Monday 30 November 2015

Trivia Round-Up: November 2015

As usual, here's some fun trivia we found on IMDB for all the movies we've reviewed this month. There are also links to our actual reviews if you fancy giving them a read!

After a devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, the film's marketing campaign was adjusted to include information about how to help relief efforts and to give guidance on how to prepare for natural disasters (e.g. a link to the site was added to the newest trailers)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
This is loooong but totally worth it:

The parody movies made by Greg and Earl, include:

-1. Anatomy of a Burger (Anatomy of a Murder) -2. Ate 1/2 (Of My Lunch) (8 1/2) -3. Box O'Lips, Wow (Apocalypse Now) -4. The Battle of All Deer (The Battle of Algiers) -5. Breathe Less (Breathless) -6. Brew Vervet (Blue Velvet) -7. Burden of Screams (Burden of Dreams) -8. Can't Tempt (Contempt) -9. Crouching Housecat, Hidden Housecat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) -10. Death in Tennis (Death in Venice) -11. My Dinner with Andre the Giant (My Dinner with Andre) -12. Don't Look Now, Because a Creepy-Ass Dwarf is About to Kill You!!! Damn. (Don't Look Now) -13. Eyes Wide Butt (Eyes Wide Shut) -14. Hairy, Old and Mod (Harold and Maude) -15. La Gelee (La Jetee) -16. Gone with My Wind (Gone with the Wind) -17. Gross Encounters of the Turd Kind (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) -18. Grumpy Cul-de-sacs (Mean Streets) -19. It's a Punderful Life (It's a Wonderful Life) -20. The Janitor of Oz (The Wizard of Oz) -21. The Lady Manishness (The Lady Vanishes) -22. Monorash (Rashomon) -23. My Best Actor is Also a Dangerous Lunatic (My Best Fiend) -24. Nose Ferret 2 (Nosferatu) -25. Pittsburghasqatsi (Koyaanisqatsi) -26. Pooping Tom (Peeping Tom) -27. The Prunes of Wrath (The Grapes of Wrath) -28. Raging Bullsh*t (Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese, 1980) -29. Rear Wind (Rear Window) -30. Rosemary Baby Carrots (Rosemary's Baby) -31. Scabface (Scarface) -32. Second (Helpings of Dinner) (seconds) -33. Senior Citizen Cane (Citizen Kane) -34. The Seven Seals (The Seventh Seal) -35. A Sockwork Orange (A Clockwork Orange) -36. The Complete Lack of Conversation (The Conversation) -37. The Last Crustacean of Christ (The Last Temptation of Christ) -38. The Rad Shoes (The Red Shoes) -39. The Turd Man (The Third Man) -40. The 400 Bros (The 400 Blows) -41. Um (M) -42. Vere'd He Go? (Vertigo) -43. Wages for Beer (The Wages of Fear) -44. Yellow Submarine Sandwich (Yellow Submarine) -45. ZZZ (Z) -46. 2:48PM Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy) -47. 49th Parallelogram (49th Parallel)

Legend (2015)
Reggie Kray later admitted to another murder on his death bed, that of Mad Teddy Smith, Ronnie Kray's henchman and homosexual lover who was portrayed by Taron Egerton in the movie.

Her (2013)
During some of the more emotional scenes, Amy Adams would sing songs from famous musicals like "Annie" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in order to cheer herself up. Eventually, Joaquin Phoenix would join in and they would sing together. However, they stopped after they saw Spike Jonze filming them.
Spike Jonze is essentially an embarrassing Dad right here.

Love and Mercy (2014)
The real Wilson reported having a mild dissociative experience while watching the film. He started to believe that Paul Giamatti was the actual Eugene Landy and felt "absolutely in fear" for several minutes.

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Each time their physical descriptions are heard on television, Cooper's estimated height gets progressively lower, while Daniella's estimated age gets progressively higher.

Unfinished Business (2015)
Movie poster is a homage to "Thank You For Smoking"

Man Up (2015)
Simon Pegg reported that Lake Bell stayed in character even when not before the camera, so it wasn't until photography was done and she thanked the assembled crew that they realized she wasn't English.

Max (2015)
The film is dedicated to the memory of the 26 dogs and 25 handlers that have been killed in the service of their country since 2003.

Bride Wars (2009)
Originally, the film was conceived as a teen comedy. Emma Roberts was set to star as Liv and Nikki Reed as Emma. It was later envisioned as a comedy for young adults with Kate Hudson as Liv and Anne Hathaway as Emma.
I'm so glad they changed their minds!

A.C.O.D. (2013)
This is a semi-autobiographical film loosely based on co-writer/director Stu Zicherman's own experience as an Adult Child of Divorce (A.C.O.D.), one who also helped soothe the conflict between his divorced parents when his sibling got married.
The only other trivia for this is a massive spoiler for Parks & Rec which I read too soon!

Mean Girls (2004)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler coached Rajiv Surendra on how to rap for his on-screen performance in the school's Winter Talent Show.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaching people to rap should be a movie of its own, period.


  1. Yes! We need a movie of Fey and Poehler giving rap lessons! Good stuff, ladies.

    1. I've got really high hopes for their movie, Sisters, coming soon :)
      - Allie