As Valentine’s Day is coming up, our weekly film quiz matchmakers have had a go at inventing some new, more romantic versions of popular movies.
They say opposites attract, which is why our quiz scientists have rustled up another movie mashup round. If you missed the last one, here’s how it works – we match some movie titles with a common word or syllable and see if you can guess what they are from our phoney synopsis.
So, for instance, “A string of suitors go to extreme lengths to woo a nanny with a talking umbrella” would describe a movie called There’s Something About Mary Poppins. And yes, some might say it’s like the Answer Smash round from Richard Osman’s House Of Games but legally, we still don’t know who or what that is!
Once you’ve completed 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 32 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Take your time and enjoy these – we’re going back to the lab to try and find some way to cross Moonstruck with Moonfall…
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!
- 1989 – Complete the title of the Don Bluth animated film – All Dogs Go To…
- 2010 – Which western remake earned Hailee Steinfeld earned her first Oscar nomination?
- 1969 – Born this week, who connects the films Along Came Polly, Horrible Bosses, and Office Space?
- 2002 – Who directed Punch Drunk Love?
- 1987 – “Murphy” is the final line of which sci-fi action classic?
- 2022 – In cinemas this week! What is the title of the long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Murder On The Orient Express?
- 1997 – What fictional green substance is the subject of a Disney comedy remake starring Robin Williams?
- 2015 – Who plays galactic queen Jupiter Jones in Jupiter Ascending?
- 2008 – Which comic book anti-hero features in the action movie War Zone?
- 1993 – Who plays the three musketeers in Disney’s The Three Musketeers? (3 points)
ROUND TWO – “Nobody Puts Hitler In A Corner”
Dirty Dancinglourious Basterds didn’t make the cut this time, but can you identify our matches from the phoney plot synopses below?
- Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone try to make it in George A. Romero’s fourth zombie movie.
- Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant take care of a music-loving motorist.
- Law student Julia Roberts uncovers a conspiracy and reflects on her affair with Trevor Howard.
- Ewan McGregor revisits childhood traumas at the top of the Empire State Building.
- Julia Stiles is surprisingly negative about Mel Brooks in this hot-take listicle.
- Federal agent Will Smith is partnered with a Puerto Rican girl in Manhattan.
- UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has an unlikely romance with a stray dog.
- Tobey Maguire is once bitten and twice shy on a blind date with Lake Bell.
- Jack Black is hypnotised to stop objectifying women and start stabbing teenagers instead.
- James Bond forms an uneasy alliance with a Christopher Nolan mind-bender.
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!
- Who voiced Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films?
- Which 2000 disaster movie connects George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and John C. Reilly?
- The General, The Titfield Thunderbolt, and The Darjeeling Limited are all films named after what type of transport?
- Who plays paranormal investigator Ed Warren in The Conjuring and its sequels?
- Starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns, which 2001 crime thriller’s title is exactly one eighth of its actual runtime?
- In The Simpsons Movie, which Oscar-winning star is recruited to advertise the new Grand Canyon?
- What title connects a 2004 comic-book movie starring Ron Perlman and a 2019 reboot starring David Harbour?
- Directed by the late, great Douglas Trumbull, which 1972 sci-fi film features three robotic drones called Huey, Dewey, and Louie?
- Who connects the 2000s films Swordfish, Gothika, and X-Men: The Last Stand?
- And finally, as of 2022, what is the only film trilogy to have all three entries in the top 10 highest-grossing 18-certificate movies in UK box-office history?
Ready for the answers?
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