Best movie trivia of 2018

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Trivia: While a sequel was rumored for years, series creator Brad Bird has stated that he would only make an "Incredibles 2" if he could come up with an idea that he felt was just as good as the original. It took 14 years for the film to finally be released - the longest gap between a Disney/Pixar film and its sequel.

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Trivia: Daisy Ridley, best known as the character Rey in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, was originally the lead contender for the part of Lara Croft, but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to "Ex Machina" co-star Alicia Vikander, who as it happily turns out is a big fan of the video-game series on which the film is based, and wanted to try her hardest to do the character justice.

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Trivia: While Bill Foster, played by Laurence Fishburne, is teaching the class, the words "Matrix" can be seen on the blackboard behind him, referring to the film series Laurence Fishburne starred in.

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Trivia: At one point early in production, the film was going to be slightly retooled in order to make it the third entry in the "Cloverfield" franchise, following "Cloverfield" and "10 Cloverfield Lane." Eventually, this idea was dropped, and the movie was left as a stand-alone film.

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Trivia: Julie Murphy, author of the the book "Dumplin'", makes a cameo as one of the cheering patrons at the drag bar in the last scene.

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Trivia: When the other guys ambush Jerry at the Deer Hall, he starts narrating to himself as things happen in flashes of slow motion. This is a direct spoof/reference to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie where RDJ's version of the character does this same thing as he analyzes a fight or sequences, predicting the outcome. (00:24:45)

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Trivia: When Dwayne Johnson signs to George to calm him down, he says "it's me." The sign he makes on those words is for "Rock," a reference to his stage name "The Rock." (00:15:25)

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Trivia: The red Aston Martin used in the film is owned by Rowan Atkinson, he brought it to use in the film.

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Trivia: The Philosopher's Stone from the first Harry Potter film is visible inside Nicholas Flamel's locker.

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Trivia: Author of the novel Kevin Kwan has a cameo in the montage 'Who is Rachel Chu'.

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Trivia: When Watson falls from a tower in the museum courtyard, he yells a Wilhelm scream.

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Trivia: Dennis Quaid's twin children are seen as extras in the dinner scene. His daughter is the little girl who points at him as he falls out of his chair during his medical attack.

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Trivia: There is a message left at the end of the credits of the film reading "The staff at the Hotel Artemis hope you enjoyed your stay and that you'll return soon." (01:33:20)

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Trivia: When Will is fighting Ben he smashes him against a table and the floor using the "rock bottom", his signature move from the Rock's wrestling days.

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Trivia: The original title for the film was "Goosebumps: HorrorLand," which was based on the original script, which would have been a different story set in a haunted theme-park populated by "Goosebumps" monsters. The script was eventually re-written to be a smaller, lower-budgeted story. The film was then retitled "Goosebumps: Slappy's Revenge." Finally, it was retitled again to its current title "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween." (Although oddly enough, home video releases for the movie have dropped "Haunted Halloween" from the title and simply market the film under a much simpler fourth title - "Goosebumps 2").

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Trivia: When Max insults Will Arnett by calling him a spinning Lego Man, it is an homage to Will's role as Batman in the Lego movies.

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Trivia: Sonal Chapelle, who portrays Frankie Stone, is the real-life daughter of Dave Chapelle, the actor who portrays her father "Noodles" Stone.

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Trivia: Stay for a scene after the credits.

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Trivia: The $100 bill in the closing credits has the serial number DOT00002018. Which stands for Den of Thieves 2018, the year it was released. (02:24:00)

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Trivia: Don Johnson plays the man who Jane Fonda has a relationship with. Jane Fonda and her Book Club friends are reading the 50 Shades trilogy... the movies of which star Don Johnson's real life daughter, Dakota Johnson.

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