Tuesday 31 March 2015

Trivia Round-Up: March 2015

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
On the date for the wide release of this movie, February 6, 2015, Jupiter will be at its opposition. Meaning, it will be at its closest point to Earth, as well as have its face fully illuminated by the Sun.

Limitless (2011)
The fictional drug featured in the movie shares many similarities in its effects to those of medications prescribed to individuals with severe ADHD. Almost immediate onset, increased cognitive clarity, improved productivity, and greater ability to focus are among the effects typically reported.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008)
The film makes several references to the Coen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski (1998). Sydney accidentally calls Mrs. Kowalski "Mrs. Lebowski". Also, Maddox is identified by drinking White Russians, the drink of choice for The Dude, played by Jeff Bridges in "The Big Lebowski". Also, Simon Pegg called Jeff Bridges 'dude' at one point, and Jeff Bridges claimed, "I'm not 'the Dude'.".

Hercules (2014)
Dwayne Johnson revealed that his beard in the movie was made of yak testicle hair.

The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)
The two restaurants facing each other were digitally created: the house which was presented as Maison Mumbai actually faced a large field. They paved a 75 m stretch of road and a building facade on the opposite side with a blue screen on the top.

Brothers (2009)
Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal play the brothers in this film. Maguire nearly had to decline the lead role in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to back injuries, and Gyllenhaal was the top choice to replace him.

Taken 3 (2014)
Reportedly, Liam Neeson stipulated to the movie's producers that he would only do this third installment if "nobody gets taken".
Well, thank goodness for that!

Delivery Man (2013)
Remake of the 2011 Quebec film, Starbuck, where a slacker character, played by Patrick Hulard, discovers years later his donation fathered 500 children. This movie is also written and directed by Ken Scott.

Wild (2014)
The real Cheryl Strayed makes a cameo in the film as the woman who drops off the main character at the beginning of the film and wishes her good luck.

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
In the source novel by Jonathan Tropper, the main character, Judd, recalls a time in his childhood when he saw his mother exercising in front one of Jane Fonda's workout videos and told her that she was prettier than Jane Fonda. In this movie version, Judd's mother is played by Jane Fonda.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Something bad happens every time Vincent (John Travolta) goes to the bathroom (always with a "pulp fiction" book to read), which, upon his exiting, involves him (ie Mia overdosing, Pumpkin and Honey Bunny robbing the restaurant, Butch picking up the gun).
There are pages and pages of trivia for this film, but this in particular made me laugh out loud!

Enemy (2013)
The cast signed a confidentiality agreement that doesn't allow them to speak and/or explain to the press the meaning of spiders in the movie.

Let's Be Cops (2014)
Luke Greenfield got the idea of the film when a costume designer brought him an authentic LAPD uniform to wear for Halloween, which resulted him gaining high confidence.

Into the Storm (2014)
Reference to the classic movie Twister (1996), a statue of a cow is blown off a building and across the screen.
Didn't spot this in the movie but it kind of made me laugh!


  1. The Jupiter Ascending fact is really cool.

    It is endlessly hilarious that The Rock had ball hair on his face. Wonder if he knew this before they put it on him. Hmmm...

    I had no idea Delivery Man was a remake.

    Pulp Fiction fact made me chuckle. It's definitely time for a rewatch.

    Enemy. So what you're saying is I'll never really know what the hell happened in that movie.

    Soooo, no one gets Taken in Taken 3. Sigh.

    Great post!

    1. Haha, thank you! I could have spent hours reading all the Pulp Fiction trivia, there's so much of it!
      - Allie

  2. I'm sorry...I could read anything after 'yak testicle hair'. I know that there was more to this post, and I'm sure it was great, but my eyes have stopped working. That is the greatest piece of trivia I have ever heard...EVER!

    1. Haha, I'm so glad I'd put all my trivia in this post before Jenna got hold of it...I don't think I would have been able to finish the post after reading that!
      - Allie