TedStixon

17th Jul 2021

Evolution (2001)

Trivia: Just a cute background detail: At the beginning of the film, a character briefly mentions that she wants to be "Miss Arizona." If you look closely at the background at the end of the film, you can see her standing around with a "Miss Arizona" sash on. Evidently she made it.

TedStixon

17th Jul 2021

Evolution (2001)

Trivia: The film was directed by Ivan Reitman, whose son Jason Reitman is also a well-known film director. It was actually Jason's idea for the characters to do a Head and Shoulders commercial at the end of the film.

TedStixon

15th Jul 2021

Evolution (2001)

Trivia: During the shoot in Arizona, Dan Aykroyd would have fun by randomly show up at the houses of locals to hang out and have a cup of coffee. He also helped out at local businesses.

TedStixon

9th Jul 2021

General questions

I remember seeing part of the premiere of a show about 10 years ago. I don't know how long the show went on, but the scene always stuck with me. I think it was a show about court judges (maybe supreme court) and their associates. And there was a scene where an older judge said a cute rhyme about justice/court to a new person. There were also a group of judges in the scene, and they kept referring to each other as "Justice so-and-so." The scene was also set outside if IIRC. Ring anyone's bell?

TedStixon

14th Jun 2021

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Trivia: The first film was shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. However, they decided to shoot this sequel in the wider 2.35:1. Reportedly, the reason for the change was that director Sam Raimi felt that it would be better to accommodate Doc Ock's tentacles with the wider frame.

TedStixon

10th Jun 2021

Puppet Master II (1991)

Trivia: The reason Leach Woman was "killed off" in this movie was reportedly because executives at Paramount hated the puppet and demanded she be written out of the movie. However, the puppet was actually pretty popular with audiences, so she was eventually written back into the series.

TedStixon

6th Jun 2021

Firefly (2002)

Objects in Space - S1-E10

Trivia: Just an interesting thing to note. The villain of the episode is an unhinged character named "Jubal Early," and is played by Richard Brooks. Six years earlier in 1996, Brooks starred in the film "The Crow: City of Angels," where he also appeared as a similarly unhinged villain... with the remarkably similar name "Judah Earl." Just a fun, odd coincidence.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: SPOILERS: During the final scene, when Samuel L. Jackson is "puppeted" to lift his arm up to make it look like he's pointing a gun at the SWAT team, the number of laser-sights visible on his chest changes between cuts. In the wide-shot, there's only three, but when it punches into a close-up, suddenly there are five.

TedStixon

31st May 2021

The Haunting (1963)

Trivia: The exterior of Hill House was actually a hotel in England, but the interior were all sets.

TedStixon

31st May 2021

The Haunting (1963)

Trivia: In an early draft of the script, the story was re-written so that Hill House was actually a mental hospital where Eleanor was a patient, and the other characters were doctors and staff. It would be revealed that Eleanor was mentally ill and was misinterpreting the things around her as being supernatural in origin. However, this idea was discarded and the film was re-written to be more faithful to the original novel.

TedStixon

31st May 2021

The Haunting (1963)

Trivia: Julie Harris was very aloof during filming and would often ignore her co-stars behind the scenes - especially Claire Bloom. Bloom felt very hurt by this. However, after filming, Harris showed up at Bloom's house with a gift and revealed that she actually really liked Bloom and her other co-stars. She behaved as she did during filming because she was trying to stay in-character between takes, and was worried that her performance as an outsider would suffer if she was friendly with her co-stars.

TedStixon

25th May 2021

Puppet Master 4 (1993)

Trivia: The puppet "Decapitron" was actually based on an unmade script of the same name that Empire Pictures was originally going to make in the 1980's.

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25th May 2021

Puppet Master 4 (1993)

Trivia: The entire movie was shot in only about two-and-a-half weeks.

TedStixon

24th May 2021

Puppet Master II (1991)

Trivia: The puppet Torch could actually shoot fire up to about 10 feet behind-the-scenes.

TedStixon

Trivia: One of many films delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was delayed a full year from May, 2020 to May, 2021.

TedStixon

20th May 2021

Mystery Men (1999)

Trivia: At the tryouts, you can actually find some familiar faces. Comedian Dane Cook plays "Waffleman" in a cameo. Dana Gould also appears in a cameo as "Squeegeeman." And "Pencilhead" is played by Doug Jones, who is perhaps best known for playing roles under heavy makeup, appearing in films like "Hellboy," "Pan's Labyrinth" and "The Shape of Water" as various monsters and creatures.

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Suggested correction: This isn't trivia since all 3 are credited for their roles. Plus, Dane Cook plays "The Waffler", not "Waffleman."

Bishop73

Trivia: The new puppet seen in the film was nicknamed "Mr. Snuggles" behind-the-scenes.

TedStixon

13th May 2021

Mystery Men (1999)

Trivia: The shoot was very hectic. Most of the cast were played by comedians/comedic actors, and they constantly were trying to one-up one another and arguing over the comedic tone of the film.

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