Movie theatre surprise
movie theater popcorn surprise gag
The passing moon behind the building is almost a direct copy from Koyaanisqatsi. The movie also features a lot of timelapses of traffic the same way done as in Koyaanisqatsi.
Jenkins quotes Neil McCauley: "What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone. There's a dead man on the other end of this line." And adds: "We should watch the bank robbery shootout on my plasma screen at home."
The shot of Ben sleeping for the first time mimics the one of Edward Norton.
store manager mentions and quotes film; also its music is used in the background.
Poster can be seen when Bruges leaves the backroom of the video store after the discussion with the head of the swat team
Both deal with the freezing of time.
Ben is watching Sean Ellis's short horror film Left Turn when he is first dealing with his insomnia.
Brian Kung-Fu is seen practicing the Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart Technique while getting ready for the manager's birthday party