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Question: There's a scene toward the end of the movie where Adam sits down with his therapist (Katie). The camera shows a full frontal body shot of Adam as he's sitting down. His pants are wet. It looks like he urinated in his pants. But his wet pants aren't addressed. I don't think I missed anything. Or did I?

iXero

Answer: His pants only look wet because of the lighting. The color of the pants and the shadows make it look that way but they aren't really wet.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Near the end, how the heck did Tommy (the child) pass through the kitchen without being noticed by the cooks?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: They were in a rush, trying to get things and get out.

MasterOfAll

Question: During the Quidditch game, why was Dobby making the Bludger chase Harry?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: Dobby was aware of the plot to re-open the Chamber of Secrets, and tried to prevent Harry from returning to school. Harry refused to listen, so in an attempt to protect him, Dobby bewitched the Bludger to injure him severely enough that he would be forced to return home.

Cubs Fan

Question: Why did Nim think Edmund was part of the story about her mother?

Question: Why did Simon set up so many riddles for McClane?, wouldn't he expect McClane to be killed in Harlem? Simon later says to Zeus on the phone : "My only problem is that I went to some trouble preparing that game for McClane. You interfered with a well-laid plan." What exactly was the plan, if he didn't expect anyone (Zeus) to help, or any gangs, etc. to take offense and kill McClane?

Curtis Kicks

Chosen answer: Simon Gruber was deliberately seeking prolonged, torturous revenge against John McClane for killing Hans Gruber (Simon's brother) in the first movie. Gruber expected McClane to suffer through the Harlem humiliation and suffer through subsequent, carefully-orchestrated obstacles that McClane may or may not have survived. Gruber deviously intertwined his revenge plan with several spectacular bomb diversions across the city (drawing attention away from Gruber's gigantic gold heist). However, in the end, Gruber misjudged the full extent of McClane's tenacity and resourcefulness, just as his brother did.

Question: I always wondered this. As a cop McClane knew about weapons. While handing over the machine gun to Zeus, he explained how it worked. But he did not told Zeus to switch the safety catch off. How in earth could McClane forget to tell something crucial like that? Zeus isn't even pissed about it later on, while it could have cost him his life.

Shibito

Chosen answer: A simple omission, in the heat of the moment he forgot to mention it. He may have thought, since he just took the gun off an enemy, that the safety was already off.

Question: I've got two questions. 1. I still can't understand how the kick works. When the van was falling, why they didn't wake up from the hotel? When they fall they should wake up from the dream. 2. Why the loss of the gravity didn't affect the 3rd level, if the other factors, such as the music or kicks actually affect it?

Honza Požár

Chosen answer: 1. The sleeping ones in the hotel were in the third level and the kick wasn't strong enough to affect them all, and Arthur made the dream, which gives him some control of when it ends. 2. The lack of gravity in level 2 DID affect level 3 with the avalanche. The gravity change in two might have made them a bit lighter, but not catastrophically so. And the music and the kicks were on the previous level, so they could get through.

Question: How come Ron and Hermione stopped speaking to each other?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Hermione was angry because Ron never made an effort to pursue her romantically. She was also jealous of and disgusted by Ron's girlfriend, Lavender Brown. Ron, confused by Hermione's behavior toward him and also jealous of her previous relationship with Viktor Krum (who she was still writing to), retaliated by being angry at her.

raywest Premium member

Question: How come it was Harry who was picked over Katie to be Gryffindor Quidditch captain after Angelina even though Katie had been on the team longer? This was similar to how Angelina was picked in the last book after Wood was gone.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: The team captain would be chosen based on who has the best playing skills and leadership abilities. Just because someone is on the team longer does not mean they'd make the best captain. Harry was a better all-around choice. Katie may also not have wanted to be the captain.

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Question: Why does Hermione seem annoyed when she finds out that Harry told Slughorn she is the best in the year? Or am I wrong?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: She isn't annoyed. She's slightly embarrassed at the attention.

Greg Dwyer

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Question: This and the next episode credits John Lumic with the creation of the Cybermen. However, in "The World and Time", it appears the Master creates the Cybermen. Which is the correct line?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: This episode takes place on an alternate Earth. This is where this version of the Cybermen were created. However the Cybermen first debuted in 1966 in the episode "The Tenth Planet". Originating from the planet Mondas. So both are true. The Master's Mondasian Cybermen, and Lumic's Cybus Cybermen.

MasterOfAll

In classic There were Cybermen from this universe which were people whose bodies were failing so they used spare parts to become Cybermen they came from places like Mondas it was destroyed so they went to some other plants to live. The new Doctor Who rise of the Cybermen takes place in an alternative universe where people's brains were put in Cybermen suits these Cybermen ended up coming through to are universe. Matt Smith's last season the Cybermen were mentioned to being from this universe. The Cybermen the master used in the world and time - the master had people's Souls uploaded in gallifreyan technology and then she downloaded them into Cybermen suits. So you have original Cybermen/ alternative universe Cybermen/ back to original Cybermen/ Then Masters Cybermen/ and then Cybermen from Peter Capaldi's episodes to do with the original.

The original Cybermen planet was destroyed but they were seen on other planets.

Dan23

Question: At the ending of the director's cut, it shows that Laurie, Michael, and Loomis are all dead. But, the following scene is the ending of the theatrical cut with Laure in the insane asylum. Could somebody clarify this?

Chosen answer: When the movie was made there were two possible endings filmed with one being selected for the theatrical release. Filmmakers often pre-screen a film to a test audience to gauge their reaction. This can decide whether or not changes will be made to the finished film, including an alternate ending. The director's cut here is simply showing audiences both scenes that were filmed as an "extra" feature. Other movies have included this, as well as showing deleted scenes.

raywest Premium member

Question: Was the set used in Ike's N.Y. apartment the same set as used as the hotel suite in Pretty Woman?

Question: Even though Conker's Bad Fur Day was not promoted or published by Nintendo, only by Rare, why does the Nintendo logo appear before the title screen?

Chosen answer: According to the Company Credits page for Conker's Bad Fur Day on IMDB (imdb.com/title/tt0279742/companycredits), while the game was still developed and published by Rare, it was also licensed by Nintendo.

Question: Rose and her group are eating, and Rose begins to smoke a cigarette. Her mother says "You know I don't like that, Rose." If I am correct, smoking was considered to be "classy" during this time. Would it not be normal for first-class passengers to be smoking?

Chosen answer: For men, yes, but it was considered uncouth for ladies to smoke, as it was seen as a "masculine" habit.

Question: Rose's mother says "The purpose of university is to find a suitable husband. Rose has already done that." Does this mean that, at the time, young women would attend college primarily to socialize?

Chosen answer: Not really "socialize" as we would now define it...they would go to upper-class colleges to meet upper-class gentlemen suitable for marriage, but it would all be carefully orchestrated. The women wouldn't have a great deal of say in the matter.

Question: What was the bill, if passed, going to do? The one Long kept trying to pass and convince (The Senate I believe) the other congressmen to pass.

Chosen answer: With it, Long would have been able to destroy the land, create another dam and get more houses built. However, like the first dam, he would have cut corners which would cause the new dam to eventually break.

Question: Why did they send Prim to talk to Peeta? Should it not be maybe Haymitch or Effie?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: They knew Peeta would trust Prim. She was always honest and did not have any ulterior motives other than wanting to help Peeta recover. Prim was someone who helped others without expecting anything in return.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why accept Viggo's contract if he was just going to help John anyway?

Chosen answer: Marcus may have had a change of heart after the fact; but it's more likely that, knowing John Wick's fearsome capabilities, Marcus believed John Wick was going to slaughter every one of the Russians (including Viggo), thereby erasing every reason for the contract. Marcus didn't want to be on the wrong side of John Wick's wrath if John actually did annihilate everyone. So, Marcus may have accepted the contract to lull Viggo into a false sense of security, thereby giving John Wick a further surprise advantage.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Can someone explain the mechanics (and physics) of how Doc's advice to "Turn right to go left" helps with McQueen's drifting?

Chosen answer: Instead of sliding on all four tires, he's only sliding on the back two. The front two tires are turned to align with the direction of travel, allowing the car to maintain greater control of the drift. The slow-motion scene when McQueen first accomplishes this shows what's happening.

Phixius Premium member

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