In the last 20 years, three actors have played Spiderman, and everyone has an opinion about which one is the best. For our money, it’s Tobey Maguire, simply because we admire his stick-to-it-iveness.
1985’s Back to the Future hails from a time before YouTube, so if you saw it during its original theatrical release, you had to be extra-attentive to catch all the details.
2000’s American Psycho contained bravura performances from all of its famous actors and actresses, including Willem Dafoe, who plays a police detective investigating a murder committed by banker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale).
Arnold Schwarzenegger has the perfect voice for a killer cyborg from the future. At least, that’s what English-speaking audiences thought when he delivered his lines in a menacing Teutonic monotone.
Getting a film permit in Tokyo is difficult under the best of circumstances, but if you’re a foreign film crew that wants to film a car race in the busy Shibuya section, you’d better have somebody who’s ready to go to jail for it.
Director Christopher Nolan consulted with theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne to keep the movie as realistic as possible, which included a ticking sound in the background when McConaughey and his fellow astronauts land on a distant planet.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was one of many very successful Marvel comic book adaptations. Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, who dies in the film – or does he?
Pulp Fiction turned up in 1996’s vampire movie From Dusk Till Dawn, which may not be too surprising since Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay for the latter film.
The Phantom Menace may be nobody’s favorite Star Wars movie, but it has some interesting tidbits for those whose attention meanders to other parts of the screen.