In Evan Almighty, Evan's wife is Joan. And the movie is about building an ark.
This one may also count as a Genius Bonus. When God shows up in the back of Evan's car and scares the pants off him, God replies "Let it out, son. It's the beginning of wisdom." Proverbs 1:7 states "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom"
Noah had a son named Ham. Evan has a son named Ryan, or Ry. Ham and Rye.
In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the meal the characters have been eating is suddenly revealed to be the remains of Eddie, played by the singer Meat Loaf. The audience traditionally fills in the joke: "Not Meatloaf again!"
"That's a rather tender subject."
"That's a rather tasteless joke."
And don't forget the well-hung speakers.
Meat Loaf also made an appearance on Tales from the Crypt. Take a wild guess at what happened to his character.
In Scotland PA, an adaptation of Macbeth, it is casually mentioned that Donald (Donalbain in Macbeth) and Malcolm's father, Duncan, made most of his money through donut sales. Duncan Donuts. Later, Donald takes over the restaurant, which had been renamed to McBeth's, and calls it, well, guess what... McDonald's, of course.
In the 2009 Star Trek movie, the alien in the bar that sits between Uhura and Kirk has elongated features. So why didn't the bartender say "Why the long face?"
In yet another Star Trek film, the commanders of a Klingon vessel give the order of "Fire at will." There is an immediate cut to the bridge of their target, the Enterprise, currently commanded by Commander Riker. Will Riker.
Picard did the same thing in the series during a training exercise.
This same joke is also in Independence Day. During the scene of the first assault on one of the megaships, the pilots are given the command "Fire at will." Guess whose character is leading this assault? Will Smith
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: The guy at the beginning of the movie, who tells the four drivers about the treasure buried under a big W, kicks a bucket with his foot as he dies.
In The Dark Knight, the police convoy is diverted by a large vehicle that had been set ablaze. When you see the vehicle up close, you realize what it is and the stealth pun indicates it as one of the Joker's jokes. It's a fire engine.
And by the end of the second act, the Batmobile has lost a wheel (well, two, but whatever) and the Joker got away.
In the original Flash Gordon the aliens have ray guns that fire gauntlets/armored gloves which strangle and throw people. That's right, the aliens have HAND-guns.
In Jeepers Creepers, the two main characters are nearly run off the road by a truck with a Vanity License Plate which says "BEATNGU". Darry guesses it just meant "beating you", but it's never stated what it really meant: "be eating you", as the driver is really the man-eating monster.
In Spaceballs at one point a Spaceball guard yells at the character Barf, "You son of a..." before being cut off by a laser shot. Since Barf is a Mawg (half man, half dog) we can only assume that the canine genes come from his mother.
For the first shot of the villain in The Neverending Story II, she has no face until she takes a swipe of some mystical glowing gunk on her hands and swipes it over her face. Guess she just had to put her face on.
Either that or it's Face creme.
The title of the excellent German short film Schwarzfahrer means fare dodger, though it could literally be interpreted (with some license) as "black rider". It features a black man sitting on a tram next to a Racist Grandma who puts him through racial abuse, including saying all black people had AIDS. When the conductor comes round to collect the tickets, the black man eats her ticket, making her a lawbreaking type of schwarzfahrer. For added irony, a biker onlooker who never had a ticket gets let off.
The Bride's exchange with O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill Vol. 1 could count, since (unless you were able to get a good look at her passport when she flew to Japan) we don't learn until Vol. 2 that her name is Beatrix Kiddo:
O-Ren Ishii: You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you? The Bride: You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did. O-Ren Ishii: Silly rabbit. The Bride: Trix are... O-Ren Ishii: ...for kids.
A possible double bonus: So you're saying that they called a woman named Beatrix a "rabbit"?
In Clue, Professor Plum: "I work for U.N.O., the United Nations Organization. I work for a special branch, the World Health Organization." (I.e., he works for UNO [you know] WHO.)
"Mr. Boddy won't be staying with us for very long. In fact, he's just Lee Ving."
In Ćon Flux, when breaking into Trevor's estate, Aeon's partner shows off her new genetically modified feet, altered into hands for added utility. When Aeon asks how they're working out, she replies, "Useful". In other words, "Handy".
In Mean Girls, Janis Ian (named for a lesbian folk singer) has been hounded throughout high school by rumors that she's gay. While hating her former best friend for starting the rumors and causing her to be ostracized, she never actually denies liking girls, and at times it seems the movie is teasing us with the question. Then at the end, she winds up in a relationship with Kevin, after he comes up to her to find out if she fits his policy of "only dating women of color":
Kevin: You Puerto Rican? Janis:Lebanese. Kevin: I feel that.
The end credits for Stranger Than Fiction include a few visual puns. For instance, the credit for the casting director has a couch underneath it.
The title character of Bubba Ho Tep yells vulgarities in hieroglyphics during the final confrontation. The mummy's curse.
Hot Shots! Part Deux has the rescue action take place in a Qurac country (albeit one with a sufficient enough jungle backdrop to allow parodies of the Vietnam set Rambo: First Blood: Part 2). They actually show it on a map by fashioning it out of the Iranian side of the Iran/Iraq border. Presumably due to the upheavals which lead to this split, Iran is labelled simply as A Hard Place. In other words, it was placed between Iraq and A Hard Place.
Same movie has Topper Harley reading "Great Expectations". When he asked what he thought about it, he replied that it's not what he hoped for.
In Zombieland, twice Tallahassee guns down zombies whilst riding a rollercoaster. In other words it's an on-rail shooter.
In Inception, during Yusuf's dream, in the first level, Cobb accidentally creates a locomotive in the middle of the street. He was probably thinking about his dead wife, Mal. In other words, it was his train of thought.
And also the moment their plan goes off the rails.
It also tells us that the relationship turned into a real trainwreck
Seems like his reason for doing that is he's going crazy, or that he has a loco motive.
In Back to the Future Part II Doc Brown warns about meeting yourself from another time, thus creating a paradox. Near the end, you actually have Doc Brown meeting up with himself; thus creating a "pair o' Docs". For those observant enough, the joke is explained (sorta) in the soundtrack, where the name of the track that plays during this scene has the punch line as its name.
In Land of the Lost (2009) it's telling that the place with an above average tachyon flow is one decidedly lacking in taste.
In Black Widow's first appearance, she defeats her "kidnappers" with technically eight limbs - four of her own and four of the chair's legs she was tied to.
Also, Tony Stark (Iron Man) spends much of the film wearing a Black Sabbath t-shirt.
Iron Man 3: How would you describe Tony Stark's official girlfriend when she's wearing the Iron Man armor? Iron Potts. Also, how would you describe her when she is infected with Extremis? A hot pepper.
There is a brief scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark in which Marian Ravenwood knocks out a sword-wielding kidnapper with a frying pan...proving that "the pan ['pen'] is mightier than the sword." (This gag was then done more literally and lampshaded in The Last Crusade.)
The Blues Brothers has a stealth pun in the White Supremacist Rally scene. The Rally speaker refers to their party as the American Socialist White People's Party, or, if you were to initialize it, ASWPP. The Neo-Nazis are ASsWiP(P)es.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: The Doctor injects McCullen with nanomites to repair severe burns in his face, which turns silver, and right away the nanomites allowed the Doctor to control McCullen's, or Destro's, mind. Hence, the Doctor "regenerated" the Ninth Doctor.
Iron Man 2: If you are acquainted with some of the more advanced notions in physics and have a quick eye, you'll notice that on the last page of Howard Stark's notebook there's a reference to an "Abnormal Zeeman Effect", which any nerd can tell you is a magnetic equivalent of the Stark effect.
Since Krypton's codex (which contains the genetics for all to be created Kryptonians) is encoded in Kal-El's cells, he is literally an everyman.
In The World's End when Peter is surrounded by Blanks, Andy threatens to "punch their lights out". At this point the Blanks are emitting light from their eyes and mouths.
In Pacific Rim, there is the scene where Raleigh and Mako see and talk about the newly rebuilt Gipsy Danger and there is construction work causing sparks behind them. You could say sparks are literally flying between them.
There was a blue moon in The Smurfs that the Smurfs conjured up in order to get home, and there would have been one in The Smurfs 2 if Grouchy was allowed to flash his butt.
In The Ward, Iris is killed off via a deliberately fatal lobotomy - there's an unspoken pun when you connect her name and the fact that her eye is punctured by an ice pick, since the iris is a part of the eye.
Michael Fassbender kept his natural auburn hair for his role as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, which makes him... Erik the Red.note Bonus points for "Erik the Red" being the alias Cyclops used way back in the day to infiltrate an organization a robot double of Magneto was setting up. ....Comics are odd.
The temp score used in the Comic Con trailer is a Hans Zimmer piece called "Time."
In Vietnam, Mystique, disguised as a male army colonel, freed some quarantined mutants. His name was Sanders.
In The Prestige, Tesla's assistant is named Alley. Who owns a black cat. An alley cat.
In Man With the Screaming Brain, William Cole (Bruce Campbell)suffers severe trauma and has the damaged tissue repaired with the brain tissue of a former KGB agent. The Cole and the agent are able to hear each other's thoughts, when this first started happening Cole immediately asked where the KGB agent was, his response? "Where do you think?"