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1. Which movie features the heavy favorite to win Best Original Song at the Oscars? Featured lyrics are: "Let it go, the cold never bothered me anyway."
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Monsters University
Warm Bodies
2. The most famous character from the original version of this movie makes a fleeting appearance after the credits in the latest franchise release.
The Conjuring
Evil Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
By way of explanation.....
Ash himself, aka Bruce Campbell, shows up at the very end to reward loyalists.
3. Everybody and their mother blew up the White House this year in a movie. Which of these actors did not star in a film about this seemingly unlikely event?
Gerard Butler
Jamie Foxx
Ethan Hawke
Channing Tatum
By way of explanation.....
Hawke starred in multiple movies this year but all of them had a Exploding White House-free agenda.
4. What is the name of the non-Pixar 2013 release that was ostensibly a "sequel" to the Cars franchise?
By way of explanation.....
And we were all very disappointed in Disney.
5. Which of these films is the climactic release in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy?
Before Midnight
The Hangover Part III
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
The World's End
By way of explanation.....
As far as a "trilogy" tie-in goes, it's weak sauce but all three Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg films are great.
6. Extremis treatment is a key plot point in this sequel.
Fast & Furious 6
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
By way of explanation.....
BOP is surprised that there hasn't been more conversation about Pepper Potts turning into an invincible fighting machine in Iron Man 3.
7. Will Smith, Harrison Ford, Kanye West, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carrey all go to war in this movie.
Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Kick-Ass 2
Movie 43
By way of explanation.....
Do you know who wins this fight? Society.
8. This January 2013 release featured Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone. With a cast that great, there is no way you could have already forgotten its name, right?
Broken City
Gangster Squad
Movie 43
Staund Up Guys
By way of explanation.....
Don't worry. Everybody else has forgotten it, too.
9. Before Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's Oldboy bombed, Park himself directed a low-budget North American release that was written by Prison Break leading man Wentworth Miller. What was the name of this film?
The Book Thief
10. Who is the eponymous snitch in Snitch?
Colin Farrell
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Sylvester Stallone
Jason Statham
11. Who played The Lone Ranger in the 2013 Disney release that bombed horribly?
Johnny Depp
Armie Hammer
Nicholas Hoult
Chris Pine
By way of explanation.....
Depp played Tonto while Hammer wore the badge.
12. Which actress is the Girl Most Likely?
Tina Fey
Amy Poehler
Maya Rudolph
Kristen Wiig
13. Which 2013 horror film features the characters of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a real couple in the 1970s whose later exploits as paranormal investigators became the subject of The Amityville Horror?
The Conjuring
The Host
By way of explanation.....
Decades before reality television was ubiquitous, the Warrens were a real (?) paranormal investigation team.
14. This movie was filmed at the director's home, which strikes us as less than optimal. It's a truly gorgeous home, though.
The Big Wedding
The Company You Keep
Much Ado about Nothing
This Is the End
By way of explanation.....
Seriously, their home is divine. The staff at BOP now has a second reason to want to be invited to Joss Whedon's home beyond our usual desperate attempts to stalk him.
15. What is the subject of Aubrey Plaza's titular To Do List?
Charitable endeavors
Entrepreneurial ventures
Revenge book
Sex acts
By way of explanation.....
Admit it. You want to watch the movie now, don't you? Pervert.
16. The four central characters in this movie are a stripper, a drug dealer, a runaway and a virgin.
American Hustle
The Internship
We're the Millers
The Wolf of Wall Street
17. Due to arcane rules involving titles, this director became recognizable because he got his name in lights. The movie is The Butler. What is the name of the now famous director?
Lee Daniels
Tom Hooper
Alexander Payne
Tyler Perry
18. Director Richard Curtis is the master of the romantic comedy. His track record includes Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually. What is the name of his 2013 release?
Borrowed Time
In Time
The Look of Love
By way of explanation.....
All of these are British comedies, but Curtis only directed In Time.
19. The main character in Dallas Buyers Club is afflicted with...
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Multiple sclerosis
20. Disney's latest masterpiece, Frozen, is an adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
The Fir Tree
The Snow Queen
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Tinderbox
By way of explanation.....
It's a *broad* adaptation, but is credited as such nonetheless.

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