Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  A sheep from ‘Wallace and Gromit’s A Close Shave’ got his own TV spin-off show, what was his name?

shaun the sheep wallace and gromit

2  How many full-time judges has there been in the entire run of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

3  According to the 1995 Bon Jovi hit “Someday I’ll be Saturday Night” which day of the week does he currently feel like?

jon bon jovi saturday night

4  Just one of Michael Jackson’s singles featured the name of a planet in the title, which one?

5  The band The B-52s temporarily changed their name when they released the theme tune for the 1994 ‘Flintstones’ movie. What did they change it to?

the B-52s BC-52s flintstones

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What instrument did John Lennon play on his hit ‘Imagine’?

john lennon imagine

2  She went on to play with fire and kick the hornet’s nest – what was the first book in the trilogy called?

3  The iconic poster for ‘Jaws’ featured a swimmer on the water’s surface with the shark attacking from below – but was the swimmer male or female?

jaws poster

4  Niomi McLean-Daley won the 2002 Mercury Music Prize with her debut album ‘A Little Deeper’, what is her stage name?

5  How many people were on The Bride’s ‘to kill list’ in ‘Kill Bill Vol 1&2’?

kill bill beatrice the bride eyes

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Get Lost Boy!

Hollywood still has the hots for a good origin story – now it’s Peter Pan’s turn.

Director Joe Wright‘s ‘Pan’ features Levi Miller as the young orphan, Hugh Jackman as pirate Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as a pre-pirate Hook, and Rooney Mara as (the Native American?) princess Tiger Lily.

Oh and yes – that mermaid is model Cara Delevingne.

cara delevingne mermaid pan

Pan is out in July 2015.

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Whole New World

Get ready for more Park Life! Here’s the first full trailer for ‘Jurassic World‘, the fourth film in the dinosaur franchise.

This one is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins (more on them here).

You can hardly spot the CGI. Ahem.

‘Jurassic World’ is due out in June 2015. 

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which character died in the final episode of ‘One Foot In The Grave’ – Margaret or Victor?

margaret victor one foot in the grave

2  What number is repeatedly mentioned in the 1998 Cornershop hit ‘Brimful of Asha’?

cornershop brimful of asha

3  In 2008 an internet prank called ‘rick rolling’ swept the world. It involved a certain music video being played unexpectedly – but what was the video?

4  A 1908 book by Kenneth Grahame, a 1988 fantasy film starring Warwick Davis and Alyson Hannigan’s role in ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ – what’s the link?

kenneth grahame warwick davis alyson hannigan

5  John Malkovich became Ryan Phillippe, Glenn Close became Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Michelle Pfeiffer became Reese Witherspoon. Name those two films!

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Quick Updates!

Some quick bits you may have missed!

Amy Adams will play Janis Joplin in a new biopic.  ‘Get It While You Can’ will follow the hard-living rock star who died in 1970 aged just 27.

amy adams janis joplin 2014 biopic

 Kerry Perry is going to perform at the next Super Bowl Halftime Show – following in the footsteps of Madonna, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.  Judging from the announcement video it seems there will be unicorns and glitter aplenty.

Check out the new Bond villain and a very posh star-studded Chanel ad after the jump!

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 What are Romeo and Juliet looking through when they first see each other in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation?

romeo + juliet kiss elevator baz luhrman

2  Two 90s Disney films were set in France – which ones?

3  Norm’s wife Vera in ‘Cheers’, Niles’ ex-wife in ‘Frasier’, Hyacinth’s son Sheridan in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ – what’s the link?

norm cheers niles frasier hyacinth keeping up appearances

4  There are six in the world (Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, California and Florida) – what are they?

5  Christopher Isherwood’s novel ‘Goodbye To Berlin’ became a play called ‘I am Camera’, which then became a successful stage and screen musical – what was the musical called?

goodbye to berlin

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Quick Updates!

Some of the headlines you may have missed out on.

Topping the charts in the UK – Band Aid 30’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ is the number 1 single, One Direction’s ‘Four’ is the number 1 album.

one direction four

Here’s the first teaser trailer for ‘Jurassic World’.  The film hoping to revive the franchise is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson (more on them here) . It’s due out on June 12, 2015.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Viva Forever’, ‘Never Forget’, and ‘Mamma Mia!’ are (or were) all stage musicals using the songs of a particular band – name those four bands.

will will rock you

2  Madonna acted in two films with female names in the titles – what are those names?

3  Which Jane Austen novel centred on a woman called Emma Woodhouse?

4  Which Hollywood actor was mentioned in the 2001 Alcazar hit ‘Crying At The Discotheque’?

alcazar crying at the discotheque

5  Diretor Oliver Stone has made two films with US Presidents initials in the title, what are they?

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