How Many Movies by Woman Directors Have You Seen?

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

Here’s a great quiz from Indiewire on films by woman directors, covering more than 170 films going back to the silent era and covering every category and budget size.

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Answers: Muppet Quiz

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

1. Can you guess the writer who provided the narration for this 1968 commercial featuring The Muppets?

William Burroughs

2.  What Oscar-winning actor co-starred with the Muppets as Scrooge in “A Muppet Christmas Carol?”

Michael Caine

3.  Which Muppet is the front man of a rock group?

Dr. Teeth of the Electric Mayhem

dr. teeth electric mayhem

4.  Which Muppet is the lab assistant for scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew?

Beaker

Beaker

5.  Which Muppet lives in a trash can?

Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”

6.  What is the name of Big Bird’s friend that everyone on Sesame Street thought was imaginary?

Mr. Snuffleupagus

7.  Who are these guys?

Statler and Waldorf

8. Name something other than the birthmark and voice that distinguishes Kermit and Constantine?

Different collar

9. Where was Miss Piggy working at the beginning of “The Muppets?”

French Vogue

10. Who is the only Muppet who appears in both the Muppet movies and television shows and on Sesame Street?

Kermit!

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How Well Do You Know the Muppets?

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

In honor of the eight Muppet movie, “Muppets Most Wanted,” out this weekend, I’ve got some questions to see how well you know the Muppets.

1. Can you guess the writer who provided the narration for this 1968 commercial featuring The Muppets?

2.  What Oscar-winning actor co-starred with the Muppets as Scrooge in “A Muppet Christmas Carol?”

3.  Which Muppet is the front man of a rock group?

4.  Which Muppet is the lab assistant for scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew?

5.  Which Muppet lives in a trash can?

6.  What is the name of Big Bird’s friend that everyone on Sesame Street thought was imaginary?

7.  Who are these guys?

Courtesy Muppet Wiki
Courtesy Muppet Wiki

8. Name something other than the birthmark and voice that distinguishes Kermit and Constantine?

9. Where was Miss Piggy working at the beginning of “The Muppets?”

10. Who is the only Muppet who appears in both the Muppet movies and television shows and on Sesame Street?

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Labor Day Movies 2013

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

In honor of the people who brought us the 40 hour work week, weekends off, and major advances in workplace safety and all those who work to contribute to society and care for their families:

Harlan County, U.S.A. This classic documentary about striking miners in one of the country’s most violent worker confrontations.

Up in the Air One of the few companies flourishing in this economy is one that helps other companies fire people.

Matewan Chris Cooper stars in John Sayles fictional film inspired by real-life efforts by miners to protest a pay cut, beautifully photographed by cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

Executive Suite Is this post-WWII story of a struggle to become CEO between the green-eyeshade numbers guy (Frederic March) and the man who sees a job as a way to give employees meaning, purpose, and dignity (William Holden) an artifact of its time or a cautionary tale?

In Good Company Dennis Quaid plays a middle-aged executive who finds himself working for a man young enough to be his son (Topher Grace) in this takeover-era story about the tension between revenues based on buzzwords and spreadsheets and revenues based on relationships and trust.

Blue Collar Auto workers are caught between corrupt executives and corrupt union officials in this gritty story starring Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel.

The Company Men Three executives lose their jobs in this recession-era film by John Wells, starring Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ben Affleck.

The films of Frederick Wiseman Pioneering documentarian Frederick Wiseman has produced the definitive series of films about work in the United States, covering everything from a high school, to a mental hospital, a high-end retail store, a ballet company, a hospital, a boxing gym, a racetrack, the military, a court, and a welfare office.

And be sure to check out my previous list, including classics like “9 to 5,” “The Pajama Game,” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

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For Your Netflix Queue Neglected gem Quiz

Smurfs Quiz

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

In honor of this week’s release of “Smurfs 2,” how many of these questions can you answer?

1.  The Smurfs were created by a comic artist from what country?

2.  How tall are Smurfs?

3.  Who created Smurfette?

4.  What is the name of the Smurf’s enemy and who is his pet?

5.  What Jake Gyllenhaal movie has a rather crude discussion of the Smurfs?

6.  Neil Patrick Harris returns for the sequel.  What television show gave him his first starring role?

7.  Hank Azaria appears in the film.  What long-running television series features his voice?

8.  What Smurf movie shares a title with a Mozart opera?

9.  What pop star gives her voice to Smurfette?

10.  What comedy news show reporter provides a voice for one of the Smurfs?

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