It’s time for another 30 movie questions, and this week’s film quiz covers killer queens, outer-space tyrants, and various Blumhouse productions.
We’re big fans of Blumhouse Productions around these parts. Making horror franchise entries and Oscar contenders alike, all with budgets under $20 million, has enabled Jason Blum’s company to give us some genuine original thrills in the last decade or so. With Freaky and The Forever Purge both on their way to UK cinemas in July, this week’s film-related teasers include a round about Blumhouse’s films to date.
Once you’ve completed all three rounds, 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. Here we go…
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!
- 2000 – Babs, Bunty, and Mac are characters in which animated film?
- 1990 – Born this week, who plays Queen Elizabeth I in 2018’s Mary Queen Of Scots?
- 1989 – Which comedy remake pairs Michael Caine and Steve Martin as conmen on the French Riviera?
- 2014 – Who wrote, directed, and starred as the title character in Chef?
- 1958 – Which 1912 disaster is dramatized in A Night To Remember?
- 1982 – “It’s The Hard Knock Life” is a song from which movie musical?
- 2009 – Which real-life American gangster does Johnny Depp play in Public Enemies?
- 1971 – What virulent Strain is the subject of a sci-fi thriller directed by Robert Wise?
- 1997 – Antonio Diego, Pamela Isley, and Victor Fries are the names of the villains in which comic book movie?
- 2016 – Which comedy film has the tagline “Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson”?
ROUND TWO – The Blumhouse Productions Round
Next, as Freaky finally arrives in UK cinemas, here’s a round on films backed by Blumhouse Productions, from their horror output to their Oscar-winning dramas.
- Who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing conductor Terence Fletcher in 2014’s Whiplash?
- What is the full title of the second Happy Death Day movie?
- What cursed object is the subject of 2014’s Oculus?
- Not counting foreign-language remakes, how many Paranormal Activity movies have been released to date?
- Which movie star is the subject of the 2017 martial arts film Birth Of The Dragon?
- Ron Stallworth is the main character in which 1970s-set cop movie?
- Who plays high-school teacher Claire Peterson in the 2015 erotic thriller The Boy Next Door?
- Legacy is the 2020 sequel to which 1996 supernatural horror movie?
- Which actor connects the Blumhouse films Sinister, The Purge, and In A Valley Of Violence?
- Complete the title of the 2015 musical – Jem And The…
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!
- What is the name of the villain played by Max von Sydow in 1980’s Flash Gordon?
- Who plays 12-year-old Marcus Brewer in 2002’s About A Boy?
- Which city connects the films Bicycle Thieves, La Dolce Vita, and The Lizzie Maguire Movie?
- Which singer recorded the title song from 2010’s Despicable Me?
- “Say hello to my little friend” is a famous quote from which gangster movie?
- Who connects the 1980s films Blade Runner, Splash, and Wall Street?
- Who plays Elton John in 2019’s Rocketman?
- What title connects a 1974 Charles Bronson thriller and a 2018 Bruce Willis remake?
- Carlos Irwin Estévez is the real name of which actor?
- And finally, in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, which song does Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka sing in the chocolate room?
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