How’s this for a slice of fried gold? This week’s film quiz covers Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, along with the usual mix of movie trivia and nonsense.
This week, we’ve been to the quiz shop and come back with a bunch of questions on Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, (as seen on ITV2!) as well as a host of film-related teasers in the usual “this week” and pot luck rounds. As usual, there are no prizes – this is all just a bit of fun while you have a nice cup of tea/cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.
At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers once you’ve completed all 30 questions. Please do get in touch in the comments to let us know how you did (scores are out of 35 this week!) and we’re open to any other feedback or requests for specialist rounds too! Here’s your first round…
ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History
This round is around about new releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!
- 2017 – Which superhero movie sees the title character fighting in World War I?
- 1988 – In which comedy does Tom Hanks play Josh Baskin?
- 2001 – Who directed Pearl Harbor?
- 1975 – Young Frankenstein hit UK cinemas this week – which comedy legend plays the title character? (The creator, not the creation!)
- 1992 – Which author took legal action to remove his name from the marketing for the virtual-reality thriller The Lawnmower Man?
- 1971 – Born this week, who connects the remakes of The Italian Job, The Gambler, and Planet Of The Apes?
- 1990 – Which smash-hit romance takes its name from a Roy Orbison song?
- 2004 – Who plays the titular prisoner in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban?
- 1999 – Which British coming-of-age film stars John Simm, Danny Dyer, and Andrew Lincoln?
- 2018 – Pictured above, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were top-billed in Ocean’s 8, but can you name the other six actors who make up the all-female crew? (6 points total)
ROUND TWO – The Cornetto Trilogy
We’ve had some ice cream weather this week, so here are 10 questions themed around Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy – Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Yeah, boyyy!
- What is the name of the village where Hot Fuzz is largely set?
- Which James Bond actor plays English teacher Mr Shepherd in The World’s End?
- Which 1989 soundtrack vinyl do Shaun and Ed gladly throw at the zombies in their garden?
- Who plays the unfortunately named Peter Ian Staker in Hot Fuzz?
- Other than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who is the only other Spaced regular to appear in all three films?
- “It’s on random” – which song is playing on the Winchester’s jukebox the first time Shaun says this?
- Which Cornetto trilogy regular provides the voice of The Network in The World’s End?
- Director Peter Jackson cameos in Hot Fuzz as a deranged man who’s dressed as which beloved character?
- After the success of Shaun Of The Dead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright cameoed as zombies in which George A. Romero movie?
- What is the name of the last pub visited in The World’s End?
ROUND THREE – Pot Luck
Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!
- We haven’t fact-checked this one, but who plays Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network?
- Who connects the movies Chalet Girl, A Monster Calls, and Rogue One?
- In which US state does The Wizard Of Oz begin and end?
- Which 2015 Hollywood drama starred Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter of classics such as Spartacus and Roman Holiday?
- How many Purge movies have been released to date?
- Which Disney-backed movie features a bar called The Ink and Paint Club?
- In which 2000 sci-fi movie did Vin Diesel first play Riddick?
- Who connects the movies Cemetery Junction, In Bruges, and Skyfall?
- Which Tim Burton movie stars Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard, and Albert Finney?
- 1977’s The Duellists is the debut feature by which British director?
Ready for the answers?
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