Quick Quiz

Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  In ‘The West Wing’ was the US President a Democrat or a Republican?
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2  Which actress links Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Charlotte and Queen Elizabeth II?

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3  ‘Handy Andy’ was the name of a personality on which 90s British TV show?

4  Andy Garcia, Vincent Cassel and Al Pacino played the lead’s opposition in which trilogy?

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5  Which long-running British TV show’s theme tune is a 1973 instrumental by The Allman Brothers Band called ‘Jessica’?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Cat Deeley joined Ant & Dec in hosting ‘SMTV Live’ – but what did SMTV stand for?

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2  What day of the week did The Bangles wish it was according to their 1985 hit ‘Manic Monday’?

3  Which cartoon character made their debut in a 1928 short called ‘Steamboat Willie’?

4  How many languages do the children saying ‘goodbye’ with in the ‘Sound of Music’ song ‘So Long Farewell’?

5  Audrey Hepburn played her in the 1954 original but who played the title role in the 1995 remake of ‘Sabrina’?

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Little Prince on the Big Screen

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novel ‘The Little Prince‘ has been beloved by kids and philosophical grown-ups for generations – in fact it’s the most-read and 3rd most-translated book in the world. The deceptively simple (and quite trippy) story follows a prince who meets an aviator in a desert and tells him about his intergalactic adventures and his best friend a vain rose.

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Now the tale has been brought to the big screen with a new framing story that follows a child prodigy (Mackenzie Foy) and her eccentric neighbour (Jeff Bridges).

The cast also includes Rachel McAdams, James Franco, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Marion Cotillard.

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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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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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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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