The Festive Film Quiz : Resurgence

If the bulging bag (*snigger*) in the The Fast Picture Show offices is anything to go by, it seems anticipation for the Festive Film Quiz is at fever-pitch as we draw close to the big day! 
Now a permanent fixture in the run-up to Christmas along with Black Friday, lights in the streets and making a tit of yourself at the work Christmas party, it's back for an incredible 4th year to tax those brain cells as they percolate in a soup of alcohol and goose fat. 
As in days of yore there are 80 points at stake, but  absolutely no prizes, as I had to use the prize money to pay for the damage at the work Christmas party. And the impending lawsuits. But no-one wants to hear about those sordid details, except the tabloids, so on with the Quiz!!!

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.

"Oh FFS!! Maybe if I close my eyes and wish hard, this guy will
stop with these bloody quizzes."

Round 1: The Christmas Round
The following are quotes from films set at Christmas time. Simply identify the film. 
If you’re reading these out aloud, careful with the NSFW one. 
  1. “They're watching Snow White. And they love it!”
  2. “You sit on a throne of lies!”
  3. "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
  4. “Now, come on, get your clothes on, and we'll stroll up to my car and get... Oh, I'm sorry. I'll stroll. You fly.”
  5. “When I was growing up, if we wanted a jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub.”
  6. “The bitch hit me with a toaster!”
  7. “Things are fucked up at the North Pole. Mrs. Claus caught me fucking her sister, now I'm out on my ass.”
  8. “There's only 365 days left until next Halloween!”

Round 2: In Recent Memory
Even Dory with her short-term memory loss could get these. Why can’t you?

  1. Which 1977 Disney animation received a live-action remake this year?
  2. Wisecracking character Wade Wilson was better known this year as….? 
  3. What won best film at the Oscars in 2016?
  4. What was Zootropolis called in the US?
  5. The fifth official film in the Jason Bourne series was released. What was it called?
  6. According to the film title, who owned a Home for Peculiar Children?
  7. What sort of guys were Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling this year?
  8. Which independent New Zealand film starring Sam Neill was the surprise hit of the year?
Round 3: Colon Examination
Didn’t do so well above? Here’s a second chance. The plague of the colon in film titles continues unabated. Each of the examples below are half titles from 2016 releases. Simply bend over and identify what words are missing from before the colon :

  1.  : Civil War
  2.  : Resurgence 
  3.  : Apocalypse
  4.  : Dawn of Justice
  5.  : Supersonic
  6.  : Never Go Back
  7.  : Out of the Shadows
  8.  : Election Year
Round 4: The Connections Round!

  1. Who connects Paycheck, The Adjustment Bureau, Total Recall, Minority Report.
  2. Who comes next? Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, ……….?
  3. Child star of The Exorcist, the director of The Terminator, Radagast’s colour, Peter Parker’s Aunt. What’s the political connection?
  4. What character have the following actors in common? Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Errol Flynn. 
  5. Fantastic, America, Phillips, Underpants. What military rank?
  6. Vincent van Gogh, Colonel Dax, Chuck Tatum, Doc Holliday. What actor are we talking about?
  7. What have 10 Things I Hate About You, Chimes at Midnight, Forbidden Planet and West Side Story got in common?
  8. Brace yourself, we’re heading into Police Academy territory, so no laughing. What comes next? Their First Assignment, Back in Training, Citizens on Patrol, ……
"Yep. They're all dead."
Round 5: I See Dead People!
2016 made a fair attempt to wipe out most of the world's population, including some of Hollywood’s great and good. For each of the films below, name the featured actor who died this year.

  1. Young Frankenstein
  2. The Lord of the Rings
  3. Graffiti Bridge
  4. The Prestige
  5. Green Room
  6. Eye in the Sky
  7. Star Wars
  8. The Magnificent Seven
Round 6: Gogglebox
Many TV series make the jump to the big screen. But not all of then share the same name. Which TV shows were the following films based on, or inspired by?

  1. Fire Walk With Me
  2. The Naked Gun
  3. Serenity
  4. In the Loop
  5. Guest House Paradiso
  6. And Now for Something Completely Different
  7. Head!
  8. Sgt. Bilko

"I'm gonna bomb ISIS and grab pussy,but first I'm gonna win, win, win this quiz."
Round 7: Yessir Mr President!
2016 seen a complete clown take on the role of US President. But in which film was the US President played by….

  1. Michael Douglas
  2. Peter Sellers
  3. Harrison Ford
  4. Donald Pleasance
  5. Bill Pullman
  6. Jack Nicholson
  7. Daniel Day-Lewis
  8. Josh Brolin

Round 8: The Music Round
Each of the following films are about a famous musician. For a mahoosive TWO (2) points in each case, name the musician and the person who played them in the film. 
For arbitrary extra points sing the title song loudly and badly to your assembled family.

  1. Walk the Line
  2. What’s Love Got to Do With it?
  3. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  4. Great Balls of Fire
  5. La Bamba
  6. Beyond the Sea
  7. I Saw the Light
  8. Get on Up!
Round 9: The bastard-hard-either-you-know-it-or-you-don’t Round.

  1. Only two people have won both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. Name them both.
  2. Starting with Snow White (1937) and finishing with Moana (2016), how many animated feature films has Disney animation made?
  3. Likewise, starting with Iron Man and finishing with Dr Strange, how many films exist so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise?
  4. What is the highest-grossing foreign film (ie not in the English language) of all time in the US? 
  5. Something happened on Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies in 2015 which hadn’t happened for any of his films since The Color Purple in 1985. What was it?
  6. Which of Martin Scorsese’s movies has most uses of the ‘F-word’? (Not Feck, the bad F-word. You know the one I mean)
  7. Dhallywood refers to the film industry of which country?
  8. The Power of Love in 1922 is generally considered to be the first film released in what format?
Well that wasn’t so bad, was it? Stop fighting amongst yourselves and let’s see how you got on. Then you can get back to fighting.


The Christmas Round

  1. Gremlins
  2. Elf
  3. Die Hard
  4. It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. Trading Places
  6. Scrooged
  7. Bad Santa
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas

In Recent Memory

  1. Pete’s Dragon
  2. Deadpool 
  3. the Revenant
  4. Zootopia
  5. Jason Bourne
  6. Miss Peregrine
  7. The Nice Guys
  8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Colon Examination

  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Independence Day : Resurgence 
  3. X-Men : Apocalypse
  4. Superman v Batman : Dawn of Justice
  5. Oasis : Supersonic
  6. Jack Reacher : Never Go Back
  7. Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles : Out of the Shadows
  8. The Purge : Election Year

The Connections Round!

  1. All films based on stories by Philip K. Dick
  2. Brie Larsen (winners of last 4 Best Actress Oscars)
  3. Linda Blair, James Cameron, Radagast the Brown, Aunt May. Blair, Cameron, Brown, May were the last 4 UK prime ministers
  4. Robin Hood  
  5. Captain
  6. Kirk Douglas (in Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Ace in the Hole, Gunfight at the OK Corral)
  7. All based on Shakespeare Plays (respectively The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet)
  8. Assignment Miami Beach. Entries 2 -5 in the series. If you got that, be ashamed, be very ashamed.

I See Dead People!

  1. Gene Wilder
  2. Christopher Lee
  3. Prince
  4. David Bowie
  5. Anton Yelchin
  6. Alan Rickman
  7. Kenny Baker 
  8. Robert Vaughan


  1. Twin Peaks
  2. Police Squad!
  3. Firefly
  4. The Thick of It
  5. Bottom
  6. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  7. The Monkees
  8. The Phil Silvers Show

Yessir, Mr President!

  1. The American President
  2. Dr Strangelove
  3. Air Force One
  4. Escape from New York
  5. Independence Day (and its sequel, if we’re being pedantic)
  6. Mars Attacks!
  7. Lincoln
  8. W

The Music Round

  1. Johnny Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix
  2. Tina Turner, played by Angela Bassett
  3. Loretta Lynn, played by Sissy Spacek
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis, played by Dennis Quaid
  5. Richie Valens, played by Lou Diamond Phillips
  6. Bobby Darin, played by Kevin Spacey
  7. Hank Williams, played by Tom Hiddleston
  8. James Brown, played by Chadwick Boseman

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

  1. George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize for Literature, Best Screenplay for Pygmalion) and as of this year, Bob Dylan (Nobel Prize for Literature and Best Original Song ‘Things Have changed’ for Wonder Boys)
  2. Moana is the 56th official animated Disney film.
  3. Dr Strange was the 14th official MCU film.
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. John Williams did not provide the score.
  6. The Wolf of Wall Street with 506! Fucking hell!
  7. Bangladesh – the word created from Dhaka and Hollywood
  8. It was the first 3-D to be released to a general audience


You guys finished? Or you hungry for more?
If so, you can view previous instalments of the Festive Film Quiz 
here and here and here.

Meanwhile, I'm off to meet Dean Martin for spot of festive fishing.
We did it last year too and caught some eels
One was really big and I said 'Dean' what sort of eel is this?"

And he said...


"I see what you did there.....
....I'll allow it."

Practice that - you know you're going to wheel that one out over the hols.


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