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New this week Trivia: The scene in which John pieces together a custom revolver using parts from various 19th century guns is a reference to the classic western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." There's a scene in that film where the character Tuco does the exact same thing in a gun shop.

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New this week Trivia: Despite being released over a five-year period, the events of the three "John Wick" films transpire over the course of only roughly one month.

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New this week Trivia: Despite appearing in all three films, this is the first movie in the series where the Continental's receptionist Charon is referred to by name on-screen.

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New this week Trivia: Somewhat ironically, the actor who plays "The Elder," the man who sits above the high table, is younger than most of the other actors in the film. He's about 10 years younger than Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Jerome Flynn, about twenty years younger than Anjelica Huston and about thirty years younger than Ian McShane.

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New this month Trivia: There's a reference to the artificially-created Pokemon Mewtwo having escaped "twenty years ago." This is a bit of an inside joke, as the film was in production exactly twenty years after the release of the animated movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back," and that film deals with what happens after Mewtwo was created and escaped captivity.

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New this month Trivia: The "old gangster movie" that's on the TV in Harry's apartment is the fictional movie "Angels with Filthy Souls," which was seen in the movie "Home Alone." The director wanted a detective movie for the scene, and said: "We needed something and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to put on that TV yet...Just as a laugh, we got the movie that they shot for Home Alone off of YouTube...We could never beat it!"

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New this month Trivia: There are around 60 different types of Pokemon visible throughout the film.

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11th May 2019

Dark City (1998)

New this month Trivia: Part of the inspiration for the Stranger altering the city every night came from director Alex Proyas' time working on the film "The Crow." Proyas would often watch the set-decorators moving around props and pieces of the set between takes, which gave him the idea for a place that could be changed at will.

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11th May 2019

Dark City (1998)

New this month Trivia: Roger Ebert was a massive admirer of the film - so much so, that he even agreed to record a commentary track for the movie's DVD release, in which he analyzed the film. Ebert only ever did this a handful of times, mostly for films that were considered classics.

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11th May 2019

Dark City (1998)

New this month Trivia: The opening narration in the theatrical version of the film was included at the insistence of the studio, who feared the audience might not understand the film. Director Alex Proyas hated the narration, and had it entirely removed from the film when his director's cut was released several years later.

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11th May 2019

Dark City (1998)

New this month Trivia: Many deliberate anachronisms were included in the film to hint that something wasn't quite right.

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Season 1 generally

New this month Trivia: Samara Weaving, whom co-starred in season one as backpacker Heather, became the subject of minor controversy after her episodes aired. Photos of Weaving covered in fake blood for the series were circulated by several Conservative social media accounts, with the false claims she was an American woman who was attacked by Liberals for being a Trump supporter. Weaving (who is actually from Australia) was disgusted by the experience, while series star Bruce Campbell called out the fake reports online.

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New this month Trivia: "Ash vs Evil Dead" originally began its life as a fourth film in the original "Evil Dead" series. However, so much potential material was written, that instead of a movie, producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert began shopping the project around as a potential TV-series. It was finally picked up by Starz and ran for three seasons.

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New this month Trivia: Almost all of the rock songs in the soundtrack (which are primarily songs Ash listens to on the radio) are from the 1970's and 1980's. This was done on purpose, to help illustrate how Ash has been stuck in a state of emotional arrested development since his original adventures - he hasn't really grown as a person since.

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Trapped Inside - S2-E6

New this month Trivia: "The Evil Dead" actress Ellen Sandweiss reprises her role as Cheryl in this episode, making her the only original film series actor other than Bruce Campbell to return for the series.

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New this month Trivia: Early drafts of the script were indeed written to be a direct sequel to the prior 2003 Ang Lee "Hulk" film. (Which explains some of the connections the films share, such as "Hulk" ending in South America and "The Incredible Hulk" opening there.) It was then retooled throughout pre-production to fit better into Marvel's Cinematic Universe concept, with producer Gale Anne Hurd referring to it as a "requel" - a combination of reboot and sequel. Finally, it was decided that the film would be a total reboot.

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4th May 2019

Serenity (2005)

New this month Trivia: The phrase Simon yells to put River to sleep is actually a Russian phrase that translates to something like "This is for the hens to laugh" or "This is laughter for chickens." It's an old idiom that basically means "This is completely ridiculous!"

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4th May 2019

Serenity (2005)

New this month Trivia: Though it's never said on-camera, Jayne's gun is called "Lux" in the film. The gun was named after a "Firefly" super-fan who used to do fan-art for the series in the same style as the show "South Park." He unfortunately passed away, so the prop was named after him in his honor.

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4th May 2019

Serenity (2005)

New this month Trivia: "Serenity" has the somewhat dubious honor of being one of the first four films that were released on the ill-fated HD-DVD format on April 18th, 2006. (It was finally released on the competing Blu-Ray format two years later after HD-DVD was discontinued.) Even more dubious, "Serenity" was also the first HD-DVD film to be pirated on BitTorrent.

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4th May 2019

Serenity (2005)

New this month Trivia: Spoilers: During production of "Firefly," Summer Glau pitched having her character River become a co-pilot of the ship Serenity. She eventually got her wish with this film, as it ends with River acting as Mal's co-pilot after the original pilot Wash is killed.

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