Best movie trivia of 2009

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Trivia: During the opening fight scene, Comedian throws a mug at his attacker, but misses. The mug strikes the numerals on his apartment door, knocking the '1' off. This turns 3001 into "300", the name of the director's previous hit film.

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Trivia: The main characters are taken from other sci-fi movies. The Missing Link is meant to be The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954); B.O.B. is meant to be The Blob (1958); Ginormica is based on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dr. Cockroach is copied from The Fly (1958); and Insectosaurus is based on Mosura (1961).

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Trivia: When Wolverine goes to the gym to talk to Fred, Fred gets insulted because he thinks Wolverine calls him a "blob" (Wolverine actually uses the word "bub", as he often does). In the comics Fred's character's name was the "Blob".

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Trivia: In the final battle sequence, Neytiri has a white handprint on her chest as part of her warpaint. It has five fingers, indicating that it is Jake's hand - Avatars have five fingers while Na'vi only have four.

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Trivia: Young Tom Riddle is played by newcomer Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, who is the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, the actor who plays Lord Voldemort, aka Tom Riddle.

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Trivia: You can see Volterra's tower and the red-cloaked revelers from the festival of San Marco on the cover of Bella's copy of Romeo and Juliet when she wakes up in her bedroom. (Per director Chris Weitz.)

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Trivia: During a speech in Toronto, Bradley Cooper told audiences that people in Las Vegas didn't even notice they were filming a movie, even though he had bloody tiger scratches on his neck, and Justin Bartha was beet red, nobody stopped to look.

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Trivia: When the Hazmat team are dropping objects into the containment pod, they drop in a magazine called "G.A." On the cover are a number of titles regarding the making of the movie, including one that reads, "G.A.'s Lifestyle Advice: Go to the Movies to see Planet 51."

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Trivia: Until 2016 Coraline was the longest stop motion film to date, running at an hour and 40 minutes. The new record holder became Kubo and the Two Strings.

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Up (2009)

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Trivia: Jordan Nagai, who eventually got the part of Russell, showed up to an audition with his brother, who was actually the one auditioning. However, the director realized Nagai behaved and spoke non-stop like Russell and chose him for the part. A similar situation happened with the casting of Short Round for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, whereby Jonathan Ke Quan was cast when it was actually his brother auditioning for the part.

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Trivia: Reese's introduction isn't the only thing that stays the same about the character between movies. Here he uses his preferred weapon - a sawed-off shotgun. Marcus isn't keen on having a gun aimed at him though, so he snatches it out of Reese's hands, then teaches him a trick to keep that from happening - fashioning a safety strap. Reese puts that same trick to use after he steals a police shotgun in The Terminator.

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Trivia: The codename for this film when shipped to theatres was "Rewind." Kinda fitting if you ask me.

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Trivia: When the planes bombard the desert ruins, the explosion, which holds the Guinness record, took 8 months to be made, more than principal filming took! Also, the planes used while filming in fact bombarded the set, as explosives detonated for the massive explosion. Seems Michael Bay enjoyed the high budget of this film.

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Trivia: Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy) makes a cameo appearance as a scientist in the film. He is wearing a beret and glasses.

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Trivia: During the making of the film, Tom Hanks personally escorted a couple whose wedding party coincided with scheduled filming at the Pantheon.

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Trivia: In the end scene (right before the lead characters go into the cafe shop) you can see a bus drive past with the number 180 printed across the top. The number 180 was a significant number in the first three Final Destination films.

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Trivia: In the scene where Ripcord and Duke are in the transport and Ripcord pats Heavy Duty on the back and gets his arm twisted as a result, Ripcord makes a crack about Heavy Duty having a "Kung Fu Grip". This refers to some of the earliest G.I. Joe's action figures who were advertised to have the Kung Fu Grip.

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Trivia: Ewan McGregor asking "What is a Jedi Knight?" is especially ironic (and probably an "in joke") because he famously played Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel films.

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Trivia: Mr. Scott has a pet tribble, it can bee seen in his lab on Delta Vega in a cage by his desk. If you listen you can hear the signature sounds of a cooing tribble. (01:23:10)

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Trivia: A dummy of Quentin Tarintino is used as one of the scalped dead Nazis in the scene where the basterds are in the valley and Donny beats the German officer into a pulp.

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