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Trivia: There is a persistent rumor that Daniel Craig was going to have a cameo as a member of the Illuminati. Craig allegedly would have played Balder the Brave, a sibling of Thor. While it has not been 100% confirmed, reports suggest Craig was cast in the role, but ultimately dropped out due to a sudden rise in COVID cases during the film's production. (He didn't want to risktravelling and getting his family sick.) Thus, the character was simply written out and replaced with another Marvel hero.

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24th May 2022

Halloween (2018)

Trivia: Officer Richards (the cop who talks about banh mi bread) is played by Charlie Benton, an actual police officer who specializes in homicide investigations. He was hired as a consultant on the film, but was so charming and likeable behind the scenes, they decided to give him a small role as the ill-fated cop. His partner Officer Francis is played by Christopher Allen Nelson, an award-winning effects and makeup artist (and occasional actor) who did some uncredited makeup work on the film.

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24th May 2022

Halloween Kills (2021)

Trivia: The film was released in theaters and on the streaming platform Peacock simultaneously. This is because producer Jason Blum's previous 2020 film "Freaky" underperformed at the box office due to extreme COVID-19 restrictions. Blum felt that releasing it both in theaters and on Peacock would allow fans who couldn't go to the theater the chance to see it. The decision was met with some backlash from the industry. Thankfully, the film still performed well in theaters, grossing over $100 million.

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24th May 2022

WandaVision (2021)

Trivia: The budget for the show reached as high as $25 million per episode, making this the most expensive television show of all time at the time of airing. Subsequent MCU shows have had roughly the same budget-level per episode.

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Trivia: The final major theatrical film to feature Bruce Willis before his retirement from acting in 2022 due to health issues involving aphasia, a condition which makes it difficult for one to comprehend and form speech.

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Suggested correction: What do you mean "final theatrical film"? Many of the two dozen films he's been in since "Motherless Brooklyn" have been, or plan to be, released in theaters.

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I'll amend it to "major theatrical film," because it was in fact the last major theatrical film he made, but I mean, come on... several articles I've read consider this his final theatrical film as literally every single movie he's made since "Motherless Brooklyn" has been created specifically for the direct-to-video market. Dumping something onto four screens in Russia or Portugal for a weekend, or holding a few token screenings is hardly a theatrical release. Many (if not most) direct-to-video movies get some token screenings or short releases (like week-long engagements in specific theaters)... and they're still considered non-theatrical direct-to-video movies.

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24th May 2022

That '80s Show (2002)

Trivia: Star Glenn Howerton partially credited "That '80s Show" as having helped get his popular sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" made. Despite this show failing and being cancelled after only one season, he was able to use some of the money me made from it to buy the camcorder that was used to the shoot the original proof of concept "pilot" that was used to pitch "Always Sunny" to networks. Without "That '80s Show," there's a very high chance "Always Sunny" wouldn't exist.

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23rd May 2022

The Lion King (1994)

Trivia: With sales of over 47 million units between VHS, DVD and Blu-ray, "The Lion King" is the best-selling home-video title of all time on physical media.

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21st May 2022

Poison Ivy (1992)

Trivia: The movie is allegedly inspired by a real event that happened to producer/co-writer Melissa Goddard. A friend stayed with her family, and ended up seducing her step-father, causing great tension.

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15th May 2022

Men in Black II (2002)

Trivia: There is a persistent rumor that the reason Agent L (the coroner from the first film who became an agent) was written out of the sequel was because the entire cast and crew hated actress Linda Fiorentino, who had a rather notorious reputation for being a bit of a diva. Tommy Lee Jones was even rumored to say he'd refuse to return if she did. To her credit, Fiorentino has said she would have returned, but couldn't do to scheduling conflicts. Although it's anyone's guess which is really true.

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7th May 2022

X-Men 3 (2006)

Question: The awkward delivery Kitty makes when she says "Who's hiding... d**khead?!" to Juggernaut always struck me as really strange. Is it just poor delivery of a generic insult? Or is she trying to make a (bad) one-liner about the fact his helmet is maybe, kinda-sorta vaguely shaped like a man's glans? The weird pause and emphasis on the word "d**k" in "d**khead" made me think it was the latter, but I'm not sure.

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Answer: She was scared, going into battle for the first time and going up against a very powerful mutant. It was the best one-liner she could think of at that moment. She purposely said it to agitate him, to put him in such a blinding rage, he wouldn't notice his powers were gone because of "LEECH."

Trivia: Sonic not being able to swim is a callback to the original video-games, where Sonic can't swim. When he's underwater, he can only movie like normal (albeit slower), and will drown after a brief period. In order to avoid drowning, he has to either surface or make contact with large air-bubbles that he can breathe in. This is also referenced in the movie when Sonic sucks in a giant air-bubble in the temple ruins while he's underwater to avoid drowning.

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Trivia: Tom's cellphone ringtone is the theme to the level "Green Hill Zone" from the original 1991 "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game. The theme was also featured briefly in the first film in both an orchestral and piano rendition.

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Trivia: The biplane from the wedding that Tails steals is a reference to the original video-games, in which Tails sometimes flies a similar biplane.

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Trivia: At one point, Knuckles hits Sonic and Sonic drops and loses his bag of rings. This is a subtle reference to the video-games. In the video-games, Sonic collects rings which act as a sort-of surrogate health-meter. When he gets hit, he loses all his rings, and has to recollect them. (If he gets hit again while having no rings, he dies).

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Trivia: Sonic makes a brief joke about the feud between the actors Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, who both appeared in the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise. This film is from the same producers as that franchise.

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Trivia: Some of Robotnik's new drones have insect-like features. This is taken from the games, which featured robotic animals and insects as common enemies. In particular, the hornet-like drones are based on the "Buzz Bomber" enemies from the original Sega Genesis game.

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26th Apr 2022

The Batman (2021)

Trivia: In essentially every other live-action Batman movie, the black eye-makeup around Batman's eyes has a tendency to just "disappear" whenever he takes his mask off. This is the first movie in which it actually remains on his face and he must clean it off.

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Trivia: Idris Elba has stated that he pitched the idea of giving Knuckles a high, squeaky voice to humorously contrast with his strength and fierce persona. Thankfully, Elba and the director decided that this idea wouldn't work, and would probably just annoy fans, so they instead settled on a more tough, regal voice.

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22nd Apr 2022

The Batman (2021)

Trivia: Is the longest Batman movie ever released in theaters, and the second-longest theatrical superhero film of all time behind "Avengers: Endgame." (Which was only about six minutes longer that this movie).

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22nd Apr 2022

The Batman (2021)

Trivia: Colin Farrell reportedly went out and grabbed a coffee during a break in filming while he was in his prosthetic Penguin makeup. The prosthetic makeup was so convincing in-person that literally nobody realised it was him.

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