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Question: On the corrections page for this movie, someone stated that Henry was the father of both of Mary's children. How? Didn't he stop seeing her while she was still on bed rest during the pregnancy of their first child?

Chosen answer: The information on the corrections page is inaccurate. Mary Boleyn married William Carey in 1520. Because her exact birth date is unknown, no one knows how old she was when she married. It was shortly after her wedding that she began her affair with Henry VIII. It is also unknown if either of the two children she bore during this time were fathered by Henry, though there was certainly a high probability that he sired one or both. However, Henry never publicly acknowledged either child, unlike the illegitimate son he had with another mistress. The events in the film and book are fictional, and they vary from the historical facts. It is never mentioned in the film that Mary had a second child, either by Henry or William Carey.

raywest

Question: After what seems like several hours of conversation between the crew and "Jerry", did the letters J and E occur in the text before the sentence "Don't call me Jerry" appeared and Dustin Hoffman realised the translation was wrong? I haven't watched the film a second time but surely we see words that contain J and E and still make perfect sense?

Chosen answer: It's been a while, but as I remember it, this is explained better in the book. If I remember it correctly, since the translation program was made by Harry, he subconsciously added a section that simply mistranslated "Harry" to "Jerry". That doesn't mean every H became a J or anything like that. It only affected that word.

Garlonuss

Question: Where exactly are the girl and her brother at the end of the movie?

bpospech

Chosen answer: After escaping from the house, the fake Carlos drives Regina and Paul into a dark tunnel. It is not explained what happens next, but it's implied they will be killed.

raywest

Question: Towards the end of the film, in the wedding/balcony scene, Charlie states that there are two Patricia's, one there at the wedding and one who he just remembered. Who's the second Patricia?

MGG fan xx

Chosen answer: The second Patricia is Charlie's cousin, who Sophia had mistaken as his former girlfriend, Patricia.

raywest

Question: When Graham is talking to his wife about joining Crawford on the investigation, she says something about "we're all paid up, even Josh." What does she mean by this?

Chosen answer: What she means is that Graham (and, by extension, his family) has served his country enough, including suffering serious injury and mental trauma in the course of his duties. She feels that, whatever moral debt they might owe their country, they've paid it in full, Graham directly through his actions, and she and Josh through the negative effects his work and its consequences have had on them.

Tailkinker

Question: Why does Christine unmask the phantom at the end of singing "Past the Point of No Return"?

mhambling@hotmail.com

Chosen answer: Because at that point, as unlikely as it seems, pretty much everybody else thought that was still Piangi (whom the Phantom killed just before replacing him). Since Christine has been used as a lure, she had to show the others that he was there.

Sereenie

Question: Why did The Jackal put a pillow under Major Koslova's head after shooting her?

Chosen answer: I believe it's to keep her head elevated, to keep the pain and swelling down.

Cubs Fan

Question: Why didn't Jackal execute Koslova after shooting her through the sofa ?

Chosen answer: He needs her alive to deliver his message to Mulqueen about how he can't protect the women in his life. Executing her wouldn't achieve anything.

Cubs Fan

Question: Is it true that the man who played the coach died when filming his next film?

badhabit

Chosen answer: John Candy, who played the coach, did indeed die during the filming of "Wagons East!", which was released in 1994. His final ever film - for which he shot his scenes prior to signing up for "Wagons East!" - was called "Canadian Bacon", released in 1995. For the record, both of these films are extremely poor, and not worth hunting down to watch.

Manky

Question: I am aware that this is not a mistake (possibly a deliberate one) but I just had to ask: As Warner is about to say "I want to break up" and Elle thinks he is proposing, she says "I do". Assuming he was going to propose, wouldn't her answer need to be "Yes" in response to "Will you marry me?" which is the proper way to propose?

Chosen answer: Maybe she was getting a little ahead of herself, already picturing the ceremony. It was (supposed to be) the happiest moment of her life, and she might be understandably flustered.

Question: Forrest reveals (in the voice over) that Jenny was taken from her father's home and sent to live with her grandmother. He indirectly indicates that Jenny was sexually abused by her father. My question is who would have reported the abuse to the police so that Jenny could be removed from the situation? And where would her sisters have gone assuming they were also sent away and, like Jenny, were minors?

Chosen answer: It's never explained. Perhaps the grandmother or a teacher reported the abuse. It's possible the abuse was never reported, maybe Jenny simply asked her grandmother if she could move in with her. Maybe there was no proof that the other girls were being abused, or they didn't want to leave, or they were moved to foster families or other relatives.

Question: Mearing says that the Xantium brought the second wave of Autobots. Which wave does she mean? Because so far, there have been three waves: Optimus, Jazz, Ironhide, Bumblebee and Ratchet, Sideswipe, The Twins, Arcee, Chromia, and Flareup and lastly, The Wreckers, Brains, Dino and Wheeljack. Which one didn't arrive by ship, and how did they arrive?

Friso94

Chosen answer: Optimus, Jazz, Ironhide, Bumblebee and Rachet all arrived on Earth via separate pods which carried them in Transformers (2007). Sideswipe, The Twins, Arcee, Chormia and Flareup are wave one, introduced into Revenge Of The Fallen. The Wreckers, Brains, Dino (Mirage) and Wheeljack are wave two, introduced in Dark Of The Moon.

Aidan2011

Question: The girl on the far left in Dredd's class looks incredibly familiar to me. Is that Milla Jovovich?

Friso94

Chosen answer: No, she wasn't in the movie.

rswarrior

Question: At the beginning when Sam is having his premonition and he saves Molly, why does she die in the plane crash at the end? And why did Sam die similar to the guy in the first "Final destination" movie? It couldn't have been him cause Sam and Molly witness him being removed from the plane before they took off.

Chosen answer: To answer your second question, Sam's death is not like any other death's from the first final destination movie. If you are talking about Alex, he was hit by a falling brick off-screen. To answer your first question, near the end, Peter though that Candice had deserved to live more then Molly, and attempts to kill her. Sam kills Peter before he has a chance to stab molly. The gun dropped by peter lands on the stove, and shoots off in the air. This is a sign that Sam saved Molly from dying, thus, putting her on Death's list, and making it all right to kill her on Flight 180.

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Question: The Maximals and Predacons use the terms "cycle" and "mega-cycle" as units of time. What would those units be to a human?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: A cycle is equivalent to approximately 1.5 minutes. A megacycle is about 2.6 hours. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cycle.

LorgSkyegon

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Question: How did they film the Phoebe and Ursula parts when both of them were in the same room?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: A lot of these scenes are shot over the shoulder of one or the other character, if you watch closely, the one whose back is to the camera is often a double. For the most part, they'd film one character's part, reset and have Lisa Kudrow change clothes, then film the other one's part. It's the same technique used in "The Parent Trap" (Lindsay Lohan) and a couple of Eddie Murphy movies ("The Nutty Professor" and "Norbit", that I know of).

Question: How fast can the Hellcycle go?

Chosen answer: It is never stated in the film, nor comic.

MasterOfAll

Question: What is the make/model of the car Will's friends give him for his birthday?

Chosen answer: I believe it's a 1971 Chevrolet Nova.

rswarrior

Question: Why couldn't Nicholas get his briefcase open when he was at Ansen Bear Publishing? I understand that CRS is capable of doing pretty much anything to him including his house, phone,and car, but it seems like it would be quite difficult to change the lock on the briefcase that he is almost always carrying with him.

epiphone805

Chosen answer: They wouldn't have to change the lock, all they'd need to do is switch the briefcase for an identical looking one.

rswarrior

Question: Is the scotch trick Kevin Spacey played on Jason Bateman a nod to "Hopfrog" by Edgar Allen Poe? To those of you who are wondering, Hopfrog is a deformed dwarf Jester who is forced to amuse a tyrant by being forced to drink wine because "it excited the poor cripple to madness, and madness is no comfortable feeling." Hopfrog avenges himself that very night, but I was just wondering.

dizzyd

Chosen answer: I doubt that was a conscious decision - while it's certainly an interesting parallel, getting someone drunk to laugh at them is a common enough scheme.

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