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Question: Does anybody know where I can find a video/audio of just that clip where Cameron is sitting in his car debating whether or not he should go out?

Chosen answer: A simple Google search came up with http://www.idiotsavant.com/bueller/sounds.htm.

Phil Watts

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Question: What exactly are District and Division?

Chosen answer: A division is within a district, much like a city is within a county, or a state is within a nation.

Macalou

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Question: How come Ming-Na Wen is only credited as Ming-Na?

Chosen answer: Ming-Na made the decision to drop her last name, Wen, at the time she married actor/screenwriter Eric Michael Zee in 1995; apparently out of a desire to be like one-named headliners such as Cher and Ann-Margret.

Rooster of Doom

Question: When Van Helsing was on the carriage on the way to Budapest and the horses were about to go over the broken bridge, how did the horses fly over a considerably huge gap like that and land on the other side of the bridge? Why didn't Van Helsing try to stop the horses?

Chosen answer: Because having them jump the gap looked really cool. In reality, horses are not stupid. If they see a huge drop off like that, they will stop by themselves!

Grumpy Scot

Question: Is it ever explained how Ramius' wife died?

Chosen answer: According to the book Natalia Ramius was in hospital for an apparently routine appendix operation. The surgeon was drunk, botched the operation and she died. The surgeon couldn't be prosecuted as he was protected by his father - a Party high-up - which led directly to Ramius' decision to steal the Red October. His reasoning was that, if the doctor could not be made to pay, then the State that protected him would.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Several times throughout the movie, we see Lex refer to a digital compass on her wrist. I know that a normal compass, the kind with a suspended needle, will bottom out that close to the south pole, and even if you get it to work, it's useless because it says every direction is north. How does hers work?

Chosen answer: It's a GPS. It gets its location and direction from an orbiting satellite.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Does anyone know if Noah knew all along that the elders were dressing up as the "monsters?" I think he did, and that he thought it was just a game. Is that why he laughed and clapped every time the bell went off and they had to hide? Perhaps the elders didn't hide this from him because he was simple-minded and couldn't talk. So, when he went after Ivy in the woods, he thought it was all for fun. Does anyone else agree with this?

Chosen answer: When the Elders found Noah missing, they referred to a costume that had been hidden under the floorboards. My guess is that at some stage Noah found that costume and may have figured out that it was a game then. I doubt if the Elders realized this until he went missing. Also, given that Noah had already stabbed Lucius, I don't really think that he was joking when he went for Ivy in the woods.

kendra jackson

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Question: What's the name of that website that i was on that had a list of every episode of buffy. I can't find it. Please help me.

Chosen answer: There are several different websites. Tvtome.com is one that covers almost all television shows. Google will show many more results.

Phoenix

Question: If Cristoff wanted to get rid of Lauren/Sylvia, then why does he continue to show flashback scenes of her?

Chosen answer: For ratings. He took her off to keep her from telling the secret of Truman being in a fake world. Knowing that Truman has feelings for her, Cristoff uses this to make the audience connect more with Truman because everybody feels his pain of losing his first true love.

T Poston

Question: Why does an alien pop out of the predator? Every time it was attacked, it killed it before it could get in.

Chosen answer: There is one shot just before a scene cut that shows a facehugger leaping directly at the camera, which represents the Predator's POV.

Phoenix

Question: When Nightcrawler falls from the roof of the church and Jean "catches" him telepathically, why can't he teleport away from her? Can Jean's telepathic powers inhibit his natural mutant abilities?

Chosen answer: Two reasons for this. Firstly, you are quite correct. Jean Grey can inhibit his natural mutant abilities, as we see at the end of the film when Nightcrawler is trying to save her from the water, but she keeps stopping him. Secondly, Nightcrawler probably didn't want to escape. He was set up to attack the president and most likely wanted to turn himself in.

Gavin Jackson

Question: How come in the first movie they don't want us to know Beatrix's name so they bleep it out, but in this movie they let us know it? Why couldn't they tell us in the first movie?

Chosen answer: Q.T. stated the first movie had the questions while the second movie had the answers.

Question: In Star Wars: A New Hope, Obi-Wan tells Luke that he and Anakin Skywalker were very good friends, as well as teacher and student. Now, lack of actor chemistry aside, in this movie, Obi-Wan and Anakin are still very firmly in the role of Master-Padawan, as it should be, and therefore rather formal with each other. My question is, are they speeding up the timeline of how things happen in this movie? It doesn't seem like they're allowing enough time for things to occur as we supposed they ought by the time the first movie begins. It's hard to believe this Obi Wan and Anakin became good friends- it seems they barely tolerate each other.

Chosen answer: Quite often when you lose someone who you spent so much time with, you often remember the relationship as being better than it was. Having said that, we didn't see their relationship for the previous 10 years, and we don't know what will be happening in the next few.

David Mercier

Question: While Truman is performing the closing act in the film, we see him being watched all over the world by various people. Two security guys in a car park are watching when a guy taps on the window. The guard says something like "Just leave it in the car." What's he referring to?

Chosen answer: Money to pay the fare for parking. They work in a car park.

David Mercier

Question: Someone mentioned in the Trivia section that 'The Temple of Doom' is set before 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. Could someone explain how and why that is, and possibly where there is evidence of that?

Chosen answer: For one thing, it says right at the start of Temple that it's 1935. At the beginning of Raiders it says 1936. What more evidence do you need?

David Mercier

Question: What is the silver necklace that Zee gives to Link?

Chosen answer: Pretty much a good luck charm.

T Poston

Question: How is that powerful telepath Professor Xavier can use Cerebro to find mutants on the other side of the world, yet he does not pick up on Mystique running all over his house in some guise or another? Or Jean Grey, for that matter? Surely they would sense the foreign brainwaves.

Chosen answer: It's hard to find something that you're not looking for. They weren't keeping an eye on the school grounds.

Myridon

Question: Call me naive, but I don't get the "Mile High Club". Anyone care to explain?

Chosen answer: "Mile High Club" refers to people/couples that have had sex on an airplane (most commonly in the tiny airplane bathrooms).

LuMaria 1

Question: At the beginning, when Frodo and Sam capture Gollum, when they have the rope around his neck, Gollum screams "It burns us! It freezes!" What does he mean by that? Is the rope just annoying him, or is it actually causing him some sort of pain? I mean, it can't be choking him because the rope isn't tight around his neck. What does the book say about this?

rstill

Chosen answer: The rope is elven made, it seems that anything the elves made causes him pain. In the extended edition, he almost chokes when he tries to eat Elven lembas bread. Sort of a metaphor that he's so foul that even the fair can harm him rather than help him.

RJR99SS

Question: Tolkien never gave any age for Legolas but Peter Jackson did (I think it's 2100 years or so). Where did he get the idea for Legolas' age? Was it just arbitrary or was it based on other evidence (like that Legolas is obviously a younger elf- younger than, say, Elrond or Arwen)?

Chosen answer: We know he must be older than Arwen as she is the last elf born in Middle Earth. She is around 1657 at the beginning of the War of the Rings.

Myridon

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