Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Thursday Quiz VL

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The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the qualities of the architypical hero:
No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will find themselves on the cutting room floor.
This Week's Category will overwhelm you with sheer spectacle!

The "Best Pictures" of the Last Ten Years

The following are a list of popular and/or critically aclaimed movies released during the last ten years. Some of them won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The others weren't even nominated in that category. For each movie, IS IT or ISN'T it the one that won the little statuette for its year?
1. About Schmidt

2. Affliction

3. Being John Malkovich

4. Black Hawk Down

5. Children of Men

6. Gladiator

7. Last King of Scotland

8. Requiem for a Dream

9. Return of the King

10. Shakespeare in Love

11. The Passion of the Christ

12. The Truman Show

Lights! Action! Post your answers in the comments!!!


Cartophiliac said...

1. isn't
2. isn't
3. is
4. isn't
5. isn't
6. is
7. is
8. isn't
9. isn't
10. is
11. isn't
12. isn't

Mostly guesses... looks like too many isn'ts

La Gringissima said...

1. isn't
2. isn't
3. isn't
4. isn't
5. shoulda but dinna
6. is
7. isn't, but Forest Whittaker won Best Actor
8. isn't
9. isn't
10. is
11. isn't
12. isn't

d said...

1n, 2n, 3n, 4n, 5n, 6y, 7n, 8n, 9n, 10y, 11n, 12n

gS49 said...

some yeses, some nos

Distribute appropriately.

In other words, I go nothing!

Elizabeth said...

You don't like me. You really, really don't like me ... Well, I've seen two of these, at least. But awards? No clue.

1. Sounds like a stupid comedy. No.
2. Sounds like a cerebral foreign import. Yes.
3. I've heard of it and heard it was good, but don't think it got awards. No.
4. I hope this didn't win any awards. No.
5. Heard of this, and it was a cerebral foreign import, right? Yes.
6. I didn't see this but bet it got some sort of award. Yes.
7. I think I heard this won something. Idi Amin? Yes.
8. Never heard of it. No.
9. For the most part, this entire series was EXACTLY what plays out in my head when I read the books. If it didn't, it should have. Yes.
10. The only other one I saw, and I liked it enough to give it an award, so yes.
11. God, I hope not. No.
12. I heard it was good, and would like to see it, but I'll say no, not statuette material.

karmasartre said...

1 / isn't
2 / isn't
3 / isn't
4 / isn't
5 / isn't
6 / is
7 / isn't
8 / isn't
9 / is
10 / is
11 / isn't
12 / isn't

DrSchnell said...

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. No
5. No.
6. Yes
7. No
8. No
9. Yes
10. Yes
11. No
12. No

mrs.5000 said...

Not quite out of town, until I phone in a lackluster performance in an ill-fitting role . . .
1 yes
2 yes
3 that would be crazy. but let's say yes
4 no
5 no
6 yes
7 actor yes. picture? um, no
8 yes
9 no
10 yes
11 no
12 yes
hmmmm, I've only got four yeses, so I'll go back and change a couple. let's say 2 and 8, because I have no memory of them whatsoever, might have been contenders. . . there, done! off to the beach!

chuckdaddy said...

6. Is
9. Is
10. Is

The rest isn't (I mean aren't)

Dan said...

1. Jesus I hope not. no.
2. con't remember it but it sounds like a yes.
3. I wish. don't think so. no.
4. no
5. don't remember it but it sounds like a yes.
6. yes.
7. Sounds like a yes, but I'm guessing no.
8. The cinematic equivalent of smashing my eye with a hammer for 90 minutes. probably yes. but I'm saying no.
9. yes.
10. yes.
11. no.
12. dunno. yes.

Rex Parker said...

Gladiator, Shakespeare in Love, Return of the King. That's it.


Rebel said...

Hmmm... the answers aren't up yet, so I'll give it a go.
1 isn't
2 isn't (was that even a movie?0
3 is
4 is
5 isn't
6 isn't
7 is
8 isn't
9 is
10 isn't
11 isn't
12 is

Anonymous said...

4. Is
5. Is
6. Is

boo said...

Unscored. I was looking for the answers. Now I'll have to read the comments to see. Hmm. It appears that 6 IS and I would not have guessed that.

9 and 10 would have been the only ones I knew as IS. But I am too late. Tardy!

Michael5000 said...

Well, to quote karmasartre,

1 / isn't
2 / isn't
3 / isn't
4 / isn't
5 / isn't
6 / is
7 / isn't
8 / isn't
9 / is
10 / is
11 / isn't
12 / isn't

Which is to say, per Rex: "Gladiator, Shakespeare in Love, Return of the King. That's it."

Michael5000 said...

Obviously, karma and Rex find themselves in the winners' circle this week! Karmasartre got there first to take the Gold TQVL Statuette -- er, rather, STAR. It's his third and his ninth Star overall.

Rex Parker got there fourth to take this week's one Green; it's Rex's sixth Green overall, and his third in four weeks!

In between them was DrSchnell, who takes his fifth Silver Star, and ChuckDaddy, who claims his first ever Blue. Those are their 13th and 3rd Stars, respectively.

Thanks for your patience this week, and -- as always -- thanks for playing the Thursday Quiz!