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Question: Does anyone know what song was used in the adverts for this movie? All I know is that it's Missy Elliot, it samples that song "Jump On It", and she says something akin to "Wanna pull my head, break my back." Anyhow, I like the song but I can't figure out what it is.

Chosen answer: It's called We Run This by Missy Elliot.

Bunk - S1-E13

Question: SPOILER WARNING IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN RECENT SEASONS (4 & 5). At the end of this episode, Horation goes to his brother's grave but in, I think, the 4th season, we find out that Raymond isn't dead, so whose body is buried in the grave? There was obviously a funeral because in an episode earlier this season, Horatio had a little booklet thingy from a funeral about his brother. Whose body is buried in Raymond Caine Senior's grave?

Chosen answer: Many people whose body is not recovered still have gravesites with tombstones after memorial services. Or it could have been a closed casket with weights in it.

Myridon

Question: What exactly is Kazim attempting to gain/accomplish by killing the doctors?

Chosen answer: So they will not discover the poisonining that is going on.

Question: In trivia for this film, it says that when Carl goes to arrest Frank in the hotel, he flashes his badge the wrong way. Spotted this myself thinking it was a mistake, but trivia says it was Intentional. Why did they have him flash the badge this way?

Chosen answer: Carl's work is mostly done in his office. When in the field he'd usually just question people. This time he actually has to arrest the guy and the reversed-badge thing is meant to show how nervous he is.

Question: Is there any reason why there are no male lions in Simba or Zira's pride?

Chosen answer: In real prides the males are kicked out once they reach maturity so that's idea that they kept in the movie.

Disney-Freak

Question: What city(s) do the Saw trilogy take place in?

Chosen answer: I don't think we're ever told.

Question: How old is Edward?

Chosen answer: It is never stated.

Question: In the policewoman's apartment, the recording she is watching of the puppet goes to live. How did that happen with a recording?

Chosen answer: The camera was plugged into the VCR, so when the tape finished, and the Officer stopped it, it switched to the live feed.

Question: Who is the dead person that has Obi's envelope stapled to him?

Chosen answer: It is not a dead body, but a doll.

Question: Why does Slevin make Goodcat break his nose?

Chosen answer: When Slevin first tells Lindsey about his time in New York, he told her he was mugged and got his nose broken. We later find out this isn't true. To make his story seem valid, however, Goodcat breaks his nose.

The One with Two Parts: Part 1 - S1-E16

Question: What is the name of the toy that Chandler is playing with when his boss bursts in? It's doing my head in.

Chosen answer: I had one of those when I was a kid and it was called a Bumble Ball-not sure if that's the "official" name or just what we called it, though.

Question: In the very last scene (I have only seen the original version, not the Director's cut), a crowd is gathered outside the Darko house and Gretchen comes along on a bike and talks to this little blond kid. When she asks him "What happened?", if you listen closely you will realize that the kid's response is not exactly standard English. It sounds, in fact, like complete gibberish, or just possibly something meaningful in a non-English language. What exactly is that kid saying, and what is its significance?

Chosen answer: It is, in fact, English. He says "Got smushed by a jet engine".

Question: In the scene where Bridget tries to purchase a pregnancy test, the lady behind the counter holds up a box, and then a box of condoms. I was just wondering what the first box actually was?

Chosen answer: Tablets for digestion problems.

Christina

Question: Much of the cinematography of this movie looks computer generated, even close-ups of faces. How much of it is unreal, and is there anything else contributing to this surreal look?

Chosen answer: The only time that Brandon Routh's face is computer-generated is whenever he flies straight toward the screen at the end. This was CGI because it was never filmed during production but they later decided to put this in to match the old Christopher Reeve films.

Question: I saw the theatrical release of The Court Jester in 1980. I remember a character being tortured to reveal information, but he refuses and dies. This scene was not in the VHS or DVD versions. No one else seems to remember it. Can anyone confirm it? I believe (but can't be certain) that the unfortunate character tortured was Fergus the Ostler.

Chosen answer: Fergus was indeed the unfortunate one being tortured to death, although this is off-screen; the Captain mentions it to Ravenhurst and his compatriot right after Hawkins wins the tournament. However, as far as I can remember, that he had died was mentioned in all the versions I've seen up to date. And also, Fergus did reveal the critical information which caused the arrest of Hawkins and Maid Jean, and the revelation of the child's presence in the castle.

Question: What happened to Jack the dog? Last she was seen was when Jack showed up at Kate's boyfriend's work. The boyfriend said "I know you." and looked back at Alex walking away. I assume that's how Kate got the dog. But Jack isn't really seen in Kate's time much, after the chess game.

Chosen answer: When Kate and her boyfriend broke up and Kate was living at the apartment (2510 N Racine), the dog is there with her. It is assumed that the dog remained with her from 2006 onward.

Question: What is the meaning behind the Morton salt and other groceries that Mort buys at the end of the movie?

Chosen answer: Mort Rainey buys the salt, butter, and napkins for eating the corn he grew in the garden above Ted and Amy's graves. The "Morton" brand of salt uses the advertising slogan, "when it rains, it pours." Mort Rainey's name can be translated to "raining death." The "Vanity Fair" napkins could be a refernce to Mort's personality.

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The term Vanity Fair was coined (I believe first) by John Bunyan in 1678, as a place in a story called ‘The Pilgrim's Progress'. Mort is referred to as ‘Pilgrim' by a few different characters in the film, including himself, without much explanation until the serviettes. Brilliant. Vanity Fair in John Bunyan's story is a never-ending fair of frivolity, which is similar to Mort's charade of denial. Found this info when I searched the meaning of Vanity Fair on vocabulary.com.

Question: What is the story about Miho's victory-cross-shaped shuriken? Any relation to her later shooting the likewise-shaped tattoo out of the head of a henchman?

Chosen answer: Miho's shuriken is an actual Japanese weapon, whereas the symbol on the henchman's head is a swastika. There is no relation between the two.

Question: In the newspaper clippings at Jill's house, it says something like "Jill Valentine suspended" so why did she get suspended?

Chosen answer: If you zoom in on the newspapers on the wall, one article mentions the death of her partner, Leon S. Kennedy, in connection with her suspension.

Question: I got a few plot questions that I'm wondering if people other than the director can answer.1) Why doesn't Ste want to turn around so Jamie can put the peppermint lotion on his front-side? Maybe because he has an erection and doesn't want Jamie to see? I think the reason he states is not the real one. 2) Why does Sandra look around outside so carefully after Ste went in to give Jamie the hat as a present?3) Why does Sandra break up with Tony?4) Rose sniffs and walks away during the dancing scene at the end of the movie. Does this mean she approves or disapproves?5) What does the on-looking woman whisper during the dancing scene at the end? Any good lip-readers around who know?

Chosen answer: 1) I think it would cross the line into sexual, and at that point they are still friends, nothing more. 2) Because she realizes what's going on, and she doesn't wan't people to gossip. 3) I think it hits a point where her son is more important. Plus Tony becomes a bit obsessive. 4) Rose is holding her head high. It means she is not ashamed. I wouldn't say she approves or disapproves.

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