Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

New this month Trivia: Léon and Mathilda were meant to get even closer than they did in the final release of the film, including a scene where Léon accidentally walks in on Mathilda washing up in the bathroom-but concerns for decency and potential objections from Portman's parents put a stop to that.

Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

New this month Trivia: According to the video extras, Natalie Portman was so in love with the clothes that the character she played of Mathilda Lando wore that she had hoped to keep some of the clothes, noting that Mathilda's tastes were far better and "cooler" than her own at 12 years of age.

Erik M.

4th May 2019

Leon (1994)

New this month Trivia: During the film, the character Mathilda was depicted as a smoker even before she met Léon and can be seen holding a cigarette early on. Despite assurances from Director Luc Besson, Natalie Portman's parents were so opposed to the idea that they wouldn't allow their daughter to be seen with even candy cigarettes in her mouth, so she only "holds" it, which actually added subtext.

Erik M.

23rd Apr 2019

Labor Day (2013)

Character mistake: No bank would spread out the money on the counter during a withdrawal, especially if it were a significant withdrawal and closing of the account, as when Adele tries to get money for their leaving to Canada.

Erik M.

23rd Apr 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: According to commentary included in the DVD release, in order to understand how to interact with a young Natalie Portman as Mathilda Lando, Jean Reno was encouraged to act as if he himself were a child.

Erik M.

17th Apr 2019

Leon (1994)

Trivia: The script for Colombiana was orginally developed as a potential sequel to Léon: The Professional and was to have Mathilda now acting as an adult "cleaner."

Erik M.

5th Apr 2019

Let Me In (2010)

Trivia: The leads of the film were directed to maintain diaries in character so as to get deeper into their roles and understand their nuances and consider their motivations.

Erik M.

2nd Apr 2019

The Wolfman (2010)

Trivia: Maybe more coincidence than trivia, but towards the end of the film, Gwen shoots and kills the Wolfman/Lawrence Talbot - in effect, beauty kills the beast. In Universal Studios' other major classic monster movie, King Kong, the beauty kills the big ape, albeit indirectly.

Erik M.
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Suggested correction: King Kong was produced by RKO, not Universal.

I stand corrected. There's been some back and forth as to who owned the franchise at a point. So, coincidentally perhaps, beauty still plays a role in the creature's demise. :).

Erik M.

Trivia: This film was among the first to use early computer rendering and digital visual effects.

Erik M.

19th Feb 2019

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trivia: Domino, as played by actress Zazie Beetz, did not shave her armpits, visible during the fight on the prisoner transport convoy. Beetz felt that the character should reflect a changing female aesthetic.

Erik M.

19th Feb 2019

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trivia: Yukio, who had previously appeared in the 2013 film The Wolverine, plays a short role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead's girlfriend and helps to defeat the Juggernaut.

Erik M.

Trivia: It seems that Chewbacca never was able to get the hang of that holographic game he loses here to Tobias Beckett. It's the same game he plays against C-3PO in the original Star Wars film and loses in a similar fashion then too.

Erik M.

Trivia: Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue were so dedicated to the film that she interviewed several real Las Vegas prostitutes while he went on a drinking binge to experience what might happen to his cognition and speech patterns.

Erik M.

Other mistake: The unnamed dog of Walter's that survives the plane crash remains looking very healthy, even after a scuffle with a wild cougar, on very little available food and no veterinary attention.

Erik M.

23rd Apr 2018

Leap! (2016)

Continuity mistake: Shortly after the start of the film, the heroine meets with the Mother Superior of the orphanage that she is staying at, and just behind her is the cockeyed supervisor, M. Luteau. During the scene he disappears abruptly to allow for a pan out of the property, far too fast for him to have merely walked away.

Erik M.

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