"You gotta make the money first.
Then when you get the money, you get the power.
Then when you get the power, then you get the women.”
“I never fucked anybody over in my life didn't have it coming to them.”
“All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one.”
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
$3000 (including days)
Leonard ‘Chico’ Marx
Adolph* ‘Harpo’ Marx
Julius Henry ‘Groucho’ Marx
Herbert ‘Zeppo’ Marx
*Changed his name from Adolph to Arthur in 1911.
Oscar (Owen Wilson) wants his parking tickets to be wiped off his record (56 tickets in seven states).
Noonan (Clark Heathcliffe Brolly) has some women friends he’d like to see made American citizens (no questions asked).
Max (Ken Campbell) wants to bring back eight-track tapes.
Chick (Will Patton) wants a full week’s Emperor’s Package at Caesar’s Palace.
A.J. (Ben Affleck) wants to know who actually killed Kennedy.
Bear (Michael Clarke Duncan) would like to stay in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House for the summer.
Rockhound (Steve Buscemi) wants none of them to have to pay taxes again. Ever.
Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Asterisk Vs. Caesar (1985)
Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002)
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Cockneys Vs Zombies (2012)
Cowboys Vs Dinosaurs (2015)
Dick Tracy Vs Cueball (1946)
Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys (1993)
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) Eagle Vs Shark (2007)
Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
Hercules Vs. The Moon Men (1964)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil (2011)
Jack And Jill Vs. The World (2008)
King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (2015)
Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)
The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Puppet Master Vs Demonic Toys (2004)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil (2010)
The U.S. Vs. John Lennon (2006)
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936)
Dodge • Duck • Dip • Dive • Dodge
"This is Patches O'Houlihan saying
'Take care of your balls, and they'll take care of you.'"
A History Of Violence (2005)
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.*
*One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you
Three, four, better lock your door
Five, six, grab your crucifix
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late
Nine, ten, never sleep again…
A supercut showcasing 100 years of robots, cyborgs and mechas in the movies. Is your favourite included?
Music: "Exoskeleton" by Mega Drive, from their album 198xad (available from iTunes / Google Play)
Here’s the full list of the characters and/or films featured:
The Golem from Der Golem (1915), Q the Automaton from The Master Mystery (1919), The Mechanical Man (1921), False Maria from Metropolis (1927), Gibel Sensatsii (1935), Tinman from The Wizard Of Oz (1939), Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), Mother Riley Meets The Vampire (1952)
"But ain't it the truth: you take your chances with the law. Justice is only a roll of the dice. A flip of the coin. A turn of the Wheel."
In Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), post-apocalyptic wanderer Max (Mel Gibson) breaks his deal with Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) when he refuses to kill his opponent in the Thunderdome arena. In Bartertown, breaking a deal is one of the most serious crimes imaginable, and the punishment is clear – bust a deal, face the wheel.
Amputation • Life imprisonment • Auntie’s choice • Gulag* • Acquittal •
Hard labour • Spin again • Forfeit goods • Death • Underworld**
*Exile into the desert wasteland.
**Forced labour in Bartertown’s underground methane refinery and pig farm.
Adobo (2001) • Anthem (1986) • Beauty (1999) • Buffalo (1996) • Cousins (2003) • Crude (2008) • Desi (2001) • Dream (1990) • Dreamer (1984) • Dreamz (2006) • Flyers (1985) • Fork (2007) • Friends (1991) • Gangster (2007) • Gigolo (1980) • Girl (2002) • Gothic (1988) • Graffiti (1973) • Grindhouse (2010) • Gun (2002) • Hardcore (2006) • Heart (1992) • Heist (2014) • History X (1998) • Hollow (1999) • Honey (2015) • Hot Wax (1978) • Hustle (2013) • Kickboxer (1991) • Madness (1932) • Mary (2012) • Me (1992) • Movie (1999) • Ninja (1985) • Outlaws (2001) • Pastime (2007) • Perfekt (1997) • Pie (1999) • Pimp (1999) • Pop (1981) • Psycho (2000) • Reunion (2012) • Samurai (1992) • Son (2008) • Splendor (2003) • Sniper (2014) • Strays (1996) • Teen (2008) • The Bill Hicks Story (2009) • Ultra (2015) • Venus (2007) • Violet (2008) • Virgin (2009) • Wedding (2003) • Yakuza (1993) • Zeitgeist (2006)
"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it."
The reverse of the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971) reads:
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka!… Present this ticket at the factory gates at ten o’clock in the morning of the first day of October and do not be late. You may bring with you one member of your own family… and only one… but no one else…. In your wildest dreams, you could not imagine the marvelous SURPRISES that await YOU!
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE FIRST KIND
Sighting of a UFO
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE SECOND KIND
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE THIRD KIND
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
*Rock Hudson is said to have walked out of the Los Angeles premiere of 2001, and remarked: “Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?”
First rule: You do not talk about fight club.
Second rule: You do not talk about fight club.
Third rule: Someone yells “Stop!”, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.
Fourth rule: Only two guys to a fight.
Fifth rule: One fight at a time.
Sixth rule: No shirt, no shoes.
Seventh rule: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
Eighth and final rule: If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
It’s a place for us to share each month’s film quiz rounds (soundtracks, trailers, picture rounds) so that those of you outside London can play at home, as well as our specially created video montages (or 'supercuts' as the kids are calling them these days). We also hope that the Bigger Blog will become an online repository of all the interesting (and otherwise useless) movie trivia we’ve compiled during more than ten years of writing questions to test London’s most formidable film nerds (some of this has previously been published online at our old blog the Movie Miscellany, and we'll be gradually moving this information across, updating and expanding these old posts where possible).
Once all our May quiz nights are done, at the end of this month, we'll upload our soundtracks and trailer video rounds, and the picture round, so you can have a go yourself.
Hope to see you around!
Simon & Lee-Jay