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1. During the summer, she played Joy. During the winter, she (another she) played Joy. Who are the two she's in this question?
Amy Poehler and Jennifer Aniston
Sarah Silverman and Jennifer Lawrence
Amy Poehler and Jennifer Lawrence
Sarah Silverman and Jennifer Aniston
2. He was the martian (sorta) in The Martian:
Josh Hartnett
Matt Damon
Chris Pratt
James Franco
3. She played a spy in Spy:
Keira Knightley
Melissa McCarthy
Tina Fey
Emily Blunt
4. He took the walk in The Walk:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jeremy Renner
Hugh Jackman
Eddie Redmayne
5. 2015 found her ascending to the role of Jupiter in Jupiter Ascending:
Mila Kunis
Amanda Seyfried
Scarlett Johansson
Britt Robertson
6. This film will end the year as 2015's international box office champion:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
7. Prior to The Force Awakens, the last film released to have made more than $1 billion in international box office was:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Jurassic World
8. Falling juuuuuuust short of the $1 billion mark was this flick, which is remarkable in the fact that its studio pulled the film from theaters after only two weeks of release:
Jem and the Holograms
Rock the Kasbah
We Are Your Friends
The Visit
9. And speaking of abject failures: though the film was released at Cannes in 2014, it wasn't until its North American release in 2015 that film fans got to point and laugh at the resounding taking of United Passions, as the film about this organization utterly Hindenberg'd at the box office
The Duggars
The Democratic Party
The Church of Scientology
10. The rather horrid update of Vacation centered on a character who _____________ in the 1983 original:
Was the cousin
Was the daughter
Was the son
Was not in
11. This channel may have rued the decision not to give its film Descendants a theatrical release, as it commanded a rabid audience among teen and pre-teen viewers this summer:
ABC Family
12. Name the two actors who played Beach Boys cornerstone Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy (ok, *please* name the two actors.....)
Joaquin Phoenix and Ben Foster
John Cusack and Paul Dano
Michael Fassbender and Chris Pine
Mark Ruffalo and Richard Madden
13. It's a footnote, falling somewhere between interesting and inconsequential, to this film that former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded $1.8 million in his defamation lawsuit against Chris Kyle, the subject of the film:
Black Mass
American Sniper
Mr. Holmes
Bridge of Spies
14. Many of us weren't familiar with the name Mamie Gummer until she starred with her much more famous mother ____________ in 2015's ____________:
Cate Blanchett / Cinderella
Sandra Bullock / Our Brand Is Crisis
Reese Witherspoon / Hot Pursuit
Meryl Streep / Ricki and the Flash
15. One of the highlights of the Year in Animation was the release of Shaun the Sheep, the big-screen debut of this studio's beloved character:
16. Opening to less acclaim but bigger box office was Home, which combined the vocal talents of The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons with those of this female singer:
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
17. By the end of the year, the man who had won Best Director in February's Academy Awards had seen this, his next film, get a theatrical release:
The Revenant
18. You might be surprised to find models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Courtney Eaton and Abbey Lee among the cast of this highly-regarded film (then again, you might not be):
The Big Short
The 33
Mad Max: Fury Road
19. Arrange all your mental 1's and 0's and you'll remember that 2015 saw the release of a biopic about the rise of the genius behind this computing behemoth:
20. This sporting league, which you may have heard of, is central to the late 2015 Will Smith movie Concussion:
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
21. Students of history will remember the name Melanie Griffith. This year, the daughter of the Golden Globe-winning actress starred in:
The Boy Next Door
Woman in Gold
Fifty Shades of Grey
22. Do you know that the title of this film translates roughly to "Assassin"? Yes, yes you do:
23. A terrific heist plays out in a stadium during the Super Bowl in this crime film:
The Gunman
Mr. Holmes
The Wedding Ringer
24. The 33 in The 33 refer to:
25. Finally, which of these sequels was released first?
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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