Saturday, 30 April 2016

Trivia Round-Up: April 2016

April has definitely been the month of movie reviews here at Flick Chicks! I guess that's kind of a given, since we're a movie blog and all that, but normally we fill in the gaps with silly posts and lists, and well, there has simply been too much to watch for that this month! So, here's a mammoth batch of trivia for all the movies we've reviewed in April, with links to the original reviews if you're interested.

This movie has much of the cast from Wet Hot American Summer including, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter (Writer) and David Wain (Writer).
I'm still so gutted an amazing cast created such a mediocre movie...

The production worked almost entirely with natural light and without make-up. Lighting was only used for some night scenes.

The worldwide distribution rights were bought by Netflix for around $12 million; it was released simultaneously in theaters and online through its subscription video on demand service. Considering it a violation of the traditional 90-day window of exclusivity to theatres, AMC Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment-four of the largest theatre chains in the United States, announced that they would boycott Beasts of No Nation-effectively downgrading it to a limited release at smaller and independent theatres.
2015 was definitely the year of cinemas throwing temper tantrums!

The original cast was to include John LithgowJudy GreerBill HaderNeil Patrick Harris, and Lucas Neff, but they were replaced following major story changes. The only original cast member to still be a part of the film is Frances McDormand.
This would have been soooooo much better!!

One of the Asteroids at the start of the film resembles the Pizza Planet truck.
Had to throw this in!!

Two of the close-ups in the film were shot using an iPhone 5. Director Catherine Hardwicke felt it allowed for more intimacy than the use of a regular movie camera.
I want to go back and try to spot these scenes but I can't put myself through the torture of watching it again!

Released in the USA on the same day as Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
It didn't have much chance of a good opening weekend did it!!

The movie differs greatly from the novel. In that, the story centers around Julie Jenson, a single thirty-eight-year-old book publicist, who travels to several places around the world to see how different cultures deals with single civilization.
Someone already told me this, but I didn't realise until then that this was based on a novel! Would anyone recommend it?

Filmed in 2012, not released until 2016.
This literally tells you more than you need to know!

When Mike Dixon is looking through the Hull's pictures, there is a picture from Derek Hull's Marine days, which was clearly a photo of Alexander SkarsgÄrd with former marine Eric Kocher, while they were working on HBO's Generation Kill (2008). The photo after is also a picture of the cast of Generation Kill, and many of the actors from the show can be identified.
I've never seen Generation Kill, but I'd imagine fans of the show would find this interesting.

When Eli Roth and his crew approached villagers to be extras in the film, he soon realized that they had never seen a movie and had no concept of what one was. To demonstrate what a movie was, Eli brought a TV and a copy of Cannibal Holocaust (1980) and had a screening for everyone. The villagers loved it and gladly acted in the film.
This sounds like the plot to a possible sequel! Urgh!

The first movie to accept bitcoins for ticket purchases at over 900 theaters in the USA via, a nod to the film's own plot.
I've spent about an hour researching bitcoins after reading this. I still don't think I understand it.

According to the directors' commentary, when they shot the top-level nightclub fight sequence Keanu Reeves had the flu and was running a 104° Fahrenheit fever.
Now that's commitment!

The film takes place in 90s, a 'Cool Britannia' era where Britpop music has dominated the industry. Most of the songs in official soundtrack album feature real-life stars at the moment such as 'Oasis', Blur and Radiohead.

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest (1975)
Louise Fletcher was so upset with the fact that the other actors could laugh and be happy while she had to be so cold and heartless that near the end of production she removed her dress and stood in only her panties to prove to the actors she was not "a cold-hearted monster".
There's so much amazing trivia for this movie that it warrants a post of it's own!

Midnight Special (2016)
According to director Jeff Nichols, Adam Driver's first day on set was the same day he got the news he would be in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
What makes this kinda cool is when Adam Driver's character is reading out Government-related code names, one of them is 'red sabre'!

Descendants (2015)
The exterior and some of the interior sets of Auradon Prep is the same ones used for Xavier's School in X-Men 2 (2003), the Luthor mansion in Smallville (2001) and the Queen mansion in Arrow (2012).


  1. Cool trivia! I had no idea about the Lobster!
    I don't know if I'd recommend the book How To Be Single. It was just okay - maybe a nice read for summer? The movie was more of my thing but I wasn't a huge fan of that either. lol

    1. It definitely makes me question who ever gave the green light for that movie. It's a great idea in concept I guess!
      - Allie