’s King Kong?
ANDY SERKIS
5. Timur Bekmembatov’s Night Watch is predominantly set in which city?
MOSCOW
6. The following songs are from which film: Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want?
GREASE
7. What rating was given to Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by the BBFC?
PG
8. What was the subtitles of the third X-Men film?
THE LAST STAND
9. Conan The Barbarian was released in which year?
1982
10. Draw a xenomorph, from the Alien saga.
One point if distinguishable, two points if drawn well

ROUND II: Filming [Wedding Films]
1. 1950’s Father Of The Bride, starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor was remade in 1990 with which actor in the leading role? Tom Selleck? Joe Pesci? Steve Martin?
STEVE MARTIN
2. In addition to Annie, the maid of honour, how many bridesmaids does Lillian have, in Bridesmaids? Three? Four? Five?
FOUR
3. Which of the following Tim Burton films does not feature a wedding? Corpse Bride? Edward Scissorhands? Beetlejuice?
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
4. The eponymous funeral in Four Weddings And A Funeral, is for which character? Matthew? Angus? Gareth?
GARETH
5. Which of the following was a producer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Adrien Brody? Nicolas Cage? Tom Hanks?
TOM HANKS
6. Who is Connie marrying at the start of The Godfather: Part I? Carlo Rizzi? Salvatore Tessio? Emilio Barzini?
CARLO RIZZI
7. Christopher Walken’s character in Wedding Crashers, William Cleary, is passionate about what pastime? Sailing? Rock Climbing? Polo?
SAILING
8. In Muriel’s Wedding, Muriel Heslop is obsessed with which musical group? Queen? The Beatles? ABBA?
ABBA
9. Not included the uncredited Meg Ryan, how many producers worked on The Wedding Planner? 10? 12? 14?
FOURTEEN
10. In 2009’s Bride Wars, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway acted with their actual husbands. True or False?
FALSE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Sean Bean, Peter O’Toole, Orlando Bloom and Brendan Gleeson all starred in which film?
TROY
2. The Omen, Maverick and Lethal Weapon 4 were all directed by whom?
RICHARD DONNER
3. What is the title of the fourth film in The Fast And The Furious franchise?
FAST & FURIOUS
4. The town of Sleepy Hollow, in the Tim Burton film of the same name, was settled by colonials from which European country?
NETHERLANDS
5. Who does the opening narration for the Disney animated film, Hercules?
CHARLTON HESTON (one of his lines includes ‘You go girl’)
6. How many films has Tarsem Singh directed?
FOUR
7. What was the budget for the 2007 film, Stardust?
88 MILLION DOLLARS
8. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “Once, they made history. Now, they are history”?
BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY
9. What was the title of the 2003 Michael Crichton novel adaptation about time travel, featuring Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Michael Sheen and Billy Connolly?
TIMELINE
10. The following is a quote from which Disney film, “It is not what things are, it is what they seem to be. Is that not so, madam”?
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following is not a Percy Jackson film? The Lightning Thief? The Sea Of Monsters? The Titan’s Curse?
THE TITAN’S CURSE (correct as of Nov 2014)
2. Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara starred in the 1939 adaptation of which Victor Hugo novel? The Man Who Laughs? The Hunchback Of Notre Dame? Les Miserables?
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
3. Which of the following is not a real film? Rockula? Phffft? How many times do I have to tell you, get out of my way?
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, GET OUT OF MY WAY
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was nominated for how many Academy Awards? Three? Four? Five?
THREE
5. The 1996 film, The Crucible was distributed by which studio? 20th Century Fox? Lionsgate? United Artists?
20TH CENTURY FOX
6. What is the name of the lead couple in the first Paranormal Activity film? Kirsti and Daniel? Katie and Micah? Dennis and Julie?
KATIE AND MICAH
7. Which of the following did not appear in the 2008 remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still? John Cleese? Jon Hamm? John Cusack?
JOHN CUSACK
8. What is the name of Athena’s mechanical owl in Clash Of The Titans? Thetis? Calibos? Bubo?
BUBO
9. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, what is the make of Cameron’s father’s car? Porsche? Ferrari? Lamborghini?
FERRARI
10. American Beauty’s title is a reference to a type of rose that rots from the root up. True or False?
TRUE

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Green Lantern / Blade Trinity / Smokin’ Aces
Poster: The Nines
Actor: Ryan Reynolds

Cinema City Film Quiz #130

[12 October 2014]


Winning Team:
2001: A Spacey Odyssey

Genre – Charlie Kaufman-sploitation: Kevin Spacey is attacked by his former roles

Runners Up:
Apocalypse Tomorrow
Genre – A post Vietnam heavenly comedy
Sweep The ‘Chair’ Leg
Genre – In desperation a team doing a film quiz plan how to defeat the sure-fire winners who are sitting on high stools
The Most Busters
Genre – Cushdy comedy


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. In 2002’s Spider-Man, Peter Parker gains superpowers after being bitten by which genetically mutated animal?
SPIDER
2. Bride And Prejudice is a Bollywood adaptation of which Jane Austen novel?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
3. What is Rocky’s surname, in each of the Rocky films?
BALBOA
4. Nosferatu is an adaptation of which novel?
DRACULA
5. What is the name of the sole survivor on LV426, in Aliens?
NEWT / REBECCA
6. Who played the lead role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette?
KIRSTEN DUNST
7. How many instalments of the Walden Media Chronicles Of Narnia were made?
THREE
8. What colour is considered ‘bad’ in The Village?
RED
9. How many children does Vito Corleone have in The Godfather?
FOUR
10. US Marshalls is the sequel to which film?
THE FUGITIVE

ROUND II: Filming [1980’s Quotes]
1. The following quote is from which Superman film, “What I am bargaining with is what you do not have: the son of Jor-El”? Man Of Steel? Superman Returns? Superman II?
SUPERMAN II
2. Which Blues Brothers character said the following quote, “Yes! Jesus H tap-dancing Christ, I have seen the light!”? Jake Blues? Reverend Cleophus James? Curtis?
JAKE BLUES
3. The following quote is from which Harrison Ford film, “It’s a test, designed to provoke an emotional response”? Patriot Games? Frantic? Blade Runner?
BLADE RUNNER
4. Which of the following is not a quote from Scarface? Every dog has his day? I got ears, I hear things? If you can’t see the angles no more, you’re in trouble?
IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE ANGLES NO MORE, YOU’RE IN TROUBLE
5. The following quote is from which Indiana Jones film, “Hold on to your potatoes”? Raiders Of The Lost Ark? Temple Of Doom? The Last Crusade?
TEMPLE OF DOOM
6. “May the force be with you” was said in which of the following films? Cocoon? Batteries Not Included? They Live?
COCOON
7. Finish the following quote from Big Trouble In Little China, “Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes and the poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says..”? Is that all you’ve got? Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it? I’m ready, I’ve paid my dues, cheque’s in the mail?
GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT, PAL. I CAN TAKE IT
8. What are Capone’s last lines in The Untouchables? Is this justice? I’m a businessman? You’re nothing but a lot of talk and a badge?
YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A LOT OF TALK AND A BADGE
9. Which of the following lines is not said by the title character in Beetlejuice? I travel quite extensively? Never trust the living? What do you think, you think I’m qualified?
NEVER TRUST THE LIVING
10. In The Little Mermaid, Triton’s line, “As long as you live under my ocean, you’ll obey my rules” was originally meant to read, “Until you’re an adult, you’ll serve me without question” but it was altered for fear it would be misinterpreted. True or False?
FALSE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. What date does Marty travel back to in Back To The Future? (1-3 points depending on how many parts are correct)
5 NOVEMBER 1955
2. How many knights survive until the end of Monty Python And The Holy Grail? [bonus points for naming them]
THREE [Lancelot, Arthur, Bedevere]
3. The following is the poster tagline from which film, “His passion captivated a woman, his courage inspired a nation, his heart defied a king”?
BRAVEHEART
4. The following films belong to which genre: The Big Combo, Night And The City and Detour?
FILM NOIR
5. Which film paid Will Smith his highest salary to date? (based on salary, not box office percentages)
I, ROBOT
6. When the Event Horizon reappears after being missing for seven years, it is found orbiting which planet?
NEPTUNE
7. Wayne Szalinski is the lead character in which film/franchise?
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
8. By 2025 how many Jaegers are left operational in the shatterdome, in Pacific Rim?
FOUR (Gipsy Danger, Striker Eureka, Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha)
9. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Jewel Of The Nile and The China Syndrome all starred which actor?
MICHAEL DOUGLAS
10. How many films has David Fincher directed?
TEN

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Although everyone refers to the killer in Scream as Ghost Face, the costume bag gives its actual name. What is it? Father Death? The Scream? Disco Wraith?
FATHER DEATH
2. What is the name of the Batman impersonating vigilante, killed by the Joker, in The Dark Knight? David? Gary? Brian?
BRIAN
3. Paramount pushed for which actor to play the role of Charlie Croker instead of Michael Caine, in The Italian Job? Dustin Hoffman? Sean Connery? Robert Redford?
ROBERT REDFORD
4. What was the title of the tenth Carry On film? Carry On Cleo? Carry On Doctor? Carry On Henry?
CARRY ON CLEO
5. Which of the following names is not considered for the unborn child in Children Of Men? Diego? Dylan? Froley?
DIEGO
6. Which of the following earned the most at the box office (worldwide)? Lost In Space? Ace Venture: Pet Detective? From Dusk ‘Till Dawn?
LOST IN SPACE [$136mil] (Ace Ventura $107mil, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn $25mil)
7. Which of Laurie’s friends is the first to be murdered in Halloween? Annie? Lynda? Lindsey?
ANNIE
8. Hugo is set in which Parisian train station? Nord? Montparnasse? Orsay?
MONTPARNASSE
9. In, The Orphanage (El Orfanato) what is the name of the boy in the mask that Simon claims to have befriended? Fernando? Carlos? Tomas?
TOMAS
10. According to Ridley Scott, the unnamed knight played by David Thewlis in Kingdom Of Heaven is supposed to be God. True or False?
TRUE (either God or an angel)

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: 12 Monkeys / Mr. & Mrs. Smith / The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Poster: Cool World
Actor: Brad Pitt

Cinema City Film Quiz #129

[14 September 2014]


Winning Team:
Hope Springs Eternal

Genre – An optimistic drama about optimism

Runners Up:
I Asked George Lucas For A Refund For The Star Wars Blu-Ray And He Said Noooooo
Genre – I find your lack of cultural heritage disturbing
Hairy Wookie’s Hole
Genre – Porn
Dances With Wookies
Genre – Disney spinoff where members of the Star Wars universe compete at ballroom dancing


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. Where is Casablanca set?
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO, AFRICA
2. What colour is the batmobile in the various batman films?
BLACK
3. Which two actors starred in the lead role in Twins? (one point per correct answer)
DANNY DEVITO / ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
4. Who directed Armageddon?
MICHAEL BAY
5. What is the name of the villain, played by Alan Rickman, in Die Hard?
HANS GRUBER
6. Complete the following quote from Apocalypse Now, “I love the smell of napalm…”
IN THE MORNING
7. Kill Bill, Chicago and Charlie’s Angels all featured which actress?
LUCY LIU
8. How many days does Ursula give Ariel to obtain the kiss of true love, in The Little Mermaid?
THREE
9. The furious five are a group of kung fu animal warriors in which animated film series?
KUNG FU PANDA
10. Who played the role of The Monster in Bride Of Frankenstein?
BORIS KARLOFF

ROUND II: Filming [Star Wars]
1. What is the name of Empire’s secret space station? TIE Fighter? Star Destroyer? Death Star?
DEATH STAR
2. Which call-sign group is Luke part of on the assault on the Death Star? Green? Gold? Red?
RED
3. Greedo is a Rodian bounty hunter contracted by whom? The Trade Federation? Jabba The Hutt? The Galactic Empire?
JABBA THE HUTT
4. What is the name of Luke’s aunt? Organa? Shmi? Beru?
BERU
5. Which of the following actors requested their appearance not be credited? Peter Cushing? Harrison Ford? James Earl Jones?
JAMES EARL JONES
6. Which character says the following quote, “We’re wanted men, I have the death sentence on twelve systems”? Ponda Baba? Cornelius Evazan? Biggs Darklighter?
CORNELIUS EVAZAN
7. In which year was Star Wars renamed Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope? 1979? 1980? 1981?
1981
8. When the Millennium Falcon returns during the Death Star trench run, it blows up one TIE fighter and wings another, which collides with Darth Vader’s custom TIE fighter. Which is the one that explodes first? Left? Right?
LEFT (screen left)
9. In Lucas’ original 1972 treatment for Star Wars, the opening sentence read, “The story of **name**, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi.” What was the name of this main character? Qui-Gon? Mace Windu? Jar Binks?
MACE WINDU
10. Star Wars is the only film in the series not to feature the Darth Vader theme, The Imperial March. True or False?
TRUE

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Excluding the birthday surprise and the repeated shot of the train pulling away, how many Vito Corleone flashbacks appear in The Godfather: Part II?
FIVE
2. Who directed Slither, Super and Guardians Of The Galaxy?
JAMES GUNN
3. What was the title of the only Brian De Palma film set in space?
MISSION TO MARS
4. Which film featured Bryan Cranston, Nathan Fillion, Paul Giamatti, Ted Danson and Vin Diesel?
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
5. What professional alias does Robert Angier perform magic under, after the death of his wife, in The Prestige?
THE GREAT DANTON
6. In Sliding Doors, which version of Helen’s life is shown in the final scene? The timeline in which she boards or misses the tube?
THE TIMELINE IN WHICH SHE MISSES THE TUBE
7. How many of the titular Samurai survive at the end of the Seven Samurai?
THREE
8. Complete the following quote from Tombstone, “Tell all the other curs the law’s coming. You tell ’em I’m coming…”
AND HELL’S COMING WITH ME
9. Who gives the opening narration of the 2005 film, War Of The Worlds?
MORGAN FREEMAN
10. Which actors play the two lead roles in the 1999 film, The Astronaut’s Wife? (one point per correct answer)
JOHNNY DEPP / CHARLIZE THERON

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Immortal Beloved chronicles the life of which composer? Beethoven? Mozart? Bach?
BEETHOVEN
2. Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Michael Madsen and Bill Pullman all appeared in which film? Wyatt Earp? Titan A.E. ? Under Suspicion?
WYATT EARP
3. The following quote is from which film, “The closer you are to Caesar, the greater the fear?” Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes? Centurion? The Thin Red Line?
THE THIN RED LINE
4. Which of the following French directors has made the most films? Jean-Jacques Annaud? Luc Besson? Jean-Pierre Jeunet?
LUC BESSON (17 – Luc Besson, 12 – Jean-Jacques Annaud, 7 – Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
5. Mirror Mirror and Snow White And The Huntsman were both released in which year? 2011? 2012? 2013?
2012
6. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “Oceans rise, cities fall, hope survives”? Armageddon? Deep Impact? 2012?
DEEP IMPACT
7. The robot in the 2000 film Red Planet is named AMEE. What does AMEE stand for? Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion? Automatic Machine for Excavating Earth? Automated Martian Environment Eroder?
AUTONOMOUS MAPPING EXPLORATION AND EVASION
8. What is the name of the eponymous character, played by Ed Norton, in The Illusionist? Melies? Voronin? Eisenheim?
EISENHEIM
9. The Fifth Element is set in which year? 2154? 2263? 2371?
2263 (2154 is Avatar, 2379 is Star Trek: Generations)
10. Before Tom Hanks was cast, John Travolta was offered the lead role in The Green Mile but turned it down. True or False?
TRUE

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Sid And Nancy / True Romance / Hannibal
Poster: The Book Of Eli
Actor: Gary Oldman

Cinema City Film Quiz #128

[31 August 2014]


Winning Team:
Bugs Jordan

Genre – Katie Price and Bugs Bunny have a tall black love child with big ears

Runners Up:
I Want To Touch Michael Jordan’s Magic Ball And Drink His Secret Stuff
Genre – Sports Opera
Space Jam 2: Jordan’s Sweaty Balls
Genre – Jordan (Katie Price) fingers Michael Jordan’s basketballs and covers them in sweat after a vigorous workout
Spaec Jam II: Space Jam It In Ya! ..with sexy results
Genre – Sexy sports movie with Soviet montage inserts
Toe Jam
Genre – An outbreak of athletes foot threatens the future of the team
Sissy Spacek Ham
Genre – After the blood scene in Carrie, Sissy felt it was important to not let the pigs corpse go to waste and starts a lunch deli company


ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What is the name of the villain in the Steven Spielberg film, Hook?
CAPTAIN JAMES HOOK
2. What type of animal is the title character in the family film Beethoven?
DOG
3. What is the codename of fictional secret agent, James Bond?
007
4. Which Pixar film is about an old man who attaches several balloons to his house and goes on an adventure?
UP
5. Michael Corleone, Tony Montana and Frank Serpico were all played by which actor?
AL PACINO
6. The aliens in 1953’s War Of The Worlds are from which planet?
MARS
7. Complete the title of this Clint Eastwood western: High Plains
DRIFTER
8. Which film series starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez (amongst others)?
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
9. What was the title of the 2007 pseudo-biopic about Bob Dylan?
I’M NOT THERE
10. How many Rambo films have been made to date?
FOUR

ROUND II: Filming [Space Jam]
1. What do the Nerdlucks use to steal the NBA all-stars’ talent, turning them into the Monstars? A kazoo? A lasagne? A basketball?
A BASKETBALL
2. Space Jam was released in which year? 1992? 1994? 1996?
1996
3. When Michael Jordan retires from basketball, he takes up which sport? Baseball? American Football? Hockey?
BASEBALL
4. Who voices the role of the evil Mr. Swackhammer? Christopher Lloyd? Danny DeVito? Bob Hoskins?
DANNY DEVITO
5. What is the only item of clothing worn by the Nerdlucks (before they transform)? Cap? Bow tie? Shorts?
BOW TIE
6. When Bill Murray makes a last minute appearance, Mr. Swackhammer breaks the fourth wall and says, “I didn’t know [name] was in this picture.” Which actor does Swackhammer think Murray is? Rick Moranis? Gene Wilder? Dan Aykroyd?
DAN AYKROYD
7. What is the name of the failing theme park run by Mr. Swackhammer? Terror Town? Moron Mountain? Goofy Rhymes?
MORON MOUNTAIN
8. Which character wears the number 8 jersey? Lola Bunny? Yosemite Sam? Porky Pig?
PORKY PIG
9. How much did Space Jam take at the box office? 80 million dollars? 140 million dollars? 230 million dollars?
230 MILLION DOLLARS (230,418,342)
10. All of Michael Jordan’s product endorsements at the time were referenced in one sentence. True or False?
TRUE (C’mon Michael, it’s game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade and we’ll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark)

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In which film did Dennis Hopper and Stephen Dorff play ‘space transport entrepreneurs’ with Charles Dance as a cyborg trying to stop a race of killer robots from taking over the earth?
SPACE TRUCKERS
2. How many films were directed by Richard Attenborough?
TWELVE
3. Sarah Harding, Roland Tembo, Kelly Malcolm and Alexis ‘Lex’ Murphy are characters in which film?
JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD
4. Despite being puppets in a larger conspiracy, which two countries act as the main opposing forces in The Sum Of All Fears? (one point per correct answer)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / RUSSIAN FEDERATION
5. The following quote is from which film, “If I’m wrong, nothing happens. We go to jail, peacefully, quietly, we’ll enjoy it. But if I’m right, and we can stop it, Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters”?
GHOSTBUSTERS
6. What type of animal is Ash (voiced by Jason Schwartzman) in Fantastic Mr. Fox?
FOX
7. How much money does the Joker distribute while releasing his Smilex gas via balloons in Batman?
TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS
8. At the end of The Town, Doug, Jem, Dez and Gloansy rob Fenway Park. What sport is played at Fenway Park?
BASEBALL
9. The following is the poster tagline for which film, “Get ready for rush hour”?
SPEED
10. How old is Louis when he is turned into a vampire in Interview With The Vampire?
TWENTY FOUR

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Which of the following actors did not appear in Shakespeare In Love? Martin Clunes? Tom Wilkinson? Jim Broadbent?
JIM BROADBENT
2. How many feature films did Stanley Kubrick direct? 11? 13? 15?
THIRTEEN (Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss, The Killing, Paths Of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut)
3. What was the name of the woman Azeem was to be executed for, in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves? Jharana? Jalini? Jasmina?
JASMINA
4. Michael Douglas played the role of Nicholas Van Orton in which film? The Game? Traffic? Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past?
THE GAME
5. How many years is Andy Dufresne in prison before his escape, in The Shawshank Redemption? 19? 24? 32?
NINETEEN (1947-1966)
6. What is Colin Blythe’s (played by Donald Pleasance) one word catchphrase in The Great Escape? Splendid? Delightful? Brilliant?
SPLENDID
7. What was the highest grossing film of 1992? The Bodyguard? Aladdin? Basic Instinct?
ALADDIN
8. The following quote is from which film, “Which one of you nuts has got any guts”? One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? 12 Monkeys? Girl, Interrupted?
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
9. How many Oscars were awarded to 1982’s Gandhi? 6? 8? 10?
EIGHT
10. At the close of Kingpin, Bill Murray’s character scores three strikes to win a bowling tournament. These three strikes were obtained in a row by Bill Murray on his first take. True or False?
TRUE

BOUNS IMAGE ROUND
Screenshots: Mystery Men / Fargo / Jurassic Park III
Poster: Thank You For Smoking
Actor: William H Macy