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Question: There are two actress' I can't place and I am sure I have seen them somewhere before. I am not sure of their characters names but one of them i assume is Zach's sister, with the brown hair who goes to Ashley's as she has a cute brother and the other one is the blonde girl who was one of the girls who told Laney that it'd be better for her art if she committed suicide. Can anyone tell me their names and what else they have been in?

Chosen answer: Zach's sister is Anna Paquin. She's been in tons of stuff like Almost Famous and she's the kid in The Piano, but she's mostly known as Rogue in the X-Men movies. The 'other one' is Clea DuVall who's been in 21 Grams and Girl, Interrupted. She was also the girl who disappears in a first season episode of Buffy. Stick the names into the IMDB to find out more.

umathegreatstationarybear

Question: Near the end when Sally is in the circle with Gilly, there is a series of flashbacks. There is a shot of a woman with curly shoulder length hair surrounded by white. Who is she? She's not their mother as she has long straight hair.

Chosen answer: She is the one from the opening sequence, their "great, great, great" grandmother who started the whole "curse" thing.

Bruce Minnick

Question: After seeing the directors cut (I haven't seen the theatrical) we know that Evans mother has two still births, could this be Evans brothers who have lived similar lives to Evan, made the same choices, come to the same conclusions, travelled back to the womb and killed themselves?

Chosen answer: Yes, it is in fact two brothers of Evan's. They travelled back and killed themselves the same way Evan did. This is explained in the Director's Cut DVD commentary by the writers.

LuMaria 1

Question: The imdb puts red dwarf as one of the Truman shows influences. Anyone have any idea how?

Chosen answer: It says "references" not "influences." This is probably a reference to the Red Dwarf episode, "Back to Reality", in which the crew are tricked into believing that their lives aboard Red Dwarf are all part of a computer game that they've been unknowingly playing. In addition, Lister in Red Dwarf harbors a fantasy of returning from spaceship travel to Earth to settle in Fiji. His knowledge of the real Fiji is as tenuous as Truman's.

Tailkinker

Question: This is a strange question, but how does Rice pronounce her hero's name? In the movie I hear two pronunciations: one like the ending in "cat" and one that sounds more like the end of "what." Also, Lestat is French, so shouldn't the final "t" be silent?

Chosen answer: Rice pronounces it something like "Luh-stot", although even she wavers occasionally. Standard French convention would certainly suggest that the final 't' should be a silent one, but, as Lestat would be deeply insulted to be considered conventional, it's highly likely that he wouldn't choose to go along with that.

Tailkinker

Question: In the scene where iceman makes an ice wall between wolverine and stryker i don't understand why he doesn't claw through it.

Chosen answer: Bobby could just reform the wall behind his slashes - it wouldn't do any good.

Tailkinker

Question: In the easter eggs it says that you can find out what is in the un-opened FedEx package. I don't have the DVD, but what's in the package?

Chosen answer: According to imdb.com, "Robert Zemeckis was asked at a Q&A session at USC what was in the unopened packaged. He replied that it was a waterproof, solar-powered, satellite phone."

T Poston

Of course this is just a joke and one that had to be made, but not taken seriously. Had it been a satellite phone and he opened it, there would not be much of a movie plot left.

Question: What is the name of the theme in the teaser trailer and the full trailer of Fellowship of the Ring?

Chosen answer: If it's the one I think you mean, it's called "Gothic Power" by Christopher Field. I found it quite easily online.

Tailkinker

Question: When Beatrix punches out of the coffin and goes up to the surface, how was she able to get out so quickly?

Chosen answer: As she punched out of the coffin the dirt on top of the coffin was not completely settled and there were pockets of air that allowed the ground to stay loose. When she completely broke free of the coffin the dirt around her caved in on the coffin which allowed her a faster escape to the surface since most of the dirt was moving in the opposite direction.

Tobin OReilly

Question: Could someone explain the joke behind ESPN 8 always being called 'The Ocho'?

Chosen answer: There are many ESPN channels today. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic. ESPN2 is sometimes referred to as 'The Deuce' so that is where they most likely get 'The Ocho' from (8 in Spanish).

Tobin OReilly

Question: What is the melody that Frau Blucher plays to calm down the monster?

Chosen answer: It's called "Transylvanian Lullaby" (as they tell you in the film) and was composed for the movie.

Myridon

Show generally

Question: If David Brent is such a poor unresponsible boss and no good at his job as he is portrayed, then how did he get into such a good position of being a branch manager in charge of so many staff?

pierpp

Chosen answer: This is known as The Peter Principle - the theory that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent.

Myridon

Question: If the Predators know that the Alien's skin won't be affected by their blood why don't they use the Alien skin as their armor?

Charles Fraser

Chosen answer: The trial Predators purposefully don't have access to Alien skin before they are dispatched to the trial. Each Alien has a fairly skeletal structure, meaning that it would be very difficult to skin enough Aliens to cover an entire Predator during the trial. Besides, they're not supposed to get close enough for the Aliens' blood to get on them - they're supposed to use the shoulder blasters in the chest.

Phoenix

Question: What is Sam's line at the end of the movie just before Frodo asks "what are we holding onto?" It was something about "How can the world go back to the way it was . . ." or something. Please list THE ENTIRE LINE. Thanks.

Chosen answer: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened. But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. Because they were holding on to something.

Myridon

Question: Theoden says 'where was Gondor when the West Wall fell?' What is the West Wall and where is it?

Chosen answer: He doesn't say "the west Wall", he says "Westfold", i.e., the Western part of Rohan, where Saruman's forces struck first.

Twotall

Question: Why is it at the start of the film when Gollum is being tortured, that the Orcs do not kill him when he has given them the info they want? Orcs are not the nicest of creatures, and we would expect them to kill for the sake of it. Any ideas?

Scrappy

Chosen answer: Orcs aren't the nicest creatures, no, but they will follow orders - presumably Sauron, for reasons of his own, wanted Gollum alive. Remember that it's never really made clear whether Gollum was set loose or he escaped. If it's the former, then Sauron must have some use for Gollum - most probably he figured that it wouldn't hurt having another agent out there looking for the Ring. If it's the latter, then Gollum simply broke out before the Orcs had a chance to kill him.

Tailkinker

Question: Will someone explain to me navigation. I have never heard of "Sou Sou West" or "Sou East by East."

Chosen answer: There are four major directions (North, South, East and West), four minor (North East, south east, south west and north west) and 16 sub directions. Among these are South South West and South east by East. South South West is between South West and South and South East by East is between south east and east.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: Which model of car were Harry and Lloyd driving in Aspen? I think it's a really cool one.

Chosen answer: It's a Lamborghini Diablo.

Toolio

Question: In the scene where Molly Wringwald and Anthony Michael hall are sitting in the car at the dance, what is the humiliating secret that he tells her and she laughs at?

Chosen answer: He tells her that he is a virgin. His friends think that he is a "stud" and has had sex when he hasn't.

wolfchild

Question: Somewhere at the end of the show, a French man gets out of his car and shoots Chris Cooper several times. Who is he and why did he shoot Cooper?

Chosen answer: He's one of the Treadstone agents. Conklin is executed on the orders of his superiors because the Treadstone project, under his leadership, has become a phenomenal liability. He's most likely the one remaining Treadstone agent we see in "The Bourne Supremacy".

Tailkinker

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