I’ve delivered a million passengers over forty years, but in the end I’m going to be judged by two hundred and eight seconds.
Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger(Tom Hanks) in the film Sully. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it tells of the ‘Miracle of the Hudson’, where a commercial airline landed on the Hudson river without fatalities after a flock of birds disabled both engines.
With the release of Sully, Tom Hanks looks set to continue his streak of critically and commercially successful films. It seemed fitting therefore, to dedicate a quiz to one of California’s finest. How well do you know one of Hollywood’s most versatile and best-loved actors? Do you have a favourite of his? Answers as always below.
10 years after the original series, Planet Earth II has been released, mesmerising viewers with its extraordinary landscape views and detailed insights into animal life. Narrated by legendary broadcaster and famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough, it is expected to garner as much acclaim as its original, which was five years in the making. Below are eight different photographs taken from the Islands, Deserts, Jungles and Mountains categories.
And as your fantasies are broken in two Did you really think this bloody road Would pave the way for you?
Taken from the song Eternal Life by Jeff Buckley from his debut album Grace (1994). Buckley had one of the most gentle, ethereal voices ever recorded and is who I would most like to sound like when I sing.
Roger Rabbit (as voiced by Charles Fleischer) in the fantasy comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1998). Set during Hollywood in the 1940s, the film combines live action animation as a hired private investigator has to prove Roger innocent.
The famous quote by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett from his novella Worstward Ho (1983). Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, Beckett was one of the most celebrated creative and influential literary minds of the 20th Century.
After seeing the magnificent Arrival film, I was inspired to do a quiz on other films about extra terrestrial forms of life. There really are far more than you might think. Quite a few have these visitors as violent and threatening, but there are some friendly ones in there. How many will you get? If you’ve seen Arrival where would you rank it among these?
As a lover of animals, photography and comedy, I just had to include The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography awards, which I saw on the Yahoo website. As well as highlighting the humour within the animal kingdom, the awards also serve as highlighting awareness of global conservation efforts. I’ve chosen eight of the most memorable images from the winning entries. Do you have a favourite? You might also be interested to see how they compare to these neatly timed animal shots which I posted a while back.