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12th Nov 2018

The Mummy (2017)

New today Revealing mistake: During the opening chase scene, there's a few shots where Nick and Chris are running towards camera from gunfire in a few alleyways before they fall through a door. There's two shots where you can see bullets impacting the walls all around them, but if you look in the background, there's nobody there actually firing at them until a few people run into frame at the end of one of the shots. The bullets impacting the walls around them are literally impossible from this angle. Furthermore, during this scene, you can tell from the angle at which the bullets are hitting the wall that there's at least a dozen different shots that should have hit and killed Nick and Chris, but they escape completely unscathed. The staging of the shots is very poor and makes no sense.

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New this month Trivia: A nice subtle detail you might not notice right away - in almost every single scene, Doom's cloak is lightly billowing, as though it has a perpetual breeze running through it. Not only is this a cute nod to the classic cliche of the "billowing cloak" many villains have in comics and cartoons, but it's also a very subtle "hint" that something's not quite right about him.

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New this month Trivia: Series creator and director Mike Flanagan is married to Kate Siegel, who plays the older Theo. Siegel has appeared in almost all of Flanagan's film and television projects.

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New this month Trivia: Hugh is played by Henry Thomas in flashbacks sequences. Thomas famously played the lead character Elliot in Steven Spielberg's "E.T." as a child actor in the 80's. As a reference to this fact, in the first episode, Young Luke is seen with an "E.T." lunchbox in one scene.

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New this month Trivia: In the original novel, the characters Eleanor, Theo and Luke were not siblings. In addition, the characters Steven and Shirley didn't exist in the original novel. This series - a re-imagining of the novel - made the main characters into siblings and added Steven and Shirley to broaden the cast a bit. Shirley is named after Shirley Jackson, who wrote the novel.

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31st Oct 2018

The Frighteners (1996)

New this month Trivia: During production, Peter Jackson personally purchased over 30 new computers for WETA in order to help get the special effects done on time. After the film was complete, he tried to think of another project that he could work on in order to utilize all of the computers he purchased for the film, not wanting them to go to waste. He thus decided to work on a fantasy film next - and this project would later end up becoming his famed "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy.

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31st Oct 2018

The Frighteners (1996)

New this month Trivia: To date, this is the last major live-action film Michael J. Fox has starred in. Due to his struggles with Parkinson's disease and his desire to spend more time with his family, he decided to dramatically cut down on the jobs he took after completing "The Frighteners." Since its release, Fox has mainly focused on voice-over work and supporting roles in film and television projects, as they require less of a time commitment.

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31st Oct 2018

The Frighteners (1996)

New this month Trivia: Early on in production, "The Frighteners" was in consideration to be the second "Tales from the Crypt" movie, after "Demon Night," and before "Bordello of Blood." Producer Robert Zemeckis liked the story so much, however, that he decided to produce it as a stand-alone work.

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23rd Oct 2018

Halloween (2018)

New this month Trivia: Made more in its domestic opening weekend (at just over $77 million) than any other film in the series made in their entire domestic run. Additionally, it was also already the highest grossing entry in the series worldwide after its opening weekend.

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23rd Oct 2018

Halloween (2018)

New this month Trivia: If one counts her voice-over cameo in "Halloween III: Season of the Witch," this will be the sixth film in the original "Halloween" film series to feature Jamie Lee Curtis to some capacity, meaning she has appeared in two-thirds of the films. The only films she didn't appear in were "Halloween 4," "Halloween 5," and "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers." (Not counting the 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel).

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23rd Oct 2018

Halloween (2018)

New this month Trivia: During one of the nighttime scenes, among the various trick-or-treaters are a trio of children wearing the three "Silver Shamrock" masks from "Halloween III: Season of the Witch." (A skull, a witch and a jack-o-lantern).

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23rd Oct 2018

Halloween (2018)

New this month Trivia: Prior to production on this film beginning, there were a number of other "Halloween" films that were considered. A third film in the remake series under the working title "Halloween 3D" was considered with director Patrick Lussier at one point. After the production fell apart, writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan began work on a film set in the original series continuity entitled "Halloween Returns," which would follow Michael escaping from prison during an attempted execution and tracking down two specific targets with ties to his past. However, when Blumhouse got the rights to the series, this project was dropped in favor of a more direct sequel to the original film.

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23rd Oct 2018

SuperFly (2018)

New this month Continuity mistake: When Youngblood and Georgina throw the molotov cocktails at Juju from the balcony, watch closely - right as Youngblood throws the second molotov cocktail and the camera cuts from a bird's eye to a ground-level angle, the position of the two men and the carpet they're standing on changes between cuts.

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21st Oct 2018

Silent Hill (2006)

New this month Trivia: In the opening scene, when Rose runs under the bridge, she passes some graffiti tags. One of the tags has the name "Cheryl." In the original video game, Cheryl was the name of the daughter the main character is trying to find. For whatever reason, the name was changed to "Sharon" for the movie adaptation, but they threw in the graffiti tag as a nod to the game.

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21st Oct 2018

Silent Hill (2006)

New this month Trivia: The character Alessa in the original video-game is often theorized to be a reference to Stephen King's "Carrie," as Alessa possesses some psychic abilities similar to the titular character of that novel, and the game has a number of other King-related references. Jodelle Ferland, who portrays Alessa as a child in this film, coincidentally also briefly portrayed a younger Carrie White in flashbacks in the 2002 TV-movie adaptation of "Carrie."

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21st Oct 2018

Silent Hill (2006)

New this month Trivia: Director Christophe Gans is friends with actress Deborah Kara Unger in real life, and desperately wanted her to play Dahlia. When he approached her for the role of Dahlia, he was sure she would be offended, as Dahlia is meant to be frail, older and in poor shape. He lead the conversation with "Please don't slap me." To his surprise, Unger was delighted by the role, as she'd been wanting to play an odd, eerie character like Dahlia for some time.

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21st Oct 2018

Silent Hill (2006)

New this month Trivia: In the original ending, rather than Alessa killing off the cult with the living strands of barbed wire, dozens of "Red Pyramids" were going to appear inside the church and slaughter them, as they are meant to represent the town's old executioners in the context of the film. This idea was scrapped early on for practicality and budgetary reasons.

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21st Oct 2018

Halloween: H20 (1998)

New this month Trivia: Early on in production, this was intended to be the final "Halloween" film, with director Steve Miner and star Jamie Lee Curtis wanting to give the series a definitive ending in which Laurie triumphs over the "boogeyman" Michael Myers. Shortly before filming began, one of the producers exercised a clause in his contract for the series and informed Miner and Curtis that he would not allow them to kill off the Michael Myers character. Both Miner and Curtis nearly left the project, with Curtis in particular voicing her disdain over the decision. But eventually both chose to stay on, with Curtis reasoning that as far as her character Laurie was concerned, she kills the "real" Michael Myers in the end. Curtis only appeared in the following film "Resurrection" out of a begrudging respect for the series, wanting to give the character a proper send-off. Curtis has subsequently stated that 2018's "Halloween," a direct sequel to the original that ignores every other sequel including "H20" and "Resurrection," felt like a much more appropriate way to bring her character back into the "Halloween" universe, and is her preferred follow-up to the original.

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New this month Trivia: Originally, this sequel was going to include all three main characters from the first film. However, due to scheduling conflicts with actors Jack Black, Dylan Minette and Odeya Rush, none were available and the script was re-written to focus on new characters. Black was later able to eventually free up enough time to appear in an extended cameo role, with several short scenes in the film's second half.

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New this month Trivia: Co-stars Jack Black and Madison Iseman both appeared in 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," playing the exact same character oddly enough.

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