Film & TV Industry

Why Did Bryan Singer Ban Comic Books on the Set of the X-Men Movie?

Many comic books were adapted to live-action films, one of the pioneers in the industry was the X-Men franchise. But did you know that during the filming of the movie, Brian Singer had some odd rules? Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men movies, banned the comics while filming. He wanted to portray “3D characters” …

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Who Wrote the Lyrics to the Song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”?

We all know the Grinch as the lead character in the 1957 children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since then, there have been three movies of the said book. The first animated film featured the song You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, but did you ever wonder who wrote it? The author of the …

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Who is the Longest Tenured SNL Member?

Saturday Night Live is a late-night American live TV comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. It was originally released in 1975 and is still running today. For a show currently on its 47th season, you’d begin to wonder, who is the most tenured member of the show?  Kenan Thompson, who we knew as …

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Was There a Hurricane During the Filming of Jurassic Park?

The first Jurassic Park movie was released on June 11, 1993. The film won more than twenty awards, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design. But did you know that the entire cast and crew filmed the movie when a hurricane hit? Hurricane Iniki hit Hawaii when Steven …

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What Inspired Frank Herbert to Write “Dune”?

With the film Dune Part One out, many people have been heading back to the origin of the feature. As of November 15, 2021, the film has grossed about $353 million worldwide. But what was the story behind Frank Herbert’s novel? Frank Herbert was talking to a friend from the Quileute Tribe whose lands were …

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How Long Did the Film “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Originally Run?

John Hughes was widely known for his coming-of-age teen comedies with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. He was quite fond of Molly Ringwald that most of his movies featured characters she played really well. But have you heard about his film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?  The original version of the movie Planes, Trains, and …

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Did Kate Winslet Regret Her Iconic Scene in the Movie “Titanic”?

Released in 1997, Titanic continues to be one of the most heart-wrenching movies in the film industry. Based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic vessel in 1912, Titanic features the fictional love story of poor artist Jack Dawson and socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater.  In the nude scene done by then 21-year-old Kate Winslet in …

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Did Canadian Filmmakers Create a Canadian Version of James Bond?

The James Bond franchise is the most iconic spy series of all time. Since its inception, Ian Flemming has played the role of the dashing and debonair James Bond as a British gentleman. But can you imagine Bond as a Canadian? Canadian filmmakers Lee Demarbe and Ian Driscoll planned to redo the “For Your Eyes …

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Was a Live Gun Used in the Film “Deer Hunter”?

Released in 1978 as an Anti-War Movie set in the Vietnam War, Deer Hunter is most known for its Russian roulette that enslaves the viewers’ attention with its intensity per scene. To ensure the maximum authenticity of the set, not only did director Michael Cimino request for the usage of live rats and mosquitoes, but …

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