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Question: During B-Rabbits' rap battle with Papa Doc, why did the DJ make a motion for them to stop playing the music?

Answer: Because Rabbit had gone over his allotted time.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Werner wait for 35 years to tell Julius that he had a twin brother?

Answer: Vincent was a point of shame and regret. Nobody involved wanted Julius to know Vincent even existed.

Jason Hoffman

Question: How could Mary-Ann not know she was giving birth to Vincent shortly after Julius was born? Wouldn't she have felt another intense pain to indicate she was going into labor a second time? Plus, how would they be able to keep the birth of Vincent a secret from her in the first place?

Answer: She could have been unconscious by that point.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why did Bruce fire Mr. Earl? It's not like he did anything bad such as affiliating with the mob or Ra's Al Ghul.

Answer: He believes (rightly) that Earle is not interested in the good of the company as much as his own profits. He also knows Fox will do a better job and be more inline with what he's planning (becoming Batman).

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Shang mourns for his father's death, Mulan approaches to him and says "I'm sorry" in her normal voice. How come Shang didn't tell she was female because of her voice?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: He just isn't paying that much attention to her voice at that moment. Think about it like this: If you had just lost your father to war, are distraught that you never got to say goodbye, and a male friend you had been training with for some time spoke two words to you in support and they sounded somewhat feminine, would you automatically assume they were actually a woman disguised as a man?

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: In response to the answer for the Cardinal Rule question, wouldn't the cancellation of the contract by Viggo due to John's threat void that agreement (Marcus' acceptance of the contract)?

Answer: No. Regardless of any cancellation that Viggo made after-the-fact, the "Cardinal Rule" still applies to Marcus. He accepted the contract, he was contractually-obligated to kill John Wick, and he failed to kill John Wick. Marcus broke his word, essentially, which was an inexcusable violation.

Charles Miller

Question: Was Christoph Waltz telling the truth about the sheriff?

MikeH

Chosen answer: There is nothing in the film to indicate that he is not. He has the paperwork to prove the bounty he was pursuing, and he is not held by the authorities or charged with any crime, so we can assume that he was.

Question: Did Starling know the deal was a lie?

MikeH

Chosen answer: In the book, yes, Starling knew that Senator Martin was not aware of the deal she and Crawford were offering Lecter. However she only inferred it because Crawford wanted her to be able to swear under oath she was not told this explicitly.

Sierra1 Premium member

Answer: In the movie, yes, she admits that the bio-research island was her idea.

Question: When Cody is balled up frightened under a table, she hears laughter and goes to look out the window. The laughing turns out to be several punks in the alley stabbing something, what is it?

Answer: It appears to be some kind of stray animal, possibly a cat from the small size.

Question: Why was Little Bill so casual about seeing his wife cheat on him? I know he was furious, but he was still unusually calm, he just acted like he caught her holding hands with someone else, not like she was having sex with someone else. And why was his wife so casual about it too? She acted like she did nothing wrong.

MikeH

Chosen answer: SPOILER ALERT: It was the 1970's. Loose morals. The era of free love. Little Bill and his wife were active in the porn industry. It's likely that his wife presumed, but never discussed with her husband, an "open relationship." Bill, stunned by his discovery (but, perhaps, suspecting it all along), was simply trying to maintain his composure and not seem pathetically unhip by what would be perceived as an absurd overreaction. Clearly, however, he was suppressing a great deal of internalized rage. Ultimately, but very calmly as always, he eventually shoots and kills his wife and her gentleman caller mid-coitus, and then eats his own gun, at Jack's New Year's Eve Party, 1980.

Michael Albert

Question: Why does Manny make up excuses about his wife doing something when in reality she died?

Answer: Manny is struggling with her death and trying to care for Molly. In a moment of self denial and sadness, he just makes it up in hopes of tricking himself into thinking that everything is normal.

Bishop73

Question: If Helen is related to Madea on her dead husband's side, how is her grandmother, and what what relation is Helen's mother Myrtle to Madea?

Answer: Myrtle was married to Madea's son. Madea is her mother-in-law, therefore, Madea is Helen's grandmother.

Question: I don't get it, at the ending, the ship that the characters were standing, what caused it to sink when Elsa froze the lake?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: When water turns to ice it expands. The ice most likely squeezed the hull enough to break it and allow water in.

Question: When Bond is getting ready to go down the ski jump, he starts getting chewed out by the guy at the top. What is the guy saying to him? I've always assumed that he is demanding to know why Bond has only one ski pole...but that's just a vague guess.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: He's complaining that Bond didn't wait his turn for the ski run. He cut in front of everyone.

Chosen answer: I always thought that the guy in charge of the jump was saying that Bond didn't have the correct skis to do the jump or something. As I saw it Bond's skis were generic ones for cross country and / or regular skiers and to do the jump Bond needed, and didn't have, special, specific skis designed for jumping.

Alan Keddie

I'm more inclined to agree with you. It didn't appear like Bond had queue jumped. And I doubt the guy at the top would have known (or even cared). The guy did seem to be looking at Bond's attire, so I have to agree that he was chewing him out on that.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Whenever we see Terrence facing forward (the camera), why is his beak always seen sideways?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: In most shots he is looking from the side and downwards because he is so large. His beak appears almost always sideways because the shot is supposed to give the impression he is glaring menacingly or disapprovingly (i.e. Giving "side eye").

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: This question may sound dumb, but nevertheless. When Obi-Wan confronts Anakin on Mustafar, he says "Only a Sith deals in absolutes", and ignites his lightsaber, basically challenging Anakin. The question is, why? Obi-Wan's chosen his ways with the force, why can't Anakin? Most Jedi have already been killed throughout the galaxy, so Obi-Wan doesn't have much else to lose (except one of his only friends left that he's basically trying to discard in a duel). Anakin's trying to use the Dark Side to save Padme, so why can't Obi-Wan just let go of the fact that Anakin has chosen his ways, become a Sith (with Anakin seeing the better-good in it), and just let Anakin get on with his life?

Answer: Obi Wan letting Anakin "go his own way" would be sanctioning the emperor's evil plan and allowing the resulting massive deaths and suppression of personal freedom. Condoning others being murdered just to save Padme is an unacceptable justification to any Jedi Knight. It's like someone saying why couldn't Hitler just have gone his own way, resulting in his continued extermination and enslavement of millions of of innocent people.

raywest Premium member

Question: What happened to the carriage on the rollercoaster that flew off the rails?

Answer: Its just an illusion by Price. His rides are meant to confuse you. Like the tower ride looked like the cable broke and was falling to the ground.

amycamille1975

Question: If The Joker wanted to get arrested, instead of engaging in a huge chase with the police where he shoots at them with a machine gun and an RPG, why didn't he just walk into the police station and turn himself in? I know he's theatrical, but he's very lucky he wasn't shot, which would've ruined his plan.

MikeH

Chosen answer: Because the police would have suspected something if he just turned himself in out of the blue, and would have been more vigilant in looking for a trap. As it is, the police are convinced they legitimately captured Joker and derailed his plans with no further need to be on the lookout for unexpected surprises from him.

Phixius Premium member

Question: In a deleted/extended scene Edward attacks Jacob when Jacob reveals through his thoughts that he imprinted on Renesmee. Minutes later when Jacob stops Sam and the wolf pack from killing her by showing them that he imprinted, Edward reveals this to the rest of his family but the way he says it makes it sound like he didn't already know. Is this a mistake since the previous scene was cut from the final version of the film?

Answer: I've seen both versions (the theatrical and the extended scene), and I think it is a matter of the viewer's interpretation. When Edward is interpreting to the others that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee, it sounds relatively neutral, meaning it could be surmised that yes, Edward already knew about Jacob having imprinted, or else, he is explaining it as he reads Jacob's thoughts. Edward, technically, would learn this knowledge before he spoke to the others, even if it was just a few seconds beforehand. He would hear Jacob's thoughts, internalize it, then relay what he knew.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Steve Rogers and Black Widow are secretly chatting to each other after the conference bombing, what brand of cellphones are they using?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Vivo V3.

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