The movie "Alien" had to borrow some props from a major rock band. Find out who!

British rock sensationg The Who may be out of this world, but it turns out their stage show was as well. In 1979's blockbuster hit “Alien”, there is a blue laser light shown off in the ship's egg chamber. That is the exact same light The Who used for their live performances.

When time is tight on a shooting schedule, you have to grab props from wherever you can. When you get the opportunity to snag a blue laser light that The Who was testing out next door, you can't turn that down! Talk about luck that they would be practicing in the sound stage next door and have sci-fi like equipment handy.

Cash shouldn't have been a problem for the production, however. The film was originally budgeted for $4.2 million, but when 20th Century Fox saw Ridley Scott's storyboards they instantly doubled it. The plans were so strong, the studio became confident enough to throw $8.4 million at the film, a huge cost at the time of the film's making.


Primer is a movie about time travel so confusing, it's impossible to understand the first time through.

There are some films out there that you leave the theater feeling confused, knowing less of the plot than when you first started. None so much as the 2004 little indie hit "Primer" that gained relatively positive reviews, but maybe that was just because none of the critics wanted to admit to not knowing what the movie was about.

"Primer" is a science fiction drama about accidentally discovering time travel. It has a lot of experimental plot, implications of philosophy, and complex dialogue only an engineer could love. The film was made for a paltry $7,000 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Esquire's Mike D'Angelo claimed "anybody who claims he fully understands what's going on in 'Primer' after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar." At least he managed to tell the truth. It's unclear just how many times he had to see it before writing his review.

The low-budget quality was noticed by some, but managed to captivate the critics all the same. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe said "aspects of 'Primer' are so low-rent as to evoke guffaws" but "the homemade feel is part of the point." If you're in need for a little cult classic and a headache, search out "Primer" right away.


Rats laugh when you tickle them! And they love it.

Scientists have decided something strange, after trying to tickle some animals - especially rats.

When the scientists started to tickle rats, they used a machine that detects high pitched frequencies and makes them audible to our weak human ears.

These recordings showed that the rats were making noises while being tickled. This noise was laughter!

Everyone loves being tickled! Scientists found that after tickling rats, the rats would begin to enjoy the person's company more.

They would start to play with the trainer's hands, and constantly follow the hand wherever put theirs!

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Is the Lion King a rip-off? Read this and decide.

Created in 1960’s, the animated series, Kimba the White Lion, shares many similarities with the beloved American film, The Lion King.

The story lines differ, but Kimba and Simba are both young lion cubs, children of highly respected lions, and their births are celebrated by all species of animals.

They encounter elephant graveyards, hyenas, stampedes, bothersome bird babysitters, and sinister dark maned lions. Their fathers’ die, they separate from the lands they know, mature into adult lions, and run into lady lions that they fall in love with.

A baboon convinces them to return to their pack and they fight to resume their rightful place. They settle down with their lionesses, and the circle of life continues.

Are there only a few stories to tell about lions? Or were the creators at Disney inspired by the adventures of Kimba the White Lion from Japan?

Watch this fan created video of side-by-side scene comparisons and decide for yourself.


Director Kevin Smith once protested his own movie!

Kevin Smith created the cult classic, Clerks, a movie that was widely praised. However, Kevin Smith also made a movie called Dogma, that was subject to so much controversy it's almost hard to imagine how he got away with making this movie.

Here is a brief description of the movie: "An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven." And yes, the movie is a comedy.

As protesters gathered outside of a movie theatre trying to steer people away from the film, Kevin Smith protested alongside them. Of course, none of the protesters were aware that it was Kevin Smith - and he never admitted it to the news!

When asked why he was protesting the movie, he said "I don't think it stands for anything positive." He was then asked what he thought the movie stood for, and he said "I don't know, but I've been told not good."



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