Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

This week brings us Gerard Butler’s “Airplane,” an motion thriller about, nicely, a aircraft. It’s the sort of film we’ve come to count on within the first weeks of January, if not the utterly generic title.

From “Home” to “Love Story” to “Scary Film,” some film titles have all the time had some fairly primary descriptors. Right here’s a quiz about a couple of of them. 

(We’re giving a move to the upcoming “Cocaine Bear,” which is, sure, a literal (and fact-based!) title, not a metaphorical one, as a result of it’s additionally a completely killer identify!)

1.    Following within the simplistic transportation theme of “Airplane,” the 1977 horror film “The Automobile” stars James Brolin as a deputy sheriff in a small city battling an unmanned, self-driving black Lincoln Continental Mark III on a murderous rampage. True or false: Lisa Rinna, solid member on “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills,” appeared within the movie as Brolin’s teenage daughter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
2.    Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston starred in what 2019 movie that’s title additionally describes its style, and which is loosely primarily based on an Agatha Christie novel set on a ship?                                                                                                                                                                                                    
3.    In 1987, Cher starred alongside Dennis Quaid within the authorized thriller “Suspect.” However which actor performed the furry, homeless title position 4 years earlier than he headlined one other thriller titled “Below Suspicion”?                                                                                                                                                          
4.    Which finest image Oscar nominee from 2014 takes place from 2002 to 2013 and was initially titled “12 Years,” however switched to its final primary title to keep away from being confused with the earlier yr’s “12 Years a Slave”?                                                                                                                            
5.    Which member of the solid of 2019’s “Cats” was alleged to play the featured position of “Reminiscence”-singing Grizabella within the unique 1981 stage manufacturing of the musical, however needed to pull out one week earlier than the primary preview after they snapped their Achilles tendon throughout rehearsal?                    
6.    What vocationally titled 1981 movie starred James Caan and was the directorial debut of Michael Mann?                                                                                                                                                                                                             
7.    Which certainly one of these transportation-minded titles did NOT obtain any Oscar nominations: 1939’s “Stagecoach,” 1980’s “Airplane,” 1981’s “The Boat (Das Boot)” or 2006’s “Vehicles”?                                                                                                                                                                                        
8.    Final yr’s “Canine” was the (co-)directorial debut of what actor, who starred reverse the title Belgian Malinois, a sort of Belgian Shepherd?            
9.    Harrison Ford just isn’t the witness in 1985’s “Witness” however a police detective investigating the homicide seen by a younger boy. What facet profession of Ford’s got here in helpful as his character tries to mix into the boy’s Amish group?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
10.    Screenwriter Dan O’Bannon initially titled the draft for what would turn out to be a 1979 horror traditional, “Star Beast,” however he by no means preferred it. After rereading the script and seeing how typically a sure apparent phrase appeared in it, he merely modified the film’s identify to that. What’s it? 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

   False. Rinna’s “TRHOBH” co-stars, former baby actors and sisters Kim and Kyle Richards, appeared as Brolin’s offspring.                                                                                             
2.    “Homicide Thriller” By the way in which, “Homicide Thriller 2” is presently in post-production.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
3.    Liam Neeson                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
4.    “Boyhood”                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
5.    Judi Dench                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
6.    “Thief”                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
7.    “Airplane”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
8.    Channing Tatum                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
9.    Carpentry                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
10.    “Alien”

How’s you do? Wish to attempt final week’s? It is right here.

 

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