Line(s) of the Day #Deadpool

Deadpool and girlfriend

You don’t need to be a superhero to get the girl. The right girl will bring out the hero in you.

Wade Wilson / Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in the action comedy superhero Deadpool (2016). The wise-cracking eponymous character is hell-bent on finding the man who made him a superhero with drastic consequences.

Film Quizzes: American Presidents

With everyone still discussing the American Presidential election and the inevitable consequences of Donald Trump’s victory, it seemed a good time to take a look at who has taken the Oval Office in Hollywood. Some relate to real presidents, while others are entirely fictional. How many of the 12 can you get?

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-3 1. (1970s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film16 2. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-1 3. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-fillm-2 4. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-fillm-5 5. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-fillm-4 6. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film14 7. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-fillm-7 8. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-fillm-6 9. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-13 10. (1990s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-8 11. (2000s)

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film-quiz-american-presidents-film-10 13. (2000s)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-11 14. (2010+)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-12 15. (2010+)

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Line(s) of the Day #Bridget Jones’s Diary

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I don’t think you’re an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother’s pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever’s in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences… But the thing is, um, what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.

Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) in adorable romcom Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). The latest instalment in the tales of Bridget and her romantic adventures will be out later this week.

TV Quiz: Political TV Shows

With the European news being dominated by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, I thought it was only fitting to do a politically-themed quiz. So with the shockwaves of Brexit still being felt, here are 15 past and present TV shows that capture different moods, mavericks and mindsets within the political landscape. It is one of the tougher ones I will do, so no worries if you struggle. While my picture quizzes are usually film-based, for those interested I have also done TV ones before, with American drama and cartoons.

TV quiz - Politics TV 1  1.

Yes Minister  2.

TV quiz - Politics TV 3  3.

TV quiz - Politics TV 4  4.

TV quiz - Politics TV 5  5.

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TV quiz - Politics TV 8  8.

TV quiz - Politics TV 9  9.

TV quiz - Politics TV 10  10.

TV quiz - Politics TV 11  11.

TV quiz - Politics TV 12  12.

TV quiz - Politics TV 13  13.

TV quiz - Politics TV 14jpg  14.

Political Animals - Season 1  15.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheUsualSuspects

The Usual Suspects Verbal Klint

Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.

Verbal Klint (Kevin Spacey) in the hugely thrilling The Usual Suspects (1995). Winner of an Academy Award for Spacey as well as for Best Original Screenplay, it features one of cinema’s most famous endings.

 

Line(s) of the Day #PathsofGlory

Paths of Glory

If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets, they’ll face French ones!

General Mireau (George Macready) in the classic anti-war film Paths of Glory (1957).

Line(s) of the Day #MontyPythonsLifeofBrian

Life of Brian

All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

Reg (John Cleese) in the religious satire Monty Python’s The Life of Brian (1979)

Line(s) of the Day #TheThirty-NineSteps

the 39 steps picture

There are 20 million women in this island and I get to be chained to you.

Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps(1935).

Line(s) of the Day #Prefontaine

Prefontaine

Let me tell you something, all of my life people have said to me, “You’re too small, Pre. You’re not fast enough, Pre. Give up your foolish dreams, Steve!” But you know what, they forgot something: I have to win. There’s no fallback here, no great stride, no long legs –nothing!

Steve Prefontaine (Jared Leto) in the sporting biopic film Prefontaine (1997)