This week’s film quiz covers movies that mustn’t be confused with hit singles of the same name, as part of a veritable buffet of cinematic trivia.
In cinemas this week, Respect is a new biopic of Aretha Franklin, as well as the name of one of her biggest hits. Relevant, in this case, but there are plenty of films that aren’t to be confused with songs of the same name. Was it Black Sabbath who put on a metal suit and joined the Avengers? No, but there are two Iron Mans, so let’s hope you can help us clear things up in this week’s Round 2, a new format which is certain to be a one-hit wonder.
We’ve also got plenty of regular movie trivia questions for you though. 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, pop-pickers…
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!
- 1979 – Who plays Ash the android in Alien?
- 1963 – Which Alfred Hitchcock horror film connects Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, and Jessica Tandy?
- 2009 – Wikus van der Merwe is the main character in which sci-fi film?
- 2021 – What is the one-word title of James Wan’s new horror film, released in cinemas this week?
- 2012 – Which comic-book movie is mostly set inside the Peach Trees tower block?
- 1999 – Released posthumously, Eyes Wide Shut is the final film by which director?
- 2014 – Which thriller connects Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, and Lance Reddick?
- 1985 – Complete the title of the 1985 comedy starring Madonna – Desperately Seeking…
- 2007 – Which drama stars Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, and Vanessa Redgrave as the same character?
- 1971 – Born this week, who plays Elliott Taylor in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial?
ROUND TWO – Deep Blue Summat Or Other
Sometimes, hit movies and hit songs have the same title – in this round, we’ve replaced the main character in each movie with the artist who had a UK number 1 with the same title. Can you name the film from a plot description and the year it was released?
- The Fugees play a deadly game of hide-and-seek on their wedding night. (2019)
- U2 conduct a dangerous experiment involving biological transmogrification. (1986)
- The Specials see dead people. (2007)
- Green energy researcher Diana Ross is framed for murder and treason. (1996)
- Mint Royale gets caught up in the transition from silent films to talkies. (1952)
- Lil Dicky and Chris Brown swap bodies for a day. (1976)
- MARRS broadcast from a pirate radio station in their parents’ basement. (1990)
- Gary Numan learns life lessons during a forced pitstop in small-town America. (2006)
- Little Mix star in the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. (1927)
- Paul Anka gets divorced, falls for a heart surgeon, and meets an untimely demise. (2013)
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 connects the film spoofs Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs?
- In the news – what is the full title of the upcoming fourth Matrix film?
- Which rapper-turned-actor plays Captain Dickson in the Jump Street films?
- “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” is a quote from which 1979 film?
- Which director’s debut feature was 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure?
- Red White And Blonde is the sequel to which 2001 comedy?
- Who plays the mummy in the 1959 Hammer horror The Mummy?
- According to its title, how many Hours make up the timeframe of Danny Boyle’s 2011 survival thriller?
- Set in Africa, which epic war film stars Michael Caine as Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead?
- And finally, which American horror threequel was retitled Captain Supermarket for its Japanese release?
Ready for the answers?
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