Posts filtered by tags: Trivia[x]


 

crazy contraptions for social distancing

Have you ever heard of a Rube Goldberg machine? It’s a contraption (usually homemade) where the whole point is to make a machine that’s way more complex than necessary to do a simple task. These types of machines were seen often in Looney Tunes cartoons, and they often used the music of Raymond Scott, specifically […]
Tags: Humor, Invention, Matt Groening, Rube Goldberg, Random, Trivia, Rube Goldberg Machine, Raymond Scott, Looney, Looney Tunes, Powerhouse, Heath Robinson contraption


Try Out the Wildly Hard DragonCon Star Wars Trivia Qualifying Quiz

Are you sure you know what droids you’re looking for? Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Dragoncon, Trivia


Chris Farley and David Spade Got into a Huge Fight About Rob Lowe During ‘Tommy Boy’

Tommy Boy is a modern comedy classic, and it’s largely thanks to the real-life camaraderie between Saturday Night Live stars Chris Farley and David Spade. The two were best friends in real life, so pairing them up as frenemies makes for perfect comedic chemistry. But best friends can still fight, and that’s exactly what happened on the set of Tommy Boy, and it’s all because of co-star Rob Lowe. David Spade recently appeared on Rob Lowe’s podcast Literally!, inspired by his Parks and Recreatio...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Toronto, Rob Lowe, Uproxx, Paramount Pictures, Parks, David-Spade, Lorne Michaels, Trivia, Chris Farley, Spade, Farley, Tommy Boy, Rob Lowe David Spade


David Arquette Takes the Blame for Courteney Cox’s Terrible Haircut in ‘Scream 3’

Scream 3 leaned more into the campier side of slasher movies by retconning the past and making the origins of Ghostface and the Woodsboro murders a little more complicated and cheesy. It’s still full of suspense, but perhaps the scariest thing in Scream 3 is the terrible new haircut sported by Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers. How did something this terrible make it to the big screen? It turns out we can blame her ex-husband and co-star David Arquette for that poor hairstyling choice. David Arq...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sequels, Scream, Gale, Arquette, Trivia, Dewey, Bettie Page, Courteney Cox, David-Arquette, Neve Campbell, Gale Weathers, Scream 3


‘The Office’ Memories: Jenna Fischer Talks Pam’s Big Breakdown While Larry Wilmore Recalls Wild “Diversity Day” Outtakes

It’s been over seven years since The Office came to an end, but people have never stopped talking about the show. That’s mostly because it’s been available on Netflix for the longest time (though it will jump to Peacock next year), and reruns always seem to be playing somewhere. This year, there has been even more discussion around The Office thanks to a recently published oral history book, as well as a new oral history podcast hosted by cast member Brian Baumgartner. And we have a new round o...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Office, Netflix, The Office, Steve Carell, Larry Wilmore, Dwight Schrute, Rainn-Wilson, Television Critics Association, Brown, Greg, Fischer, Trivia


Dwayne Johnson is the Highest Paid Actor of 2020, and He Doesn’t Even Have a Movie Coming Out This Year

This year has already been weird for a number of reasons. So you probably won’t even bat an eye when when we tell you that the highest paid actor of 2020 doesn’t even have a movie coming out this year. That actor is Dwayne Johnson, and thanks to a hefty paycheck from Netflix for the upcoming original movie Red Notice, not to mention his ongoing Under Armour clothing line, Project Rock, Johnson will rake in a whopping $87.5 million this year. Forbes put together their annual list of the highe...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Ben-Affleck, Disney, US, Netflix, Mark-Wahlberg, Scarlett Johansson, Will-Smith, Johnson, Jackie-Chan, Ryan-Reynolds, Adam-sandler, Forbes


Netflix’s Signature Launch Sound Was Almost the Bleating of a Goat

Whenever you watch a Netflix original movie or TV show, there’s that signature sound that plays when the steaming service’s logo appears. The recognizable sound is known in Netflix’s offices as “Ta Dum,” but it was almost something that would have been easier to describe and a lot more odd. Todd Yellin, Netflix’s VP of Product, recently revealed that one of the options considered for Netflix’s production logo was the bleating of a goat. While appearing on the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz (v...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Hertz, Trivia, Bender, Yellin, Lon Bender, Todd Yellin, Todd Yellin Netflix, Leo the Lion Oscar


‘Star Trek’ Actor Karl Urban Made a Secret Cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Karl Urban was already part of the new Star Trek franchise created by director J.J. Abrams. But that didn’t stop him from making an appearance in the Star Wars universe. While making the publicity rounds for Amazon’s series The Boys, the Dredd star opened up about a secret cameo he made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but you won’t see his face when you spot him. Speaking with Digital Spy, Karl Urban revealed that he got suited up as a First Order Stormtrooper for the final installment o...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Sequels, Lucasfilm, J J Abrams, Trivia, Ren, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Karl-Urban, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Digital Spy Karl Urban


Jon Cryer Recalls a Very Different ‘Back to the Future’ Ending When He Auditioned for Marty McFly

This week, we learned about a new 35th anniversary box set of Back to the Future that will bring the time traveling trilogy home in 4K for the first time. For those who may feel no immediate urge to purchase yet another edition of the Back to the Future trilogy, this new box set comes with some exciting never-before-seen footage of auditions for the film’s cast. Perhaps most notably, Jon Cryer and Ben Stiller auditioned for Marty McFly, and while the latter would just as soon forget how that au...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Universal, Ben-Stiller, Coca Cola, Indiana Jones, Coke, Marty Mcfly, Trivia, Marty, Stiller, Reese, Cryer, Jon-Cryer, Back-to-the-Future


Russell Crowe Fulfilled a Heartwarming Promise to Get Paul Giamatti an Oscar Nomination for ‘Cinderella Man’

Russell Crowe has a reputation for having a bit of a temper and being somewhat difficult to work with. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t without his good qualities. For example, when awards season rolled around for the boxing drama Cinderella Man, Crowe asked the studio to put their weight behind Paul Giamatti for Best Supporting Actor instead of campaigning hard for Crowe to get a leading actor nomination. Why? Because Crowe promised Paul Giamatti’s dying mother that her son would get an Oscar no...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Awards, Los Angeles, Russell-Crowe, Academy Awards, Paul-Giamatti, Al Pacino, Penn, Sean Penn, PAUL, Golden Globe, Crowe, Trivia, Giamatti, Pacino


‘Almost Famous’ Could Have Starred Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical movie Almost Famous. To celebrate the milestone, James Andrew Miller is delivering a limited podcast series called Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty, and it’s already yielding some interesting tidbits looking back at the film. Almost Famous features Patrick Fugit as William Miller, a young aspiring journalist who gets caught up in the world of rock and roll in 1969. During his adventures on tour with a fictional band cal...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Frances-McDormand, Meryl-Streep, Dreamworks, Brad-Pitt, William, Kate-Hudson, Cameron Crowe, True Story, Pitt, Crowe, Stillwater, Trivia, Russell


‘Batman Forever’ Had a “Much Darker, More Serious” 170-Minute Cut from Joel Schumacher

Batman Forever was already being discussed online more than usual this year thanks to the film celebrating its 25th anniversary. Then when director Joel Schumacher passed away recently, even more love was poured out for the goofy DC Comics sequel. Now the chatter has grown even more because there have been rumblings of a 170-minute “much darker, more serious” cut of the movie that’s just sitting somewhere waiting to be released to the masses. The first word of this much longer, darker cut of ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Dc Comics, Sequels, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Batman Forever, Warner Brothers, Kevin Smith, David Ayer, Wayne, Variety


‘Lost’ Was Only Supposed to Last Three Seasons, and Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse Almost Left as Showrunners

Even though the hit ABC mystery drama Lost came to an end ten years ago, we’re still slightly obsessed with the show here at /Film. Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse became superstars during the show’s run, and behind the scenes stories were devoured by fans almost as rabidly as new episodes of the show itself. But in a new interview, Lindelof revealed some details about the making of Lost that I’d never heard before: namely, that the show was originally pitched as a three-season seri...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Abc, Sci-fi, Lost, Damon-Lindelof, Carlton, Carlton Cuse, Trivia, Sawyer, Locke, Collider, Cuse, Drew Goddard, Lindelof


Discover Mark Hamill’s Secret Role in ‘The Mandalorian’ and Other Surprises in the First Season

The Mandalorian kicked off with one of the biggest surprises in the history of Star Wars by introducing fans to the adorable little asset known as The Child, but lovingly referred to by everyone as Baby Yoda. However, throughout the first season of the series on Disney+, there are plenty of other secrets, Easter eggs, and references to the rest of the Star Wars saga that you might not have known about. Many of these were revealed or discussed as each episode of The Mandalorian was released, but...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Mark Hamill, Orlando, Lucas, Nick Nolte, Luke Skywalker, Mando


Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni First Heard ‘The Mandalorian’ Theme on Composer Ludwig Göransson’s Phone

Since The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off, executive producers Jon  Favreau and Dave Filoni wanted a score that felt familiar to fans who grew up on with the iconic themes of John Williams, but also veered into new territory to distinguish itself from the rest of the Star Wars universe. They were hoping for something that was influenced by the work of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer Ennio Morricone and the various scores from the films of Akira Kurosawa, a filmmaker who had a big in...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Akira Kurosawa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Angie Tribeca, Trivia


Alternate Baby Yoda Designs Revealed in ‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian continues a deep dive into the making of the first live-action Star Wars series that’s available on Disney+. After last weekend’s episode proudly displayed the innovative new virtual set technology known as The Volume, the fifth installment of the documentary series shines a light on the practical effects. That includes the creation of the adorable puppet known as “Baby Yoda,” or as he’s officially been designated, The Child. Not only does this episode reveal som...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Nick Nolte, Concept Art, Mando, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Trivia, Favreau, Pedro Pascal, Rosas, Star-Wars


George Lucas Envisioned Using ‘The Mandalorian’ Stagecraft Tech for His Own ‘Star Wars’ TV Shows and Sequel Trilogy

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian continues to provide fascinating insights into the making of the first live-action Star Wars series. One aspect of the production we’ve covered previously was the innovative Stagecraft technology used to create immersive virtual environments in real time and in-camera, rather than the standard green screen technology that requires background visual effects to be added in post-production. This technology, referred to as The Volume by the cast and crew, is one of t...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Trivia, Favreau, Mowgli, Skywalker Ranch


‘The Mandalorian’ Almost Had Carl Weathers Play an Alien Character Who Died in Chapter 3

The third episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ today, and with it comes a focus on the show’s small but stellar ensemble cast, which introduces a batch of memorable new characters into the live-action Star Wars universe. Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers sat down with executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss their experience working on The Mandalorian, get their perspective on Star Wars and share some stories from behind the scenes. Easily th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Clint Eastwood, Sequels, Steven Soderbergh, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Pascal, Capoeira, Boba Fett, Mando, John Huston


VOTD: Original ‘Halloween’ Mask Creator Reveals How William Shatner Became Michael Myers

One of the most well-known pieces of movie trivia is that the mask worn by the seemingly invincible slasher Michael Myers in Halloween is a repurposed mask of William Shatner as James T. Kirk from Star Trek. However, what no one has ever really heard is the process by which the sci-fi costume accessory was turned into the iconic horror mask. But that changed last week as Halloween documentary short producer Sean Clark revealed a video where Tommy Lee Wallace shows exactly how he created the Mic...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, William Shatner, Trivia, James T Kirk, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Video Of The Day, Tommy Lee Wallace, Sean Clark, Star Trek However


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Brought Back a Familiar Bounty Hunter in a Really Messed-Up Way

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings back a lot of characters from the original trilogy and features plenty of nostalgic references to the history of the sci-fi saga. However, there’s one particular character return that you almost certainly never noticed, and like a lot of the additional details about The Rise of Skywalker these days, the revelation came from supplementary sources and materials. The character in question is a bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back, and believe me when I...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Alan Johnson, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Trivia, Imperial, Skywalker, Hoth, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Dengar, Evazan


Find Your Pop Music Blind Spots With This Quiz

Every day the internet forces me to confront the fact that I am much older than I think I am. Recently, this (since deleted) tweet did a nice job of it:Read more...
Tags: Music, Lifehacks, Trivia


Trivia: Michael Jackson Wanted to Buy Marvel in the ’90s So He Could Play Spider-Man in a Movie

Michael Jackson‘s legacy is complicated, to say the least. For the purposes of this piece, I’m going to avoid all discussion of the allegations against the late King of Pop (please look into that yourself if you somehow haven’t heard about it and make up your own mind about what did or didn’t happen) and just move straight into trivia territory. Did you know that Michael Jackson wanted to buy Marvel in the 1990s? This information has been floating around for years, but since it’s new to me, and...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Michael, Trivia, Moviefone, Marvel Entertainment, King of Pop, Peter Parker, Charles Xavier, Taj Jackson, Would Marvel Studios


Do You Know Your Maple Leafs Trivia?

Think you know all there is to know about the Toronto Maple Leafs? 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. Enough already, let’s get to it. How Well Do You Know the Leafs’ History? When was the last time the Leafs won the Cup and who did they beat? On May 2nd, 1967, the Leafs defeated the Canadiens in six games to hoist the Cup. What is the only original six team t...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Bower, Chicago, Canada, Gm, Rangers, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, Quinn, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Archives


‘Avengers: Endgame’: All The Coolest Trivia, Photos, & Videos from the Watch Party with the Directors and Writers

Last night brought one of the best watch parties yet since the coronavirus pandemic quarantine began. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely hopped online to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Avengers: Endgame by live-tweeting the entire movie. The filmmakers posted bits of trivia from the movie’s development, including alternate ideas and scenes, showed off photos and videos from behind the scenes, and cracked some solid jokes. So we’ve rounded up ...
Tags: Images, New York, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, America, Atlanta, Iron Man, Sequels, Tokyo, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Thanos, Avengers, Wanda, Marvel Studios


‘Avengers: Endgame’ Almost Had One of the Avengers be the Soul Stone

Last night, there was an Avengers: Endgame watch party featuring the involvement of directors Anthony & Joe Russo. The duo hopped on Instagram live for the first hour, but they live tweeted the movie throughout the entire three-hour runtime, which included answering some questions posed by fans. One such question resulted in the intriguing revelation that the filmmakers once considered turning one of The Avengers into the Soul Stone. But which of the Marvel superheroes would it have been? A T...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, America, Sequels, Harry Potter, Harry, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Russo brothers, Voldemort, Hawkeye, Trivia, Cap, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Comic Book/Superhero


Ahsoka Tano Was Nearly in ‘Attack of the Clones’, According to Dave Filoni

Fan favorite Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano will soon appear in live-action for the first time in The Mandalorian season 2. But in a recent interview, writer/producer Dave Filoni revealed that the character’s very first appearance almost happened in live-action – and several years earlier than anyone expected. It turns out Ahsoka nearly appeared in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones instead of debuting in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Over at Vanity Fair, there’s a full-fledged oral history about...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Lucasfilm, Vanity Fair, Trivia, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni, Ashla, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones


‘Back to the Future’ Writer Explains Away a Long-Standing Issue Fans Have Questioned Over the Years

The original Back to the Future is largely considered to be a perfect movie. It’s a tight, clever, and fun screenplay that pays off everything it sets up in a very satisfying way, and Robert Zemeckis directed and co-wrote the hell out of it with Bob Gale. However, there’s one long-standing question that fans have pondered over the years, and after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn called attention to it recently, Bob Gale himself explained the “problem” away. If you’ve been on Twitt...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Calvin Klein, Universal, Chris Pratt, Robert-Zemeckis, James Gunn, Marty Mcfly, Gale, George, Trivia, Marty, Lorraine, Bob Gale


Warner Bros. Killed Darren Aronofsky’s Batman Movie Over Joaquin Phoenix Casting

Joaquin Phoenix took home plenty of awards, including the Oscar for Best Actor, for his lead performance in Joker, the origin story of Batman’s most notorious nemesis. However, back in the early 2000s when Warner Bros. Pictures was looking to reboot The Dark Knight with a new feature film franchise, Phoenix almost played The Caped Crusader himself. Director Darren Aronofsky recently shed light on the time he spent trying to get a Batman movie off the ground following the success of Requiem for ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Casting, Dc Comics, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Warner Bros, Darren-Aronofsky, Joaquin Phoenix, Warner Brothers, Miller, Phoenix, Trivia, Warner Bros Pictures, Frank-Miller, Freddie Prinze Jr


Darren Aronofsky Explains Why His Batman Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Didn’t Happen

Joaquin Phoenix took home plenty of awards, including the Oscar for Best Actor, for his lead performance in Joker, the origin story of Batman’s most notorious nemesis. However, back in the early 2000s when Warner Bros. Pictures was looking to reboot The Dark Knight with a new feature film franchise, Phoenix almost played The Caped Crusader himself. Director Darren Aronofsky recently shed light on the time he spent trying to get a Batman movie off the ground following the success of Requiem for ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Casting, Dc Comics, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Darren-Aronofsky, Joaquin Phoenix, Warner Brothers, Miller, Phoenix, Trivia, Warner Bros Pictures, Frank-Miller, Freddie Prinze Jr, Comic Book/Superhero


Steven Spielberg May Have Saved Babu Frik’s Life in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

In 1977, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas famously made a bet that the other person’s movie would end up performing better theatrically. Since Star Wars crushed Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Spielberg ended up walking away with 2.5% of Lucas’s stake in his space adventure. Now, years after Lucas sold his company to Disney, it seems that Spielberg still has an interest in a galaxy far, far away – and might have even made a suggestion to improve Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which could...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Ilm, Lucas, Henderson, Trivia, Skywalker, Neal Scanlan, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure