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Film critics and awards pundits have been talking about Oscar frontrunners for months now, but it’s that time of the year when all that prognostication finally matters. This week marked the beginning of awards season with the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review’s list of winners and yesterday’s New York Film Critics’ Circle picks. It’s still too early to tell who and what will win the gold come Oscar night, but when it comes to predictions, we’ve got you covered.
You probably know that HBO’s hit new series Westworld is based on an old movie, also named Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton. But did you know there already was a Westworld TV show? After Westworld became a hit in theaters (and after a sequel, Futureworld, a few years later), CBS aired a series called Beyond Westworld. The show wasn’t nearly as successful as the new Westworld; only five episodes were produced, and just three aired on television. So with its first season finale days away, the new Westworld is already much more successful than the last one. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of the ScreenCrush series You Think You Know TV?
Ready or not, awards season has arrived, which means you’ll hear be hearing nothing but Oscars talk for the next two months. The awards season is already a big question mark for a few frontrunners. Earlier this week Moonlight swept the Gotham Awards, Manchester By the Sea dominated the National Board of Review’s winners list, and La La Land earned 12 noms for the Critics’ Choice Awards. It’s safe to say this will be a very competitive Oscar season, and lucky for you ScreenCrush has a brand new podcast to keep you up to date on all the awards season news.
If you’ve seen Showgirls then you know that the cast of the film had to do some pretty racy stuff: Stripping, sex scenes, and more. But did you know that the one scene that made the actors truly uncomfortable was an unlikely one: The monkey scene. Apparently the animal actors in the scene wouldn’t stop staring at the cast’s naked breasts, freaking them all out. That’s just one of the dazzling facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
2016 is almost over and with everything else going on in the world, you probably don’t have too much time to devote to picking through all the movies that are available and deciding which one to watch. That’s where our new series, On Demand With ScreenCrush, comes in. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked new titles you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.
By now, Se7en has become one of the most beloved thrillers of the 1990s. But did you know that in the big chase scene in the rain, Brad Pitt really fell and severely hurt his arm? The injury was so serious Pitt required surgery, and he had to spend the rest of production with his hand in a cast. The broken arm was written into the script, but you might notice that Pitt spends a lot of the film hiding his arm behind various objects — because those scene were shot after Pitt broke his arm, but before his character breaks his arm. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
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J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world has finally returned. Now that you’ve seen the new Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and read our spoiler-free review, it’s time discuss all the spoilers, criticisms, and theories for what’s next in the five-film franchise. Take out your wands, fill up a nice cold mug of Butterbeer, and get ready to go back in time to the 1920s.
Everyone knows Harry Potter’s most famous distinguishing mark: The lightning bolt scar on his forehead. But do you know how many times Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, had that scar applied to his forehead over the course of making the eight Harry Potter movies? All told, it was over 2,000 times. That works out to about 250 applications per movie. That’s just one of the cool Potter facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!