TedStixon

New today Trivia: The Red Queen is played by child-actor Ever Anderson. Anderson is the daughter of star Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson, who are married.

Add time

TedStixon

New today Trivia: The film was originally meant to be filmed in 2013 and released in 2014. Filming had to be delayed due to star Milla Jovovich becoming pregnant and writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson (Jovovich's husband) opting to take time off to help raise the new baby before he started work on the script.

Add time

TedStixon

New today Trivia: Had the longest gap between sequels for the series, at just over four years since the release of the prior film. Each of the prior five films was released 2-3 years apart.

Add time

TedStixon

New today Trivia: A number of prominent YouTube creators appear in the film as zombies in one sequence (albeit they are hard to spot, as they are under heavy makeup) - they were offered cameos in the film as part of a fun cross-promotion.

Add time

TedStixon

New today Trivia: The first film in the series has several allusions to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." As a nod to that, writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson subtle modeled the first creature Alice battles - a flying, dragon-like being - after the "Jabberwocky" from the sequel novel "Alice Through the Looking Glass."

Add time

TedStixon

New today Trivia: The film's overseas title in many countries is "Die Hard 4.0" - the "point-oh" in the title being a reference to how software often goes through different variations and updates. (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, etc.) Series star Bruce Willis has stated that although the film was released as "Live Free or Die Hard" in the US, he far prefers the "Die Hard 4.0" title, as it's clearer in indicating that the film is a "Die Hard" movie through and through.

Add time

TedStixon

19th May 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018)

New this week Trivia: Tim Miller, whom directed the original film, left production early on and was replaced by "John Wick" co-directer David Leitch. Reportedly, Miller and star Ryan Reynolds had vastly different visions for the sequel, and Miller was already in early prep for the next "Terminator" film, so the two amicably agreed that Miller should step away and allow a new director to take over.

Add time

TedStixon

New this week Trivia: "Avengers: Infinity War" holds several records. Among others, it has the highest ever domestic opening weekend (at $257.6 million), the highest worldwide gross for a comic-book movie (at $1.65 billion as of 5/16/18), and is the fastest movie to gross $1 billion globally, reaching the number in just 11 days of release.

Add time

TedStixon

15th May 2018

Return to Oz (1985)

New this week Trivia: Along with "The Black Cauldron", "Return to Oz" was one of the first films to use Disney's then-new "Walt Disney Pictures" logo featuring a rainbow appearing over a white castle, set over a blue background. The logo and other close variants were used for most of Disney's releases until 2006, when they were officially retired.

Add time

TedStixon

15th May 2018

Return to Oz (1985)

New this week Trivia: Fairuza Balk (Dorothy) actually almost never wore either the Ruby Slippers or even her regular black shoes, except in certain shots where they were necessary. Any shot where her feet are not visible, she was usually barefoot. She found her black shoes intolerably uncomfortable, so the director allowed her to walk around without them most of the time and would only film her from the waist-up when possible. Additionally, the "rubies" on the Ruby Slippers kept falling off due to the hot stage-lights melting the adhesive material the "rubies" were attached to, so they only had her wear them in closeups or wideshots for short periods of time.

Add time

TedStixon

15th May 2018

Return to Oz (1985)

New this week Trivia: Dorothy's room at Dr. Wolly's electroshock therapy clinic is "31." (A reference to the day the holiday Halloween falls on.) "31" is also the number of the case Mombi's "original head" is located in when Dorothy later travels to Oz. This is in keeping with the tradition of aspects of Dorothy's "real world" being mirrored in the land of "Oz" - a concept introduced in the original 1939 Judy Garland film.

Add time

TedStixon

15th May 2018

Return to Oz (1985)

New this week Trivia: Disney had little confidence in the film, and thus it was given little promotion, and quietly bombed at the box office, earning back less than half of its $28 million budget. The film however later gained a large cult following after being released on video.

Add time

TedStixon

New this week Trivia: Minor spoilers. It was revealed in a behind-the-scenes interview that Anthony Daniels, who plays the droid C-3PO in every "Star Wars" movie to date, will have a small role in "Solo", but not as his trademark character. As 3PO has no role in the film's story, Daniels will reportedly cameo as the suit-actor for one of the other Wookies seen in the film, alongside Chewbacca. This will make Daniels the only actor to ever appear in every theatrical "Star Wars" movie. (Not counting the made-for-TV "Ewok Adventure" films).

Add time

TedStixon

New this week Trivia: The film was originally set to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and filming was nearly completed when they left the project due to creative differences. Lord and Miller reportedly had creative clashes with the producers and writers, and wanted to make the film much more light and comedic than originally envisioned. The decision for the two to leave was reportedly an amicable one between Lord, Miller and the producers. Shortly after, Ron Howard was hired to take over the project.

Add time

TedStixon

12th May 2018

Magic Funhouse! (2016)

New this month Trivia: This web series was originally meant to be based more blatantly around the seven deadly sins, with each of the seven main characters meant to represent one of them.

Add time

TedStixon

12th May 2018

Magic Funhouse! (2016)

New this month Trivia: Created by famous (and infamous) YouTube creator Brandon Rogers, this scripted series was created for the paid streaming platform Fullscreen. The series was unfortunately cancelled after the end of its second season, as Fullscreen opted to shut down its streaming service.

Add time

TedStixon

12th May 2018

The Wolverine (2013)

New this month Revealing mistake: When Logan slices his abdomen open to pull out the parasite around his heart, watch the (digital) wound at the bottom of the screen right before he says the line "You're not gonna wanna watch this part!" Not only does a small line of blood on the left of the wound simply "blink" into existence instantly at the bottom of the screen right after he pulls the claw out (slip up in rendering), but the wound itself doesn't quite 100% match up with Logan's movements - when he breathes in, the wound doesn't really move properly with his abdomen as it inflates.

Add time

TedStixon

11th May 2018

The Avengers (2012)

New this month Trivia: The first movie to ever gross over $200 million domestically in its opening weekend. (And somewhat coincidentally, it was released almost exactly ten years to the day after "Spider-Man" - the first movie to gross over $100 million in its opening weekend, and also based on a Marvel property).

Add time

TedStixon

New this month Trivia: Kevin Spacey originally starred in the film. However, after sexual harassment allegations were leveled against him, most of his scenes were re-filmed with Christopher Plummer, costing the production almost $10 million. Spacey reportedly only appears in the finished film in one scene, and even then, only in wide-shots where his face can not be made out.

Add time

TedStixon

7th May 2018

Silent Hill (2006)

New this month Trivia: Rose's husband Christopher is named after director Christophe Gans. Writer Roger Avery, knowing how personal the film was to Gans, thought it would be fun to name a character after him. He simply added an "r" to "Americanize" his name.

Add time

TedStixon

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.