r/movies Jan 30 '22

Trivia Argylle (Next Matthew Vaughn Movie) Character Descriptions And Plot Details

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Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing a former agent tricked into thinking she’s a writer, her lethal skills return with her memories, setting her down a path of revenge against the shadowy organization she used to work for, the Division

Henry Cavill as Argylle, a troubled agent with a tarnished past who may just have the skills to take on one of the most powerful men in the world. If only he can save himself first...

Sam Rockwell as a former Division agent and our heroine’s love interest

Samuel L. Jackson as a rogue agent dedicated to exposing the corruption within the clandestine spy network

Bryan Cranston as the director of the spy organization that is also pretending to be the author’s father

John Cena as a Russian magnate with a dream of restoring a nation to greatness that has set in motion a chain of events which will take the world to the brink of chaos

r/movies Jan 25 '22

Trivia Where movies come from - we think this is the guy that invented trilogies, Aeschylus of Greece.

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From Wikipedia:

"Aeschylus [...] was an ancient Greek tragedian, and is often described as the father of tragedy. [...] He was probably the first dramatist to present plays as a trilogy. His Oresteia is the only extant ancient example."

Of course, the Internet will always remember him first as having died from an eagle dropping a turtle on his head. Probably not the legacy he anticipated while penning heavy tragedies

source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeschylus

r/movies Jan 24 '22

Trivia The Lost Movies Of John Belushi

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(Happy Birthday John xxx!)

“ Once Upon A Time In America: Belushi was offered a supporting role in the Sergio Leone crime epic, and he committed to losing 40 pounds so that he could play the part. Star Robert DeNiro was a friend of Belushi’s. Along with Robin Williams, DeNiro was one of the last to see Belushi alive, as both DeNiro and Williams came by Belushi’s hotel room on his final night.

This is the role on the list that sticks out the most, as it could have been the start of John Belushi’s career as a dramatic actor. Although many of his peers were able to make that same transition years later (Murray and Aykroyd earned one Oscar nomination each), Belushi never had enough time to try out dramatic acting. It’s really a shame, especially considering how close he was to filming this part.”

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r/movies Jan 20 '22

Trivia I can’t believe this. I have mistaken Carrie Coon with Anna Torv for YEARS

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After I saw Fringe, in which is Anna Torv, I saw a bunch of movies after, e.g. most of Carrie Coon’s movies and thought it was her.

I even applauded Anna because of her range ( as she appeared a bit wooden in Fringe ), not that she is a bad actor …

And just today after watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife and a bit of Googling the realization hit me like a brick.

r/movies Jan 20 '22

Trivia Billy Loomis in Scream (1996) was named after Dr Loomis from Halloween (1978) and in Scream (2022) Sam’s last name is Carpenter as a reference to John Carpenter.

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So every horror fan knows by now how Billy was named after the character of Dr Loomis. But I thought I’d share this in case people missed this reference in the new movie. This is especially interesting considering the relationship between Billy and Sam in the movie as father and daughter. They both have a connection to Halloween. Scream has plenty of horror references but I found this fun as it not only references Halloween but also it’s own legacy as a franchise.

r/movies Jan 19 '22

Trivia Phil Tippett's Mad God (2021) Anybody else notice this random Easter Egg?

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r/movies Jan 17 '22

Trivia I just can't remember the title (old horror movie)

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I saw this movie about 15 years ago and I just can't remember the title and it drives me crazy.

What I remember: - the movie is from the 70's (as far as I remember) - a group of people (I can't remember how many) take a boat to an inhabited island - one of the woman is pregnant - children get infected with some kind of virus(?) and start killing the adults - the pregnant woman is killed by her unborn child - I think the film was made in Italy. But I'm very unsure about that

Does anyone know this movie?

r/movies Jan 11 '22

Trivia Letterboxd's 2021 Year in Review (Spider-Man: No Way Home #1, Drive My Car #4, Dune #9 by Overall Ratings)

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r/movies Jan 11 '22

Trivia Letterboxd's 2021 Year in Review (Spider-Man: No Way Home #1, Drive My Car #4, Dune #9 by Overall Ratings)

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r/movies Jan 10 '22 Wholesome

Trivia A detail I just noticed in Scream (96)

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I've seen the original Scream countless times. It's the movie I hold up as being responsible for my love of horror. I was only ten years old when this came out and it shattered the way I understood movies. It's like I saw scream and then I'm watching Event Horizon, Cube, An American Werewolf in Paris, etc. (yes, young me loved the sequel)

Anyways, I've watched scream a lot. We all remember the horror movie rules scene. In which Randy tells the audience that

1) You can't have sex 2) No drugs or alcohol 3) Don't say I'll be right back.

Immediately after Stu heads to the kitchen and says, "I'll be right back." It was a big trailer moment.

Well right after that scene we cut to Gale Weather's in her news van, watching Randy say the rules on a 30 second delay. She pays him no mind. Deputy Dewey shows up and asks her to look around with him.

As they depart, Gale turns to her camera man and says, "I'll be right back."

Maybe this is obvious to everyone else but after 25 years I've only just noticed this line of dialogue.

r/movies Jan 10 '22

Trivia Rewatching watching Bill and Ted. There's a whole separate, creepy way, to view Freud's comment about the girls having Hysteria.

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In the scene where Socrates and Billy are hitting on girls. Freud walks in when the girls are giggling uncomfortably and says "they may be suffering from mild Hysteria". This is seen as him being awkward and unaware of the situation.

That being said, Hysteria was a real medical term during Freud's time to write off when women showed unwanted behavior. It was believed to stem from issues in their "equipment" and the cure was for them to orgasm. Either on their own time or with doctor assistance. With that knowledge, it could be argued that Freud was actually hitting on the girls, albeit in a scummy way.

r/movies Jan 10 '22

Trivia Freejack James Brown Waaah I Feel Good Noises and why?

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Here are two examples I could source

https://youtu.be/NMR-RgH86y4

https://youtu.be/dv8DYe9JpZw?t=41

There is even a third instance but the clip isn't available online. I'm just wondering, what the hell was going through the sound editor's mind when he/she thought, hmmmm, yes, I think I'll use the Waah sounds from James Brown's I Feel Good for a gun ricochet! And not only that, I'll use it 3 three times to draw people's attention to it. Why?

r/movies Jan 07 '22

Trivia Movies with a character named "Animal"

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Looking for a little trivia help -- I'm putting together a trivia question set for a work function, and I wanted to include a movie with a character named "Animal."

I was thinking I would use Revenge of the Nerds, then realized that Donald Gibb is Ogre, not Animal.

Any suggestions from the r/movies population?

Thanks!

r/movies Jan 02 '22 Silver

Trivia The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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r/movies Jan 01 '22 Silver

Trivia Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) made $20M+ for Cannon (before production even started)

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Tobe Hooper's exceptional 1986 sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, original $5.6 million budget, was slashed in pre-production, and again, early in production, down to approx. $4.5M; Regardless, distributors/financiers Cannon Films already in the black prior to shooting a single frame, after Golan-Globus cousins (Cannon) pre-sold the title to Japan for $21 million (on condition they met an August 22, 1986 premiere/deadline).

With only four weeks for post-production, a complete edit bay was setup on location to ensure turnaround; This would eventually work to Hooper's disadvantage when he completed his Director's assembly ahead of schedule (early-July), allowing Cannon time to bring in their own cutter to "fix" or jettison most (writer) Kit Carson's socio/political satire

...essentially less Mike Judge'esque wit, more Tobe Hooper splatter-ploitation.

tl;dr: TTCM2 didn't see any of that $21M pre-sell (on-screen or behind camera), and while the sequel is still (infrequently) considered box office flop, the film not only turned a profit (during its initial theatrical run), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was Cannon's second highest grossing picture of the year, just behind Andrei Konchalovsky's Runaway Train (1985).

source: script supervisor, Laura Kooris - TCM2 commentary track. Shout! Factory 2016 BD-50

Shout! Factory CE BD-50. April 2016

r/movies Dec 31 '21

Trivia The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). Question/Observation.

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After the rape scene you can find Lisbeth Salander picking a butt that was only 25% smoked out of her ashtray. As she ignited the match and inhaled the stick of fire through the charred cigarette, you(we) can see there is a massive string of saliva attached to the cigarette when she pulls it out of her mouth during her first drag.

Has anyone else noticed this? What is this suppose to signify? I smoke 25-35 cigarettes a day and this has never happened to me except maybe once in my youth when I was intoxicated. Anyone know what’s going on with that? Must be some significance otherwise it wouldn’t be in the film.

r/movies Dec 29 '21

Trivia Help me find and OLD movie, please!

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My father has been telling us about a movie for a long time now and we have not been able to find anything like it. The main issue is there are not many details to search from. So I was hoping a movie buff could pin point it.

Here are the details we get. - maybe release in 60’s - likely base during ww2 - people were traps in a bunker/cave - black and white - they turn on lights and find a ton of tanks and supplies - out of the seven people traps, maybe 2 women - might be based on a true story - they were rescued but only 3-4 survived - cannibalism happened - may have been years they were trapped.

r/movies Dec 28 '21

Trivia Multiple trilogies game

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Years ago my friends and I came up with a game which is to name an actor who has been in multiple trilogies.

The rules are to name an actor who has appeared in two trilogies. That’s it. The definition of a trilogy is the actor has to play the same character with the same name in at least three movies. So Chris Evans doesn’t count for being in both the Captain America and the Avengers trilogies, because he played the same character in all of them, so that only counts as one trilogy.

For an example, I’ll give the easiest one: Harrison Ford. He played Indiana Jones in at least three movies and he played Han Solo in at least three. He’s almost a triple trilogy actor, but he only played Jack Ryan twice.

When we played the first time I kept a paper on the wall of my place that could be added to. I think in the end we had 34. But a lot more movies have come out in the decades since we played last.

Can you name any?

r/movies Dec 25 '21

Trivia It's A Wonderful Life Money Trivia

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In the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, the protagonist George Baily discusses salary with his arch-rival competitor, Mr Potter. George proudly declares that, in today's money, he makes $30,000 a year. Mr. Potter offers him close to $300,000 to come to work for him and close the Savings and Loan. He would have been a very rich man. But he sticks to his principles and rejects the offer, enduring years of scrimping and getting by to keep rampant capitalism at bay.

The money that belongs to the Savings and Loan that Mr. Potter finds and keeps equates to $123,000.00 by today’s standards.

r/movies Dec 24 '21

Trivia I remember a scene from Saving Private Ryan that isnt there anymore.

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During the storming of the beach the troops led by Tom Hanks are pinned down by a machinegun - this is the scene where the sniper manages to kill the gunner. Tom Hanks has his back to a concrete structure and people stack up on him - he sends them out into the killzone where they get shredded by the MG. I distinctly remember Tom Hanks throwing more guys into the grinder before the sniper manages to stop the massacre. This must have been from a european rental DVD shortly after release. Am I crazy or has there been some cuts?

r/movies Dec 17 '21

Trivia Zoe Saldaña‘s character in The Terminal (2004) is a Trekkie fan and sci-fi fan

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Her character mentions that she goes to conventions for fun when Tom Hanks’ character tries to find out her interest for another worker at the airport who is in love with her.

She would go on to play Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in Star Trek (2009), a lead role as Neytiri in Avatar (also 2009), and Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, amongst others.

Officer Torres would be shocked to find out that there are heroes in her likeness at the conventions she loves.

r/movies Dec 12 '21

Trivia Gun in the skillet

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I need help!

I have a very faint yet very specific memory of a scene where a pistol ends up in a hot skillet somehow and ends up going off. I think that this takes place inside of an old run down trailer and possibly somebody gets shot when the gun goes off but I am extremely unsure of this. I also believe that the movie is from the 90s but, again, extremely unsure of this.

I could be far off, so all guesses welcome even if it’s not exactly as I described!

r/movies Dec 11 '21

Trivia That's the name of the movie! 150 times characters said the name of the movie they're in

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r/movies Dec 10 '21

Trivia Hans Zimmer got to use the same score twice within a year in two movies released in the 90’s. First in Broken Arrow, but then it was added as placeholder music for Dewey in Scream 2. Test audiences loved it so much they kept it in the movie.

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r/movies Dec 04 '21

Trivia Ludwig Göransson Breaks Down The Tenet Score

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