Rudie Obias

Rudie Obias lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at,, UPROXX, io9,,, and, of course, Mental Floss. He is also a Co-Working Evangelist for Bat Haus Co-Working in Brooklyn.

8 Famous Movies and the Lawsuits That Plagued Them
8 Video Game Hoaxes, Debunked
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers
The Working Titles of 14 Popular Hollywood Movies
Why These 11 Bands Wear Masks
11 TV Characters That Made Cameos on Other Shows
10 Video Games Canceled Before Release
The Stories Behind 9 Iconic TV Production Logos
9 Directors Who Remade Their Own Films
31 Facts About San Diego Comic-Con
39 Hidden Mickeys in Disney Animated Movies
6 Unproduced Pixar Films and Sequels
10 High-Profile TV Pilots That Didn’t Get Picked Up
10 Video Game Consoles That Were Big Disappointments
12 Canceled Shows That Returned To TV
10 American Movies That Won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
15 Failed American Remakes Of Foreign TV Shows
6 Influential Stop-Motion Movies From Ray Harryhausen
15 of the Most Requested Karaoke Songs
9 Films Punched up by Famous Screenwriters
8 Pseudonyms Famous Writers and Directors Used in Movie Credits
14 TV Commercials Made By Famous Movie Directors
8 Short-Lived TV Shows That Should Use Crowd Funding to Make a Movie
10 People Who Accepted Their Razzie Awards
9 Established Movie Directors Who Also Worked on TV
5 Films That Didn't Deserve Their Razzie Awards
12 of the Most Distracting Extras in Movie History
12 Hidden Celebrity Cameos in Movies
15 Oscar-Nominated Actors Who Started Out on Soap Operas
11 Clever Moments of Movie Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed
9 Movie Theater Snacks From Around the World
10 Future Stars Who Appeared on Arrested Development
15 Books With Completely Different Movie Endings
15 'Star Wars' Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit
The 13 Most Unexpected McDonald's Locations Around The World
10 Google Hangouts Easter Eggs
8 Commercials Directed by Martin Scorsese
20 Inside Jokes from Community
21 Famous Actors Who Quietly Voiced Cartoon Characters
15 Audition Tapes of Famous Actors Before They Hit It Big
11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops
9 Authors Who Regretted The Success of Their Work
7 International Names for American Products
10 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'The Office'
20 Mockbusters You Might Confuse for the Real Movie
10 Movies That Recycled Footage From Other Movies
11 Defunct Breakfast Cereals Based on TV Shows
15 Real Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit
11 Movies that Changed Because of Test Audiences
The Truth Behind 10 Movie Urban Legends


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