JohnShel91

28th Mar 2018

Magnum Force (1973)

New this month Question: I'm not sure if he already suspected them at the time, but why exactly did Harry want to take Davis and Sweet to arrest the gangster?

JohnShel91

New this month Answer: Because Davis and Sweet demonstrated keen interest, skill and knowledge of firearms (particularly of Harry's .44 Magnum) when they first met. They were flattering Harry, probably in anticipation of inviting him to join their death squad. Harry was impressed and asked for them specifically, even though they were rookies, but he didn't suspect them of being the vigilante killers at that point.

Charles Austin Miller

8th Nov 2017

Jumanji (1995)

Question: If everyone believed Sam killed Alan, why did the homeless man at the factory think differently?

JohnShel91

Answer: The homeless man seemed to have known Sam a bit better than others. He also took over the factory building so it's possible they were friends and he'd have more accurate info about Sam.

Chosen answer: Because not everyone believed the rumor.

6th Nov 2017

Friends (1994)

The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Question: When I first watched this, the way Joey talked and everyone reacted, I thought he had accidentally thrown Ginger's real leg into the fire, and she got an artificial one later. If Ginger had her fake leg then, why did everyone react the way they did?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: How in the name of heaven would he have "thrown" her real leg into the fire, short of wrenching it off her body? Joey's not a psychopath. They reacted the way they did because he threw her artificial leg, thinking it was a log, into the fire, then ran away, leaving a one-legged woman stranded in a cabin with no means of transportation. A cowardly response, and he clearly feels awful about it after the fact, but that doesn't negate it being a terrible thing to do in the first place - less so the action itself, which was a stupid mistake, but him running away afterwards.

Question: I could be wrong, but wouldn't destroying the Silver Shemrock factory disable the commercial and/or the mask chips?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: They don't broadcast the commercial, the cable company does. And the mask chips all have tiny pieces of the rock inside, so they will still work regardless of whether or not the factory is destroyed. So the answer is "no" and "no."

11th Sep 2017

It (1990)

Question: Like the other Losers, Bill says he'd forgotten what happened during their childhood, but when he decides to go back into the sewer, he tells he others he's lived with it and has been afraid all his life. If he forgot, how could it still haunt him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Even if the specific details are forgotten, the emotional damage remains and small clues can trigger a response.

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Question: Are the foreign movies dubbed or subbed?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Dubbed.

7th Aug 2017

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Question: During the elevator fight scene, why was Rex scared of Zurg and his ion blaster? He must have known that Zurg was just a toy, and that he couldn't really hurt Utility Belt Buzz.

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Rex has played so much of the Buzz Lightyear video game that his concept of what is real and what is fake is a little skewed. Having a alternate Buzz with them, that does not believe he is a toy, does not help matters.

Question: Why were Quentin and Nancy upset when they found out they'd told the truth about Freddy? I'd have thought that kind of reaction would come if they thought he was guilty and found out he was innocent.

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: They were upset because they realise that Freddy is coming to get revenge on them for his death.

28th May 2017

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Question: Throughout the film, everyone says that Binx was trying to prevent the candle from being lit, so why at the end does he thank Max for lighting it, and explain to Emily that he had to wait for the candle to be lit?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Binx had accepted his fate of being a cat forever so instead, he decided to stop the candle from being lit. It was only near the end of the film that he saw the death of the witches broke his curse.

THGhost

Question: Why did Jason go into the children's cabin the first and second times? And why did he just draw close to Nancy when she saw him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: The first and second visits are unexplained. However he drew close to Nancy to install fear in her.

A Demon Premium member

Question: How is getting struck in the groin with a harpoon (with or without pulling the trigger) fatal?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: You could easily die of shock/blood loss.

Brian Katcher

Question: When Belle shows the villagers Beast in the Magic Mirror, why does it show him roaring like a monster?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Roaring is the Beast's way of crying in despair. He does the same thing right after he releases Belle from the castle because not only does he know that he'll never become human again but he's had to let go of the one woman he truly loves, therefore he's crying out.

Question: If Jack Frost was able to change history simply by running over and putting the coat on, why couldn't Scott do the same thing, instead of holding Jack so his younger self had time to put it on?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Then it would have been the older Scott that became Santa, and also would have created a paradox since the younger Scott would never have become Santa.

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Question: Just curious. How can the Escape Clause still work when the words are spoken via tape recorder?

JohnShel91

Answer: The snow globe only had to hear Scot/Santa's or Frost's voice being spoken to it in order to activate the Escape Clause. The snow globe could not differentiate between a recording of his voice and someone speaking to it in person.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Because of the snow globe listen to the voice of the Santa that is playing Santa the tape recorder had frost voice on there. Just like frost used Santa to get what he wanted by making Santa say it.

19th Dec 2016

Child's Play (1988)

Question: When Chucky confronts John, he say he "prepared" for it, meaning he made the voodoo doll himself, but then he says John shouldn't tell people where he hides them. Was this a mistake during production?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: This isn't a mistake. John made the voodoo doll himself. When Chucky said he was "prepared" for it, he meant that he was prepared to do whatever it takes to get information from John about his being wounded. Even killing him as we see.

19th Dec 2016

Child's Play (1988)

Question: According to Chucky, he went to John to learn only how to cheat death, and then John says Chucky perverted everything he taught him. If not to cheat death, what did John think he was teaching him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: He taught him how to call forth and harness magic. There is white magic and black magic. It's the individual's decision on which to use.

23rd Nov 2016

Goosebumps (2015)

Question: How did Stine find the kids and the Abominable Snowman at the ice rink?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: He found the book in his house, saw the title, and just naturally assumed that they were there because the snowman needs to be in a place where it is cold.

Question: Just curious, why didn't the police wash off the Joker's makeup?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: They had a lot more to worry about than his makeup.

A Demon Premium member

Question: When Jim tells Kim to ask Edward to help them break into his house, Kim says asking him wasn't fair. What did she mean?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Kim knows that Edward loves her and will do anything that she asks of him. She is hesitant to ask him to commit a crime. Edward will know that the robbery is a bad idea, but will go through with it anyway, if it will make Kim happy. She knows this and does not want to take advantage of him.

Question: The lightsaber Anakin wields in this film is described as being his first lightsaber, so why does he say "Not again!" when it's destroyed in the Geonosis factory?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Because he dropped it earlier while chasing Zam Wesell on Coruscant. Obi-Wan caught it that time and scolded him for losing it.

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