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Question: When Constantine asks to use the chair to go surfing, why does it need to face East?

Answer: That's probably got to do with the spinning of the earth, to face the side where the sun rises so you are basically sitting forwards, the same direction the earth is spinning in, possibly making it easier to "surf" (like with a wave). Either that or it's associated with facing Mecca like in Islamic religion.

lionhead

Question: At first, the football team doesn't realise that they died. So why do they think that Juno is their coach?

Answer: They are very confused and probably not the sharpest tools in the shed. Juno probably told them they should do what she says and they immediately associated that with a coach.

lionhead

Answer: Right before the Maitlands walk in, one of the football players asks, "coach, where's the men's room?" After which Juno finally loses her cool and dismisses the team out the door. After Juno's conversation with Adam and Barbara, one player comes back in and says, "Coach I don't think we survived the crash" suggesting they realised they were dead.

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Question: What's the name of the episode where Arthur hosts an open house on the Heffernan House?

Answer: S5 E3 "Holy Mackerel."

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: In the movie, Robert meets a theatre owner and he shows his basement. Why did he get scared and run out?

Answer: It was theorized that the Zodiac Killer had a basement, and not many people in California have basements. Robert's paranoia was just getting the better of him.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: With Kurt's ability to teleport, how was Stryker able to capture and brainwash him into assassinating the president?

Answer: According to X2: X-Men United: The Movie Prequel: Nightcrawler (an official comic book prequel series to the movie), Stryker had his son Jason use his mutant powers to deceive Nightcrawler with an illusion. Nightcrawler thought he was escaping to freedom with the woman he loved but instead was running straight to Stryker's men who immediately placed an inhibitor collar on him and locked him in a cell.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did Palpatine mean when he said to Anakin, "We will watch your career with great interest"?

DFirst1

Answer: Palpatine is the Dark Lord of the Sith and he knows Anakin is highly Force-sensitive. He's planting the seeds of corrupting Anakin to eventually make him his apprentice.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What is ironic about the people crossing the Rio Grande River at the border of Texas, USA and Mexico?

Answer: It's far more common for people from Mexico to seek a better life by crossing into the United States, rather than the other way around.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: If Mr Orange was a cop, why was he so scared when he saw the cops in the bathroom?

MikeH

Answer: He's not actually in the bathroom. He's telling a story from the perspective of a criminal with bags of drugs on his presence who walks into a bathroom full of cops and this is how he feels in his story.

The_Iceman

Answer: Orange is telling a story to convince the other characters he is a criminal. In that story he is hiding drugs which the police dog can smell. As he tells it he is afraid of getting caught but the police ignore him. Orange has made all this up based on an anecdote from his police buddy but he is trying to make it realistic and entertaining to the rest of the crew.

Question: How did Cinderella's father die?

Answer: A cause of death was never revealed in the movie versions. In the Grimm fairy tale, the father left on a long business trip, but took ill and died during the journey.

raywest Premium member

Question: What happened to the daughter?

Answer: She is killed, and its implied from what he was trying to do with the wife that he may have raped her before killing her.

Question: Right after using the tongue looseners on Robin, the head guard says something in Arabic. Does it actually translate - and if so, what did he say? Or was it just gibberish for amusement's sake? If you don't know the scene, here it is on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fEm9tlZQheQ?t=45s. Thanks.

Answer: Gibberish.

Question: When the jug was hit, how did the bullet not hit the horse behind it?

Answer: In reality, the bullet probably would have hit the horse, injuring it. Movies tend to gloss over details like that to serve and simplify the plot. Older movies particularly fudged reality, assuming audiences would not notice or care. It is also possible that the bullet was somehow deflected or broke up upon impact.

raywest Premium member

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Question: Why do so many characters who start out as SpongeBob's friends (from his point of view) turn into villains?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because they want to gain Spongebob's trust first and become friends with him before revealing that they are not really a friend but actually a villain.

Question: During practice, why couldn't Bateman tackle anybody who wore red?

Answer: Traditionally, in football practices, the quarterback is the only one who wears a red shirt/jersey. This is so he is easy to spot. You aren't supposed to tackle the quarterback in practice because it's very bad if he gets hurt.

LorgSkyegon

Question: What happened to Abby the Elf? She was in the second movie and should have been young enough to have been in the third movie.

Answer: She is in the movie. In the scene Where Carol is being rushed to the hospital, Abby is by her side.

Question: When Cinderella's stepmother overheard the grand duke telling the captain about his promise to marry off Kit to Princess Shalina, did he (the captain) recognize the stepmother later on when they arrived at her doorstep?

Answer: Even if he did, he didn't know she was the stepmother of Cinderella.

The Painted World - S2-E3

Question: How did Phoebe send Kit inside the painting without being trapped too? Probably she read the spell and not Kit (duh) then she should've been trapped instead of her - or both of them if she held her in her hands. And why did she do that? She knew about the warlock, wouldn't have it been easier, if she'd got inside, found her sisters and together read the liberating spell... as it happened later?

Damentian

Answer: Phoebe could have placed Kit in front of the painting and said the spell from a distance or jumped out of the way at the last minute. She knew a man was trapped in the painting but didn't know he was a warlock until he came out.

Question: If my memory is correct, when I first saw Tombstone on cinemax in 1997, Josephine (Dana Delaney) was nude in one scene with Kurt. Now in 2017 I bought a director's cut DVD, but that scene is gone. Also, I seem to recall Wyatt shooting people out to get his family on the train leaving Tombstone, but that is gone too from DVD. Why the difference? And how can I see these again?

Answer: I believe those scenes are in the Kevin Costner version of Wyatt Earp.

Question: Why didn't Frank call his police friend to have him have bomb defusal experts ready for him and the woman at a location to get the bracelets off?

Answer: Deactivating a complex bomb like that would have taken time, which Frank did not have and he was being monitored by high tech hardware.

Question: In the train carriage at the end of the film why did the bad guy get off the car? He surely must have been aware that the bracelet got transferred onto him?

Answer: He didn't know the bracelet was on him until he was off the car.

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