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The poster which includes the above graphic mentions which character in its title?
The Dictator
Wreck-It Ralph
2. 2012 was the year of needless sequels. The title of this year's installment in the Resident Evil franchise promised:
3. Things get rather scary, icky and splatty in Barry Levinson's small film with this body of water in its title:
The River
The Ocean
The Bay
The Brook
4. If you think that the screen adaptation of Rock of Ages absolutely suuuuuuckkkkkked, 1) you're right and 2) blame this woman's significant other, who wrote the hellacious script:
Jessica Alba
Jennifer Aniston
Scarlett Johansson
Sarah Michelle Gellar
By way of explanation.....
OK, OK, the script really wasn't the problem. We just wanted to know if you know who wrote it
5. 2012's The Avengers brought together characters who had already been featured in a Marvel film. The hero played by this dude had not yet had a film centering around him:
Jeremy Renner
Robert Downey, Jr.
Chris Hemsworth
Mark Ruffalo
6. The designer drug featured in this film as side-effects ranging from "Asleepyness" to "Tripping Major Ballsack" to "The Giggs":
21 Jump Street
Beasts of the Southern Wild
7. In Argo, what was the fictitious "Argo"?
A dam-building project
A science fiction movie
An international horse race
A gaming convention
8. During the fall, HBO aired its original film The Girl, a look at the contentious filming of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Weeks later, "Hitchcock" hit theaters, giving audiences a look at the making of this suspense masterpiece:
Rear Window
again, The Birds....let's just say that Tippi Hendren went through a lot on that set.
9. This film was directed by Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Silver Linings Playbook
10. This film was - by far - the one most concerned with wolves to be released in 2012:
Ruby Sparks
The Grey
The Watch
11. The audience came dressed in its finery. The house lights dimmed. And by the end of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, this cinematic offering was named Movie of the Year:
The Help
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
That's My Boy
The Artist
12. These impressive animals are at the heart of Big Miracle:
13. We were all denied the chance to see David Hasselhoff on the big screen when the scheduled release of this horror movie's sequel was shelved and headed straight to video:
Dylan Dog
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Piranha 3DD
14. You were not imagining things. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was omnipresent this year. Which of these 2012 releases did not feature him?
Django Unchained
Premium Rush
15. Kevin James got hit so hard in the brain in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, that he woke up in 2012 and thought he was a:
Cage fighter
16. Temporarily not hung over, Bradley Cooper managed to appear in three films this year. Which of these does not feature him?
The Guilt Trip
Hit and Run
Silver Linings Playbook
The Words
17. This film director, seeking to make amends for a highly publicized gay slur, has filmed a PSA for GLAAD:
Michael Bay
Paul W.S. Anderson
Brett Ratner
Simon West
18. Lincoln, Schmincoln. This comedian played another real-life US President in a 2012 film:
Dan Aykroyd
Lewis Black
Bill Murray
Louis CK
19. This actor, who we're increasingly convinced is a real-life psychopath, played an on-screen psychopath who made life difficult for Alex Cross:
Matthew Fox
Edward Norton
Ethan Hawke
Dolph Lundgren
20. Having permanently corrupted our former lil sweetie-pie Kristen Bell, the Dax Shepard Reign of Terror continued unabated in 2012 as he wrote, directed and starred in:
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Apparition
Hope Springs
Hit and Run
21. You totally know this, so don't even bother pretending you don't: Who played Magic Mike in Magic Mike?
Matthew McConaughey
Joe Manganiello
Matt Bomer
Channing Tatum
22. If a movie named W.E. doesn't exactly ring a bell, don't be surprised. It grossed less than $1 million. It may be notable solely for the fact that it was written and directed by this lady, who is famous for doing other stuff:
Ellen DeGeneres
Sarah Palin
Queen Latifah
23. Danny DeVito supplied the vocal talent for an animated character based on a creation by:
Dr. Seuss
Charles Schulz
Walt Disney
John Lasseter
24. How many of the top 15 movies of all time in terms of domestic (US) box office were released in 2012?
By way of explanation.....
The Avengers is #3; Dark Knight Rises comes in at #7 while The Hunger Games stands at #13. As of publication, Skyfall is next highest at #51.
25. For our final question, here is what should be a softball for you, assuming you've been paying attention to our other quizzes:

This film had the worst opening weekend for a movie released in at least 2,000 theaters in box office history:
The Cold Light of Day
The Collection
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

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