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post #3251 of 4992

HOLY SHIT.

I'm watching Peter Hyams' Outland for the 5th time and JUST realized that the young, evil black sergeant cop who goes toe to toe with Sean Connery at the end is none other than Clarke Peters from The Wire & Treme.

 

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post #3252 of 4992

Safehouse  is trying so hard to show Ryan Reynolds and Denzel are in such serious shit that they kill Jean Reno and Robert Patrick within the first 20 minutes of the film.

 

They kill T-1000 and Leon.

post #3253 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

HOLY SHIT.

I'm watching Peter Hyams' Outland for the 5th time and JUST realized that the young, evil black sergeant cop who goes toe to toe with Sean Connery at the end is none other than Clarke Peters from The Wire & Treme.

 

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I just saw Mona Lisa for the first time, and I thought the pimp Anderson looked strangely familiar. Turns out that was Cool Lester Smooth as well.

 

Also, I recently saw The Vicious Kind (a.k.a. "Adam Scott Goes to Indietown"), and I could swear the score was made up of unused melodies that Beck wrote for Sea Change.

post #3254 of 4992

Somehow, Ian McShane is seventy. What the fuck?

post #3255 of 4992

Was watching one of the new Metalocalypse episodes, and it struck me that the softly-spoken German voice over narration sounded very familiar. Checked teh credits: Werner Herzog. Mind fucking blown.

post #3256 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Curiosity Cosby View Post

 

I just saw Mona Lisa for the first time, and I thought the pimp Anderson looked strangely familiar. Turns out that was Cool Lester Smooth as well.

 

Also, I recently saw The Vicious Kind (a.k.a. "Adam Scott Goes to Indietown"), and I could swear the score was made up of unused melodies that Beck wrote for Sea Change.

 

 

From wikipedia:

 

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In September 2011, Peters appeared on stage in a Sheffield Crucible Theatre production of Shakespeare's Othello, playing the title role opposite his Wire co-star Dominic West, who played the evil Iago.

 

I need a time machine, and I need it now. How awesome would this have been?

post #3257 of 4992

Damn.  That would have been something to see.
 

post #3258 of 4992

Save me a seat on that time machine. 

post #3259 of 4992
A number of myers87's images on the Fan Made Movie Posters thread have since been made into actual movies.
post #3260 of 4992
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Originally Posted by MrTyres View Post

Safehouse  is trying so hard to show Ryan Reynolds and Denzel are in such serious shit that they kill Jean Reno and Robert Patrick within the first 20 minutes of the film.

 

They kill T-1000 and Leon.


That was Liam Cunningham, quite obviously not Jean Reno.

post #3261 of 4992
I've probably said this before somewhere, but "Torque" is pretty much an adaptation of the "Road Rash" videogames.
post #3262 of 4992

Maybe not "only just," but a little while ago I was surprised to find that John Hurt is not only heterosexual but has been married four times.

post #3263 of 4992

In one of the articles about the whole Ariel Winter mess, it turns out her brother played Puggsley in the Addams Family Movie is the 90s.

post #3264 of 4992

I was watching The Office at my girl's place the other night, when I realized that Charles Miner was played by Idris Elba.

post #3265 of 4992
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

I was watching The Office at my girl's place the other night, when I realized that Charles Miner was played by Idris Elba.

 

Always loved the casting there. Charles isn't exactly the sort of bad-ass Elba is known for, but he's corporate-world bad-ass.

post #3266 of 4992

My Wife pointed out that in The Man with the Golden Gun  you can clearly see the film crew in the reflection of the mirror during fight in the Belly Dancer's room.

 

She aint wrong...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUFiqqgtEy8

 

it at about 5 minutes 30 seconds on this clip.

post #3267 of 4992

It's probably been pointed out before, but if you watch Titanic in reverse, it's about a magical ship that rises from the water, and takes several drowning people safely to Southampton.

post #3268 of 4992

"... safely to Southampton."

That's no small contradiction in terms. Have you been to Southampton? Nothing safe about it. Frankly, I'd rather drown in the Atlantic next to a fat girl.

post #3269 of 4992

When I watched some of the JCVD classic Death Warrant last night, I was reading the opening credits and noticed that David Goyer, the co-writer of the Blade movies and the last three Batman movies, wrote the screenplay. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, so that's why I didn't realize that sooner.

post #3270 of 4992

Death Wish was scored by Herbie Hancock.

post #3271 of 4992

And Death Wish 2 and 3 by Jimmy Page.

post #3272 of 4992

The Clash appear in The King Of Comedy as "Street Scum".

 

I just learnt this from Art Decade and I've watched the movie about three times. I'm also a minor Clash fan. Obviously really minor.

post #3273 of 4992

The Boys from Brazil opens with an actor named "Stephen Guttenberg" as a young Jewish activist who uncovers notorious Nazi Joseph Mengale.

 

Yes, that Stephen Guttenberg.

post #3274 of 4992
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The Boys from Brazil opens with an actor named "Stephen Guttenberg" as a young Jewish activist who uncovers notorious Nazi Joseph Mengale.

 

Yes, that Stephen Guttenberg.

 

 

If only I'd known the career to come, I'd have savored the death scene more. 

post #3275 of 4992

The Limey is a almost scene-for-scene reinterpretation of Get Carter.

post #3276 of 4992
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The Limey is a almost scene-for-scene reinterpretation of Get Carter.


Wow. Really? I've only just realised this too, then!

post #3277 of 4992
In Superman 2 when Zod and Co land on Earth, Ursa is bitten by a snake and winces in pain. How is this possible?

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE????!!!
post #3278 of 4992
I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder
post #3279 of 4992

In a movie where a kiss from Superman = instant amnesia and Supes has takes out baddies with his magic "S" web, a snakebite doesn't seem quite so stupid.

post #3280 of 4992

In the Office Space printer beatdown scene, after the first couple of kicks by Samir, you don't actually see the actors whaling on the printer. It's all cutaways to feet or a bat, and then the actors hitting something below frame. Either Mike Judge only had the budget to destroy one printer, or it was done that way for safety reasons (wanting to avoid bits of the printer flying up into an actor's eyes, say, with the real destruction being done by guys with padding and protective goggles).

post #3281 of 4992
Michael Bolton gets down on his knees and starts punching it, hard, with his bare fists. Couldn't really do that. Presumably he's just punching a pad out of frame. So yeah, I always assumed it was safety.
post #3282 of 4992

I'd seen Alfred Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN two times. Watched it the third time recently and finally realised that the woman who

 

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Robert Walker strangles in the amusement park is pregnant. And after the crime no one cares. That's... harsh and sick, mr. Hitchcock. 

post #3283 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post

In the Office Space printer beatdown scene, after the first couple of kicks by Samir, you don't actually see the actors whaling on the printer. It's all cutaways to feet or a bat, and then the actors hitting something below frame. Either Mike Judge only had the budget to destroy one printer, or it was done that way for safety reasons (wanting to avoid bits of the printer flying up into an actor's eyes, say, with the real destruction being done by guys with padding and protective goggles).

Yeah, the last time I watched that, I was disappointed that they didn't wail on it more. I don't think they ever even use the bat, just their feet, until Michael punches it a few times at the end (as he's dragged away). The punching was funny, but I wanted to see them take the bat to that sumbitch hardcore.

post #3284 of 4992

I just rewatched Adaptation and Punch-Drunk Love, in both cases for the first time in several years (thank you, Netflix Instant), and I realized that those two movies are cinematic soulmates:

  • They were released about a month apart, in the fall of 2002.
  • Their respective protagonists are both about 40 years old or so and live in L.A.
  • They both suffer from social anxiety and self-loathing; on paper they shouldn't make for very compelling or relatable protagonists, but they end up being very sympathetic and interesting.
  • They're both played by actors whose movies generally aren't exactly high art, but their respective performances here are considered perhaps the best of their careers, in material starkly different from their usual fare.
  • Their love interests are both English blondes.
  • They both have obnoxious siblings.
  • They're both featured masturbating at least once. (Charlie jerks off repeatedly over the course of Adaptation. Barry is shown jerking off only once, but that one time proves to be very important for the rest of the movie.)
  • They both get into car accidents when the car they're driving is hit by a pickup, injuring a loved one in the passenger seat.
  • Both movies have a cameo by someone I didn't recognize until seeing his name in the closing credits (in Adaptation, one of Susan's dinner guests is played by David O. Russell; in Punch-Drunk Love, Barry's dentist brother-in-law is played by Robert Smigel).
  • Spike Jonze and Paul Thomas Anderson were born less than a year apart, and they're generally considered two of the greatest filmmakers of their generation.

Edited by Curiosity Cosby - 12/6/12 at 11:00am
post #3285 of 4992
Thanks to the fact that both Alan Arkin and John Phillip Law were in the 1966 comedy The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, everyone in The Last Unicorn, including Jeff Bridges and Christopher Freakin' Lee, is only two degrees of separation from Space Mutiny.
post #3286 of 4992

As you most of you probably will won't recall, I started a thread inspired by Veronica Cartwright, who I think of as 'The Queen of Freaking Out On Screen", because it seems like every time I see her in a movie or TV series, I can be sure that before long, she'll be screaming, moaning, and/or sobbing in fear, anguish, or pain.

 

I watched "The Birds" a few hours ago, and in doing so, discovered that she's been doing this shit since she was a kid! She was about 14 years old in that picture and already spending most of her time on screen scrunching up her face into extreme grimaces and weeping under extreme duress! It's like she was born to do that...already warming up for "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Alien", and "The X-Files" (among other perfectly acted quivering, terrified roles) in her future. Nobody screams like V.C.!

 

post #3287 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Curiosity Cosby View Post

I just rewatched Adaptation and Punch-Drunk Love, in both cases for the first time in several years (thank you, Netflix Instant), and I realized that those two movies are cinematic soulmates:

  • They were released about a month apart, in the fall of 2002.
  • Their respective protagonists are both about 40 years old or so and live in L.A.
  • They both suffer from social anxiety and self-loathing; on paper they shouldn't make for very compelling or relatable protagonists, but they end up being very sympathetic and interesting.
  • They're both played by actors whose movies generally aren't exactly high art, but their respective performances here are considered perhaps the best of their careers, in material starkly different from their usual fare.
  • Their love interests are both English blondes.
  • They both have obnoxious siblings.
  • They're both featured masturbating at least once. (Charlie jerks off repeatedly over the course of Adaptation. Barry is shown jerking off only once, but that one time proves to be very important for the rest of the movie.)
  • They both get into car accidents when the car they're driving is hit by a pickup, injuring a loved one in the passenger seat.
  • Both movies have a cameo by someone I didn't recognize until seeing his name in the closing credits (in Adaptation, one of Susan's dinner guests is played by David O. Russell; in Punch-Drunk Love, Barry's dentist brother-in-law is played by Robert Smigel).
  • Spike Jonze and Paul Thomas Anderson were born less than a year apart, and they're generally considered two of the greatest filmmakers of their generation.

 

 

Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford's theatre, John F Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln Continental, manufactured by Ford. 

post #3288 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Naisu Baddi View Post

As you most of you probably will won't recall, I started a thread inspired by Veronica Cartwright, who I think of as 'The Queen of Freaking Out On Screen", because it seems like every time I see her in a movie or TV series, I can be sure that before long, she'll be screaming, moaning, and/or sobbing in fear, anguish, or pain.

 

Sort of the proto-Amanda Plummer in that respect.

post #3289 of 4992

For people who are into the whole "hate fuck a hot right wing lady" thing, did you know Helen Mirren played Ayn Rand once?

 

www.imdb.com/title/tt0140447/

post #3290 of 4992

Giancarlo Esposito, Gus Fring to most of us I would wager, was Cellmate #2 in Trading Places.  He is the one standing with his back to the bars when Billy Ray is arrested early in the film.

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post #3292 of 4992

I'm pretty sure the entry about Greystone Mansion is incorrect. That's clearly a different white fireplace in 'I Want Love' and 'Spider-Man' (even the wood panelling on the walls is different), and I'm pretty sure X-Men was shot entirely in Vancouver.
 

post #3293 of 4992

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

George Bailey designed the pool under the gymnasium.

I can't find this info anywhere BUT his brother tells him "We're going to use that new floor of yours tonight"  GEORGE "I hope it works"

and when George arrives, the first thing the principal says to him is "Putting a pool under this floor was a great idea, saved us another building."

 

I've seen this movie dozens of times and didn't realize.

 

Then frickin Alfalfa opens the floor. 

post #3294 of 4992
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Originally Posted by Naisu Baddi View Post

As you most of you probably will won't recall, I started a thread inspired by Veronica Cartwright, who I think of as 'The Queen of Freaking Out On Screen", because it seems like every time I see her in a movie or TV series, I can be sure that before long, she'll be screaming, moaning, and/or sobbing in fear, anguish, or pain.

 

I watched "The Birds" a few hours ago, and in doing so, discovered that she's been doing this shit since she was a kid! She was about 14 years old in that picture and already spending most of her time on screen scrunching up her face into extreme grimaces and weeping under extreme duress! It's like she was born to do that...already warming up for "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Alien", and "The X-Files" (among other perfectly acted quivering, terrified roles) in her future. Nobody screams like V.C.!

 

 

You forgot one...

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post #3295 of 4992

I had assumed that the French title of the 1995 Bad Boys, Flics de Choc meant "Chocolate Cops".  It does not.  It means "Shocking Cops".

post #3296 of 4992

I'm a big fan of the original Total Recall and I've watched all of Breaking Bad but it took this gif to make me realise something:

 

post #3297 of 4992
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A cool article about recurring film locations: http://www.cracked.com/article_20173_6-places-youll-recognize-from-background-every-movie.html

I'm really surprised they didn't include the 2nd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles. That thing is in EVERYTHING.

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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post

I'm pretty sure the entry about Greystone Mansion is incorrect. That's clearly a different white fireplace in 'I Want Love' and 'Spider-Man' (even the wood panelling on the walls is different), and I'm pretty sure X-Men was shot entirely in Vancouver.
 

I have no clue where Xavier's mansion in the first was filmed(it's a different mansion), but the 2nd and 3rd movies used a building near Victoria. I have tons of photos of it from when I was there a couple years ago.

post #3298 of 4992

The Wizard of Oz. The roles of Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and Cowardly Lion are uncredited. Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr are listed only as playing the farmhands from the Kansas sequences.

post #3299 of 4992

Don't forget that beach in Malibu that everyone goes surfing at, even thought there's no out-break.  It's the one with the Statue of Liberty on the bottom. 

post #3300 of 4992
Throw Momma from the Train's title was taken from this song. For years I just thought it was a goofy riff on Strangers on a Train (like the movie itself).
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