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Just starting off with some sad news. A nutball shot 71 people were shot in a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado. 12 were killed, and 59 were injured. Why anyone would want to commit such a senseless crime is beyond me. The incident has cast a huge shadow across the opening of the most anticipated movie of the year. Our hearts go out to the victim's families.

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Trivia Question (Answer at the end of the Post)
The plot of the movie Men in Black changed during filming. Originally MiB had the task of stopping two warring alien races from going to war after "Edgar the Bug" stole the "Universe." Several changes were made. Which of the following is one of the changes made during filming?
A) Replacing Chris O Donnell with Will Smith as Agent J
B) The dialogue of the two aliens in the restaurant was changed to English
C) A scene with Jim Carrey talking out of his butt was cut
D) Replacing Clint Eastwood with Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K

Last Week's Bonus Trivia Answers
Can you name three cast members of Batman Begins that appear in The Dark Knight?
"Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman! And Morgan Freeman of course."- Alex J. Cavanaugh
"Adding to Alex' answers, Cillian Murphy also reprised his role as the Scarecrow." - Pat Dilloway
We would also have accepted Police Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb (Colin McFarlane)

Batman Begins is the first movie where Batman's name isn't changed in the Spanish version of the film. What is Bruce Wayne's Spanish name?
"I think Google says Bruce Wayne's Spanish name is Bruno Diaz. Weird." Pat Dilloway
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  • Five stages of bad superhero movie grief. Can you relate? Thoughts?

Trivia Answer
B) The dialogue of the two aliens in the restaurant was changed to English.

Originally the tall man (Carel Struycken) and Mr. "Little Dude Inside the Big Dude's Head" Rosenberg (Mike Nussbaum) were rival aliens on the verge of war. To keep from having to reshoot scenes, the lines were dubbed in an alien language and subtitles were used to change their conversation to make them appear as friends.

While both Clint Eastwood and Chris O'Donnell were considered for the role, this was before filming began. Jim Carrey, thankfully, never appeared in the film.

Bonus Trivia Questions: First with the correct answer will be featured in next week's post.
Easy: Name three cast members that appeared in MiB and the sequel MIIB.
Hard: Which director turned down the job because he felt it would "just be Blues Brothers in space?"

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  1. It does make it a bit of a bummer to go to the movie theater tonight. What an ass. He should have just himself and spared everyone else.

    As I recall Agents J and K, Zed, the pug dog Frank, and whoever Tony Shalhoub played all reappeared in the first sequel. Probably a couple others I can't remember.

  2. LOL. Can definitely relate to those stages!

  3. Alex J. CavanaughJuly 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Rip Torn were all in Men in Black I and II.

  4. Alex J. CavanaughJuly 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I'll look for the Man of Steel trailer - hopefully it's not down.
    And wasn't it Tarantino who didn't want to direct?
    Saw Dark Knight Rises this afternoon. Excellent film. Terrible what happened in Colorado though. Proof there really is a devil.

  5. I want to give ET a hug, sorry, just kidding. That pic just brings the kid out in me.

  6. I finally followed you on twitter.

  7. You got it Alex. There are a few more "actors" if someone wants to make a guess.

  8. Alex, the videos hard to see, but the audio is very cool. Glad you liked TDKR. Can't wait for Monday when I go.

  9. Thanks Golden Eagle. Looks like TDKR won't be one of those.

  10. I feel the same way Spacer guy. In the full photo he's sitting in his bicycle. It makes me smile.

  11. Dang it, I think my original comment is still locked away in moderation hell somewhere. I hope I can say hell without that causing it to be send to moderation.

  12. BTW, if you haven't had this question yet I was thinking today that at least 5 actors from Christopher Nolan's "Inception" also appear in "The Dark Knight Rises."

  13. Yeah. Sorry Pat. I was asleep at the moderaqtion switch.

  14. That's a great idea Pat. If I use it next week, you'll obviously get it. ;)


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