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Question: In the House of Pain, just prior to the attack of the Reapers, they start playing a techno track (you can see Reinhardt nodding his head to the rhythm). What's the name of the track and where can I get it?

Chosen answer: I never saw Reinhardt nodding his head, but the song that is playing exactly when the Reapers attack is Child of the Wild West - Cypress Hill & Roni Size which is availible on the Blade II soundtrack. If this is not it, I am pretty sure any techno featured in the movie is on the soundtrack, which is a decent buy.

T Poston

Answer: I believe that is a track by Voodoo and Serano...not sure of the track name itself, but I'm sure if you search that group you'll find it. Please note, many of their songs sound similar so don't confuse the songs you find with the exact one in the movie. It might be "Blood is Pumpin", but a remix too it.

Question: What was the exactly function of the spell that Dumbledore casts to save Harry in the Quidditch game?, I think it was Aresto Momentum, or something like that.

Chosen answer: "Aresto Momentum" is kind of like saying "stop moving." It basically freezes Harry in midair and keeps him from hitting the ground.

Krista

Question: I'm curious, why is it stated that the Tigriss of Gaul is the only undefeated gladiator? Wouldn't Proximo be an undefeated Gladiator, seeing as how he won the wooden sword? I do take in mind that Proximo could not be counted because he was set free, but could someone clear this up for me?

Chosen answer: Gladiators weren't automatically killed on losing a fight - it almost certainly wasn't even the norm. As such, a gladiator could be defeated, but be spared to fight again and, if luck was with him, ultimately retire in some fashion.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: After Spooner explains how much of his body is robotic, the woman asks what it was like when he went back to work. He starts to explain, then starts describing the accident with the truck and the girl. I'm a bit confused. Was this where his arm and lung were damaged, or did this happen after he received his bionic appendage?

Chosen answer: Although not clearly explained, Spooner lost his left arm and lung during the accident.

Kirill Ostapenko

Question: Does it take hundreds and hundreds of years for elven children to grow into adult elves or do they grow into an adult fast and then age slowly? We don't see many little elves in the movie.

Chosen answer: Tolkien doesn't discuss it - the most likely path would seem to be a relatively quick growth to adulthood (probably still slower than human children, though) followed by the very slow aging process of the adult elf. This would account for the apparent absence of little elves, although it should be said that elves are not prolific breeders at the best of times - they're also a reasonably private race and might deliberately keep their young away from non-elves.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: what is the significance of Danny's whole "house" speech? "Because the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when the perfect hand comes you bet big, and then you take the house" ?

Chosen answer: Basically, what he's saying is that the casinos are set up so that, in the long term, they win - obviously, really, as they have to make a profit - and that the only way to win there is, when you have a really good hand, to go for it in a big way, and only then can you come out on top. It's about taking an opportunity when you see it - a roundabout way of referring to his own plan, which is extremely risky, but with the right level of commitment (people, finance and so forth) could allow them all to win big.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In the scene where Aunt May is packing up her home, she mentions that the boy helping her is Harry (or Henry?) Jackson and that he's fascinated and looks up to Spiderman. As a former comic book collector, I know the name and am sure he was/will become a superhero, but I don't recall who. What hero would he later become?

Chosen answer: To be honest, I don't think he does - I've been reading comics for years, and I can't come up with any hero with that name (and a little research around the internet hasn't helped). One suggestion is that his name is a reference to current Marvel guys Clayton Henry and John Jackson.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: After it's all over and the 13 year old Jenna kisses the 13 year old Matt, Jenna said something like, "I gotta show you something." What was it?

Chosen answer: The rest of their lives...Jenna changed the future where she was 30 to a different one where her and Matt live happily ever after.

moviemogul

Question: At the end of ROTK, when Frodo is at his desk writing in the book and Sam walks up, and says "You've finished it?" and Frodo looks at Sam knowingly, and says "there's room for a little more..." Is this a hint from the director that there is going to be more related films of some sort to these Lord of the Rings movies?

rstill

Chosen answer: No. Frodo knows he's leaving Middle Earth and is going to pass the book on to Sam, who will finish it, talking about what happens to the rest of the Fellowship in the future.

Krista

The One Where Ross Dates a Student - S6-E18

Question: In the episode, Series 6, The One Where Ross Dates A Student, in the scene where Ross, Chandler and Joey all talk about Danny Keystone (and most of the episode), they are all wearing exactly the same sweater in orange, blue and green. It's so weird because I've never seen them dressed so co-ordinated and I was wondering if there was a story behind it?

Chosen answer: Well, if you look very good you can see that they don't wear exactly the same sweater. Ross's sweater has a little V-neck and they are all differently sewed.

The Body - S5-E16

Question: Anyone who can read lips, can you tell me what the doctor really says near the end of the episode, when Buffy hears him say "I have to lie to make you feel better"?

Chosen answer: Apparently the doctor is saying "I think we can be almost positive about that". Taken from http://www.buffyguide.com/episodes/body/bodysyn.shtml.

Question: If the killer was Adam wanting revenge for the dance, why did he kill Campbell and the other woman we see him drag through the door, who I assume is Dorothy's step mum? But if Dorothy is the killer, why kill her boyfriend?

Answer: I think that the corpse the killer was dragging when Ruthie saw him was the maid.

Alan Keddie

Chosen answer: Adam killed Campbell to make sure he wouldn't interfere with his plans. The presence of Campbell's head at the house probably means that he had come by to guard or to snoop. As for Dorothy's stepmother, Adam most likely killed her to both empty the house and to further frame Dorothy as the killer - after all, Adam has no (apparent) reason to kill her, but Dorothy does.

Question: Slim visits a lawyer to seek advice. How did Slim find out about the lawyer in the first place?

Chosen answer: She asked a waitress at the diner she was at in the previous scene.

Question: I've been reading a lot of spoilers of what will be in the Special Edition release. However one thing from the theatrical trailer which I've found nothing about is the shot of Pippin holding a weeping Merry. I was hoping SE spoilers would help me figure out where this shot belongs but I've had no luck. At first I thought it was Pelennor, but since Pippin is wearing his helmet it can't be then. Then I thought it was Cornmallen after the Ring has been destroyed and they seem to think Frodo is dead, but that doesn't add up either since people are fighting behind them. Does anyone know where this shot is from? I really want to know, I love this shot since it's a reverse from the shot in FotR where Merry held a weeping Pippin.

Chosen answer: I've been through the theatrical trailers for this film, but I can't actually find the shot you're referring to. Logically, though, it has to either be at the Pelennor Fields or at the Morannon. If there are people visible fighting behind them, that seems to rule out the Pelennor Fields, as Merry and Pippin aren't reunited until some time after the fighting has ended, so the battle at the Black Gate seems like the only option. The flow of events there will change in the Extended Edition - the Mouth of Sauron sequence will be going in there, for example - so the reason for continued fighting in the shot may become clear.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Which actual part of "Hiawatha's song" does Peter Parker try to recite to MJ?

Chosen answer: It's "Song of Hiawatha", Chapter II - The Four Winds, almost to the end, starting with "In his life he had one shadow..."

Myridon

Question: In the scene when Lucy Liu is in the trailer and it gets shot up, she looks at her dessert, it goes flat, and then she says "Murphy O'Meyer. That does it." Who is Murphy O'Meyer?

Chosen answer: Murphy O'Meyer is a phrase used instead of cursing (like when someone says "fudge" or "sugar" in place of swearing) Also the phrase was used in the TV show in the episode Three Angels for Charlie.

Maria Santos

Question: On the DVD, for 2 frames at 0:17:42, I see the number "506" go across the screen, from right to left, Trinity's arm then the guy's back. Does anyone else have that, or is it my copy?

Chosen answer: I'd say that it is. I went through the scene six times, didn't see it.

New this month Answer: I'm sure I've read somewhere that DVDs have numbers onscreen for a frame every so often - for either copyright or other protection purposes. Now can't find a relevant link, but that might be something to do with it.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: When we first see Darryl Hannah in the hospital, she is whistling the theme tune from the movie Twisted Nerve. Does anyone know if there are any links between these two movies or was it just a random choice?

Chosen answer: It's an homage to the 1968 movie. In the movie Susan becomes the target of George after she distances herself from him. Like the Bride and Bill.

Maria Santos

Question: If the reason that Evan is blacking out is because he's returning to the past and he returns to the school room the day that he draws the picture to get the stigmata, Why does he draw the picture when he hasn't killed the inmates yet?

Roblyn Chong

Chosen answer: Because that what he was planning to do.

T Poston

Question: Did anyone else see the reflection of an alien's face in the window of the pickup truck as Dreyfus puts up a map against the window right before all the electrical stuff goes out in the car?

KINGOFNY

Chosen answer: I own the original (not special edition) DVD and I can always freeze the film and point out to people where the alien is and they see it too, but I can never see it when it's on TV or on my friends VHS copy, maybe it's just a 'gift' for the DVD owners?

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