Rob245

27th Feb 2020

Joker (2019)

Question: Why does Arthur kill his mother? Does he feel she lied to him about his father? Maybe his madness going further? Perhaps even he wanted to end her suffering?

Rob245

Answer: I'd probably rule out of the last reason you mentioned, on the first one you have to consider that the lie goes deeper than just the father's identity, if that is a lie at all. Through the information he saw on the medical record - and he kills her after seeing that record - it turns out that she had let him be abused and beaten up since a tender age, which would probably be the cause of his mental and physical issues. In his line before the murder, he mentions her full name, and how he has not been happy a minute of his whole life, so the terrible childhood, which maybe now came back to him, is a real factor. Mentioning the comedy, so a play, might also imply a sort of detachment now that he understands that it was all a lie from the beginning and she's not even his real mother (if that's what he believes).

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27th Feb 2020

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

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Suggested correction: The movie blatantly shows Billy lifting her high enough above his head to impale her. It's literally right there in the scene. Additionally Linnea Quigley talks about the making of the scene in the documentary "In Search of Darkness Part II," and talks about the actor living her high above his head over and over while making the scene.

TedStixon

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Suggested correction: How is someone being in the cast a piece of trivia? Unless it's something notable like one of an actor's earliest roles, or a final appearance, it's not really interesting enough to be considered trivia.

TedStixon

27th Feb 2020

Miami Hustle (1996)

12th Feb 2020

Delirious (1991)

12th Feb 2020

Animal House (1978)

Question: Why didn't the mayor try and have the Deltas arrested for both the mayhem they caused at the parade and that one of them may have had fun with his underaged daughter? Obviously the audience knows the member didn't but the mayor doesn't.

Rob245

Answer: There's no indication that the Deltas didn't face legal ramifications from their actions at the parade, nor that Pinto didn't get in trouble (when we last see him, he's literally being chased by the mayor). The film ends at that point and, although the film provides title cards telling us what happened to the characters far in the future, we don't see the immediate aftermath.

12th Feb 2020

Delirious (1991)

Character mistake: One of Jack's fellow producers starts choking on a pickle, the other knows this yet says it's a sandwich she's choking on.

Rob245

12th Feb 2020

Delirious (1991)

12th Feb 2020

Delirious (1991)

Factual error: A football game is shown playing on TV at one point. Impossible as the movie is taking place in spring - football games, both college and the NFL, are played in the fall/winter.

Rob245

12th Feb 2020

Delirious (1991)

Other mistake: Jack gets hit in the face by a car trunk but when he wakes up later there's no cuts or bruises on him.

Rob245

12th Feb 2020

Joker (2019)

Question: My question's twofold: 1. Why does he do that dance down the stairs, for fun maybe? 2. When he speaks about comedy being subjective is this a knock on modern comedians and their controversial jokes and skits?

Rob245

Answer: 1 - Why does he dance a bunch of times in the movie? It's kinda his thing! You can see that Murray himself does little goofy dances all the time during his show and Arthur sorta seems to have taken that trait from him. 2 - I have heard that "comedy is subjective" for years and years. It is sort of a truism but it does fit, some people like a certain kind of humor that can fall completely flat for others. I am not sure if you should read some specificity about it in this movie, except for the fact that obviously he's using it to justify his own actions to the point of considering 'funny' to commit murder in the context of the perspective change when he starts considering his tragic life a whole big joke with no punchline. I don't really see in this movie a satire of show business or shock comedy, since it seems to focus on other themes (mental illness, emargination, etcetera).

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Answer: 1. It's supposed to be a highly emotional moment for him, the first time he takes control of his own life. He basically celebrates that. 2. I think he is referring to Murray, or at least something in-universe. This is all of course speculative.

lionhead

10th Feb 2020

Howard the Duck (1986)

10th Feb 2020

The Lost Empire (1984)

Plot hole: Given Dr. Sin Do is a sneaky and quite brilliant mastermind it seems unlikely he could've been fooled by a victim's sister, especially when they look alike.

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

The Lost Empire (1984)

Trivia: Raven De La Croix is actually part Comanche. She also served as a producer and animal handler on the movie in addition to playing WhiteStar and performing her own stunts.

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Question: Does anyone know the order of the siblings? You know Ned, Liz, Miranda, and Natalie, what are order are they from oldest to youngest?

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

The Animal (2001)

Continuity mistake: Notice the hot girl Marvin's watching. She's facing forwards to pick up her keys then after a shot of Marvin suddenly she's facing him.

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

The Animal (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Marvin pulls drugs out of the guy's pants they're in his right hand yet when he holds them up suddenly they're in his left.

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

Birds of Prey (2020)

Continuity mistake: A pile of drugs gets blasted up with powder flying everywhere yet there's none on the ground seconds later.

Rob245

10th Feb 2020

Birds of Prey (2020)

Question: Why doesn't Black Canary use her sonic scream more than once?

Rob245

Answer: She collapses after her single usage, so it is something she can use only sparingly - in this movie at least.

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