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In the movie Step Brothers Will Ferrell is really singing and Jon Reilly is really drumming in the event saving scene at the Catalina Wine Mixer.

‘Step Brothers’ 10th Anniversary: Everything You Never Knew About the Ultimate Bro Comedy Since its release on July 25, 2008, the movie Step Brothers has become a certified cultural phenomenon. One of the greatest actors of his generation, Joaquin Phoenix, once announced his fondness for the film, stating: “I watch Step Brothers more than any …

In the movie Step Brothers Will Ferrell is really singing and Jon Reilly is really drumming in the event saving scene at the Catalina Wine Mixer. Read More »

“A Fistful of Dollars” from Sergio Leone, which was a nearly shot-for-shot remake of “Yojimbo” by Akira Kurosawa was never authorized by Toho/Kurosawa. The letter Kurosawa sent to Leone contained the line ‘I’ve seen your movie. It’s a very good movie. Unfortunately, it’s my movie.’.

How Kurosawa’s ‘Yojimbo’ Became Leone’s ‘Fistful of Dollars’ His name might not mean much to Joe Moviegoer, but among a certain kind of cinephile, Stephen Prince is a legend. Others may know their Kurosawa, but Prince wrote a brilliant deep-dive on the great Japanese director’s films (The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa), although …

“A Fistful of Dollars” from Sergio Leone, which was a nearly shot-for-shot remake of “Yojimbo” by Akira Kurosawa was never authorized by Toho/Kurosawa. The letter Kurosawa sent to Leone contained the line ‘I’ve seen your movie. It’s a very good movie. Unfortunately, it’s my movie.’. Read More »

In 1986, Optimus Prime was actually killed off in the Transformers movie, in order to make way for new and more expensive toys. He was eventually resurrected due to Hasbro underestimating the backlash over his death.

The Transformers: The Movie According to director Nelson Shin, the decisions on which characters to include or kill off were made by Hasbro: “They created the story using characters that could best be merchandised for the film. Only with that consideration could I have freedom to change the storyline.” According to the screenwriters, Hasbro underestimated …

In 1986, Optimus Prime was actually killed off in the Transformers movie, in order to make way for new and more expensive toys. He was eventually resurrected due to Hasbro underestimating the backlash over his death. Read More »

To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional “pueblo blanco” town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently.

Juzcar, Spain’s Blue Smurfs Village Located 113 km away from the city of Malaga and 25 km from Ronda, in the autonomous province of Andalusia, Juzcar has become a hotspot for worldwide travelers, and one of the most recognizable villages in Spain. Once a traditional white village, the picturesque hamlet changed its look in the …

To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional “pueblo blanco” town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently. Read More »

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003”

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (インターステラ5555 Intāsutera Fō Faibu, “Four Five”) is a Japanese-French animated film released on 28 May 2003. The film is the visual realization of Discovery, the second studio album by Daft Punk. Interstella 5555 tells the story of the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. …

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003” Read More »

Despite playing an anti-Semitic Kazakhstani man, Sasha Baron Cohen is actually speaking Hebrew throughout the entire movie “Borat”

That’s because Israeli film fans understand what the anti-semitic character is saying when he’s supposedly spouting Kazakh – Borat is actually speaking fluent Hebrew. The irony of a Hebrew-speaking anti-semite is not lost on the admiring Israeli audience, which has made the movie a huge hit in the country. But in Israel, Borat’s fans are …

Despite playing an anti-Semitic Kazakhstani man, Sasha Baron Cohen is actually speaking Hebrew throughout the entire movie “Borat” Read More »

In the movie ‘Lord of War’ starring Nicolas Cage, the production team bought 3,000 real SA Vz. 58 rifles to stand in for AK-47s because they were cheaper than prop movie guns.

Lord of War Some of the Russian language dialogues in the film (mostly those by Eugene Lazarev as Gen. Volkov) contain very obscene Russian mat wording, translated by far softer expressions in the original English subtitles. It is unclear whether these pieces were part of the script, or Lazarev’s improvisation. A scene in the film …

In the movie ‘Lord of War’ starring Nicolas Cage, the production team bought 3,000 real SA Vz. 58 rifles to stand in for AK-47s because they were cheaper than prop movie guns. Read More »

Chadwick Boseman gave a portion of his own salary for the movie ‘21 Bridges’ to co-star Sienna Miller when the studio refused to match her demands.

Chadwick Boseman gave some of his 21 Bridges salary to co-star Sienna Miller image copyrightGetty Images Sienna Miller has praised late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman for donating part of his own salary to boost her pay packet on 21 Bridges. The pair starred as detectives in the thriller, which was released last year. Miller told …

Chadwick Boseman gave a portion of his own salary for the movie ‘21 Bridges’ to co-star Sienna Miller when the studio refused to match her demands. Read More »

Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie ‘Hook’. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues.

Hook (film) Box office Spielberg, Williams, and Hoffman did not take salaries for the film. Their deal called for them to split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues. They were to receive $20 million from the first $50 million in gross theatrical film rentals, with TriStar keeping the next $70 million in rentals before the …

Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie ‘Hook’. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues. Read More »