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Question: Why do we never see Gandalf praise Merry and Pippin for their taking part in the destruction of Isengard? He just doesn't seem to act very grateful.

Chosen answer: When they initially arrive at Isengard, he's rather more concerned with his upcoming confrontation with Saruman. He presumably talked to them about it later, off camera.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: If no one is permitted to use magic outside of Hogwarts, then what is the point of teaching it?

Chosen answer: Only underage wizards are not allowed to use magic outside of Hogwarts, much the same as underage people are not allowed to drink or smoke here. They aren't mature enough to do so, but once they come of age they can do it permitting no Muggles see them.

shorty30490

Question: Who were the people doing the experiment?

Chosen answer: Aliens.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: So Stick "hired" Elektra to "kill" The Treasure and her father as a test. Did he just assume that Elektra wouldn't kill them? Stick's not psychic.

Chosen answer: He did assume that she wouldn't kill them. It was a test that she passed.

Jane Doe

Question: At the end of the movie when Clark and Lois are talking to each other at the Daily Planet, Clark kisses Lois and she forgets that Clark is really Superman. How could that happen and why would Clark make Lois forget that he is Superman, since she promised not to tell anyone?

Chosen answer: Superman was be able to kiss Lois in such a way that the heightened emotion wiped out her memory of his identity. To answer your second question, even though Lois promised not to tell anyone, Superman decided he does not want even her to know his secret identity.

Matty Blast

Answer: I don't agree that he didn't even want her to know because he struggled in the beginning of the first movie with telling her on the first date. He was about to tell her from the beginning who he was. I don't understand why he was breaking it off with her at the end of the second movie and erased her memory to help her get over him. This confusion continues when he develops a relationship with another woman in the third or fourth movie.

At the end of the movie, he realises her love for him is torturing her, so he decided to remove the memories to end her suffering. It works, too, because as soon as she forgets, she's back to her old, happy self.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Does anyone know what year Dr. Lanning (the character) was born in? It tells you when Spooner is in the cafe on the TV, but I just can't make it out.

Answer: 1971.

Answer: The TV shows 1971-2035 not 1921-2035.

Yep, if you watch it in HD it's clear as day.

lionhead

Chosen answer: According to the TV in the bar he lived from 1921 to 2035.

Andreas[DK]

Question: When the two troopers are showing their rifle to the kids does one of them say it's made by Beretta (makers of the M92F and the M93R pistols)?

Chosen answer: No, the subtitles show the soldier saying "It's a fully automatic Morita."

Ryan Andersen

Question: When Rudy says 'This ain't right, why is all of his stuff still here?', what does he exactly mean by that?

Chosen answer: I believe that Rudy was wondering why the posessions of a serial killer were still in the abandoned house that he grew up in. I believe he was questioning the authenticity of the items and suspected that they had been placed there for him and the others to find to make the show more interesting for the viewers. You'd think that his possesions would be examined by Dr. Loomis and maybe kept in an evidence locker or something. They did seem to give some insight into his mental problems. It's possible that A) They were fake and were placed there by Freddy, B) They were real and were placed there by Freddy, C) They were real and Michael "liberated" them from wherever they were being kept, or D) They were really just left there by the Myers family.

Charles Fraser

Question: Are there any official names for the elephants (other than Dumbo and Mrs. Jumo)?

Chosen answer: All the elephants are credited as "Elephant." The only difference is "Matriarch Elephant."

Sol Parker

Question: When we first see the pink ladies, they climb out of the car at school. Jan is eating/playing with something. What is it?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: She is eating an Oreo cookie.

weetie21

Question: Are the characters in this movie based on actual people? Is it a true story or a fictional story that was entirely possible?

Chosen answer: The movie was written by Tom Hanks and some what reflects the music industry during that time period. It is not about a real band, but shows how a lot of bands were treated at the time and how quickly you can rise and how you can fall even faster.

Bruce Minnick

Question: Who is Maddy? She is listed as a character on imdb.com (4th billing after Ruby) and I don't remember this character from the book or the movie. Maybe I am losing my mind, but I think I would remember a character more important than Ruby's dad.

Chosen answer: She is the old lady with the goats.

pross79

Question: Can anyone tell me what Katherine is drinking in the morning - the greenish blue drink - about which she says "Don't ask what it is"? I know its never answered in the movie, but can anyone make an educated guess?

Chosen answer: It's a health drink that is primarily made of seaweed and sea-kelp. It's actually not that bad tasting.

Ral0618

It's "Green Machine" by naked or "original super food" by Odwalla.

Question: Why is it on all the posters and on the DVD and soundtrack cover, Velma is wearing a silver dress, which is Roxie's costume in the song "Roxie", and Roxie is wearing a black dress, which is Velma's costume in the opening number - "All That Jazz"?

Chosen answer: Roxie wears the black dress briefly, while fantasizing about being on the stage during All That Jazz. Velma wears the white dress in the closing number.

K.C. Sierra

Question: When Brad Pitt lays nude with two women, was Brad Pitt and the two women really nude?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: I can't answer for certain, but I know that usually actors wear 'modesty clothes' in scenes like this: very small, flesh-coloured underwear. This is most likely in this case, as Brad Pitt's 'nakedness' was not actually seen on the camera.

Question: Why is it that Chick isn't in the wedding scenes at the end?

Chosen answer: Watch the credits, he's there, in the first 30 seconds of the credits.

XIII

New this month Answer: Chick was the best man at the wedding.

Question: I have thought what B.B. stood for in the second movie. I have come to the conclusion that it is possibly for Bill and Beatrix. This would make B.B., but has someone disproved or stated whether its true or not?

Chosen answer: You are correct, B.B. does stand for Beatrix and Bill. You may take a bow.

Tobin OReilly

Question: What is the song that is played during Truman's high school dance, when he sees Sylvia get replaced?

Chosen answer: It's a cover of T-Rex's Twentieth Century Boy, performed by Big 6.

William Bergquist

Question: I noticed on Andy's final moments video on the DVD, the month on the camera goes from May(When he explains the Hollywood Squares game.) To June when he finally turns to a zombie. Was the movie supposed to take place in a month or is that just a simple mistake?

Chosen answer: Yes, part of the point of Andy's video is to give the viewer the timespan of the film.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Where did the nomads get ammo for the guns and gas for their motorcycles?

Chosen answer: They bought/robbed or traded for them with other nomadic tribes or in the cities.

Grumpy Scot

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