Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 It was the subject of a 2003 film, but who or what was ‘Seabiscuit’?

2  Which long-running kids TV show started first – ‘Sesame Street’ or ‘Blue Peter’?

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3  In ‘The Sound of Music’ what did the character Rolfe do for a living before becoming a Nazi?

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4  Seal’s ‘Kiss From a Rose’ reached UK number 20 in 1994 but was a bigger hit when re-released in 1995 as part of the soundtrack to which film?

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5  Dr Henry Jones, Dr Alan Grant, Dr Richard Kimble, Dr Peter Venkman, Dr Emmett Brown – which one was a medical doctor? (Bonus point: name all five films)

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 ‘Gogglebox’ narrators Craig Cash and Caroline Ahern previously played a married couple on which TV show?

2  Chris Pratt voiced the lead in one of the biggest animated hits of 2014, what was it?

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3  What instrument did ‘Peanuts’ character Schroeder play?

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4  What symbol demotes ‘notifications’ on Twitter?

5  Which huge global one-hit-wonder from 2000 first appeared on the soundtrack to ‘Rugrats In Paris’?

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The Force is STRONG

Here’s a brand new kick-ass trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. 

JJ Abrams film seeing the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew alongside franchise newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley,  Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow and Lupita Nyong’o.

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It’s due out on December 18th. CANNOT WAIT (well… I can and I will)

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

What day of the week is mentioned in Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk’?

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2  During their 2005 wedding Katie Price and Peter Andre famously played their own version of a song from which Disney film?

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Gillian Anderson, Nicole Kidman, Christina Hendricks – which one was a red-head as a child?

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4  What was the name of the butler in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’?

5  If Robert Redford became Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sam Waterson became Tobey Maguire – who did Mia Farrow become?

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Quick Updates!

Marvel has confirmed the next ‘Spider Man’ reboot will not be an origin story.  Phew. We’ve already seen how Peter Parker donned the red and blue suit in a 2002 film and then again in a 2012 reboot.

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Ah you may have heard Madonna has stirred up more publicity by kissing Drake on stage at Coachella. 

Sylvester Stallone posted this pic of himself and Michael B Jordan in ‘Creed’. He returns as Rocky Balboa, but this time he’s training the son of his late friend Apollo Creed.

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Here’s the first trailer for MTV’s ‘Scream’ TV series. Wes Craven who made the four original films is behind the new adaptation.

Thomas the Tank Engine makes a surprising appearance in the latest trailer for Marvel’s ‘Ant Man’.  This one stars Paul Rudd, Michael Doublas, Evangeline Lily and Corey Stoll (who you might recognise from ‘House of Cards’). It’s due out on July 17th.

The full cast for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ has been announced. We know ‘Wolf Hall’ star Mark Rylance plays the lead, now he’s joined by Ruby Barnhill as Sophie along with Penelope Wilton (from ‘Downton Abbey’), Jemaine Clement (from ‘Flight of the Conchords’), Bill Hader (from ‘Saturday Night Live’) and Rebecca Hall. Are you a Dahl fan? Check out all his books – in the proper order- here. 

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Who is shorter Ant or Dec?

2  According to Sheryl Crow’s 1994 hit all she’s wants to do is… what?

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3  Madonna and Lionel Ritchie have both had hits which are also magazine titles – name those magazines.

4  Christian Bale voiced a minor character called Thomas in which 90s Disney movie?

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5  Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Dame Judi Dench – who comes next?

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Quick Updates!

‘Veep’ creator Armando Iannucci is leaving the show. He has been with the US take on his hit ‘The Thick of It’ for four seasons but it was suggested he’s standing down so he can spend more time with family in London.

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 Madonna made her stand-up comedy debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Comedy may not be her thing..

Simon Cowell pranked fellow ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden on BBC Radio 1 – her stoney silence when he suggested Cheryl replace her as “she’s younger” are brilliantly painful.

Here’s a first look at Emma Roberts in ‘Scream Queens’. Ryan Murphy new comedy horror will follow a series of murders on a college campus and will also star Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, former ‘Waterloo Road’ and ‘Celeb Big Brother’ star Lucien Laviscount, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.

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Comedian Tim Minchin is working on a Broadways musical adaptation of ‘Groundhog Day’. Tim says the 1993 existential comedy “has the potential to be complex, dark, visually fascinating, and thematically rich, whilst still being a joyous romantic comedy with cool tunes and lots of gags.”. Tim previously composed music for the hit ‘Matilda’ musical. His latest project is due to open on Broadway in 2017.

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Here’s a new Japanese trailer for the rebooted ‘Fantastic Four’.  The latest Marvel superhero franchise stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell as the heroes and Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom.  It’s due out in August.

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