With a career that spans almost 30 years, Winona Ryder has starred in almost every genre of film, from sci-fi and drama to horror, animation and comedy. This week, Ryder adds a new genre to her expansive filmography with a role in the true crime biography The Iceman, opens in limited release May 17th.
Ryder stars as Deborah Pellicotti, the wife of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon). The movie, based on actual events, follows Kuklinski as he climbs his way up to criminal ladder becoming the mob’s fierce go-to hitman, all while keeping his occupation hidden from his wife and children. It’s certainly a change of pace from her last big screen roles in the Kevin James comedy The Dilemma and as the voice of Elsa Van Helsing in Frankenweenie!
How much do you know about Winona Ryder and her movies? Take the quiz and find out!
We love our movie moms, especially when they’re spouting gems of advice like “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” like Mama Gump (Sally Field) in Forrest Gump. Of course, we like seeing some not-so-nice mothers too. As long as they’re not the ones tucking us in at night, we still love watching Serial Mom rule the roost and laugh as Danny DeVito plots his mother’s demise with Billy Crystal in Throw Momma From the Train.
In honour of moms good and bad, put your knowledge to the test in our Memorable Movie Moms quiz!
Just call him the Comeback Kid. It’s hard to believe that just over a decade ago Robert Downey Jr. was making headlines for his personal troubles including one too many arrests for drug possession and failed stints in rehab. He’s managed a comeback of epic proportions, putting his past behind him and emerging as the box office king and bankable movie star we know him for today.
In 2005, roles in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Good Night and Good Luck paved the way for Downey Jr.’s triumphant return thanks to the critical success of those films which reminded us that there was more to the actor than his rap sheet. But it was thanks to a pair of films in 2008 that Downey Jr. was welcomed back into Hollywood’s good graces, cementing him as a solid box office bet and (hopefully) putting his past problems behind him for good.
How much do you know about Robert Downey Jr. and his movies? Take our quiz and find out!
You see them on the bottom on movie posters, on DVD covers and in trailers. Those short, snappy sentences or few words emblazoned above the title of the film are taglines. They usually convey a sense of the plot, the genre, the stars or the overall feel of the film. Chances are you've seen Jurassic Park's tagline - "An adventure 65 million years in the making" - splashed across posters or on the box of a well-loved VHS tape.
Taglines are a marketing tool that’s been used to drive audiences to theatres since the early days of cinema, appearing on posters for classic movies like It Happened One Night, reminding viewers that two of the silver screen’s biggest stars, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert were appearing “Together for the first time!”
While a tagline like that could refer to just about any movie, we've carefully selected ten taglines of popular films for this week's quiz.
Take the quiz now!
Baseball season has landed in stadiums across North America, while the baseball-themed 42 has scored a hit at the domestic box office, landing in the #1 spot this past weekend.
Of course, the Brian Helgeland-directed flick isn't the first baseball flick to have captured the hearts and minds of movie-goers. Far from it. From The Pride of the Yankees to Field of Dreams to Moneyball, big-screen baseball tales have been a part of Hollywood almost right from the get-go. But just how much do you remember about those major league movies that came before? Grab a bat and test your knowledge in our quiz on baseball in the movies!
Once you've completed the quiz, let us know which baseball movie is your favourite and why and you could win 1,000 SCENE points and a baseball-themed DVD prize pack! Find out more after the cut!
Batter up! Spring is in the air, baseball season has begun, and 42 is sliding into theatres this week. Chronicling the life of baseball all-star Jackie Robinson whose joining of the Brooklyn Dodgers broke racial segregation in the MLB, 42 takes a look at the life of the one-time Montreal Royals player and his pursuits on and off the field.
The film, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning scribe behind L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, stars Chadwick Boseman as the legendary #42, Robinson. Harrison Ford joins Boseman in the ballpark as innovative MLB exec Branch Rickey who helped break down the colour barrier on the field. Christopher Meloni, Alan Tudyk and John C. McGinley join the stadium ranks in supporting roles.
From major league players to pick-up games in school yards, baseball has long been a big screen tradition. Grab a bat and step up to the plate for our quiz on baseball in the movies!
Where were you when you first saw Jurassic Park? For many of us, that first encounter with the inhabitant of Isla Nulbar was in a movie theatre back in 1993. We all look so young, it's hard to believe it has been 20 years!
Audiences went in droves to see Steven Spielberg’s take on dinosaurs and were wowed by the larger-than-life animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex and the intricate details of the vicious acid-spewing Dilophosaurus. It has been two decades since it debuted in theatres, but you might vividly remember the sound of the roaring T-Rex and or the nervous anticipation you felt for Lex and Tim as they were trapped in a crushed car in the bubbling mud. As far as event films go, Jurassic Park is one of the crown jewels of 1990’s cinema. Now 20 years later, we’re getting the chance to see the blockbuster movie in a whole new light!
Keep reading to take the quiz on the movies of 1993!
The lovely ladies of Spring Breakers hit the beach for fun in the sun and gunplay with James Franco in the movie opening this Friday in Cineplex theatres. While the quartet of college kids played by Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens may not be making the best decisions on their spring break, they certainly know how to party.
From party animals like the Delta Tau Chi in National Lampoon’s Animal House to the epic quest to get to a house party in Superbad, we’re talking big party movies and spring breakers in this week’s quiz!
Hit the jump to take our quiz and party like you’re on spring break!
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