Rob245

10th Oct 2019

Overboard (2018)

Question: Maybe I'm foolish but if they're poor then how does Kate afford a nice looking car?

Rob245

Answer: Just because someone is low income doesn't mean they can't own a decent car. Kate could spend what little money she has to pay for her car and still consider herself poor because she has no money left over after paying bills. Plenty of low income people still own decent cars because they are more reliable and require less maintenance than an older car, and are thus a good investment. Kate has three children, works two jobs, and goes to school. She has to have a good car to get back and forth and there's no way she could afford a major repair on an older car, so buying a new car is actually a smart choice for her situation.

BaconIsMyBFF

Continuity mistake: When Ned and Cindy are driving to the farm it looks more like it's around 5 or 6 pm yet when they arrive it's suddenly pitch black outside.

Rob245

8th Oct 2019

Jawbreaker (1999)

Question: Maybe I missed something but why didn't Julie go to the police anyway? They might've believed her. The other thing is, once revealed just what sort of sentence do you think Courtney would receive? Maybe a year in juvie followed by several years in state prison?

Rob245

7th Oct 2019

Cursed (2005)

Trivia: There's a nod to Craven's Scream franchise as the police think they've killed Joanie in werewolf form, only for her to spring back up before getting a shot to the head which kills her. This was done in Craven's first 3 Scream movies.

Rob245

6th Oct 2019

Forrest Gump (1994)

Question: Would the army really take a guy with a low I.Q., much less one with a cleft lip?

Rob245

Answer: The Army doesn't issue IQ tests upon enlistment. Given that Forrest had a college degree, and passed basic training with flying colors because of his amazing ability to follow orders, he would be allowed in just fine. And Bubba didn't have a cleft lip, just big gums.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: I can't even guess why you think a cleft lip would disallow someone from being admitted into the Army, or anything/anywhere else for that matter.

6th Oct 2019

Traffic (2000)

Question: Why do they spare one Mexican cop while killing the other one who is dirty?

Rob245

Question: Why couldn't ET fly earlier in the movie while people pursued him?

Rob245

Answer: He can't fly he can only make objects levitate.

Question: Why couldn't ET use his magic finger on himself when he was ill?

Rob245

Answer: The ability is meant to be empathic - he can use his energy to heal other life-forms but must himself heal normally, given sufficient time and hope. Elliot's caring for E.T. helps facilitate his recovery.

Erik M.

Answer: He may have been too weak to do it himself.

1st Oct 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Answer: They simply didn't like the real Seymour Skinner. He was headstrong and didn't vibe with the townsfolk. Armin was a pushover who didn't really rock the boat, so to speak, so they wanted to keep him around to maintain the previous status quo.

Phaneron Premium member

30th Sep 2019

Forrest Gump (1994)

Question: Given what a brute Jenny's boyfriend is at the hippie party, why would everyone just stare silently at Forrest when all he did was deck the jerk, merely defending her?

Rob245

Answer: He disrupted the Black Panthers' meeting and assaulted one of their members (or at least someone allied to their cause).

Phaneron Premium member

30th Sep 2019

Jawbreaker (1999)

Other mistake: Given the three girls are in tight skirts and high heels it seems unlikely they could've caught up to Fern who's wearing a loose skirt and loafers.

Rob245

Question: Where did Splinter get the turtles their weapons since they live in a sewer?

Rob245

Answer: While never really adressed, the most popular fan theories suggest that either: 1. Splinter manufactured the weapons with materials he found in the sewers or 2. Splinter scavenged for the weapons at a local dump or 3. They were ordered online (only applies to the 2014 version). Fans admit these explanations are kind of a stretch but certain scenes across movies and/or series lend credibility to one explanation or the other. 1. They seem to know how to improve or even craft their weapons meaning that someone taught them (Splinter). 2. They seem to be troubled when a weapon goes missing or breaks meaning they have limited access to spares. 3. Money doesn't seem to be an issue considering all the pizza that is consumed (in some cases the Turtles have been seen holding down jobs like tech support or birthday party mascot). The original purchase could've been made with money scavanged in the sewers and delivered to a P.O. box Source: https://tinyurl.com/y6kbxhlq.

30th Sep 2019

Batman and Robin (1997)

Answer: As to the first part of your question, Mr. Freeze was temporarily placed in Poison Ivy's cell while his own cell was being remade into a lab for him to continue his research.

raywest Premium member

Thanks, in the book version of the movie he bribed the guards with diamonds used to power his suit. That and everyone forgets she's a victim like him, not asking to be turned into a monster, so it just seems unfair.

Rob245

30th Sep 2019

The Craft (1996)

Question: Who put Nancy in the asylum? That and how did Bonnie get those scars on her back?

Rob245

Answer: Bonnie's scars were the result of a previous auto accident. As for Nancy, it's not specifically shown how or by who she was committed to a psychiatric hospital.

raywest Premium member

Continuity mistake: Ace gets the call about Einhorn's date around maybe 10 or 11pm. When he's in his bathroom there's a window with the light coming through like it's morning or early afternoon.

Rob245

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: He's in the bathroom after a whole night of thoughts about connection of Einhorn and Finkle. The movie makes it very clear that he spent many hours trying to solve the case, of course it was morning already when he figured it out.

29th Sep 2019

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Other mistake: Given Alex, as Hayley, wore a dominatrix outfit to school, surely she'd have been sent to the principal's office by a teacher and made to go home and change?

Rob245

29th Sep 2019

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Other mistake: It's said to be winter there, what looks like snow is shown in the sister's yard yet for two days Alex goes out in a mini skirt.

Rob245

29th Sep 2019

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

28th Sep 2019

Power Rangers (2017)

Answer: It is implied that she has died, her body freezing as it drifts towards the moon.

raywest Premium member

Answer: No, she's not dead. This show seems to be following similarly to the original TV show. In the show, she was in a stasis like state trapped in a "trash can" on the moon. After she escapes this prison, she sets up her evil base with Lord Zed on the moon and continues to attack Angel Grove and the Rangers from the Moon. So her being blasted towards the Moon at the end of this reboot is a set up for her establishing a similar base of operations like in the show in the sequels. If the sequels ever get out of development hell.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Given how organized she's supposed to be why didn't she sign those papers prior to going home for Jake's signature? That and why not tell her boyfriend the truth? He looked like he'd understand.

Rob245

Answer: Melanie didn't sign the papers because, deep down, she still loved Jake, and probably, subconsciously, hoped they'd get back together. She didn't tell her fiance' because she mostly was in denial about the state of her feelings and her marriage. She'd fooled herself into believing she had signed the papers.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Also the director made a point it was never about rediscovering herself or Jake, it was choosing between what she had planned and what she truly wanted. The director also talked about how she did not pack enough clothes, so she wore her old clothes, she was supposed to be there for a long weekend but she wanted to be there, so it was obvious she wanted to stay.

Answer: If Melanie was happy, why did she take her engagement ring off when she stopped by Jakes and it's obvious he was still her everything seeing as she went there first before her parents.

She took off her engagement ring so Jake wouldn't see it, not knowing his reaction, which could complicate the situation, as well as anger and upset him. She wanted to end their relationship as quickly and easily as possible. She went there first just to get it over with.

raywest Premium member

Answer: She didn't sign the divorce papers on purpose. That is why Jake never signed them because then he might have to face the fact that it was over. That is why Melanie never went home, she might have to accept that it was over and Jake might have moved on, that is why she said yes to Andrew's proposal. Also when Melanie did not sign the papers at the wedding, when she dumped Andrew, that was the first time that Melanie was honest to herself and the people around her about how she felt and what she had longed for, for the last seven years.

The only reason Melanie said yes to Andrew's proposal is because she did not know that Jake felt the same way. The reason that Melanie did not sign the papers at the wedding because she had to be honest with herself and the people around her about how she felt and what she had longed for since she left.

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