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Facts about Hit Movies That’ll Make You Seem Like a Hollywood Insider

William Goldman’s original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch.

Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.

The idea for the poster for The Usual Suspects came before any script or story.

Paul Schrader wrote Taxi Driver in five days. It is rumoured he had a loaded gun by his desk for “inspiration and motivation”.

Like Facebook, Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article ‘The’. Much cleaner without it.

In 1994, during one famous lunch at Pixar, filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Joe Ranft came up with ideas that would eventually become A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Monster Inc. and Wall-E. We’ll have what they’re having.

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Paramount super producer Robert Towne was adamant he wanted Francis Ford Coppola to make The Godfather even though the director was uninterested in the project. Coppola acquiesced when he decided to make it a film about American capitalism and not “the mafia”.

Dan Akroyd’s original script for Ghostbusters was set in a future where Ghostbusters were everyday figures of society like paramedics and firemen.

In the Stephen King novella for The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman’s Red is described as a white Irishman. The script sees Red sarcastically quip, “Maybe it’s cause I’m Irish” as a nod to the change.

Among Patrick Bateman’s neighbours in the novel of American Psycho is one Tom Cruise

Stanley Kubrick would reportedly call Stephen King at 3am to ask him questions about The Shining. According to King, one famous exchange had the director ask the author, “Do you believe in God?”. When he replied in the affirmative Kubrick yelled “I knew it!” and slammed the phone down.

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Francis Ford Coppola would read passages of Heart of Darkness to Marlon Brando on the fractious set of Apocalypse Now after learning the actor had never read the source material.

Fight Club and Choke author Chuck Palahnuik can be glimpsed ever so briefly in the final scene of the latter. He’s sitting next to Sam Rockwell on the plane.

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Courtney Love insists that the role of the heroin dealer, Lance, in Pulp Fiction was offered to Kurt Cobain. Tarantino has steadfastly refuted this claim, saying he never even met the late Nirvana singer.

Ronald Reagan was originally announced as the lead for Casablanca. The proclamation turned out to simply be a ruse to keep the actor’s name in the press.

While everyone knows Viggo Mortensen replaced Stuart Townsend at the last minute in The Lord of the Rings for Aragorn, the beardy ranger had no intention of joining Jackson and co until his son begged him to do it. Good son.

There’s a 20 year age gap between Sam Neill and Laura Dern in Jurassic Park, with Laura aged only 26 during filming.

Meanwhile, only 12 years separates father/son duo Sean Connery and Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones franchise.

The many parts turned down by Sean Connery include roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indy IV and Blade Runner.

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Cruise? Cusack? Carrey? Depp? All were considered for the part of the hooky playing teen in Ferris Buellers’ Day Off

James Woods fired his agent upon learning – after the movie was shot – that Quentin Tarantino wanted him for a part in Reservoir Dogs.

Bill Murray as Batman? Almost. Until Tim Burton came on board Murray was top of the list. Perhaps when the inevitable re-reboot transpires Bill will get another shot.

Ever the bastard, David Fincher asked a stuntman to fall down the stairs 12 times in Fight Club for the fight between Norton and Pitt. He used the first take.

Speaking of stunts, Alan Rickman was dropped a second early to get his true reaction to falling from the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.

James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.

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Christian Bale based elements of his performance as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho on Tom Cruise after seeing an interview with the diminutive star. According to director Mary Harron, Bale said he saw “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes”.

Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.

Shooting for No Country For Old Men was interrupted for a day due to a smoke cloud from the set of There Will Be Blood, which was also filming in the area.

When filming Chinatown Jack Nicholson was dating Anjelica Huston, the daughter of his screen nemesis John Huston. She visited the set on the day that her father’s character asked Nicolson’s Jake Gittes, “Did you sleep with my daughter?”. Awkward.

The sirens heard in the casino scene in Swingers were police on their way to stop the film makers who were shooting without a permit.

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn called Irreversible director Gasper Noe midshoot for advice on how to successfully shoot a ‘head smashing’ scene.

Executive producer of Toy Story and Chief Pixar shareholder Steve Jobs picked Bob Dylan as his first choice to write and perform the soundtrack to the film over Randy Newman.

Play It, Sam? Dooley Wilson, Sam in Casablanca, was a professional drummer who couldn’t play the piano. He simply mimed along, copying an offscreen pianist.

In order to credibly portray a rock band, the members of Stillwater in Almost Famous rehearsed for four hours a night, five nights a week, for six weeks.

Before Stanley Kubrick came on-board for A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess considered selling the movie rights to Mick Jagger with the intention of Jagger playing Alex and the rest of the Stones playing the other Droogs. Keef with eyeliner? Don’t be silly.

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Pulp members Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway were four of The Weird Sisters in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Jason Buckle (All Seeing I) and Steven Claydon (Add n to (x)) completed the line up.

Franz Ferdinand were the original choice to play the band at the Hogwarts Yule Ball.

Enya was James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic.

The name of the band isn’t mentioned once in The Beatles’ first feature, A Hard Day’s Night.

Time to Get Excited about the Movies/TV Shows Coming to Netflix’s in May

 

 

A Look at all the movies coming to Netflix’s this May

May 1

Sometimes
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City
Jeepers Creepers 3 
IZombie – Season 4, weekly episodes from May 1

May 2

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 3, weekly episodes from May 2
The 100 – Season 5, weekly episodes from May 2

May 3

Riverdale – Season 2 resumes, weekly episodes from May 3

May 4

A Little Help With Carol Burnett
Anon
Busted! – Season 1, weekly episodes from May 4
Dear White People – Volume 2 
End Game
Forgive Us Our Debts
Kong: King of the Apes – Season 2
Manhung
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: Tina Fey 
The Rain – Season 1

May 5

Dynasty – Season 1 resumes, weekly episodes from May 5

May 6

The Joel McHale Show with Joe McHale

May 11

Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 3
Central Intelligence
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist 
Spirit Riding Free – Season 5
The Kissing Booth
The Who Was? Show – Season 1 

May 13

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

May 15

Call the Midwife – Series 7 

May 18 

Cargo
Catching Feelings
The Legend of Tarzan

May 21

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 5 

May 22

Mob Psycho 100 – Season 1 
Fauda – Season 2
Terrace House: Opening New Doors – Part 2
Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here

May 23

Explained – weekly episodes from May 23

May 25 

Ibiza
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life 
The Toys That Made Us – Season 2
Trollhunters – Part 3

May 26

Sara’s Notebook 

May 27 

The Break with Michelle Wolf – weekly episodes from May 27

May 28

Mother!

May 29

Disney Pixar’s Coco

May 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4

May 31 

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern

Finally, Disney Promises We’ll see Toy Story 4 in 2019

Disney used it’s social media accounts to announce that they’ll be releasing, Toy Story 4 on June 21st, 2019. Nerdy popcorn has learned that this will not be a direct installment to the 3rd movie, rather, it will focus on a Woody and Bo Peep (Who was noticeably absent from the 3rd movies). The latest movie will likely have nothing to do with the first 3.

Stephany Folsom, who contributed to writing Thor Ragnarok, has been hired to write the script.

 

Deadpool 2 Official Trailer, Wait, Did I just see Terry Crews in the trailer? That can’t be right

The latest trailer for Deadpool 2 looks incredible and I got a semi-chub just watching it! Deadpool 2 is slated for release May 18, 2018, and I, for one, cannot wait!

Rumours have been swirling regarding the main villain played by Jack Kesy, apparently, he was cut from the movie, this would completely change the story. The news isn’t surprising as we’ve also been hearing that there have been multiple late re-shoots and that the initial screening has not been testing well with audiences. It will be interesting to see the final product.

 

So Not officially listed on the cast but I think I can confirm 100% that Terry Crews is definitely in Deadpool 2 and I couldn’t be more excited about that!deadpool-2-full-trailer-breakdown-easter-eggs-theories-and-s_2bpj

 

Who else is excited to see Deadpool 2? Did you love the trailer? Post in the comments below.

Top 5 Most Iconic Golf Movies Ever Made

It’s Master weekend folks and to celebrate we’ve decided to list the Top 5 Most iconic Golf Movies Ever Made. Also, all the pictures in the post can be saved and used as your Computer/phones wallpaper!

Happy Gilmour (1996)

One of the most iconic movies I’ve ever watched! As a young hockey player who had little to no exposure to Golf, this movie made me fall in love with the game. Happy Gilmour is one of Adam Sandler’s best characters!

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Caddyshack (1980)

I didn’t see this movie until well after its premiere but it stood the test of time and became of these movies you put on when you can’t decide what to watch. The all-star cast including, Chevy Chase, Harvey Dangerfield, and Bill Murray will have you in stitches for the entire movie.

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Tincup (1996)

Kevin Costner absolutely crushed the box office in the 90’s, heck, he’s still doing well for himself (Draft Day). If you’ve ever played golf and have had a particularly frustrating round, you will relate to Costner’s character in this movie. It’s kind of like a more serious Happy Gilmour because Costner is considered the “Bad Boy” on the course. I always seem to catch this movie on TV and I always end up watching/enjoying it.

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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

I had virtually no idea what this movie was about until I stumbled across it on the gold Channel. Luckily, it was just starting, and I watched it straight through to the end. I actually really enjoyed this movie, its based on a true story, the main character (Shia LeBeouf) overcomes tremendous adversity, and it involves the story of “The Greatest Game Ever Played”

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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

First off, Robert Redford director this movie! It absolutely bombed at the box-office but I can honestly say that I enjoy it everytime I watch this movie. something about the classic underdog story that gets me every time. Perfect movie to watch on Sunday morning before the Masters.

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If we missed any of your favourite Golf be sure to list them in the comments below!

5 Unbelievably True facts about the making of the Movie’s you Love

Lord of the Rings (2001), Christopher Lee, who played Saruman, informed Peter Jackson the proper sound a man made when being stabbed in the back. His expertise stemmed from his time as an undercover agent with the British Intelligence during WWII. So, in other words, Christopher Lee was a real life, James Bond.

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Monster’s Inc. (2001) is beloved by people around the world, partly because of the loveable Monsters, but, mostly because of the adorable portrayal of Boo by actress Mary Gibbs. When shooting began, Gibb was so young that she had trouble sitting still to record her lines, which lead to her having to be followed around with a microphone so the crew could then piece together pieces of the random things she would say during her play time and put it into the movie as her dialogue.

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Home Alone (1990) Everyone’s favourite Christmas movie! In the scene near the end when the Wet Bandits finally catch Kevin and Hang him up on a coat hook preparing to finish him off, Harry, played by Joe Pesci threatens to bite one of Kevin’s fingers off, well guess what, during filming Joe Pesci actually bit Macaulay Culkin finger, leaving a scar that’s still visible to this day.

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Titanic (1997) In one of the more iconic scenes of the movie, Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) sketches Rose (Kate Winslet) nude while she is wearing the heart of the ocean, what you may not know is that the drawing from the movie was actually drawn by the director James Cameron

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Elf (2006) During the scene where Buddy the Elf is testing Jack in Box’s, Will Ferrell’s response was genuine, Director Jon Favreau had a remote control and would decide when they would go off.

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