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Your Summer Movie Quiz

Cloudy outside? Rainy? Chance of meatballs? Must mean it’s September. Since you’re stuck indoors why not try a quiz? Hey, why not try this one! Apologies for the format. One day I'll get up-to-speed on proper quizzes that provide instant answers and gratification. In the meantime here's the delayed kind.

1. Which two summer releases made the most money overseas?

  • a. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Angels & Demons”
  • b. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Up”
  • c. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “The Hangover”
  • d. “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

2. According to the documentary “Food, Inc.,” what is added to almost everything we eat and drink?

  • a. Corn
  • b. Dolphin
  • c. Beer
  • d. Tranya

3. In “Wolverine,” after Logan’s half-brother Victor tells him, “We can’t let you just walk away!” and Logan begins to walk away, what do the murderous team of mutants do to bring him back?

  • a. They begin howling
  • b. They call him names
  • c. They cry
  • d. Nothing. They let him walk away

4. Who’s Richard Greenfield?

  • a. The groom who goes missing in “The Hangover”
  • b. The assistant played by Ryan Reynolds in “The Proposal”
  • c. The market analyst who downgraded Disney’s stock earlier this year because he predicted a bad outing for Pixar’s “Up”
  • d. The FBI agent who kills John Dillinger in "Public Enemies"

5. In what way is the new “Star Trek” similar to the original “Star Wars”?

  • a. The opening battle is between a small ship and a gigantic ship, and what escapes from the small ship is the key to the eventual destruction of the gigantic ship
  • b. A third of the way through the film, an entire planet and its billions of souls are destroyed
  • c. In a cave, a hooded wise man is found who teaches the young hero his proper destiny
  • d. The heroes are feted at a medal ceremony at the end
  • e. All of the above

6. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is currently ninth in terms of domestic gross, with over $401 million. But where does it place when you adjust for inflation?

  • a. 3rd, just behind “Star Wars”
  • b. 28th, just behind “The Dark Knight”
  • c. 67th, just behind “Smokey and the Bandit”
  • d. It’s mathematically impossible to adjust for inflation. Duh!

7. Before Sam goes off to college in “Transformers,” what does he say to his loyal, automobile-transforming autobot Bumblebee, whom he’s leaving behind?

  • a. “You know, freshmen aren't allowed to have cars.”
  • b. “Look, the guardian thing is done, okay? You did your job. It's over with.”
  • c. “I can't be the end-all deal in your life! I wanna be normal, I want to go to college. Everybody has this, and I should be able to experience this. And I can't do that with you.”
  • d. All of the above

8. What is Summer’s biggest hang-up in her relationship with Tom in “(500) Days of Summer”?

  • a. She doesn’t like “The Smiths”
  • b. She doesn’t like IKEA
  • c. She doesn’t believe in love
  • d. Her favorite Beatle is Stu Sutcliffe

9. In “District 9,” what is the name of the main alien protagonist?

  • a. Neill Blomkamp
  • b. Mzwandile Nqoba
  • c. Christopher Johnson
  • d. "You couldn't pronounce it"

10. What do the following films have in common: “In the Loop,” “The Cove,” “Paper Heart” and “Cold Souls”?

  • a. They’re all lame
  • b. They all include appearances by Michael Cera
  • c. None had a wider release than 100 theaters
  • d. They were the first films reviewed in the revamped “At the Movies,” with A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips

11. Which film opened in the most theaters without making at least $100 million?

  • a. "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra"
  • b. "G-Force"
  • c. "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific"
  • d. "Land of the Lost"

12. Of those films whose widest release was fewer than 3,000 theaters, which grossed the most?

  • a. "The Time Traveler's Wife"
  • b. "The Ugly Truth"
  • c. "Julie & Julia"
  • d. "My Life in Ruins"

Answers tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is... (OK, answers here.)


Posted at 07:57 AM on Tue. Sep 22, 2009 in category Movies  
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