The_Iceman

24th Oct 2018

Dracula (1992)

Question: Why do the guards in the mental asylum wear cages over their heads?

The_Iceman

Answer: For protection from the inmates.

raywest Premium member

18th Oct 2018

Common mistakes

Stupidity: Giving a long drawn out speech before killing someone, allowing the hero to arrive at the last second and save the day. Just pull the trigger and you've won.

The_Iceman

18th Oct 2018

Common mistakes

Other mistake: Unless the character is being portrayed as a bumbling oaf then their car is always spotlessly clean inside and out. No empty sweet wrappers, drinks cans, receipts, window streaks etc.

The_Iceman

18th Oct 2018

Common mistakes

Other mistake: Despite having killed two dozen people, the hero will always be allowed to walk away at the end without any police officer so much as taking a statement.

The_Iceman

Question: Right at the end, a former co-worker of Dick's drives alongside and says he's working for a great new company that trades in oil and gas. It's called Exron. Dick looks at him and says "oh" and the look he gave is one as if he knows something bad or it should have meaning (if that makes sense). What is the look on Dick's face for?

The_Iceman

Answer: He says he works for "Enron", a notorious company that was involved in a major fraud scandal.

BaconIsMyBFF

2nd Oct 2018

Die Hard 2 (1990)

McClane: Hey, don't I know you?
Col. Stuart: No, I get that a lot. I've been on TV.
McClane: Yeah, me too.

The_Iceman

5th Sep 2018

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Girl: I want a lawyer.
Carter: You need a personal trainer. Your license says 180. You weigh more than the damn car, girl.
Girl: I have a thyroid problem.
Carter: Stop eatin' thyroids then.

The_Iceman

30th Aug 2018

Safe House (2012)

Question: After they escape the safe house, Weston calls the CIA and says "no chance of an SDR, I've picked up a tail." What does SDR stand for?

The_Iceman

Answer: "Surveillance Detection Route." It's what you do when you think you're being followed (drive a specific route to detect if you're under surveillance or not). Weston says "I think I might have picked up a tail", so he was unsure if he was actually being followed or not, but had no time to try and determine if he actually is being tailed or not.

Bishop73

Question: How did Mike know that Forbes was a traitor and working with the terrorists?

The_Iceman

Answer: Forbes slipped up by mentioning the head bad guy's name. And, as good an agent as Forbes was, it is highly doubtful, not to mention suspicious, that he'd still be roaming around by himself this long after the fall of the White House. Plus Mike ain't stupid and most likely smelled a rat. And he was correct. Forbes was dirty.

Alan Keddie

Banning: What's Cerberus?
Clegg: That's classified.
Banning: Classified? Really? Well right now I think I have the proverbial need to fucking know.

The_Iceman

Question: I know little of complicated politics so despite seeing it as a plot hole, I'm putting it in as a question. As Walker gives the missiles targets, there is talk of starting World War III if they are allowed to hit. The attack on the White House would be world wide news, on every major channel. Wouldn't these countries know it wasn't America who bombed them but was the work of terrorists?

The_Iceman

Answer: Knowing is not believing. They might know, but they wouldn't necessarily trust the media. After all it could have been a grand conspiracy to cover up the actual truth from the people.

Alan Keddie

I highly doubt world war 3 would start before these countries did their homework though. It wouldn't take long for them to suss out it was actually terrorists who detonated the bombs and not America.

The_Iceman

Question: When the guys are getting ready to go into town, one of them says about the sarge "as short as he is he's out of here in 30 days." Someone also said "anyone as short as Brownie shouldn't have been out there". What do they mean by short?

The_Iceman

Answer: "Short" in this context is military slang for someone whose tour of duty is coming close to an end. It's a derivative of "short-timer."

BaconIsMyBFF

21st Jul 2018

Falling Down (1993)

Continuity mistake: When D-fens is in his car at the start of the movie, his seatbelt is on when we see him from behind but when it cuts to the front view, his belt is off.

The_Iceman

Question: I have a few questions about this movie. 1 - Who is the character played by Stephan Root? ie., what is his connection to the money? 2 - What is Woody Harrelson's job? What is his role? I presume a bounty hunter type person. 3 - Why did Anton kill the two men at the shootout scene? 4 - What were they to him and to the drug deal gone bad?

The_Iceman

Answer: 1. Stephen Root's exact identity is unknown, but the film establishes him as an agent of the "legitimate" business that acts as a front for the drug deal (and others like it), from which he and his business turn a profit. His exact role in the organization is unknown. 2. Carson Wells is a contract killer, same as Chigurh. 3. Chigurh kills the two men because they have seen his face and can identify him; he kills anyone with such knowledge (Carson Wells being the temporary exception). 4. They were strangers to him, simply operatives of the company that ran the deal sent, like Chigurh, to investigate the stolen money.

15th Jul 2018

Scrubs (2001)

Our Thanks - S9-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dr Cox "wins" the "pinball game" with Denise about what Trang is to do, he leans in to him and says "go go go." The next shot of Trang running off has Dr Cox standing straight upright.

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: When MacGruder is trying to find out where Hugh Palmer has hidden the log books, he sits on a chair and takes his glasses from their case. In the next shot, his glasses are already fully open and he is cleaning them with a cloth.

The_Iceman

11th Jul 2018

Scrubs (2001)

Season 9 generally

Question: Does anyone know if the reason most of the main cast didn't return for season 9 is due to the actors' decision or was it a show makers' choice?

The_Iceman

Answer: A lot had to do with the direction Season 9 went, and some of ABC's influence. Show creator, Bill Lawrence, was approached by ABC to continue the show and he wanted to more or less do a spin off and call it "Med School" since he felt Season 8 was the last season for "Scrubs" (even Zach Braff thought that and joked about it on Twitter a few times). However, ABC rejected the idea of a spinoff, and I think ABC felt the actors didn't need to be brought back because they would be working on other projects. It should be noted, while only John McGinley and Donald Faison signed on to be regulars for Season 9, Judy Reyes was the only regular not to return. She wanted to sign on as a regular, but her character did not fit in with the show's new direction and wasn't offered a contract. When she was offered a guest spot, she turned it down. The other regulars only returned to help transition the show into something new, which because of ABC was still considered to be "Scrubs." Most of the writers also did not return.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Jack is being chased and the guys in the red pick up truck are throwing dynamite at him, they throw one that hits a parked car just as Jack makes a hard left turn. The next shot has the car exploding and Jack having made a hard right turn.

The_Iceman

4th Jul 2018

Scrubs (2001)

My Absence - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: Elliot slips her phone in Dr Cox's left coat pocket. When he hears JD's voice later when his coat is over the back of the chair, he pulls the phone from his right pocket.

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: When Alice hands Greg the newspaper and says "dont bend over", he begins to unfold it in the close up but when it cuts to the far away shot, he is beginning to unfold it again.

The_Iceman

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