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Question: In the scene where Vincent is buying heroin from Lance, Lance says "This ain't Amsterdam, Vince. This is a seller's market. Coke is fuckin' dead as disco. Heroin's comin' back in a big fuckin' way. It's this whole seventies retro. Bell bottoms, heroin, they're as hot as hell." Why does it sound like Lance is trying to talk Vincent into buying heroin instead of coke when Vincent is supposed to be a heroin addict? (00:28:10)

Chosen answer: He's not trying to talk Vincent into buying cocaine, Lance is explaining to him why the heroin is so much more expensive than what he'd grown used to paying for it while he was in Amsterdam.

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Question: I read the trivia about Bruce Willis having to star in Friends for no fee, but he was in more than one episode. Did he only do ONE for free?

Chosen answer: While filming The Whole Nine Yards with Matthew Perry, the two actors made a bet in which if Willis lost, he would have to appear on FRIENDS for free. Willis did lose, but the studio still paid him. To keep the terms of the bet, Willis donated the money to a charity.

Question: When shown, Barry's mom's tombstone does not have her date of birth or death on it. Is this a mistake? I believe it's standard for American graves to bear these dates.

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Chosen answer: It is standard, but not always the case. It all depends on what the deceased's family wants. There's no law to state that there has to be a DOB and DOD on the marker.

MasterOfAll

Question: What happened to Barry's dad?

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Chosen answer: According to DC wiki (http://theflash.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_Allen), Barry's mum was killed by Professor Zoom - due to the lack of evidence his dad Henry was accused of her murder and eventually died in prison. But when Barry went back to stop the other Flash from saving his mum, we can see there was a burglar in the room who was approaching her, so there isn't really an explanation to what happened to Barry's dad in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. There's only an explanation in the comics.

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Question: Out of Ted's kids in 2030, who is meant to be the older?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: In a flash forward scene in Season 8, it shows him with his first born: a daughter.

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Question: One of the taglines for this film is "It's nothing personal". I have no idea what that has to do with the film and was hoping someone could explain it.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Two possibilities. 1: The Terminator is emotionless, so the killing isn't personal, but rather what it's programmed to do. 2: Sarah Connor's plan to kill Miles Dyson to stop Skynet's creation.

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It's also a sly nod to another famous tagline, Jaws: The Revenge. "This time it's personal."

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Question: Why would Rex, a US soldier who fought to protect his country, turn traitor and decide to become a man who wanted world domination?

Chosen answer: He was left for dead by his own comrades, badly injured by an airstrike that they called down on his location. He would likely say that his country turned against him, not that he turned on them.

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Question: The guy who put the magnet in Tony's chest in the cave, who was he and why was he being held captive by the soldiers?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: His name is Ho Yinsen and he's a skilled engineer and medic. The details behind his capture are never revealed, but most likely he was kidnapped so that the terrorist group could utilise his skills, coercing him into helping by threatening to destroy his home village, exactly as we see then doing later in the movie after Stark's escape and Yinsen's death.

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Question: When the rings were forged, nine were given to the Kings of Man and they became the Ringwraiths. How is it that the three elves had no trouble, as they are all there and smiling in the Grey Havens scene? Also, what happened to the dwarfen rings?

Chosen answer: When the Rings were created, the elves became aware of the creation of the One Ring, and removed their rings. Only when the One Ring was removed from the hand of Sauron were even those rings safe to use. It should be pointed out that the elven rings were crafted by the elven smiths themselves for their own purposes and did not have the same corrupting influence by default as the Seven and the Nine. While their rings were subject to the power of the One Ring, the elven ringbearers remained untouched by his power, tapping into the powers of their rings only sparingly to maintain their realms and only while the One Ring remained lost to Sauron (as it was for the entire time since the last war, up to and including the time of LotR). As for the dwarves, they also proved to be too hardy for Sauron to dominate and the rings merely increased their innate desire for gold. Sauron ultimately reclaimed three of the dwarven rings, which were presumably lost in the fall of Barad-dur, with the other four being consumed by dragons.

Question: One question answered on this movie says that Penguin died because he was out of the cold. Another says he just prefers cold. So does he need cold or not and why did he die?

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Chosen answer: Penguin died due to the wounds he sustained during the missile explosions earlier.

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Question: Why is Penguin's blood green?

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Answer: It isn't. If you look at when he dies you will see that he has cuts on his face that are bleeding red. The blue liquid is more like a bile, probably similar to saliva.

Chosen answer: It is part of the mutation that caused his peculiar appearance.

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Question: Was it ever revealed where Mikayla's mother is? She was never seen on the show.

Chosen answer: No. Although Mikayla and Mason occasionally referred to the mother, her whereabouts were never revealed.

Question: What exactly happened to Vicki Vale between movies? She's mentioned a couple times in this one, but it's never said what happened.

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Chosen answer: The same thing that happens to all the women in Bruce Wayne's life who learn his secret: She eventually realized that she would always be second to Batman, and never know if he'd make it home each night, so she left.

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Question: After she falls, what exactly makes Selyna Kyle go nuts? And what is she trying to do to her apartment?

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Answer: The film keeps it ambiguous. There are two ways to look at it. Scenario A- She literally died and is brought back to life by the alley-cats somehow, adapting some of their traits. Or... Scenario B- The trauma of falling and sustaining a head-injury, along with her paranoia after Schreck tried to kill her, has driven her mad, and she uses her connection with cats to build a new persona. (Which is supported by the fact that all the things she claims "kills" her with each of her "nine lives" wouldn't actually have killed her. Ex. Her one fall is broken by the kitty-litter truck. Max doesn't hit her in any vital organs when he shoots her. Etc.) Her destroying her apartment is her lashing out at all the things she used to hold dear- her vision of a normal life, etc. It's symbolic of her purging the past and embracing the future. (Plus, oftentimes when people throw fits, they'll smash stuff up).

Chosen answer: She just died, and came back to life. The shock drove her mad. She really isn't doing anything but destroying it.

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Question: Why is Penguin coughing up green stuff before he dies? And is that his blood?

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Chosen answer: It is suppose to be his blood.

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Answer: It is poison from Shrek's factory.

Question: Why must Penguin be in cold to survive?

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Chosen answer: He doesn't need to be in cold to survive. He just prefers it since he's lived in the cold his entire life.

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Question: Who is Max Shreck from the comics, or is he even from the Batman comics?

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Chosen answer: Shreck was a character created for the movie. The part was originally intended to be Harvey Dent, and the explosion at the end would scar him, paving the way for Two Face in a third movie, but the filmmakers opted for an original character instead. The name comes from a German actor who played Count Orlok in "Nosferatu".

Question: At the start of the film it says "the 4th film by Quentin Tarantino", I know there's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and now this, but what about "From Dusk Till Dawn"? Should Kill Bill not be his 5th film?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: This is actually the 4th film directed by Quentin Tarantino. While he did write From Dusk Till Dawn (also True Romance, between Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction), he did not direct the film.

Question: At the start of the movie we see McClane arriving on the plane and he has his gun on him, would a detective really be allowed to carry his gun on board a plane?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Yes, at the time this film was made; McClane would only need to have his badge and credentials verified by airport security.

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Question: When Cal decides to bribe Murdoch with money to guarantee a spot on a lifeboat, what was the point of even doing so? Was it just because of the "women and children first" policy? Being in first class would seem to put women, children, AND men at a higher priority.

Answer: Cal would have had to get on after all the women and children (first class second and third) He probably knows the lifeboats would all be full by then so he tries to bribe and get on one before it is too late.

Chosen answer: "Women and children first" means just that, regardless of class. Cal had to make sure he would get a spot instead of some third class passenger.

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