Your film fix

Your film fix

Check out your movie quotient and win a prize!



Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 2:10 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:19 PM

1 What time does the clock radio in room 1408 display before it starts counting down from 60:00 in 1408?

2 What is Debi’s job in Grosse Pointe Blank?

3 After the recon mission, how many machine guns do the scouts find in the Japanese bunker in The Thin Red Line?

4 In 2012, Yuri is shown as a Russian billionaire. What did he do when he was younger?

5 According to Rob, how long have Dick and Barry been working for him in High Fidelity?

Last week’s film quiz winner is Hayfa Mohammed.


 

(Writers, please note: entries without contact details will not be considered.)

Last week’s answers:

1. American Football referee

2. His tie gets caught in the belt

3. Crime/thriller

4. Ride of Doom

5. Zarkos


WIN

The winner gets a DVD of The Newsroom Season 3 and a blu-ray of  Kingsman: The Secret Service, courtesy aido.com. Reply to wknd@khaleejtimes.com, with your contact details, marking it ‘Film Quiz’ by Sunday noon.

Editor’s decision — in case of more than one all-correct entry — will be final. Prizes can be picked up from the KT office in Dubai.

DVDREVIEWS

The Newsroom Season 3 (2014) (TV-MA)

If you enjoyed watching the first two seasons of the show famous for its rapid-fire dialogues, the third and final season of The Newsroom is an absolute must-watch. It sees the newsroom staff and their beloved anchor Will McAvoy (Daniels) manage the repercussions of receiving leaked documents from a mysterious government source. There’s also plenty of chemistry between the characters, some incredibly sharp dialogue and tonnes of work to be done as the team struggles to stay unbiased and ethical in the tech-crazed, ‘click-bait’ world we live in today.

Duration: 55 minutes x 6 episodes

Genre: Drama

What’s good: A plot unlike any other show out there

What’s bad: May feel a bit soap opera-ish at times

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

Rating:****

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) ®

This may seem like your run-of-the-mill spy thriller — a secret organisation of men (in immaculate suits) recruits a talented but uncouth youngster (Egerton) into their competitive training programme. But as you really delve into this masterpiece of a spy movie, there’s absolutely no sign of any cliché.  From the superb blending of comedy and action, to the diabolical genius of the villain (Jackson) and Colin Firth’s jaw-dropping performance (in slo-mo at that), there isn’t a dull moment in sight. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a movie to be watched, enjoyed and then watched again.

Duration: 129 minutes

Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Comedy

What’s good: The excellent action sequences, Jackson’s performance

What’s bad: An entertaining flick, but not one to be mulled over

Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

Rating: 4.5

 

 


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