Category Archives: Trivia

Cinegeek

An encyclopedia of fun, colorful tidbits about the most popular films! Imagine a list of the best romantic comedies without Hugh Grant! Or a tally of the most improbable fantasy flicks. Or even a ranking of giant movie monsters by size! In Cinegeek, messy, joyful, and 100% subjective appreciation of cinema comes into focus for the delight of moviegoers and pop culture fans everywhere!

The 96 page hardcover will be released on June 20, 2017.

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Batman: Facts And Stats From The Classic TV Show By Joe Desris

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KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colorful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune — it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled 80 page paperback Bat-book is loaded with great photos. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show ($15) by Joe Desris will be released on September 1, 2015.

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Tim Burton’s Batman

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Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space.

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Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman’s story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

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While the Bill Murray/Eddie Murphy movie never got made, Warner Bros. eventually hired Tim Burton, who wanted Michael Keaton to star. Keaton was primarily known for his comedic roles and his casting caused a major controversy. If you think that modern comic book fans are the only ones to complain about casting, back in 1988 angry comic fans sent over 50,000 handwritten letters to the Warner Bros. offices complaining about Keaton as Batman.

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80 Facts About The 80’s

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This week, John Green from Mental Floss takes a fond look back at the ‘80s.

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High-Profile Movies That Changed Their Title

Entertainment Weekly has rounded up 23 of the most memorable movie title changes to decide if the films were named correctly, or if they had it right the first time. You can check out the list HERE.

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Original name: Revenge of the Jedi

Final name: Return of the Jedi

For better or worse? Debatable. I’m sure Star Wars diehards will have an opinion on this, but from a purely title-based standpoint, both evoke the same feelings. Revenge makes things sounds a little harsher, which could be good or bad. This one’s a toss up.

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Shocking News: Froot Loops Are All the Same Flavor

The delicious, multicolored O’s that make up Froot Loops don’t actually represent different fruit flavors. Reddit’s Today I Learned series recently unearthed a 1999 article from the Straight Dope, which confirms that “according to Kellogg’s, all of those delectable loops are flavored the same.”

Food Beast performed scientific blind testing and found that the rumors are indeed true: Froot Loops all taste the same. In their words: “Each loop does in fact taste like mildly sweetened cardboard, with negligible or no differences between them.”

Don’t feel bad as Trix and Fruity Pebbles yielded similar results.

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33 Fascinating Songwriting Stories

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The talented Gregory Brothers are featured on Mental Floss to discuss 33 fascinating songwriting stories.

 

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20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Stephen King

How much do you know about the prolific author behind Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Misery, It, Pet Sematary and much, much more? Click HERE to read 20 things you probably didn’t know about Stephen King courtesy of ShortList.com.

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10 Famous Movie Misquotes

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In this video, All Time 10s shares ten famous movie quotes that you may have been saying wrong.

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