Rob245

28th Mar 2022

Family Guy (1999)

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Question: When did Quagmire start hating Brian? In earlier seasons it shows Quagmire and Brian getting along fine but, several seasons later, Quagmire now hates Brian.

Answer: It's explained in Season 7 Episode 8 that he hates him for his pompous nature, his liberal attitude, his arrogance towards God believing people, and that he see him as a sad, alcoholic, bore.

Rob245

That answers the "why" but not really the "when." Brian's personality didn't really change, so when did Quagmire start hating him?

Bishop73

For all we know, Quagmire might have disliked Brian shortly after they first met. Maybe he kept his feelings to himself for a while, due to his friendships with Peter, Lois, Joe, Cleveland, and others who associate with Brian. There are some people who I dislike, but I don't want unnecessary tension among people who we both know.

Maybe always, but he was too polite to say anything for years. Hey I started hating my mother for her arrogant bigoted attitude when I was 18 but didn't say anything for years.

Rob245

Answer: Given how succinctly he nails Brian, we can presume that Quagmire has never liked Brian and has only now put it into words.

Captain Defenestrator

9th Jul 2021

Halloween (2007)

Answer: He knew she was Laurie's friend.

But he didn't spare Lynda, and she was also Laurie's friend.

Rob245

Annie was either bait or he just had not finished yet.

Okay my mistake but did they decline returning or what?

Rob245

Answer: To add to the previous answer, Elisabeth Shue went back to Harvard to continue her studies which is why she doesn't appear in the sequel.

Answer: Ali was originally only supposed to have a very small role in Part 2. Elizabeth Shue declined to reprise the role because she was studying at Harvard at the time. I can't find any explanation online as to why Randee Heller was not in Part 2 and was barely in Part 3.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: Like all studio executives they think mixing things up by bringing in new characters into different settings would keep the franchise fresh. Most of the sequels from the 1980's were given minor or major cast changes.

4th Sep 2021

Halloween II (1981)

Question: Why would Laurie ever go and visit Michael in the asylum?

Rob245

Answer: Maybe she wanted to see her brother and was too young to "understand" the severity of what he did? Maybe her adoptive family thought it would be good for her to try and have some sort of relationship with her brother so they took her to visit him? Etc. Pick your poison. There's any number of valid reasons why the relative of a criminal might go to visit their family member in prison or an asylum.

TedStixon

Answer: She didn't, the movie picks up were the first one left off, on the same night. She went directly to the hospital and stayed there all night.

No I mean when she's in the hospital. She dreams that she's visiting him at Smith's Grove.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: Archimedes was trying to be helpful when he pointed out the sword so Merlin could take it to the tournament. But after it became a big issue with the rays from heaven and the legend, Archimedes thought he might get in trouble so tried to act innocent by fibbing. It was deliberate and in character, not a character mistake.

jimba

Question: So when we see Cheetah again she's sitting there seemingly human once more. Does she still have her other powers?

Rob245

Answer: She feels sad for letting her personal fears and greed for power consume her. As for getting home, like Robert Shaw said at the end of Force Ten from Navarone, "We have a very long walk back home."

Answer: The way I interpreted the ending (which is up for debate obviously in a different forum) was it was the act of Max Lord renouncing his wish which caused Barbara to lose her cheetah powers. It also caused every other unrenounced wish to be lost. Barbara wouldn't have been able to hear the broadcast or Wonder Woman telling the world to renounce their wish (it would also explains how all the wishes were rescinded without everyone having to be listening to Max). It's unclear if she lost her initial wish though (to be more like Diana). It's possible we'll find out what happened to her in a follow up Wonder Woman/Justice League film, but I highly doubt it.

Bishop73

Answer: No. When everyone in the world all renounced their wish, Barbara renouncing her wish would have resulted in her losing both her Cheetah powers and the ability to be more like Diana.

Casual Person

Well then why does she look sad for having done the right thing and how's she going to get home?

Rob245

Sad because she's lost her powers, her getting home is her problem and not plot-relevant.

Question: Depending on child labor laws just how did they get the young Diana actress to do her own stunts?

Rob245

Answer: Lily Aspell, (young Diana), performed many of her own stunts. She is naturally athletic and was already an expert equestrian rider (her parents and uncle are professional jockeys). Stunts are carefully coordinated, and she would never have been allowed to do anything dangerous. Stunt doubles perform the more dangerous action scenes. Often, CGI superimposes an actor's face over a stunt double's body. Safety harnesses and suspension cables are used and later removed digitally. Actors also perform many scenes in front of a "green screen" and special effects are added later to look like an extreme environment. I once observed a movie scene being shot. What looked like a wild car chase in the move was actually filmed with the vehicles driven at slow speed. The action was sped up during the editing process.

raywest Premium member

Thanks brother. Regardless of it being a hilariously "so bad it's good to watch and laugh at"movie I was concerned for the child. All the best and have a nice day.

Rob245

You're welcome, and I'm a "sister." :-).

raywest Premium member

3rd Jul 2020

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk's 100th Case - S7-E7

Factual error: They're interviewing criminals Monk's put in state prison, mostly guys. Yet they interview Arlene Boras. I've never heard of any prison that houses both men and women.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: There are prisons that house both men and women. For example, Folsom State Prison in California currently hoses both male and female.

Bishop73

Well then they should have Saturday night dances. It'd hopefully discourage escapes by giving them interaction, conjugal visits, should they have nobody on the outside.

Rob245

22nd Jan 2021

Wonder Woman (2017)

Corrected entry: The Germans on the ship should've opened fire on the beach when they saw the battle going on. No reason is given why they didn't.

Rob245

Correction: Perhaps they didn't want to fire on their own troops as the ship started capsizing. Not an ideal scenario in which to try and accurately target enemies on a beach.

Well in every war America's been in cannons are firing even as troops are engaged on the battlefield.This was also quite risky and necessary, hence why I brought this up.

Rob245

It is not customary to fire on your own troops. Not in any war. Highly rarely it is inevitable, but not in this scenario.

lionhead

That is not standard practice, and the ship was sinking at the same time. The crew had other things to worry about.

28th Nov 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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Suggested correction: It is possible for normal humans eyes to change color. Seems reasonable that an Amazonian's eye color could change.

oldbaldyone

Eye color stabilizes within three years of birth. Most often, however, in the first weeks or months of life, and only by light-eyed ones. With age, the eye only changes hue - for example, from light brown to dark brown, etc. In the film, little Diana is already too old to change the color of her eyes - it's a mistake in the film.

Diana is not human and therefore we have no idea what their bodies do. Eyes changing color could happen later on in life for them due to their slower ageing process or something. Unless it is stated in the movie that their eyes don't change (and it isn't stated)...this isn't a mistake.

oldbaldyone

Well I didn't know that.Thank you friend.

Rob245

11th Dec 2020

Desert Hearts (1985)

Plot hole: It's never explained why Frances Parker would be upset about Cay pursuing Vivian. She knows she's gay, but we're never told why she's mad.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: Because Frances was afraid Cay would leave her to be alone and she blames Vivian for making Cay fall for Vivian, out of fear or resentment of being alone.

Bishop73

15th Nov 2020

Cult of Chucky (2017)

Question: Multi part question:1. Does this one ignore Seed Of Chucky? 2. Why did Tiffany change her appearance from Seed Of Chucky once human? 3. Why not have Brad Dourif's voice come out of the Nica character's mouth?

Rob245

Answer: Well in Bride Of Chucky, unless that was a dye job, she had black hair. Here she's blonde.

Rob245

She simply decided to dye her hair back to blonde. Human Tiffany was originally blonde in "Bride of Chucky," and she also dyed her doll-hair blonde when she turned into a doll. The only time she has dark hair is at the end of "Seed of Chucky" when she possesses Jennifer Tilly. But like I said... she simply decided to dye her hair blonde again in the meantime. She was also blonde in "Curse of Chucky." There's no real significance to it... she probably just wanted to have hair like she used to have.

TedStixon

Thank you, my bad. You're one of the sharpest people on this site. You should work for them.

Rob245

Answer: 1) No, this film does not ignore "Seed of Chucky." While references to it are minimal, it is still considered official canon with the series. 2) I don't really understand how she changed her appearance. She still looks like Jennifer Tilly. You may need to elaborate on that. 3) In the context of the film, it's because he's taken over her Nica's body and is currently using her vocal cords to speak.

TedStixon

Plot hole: Einhorn's plan had a flaw. No starting quarterback ever holds the ball in any game for the kicker, it's always the back up.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: This is straight up false. Tony Romo was the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2006. He held the ball for a potential game winning field goal, but he bobbled it, and it ended up costing the Cowboys the game. This was already corrected, so I'm not sure why you felt the need to submit it again.

Phaneron Premium member

It should be noted that Tony Romo was not starting QB that year. He was the backup QB, until week 7, and his duties as backup was holding the snap. He just kept doing that job to keep the rhythm. Marino was never a backup. Of course, the premises is Ray Finkle (a non existent player) missed a game winning kick in Super Bowl XVII when in fact the Dolphins lost by 10 and Dolphins only attempted 1 FG in the game (and made it, despite Marino not holding the kick), so there's room for a lot a leeway in what the film can have Marino do since they already made up so much to start with.

Bishop73

Sorry I just forgot I'd submitted before, I apologize for this blunder.

Rob245

8th Jul 2020

Wonder Woman (2017)

Question: Why not tell her the truth? She wouldn't have been worse off. If he'd wanted to find them he could've done so sooner.

Rob245

Answer: Can you be more specific with this question?

Phaneron Premium member

Her mother doesn't tell her she's Zeus' child. I never understood her claim of Ares finding her sooner if she was told. If he wanted to find Diana how would her learning her true background helped Ares out?

Rob245

Answer: If she knew she was the god killer she would have gone after Ares herself sooner. She also would have discovered her true powers sooner, luring Ares to her.

lionhead

7th Jan 2020

Carrie (2002)

Corrected entry: Ms. Desjarden escaped the prom through an air vent, but the chair she used fell over, leaving her dangling from the vent with little time to escape before the gym burned down.

Rob245

Correction: That was the entire point of the scene where we finally see her police interview at the end where it reveals that she survived. It was supposed to be a surprise for the audience that she survived. True, there was little time for her to pull herself up into the vent, but little time is not the same thing as no time. Someone with as much determination as Desjarden had might have found the strength to pull themselves up, as has happened many times in other movies and even in real life. We don't see exactly what happens after the chair falls, so we can't definitively say whether or not her survival was plausible.

29th Jun 2020

The Good Place (2016)

Answer: While the show does explore life after death, the show creators intentionally avoided using many religious terms and beliefs, such as heaven, hell, or God. While one could draw parallels of the Good Place and the Bad Place to heaven and hell, in the show that's not what they're meant to be.

Bishop73

Thank you. It just means, to me, they're atheists.

Rob245

Not sure you can infer them being atheists just because they do not use the terms, "Heaven" and "Hell." Those are mostly traditional Christian concepts. Many religions have different beliefs of what the afterlife is.

raywest Premium member

Well you couldn't really call them atheist because atheists don't believe in any type of afterlife or any deities. The "good place" and "bad place" are merely broader terms that could include most belief systems.

immortal eskimo

Answer: They actually do use those terms, in one episode, when Eleanor starts crying Chidi states he broke God and, there is another episode where someone, I believe Chidi says, we're in heaven. Though not saying those words does not make them atheist, it is stated in the first episode that every religion specifically Christians were a little bit right... So when they got to the good place after learning it is really called the good place it makes no sense to call it something else.

Terror in the Sky - S1-E37

Stupidity: Batman should've noticed the pink pants the bat creature wore when it attacked him in the zoo thus showing it wasn't Kirk Langstrom. He's noticed things in other fights.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: Are you suggesting Kirk couldn't change his pants?

Well it'd seem ridiculous given his changes probably happen at any time like The Lizard's who also never changes pants.

Rob245

So Kurt Conners and Kirk Langstrom both wear the same pants for the rest of their lives? They never change clothes when in human form?

4th Jun 2020

Creepshow (1982)

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Suggested correction: Richard was effectively frozen by both fear as well as seeing the two people he murdered coming back for revenge against him; the fact that his handgun was ineffective on them was further evidence that he wasn't thinking rationally.

zendaddy621

Corrected entry: Considering Alice loses several fingers at the end it seems unlikely she could've ridden a motorcycle or used a weapon.

Rob245

Correction: How is this a mistake? This is just pure (false) speculation on the part of the submitter. Just because she lost a few fingers doesn't mean she can't ride a motorcycle. I've seen people using them with only one arm! And she is still very capable of using weapons. She still has another hand, plus she didn't even lose all her fingers, so she could still use that hand for certain things.

TedStixon

Okay my bad. I meant to write she loses several fingers but is shown as having them all while riding away at the end. This would be a visible mistake. It was late night, I wasn't thinking properly. Thank you.

Rob245

19th May 2020

Spider-Man (2002)

Continuity mistake: Bone Saw had four valets during the wrestling scene yet during the cage match he's only got three at ringside, one of the two blondes disappears.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: I just loaded up the scene. All four of them are definitely there during the cage match. There's even several shots where you can see all four at the same time.

TedStixon

Well I guess. It's just one seemed to be gone at one point during the cage match. Thank you.

Rob245

One of them was standing apart from the others. But all four are definitely there during the match, and like I said, all four are visible in the same shot several times.

TedStixon

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