Earlier this week, the name of Tom Berenger came up in a conversation I was having. And I wondered exactly what happened to him between the time he made Major League II in 1994 and Inception in 2010. After all, that’s a long stretch of time, and he had been something of a star in the late 1980s. Since he’s a graduate of the University of Missouri, my home state, I’ll always have a soft spot for Berenger. What I unearthed on his IMDb page was a series of movie and made-for-tv movie titles that sounded like they were straight out of the fictional list of films starring Troy McClure on The Simpsons. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two decades, McClure was a fictional actor on The Simpsons, and he was fond of rattling off a series of fake films with outlandish titles in which he had starred. A prime example: “Hi, I’m Troy McClure and you may remember me from such films as The Erotic Adventures of Hercules and Dial ‘M’ for Murderousness“. Seeing the similarity between the work of Berenger and McClure gave me an idea. Here’s a quiz. Can you tell the difference between real Tom Berenger films and fictional Troy McClure films? Take the quiz to find out: Continue reading
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One of my favorite features on IMDb is the “Trade Mark” section of director bio pages. It lists out a flurry of features that a director is known for. This includes frequent collaborators, shooting styles, shooting locations, and any other number of things that make directors unique in their field. I’ve put together a quiz using these trade marks. Listed to the left are several trade marks of a specific director. See if you can guess which director employs each list of trade marks. Once you’re done, click on the link below to take you to the answers. Be sure to click on the images for full-resolution versions. Note that all directors are alive and working. Continue reading
Here are ten screen stills from films that have appeared in the American Film Institute’s Top 100 list. There have been two incarnations of the list- 1997 and 2007. Films from both the 1997 and 2007 list make an appearance in this quiz. You can find the full list by going here, to the Wikipedia page. And those are the only clues I’m offering to you before you take the Tightly Cropped Screen Shot Quiz. Can you guess which AFI Top 100 film these images came from? The answer key is at the bottom.
If movies have proven anything, it’s that the world can never have enough gangster movies. They’re a classic part of American cinema. But just how much do you know about gangster films? Do you belong in witness protection? Could you rise to consigliere? Better yet, could you be the don? The omerta is over, at least temporarily. Take this quiz about classic gangster films and find out where you belong in the family.
Inspired mostly by this quiz over at the Beer & Whiskey Brothers blog, and also by the Cosmo quizzes that you often see on the front of the magazines in the grocery store checkout line, I’ve created a quiz to let you know if you are indeed a movie nerd. Just to clarify, it’s only barely inspired by Cosmo. Otherwise, the quiz would be called “The Sexiest Movie Quiz to Ever Sexy Sex Sexing Your Man”.