Love them or hate them, title drops—that moment in a film when the title is announced in dialogue—are an enduring trope in popular cinema.
In some cases, a title drop can act as an inciting incident for the rest of the film. (Think: Ashton Kutcher asking Seann William Scott, “Dude, where’s my car?” upon realizing his car is missing.) Other times, it can arrive in passing and string together a series of seemingly disjointed vignettes. (Think: The children in Me and You and Everyone We Know locating themselves and everyone they know amongst a sheet of dots.) And those are just two (contemporary) examples.
In a new supercut from Roman Holiday, the cinephile wrangles together 150 examples of memorable title drops spanning film history. You can watch the full video below, or imagine an alternative universe in which a film's end credits roll at the precise moment the title is dropped here.
Tyrion Lannister has been one of the few Game of Thrones characters to survive the gory, fantasy/action series. Ned Stark, Robb Stark, and Khal Drogo are just some of the many prominent characters Lannister has outlasted. Despite Tyrion's wherewithal and smarts to keep himself alive, the actor behind the character, Peter Dinklage, enjoys doing the exact opposite just for kicks.
While promoting his upcoming film I Think We’re Alone Now, the actor revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he enjoys staging his death and waiting for unsuspecting crew members to find his body.
"I like to pretend I’m dead. It’s always fun," Dinklage said nonchalantly. "Just my legs sprawled out in the trailer. You’ve got to get really smushed into the floor in a very awkward position ... I’ll wait hours. We have a lot of time on set."
Dinklage explained that he does not have a usual victim. "For whoever, the wardrobe person or the producers," the equal opportunity prankster told Kimmel.
It's hilarious the Emmy-winning actor plays some pretty dark pranks on set, but we just sincerely hope him revealing this is not his way of foreshadowing for the eighth and final season of the show. Even if we know it's going to be a heartbreaking season, we need Tyrion to keep on pushing along!
Although the fates of two major DC superheroes, Superman and Batman, are kind of up in the airright now as far as for their Extended Universes, things are looking up for the franchise, as their exclusive streaming service has just launched. Here's everything you need to know about DC Universe.
With all the different types of streaming services we have today, why is DC Universe so special, and why would someone pay for it if they can find the content elsewhere? Well, this streaming service allows all your favorite DC content to live in one space. Instead of having to search for what you want throughout the internet, you can find it all here. For the die-hard fan, this is perfect.
DC Universe offers an impressive collection of live-action and animated movies, TV shows, documentaries, and comic books. The service also offers exclusive toys you can only get by being a subscriber.
So, what exact DC content lives on DC Universe? Well, there's a range of content from recent to old-school, such as Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight, Teen Titans, and Constantine. Apart from what's on there now, the service will be debuting the live-action Titans series later this year, along with Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol in 2019. DC is also developing new series for Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders, exclusively for the service.
To get all of this exclusive DC content, it must be expensive, right? No, not really. Compared to Netflix, which is $10.99 a month, DC Universe is inexpensive, at a rate of $7.99 monthly or $74.99 annually. It is a bit pricier than Hulu, however, which is $5.99 monthly for the first year, then $7.99 monthly after. Like most streaming services, you can also try a free seven-day trial with DC Universe.
Are you sold? If so, the sign up process is fairly simple. Head to DC Universe, create an account, and choose your plan, either monthly or annually. Either way, you'll get your free seven-day trial to browse around and see for yourself if it's really worth it.