Film Quizzes: Magic

I’ve always been a fan of magic, The powerful to create something using powers that others don’t have for spectacular affect. Though I think Roald Dahl said it best when he explained that those who don’t believe in magic will never see it. How many of the films below can you work out?

Film 1 Magic Film 1 (1950s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 3 Film 2 (1970s)

kinopoisk.ru Film 3 (1990s)

film 4 magic Film 4 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Anime Film 4 Film 5 (2000s)

film 6 magic Film 6 (2000s)

film 7 magic Film 7 (2000s)

The Prestige Film 8 (2000s)

film 9 magic Film 9 (2000s)

film 8 magic Film 10 (2000s)

Now You See Me Film 11 (2000s)

film-quiz-2016-films-film-6 Film 12 (2000s)

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Film Quiz: Loners

I haven’t done a film quiz for a long time. After such a long gap there were plenty of categoeis I could have chosen, but as my favourite film of the past few years was Nightcrawler (you can read my review here), it seemed right to chose loners as the theme. There are actually more on screen than you might imagine. Some are harmless, some deadly. Some are charming, some tortured. Please feel free to let me know how you do, if you have any favourites or even if there are any you think could have been added to the list.

Film quiz 16 1. (1930s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 1 2. (1950s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 2 3. (1960s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 13 4. (1960s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 4 5. (1970s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 6 6. (1970s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 3 7. (1970s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 5 8. (1980s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 7 9. (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 14 10. (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 15 11. (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 8 12. (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 9 13. (2000s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 11 14. (2010+)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 12 15. (2010+)

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Film Quizzes – Lousy 21st Century Remakes

I’ve never been a huge fan of remakes. Whenever I’m asked about what my least favourite genre is, it’s between remakes, slasher films and spoofs. Unlike the latter two though, remakes really are in vogue right now. And they have been for some time.

I can see why there is a market for it. If there was a demand for the original story, then there is a proven audience. And Hollywood likes to be confident in a film being successful. At their best, a remake can take a great premise and take it in a new direction. True Grit, The Fly and The Thing are thereof the success stories. A higher level of technology available can also add a different dimension, best seen in a film like Peter Jackson’s King Kong. And yet, so many more fail to add enough to improve upon the original.

One of the problems is that they take the wrong films to remake. Rather than films with a noticeable flaw or that have dated badly, Hollywood has remade hugely popular films that already told its story brilliantly. It also needs to consider that most viewers will have fond memories and already know the story being retold. And so remakes must have something better than the original.

It is no surprise then that the majority of successful remakes are ones that viewers will not have seen the original of, or even know that they were remakes. The Departed, True Lies, The Magnificent Seven, Some Like it Hot and You’ve got Mail are just five that come to mind.

Unlike translation software Smartling, these films have done their best to ruin the magic of the original.  How many of the 15 lousiest remakes below can you work out? I’m always curious how many you can get. Normally I would put them in order, but on behalf of the originals I’ve put them in a random order.

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 1 Film 1

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 2 Film 2

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 3 Film 3

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 4 Film 4

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 12 Film 5

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 6 Film 6

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 7 Film 7

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 8 Film 8

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 9 Film 9

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 10 Film 10

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 11 Film 11

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 12 Film 12

Film Quizzes - Lousy 21st Century Remakes Film 13 Film 13

 Film 14

Arthur Film 15

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Film Quizzes: Horror

I will be very soon writing up The Exorcist as a review for the very fantastic Silver Screen Serenade as part of her 2014 Resolutions series. In tribute to the genre, here are a maverick set of horror films covering decades. Try and work out the six spine-tingling, bone-chilling films below if you dare…

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 1 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 2 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 3 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 4 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 5 (2000+)

Film Quizzes - Horror Film 6 (2000+)

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