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How Well Do You Know: 2012: The Year in Movies, Part 1
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1. Not enough movies show a crashing plane being flown upside down. In 2012, that neat trick was performed by a character played by:
Kevin James
Denzel Washington
Keanu Reeves
Chris Pine
2. John tries to guess the name of a girl ("Brandy, Heather, Channing, Brianna, Amber, Serena, Melody, Dakota, Sierra, Bambi, Crystal, Samantha, Autumn, Ruby, Taylor, Tara, Tammy, Lauren, Charlene, Chantelle, Courtney, Misty, Jenny, Krista, Mindy, Noel, Shelby, Trina, Reba, Cassandra, Nikki, Kelsey, Shawna, Jolene, Urleen, Claudia, Savannah, Casey, Dolly, Kendra, Kylie, Chloe, Devon, Emmalou...") in this film:
American Reunion
The Grey
3. 2012 was the year of needless sequels. Which prior movie had the sequel subtitle of The Mysterious Island?
Men in Black
Clash of the Titans
Journey to the Center of the Earth
4. The devil is always changing locations. Where was he in 2012?
Beside you
5. Will Ferrell ran for re-election in 2012. Who ran against him?
Zach Galifianakis
Steve Carell
Amy Poehler
John Cusack
6. Which of these movies features a plot that involves -- we swear to God -- amnesia?
That's My Boy
The Vow
Taken 2
7. Audiences bitched politely about an eagle flying into a force-field in this film's trailer, which sorta-but-not-really (ok, it did) spoiled something important about the movie:
The Cabin in the Woods
The Hunger Games
Chernobyl Diaries
8. In one sense, all of us were invited to the 100th birthday celebration of this studio that brought us films like The Godfather, Saving Private Ryan and Night at the Roxbury. In a much more real sense, none of us were:
Warner Bros.
United Artists
20th Century Fox
9. The name of this Katy Perry single was also incorporated into the surprisingly well-received documentary:
Teenage Dream
Part of Me
Wide Awake
10. Sam Worthington's Nick Cassidy, damn fool that he is, spends most of his movie in this location:
On a ledge
In the Yemen
In the woods
At the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
11. We're not sure why, but people sometimes make movies that are set outside of the USA. Of the following, the only one that chiefly takes place on American soil is:
Taken 2
Safe House
Premium Rush
Hotel Transylvania
12. The Expendables 2: Expendabler brought back together most of the cast of the original. This cast member joined the sequel while not appearing in the first cinematic work of staggering genius:
Jason Statham
Chuck Norris
Jet Li
Dolph Lundgren
13. Which does not correctly match the Avenger superhero with the actor/actress behind the character?
Bruce Banner - Mark Ruffalo
Steve Rogers - Chris Hemsworth
Clint Barton - Jeremy Renner
Tony Stark - Robert Downey, Jr.
14. Battleship's cast was largely done via Mad-Libs, as salacious attention-monger __________ was crammed into the same film as Oscar nominee _________ (wait, we may have gotten those categories reversed.....)
Helen Mirren / Ke$sha
Robert De Niro / John Mayer
Colin Firth / Tara Reid
Liam Neeson / Rihanna
15. Daniel-Day Lewis won acclaim for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln and blah blah blah, but it was this thespian who blazed the trail this year in bringing the original Vampire Hunter to screen:
Martin Donovan
James Murphy
Benjamin Walker
Mark Duplass
16. So what, exactly, did Chronicle chronicle?
Operations at a newspaper
Teenagers with super powers
Mutations among farm animals
Young women at an exclusive boarding school
17. The pitch that was perfect in Pitch Perfect refers to what type of pitch?
A baseball pitch
Vocal pitch
A sales pitch
Ummm....tree resin....that type of pitch
18. Andrew Garfield plays the same character as Tobey Maguire in the Spider-Man franchise. Who plays the same character as Kirsten Dunst?
Emma Stone
Hannah Marks
Sally Field
No one
19. In 2012, possibly dozens of people flocked to theaters to see Ghost Rider filled with the spirit of:
The Flame
The Lord
20. Sales of polka-dot afro wigs skyrocket an estimated 3,000% (a trend we don't expect to continue, mind you) thanks in large part to this film:
The Dark Knight Rises
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Rock of Ages
Magic Mike
21. In three letters or less, how exactly would you characterize the Life of Timothy Green?
22. We miss Harry Potter question: What was Daniel Radcliffe's first non-Potter role?
The Expendables 2
Seven Psychopaths
Trouble With the Curve
The Woman in Black
23. Do you remember February's Academy Awards? Neither do we! Anyhoo, each of the following walked away with an acting Oscar, except for:
Christopher Plummer
Viola Davis
Meryl Streep
Jean Dujardin
24. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are to the 1990s as ________________ and _________________ are to 2012 action films.
Karl Urban and Colin Farrell
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Kitsch
Karl Urban and Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Lautner and Colin Farrell
25. Before we conclude, we will warn you that, unless our demands are met, subsequent editions of our 2012: The Year in Movies quizzes will delve into the incredible disaster that was The Oogieloves movie. So, be forewarned and study up.

Now, for the final question of 2012: The Year in Movies, Part 1:

Here comes...
Hard Luck Harry
the Boom
The Pain

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