Sunday, 31 May 2015

Trivia Round-Up: May 2015



It's the end of another month (excuse me 2015, you're moving way too quickly, can you slow down a little, please?) and so it's time for another fun round-up of trivia we've found on IMDB for all the films we've reviewed or discussed this month. Here we go!

During Rose's stripper routine to distract the bad guys, Jason Sudeikis breaks the fourth wall by giving a smirk and head nod to the camera.
Jennifer Aniston stripping scene had to get a mention did it not?!

Some of Paul Walker's dialogue and footage is taken from previous Fast & Furious films. For example, Brian's conversation with Mia in the Dominican Republic garage is taken from a deleted Fast & Furious 5 (2011) scene; similarly, the plane conversation between Dom and Brian has every shot of Walker rotoscoped from the conversation with Dom about their fathers from the same film.

Scarlett Johansson was pregnant during filming of this movie so many of her scenes were scheduled early in filming before she began to show. To help hide her pregnancy later in filming, three stunt doubles were hired. This caused a lot of confusion among the other actors since, according to them, all of the stunt women looked very similar to Johansson. Chris Evans stated that it got to the point where he would say hello and start a conversation with one of them, only to realize mid way that the person he was talking to wasn't Johansson. Ultimately, some scenes used CGI to hide Johansson's belly.

The character of Alan was inspired by writer Nicholas Sparks' son, who is afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.



A number of non-singers make their singing debuts in this film, including Patrick Dempsey. The only main character who does not sing is Nancy, played by actress Idina Menzel - who has two Tony award nominations and one win for Broadway musical singing roles.
This is just such a waste of Adele Dazeem's talent... haha!!



A group of political activists in South Korea reportedly plans to purchase 100.000 copies of The Interview (2014) (with Korean subtitles) and drop DVDs and USB sticks containing the film with balloons over North Korean territory. It is illegal to watch this film (and other foreign media) in North Korea, but a black market exists and many citizens have private access to DVD players and other media players.
I can just picture little parachutes falling from the sky with USB's attached to them now...



Naomi Watts learned her Russian accent for her role as Daka by watching YouTube videos and by going to a Russian spa in order to observe mannerisms and dialect

Although released after Need for Speed (2014), it was shot before. Aaron Paul was so impressed by Imogen Poots on this film that he encouraged her to apply for the female lead there.

The names of the two girls, Satsuki and Mei are a play on the word May. "Satsuki" is an old Japanese word for May, and "Mei" is the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "May".
How weird is this, when this was our Blind Spot choice for May?!



This is the fifth movie featuring both Morgan Freeman and with Ashley Judd. The first four were Kiss the Girls (1997), High Crimes (2002), Dolphin Tale (2011), and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

Rinku Singh pitches left-handed but Suraj Sharma, who plays him, throws right-handed. They had to flip the image to make it appear as though he was pitching left-handed.

Unlike the novel, the film is set over 12 years instead of 45 years

On January 21st, 2015, Kevin Hart bought out two shows of The Wedding Ringer in a theater near Toledo, Ohio. He then urged his fans to "tell them Kevin Hart sent me." 500 patrons were then treated to a free showing of The Wedding Ringer.

7 comments:

  1. Cool trivia! Love that little bit of Avengers: Age of Ultron! Some of my pictures from the Harry Potter franchise is seeing Emma next to her stunt-double / stand-in. It's crazy how casting can people that look so much like the actors.

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    1. its crazy, I can imagine it was quite fun on the set of the Avengers after seeing them all together on various talk shows!
      - Jenna

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  2. I love the May coincidence!

    Also find the Furious 7 trivia fascinating, since I was wondering all that.

    Love, Rosie seems like quite a huge liberty taken!

    Kevin Hart is apparently awesome.

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    1. I was so intrigued by the way in which they made Furious 7 but didn't want to give any plot points away to myself, as soon as I walked out of the cinema (and dried my eyes!) I Googled to find out what they did! - Jenna

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  3. Had no clue on the We're the Millers tidbit, even though I should have. Truthfully, the only thing I noticed during the Jennifer Aniston stripping scene was Jennifer Aniston stripping.

    Adele Dazeem...awesome!

    The Wedding Ringer was not my cup of tea, but that is an awesome thing Kevin Hart did.

    Great work, as always!

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    1. I read that trivia about We're the Millers, I don't think I noticed it either - who would with that whole Jennifer Aniston situation happening!! ;-)
      - Jenna

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  4. Such a nice content. one can also get information on paul walker from infoshutter

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