iceverything776

1st Sep 2004

Return to Oz (1985)

Trivia: Here are some interesting tidbits about where some of the aspects of the movie came from, which is a compilation of the books following the first. Jack Pumpkinhead, the Powder of Life, the Gump, Mombi, Ozma (Tip) and the escape off the top of the roof all come from 'The Marvelous Land of Oz'. The multiple heads angle, the Gnome King's Nick-Nack game, the chicken coop, Billina, and Tik-Tok all come from 'Ozma of Oz'. The tunnel under the Deadly Desert that Mombi uses to get to the Gnome King seems to come from 'The Emerald City Of Oz'.

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iceverything776

8th Aug 2004

Rocky (1976)

Trivia: Directors and producers never wanted Talia Shire to play Adrian because they felt she was too pretty to play a shy girl like her character. So she came to the interview dressed down and was awarded the part.

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iceverything776

28th Jul 2004

Top Gun (1986)

Question: Who does that guy call when he says "Yeah, Maverick just quit"?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Most likely? Charlie. He probably knows that there is something between the two and lets her know which explains the following scene where Charlie walks into the bar he is at.

shortdanzr

Question: What happened to Cole in the room that he got locked in at the party? We hear the ghost but as far as we saw during the movie, none of the ghosts actually hurt Cole, physically at least, so what could've happened to him?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Near the end of the movie, when Cole tells his mother his secret, he is explaining to her about the ghosts, and says "They're the ones that used to hurt me". This informs us that the ghosts are responsible for his injuries in the movie, and that this problem has stopped. In this specific case, however, Lyn removes Cole's unconscious body from the closet. The movie does not specifically answer your question, however it seems reasonable speculation that he was injured by the ghost inside the closet with him, and that he thrashed about violently trying to escape. Since the hospital checked him for signs of seizure, I expect he lost consciousness not from physical trauma, but because the experience was too much for him and he, for want of a medical term, fainted.

Trivia: Many of the scenes we see of the numerous hurricanes are stock footage of Hurricane Andrew and Hugo, names of deadly hurricanes of the last 15 years.

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Question: Why was the ship that stopped in the front of the library empty? Did the crew abandon ship? Or was there something more sinister?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Hard to tell why, it was not depicted. During heavy storms, most people would be on call, attending watches in the engine room and bridges. They probably died during the storm (several causes, as such heavy trashing, being swept away, the cold) etc., but their bodies were not shown, as it was irrelevant to the plot.

19th Apr 2004

Crimson Tide (1995)

Question: If the radio antenna was cut, how in the world did they get communication? It seems they were working on the radio on the sub, what good would that do if there was no antennae?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: The ship has a second antenna, but the radio is damaged during the torpedo attack. Therefore they have to fix it in order to use the backup antenna.

19th Apr 2004

Next Friday (2000)

Factual error: At the end when the cops come after the fights. Ice Cube seems to be able to 1. tell the cops who to arrest even though the cops just arrived. And 2. Walk right out the front door of a house being raided by several cops with a the cash cylinder and no-one even seems to care. In reality everyone would have been arrested in handcuffs, questioned at the scene, and only released when or if it was determined they were not doing anything illegal.

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iceverything776

15th Mar 2004

Mad Max (1979)

Question: Maybe a dumb question. But what exact kind of Apocalypse happens in the movie that causes all of these problems? Shortage of gas is one of them. But was it nuclear war or what? What would cause the port of Sydney Australia to dry up like it was shown in the 3rd movie? Did the whole sea dry up?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: It was nuclear war. Tectonic plate movement could make ports dry and flood others. None of the movies ever goes into great detail about the apocalypse.

Grumpy Scot

15th Mar 2004

American Pie (1999)

Trivia: In an interview just after this movie was released Jason Biggs said that in the famous "Pie Humping" scene the director originally had Jim jumping up on the counter and screwing the pie missionary style and then when his father walked in him getting surprised and falling off the counter. They filmed Jim doing both. However, the counter version didn't seem as funny or as practical as the released version. The counter version is available on some DVD versions.

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Question: The oracle says something about rogue programs attempting to avoid deletion. Does this mean programs on the Mainframe (the source) computer for the machines attempt to escape deletion by entering the Matrix?

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Chosen answer: The obsolete programs who are believed to have a consciousness avoid being deleted by hiding in the Matrix.

Kirill Ostapenko

15th Mar 2004

The Matrix (1999)

Question: What kind of car do Trinity and the other two pick up Neo in under the bridge when it is raining at the beginning of the movie? It's the black car where they remove the probe from Neo.

iceverything776

Chosen answer: It's a Lincoln Continental from the 60's. The topless version was the one JFK was assassinated in.

Question: In one movie trailer way back when the movie first came out there was a cut scene in which Eddie turns into cartoon pig. Is there any DVD that includes this scene?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Yes, on the most recent DVD, it shows a sequence when Eddie is in Toontown and he begins turning into a pig. It also shows how the sequence was made. I think it shows it on Disc 2.

T Poston

25th Feb 2004

8 Mile (2002)

Question: At the very end B-rabbit's friend asks him to join him and help host the Battles. B-Rabbit responds by saying "No thanks, I'm gonna do my own thing" and goes back to work. What did B-rabbit mean by that?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: What he meant was that he was going to go off and try to be a success as a rapper on his own without anybody helping him achieve his goal.

Tobin OReilly

Continuity mistake: When Lara emerges from the water and climbs up the ladder onto the boat in Greece the camera shows her jumping on the boat twice. She gets to the top of the ladder and jumps on the boat, the camera switches angles and she jumps onto the boat again.

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Question: How did Jack escape from the marooned island the first time? His explanation was something about rum and trade routes but I didn't understand it.

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Chosen answer: Traders had been storing their goods on the island, hidden in the bunker. When he was first on the island he simply got a lift with them on their ship when they came to collect their goods. Now however the bunker is empty and he knows that the traders won't be back.

Tallicame

4th Feb 2004

X-Men (2000)

Question: This is a question for both X-1 and X-2. Is the actor that plays Mystique wearing a body suit for her blue makeup? In several scenes in both movies it looks like she is practically naked with just blue painting.

iceverything776

Chosen answer: In almost all cases, yes, she's naked, but for a few strategically placed prosthetics.

Xofer

28th Jan 2004

Trading Places (1983)

Trivia: Eddie Murphy's entire scene in the jail cell with his "Karate" impersonation was entirely ad-libbed, no script direction at all.

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iceverything776

28th Jan 2004

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Question: I heard this movie was a remake or a compilation of different themes used in 1950's mars B-movie remakes. What are some of the themes of the movies that this movie takes? Such as, In Mars Attacks they use the music to kill the aliens I believe is a rip from a 50's movie where they use sound waves to down martian spaceships. What movie was that?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: While the movie is a parody of the 50's sci-fi B-movies, the film is actually based on the Topps 1962 science fiction trading card collection called "Mars Attacks!", which tells the tale of the Martians' attack.

Bishop73

22nd Jan 2004

Trading Places (1983)

Trivia: When Randolph and Mortimer Duke are telling Valentine about the stock market they say something meant as a joke and Eddie Murphy looks directly at the camera. Eddie Murphy says in the commentary that he had done that so many times on SNL that it became habit for him when someone would make a sarcastic joke to look at the camera.

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