As The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent looms over cinemas nationwide, this week’s film quiz tucks into the many movies of Nicolas Cage.

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Nicolas Cage once said “To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.” Few movie stars have built up his formidable rap sheet of performances that he has, but love him or hate him, you could never accuse him of not giving each acting role his all. With this week’s Cage-centric meta-comedy The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent marking his triumphant return to multiplexes, (read Lauren’s 5-star review here) we’ve been pondering some of his greatest hits too.

Once you’ve finished all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback or, as they say on Saturday Night Live‘s “In The Cage” segment, “high praise”…

 

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema 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!

  1. 2009 – In The Loop is a film spin-off from which BBC sitcom?
  2. 1980 – Who plays General Zod in Superman II?
  3. 1990 – What form of transport is the Red October in The Hunt For Red October?
  4. 1937 – Born this week, whose three most recent films are How Do You Know, The Bucket List, and The Departed?
  5. 1968 – Taylor, Landon, and Dodge are astronauts who get a bit lost in which sci-fi classic?
  6. 1995 – In which romance did Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke first play the characters Céline and Jesse?
  7. 2006 – Which video game adaptation has the suitably spooky tagline “Some towns should never be entered”?
  8. 1991 – Who plays Estelle Getty’s son in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot?
  9. 2014 – Tom Hardy is the only character seen on screen in which car-bound British drama?
  10. 1958 – What title connects a World War II movie starring Victor Mature and a James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig?

 

ROUND TWO – The Nicolas Cage Round

Nicolas Cage

“Do you like the Elton John song, Rocket Man?” “What’s that like? What’s it taste like?” “HOW’D IT GET BURNED???” All quotable questions from Nicolas Cage movies, but we’ve gone a different way with this round on his varied filmography…

  1. Complete the title of Nicolas Cage’s 1982 feature debut – Fast Times At
  2. “Put the bunny back in the box” is an immortal Cage quote from which action movie?
  3. In which 2000 action movie does Cage play car thief Memphis Raines?
  4. In Kick-Ass, what is the name of Damon Macready’s costumed alter-ego?
  5. What type of animal is the object of Cage’s character’s devotion in the 2021 drama of the same name?
  6. What word goes after Family, Weather, and Wicker, to make three Cage films of the 2000s?
  7. How many National Treasure movies have been released to date?
  8. Who directed 1990’s Wild At Heart?
  9. Which movie connects Cage, Wes Bentley, Peter Fonda, and Eva Mendes?
  10. Which Oscar-winning director is Cage’s uncle, and directed him in 1986’s Peggy Sue Got Married?

 

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!

  1. 2003’s Ghosts Of The Abyss is a James Cameron-directed documentary about which shipwreck?
  2. Now in cinemas, which film would fit next in this sequence – The Witch > The Lighthouse > …?
  3. In which 2002 biopic does Steve Coogan play music producer Tony Wilson?
  4. Who connects the films Fever Pitch, Love Actually, and Kingsman: The Secret Service?
  5. Which city provides the setting for the 1997 sequel to An American Werewolf In London?
  6. Who directed the 2019 comedy Jojo Rabbit?
  7. Which singer connects the 1990s films Dick Tracy, A League Of Their Own, and Evita?
  8. Which 1980s Disney animated film features the song “The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind”?
  9. In which 1948 British drama does Richard Attenborough play small-time gangster Pinkie Brown?
  10. And finally, in closing, what quote connects Ferris Bueller, Deadpool, and Animal from the Muppets?

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