The majority of the creatures in Gremlins, like Gizmo and Stripe, were all puppets created for the movie. But, before they decided on puppets, they actually tried to get monkeys to play the Gremlins, but the monkeys started freaking out when they put the masks on them. This is just one of the Gremlins facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
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Before he was cast in Die Hard, Bruce Willis was known primarily as the star of ABC’s TV comedy Moonlighting, so he wasn’t the first person Hollywood thought of to star in their big action movie. In fact, before they offered Willis the role, they actually approached Arnold Schwarzenegger hoping to turn Die Hard into a Commando sequel. This is just one of the Die Hard facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
The beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story is actually based on several stories, from famous author Jean Shepherd, including his novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. It’s Shepherd who provides the voice of the narrator in the film version of A Christmas Story. That’s just one of the Christmas Story facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
Home Alone was released in theaters on November 16, 1990. It was the #1 movie at the box office for an incredible 12 straight weeks. It stayed in the Top 10 until April. It played in theaters for nine months and earned over $477 million making it the highest grossing live-action comedy of all-time. (At least until The Hangover Part 2 came along). This is just one of the Home Alone facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
Sylvester Stallone became a star playing Rocky Balboa, but did you know that United Artists wanted to buy Stallone’s script for Rocky and cast another actor in the title role? Before they finally agreed to let Stallone have the part, they tried to cast actors like Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, and James Caan. That’s just one of the facts crammed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes the distance on the original 1976 classic, Rocky.
What good would a superhero movie be without some fun easter eggs to find? Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is no exception and if you look closely, you can find nods to other DC titles like Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, The Watchmen and Crisis on Infinite Earths. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns!
Quentin Tarantino originally wanted Kevin Costner to square off with his hero, but when his schedule wouldn’t let him appear in the film he was replaced by Kurt Russell. When Kurt Russell’s schedule wouldn’t let him appear in the film, the character, named Ace Woody, was completely written out of the script. That’s just one of the surprising facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which is on a quest for revenge (and to bring you this information about Tarantino’s Django Unchained).
There are five key emotions in Pixar’s Inside Out: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. But did you know there were originally over 20 emotions that were going to appear? That’s just one of the surprising facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which journeys deep into the inner recesses of the Memory Dump to bring you this episode all about Inside Out.
One of the most famous scenes in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs is the opening diner sequence, where the group of gangsters debate the meaning of Madonna’s 1986 hit “True Blue.” After watching the film, Madonna sent Tarantino a signed copy of her album Erotica with the note, “To Quentin, It’s about love, not dicks.” That’s just one of the surprising facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, so turn up K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the 70s and get to know more about Reservoir Dogs!
Before Steven Spielberg and George Lucas figured out the plot for what would eventually be Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the prequel almost brought back Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood and her father Abner Ravenwood as major characters. The film, originally titled The Temple of Death, was about Indy riding a motorcycle across the Great Wall of China and finding a lost colony of dinosaurs. Need more Indiana Jones facts? No time for love, just start watching the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!