Here are the answers to our 2021 quiz of the year – how did you do?

1. Whose director’s cut of 2017’s Justice League was released digitally in March?

Zack Snyder, as in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

2. Which film comes next in this sequence? Fargo > Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri > …

Nomadland (these are Frances McDormand’s acting Oscar wins, the most recent in April 2021)

3. The third Conjuring film was released in May – what is its full title?

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

4. Which US city shares its name with a time-loop romcom starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti?

Palm Springs, as in Palm Springs

5. Who connects the 2021 films Dune and The French Dispatch, both released in UK cinemas on the same day in October?

Timothée Chalamet

6. Complete the title of the Netflix original animated film – The Mitchells Vs

… The Machines

7. What decade connects The Courier, Judas And The Black Messiah, and Last Night In Soho?

The 1960s

8. In Freaky, which comic actor plays the serial killer who swaps bodies with Kathryn Newton’s high-schooler?

Vince Vaughn

9. Which musical features the songs “Breathe”, “96,000”, and “Carnaval del Barrio”?

In The Heights

10. Which British comedian and actor plays ill-fated scientist Dr Hardy in the James Bond film No Time To Die?

Hugh Dennis (spoiler alert!)

11. “Hello, cruel world” is the tagline to which Disney film?

Cruella

12. Which director reunited with Tom Hanks for the western drama News Of The World, released on Netflix in February?

Paul Greengrass

13. Which crime thriller spin-off was billed as “From The Book Of Saw”?

Spiral

14. Which 2009 film topped the list of the all-time highest-grossing movies at the worldwide box office for a second time in March this year?

Avatar

15. Space Jam: A New Legacy features characters from It, A Clockwork Orange, and The Devils, but which Looney Tunes character was cut out due to his problematic personality?

Pepe le Pew (we also wrote about his cancelled film project here)

16. Complete the title of the Prime Video musical adaptation – Everybody’s Talking About

… Jamie

17. Which Netflix horror trilogy connects the years 1994, 1978, and 1666?

Fear Street

18. Ridley Scott had two films out in 2021, but which has performed better at the worldwide box office – The Last Duel or House Of Gucci?

House Of Gucci (bloody “millennians”!)

19. Which country promises Gerard Butler and his family sanctuary from a planet-killing comet in the disaster thriller of the same name?

Greenland, in Greenland

20. Lucky, Podcast, and Trevor are all characters in which 1980s franchise sequel?

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

21. Which axe-wielding Film Stories Magazine cover star connects the 2021 films In The Earth and Venom: Let There Be Carnage?

Reece Shearsmith

 

BONUS ROUND: If you got all five of the underlined films in any order, you get the full 10 points. Otherwise, 1 point each for any five of these ten films…

  1. No Time To Die
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (straight in at number 2 thanks to a whopping £31.9m opening)
  3. Dune
  4. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
  5. Peter Rabbit 2
  6. Black Widow
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  8. Free Guy
  9. Fast & Furious 9
  10. Eternals

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