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How Well Do You Know: 2013: The Year in Movies, Part 1
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1. Although Simon Pegg and Jonah Hill may not have a lot in common, they both starred in films featuring the same core concept. What is it?
The end of the world
Fighting robots
Genetic clones
Stock traders investigated for fraud
By way of explanation.....
This Is the End and The World's End both featured, well, you know.
2. Almost no one in the western hemisphere knew what a Kaiju was before this film was released in July. What was it?
After Earth
Ender's Game
Pacific Rim
3. Spike Lee suffered the worst bomb of his career with the release of this movie, which was effectively abandoned by the studio simultaneously with its release.
Broken City
The Host
4. Even at the age of 44, Jennifer Aniston can still make it rain. Advertising that heavily focused on her stripping led to one of the breakout hits of the year. Name the movie.
The Heat
Warm Bodies
We're the Millers
5. Hey, you're not Jason Bateman! You stole his identity! You're...
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Ryan Reynolds
Jason Sudeikis
6. Arguably the first surprise hit of the year was the industry's first zombie romantic comedy. It's called:
This Is the End
Warm Bodies
World War Z
The World's End
7. Controversial director Harmony Korine cleverly deduced the best way to jump out of the ultra indie scene and into the Hollywood limelight. He directed a movie that starred arguably the hottest cast of the year, including Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and James Franco. What was it called?
The Place Beyond the Pines
Side Effects
Spring Breakers
The Way, Way Back
8. What do the following people have in common: Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone and Kate Winslet? They all starred in a critically reviled film called:
A Haunted House
Movie 43
Pain & Gain
Olympus Has Fallen
9. Which of these actors does not portray a magician in the surprise hit Now You See Me?
Michael Caine
Jesse Eisenberg
Isla Fisher
Woody Harrelson
10. Money matters. What is the biggest movie of the year both domestically and globally in terms of box office?
Despicable Me 2
Iron Man 3
Monsters University
11. This actor portrayed the lead in Warm Bodies and Jack the Giant Slayer. We're thinking you should know his name. Do you?
Dane DeHaan
Nicholas Hoult
Charlie Hunnam
Kellan Lutz
12. Despite the world's fevered requests, a G.I. Joe sequel was released this year. What was its subtitle?
13. In Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi film, Matt Damon's character lives on Earth, but he dreams of one day moving to...
Safe Haven
14. Great news! The good guys win the Battle of the Year? What's the battle?
Ballroom Dancing
Break Dancing
Call of Duty Death Match
15. After Sunrise and Sunset comes...
Breaking Dawn
By way of explanation.....
Before Midnight completes the trilogy of films that includes Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
16. After years of speculation, it turns out that this actor was in fact Khan.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Michael Fassbender
James McAvoy
David Tennant
17. We used to think pirates were cool before a few of them tried to attack Tom Hanks in this film.
Captain Phillips
Escape Plan
Saving Mr. Banks
18. This movie, set in 2022, invents the fictional law of 12 hours of anarchy. What's it called?
The Purge
White House Down
You're Next
19. Philadelphia's not safe. Newark's not safe. And God knows that Jerusalem is not safe in this action flick. Thank God for Wales.
This Is the End
Warm Bodies
World War Z
The World's End
20. This movie made us feel just a tiny bit guilty about Thanksgiving dinner...but we ate it anyway.
The Best Man Holiday
Free Birds
Fruitvale Station
The Purge
By way of explanation.....
We're sorry, Owen Wilson.
21. In this 2013 release, what does Machete do?
22. Ordinarily this is an easy question, but we're not sure you'll get it this time. Which 2012 release won the most Academy Awards?
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
By way of explanation.....
Argo won best picture, but only three awards (same as Skyfall). Silver Linings Playbook only won one. Life of Pi was the big winner with four.
23. Ron Howard finally directed the sports movie we've been waiting for. What was the subject?
Formula One Racing
Speed Skating
24. Which of these classic horror films was not repurposed for 2013?
The Conjuring
Evil Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
25. Jason Bateman was neither the most famous nor the cutest co-star of Melissa McCarthy for 2013. Who was?
Sandra Bullock
Nicole Kidman
Jennifer Lawrence
Tina Fey

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