The Festive Film Quiz Strikes Back!

Given the raging success of last year's inaugural Festive Film Quiz (no, seriously!), it was inevitable there would be a follow-up. Like most sequels, it pretty much rehashes the same format as the first time, but in an inferior, lazier way. Still, you're here now, so why not grab another mince pie and give those brain cells a shake. Or a gentle nudge, at least. Once again 80 points at stake, but absolutely no prizes, except of course basking in the adoration of your nearest and dearest when you win.

Disclaimer: The Fast Picture Show accepts no responsibility for any quiz-related arguments that result in name-calling, finger-pointing, hair-pulling, food-fights, fist-fights, sobbing in the toilets, dredging up of old family feuds, revelations of true parentage, or any incidents which result in injury, coma or death.


Round 1: The Christmas Round
Tis the season, as they say, so let's kick off in festive form. In which movies do the following dress up in a Santa suit?
"Bloody imposters"

1. Dan Aykroyd
2. Billy Bob Thornton
3. Gene Hackman
4. Jim Carrey
5. Peter Jackson
6. Ben Affleck
7. Jim Belushi
8. The Cookie Monster

Round 2: In Recent Memory
You’re not so drunk already that you can’t remember back 12 months. Are you?

1. Which of this year’s films featured Batman, Han Solo, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern and Superman?
2. Which aptly named actor was seen dancing with the monster Sweetums in Muppets Most Wanted?
3. What was the biggest worldwide box-office hit in 2014?
4. Name the author of Gone Girl, who also wrote the film’s screenplay.
5. Complete the 2014 film title;  Exodus: …..
6. Annabelle was a horror prequel to which 2013 hit?
7. What film won Best Picture at the Oscars in 2014?
8. What was the name of Scarlett Johansson’s intelligent operating system in Her?

Round 3: Movie Quotes!
Name the film from the following quotes. Too easy? Ah, but we have replaced a key word in each quote with the words ‘pants’ to make it trickier! Muuwhhaahhaaa!!

1. "I find your lack of pants disturbing."
2. "Pants? Where we’re going, we don’t need…pants."
3. "I am big! It's the pants that got small."
4. "Pants? We ain't got no pants! We don't need no pants! I don't have to show you any stinking pants!"
5. "I have always depended on the pants of strangers."
6. "I'm the king of the pants!"
7. "I love the smell of pants in the morning."
8. "Remember, George: no man is a failure who has pants."

Round 4: The Connections Round!
It’s like TV Quiz Only Connect, only with less stilted delivery. Special guest the Horned Viper sets the questions.
Who are you? Where is the
eye of Horus?

1. What links the films The Way, Drunken Master, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Zoolander?
2. What links the films Airplane!, Steel, Space Jam and He Got Game?
3. Who comes next? Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, Tommy Gunn, ……
4. What connects Easy, Sleep, Heat and Bus?
5. If James has 23, Freddy has 9 and Harry has 8, how many does Ethan currently have?
6. Dick Powell, Robert Mitchum, Humphrey Bogart and Elliott Gould have all done what?
7. What’s the biblical connection between Killer Joe, Dirk Diggler, Bard the Bowman and The Elephant Man?
8. Directors Nic Roeg, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson and Henry Selick. What’s the literary connection?

Round 5: Here be Monsters!
Monster, Monster, put a monkey on it! No, wait, don't. That would just be silly.
Monumentally crap

1. What was the name of the monster Luke Skywalker fights in the dungeon below Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi?
2. Harryhausen's Sushi Restaurant appears in which monster movie?
3. How many heads did Ghidorah have?
4. What do the monsters end up being called in Tremors?
5. The monumentally crap monster in It Conquered the World came from which planet?
6. Where did Q-The Winged Serpent take up residence?
7. What monster did a young Steven McQueen battle in 1958?
8.     In which classic sci-fi film did the Monster from the Id appear?

Round 6: Foreign Fields
Stop complaining -a little culture never hurt anyone.

1. What Italian film won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2014?
2. El Mariachi, El Topo and Sin Nombre are all films from which country?
3. What nationality is director Ang Lee?
4. Which French film is best known for its jewellery robbery sequence, during which not a single word is spoken?
5. Which samurai Kurosawa film is based on the story of Macbeth?
6. The Departed was a remake of which Hong Kong thriller?
7. Nollywood refers to the cinema industry of which country?
8. The 2012 film Wadjda was set in which country?

Round 7: The Music Round
Sound the bonus point klaxon!!!! The following films feature performances by someone better known as a singer. For a whopping TWO (2) POINTS in each question, name the artist that features and their real name.

1. Fight Club
2. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
3. Chicago
4. Labyrinth
5. Get Rich or Die Tryin’
6. The Wedding Singer
7. Rio Bravo
8. Starsky & Hutch

Round 8: Sports
Let’s face it – this is the closest you’ll get to exercise this Christmas. What sports feature in the following films?

1. Slap Shot
2. Hoosiers
3. This Sporting Life
4. Big Wednesday
5. Breaking Away
6. Tin Cup
7. Any Given Sunday
8. Murderball

Round 9: The final-bastard-hard-either-you-know-it-or-you-don’t Round.
"I don't know any of these.
Not even the Groundhog Day one"

1. The Beatles won an Oscar for which film?
2. What was Jason Bourne’s real name?
3. Which famous female movie character has always been played by a male?
4. In Groundhog Day, how many separate Groundhog Days are actually shown, either partially or in full?
5. Futurama’s Bender is named after a character in which classic 80s movie?
6. The motion-capture performances of which two actors were used to promote the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls?
7. Cyborg 2 marked the professional screen debut of which female Hollywood actress and director?
8. Who is the only person to have won an Oscar for playing an Oscar winner?

Now, that wasn't so bad, was it? It's all over, so time to settle back, unclench your fists, and apologise to your family for swearing at them. Here's the answers.


The Christmas Round

1. Trading Places
2. Bad Santa
3. The French Connection 
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
5. Hot Fuzz (in a short cameo attacking Simon Pegg)
6. Reindeer Games
7. Jingle All the Way
8. Elmo Saves Christmas

In Recent Memory

1. The Lego Movie
2. Christoph Waltz
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. Gillian Flynn
5. Gods & Kings
6. The Conjuring
7. 12 Years A Slave
8. Samantha

Movie Quotes!

1. Star Wars: A New Hope (I find your lack of faith disturbing)
2. Back to the Future (Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads)
3. Sunset Blvd (I am big! It's the pictures that got small)
4. The Treasue of the Sierra Madre (Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!) Half-point if you said Blazing Saddles, which parodies this quote.
5. A Steetcar Named Desire (I have always depended on the kindness of strangers)
6. Titanic (I'm the king of the world!)
7. Apocalypse Now (I love the smell of napalm in the morning)
8. It’s a Wonderful Life (Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends)

The Connections Round!

1. All films in which the director's father prominently featured (Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen, Yuen Woo-ping and Yuen Siu-tien, John Huston and Walter Huston, Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller)
2. All feature performances by (former) professional basketball players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Ray Allen) 
3. Mason Dixon. Rocky Balboa’s final opponents in Rocky III through to Rocky Balboa.
4. Put “The Big” before each to get the name of a classic film. And The Big Bus.
5. 4 (Mission Impossible films to date). Numbers refer to official films in franchises featuring James Bond, Freddy Krueger, Harry Potter and Ethan Hunt respectively
6. Played private investigator Philip Marlowe on film
7. Characters played by Matthew McConaughey, Mark Wahlberg, Luke Evans, John  Hurt. Connection is Gospels.
8. Roald Dahl (They directed, respectively, The Witches, Matilda, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, James & the Giant Peach)

Here Be Monsters

1. The Rancor
2. Monsters Inc
3. Ghidorah the three headed monster had  - you guessed it – 3 heads.
4. Graboids
5. Venus
6. Top of the Chrysler Building in New York
7. The Blob
8.  Forbidden Planet

Foreign Fields

1. The Great Beauty
2. Mexico
3. Taiwanese
4. Rififi
5. Throne of Blood
6. Infernal Affairs
7. Nigeria
8. Saudi Arabia

The Music Round

1. Meat Loaf aka Marvin Aday
2. Tina Turner aka Annie Mae Bullock
3. Queen Latifah aka Dana Owens
4. David Bowie aka David Jones
5. 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson III
6. Billy Idol aka William Broad
7. Ricky Nelson aka Eric Nelson
8. Snoop Dogg aka Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr


1. Ice hockey
2. Basketball
3. Rugby League
4. Surfing
5. Cycling
6. Golf
7. American Football
8. Wheelchair Rugby

The final bastard-hard-either-you-know -it-or-you-don’t Round

1. Let it Be (Best Original Score)
2. David Webb
3. Lassie (played by male collie dog in 10 feature-length films)
4. 38
5. The Breakfast Club (named after John Bender, played by Judd Nelson)
6. Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe
7. Angelina Jolie
8. Cate Blanchett (for playing Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator)


No comments:

Post a Comment