Wednesday 30 September 2015

Trivia Round-Up: September 2015

Wow, Autumn is here! It's been a busy month catching up on everything I missed while I was AWOL in August. As always, here's some fun trivia we've found for all the movies we've reviewed this month.

In the ballroom dance, many of the dresses designs are based on the dresses of various Disney princesses. Those of Belle from (Beauty and the Beast (1991)), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog (2009)), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty (1959)), Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)), Mulan (Mulan (1998)), and Ariel (The Little Mermaid (1989)) can be spotted.
Desperately want to go back and check this out!

The sheep that North Wind was holding hostage is from the "How to Train Your Dragon" series also produced by DreamWorks.
Oh em gee. I didn't realise this!

Since Feb.16 2015 the feature film Snowden (2016) is in production and will be released in the US on the 25th Dec. 2015. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to play Edward Snowden in a film directed by multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone. Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo will play filmmaker Laura Poitras.
This has some pretty good potential in my opinion!

This is the second body switch movie starring Ryan Reynolds. The first was The Change-Up (2011).
True, IMDB. Very true. Wish I'd seen The Change-Up instead actually, ha!

Kit Harington received spy training from an ex-SAS soldier, so he can play a former MI5 agent in this film.
I guess he knows something after all then...

Everest (2015)
This movie is based on the worst disaster to ever occur in the Mount Everest region in Nepal but a striking coincidence occurred when this movie was being shot in Nepal. An avalanche on April 18, 2014 killed 16 people on Everest and the casualty was higher than the 1996 disaster which this movie is based on. The shooting had to be postponed and the disaster took the most lives ever taken in an Everest Disaster mostly Sherpas (all Nepalese) who were preparing ground work for the upcoming climbing season.

Pixels (2015)
The movie's video game high scores are based on real scores. Sam Brenner's Pac-Man high score of 3,333,360 is the highest attainable Pac-Man score, first achieved by Billy Mitchell (a higher score is possible on the Namco Pac-Man Anniversary edition machines). Ludlow Lamonsoff's Centipede score of 16,389,548 is one point higher than the real-life marathon world record set by Jim Schneider. Eddie Plant's Donkey Kong score of 1,068,100 is 100 points higher than Hank Chien's former world record.

1 comment:

  1. Love the trivia about Pixels. I'll add to that. Billy Mitchell is the same guy who played a prominent role in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. If you haven't seen it, it's a doc about a couple of guys trying to claim the world record in Donkey Kong. I highly recommend it.