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Question: Why did Zuko get mad when Leo said "Pinks you punk! Pink slips! Ownership papers!"

New this week Answer: Because Zuko was being called a punk, and they other guy was from a rival gang and putting them down and being generally obnoxious. Plus, it's possible the word "pinks" was meant to be initially misunderstood as the "Pink Ladies."

Question: Most of the songs the Brady kids sing in this movie (and the sequel) were played at normal speed but were redone with new musicians and singers. However in this movie, during the Sears scene, "Sunshine Day" plays and you can tell it's the original recording from the original show but has been slowed down. Just curious about the reason for slowing this one down - was it a legal issue since the original cast/recording was used or another reason?

New this week Answer: I have listened several times to both versions of "Sunshine Day" on YouTube. To my ear, they are both the same speed. However, the movie version does have some significant cuts, and some added incidental bridge music, such as when the crowd of women rushes to the Tori Spelling book signing, or when the kids are talking to Alice in the massage chair. If the movie version is slower, it is not significantly so. And perhaps it was changed to fit the blocked movement they wanted, and to accommodate the timing of the scene that they were going for. I doubt legality had anything to do with it, as the soundtrack notes states the song was used by permission. But, again, I don't think the tempo has been significantly altered.

Question: When everybody is staring at the body behind the flooded window, why was Matt looking at the the ventilation opening? I don't get it.

New this week Answer: Because he could hear the zombies on the other side of the vent. They weren't sure yet what was going on, therefore he was trying to determine what that noise was.

Question: Looking at the Gremlin-filled theater, there seems to be a definite line between the last row of white seats and first row if red seats in the middle, as if two scenes were super imposed. Is this a filming error?

New this week Answer: There is a walkway in between those seats, hence why they are separated like that.

lionhead

You Wish ('Shanghaied') / Gary Takes A Bath - S2-E11

Question: In the episode where Spongebob loses his name tag in the dumpster... He says "pourquoi!" Later, there's a scenario of a bank robber wearing his name tag who yells out what I believe is "gattica!" I was wondering what they meant and why they said it.

New this week Answer: 1) Pourquoi is the French term for "Why". SpongeBob was yelling "Why!" in French because of the situation he is in. 2) The bank robber does not say "Gattica", he says "Attica". This is a reference to the Attica Prison riot, an uprising that occurred in Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York between September 9-13, 1971. This was done as a way exaggerating how SpongeBob was worrying about the consequences of not passing the inspection.

Question: Was the freeway scene in Bowfinger done with CGI or stunt drivers?

New this week Answer: It's done with CGI. Such freeway scenes are impossible to do with stunt drivers as you would need very complicated choreography to make it look believable.

lionhead

Question: After Simba ran away and Scar took over the pride, why didn't the lionesses just leave? At one point, Scar says that they are supposed to "do the hunting", so they have opportunities to go out and not return.

New this week Answer: Lions live in packs and are not loners (except for males in the real wild), a single lioness would definitely starve. Scar was the next in line to lead the pack, so they stayed.

lionhead

Question: Why aren't the police officers' uniforms dirty, and how are they clean shaven, after being trapped in the sewers for so long?

New this week Answer: They were getting care packages from Gordon. This was shown.

Question: The scene where Will and Elizabeth are sitting together tending to Elizabeth's cut (after the scene where Will has rescued Elizabeth from Barbossa and the pirates in relation to the Aztec Gold). I don't really understand what's going on with the scene where they are alone below deck, they seem to have a moment where they're about to kiss and they randomly stop and she pulls his hand to the medallion on her necklace. I know that scene's quite cute but I just don't understand it properly. Can anyone explain?

New this week Answer: Elizabeth is a high-born lady while Will is a lowly commoner. Elizabeth is conflicted over her feelings for Will while she is technically engaged to Commodore Norrington, who is considered a far more suitable match than Will. In this time, people were expected to marry within their own social class.

raywest

Question: Why does Elizabeth take the medallion with her after her blood fails to lift the curse? She knows that it "calls to them", so it would only act as a homing beacon, but she doesn't know that they're after Will specifically, in fact, at that point, only Jack knows that. So why would she risk the pirates coming after them?

New this week Answer: She does realise they are after Will, she called herself Turner and Barbossa reveals they need a Turner, meaning Will. She takes the medallion with her because it belongs to Will.

lionhead

Question: During the movie we learned that David felt some passion for Elizabeth for being kind to him before. So why use her body for his experiments after her death? Surely not to learn about human anatomy, which should be known to him already.

New this week Answer: Regardless of his android passions, David was already experimenting with the bio-goo, and he deliberately used it to impregnate Dr. Elizabeth Shaw with a proto-face-hugger in "Prometheus." In "Covenant," we learn that David later killed Shaw and is experimenting with her body because her body tissues contain human-alien antibodies that are essential to David's work (which is creating a new generation of xenomorphs).

raywest

Question: Couldn't Jed, the cowboy in the timeglass, just be walking around on top of the sand to avoid being buried in it?

New this week Answer: Yes. But he obviously doesn't think to do so.

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Question: In the scene at the rock pile when the book comes to life and Pennywise says, "I'll kill you all. I'll drive you crazy and I'll kill you all", these words don't at all match whatever words his mouth is actually forming. It's so obvious. This is an audio dub to replace whatever he's supposed to be saying in the book. Does anybody have any idea what happened here?

New this week Answer: In the only version I know his lips movement matches what is being said. Not sure what you mean, check out the scene at youtube.

lionhead

Question: When the armies of Gondor and Rohan approached the black gate, why didn't the orcs who are in charge of opening the gate and watching it not fire at them?

New this week Answer: They were probably ordered not to as it was a last suicidal attempt to challenge them and Sauron was amused by this. Therefore he sent the mouth of Sauron rather than attack them.

lionhead

Question: How did Trebuchets work and how did the soldiers even move it for ammunition? They were pretty much firing something the size of a whole room.

New this week Answer: Trebuchets are just elaborate catapults, but the additional rope at the end of the arm gives it extra leverage, and thus the ability to throw something extra far. As to maneuverability, that wasn't really a problem for the soldiers of Gondor, as they were fixed in place, solely to be used for defending the city when necessary.

Friso94

Question: Why does Meyeing seem to only wear blue fluffy socks?

New this week Answer: There's no reason given. It's just a personal preference.

raywest

Question: When Merida runs out of the castle, was she crying because of Elinor burning her prized bow, or that Elinor "was never there for her?" Also, Merida is shown with another bow later on. If it's the same bow that was burned, how was the bowstring fixed?

New this week Answer: Merida was upset and crying over everything her mother had done. Also, that was the same bow. Bowstrings are commonly breakable and can be easily replaced. Merida may have had an extra stashed away or knew where to get one.

raywest

Question: Why did Gandalf not want Pippin to offer his service to Denathor?

New this week Answer: He knows that Denethor is unhinged and depressed over Boromir's death, and prone to making bad decisions (or not taking action at all when needed), which could put Pippin in danger.

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Question: How come Harry Potter doesn't see the re-incarnation of the Cruciatus curse Voldermort used on a DeathEater that occured right after Cedric's death? Shouldn't it have came out of Voldermort's wand in some form?

New this week Answer: The reincarnations are of those killed by the killing curse (avada kadavra), not the cruciatus curse (crucio). The cruciatus curse is a torture curse that doesn't kill.

lionhead

Question: After Harry begins to pierce Tom Riddle's diary with the bloody tooth, how does it cause Tom to disappear and revive Ginny?

New this week Answer: The diary is a Horcrux. Tom Riddle, as seen, is just a part of Lord Voldemort's soul. Basilisk venom is one of the few substances that can destroy a Horcrux. When Harry stabs the diary with the fang, the venom destroys the Horcrux and as such Tom Riddle disappears. Due to the strong magic in the item, it has taken control of Ginny as such when the diary is destroyed, Ginny gets her energy back.

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