Erik M.

30th Jun 2020

It Chapter Two (2019)

Trivia: When Pennywise uses the spider-thing to attack the Losers and one says, "You got to be F-king kidding?!", this is in reference to John Carpenter's The Thing.

Erik M.

26th Apr 2020

The Silence (2019)

Plot hole: The creatures were sealed in a cave in Pennsylvania originally - no food, etc. How did they survive, breed, and so easily adapt after escape?

Erik M.

8th Apr 2020

The Silence (2019)

Question: The military response was subdued - wouldn't they try to 1) Poison the creatures? 2) Make a noise then slaughter then en masse? 3) Use a tank and noise to lure them in and kill them with machine guns, flamethrowers, etc. Stealthy SEAL teams on a search-and-destroy mission? Drones?

Erik M.

24th Mar 2020

The Silence (2019)

Trivia: The Vesps are at least partially based upon Goblin Sharks, with their strange jaws.

Erik M.

Trivia: There was almost a sequel to E.T. that would have introduced evil aliens who had kidnapped Elliot and his efforts to reach his alien friend - Spielberg, thankfully, did not pursue it beyond a preliminary script.

Erik M.

Trivia: E.T.'s candy preference was born out of concerns raised by Mars, Inc. That the friendly alien was too frightful for kids and would potentially hurt sales of their M&Ms. Hershey's Reese's Pieces were then used, and sales of that candy rose upon the release of the blockbuster film.

Erik M.

E.T.: E.T. phone home.

Erik M.

Trivia: Carlo Rambaldi, who had designed the main friendly, smiling and waving alien in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, also created E.T.

Erik M.

10th Feb 2020

Wolfen (1981)

Trivia: There are a few major differences between the movie and the book that it is based upon. For instance, the film suggests that the Wolfen may have Native American mythological roots-that they are wolf-like spirits that have taken physical form to hunt people; in the book, they are a separate, intelligent species from humans that preys upon weak, abandoned and likely "unmissed" people. Furthermore, the film suggests that the Wolfen will continue to predate on the forgotten with impunity; per the novel, they have been discovered with their corpses as evidence and open conflict is likely.

Erik M.

10th Feb 2020

Wolfen (1981)

Trivia: Wolfen is based on a book called The Wolfen (1978) by Whitley Strieber about predatory creatures terrorizing New York City.

Erik M.

10th Feb 2020

Wolfen (1981)

Trivia: The film was mostly shot in the South Bronx "as is" - using the urban decay of the time as a backdrop with little need for sets.

Erik M.

9th Feb 2020

Due Date (2010)

Trivia: Juliette Lewis appears in this film, playing the same character from the comedy Old School, Heidi.

Erik M.

Question: What character is MJ wearing on her shirt at the very end of the film, visible just before she and Spidey swing away from 41st Street and Grand Central Station in NYC?

Erik M.

Thank you so much for that prompt and great response - it's appreciated!

Erik M.

Trivia: Spider-man: Far from Home is the first Spider-Man film to ever make over a billion dollars at the box office.

Erik M.

Trivia: The various elementals are homages to classic Spider-Man enemies Cyclone, Hydro-Man, Molten-Man, and Sandman.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Enough (2002)

Trivia: Sandra Bullock was originally cast to play the lead, Slim, but was unavailable due to another film's schedule.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Enough (2002)

Trivia: During the filming of Enough, Jennifer Lopez herself admitted in 2008 that she suffered a nervous breakdown related to overworking.

Erik M.

Trivia: John Wick's fights while ascending the Continental in New York are reminiscent of Bruce Lee's Game of Death, where he too had to fight varied opponents as he approached the showdown.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: Special Effects legend Stan Winston helped design and led the crew that operated the dog-thing, insisting that he was just assisting Rob Bottin on set.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: When Dr. Cooper loses both his arms after the Norris-Thing's chest opens into a mouth and bites him, that's really a double-amputee wearing a mask to resemble the actor.

Erik M.

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