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Well, Looks Like HQ Trivia's Finally Dead

Let’s be honest, the writing’s been on the wall for a while now.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, Trivia, HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, Scott Rogowski, Quiz Daddy, Press F In Chat


HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through

HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports, and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed. HQ Trivia had a deal in the works to be acquired, but they buyer pulled out yesterday and investors aren’t willing to fund it any longer, CEO and co-founder Rus Yusupov said in a statement attained by CNN Business’ Kerry Flynn. “We received an offer from an established business to acquire HQ and continue building ...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Cnn, Deadpool, Shut Down, Exit, Co, Trivia, HQ


‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho Tied an Oscars Record Set by Walt Disney 67 Years Ago

Last night was a big one for director Bong Joon-ho. Not only did his film Parasite win Best International Film as many predicted, the filmmaker walked away with Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and (amazingly) Best Picture. It was the first time a foreign language film won the top prize at the Academy Awards, but the Oscar glory doesn’t stop there. With those four wins in a single night, Bong Joon-ho tied a 67-year old record set by none other than Walt Disney. Even though ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Awards, Walt-Disney, Trivia, Bong Joon, BONG-Joon-ho, Parasite, Joon, Foreign Language


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in February 2020

The weather is a bit warmer, but it’s still so much better to cozy up in the living room and watch some movies and TV shows from the comfort of your own home. Thankfully, Netflix has a new batch of titles coming to their library in February 2020, including some old favorites and a slew of new originals you’ll want to check out. Get a rundown of the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix below, and schedule your life accordingly. The Other Guys Adam McKay has gotten more serious with hi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, Mark Wahlberg, Joan Didion, Cuba, Rosie Perez, Will Ferrell, Paul Verhoeven, Cameron Crowe, Warner Brothers, Adam Mckay, Trivia


Admiral Ackbar Was Initially Going to Appear in ‘Rogue One’, But J.J. Abrams Got To Him First

For the casual Star Wars viewer, Admiral Ackbar is a character who probably doesn’t even register in the long term. More discerning fans will know him from his famous “It’s a trap!” moment, which has since been meme’d to within an inch of its life. And even more hardcore fans love Ackbar so much that they’ve registered their fury online about the character’s death in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (we’ll get to that in a second). Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) is credited as one of the writers of 2016...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, J J Abrams, Jj, Trivia, Eli, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Rey Finn, Gary Whitta, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Ackbar, Whitta


Here’s What Chewbacca Said to Rey When She Got Back in the Millennium Falcon in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Because Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker moves so quickly, there aren’t many little moments that we get to enjoy between the characters. But there is one little moment fans have latched onto where Chewbacca says something to Rey as she hops back in the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon and the rest of our new heroes prepare to go off on another adventure. And thanks to Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo, we now have an idea of what Chewie was saying to his newest pal. When Rey sits down next to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Leia, Falcon, Chewbacca, Poe, Rey, Don, Trivia, Skywalker, Warner Bros Pictures, Star-Wars


Test Your Trivia Knowledge Using This Database of 'Jeopardy!' Questions

Jeopardy!’s “Greatest of All Time” tournament is in full swing. And if you haven’t gotten your chance to compete on the show just yet, now you can do the next best thing.Read more...
Tags: TV, Lifehacks, Jeopardy, Trivia


The Shocking Ending of ‘The Boy’ Featured an Impressive Visual Effect That You Never Noticed

Next month brings the sequel to the satisfying and surprising horror movie The Boy. Director William Brent Bell and writer Stacey Menear are back for Brahms: The Boy II, and so is the creepy doll that terrified everyone in the first movie. /Film was lucky enough to be invited to visit the set of the horror sequel last year to meet Brahms and visit his historical home, and we’ll have more on that later this week. But during that visit, we learned about an impressive visual effect that was utiliz...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Bell, Stx Entertainment, Greta, Trivia, The Boy, William Brent Bell, Brahms, Greta Lauren Cohan, Stacey Menear, James Russell, Set Visit, Roy Lee, Brahms: The Boy II, Brahms Keep


Trivia: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Almost Had Two Other Younger Siblings in the Movie

If you like the classic 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, here’s a bit of trivia that’s been available for a while but may not be widely known, even among the film’s big fans. John Hughes‘ classic comedy features a rivalry between Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) and his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey). Since Ferris is babied by their parents, Jeanie has it out for him and can’t get over the fact that he gets to stay home sick, knowing full well that he’s faking his illness to play hooky. B...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ferris Bueller, Paramount Pictures, Todd, Ferris, Hughes, Trivia, Kimberly, John-Hughes, Jeanie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick, Paul Hirsch, Jeanie Jennifer Grey


John Mulaney Had to Tell Comedy Central Executives of Dave Chappelle’s Surprise Departure in 2005

Back in 2005, comedian Dave Chappelle shocked everybody by fleeing to South Africa in the middle of a lucrative deal with Comedy Central while the third season of his sketch series Chappelle’s Show was still in production. But did you know that Saturday Night Live writer and comedian John Mulaney was the one who had to break the news to Comedy Central executives that Chappelle was gone? Learn more in a video explaining how John Mulaney got started in comedy below. In this featurette from N...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Netflix, South Africa, Dave-Chappelle, Trivia, John Mulaney, Chappelle, Mulaney, Business and Industry News


‘Joker’ May Have Had an Alternate Ending Which Would Have Changed Comic History

Todd Phillips‘ Joker was undoubtedly one of the most hotly debated movies of the year. While some praised it as a groundbreaking comic book movie with poignant social commentary, others found the film to have an unclear message and felt it was trying too hard to be an Oscar contender, despite an award-worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix. But if filmmaker Kevin Smith is to be believed, audiences could have ended up arguing about the film’s shocking alternate ending which would have drastically...
Tags: Movies, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Smith, Joaquin Phoenix, Warner Brothers, Joker, Phoenix, Thomas, Kevin Smith, Phillips, Bruce, Arthur, Trivia, Martha Wayne


Kevin Smith and a ‘Star Wars’ Icon Confirm Two More ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Cameos

Not long after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released, we rounded up the biggest cameos made throughout the finale of the Skywalker saga. However, as has become customary with this new trilogy, there are some bonus cameos that weren’t so easily spotted or named during the credits. Two more of them have just come to light with director and long-time Star Wars fan Kevin Smith confirming a stealthy cameo he made, and a certain Star Wars legend having a second role in the movie. But for thos...
Tags: Facebook, Star-Wars, England, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Bob, Lucasfilm, Smith, Jay, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, J J Abrams, Kylo Ren, Rey, Kevin-Smith


Here Are All the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Cameos (That We Know Of)

Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is wrapping up the Skywalker saga, it’s pretty much the last time for some key characters to make a significant appearance in the long-running sci-fi saga. And since it’s the end of an era in a galaxy far, far away, there are plenty of people who wanted to get in on the last chapter of the story that began all the way back in 1977. That’s why there are plenty of cameos to behold in The Rise of Skywalker, some in the form of new characters, others being cha...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, Sci-fi, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison, Features, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Sequels, Andy-Serkis, Davis, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, John-Williams


Reddit’s Favorite Mindblowing Facts of All Time, Fact-Checked

Redditors love to ask each other for their favorite fun, mindblowing, counterintuitive, or disturbing facts. Every few months a new “fun fact” thread ends up on the front page of Reddit, and thousands of people pitch in with their favorites. I looked at years’ worth of threads, collected the very best facts, and…Read more...
Tags: Reddit, Lifehacks, Fun Facts, Facts, Trivia


There’s a Specific Reason Al Pacino Has Starred in Bad Movies in Recent Years

Even though Al Pacino is one of the most highly-regarded veteran actors still working today, the latter part of his career has seen him star in a lot of dreck. Some of the recent low points include duds like 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill, and it doesn’t get much worse than his stupid cameo in Adam Sandler’s atrocious Jack & Jill (seen above). However, the eight-time Oscar nominee and one-time Oscar winner actually has a reason for starring in bad movies: he’s trying to make them better. In a...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Robert De Niro, Bob, Lol, Oscar Wilde, Al-Pacino, Nicolas Cage, Adam Sandler, Bruce Willis, Trivia, Jack Jill, Jordan Peele, Pacino


Do You Know Your Red Wings Trivia?

Are you a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan? Think you know all there is to know about the team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to pull out some key moments by some of the great players and coaches in the franchise’s history. How Well Do You Know the Wings’ History? How many Stanley Cups did Gordie Howe win? (Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) Howe led the Wings to four Cups and two Avco Cup (WHA) championship titles. Who was the captain of the Wings before Ste...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Minnesota, Colorado, Wikipedia, US, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Wings, Gm, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL


HQ Trivia's Last-Ditch Attempt to Win You Back Is More Cash Prizes—With Strings Attached

Those who still play HQ Trivia and plan to tune in for Season 4 may have more chances to win some of that sweet free cash. But there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always?)Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, Trivia, HQ Trivia


Do You Know Your Blackhawks Trivia?

As one of the Original Six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks have a long and storied history in the NHL. We’ve uncovered some key moments, distinguished players and influential coaches in the franchise’s history. So let’s get to it and find out how much you know. How Well Do You Know the Blackhawks’ History? Who holds the Blackhawks’ franchise record for goals? Bobby Hull scored 604 career goals. The next-closest scorer is Stan Mikita with 541. The closest active player is Patrick Kane with 285....
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Francis, Detroit, Archives, Calgary Flames, Hull, Hall of Fame, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins


Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired three core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank. TechCrunch spoke to multiple sources familiar with HQ Trivia’s inter...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Video, China, Funding, Tech, Vine, Jeremy, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TechCrunch, Lightspeed


501st Legion of ‘Star Wars’ Fans Will Appear in ‘The Mandalorian’

Here’s a cool bit of news out of Star Wars Celebration: the 501st Legion, an organization of Star Wars fans dedicated to wearing screen-accurate costumes of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, and other Star Wars characters, will be appearing in multiple episodes of Jon Favreau‘s upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian. It’s the first live-action TV show in the franchise’s history, and a dedicated group of fans was able to participate in some genuine Star Wars history. Read more about it below. 5...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Disney, Dave, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, 501st Legion, Trivia, Favreau, Taika Waititi, Jango, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Disney Here


HQ Trivia replaces Quiz Daddy Scott Rogowsky

Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup. The two split due to disagreements about Rogowsky attempting to take a second full-time job hosting sports streaming service DAZN’s baseball show ChangeUp while moving to only hosting HQ on weekends, TMZ first reported. HQ wanted someone committed to their show. Now HQ co-founder and CEO Rus Yusupov confirms to TechCrunch that Rogowsky will no longer host HQ Trivia. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Cbs, Talent, Trivia, Richards, Facebook Snapchat, Colin Kroll, Matt Richards, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, DAZN, Yusupov


Original Darth Maul Voice Actor Recorded Lines for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ But Got Replaced

Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a disappointment at the box office, there were fans who still came away satisfied. That might have been helped by the fact that the ending of the movie featured a surprise twist that no one saw coming: the return of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul. The end of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals that Darth Maul is the mastermind behind the Crimson Dawn criminal organization that set the entire heist at the center of the movie into m...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Peter Serafinowicz, Ron Howard, Solo, Trivia, Darth Maul, Shaun, Ray-Park, Pinewood Studios, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


Julianne Moore Talks About Being Fired From ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Melissa McCarthy gave one of the best performances of her career in Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but in an alternate timeline, things were much different. At one point, Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) was set to direct, and Julianne Moore was going to star. But six days before shooting was to begin, the project fell apart. Moore and Holofcener both left the project, each citing “creative differences.” Now, Moore has revealed she didn’t deliberately walk away – she was fired by Ho...
Tags: Movies, Julianne Moore, Casting, Grant, Mccarthy, Nicole Holofcener, Melissa Mccarthy, Moore, Trivia, Sam Rockwell, Marielle Heller, Heller, Richard E Grant, Nicole Holofcener Enough Said, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Holofcener


How to Get on ‘Jeopardy!’

Are you a trivia master? Or an Alex Trebek superfan? You could be on Jeopardy! The show’s application and testing process are open to anyone willing to put their knowledge to the test.Read more...
Tags: Games, TV, Lifehacks, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, Trivia


‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Star Shameik Moore Originally Auditioned to be Lando in Lord and Miller’s ‘Solo’

Shameik Moore, the up-and-coming actor who most recently voiced Miles Morales in Sony’s animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, initially met producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a completely different project. The Dope star auditioned for the role of Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story before Lord & Miller were fired from that project. Learn about that encounter, and how Moore may perform a song for the Into the Spider-Verse sequel below. In an interview with The Hollywoo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Sequels, Sony, Millennium Falcon, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Miller, Lando, Miles, Moore, Trivia, Donald Glover, Miles Morales


DTV Action Star Scott Adkins Was Considered for Batman, Watch His Audition Video

Before Ben Affleck scored the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. was looking at several actors to take over for Christian Bale as the newest iteration of The Dark Knight. One of the men they considered was Scott Adkins, the martial artist and star of down and dirty direct-to-video action films like Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Years later, the actor’s Batman audition tape has made its way online, and you can watch it below to get...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Youtube, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Batman, Snyder, Trivia, Zack Snyder, Affleck, Adkins, Audition, Scott Adkins, Batman Bruce Wayne, Justice Warner Bros, Superman Scott Adkins Batman Audition


‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Could’ve Had a Scene With Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland

In early December, we wrote about how former Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire was once in consideration to play Peter B. Parker in Sony’s Oscar-nominated animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. That role as an older, out of shape web-slinger eventually went to New Girl actor Jake Johnson, but Maguire wasn’t the only former Spider-Man to be on a wishlist for the acclaimed animated feature. It turns out that Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and Tom ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Sony, Holland, Andrew Garfield, Tobey-Maguire, Marvel Studios, Garfield, Parker, Trivia, Maguire, Rothman, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Jake Johnson


7 Things We Learned from the ‘Office Space’ Oral History

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite comedy Office Space. The movie bombed spectacularly at the box office with just under $11 million made in its entire domestic run. That was barely enough to cover the film’s budget. But against all odds, the movie found a big audience on home video and cable and has since become one of the most quoted and beloved comedies of the ’90s. Since this year is a milestone anniversary for Office Space, writer/director Mike Judge, cast members Ro...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Nbc, Boston, Office, Ben-Affleck, Matt-Damon, Fox, Jennifer-Aniston, Madonna, The Office, Jim Carrey, Owen-Wilson, Chris Rock, Peter


HQ Trivia launches HQ Words as reinstalled CEO seeks a game-changer

HQ’s expansion beyond trivia is emerging from beta, but the question is whether it’s different and accessible enough to revive the startup’s growth. HQ Words opens to everyone today with games at 6:30pm PT within the HQ Trivia app after several weeks of closed beta testing of the Wheel Of Fortune-style game. The launch will be the first big move of Rus Yusupov now that he’s been officially renamed CEO a week after the tragic death of fellow co-founder and former CEO Colin Kroll, HQ confirms to T...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, US, Tech, Zynga, Vine, Talent, TechCrunch, Colin, Trivia, Colin Kroll


HQ Trivia launches HQ Words tonight under reinstalled CEO

HQ’s expansion beyond trivia emerges from beta tonight, but the question is whether it’s different and accessible enough to revive the startup’s growth. HQ Words opens to everyone with today’s 6:30pm pacific broadcast within the HQ Trivia app after several weeks of closed beta testing of the Wheel Of Fortune-style game. The launch will be the first big move of Rus Yusupov now that’s been officially renamed CEO a week after the tragic death of fellow co-founder and former CEO Colin Kroll, HQ conf...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, US, Tech, Zynga, Vine, Talent, TechCrunch, Colin, Trivia, Colin Kroll