Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 Which day of the week is mentioned first in Craig David’s 2000 hit ‘7 Days’?

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2  Airbender, Mohicans,  Temptation of Christ, House on the Left – what’s the link?

3  ‘Rain’, ‘Thunder’, ‘Lightning’ – which weather condition did not feature in the title of an East 17 single?

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4  Two Bond films feature a character’s surname in the title – what are they?

5   ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Corpse Bride’ which film did Tim Burton NOT direct?

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What Ever Happened To… the ‘One Love’ boy?

Slick lady-charmer Bugsy Malone? Nope. Burgler-busting smart-arse Kevin from ‘Home Alone’? Nah. Harry Potter? Please. Stop. It’s a raw scientific fact that the coolest kid ever captured on camera was this lad from Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ video.

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‘One Love’ was first recorded by Bob’s band The Wailers in 1966 before he revisited and renamed it as ‘One Love/People Get Ready’ in 1977 (giving proper credit to Curtis Mayfield’s ‘People Get Ready’).

This single was released again in 1984 after Bob’s death and a video was cobbled together with footage from the ‘Is This Love’ video along with appearances from Paul McCartney, two members of Bananarama, Musical Youth, and Madness.

Despite that early 80s star wattage the only person everyone remembers is a happy lad with dreadlocks by the name of Jesse Lawrence…

But where is Jesse now? Find out after the jump!

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which brand had a long-running mascot called Fido Dido?

2  Which Disney film featured a character called Lampwick?

3  Johnny Depp has starred alongside Freddie Highmore in two films – what are they?

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4  Which fictional character has been played by Sterling Holloway, Whoopi Goldberg and Stephen Fry?

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5  Four credited* ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ cast members also appeared in ‘Friends’ – can you name them?

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*i.e. don’t include Bruce Willis who wasn’t credited.

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We’ve Been Expecting You Mr Blofeld, …

He’s listed as playing ‘Oberhauser’ but is Christoph Waltz actually the latest to play classic Bond villain Blofeld?

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It seems so in the latest trailer for director Sam Mendes‘ second (and final) Bond movie, ‘SPECTRE’. 

Daniel Craig is joined again by Ben Whishaw (Q), Ralph Fiennes (M), and Naomi Harris (Moneypenny) along with franchise newcomers Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, and Andrew Scott.

In this one it seems Bond gets in trouble with his boss for a reckless rogue mission but is then enlisted into exposing an international crime syndicate. Much like every previous Bond film then…

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Good? Really?

‘Inside Out’ is only just hitting cinemas but Disney Pixar are already moving on to the next film on their release conveyer belt.  Here’s the first trailer for ‘The Good Dinosaur‘.

Not sure I’m immediately won over. The character design looks really off to me with an overly ‘cartoony’ and flatly textured dinosaur. What are your thoughts? @showbizgeek

Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Who delivered the classic advertising line “It’s not Terry’s, it’s mine.”?

2  Which U2 song played during an episode of ‘Friends’ when Ross and Rachel were pining for each other?

rachel friends ross rain phone call breakup u2 with or without you

3  Which 2011 comedy centred on the wedding of Tim and Lilian Donovan?

4  Elton John wrote the songs ‘Electricity’ and ‘Grandma’s Song’ for which stage musical?

5  Which stripper movie made more at the worldwide box-office – ‘The Full Monty’ or ‘Magic Mike’?

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which two US cities are mentioned in the Vengaboys 1999 hit ‘We Like To Party (The Vengabus)’?


2  Which British comedy featured a reading of John Betjeman’s poem “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it isn’t fit for humans now..”?

3  How is the fictional character Selina Kyle better known?

4  Which actress has played an on-screen mother to Haley Joel Osment, Nicholas Hoult and Abigail Breslin?

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5  Which famous brothers did Matt Damon and Heath Ledger play in a 2005 film?

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Quick Updates!

Some quick distractions you may have missed.

We’re going back to 1979 in the second season of ‘Fargo’ to examine a local murder spree briefly mentioned by a retired cop in season 1. The cast includes Patrick Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, and Nick Offerman.

Here’s the first trailer for ‘Suicide Squad’ starring Jared Leto (as The Joker), Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Viola Davies and a cameo from Ben Affleck as Batman.

Worth waiting for? It would want to be. It’s not due out until August 2016.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1 First introduced as a mascot on ‘Noel’s House Party’, what colour were the spots on Mr Blobby?

2  Who is shorter – Tinchy Stryder or Tinie Tempah?

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3  The late rapper Tupac Shakur played the male lead in ‘Poetic Justice’ (1993) but who played the female lead?

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4  Voiced by the late Peter O’Toole, what was the Pixar character Anton Ego’s profession?

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5  Take That had two UK number 1 singles with three words in the title – what were they?

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Jobs Satisfaction?

Despite looking identical to the iconic Apple cofounder, Ashton Kutcher’s 2013 biopic of Steve Jobs crashed at the box office.

steve jobs ashton kutcherNow Michael Fassbender is slipping into the famous black polo neck, but with a script from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle in the director’s chair will this one prove more successful?

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Not a traditional biopic, the film focuses on Jobs before he made landmark speeches in 1984, 1988 and 1998. Check out the new trailer after the jump!

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