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28th Sep 2022

The Punisher (2004)

Trivia: Kevin Nash has been trying to find a replica of the red-and-white striped shirt he wore for the film so that he can wear it at conventions.

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28th Sep 2022

John Wick (2014)

Trivia: Kevin Nash's hands were too large to fit into his coat pockets, and they became very cold as a result. His request to have the pockets cut larger was denied because the coat was an expensive rental. When Keanu Reeves learned of this, he demanded they cut his pockets larger.

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27th Sep 2022

Clerks 2 (2006)

Trivia: Although he loves the film, director Kevin Smith doesn't consider its story to be "authentic," as it's not based on anything from his life like the other two Clerks films were. He conceived it more as a story of what Dante and Randal would be up to now.

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27th Sep 2022

Jersey Girl (2004)

Trivia: Instead of accepting a salary for the film, Carrie Fisher requested that they purchase her a set of antique beaver furniture that she had her eye on for 6 months.

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27th Sep 2022

Mallrats (1995)

Trivia: The studio did not want Jason Mewes to play Jay, even though the character is based on him, reasoning that Mewes wasn't a legitimate actor. Seth Green and Breckin Meyer were brought in to audition for the part. Green told Kevin Smith that he didn't want the part because he felt it belonged to Mewes. The studio agreed to let Mewes film some scenes and ended up approving his casting after Smith sent some dailies to them.

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Trivia: Andre the Giant was provided with an ATV to make it easier for him to get around the filming locations.

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25th Sep 2022

Sons of Anarchy (2008)

Trivia: Emilio Rivera was made an honorary member of Bikers Against Child Abuse for his role in this series.

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17th Sep 2022

General questions

I need help with the title of a book my teacher read to my class in 5th grade, circa 1995. The only details I remember were it taking place in either the North or South Pole, and the main character killed a polar bear by shooting it in the head.

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Answer: It may or may not help, but polar bears don't live in Antarctica (the South Pole).

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Answer: If you aren't recalling the details, the only movie (and book) around this time period that I can think of is "Alaska" (1996), starring Vincent Kartheiser and Thora Birch. But Vincent did not shoot a polar bear - a poacher shot a mother polar bear and the baby followed the kids while they searched for their father who had wrecked his plane.

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I've never seen the movie Alaska, but the book in question feels like it was probably more of a survival story rather than an adventure. The only additional detail I can give is that the teacher assigned us to draw a scene from the book, and since the protagonist shot the polar bear in the head, many of the boys in the class, myself included, decided to draw that scene, complete with exaggerated gore.

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"Alaska" was about survival.

KeyZOid

I wonder if your teacher may have deliberately altered some information (e.g, the boy shooting the bear) to make the story more relevant and provocative to the grade level and whatever discussion questions that were given?

KeyZOid

Unlikely. I live in Utah, and the teacher as well as many of my classmates are/were Mormon, so if anything, the teacher would have altered the story to tone down the violence or any other potentially objectionable content.

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I've only seen the Nostalgia Critic's review of it, but wasn't it about the father's survival while his children were on an adventure of sorts to rescue him? Again, I'm not familiar with the "Alaska" book, but it seems like the protagonist for my book was an adult male and it was told from his point of view.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: Will Friedle said he was approached by Michael Jacobs towards the end of season one and told that he was gaining too much weight, following the filming of a scene where he hops over a fence. He attributed this to having a case of Coke placed in his trailer every morning that would be gone by the end of the day. He proceeded to slim down ahead of filming for season two.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: Will Friedle once received a phone call from a Disney executive inquiring about a pair of black dress socks worn by Eric, to which he told them he didn't have them.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Class Pre-Union - S1-E9

Trivia: Guest star Jim Abbot reportedly didn't know he was going to be appearing in this episode. He thought he was just there to visit the set and meet the cast and crew. He became extremely nervous when he arrived, and they just handed him a script. Rider Strong speculated it was a miscommunication, as the producers probably asked him to make an appearance, which Abbot misinterpreted as visiting.

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Trivia: This film marks the live-action debut for Namor, more than 83 years after his comics debut. He was originally supposed to be a member of the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to writer Michael Waldron, but that appearance was scrapped since Marvel had different plans for him.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

16th Sep 2022

Home Improvement (1991)

Trivia: Betsy Randle was considered for the role of Jill. They liked her enough to later cast her as Jill's friend Karen.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: Danielle Fishel and Matthew Lawrence dated around the filming of season six. Fishel said they both kept the relationship quiet, as they didn't want it to be a big deal on the set.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: Danielle Fishel revealed in 2022 to an incredulous Rider Strong that she had a crush on him through the show's first two seasons.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: The friendship handshake between Cory and Shawn was created by Ben Savage and Rider Strong themselves. Strong said they created it as a handshake for their real-life friendship and didn't intend for it to end up on the show as well.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: Rider Strong kept the leather jacket worn by Shawn after the show ended. He says someone stole it out of his car a couple years later. He also claims to have stolen the painting that was in the college student union set.

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16th Sep 2022

Boy Meets World (1993)

Trivia: One of the drawers in the Matthews' kitchen was filled with candy for the cast to eat, as the parents of the child cast members reportedly asked for craft services to not have excessive junk food provided to them.

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