That almost sounds like trademarks on movies or movie names expire much faster than usual
trademark protects consumers from confusion
Both of these are true.
Copyright currently seems to be eternal. But trademark has a short duration. In the US a federal trademark lasts 10 years with 10 year extensions. If the movie was from the last 10 years you can bet the name is trademarked. If it was twenty years, it is less likely. Thirty, fourty, ninety, the risk is less. Of course, it is very easy to verify. Just log in to the USPTO's TESS system and search for the mark. If you only see a mark used in the entertainment industry that has been dead for 30 years, go for it. But if the mark from the movie is still active, or if there are similar marks in any similar industry, be prepared to pick another name.
As for protection from confusion, that is one of the primary purposes of trademark. It is used to ensure the goods come from the source they claim. Simply, if I could make a crappy online game, name it "World of Warcraft 2", use the Blizzard logo, and get away with it legally, the game could be terrible and I'd walk away rich. If there is even a slight chance that the name might be confused with some other product or company then trademark protects it.