Movie Mom

Movie Mom


New Year’s Quiz

posted by Nell Minow

All of the answers to this quiz are people who have birthdays on January 1.  How many do you know?

1. This handsome leading man had his breakthrough role in “Boyz N the Hood” and later appeared opposite Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, and the Rock.

2. This diminutive actor played “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers movies.

3. He has played Richard Nixon, Zorro, Skeletor, and Dracula.

4. This contorversial real-life figure in American history has been portrayed by Treat Williams and Leonardo diCaprio.

5. A reclusive author turned down millions of dollars for the movie rights to his most famous book, but one of his short stories became the movie “My Foolish Heart.”

6. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee appeared with the Furious Five.

7. This stage magician often appears in films by David Mamet and P.T. Anderson.

8. This playwright’s relationship with the boyfriend who murdered him was depicted in an award-winning film.

9. Forest Whitaker won an Oscar for playing this murderous dictator.

10. Paul Newman played this athlete in an acclaimed film.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Previous Posts

Smile of the Week: The Dancing Traffic Light
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB_0vRnkeOk[/youtube]

posted 8:00:15am Sep. 22, 2014 | read full post »

TrueSpark: Teaching Children and Teens About Character With Quality Films
I am honored to serve on the advisory committee for TrueSpark, which provides quality films and curricula for schools at no cost to use in teaching character. [iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/akEWIRfjnxk?rel=0" frameborder="0"] Parents and teachers who want to lear

posted 8:22:33pm Sep. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Interview: Genevieve Bailey of "I Am Eleven"
There's a reason that so many heroes and heroines of classic literature are eleven years old. It is that last magical moment at the cusp of childhood and adolescence, which is what makes it so fascinating and delightful. Genevieve Bailey remembered the year she was 11 as one of the happiest of her l

posted 8:09:47pm Sep. 21, 2014 | read full post »

The Best TV for Kids May Be Online
Children have more choices than ever on television, but some of the best viewing for kids is online. Common Sense Media has a great list of family-friendly YouTube stars. I'd add EvanTube to the list. Newsweek calls him The Most Popular Kid You've Never Heard Of, with 272 million views of his engagi

posted 3:59:29pm Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Fifty Years of Fiddler on the Roof
The Yiddish-language stories of Sholem Alechim, collected as Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories (Library of Yiddish Classics), inspired one of the most successful, influential, and widely performed Broadway musicals of all time, "Fiddler on the Roof," which opened fifty years ago this week.

posted 8:00:47am Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.