Film Quiz Friday: Dream Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver is the specialist subject of this week’s film quiz, which also covers lost boys, found footage, and other movie trivia.


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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had an actor-centric quiz round, so let’s rectify that with a round dedicated to the works of Sigourney Weaver. Between her roles in Alien, Ghostbusters, and even Avatar, (aren’t they making more of those eventually?) Weaver’s status as a genre cinema icon is secure, and in this week’s second round, you’ll find questions on those roles and some of her other movies, nestled in between the usual selection of general film questions.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week) and give us any other lovely feedback. Here we go…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2000 – Mewtwo Strikes Back is the subtitle for the movie of which animated TV series?
  2. 1989 – Who plays Uncle Buck in Uncle Buck?
  3. 2016 – Which Disney remake connects Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, and Idris Elba?
  4. 1975 – Which Python actor plays King Arthur in Monty Python And The Holy Grail?
  5. 1997 – In which home nation is the British crime film Twin Town set?
  6. 1965 – Born this week, who plays Big Momma in Big Momma’s House and its sequels?
  7. 2012 – Which sci-fi-flavoured board game adaptation pits Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, and Rihanna against an alien navy?
  8. 1984 – Which singer-songwriter provides the title track of Footloose?
  9. 2003 – Which British pop group starred as themselves and their clones in the film Seeing Double?
  10. 1992 – What is the name of the Lost Boy played by Dante Basco in 1991’s Hook?


ROUND TWO – The Sigourney Weaver Round

If you’re not a Sigourney fan, best take off and nuke the entire quiz from orbit – it’s the only way to be sure. For everyone else, here’s another 10 questions…

  1. Directed by Woody Allen, which Best Picture winner marked Weaver’s big-screen debut?
  2. In which 1999 sci-fi comedy does Weaver play Gwen DeMarco aka Lieutenant Tawny Madison?
  3. In the Alien movies, what is Ripley’s first name?
  4. Weaver became an honorary chairperson of the Dian Fossey Fund after playing the primatologist in which 1988 biopic?
  5. In 2012’s The Cabin In The Woods, Weaver plays The Director, but who actually directed the movie?
  6. Which Disney film stars Weaver as juvenile detention camp warden Louise Walker?
  7. What is the role of the demonic entity that possesses Dana in Ghostbusters – the Gatekeeper or the Keymaster?
  8. In which 1990s thriller does Weaver play criminal psychologist Dr Helen Hudson?
  9. Who plays Weaver’s daughter and fellow con artist in 2001’s Heartbreakers?
  10. Weaver holds the distinction of being the only person to voice herself in a Pixar movie – which movie is it?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Who plays Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films?
  2. “You had me at ‘hello’” is a famous quote from which 1990s romantic comedy?
  3. In the news – which British actor, filmmaker, and Film Stories Magazine cover star has won this year’s BAFTA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema?
  4. Which musical features the chart hit songs “From Now On”, “Rewrite The Stars”, and “This Is Me”?
  5. Complete the trilogy – Johnny English, Johnny English Reborn
  6. Who plays junior female jockey Velvet Brown in 1944’s National Velvet?
  7. Which 2003 comedy connects Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear?
  8. In which city is the titular skyscraper located in 2018’s Skyscraper?
  9. Genesis and Apocalypse are instalments of which Spanish found-footage horror franchise?
  10. And finally, which real-life movie star has been played on screen by Robert Downey Jr, Eddie Izzard, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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