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Question: Why did Ray blindfold his daughter?

Chosen answer: Ray's little daughter, Rachel, was prone to panic attacks in tense situations (depicted a couple of times early in the movie). When Ray and Rachel are hiding out in the basement with the neurotic Harlan Ogilvy, Ray realises that Harlan is completely losing his mind, and Ray knows the only way to save himself and Rachel is to kill Harlan. Ray even says to Harlan, "You KNOW what I have to do." Ray then goes to Rachel, blindfolds her, tells her to cover her ears and sing a lullaby. This was to prevent Rachel from seeing or hearing the violence that followed (which would surely send her into a panic attack, giving away their location to the aliens outside).

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why did Sloth chew off his tongue?

EK8829

Chosen answer: He was starving and insane, and it was something he could eat.

Question: What happened to Curtis, Burton Mercer (Jake's correctional officer)? After Jake and Elwood have escaped from the concert and after Burton Mercer and the two other officers smash into a truck, we don't see them again for the rest of the film.

Chosen answer: The truck they landed in was going the other way maybe for hours. By the time they get out and get back the brothers have already been arrested. We don't really need to know what happened to them.

Question: In the scene when J meets the Zarthin (Rosario Dawson) in the pizza place after Ben gets killed. He asked her about the killer. He asked male she said female. He says Caucasian? She says grey. What in the world is grey? Thanks everyone for the help.

Chosen answer: The killer was an alien and Laura was replying "grey", but not in regards to any race on earth (Caucasian, Asian, etc). Typically, there are 2 types of aliens that people claim they see (in real life when claiming to see UFO's and aliens), little green men or grey aliens. Grey aliens are the Area 51 types, with grey skin, big black eyes, and long skinny arms, etc. She didn't want to come across as crazy by saying the killer was an alien, so she just replied "grey".

Bishop73

Question: What is in a frozen margarita?

Chosen answer: Typically a frozen Margarita is tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice. Bud appears to make his Margarita with a store bought mix and adds the tequila and ice.

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Question: Not sure if this is a mistake or if it is because of the movie's time travel rules, but when Marty goes to 1955, he's there for a whole week so when he comes back to 1985, why does his family and Jennifer never question where he's been for a whole week?

Chosen answer: He arrives back to the same night he left, specifically he arrives ten minutes earlier so he can rescue Doc. As far as his family and Jennifer were concerned, he was never gone.

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Question: Why did Hayes hate the fame he was receiving?

Chosen answer: It's hard to truly understand why some people aren't comfortable in the spotlight. But Hayes was known for saying "I am not a hero" and that the real heroes were "the brave men who died." He really didn't want to be known as a hero for raising the flag, especially when so many of his friends died and didn't earn the respect he was getting. Unfortunately, he turned to alcohol and developed a drinking problem, which lead him to shun fame even more. However, these things are not unique to him. Many soldiers, especially those who suffer PTSD, which Hayes may have had, feel guilt or remorse for surviving when friends didn't. Fame and the spotlight only exasperates these feelings as it becomes a constant reminder of their survival. Alcoholism also leads some to want to be left alone for numerous reasons.

Bishop73

Question: At the end, Dumbledore awards the trio back their 150 points, considering that he knew that them sneaking out to Hagrid was in good judgment. But then he gives 10 points to Neville for what? I know Slytherin had the house cup for 7 years straight, but was Dumbledore actually favoring Gryffindor to win the whole time or was not wanting Slytherin to win? I think a headmaster like him wouldn't be that slippery and would keep his opinions about the house cup to himself, even if for some reason he opposes Slytherin.

Chosen answer: Neville had the courage to stand up to three people very dear to him when he knew that they were doing something wrong. There are a lot of teens out there who will just go with the flow no matter what, but Neville had the courage to break that and try to stop them. Dumbledore awarded him the points for that.

Question: If Alice can see the future and Edward can read/see thoughts, does that mean when Edward reads Alice's thoughts he can see the future too?

Chosen answer: That is basically true, but Edward knows that Alice's visions are subjective. If someone changes their mind or takes a new course of action, then the vision changes. If Edward is not around Alice when she sees a different vision, he would not know it has changed.

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Question: The film opened with a scene from the bloodiest day in American history - which battle was depicted?

Chosen answer: The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. It took place 9/17/1862. 3,675 men lost their lives, with an additional 17,301 wounded that day.

Bishop73

Question: Is it ever explained how Dobby found out about the Chambers of Secrets and how he believed Harry might be involved? I doubt Lucius or any of his peers would have discussed anything about this in front of Dobby.

Chosen answer: The Malfoys would have had no concerns about discussing anything within earshot of their house elves. Dobby may very well have overheard the Malfoys' conversations. House elves are magically bound to guard everything about their masters' secrets. Breaking that would result in severe punishment or death. Dobby circumvented this restriction as much as he possibly could to warn and protect Harry.

raywest Premium member

Question: Did Eddie Murphy improvise his hotel meltdown speech (where he claims to be a reporter) or was it scripted?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Much of Axel Foley's lines were improvised, including this scene, according to the commentary. But many other actors improvised their lines too, most notably Bronson Pinchot. The script was originally written with the intent of Sylvester Stallone playing Axel and as such, the issue of his race wasn't scripted and the director tried to avoid mentioning race in the film. It was Eddie Murphy that would bring it up in improvised lines.

Bishop73

Question: Why didn't they just tell Cochrane about the Borg? Why didn't Cochrane want to be famous?

Answer: When Riker and Cochrane are doing the pre flight check in the ship, Riker is talking about the historical signifance of this launch. Cochrance tells him to shut up, he tired of everyone he meets telling him what a hero he is and what this launch means to mankind. He says, "you want why I want I'm doing this. Money and women. I want to buy an island and served drinks by native girls. I hate space travel, I take trains." However, once the Vulcans land, he truly realises what he done.

Chosen answer: Telling him about the Borg would violate the Prime Directive by giving information about the future. The Borg were not supposed to be in that timeline, unlike the Vulcans who, historically, made First Contact with humans at that time. Cochrane does not say why he doesn't want to be famous. There are many reasons people shun celebrity-some are shy and prefer privacy, others don't want to deal with the pressure of having to live up to a reputation that may not be accurate, it interferes with the work they are trying to achieve, and so on.

raywest Premium member

The Show Where Woody Shows Up - S6-E13

Question: Niles tells Frasier, "You would never make it in private practice" (after Frasier complains about discussing the same stories with Woody). If Frasier has never operated his own practice, how did he work as a psychiatrist before his radio show?

Chosen answer: Like any doctor, not all psychiatrists have a private practice...some work on the staff in hospitals. When he was on Cheers, before moving to Seattle and his own show, Frasier worked at Boston General.

The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 1 - S7-E23

Question: Chandler disappears and leaves a note. Monica doesn't know about this. In the same episode, it turns to morning. Phoebe and Rachel are sitting in their morning-robes, after Rachel tells Phoebe that Ross hasn't seen or heard from Chandler. Monica comes out of her bedroom and she says "I'm getting married today!", still not aware of the fact that Chandler hasn't come home. Ross also says later (in the next episode, I think) that he has been looking for him almost all night. So why hasn't Monica noticed that Chandler never came home?

Chosen answer: It's traditional for the bride and groom not to see each other before their wedding day. Chandler and Monica did not intend to spend the night together.

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Question: How did the principal characters end up on opposite sides of the metal fence after they initially escaped from the raptors?

Chosen answer: Alan Grant became separated from the others after escaping the raptors. He was later rescued by Eric, who then took him to his hideout. When they went looking for the Kirbys and Billy, they took a route that put them on the opposite side of the fence.

raywest Premium member

Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back - S13-E13

Question: When the Myth Busters were testing whether higher ground does give you a huge advantage in sword fighting. Adam and Jamie do the sword fighting themselves, then they ask a sword fighting expert to train them. Why didn't they ask skilled sword fighters to do the fighting instead? It would have been much to easier to determine whether higher ground gives you an advantage by asking experts to do the fighting. Did it actually make sense to ask an expert train them instead of asking experts to do the fighting? If so why?

Chosen answer: Much of the show Adam and Jamie would do various tests themselves to see how much of an advantage something has. The idea being Jamie and Adam are not relying on skill but the advantage they are testing. Even though they do get some training, both their skill levels are essentially at 0. Plus, doing it themselves allows them the chance to talk about the experience. While the experts could have done the tests and discussed the results, some may wonder if the 2 experts were evenly matched to begin with.

Bishop73

Meg and Quagmire - S10-E10

Question: What does, "we heard a loon" mean?

Chosen answer: Loons are aquatic birds that make a very unique sound. Early, when Peter and Louis are going up to the cabin, Peter stops and gets out of the car to listen to a loon. It's just showing how easily Peter gets distracted because he's suppose to be hurrying to prevent Quagmire and Meg having sex. "We heard a loon" is what he writes in the guest book, which indicates he had a pleasant trip up to the cabin when really he should still be mad a Quagmire. I haven't found any joke or movie reference to the line, but it fits Peter.

Answer: It's Lois who writes "we heard the loon" to the guest book.

An App a Day - S14-E13

Question: Stewie asking "How'd you get all those cuts on your butt?" Is this a joke/reference that went over my head?

Chosen answer: Old people usually have poorly maintained butts for some reason. I work at a hospital, and it's the first place they check for sores.

Question: Throughout the movie we rarely see Clayton reload his gun. It looks like a twin barrel shotgun. During the final fight between Tarzan and Clayton how could he have fired more than 2 rounds without reloading it?

Chris Thomson

Chosen answer: Simply put he couldn't. It's a clear mistake.

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