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Question: How did Zed die?

New today Answer: It's never explained how Zed died. Rip Torn may have been unexpectedly written out because at around the time of filming he had been arrested for breaking into a bank branch while intoxicated and carrying a firearm (he believed he was entering his own home). Rather than going into a detailed reason for Zed's death or incorporating it into the plot, it was simply stated that he had passed away.

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Question: I, and some other people, remember an episode in which Monica's obsessive-compulsive tendencies have so annoyed her employees in the restaurant that they lock her in a refrigerator. Some other people do not remember this, and my best efforts looking through plot summaries have not turned it up. Searching with Google on Monica and refrigerator has not helped. So does someone know where it is, or approximately where it is? Thank you.

New today Answer: This is season 4, episode 10, "The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie". Everyone who works under Monica hates her after she got their old boss' job in an earlier episode. She hires Joey just so she can fire him to bring the others in line, but he's enjoying the money so doesn't play along. At one point they lock her in the walk-in freezer, where she gets covered in marinara sauce. This makes her so upset that Joey relents and lets her fire him.

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Question: The scene when the three guys are all aiming guns at each other and then fire... Who shoots the "son," the guy in blue jacket?

New today Answer: Mr. White does. The gunfire follows thus: Joe shoots Mr. Orange, Mr. White shoots Joe, Eddie shoots Mr. White, and Mr. White shoots Eddie as he is falling to the ground.

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Question: When Bruce decides to stop being Batman, he tells Dick that "he'd dedicated his life to helping strangers he never met, faces he never saw, and now the innocent aren't faceless anymore." What does he mean by this, and how did it make want to stop being Batman?

New today Answer: As Batman, he helped people and moved on, never getting to know them. Now he's rescued Dick, whose family were killed at least indirectly because of his role as Batman, he thinks it's time to hang up his cape.

Question: Is there a reason, that a facility full of monsters would ever, under any circumstances have a System Purge button? Is it just to make satire of the fact that the antagonist is usually stupid?

New today Answer: As you said, it is a satire of the common Deus Ex Machina trope you find in such films.

Question: When Tony is trying to close the dead old woman's eyes, the security guard states the body has to be dead for a few hours in order for the eyes to close. Is this true?

New today Answer: Yes. When the body dies, gasses begin escaping through any way they can, and can force the eyes to stay open. This is also true for a body that has been dead for several hours, once decay starts, the decaying causes gasses. But also when the body is freshly dead, the muscles and nerves are confused and keep firing for a long time, causing muscle spasms like feet and hands wiggling on the deceased, or even eyes popping open suddenly as if the person is awake. This is why the eye lids are sown shut on bodies at funerals and stuff, to prevent the eyes from popping open and freaking out the people viewing. And in older times, coins would be places over the eyes to hold them shut.

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New this week Question: So was Jax being a rat and the whole deal with Stahle a set up? ie. did the club know all along that Jax had something going on?

New this week Question: Even though Elsa is the one who needs to be isolated due to her powers, why does Anna have to stay in the castle too? Why is Anna never able to leave the castle until she is older?

Question: Why does Magneto make the effort to salvage his helmet when he knows that Charles cannot use his telepathy due to the serum? Is the helmet just part of the outfit?

New this week Answer: As shown in the film, if Charles stops taking the medication he can once again use his powers. Additionally it grants the benefits of protecting him from other telepaths and, in the original trilogy of films, it was suggested that his helmet helps him focus his powers. On top of all this, it would provide physical protection for him.

Question: The Queen of Egypt (I'm pretty sure her name is Tuya, but is she ever named in the film?) is portrayed as being a kind person almost every time she appears, but in the very beginning there is a moment I don't understand. When she's holding baby Moses, she throws dirty looks at the two servant girls who are with her, for seemingly no reason. What gives?

New this week Answer: The Queen's name is never mentioned. Onto your other question she gives the stern look to "suggest" to the slave girls that they are to remain silent on where Moses came from.

MasterOfAll

New this week Question: First there's a scene showing the "Golden Argosy" flight crew taking a mini-bus out to the plane (which, I assume, is already at the gate). The next scene shows Vernin Demerest and Gwen Meighen alone on the plane talking about her being pregnant, etc. Later in that same scene we see the rest of the crew getting onto the plane while Demerest and Meighen are all-of-a-sudden pretending there's a problem with a light. My question is this: If they all went out to the plane together on the bus where were the rest of the crew while Demerest and Meighen were talking on the plane? Wouldn't the whole crew have arrived together and got onto the plane together?

Question: In the end, when Michael has his mask taken off, it looks like his left eye is messed up. Whats the reason for this? I am looking for more of a behind the scenes answer.

New this week Answer: Even though it was thought that Michael Myers had a deformed left eye, it is supposed to be the result of the injury that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) inflicted when she stabbed him in the eye with a clothes hanger. The look was achieved by a prosthetic that was stretched to give the eye a droopy-like appearance.

raywest

Question: Is that Jennifer Tilly's voice at the very end when they are on the "laugh floor?" It sounds different.

New this week Answer: Yes, that's her as Celia.

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Question: When Jeffrey and Sandy are discussing where Isabella Rossellini lived, it is mentioned that she lived on the 7th floor of the apartment building. When they show the outside of the building it appears to have only 4 floors. Was this symbolic or an oversight?

New this week Answer: There's probably not any symbolic meaning, despite the number seven having multiple magical connotations to it. Most likely, this is just a movie inconsistency.

raywest

Question: When Harry and Ron show up late at Hogwarts and are caught by Filch, why does Filch take them to Snape and not McGonagall? I know Filch does not like any of the students because he's a Squib (a pureblood with no magical power) and he knew Snape would tell them off severely, but as Ron and Harry are Gryffindor students, they should have been taken to McGonagall no questions asked.

New this week Answer: Filch wanted the boys to be punished and he knew Snape would inflict a harsher punishment than McGonagall.

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Question: When Shelby is telling her mom about the pregnancy, what does Shelby mean when she says, "I think it would help things a lot"?

New this week Answer: She means that she and Jackson (her husband) are having marital problems.

raywest

Question: What I don't understand at the end is the following: 1. Jack wanted to stab DJ's heart and become the immortal captain of TFD. 2. Will did not particularly want to stab the heart, as it would mean losing Elizabeth and consigning himself to being alone as the captain of TFD, but it was the only way he knew of to keep his promise to his dad to release him from service. 3. Elizabeth definitely did not want Will to do the above, because then they could not be together. There is a scene where Jack is holding his broken sword next to DJ's beating heart, threatening to stab it. This is before DJ stabbed Will. Instead of threatening, why didn't he just stab it and get it over with? Everyone gets what they want. He becomes captain, he has the power to release Will's dad, and Will gets to fulfill his promise, and be together with Elizabeth. Why did Jack hesitate and screw up the situation?

New this week Answer: Jack wanted Davy Jones to know that he had the heart and show that he had the most power right before Jones died. He was going to stab the heart but Davy Jones then stabbed Will and Jack had no choice to have Will stab the heart because he knew it was the only way for Will to survive, even if it means giving up the opportunity to be immortal.

Razzer

Question: Why are there no baby penguins in the scene where they go to the zoo and escape?

New this week Answer: Zoos in places without lots of natural arctic temperatures are probably not equipped well enough to care for the acute needs that baby penguins would require.

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New this week Question: At the beginning the driver is running trying to get back on the locomotive. Why did he not wait until the back of the engine came up, jump on, then go to the front?

Question: The trailer shows clips that are not in the actual film, such as Taylor driving the car towards Alex in the rain, and a different take of Alex telling Sophie that he is disappointed in Ingrid. Where can I find the version of this film that includes these deleted/alternate scenes?

New this week Answer: It's unlikely there is a version of the movie containing those exact scenes. You might be able to find them separately online, but some scenes used in trailers are often not in the movie.

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