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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on Sept. 2, 2008
Average score: 6.27/10 (11 teams)

1) What 1997 biography substitutes John Stamos for Luke Perry, and almost starred Jeff Goldblum until the subject decided to play himself?
2) Before directing episodes of Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, and Gilmore Girls, Nicole Holofcener wrote and directed what 1996 film, her first with Catherine Keener?
3) A pilot and a magazine editor fall in love while evading pirates in what 1998 adventure-slash-romantic comedy?
4) Katie Holmes’ film debut came in what 1997 drama, which featured the tagline “It was 1973, and the climate was changing”?
5) What Oscar-winning 1999 drama, originally written as a play by Alan Ball, shares its name with a Grateful Dead album and a variety of rose?
6) When she witnesses her husband being scalped, Renee Zellweger flees from Kansas to Hollywood in what dark 2000 comedy?
7) What 1999 romantic comedy riffs on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, setting the action in Padua high school?
8) Elaine May was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for what 1998 film, an adaptation of a novel originally credited to Anonymous?
9) What 2007 comedy features Spider-Man’s boss as the father of an X-Man, and won an Oscar for the woman behind the Pussy Ranch?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all nine of these movies?

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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 7.27/10 (11 teams)

1) What 1991 Wes Craven film stars two actors from Twin Peaks as the mother and father of a terrifying family?
2) What 1999 Martin Scorsese drama about a paramedic working the night shift was one of the last American films released on laserdisc?
3) What 2002 animated Disney film, their first set in Hawaii, was promoted with trailers that parodied The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King?
4) Jessica Biel plays a civil rights lawyer in what 2007 comedy, her highest grossing movie to date?
5) What 1999 film was described as an attempt to build an entire movie around a sequence involving Catherine Zeta-Jones’ ass and some laser beams?
6) Barb Wire, The Stupids, Ed, and The Island of Dr. Moreau all lost the 1996 Worst Picture Razzie to what Demi Moore film based on an actually pretty-good Carl Hiaasen novel?
7) What 1998 crime film starring Jennifer Lopez inspired Karen Sisco, the criminally short-lived TV series starring Carla Gugino?
8) Before directing 300, Zack Snyder directed what 2004 remake of a classic 1978 horror film?
9) What John Woo film, an action sequel loosely based on the Hitchcock film Notorious, was the highest-grossing movie in the world in 2000?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all 9 of these movies?

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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on July 1, 2008.
Average score: 6.24/10 (17 teams)

1) Speaking of Britney Spears, before the release title was settled on, what 2002 drama was known as Untitled Britney Spears Project and Not a Girl?
2) What 2006 satire features Luke Wilson, the smartest man on earth, pointing out that it may contain electrolytes, but Brawndo isn’t as good for crops as water (not necessarily from the toilet)?
3) What 2006 romantic comedy features one of the stars requesting “the Telly Savales” at a waxing salon?
4) In December 2007, John C. Reilly performed seven concerts in character to promote what movie, produced by Judd Apatow?
5) Lindsay Lohan won a Kid’s Choice Award for her performance in what 2005 film that revived a famous Disney character from the ’70s and ’80s?
6) What 2005 comedy, inspired by Clerks, focuses on several characters working a shift at the fictional fast-casual restaurant Shenaniganz?
7) Jonathan Frakes called Patrick Stewart and told him he “must not miss” what 1999 comedy, insisting that he see it “on a Saturday night in a full theatre”?
8) What 2001 horror film takes its title from a popular song first recorded in 1938 by Louis Armstrong?
9) What 2007 action film, based on an article from Wired magazine, inspired local film critic Vern to say “don’t be Ellis” to the studio executive who required that it get a PG-13 rating?
10) What actor or actress appears in all nine of these movies?



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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on June 3, 2008
Average score: 4.81/10 (16 teams)

1) What 1992 Hollywood satire features clips from the film Habeas Corpus, with Julia Roberts being rescued from the gas chamber by Bruce Willis?
2) Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as “Moscow’s toughest detective,” who teams up with “Chicago’s craziest cop,” in what 1988 action film?
3) Russell Crowe earned his first Oscar nomination for what 1999 film, a behind-the-scenes drama about the show 60 Minutes?
4) What 1997 John Woo film saw its stars nominated for MTV Movie Awards for both Best On-Screen Duo and Best Villain?
5) The stars of what 1988 drama were trained by T.G.I. Friday’s World Bartender Champion?
6) Estella Warren won a Worst Supporting Actress Razzie for what 2001 film, which was described by Richard Roeper and Jay Leno as “the worst car film ever made”?
7) In his book Seagalogy, local film critic Vern says that “whenever someone asks me what is the best Steven Seagal movie, I tell them” what 1991 film, which came between Marked for Death and Under Siege?
8) What 1995 satire was released on DVD in 2004 in a VIP Edition, featuring The Stranger‘s own David Schmader doing a commentary track?
9) What 1996 neo-noir film, inspired by Billy Wilder, features sex scenes choreographed by sex educator Susie Bright?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all nine of these movies?

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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on May 6, 2008
Average score: 5.25/10 (11 teams)

1) Women swoon over an earthbound angel because “he smells like cookies” in what 1996 Nora Ephron film?
2) The second-oldest performance to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar appeared in what 2007 drama based on the New York magazine article “The Return of Superfly”?
3) Tobias Wolff wrote a memoir about growing up in Skagit County. Leonardo DeCaprio starred in the 1993 film adaptation. What’s it called?
4) A former star from NBC’s “must see Thursday” lineup plays the mother of Rilo Kiley’s lead-singer-to-be in what 1989 comedy?
5) What family film, written by two creators of Reno! 911 and based on a picture book by Milan Trenc, became the second-highest-grossing movie of 2006?
6) Jet Li kills Jet Li over and over and over again — and only Jet Li can stop him — in what 2001 action film?
7) The poster for what 1993 comedy parodied the famous painting American Gothic, with the star holding a pitchfork, and used the tagline “He’s a relative nightmare”?
8) The Secretary of Defense is shot and Nicolas Cage has to figure out whodunnit in what 1998 Brian DePalma thriller?
9) George Clooney plays the head spy in the Office of Strategic Services in what 2001 Robert Rodriguez film?
10) What actor or actress appears in all nine of these films?
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Quiz: Movies

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on Feb. 5, 2008
Average score: 4/10 (8 teams)

1) What 1997 comedy, which shares its name with a fast food restaurant, includes an Academy Awards ceremony where the Best Actor nominees include Paul Newman in “Coot”, Clint Eastwood in “Codger”, Michael Douglas in “Primary Urges” and Steven Seagal in “Snowball in Hell”?
2) What 2005 satire, which takes its name from an early REM song, did David Denby describe as a “dirty-minded poison-pen letter to a country swollen with self-esteem” and compare to Election, Heathers, and Mean Girls?
3) What 2005 horror film, a remake of a John Carpenter movie, concerns the fate of the crew of the Elizabeth Dane?
4) In Ocean’s Twelve, Topher Grace says he “totally phoned in that Dennis Quaid movie.” What 2004 movie is he talking about?
5) What 2004 film featuring a raunchy version of the hokey pokey was director John Waters’ first film rated NC-17?
6) What 2001 comedy was adapted into a musical starring Laura Bell Bundy, which debuted last year in San Francisco before opening at the Palace Theater on Broadway?
7) What 2002 Cameron Diaz comedy, which shares its name with a U2 song, did film critic Charles Taylor declare “one of the flattest, stupidest, unfunniest sex comedies — as well as one of the worst all-round pictures — I’ve ever seen”?
8) Indie pop band Belle & Sebastian composed the soundtrack for what 2001 Todd Solondz film?
9) What 2004 film based on a comic book character did Guillermo del Toro direct between Blade II and Pan’s Labyrinth?
10) Who appeared in all nine of these movies?

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Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on April 1, 2008
Average score: 6.14/10 (21 teams)

1) Robin Williams impersonates Desi Arnaz, John Wayne, and Bette Davis as a “brain-fried, electrified, infected and injectified” fruit bat in what 1992 children’s film?
2) In what 1989 comedy do Run-D.M.C. cover a song written and originally performed by Ray Parker Jr.?
3) The short John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas was the basis for what 2004 comedy, Roger Ebert’s second-worst film of the year?
4) What 1996 satire starring Samuel L. Jackson was inspired by the highly profitable interracial boxing match between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney?
5) Legendary singer Bob Dylan stars as a legendary singer in what 2003 movie, which he also co-wrote and composed the soundtrack for?
6) What 2006 animated film, known as Wheelbarrows in Russia, climaxes at the 2005 Piston Cup races?
7) What 1996 horror film was the first movie George Clooney starred in after he was cast on ER?
8) Kevin Costner’s character declares that “when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment… or the moment defines you” in what 1996 sports comedy?
9) What 1978 cult comedy featuring a van made of marijuana, was banned by South Africa because “it might encourage the impressionable youth of South Africa to take up marijuana smoking”?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all 9 of these films?

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1) A title card quoting the American Heritage Dictionary — specifically the definition “A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter” — kicks off what 1994 crime drama?
2) “Keep on Moppin’ in the Free world” was one of the taglines for what 2001 comedy produced by Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company?
3) The segments “Penthouse Video,” “Bullshit or Not,” “Don ‘No Soul’ Simmons,” and “Murray in Videoland” are all part of what 1987 comedy directed by 5 different people?
4) Kevin Costner’s scenes were cut from The Big Chill. To make up for it, director Lawrence Kasdan gave him a starring role in what 1985 western?
5) What 1998 Sandra Bullock film, directed by Forest Whitaker, spawned a soundtrack that hit #1 in the Billboard country charts?
6) What 1989 film includes Sofia Coppola’s first screenplay credit, and also perhaps Francis Ford Coppola’s worst-reviewed directorial effort?
7) What controversial 1996 film features a main character who shares his name with the author who wrote the 1973 novel the film was based on?
8) What 2000 film, remade as the Bollywood film Awara Paagal Deewana, led to Bruce Willis doing a cameo on Friends?
9) What 1985 film almost starred Ellen Barkin in the title role, until the director cast an up-and-coming pop star to play the part instead?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all 9 of these films?

Average score (19 teams): 4.63 (harder than I’d like)

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1) What notorious 1980 western was marketed with the tagline “The only thing greater than their passion for America…was their passion for each other”?
2) What 1997 film, adapted from a John Grisham novel, was the last film Francis Ford Coppola directed before taking ten years off to concentrate on wine making and publishing literary fiction?
3) What 2001 film directed by Sean Penn, about a retired detective’s last case, took its story from a 1958 Swiss novel and set it in Nevada?
4) What 1998 indie film about a romantic kidnapping begins with the main character desperately searching for a place to pee?
5) What 2003 sequel, the first film he shot in HD, does Robert Rodriguez describe as his homage to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?
6) In what 2004 crime thriller did Dakota Fanning require a “stunt burper” because she was unable to belch satisfactorily?
7) What 2005 action film was based on the life of the daughter of one of the stars of The Manchurian Candidate?
8) What 1981 crime thriller, inspired by Double Indemnity, was the directorial debut for the guy who wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark?
9) What 1986 erotic drama only grossed $7 million in theaters but was a huge hit on video, and almost inspired a sequel called Four Days in February?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all 9 of these movies?

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1) John Mayer’s Grammy-winning 2003 hit single does not appear in what drama inspired by porn star John Holmes that was released the same year?
2) Wes Craven directed again, but Kevin Williamson had to let someone else write the screenplay for what 2000 film in which, as one character puts it, “all bets are off”?
3) What 2003 sequel is the second film in which Demi Moore kills Bruce Willis — but the first one where she does it after their divorce?
4) In what 1986 film — one of his funny ones — is Woody Allen’s character saved from suicide when he watches the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup?
5) What 2001 comedy features Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Gus Van Sant on the set of Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season?
6) The fictional band Ming Tea, featuring Susannah Hoffs and Matthew Sweet, performs musical interludes and the song “BBC” in what 1997 comedy?
7) What 1980 comedy included so many car crashes it ended up in the Guinness Book of World Records–until it was dethroned by its own sequel 18 years later?
8) Harry Connick, Jr., won his first Grammy for his jazz male vocal performance on the soundtrack of what 1989 comedy?
9) In 1977, Pauline Kael wrote: “The film is enjoyable in its own terms, but it’s exhausting, too: like taking a pack of kids to the circus. There’s no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the image of a double sunset.” What film was she dissecting?
10) What actor or actress appeared in all nine of these movies?

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