Best thriller movie trivia of 2019

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Trivia: The font used for Live With Murray Franklin is identical to the Batman animated series titles. The name of the font is "Plaza," for those that might be curious.

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Trivia: Several of the child-actors who portray the "Losers Club" had to be digitally "de-aged" as they had grown up tremendously in the two years between films.


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Trivia: During the feast in which Christian finds a pubic hair inside of his food, look closely at the drinks on the table. While the camera never calls direct attention to this, if you look closely, Christian's drink is very slightly darker than everyone else's. Earlier in the film, the camera briefly passes over a mural that depicts a woman collecting menstrual blood in a cup. (Along with the image of a woman cutting off pubic hairs, like the one Christian found in his food.) It seems Christian's drink has been laced with something he didn't expect.


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Trivia: This is the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Trivia: During one epic car crash near the start, just after the shooter gets taken out by the digger, if you know what to look for you can see Ryan Reynolds in the background, filming a post/advert for social media. Not a mistake, because it's just a tiny figure at the back of shot, but pairing the film and the post together it's fun to look for. (00:14:42)

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Trivia: When Roy McBride is reviewing a top-secret message regarding his father and the LIMA mission, the message filename is "6EQUJ5," which is a very obscure easter egg in the movie. The filename 6EQUJ5 refers to the real-life "WOW Signal," a deep space radio signal received by the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University in 1977. The alpha-numeric designation "6EQUJ5" was a printed readout of the signal's duration and intensity. This signal lasted 72 seconds and was 20 times stronger than background radio noise, causing a surprised astronomer to circle the printed 6EQUJ5 readout in red ink and make the handwritten notation "WOW!" in the margin. While the signal was an anomalous one-time event that was never repeated, and there is still no proof that 6EQUJ5 was alien in origin, it has stimulated debate about extraterrestrial radio signals for decades. Ironically, the movie "Ad Astra" concludes that there are no alien radio signals and that we really are alone in the universe.

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Trivia: Nina's visiting Uncle is killed in his car by Karl's mute servant Hagen, who causes a car accident and then proceeds to set him on fire. Hanging on the rear view mirror is a Happy Face that gets a splotch of blood on it, reminiscent of The Comedian's iconic pin in The Watchmen.

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Trivia: The movie is not over after Quinn visits her mother's grave and sees the new Countdown App message on her phone. After the song and some credits, there's another short scene. (01:12:28 - 01:20:57)


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Trivia: The crooner at the awards ceremony is none other than Bruce Springsteen's musician Steve Van Zandt.

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Trivia: If you watch the entire film, at the end you'll see newspaper clippings and a conspiracy theorist mention costumed threats and super-beings-one was already in the film Super and the others are meant to appear in an anticipated sequel.

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Trivia: The filmmakers had originally planned to shoot the film at Banff National Park, but the direction of the park did not like the fact that one of the bad guys was an Indigenous gang boss, and therefore the filming permit was revoked.

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Trivia: References to the game series include: Weapons: the BFG 9000, shotgun and chainsaw Characters: John Carmack (co-creator and former lead programmer of the series), Malcolm Betruger (Doom 3's antagonist) and the ship's AI Daisy (the name of protagonist Doomguy's pet rabbit) Enemies: zombified humans, the fireball hurling creatures (called imps in the game) Quotes: "I'm too young to die", "ultra nightmare" (the easiest and hardest difficulty settings respectively) Additionally, the name William J Blazkowicz is a reference to William Joseph "B. J." Blazkowicz, the protagonist of the Wolfenstein series starting with Wolfenstein 3D, the game that Id Software created prior to releasing the first Doom game.


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Trivia: Spoilers. In the end, Dr. Butler and his wife Stephanie are revealed to be the killers. They were actually the killers in the original script for the first film, but the ending was changed several times until the final version seen in theaters with Lori being the killer. The original idea was recycled into this film, since the dimension-hopping angle of the story allowed the presence of a new version of the killer.


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Trivia: In the Ford Pinto case, executives did a cost/benefit analysis comparing the amount to recall 12.5 million cars/trucks at $11 each vs not making the recall and essentially letting people die in fiery crashes or suffer severe burn injuries. Each fatality was estimated to cost $200,000 - the price of letting people die in fiery crashes from the Pinto's fuel tank exploding upon rear-end collisions. Interestingly, it was the National Highway Safety Admin that provided the figure $200,725 in 1972.


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Us (2019)

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Trivia: Spoilers: Among the video-tapes seen next to the TV after the opening credits are "C.H.U.D." and "The Goonies." This is quite relevant to the plot, in which it is revealed that the doppelgangers come from beneath the ground in a series of tunnels that used to be run by the government. "C.H.U.D." is about mutant creatures that live underground and have began to rise up and attack, like the doppelgangers, and "Goonies" takes place largely in underground tunnels and caverns, much like the film's climax.


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Trivia: Seeing the "In God We Trust" sign on the classroom wall of a public school might lead some to question its Constitutionality, but it has been the National motto since the 1950s. Post-9/11, some states started REQUIRING the motto be posted in public places, including public schools beginning the 2019-20 academic year. (00:06:20)


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