Film Quiz Friday: Who You Gonna Call?

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There’s something strange in this week’s film quiz – 30 movie-related questions, including a round on the people behind the Ghostbusters movies.

As of this week’s big new release, James Acaster is a Ghostbuster. What’s the matter, ghosts – tooooo challenging for you? Bad luck, that’s his job, he’s a Ghostbuster. Anyway, as the new Ghostbusters movie arrives in cinemas worldwide, we’ve got 30 more questions for you, a lot of them about some of the people who have been involved in the franchise to date – yep, all five of them.

Once you’ve completed this week’s film quiz, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Any actual difficulties with strange noises, feelings of dread, or actual spooks or spectres… call someone else.

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History
Ghostbuster: Frozen Empire

This round is about 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. 2024 – In cinemas now! What is the full title of the fifth Ghostbusters movie?

2. 2011 – Who plays widower and zoo proprietor Benjamin Mee in We Bought A Zoo?

3. 2007 – “Tonight, we dine in hell!” Which action movie uses this quote as its tagline?

4. 1996 – In which sports comedy did the character Lola Bunny make her debut appearance?

5. 1989 – Which comedy revolves around pretending the title character is still alive throughout the Labor Day holiday?

6. 1976 – Born this week, who plays Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and its sequel?

7. 1965 – “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” is a song from which movie musical?

8. 1958 – What title connects a British war film directed by Leslie Norman and a 2017 film directed by Christopher Nolan?

9. 1944 – Also born this week, who plays James Bond in The Living Daylights?

10. 1933 – Which movie character is sometimes described as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”?

ROUND TWO – Ghostbusters Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come

Next, a who’s who of Ghostbusters – all of the answers in this round are people credited in the 1980s movies, the 2016 reboot, the 2020s legacyquels, or all of the above.

11. Who directed 1993’s Groundhog Day?

12. Who made his film debut as Josh in 1995’s Clueless?

13. Who received Oscar nominations for Bridesmaids and Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Kristen Wiig or Melissa McCarthy?

14. Who connects the films The Crow, Congo, and Miss Congeniality?

15. Who provides the voice of Bo Peep in the Toy Story movies?

16. Who originally sang the 1984 song “Ghostbusters”?

17. Who stars as “Weird Barbie” in 2023’s Barbie?

18. Who made his directorial debut as co-director of 1990’s Quick Change: Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd?

19. Who connects the films Top Five, Trainwreck, and Coming 2 America?

20. Who stars as the Vader-styled Dark Helmet in Spaceballs?

Paranormal Activity

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!

21. Which horror franchise includes films subtitled The Marked Ones and Next Of Kin?

22. Complete the title of the 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles: The Lady From… where?

23. Who connects the 2020s films Anyone But You, Madame Web, and this week’s new release Immaculate?

24. Catherine Tramell is a character in which 1990s erotic thriller?

25. In the news! Which 1960 Roger Corman horror film is due for a reimagining directed by Joe Dante?

26. Whose screen sisters are Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Tallulah Riley, and Carey Mulligan in a 2005 movie?

27. Which sport features prominently in Caddyshack and its sequel?

28. What name connects a Magnificent Seven actor and a real-life figure played on screen by Tom Hardy?

29. Who was born earliest: Martin Sheen or Michael Sheen (no relation)?

30. And finally, which 1990s movie goes before Ship, Town, and World to make the titles of three different movies from the 2000s?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, check out Issue 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. You can also listen to our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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