Test your trivial knowledge

Time once again to test your trivia knowledge with these fun facts about movies that are now showing in theatres:

Little Fockers

Dustin Hoffman was originally expected to reprise his role as Bernie Focker, but decided against it after becoming unhappy with the script, as well as the fact that the director of the first two films, Jay Roach, had been replaced by Paul Weitz. However, both Hoffman and Universal Studios eventually agreed on his shooting six scenes.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

At the end of the film, we hear Eustace’s mother announce that Jill Pole has come by for a visit. Jill becomes Eustace’s companion on his two subsequent adventures in Narnia in the books The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.

The Tourist

Angelina Jolie admitted in an interview with Vogue Magazine that the only reason she agreed to do this movie was because she knew it would be a “quick shoot” in Venice, Italy. And Tom Cruise was originally going to play Frank, but was replaced by Sam Worthington. Johnny Depp replaced Worthington when he dropped out due to “creative differences.”

The Warrior’s Way

One of the film’s stars, Kate Bosworth, has different coloured eyes — her left is blue, her right is brown. She’s also a veteran member of the Appalachia Service Project. This is a nonprofit organization which for eight weeks each summer sends groups to the Appalachian region to build and repair homes for families there.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

In the opening of the film, when Hermione is called down to tea, we can hear her parents talking about Australia along with an announcer, presumably on the TV, talking about a countryside. This is a reference to the book, in which Hermione says she not only wiped herself from her parents’ memories, but gave them new identities and made them think that they’d love nothing more than to move to Australia, which we presume that they do.


Real-life train engineer Jess Knowlton served as a technical adviser to Denzel Washington. Knowlton’s daughters actually work at Hooters, which is how Washington’s Frank Barnes character’s daughters wound up being similarly employed.

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