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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  In ‘Home Alone’ Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) asked “You guys give up – or are you…” what?

home alone kevin macaulay culkin you guys give up or are you thirsty for more

2  Which actor played six roles in ‘The Polar Express’?

3  How many children did The Cratchits (Kermit & Miss Piggy) have in ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’?

4  What’s the name of the angel in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’?

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5  ‘Sherlock’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘Fargo’ (TV series), ‘Gavin & Stacey’ – which of these TV series does not feature a ‘Love Actually’ cast-member?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  In the ‘Friends’ theme tune, how many hand claps follow the line ‘So no one told you life was going to be this way..’?

friends characters cast

2  Which ‘Harry Potter’ character’s first name is Rubeus?

3  Which director was behind the famous ‘boy with a bike’ Hovis ad before having a big-screen breakthrough with a 1979 sci-fi?

4  In 1998 the first transgendered person won the Eurovision, but which country did Dana International represent?

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5  Which two stars appeared in both ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ and ‘Thor’?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Does the ‘Universal’ logo travel around the world from east to west or west to east?

universal logo

2  Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into The Woods’ is due for release soon, but which of his musicals was brought to the big screen in 2007?

meryl streep into the woods

3  Robbie Williams’ covered a Take That song as a b-side to his hit ‘Angels’, which one?

4  What links the production team The Neptunes, the band N.E.R.D, and the fashion labels ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ and ‘Icecream’?

5  Which character’s face appeared on the back of the magazine Marge reads in ‘The Simpsons’ opening credits (until 2008)?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  In 2012, Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron played the same character in different films – what was the role? 

2  What does HBO stand for?

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3  Which ‘The Simpsons’ character was once revealed to be an identity thief whose real name is Armin Tamzarian?

4  Which 1997 music video featured appearances from women called Pauline, Ana Maria, Jacqueline, Joan and Andrea?

Pauline, Ana Maria, Jacqueline, Joan and Andrea spice girls mama video

5  It’s extremely close but which show had more episodes, ‘Cheers’ or its spin-off ‘Frasier’?

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Quick Updates!

Tim Burton has revealed that Winona Ryder will be involved in the long-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel. When asked if she’d be reprising her 1988 role, Tim told MTV, “Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.” Michael Keaton has also said he’s keen to return for a second film.

winona ryder michael keaton beetlejuice

It’s so well known that it’s a spoiler-free story, but still… this latest trailer for Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ seems to show the entire film.  This live-action version stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. It’s directed by Kenneth Branagh and is due out in March 2015.

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Some of the headlines you might have missed today…

Eddie Redmayne got married to Hannah Bagshawe in a winter-wonderland themed ceremony today (Dec 15th). The star of ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’ and Hannah have been together for two years.

eddie redmayne hannah bagshawe wedding

Christoph Waltz insists he’s not playing the iconic Bond villain Blofeld in the upcoming ‘Spectre’. He was thought to be lined-up as the famous cat-stoking baddie but told Collider “No. No. It’s more interesting than that.”  The film’s due out in Nov 2015.

christoph waltz blofeld bond

Mary Berry is beating Jamie Oliver in the Christmas cook-book charts. She’s number one on the Amazon list, followed by Jamie’s latest and a new book from Tom Kerridge.

Danny John-Jules has said he’s loved to revive the 90s kids show ‘Maid Marian and her Merry Men’. He told DigitalSpy “I’d be there in a minute. To me, it’s still probably the – or at least one of the – best children’s shows ever made.”  Check out what happened the cast here.

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  According the classic Christmas movie, a miracle happened on which street?

richard attenborough santa father christmas miracle on 34th street

2  The Joker, Two-Face, The Riddler, Catwoman – which has only been portrayed once on the big-screen?  (Note: not including the 1966 movie)

3  Tim Burton’s idol Vincent Price narrated his short film ‘Vincent’ (1982) and later worked with Tim again with a small role in which film?

tim burton vincent price

4  MTV’s reality-doc series ‘The Real World’ launched in 1992 and is still running today – the first series was set in which city?

MTV the real world season 1

5  They’ve both played Agent Jack Ryan on screen, but Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin have only appeared in one film together, what is the 1988 classic?

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The Director’s Chair.. and Table

This is definitely one for film fans who’d like to know a bit more about the craft. The Hollywood Report got directors Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) around a table for a chat.

Some folk on the reddit forum are huffing and puffing about Angelina’s presence as they reckon she’s a ‘token woman’ and not a ‘real’ director. Firstly, she acknowledges that she’s a new director and is learning. Secondly… women are not ‘token’. Granted there aren’t yet as many top-tier female directors as males, but women do make up 50% of the population you dolts.

I also learned that it’s pronounced ‘LinkLATTER’ even if it’s spelled ‘LinkLATER’.

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Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which boyband did Colin Farrell unsuccessfully audition for?

colin farrell young boyband hair 90s teenager

2  Which two colours did Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wear that the original Power Rangers did not?

3  Two 90s Man United players have been referenced in movie titles – who are the players?

4  Three novels by Kazou Ishiguro have been adapted for the screen – two are ‘The White Countess’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’, what is the third?

the white countess never let me go

5  Elvis Presley, John Lennon, the Moon Landing, Playboy Magazine, James Dean, the Smiley Face, Apple computers, the AIDS outbreak – which person, product or event was not referenced in ‘Forrest Gump’?

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