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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Destiny’s Child’s 1999 ‘Independent Women Part 1′ (the one with “throw your hands up at me…” etc) featured on the soundtrack to which hit film?

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2  Translated to English as ‘Let’s Dance’, Enrique Iglesias’ 1999 hit got to number 4 in the UK and number 1 in the US. What’s it called?

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3  Which 2008 film gave rise to the phrase ‘Nuke The Fridge’ meaning a movie moment that pushes believability to breaking point?

4  Leonardo DiCaprio has played a character whose name appears in the movie title three times. One is ‘J Edgar’, what are the other two?

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5  Only one Disney animated film features a character based on a historical British monarch (and we’re not counting King Arthur). What is it called?

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Not counting Winnie The Pooh’s friend Tigger, only two animated Disney films feature tigers – what are they?

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Fight, Riot, Babysitters, Breakfast, Joy Luck – what’s the link?

3  The vast majority of ‘Friends’ episode titles begin with which two words?

4  What links Eminem in ‘8 Mile’ and Junius Matthews in ‘Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree’?

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5  Which two actors are referenced in Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue’s 1993 hit ‘Whatta Man’?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which ‘Cheers’ cast-member had the same first name as their character?

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2  The female lead in ‘Good Will Hunting’, a Disney character introduced in 1928, and a comic book minx. What’s the link?

3  Tom Hardy in ‘Legend’, Armie Hammer in ‘The Social Network’, Nicolas Cage in ‘Adaptation’ – Lindsay Lohan in …what?

4  Which came out first ‘American Pie’ the movie or Madonna’s cover of ‘American Pie’?

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5  Which TV show had a theme tune called ‘Superman’?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  According to the ‘Sound of Music’ song ‘Do Re Mi’, tea is a drink to have with what?

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2  There have been five Mission Impossible films, aside from Tom Cruise who is the only other person to appear in them all?

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3  Mark Snow had a UK number 2 hit with which TV theme tune in 1996?

4  Mr Bean  (Rowan Atkinson) appeared in a parody of which film during the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony?

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5  In 1998 All Saints had a UK number 1 with a double A-side of cover versions. One song was ‘Lady Marmalade’, what was the other?

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And now we pause for a commercial break.

A ‘Head & Shoulders’ ad from 1994 starring popstars Gayle and Gillian.

Come again?

Of course you’ll remember Gayle and Gillian Blakeney as those twins who played Caroline and Christina Alessi on ‘Neighbours‘ from 1990 to 1993.

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They moved to the UK for a pop career but failed to strike up Kylie-esque success.  Their three singles were ‘All Mixed Up’ (no 74 in Australia), ‘Mad If Ya Don’t’ (no 75 in UK) and a cover of Prince’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ (no 62 in the UK).

They moved to the US in 1994 to pursue an acting career and are now both married with kids and set up their own businesses (Gillian sells scarves apparently).

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Quick Animated Updates!

Collider report that ‘Toy Story 4′ is going to be a love-story between Woody and Bo Peep. Bo was Woody’s girlfriend in the first film but vanished as the series went on.

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Here’s a first look at ‘Finding Dory’, the sequel to 2003’s ‘Finding Nemo’. Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks are back on voice duties and will be joined by Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba and Vicki Lewis.

The plot follows Nemo, Dory and Marlin and they try to find Dory’s family (more details on that at MTV). ‘Finding Dory’ is due out in June 2016.  finding dory first look disney pixar

You thought they had every classic fairytale covered but Disney are only now getting around to their version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ – though one has a cutesy twist. ‘Gigantic’ will be set in Spain and follows Jack as he befriends a lost giant girl and has to help guide her home. ‘Gigantic’ is due for release in 2018.

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Check out the first posters for ‘The Incredibles 2′ and ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass‘ after the jump!

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Quick Updates!

This is the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’, following eight paranoid (and presumable hateful) strangers trapped together in a snow storm. It stars Kurt Russell, Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Demián Bichir. It’s due out in January 2016.

Now that’s an evil sneer. Here’s a first look at Malahide man Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux in ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’. The film’s due out on December 18th. He doesn’t know how to use sleeves correctly.

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Summer’s over already? ‘Doctor Who’ returns to the BBC on September 19th. This latest trailer shows ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams and Michelle Gomez (Missy) join regular stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which TV show’s theme tune, first heard in 1960, was originally called ‘Lancashire Blues‘?

2  “When September Ends”, “When it’s all over”, “Before you go-go” – what’s the link?

3  In TV gameshow ‘The Crystal Maze’ what instrument did Richard O’Brien regularly play while contestants did trials?

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4  What name links Kathy Bates in ‘Misery’, Meg Ryan in ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and Kristen Wiig in ‘Bridesmaids’?

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5  Launched in 1994, the ‘Virgin Cola’ bottles were designed to resemble which (then popular) actress’s curves?

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