Tom Cruise rented two cruise ships to house production staff for his latest Mission Impossible movie. cruisehive.com/cruise-lin…
When Sean Lennon, the son of John, was little, he didn't know about The Beatles because his parents never played Beatles records at home. When Sean saw Yellow Submarine at his friend's house, his dad had to explain why there was a cartoon version of him in the movie. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
It’s been 30 years since Home Alone debuted. The McCallister’s house in the movie is an actual home in the Chicago suburbs. Located at 671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL, the 5-bedroom house is 4,243 square feet & is currently valued at about $1.7 million & Kevin placed 14 bobby traps in the house. mccallisterhouse.com/maki…
Levar Burton of Reading Rainbow directed the 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie 'Smart House' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Animal House was filmed at the University of Oregon on the condition that it not be identified in the movie oregonencyclopedia.org/ar…
Rapper Danny Boy (from House of Pain) loved the book and movie adaptation "The Outsiders" so much that he bought the house from the movie in Tulsa, Oklahoma and turned it into a museum for his personal collection of Outsiders memorabilia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
An Iranian director made a documentary about his life as a dissident under house arrest, and had it smuggled out of the country on a USB stick hidden inside a birthday cake. He also defied a 20-year filmmaking ban to make the movie. theguardian.com/film/2012…
Screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3) is known for obnoxiously breaking the 4th wall in his scripts. An example is when he describes a house as "the kind of house that I'll buy if this movie is a huge hit". These quips have become to be known as "Shane Blackisms" in the industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The only university that would allow the movie Animal House to film on their campus was the University of Oregon. The Dean of the school had previously refused to allow The Graduate to film there and didn't want to miss another opportunity so he gave them full access without reading the script mentalfloss.com/article/6…
There was a second sequel to β€œThe Brady Bunch Movie” in 2002. The FOX TV Movie β€œThe Brady Bunch in the White House” once again starred Gary Cole and Shelley Long as Mike and Carol, but recast the actors for all the Brady Kids and Alice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
To gaslight someone, meaning to make one think they're going crazy, comes from the movie Gaslight (1944), where a husband tried to make his wife (Ingrid Bergman) think that very thing by dimming the gas lights in house and making her think she was imagining it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
The large house that Forrest Gump lives in was built entirely for the movie. After filming finished, the house had to be knocked down as it didn't meet building regulations. The drive leading to the house (run Forrest run) is still there and has barely changed. houseandhistory.com/forre…
Kal Penn, the comedian that played "Kumar" in the movie "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" became the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
Universal Studios was so horrified of Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses (which they were set to distribute) that they shelved the film for several months. The film was eventually purchased by Zombie who made a deal with Lionsgate to release the movie that later received negative reviews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The 2009 movie The Last House on the Left is a remake of the 1972 movie of the same name, based on the 1960 movie The Virgin Spring, based on TΓΆres dΓΆttrar i WΓ€nge (1812), a Ballad, remake of a longer version from 1673, which is the backstory of why the church of KΓ€rna (1100s) has been built. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The house in the suburbs that Monica & Chandler bought in the final season of FRIENDS (2004) filmed at a soundstage, but the view outside was a stock photo taken from the front step of the McAllister house during filming of the movie β€œHome Alone”. Monica & Chandler bought the McAllister’s house. youtu.be/_8C2kOgCyp4
Nikki Reed moved out of her mother's house and began living on her own at age 14. After success of her movie "Thirteen", Reed returned to high school but dropped out again after a year because of "mothers who were sneaking into the school at lunchtime to confront and harass her about the film" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
For the interrogation scene in the movie "Safe House", Denzel Washington volunteered to actually be water boarded, albeit for a few seconds at a time. Co-star Ryan Reynolds called it "one of the most disturbing thing I've ever seen." news.moviefone.com/2012/0…
David Bowie almost co-starred alongside Frankie Avalon in a B-movie β€” that production being THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR (1969), because the screenwriter was an early fan who'd even written the character specifically for the aspiring pop star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of the Versailles House, a home being built in Florida that will have 11 kitchens, 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, a bowling alley, an indoor roller rink, five total pools, a video arcade, a two-story movie theater, a fitness center, a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, and 2 tennis courts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
Andre DeToth, the director of "House of Wax", the first 3D color movie released by a major American studio, could not see the effect due to the fact he lost an eye at an early age en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
The movie Animal House would not have been made without Donald Sutherland's participation. Director John Landis stated, "It was Donald Sutherland who essentially got the film made." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Air Buddy, the Golden Retriever from the original Air Bud movie, also played Comet the Dog in Full House en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Producers of Animal House offered Donald Sutherland a fee of either 2% of the film's gross or $35,000. Sutherland had little faith in the movie so he took the $35,000 resulting in a loss of $2.8 million, or upward of $10 million after inflation. businessinsider.com/anima…
Walt Disney had to fight to get Snow White made . His brother and business partner Roy Disney and his wife Lillian attempted to talk him out of it, and the movie industry referred to it as "Disney's Folly" while it was in production. He had to mortgage his house to help finance the film wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_W…
The President of the University of Oregon missed out on having "The Graduate" filmed at the school in 1967. Not wanting to make the same mistake again, he allowed for another movie to be filmed there around a decade later. That movie was "Animal House". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Bruce McGill "DDay" from Animal House really did play the William Tell overture on his throat and that's what got him the role on the movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Otis Day and the Knights, famous for the song Shout, were a fictional band created for the movie National Lampoons Animal House en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oti…
Because President Kennedy had named From Russia with Love among his ten favourite books of all time, producers Broccoli and Saltzman chose this as the second Bond movie. From Russia with Love was the last film Kennedy saw at the White House on 20 November 1963 before going to Dallas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Otis Day and the Knights (the fictional R&B band from Animal House) kept getting gigs after the movie's release β€” and they still perform today! otisdayandtheknights.com/…
The entire town of JΓΊzcar, Spain was painted "Smurf blue" by Sony Pictures in 2011 to promote the premiere of the Smurfs movie. This included houses, gravestones, and the church. When the filming and publicity ended, locals voted to retain the color, and still run Smurf trade fairs for tourists. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned about Robert Sean Leonard, the actor who played Niel Perry in the movie The Dead Poets Society. Niel wanted to be an actor, opposing his father who wanted him to be a doctor instead; Leonard grew up to be an actor playing a doctor - Dr. Wilson, on the TV show House. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Silent movie star Harold Lloyd's house was used as the location for the final battle in Commando (1985) articles.latimes.com/1985…
Teenagers Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta spent 2 years recreating the entire movie β€œToy Story” shot-for-shot using stop-motion and marionette puppetry. The project required making two rooms in Pauley’s parent’s house into the β€˜Toy Story’ set and repurposing toys from Goodwill. [Video in link] huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01…
It would take over 9.4 million typical party balloons to lift Carl's house, in the Disney Pixar movie "UP" slate.com/articles/news_a…
The little girl in β€œThe Water Babies” movie is also on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s β€œHouses of The Holy” pigtailsinpaint.org/2012/…
In the movie "Toy Story", Sid's carpet pattern in his house is the same carpet pattern from the Overlook Hotel in the movie "The Shinning". Sid is also the only human in the series to know that the toys are alive. pixar.wikia.com/Sid_Phill…
Oren Peli, the director of "Paranormal Activity", rearranged and shot the entire movie in his own house in order to release it in the most cost-effective way thegatewayonline.com/comm…
Studio execs hated the name "Beettlejuice" and wanted to rename the movie "Ghost House." Tim Burton then jokingly suggested "Scared Sheetless" as an alternative title and was shocked when studio execs went along with the name. uproxx.com/movies/beetlej…
The movie "Pimpernel Smith" helped inspire the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg when he went to Hungary in 1944 and saved tens of thousands of Jews by issuing protective passports and declaring safe houses Swedish territory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
The movie 'Up' was based on a real lady that refused to sell her house in Seattle, so they built the mall around it en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Someone made a movie where a guy is murdered and is then reincarnated as a house fly and tries to get revenge on his killer. imdb.com/title/tt2258337/…
The President of the University of Oregon turned down having "The Graduate" filmed at the school in 1967. Not wanting to make the same mistake again, he allowed another movie to be filmed there around a decade later. That movie was "Animal House". en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The NYPD use a clip from the movie "Road House", to train officers to be nice. nypost.com/2015/02/24/nyp…
That the scene in the movie Star 80 where Dorthey Stratten was murdered by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider was filmed in the same house in which the murder-suicide actually took place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to screen an X-rated movie in the White House. whitehousemuseum.org/east…
Disney's 1999 movie "Smart House" is loosely based off of Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt", a creepy short story about a pair of murderous children and a house that grants their every wish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House (1999) was directed by LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Danny Boy from House of Pain bought the house from the movie The Outsiders in order to restore it and save it from vandalism. newson6.com/story/3162548…
LeVar Burton directed the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House imdb.com/name/nm0000996/

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