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Question: In both Iron Man movies it is made clear that the power source that Tony has in his chest is the same one that powers his Iron Man suits. How exactly can Col. Rhodes simply go downstairs and start using one? Why would Tony have a set of armor that didn't use the power source in his chest?

Chosen answer: As the suits get more advanced and elaborate they require more power, logically this means that the cores would need to produce more energy and would need to get bigger. Tony's heart on the other hand is perfectly fine, if not better, with less power circulating next to it. In the comics you see the armor using bigger and more arc reactors, some using several cores at once.

Answer: He always intended it to go to Rhodes. Natasha says there are security protocols in place to prevent someone just taking his suits. Tony knows that he isn't the best person to protect the people, Rhody is. Tony can't handle the consequences/unintended casualties of war. We see this in his ptsd in Iron Man 3.

Answer: Tony most likely upgraded the mark 2 (War Machine) armor in between both films. We see in Iron Man 3 that each armor he build later is remotely controlled so they would need their own power source.

Answer: Plot hole. The silver suit that Rhody steals in Iron Man 2 was actually the prototype suit that Tony built in the first Iron Man film (which certainly was dependent on Tony's upgraded arc-reactor).

Question: What kind of instrument was the bum playing when we first meet him?

Chosen answer: The instrument is called a Hurdy-Gurdy. It is a type of wound string instrument.

Answer: Violin.

Question: Why does Leonard Nimoy have a brown piece of leather on the back of one of his hands?

Chosen answer: On the DVD commentary, Director Phillip Kaufman explained that the leather on Nimoy's hand was the actor's idea and simply showed how kooky the character was. Fits the character well really.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Why does Bourne's beige pullover have holes in the upper part of the back? He was not shot wearing it but what seemed to be a swimsuit.

AnthonyA

Chosen answer: He got old clothes from the people on the boat. They were simply a little tattered.

Garlonuss Premium member

Answer: I think that may be a continuity thing due to a script revision. The holes in the sweater appear to be intentionally shown. Would be an odd coincidence if the sweater just happened to have them there.

Dusibello

Question: When the survivors run into the T-Rex, it is eating a dinosaur. Does anyone know what species it was?

blonddude207

Chosen answer: According to the DVD commentary, the Tyrannosaurus is eating a Parasaurolophus.

Question: What's the name of the song that plays at the end of the movie, when Korben and Leeloo are in the blue chamber?

Chosen answer: The song is "Little Light of Love, " words and music by Eric Serra (who also composed the score). Nourith provided the female backing vocals while Eric sings the song himself.

Question: In the scene where Quint is sitting with the fishing pole, Brody is trying to learn a knot. What kind of knot?

Chosen answer: Its a bowline. Quint's instructions with the eel coming out of the hole etc., are a common way to teach a bowline with an eel in place of a rabbit. A bowline is a popular fixed loop knot used everywhere.

Question: How much did Mini Cooper give to the Italian Job for the publicity in the movie? The movie casts a very good light on the car.

Chosen answer: While the exact amount of money is hard to find, the MINIs used in the 2003 movie are a direct homage to the Minis used in the 1960s movie, which is the main reason they are used. MINI (the company owned by BMW, as opposed to the company which owned Mini by Austin and Morris in the 60s) was happy to have the remake use MINI as a direct link to change the perception of it from a "girly" type car, to a more sporty one.

Question: Julie starts getting "stuff" in the mail from her readers. But when you do a blog, you wouldn't put your address in there, would you?

kh1616

Chosen answer: It's entirely possible that she got a PO Box, which would allow her to receive goodies and keep her address private at the same time.

Brad Premium member

Brothers & Sisters - S9-E15

Question: When Mayor West says his aides have AIDS, who is the guy who then shouts "Not OK"? Also, is there a joke behind this man?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is Robert Loggia, and no secret joke. Just a random moment with a guest.

Question: After Kristoff and Sven leave the kingdom, Sven tries to prevent Kristoff from moving any further. Why? Is Sven trying to tell Kristoff about the blizzard the kingdom is in since he feels it, or is he just trying to convince him to return to Anna?

Chosen answer: Sven knows that Kristoff has feelings for Anna, so by not going any further, he is trying to convince Kristoff to return to Anna.

Question: Salt has been with the agency for a long time and has earned the trust of her colleagues, so when she is accused of being a spy, why would her superiors take the word of a defector over her?

Chosen answer: They have to at least investigate that kind of an accusation, and when Salt so vigorously resists arrest it basically confirms, in their minds, that she is in fact a spy.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Who is Mr Banks in the film saving Mr Banks?

Reslbraveheart

Chosen answer: The name refers to George Banks, the father in the Mary Poppins story. P.L. Travers, the author, based the character on her own alcoholic father.

raywest Premium member

Question: How did Harry send his own patronum at the lake without knowing it ?

Chosen answer: After the first time Harry saw it, as he was being attacked by the dementors, he had convinced himself that it was sent by his (dead) father, who he believed had somehow been resurrected. When he goes back in time three hours, and watches the other Harry across the lake, he realizes that it was he who cast the earlier patronus, not his father. That is when he casts it again.

raywest Premium member

Show generally

Question: Who is the narrator for the previous episode montages?

Chosen answer: According to IMDb.com, Ian Brennan, one of the "Glee" writers and producers, is listed as the uncredited narrator voice.

Michael Albert

Question: Does Professor Snape know about Hermione's time-turner necklace? He doesn't seem to care that she suddenly appears in the Defense Against Dark Arts class out of nowhere, especially after class started. (I haven't read the third book yet, so I apologize if this is answered there).

Chosen answer: Snape, and all the Hogwarts instructors know that Hermione is using the time-turner to take extra classes. A time-turner can only be used under very strict conditions and must be approved by the Ministry of Magic. That is why Snape does not punish Hermione for arriving after class has started. If she was merely being late, he would have been angry and deducted house points from Gryffindor.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Snape cannot possibly know about the time turner. At the end of the third book when Harry and Hermione rescue Sirius, Snape storms in and yells that they had helped Sirius escape, however he can prove nothing. This means that he does not know about the time turner, otherwise he would have brought it up in evidence that the pair must have used it to save Sirius, and furthermore that with the time turner they would be able to be in two places at once, which is the original evidential downfall for him. All of this proves that Snape does not know about the time turner. In response to the piece about the class, it's possible he just didn't notice her popping up out of nowhere.

Question: Is there a reason why John McClane's previous exploits aren't mentioned in this film? He is known, and mentioned for his association with, Nakatomi in DH2 and for Dulles airport and Nakatomi in DH3 but in this one, none of his past "adventures" are mentioned bar a couple of subtle almost hidden quotes (eg. the agent Johnson scene). Is this due to any kind of copyright thing or ownership issues between the films or just that they weren't mentioned by any characters? Just seems strange to me that the previous exploits aren't talked about even a little bit.

The_Iceman Premium member

Chosen answer: The screenwriters probably felt it was unnecessary to keep rehashing the same old information in every film. It becomes tedious and stale to an audience that is already familiar with the franchise's story line. For anyone who has not seen the previous movies, it would probably be meaningless.

raywest Premium member

Question: Would Bryan just have left the country with Kim (possibly using his CIA connections)? He had torn up Paris in the space of 2 and a half days and killed countless people. He may have gotten away with that when employed on CIA business but in the movie, he's basically just breaking the law. Seems if he took Kim to hospital, questions would be asked and he would be arrested (not to mention shooting Jean-Claude's wife and assaulting him). Yet Kim looks cleaned up, etc.

The_Iceman Premium member

Chosen answer: Bryan may not have taken Kim to a hospital in Paris. We also saw earlier that he has some medical training and was able to help the other girl who had been drugged. Bryan likely has many connections who could help get him and Kim get out the country quickly, and he has enough knowledge about police and government corruption that he could spill to the press. Most likely the authorities wanted him gone as quickly as possible to avoid a public scandal and would do little to prevent his leaving.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Senator Keeley thinks that the Goldmans are acting weird because of Senator Jackson's death and Albert replies to him about how it's dreadful news etc., did Albert know about Jackson's death, or did he just improvise on the spot?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Most likely, he improvises on the spot, dodging and recovering, as he did all the way through the scene.

Michael Albert

Question: Why did William cover the healthy people but did not cover the sick people?

Chosen answer: People that are in need of frequent medical attention usually end up costing their insurance providers more money than they pay them in premiums, so it's simply a matter of the person's coverage becoming a liability for the insurance company.

Serious B Premium member

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