Gavin Jackson

13th Dec 2018

Halloween (2018)

New this week Question: Does anyone know which scenes Nick Castle is playing Michael Myers? I know he is Myers when Laurie tries to shoot him through the window and the after credits breathing was his. But is it him any other times?

Gavin Jackson

3rd Dec 2018

Gremlins (1984)

New this month Question: If Gizmo is not allowed to come in contact with water, then how is he so clean? Since they can't wash him, wouldn't he be smelly and covered in grime?

Gavin Jackson

New this month Chosen answer: In the original script it was mentioned that mogwais could not reproduce if the water was below 25° (which is why the snow doesn't cause them to multiply). So it's feasible they could be washed with ice water. In addition, there are other methods of cleaning that don't require water (e.g. dry cleaning).

Bishop73

New this month Answer: And/or licking himself like a cat?

dizzyd

I don't see Gizmo bending like a cat can bend.

lionhead

New this week Answer: There's a possibility that Mr. Wing, Gizmo's first caretaker, used dry shampoo to keep him clean.

29th Nov 2018

X-Men (2000)

New this month Trivia: In a recent interview, Hugh Jackman, being from Australia and never reading an X-Men comic admitted that when he got the role of Logan that he had never heard of a wolverine and assumed it was a made up name. Presuming that it was a wolf-like creature, he studied wolves intently for 3 weeks in preparation for the role. On his first day when he was shooting a fight scene, he was incorporating wolf-like mannerisms into his performance and the director was confused. Jackman quietly explained his approach and the director was like "wolves, why wolves? You're playing a wolverine." Jackman responded that since wolverines weren't real animals that he chose to study wolves. Bryan singer angrily responded with "yes they are, go to the zoo, dammit." Jackman referred to it as "a humiliating moment and 3 weeks of wasted research".

Gavin Jackson

It's Only Rock and Roll - S3-E11

Stupidity: When the gangsters show up at the house Pam and Dak Hampton are hiding in, Pam is captured. Dak then attempts to flee by running out the front door. What a dumb move. No surprise that he got captured as well.

Gavin Jackson

Plague - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Bill is pushed out of the helicopter and Ralph rescues him in mid-air, its obvious in some shots that it is two sky-divers dressed as Ralph and Bill. Firstly you can see the parachute back-pack bulges on both men. Also the wind is blowing up on Ralph even though he isn't meant to be descending.

Gavin Jackson

26th Oct 2018

Rocky IV (1985)

Question: During the press conferences, Is there any reason why Drago remained quiet? My best guesses are a) He's shy during Q and A's, b) Just a pride thing, or c) he's simply been ordered by his superiors not to speak. Anyone know for sure?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Being Russian, English was not his first language and it may have been felt that he could not articulate himself well enough to where he wouldn't be misunderstood or misquoted.

raywest Premium member

Answer: To make him appear more menacing and machine like.

The_Iceman

24th Oct 2018

Trainspotting (1996)

Question: Why on the main poster is Renton soaking wet?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Renton is wet to recall the toilet diving scene. See "The Story Behind the Groundbreaking Trainspotting Poster" on the Vice website for details.

Question: Why did Qi'ra choose to kill Dryden Vos and spare Han? Was it because she loved Han, or simply because she decided that she would rather work for Darth Maul instead?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Qi'ra's motivations are purposefully vague. It could be she killed Vos because she loved Han. It could be a simple power play, as she did not like being a slave to Vos. It could be a combination of both: she was able to save Han and also gain a position of power by killing Vos. We'll likely never know the answer as a follow up to Solo seems unlikely at this point.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: In the US, can you really be taken to a police station for (presumably) making a phony phone call? To me it seems like a waste of resources since it is probably a common occurrence. Also Jeannie would have stuck to her story that it was true...as break-ins do happen all the time.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: In the United States, phoning in a false report to police can be treated as either a misdemeanor or felony offense (depending on jurisdiction). A false report is considered obstructing law enforcement, which is pretty serious. A misdemeanor offense can result in jail time of a year or less, while a felony offense can result in more than a year's jail time and heavy fines. The important factor that makes it a crime is knowingly trying to mislead the police, not accidentally reporting false information. In "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," Jean was not trying to mislead the police; but, lacking evidence, the police assumed she was knowingly phoning in a false report, so they arrested her (probably on a misdemeanor).

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Illinois law makes making a false report on 911 a form of disorderly conduct.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: I think the main thing was Jeanie wasn't in school and was probably taken in for truancy as well as the supposedly phony call. But it's unlikely that they would have taken her to the police station if she was picked up at home.

Bishop73

3rd Sep 2018

True Lies (1994)

Question: Was this film a box office hit, did it flop or simply break even? I have heard nothing about it being a huge money-maker. And of all James Cameron's films, it seems to have gotten the least mention (the controversial strip tease scene might be one reason). So I was wondering if someone could clarify it once and for all?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: True Lies did well, earning about $379m worldwide from a $100m+ budget, the first movie to have a production budget that high. It was the third highest grossing movie of 1994.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: How did Claire get into the closet where Bender was? Vernon locked the door when he left and Bender had to crawl through the ceiling to get out and back in. So how did Claire simply open the door?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The key may have been left in the door knob, Bender wouldn't have known that so he returned the same way he left. Real question is how did Claire know which closet he was locked in?

Answer: Perhaps she picked the lock.

Alan Keddie

Claire closed the door once she entered. Which means if she had picked it, then she would have locked herself in. I highly doubt she wanted to perform the ceiling crawl.

Gavin Jackson

17th May 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trivia: When Deadpool and Cable are fighting on the truck, Deadpool at one point refers to him as "One eyed Willie." This is a reference to the pirate from The Goonies which co-starred Josh Brolin, who plays Cable.

Gavin Jackson

Trivia: According to the DVD commentary, director Stephen Elliot wanted the drag queens to scale Ayers Rock (Uluru) at the end. But the park owner refused, claiming that he thought the film sounded dumb (and probably because climbing Ayers Rock is generally dissuaded). Elliot wanted to beat him up badly but didn't. In the end, he settled for Kings Canyon for the finale.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Why did Niander Wallace kill the female replicant right after creating her? I get that he's crazy, but was there any other reason?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: He was being violently petulant at the moment, angry that he couldn't create and control the birth that he just learned occurred with older-model replicants and seeing his new creation as "flawed" by design. Pretty villainous, he cares nothing for the replicants.

Erik M.

Answer: Think of any manufacturing process. Samples of new products are frequently created and then immediately destroyed. Also, the new replicant would require processing, training, etc. It was simpler for him to just dispose of the test.

Jason Hoffman

7th Apr 2018

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

The Reluctant Target - S2-E30

Trivia: When Klink is begging Hogan to trade places with him for fear of assassination, he says to him something like."I want to live til 80...all my family has lived til 80." Werner Klemperer, who played Klink, passed away in 2000 aged 80.

Gavin Jackson

31st Mar 2018

Fletch Lives (1989)

Trivia: Chevy Chase has a scene with actor Geoffrey Lewis in this film. The same year, Chevy played Juliette Lewis' dad in Christmas vacation...who is Geoffrey's real life daughter.

Gavin Jackson

4th Mar 2018

Shoot to Kill (1988)

Stupidity: When Jonathan is chasing the truck to try and save Sarah, he could have removed his heavy backpack and run faster...but instead just leaves it on. No wonder he wasn't fast enough.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Why did the bandit pay for Buford's meal?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: For two reasons, one to be polite and not act suspiciously, if he acted nervous or uncomfortable, the sheriff would be weary of him. Second, so the sheriff would leave quickly in case he had no cash or wanted to pay with a credit card. There were no slide cards back in the 1970's.

Question: In the first film, Frank took on all the world leaders and proved himself to be a skilled fighter. So why is his fight scene in this film with Hector Savage so awkward and shows Frank as being a clueless fighter?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: It was also stated in the movie that Savage was a professional fighter. Therefore Frank would be no match for him.

lartaker1975

Answer: Rule of funny.

15th Jan 2018

Mad Max (1979)

Trivia: In a Q&A session, Steve Bisley stated that he came up with the idea of Goose laughing after he crashes into the car to show the character's reckless and crazy nature. On the day of filming, it was hot and Bisley was hardly feeling cheerful. So to make him laugh, Mel Gibson got on top of the car bisley was under and started dancing and exposing his genitals. That got Bisley laughing.

Gavin Jackson

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