Quiz Answers: 10th May 2024 (Of The Planet Of The Apes)

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Here are the answers to our quiz from 10th May 2024 – how did you do?

1. Back in cinemas this week for its 30th anniversary, Shallow Grave is the debut feature by which British director?

Danny Boyle

2. In which “Frat Pack” comedy does Will Ferrell play Frank “The Tank” Ricard?

Old School

3. Born this week, who plays vampire leader Jesse Hooker in 1987’s Near Dark?

Lance Henriksen

4. How many Hot Tub Time Machine movies have been released to date?

2 (Hot Tub Time Machine and Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

5. Which David Bowie song shares its name with a John Carpenter-directed sci-fi romance?

“Starman”, as in Starman

6. Who plays Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins?

Meryl Streep

7. Who won an Oscar for playing Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird?

Gregory Peck

8. Which war film connects Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, and John Hurt?

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

9. Also born this week, who plays Becky Scott in the Clerks sequels?

Rosario Dawson

10. In Everything Everywhere All At Once, which Pixar animated movie inspires an alternative timeline?

Ratatouille (“Racocoonie”)

11. In cinemas now! What is the full title of the new Planet Of The Apes movie?

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes (read Simon’s review here)

12. What is the name of Andy Serkis’ ape character in the prequel trilogy of the 2010s?


13. Who directed 2001’s “re-imagining” of Planet Of The Apes?

Tim Burton

14. What comes next in this sequence: Beneath > Escape > Conquest > … ?

Battle, as in Battle For The Planet Of The Apes these are the first words of the 1970s Apes sequel titles

15. Who appeared in more Planet Of The Apes films – Charlton Heston or Roddy McDowall?

Roddy McDowall appeared in four, Charlton Heston appeared in three – the first two and an uncredited cameo as an ape in the 2001 movie

16.Spoilers! In the 1968 original, which landmark’s appearance signifies that the planet was Earth all along?

The Statue of Liberty

17. Who plays the Colonel, the leader of the human Alpha-Omega forces in War For The Planet Of The Apes?

Woody Harrelson

18. Complete the iconic quote: “Take your stinking paws off me, you…” what?

… damn dirty ape!”

19. … And which Harry Potter actor utters this line in 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes?

Tom Felton (here he is, getting upstaged by a chimp in the very next line)

20. Stop The Planet Of The Apes! I Want To Get Off is a Broadway musical in which US TV show?

The Simpsons

21. Which director’s production company is called Bad Robot?

J.J. Abrams

22. In the news! In which 2000 sci-fi movie did Vin Diesel first play Richard B. Riddick?

Pitch Black

23. Who was born earliest: Keanu Reeves or Sandra Bullock?

Sandra Bullock, by just 39 days!

24. Throughout the 1990s, Gary Oldman, Leslie Nielsen, and Christopher Atkins all played which title character in different movies?

Dracula (in 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1995’s Dracula: Dead And Loving It, and 1993’s Dracula Rising/Roger Corman’s Dracula

25. “This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.” Which 1960s drama used this tagline?

The Graduate

26. Which James Bond actor’s surname connects Patrick Swayze in 1989 and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2024?

(Timothy) Dalton, as in their characters from Road House and its remake

27. The Slaughtered Lamb is a fictional pub in which 1980s horror comedy?

An American Werewolf In London

28. In which 1978 animated film does Annette Crosbie voice Galadriel?

The Lord Of The Rings

29. What word goes before Games, Girl, and People to make the titles of at least three different movies?

Funny, as in Funny Games, Funny Girl, and Funny People

30. And finally, the answer to Question 3 is one of two Near Dark actors who have had nasty scrapes with an Alien, a Predator, and a Terminator on screen – who is the other?

Bill Paxton

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