Thursday 31 March 2016

Trivia Round-Up: March 2016

March, what happened man?! One minute I was looking forward to all of these awesome cinema releases and the next minute it's nearly April and I didn't even see half of them! I may as well play the 'eeny meeny miny mo' game with my 'Looking Forward' movie for April, because I guarantee I won't see it till it's DVD release! 

Anyway, here's some fun trivia for the movies we've reviewed this month in March:

Reunites Peter Sarsgaard with John Leguizamo after Empire (2002). Interestingly, both movies feature Peter Sarsgaard's character deceiving John Leguizamo's character in some way or another.
Sorry, this isn't fun, but it's the best I could find.

As he wanted to focus on directing, Edgerton filmed his own scenes as Gordo two weeks into shooting and completed them in seven days.
I have so much respect for Joel Edgerton after this movie!

Brie Larson isolated herself in her home for a month without a phone or internet and followed a strict diet in order to get a sense of what Ma and Jack were going through. Larson has said that because she considers herself an introvert who prefers to stay at home, she thought that her month of isolation would be a vacation, but towards the last week she became very depressed and would cry all day.
Just one of the many reasons she fully deserved that Oscar!!

There are at least twelve names on the Dead Pool Board, including Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller. Others include: Rob Liefeld, Mike Tyson, Vladimir Putin, Ozzy Osbourne, Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Bill Cosby, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West.
I could have given you a whole post just with trivia from Deadpool!

During the filming process, Lily James stated that she had a scene where she had to walk through an area with zombie heads all around. Of course, most of them were fake props and she was directed to stomp on one. They would have supposedly gotten squished, however she stomped and realized everyone behind cameras were all staring at her in shock. She looked down and realized she stepped on one of the few extras' head.
OMG! This might be some of the best trivia I've ever seen!

Mississippi Grind (2015)
Loosely based on the 1974 film California Split by Robert Altman.
Not very fun I know, but I'm tempted to check this movie out.

Identity (2003)
When Ed (John Cusack) shoots Rhodes (Ray Liotta) at the end of the movie, you can see Rhodes mouth the words "I didn't do this" and Ed replies "I know". Neither of these lines are audible. They were muted because the director felt that would make it obvious that Rhodes was not the killer, thus making the true climax (finding that Timmy is the killer) less surprising.
Grey'd out because spoilers! 

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Before this movie was seriously considered, director Paul Greengrass (who helmed two earlier installments of this series) jokingly suggested to make a fourth Bourne movie called "The Bourne Redundancy".
This tickled me...

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Vin Diesel had been a Dungeons and Dragons player for many years (he taught Judi Dench to play on the set of The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)). The main character in this movie was partly based on his old D&D character (Melkor) who was a Witch Hunter. He used one of the 3rd party D&D books to create the character class as he loved being a Ranger type but also like to use a few spells too.
I didn't enjoy this movie much, but I'd definitely enjoy a D&D session with Vin Diesel and Judi Dench!

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
A female passer-by actually wandered onto the biker bar set thinking it was real, despite walking past all the location trucks, cameras and lights. Seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger standing in the bar dressed only in boxer shorts, she wondered aloud what was going on, only for Schwarzenegger to reply that it was male stripper night.

The Dressmaker (2015)
Shooting of the film was interrupted several times as wild emus interrupted the scenes.
Come on, this movie was crazy enough, a few wild emus wouldn't have made much difference!


  1. That one for T2 was hilarious. I'm imagining this happening and laughing my ass off. Deadpool's was also very funny. Haven't seen Pride & Prejudice and Zombies, but that is amazing. The one for The Last Witch Hunter floored me. Never in a million years would I have pegged Vin Diesel for a D&D guy. Not in two million years would I have guessed that he taught Judi Dench how to play. Great work!!!

    1. There's a tabletop gaming show that Wil Wheaton runs called Tabletop (funnily enough) and they have all sorts of celebs join them each week. I'm really hoping to see Vin Diesel on there at some point!
      - Allie

  2. Wow, good to see you are keeping busy!

    1. We wouldn't have it any other way! :)
      - Allie

  3. Gosh, I can only imagine how weird it would be to cut myself off from the outside world for a few days, let alone an entire month. Larson is a force.

    Who wanders through an entire production setup and can't figure out a movie is being filmed? Goodness.

    Great post!!!

    1. I literally cut myself off technology for 4 days to avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers, and that damn near killed me, I don't know how I'd cut myself off from everything!
      - Allie