Jon Sandys

27th Oct 2022

The Batman (2022)

Trivia: A point in the score from Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, by Joe Kraemer, inspired The Batman's signature motif by Michael Giacchino. After the phone call between Jack and Helen when he warns her potentially not to trust her father, he's driving across a bridge and the music is almost identical to the "bom...bombom...bom" theme from this movie. (01:26:50)

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14th Oct 2022

She-Hulk (2022)

6th Oct 2022

Lucifer (2015)

29th Sep 2022

Lucifer (2015)

25th Aug 2022

She-Hulk (2022)

7th Aug 2022

Boston Legal (2004)

Son of the Defender - S3-E18

Trivia: The footage of Denny Crane as a young man trying a case with his father comes from a TV play called "The Defender", broadcast live in 1957. The details of the case and trial are the same as referenced in this episode, and the title of this episode is a direct reference. One notable difference is that Joseph Gordon, here played by James Keane, was played by Steve McQueen in the original, who of course couldn't reprise his role.

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30th Jul 2022

The Gray Man (2022)

23rd Jul 2022

Boston Legal (2004)

Let Sales Ring - S1-E16

Trivia: Alan mentions networks even censoring their scripted shows - that's a pointed reference to the fact that ABC executives ordered any explicit references of Fox News to be removed from this episode.

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22nd Jul 2022

The Orville (2017)

31st May 2022

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Trivia: "Darkstar" flies low over the ground and its wake tears the roof off a shack. The roof wasn't actually meant to come off, but it looked so good and fit the scene so well they used that take.

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11th Apr 2022

Jack Reacher (2012)

Trivia: A point in the score from this, by Joe Kraemer, inspired The Batman's signature motif by Michael Giacchino. After the phone call between Jack and Helen when he warns her potentially not to trust her father, he's driving across a bridge and the music is almost identical to the "bom...bombom...bom" theme from The Batman.

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7th Feb 2022

Reacher (2022)

26th Nov 2021

Die Hard (1988)

Trivia: The password cracked to enter the safe is Akagi / Red Castle, the name of an aircraft carrier which seemingly Takagi's grandfather served on. It fought in the Battle of Midway, under the command of Vice Admiral Nagumo. James Shigeta, who played Takagi in this film, also played Nagumo in the 1976 film Midway.

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29th Sep 2021

No Time to Die (2021)

Trivia: One of the biggest cinematic "casualties" of the pandemic. It was originally scheduled to be released in April 2020, then delayed to November 2020, then to April 2021, and finally premiered in London on 28 September 2021 shortly before a worldwide release.

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4th Jul 2021

Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Trivia: The mysterious processed voice of The Director is actually that of Ryan Reynolds, under his pseudonym of Champ Nightingale. Which doesn't necessarily mean his character is the primary antagonist. But might.

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19th Jun 2021

Loki (2021)

The Variant - S1-E2

Trivia: Mobius says to Loki in 2050 "why is it always the people you can't trust telling you to trust them?" He himself said to Ravonna Renslayer earlier "I can handle him, trust me." Which might simply allude to him not being as confident as he sounds, or might imply Mobius isn't as trustworthy as we're being led to believe. Will leave this up if it ends up being foreshadowing, or delete it if it's entirely irrelevant.

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27th Apr 2021

Cougar Town (2009)

Lover's Touch - S3-E3

Trivia: Travis has an accident and has to wear a helmet for a few episodes. There's actually a real-world reason for that - the producers hated Dan Byrd's hair, but he didn't want to cut it, so they covered it up with a helmet.

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11th Apr 2021

Palm Springs (2020)

24th Mar 2021

Justice League (2017)

Trivia: After a family tragedy, coupled with studio executives' dissatisfaction with the production, Zack Snyder left the film and was replaced by Joss Whedon, who rewrote and re-shot large portions of the movie. After several years of fans demanding an "original" cut, HBO Max funded Zack Snyder's Justice League, restoring the director's original vision for the film, which garnered mostly positive reviews, being largely viewed as an improvement on Whedon's version.

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