Jack the Giant Slayer giveaway and Filmwhys Quiz!
The contest is now over, congratulations to the winner, and read below for the answers to the Filmwhys quiz
I’ve been lucky enough to catch the attention of PartnersHub which often runs Blu-Ray giveaways across various movie blogs. Being that this is a niche site, I’ve so far declined to run giveaways for movies I wouldn’t review for this site. And while this is a fantasy movie, it would easily qualify for an “Almost Super” entry. And on top of that, it was released to Blu-Ray on my birthday! Not only that, but I did enjoy the movie myself a lot more than many of my fellow reviewers who have seen it. It’s not an amazing movie by any means, but it really is worth a watch. And while you’re at it, click on the pic below to check out the neat little app attached to the movie.
Now I do love a good quiz, well technically it’s less of a quiz and more of a guessing game that’s tied into my new podcast Filmwhys, where I have been watching classic, modern classic, and popular movies that I have never seen before. Click here to look through my recent episode posts. Below, there are five groups of three movies. In each group I have seen 1 movie and have not seen the other 2. Your job is to guess which of the three movies I have actually seen. For each correct guess, you get 1 entry. You also get 1 entry for posting your results from the Jack the Giant Slayer quiz for a possible total of 6 entries! The winner will be picked at random on Saturday, June 29th. Good luck! Giveaway open to the US or Canada, no PO Boxes. I will contact the winner via e-mail on Saturday the 29th and I will also reveal the correct answers to my quiz below. If you are not eligible but still want to take the quiz, feel free to share your guesses and I’ll figure out some sort of secondary, probably digital prize for the winner on that front.
2001’s Jim Henson’s Jack and the Beanstalk, The Real Story, 2010’s Jack and the Beanstalk, or the animated 1974’s Jack and the Beanstalk?
Answer: 2010’s Jack and the Beanstalk. It was a surprisingly fun adaptation that didn’t take itself too seriously and had Chloe Grace Moritz in it!
1998’s Apt Pupil, 1995’s The Usual Suspects, or 2008’s Valkyrie
Answer: 1998’s Apt Pupil. I can’t say I remember too much about it anymore since I did watch it probably around 1998 or 1999 and haven’t watched it again since. But, it’s got Ian McKellan as an ex-Nazi.
2002’s About a Boy, 2013’s Warm Bodies, or 2010’s Clash of the Titans
Answer: 2013’s Warm Bodies. I did throw in Clash of the Titans because it’s a lot closer to the fare I normally watch, but never got around to that one. Warm Bodies was a fun zombie movie that I quite enjoyed.
1996’s Emma, 2001’s Black Hawk Down, or 1996’s Trainspotting
Answer: 1996’s Trainspotting. Again, I threw Trainspotting in as a typically acclaimed movie that is much like many of the movies I’ve not seen, but I did get a chance to see this fantastic early movie from Danny Boyle.
2006’s The Devil Wears Prada, 2012’s The Hunger Games, or 1993’s The Pelican Brief
Answer: 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. Out of this list, I rightly expected a lot of guesses for the Hunger Games, and while I do really want to catch that one, I still have yet to see it. Instead, my wife wanted to watch this Anne Hathaway movie and to my surprise, I really enjoyed it.